Ann Coulter analyzes the media’s reaction to the townhall debate

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Eager to hear her post-debate analysis, Glenn was looking forward to speaking bestselling author Ann Coulter more than usual this morning.

“I wish I could watch the debate with you.  It has to be fun,” he told her this morning.

Ann, who after Obama’s miserable attempt at the last debate, predicted the media would be declared the “winner” by the media as long as he showed up looking alert, had this to say about last night’s townhall debate:

“I don’t think this is going to help Obama at all. I knew the media would say he had won no matter what happened. He could have come out and his head could have rolled like Linda Blair’s in the Exorcist, which it almost did. I just don’t think Obama does nasty very well.  He seemed testy and sour the whole night, and I mean Candy Crowley — the most rememberable thing — her jumping in the Libya thing as the moderator, and the declaring a winner, when “oops, the umpire made a bad call” was outrageous.”

Coulter admitted, Romney should have been more careful with his words when he called out the president for not calling Benghazi an act of terror until weeks after the fact, but he was accurate in his claim.

Glenn followed on that with the transcript, which provides the president’s statement:

The United States condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack.  We’re working with the government of Libya to secure our diplomats.  I’ve also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world.  And make no mistake, we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people.

Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths.  We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.  But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence.  None.  The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts.


“Yes, it’s only at the end of the speech,” Ann added. “And if he’s going to describe everything he talked about falsely, as referring to Benghazi, then he’s delusional and needs to be in a nut farm, because he was also talking about the 9/11 attack [the original]. Does he think that happened a month ago?”

“What do you think is the biggest takeaway from this last night?” Glenn asked.

“That Obama can’t run on his record,” Ann responded.

For example, Obama continued to claim that he was all for drilling and pipelines last night, and Mitt could respond with, ‘but you didn’t do anything to encourage pipelines or drill within the country.’

Ann also mentioned the African-American who told the president he had enthusiastically voted for him in 2008, but he’s noticing that everything he needs is costing him most.

” I don’t think Obama can get away from that,” Ann said. “It doesn’t matter how much the alleged media umpires are playing on the team for Obama.  It doesn’t matter that the pressroom cheered when Obama took his cheap shot at Romney for being wealthy. People know they’re out of work. They know everything the own, their assets, are worth less, and everything they need to buy costs more. And Romney said over and over again, the people don’t believe that.”

Glenn agreed and added, “I think that the American people know something is wrong.  They know these policies haven’t worked.  I mean President Obama kept saying, “he’s only got one point plan.” Well, no, Mr. President yours is when it comes to taxes yours is one point.  Tax the rich, and the rest of your plan sounds like the stimulus package: infrastructure and green jobs.”

Throughout the night, the president had to imitate the “rhetoric” that he blasts all of the time. He praised free-enterprise and claimed to support “risk-takers” saying that they needed to be rewarded. But his record points to statements of ‘successful businessmen aren’t that smart and “you didn’t build that, somebody else did.”

Glenn thought one of the most critical points in the debate occurred under the topic of energy.

“The president said, in so many words, ‘you will never see a $1.85 gasoline if the country does well,” Glenn said.

The president made this claim last night with the qualifier that the only reason gas was cheap was because the economy was about to crash. Which basically claims that the reason that gas is so expensive now is because the economy is doing so well. Unfortunately for the president, it’s pretty well documented that unemployment is at 7.8%, 47 million people are on food stamps, and our debt is out of control.

“It’s really a strange double whammy,” Coulter pointed out. “Because generally that is true, that when the economy goes down the gas prices go down. Obama has managed to create a situation where there are 23 million people out of work, 50% of college graduates can’t get a job, people are suffering, their houses are worth nothing, and yet, gas prices have more than doubled.”

Glenn believes these debate have been great for Romney.

“They [Americans] didn’t know Romney. They heard all kinds of horrible stories: he’s a monster, He hates your children.  He wants to go in and tie every woman’s fallopian tube.  He’s a religious crazy, and 1,800 hundreds pioneer gash gauche, and he’s practically Chinese, and they’ve heard these horror stories from the President,” Glenn pointed out. “I don’t think anyone will vocalize this, but because they generally trust the president — because he’s gotten away with saying these things when they weren’t true — but when they watch him [Romney], he looks like the President of the United States. Romney takes the President of the United States and makes him look, honestly, like an 18-year-old boy next to him.”

They see this, and it’s registering that the description of Mitt Romney they’ve been given isn’t what they are seeing during these debates. It’s causing them not to trust the president.

“I could not agree more,” Ann responded, who added that it was also adding to the distrust in the media.

Glenn noted that the media is already down to 8% among the American people. So after these debates, when the American people are seeing Mitt Romney lay out his plan in an honest, calm, reasonable fashion, the media coming and claiming a ‘Barack Obama victory’ is discrediting them even more.

“It only sends a signal to those who don’t trust the media, on both sides, that there’s something wrong here.”

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Amazing – Ann is right, Obama is a failure even with trying to play the bad boy image, coming off like a petulant, spoiled brat of the highest order. Obama had to run to the moderator to save his bacon when the heat from Romney got too hot.
    President Obama:


    And as of last night I shall add:


    • Sam Fisher

      At least Obama was awake last night it made for a more interesting debate.

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    I have to say something, in reviewing again the debate last night it never fully hit me how much Obama has not only been sheltered from tough questions and political heat by his crew and the MSM, but how much he has depended on them to hide the real him.

    I never thought I would see a POTUS descend past pathetic – he has.

    I will admit it, I was wrong – unlike Obama I am capable of admitting that.

    • Nicole – Graham

      @snowleopard3200:disqus Obama had to run to the moderator to save his bacon when the heat from Romney got too hot.Eugene implied I’m in shock that any one able to profit $87O4 in four weeks on the network. did you see

    • Anonymous

      ??? Each candidate spoke to the same questions.

  • Sam Fisher

    That was weird it was like Obama tried to change reality too bad he failed. I say Mitt won the debate because he was more honest about where he stood. Obama was all over the place like a drunk driver and no one believed it expect the idiot worshipers of Obama.

    • Sandie

      What? Obama change reality? But he lives in an altered state of reality.

  • Laurie Murray

    Up until last night’s debate, i have been a STAUNCH Ron Paul(and then a Gary Johnson) supporter…mainly because I think the republican party is corrupt and no longer defendiing the Constitution or the american people, BUT…….I cannot sacrifice my country and my freedom in order to insist upon political perfectionism. Romney is a decent man. I can see it, hear it, feel it more and more as I watch these disgustingly biased debates. Seeing the media and leftist moderators unfairly shield, defend, and promote our lying, communist, Islamic illegal usurper “president” Obama has done one thing……make me commit to voting for Romney instead of Gary johnson. If I want to make a statement with my vote it will be this: Obama is so dangerous to freedom and our country that every citizen with a brain in their head must UNITE (regardless of “party affiliation”) and vote for Romney inorder to remove the imposter before he destroys life, liberty, private property, freedoms of every kind, and our pursuit of happiness. Thank you creepy obama for helping me come to my senses and vote for Romney. God speed the right.

  • Anonymous

    Ann was right, most polls showed Obama won. Fact checks were on Obama’s side too. The game must be rigged.

    • Anonymous

      It must. Obama is the devil. No way he could win cleanly.

  • Anonymous

    “To be, or not to be, that is the question . . .” 

    William Shakespeare

    October 18, 2012

    Dear Mr. Obama,

    May I ask you a stupid question . . . :) . . . Did you ever start a business?  Did you ever try to convince someone to buy a product, other than malarky?  Did you ever go online and do those forms with regard to opening a business?  Have to answer that really dumb question “Does this business manufacture or distribute, alcohol, tobacco, or firearms?

    I wonder if Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder ever read that last part?

    I know this line of questioning is stupid.  Because Americans know the answers.  The answer is no.  You’ve done none of this, and it shows, other than gun running and to do that you had to become President!  I have no such ambition.  Guys like me, at this point in the “Obama Depression” just want to keep food on the table stay out of the clink and avoid people like you because all you do is make people broke or dead.  That is a skill set I happily lack.  So does Mr. Romney who the American people desperately want to elect to lead the “Romney Recovery!”

    You see, the American people have a very refined dipstick for malarky.  These debates have demonstrated that you, and the liberal media are full of it, Ms. Crowley should have just hopped up on the table with a set of cue cards and given you a gold star at the end of that debate at Hofstra.  Further, that Mr. Romney possess the character, competence, and the raw capability to sit in a chair that had we left empty these last four years we all would have been better off.

    While at times we have let our guard down and allowed citizens who share your perverted views on liberty, and the free market, to inhabit that office “We The People” are wide awake and raring to go now, just like we were in 2010.  Why you ask are we so agitated?  Because we innately sense that this is a point in history that will be looked back on as a “to be or not to be” moment in American history.

    “We The People” have the rarest of opportunities to get the right citizen, into the most important job, at the right time.

    We will.


    Joe Doakes

  • stanw909

    ( Obama 2nd debate ) ” Get the transcript ”  (Candy) picks up transcript and saves the day. Collusion ?

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