Bush Suffers Breakdown on TV, Wins Debate

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  1. mindseye

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    This is not my work; credit goes to Jazzmaniac at DailyKos.

    AP - In a stunning display of raw emotion never before seen on national television, President George W. Bush appeared to suffer a psychological breakdown during last night's square-off with Democratic nominee John Kerry.

    Political commentators were quick to agree that Bush won the debate.

    Observers first suspected a change in Bush's emotional state when, following a blistering attack from Kerry, a large, apparently wet stain began to appear on the front of the President's pants.

    Laying his head upon the podium, Bush began to speak in a soft, high-pitched voice. His microphone was able to pick up questions apparently aimed at his father, former President George H.W. Bush, rather than his opponent. "Daddy. Daddy. Daddy, why don't you love me? " Bush whimpered.

    Cokie Roberts, in a post debate roundtable on ABC, stated that such actions "clearly presented a softer, sensitive side" of Bush, "that every man in America will identify with."

    Moments later Bush appeared to regain his energy, bolting upright and loudly asking "What's a nigga got to do to get a drink around here?" He then began pounding on the podium while chanting "Jack and Coke, Jack and Coke, Jack and Coke" repeatedly.

    MSNBC's Chris Matthews was quick to point out how the alcohol reference would resonate with "Joe Six-pack," while CNN's Wolf Blitzer heralded Bush's use of "the `N' word," as "an appeal to the hippity-hop generation."

    As Bush crumpled to the floor, his rival, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, implored the audience to "give the President some air." Kerry also called out to the audience, asking "Is there a doctor in the house?" a clear violation of the debate rules.

    FoxNews anchor Brit Hume lambasted Kerry for his "patronizing attitude," while ABC's Peter Jennings stated that he felt that "No American watching is going to want to vote for a candidate who doesn't know if a doctor actually is in the house, I'm sure aboot that."

    On CBS, Dan Rather told his network's viewers that the debate was being carried via a pool arrangement of cameras, and that he could not verify that Bush actually was curled up in a fetal position.

    Bush's debate performance was seen by most as dealing a harsh blow to Kerry's presidential aspirations.

    "If a soiled heap of laundry on the floor isn't what we need in our war against those who would do us harm, I don't know who is," stated debate moderator Jim Lehrer.
     
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    That's hilarious, mindseye.
     
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    That is just too real to be funny!
     
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    Yeah, I couldn't help but crack up myself... though, honestly, I was fooled until I got to the "What a nigga gotta do.." part. :) Shrub got no black in 'im.
     
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    monstro: That is so funny!! :lol:

    What was really funny, though, was after the debate watching the propagandists--I mean pundits,--sputtering and trying to think of something good to say about Bush's performance. I thought Kerry did great tonight. I was kind of tepid about him before, but after tonight I can really picture him as President. :)
     
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    OMG! I am still rolling on the floor laughing.
     
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    Who would have guessed that part of that headline would be true?! "Bush Suffers Breakdown on TV". :p I think there was at least 10 times when it looked like Bush WAS having an emotional or mental breakdown.

    Bush last night --> :wacko:
     
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    I have to agree with you on this one, Mark. (*ptoiii!*)

    Mr. Bush was definitely outclassed by Mr. Kerry last night and came off as whiny and ill-prepared.

    W. must have looked deep into JFK's soul and been broadsided by the swirling flipflops he found inside the senator.

    :wacko:
     
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    I have to agree with you on this one, Mark. (*ptoiii!*)

    Mr. Bush was definitely outclassed by Mr. Kerry last night and came off as whiny and ill-prepared.

    W. must have looked deep into JFK's soul and been broadsided by the swirling flipflops he found inside the senator.

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    Pecker - you're too nice to me! I wouldn't have been surprised if you had given me a cyber-punch in the nose for all of my obvious joy in seeing Bush's meltdown last night. I admire your patience. :)
     
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    Bush's ill perfomance was impossible not to enjoy. That's the most pleasure that man has brought to me in the last four years. Like Monstro, I wasn't completely sold on Kerry as a leader until that performance- now I have no problem with him. He can think on his feet, didn't get ruffled, can incorporate words over two sylables into sentecnes without sounding forced or rehearsed (!), wouldn't that be a pleasant improvement?

    I have a friend who refuses to vote, but if he did, said he would vote for Bush because he's done more to rally the Democratic party than anyone in history, which I kinda have to respect. The problem is, he also has helped unite the Republicans as well. Hard to believe such an ineffectual moron could have such a dramatic influence on the country. I am especially pleased with his performance in the debate, because now even die-hard supporters must face the fact that they're backing an idiot- all doubt has been remeoved.
     
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    But on the otherhand we would lose those huh moments such as the admission by Dumbya in the first debate that he did not realize that the Iraqis would fight so vociferously. Yea, vociferous is used more properly in describing a heated discussion or argument and means offensively loud and insistent.

    Oh okay, I could live the rest of my life without hearing his mangled English and inadequate vocabulary.

    jay
     
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    Exactly. I can remember back in 2001 when W was trying to incite moderate Arab nations to join the US led coalition by describing the team effort as a "...crusade against terrorism." Crusade? Great choice of words, W! Just go ahead and remind the Arabs of the bloody western invasions of their lands in the middle ages. Its not as if they might be suspicious of our motives.

    And while you're at it, W, why not ask the Israelis to join the final solution against radical Islam? Why not tell the American Indians its manifest destiny to be a part of the fight against terrorism?

    You're our leader, W, make us proud!

    SG
     
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    Actually, AIM has a new T-shirt with a picture of Geronimo and the caption "FIGTHING TERRORISM SINCE 1492". Most Indians I know actually saw through the "war on terror" the moment Bush started talking about Iraq; several tribes have even passed resolutions condemning the Iraq war. (Which results in a fairly ironic situation where tribal citizens still serve, but Bush has done everything to make our lives worse. Meanwhile Iceland, Palau, Mongolia, and Costa Rica donate a total of zero troops between them and get trade benefits because they officially support the war.)

    Either way, Bush is too busy telling us sovereignty is "given" and state law is supreme. Meanwhile, Arizona's Squaw Peak is changed to Piestewa Peak; maybe if we sacrifice a few thousand more Indian women to Halliburton, we can put an end to these racist names.
     
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    NelsonMuntz84: As mindseye knows from us chatting, people over here reckon Bush is an idiot and of course we get the debates and no one can figure out how the american media have them such a close call with everyone in my classes at uni being the clear winner, I've printed that off for Monday, I'm sure it will get stuck up on a wall!!!


    Zora, I know what your saying about Kerry, like Gore he has the problem of being simply 'wooden', though I think for the most part what they have done with him is interesting.

    Gore they tried to make into the man next door and it failed pretty badly, with Kerry though they are trying to make him look in touch with America, they are much more willing this time, to say look this is who he is, which I think will play better with voters.

    Anyway just be thankful your election wont be as bad as ours, Tony Blair vs Michael Howard, a man who would send even more troops to Iraq than Blair did!!!

    I'll be voting, green or socialist or some rubbish again, I cant bring myself to vote for blair and could never vote tory.
     
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    Washington University, site of the second presidential debate, is hosting several high-resolution images from that evening, including some photos from before and after the debate that were not shown on television.

    This image, is particularly telling. In the photo, Bush is standing in front of his podium. His notepad is flipped open, and -- if you enlarge the photo to actual pixel size -- you can tell that the notepad is full of doodles. The portion that's showing has no text, but just circles and loops and lines.
     
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    jennya: I was so curious to know what each candidate was writing during the debates. I'd love to see. I heard that both sides try to appear like they're writing notes even if they don't really have anything to write because it helps take away some attention from the other person speaking.
     
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    The reason why he didn't need to write anything might just be this.
     
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    Javierdude22: Hahaha...yeah, I just saw that....and unless he has an impressive set of breasts...I believe it.

    Seriously, if Kerry gets into office there will be more skeletons flying out of the White House than a graveyard.
     
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    He also says "Let me finish" even though Kerry and Lehrher hadn't interrupted him.

    It appears again in the second debate as well.
     
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    He's just got that line memorized because laura says it to him every night.
     
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