Thursday, October 4, 2012

THIS Guy Should have been Moderating...

"I'm sorry, Jim, I'm going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I'm going to stop other things. I like PBS, I love Big Bird, I actually like you, too. But I'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for.

The quote that launched a million joke tweets. Mitt Romney actually threatened to fire a guy onstage who is paid by an entity that uses .00014% of the federal budget. This is Mitt Romney's solution to help reduce the national debt. Shit on Big Bird."

And there was no mention of the words "47 percent", "women" "Bain Capitol" "legitimate rape"....huh.

And this:
"Tonight, the role of Mitt Romney will be played by some guy who would never have won the GOP primary.

Who the fuck was this guy? After a year and a half of campaigning on promises that if elected, he'll govern like Ayn Rand and Ronald Reagan's Mormon lovechild, when he took the stage last night, he spent 90 minutes pretending to be the guy who ran for Senate against Ted Kennedy in 1994, or for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002. He denied that his tax plan says what it says and paid lip service to teachers while his plan would likely cut tens of thousands of teaching jobs"

And this:

"Apparently "domestic issues" don't involve women's health, equal pay, student loan debt, or immigration.

Last night's debate was supposed to address "domestic issues," but what we got was a 90-minute bicker sesh about Social Security, Medicare, and taxes with brief forays into education. This may have been because both campaigns assume that only old people watch TV, but Obama missed a huge opportunity to connect with the millions of young voters who were in the process of making the debate the most tweeted-about political event in history. Nothing about women's issues? Okay. I guess we should save that debate for The View, the place where ladies kvetch about their silly, fluffy economic well-being as it pertains to their gender and roles as mothers and caretakers."


Meg said...

I think I am the only human on earth that didn't watch the debate. I was at work (but really, would not have watched it anyway). I hate politics. There, I said it. And I am not voting for Romney purely because he's Mormon. There, i said that too.

Lis said...

I missed the debate too. Thanks for the recap! So msny FB posts about how MR rocked it. .

Sue said...

We should just refer to him as Wilfred and leave it at that.

Laurie said...

Mittens is WAY too good a name for him...

Unknown said...

(this is Katie, too lazy to log in) =

i LOVE how much the world hates that Mittens is trying to put Big Bird (and Jim Lehrer) out of work already!

What a douchenozzle.

God, I hope Barry brings the smackdown in debate number 2, cuz that was just sad.

Unknown said...

Megs, ditto on both of your comments, plus he seems to hate teachers and education...and the middle class which will cast most of the votes this election. Hmm, yeah, no Mittens for me.