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(The Atlantic)   The Agony Of The Democrats: Once again, the man who once captured the imaginations of millions delivered an emotionless appeal   (theatlantic.com) divider line 29
    More: Interesting, President Obama, Jim Lehrer, imaginations, democratic convention, Democratic National Convention, nerves, appeal  
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2012-10-05 09:02:15 AM
They sound concerned.
 
2012-10-05 09:03:42 AM
She sounds concerned.
 
2012-10-05 09:04:21 AM

Satanic_Hamster: They sound concerned.


Oh goddammit.
 
2012-10-05 09:04:35 AM
I agree with the author. Obama isn't even trying to win and doesn't want four more years.

I think it is fair to say Republicans shouldn't even bother to vote. He's obviously going to lose.


/Concern noted
 
2012-10-05 09:04:40 AM
Do I detect a hint of concern?
 
2012-10-05 09:05:47 AM
Doesn't Obama look tired?
 
2012-10-05 09:06:13 AM
Jobs numbers released today are good. This column is already obsolete. Obama is going to have a renewed swagger at the next debate.
 
2012-10-05 09:09:28 AM
It was the most tweeted about political event of the year

YOU OPENED YOUR GOD DAMNED ARTICLE ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL FARKING DEBATE WITH THIS?

God damnit. This week's gonna give me an aneurysm. Deep breaths.
 
2012-10-05 09:10:05 AM
Yet he's still going to win.
 
2012-10-05 09:14:05 AM
TFA: " There was, in the expression, a mixture of annoyance, impatience, and dislike. Either Obama couldn't stand looking at Romney, or he decided it was a better debating tactic to not even deign to consider him and to address hapless moderator Jim Lehrer and the audience instead of his challenger. "

Or he wasn't happy at what an entire country saw, the moderator not enforcing the rules of debate and allowing Romney last lie on most points? Granted, not being prepared for that was a tactical failure but that doesn't excuse your dismal journalism, sweetie. Stick to spinning events lacking millions of eye witnesses.
 
2012-10-05 09:14:50 AM

farkityfarker: Yet he's still going to win.


And with the possible exception of Mitt Romney, he may be the person least happy with that fact.
 
2012-10-05 09:20:33 AM
I'll take a tired obama over Romney, who spewed so much bullshiat I thought it was a feedlot, and not a debate.
 
2012-10-05 09:22:56 AM

neenerist: TFA: " There was, in the expression, a mixture of annoyance, impatience, and dislike. Either Obama couldn't stand looking at Romney, or he decided it was a better debating tactic to not even deign to consider him and to address hapless moderator Jim Lehrer and the audience instead of his challenger. "

Or he wasn't happy at what an entire country saw, the moderator not enforcing the rules of debate and allowing Romney last lie on most points? Granted, not being prepared for that was a tactical failure but that doesn't excuse your dismal journalism, sweetie. Stick to spinning events lacking millions of eye witnesses.


Or he just walked in from an impromptu security briefing on Turkey's retaliatory shelling of Syria, and a phonecall with Erdogan and all he was thinking was:

"You have part of my attention - you have the minimum amount. The rest of my attention is back at the offices of the White House, where my colleagues and I are doing things that no one in this room, including and especially my opponent, are intellectually or creatively capable of doing."
 
2012-10-05 09:26:00 AM

neenerist: There was, in the expression, a mixture of annoyance, impatience, and dislike


Much like the rest of the country, Obama is annoyed and impatient with Mitt Romney, and he personally dislikes him.
 
2012-10-05 09:32:22 AM

what_now: ....Obama is annoyed and impatient with Mitt Romney....


I would guess annoyed and impatient with Romney's behaviour. High school debates wouldn't have tolerated it. He also seems to have misjudged/overestimated the public reaction. He seems too much a pro to express public dislike for an individual.
 
2012-10-05 09:33:08 AM

BeesNuts: It was the most tweeted about political event of the year

YOU OPENED YOUR GOD DAMNED ARTICLE ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL FARKING DEBATE WITH THIS?

God damnit. This week's gonna give me an aneurysm. Deep breaths.


What century are you living in.

In this age, public perception, "buzz," is the only important metric. It is ALL that matters.

Impressions on a web page. Tweets on a debate. It's all the same; the only way to try and measure a constantly changing world. Substance? Substance lasts about two seconds.
 
2012-10-05 09:44:05 AM

what_now: neenerist: There was, in the expression, a mixture of annoyance, impatience, and dislike

Much like the rest of the country, Obama is annoyed and impatient with Mitt Romney, and he personally dislikes him.


It occurs to me that Obama could win either of the upcoming debates by walking over to Romney's podium and cold-cocking him.

/we would also accept a kick in the junk
 
2012-10-05 09:44:25 AM
Clearly, the only choice is to vote for cancer.
 
2012-10-05 09:52:50 AM
I remember how cool it was when Kerry whipped Bush in the first debate
 
2012-10-05 09:56:41 AM
Fark it. I'm voting for Herman Cain.
 
2012-10-05 10:00:20 AM
I would have to say, four years of people spouting absolutely the most vile, hate-filled rhetoric at you, spewing a pile of bullshiat so big it could block out the sun, and a 24 hour "news" channel that is dedicated to your absolute failure would probably have an effect on anyone, all while trying to keep the country from falling into a second Great Depression caused by the same assholes who are screaming at you all while they are doing everything in their power to make it worse.

I think it's actually a win for Obama that he didn't just go over to Romney and choke the life out of him during the debate.
 
2012-10-05 10:00:30 AM

EyeballKid: Clearly, the only choice is to vote for cancer.


But which one? Liver, colon, brain cancer? They all have such different platforms! Fark it I think I'll just stay home.
 
2012-10-05 10:06:04 AM

LooseLips: EyeballKid: Clearly, the only choice is to vote for cancer.

But which one? Liver, colon, brain cancer? They all have such different platforms! Fark it I think I'll just stay home.


At this point you have to side with rectal, it's the only clear choice
 
2012-10-05 10:19:42 AM
Wow, Obama has one off night and it's a catastrophe. I'm trying to think of any other time where Obama did something that was downright stupid, clownish, foot-in-mouth, embarrassing for his supporters, and I can't even think of one. I have a problem with some of the things he's done and some of the things he apparently believes in, but more often than not, when I catch him talking or making comments about one thing or another, I'm an admirer again--of his humor, his quickness, his way of turning things around on the people who are trying to make him look bad. Not to mention a few things he's done that are freaking awesome--from the silly, like what he did to Donald Trump a few years ago at the Correspondents' Dinner, to the just freaking awesome, like coming out for gay marriage.

I'm sorry, I'm not panicking. He's changed during his time in office? Well, no farking shiat.
 
2012-10-05 10:22:53 AM

cryinoutloud: I'm trying to think of any other time where Obama did something that was downright stupid, clownish, foot-in-mouth, embarrassing for his supporters, and I can't even think of one.


See: Republicans, Negotiating with
 
2012-10-05 10:36:08 AM

sendtodave: BeesNuts: It was the most tweeted about political event of the year

YOU OPENED YOUR GOD DAMNED ARTICLE ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL FARKING DEBATE WITH THIS?

God damnit. This week's gonna give me an aneurysm. Deep breaths.

What century are you living in.

In this age, public perception, "buzz," is the only important metric. It is ALL that matters.

Impressions on a web page. Tweets on a debate. It's all the same; the only way to try and measure a constantly changing world. Substance? Substance lasts about two seconds.


So vote for -- wait a minute let me read this text --- OK, now what were you saying?
 
2012-10-05 11:24:21 AM
The problem with many so-called liberal Democrats is that for 4 years now they've been fooling themselves into believing that Obama is something that he isn't. Romney = Wall Street. Obama + Walt Street lite. He can't attack Romney too vigorously because he can't bite the hand that feeds him. But he doesn't want to anyway. Ultimately, he'll cut Social Security and Medicare and gladly throw the working man under the bus. He bailed out the banks but won't fight for money that could provide jobs for people unless business can profit from it. His health care plan is designed to help insurance companies as much if not more than helping the average American. our troops are still in Afghanistan while he searches for another war to start. Obama maintains deference to the military-industrial-security complex. He's no real liberal except for some social issues and the Obama many Democrats think he is is just a figment of their collective imagination.
 
2012-10-05 11:33:10 AM
Republicans appear to only accept information about how democrats feel from other republicans.
 
2012-10-06 12:32:01 AM
So runnywhizz now claims we so-called libby lib lib hippies aren't socialist enough?

I'm gonna sit tight and continue to protect these little eggs here.

After biting him to death.
 
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