Pre-Debate Open Thread

Hilariously, JetBlue is offering to fly people out of the country if their preferred candidate loses on November 6th. The JetBlue poll is running pretty close, so go vote in it. No registration required.

The debate starts in just three hours, and this is one event so many have been waiting for. According to Jay Cost, it’s only just begun. I tend to agree. Think of this as the kickoff for the real game.

Here are the starting rules for the drinking game tonight:

  • Drink every time Obama says “Let me be clear…”
  • Drink every time Obama starts a response with “Uh….”
  • Drink every time Obama switches to a different speech affectation. (h/t McNorman)
  • Drink every time Obama lies or tells a half-truth.
  • Drink every time Romney or Obama says “President of all Americans…”
  • Drink every time Romney does that smile-snarl he gets whenever he knows a question is loaded or his opponent walks into a trap.

Add your rules in comments. And tell us where you’ll be watching and what, if anything, you’ll be drinking. See here for 5 things you can expect tonight.

This is an open thread.

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79 Responses to Pre-Debate Open Thread

  1. You can follow the RomneyResponse twitter feed to see #ObamaLies debunked in real time.

  2. carol haka says:

    Just left out some of the rules we established last night.

  3. trist says:

    I don’t know if this applies to him during debates, but you notice how Romney smacks his lips together and swallows every few minutes during a campaign rally speech? I find that most irritating! I’ll drink to that!

  4. carol haka says:

    I’m having diet coke. I want to be awake when hopefully Romney kicks HUSSEINS BUTT ALL OVER THE STAGE. I HOPE HE REMEMBERS TO DO IT POLITELY! 👿

  5. DandyTiger says:

    The JetBlue current result is 52 Dems, 48 Repub. That’s probably about right. And along with that, about 20-40% of those Dems won’t vote and about 95% of the Repubs will. 🙂

  6. leslie says:

    Is “Look….” the same as “Let me be clear.” ?

  7. I’m a nervous wreck. Gonna spend my next 2 and a half hours working on the phone to get my mind off of the debate….

  8. myiq2xu says:

    I think I’m gonna be butt-chugging for this one.

  9. leslie says:

    I have to buy a new laptop or an iPad. Any suggestions? I’m leaving work in a bit to shop before the debate.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Latest iPad of course. With or without a cell depending on internet connection likes and needs. Greatest things ever invented.

    • Check Amazon and eBay first. I want an iPad for Christmas. Will most likely wait for my birthday. February 7th, baby, I become THE ANSWER to life, the universe, and everything.

    • elliesmom says:

      I have both an iPad and a laptop. I love them both, but if I could only have one, I’d have to say I’d choose the laptop.

    • leslie says:

      thank you all. I culdn’t get out of work in time to shop, so I’ll have to do that tomorrow – when I start my vacation. Lots to do tomorrow – leaving for VT on Friday afternoon.
      Your suggestions are so helpful.

  10. trist says:

    I went to go vote in that poll and was all excited to see I could be on my way yo the Bahamas until I saw you have to be a member of Facebook. Sorry but not even a free flight to paradise will get me to join the collective!

  11. DandyTiger says:

    Romney: every time he stammers and has that head shake thing ala Reagan

    Obama: every time his ears flap and he starts to take off flying.

    Seriously, is this the best we can do for candidates? I call for a do over.

  12. carol haka says:

    Haha! Bill on campaign trail today: Kpeople would love it if incomes weren’t falling as they are today ” I guess Bill didn’t like Hussein setting Hillary up for the Libya fall. 👿

  13. DeniseVB says:

    Jim Treacher’s going to live blog on Daily Caller and Stephen Green(Vodkapunit) at PJ Media. Both should be hillarious. More so than the bozo moderators *politely* asking Bam the pillow fluffing questions

    If I see tough questions, I’ll turn on Cspan. Definitely going to Fox for the post game show …. Sarah!!

    Of course I’ll check in here throughout the event 😀

    • cj says:

      Good to know, I”m going to need hilarity to make it through this thing. I won’t even be able to listen to Obama without posting a corresponding snarky remark at the same time.

  14. yttik says:

    My only problem with watching the debate is that everybody in my house insists on yelling at the TV. I’m like, you know they can’t hear you, right?

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  16. votermom says:

    I don’t drink so I’ll be eating chocolates instead. Better consume the contraband before Michelle confiscates them all.

    • I won’t start drinking until the thing begins, because I’ll be watching and taking notes. So I’ll sip a beer for the hour. But I intend to drink in earnest as soon as it’s over. The writing can wait for the morning.

    • trist says:

      My drink of choice is 5cal Lipton Iced lemon tea. I LOVE that stuff, other than water it’s all I drink these days. I don’t do alcohol either, well I did down a whole 6 pack of light beer once and made myself sick as a dog, but that was just ONE time. Of course this means we’ve nothing to dull the pain of the debate so I dunno….maybe it’s time to start back, if I’m gonna be sick tonight, I’d rather be the one in control of it!

      But chocolates are an excellent choice! Any one’s in particular?

    • Karma says:

      I don’t drink either. It hurts the next morning even with just a couple of beers I’m such a light weight.

      I prefer the munchies. Happy, horny, and hungry is much better than hungover. But since we don’t have any smoke I might have to make a trip to the store.

      I apologize for any typos now.

  17. myiq2xu says:

    Ace of Spades:

    According to the Wall Street Journal, as the attack on the U.S. consulate was raging, Obama took a “wait and see” approach.

    Ninety minutes after news of the attack reached Washington, Obama, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, JCS Chair General Martin Dempsey, and a national security adviser convened for an oval office meeting in which they ultimately rejected the course of U.S. military intervention. Instead, they decided to reach out to the Libyan government to ask if they would send reinforcements.

    When the U.S. personnel at the consulate left the main building for what was supposed to be a safe house, questions regarding the deployment of forces seemed moot.

    But the battle was still raging, and Ambassador Stevens’ life was close to its end.

  18. swanspirit says:

    I am drinking water right now , but i have some Amaretto in the cupboard , just in case ..
    Is it just me , or serendipity, to think that all this focus on Obamas ’07 speech the Daily Caller just re-aired, puts extra pressure on Barack not to use accents or gestures he might otherwise use ?

    • trist says:

      He really only does that preacher voice when talking to certain audiences, then there’s another one that he uses at events like the DNC convention. There will be a different one for these debates. I don’t know how many he has, I usually can’t stand hearing the sound of his voice no matter which character mode he’s in, so haven’t tuned in enough to count.

      • angienc says:

        But no matter what accent he puts on, he always whistles his esses — and that is like fingernails on the chalk board to me. UGH!

        • trist says:

          Yeah, and then there’s that kind of finger pointing thing he does, at whomever has dared to challenge his superior authority and intellect over all he surveys.
          Did anyone add the look of absolute rage he can get at times like that too as a drinking thing? ‘Cause if not, then yeah, that should be a thing!

        • angienc says:

          OOH, yeah, it is like a cupped hand finger point (like he holding a remote or something) – that should definitely be on the list.

          BTW — trist — I don’t know if you are new here or if you just changed your gravatar from the default “monster” ones — but Welcome!

        • cj says:

          I hate that whistle. And he draws it out slowly to make the damned thing even worse.

        • trist says:

          Thanks for the welcome, but nope, I’m not new. I’ve been reading here ever since the “parting of the ways” from the other site. I’m just usually a lurker. ^_^

      • carol haka says:

        As long as he keeps his finger out of his nose or doesn’t wipe his nose as he does, I’m good on that front! 👿

      • Karma says:

        That scrubbed version of the video was brutal. Had to stop it several times just to make it to the end.

        It’s the most I’ve listened to him in years. Usually I go to the text or short clips but there was one point where he completely dropped his fake accent and had to go back and get it in order to complete the sentence.

        The impression it gave was that he had completely rehearsed the speech in faux preacher and the curtain had dropped for a moment to reveal him.

  19. DeniseVB says:

    You know, Michelle Obama thinks, you know, her husband’s a wonderful, you know dictator, you know…….

  20. HELENK says:

    I would love to see some questions about this.
    CNN videos of benghazi after attack,
    still not state dept investigators or FBI on the ground

  21. HELENK says:

    ws tweeted:
    #BREAKING: The Oakland #Athletics beat out the Texas Rangers which earns them the AL West championship.

  22. angienc says:

    As I’ve said many times, from the hysterical expectation build up, the post-debate script has already been written — If Romney is the 2nd coming of Clarence Darrow at the Scopes Monkey Trial & Obama stands their stuttering & pissing his pants, the MSM will call it a “draw” that did nothing to change the state of the race. If Romney does well (which is what I expect) and Obama stands their stuttering WITHOUT pissing his pants, the MSM will call it an Obama win and applaud how brilliant he was without even preparing and declare Romney’s campaign DEAD for the 10th time in 10 weeks.

    Nonetheless, I’m still interested because the SCoaMF who has been spun as smart, good looking and successful will have to stand next to a guy who actually is smart, good looking and successful — and that mind-fuck, in addition to Ann Romney’s earlier mind-fuck (ht Lulu) re: “Mitt always writes the word “Dad” when he gets to the podium to remind him of the the wonderful relationship with his father & how his father is “with him” at the debate, plus the mind fuck of the tape last night, should be really fun. (i.e., I give Obama a 50/50 chance of actually pissing his pants up there — my mom thinks he might not even show up, LOL! — I don’t go that far, as he’s got the MSM covering for him as always).

    My proposed drinking game rule: If, at any point in the debate after Obama speaks, Romney responds with “Everything that guy just said is bullshit” — drink absolutely everything in entire liquor cabinet.

  23. carol haka says:

    Expect Hussein to use sign language or smoke signals tonight as a group is going to use voice analysis as a lie detector tonight! Or, watch for smoke at the groups headquarters as the machine blows up everytime Hussein speaks. 👿

  24. swanspirit says:

    O’Reilly is a PIA

  25. myiq2xu says:

    There will be a fresh thread up in a few minutes.

  26. myiq2xu says:

    I may miss part of the debate. The Giants and Dodgers are tied 1-1 in the 6th.

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