Post-debate Obama

The morning after, the President attacks Romney as a flip-flopper, who owes America the truth

by Luiza Ch. Savage

After a debate that is widely being chalked up as a victory for Romney, Obama is fighting back by portraying Romney as a flip-flopper. Here is how the president began his remarks this morning in Denver at a campaign rally:

“THE PRESIDENT: …Now, the reason I was in Denver, obviously, is to see all of you, and it’s always pretty.  (Laughter.) But we also had our first debate last night.  And when I got onto the stage, I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney.  (Laughter.)  But it couldn’t have been Mitt Romney — because the real Mitt Romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy.  The fellow on stage last night said he didn’t know anything about that.  (Laughter.)

The real Mitt Romney said we don’t need any more teachers in our classrooms.

AUDIENCE:  Booo –

THE PRESIDENT:  Don’t boo — vote.  (Laughter and applause.)

But the fellow on stage last night, he loves teachers — can’t get enough of them.  (Laughter.)  The Mitt Romney we all know invested in companies that were called “pioneers” of outsourcing jobs to other countries.  But the guy on stage last night, he said that he doesn’t even know that there are such laws that encourage outsourcing — he’s never heard of them.  Never heard of them.  Never heard of tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.  He said that if it’s true, he must need a new accountant.  (Laughter.)

Now, we know for sure it was not the real Mitt Romney, because he seems to be doing just fine with his current accountant.  (Laughter.)  So you see, the man on stage last night, he does not want to be held accountable for the real Mitt Romney’s decisions and what he’s been saying for the last year.  And that’s because he knows full well that we don’t want what he’s been selling for the last year.  (Applause.)  So Governor Romney may dance around his positions, but if you want to be President, you owe the American people the truth.  (Applause.) …”




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Post-debate Obama

  1. That’s genuinely funny and brilliant…so why didn’t you do it last night Obama?

    I caught that clip of MR castigating the pez for taking 90 billion out of the economy and putting it into green stuff, instead of new teachers And i stared with some wonder at the screen just waiting for the prez to say…What new teachers?!?!…it didn’t happen.
    Obama had better slug back a couple of cans of whoopass and go for the jugular next time, or fire the guy who said he shouldn’t this time.

    • I think a couple of times it looked like he was trying to decide whether to try to get through to voters and correct Romney’s lies or stick to more neutral stuff. Maybe that it what was going on and it threw him off a bit.

      This might be something for pols to consider in Canada’s new post-fact world ushered in by the Harper Conservatives -it may very well be that your debate opponent will simply spout complete mistruths for an hour. I don’t even know how to respond.

      • Maybe. I didn’t see the debate but it looks like they underestimated Romney or just prepared badly.

  2. Teachers require taxes…I thought the voted down American Jobs Act a year ago was okay. I’m not big on car infrastructure like bridges and roads; people are too stupid to pay a toll they can afford and traffic makes people pick gov as a scapegoat. But I’d like to see it with recyclable thermoplastics in the bridge material where NG and oil refineries are nearby. The polymer blends paper I’m readin; they could only afford to recycle their compatibilized blend 3x. Need more taxes and R+D. And less suburban nesting behaviour.

  3. Obama’s having his “jerk store” moment

  4. REPUBLICANS
    are the worst. It will be an American Republican that will destroy the world
    economy, slash taxes for the rich and start World War III, and cause the world
    to end as we know it.
    It amazes me how quickly people trust them.

  5. Yep, Mr. Pres can’t handle the questions. He can quip and joke and read from a teleprompter but he can’t answer spontaneously so he has to get in front of the TV cameras the next day with his notes. It’s a bit like having leftovers the day after.

  6. Has anyone checked on Parisella?

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