It is widely accepted that the President lost the debate Thursday night.
While losing is never fun, more can be learned from losing than winning. In this case it’s how one responds to the loss that is more telling. After his defeat to Mitt Romney, the next morning the President stepped on stage at a rally in Denver and said:
When I got onto the stage, I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney. But it couldn’t have been Mitt Romney–because the real Mitt Romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. The fellow on stage last night said he didn’t know anything about that.
The real Mitt Romney said we don’t need any more teachers in our classrooms. . . . But the fellow on stage last night, he loves teachers–can’t get enough of them.
The Mitt Romney we all know invested in companies that were called “pioneers” of outsourcing jobs to other countries. But the guy on stage last night, he said that he doesn’t even know that there are such laws that encourage outsourcing–he’s never heard of them. Never heard of them. Never heard of tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. He said that if it’s true, he must need a new accountant.
Now, we know for sure it was not the real Mitt Romney, because he seems to be doing just fine with his current accountant. So you see, the man on stage last night, he does not want to be held accountable for the real Mitt Romney’s decisions and what he’s been saying for the last year.
This is how our current President reacted to defeat. By lying throw his teeth. Here is Erin Burnett confronting Obama’s deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, on the $5 trillion dollars:
The President then continues to make claims in which he has been repeatedly given four Pinocchios by fact checker Glenn Kessler:
The Obama campaign fails to make its case. On just about every level, this ad is misleading, unfair and untrue, from the use of “corporate raider” to its examples of alleged outsourcing. Simply repeating the same debunked claims won’t make them any more correct.
Next up, there is not a provision in the tax law that encourages companies to move jobs overseas. There is a relocation deduction for any company that moves jobs. That applies to companies that move jobs from New York to Shanghai OR Dallas, Texas. It also applies for companies that move jobs from India (or any country) to back here to America.
I can go on, but I think you get the point. Instead of coming out the next day and congratulating his opponent on a job well done and acknowledging his own lackluster performance with grace, the President threw a temper-tantrum.
That speaks volumes about the man.
And what about those on the left, who are dreaming up every exuse for the President’s defeat. They remind me of this: