Mad Muppets: Debate fallout continues

It just got real folks.  How real?  This real.

This won’t end well.

At the first Presidential debate, Romney said he would defund PBS.  For most people, PBS means Big Bird and his buddies on Sesame Street.  Mitt’s actual line was, ” “I’m going to stop other things. I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I actually like you, too, Jim [Lehrer, PBS newsman and debate moderator]. But I’m not going to … keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for it.”

And that was the point of this throw away line.  There will be no sacred cows when it comes to the budget.  If it requires borrowing to pay for it, it’s gone.  I like where Romney’s head is right now.  This is the Bain Capital Mitt we need to fix the economy. Now if Debate Mitt shows up two more times, he just might have a fighting chance.

The Obama damage control is trying to spin this as a gaffe.  It isn’t.  It’s a very real and rational response to our current financial woes.  But you can put your knife down Ernie, drop the fake tough guy scowl Bert, even if the money for PBS and NPR is cut off, both will remain on the air. Romney knows, as most clear thinking people do, PBS and NPR (National Public Radio) receive little government subsidy. They derive their money from several sources, the largest of which is their yearly three day fund drive. They receive so little government money that to eradicate the deficit of lets just say 16 trillion, you would have to defund 160,000 trillion PBS stations and another 160,000 trillion NPR stations. Still not a gaffe but an indication of Romney’s fiscal mind set.  A good one in my opinion.  Plus what a set of stones on Mitt to tell the debate moderator, during the debate, he’s fired from his day job if Mitt becomes President.

It was MAN-BEAR-PIG!  

Of all the people who came to the President’s defense after his debate fizzle, I bet Obama wished Al Gore had just got drunk and fell in a gutter somewhere.  But he didn’t.  Big Al was right there on his Current TV station, (ch. 172 on Comcast in Knoxville, check your local listings), giving a full throated defense of the President.  It turns out, according to Al, the President doesn’t have an attitude problem as much as he has an altitude problem.  Yes, the man who has become the butt joke of global warming, claims Romney had the advantage because he arrived in Denver two days prior, while the President rolled in the day of the debate. This put the President at a 2 day disadvantage adapting to the altitude and thus caused him to stammer and stumble his way through the 90 minute debate.

Great Al.  You just proclaimed to the world that the President of the United States can’t make key decision or be engaged unless he’s at sea level.

Gore’s comments prompted this tweet, winner of tweet of the debate, decided by me.

Nice work Al!

Line of the debate.

I’ll leave you with this.  The best line of the night, decided by me. After a lengthy professorial diatribe by the President about China, monetary tariffs, job outsourcing, and a bunch of other things nobody listened to, Mitt uncorked this gem.

“Mr. President I’ve been in business over 25yrs and I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

The only way that line could have been better is if Mitt added, And we’re all now dumber for having heard it.

The VP candidates are up next.  11 October in Danville Kentucky.

Then Romney and Obama go at it again on the 16th in New York, town hall style.  Careful Mitt, the Muppets took Manhattan, Hempstead is just a hop, skip, and a jump from there.

4 comments on “Mad Muppets: Debate fallout continues

  1. Chris Coyne says:

    I like your political ruminations pal, because most of the time they are different (albeit slightly) from mine and they give me pause to think. Unfortunately, not much to consider here as I am walking the path with you step for step.

    I’d vote for the “sea level” line as tops, if I believed more than 6 people ever listen to his Gore-ness. That was funny right there.

    Of the many things that bother me about the expected fallout is the level in which Obama’s campaign peeps think we’re naive. My 8 year old daughter said, “Daddy, do they really want to get rid of Big Bird?” In exactly 3 minutes, after an elementary school-level discussion with her on budget and debt, she got it. While I’m not surprised she did, it made me wonder (truly) about all the folk who really don’t get it.

    Even as I vote, I pray God’s will in this election, not mine. Long ago, the people demanded a king and He gave them one. Didn’t work out the way they’d hoped.

    As I shared with you the other day, I’m so frightened for our country. Even Romney superceding O is just a start…and we’re no where near guaranteed that will even happen.

    Keep up the great work bud.

    • fmlinardo says:

      Thanks Chris. The President has not given me much to write about in the positive. He let his campaign people push him full speed down the low road and he has never looked back. It seems more and more he’s worried about keeping his job more so than doing his job.

  2. gwes25 says:

    Francis,
    What I find interesting is that the Dem’s I talk with ( and it isn’t for long) is that if the republicans win the WH then all programs for the poor and less fortunate will be gone. NO they will not! What will and should be done is that the ones making it a lifestyle will be made to get off the the books. If you are able bodied and are capable of working, then get a job or get an education so you can get one. Yes there are programs for that too, not just a check or debit card program. I truly believe that is what Mitt mean’t in his infamous 47% speech. JFK (dem) said it right, “ask not what your country can do for you, but, what can you do for your country”. We as a country need to think locally(USA) till we get our house in order. Then we can be in a better position to rule the world! Haha.
    If we could just reanimate King Ron, none of this would be necessary.

    Thanks for allowing an old man to rant.

    • fmlinardo says:

      Right on target George. Not sure why liberals feel that way. Of the last 5 Presidents 3 were republicans and two of those served 2 terms. None of them did away with the basic social programs that democrats hold dear. And they shouldn’t. A great country should be able to take care of the indigent and downtrodden. I can’t imagine a President of any persuasion thinking otherwise. It really is a myth.

      You can rant here anytime my friend.

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