posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 12:33 AM
reply to post by Indigo5
"Small oil and gas businesses"
Somehow I missed that in the debate.
Another oxymoron for my continually growing list!
"He would say thing after thing after thing that just plain wasn't true," Gingrich said of the former Massachusetts governor in reference to
last Thursday debate's on CNN.
"I don't know how you debate a person with civility if they're prepared to say things that are just plain factually false. "
Originally posted by Indigo5
You have to have a strategy to confront BS, Lies and light-speed flip-flopping. Somone willing to tell bald-faced lies without hesitation.
Indeed. And so there are a few options that I can think of:
- One is to fire back, as Jon Stewart suggested...with LIAR LIAR LIAR...
- Another is the standard counter-attack with-*gasp*-facts...which Obama did somewhat, but with little or no aggressiveness or challenge...perhaps
conserving what little energy he seemed to have by choosing not to try to compete with Romney's apparent goal of dominating and overrunning their
mutual exchange during the debate...
- Then there is always that old 'give him enough rope and he will hang himself' type strategy...which I think is the one best suited
to Romney's style and recent campaign history...giving Romney the floor instead of trying to shut him up is the best weapon against his consistent
inconsistency, imo. And also, thinking about how the press has treated this campaign, and even just Obama's presidency, it seemed to me that it
might have been a stroke of genius to just let Romney lie and flip flop and say stupid stuff like he's going to fire Big Bird and then let the rabid
press take it from there.
Because the fact that it is mainly the undecided and/or non-hard-core voters who are most influenced by the debates...(mostly it is a good time to
'get a feel' for each candidate and see how it matches up with what they've heard, etc.,)
...means that for Obama to call Romney a liar after
Romney constantly calling Obama the same bears the risk of having them BOTH sound like a couple of 5th graders unqualified to run a lemonade stand
much less this country...and pretty much par for the course in recent modern political history and sadly what most people expect.
But if Obama conducts himself as an adult (even a tired adult) and remains polite and continues his past policy of not insulting or even too harshly
personally criticizing his debate opponents...and just waits for the press and the internet to immediately begin their usual hash, spin, and rehash
the spin, INCLUDING many pointing out how they can't believe Obama just stood there and LET ROMNEY BLATANTLY LIE....that is going to mean a lot more
to those who have been unsure which one, or both, do the most lying and what about.
If all that makes sense. It is kind of hard to describe what I'm seeing in all this, but maybe you can dig it.
Sometimes the best idea is to just sit back and let a liar lie his way all the way 'past the post.'