It’s clear that the liberals are not good sports about anything. They always have an excuse for why their guy doesn’t have a good showing or flat out loses. When you look at the last two debates between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama two excuses come out from Democrats. Their excuses consist of either Mitt Romney is rude and broke the rules or Mitt Romney is a racist. It can never be that maybe, just maybe, Mitt Romney won the war of ideas. This only serves to illustrate that the left are merely sore losers.
I want to start this by giving Chris Matthews a quick constitutional lesson. The Constitution of our country has nothing to say about interrupting the president or failing to roll over and allow him to beat you up in a debate. It appears to this humble writer that Chris Matthews would be better suited to live in a place like Iran where there are actually laws against interrupting the leaders of that country. Mr. Matthews, please try to scare up a small amount of journalistic integrity and explain to me how this mythical constitutional rule against being rude to the president applies to all those who insulted President George W. Bush, you included. During the latter years of the Bush Administration, many people wore shirts that stated “F—Bush” as well as a movie that was made about the assassination of a sitting president, which is a real crime by the way.
The worship of Barack Obama on Matthews’ program is not really all that surprising. I think, however, what is more surprising is how other liberals have come to the president’s aid and not only cite Mitt Romney’s “disrespect” of the president but also a more sinister component, racism.
D.L. Hughley, a popular comic, appeared on Joy Behar: Say Anything recently and made the remark that Mitt Romney spoke to President Obama “like a man talking to a servant.” Hughley went further saying, “It’s like Mitt Romney learned manners from watching 50s TV shows.” Joy Behar got into the act as well by giving further lip service to the earlier “angry black guy” excuse for Barack Obama’s terrible debate performance in the first outing.
If this is the case and Mitt Romney was rude and interrupted the President so much, how did President Obama end up with some much more speaking time? When Joe Biden so vividly showed us what rudeness looks like these same people praised him for dominating Paul Ryan in the debate. Why is it only rude when it is Romney or Ryan that throws a shot over the bow?
The answer is simple. What we are witnessing is the last dying attempts to revive Barack Obama and explain away his lack of new ideas and his inability to lead. It is far easier to attack the challenger than admit the champ is losing the fight.
The idea of a debate is to argue about ideas and why your idea will work better. It is interesting to this columnist that the left feels as though the Republican challenger is rude or uncouth for explaining why his ideas would work better. This follows this continuing belief that to question President Obama is somehow un-American and racist.
In closing, it is important to point out that the mark of an educated and skilled debater is a person who is willing to hear the other side and engage in open conversation of those ideas. Margret Thatcher said it best, “I love the argument, I love debate. I don’t expect anyone to just sit there and agree with me, that’s not their job.” So if the president is the statesman and scholar that he and his advocates in the media claim he is, why do they need all of these accusations and excuses for a man that, by all accounts, should shine in the arena of ideas?
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