Finally, the definitive definitive reason for Obama’s poor debate performance is revealed
I noted yesterday that Obama’s excuse for his poor debate showing — raise your hands if you lost your office pool because you had either “Bush” or “The Stafford Act” — was, in fact, a refreshingly candid one: Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney made the President suck.
Turns out though, it was less Romney per se than it was the fact that his words, scribbled in some ancient and indecipherable code on a magical Mormon handkerchief of deception, were so filled with lies that it temporarily stunned the President, who had expected that the debate be among honest colleagues simply out to share their records and competing ideas with a public craving a bipartisan exchange of substance, much as Obama has done throughout his historic Presidency of transparent government and honest interpersonal brokering. And it was that stunned look of betrayal — how could a colleague and temporary rival with a supposed interest not only in his own candidacy but in the country itself, stoop to such a level? How could this man, who by all accounts is a religious man (albeit he follows a false prophet, which kinda puts him in league with Satan), issue lie after lie without a Code Pink harridan dressed as a vulva running through the audience shrieking in protest of such rank dishonesty? And where the fuck was Jim Lehrer to put a stop to the lies in the interest of fairness? — that the American people saw, not an uninformed President bumbling through warmed-over Marxist pablum couched in the language of the free market (“economic patriotism” being a personal favorite) but rather a President saddened by the strategy a serial lying GOP nominee, for whom he’d had so much respect, suddenly and relentlessly unleashed on him, redirecting the debate from one of discovery and the free competition of ideas — something Obama has always cherished as a guiding principle to fuel his enormous intellect — into a barrage of falsehoods and fabrications, even and especially about the candidate himself and where he wishes to take the country (which has objectively and fairly been determined by “most experts” to be backward, not forward!) .
And trust me when I tell you, that can be very offputting.
So, with some sadness, it’s back to the drawing board for the President, who next time will not be caught unawares. If Mitt Romney doesn’t wish to save the country — that is, if he cares more about taking power than he does about American ideals like the rule of law or individual sovereignty or the Constitutional architecture that keeps the whole edifice sturdy and resistant to the tsunamis of tyranny that seek always to tear down its walls — Obama will be prepared in the next debate to call the Governor out on such selfish, malignant narcissism.
And at the next debate, a once calm and statesmanlike pragmatic political figure will break with his own tradition of decorum and blast that lying rich Honky motherfucker, magic Mormon handkerchief of deceit or no magic Mormon handkerchief of deceit.