President Obama may have brought his laid back, cooler than the other side of the pillow demeanor to the first presidential debate, but for the second one, he was poised and ready to prove why we voted him into office in 2008 in the first place. The second presidential debate restored Obama supporters’ faith in the game-changing president where these same supporters may have questioned their vote due to President Obama’s lackluster performance at the first debate.
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The two candidates went for each others’ jugular. Tensions were high and President Obama did us proud. He definitely learned from his low energy performance from the first debate and stepped his game all the way up! Between chastising Romney for not answering questions and letting him know how tacky he was for mentioning national security (while it’s happening) in regards to Libya, President Obama owned it last night.
I believe President Obama was listening to Biden’s #Turntup playlist before the debate. And it showed. President Obama proved that he’s got the passion that we doubted from the first debate and there’s no way he’s going to let a man like Romney (who he called a good man) take his seat from him. Remember, it’s taken.
Mitt Romney can officially have a seat elsewhere. For lack of a better phrase, President Obama was on one last night. My bad…he was on seven. And here’s the seven he was on:
1. Romney’s Five-Point Plan:
“Governor Romney says he’s got a five-point plan. Governor Romney doesn’t have a five-point plan. He has a one-point plan. And that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules,” Obama said. “That’s been his philosophy in the private sector. That’s been his philosophy as a governor. And that’s been his philosophy as a presidential candidate”
2. Mr. Coal
“And when I hear Governor Romney say he’s a big coal guy, I mean,keep in mind, when – Governor, when you were governor of Massachusetts, you stood in front of a coal plant and pointed at it and said, “This plant kills,” and took great pride in shutting it down. And now suddenly you’re a big champion of coal.”
3. Big Bird
“We haven’t heard from the governor any specifics beyond Big Bird and eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood in terms of how he pays for that.”
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4. Pension Mention
“You know, I – I don’t look at my pension. It’s not as big as yours so it doesn’t take as long.” Romney went on to say, “Let me give you some advice. Look at your pension. You also have investments in Chinese companies. You also have investments outside the United States. You also have investments through a Cayman’s trust,” before he was shut down by the moderator, Candy Crowley.
5. Romney’s Lies About Libya
“And the suggestion that anybody in my team, whether the secretary of state, our U.N. ambassador, anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we’ve lost four of our own, governor, is offensive. That’s not what we do. That’s not what I do as president, that’s not what I do as commander in chief.”
6. Trap-her Keep-her
From Romney’s own lips, he used to have a binder full of women to choose from, hence solidifying that he hired with diversity on the brain for his Cabinet. “I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks?’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.” President Obama didn’t even need to comment on this. Romney dug his own viral hole.
7. The 47% Elephant In The Room
“I believe Governor Romney is a good man. Loves his family, cares about his faith. But I also believe that when he said behind closed doors that 47 percent of the country considered themselves victims who refuse personal responsibility, think about who he was talking about. Folks on Social Security who’ve worked all their lives. Veterans who’ve sacrificed for this country. Students who are out there trying to hopefully advance their own dreams, but also this country’s dreams. Soldiers who are overseas fighting for us right now. People who are working hard every day, paying payroll tax, gas taxes, but don’t make enough income.And I want to fight for them. That’s what I’ve been doing for the last four years. Because if they succeed, I believe the country succeeds.”
Check out President Obama calling Romney out on his lies below:
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