David Axelrod and “facts” are like Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell — they just don’t get along. That’s why it’s so funny that Greasy Axel is telling Romney he’s going to be challenged on the facts at the debate next Wednesday:

The Obama campaign on Friday previewed their plan to hammer Mitt Romney on “facts” during the upcoming presidential debates, at the same time raising the stakes for the GOP nominee’s performance in the first debate Oct. 3.

In a memo that sets out attack strategy heading into the debates, President Obama’s senior adviser, David Axlerod, wrote that “facts will matter” in the debates, suggesting Romney might not be up to the task of getting specific about policy.

“If he doesn’t,” Axelrod wrote, “he will leave the debate no stronger than he arrives.

Axelrod listed reasons why the debate is slanted in Romney’s favor in the memo:

[D]ebates — and particularly the first debate — generally favor challengers. Five out of the last six challengers were perceived to win the first debate against an incumbent president. Most profit from having debated throughout the primary season, as Gov. Romney will. And it is natural for a challenger to gain simply from standing on the stage, toe-to-toe with the incumbent. Finally, the challenger, unencumbered by the responsibilities of being the President, has more time to prepare — a benefit of which Gov. Romney has taken full advantage.

This is rich: “the challenger, unencumbered by the responsibilities of being the President, has more time to prepare”

That’s true… when you’re the challenger, you don’t have to go to intel briefings all the time, whereas the president’s time is consumed by… wait, nevermind.

Here’s Obama’s schedule today — an entire afternoon and evening loaded with fundraising “responsibilities”:

9:45 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

10:15 am || Meets with senior advisers

4:20 pm || Delivers remarks at a fundraiser; Capital Hilton, Washington

6:05 pm || Delivers remarks at a fundraiser; private residence, Washington

8:25 pm || Delivers remarks at a fundraiser; Capital Hilton, Washington

The title of the above story at The Hill is “Obama campaign raises expectations for Romney in first debate.” That’s just a long way around saying what it really is: “Obama campaign lowers expectations for Obama in first debate.”

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17 Responses to “Serial Liar Warns Mitt Romney About Upcoming Debate: Facts Will Matter”

  1. Marshall_Will on September 28th, 2012 5:21 pm

    What type of facts are we talking specifically?

    Politifacts? Attack Watch facts? Demos.org facts?

    Got it, Romney's hands are shackled by facts while Obama can revel in the fantasy of his choosing! Glad we got that straight David…

  2. archer on September 28th, 2012 7:00 pm

    Point is Zero’s camp knows that FACTS won’t mean anything to his people. As can be seen by Peggy 2.0’s free-phone rant.

    As long as Zero keeps shifting the wealth by giving things away at taxpayer expense with no expectation of return except “check the box next to the name” and as long as he doesn’t reveal any of his WHITE HALF facts are irrelevant to willfully ignorant/uncaring masses. We are about life’s free stuff.

    DON’T TRY TO CONFUSE ME WITH THE FACTS.

    (Looking up with eyes closed and fingers in ears), la, la, la, la, la, la la, la, la, la, la, la, la….

  3. Marshall_Will on September 28th, 2012 7:13 pm

    Not sure how much the astronomical numbers can mean to any of us at this point? Isn't part of Cloward-Piven's main tenets over-loading the system making a CRASH inevitable?

    The numbers are so staggering they're meaningless to over 47% of the country. What I really see happening here, for over the last 30 years, Progs have essentially set up a network of "city-states". Chicago will carry IL. SF/LA will carry Cali etc. Then connected them by a common.., doctrine. No revelation there.

    But what I see as a likely outcome is, Red States and other areas "deemed non-essential" to Progs forming an alliance all their own. We're already heading that way. It's a big part of the reason I have -no- fear about the outcome of the election. Romney wins, we can beging the slow recovery process.

    The unthinkable happens, Republicans are replaced in droves each election cycle, Tea Party takes over and… John Edwards dream comes true, We really ARE "Two America's". Either way, I'm good.

  4. SignPainterGuy on September 28th, 2012 7:33 pm

    Greasy Axel (love that Doug) has always had trouble with facts, as have Obama, Jay Carney, Baghdad Bob and all the other WH reps n LSM talking heads; my expectation is the moderators will be well versed and rehearsed on "the facts" to aid Zero and hammer Mitt. Mitt is a truthful guy, dealing in facts, so he may not be prepared for a barrage of lies and twisted (nuanced) facts.

    Love the way Axle Crud is preparing us to expect a first debate loss for Oblamer, so it won`t be a shock when he comes back in the next two and mops the floor with the Mittster; much like the LSM is preparing us for an R loss with all the polls showing Mitt should go home now.

    And speaking of homes, it really looks like the Ds are planning to continue their run in DC by preparing O`s new $30+Million digs in Hawaii to be ready in Jan. `13 ….. not Jan. `17. As M_W mentioned yesterday, many of the Admin. have and are leaving for academia "now" and not 2 or 4 yrs from now…… Curious !

  5. SignPainterGuy on September 28th, 2012 7:35 pm

    RE: today`s "4:20pm" appointment – could that be a meeting with the choomgang ? 420 was (is?) a police code for "drug activity".

  6. SignPainterGuy on September 28th, 2012 7:41 pm

    "Chicago will carryIL. SF / LA will carry Cali, etc." That`s precisely why we have the Electoral College and why we must fight all attempts to abolish it.

    10 to 15 large cities could feasibly carry the entire country. It`s easy to fool people with the "will of the people thwarted by the EC" argument.

  7. Marshall_Will on September 28th, 2012 9:02 pm

    Well, like Michelle herself said, "I could be open to exploring refinements?" ( para )

    What dipw@d Oregonians seem to have finally realized is when you're "in the tank from Day 1" ( and account for less than 1% of the pop. ) these child/wallet molestors already OWN you!

    Yes, you and your pathetic 5 EV's. Um, shocker! Every Dimmocrat w/ a belly buttom figured Stimulus = Construction/Patronage Job for anyone that can fog a mirror! But… but… bu.. who's been more loyal than US!

    What they got was a freakin' sign on EXISTING road projects that read "Paid For by Obama" and that was about IT. Well sure…ly there will be..? Huh uh. So in that regard, the EC giveth and the EC taketh away.

  8. Marshall_Will on September 28th, 2012 9:05 pm

    Interesting. Any link on that. One of my clients BUILT the mansion He & Meanchelle stayed in after most glorious coronation. I never asked if they got PAID.

    There was another case of momentum playing killing old firms.

  9. SignPainterGuy on September 28th, 2012 9:54 pm

    Yeah, WNC got a lot of repaving work done in the last 3 yrs, some still going on, with those big orange signs …. that have been planned and on the books for 6 and 8 yrs.

  10. SignPainterGuy on September 28th, 2012 10:06 pm

    Sorry, I don`t remember where I read it. It made me wonder who is / has paid for it. I didn`t think the Os were into that much money ! They wouldn`t have under-reported their worth …. would they ?

  11. SignPainterGuy on September 29th, 2012 12:11 am

    Semi O/T, but still in the realm of "Serial Liars" and opportunists, check this out from the Goracle;
    http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/al-gore-bails-from-gre

  12. Steave on September 29th, 2012 12:31 am

    Ann Coulter takes on Whoopi Goldberg and the women of The View here…
    http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2012/09/video-ann-c

  13. Truesoldier__ on September 29th, 2012 1:23 pm

    Yep, they were really "Shovel Ready" weren't they. I wonder if that was one of those pesky facts that Axelrod was talking ab…oh wait that would make Obama look bad, nevermind.

  14. SignPainterGuy on September 29th, 2012 1:42 pm

    No, nothing bad for him, probably Obama neutral stuff, but count on them hammering Mitt`s RomneyScare as the blueprint for ObamaScare and lying about totally repealing it but then saying he likes parts of it !

  15. jeffythequick on September 29th, 2012 2:09 pm

    I think an excellent comeback to Whoopi's "What do you know about being black?" is

    "Whoopi, what do you know about being white, since all you do is accuse whites of being racist? You've made your living off of White Liberal Guilt."

    Since they do this with Dr. Oz and everyone else that shills a book on that show, did they give everyone in the audience a copy?

    It would be funny if Whoopi, like Juan Williams, actually read the book.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FddkInzz6Ps

  16. Marshall_Will on September 29th, 2012 3:06 pm

    Mr. pResident, since globull warming is 'settled science' what would ..?

    Gov. Romney; why did Boosh fail to address the financial crisis, 'hobbling' his successor with.. ?

    Mr. pResident ( confesses secret crush of FLOTUS yummy arms she loves showing everyone so much ) Speaking of FLOTUS, her campign to END childhood OBESITY is a national problem requiring billions in…

    Gov. Romney; why do Republicans DENY there's such things as "food deserts"?

  17. SignPainterGuy on September 29th, 2012 6:47 pm

    And when Mitt replied that he`d never heard a Republican say there were no "food deserts" the moderator would pounce on the "Romney is out of touch" meme !

    In the same ballpark as, "Have you stopped beating you wife ?"

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