Obama’s old friends: Of course he lost the debate … he’s just that awesome

The liberal post-debate spin on behalf of President Eye Candy has been nothing short of hilarious. Starry-eyed progressives and the media (sorry, redundant) have blamed Obama’s poor performance on altitude sickness, savvy strategylady parts, loud noises, Jim Lehrer, the inability to lie and getting high as a kite before taking the stage.

The president’s old friends have their own theories, and The New Yorker couldn’t wait to breathlessly report them.

One of Obama’s professors said he lost because he’s “professorial” and “skews cerebral.”

If only he wasn’t quite so brilliant he would’ve trounced Romney! That’s gotta be Politico-style satire, right? Right?

Twitter users sum up the snort-worthy rationalizations lovingly offered by Obama’s other pals.

One Twitterer goes out on a limb with another explanation:


“Sucks at them”? Clearly this Twitter user just doesn’t “skew cerebral” enough to understand what really went on at the Denver debate.

  • http://twitter.com/thehumphries Nick Humphries

    That’s right: Obama, the first hipster president, is just too cool to “win” debates like everyone else, he goes against the grain and loses. So cool! We are so lucky to have a president like this!

    • J.N. Ashby

      Winning is like soooo mainstream

      • stpatwanabe

        or is it whining for lamestreamedia

        • J.N. Ashby

          This strategy is really obscure. You’ve probably never even heard of it. I’m gonna go have a PBR now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

      they should bottle their own perfume and call it “desperation.” it certainly is pungent

      • palintologist

        (Or repugnant, as the case may be.)

        • stpatwanabe

          repugnant or repurg-regurgitate

      • stpatwanabe

        good one

    • nothingsosmall

      Want to bet he uses the same strategy with foreign leaders?

      • stpatwanabe

        he bows to foreign leaders except our allies

  • $31654759

    67 Million saw Obama for his true self. Uninformed, Detached,and a total embarrassment to our Country. I feel most of his friends and the left saw Obama for the first time.

    • stpatwanabe

      obama is really osama

      • Kimberly Schutzenhofer


  • http://twitter.com/Apologianick Apologianick

    Yeah. He’s just not a good debater. After all, he’s a lawyer. Why on Earth should a lawyer know anything about arguing?

    • TiLiNi

      My husband is a great attorney not from Harvard, but he would definitely beat Obama in a debate. How could he possibly have been a professor? He’s so inept.

      • http://twitter.com/Apologianick Apologianick

        I study apologetics. We have to know how to debate. When you enter the arena, you have to know your opponent’s position like you know your own and you have to be prepared for anything they say. If you think they are saying a falsehood, you have to be able to demonstrate it then and there. Obama did neither. I think one of the most damaging things he did was when Romney said he wanted to cut Medicare and Obama started nodding.

        Obama does not know how to debate and the reason he does not know how to debate is because he is not challenged enough and he does not know his own position. I debate today because I throw myself to the lions regularly and let my worldview be questioned and put through the fire. If something is true, that only makes it stronger. Obama has lived a sheltered lifestyle being babied by the media. He’s unprepared for real adult conversation. No matter how much “studying” he does over the next few weeks. He will not be ready. Inexperience like his vs. 25 years of business experience of Romney’s cannot be overcome in such a short time.

        • Emily Barnell Mixay

          Well said!

      • Rick Nelson

        That’s why he was aprofessor and not a practicing attorney.Being an attorney would have required too much preparation and work.

        • orringtonmom (D)

          can you imagine a jury of obamabots… “sure the other attorney had forensic proof and the actual law on his side and actual tenacity when presenting his case, but that obama guy… he skews so cerebral. and it would be racist not to find in his favor.”

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          He voluntarily resigned his law license, he and Michelle both, to avoid being disbarred.

        • GaryTheBrave

          If he had been a practicing attorney he would have been like Tom Cruise in the beginning of A Few Good Men, throwing his clients under the bus. Oh . . . wait . . .

        • stpatwanabe

          he was never a professor nor attorney has no degree, all he has is photo ops..his whole life was one big Photo Op!!

      • Zane Henry

        He was never a professor. He was a guest lecturer, presenting Derrick Bell’s radical nonsense. Nothing more than a glorified Teaching Assistant.

        • $7421226

          true. all of obama’s bio = a LIE.

        • Emily Barnell Mixay

          Very true. I read that in Edward Klein’s book “The Amateur”. Great read.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Senior Faculty Lecturer isn’t a professor.

      • $7421226

        given the debacle and revelation we saw, any 12 yr old could beat obama in a debate.

    • stpatwanabe

      he’s not even a lawyer..an acorn lawyer from bill ayers house…bho is just photo ops…no degree just photo ops..

  • grais

    It’s more believable that Mitt’s hanky caused Obama’s loss.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

      maybe he should have offered obama his hanky…..to wipe his brow

      • ss396

        Or to weep into.

  • TocksNedlog

    Can’t wait to hear the excuses they make after Gaffe-tastic loses to Paul Ryan next Thursday!

    • http://twitter.com/Apologianick Apologianick

      I think the Biden-Ryan debate should go straight to DVD. Comedy section of course.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Biden did win several political races in his day. He may be better at this debate thing than you give him credit. Of course 4 yrs ago he did not do so well against Sarah so . . .

  • sb36695

    Anyone that thinks Obama tells the truth should be taken away in a straitjacket!

  • disappearing moderate

    Gee, you’d think a lawyer, a university professor or a politician would be confident, persuasive, and be able to make fact based arguments. I guess maybe Obama has been given a free ride all along, not just for the past four years.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    could it be that, when the teleprompters were taken away, that he out-bush’ed bush when it came to being inarticulate…..remember, when all it took was one word uttered by w or sarah palin to prove deficient brainpower?

    • writer59

      On Breibart they have a video where they asked supporters at Obama’s latest rally if Obama should have been allowed to be fed the answers on his teleprompter at the debate and they said yes, it was unfair not to allow him to read the answers off his teleprompter. It’s just unbelievable how clueless these people are and even more scary that they vote.

  • SAndrews

    Obama takes the truth seriously – and the Libyan ambassador was killed in a spontaneous protest to a video.

    Obama likes to bring people together – so they can hear him clearly when he says elections have consequences and I won.

    Obama avoided moot court competition at law school – and just about everything else at law school as far as we can tell by his transcripts.

    • stpatwanabe

      no transcripts just teleprompters…

  • nc

    Honey and Bo Bo have taken every opportunity over the last four years they’ve been in the WH to thumb their noses at nearly every tradition and custom. And their supporters cheered them for “doing things their way.” Why should this be any different?

    • stpatwanabe

      who’s more intelligent, obama/burden or honey n boo boo? they are all laughing at US..all the way to the banks bailout! some economic recov–recession…….obama IS the Islamist laughing at US!

  • palintologist

    Best take so far: If it had been Obama with the handerchief, it would’ve been perceived as the white flag of surrender.

  • SAndrews

    I guess it’s understandable that Obama would have a tough time in the debate. His supporters usually rely on just a few arguments.

    Romney/Ryan Lied (The go to strategy now).
    That’s RACIST (Should be Godwin’s Law – 2012 Campaign edition by now).
    Romney’s Gaffes (getting harder to use every time Biden speaks).
    and #LadyParts.

    Now with 7.8% unemployment, the economy is channeling the Monty Python’s Holy Grail scene “Bring out your dead”.

  • Jim Cooper

    The Islamist are laughing at Obama and Obama is laughing at US.

  • BigTBoom

    Four years of excuses are too many. Romney needs to attack this with the message if you’re busy making excuses for a problem, you’re not busy solving that problem.

  • KateNE

    I feel very bad for Obama that he’s so burdened by the weight of being President. Poor thing. We all really should help relieve him of that burden in November.

    • ss396

      From the way he and the press go on about it, you’d think that Obama is the first President to go gray in office. It used to be that if the President wasn’t hugely gray by the end of his first term, the press would question that the President was so vain as to dye his hair. If nothing else, this election has exposed the press as nothing more than piddly little short-pants tools.

  • LightSabre

    Obama is too professional and cerebral to win debates? I think maybe it’s time I took up permanent residence in a padded cell.

  • digitalPimple

    I guess his strong point is managing such an awesome economic recovery. /sarcasm

  • http://www.tempeteaparty.org Lee Reynolds

    Marxism doesn’t work. When those who believe in it are challenged to actually put up or shut up, they tend to do the latter. Those who do speak up come out looking like madmen or fools to anyone with any common sense whatsoever.

    The old saying sums it up: It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

    Problem is, in a debate, you have to open your mouth. You have to present your position. You have to defend it. If you can’t do this, you lose by default.

    The problem with Obama isn’t so much Obama himself, but the indefensible things he believes in. If Obama believed in freedom, self-reliance, capitalism, and all the other things that define America as the greatest nation that has ever existed, then his lack of rhetorical skills wouldn’t be such a hindrance. You don’t have to be Perry Mason to sell the truth.

  • Bryan

    Skews cerebral and professorial? Sounds like he’s out of touch with the rest of America.

  • TexasMom2012

    Obama can’t debate because he only knows how to pontificate.

    • stpatwanabe

      its not a debate it s a date….with libMedia

  • JamesMc

    Professorial? Perhaps. I’ve had professors that upon losing an argument played the “I Won” card.

  • macandroo

    uh huh…

  • http://twitter.com/EvanMaughan Evan Maughan

    He is so smart he appears stupid, he is so kind he comes across as cold, he is effective he appears incompetent. Obama’s ways are not our ways, his paths are not our paths.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pjcitro Paul J. Citro

    Show me your friends and I’ll show you………………………………………….

  • Jedd McHead

    If Barry walked on water the New York Times headline would read “Obama IS The Messiah”
    If Mitt walked on water the New York Times headline would read: “Romney Can’t Swim”.

    • stpatwanabe

      yep ,so true! except they think he is the messiah…when he is really the anti-messiah…

      • Jedd McHead

        Q: What’s the diffence between Barack Obama and God?
        A: God doesn’t think he’s Barack Obama.

  • https://twitter.com/Guy_Montag_OG Guy_Montag_OG

    OB: “When I looked in the mirror, my first thoughts were, ‘They don’t deserve your Debate Game!’.”

  • txsoutherngrace

    Don’t miss the Occidental Days article and photos by Margot Mifflin that has a link at the bottom of the Weekly Standard article in The New Yorker.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

    Obama is “too cerebral” to “engage the issues” in debate? So I guess Socrates — who basically invented “debate” — isn’t as cerebral as Obama.

  • ss396

    I once knew a cerebral guy who insisted that by pure exercise of mind, a person need not succumb to inebriation despite the alcohol consumption.

    We proved him wrong about that.

    A major problem with the cerebral types, aside from their self-righteous hubris, is that they never read or comprehended Hayek’s “Use of knowledge in Society.” Or, if they have, have been unable to refute it. Yet their pure exercise of mind, to be useful, requires that Hayek be refuted; that Hayek be wrong.

    As the saying goes: “don’t confuse college with knowledge.” Self-doubt is a useful thing.

  • skhpcola

    I wonder if the Obamessiah’s acolytes will still worship him after he is out of office and the sordid details about his past begin to emerge. Probably. Liberalism is a particularly vicious form of mental retardation…one that allows people to appear and act and speak normally, until they breach the threshold of politics, economics, or philosophy. At that point, they regress into babbling morons.

  • http://twitter.com/AUBraves AUBraves

    So using Big Bird in his campaign is cerebral? Or is it dumb? You can’t be cerebral one day and dumb the next. I’m going with the “dumb at the debate, dumb in his campaign” theory.

  • lainer51

    My dog, Jasper, doesn’t bark because he skews cerebral also. BTW, he is very awesome and quite the narcissist…
    and could EASILY beat BHO at ANYTHING!

  • stpatwanabe

    who’s brighter obama or burden?does all the left have a thrill up their leg?..we know its not in their head!

  • Mini14’sBlkStrat

    From now on we should call him president wussypants.

  • http://chickaboomer.com/ Marty Davis

    “The bird is the word.” Surfin’ Trashmen 1963.