DEE EVANS FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT
Okay, so let me get this straight. When President Obama appears calm and laid back in a debate, heâ€™s labeled as â€ślistlessâ€ť and â€śineffectualâ€ť but when Mitt Romney appears calm and laid back in a debate, heâ€™s labeled as being â€śconservativeâ€ť and â€śplaying it safeâ€ť. And when President Obama goes on the attack in a debate, heâ€™s labeled as â€śsnarkyâ€ť and â€śtrying to pick a fightâ€ť but when Mitt Romney goes on the attack in a debate, heâ€™s labeled as â€śenergeticâ€ť and â€śaggressiveâ€ť? Is that correct?
If this wasnâ€™t so sad it would be funny! When President Obama appeared laid back in the first debate, everyone chided him for being too controlled and seeming not to care. Pundits strongly condemned his demeanor and argued that he needed to be more energetic and challenge Mitt Romney on his statements. So it appears that in the final debate, President Obama tried to do just that and now David Gregory is saying that Obama was â€śdetermined to pick a fightâ€ť and other media pundits are saying that he appeared â€śsnarkyâ€ť and â€śangryâ€ť! Really?
It seems that Mitt Romney has been relegated to the Palin-esque standard of debating that as long as he didnâ€™t fall off of his chair dry heaving, he â€śdid what he needed to doâ€ť. Obama, in usual form, needed to be John F. Kennedy, Douglas MacArthur and Jim Brown all in one!
So it appears, as has been the case in many instances for the past 4-5 years, Obama SIMPLY CANâ€™T WIN!
And now (to add insult to injury), I cannot believe that some in the media are actually trying to pick up on the Republican talking point about President Obamaâ€™s statement in the final debate about horses and bayonets, just like they sheepishly picked up the Rightâ€™s talking point about his â€śnot optimalâ€ť comment. (see: Jon Stewart)
So for the intelligence impaired who are actually trying to make a federal case over how many bayonets we still have in the military, letâ€™s be clear: For the record, President Obama said we have â€śfewerâ€ť horses and bayonets, he did not say we have â€śnoneâ€ť! Ugh!
Good God are people really that dense?!!! There are times when I think the media gets a bad rap for doing what is a pretty tough job, and then there are times when I really, REALLY want to slap them silly. Iâ€™m sorry but watching the news during election season is like watching a cartoon and if I want more Daffy Duck I can turn to the Cartoon Network!