Obama supporters decry his lack of teleprompter at first debate
Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:00pm 42 Comments
Obama supporters lined up to greet the president in Madison, Wisc., on Thursday. While there, they were asked by Rebel Pundit if they thought it was fair that Obama didn’t have his teleprompter at the debate this week. Pure video gold:
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Obama has an exceedingly firm grip on the “Knucklehead vote”
Well, in fairness, they weren’t all knuckleheads. That one guy was drunk. Then again, he may have been a drunken knucklehead. Politics is hard.
Seriously, would it really be such a bad idea to require people to pass an IQ test before being able to vote?
Only if we can bring a cheat sheet to the test. It’s not fair to expect us to memorize a whole IQ test.
Why not bring the teleprompter?
How much more floored can you be when you have already been floored. I’ll give it a try: I believe that national polling accurately reflects popular support for President Barack Obama.
How was that?
Poor things, maybe the voting age needs to be raised…
Time for new glasses! I could have swore I saw “voltage” and agreed more electroshock therapy at a higher voltage is definitely needed.
Rush was right when he said Obama is going for the moron vote.
and Obama is in a Panic!!!!
There’s just not enough MORONS to go around this time – not with 57 states to cover with MORONS!
Wow! These are college students at a top notch university.
This is the result of everybody gets a trophy,lets not keep score because it’s unfair mentality that permeates the K-12
Maybe if President Obama had at least put in a little work instead of spending time on the back nine in Vegas, he at least could have sounded like he knew what he was talking about.
Tony, You are off base. Are you implying that Obama got trophies for not really winning? He earned that noble peace prize during those first 5 days in office. He was busy writing executive order to hide his school records and financial aid form. If he didn’t there might have been riots in the streets! I’m sure Obama earned the Presidency of Harvard Law Review on merit. [sarcasm off]
I stand corrected,Mike. Perhaps Dr. Gore was correct. It was the altitude. His brain was oxygen deprived, so he really should have had access to TOTUS. To make things fair.
Even with a teleprompter Obama couldn’t have done better. You can’t debate if all you have is lies. Obama’s used to standing in front of an audience spewing whatever lies and lying numbers he wants to pull out of thin air with no one including the press correcting him. That doesn’t work in a debate where the other person has the correct data and numbers. Obama can prepare all he wants for the next debate but it won’t help him.
If after nearly four (4) years in office, bo isn’t able to reasonably articulate: 1) what the issues, problems are facing this country, 2) what are some of the options for dealing with them, and 3) the direction he would like the nation to take – without the aid of a teleprompter, then it’s another reason why he ought not be re-elected. (is anyone generating a list of the reasons against his re-election?)
Related graphic here:
These mostly white people may be attending a top notch university, but they don’t seem to be any smarter than the Obamaphone woman. And their ill-informed vote counts just as much as her ill-informed vote does.
“These mostly white people may be attending a top notch university, but they don’t seem to be any smarter than the Obamaphone woman.”
That’s the objective.
Will have to see if he has it here in Cleveland, he is scheduled to speak about now at 2:30 pm here at Cleveland State.
TOTUS is in the house.
only thing that could make this video clip better would have been an appearance by Thistle or “Democracy died” boy!
It seems to me that short of a Biblical cataclysm, Obama is going to be re-elected.
My gut feeling is similar to that during the McCain campaign. McCain was a complete idiot, but he could have beaten Obama, because Obama wasn’t the incumbent.
Obama is now the incumbent. Romney had a GREAT debate performance (according to Rasmussen, however, “Debate performances rarely change outcomes”), and is running a better, more aggressive campaign.
That said, Obama is the incumbent. He is a Chicago politician, among the dirtiest ever to live in a representative government. He and his allies are desperate to hold on to power.
Sorry about the pessimism…but they manipulate everything from the jobs numbers to their opponent’s words, and get away with it.
The Media. I’ve been saying it for years: it’s the media. They control it and do whatever they want. Most Republican politicians don’t care because they get their graft money one way or another.
Obama will win. The Democrats will find a way.
Mark, your assessment works only if conservative and Republican voters are as easily depressed and deflated as you’re proving to be. We are not bound by your weaknesses.
Touche. It is a weakness. It’s probably annoying.
My premise is first-hand experience with the ruthless, “win at all costs” Chicago machine, as well as having watched voter fraud in Chicago and being a victim in California and (believe it or not) multiple times in Texas.
I screamed it from the roof-tops, and nobody cared, nobody did anything. That includes State/Local GOP organizations. We’re up against the same tactics in this election, nationwide, and I don’t see any safeguards.
And I’ll be quiet now.
Chicago and California? Well, no damn wonder! I take it all back! You might be the bravest sumbitch out there.
I lived in Southern Illinois for 8 years. Chicago has the most corrupt political machine in the country. And, unless God intervenes, I fear the Islam-loving socialist will fool enough of our dumbed down, govt.-dependent, balkanized voters to squeeze back in, with the help of the media and lots of voter fraud and illegal campaign activity. I saw how that Chicago bunch almost succeeded in FL in 2000 for Gore. Its amazing that any Republican ever gets elected, although I know they do. But the Bush dynasty is long-gone and there are no more Reagans (God bless him) on the horizon. Our nation is teetering on the edge of a complete economic and social meltdown. If Obama wins, we will go over the edge. We may even with the moderate Romney. But there might be enough time and good folks left to start inching us back with the Almighty’s help.
Speaking of Texas, no more corrupt politician ever set foot in the White House than LBJ. But he is Mt Rushmore material compared to Obama/Holder.
I don’t think McCain was a complete idiot. (You’ll get no argument from me if you say that about the people in the video, however.) McCain did run an absolutely abysmal campaign, though. He seemed to not have a clue how to deal with the constant accusations of racism coming from the Obama campaign and just could not grasp the concept that the media, who had always been friendly to him, were completely in Obama’s camp. And then came the complete lies spread by the media that McCain and Palin were trying to provoke violence against Obama.
The difference is that Romney seems not to be much bothered by this kind of crap. Rather than becoming tentative and deferential to Obama, Romney took it to him. I loved the comment by Romney, exasperated father to wayward son, that he had five boys and no matter how often Obama repeated the lie (I’ve forgotten which lie this was) he was telling at the moment, that would not make it become true. I knew when I heard it, though, that accusations would soon follow that Romney had insulted Obama by making a racist remark about him. Sure enough, Romney has been accused of calling Obama “boy,” when that did not remotely happen. If Romney has apologized, or even acknowledged Obama’s whining, I am unaware of it. He’s just keeping the pressure on.
I know Obama and the people surrounding him are possibly the most corrupt in the history of politics, and there is absolutely nothing they would not do to stay in power. And it must be difficult beyond comprehension to have to campaign against someone whose supporters are half voting for him because of the color of his skin and half because they’re all confused and think this may be American Idol, but Romney seems to be doing a damn good job. At least he seems to grasp what he’s up against. Palin did, but McCain didn’t.
I don’t see it that way about debates not changing minds. In ordinary circumstances maybe. But this year is not ordinary.
I don’t know if you were around in 1980,but at this point in 80 Carter was leading in the polls by a much larger margin then Obama is today. Then the debates happened. Turns out that Reagan fellow wasn’t a senile warmongering actor reciting his lines on cue. He actually had a consistant philosophy and plan to get us out of the malaise
of the Carter years.
Remember, Carter was the smartest man ever to be president(a
nuclear engineer!)and Reagan was a gaffe prone dolt. After the debate, the people saw that media driven image of Reagan
was false and could see him as president.
In the last day I am seeing the same thing happening in my circle of friends and family. Turns out this Romney fellow
isn’t a cold,gaffe prone,rich robot. He has a solid plan to
get us out of “the new normal” and knows what he is talking about.
My parents are lifelong Dems who know Obama has been a disaster but felt they could never vote for the rich Republican plutocrat. But,they were impressed by Romney and
may change their minds. They were going to sit this one out(they have never missed an election since Kennedy).
I think there may be more people like this out there then the polls indicate.
Jimmy Carter was an incumbent.
“WAS” being the key operative word!
Carter like Obama “WAS” a one-term President!
This just makes me want to cry.
Really?! (Mostly) Young People: don’t you know that a debate is supposed to NOT have any outside help, unless there are specific agreed-upon rules for note-taking, etc. – and NEVER teleprompters or ear-pieces that feed answers/responses, as that would be CHEATING? That it is an interactive discussion, NOT a memorized, “professional” speech?! Really?!!?!?
I cry for the lost generations………..sheeple, that’s what this shows.
Frightening that the one who is most ignorant is middle-aged (in appearance, at least).
After pretending to be working as el presidente, Obama could not even memorize his canned speeches for the last four years. What an idiot. November could not come quick enough.
True True True!
And there is no idiot like an OLDER Obama!
It will be Jimmy all over again, without Habitat for Humanity. That would involve compassion and labor.
How can so many people, allegedly college-educated people, be so dense? No Mensa for these people.
I’m thinking this sums it up quite nicely:
Wait until these dipsh!ts all default on their student loans, because Jiffy-Lube or Starbucks just doesn’t pay that much. Then, me, you and the rest of the 53% will have to pay to bail out these schmucks. All the while they vote straight-Democratic and get paid “entitlements” by the Gummint as they occupy some otherwise productive place and call us capitalist pigs.
To hell with every last one of them.
I thought he had a degree in Law from Harvard. How did he survive in law school without a teleprompter? Didn’t he ever have to perform a case in a court room? No teleprompter there. He’s intelligent and should be able to express himself without it. I’m a teacher and I can teach all day long without a teleprompter. His job is that of the President of the United States. He should know this stuff and not need a teleprompter to debate. It’s a debate. Should be unscripted for the most part. It’s real life. He’s not playing a part on stage. He IS the President.
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