BAUER: Obama the intimidator- President remains a Chicago-style politician

Photo from Telegraph

A nice summary of our most political president ever.

“Mr. Obama has aimed much of his invective at Republicans. Even worse, he constantly mischaracterizes his opponents, their values and motives. He has called congressional Republicans “hostage takers” and “founding members of the Flat Earth Society” who regularly “put party before country.”

Concluding paragraphs:

This isn’t just a matter of tone. Mr. Obama’s combativeness is an important reason why gridlock seems to define today’s politics and why public trust in government has reached all-time lows.

The White House tends to have an elevating effect on its occupants, but the presidency has had a diminishing effect on Mr. Obama, reducing him to a mudslinger who seems to prefer attacking and defaming his opponents over finding common ground or governing.

Romney won the presidential debate by looking presidential. Obama had a painful case of Biden’s smile

Best Zinger of the third debate: Romney tells Obama he will have less flexibility and more backbone (short video):

NBC’s Williams: Obama’s ‘Horses and Bayonets’ Zinger Will ‘Live Forever’

Williams went on to call Obama’s snide comment “a very sharp comeback” to Mitt Romney.

Bayonet replacement story was satire

Let’s Check The Record: Obama Was Wrong, Romney Did Say Government Should Provide Guarantees For Carmakers Post-Bankruptcy Financing…

 Mr. President, Let Me Introduce You to the Men Who Fought the Taliban from Horseback

“A soldier who led a bayonet charge across 80m (260ft) of open ground through Taliban gunfire in Afghanistan has been given the Military Cross”

Romney 30 sec ad gives Romney quote on 1917 navy size. It turns out Obama’s response was really a non sequitur.  What Romney said was “smaller than at any time since 1917″!  So focusing on 1917 was a deliberate deception, no way Obama made up  that remark on the spot. Obama was calling Romney stupid with a stupid trick! (Obama: “You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916″. I was struck when I watched the ad in the post below how my memory of what Romney had said had been altered by Team Obama’s trick.)

Sequester Walk Back

Good roundup here with video:

A Huge roundup with video:

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As @JPodhoretz points out, it’s not just “Romnesia” it’s “Stage 3 Romnesia”… a double joke about cancer and memory loss? In Florida? Oof.

Barack Obama’s Top 10 Apologies: How the President Has Humiliated a Superpower


Pyrrhic victory for Obama, too many lies, too much petulant behavior. (As in the second debate, snap polls show people thought Obama won)

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1 Response to BAUER: Obama the intimidator- President remains a Chicago-style politician

  1. Pingback: Charles Krauthammer: It’s Unequivocal – Romney Won Debate (Video) + Blog Re-Ax « Nice Deb

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