Voters, sick of partisan bickering, approve of debate’s partisan bickering

17 Oct

HEMPSTEAD, New York—having told pollsters for years that they are tired of the aggressive, partisan tone in American politics, voters showed their enthusiasm for the aggressive, partisan tone taken by both candidates in last night’s debate.

“I think we need to come together as a nation and stop harping on our differences,” said Stephanie Ferris, an audience member. “And I’m looking for a president who will just totally lay the smack down and tell it like it is.”

Some of the sharpest exchanges of the evening concerned Libya and the extent of protection for the consulate there before it was attacked. When pressed, Barack Obama admitted that perhaps fake glasses and mustaches were perhaps not sufficient security for American foreign-service officers.

Mitt Romney also advanced his cause when he received the coveted endorsement of the National Association of Creepy Guys, after saying that as governor of Massachusetts he had “binders full of women.” Said president Gus Sanchel, “what we’d like to know is whether he took the photos through their windows, or with a telephoto lens, or what? Any tips?”

Moderator Candy Crowley was criticized for ensuring that both candidates had roughly equal time. As Reince Priebus, chair of the RNC, said after the debate, “Mitt Romney should get double time, because he has twice as many positions to defend.”

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3 Responses to “Voters, sick of partisan bickering, approve of debate’s partisan bickering”

  1. pouringmyartout October 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    I would not want to run for any office in these times. They have a narrow path to walk on. And lots of thorn bushes on either side. Funny post.

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  2. throughthechaff October 19, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Hee hee enjoyed your take!

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  3. charliecountryboy October 19, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    Great take on the subject 😉

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