Romney Prevails over Obama the Angry Man Without a Plan

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shake hands at the end of the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Are we there yet? This was the question I asked myself  30 minutes into the second 90 minute presidential debate between Mitt Romney and President Obama. After getting shellacked badly in the first debate, Obama seemed to forget to take his happy pills the second time around and thought assuming the role of the angry, robot would make him the winner in the second debate. Well  it didn’t!

Cool, calm and collected like the affable Clark Kent, Romney prevailed with smiles a plan (create jobs, reduce debt, reform tax code and entitlements) and tried to actually answer voters’ questions erstwhile calling out Obama on his “spin.”  In contrast, Obama’s responses devolved into the same stump speeches, White House talking points and campaign rants we’ve all heard before: fair share, evil rich people, more investing/spending, no new plan, four more years of this.

Asking the first question of the night, a 20-year-old college student named Jeremy said he wanted to know how the candidates would make sure he gets a job when he graduates.  Romney responded by reminding Americans that 50% of all college graduates are currently under or unemployed and that’s “unacceptable.” If elected president, Romney told Jeremy he would focus on creating jobs and making college affordable like he did as Governor of Massachusetts.

Obama answered with a monologue of oft repeated talking points on how bringing manufacturing jobs back home, the auto bailout, investing in wind and solar energy and infrastructure would create jobs. To which CNN moderator Candy Crowley responded, “Let me ask you for a more immediate answer.”

Romney followed up with his five-point plan to create 12 million jobs, including reforming the tax code so Americans have more money to spend, which in turn boosts economic growth. With no new plan of his own,  as the liberal Washington Post even admitted , Obama, full of fire and brimstone, retorted with his hackneyed refrain that Romney has a one point plan to protect the rich.

Obama repeated the now well-debunked “lie” that while Romney was at Bain, he bankrupted companies and shipped jobs overseas. By this point, the American people are thinking you can do better than this.

Throughout the night, Obama maintained an angry, stern demeanor, simmering with animosity toward Romney. In contrast, Romney always prefaced is answers with smiles and when he challenged Obama did it forcefully minus Obama’s Grinch like expressions.

More than a few sparks and verbal fistfights filled the debate with some dramatic moments. In the exchange over oil drilling at home, Romney pointed out Obama has made oil, gas and coal his enemies. Under Obama, oil production has declined by 14%, permits for drilling have been cut in half, and a job-creating pipeline from Canada was blocked. Obama punched back that oil production was up and jobs have been created.

Up. Down. Up. Down. Like a ping-pong match, the two went back and forth on oil production with Romney cornering Obama, forcing him to admit he cut drilling licenses and permits on federal land and post debate fact checkers agreed production is down by 14%.

Obama repeated his tale that Romney’s tax plan would add $5 trillion to the deficit despite the fact that his own campaign has walked back from that claim and it’s been debunked by several economists. As in the last debate, Romney told Obama that his 20% tax cut plan across all incomes would be paid for by closing the loopholes in other deductions and reminded Americans Obama has blown a bigger hole in our debt, adding $6 trillion to it in almost four short years. When Obama became president the debt was $10 trillion, now it stands at $16 trillion.

The most dramatic exchange of the night came when a voter asked Obama why extra security had been denied the US consulate in Benghazi. Instead of answering the question, Obama launched into a lecture about how he would bring the criminals to justice who killed our diplomats and attacked the consulate, then accused Romney of trying to “make political points” in issuing a press release on the attack.

Romney shot back that the day after Ambassador Stevens was killed, the first time this a US ambassador was killed, Obama “flies to Las Vegas for a political fund-raiser, then the next day to Colorado for another event, other political event.”  And Romney added it took “a long time” for Obama to call the act a terrorist attack.

The president asserted he called the attack a terror attack the very next day in an appearance in the Rose Garden. To which Romney unleashed a blistering response exposing Obama as a liar. Romney reminded the president that it took him 14 days before he called it a terrorist attack.

Forgetting she was a moderator and not a debate participant, CNN Moderator Crowley showed her bias and inappropriately interjected the president was “in fact” right and had called it an act of terror.  To which Obama praised Crowley for throwing him a life preserver and asked her to “say it a little louder.”

But the fact is that isn’t true, as the video of that Rose Garden appearance shows and Romney revealed in glaring detail. Romney reviewed for the American people how everyone in the administration from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to UN Ambassador Susan Rice initially insisted the Libya attack was caused by an American anti-Muslim video and a protest.

ROMNEY: “This — the administration — the administration indicated this was a reaction to a video and was a spontaneous reaction.

CROWLEY: It did.

ROMNEY: It took them a long time to say this was a terrorist act by a terrorist group. And to suggest — am I incorrect in that regard, on Sunday, the — your secretary –

OBAMA: Candy?

ROMNEY: Excuse me. The ambassador of the United Nations went on the Sunday television shows and spoke about how –

OBAMA: Candy, I’m –

ROMNEY: — this was a spontaneous –

This was one of the most damning exchanges to Obama. Romney looked confident and trustworthy while Obama came across as a cad doing everything to protect his job, including lying about what caused the deaths of four diplomats in Libya. As the dust settles on the charade of punditry analysis, which ruled the second presidential debate a tie, I think the polls will reveal another Romney surge because no one, least of all voters, likes an angry man, full of blame with no plan. That’s what Obama is.

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25 Responses to “Romney Prevails over Obama the Angry Man Without a Plan”

  1. Victoria says:

    Agreed!

  2. Monica says:

    I am fascinated how some notorious women throw themselves under the bus of this president! It feels like they have a sacred mission to accomplish…Like bringing total communist control to America and all the planet?
    The lefties are comming back simultaneously in many places of the world and this can’ t be coincidence…

  3. Ken says:

    Crystal, Great site! Heard you on Bill Bennett’s show and I thought your analysis was absolutely correct. It is time to give someone else a chance. In general, I think Candy Crowley looked foolish trying to defend 0bama; and as you said, 0bama came off angry. Is he “angry” because Romney is such a bad guy, or because 0bama is attempting to make him out to be bad? His anger came off as mostly manufactured imo except, of course, when Romney really got under his skin by pointing out that he has not done the job he promised.

  4. TUP says:

    Well written post. One minor correction though:

    But the fact is that isn’t true, as the video of that Rose Garden appearance shows and Romney revealed in glaring detail.

    Actually it is true. Check the video at the 4:18 mark. Obama does say “acts of terror.”

  5. ron says:

    election results for president

    obama 40 percent

    romney 60 percent

  6. Jean says:

    Good Job, keep it up, love it.

  7. Crowley actually admitted afterwards on CNN that she was in fact wrong about what Obama said about whether or not he called it Terrorism! She basically threw the whole debate unfairly and incorrectly in Obama’s direction and Michelle Obama had to take a step further by breaking the rules and leading everyone in applause!
    These poor liberal/leftist Obama supporters don’t even know the truth when it’s right in front of their faces!
    And what’s all the Hooplah about Romneys statement about the Binders of women which has since been totally taken out of context!
    Do these people know that women in Obama’s Administration are paid 18% less than men?? The article is on Pinksmack.com…read it.

  8. Scott says:

    Ah were that this was so! Crowley admitted her error in backing Obama’s lie the next day. Golly, compare the audiences, and thereful the benefit to Obama… Still Mr Romney held his own and I agree Obama seemed shrill.

    Interesting how even Piers Morgan backed Romney on the “binders of women”… maybe the tide is swinging.

    Love to read your analysis. You are generally spot on.

  9. Noel says:

    Yeah, Obama is a mean, petty little man who is jealous of the rich and talented.

    “You didn’t build that.”, he says whilst living off taxpayer’s. He didn’t even originate the Marxist policies he pushes, Karl Marx did.

    Hey Obama, if you want to be great: accomplish great things. Create a work of art, invent something, discover something, start a business and employ people; do something instead of interfering in the country’s economy and making it hard, if not impossible, for other people to reach their goals.

  10. Chelsea says:

    This was a very thorough description of the evening, albeit, clearly one-sided. I’m interested to know whether you blog just for conservatives or if you blog with an objective perspective at times. Knowing the block is called “Conservative Black Chick,” it makes sense that you’d state your opinion, but some of the terms here – particularly the headline in which you call Obama an “Angry Man” seem to perpetuate gross stereotypes in a highly unnecessary way. If we go back to the tapes, Obama was calm while watching Romney speak. He never showed angered expressions or became downright rude. Please explain the rationale behind calling him an Angry Man.

    The biggest problem with these elections is that we’ve lost respect for one another – despite our partisan views. I think it would be nice to reevaluate how you state your opinions, as it could make you seem more credible and open people’s eyes to WHY you are a conservative black chick and why they should consider your ideologies.

    Also to Noel – Becoming the first African American president is a major accomplishment. Beyond great. Let’s not undercut the man himself, as he certainly has accomplished more than you? What have you done for our country?

    Let’s show respect to one another in these elections. And then share our opinions. It makes for a better dialogue and only makes your “team” look better.

    Best of luck with your blog!

  11. Chelsea says:

    Meant to say “Knowing the blog…”* in line 4 – Apologies for typo

  12. Shelby says:

    You are clearly delusional! You think President Obama was angry, and that Romney was “cool, calm, and collected” while he showed the exact opposite of what you described him as! Mitt Romney is an arrogant man with no respect for anyone unless they’re a rich man.

  13. Miss Robinson says:

    I disagree. I believe President Barack Obama was spot on with his aggression at the debate. I, along with many others believe President Obama won this debate. I, however, believe that the outcome of the debate was decided among individual viewers based on which candidate you are voting for. I believe the author of this article is racist against black people based on a life of trying to separate herself from negative stereotypes. Just so you know “conservative black chick” it doesn’t matter if you are conservative, your are still just a black woman. And when they use code words to try to put us down and stereotype us, you are included. You can respond to this comment but I won’t read it. Have a blessed day!

  14. calvin says:

    What i dont get is that romney always seems so lost… its like hes just the face and the brains are behind the scene pulling strings and telling him what to believe….

  15. Michael Robinson says:

    The plan is to restore the USA back to the place we had in the previous century; leaders in education, innovation, and workforce. We are currently 15th in education and therefore we are lagging in the global job market. When is the last time you bought a product because it was made in america and you knew it was made better than the products from Asia? A tax cut and more defense spending will not restore us to a Global Economic Power. That is the challenge we face in this century, to regain our economic dominance.

  16. Marlon says:

    Its amazing to me how people see what they want to see. Both candidates danced around certain questions and never actually answered them. Bottom line …Obama may be saying the “same old things” but isn’t that better than just saying whatever he thinks people want to hear? (like your beloved Mitt does) Obama is saying the same things he said in 2008. If the Republican legislators weren’t so bitter and hard set against seeing him succeed, a lot more would have been accomplished over the last 4 years. Open your eyes and ears; pay attention. Think and don’t draw your opinions from the spin on these news channels and pre-determined polls.

  17. Lady Kinnks says:

    We need less extremes, and more compromise for the American people. In any situation – political analysis or debating should be intellectual – not a cat fight.

  18. fearlessone says:

    What I saw during the debate is a President that will continue to In the rose Garden, He did NOT call the attack on the consulate a terrorist act he merely used the words “act of terror” in REFERENCE to the oritinal 9-11 attack in NYC. You can put me in a garage and call me a “clunker” but the Truth is that doesn’t turn me into an old car!
    I also saw a failing president who will say or do anything in front of millions to try to distract us from his failing policies on all fronts-domestic, social, foreign & especially moral, and defense of Religious freedom!
    What I saw in Mr Obama is a man who cares only about his socialist agenda NOT America or American values. He is the one person who has who has done more to destroy race relations in America tha any other since the 1960s. We elected the WRONG black man he has more Arabic blood than he does Black or white blood–do your own researc– he doesn’t care about America–only himself!

  19. Noel says:

    To Chelsea:

    Obama has done NOTHING for America! LOOK AT THE ECONOMY!!

    This ‘First Black President’ thing has lost it’s novelty. At one time or another AFRICA also had it’s First Black Presidents and the novelty wore off!

    Becoming the mayor of Washington DC was a great accomplishment for Marion Barry wasn’t it??
    I just don’t hold politicians in high esteem. Artists, inventors and entrepreneurs, YES, because they generate WEALTH!!

    FIRST MAN ON THE MOON ….now that I admire!!! But even that novelty wore off.

  20. jeff says:

    Saw you on Joy Behar and watched you prove once again that conservatives believe that saying something loudly enough makes it true.

  21. Vernon says:

    When Romney show aggression he is hailed as a hero but Obama shows that same type of aggression he is tagged the angry man short of calling him the angry Black man common to white conservatives describing a Black man who speaks his mind with forceful rhetoric. Is this double standards or just plainly trying to define another Black man to keep him in his place even though this Black man is the president of the white man United States of America?

  22. Monica says:

    For Jeff:please,forget the Joy Behar show for one hour and listen to what Yuri Bezmenov, a defected Russian top secret service agent,had to say to Ed Griffin in 1984.It concerns the present and near future of America and unfortunately he was accurate in his predictions.
    He speaks about the methods employed to control, suppress and annihilate the will and self esteem of masses.He profiles the agents of change and one should be blind not to recognize them after!

    Exhausted economically America has to chose between an international vagabond ( without any ability to produce something concret and valuable in his life) and a respectable man with huge accomplishments. As simple as that!

  23. Golfimbul says:

    Eleven days ago, one of your commenters, “TUP”, observed that, contra your claim, the video of Obama’s Sep. 12 Benghazi remarks shows that the president did in fact refer to the consulate attack as an example of “acts of terror”. When will you be correcting your misstatement?

  24. slice says:

    @fearlessone

    You’re an insane and paranoid nut—why don’t you crawl back in your bunker since Obama won and stay there until the next election.

    Oh, and funny how when Romney was described as “aggressive”, not too many people had a problem with that, but since our president is a black man, that’s NOT okay? Whatever—he won–deal with it.

  25. ron says:

    WELL THE WHITES WILL BE A MINORITY

    SO THEN THEY WILL GET AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND ALL THE PERKS

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