Obama's Debate Con?
Barack Obama has always been a fine actor and Wednesday night he deftly played the role of a debate loser with Oscar-worthy brilliance. I think it was a con.
During my college days I hustled pool to make ends meet. The "hustle" was to give the "mark" enough adrenaline that he really thought he could beat me with money on the line. That meant losing decisively, with feigned emotion, early and often.
Isn't that what's happening now, after the first debate, a simple hustle to create the appropriate emotions in the Obama base? The Obama campaign can then channel these amped up emotions into a much stronger turnout than his miserable performance in office would otherwise generate.
America loves the underdog, the bottom-of-the-ninth inning home run and the Hail Mary pass with two seconds left in the fourth quarter. The $750 an hour Democratic political consultants also know this phenomenon well. So, perhaps there were paid focus groups this past spring that batted around what kind of big come-from-behind "wins" in October might look like for Obama; big enough to overcome all the truly lousy economic news and a resurgent Republican?
Does anyone doubt that this Administration has already coordinated a series of well-planned domestic and foreign policy "October surprises" during the final month of the Presidential campaign? To believe otherwise is naïve at best. Manipulation of the public mood with the cooperation of the media is what the Obama political team does best.
One possible October surprise could be, as WND.com speculated:
Iran could announce a temporary halt to uranium enrichment before next month's U.S. election in a move to save Barack Obama's presidency, (emphasis added) a source affiliated with high Iranian officials said today.
The source, who remains anonymous for security reasons, said a three-person delegation of the Obama administration led by a woman engaged in secret negotiations yesterday with a representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The delegation urged the Iranian leader to announce a halt to enrichment, even if temporary, before the Nov. 6 election, promising removal of some sanctions.
The source said the delegation warned that a Mitt Romney presidency would change the U.S. relationship with Iran regarding its nuclear program.
The U.S. representatives reminded the Iranians that President Obama has stood in front of Israel, preventing the Jewish state from attacking Iran over its illicit nuclear arms policy.
Yesterday's meeting, which took place in Doha, Qatar, was coordinated by the Qatar monarchy, whose members attended at the request of the Obama administration.
A second (brietbart.com) October surprise has also been surmised:
A report in The Telegraph suggests the White House is considering drone strikes in Mali against Al Qaeda.
According to the report, the attacks could be carried out by intelligence agencies rather than the U.S. military per se. This allows the Obama administration to attack Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and simultaneously stand by head of U.S. Africa Command General Carter Ham's statement that there are "no plans for U.S. direct military intervention."
When asked, White House spokesman Tanya Bradsher did not confirm or deny the report. She would only say: "The President has been clear about his goal to destroy Al-Qaeda's network and we work toward that goal every day."
Perhaps these strikes are to be the October surprise intended to make a flailing foreign policy president look strong?
And a third October surprise too. From breitbart.com
Today, a Defense Department official confirmed to Breitbart News that there is advance planning for a "substantial air package" against targets in Libya. Military sources suggest that this means that flight missions against Libyan targets will include manned flights, not merely drones.
The New York Times reported yesterday that the Obama administration is preparing an operation to "kill or capture militants" involved in the Benghazi attack resulting in the murder of our ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. According to the Times, the Joint Special Operations Command is putting together "so-called target packages of detailed information about the suspects." These files are a coordinated project with the CIA and the Pentagon.
Can you imagine the MSM headlines and cable news bulletins? " The O's Magic Is Back!" There would be 24-hour wall-to-wall coverage on these stories. $4.60 a gallon gas, who cares? Manufacturing down, so what? Our guys just wiped out some bad guys and there was live video from the UAV! Mitt who?
On a much more serious note, let's ask the question that stalks this election. Is it possible that the Libyan and Egyptian attacks occurred through a selective negligence by senior members of the Administration, so that the follow up military strikes would be timed to influence the election? Knowing what we do about the character of this President and his hand picked amoral sycophants, is there any doubt that such ideas are not only warranted, but demand a further exploration.