October 7, 2012
Reactions to the first Presidential debate are nothing short of astonishing. Pre-debate signs that voters were already migrating away from Obama were fueled by a disastrous debate performance by the empty suit and blank résumé that some still refer to as our current president.
When asked on a radio show for my thoughts on the debate, my reaction was one of confirmation -- I saw exactly what I expected to see, a Chairman of the Board coming to clean house on a corrupt and failed manager.
Mitt Romney controlled the discussion like a seasoned Chairman of the Board using well established facts and figures to dress down a management team that had failed miserably at every opportunity. Democrats now whine about Romney’s proper preparedness as some form of “cheating.”
Obama tried to stay in the game using the same old lies, excuses and empty promises that he used in 2008 to trick voters and in the end, proved once again that he is totally lost without his teleprompter.
I was in no way surprised by the performance of either participant, though it appears that many Americans, including Obama’s many media minions, were in complete and utter shock.
Before the Debate
In my last column, I chronicled a seismic shift underway across party lines and traditional special interest voting blocs before the debate. Senior citizens made up the single largest voting bloc for Obama in 2008, largely due to scare tactics from left-wing groups like AARP that had seemingly convinced many seniors that Republicans want to kick granny down the stairwell in her wheelchair and then deny her medical care.
Maybe seniors are no longer frightened by that tired old left-wing propaganda. Maybe after decades of Democrat scare tactics, as congressional Democrats raided Social Security and Medicare trust funds for welfare, Medicaid and free Obama phones for Democrat voters, they have seen enough.
In 2008, retirees gave a total of $42.8 million to support Obama’s Marxist dream of change, and only $32.8 million to McCain. Obama has since dropped from 56.6% of retiree support in 2008 to 49% in 2012 according to August FEC filings, indicating a significant shift away from Obama in 2008 to Romney in 2012.
Black voters are revolting not only against Obama, but against decades of Democrat lies that have held blacks in a substandard existence despite billions spent to allegedly “give them an even playing field.” Latino voters are fed up with being talked down to, treated like victims when they came to America to escape victimhood in their Marxist homelands.
All voting blocs were abandoning Obama before the debate and after the debate -- the mass exodus from DNC propaganda is only accelerating.
The debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama set records for viewers, more than 67 million, 15 million more viewers than any debate in the 2008 cycle. It wasn’t Fox News, but rather a CNN poll that showed not only a record number of viewers, but that 67% believed that Mitt Romney won the debate hands down. “No presidential candidate has topped 60% in that question since it was first asked in 1984,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
Further, 35% of viewers polled by CNN said that the debate made them “more likely to vote for Mitt Romney, compared to only 18% that said the debate made it more likely they would vote for Obama. This is not minor movement but a seismic shift. Even huge Obama donors were shaken.
More than six in ten said that president did worse than expected, with one in five saying that Obama performed better than expected. 24-48 hours later, polls in the “swing states” were all swinging towards Romney in a big way, pushing Romney out in the lead in key states like Florida, Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio.
The Obama Campaign is in total panic. Obama came out swinging in stump speeches, far more confident in his lies while Romney is not standing there to refute them, than he was standing across from Romney Wednesday night. He reminds me of liberal keyboard commandos, brave enough to mouth off via email or blog post, but quiet as a mouse when face to face with an opponent.
Desperate Times – Desperate Measures
The Obama Administration swung into damage control, issuing blatantly manipulated employment numbers in an effort to trick voters into believing his economic plan was working when in fact, he has the worst economic record in American history and unemployment is soaring to levels not seen since the Great Depression. Real unemployment numbers show that the black community has been hit the hardest by Obama’s policies.
On initial inspection, it appears that the Obama Administration may have re-hired a large number of “government employees” at taxpayer expense, just to force the unemployment rate down ahead of Election Day. In addition, Obama is forcing large government contractors to “break the law” – stopping scheduled layoffs to manipulate employment numbers even more ahead of the election.