Friday, October 01, 2004

Master Debaters - "Here Is Your Ass, Mr. President."

There seems to be a bit of division regarding the outcome of last night's debate. On one side, you've got the people who think Kerry was the clear winner. On the other side, you've got Karl Rove.

Okay, just kidding. Most Democrats are calling Kerry the victor. What's sort of ironic is that most Republicans, ever defiant, are calling last night's debate a tie. After all, Kerry did score high points for being poised, prepared, and concise (by Kerry standards). But Bush managed to make it through the evening without soiling himself, and his supporters strongly feel that should be worth a point or two.

Oh, and then you've got that tiny bunch of conservative zealots who still maintain that Bush trounced Kerry, which just goes to show you how powerful blind faith and denial can be. But you can't blame these people for supporting Bush. After all, they live in a world where America is safer, the economy is getting better, and homeless people are actually piƱatas filled with tasty candy. Hell, if I lived there, I'd be all for Bush too!

You've just got to love how hard Bush's posse is working to spin last night's performance into some kind of victory. Karl Rove claims it was Bush's best debate ever, and Kerry's worst. He also claims that Bush's long, painful pauses were simply "pauses for effect." Well, if he was going for the effect of a deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming car, then MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

So for those scoring at home, it's currently Kerry 1, Bush 0. With a +/-1 margin of error, I suppose.

12 comments:

SJ said...

Ah. Thank God you posted. I was getting exhausted coming here to see what you'd said and seeing nothing yet on last night's debate. You see, you can be very rational in your discourse. I need that. I'm unraveling into an emotional ball of goo when I talk about these people, Karl Rove and his zealot media.

I can't even begin to tell you fury that overtook me upon getting the email my mother sent me earlier today. It included the line "The Republicans are strong on terrorism. I don't think the Democrats can protect us."

..pinatas filled with tasty candy. rofl.

cracker said...

After reading your "liberal" post I had to comment. Then I saw that you liked Pink Floyd. I can't argue with someone who likes Floyd. If you want to have fun and criticize a "right wing zealot's" blog, try mine, Uncivil Rights. Then, if you want to have more fun, click on Sticks and Stones. He's more right wing than I...maybe.
www.uncivilrights.blogspot.com
My next post will be the Liberal's Dictionary of Words and Phrases. Good luck with the writing.

Irb said...
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Irb said...

I'm with you, SJ! Watching Gulliani yammer on about Bush's "strong performance" last night was more uncomfortable than watching old people eat.

HappyFunBall said...

Oh, dear. They're NOT pinatas? No candy, either? I guess that's why I was arrested for hitting them with sticks ... Damn, I feel so guilty, now!
Guess I'll vote for Kerry, then.

Irb said...

I'll check it out, cracker!

(That sentence sound really cool if you read it out loud in the voice of Samuel L. Jackson.)

Irb said...

In case anyone is wondering, I deleted the above post because I was responding to SJ. But cracker's post appeared unexpectedly, and suddenly it looked like I was calling him "darlin." I know that kind of thing makes conservatives uncomfortable, because it somehow leads to goat marriage.

SJ said...

ROFL at you (again)

cracker said...

First of all, is it wrong for one man to call another man "darlin"? Second, goat marriage has been around since my white trash ancestors got really really lonely, and that's not wrong either. Conservatives need warmth and affection too, and sometimes a hug. Oh boy! Nice goin'. Now I'm starting to get that warm and fuzzy feeling. I need to go listen to Rush.

Anonymous said...

I likes ya, cracker..even though you're conservative :)

I prolly likes srj more, but if you keep on the way you're going here, time will only tell! (Course we lovvvves ol' Irb.. )

~Boidy

cracker said...

Don't drag me down into your liberal lovefest. People loath and despise me, and for good reason. Why just the other day I stole a guys wallet for no other reaason than I could. He almost caught me, but he tripped on his walker (sorry Grandpa.) I have to go concentrate on my fantasy football team. My name is "SuckleMyTeats". Gotta get in the football mode. Now if you'll excuse me, Spongebob is coming on followed by Jimmy Neutron.

SJ said...

Cracker is cracking me up, too. (Sorry to editorialize on YOUR blog, Irb. It's early on Sunday and I've been awake since the dawn of man with kiddos wanting to watch Jimmy Neutron and Spongebob, so I'm trolling.)