Shorter Question Everything
There is so much epic fail in Romney’s lumbering from one debate Mittastrophe to the next. Where to begin?
• Wow, Mitt had whole #bindersfullofwomen. Just like a Morman.
• What a lovely idea that Romney feels women should be able to leave work in time to fix dinner … #BindersFullofWomen
• Last night we saw what happens when things don’t go Romney’s way.
• A sure sign that you’ve lost: 32 Seconds After The Debate Ended, Fox Started Blaming The Questions
• Mitt Romney’s Five Nuttiest Moments from the Second Presidential Debate: 1. “Binders Full of Women”, 2. Single Moms Cause Mass Gun Violence? (Unbidden, in the context of mass killing with assault weapons, Romney said the following: “But let me mention another thing, and that is parents. We need moms and dads helping raise kids. Wherever possible, the – the benefit of having two parents in the home.”), 3. Bain Capital Was a Small Business?, 4. “I want to make sure we keep our Pell Grant program growing.” (Not only has Romney called for an across-the-board, five percent cut to the Department of Education, his campaign has also said Romney would’ve signed the Ryan budget – which seeks to cut Pell Grants by 42 percent next year alone, eliminating aid for more than 1 million students.), 5. “Lorraine” (Throughout the night, Romney had difficulty connecting with the town hall questioners. But he found one woman’s name unreasonably perplexing.)
Standing in clear contrast to that epic fail is Obama:
• “Governor Romney doesn’t have a five-point plan, he has a one-point plan, and it’s that folks at the top play by a different set of rules.” – Obama
• President Obama on Libya: “I’m the President and I’m Always Responsible.”
• “The suggestion that anybody on my team, whether the secretary of state or the U.N. ambassador, that anybody on my team, would play politics or mislead when we’ve lost four of our own, Governor, is offensive. That’s not what we do. That’s not what I do as president, that’s not what I do as commander-in-chief.” – Obama
• President Obama on Mitt Romney’s Sketchy Deal
• “If somebody came to you, Governor, with a plan that said, here, I want to spend $7 trillion or $8 trillion, and then we’re going to pay for it, but we can’t tell you until maybe after the election how we’re going to do it, you wouldn’t take such a sketchy deal and neither should you, the American people, because the math doesn’t add up.” – Obama
• Mitt Romney’s Condescending Views Toward Women
• “A major difference in this campaign is that Governor Romney feels comfortable having politicians in Washington decide the health care choices that women are making. I think that’s a mistake. In my health care bill, I said insurance companies need to provide contraceptive coverage to everybody who is insured. Because this is not just a — a health issue, it’s an economic issue for women. It makes a difference. This is money out of that family’s pocket. Governor Romney not only opposed it, he suggested that in fact employers should be able to make the decision as to whether or not a woman gets contraception through her insurance coverage. When Governor Romney says that we should eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, there are millions of women all across the country, who rely on Planned Parenthood for, not just contraceptive care, they rely on it for mammograms, for cervical cancer screenings. That’s a pocketbook issue for women and families all across the country.” – Obama
• President Obama’s Closing Remarks – 47%
• “I believe Governor Romney is a good man. Loves his family, cares about his faith. But I also believe that when he said behind closed doors that 47 percent of the country considered themselves victims who refuse personal responsibility, think about who he was talking about.” – Obama
• Obama Paints Romney as ‘Me-Too Mitt’, More Extreme Than Bush: “But you should pay attention to this campaign because Governor Romney has made some commitments as well, and I suspect he will keep those, too. When members of the Republican Congress say we’re going to sign a no tax pledge so that we don’t ask a dime from millionaires and billionaires to reduce our deficit so we can still invest in education and helping kids go to college, he said me too. When they said we’re going to cut Planned Parenthood funding, he said me too. When he said we’re going to repeal Obamacare, firsts thing I’m going to de, do spite the fact that it’s the same health care plan that he passed in Massachusetts and is working well, he said me too.” – Obama
In other news
• A Republican state legislator in California is being criticized by his Democratic opponent for saying at a church conference late last month that government “should be shot.” Assemblyman Mike Morrell (R-San Bernardino County) used a 50-minute lecture to the Christian Principle Resource Conference on Sept. 29 to outline his views on government and the non-profit sector, along with sharing his views as a Christian in government. During the lecture Morrell touched on how government manages tax dollars. “Government picks winners and losers. So what I decided to do in California; study how good of a job does government do with our tax money in helping the poor,” Morrell said. “Somehow I don’t think you guys think they do very well. Well, let me tell ya. Let me tell ya. It ain’t very good. I mean, it’s … they should be shot.”
• A female Canadian border guard was in serious condition Wednesday, a day after being shot by a man at the British Columbia-Washington state border. Lori Bowcock was hit in the neck by the same bullet the man used to fatally shoot himself in the head, border patrol sources told CTV News. The man was trying to enter Canada in a white van with Washington license plates, the QMI Agency reported. Bowcock was airlifted to a hospital in Vancouver, 30 miles to the north, reports said. The incident happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Douglas crossing between Surrey, British Columbia, and Blaine, Washington. The border was still closed Wednesday morning, but was expected to reopen later in the day.