LIBYA: WHICH ONE WAS THAT AGAIN?  8:55 pm October 22, 2012

U.S Americans, Like Such As In The Iraq: Your Foreign Policy Debate Liveblog

by Doktor Zoom

International Friendship Is Magic!Greetings, Wonkers, and welcome back to Wonkette’s State of the Art LiveBlogoPlex for the final Debate-O-Palooza of the 2012 Presidential campaign! Your Editrix and most of the Wonkette staff are standing by via the Top Sekrit Wonkette ChatCave for what promises to be a thoughtful and nuanced discussion of the many subtleties of international relations! Or maybe a lot of accusations and lying, it could go either way.

So many questions! Has Obama agreed to talk to Iran if he’s re-elected? Will Romney talk to Iran if he wins? Are either of these guys still on speaking terms with each other? Will moderator Bob Schieffer be able to rein in either candidate, or will Mitt cold-cock him with a solid bar of gold? Which Barack Obama will show up tonight: the sleepy dude from the first debate, the feisty smart guy from the second debate, or a third, as-yet unknown Obama, some hybrid narcoleptic street fighter who throws a verbal jab and then morphs into a giant robot…which then falls asleep? And what are the implications for our relations with Brazil?

While we wait for the debate, let’s review some fundamentals of foreign policy, with the man who taught us everything we know about the topic:

8:55 We have been preparing for the liveblog tonight by spending the last week and a half doing online scoring for the essay portion of the SAT’s. The group that we have been reading is responding to this prompt:

Should we care just as much about people in other countries as we do about people in our own country? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.

The reason we mention this is as a reminder of just how much average Americans understand about foreign policy (or anything else). In the past 10 days, we have learned the following (mostly verbatim, with some reconstructions):

  • As Martin Luther King said, all people are created equal.
  • During world War II, America declared war with Vietnam…
  • Why did America interfere and drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? We had many alliances, and even though the Jews in America were not in any danger, we had to act to save the lives of the Jews in World War II.
  • As members of the human race, we must shed our skin and unite for all mankind.

And from a kid who went on to write a heck of a good essay,

  • “It has been said that ignorance is bliss, which is often true — who really wants to know the components of SPAM?”

We also have read essay after essay in which the students assert that the US entered WW II mostly for the purpose of stopping the Holocaust, which is a nice sentiment, but a little disconnected from real history. We also do not score down for factual errors, since we’re supposed to just focus on organization and the existence, reality-based or not, of evidence. (Which one kid clearly knew about, since he wrote: “When Thomas Jefferson gave aid to all those in South Africa after the sea otter invasion, it was a gesture of good faith.”)

What any of this has to do with the foreign policy debate tonight, we leave up to you, gentle readers.

9:00 “The audience has taken a vow of silence.” But not celibacy, one hopes.

9:03 We are debating during the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. This is very important, because we are painfully aware that neither of these men is a Jack Kennedy.

9:05 First question is about Libya — talk about unexpected! Mitt knows the names of other African / Middle Eastern countries! Flawless victory! But he says we can’t kill our way out of this mess? He just lost the Republican Base.

9:10 Barry is going to put Benghazi in context. Yes we got attacked, but Libyans don’t need to be carpet-bombed, either, because they like us. Mitt has a laundry list of things that might help, but also, Al-Qaeda!!!! Second mention of Mali in 10 minutes!

9:12 “The Cold War called and it wants its foreign policy back” — nice line, flat, rushed delivery. Barry! Don’t step on your zinger like that!

9:13 Rebecca adds: that zinger was SO LAME, and Kirsten Boyd Johnson just laughed SO HARD. Have I already gotten her drunk??? (OK, so that’s our Special Guest, who IS yelling at furniture already!)

9:15 They are arguing about Mitt’s posture. He seems to be sitting up straight, though.

9:17 Rebecca notes: 100 percent approval CNN for “nation building at home.” But STOP SPENDING MONEY ON THINGS AT HOME!!!!

9:18 There is literally NOTHING funny about Syria, and probably little U.S. America can do about it… Mitt will plunge into suggesting we could fuck Iran over real good if we get the right government in there…and we won’t get directly involved. YAY FOR CLARITY!

9:20 Since Syria is too depressing, we will pass on Rich Abdill’s pre-debate fashion note: “The president’s suit jacket doesn’t have a vent but Romney’s does — mayhaps because only one will be talking from his rear?”

9:22 Every time Mitt says “Assad,” we hear “dressage.” Is that just us?

9:24 Women finally get mentioned in the debate! They’re Egyptian, though. Is Obama going to give them slut pills?

9:28 Mitt is unhappy that Obama didn’t prevent the Arab Spring…by, uh, shuffling “our friend” aside more quicker? Huh? WE NEED TO GIT OUT OF DEBT AND SPEND MUCH MORE ON OUR MILITARY!

9:30 What is America’s role in the world? Man, if only the students taking the SATs could brief the candidates….

9:32 It is now “strong America” time. Barry points out that we have allies in addition to Israel, a contention that may throw the fact-checkers into a tizzy.

9:33 Rich Abdill: “How does it look over on CNN? Have all the people with the dials gone to bed?”

Jesse Taylor: the people with dials are all gay married to barry
Rebecca S. SUPER gay married to Barry
Rich A. I did not know sharia allowed that?
Rebecca S. Before he even says “the” the dials skyrocket
jesse t. like, aired on Bravo gay married

9:36 Blair Burke, our special FLOTUS Correspondent, has joined the Sekrit ChatCave: “I just turned this on…I’m glad there is still time to give the finger to the teachers’ unions though”

9:38 Bob Shieffer thinks he is a moderator or something, and mentions “foreign policy.” Mittens says he must speak. Barry must speak, too! It is a big pile of talking over each other!! What about the Navy and how will you pay for it?

9:40 Cutting Obamacare, which the CBO has projected will reduce the deficit, will save money, because MAGIC.

9:43 Here is Mitt’s face, so very happy after he said “You got that fact wrong Mr. President” Sez Your Editrix: CAR SALESMAN FACE


9:44 Barry has thrown the Civil War Re-enactor vote out the window with his slander of horses and bayonets.

9:46 Is Israel part of America now? Fox News has a map ready to go that says it IS.

9:49 Mitt is in favor of crippling sanctions like the ones Barry has put in place. If elected, he will have the Doctor take him back to the Bush administration to put them in place sooner, and more crippling-er.

9:52 Barry’s “you’d do what we did, but you’d have said it louder” isn’t bad, but only partly zingy. It’s no definition of what a submarine is.

9:54 Apology Tour! DRINK!

9:55 Rebecca sez, “Can we get a Hillz shout-out? We’re like an hour in to a foreign policy debate, and she’s the most popular member of THE HUMAN RACE.”

We just want to say, no, sorry, still Michael Jackson.

9:56 Oh, c’mon, Barry. Not just, “Nothing he’s said is true,” but “Everything he’s said is a LIE”

9:58 Comparative Foreign Trips During the Campaign BEATDOWN

10:00 Did YOU go to Yad Vashem, Mr. Romney? It commemorates the victims of the Holocaust (Which the US joined WW II to stop, according to 11th and 12th graders)

10:01 Rebecca sez: “Point of personal privilege: during the GOP primary debates, all of them were like “I would be sabotaging Iran in secret,” like Obama WASN’T. Like we weren’t killing all those Iranian scientists.”

Once again, we must reply, nope, that was still Michael Jackson.

10:02 Mittens, again with the “tumult.” Why does it sound like Yiddish when he says “tumult”?

10:04 Did you see Romney’s eyebrows just before the Afghanistan question? They were like 3/4 of the way up his forehead. What was that?

10:07 “Time to do some nation-building at home” — Barry, you stole that from one of the SAT kids, I’m pretty sure.

10:10 We will not divorce Pakistan. Don’t you wish Newt had won the nomination? Then we could talk about having an open relationship with other countries.

10:12 We need to stop just killing people and move the world away from Islamic extremism. We should yell about Ground Zero Mosques and maybe burn some Korans, and then NOT APOLOGIZE.

10:14: Special Guest Furniture-Shouter Kirsten Boyd Johnston: Mitt is actually coming off as Sarah Palin, rattling off everything he’s learned in the last 48 hours from Wikipedia. “The Haqqani network” and “they’re PASHTUNS!”

(The Rule of 3 requires this: No, it’s Michael Jackson)

10:17 Jesse Taylor: WHY IS NOBODY ADDRESSING MALI ??

10:19 Mitt thinks that we can be partners with the Chinese, who last week were despicable currency manipulators (Day One!). But we must be strong, so they respect us! “Your chinaman is like a high-spirited terrier in this, you must show him who’s the alpha dog” …. is what Mitt is saying (but not saying.)

10:21 You know all about shipping jobs overseas, don’t you Governor? BOOM!

10:23 Rebecca: “KBJ is VERY UPSET that Romney keeps talking about the sequestration as “Obama’s budget.” We have gotten her REALLY DRUNK. Any minute she is going to agree to model the NEW WONKETTE T-SHIRTS for pictures and such.”

10:25 Again with the idea that GM could have found private funding for the bailout. Michigan and Ohio are listening. Also, investing in research is good. Investing in three companies I just named is bad.

10:26 (Dammit, KB Johnson, not Johnston. SORRY! Come back and write for us and we will spell your name right at least 47% of the time)

10:28 Mitt is pretending that he can feel empathy. And that Egg weeps. Brent Spiner pulled this off a lot more convincingly.

10:29 Rich Abdill: “I don’t care what Romney’s positions are — when he smiles I want to throw a rock at the TV”

10:30 Closing statements! They are… well, truncated stump speeches, really. Barry is doing the sincere and emphatic thing where he points at the viewer to show he means it, dammit. Mittens is karate-chopping the air for emphasis and telling us how he will get along with everyone. It is not a Huge Fail but not a huge win, either…and something something torch singer.

10:34 Barry wins the all-important handshake-with-the-moderator race! Jesse T adds, “CNN’s panel HATED romney tonight
…feels like when i talked to my dad that one time”

10:36 Rebecca S: Like that Kiefer Sutherland movie FLATLINER, that is CNN’s viewers on Romney
Rich A: But in the end Sutherland came back
Rich A: …right?

(Ever heard of a “spoiler alert,” Rich?) Also, no, that was Michael Jackson.

10:38 Rebecca: “HAHAHAHA KBJ: Who’s this person who sounds like a football announcer? (IT IS CHRIS MATTHEWS! GUESS WHO DOES NOT HAVE TV!!!!)”

10:40 We have PBS muted, so whatever bland thing David Brooks is mouthing right now is going missing. So far, no callers to CSPAN have punk’d the call-in hosts. Rebecca notes: “Gergen thinks Romney passed the “commander in chief” test despite having his second loss in a row. Gergen thinks his LACK OF WARMONGERING helped him. Would probably help him more if he wasn’t a warmonger”

The consensus is that Obama “won,” but that “Romney held serve by just saying everything Obama said, with caveats” (Jesse), which we think is a tennis thing. MSNBC is rerunning the “apology tour” and “Whopper” reply…and Andrea Mitchell’s fact-check just broke up in the lag on the webstream. We really should get cable some day.

There is still a day left in the SAT scoring project, so we had best get back to it. Goodnight, and remember to buy Old Handsome Joe Biden a Trans Am. kkkkkkk!

 
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GuanoFaucet October 22, 2012 at 8:56 pm

To prepare for the debate, Romney requested binders full of bullshit.

miss_grundy October 22, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I thought he was full of bullshit already. Isn't it enough that he has binders full of women???

Wadisay October 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Anything on TV tonight?

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Giants-2, Cardinals-0…

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 8:59 pm

MNF and the last game of the NLCS. But this is the *real* death match…

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Hoarders

starfanglednut October 22, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Gah! Only thing more depressing than a presidential debate.

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Dust.

VodkaGoGo October 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

The Lions are losing in Chicago because of Chicago style failed liberal policies defense, if that's your thing.

nounverb911 October 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Top Gears Epic Failures Part 12.

RufusTFirefly October 23, 2012 at 12:23 am

Bears-Lions.

Loch_Nessosaur October 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Mittz' foreign policy solutions – blustering, berating and/or bombing, in no certain order.

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Don't forget your bombastic blathering…

Willardbot9000_V2.5 October 22, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Really what his foreign policy prescription seemed to be was if he stamps his feet hard enough every one will listen. What I found really galling is that while discussing Iran who since we're no longer occupying Iraq has become irrelevent again no one discussed the MOST volatile relationship in the world: India and Pakistan. You want a weapons buildup? check. Nuclear missles? check. Deep, long standing bloody hatred? check. Hatred that is so deep they will go to war over a region Led Zeppelin sang about? check. If there is going to be an event where someone nukes someone else in the ME it won't be Israel-Iran it will be India-Pakistan. Rombot is also a moron…the ISI is WHO is supporting the terrorists what kill us, Rombot.

sewollef October 23, 2012 at 8:34 am

Hmm Mr/Ms Willardbot9000…. I think you just got notice of an update — to v3.0. And well deserved it is too.

Should make you run faster and download smoother.

James Michael Curley October 23, 2012 at 9:54 am

I certainly hope those downloads are done in the privacy of their own bathroom.

sullivanst October 23, 2012 at 9:18 am

Yeah, Mitt blathered on about how he'd learned about the Haqqani network on Wikipedia over the weekend, I don't remember him mentioning Lashkar, though. Y'know, the guys who murdered 164 people in Mumbai in 2008.

MittBorg October 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

He doesn't know SQUAT about the situation in that very volatile region.

sullivanst October 23, 2012 at 3:49 pm

What was it Rachel said last night about Mitt's "fundamental lack of seriousness" on foreign policy being "disqualifying"? Whatever it was, I agree.

ProgressiveInga October 22, 2012 at 8:59 pm

"U.S AMERICANS, LIKE SUCH AS IN THE IRAQ…"
I thought suchas is one word…Huh.

CheeseBro69 October 22, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I would deep throat a cactus if it meant Glenn Greenwald moderating this debate

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I would fucking deep throat Mittens if it meant Rachel Maddow would moderate…

Close_Read October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

What you both said. And Amy Goodman.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 October 22, 2012 at 11:09 pm

You guys can both deep throat a Rombot with its cactus app. engaged just to have Tweety moderate. Here's why: because he'd yell at everyone, I mean EVERYONE. Bamz got some good slams in there but could you imagine Tweety bird calling Romney a cynical, value free chameleon? Then yelling at Tagg…egg, everyone. Yes he's pompous and irritating but really what this debate needs is a moderate who'll tell Miffed, "you're not speaking now, I am!" with his voice raised. Just my opinion…especially if he's drunk first.

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Hi fellow wonketeers! I almost cannot stand my excitement.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:00 pm

So glad I have this on C-Span instead of MSNBC–I don't think I can handle Tweety tonight.

RomneysLogCabin October 22, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Cocked, locked, and gaffe-giddy.

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Unless they say all answers while inhaling helium from balloons this is probably going to be lackluster.

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:01 pm

It's PBS for me. They've got me through so far. The spouse insists on CNN until it actually starts.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:01 pm

And the death match is on!

bikerlaureate October 22, 2012 at 9:01 pm

"Foreign" means anything outside of the red states, right?

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Foreign also automatically means bad.

bikerlaureate October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Just like "affairs". Lousy adulterers.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Foreign affair, like Mark Sanford?

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 9:01 pm

How long before Obama reminds us of how beloved Mitt is in Merrie Olde Englande?

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Well, that is the extent of Mittens' foreign policy experience.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 October 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Don't forget Newt qualified Miffed's foreign policy experience because of his foreign bank accounts and use of exotic international loopholes to dodge taxes on his billions. That was still one of the funniest 'qualified' arguments I've ever read/heard…

johnnyzhivago October 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Romney: Bibi who?

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

FUCK YOU, SCHIEFFER!

Sorry. Just practicing.

dawgeral October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I liked it! Leave it in!

VinnyThePooh October 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Fern policy?

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Friends, fiends & fronds.

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm

With possible questions about begonias

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

All the best old, white newsmen are from Texas.

James Michael Curley October 23, 2012 at 9:57 am

Who got their journalism degrees from a Kinkos in Austin.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Those ferns are just the right height my friends.

proudgrampa October 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

And no, right wing paranoiacs, I have not shared the questions with anyone. Schieffer must read Wonkette!

Wadisay October 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

From Boca Raton, the Mouth of the Rat. Sounds like favorable turf for Mittens.

bikerlaureate October 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Like so many things pertaining in any way to the GOP, it sounds much better in the original German.

johnnyzhivago October 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

No applause, but you are permitted to utter sighs of disdain.

dawgeral October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

SBDs?

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

That's some Silent Audience there.

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

No, Randy, we won't save Australia. We do so wanna hurt some kangaroo.

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Bob Schieffer calls for no applause or cheering. That's not fair, since Mitt's more used to that reaction.

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I'm having a bad day; hopefully, this doesn't make it worse.

Doc, be careful with any embedded tweets. If they are legitimate, they have a way of shutting this whole thing down.

SnarkOff October 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Drink! Oh, wait, too soon.

PugglesRule October 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Mittens and Barry Bamz shook hands! Did I hear some booishness from the audience?

VinnyThePooh October 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Rule number 1: No footsies.

dawgeral October 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Sorry.

sbj1964 October 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Now come out fighting!

tracyhasfun October 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Farkle, these things make me crave Xanax.

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

The Soviets "Installed" nukes in Cuba Bob? Did they match the wallpaper?

noodlesalad October 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Cuban missile crisis opening! Romney excited to talk about the dire threat of the Soviet Union right off the bat.

VodkaGoGo October 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

I for one love the ponies Doc. Like really, really love the ponies. I owe some certain people some money, is what I'm saying.

proudgrampa October 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

I love Bob Schieffer.

el_donaldo October 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

liveblogoplex?

Is that a syphilis or herpes variety, or is it more like the Legoplex your kids can play in while you check yourself into the Abortionplex?

VinnyThePooh October 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

"Get it on!"
- Captain Tenile

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Barry is looking very attentive and earnest.

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Both hawt and kewl simultaneously…

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm

The Cuban Missile Crisis? Good thing Dana Perino isn't asking the questions.

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Actually, shit just happens. Any time we have a crisis like this in a foreign country it took a while to figure out the details. Bub.

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

A bub, a tub, a canal.

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm

I hate Mittens. Just already, again.

bikerlaureate October 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

That's your brain, looking out for you.

Good brain.

johnnyzhivago October 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm

CBS: I'm going to get rid of that too!

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Oh let's start off with this Benghazi nonsense again. Can we just trivially criticize people for everything they do now, while shit is happening? Oh right — they've been doing that all along. Proceed, Mitt.

VinnyThePooh October 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Times up, Willard.

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 10:26 pm

We should ask that they just say that every two minutes.

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Yeah, like 4 years ago.

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Hey sure let's start with continuing the biggest thing that had impact last debate.

Also who's flipping these coins? Did he by chance call a Steelers game a few years ago?

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

wtf? republicans rig the coin toss even?

BlueStateLibel October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

First question: How do we stop these Brazilians from invading our blogs?!

MissTaken October 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm

follow me :P!! kkkkkkkk

SorosBot October 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

I'm still confused about that.

UW8316154 October 22, 2012 at 10:02 pm

"kkkkkkkkkk" is the version of "LOL LOL"

BTWBFDIMHO October 22, 2012 at 10:39 pm

How many is a Brazillian?

jqheywood October 23, 2012 at 1:01 am

AOTK!

Negropolis October 23, 2012 at 1:59 am

We must disrupt their Latin rhythms with some type of improvised anti-Samba device.

HistoriCat October 23, 2012 at 10:37 am

Use IADs?

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

this is weird somber mitt.

sudsmckenzie October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Thats what happens when your locked in a room with Dan Senor for days on end.

Powerpuff_Grl October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Stop blinking so much, Barack!!!

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 10:30 pm

It's the only way he can stop himself from smacking Mittens upside the head and screaming, "It's ON!"

SorosBot October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Will they give me a good reason not to be in Skyrim and dealing with the foreign oppressors of the Aldmeri Dominion tonight?

Willardbot9000_V2.5 October 22, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Or…slaughtering corporate drones from Hyperion while taking down Mitt Romney's video game equivolent "Handsome" Jack (he even looks like Romney) in Borderlands 2?

Native_of_SL_UT October 23, 2012 at 1:27 am

Minion!

Doktor Zoom October 22, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Well, did they?

johnnyzhivago October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Who would have known these Arabs would elect a bunch of Arabs????

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Satan.

Sue4466 October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Terribly unAmerican of them.

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

FUCK YOU, ROMNEY!

Nope, don't need any more practice.

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

i stand in awe.

dawgeral October 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

No you don't! Knocked over my lamp and scared the cat!

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Yes, murder is always a bad thing.

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

It depends.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

WTF is that thing on the bottom right of Mittens' flag pin?

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

A ribbon, looks like. Pink to curry women's votes?

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Oh, I'd have to slap him for that shit. Just TRY to stop me, Tagg.

dawgeral October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

His heart.

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Mitt, I'll take Obama's record of governments overturned vs. lives lost over Dubya's any day. And that's relevant because you'd bring all his advisers back if you won.

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Mali. Drink.

Maman October 22, 2012 at 10:53 pm

I think Mitt just learned that Timbuktu wasn't made up

Gleem McShineys October 22, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Translation: My handlers found something that I haven't already held multiple positions on!

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Prediction: there will be zero questions regarding Luxembourg and/or Lictenstein.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm

America demands answers! What will you do with the Duchy?

Crank_Tango October 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Pass it, natch!

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

On the left hand side, mon!

Redgyal October 22, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I heard it on the radio…

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 11:53 pm

I knew I'd set someone up with that.

MissTaken October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Royal wedding in Luxembourg this weekend and I'm sure at least 5 Romneys were present.

Maman October 22, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Yes, but the Prince I have picked out for my daughter is still single.

It will be an epic love story. From the Schmelz (steel mill where her great grandfather worked) to the Palace! Sophie/Sebastien 2020!

VinnyThePooh October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

You talk too much
Oh Mitt you neva shut up
You talk too much
SHUT! UP!

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 11:54 pm

"Fuck you!"
"No, fuck you!"

ElPinche October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

"Bob, show that corporate cocksucker the transcript! I'm sick of this honkey." -Obama 10/22/12

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

QOTN!

Spurning Beer October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

I would like to thank the Prophet Mohammed, blessings and peace be upon him.

SnarkOff October 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

…and may this be the Mother of All Debates.

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Yeah, get the wimmin in there Rominator. Nevermind it has nothing to do with the attack in Libya.

His heart and mind goes to them? Is that where his mind done gone.

bikerlaureate October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

He's just so, soooooo sincere.

imissopus October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

NOT MALI!!!

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Molly Ringwald?

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Truly, Mali is the Poland of West Africa. Don't forget Mali.

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Mali's fucked up, man. I hear that they have a nice river, though. Tailgate!

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Mitt's hoping to be funny but not on purpose. He may succeed in this endeavor.

PugglesRule October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Mittens' first answer seems very wordy. Don't they get only 2 minutes per answer?

GuanoFaucet October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Shorter Mitt: I plan to talk over the moderator, and more generally be a condescending asshole.

johnnyzhivago October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

What about the MILFS!!! Will Romney do something about the MILFS????

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

He'd better not even try…

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

They have their own Island. What more do they want?

miss_grundy October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Why does Rmoney always go first in these debates??? I put the tv on mute because I can't stand the sound of his voice..

kittensdontlie October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

If I hear his voice, I want to reach into the teevee and strangle him with my vote.

JackObin October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I didn't realize mormons loved money and lying so much.

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Google "lying for The Lord"

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Mali? How does Mitt know the names of the help?

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

We can't kill our way out of this mess? Then why are you proposing new wars?

imissopus October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

"We can't kill our way out of this mess." LIBERAL PUSSY!

Incitefully_Joe October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Mittler says "Hope… Change". DRINK!

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Whoa he admitted that Obama had something to do with killing Bin Laden. Is that allowed?

GuanoFaucet October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Mitt's comprehensive strategy includes bombs and more bombs.

miss_grundy October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

He's pushing that new movie, Zero Dark Thirty.

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

The greatest threat of all, in fact, Mr Romney are the Neocon Bushies you're gathered around you as Foreign Policy Advisers.

You Fuck.

johnnyzhivago October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

We're not going to kill our way out of this mess, but we can have a lot of fun trying!

bikerlaureate October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

No reason the D-FENS contractors have to be deprived…

MissTaken October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Word of advice: DO NOT watch debate airing and coverage on Wall Street Journal Live (its the only HD quality I can watch on Steve Jobs TV). Ugh, gross. And Mitt in HD looks like a lobster.

ProgressiveInga October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Mitt Ramblin'.

WTF is he saying?

Chow Yun Flat October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

We can't kill our way out of this mess? Romney sounds even more disconnected than usual.

el_donaldo October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Bammers kills too much!

Native_of_SL_UT October 23, 2012 at 1:32 am

Is killing the same as apologizing?

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Four years closer to a nuclear weapon–oh BS. There is *no* evidence that the Iranians have made that kind of progress. Four years =/= four years of *progress*. Not surprised Romney does not know the difference…

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

If Iran ever gets a nuclear weapon, isn't it by default 4 years closer just by laws of the passage of time anyway? The whole argument still means nothing.

Native_of_SL_UT October 23, 2012 at 1:34 am

During Obama's term, I have gotten 4 years closer to my untimely death at 92 at the hands of jealous husband. Vote for Mitt!

sullivanst October 23, 2012 at 2:07 am

And you run you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Chasing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older
Shorter of breath, one day closer to death

Mitt the fatalist?

Doktor Zoom October 23, 2012 at 2:10 am

Dork Side of the Moon

FakaktaSouth October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Haha Mitt's trying to cut PresO off at the pass, congrats on Osama, please let's not talk about that anymore.

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

So far it's a tie in the number of opening statements.

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Mitt is trying to seem like he embraces diplomacy, but his wingnut base won't like that

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Mitt: We must have a comprehensive strategy. Well — that's some detailed shit right there, from the guy who claims the president has no agenda for the next four years.

sbj1964 October 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Bin laden is at the bottom of the ocean bitches!

imissopus October 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Comment must be approved by the moderator? The fuck? Becca!!!!

UW8316154 October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

You didn't use the word "shoe", did you?

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

is this going to be the measured adult boring debate?

johnnyzhivago October 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Is Mitt making oral sex motions towards "O"????

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Laugh while you can, Pony Boy!

Incitefully_Joe October 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

So, how does everyone on earth not think "Four years closer to a nuclear weapon" isn't the most idiotic formulation ever devised?

I've been stuck in a crappy administrative job for the past four years, that sure as fuck doesn't make me "four years closer" to being a sexy millionaire who bangs supermodels on alternating weekends.

PugglesRule October 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

"At the cost of less than what we spent in 2 weeks in Iraq" — good fact, O, I hope this means something to voters.

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Step back and think about things, fuck that start shooting and ask questions later.

johnnyzhivago October 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Maybe Mitt is thinking about the MILFS?

VinnyThePooh October 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

"Governor Romney has no fuckin' clue."

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Obama hails Libya as a foreign policy achievement — well it can't be true since all the Romney ads say Obama can't run on his record.

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Jack Kennedy got 5 trillion as much pussy as Mitt ever has. Nyah nyah Mormon boy!

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Oh yeah–Obama pointed out that Mittens' strategy has been all over the map. Just like all of his other policy positions…

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Mittens strategy is to say anything it takes to get elected

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

"Go after the bad guys"

Come on, this isn't an episode of Power Rangers.

SorosBot October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Mitt wishes he could make his monster grow.

miss_grundy October 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

That's right, Bammerz, you school that white boy on foreign policy!

FakaktaSouth October 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

YOU LIE MITT – You did NOT want to go after the bad guys, you DID NOT. Lie, lie, lie.

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Mitt: "My strategy is broader than that." I'll do more — and I'll tell you exactly what it is after the election.

bikerlaureate October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Well, he's been honest to a fault so far.

. . .

We're all too wrapped up in instant gratification anyway.

GuanoFaucet October 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Obama should have said: Mitt's foreign policy strategy is all over the map, just like his bank accounts.

Doktor Zoom October 22, 2012 at 11:24 pm

I hit the "back" button on my browser to come back and up-fist this!

Barbara_ October 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Mitt: "We can't kill our way out of this."
"My strategy is to kill them."

hollywooddood October 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Willard would be more than happy to start a new war and send our daughters and sons (not his).

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Calling him on his strategy, nice, we don't any more Iraqs or Afghnanistans, no he wants Iran.

FraAnima October 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

KILL! KILL! KILL!

Muslin = bad!

johnnyzhivago October 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Arab Scholars?????????? WTF???? DRONES!!!!!!!!!

RomneysLogCabin October 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Where is Mitt's Stetson?

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Barry called out Mittens as a flip flopper 2 minutes into the debate. Bravo!

imissopus October 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

If we don't want another Iraq or Afghanistan, Mittens should probably fire all those fuckers he has on staff who got us into those messes in the first place.

sbj1964 October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Rmoney my plan is sending Arabs to school?

PugglesRule October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Oh Mittens, you don't give a flying frak about gender equality. Good grief. Stop the lies!!

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Now Mittens is anti-war and pro-Islam?

…error…rebooting…

"KILL ALL THE BROWNZ"

there, better.

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

lol a Republican talking about gender equality.

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

romney is calling for state building.

good to know.

johnnyzhivago October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

How about gender equality: drones that attack women?

SorosBot October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Mitt will "go after the bad guys". Glad to hear his foreign policy is based on 80s weekday afternoon cartoons.

Spurning Beer October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I believe that going after the good guys is a mistake.

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I believe it actually was worse than that. He said "kill the bad guys." Just in case the people in Arizona and Texas didn't get what he was saying. "Go after" is a little mamby-pamby for them.

mille derps October 23, 2012 at 8:12 am

Mitt to Bad Guys: "After you".

Bad Guys:"No, no- after YOU"…

MittBorg October 23, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Who knew The Bad Guys were Alphonse and Gaston?

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 23, 2012 at 12:04 am

Knowing is half the battle.

Doktor Zoom October 23, 2012 at 8:15 am

If only we could track down the Legion of Doom in their secret swampy headquarters!

sullivanst October 23, 2012 at 8:51 am

I thought his foreign policy was "President Obama is wrong about everything, so I will do exactly what he has been doing."

glamourdammerung October 23, 2012 at 9:02 am

Are the bad guys the ones with the red or the blue lasers?

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

UN? UN?!! WTF Mittens?!

oh all these wonderful things, gender equality blah blah — HOW YOU GONNA DO IT MITTSTER? You got nothin'.

faster_kittycat October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Fuck? Terrists and gender equality? Romney sux.

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Go after the bad guys.
Take them out of the picture.
Romeny's strategy is straight from a B movie.

Biff October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Worked for reagan, didn't it?

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Mitt's strategy is to go after the bad guys. This will be easy since they're the ones helpfully wearing black hats.

bikerlaureate October 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

With or without the CCCP monograms ?

AlterNewt October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

What's the point. Mitt won the toss backstage. It's over.

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Economic development = more Bechtel and Halliburton contracts.

GuanoFaucet October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Hahaha! Mitt, you don't give a shit about gender inequality.

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Mitt wants education, gender equality and the rule of law for other countries — what, and they're not good enough for us?

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

"gendered equality"

Glad Mitt supports that in the Middle East. I just wish he supported that here in the US as well…

PugglesRule October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

MALI! Drink again.

Biff October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

OK, mittens just opened the door for Mormon missionaries in the Middle East, hurray!

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Economic Development. Rejection of Violence, Gender Equality. All the things that the Modern Republican Party rejects at home.

johnnyzhivago October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

What is he talking about?

Spurning Beer October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Poor Molly.

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Russia! Drink!

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Right, Mitt — if you were president, you'd be in Mali and Syria. Please elaborate.

faster_kittycat October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Jesus, Romney has memorized his book report and is spouting, spouting.

Oooops. Russia.

sbj1964 October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Pell grants for Arabs,while cutting them for our kids!

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Mittens is calling for more foreign aid. How you gonna pay for that, Mitt? Have you asked your handlers what they think about that?

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

somebody gave miffed a binder on 'mali' and now miffed is all over mali.

even knows how to say it.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Russia! So glad Obama worked that idiotic comment of Mittens into the conversation!

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

The cold war is over and Romney has a sad.

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Oh shit! Barry is cutting a bitch.

viennawoods13 October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

oh yeah.

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Iraq? We're done with that quicksand.

VinnyThePooh October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Willard wants to turn the Middle East into Santa's Workshop.

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

whoa barry is cutting a bitch.

MittBorg October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Every time you've offered an opinion you've been wrong. Nice shot, Bamz!

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

More troops in Iraq, huh? Yeah, that'll go over well with the American people…GO OBAMA!

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Obama: "I know you haven't had a chance to actually execute foreign policy."

Take that, boy.

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

"You're living in the past, money boy!"

ProgressiveInga October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Oh, SNAP! "You said Russia is our biggest threat"….get 'im, Barry!

tracyhasfun October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Prez wearing flip-flop detectors.

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

The 1980's want their foreign policy back, the 1950's their social policy, the 1920's their economic policy, best line so far.

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

"You haven't had the opportunity to execute foreign policy…" OOOOO I love it when the Bamster sticks it in.

doloras October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

SO DOES MICHELLE HEY-OHHHHHHHHH!

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

He also said the Commander in Chief needs to be steady and consistent. Oooh, burn, Mitt!

Mittaplasia October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Ha! Bams points out Mitten's lack of presidential experience….drink!

FraAnima October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Mitt, you ignorant slut.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

"You have not been in a position to execute foreign policy" Thank you for reminding everyone how inexperienced Mittens is Bamz!

CheeseBro69 October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

ugh… Mitt Romney bitch face

sudsmckenzie October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Ooohh, Hopey is pulling the long knives out tonight.

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Depnds. Just like you wear.

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Chas, love the tip of the hat to Sen. McGovern.

SorosBot October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

And now Obama steals my "Mitt's living in the 80s" joke!

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

He liked the music but not the hair.

IndianaKevin October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Boom! The 1980s are calling, asking for their foreign policy back.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

"You were not only wrong, you were confusing"

Go Mr President!

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Ouch!
Every time you offered an opinion you were wrong!
Nice jab Barry.

Wadisay October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Mittens: Very conflict adverse and stammery so far.
Barry: Bringing it. "All over the map." No pun intended.

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

"Stammery" = "thoughtful" on FOX.

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Strong and Steady not wrong reckless.

sbj1964 October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

What Mitt is all over the map?Imagine that.

VinnyThePooh October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Barbary pirates in 4…3…2…

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

And Bamz should take credit for the fact that piracy is down to recent-record lows this year.

PugglesRule October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

"Of course I don't concur with the president about my record. That's inaccurate." No, you're just lying again, Mittz.

FakaktaSouth October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Rattling Mitt by getting in his face worked so well the last time, I think I will do it again. Get him PresO! Wrong Mitt, you're wrong, every time your open that lie-hole, you're wrong.

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

"quit attacking me!"
"excuse me!"

whiny bully butt.

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Awwww Mittens doesn't concur.

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Boo-bloody-hoo.

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Nice answer, Prez — Mitt's all over the map in terms of coming up with policies. That needs to be emphasized, since he has no damn idea what's going on in the world.

keepwalkin October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Please God just let it be over.

Let it be OVER, MAN………………..PLEASE!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

This is a debate of course he's going to attack you. You're not in the CEO's chair any more.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Miffed always thinks he's in the CEO's chair.

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Attacking Romney is not a foreign policy, but attacking Obama is a complete foreign policy, right?

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

right and the difference is we KNOW bamz' foreign policy. what we need tonight is to know mittens'. and he doesn't want to share.

viennawoods13 October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Well duh.

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Called on his Russia comment Mitt says that the President is wrong.

GuanoFaucet October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Romney is already rattled. This is going to be fucking awesome.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

"Putin" drink!

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Hearing either one complaining about attacks just always makes me cringe.

MittBorg October 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Please link to any sites that cite any complaints that President Obama has made about the GOP's nonstop attacks on him over the past four years, or Romney's attacks. AFAIK, Romney's the only one whining, although POTUS has far better cause for complaint, given that most of the attacks on him have been the result of the basest racism.

proudgrampa October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Romney's 1980s foreign policy: good move, Mr. President!

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

"The things that I've said, they don't happen to be accurate."

That's the only thing Romney's said all season that I agree with.

Mittaplasia October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Oh, the bully plays the victim. Pathetic, Mittens.

Biff October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Moar backbone!

SorosBot October 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Obama is being inaccurate by quoting the exact words Mittens said!

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

So Mitt Romney thinks talking about Romney's policy positions is the same thing as attacking him? ROTFLMAO!

FakaktaSouth October 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

You can attack me if you would like Mr President. Oh he DOES LIKE MItt, and OH YEAH he WILL attack your ass. PresO wants me to be a happy girl, you are fucked.

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Shut UP MITT! The President is talking.

UW8316154 October 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm

I love it when Bamz is the adult in the room.

MissTaken October 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

"Attacking me is not an agenda"
No, but it sure is fun to watch!

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

That's fine and dandy gentlemen, but why is the capital of New Zealand named for a type of boot?

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I bet neither knows where Melekeok is, how can we trust them when they talk about maps?

doloras October 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm

If you'd ever been there during winter, or as we call it "The Season of Horizontal Rain", you'd know.

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I own the Lord of the Rings extended versions, so I feel like I've been there.

doloras October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Part of that was shot in the park over my back fence, no lie.

MittBorg October 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm

May I come visit? I'll be VERY good.

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Actually, the PREVIOUS administration signed agreements with the Iraqi government which we were compelled to follow.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm

those fucking guys. they'll all be back if miffed steals the election. four more wars!

sbj1964 October 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Iran a country that sent 13 year old boys to fight.We're scared.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

OH YEAH–Bammerz did not let Mittens cut him off. GO OBAMA!

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Back to Iraq! One more time for extra Mission Accomplished!

PugglesRule October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Mitt's mouth is all over the place. He's trying to talk all over Obama again. Romney's got a condescending smile now.

Mittaplasia October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Ask about Tagg's voting machines…please?

Spurning Beer October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I demand that Wonkette put in place a Status of Horses agreement.

FraAnima October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Don't you just want to slap that smirky face?

Mumbletypeg October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Our Prez has been paying attention to what you've been on record saying, Mitt. Maybe it's time you did, too.

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Hopey is sounding very presidential.

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Yes- it's almost like he's been practicing!

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Hammer Mitt on saying we should keep troops in Iraq. The idiot is a bellicose fool and those sadly undecided voters need to hear it.

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Obama has brought this up about a half a dozen times just this far, and I hope he ends with this.

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Nation-building here at home FTW.

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Nation Building at Home! WOOHOO!

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Wrong and confusing, Obama lands a nice combination.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

We can't continue to do nation building in these nations–we have to do nation building at home

THAT line will go over well with the Americans–good one, Mr President.

SorosBot October 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

And the livefeed locks up again. Thanks, youtube!

orygoon October 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Mitt is trying so hard to stutter out his memorized talking points. Randomly.

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

"Tumult, derp, derp, derp, tumult…

littlebigdaddy October 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Zoomba: in case Tagg Romney is tased by the Secret Service, what is the rule in the official Wonkette drinking game?

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Now is the time on Wonkette when we dance.

Biff October 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Touch my monkey!

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Jim Lehrer is a lot more animated this time.

GuanoFaucet October 22, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Haha. Win.

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Nation building here at home!!! Yes!

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Bob, does your brother Tom still pal around with George Bush or is he so rich after that Texas Ranger deal he doesn't even talk to you any more?

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Fer realz??

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

true that

BlueStateLibel October 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Rmoney totally out of his depth on foreign policy, just like every other idiot U.S. CEO.

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

But disassembling companies is JUST like leading a government!

AlterNewt October 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm

But what about Cylon? And Siam?

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm

And Kobol!

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

And the Sudentenland?

finallyhappy October 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Fracking
toasters!

Doktor Zoom October 22, 2012 at 11:29 pm

It's the skinjobs you gotta watch out for.

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Is it just me, or is Bammers making Mittens look like a bellicose dithering flithering fool? Or maybe Mittens is doing it to himself.

ProgressiveInga October 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm

The Taggster is not amused.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm

"Ultimately, Syrians are going to have to determine their own future"

Snark off–my grandfather was Syrian, and he would wholeheartedly agree with this. I am so glad he did not live to see W's rule…

MittBorg October 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Do you mind if I just hang my mouth open and say "How cool!"?

As an Ethnic, I feel obliged to be interested in all other Ethnics. Even Semi-Ethnics. So, was he a Nestorian Christian? Or a Mar Thomite? And did he teach you anything about Syria?

Callyson October 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm

He was pretty agnostic, actually–I'm not sure what religion he was raised in. And he taught me a little about Syria, though he was mostly glad to be in the US. I still miss the Syrian picnics that I used to go to as a kid though–the food was great.

MittBorg October 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm

The food is fab. I don't have enough recipes, so feel free to enrich me. I just made friends with a sweet little Syrian girl who is threatening to dye her white kitten the colours of the flag (!). Don't know enough about the country, reading recommendations and personal viewpoints solicited like crazy. Thanks, sweetie.

Callyson October 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I never got the recipes, sadly :-(

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

bamz doesn't need to be funny. he lives this crap. he can rattle it off extempore from his mother wit.

gullywompr October 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Syria is a good investment

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Are you suggesting we invade Syria?

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I want the president to ask Romney this every single time he rattles the saber.

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

If only the moderator would!

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Speak of the devil, Bob just did this in so many words.

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Agreed. I hate fucking chicken hawks.

biraweeyaz October 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

How long before the Israel dick-sucking begins? I WANNA SEE SOME ISRAEL DICK SUCKING

doloras October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

And Palestine is holding the video camera!

MittBorg October 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Mitt's coming apart. He keeps contradicting himself. Singing a replacement government. Hmmm.

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Oh, we want the CIA to take care of it.

MissTaken October 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

“The Cold War called and it wants its foreign policy back”

Yeah, well the jerk store called and they want their 0100011111. ERROR ERROR

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Mittens is repeating everything Obama said about Syria so far.

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

But acting like he's saying something new

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

A council in Syria? sounds like socialism.

WordSaladNation October 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I usually watch the livestream on my computer behind all these other windows, and so I just looked at the actual video and WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH THAT TIE, MITTENS?

Spurning Beer October 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

We must let the free market deal with Syria. Let them rise above their differences through marketing of their famous flatbread.

coolhandnuke October 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Mitt's skin color has moved from nutsack red to sphincter crimson.

ProgressiveInga October 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Gross, but accurate.

Not_Mother October 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

It's early but this is like Denver in reverse.

PugglesRule October 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Is Romney saying that we should coordinate a coup in Syria??

gullywompr October 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Mitt's a little bereft of detail, no?

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Honestly I have no idea what Mitt's actual policy is right now, he's talking in circles like a dog chasing its tail.

Spurning Beer October 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

A sod must go.

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Have you perhaps heard of the Muslim Brotherhood? They're not just in Egypt, you know.

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Just ask Michele B- she can tell y'all all about them there sleeper cells right here in our State Dept…

MittBorg October 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Did you hear the Muslim Brotherhood's response to those accusations? It was truly LOLworthy.

Wadisay October 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Mitt brought his tie-died T-shirt and peace sign tonight.

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

That T-shirt is from Neimans and it cost $1,800.

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Mitt: "Syria is Iran's only ally in the area — it's their route to the sea…"

wtf. Persian Gulf, dumbass. Of course, if the Iranian navy (i.e. twelve rubber boats) wants to operate in the Mediterranean they can use ports in — um — Lebanon, the country next to Syria. This is a Palinesque display of foreign policy expertise.

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Who gets to decide which ones are the good insurgents?

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Whichever ones Egg calls "those people."

Spurning Beer October 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Oh, I'm sorry, Bob. I thought you said "Assyria."

HouseOfTheBlueLights October 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Indicating that his middle east policy is in the 1980s, BCE.

MittBorg October 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Is it because his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold?

AlterNewt October 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

We don't get "drawn in", we get PUSHED in.

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Honestly, what in the hell is Mitt blabbering on about?

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

He doesn't know either.

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 10:29 pm

He could tell us, but then he'd have to kill us.

DemmeFatale October 22, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Something to do with horses and bayonets, I think.

Veritas78 October 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Good luck with your leadership role in Syria, Mitt.

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I hear the Syrians take direction very well from Mormon gazillionaires.

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

mitt sounds like he's working on the SAT essay portion.

and losing.

FakaktaSouth October 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Wait, what am I talking about? I have no idea. Poor Mitt. He is having trouble with all the names they told him to memorize.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

"We should be playing a leadership role"

FFS, I am so tired of this line–it seems to be the default way to bash Obama when the righties have no facts…

doloras October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

It means "We should bully people, kick ass and make them grovel".

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

We don't have friends in the Middle East. We have frenemies.

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

The Bahrainis aren't particularly pissed at us

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

They are the true Capitalists of the region. Romney would feel at home there.

Wadisay October 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Shorter version: Mitt and Bamz are in violent agreement on Syria.

Powerpuff_Grl October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

In going on about all the things he thinks we need to do in Syria, EVERYTHING Mitt says we should do is EXACTLY what Obama's administration is ACTUALLY DOING!!

So, the only time Mitt embraces a clear policy is when it belongs to Obama?

Chow Yun Flat October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Romney is in way over his head–it is clear he doesn't know shit every time he opens his mouth.

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Mission creep and mission muddle. Stay away from the military jargon, Bams.

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

KICK HIM BAMMY! Get your "mission creep" on. Yeah!

Osama bin Laden! DRINK TWICE.

Spurning Beer October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

MItt spent time in France dong Mission Creep.

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Mitt's smile/scowl makes him look like a badly-carved pumpkin.

MissNancyPriss October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

that's exactly right.

Pat_Pending October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

As a Giants fan, this is a very difficult night of channel flipping…

MissTaken October 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Vogey Vogey Vogey!

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Bats're on FIRE!

mavenmaven October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Is he finally going to say that we liberated Libya and Romney's people led us into destruction in Iraq?

SorosBot October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

So Mitt's foreign policy is basically that whatever Obama has done, the opposite.

Jennyjen798 October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Sort of. As long as the opposite of what Bamz would do is send soldiers on a pointless war.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

"What ever it is I'm against it!"

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Wait, Mitt: "Find organized parties" in country, arm them and send them as Insurgents against the occupying government? Great! That sounds exactly like what we did in Afghanistan in the 80's. That worked out really well.

Tell us more about what John Bolton and Dan Senor think we should do about Syria.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Gadaffi had more American blood on his hands than anyone other than OBL

Good way to remind the Americans who got Osama, Mr President…nice!

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Why does Bishop Romney think that he can fact check President Obama? He said they weren't going to let fact checkers run their campaign!

MittBorg October 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

He meant HIS OWN campaign. He wants Conservapedia factcheckers to run Obama's campaign.

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

He needs to send them at least $10, then. Visa and Mastercard accepted.

FakaktaSouth October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I love mad PresO, love his tone, love his, hey dude, this is serious and you are a dumbfuck here and I do not care for it, you or your suggestions. We were gonna FINISH, bitch.

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

yup. this is a huge strength for him and he's playing it.

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Doing things in a careful thoughtful way, is he trying to appeal to Americans.

VinnyThePooh October 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Syria's new government: WalMart.

Not_Mother October 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Romney big tactical error committing to war with syria

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Did Mitt say he wants to replace Assad with a Nude Government? Or is that just me?

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

depends on who's actually, you know, nude.

MittBorg October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

He said Nuke. I swear.

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

"Noob?"

MittBorg October 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Actually …

coolhandnuke October 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

How can you replace Assad without military involvement, Mitt?

mavenmaven October 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Oh, wow, Romney is so full of crap! We want to remove Assad, but without the military, and we want to lead, but have our allies be on the ground? What nonsense!

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Oh, we've tried putting in a government 'friendly to us' in, hmmm, Iraq (after Mossadeq), Iraq (recently), and on and on.

SorosBot October 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Gah stupid livefeed only wants to work when I'm on that tab for some reason. Grr.

MissTaken October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

would msnbc or cnn be better?

SorosBot October 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

No, neither one of them worked at all. Gah. I blame all of them having some extra auto-updating bullshit like fucking twitter comments. WTF newsmasters? Nobody gives a shit about anything on twitter.

Biff October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Try a separate window instead of tab?

viennawoods13 October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm
MittBorg October 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

"Arms! Arms! Where does General Sherman keep his ARMIES???"

In his fucking sleevies, Mitt.

FakaktaSouth October 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Oh my god I just snorted. and guffawed. and almost got out of a hate-mood. ALMOST, but the mitt-hate, it is so strong.

MittBorg October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I want to squeeze his turkey neck. With, um, celery stalks. At midnight.

sbj1964 October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Mitt,does not want to use our Military.He might have to run off to France.

Veritas78 October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Pussy. This is a test. Pussy.

lulzmonger October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Hoo boy … Willard has checkers, BHO has chess-pieces.

"No place for our military in Syria" = Bloody Bill Krystal is quietly baaaawing in the back of the RomneyJet.

doloras October 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

And Jerome Corsi is comforting him.

lulzmonger October 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

EEeEEeeeewwwwwwwww.

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Pictures, PLEEZE!

Wadisay October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Mitt wants American leadership. He wants to be the Man on the White Horse (Rafalca).

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Rafalca is blah. Can't go to the White House. Must stay in Kalifornia.

Mittaplasia October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Mitt's stuttering like he did too much crank.

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Not enough.

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Bishop Romney embracing "Leading from behind"… Is that what Gloria Allred's "October Surprise" is all about?

Pat_Pending October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

"Our objectives are… remove Assad but do it without troops. Let the partners do it, but we have to do something, it's very bad and we can give them arms and….."

Word salad time again!

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

"a council of some kind."
"no troops, but arms."
What the fuck is this fucker fucking trying to say?

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Dude's trying to fill his 2 minutes with "yada yada yada", but he's never "yada'd". It's against the Mormon roolz.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

"This has been going on for a year"

Christ, imagine if Mittens had been around during the American civil war:

"Come on, guys, it's been a year–they won. Let them secede. Tough luck for the slaves."

proudgrampa October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Oooh. I like what I am hearing.

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Hey dopey he just said we were leading the effort, Mitt is just spitting out drivel from his memory bank.
He has no different ideas.

orygoon October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I don't want our military in Syria either, especially what with The Spare being a military now.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

You can't just go throwing guns at people, mittens.

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Mitt has fallen into the the trap of assuming that if he doesn't know about something that it must not be happening

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

You know WHO ELSE conducted a proxy war in a foreign country wracked by Civil War?

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Wasn't that just the entire Cold War though

Spurning Beer October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Candy Crowley?

ifthethunderdontgetya October 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

GEORGE HITLER W. BUSH!!!
~

SorosBot October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush?

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

You forgot William Randolph Hearst.

Doktor Zoom October 22, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Not that Dewey…

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 11:42 pm

To Err is Truman

bikerlaureate October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

France ?

Lascauxcaveman October 23, 2012 at 2:38 am

That buddy of Francisco Franco's, way back when. I forget his name I'm pretty sure they are both still dead.

Incitefully_Joe October 23, 2012 at 9:07 am

Andrew Breitbart?

BaldarTFlagass October 23, 2012 at 8:09 am

Was it Fidel in Angola or Uncle Joe in Spain or LBJ in Vietnam or Harry Truman in Greece or Stalin/Mao in Korea or Nixon in the Yom Kippur War?

mille derps October 23, 2012 at 8:36 am

AOTK.

sullivanst October 23, 2012 at 8:48 am

Mussolini?

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Okay, that was a softball question, Bob, but since it helps the president, I'll allow it. lol

WordSaladNation October 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Isn't Syria right between Libya and Kenya?

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Can you see Russia from there?

WordSaladNation October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Oh, right! It's in between Jersey City and Hoboken!

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 11:28 pm

That's where it is on the FOX News map…

gullywompr October 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

JFK! Drink!

Veritas78 October 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

It sounds like wussy?

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Mittens is noticeably less eager to butt in and talk over the top of the President and the moderator. One of his handlers must have told him it makes him look like a jerkbag.

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Or mebbe he's just knows nothing about the topic.

Loch_Nessosaur October 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Bamz has his stink eye on tonight.

MittBorg October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

He sure do, don't he?

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

"recognize the rights of women" drink!

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Obama sure looks alert and decisive here–at a minimum, this won't be Denver II…

VinnyThePooh October 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

This is longest I've ever seen Mitt with his mouth shut.

WordSaladNation October 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Thank GOD Sully is off the ledge: "Obama basically tells Romney that his "new policy" on Syria is actually already being executed by the Obama administration. In fact, almost everything Romney is currently advocating is Obama foreign policy. And dismissing military involvement in Syria is another denial of neoconservative doctrine. Romney is effectively endorsing Obama's foreign policy, except for demanding that we "lead" in some amorphous way."

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Maybe Bain Capital could help out Egypt!!

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

they could buy them out and bankrupt them! oh did you say "help"? sorry, never mind.

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

He's wearing a British tie. Just sayin'…

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

This Obama guys knows something about the situation in Egypt. I could vote for him. The other guys is trying to get me to buy a used Altima.

PugglesRule October 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Non-corrupt economy in Eqypt? Well, Romney would not understand that.

NellCote71 October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

No money to be made from a non-corrupt economy.

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

No surprise that Obama is winning. Foreigners know a lot more about foreign stuff than we do.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Mittens' eyes keep looking like they are watering up. I think he realizes that he's got a fighter for an opponent now…

sudsmckenzie October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

I think Hopey would be happy to talk about this shit for about the next 4 or 5 hours.

ProgressiveInga October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Scheiffer is snoring. WAKE UP, BOB!

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

I love how Bamz keeps bringing this foreign poicy debate back to domestic issues.

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

I was hoping he would do that. He's in control.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 11:31 pm

And Mittens fed into that by doing the same thing, thus giving Obama a chance to make up for Denver. Yes!

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Yes, hindsight is truly a bitch.

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

I love how Mitt has been forced to say "I agree with the president" as many times as he has.

smashaduck October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Entrepreneurial conference? Is that like a time-share conference? Do they have a shrimp tower?

clblabin October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Barry's doing good with the undeciditards on CNN so far.

WordSaladNation October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

If Mitt Romney breaks out into George Michael's "Freedom '90," I'm SO GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM.

orygoon October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Barry wins, Giants win, Bears win. A night of win. Please.

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Agreeing with Barack, wow, the Rombot 2.0 is having a programing malfunction.

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

And going against Neocon theology

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

"Freedom voices"? WTF? Really?

PugglesRule October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Also, too, you betcha.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

wasn't that the name of Ashcroft's group?

"Let the Eeeeeeagle soooooar"

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Mittster is waffling and whining and wussing. "I felt the same as the president did …" In other words, Barry was RIGHT and you're a tool.

gullywompr October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Freedom voices?

GuanoFaucet October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Freedom voices? That's positively Palinesque.

Mittens Howell, III October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

What time is Dick Cheney scheduled to burst out of Romney's chest?

Veritas78 October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

What is this crystalline vision of Mitt's of which we are bereft? Another leg cut off.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Mittens wants to talk about how he wishes we had had a better vision of the future in Egypt? Where the fuck was he when we went into Iraq with no postwar planning?

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

as i said to mr. fuflans: 'righhhhhhhtttt. a mittens administration would have bailed on mubarek'.

right.

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

"We need to get them into a leadership role. They don't have a plan." Maybe Tagg and his buddies could knock on the doors in Syria and get them to convert to the Church of LDS…

Zango Crudmonger October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

I'm still trying to make sense of Mitt's "Syria is Iran's route to the sea." On my maps Iranians have quite a bit of shoreline w/o going through Syria.

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

it's because they don't have us america maps and such.

Biff October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Syrian Gulf!

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Ann Romney: "What do you know about passion, Mitt?"

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Damn — Mitt just pissed off his base by saying he agrees on getting rid of Mubarak — Assity and the right-wing radio jocks have been saying for years that that opened the door for the Muslim Brotherhood to take over the country and it's an essential post of their armageddon-speak.

gullywompr October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

The fucking economy! Geezuss!

smashaduck October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Is he running for Miss America now too? World Peace, bitches!

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 11:32 pm

After tonight's performance, he has a better chance in that contest.

Wadisay October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

I get the impression both of these guys want to be done talking about this shit going down in the Arab world.

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

We should be drilling for oil and gas in Australia.

ProgressiveInga October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

"We want a peaceful planet"
Except for birds. We'll kill those to make more coal.

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Why is Romney even taking Iran at its word if he hates them so much?

imissopus October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Romney already sounds tired.

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

i think this is bamz actually not politicking much. i guess he doesn't need to.

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I wish we had a better vision for the future.
Gah!
Bring back Nancy Reagan’s horoscopes.

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Mittbot is overheating. Someone check his auxiliary fan.

sbj1964 October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Mormon Bishop Mitt is now a dove.Mormon Jesus is not fooled.

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

It's not economy night Robo-man, it's foreign policy night, so quit trying to hijack. Schieffer ain't gonna have it.

prommie October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Mitt's trying to bring the debt into this! Lame ass fuckwit fuck you!

MissTaken October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Mitt's eyes look watery. Can't be tears, must be a new lubricant program for his eyelid function.

Pat_Pending October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

This is what a CEO in the headlights looks like.

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

We're blessed with Terrific Soldiers. None of them are Romneys.

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Back to the economy, yeah Mitt showing his full lack of knowledge on foreign policy. We have allies, a stunning observation.

HouseOfTheBlueLights October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

42 of them! It's the answer to life, the universe and everything!

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I wonder how the right-wingers are reacting to miffed saying things like "allies" and "peace"?

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Our debt is the strongest national security threat we face

Yeah–going to fight two wars AND cutting taxes AND adding a bungled and wasteful prescription drug benefit will do that. And who was President then?

FakaktaSouth October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

BLAH BLAH When's Mitt gonna talk about all his foreign country experience through the Olympics? Seriously? He's drowning here.

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

You hold his feet. I'll push on his pretty hair.

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

These colors don't run. The world.

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

What is Mitt talking about?
He's like a random word algorithm.

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Mitt, a trillion dollar cut to our military over ten years would only cut out some of the fat that got injected into it since 9/11. We'd still be the largest, most expensive, most shitkicking military in the fuckin' world.

lulzmonger October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Every time I hear that rhetorical pip "unthinkable," I say "think better next time, motherfucker."

Every. Last. Time.

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Mitt: we're blessed with terrific soldiers..

Yeah, but the sailors, airmen, and Marines suck, eh, Mitt?

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

we only have 42 friends?

the fuck? fucking facebook.

MissTaken October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Iraq, Iran
Potato, Potatoe
Are they really any different, Mitt??

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Bomb them both- then all distinctions will be as naught.

Veritas78 October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

We're second to none, but… We have the most allies, but… We're the most powerful, but we have no influence?

Okay, this is all a loser for the Mittster.

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Of course what's good for our largest corporations is foremost in our foreign policy.

orygoon October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Money for the military AND the debt is bad. All in one breath.

Sigh.

Wadisay October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

America is not stronger anywhere in the world.

Mittens leads with his not-inconsiderable chin.

No_Wire_Hangers October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Mittens is talking in generalities b/c foreign po' ain't his bag. That's also why he's being a kitten tonight. Nice try Mittens. Not gone work.

bikerlaureate October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Why did his brain trust agree to the final debate being on foreign policy? Is it yet another internal sabotage maneuver?

VinnyThePooh October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Because all those things work so well here in America.

Biff October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

If people vote for peace, mittens, you ain't got a prayer!

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Sadly, saber-rattling works quite well as an election strategy with U.S. Americans.

sbj1964 October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Defending oil.Thats what Mittens is talking about.

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Mitt: "When there are elections, people tend to vote for peace, not for war."

ETA: "Unless they vote for me."

Mumbletypeg October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

"Elections… Some of my favorite sons, own voting machine software development corps."

gullywompr October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Mitt would teach the world to sing in perfect harmony.

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

I'd like to buy the world a smoke.

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

He'd like some money from the Kochs. They keep him company.

Not_Mother October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Hopey talking about PRINCIPLES. Stench talking about his PRINCIPALS.

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

This is 90 minutes of "we need leadership" basically.

MilwaukeeKent October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

It's weird really, the whole Arab Spring began when one Tunisian street-vendor, apparently upset about permit bureaucracy and maybe kickbacks to local honchos, set himself on fire. You'd think the American Right, with all their inane blather about free, unregulated markets, would pick that up and run with it. Nah Ah, You know, brown people and all that…all those little brown people are better off, for our interests, under the thumbs of strongmen and dictators. A-and, here's the pivot to the economy from Mr. Business.

Biff October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I've got a gas can and a Zippo here, somewhere.

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

AGAIN with the economy? STAY ON TOPIC Rominator.

Pat_Pending October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Human rights, human dignity, free enterprise… It's a little like tuna surprise with chocolate syrup.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Romney keeps trying to make this about the economy. He knows his attacks on Obama's foreign policy backfired…

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

"Looking back on President Obama, and even back further than that…"

The Trapper Keeper just blamed W!

ProgressiveInga October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Flop sweat is never a good thing.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

"our economy our military" blah blah blah platitudes yawn. way to go mitt!

No_Wire_Hangers October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Is that a hair out of place?! Ring the ALARM. Mittens comes undone…

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Jobs, jobs, jobs, and strengthening the military. Something new from Mittens.

PugglesRule October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

So now he's dragging the US economy into this?? WTF Mittens. But on foreign policy he's all platitudes.

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Shorter Mitt: War is Peace.

Honestly, that's his foreign policy. That's it. There is nothing else there.

gullywompr October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

This.

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Mitt, at the end of Bush's term, not even the Brits and Canadians were all that friendly with us. Things are better now.

ElPinche October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Mitt is playing follow the leader….paraphrasing everything Obama says. What clueless fuck.

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Allies is plural, Mitt, not just Israel.

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Mitt: "I think the tension that existed between the US and Israel was terrible."

Only during your visit, dumbass.

BathroomGoblin October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

One Third Done

Gagh.

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

And Mittens has used 3/4 of it. Does that mean he has to shutthefuckup in 15 minutes?

Powerpuff_Grl October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

For the last 3 and 1/2 minutes, it's been all Mitt. WTF????

forgracie October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

No jerbs is good news fer them military recruiters. Millard, you don't want yer purty boys getting' drafted or nothing do you?

MissTaken October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

The growth rate is NOT slowing down, you fuck face.

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Yes, the President speaking out on Iranian dissent would have gotten a lot of them killed.

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Mitt is ill informed and reckless at best

orygoon October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Anodyne Mitt is the flavor of the night.

No_Wire_Hangers October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Barry's face is all bitch, pleaseeeee.

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Bullshit! You can NOT bring this back to the economy, muthafucka!

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

At this point, he is literally stringing together a bunch of bullshit words and talking points. Thers is no there there with this Romney.

VinnyThePooh October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

43% of global military spending isn't strong enough, Mitt?

Veritas78 October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Mitt cannot win on this turf. Barack swings a bigger dick.

Not_Mother October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Not the same O on split screen…looking at roney like WTF you babbling about?

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

We ended the war in Iraq…we can refocus on the terrorist threat

Nice, Mr President!

sbj1964 October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Mitt has no principles,how can he lead?

prommie October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Nice kissing the ass of Israel Mitt! Fuck Mittt, fuck Mitt dumbass fuck I hate his fucking investment banker fraudster lying fraud ass.

Wadisay October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

God, it seems like Mittens has been yammering on for about 5 hours. America, do you really want to listen to this stammering fuck for 4 years?

415buzzard October 23, 2012 at 11:36 am

I kept waiting for a "moderator" to shut the fucker down but then I remembered it was Old Bob, who seemed to fall asleep when Mittens was speaking, for three hours at a time

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

DEARGAWD When will Mittens wipe that smug fucking condescending smirk off his fucking face?

orygoon October 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

That expression of his scares me.

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

He used Ann's Botox. It's stuck there for at least a week.

MissNancyPriss October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

i think it's melting off

DemmeFatale October 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

I love the way Mitt keeps trying to talk about the US economy.

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Bamz should say, "We'd have plenty of money if everyone paid their income tax."

miss_grundy October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

A doofus on Facebook decided to go after me because I believe everyone should pay their taxes and I went after his boy for hiding his money in the Caymans and Switzerland. Then he whined about how much Michelle spends on clothing, when Annie spends more and looks bad.

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Those big prints of hers look like shower curtains.

Esteev October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Each of his policies actually do contradict themselves!

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Like BAIN CAPITAL!

Pat_Pending October 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

In other news, St. Louis just loaded the bases with Sandoval coming up in the bottom of the third. 7-0, Giants. Which means I can go back to CSPAN without chewing my nails off.

MissTaken October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Giants be kicking ass!

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Don't you just want to slap that smug smile of Mitt's face. With a bag of votes of course.

Pat_Pending October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

If lightly salted poisoned dicks be votes, then slap on….

DemmeFatale October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Obama is slapping that shit right off, (with votes, of course).

sudsmckenzie October 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I don't think either of these two give a shit about Brazil.

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Obama can find it on the map, though

Blueb4sinrise October 22, 2012 at 11:01 pm

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

VinnyThePooh October 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Obama needs to channel some Les Grossman.

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Hey Mr. President, Mitt's gonna bring manufacturing back to our shores, too — why, with the elimination of child labor laws, the Nike factory will be cost-effective here.

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I don't think Mitt has said anything of substance yet. It's all Republican talking points and bumper sticker speak.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

tax the rich!

miss_grundy October 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

And Bammerz is now repeating his domestic policy plank during the foreign policy question period…..

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

See what the President is doing right here, Mitt? He's talking SPECIFICS. Bring manufacturing jobs back. Cut exports by 2020. Actual ideas, not bullshit blather.

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Bush, Cheney DRINK!

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Mitt Romney looks like he's seriously about to cry over here. It's like a deer in headlights that actually understands its situation.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

bwahahha bush/cheney slam!

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Wrong and reckless policies again that right left combo again.

Barbara_ October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Awesome tweet:
Bill Maher ‏@billmaher
Mitt's entire debate strategy: What he just said, but from a white guy

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Not rewarding companies that are shipping jobs overseas *cough* Sensata *cough* BAIN *cough* *cough*

GuanoFaucet October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Yes, tie Mitt to GWB! Keep fucking doing this.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Praised George W Bush as a good economic steward? Even *I* forgot that one–good reminder, Mr President!

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

"I'll will force Congress to do my bidding."

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Works for me…

Biff October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

12 million jerbs! Drink!

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

12 million drinks? oh boy.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 11:39 pm

That's how many I'll need if that fucker Mittens manages to take the White House…

PugglesRule October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

"Taking us back to those strategies that got us into this mess…" Barry's right. Why is Romney talking about the economy? Hey, Schieffer, want to moderate and tell him to stay on topic???

Spurning Beer October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Five simple steps!

No_Wire_Hangers October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

back to jerbs. always jerbs. jerbs, jerbs, jerbs!

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

he thinks he's oprah. you get a jerb! you get a jerb! you get a jerb!

Pat_Pending October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Oh fuck, are we back to 'I know what it takes, it takes five simple steps' again? Sheez.

gullywompr October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

This guy's stuck in the last debate

SorosBot October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

OK, I heard Obama briefly mention Mittens praising Bush and Dick; awesome.

IndianaKevin October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Hey, wait! Mitt's got a plan!

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Wow. After that excoriating hit — dragging Mitt's admiration of Dubya and Cheney into this — I don't think we're gonna see a smiling Egg at the end of this.

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

DO NOT WANT

mavenmaven October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

was it clever for Obama to shift back to the economy?

DemmeFatale October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Mitt is looking more weasley and beady-eyed by the minute

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Romney is losing so he's bring out all his domestic dead horses to beat

FakaktaSouth October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

OOOH Bringing up the great Satan Cheney and how much Mitt likes him, Oh Barry, you didn't. Fuck yeah, Mitt wouldn't even be as GOOD as Cheney, he would TOTALLY miss that guy's face and like, shoot him in the balls on accident. Good God.

prommie October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Oh damn now you are making that bet so hard.

Veritas78 October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I gotta policy for the future heh heh right here in my pants. Let's go take advantage of Latin America. They'll love that!

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

They have oil in Latin America. Although it is full of coloredz.

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

NORTH American independence? Wait are we going to annex Canada under Romney's plan?

Loch_Nessosaur October 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

The Cananschluss.

viennawoods13 October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Yes, because that worked out so well for you Yankees 200 years ago.

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

One of his five points?

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Latin America? HOW MITT? They can't all mow your lawn.

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

The car elevator will be powered by browns.

BoatOfVelociraptors October 23, 2012 at 1:48 am

He's running for president for Pete's sake.

Jennyjen798 October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Jobs in China, he means.

Spurning Beer October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

We have not properly taken advantage of Latin America. Mitt knows how to do that.

HouseOfTheBlueLights October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Brazil! Drink!

Loch_Nessosaur October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Hannity's already called it – Mitt won tonight.

MissTaken October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I show great wisdom and judgement when I shoot my friends in their face,

sbj1964 October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Your party Mitt was the one that got us into this shit!

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

so the tact here is to always sheer back to the economy i guess?

i want to know who mitt will bomb and this is what i was promised.

fucking debates.

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I love how Romney keeps bringing up Obama's employment promise without qualifying it with the reality that the Republican Congress did EVERYTHING in its power to thwart Obama putting people back to work. It was nothing short of sheer economic sabotage.

No_Wire_Hangers October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

but that would be acknowledging reality, a feat republicans aren't known for.

No_Wire_Hangers October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Particularly in latin america. I love latin america. I love latin americans. in fact i was born in mexico.

ProgressiveInga October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Time zone opportunities are so important.

Mumbletypeg October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

and Kirsten Boyd Johnston just laughed SO HARD. Have I already gotten her drunk??? (OK, so that’s our Special Guest, who IS yelling at furniture already!)

Oh thanks for briefing us, Dok. HI KIRSTEN

gullywompr October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Does Mitt even remember the question?

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Latin America is not a single country nor is it a single economy, Mitt

Mittaplasia October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

But…but…Mitt said in the last debate that goverment didn't create jobs, but if he is president he will create 12 million jobs. WTF, Mittnocchio???

bikerlaureate October 22, 2012 at 9:53 pm

The TVA was a librul myth!!!!!1!

MilwaukeeKent October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Twits really think the US shoulda jumped in loud, with both feet, behind the Iranian uprising. That would have shut it down immediately. Mitt, one word (cough) Mossadegh (cough).

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

That spending and borrowing binge began in 2001.

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Renewable Latin Americans is a huge opportunity for us.

Did Mitt just blurt out "Time zones" for no reason?

viennawoods13 October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Jesus no his 5 step plan.

coolhandnuke October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Mitt's got that petulant Country Club jaundiced look in his eyes–the eye of the liar.

Powerpuff_Grl October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Greece doesn't have it's own currency, let alone a RESERVE CURRENCY, you fuckhead!

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Who needs reserve currency when you have worry beads?

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

"I will get us on track. I will do this I will do that. etc" How Mittens? How? oh you have no answers.

sbj1964 October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

What now he's for teachers?

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm

He likes them the same way he likes Big Bird.

SorosBot October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Mitt again says he knows how to created 12 million new jobs. WELL THEN WHAT IS IT, MITT? HOW DO YOU KNOW HOW TO CREATE NEW JOBS? We can't just trust you; how the hell would you know it when you have absolutely no experience relevant to creating jobs, only in destroying them?

MissTaken October 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

But but but government doesn't create jobs, and he wants to be head of the government, I'z confussed.

SorosBot October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

It's almost as if he doesn't really have a plan but is just attacking and making vague promises he can't fulfill.

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

It's a seekrit. You have to elect him to find out.

BlueStateLibel October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Mitt gives a shout-out to the Brazilian invaders from Latin America, thanks a lot.

UW8316154 October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Mitt: "We've got to champion small business." By giving tax cuts to rich people who don't own small businesses?

forgracie October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Small business will bring peace to the world!

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I'm guessing Mittens is a closet Brony.

Ha! I just added Brony to my dictionary.

Pat_Pending October 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

He certainly has the luxurious hair. It just needs to be purple or blue or pink.

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Because clearly Greece is exactly the same as the US, right?

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

the road to Greece…and that's where we're headed right now

Oh FFS, this is such hyperbole I can't even stand it. Every responsible economist will tell you that we are far from becoming Greece…

MilwaukeeKent October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Connecticut, with the same GDP as Greece, is always on the verge of bankruptcy (?) so, you know, Mitt, business experience…We'd have to fall pretty far.

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Come on Barry smack him down, oh yeah small business development in MA 48th and Mitt and Barry are small businesses in Mitt's definition. Going for the jugular.

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

I love that he knows that it's 47th, but wants to try and bait Mitt into saying such a horrendous number. lol

SorosBot October 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

And then he says he'll stop government spending. But I thought he wanted to create jobs? Cutting spending destroys jobs, the exact opposite, moron. PS so dopes destroying unions.

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

It requires magic

Esteev October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

GOVT DOESN'T CREATE JERRRBS!!!!11!

Spurning Beer October 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

The American People do not care for math and science, Barack.

iburl October 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I believe world peace could be achieved if Dr. Zoom swears to never again post anything with a pony in it.

mavenmaven October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Can we get back to ponies, bob?

Veritas78 October 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Smack, smack, smack. A-Game here tonight.

PugglesRule October 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Oooh Massachusetts 48th of 50 in small business growth. Mitt was so good at that there. And Barry's bringing up class size as a way to be more competitive.

lulzmonger October 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Willard uses … U DIDNT SMALL BIDNIZ THAT!
It's … NOT VERY EFFECTIVE!

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Obama used Counter!
Romney fainted!

VinnyThePooh October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

BOOM!

Mumbletypeg October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

yay plug for math teachers!!

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

(big gulp by Romney)

Was Mittens seriously expecting that he would whip Obama's ass? He looks freaked out that he is having no such luck…

starfanglednut October 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Arguing with someone smarter is very punishing to an ego like Romney's.

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Obama is SO UPPITY throwing Romney's words in his face like that !!1!

FraAnima October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Strange fruit.

starfanglednut October 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Yeah, why don't he go back to his watermelon patch!

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Great argument on teachers Barry.

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I still have a home in Massachusetts.

prommie October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I'm magic, I am the magic Romney magic man, I willl just do these things, I will wave my magic hands and make jobs, I don't need specific policy proposals, I am magic, I have magic Mormon magic powers, no policies needed, I am just gonna tell you I am gonna make jobs balance the budget, cure cancer, I am gonna make the sun shine every day and make the lion lie down with the lamb I am magic Mitt Romney!

No_Wire_Hangers October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

My state is great. Yeah, it's run by Dems…

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Oh God, he is going to take credit for the hard work that *other people* in Mass did for that state's education. Asshole.

sbj1964 October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Mitts all about short term profits.

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

This is NOT an economic debate! Why doesn't Schaeffer shut him down?

Mittaplasia October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

C'mon. moderator, grow a pair…oh, they dried up long ago; damn!

VinnyThePooh October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Keep dodging the questions, Mitt.

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Barack's inner Joe emerges.

redarmyzombie October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Hey guys, sorry I'm late; what'd I miss?

HouseOfTheBlueLights October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Turns out Mitt's behind the Wonkette Brazilian invasion. Don't ask.

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

that was 10 years before you took office!
Interrupt his interrupting ass, Bammy!

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Fighting back Barry, come on go Marcellus Wallace on his ass.

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

We need Small Businesses! With tiny little people, like those wonderful Chinese who live packed in Dorms, work 12 hour days and get paid $5 a day!

Also, our air and water is too clean.

MittBorg October 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm

That wasn't racist at all, CRE.

C_R_Eature October 24, 2012 at 6:58 pm

OK, Thanks! I'm sorry, I'll try harder.

MittBorg October 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm

(uncoils stinging whip)

Bad CRE_ature! BAD!

C_R_Eature October 24, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Ow! Hey, not the Hectocotylus!

MittBorg October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

OW! PBO just whacked him!

starfanglednut October 22, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Hi z baby. How ya doin. I'm sooooooo nervous about this debate. I just got here. how does it look for us?

UW8316154 October 22, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Bamz is running the table.

starfanglednut October 22, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Oh, thank god. Phew. Thanks.

MittBorg October 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Hey, darlin! I've been looking for you since gmail told me you posted! Damn, ID sucks ass when it comes to finding comments, don't it?

sullivanst October 23, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Most annoying "feature" of ID, by far. At least when you wanna reply you can do so from the email then find it by sorting recent first for the upfisting.

MittBorg October 23, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Doesn't work if you've just upfisted a whole buncha other people before getting to that email. (grumps surlily <– is that, like, a real *word* 'nstuff?)

FakaktaSouth October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

I'm so proud of the state I was Gov of – Taxachusetts, you know Rs, you love that place, yes? You fuck wit, and Barry won't even let you take credit for that. 10 years before Mitt, not even your doing.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

"But that was ten years before you took office…and then you cut education"

Facts and logic vs. interruptions and lies…Go Mr President!

Pat_Pending October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Barry briefly channeled Biden!

No_Wire_Hangers October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

"Now both of you stfu about education…"

miss_grundy October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Schieffer is another Lehrer letting Mittens talk his ignorant ass off. When is he going to shut this asshole up???

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 10:32 pm

To be fair, he let Obama interrupt Romney & Obama took full advantage of the opportunity…

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

BUT WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO GET THE MONEY?

forgracie October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Binders full of money!

Biff October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Schieffer smash!

FraAnima October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

I want binders of wimmens!

forgracie October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

With binders full of money the wimmens will come.

No_Wire_Hangers October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

"Where are you going to get the money?"
"Look, there's the angel Moroni!"

FraAnima October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Money? We don't need no steenking monies!

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Oh, you'll cut 'waste'!

Close_Read October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I just got here. Just turned it on. Someone please tell me Barry's going well?

MissTaken October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

He is!

Close_Read October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Huzzzzah! <exhales!>

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

They are SO going to tear Bob apart on the conservative internets, tonight.

Veritas78 October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Fucked. The weasel is fucked. Now go pay for your bigger military. Even Bob's skeptical.

mayor_quimby October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

So in four years, Mitt fixed all the schools, sounds plausible.
He is also taking credit for kids in Mass. KNOWING ENGLISH!

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Wher are you going to get the money? Great question…

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Mitt wants bigger navy.
Compensation?

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

The moderator pressing Romney.

Romney: "Come to our website."

Is he even trying tonight?

gullywompr October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Math is hard.

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Are we off topic enough now?

AlterNewt October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Republican hack, years ago on NPR:

"Well, you know, the American people have a limited tolerance for complexity."

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

If they didn't then, they most certainly do now.

ChillBill October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

"…that's why they are quick to buy our bullshit!"

Not_Mother October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

romney cannot discuss foreign policy folks

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

no fucking doubt.

No_Wire_Hangers October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Just as a reminder folk, Obamacare bad, (chuckle chuckle)

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

FFS, Mittens, quit interrupting the moderator and answer the fucking question! And no, telling us to look at your website =/= an answer…

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

No they don't!

FraAnima October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

But Obamacare saves money!!!!

sbj1964 October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

More guns means more peace! Since when?

FraAnima October 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Spreading peace through the barrel of a gun!

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Answer the freaking question already.

Veritas78 October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

So why do we have to get rid of all these programs to build more ships?

VinnyThePooh October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

We don't absolutely have to have healthcare? Fuck you, asshole!

HouseOfTheBlueLights October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Even Rafalca has better health care than I do.

Mittens Howell, III October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I'm awarding Mitt Romney a participation medal for attending todays debate. Who's a special boy? You are.

Spurning Beer October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Perfect attendance!

Mittens Howell, III October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

All three of him turned up tonight.

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

And freshly combed hair.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Give one to Bob, too. He's, you know, there.

orygoon October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

If I were moderator I would bring an ax to slam on a table sometimes.

HouseOfTheBlueLights October 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm

They needz the wimminz. These boys just don't do the job.

Esteev October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

"30 seconds, cocksucker," Schieffer didn't say.

Veritas78 October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

States do ANYTHING better?

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Let's see Texas get Osama bin Laden…

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Texas has rejected Medicaid dollars as have several others.

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

ARIZONA!

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Mitt: We will slash and burn, we will leave an empty wasteland behind us, we will drive the people wailing before us. And that's just our domestic policy.

Biff October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Uh, Bob?

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

OMG, give Medicare to the States but cut the money to do it.

No_Wire_Hangers October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Mittens is literally melting under the kliegs…

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm

is he? awesome!

mayor_quimby October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Dd you mean kegel's?

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:48 pm

those always make me melt.

dawgeral October 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Ew. The smell!

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Day One Obamacare gone. Up your ass. SHUT UP YOUR FACE IT"S NOT YOUR TURN NOW YOU LYING INTERRUPTING RUDE ASSHOLE.

Powerpuff_Grl October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Damn! I'm too used to my DVR. I keep trying to fastforward through MItt's lies and bullshit.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

DAMMIT it's Obama's turn, shut up, Mittens!

sudsmckenzie October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Shut up Mitt. just Shut up.

imissopus October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

This is the worst fucking foreign policy debate I've ever heard.

DemmeFatale October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

The problem is it's not a debate, and Mitt is not interested in discussing foreign policy.

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Let's ask for our money back.

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

EDITRIX: COMMMENT OF THE NIGHT!!!

imissopus October 22, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Awwwww….

looks down bashfully, scuffles dirt with shoe

proudgrampa October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Holy fuck. The President is doing very well, here.

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Barry is one smart cookie

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

yeah asshole. you SHOULD have answered the first question.

(sorry that wasn't funny).

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Unfortunately, this isn't a funny topic. Where are Akin and Bachmann? Let's ask THEM these questions.

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Mitt's first day is going to awfully busy, that is, if he gets elected.

IndianaKevin October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

We only need 8-10 years to balance the budget. Just elect me for 3 terms. –Mitt

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

"You should have answered the first question," President Obama said with a sly grin.

ZING!

Veritas78 October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Barack owns this evening.

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

WE can't afford "Obamacare", but we Can afford a parasitic, extractive Finance industry. Who knew?

VodkaGoGo October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

"If I could for a moment Bob, STFU, I need to drone on about some shit I had nothing to do with. Also, we need to spend more on the military, because I'm better at business."

johnnyzhivago October 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm

What about our growing Zeppelin gap?

Mittaplasia October 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Jason Bonham's working on that.

viennawoods13 October 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Sure, Mitt, get rid of Obamacare and replace it with hmmm… Romneycare?

SorosBot October 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Obama's a little low; we don't spend as much on our military as the next ten countries combines, we spend as much as every other single country on Earth combined.

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm

FUCK your Healthcare! We need DREADNOUGHTS!

Blueb4sinrise October 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm

A MARTIN IN EVERY LAP!!

AlterNewt October 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm

…or Taylor. They've really passed Martin by, sad to say.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Spending that the military is not asking for…excellent point, Mr President!

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Out of Iraq and ramping down in Afghanistan, there should be savings

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm

While he was governor of MA, 4th graders were testing based upon what they had learned 4 years earlier, while a Democrat was governor. And, this has to do with foreign policy, how?

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Mittenz scribblling: "Dear Ann, I haz a sad."

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Unzip it!

Esteev October 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Romney looks like he wants to pinch a loaf. And his policies don't make any sense. Who is voting for this moran?

Mittaplasia October 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Need moar bouncers since the moderator isn't controlling anything.

ibwilliamsi October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Audience laughs – can I break out the tequila now?

MittBorg October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Our budget is driven by strategy, not politics. How you gonna top THAT, Willard?

IndianaKevin October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

We needz moar military! And wars to keep them busy and sell high-dollar equipmentz.

No_Wire_Hangers October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

"maybe if i write on this pad i'll look like i know what the fuck i'm talking about…"

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Because you ask the feds for money for the Olympics!

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I'm sorry, the United States of America isn't a business.

Veritas78 October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

You balanced the Olympics by getting a Federal bailout, you stupid fuck.

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I hate that the polls are still going to be tied after this despite a clear clock-cleaning by Mr. Obama, but I'll take solace in the fact that Mitt's momentum has been stopped. If Mitt wants the presidency, he's literally going to have to steal it, because Obama ain't just gonna' let him take it from him.

No_Wire_Hangers October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Lord, the Olympics? Really, Mittens? Again?

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I heard today that our navy is bigger than the sum of the next 13 largest navy’s.

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

"I'm a Businessman and I'm here to help."

GuanoFaucet October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

The US government isn't a fucking business Mitt, you dumbfuck asshole.

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

The Olympics? Oh fucking Christ.
30 seconds, shitbag.

VinnyThePooh October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Bullshit Recycler is on again.

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

"You didn't balance your budget, you went out of business"

Remind me, how many of the businesses that Bain gobbled up went under?

Close_Read October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

All of 'em, Katie.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Did Mittens ever answer the military question?

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

No.

LibertyLover October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

He didn't balance any budgets as a businessman… he leveraged companies and stole the pension money.

Maman October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

And thus the government who has to pay for the lost pension money

courtneyesq October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

There is not a four letter word in the English language Romney is more uncomfortable saying than the word "poor."

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

He's probably been practicing not spitting when he says it.

LibrarianX October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

This is the longest Red Bull ad I've ever seen.

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

His business experience again. He bankrupted companies. He got more money from the feds to run his damn Olympics. Foolish to believe him.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 22, 2012 at 9:48 pm

He has lots of experience borrowing huge sums of money. Oh wait…

proudgrampa October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

OMG. Mitt is playing the Olympics card. What an asshole.

Beowoof October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

He keeps leaving out the federal funding that balanced his Olympic budget.

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

There are people still flying biplanes!

Mumbletypeg October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

"Way back when our Navy was *this* old.. no wait, I mean when it was *this* small…"

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Mitt's proud that he balances budgets. Um — how has he done that? By increasing revenue, right? Bringing in more money. How come that's fucking off limits to the Republicans? Explain, dumbass.

imissopus October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENT HAVE DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS AND PURPOSES YOU FUCK ROT! WHO CARES IF YOU BALANCED BUDGETS FOR A BUSINESS!

HouseOfTheBlueLights October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Plus, he didn't He forced IPOs, loaded them down with debt and then sold out his stake, while they went bust because of the debt he handed them.

VinnyThePooh October 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Businesses have an obligation to grow and generate revenue. Kinda conflicts with the whole "small government" belief of the Tightie Righties.

SorosBot October 22, 2012 at 9:48 pm

That's what gets me; experience as a CEO is not only not applicable to government service, it's detrimental to working in government.

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

30 seconds are up, BOB.

forgracie October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Wait? Millard ran an olympics? Well, this changes everything…

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

We should be able to fight infinite wars at once! Romney 2012!

SorosBot October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

And C-SPAN's feed isn't working much better than the others; buffering buffering buffering. The fucking networks don't seem to get that some of us have to use our parents' internet connections, which are old and not all that fast, so give us some option that doesn't eat up a shitload of bandwidth, dammit.

Gleem McShineys October 22, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I'm using PBS, er NewsHour, it seems pretty solid

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Mitt, you raving dickweed, you balanced the budget for the SLC Olympics by begging for Federal dollars!

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

OMG, Mittens wants to go back to the 2 conflicts at once strategy? The military HATED that!

lulzmonger October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

"Let's talk about military spending."

***** N3VAR F0RG3T. *****

Not_Mother October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Tagg just took another one of Egg's aderalls. No swinging.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 22, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Is he the psycho-looking one? I can't keep 'em straight without a scorecard.

shelwood46 October 22, 2012 at 10:45 pm

There's one that isn't psycho looking>? (BTW, Gawker's Which is Creepiest Romney Boy post is quite helpful in clarifying that there are five of them, and they are all creepy.)

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

In the future we won't bother with moderators in these things.

AlterNewt October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Now, you kids at home watching with your parents, remember:

When you're having a discussion with someone always interrupt and talk louder, you know, like your role models.

WordSaladNation October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Did Mitt just say that we need to have more wars?

imissopus October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Our Navy is the smallest it has been since 1917, and the Kaiser has sent his ships to take over the seas.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

In honor of the navy and the Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co that I'm drinking: "We will not give up the ships!"

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

LOL!

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

I can't believe Mitt just used the "we can only fight one conflict, not two" argument about our military. The first defense secretary to go from a two-conflict military to a one-conflict military was Donald Rumsfeld. Jesus Christ.

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

The sequestration cuts. You know, that Republicans had a lot to do with. Romney, what world are you from?

VodkaGoGo October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Yeah, our fleet of super-carriers is totally smaller than it was in 1917.

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Oh, shit! That's the line of the night.

Horses and bayonets will be trending.

DemmeFatale October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

And that's all the snark he needs to deliver.

GuanoFaucet October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Fewer horses and bayonets FTW. Go Obama!

sudsmckenzie October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

And BOOM!!!

Callyson October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

We also have fewer horses and bayonets

YES! GO OBAMA!

TribecaMike October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Of course the Navy was larger in 1947. That was two years after the largest war of all time, weirdo.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

"we have things called aircraft carrier!"

I heart the prez.

sbj1964 October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Like how would Mitt know how the military works?

dawgeral October 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm

He saw a movie once, really.

mavenmaven October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

whoa, obama just killed it with the aircraft carrier line. hooray!

MittBorg October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Ow. It's not a game of battleship, sez PBO. POW!

orygoon October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

A Massachusetts fourthgrade schoolchild is better at math than this former governor of theirs.

No_Wire_Hangers October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

bayonets, oooooh snap

Pat_Pending October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

MORE HORSES AND BAYONETS!!!!!!

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

is mittens as bad as he's sounding on the radio?

cause from here, the polls should be more reflective of 'president of the US' vs. 'eb farnum'.

snowpointsecret October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

It may actually be worse. Romney looks tired and Obama is on his game. It may be the opposite of the first debate.

gullywompr October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Oh! "These things called aircraft carriers"!! Snarky!

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Fewer horses and bayonets! I love it!

littlebigdaddy October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

WTF? I am not watching…I am in a lecture. Did he really say that? Avast!

Esteev October 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Submarines are like totally cool. Mitt should check one out. Hell, buy one!

SayItWithWookies October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Mitt is not used to being condescended to. It's precious.

PugglesRule October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

We have fewer ships in the Navy. We also have fewers horses and bayonets. SCHWING!!

Veritas78 October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Fewer horses and bayonets! Ships that go under water—submarines!

SCORE.

tracyhasfun October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I DUB THEE, The Bayonet Burn.

Mittaplasia October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Whip it, Obie, whip it good! Yaaaaay!

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Fewer horses and bayonets.
Burn!

C_R_Eature October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Fewer horses and bayonets!

Not on Wonkette.

forgracie October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

But do we have submarines with lasers??

Close_Read October 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm

American-built lasers! In pretty colors!

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Oh BAM Bammy. Take it to him about military spending!

johnnyzhivago October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

We have ships that go under water????????????

WTF????? Is he kidding??????????

Blueb4sinrise October 22, 2012 at 11:15 pm

He's kidding, it's just a Hollywood stunt.

imissopus October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Wow, KBJ and Blair are here? I'll be in my bunk. On a Navy ship somewhere.

redarmyzombie October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

"We have these thngs called Aircraft Carriers,"

BAM!!! did you guys see Bamz BITCH-SLAP that douche?

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

And ships that go underwater. Where all those US Americans' mortgages are.

MilwaukeeKent October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets.
Zing! Pow! Bop!

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Boff!

Barbara_ October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Horses and bayonets. Drink!

IndianaKevin October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

In this battle of wits, Rmoney is ill-equipped.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Unarmed, actually.

courtneyesq October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Hey, Mitt, your inconspicuous (and not at all planned) OSU Buckeye tie could stand to be tightened a bit…

mavenmaven October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Doctor Zoom won't like Obama's attack on ponies…

AlterNewt October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Not one bit.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:50 pm

zat you dok?

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Neither with Ann Romney

NellCote71 October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

When I was governor. . . Drink.
When I led the Olympics. . . Drink.
I was in business for 25 years. . . Drink.
And the fucking schools in Massachusetts. What does that have to do with anything?

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Running the government is just like running a business in the same way that raising a child is like raising a pony (for Dr. Zoom).

bikerlaureate October 22, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Should we be concerned about Kid Zoom yet? He sounds pretty 'together'.

Mittaplasia October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Mitt's interwebs is broken.

mayor_quimby October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Sank your aircraft carrier, asshole!
Tat was very deft

No_Wire_Hangers October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Mittens is getting spanked. But I can't help but wonder….how are the pundits going to spin this?

Terry October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Mitt is being taken to school, too

mille derps October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Obama doesn't think Rafalca needs to join the cavalry with some guy on her back carrying a bayonet. Times change, Mittens!

miss_grundy October 22, 2012 at 9:53 pm

No, I don't want to see Rafalca as the War Horse!

Spurning Beer October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

An attack on gefilte fish is an attack on Israel.

coolhandnuke October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Bamz just sunk Mitt's yacht with that Battleship reference.

lulzmonger October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Drudge Bulletin:

OBAMA = WEAK ON AMERICA'S BAYONET GAP.

Close_Read October 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Needs moar trench warfare!

NellCote71 October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

And buggy wheels, too.

JadedPreppy October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Who sunk my Battleship?

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Horses and bayonets will be the knockout punch, won't it?

littlebigdaddy October 22, 2012 at 9:48 pm

This sounds weirder than binders full of women.

BlueStateLibel October 22, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Yes.

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:51 pm

and it's a sweet sweet nerdy civil war enact-er takedown.

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Israel has their own damned nukes.

AlterNewt October 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

..and beyonets!

Esteev October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

But they have schmutz on them.

BarryOPotter October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Oh God! Barry just shot him down! Schooled on how the military works – "fewer bayonets!" BWahahahahaha!!!

Veritas78 October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Well, that was the big Fuck You of the entire campaign. I need a cigarette. With my horses and bayonets.

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Ask Mittens how many onions he has on his belt.

littlebigdaddy October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

As was the custom of the day in which he wishes he lived. You know, when you could whip the servants and go hunting for pygmies.

Maman October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

From that look, it is skunks, not onions.

smashaduck October 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I think the more important question is: Bagels- toasted or not? And why?

Jukesgrrl October 22, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Answer: Israel.

redarmyzombie October 22, 2012 at 9:51 pm

All of them, Katie.

miss_grundy October 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Because I like my bagel crunchy with the butter collecting in the nooks and crannies…

Esteev October 22, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Did you say jelly?

Wadisay October 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Fewer horses and bayonets than 1916. Hahaha.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Bamz: "Dear World, if you cut Israel, we will cut a bitch."

StillGoinGreen October 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Fuck the vow of silence, THAT SHIT WAS FUNNY!!!11!!1!

Signed,

Your Loving Audience

Chow Yun Flat October 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Romney is half-armed in this battle of wits.

MittBorg October 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

This very week we'll be carrying out the largest joint military exercises with Israel in history. BAM! BAM!

Not_Mother October 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Romney humming Bee Gees classic, "I think I'm going back to Massachusetts."

Come here a minute October 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

We need more muskets!!!!

sbj1964 October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

You don't throw rocks at angry young Jews with Uzi's.Stupid Arabs.

chascates October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

And I believe they have pretty fine pilots.

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Please bring up how not one Mitten's children have enlisted.

fuflans October 22, 2012 at 9:52 pm

can't and won't but i'd pay money for it.

AngryBlakGuy October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

…did I miss the annexation of Israel?!

Monsieur_Grumpe October 22, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Where the heck have you been?

welcome back.

Negropolis October 22, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Yeah, it happened quite a few decades ago. lol It has more influence than the citizens of DC do and they're Americans. lol

Spurning Beer October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Barry is looking dominant now. With the sound off, he's wining the debate.

Tilley October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

crowd laughs at Mittens. drink!

ProgressiveInga October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

",,,Horses and bayonets….try the liver, I'm here 'til Tuesday"

NellCote71 October 22, 2012 at 9:49 pm

My liver is very tried. and tired.

proudgrampa October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Mr. President is winning the Iran discussion, and Mitt hasn't even said a word yet.

BarackMyWorld October 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Mitt is unhappy that Obama didn’t prevent the Arab Spring…

Just got here and WAIT WHUT????

doloras October 22, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Dey wuz OUR dictaturz, you see!

LibertyLover October 22, 2012 at 9:48 pm