The Great Plotnik

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Wake Up, Barack

What a discouraging performance by Barack Obama in last night's first debate. Lost in Democratic talking points, he was overwhelmed by Mitt Romney's smug and self-serving Republicanism. Everybody knows the candidates distort the truth. We expect it. But if one candidate attacks and the other one cowers behind his smile, refusing to refute the first candidate's partisan view of the world, guess what? Smiler loses. Attacker wins.

Barack really got nailed. He thinks he's courting the last 2% of undecided voters in America. Romney is smarter. He knows he is talking to the entire country, many of whom just want to hear some common sense. If Obama doesn't realize he lost a pile of undecideds last night he needs someone who will speak the truth to him.

He is better than that. He has been an excellent President, with a firm hand on the reins of government during extraordinary times. Last night he looked like the teacher in charge of a high school debate team.

Maybe he's depressed. That's what it looks like. Barack, are you all right? Are you tired?

Youve got to wake up, Mr. President. Please. We cannot abide another well coiffed slick-talking suburban snake-oil salesman to run this country. We had one for eight years and he just about tossed us over the cliff.

You get two more chances, but neither one will be as important as last night. Is this something you really want?

How about it? Spine Up!

PS -- Plottie just sent in a nice contribution. We need to spine up too.



At 11:57 AM, Blogger notthatlucas said...

First, I get a kick out of how FB friends on both sides of the aisle claimed a stunning victory last night.

I listened to a short bit around healthcare and Mitt kept stating his made up/grossly over simplified "facts" and Obama did almost nothing to call him on that, likely in part because the truth is not easily explained in 30 seconds. But made up facts can be tossed out rapid-fire.

It was depressing.

At 2:24 PM, Blogger mary ann said...

His handlers were afraid because he can look smug and superior sometimes ~ but just wait until the next debate.
In the meantime, it's time for post season BASEBALL.

At 7:04 PM, Blogger The Fevered Brain said...

I could not agree more. I was so disappointed. Where was the fire? Where was the conviction? Where was Obama? I was so bored I shut it off. The right has been crowing all day and it makes me nuts. Somebody needs to tell the Prez to remember that he IS the president, for God's sake. Act like it.

At 7:48 PM, Blogger DAK said...

We are always hoping the REAL OBAMA will occur next week or at the next battle, aren't we, Susan? The one we probably just imagined? Still, I so want him to be our leader, not that Privileged Teflon Turd. And Mary Ann I don't know what that "baseball" think is you're talking about.


Post a Comment

<< Home