'The president was masterful': Jennifer Granholm weighs in on Obama-Romney debate rematch
Current TV hosts Jennifer Granholm, Eliot Spitzer and John Fugelsang share their initial reactions to the second presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney as part of Current's "Politically Direct" coverage.
I agree with Jennifer and i think the president won, Obama had a severe psychological disadvantage coming into this second debate. I was ready to write his political obituary - no doubt romney is a good debater but obama stood up , countered , exposed romney and engaged with the electorate
I was quite impressed with the president's performance overall and especially his exercise of restraint. While candidate Romney was espousing his mendacious asssertions, the president merely smiled until he was given the oppportunity to speak. The only really toothy smile (the kind like one gets after realizing a finger just got caught in the car door) was when Romney said that Obama's economic model was something foreign to Americans.Wow! For the president not to sieze on that birther slur nonsense truly impressed me.
Masterful at lying about the amount of natural gas under the ground just like his cohort across from him. I bet you didn't "fact check" that. It isn't a 100 yr supply- that's an oil industry line that was also decried by your own boss Al Gore. Let's see what else: Supporting natural gas (fracking) which is toxifying water supplies, tied with earthquakes, making people ill, killing livestock and ruining cropland ; supporting "clean " coal that is an oxymoron ; saying he is for pipelines including the dirty Keystone tarsands ( btw, protestors who do care about the earth are tree sitting in Texas and didn't get a mention for being the real brave Americans here) that has destroyed the Boreal Forest and waterways giving indigenous people cancer and also increasing our CO2 emissions to a tipping point ; saying nothing about the extreme drought in this country that is raising food prices (most of it Monsanto's GMO cr8p which he also supports like the Republicans;) more oil drilling even in the Arctic which this year obliterated the record for ice melt set in 2007 which does have an effect on our weather ; supporting the behind closed doors Trans Pacific Partnership agreement like the Republicans which gives more power to corporations to supercede environmental and copyright/trademark laws that will hurt the environment even more as well the poor and also challenge internet freedom ... what an environmental coward he is.
And not one word about the climate crisis-again. The "climate crisis" people getting an apology from the mouthpiece moderator as if that wasnt deliberate...The people have been duped by this for years and still you all participate in this preplanned corporate run dog and pony show as if it has any real meaning. This while the one candidate who is talkng about climate change and has a real plan and has enough ballot access to reach 85% of the American people is arrested outside the hall for exercising her constitutional right to be heard. Would you ever be arrested for what you believe in Jennifer Granholm? Or are you afraid it would muss your bleached hair? So yes, it was "masterful" bs on both their parts with the soundbites and perfect suit and tie ensembles and sterilized set and the docile audience told to leave their emotions at the door. And as usual the RAH RAH from the political prognsticators who judge not based on anything else but their own biases.
#townhall #debate #news ; #Obama defended his 4 years - which he had to do. Made the point several times about inheriting a monthly job loss rate of 800,000 from Bush, then adding 5.2 million. Pushed the auto bailout, Obamacare and bin Laden as he, again, had to.
Then he got after Mitt all over the lot - Bain Vulturehood, China Outsourcing, 14% tax rate, Self-deportation, 1 Point Plan for the 1%, and the clincher - 47% - which Mitt foolishly set up for him. We seem to be out of time now Candy... ;^)
Obama is back! He did a wonderful job tonight. He confronted Romney on his changing positions and won by a large margin. I agree with Governor Granholm, he was masterful. Rather disgusting post from mearobinson tho. Grow up please. No way is the President a liar. you are confusing him with someone else.