Up for Debate: Pre-debating the debate

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 1:26am

Ahead of Wednesday's first round in the presidential debates, what are your predictions of what the big talking points will be both during and after the debate? Which candidate do you think will come out on top?

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161 Comments on this post:

By: bfra on 10/3/12 at 8:42

Nemo - Point well taken! :-)

By: yogiman on 10/3/12 at 8:49

Well, dumba$$, you're showing you lack of intelligence again. You call me a liar and coward even though you don't even know who in the hell I am. So what does that make you, a brilliant idiot? I say complete, full blooded, idiot.

I'm a liar? Prove it. I'm a coward? Why, because I won't take the time to stop everything I'm doing and come meet with you when we have nothing in common? Just who in the hell are you that would entice me to come meet you, Barry Soetoro? Your intelligence? Gimma a break, dumba$$. It's hard for you to write a complete sentence and harder for you to spell the words you're trying to write.

But I'll give you my word, if we ever meet, and you say the wrong thing to me, you'll know sure as hell I'm not a coward... the hard way. And I'm a man of my word. I don't know about you and don't care to learn.

With your constant postings, you've proved all I want to know about yourself.

By: gdiafante on 10/3/12 at 8:55


By: yogiman on 10/3/12 at 8:55

Can't you interpret a simple sentence, dumba$$? bad f@rts repeating again (bfra) was betting budlight couldn't walk and chew gum at the same time. But with your feeble mind you ask her what makes her think bud can walk and chew. Brilliant dumb question, dumba@@.

By: bfra on 10/3/12 at 8:58


By: yogiman on 10/3/12 at 9:00

You and bfra (bad f@rts repeating again) obviously chew gum yourselves. How many sticks at a time; a full pack to strengthen your jaws to yap like a dog?

By: bfra on 10/3/12 at 9:01

Nemo - Phrases fly right over the dodo's heads! LOL

By: bfra on 10/3/12 at 9:01


By: Captain Nemo on 10/3/12 at 9:04


By: pswindle on 10/3/12 at 9:24

Mitt is not good under pressure. Just go back and look at the GOP primary debates.

By: bfra on 10/3/12 at 9:28

Mitt is not good at anything if he isn't getting his way.

By: yogiman on 10/3/12 at 9:34

Primary debates are entirely different from being in office, pswindle. In office you're surrounded by advisers on all issues.

All the president does in stand in front of the camera and tell the nation "his" determination.
So he has to take the blame for any mistakes.

So how many blames has Barry taken?

By: gdiafante on 10/3/12 at 9:37


By: Captain Nemo on 10/3/12 at 9:42

You got a good point pswindle; he does seem to sweat under pressure. I suppose being a CEO, you just dictate orders and everyone does as you say. It is a lot different that being a leader of a democracy.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/3/12 at 9:44

I' m going off line for now. If I get a chance to look in later I will. So if I don't have a great day.

You can come out noe Rasputin.

By: brrrrk on 10/3/12 at 9:45

gdiafante said

"Presidential races have turned into voting for the lesser of two evils. In other words, who you think would do less harm. Sad but true. That's what happens in an absence of leadership."

See, I don't buy this.... it has always been this way. Regardless of how much you may like a candidate, there's always going to be something in their position that you don't agree with. I think it was Barney Frank who once said something like.... "If you agree with 80% of what I say, vote for me.... but if you agree with 100% of what I say, have yourself committed" Point being, if you agree with everything that your candidate stands for, then you're not looking hard enough at, or being honest about, your candidates views.

By: brrrrk on 10/3/12 at 9:45


By: budlight on 10/3/12 at 9:45

Captain Nemo on 10/3/12 at 9:26
bud; yogi is a liar and a coward. Rasputin is a phony. There is nothing for me to be jealous of. Gov is a good person that I don’t always agree with. There is no need for me to be jealous of gov.

You come to this site, because you are lonely and not getting any at home.

You're the one always bringing up sex. Must be on YOUR mind, but not in your life.

I am definitely not a lonely person.

Hey Yogi, can you see them doing what is called projecting? They tend to scream about what their own weaknesses are and project it to others. It's sort of their "therapy" program.

pswindle, if Obama were truly good under pressure, the word "teleprompter" would never have been slung around so much in the past 4 years or so. He's also good at avoidance - avoiding people such as world leaders at the recent UN meetings in NY, while he yucked it up on late night t.v. and with the hood on the View.

Our president is a shameful example of a statesman and ambassador for th e US. Too bad he wasn't the ambassador who was executed by the recent mob. No protection at embassy level for those people. Just tons of armour around the royal family squatting in the white house. Soon to be over.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/3/12 at 9:47

shb now.

By: bfra on 10/3/12 at 9:47


By: Captain Nemo on 10/3/12 at 9:49

That is because you are so sex-less bud.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/3/12 at 9:51

Now the troll is calling for someone to kill the president. The FBI is watching you sid.

By: bfra on 10/3/12 at 9:55

Only ones throwing "teleprompter" around are repubs & teabaggers. They should clean around their own first.

By: gdiafante on 10/3/12 at 9:55

Too bad he wasn't the ambassador who was executed by the recent mob.

Sorry but that remark is too stupid to ignore. And then you wonder why people here think you're such a dumbass.

Hint: it's because you are. Now, go crawl back under that rock, knuckle-dragger.

By: bfra on 10/3/12 at 9:59

Maybe Bush didn't need a teleprompter, because the poor sucker couldn't read, however, he did use one & at times had a phonic pronuciation guide on the teleprompter:


By: Captain Nemo on 10/3/12 at 10:00

Her phone calls will be recorded and she will giggle to think she is being watched undressing.

By: budlight on 10/3/12 at 10:00

Nemroid; Sure; and the sentence "too bad he wasn't the ambassador who was executed by the recent mob" is a call to "kill the president" HOW? You definitely don't have good reading comprehensioin skills.

You libs always try to read between the lines. AND you definitely talk between the lines. I never want anyone to be "killed". But if someone had to go, it's a shame he couldn't step up to the plate and go. After all, he sure doesn't mind dumbing down the troops in Afghanistan and having the "rules of engagement for war" so watered down as to set our troops up to be slaughtered by the very guys and gals they are there to train and protect. Oh but our guys can't fire back. They just can pass out candy and treats.

Obama promised to end the war; he's had 4 years and the first two were with democrats in control of congress. HE ENDED NOTHING, except protection for our troops. He has failed. He's out. He's done. Caput. Finished. Washed up. NOT A LEADER. He's a loozer and if someone had to die at the embassy, he should have volunteered. Not the innocent Ambassador who was slaughtered along with other workers there.

I'm just saying . . . . Hey why don't you join the troops and "sacrafice" for the cause? You are such a hero, nemroid. You're always hanging out with (of) the A**'s that you a**ociate with.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/3/12 at 10:03

There were teleprompter at the GOP convention, but bud must have not watched, because she fells to mention it.

By: bfra on 10/3/12 at 10:03


bud - dumbarse use hot sauce, that crow will go down better!

By: Captain Nemo on 10/3/12 at 10:06

You can always tell when the fringe nuts have run out of things to comeback with, when they bring up the “Teleprompters.”

By: Captain Nemo on 10/3/12 at 10:08

Song and dance bud, but it is too late now. You have been tagged as a threat.

Be careful what you say from now on. Be very careful.

By: bfra on 10/3/12 at 10:10

bud - "too bad he wasn't the ambassador who was executed by the recent mob" ------------------------------

This is from a sick, sick piece of human garbage!

By: Captain Nemo on 10/3/12 at 10:12

You are reading between the lines, bfra. lol

By: bfra on 10/3/12 at 10:15

Nemo - Don't have to, she is dumb enough to post her demented opinions openly.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/3/12 at 10:17

Have a nice day bud looking over your shoulder and the click you hear on the phone, maybe a government agent listening to you talking on some sex line. lol

By: Captain Nemo on 10/3/12 at 10:18

bfra, she is a pedigree dumb-ass.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/3/12 at 10:19

Got to go for sure now.

By: bfra on 10/3/12 at 10:27

Have a good day Nemo, drive defensively.

By: yogiman on 10/3/12 at 10:38

Well, budlight, proof is proof. When he went in office he made all of the "promises" he thought everyone would want to hear. And said if he didn't get them dome he would only be in office one term. Well, what has he done except spend money?

Here is a few facts his admirers might want to see:

When Bush was in office the news media plastered the TV screens with the counts of soldier killed that day in Afghanistan. So let's look at these stats.

From 2002 to 2008 under Bush, (7 years) 625 young soldiers died in Afghanistan.
From 2009 to 2012 under Obama (31/5 years) 1474 young soldiers have died in Afghanistan.
70% of the wounded occurred in the years of Bush.
84% of the wounded occurred in the tears of Obama.

Where is the media on this? Now, on our debt;

Under Obama the Fed's holdings of US debt has increased 452%. That's a quintuple.
On Jan 28, 2009 the Fed owned 302 billion in US Treasury Securities.
On April 25, 2012 (the date of the last report), the Fed owned $1.668 trillion.
At this rate, by 2014 the Fed will own as much as $5 trillion worth of debt.
Why? Because China has quite buying our debt.

n the economy;
Unemployed Americans... 12.05 million in January 2008. Today; 12.50 million. Up 495,000.
Unemployment rate... 7.8% Jan 08. Today, 8.1%. Up 3.8%.
Long term unemployment... 2.7 ,million Jan 08. Today, 5 million. Up 87%.

Middle Class income... $59, 962 Jan 08. Today, $51,002. Down $3,960.
Gas prices... $1.85 Jan 08. Today, $3.86. Up 107%

American in poverty... 39.8 million Jan 08. Today, 46.2 million. Up 6.4 million
Food Stamp recipients... 32 million Jan 08. Today, 47 million. Up 46%.
Federal debt... $10.6 trillion Jan 08. Today, $16 trillion. Up 51%.

The US has gone from #1 to #7 today in competitiveness . Down 6 places.

Who should be the proudest for that data, Bush or Obama?

By: bfra on 10/3/12 at 10:58


By: Captain Nemo on 10/3/12 at 11:06

I hurried only to wait.(click)

By: gdiafante on 10/3/12 at 11:29


By: Loner on 10/3/12 at 12:02

Lots of troll droppings today, good thing we have the Troll Dropping Avoidance Mode option.

The shit is hitting the fan in Persia right now...the Iranian Rial has lost 40% of its value this week.....the sanctions are taking their toll on the average Iranian....the sick, the children, the women and the elderly will suffer the most, of course.

We are discussing this here:


I left this comment:

"These economic sanctions amount to acts of war...can you imagine the reaction here in the USA, if our dollars lost 40% of their value in one week? I dare say that, with righteous indignation, we would nuke whoever was responsible for deliberately devastating our economy in this manner....but the Iranians are supposed to blame themselves for their woes....yeah, right."

By: budlight on 10/3/12 at 12:06

From 2002 to 2008 under Bush, (7 years) 625 young soldiers died in Afghanistan.
From 2009 to 2012 under Obama (31/5 years) 1474 young soldiers have died in Afghanistan.
70% of the wounded occurred in the years of Bush.
84% of the wounded occurred in the tears of Obama

Yep Yogi,you are correct. They fail to examine their own hogwash. 1474 died under Obama plus a US Ambassador. NO US Ambassador has died since --OMG - CARTER. 2 democraps have caused U.S. Ambassadors to die.

Hey nemroid, I don't look over my shoulder for anything. I've turned in people for lesser crimes than you have committed. And watch out, cause I have no qualms about being a whistle blower on you. You don't scare me. And you can ask the Washington team of detectives and their buddies at the FBI who caught a fugitive on the run due to me turning him in. And I'd do it again tomorrow even though he threatened me also, but he can't hurt me from inside a FED. Pen. And yeah, he deserved to be caught. Oh yeah and don't forget about the Rutherford County and Davidson County drug team who I helped stop some drug deals from going down. Anonymous!!!!!! It's a nice way to be when helping stop crime. You're next mr.

Yogi, I'm bored with this nonsense. These people are "tetched in the head" and it's a shame. Hopefully they will all die down or crawl back into their respective holes when the election is over. With Obama, THEY LOSE. With Mitt Romney - the world wins!

By: Loner on 10/3/12 at 12:08

Budlight is a narc and she admits it.....GIT A ROPE!!

By: Loner on 10/3/12 at 12:11

Around here, when a narc is outed, they sometimes get drawn and quartered, using 4 Harley Davidsons....paybacks are hell.

By: gdiafante on 10/3/12 at 12:12


I see where the idiot GOP have released exclusive, never seen before footage of a widely reported speech by Obama five years ago...lol

If that's supposed to be the October surprise...FAIL.

I'm beginning to think the GOP and their supporters are mentally handicapped.

No, I know they are.

By: Loner on 10/3/12 at 12:18

The "damning video" is the current tool of choice, when doing character assassinations on a political opponent....the GOP's got nada on Obama....nada.

All Obama has to do is stay cool and act presidential....Bishop Romney will self-destruct.....Romney's strength of character is that flimsy....under that calm exterior lies a scaredy cat....the pressure will get to the Mitt, not to Obama.

By: bfra on 10/3/12 at 12:19


Loner - I don't know any Harley riders that would dirty their hands with bud, much less get close enough to touch her. They are all more decent!

By: gdiafante on 10/3/12 at 12:23

Loner, I imagine Conservatives were combing through every Obama archive 24/7 since the Romney video surfaced trying to find something on Obama. They must not have found much so resort to old reliables...associates with terrorists and racism...yawn.

5 will get you 10 that at least two neanderthals on this site will buy it hook, line and sinker...