Revenge of the Lapdogs

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You didn’t think the media was going to roll over and play dead, did you?

Mitt Humiliates The Media and Now They Will Seek Revenge

“Who is this guy?” tens of millions of American voters asked themselves last night. “This isn’t the Mitt Romney the media’s presented to me over the last six months.”

Free of the corrupt media’s filter; free of the spin, the lying fact-checkers, the gotchas, and the desperate effort to cover up any and all bad news that might hurt Obama — by every standard, every measure, every opinion, and every opinion poll, what we witnessed last night at the first presidential debate of 2012 was a commanding, dominating blow-out performance by Governor Mitt Romney.

Last night the GOP contender showed up to kick butt and chew bubblegum, but unfortunately for Barack Obama, Romney was all out of bubblegum. The real loser, though, was a corrupt mainstream media that had just spent months desperately crafting a Mitt Romney that doesn’t exist — a Mitt Romney voters would not find acceptable as president.

We’ve all seen what’s happened month after month after month after month: Obama’s Media Palace Guards have assured us that Romney can do nothing right and Obama can do nothing wrong. This carefully crafted media game-plan (coordinated openly with the Obama campaign) was meant to strip Romney of the single quality voters demand in a president, and that’s competence. If you’re not competent, you’re not an acceptable alternative, which means we’re going to vote for “the devil we know.”

But last night all of this blew up in the media’s face, and this morning the American people trust the media even less than they did the night before — and for one very simple reason: they were lied to … again. Where was the bumbling, elitist, out of touch, awkward, wife-killing, gay-hating, corporate vulture who tortures dogs and stumbles through Europe like Chevy Chase in a “Vacation” sequel?

Well, he didn’t show up last night because that’s not who Mitt Romney is. That Mitt Romney is a media creation manufactured out of lies and desperation by those who spend 24 hours a day crafting trip wires, fabricating gaffes, and standing before the elephant of Barack Obama’s failures and asking, “What elephant?”

The media has a problem. Last night the country saw Mitt Romney en fuego. If you actually watched the debate live (as most of us did) you formed your impressions of what took place spontaneously as it happened in real time.

But memories are malleable, especially when they are fresh. So now the media is trying to change our perceptions of what happened – after the fact.

Remember the “Dean Scream?” How about Al Gore’s “sighs?” If you watched the two events those infamous media creations originated from, you probably didn’t pay much attention to them if you noticed them at all. But a couple weeks later after they had been edited and remixed to make them louder and then played on the air over and over you probably thought more about them than you did the rest of the events. Your attention had been drawn to them and your memory altered and reinforced.

Here is the media narrative from last night:

Mitt lied. Mitt was rude and pushy. Mitt unfairly took more time than Obama.

For the next week you will keep hearing these narratives. You will only see unflattering (to Mitt) pictures and edited clips from the debate. They won’t talk about what Mitt did right.

I also expect a furious all-out attack on Mitt Romney – everything including the kitchen sink – because when all else fails they change the subject.

Look! Squirrel!

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123 Responses to Revenge of the Lapdogs

  1. britgirls says:

    You know, as satisfying as last night was, I’m sooooo looking forward to Mitt thrashing Obama again in the next debate.

    They’re waiting for Obama to bring it. He can’t fucking “bring it” … he has NO record, NO experience … ZERO!! The big dawg said it best “It’s just the biggest fairytale I’ve ever seen.” Seriously … how much does it take to open their damn eyes. Gawwwwwd!!!

    • mcnorman says:

      I suspect that there will be more people watching the next beatin’.

    • angienc says:

      I feel the same way.

      Poor delusional Obots — they are counting on the next debate because it is “townhall” style & Obama is going to “bring it” there because stupid, robot Mitt can’t “connect” with people. THEY STILL DON’T GET IT!!! That Mitt Romney doesn’t exist– it is ALL a tissue of lies that OFA has sold them, just like the lie that Obama is “the one.”

      And yes, I know that nothing is certain, but I do know that Romney will be prepared for that debate and I do know that contrary to the OFA lies, Romney has no problem “connecting” with people because he is not, in fact, the felonious robot vampire they say he is.

    • votermom says:

  2. angienc says:

    Dandy wrote a few days ago: because of the low bar that Obama & the MSM set, all Mitt had to do was show he was better than a cold-blooded murderer. They only have themselves to blame for that ass-thumping Obama got last night.

    I liked the Sununu clip that the MSM was running around this morning trying to clean up the mess Obama made. And while you are correct that memories can be shaped (and the MSM is desperately trying to do that now) I think (1) the fact that it was Obama’s JOB to “fact check” Romney to his face last night & he didn’t and (2) the public is less trusting of the MSM now (probably because of the New Media) then they were in the days of Al Gore & the Dean Scream will both worth against the “re-write” of the debate that the MSM is trying to do now.

    It’s like I wrote in the last thread: there’s a good reason Obama didn’t bring up tax returns, the 47%clip, Bain — he knows that only the Obots are dumb enough to believe those outright lies — he has to leave the wiggle room that the uninformed will “accept” the MSM spin on those & he couldn’t do that if he gave Romney the chance to rebut them to his face (as Romney did with the “raise taxes on the middle class” & other lies last night).

    BTW — I heard a clip from an Obama rally today (in Madison! BWAHAHAHAHA — yeah, he’s WAY, WAY ahead in WI) talking all tough about Romney& misrepresenting what he said — um, you weren’t talking to him like that to his face last night, little man.

    • fif says:

      He used to do the same thing with HRC in the debates. He had nothing, and then the next day when he was in front of adoring crowds, he’d strut and smirk and act tough. He’s revolting.

      I don’t think the rewrite will work either, because 65 million people saw it with their own eyes last night. You can’t erase that experience. Their gut knows what they saw. Even the infatuated Obots couldn’t pretend it wasn’t an abysmal failure.

  3. yttik says:

    Is that the “12 lies” memo from OFA? If so, I just read it and I find it really chilling. It’s one thing to accept that the President is an incompetent moron but it’s really disturbing to see an entire organization of people who don’t have a clue.

  4. swanspirit says:

    Unfortunately for them, Mitt will keep showing up 😉
    Last night, I felt so good and then this morning as well . I feel like a kid who has been bullied by the other kids and the teachers for years, and someone finally showed up to defend me. That isn’t going away anytime soon either.
    So absolutely , I expect , as Sarah said “they will pull something ” ., They will pull a lot of things , but i am hearing phrases like Stormin Mormon and Roaring Romney , and I am smiling 🙂 ,big smiles coming from deep inside .

    Pass the popcorn cause the Ryan – Biden match is next 🙂

  5. DM says:

    So MM, after calling the Clintons racists, wanted BC to save Obama

  6. myiq2xu says:

    This ad is dishonest. Mitt DID explain his tax plan.

    • angienc says:

      This ad is dishonest.

      So it is just like every other Obama ad — ever.

    • angienc says:

      Just saw on FOX (Brett Baier, whom I actually like as a news anchor) that the Center for Tax Policy study that Obama cites to had, initially, and on their own, didn’t count a lot of exemptions when they looked at Romney’s plan, but they later revised their findings to say that if “all exemptions were on the table” that Romney could enact his plan without raising taxes on middle class.
      Sadly, I expect this shit from them so my outrage is only at 5.

  7. angienc says:

    Even Chis Cizilla — Obama lapdog at WaPo’s The Fix said this today:

    • Mary says:

      Toure claimed Obama couldn’t stand and fight cuz he’s a Black man. (angry Black man syndrome)


    • insanelysane says:

      Never do I visit the cheeto blog but I couldn’t keep myself away. I love seeing cheeze whiz exploded all over the place.

      They too brought out the racecard. A cartoon that is particularly immature in one blog there. The place is uglier than in 08 when I was banned on my 4th comment.

      I feel guilt for enjoying this so much.
      Does my enjoyment of seeing O reduced to his mom jeans make me a bad person?

      Too bad, it’s so much fun. The one liners and jokes all on Obama expense is delicious. I’ve been laughing all day long.

      And the icing is that our SOS Hillary and Pres. Clinton are not even seen , mentioned or involved right now. Unless it’s in some complementary way and usually by Mitt!

      The SOS cabinet position provided Hillary with a perfect job in this admin. She is obligated to stay out of politics. I am grateful for her service.

      • Erica says:

        Upsetting as Ambassador Stevens’ (and others’) death and the admin response has been, I too am grateful for her service, in fact, extremely grateful. The middle east is a powder keg, and Obama is a neophyte. To work at the behest of this particular president is a huge handicap for her, in my opinion, and I’m so thankful we didn’t have Kerry, or Rice, or Samantha Power as SOS.

  8. votermom says:

  9. HELENK says:

    off topic

    two tunisians arrested for Ambassador Stevens killing

    • britgirls says:

      I just have a feeling that some frantic repair work is underway to try and shore up Obama on foreign policy before the next debate. The timing on this seems very suspect.

      • HELENK says:

        considering that the FBI finally arrived at the crime scene 23 days later
        I am taking this with a grain of salt

  10. DandyTiger says:

  11. Constance says:

    Seriously when the election is over and we have little to talk about I think we should try a Corporate Media take down. Find a way to make it illegal to push unwanted cable content into peoples homes. Give people the OPTION of cable TV a la carte. The only way stations like MSNBC stay on the air is they are force fed into the home of everyone who signs up for cable and a fee is extorted from consumers and given to the mandatory subscription channels. Given the choice no one would choose MSNBC and it would be out of business in months. Pushing Corporate Media into a free market is the only way to stop them from trying to corrupt our elections.

    • HELENK says:

      I really like that idea

    • Erica says:

      I really like it too. Makes much more sense. They arrange the channels so that for our house, to get the couple ones we really like, we have to bump up a level and end up with a bunch of junk we never watch. And I’m tired of paying for it.

    • angienc says:

      I’ll sign on to that.

      It’s become apparent to me that this election is as much a refutation of the MSM as it is about Obama.

    • Glennmcgahee says:

      I dropped cable a long time ago and couldn’t be happier. Not only do I save money but have discovered that I can stream just about any content of my choosing including news channels. The only thing I can’t stream and am begging for is Turner Classic Movies. I’ll actually pay good money for that channel.

  12. HELENK says:

    my kids made better excuses for staying out late , then some of these so-called pundits are making for backtrack

  13. HELENK says:

    for pete’s sake don’t let the press any where near crazy joe

  14. carol haka says:

    “Harvard Law School meets Harvard Business School”. Oh yeah, “Romney went to Harvard Law School, also”. 👿

    • Lulu says:

      At the same time! People do not understand how difficult that is to do and how few extraordinary students are allowed to do it.

  15. HELENK says:

    who will raise taxes on the middle class

  16. Next one is townhall style huh? Now I know it isn’t Tuesday – BUT- what is to prevent OFA from packing the hall with bots?

    • DandyTiger says:

      They will. And Romney will have to deal with it.

    • Karma says:

      It’ll be in NY so it’s a given.

      But think of the optics. Audience members succeeding where Obama fails and you know they won’t be able to resist throwing softballs at Obama. All the while he’ll be unable to control his smirks of pleasure that Romney is being challenged and he’s being coddled.

      A townhall full of Obots could possibly damage him more.

      • Erica says:

        No kidding. Did you see his ear-to-ear grin when Leher cut off Romney one time last night? He was just beaming, like a little boy when the teacher chastizes another kid. I was floored, actually, at his lack of control.

  17. yttik says:

    WTH is this?

    “Obama and his campaign are very disciplined and research-driven. There may well be a very intentional plan to keep Obama low-key, low-rhetoric, wonky and prosaic. They are looking at achieving more than media spin. And this debate is essentially a monotone, no fireworks, no mongo-gaffes, no crack-them-up funny lines and no big margins.”

    -Dick Meyer, the executive producer of BBC America

    • swanspirit says:

      Does that explain the red ears and the not making eye contact ?
      Now that I think of it , Obama did act like a kid caught telling a lie . Well, a lot of lies .

      • Lulu says:

        Other sources said it was to keep him from being sarcastic, snarky, and hateful. This was from friendly news sources. The implication was Obama is so superior to Romney that he would have to tone his brilliance down and not get impatient with the old 65 year old geezer and be offensive and speak too far above the head of the moronic audience I am sure. Boy were they wrong.

      • angienc says:

        Greg Guttfeld on The Five said Obama was looking down because he was looking for his butt (as in, he got his ass handed to him).

        • DeniseVB says:

          Love Greg’s zingers and monologs. Wish they’d put Red Eye up against Stewart and Colbert instead of FNC reruns.

          Gutfeld’s been known as the gateway from liberalism to conservatism 😀

        • carol haka says:

          Ann to host GMA next week! HaHa!

    • t says:

      Ah, the 11-dimensional chess argument finally appears.

    • catarina says:

      um, sure, dick!

    • jjmtacoma says:

      Just imagine a world where Obama was wonky…

      Never mind, I think the Santa Claus would clean your house while delivering toys in that world.

  18. votermom says:

    via Ace
    klown, you gotta FP this (I would but it’s cooking time)

  19. swanspirit says:

    From NYT

    “There are two more chances for the president to change tactics, or at least to show up to the debates energized and nimble: President Xanax just doesn’t cut it.”

    And I ask again .. can we drug test him?

  20. HELENK says:

    watching juan williams on the five saying how great backtrack was last night, is a riot

  21. swanspirit says:

    Chris Matthews tonight , on Obama saying today ,what he should have said last night ; ” I am sure Custer had a secret plan too , but we will never know what it was because he was MASSACRED “

  22. Lulu says:

    “How to take Romney on was another story, as the campaign waffled between pegging Romney as a man with “no core” or a “rotten core.” But the issue wasn’t just one of a strategy disagreement, as Thrush explained:
    “Inside the White House, Romney was such an object of ridicule that it was hard to take him seriously, difficult to narrow the mass of contempt into a single, coherent narrative for not electing the presumptive GOP nominee.”
    Was that the attitude President Obama brought to his three days of debate prep in Nevada? Obama certainly seemed to have trouble Wednesday “narrowing the mass of contempt into a single, coherent narrative for not electing the presumptive GOP nominee.”

    • bluestate says:

      “Inside the White House, Romney was such an object of ridicule that it was hard to take him seriously, difficult to narrow the mass of contempt into a single, coherent narrative for not electing the presumptive GOP nominee.”

      they are so filled with hatred for anyone who opposes them. it’s horrible to think that these bullies are the ones in power right now. to think that they tried to paint romney as a bully over that high school hair cutting incident. romney cut obama’s hair last night! 🙂

      • Erica says:

        It is horrible, and last night shows what happens when the WH and 0 are so arrogant and contemptuous of others that they can’t see the person for all their hatred. And notice there’s nothing in that quote about policy, just taking it down to the worst personal level. I suspect that’s what happened with 0 and the Clintons, too.

        And painting Romney as a man with no core, or a rotten core. Classic Obama projection, the pot calling the kettle black (before anyone else says it: “that’s r@cist!).

        • swanspirit says:

          I think it is entirely possible Obama thinks so highly of himself , that simply by means of his showing contempt for someone, in this case Romney ; would be enough to disparage and discredit them in the eyes of others .

    • cj says:

      Obama’s hubris just made Romney’s trashing sweeter, but Sununu’s right…no amount of cramming would’ve helped, he’s just not that smart & add to that, he’s walking around with a totally indefensible record hanging around his neck.

      I’m just surprised that it took less than an hour without the media in his pocket for the collapse to be so devastating. Even a teleprompter wouldn’t have helped.

      • Lulu says:

        I was surprised also when Obama imploded so quickly. It was apparent within the first 15 minutes just how coddled and clueless he is. He isn’t smart enough to know that he isn’t smart.

        • cj says:

          It’s like he’s been on life support all these years, and people don’t last long once they pull the plug.

  23. foxyladi14 says:

    I put that video on my FB 😆

  24. angienc says:

    Of course, Iowahawk nails it:

  25. cj says:


    “Obama fan Jon Steward frets that Barack Obama just may not be all that smart.

    The comic even admitted Obama might not be as smart as he first imagined. Stewart mocked, “You know, I used to think the pauses, he was just trying to think of smaller words for the little brains to figure out what he was saying. This time, I really think the pauses were just, ‘I like food.’…’My children are nice.’”

    Stewart derided Obama, suggesting to GMA’s Lara Spencer the President must, now, know that “preseason’s over.”

    Speaking for the incumbent, Stewart imagined, “I should probably familiarize myself with my presidency and learn some of the various numbers and things that go along with it.”

  26. swanspirit says:

  27. Lulu says:

    Has it been mentioned that Crawdad is blog of the day at Legal Insurrection? Inimicus inimici mei amicus meus est. LOL

    • votermom says:


      Obama is the great uniter. LOLOLOLOL.

    • angienc says:

      BWAHAHAHAHAHA! It’s my favorite expression since May 31, 2008 — the enemy of my enemy is my friend!!

    • Karma says:


      That’s been mine as well. Country before party and hopefully those Obot New Dems are run out of DC for good. Every vote I cast will be researched for any Obama lapdog history.

  28. lyn5 says:

    Romney will be in the shark tank for the next two debates. Whatever the outcome, he is the better man.

  29. swanspirit says:

  30. votermom says:

    Hammer Time!

    • threewickets says:

      If that’s apples to apples, it says a lot about who the motivated voters are. Even has my childhood county shifting way right from 2008 when it was basically neutral, and that seems right to me.

  31. Simofish says:

    Karma spoke loud and clear last night

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