8:48:19 PM: Debate in 15.
8:49:57 PM: Well you know how it’s going to end.
8:50:04 PM: Obama will look smooth and McCain will look erratic.
8:50:06 PM: Game, set, match.
8:50:09 PM: Quid pro quo.
8:50:10 PM: QED.
(8:50:11 PM Kattni: You plan to watch it, right?)
8:50:20 PM: Natch.
(8:50:22 PM Kattni: Sweet. Then you will be my personal live blog. Watching Colbert. Funny shit.)
9:01:20 PM: I’ll catch it tomorrow morning.
9:01:22 PM: Getting ready to liveblog the second clash of Cool Hand Barack and Oldy McGrumpybriefs.
9:01:54 PM: Ohh is it Brokaw moderating.
9:03:39 PM: Drink every time McCain says “maverick”, “my friends”, or says “Obama doesn’t understand”.
9:05:09 PM: No, hellfire has rained down on us.
9:05:12 PM: Not prosperity.
9:07:05 PM: Yes let’s not raise taxes on anyone today.
9:07:10 PM: Let’s wait till after I’m elected.
9:07:27 PM: Then you’ll be stuck with me.
9:09:16 PM: Dude, McCain? People identify with Palin but that doesn’t make her qualified for shit.
9:09:32 PM: Oh ok he’s talking about a different broad, a former CEO.
9:09:45 PM: DOES SHE MAKE MOOSEBURGERS.
9:09:51 PM: The question on everyone’s mind.
9:10:31 PM: Yeah, something tends to “trickle down” but it’s not prosperity.
9:11:00 PM: I almost feel bad for McCain. He should definitely be better versed on the economy but it’s just bad luck that one of his weakest areas of knowledge exploded into the number one topic 2 months before election day. I’m glad because it means he’s screwed but man, what shitty luck.
9:11:58 PM: haha McCain is thinking “OH NO A BLACK MAN SHOULD I CALL HIM BROTHER”.
9:12:14 PM: “NOBODY TOLD ME THERE WOULD BE NEGROES HERE.”
9:12:30 PM: Hahaha.
9:12:52 PM: “You never even heard of them before this crisis [because you are black, what do you know about good financing?].”
9:13:29 PM: I should stop playing the race card.
9:13:36 PM: As hilarious as it is.
9:14:09 PM: Ahhh Obama shoots and scores.
9:14:16 PM: “Let me tell you what’s in this plan for you.”
9:14:41 PM: Hmm he’s going on the attack now.
9:14:57 PM: Re: deregulation.
9:15:50 PM: Yeah.
9:16:11 PM: It’s kinda boring.
9:16:18 PM: Maybe Obama’s attacking McCain hoping he will blow up.
9:16:20 PM: That’d be hilarious.
9:16:32 PM: Just watching a vein bulging in his neck getting bigger and bigger.
9:18:24 PM: Obama’s gotta watch that minute time limit.
9:18:38 PM: He’s doing ok content wise but he’ll look bad if he goes over too often.
9:18:54 PM: Good question…
9:19:08 PM: “How can we trust you when both parties got us into this financial crisis?”
9:19:47 PM: Obama’s talking about the inherited surplus vs. current deficit.
9:19:54 PM: Which is ok I guess…
9:19:57 PM: Yeah and deficit spending.
9:20:38 PM: Hmm he’s going over the minute limit again I think…
(9:21:02 PM Kattni: Don’t they have lights.. BLINKING.)
9:21:10 PM: Yeah but who’s gonna stop them.
9:21:20 PM: Brokaw doesn’t seem like he’s interrupting.
9:21:33 PM: Ok McCain is emphasizing bipartisanship.
9:21:38 PM: But that in itself is not a solution.
9:22:20 PM: I mean what good is bipartisanship if both parties are kind of… dumb.
9:22:34 PM: “Our plan has the power of TWO idiotic parties!”
9:22:49 PM: Ok, McCain on the attack.
9:22:56 PM: Ohhh he said “my friends”.
9:22:57 PM: DRINK
9:23:30 PM: Argh McCain’s energy plan.
9:23:37 PM: DRILL BABY DRILL.
9:23:42 PM: MORE NUCULAR PLANTS LOL.
9:23:57 PM: *steeples fingers*
9:24:01 PM: Eeeexcellent.
9:24:19 PM: Laaaaame.
9:24:41 PM: McCain was asked to prioritize between social security reform, energy policy, and some other thing and he’s like “We can work on all of them!”
9:24:46 PM: And now he’s talking bipartisanship again.
9:24:57 PM: You’re a broken record McCain, let’s hear what’s important to you.
9:25:20 PM: He said “my friends”.
9:25:26 PM: DRINK!
9:26:20 PM: Obama’s not setting a priority either but he’s following McCain’s lead I guess.
9:26:25 PM: He’s talking energy first.
9:26:47 PM: Goal: In 10 years time have the US be free from foreign oil.
9:26:53 PM: Ohhh he is prioritizing.
9:26:54 PM: Energy is 1.
9:26:56 PM: Health care is 2.
9:27:02 PM: Go Obama, I <3 you.
9:27:04 PM: 3 is education.
9:28:40 PM: Hmmm what sacrifices will they ask americans to make to restore our country blah blah.
9:29:45 PM: McCain: Cut defense spending(!!!), and nonspecific projects he is not being specific about, and enact a spending freeze.
9:29:47 PM: Across the board.
9:29:49 PM: Hmmm.
9:30:20 PM: Haha I love that.
9:30:29 PM: WE CAN SOLVE ALL OF OUR PROBLEMS EASY *BECAUSE WE ARE AMERICANS*.
9:30:41 PM: When in doubt play the America card.
9:31:42 PM: Obama: Is talking about leadership but not sacrifices, hrmm.
9:31:54 PM: And increased oil production.
9:32:32 PM: Incentives for American fuel efficient cars.
9:32:52 PM: I guess we’re being asked to conserve energy.
9:32:59 PM: He’ll make a volunteer peace corps.
9:33:06 PM: Ok that’s a sacrifice I guess if you join.
9:33:10 PM: =/
9:33:54 PM: Hmm no obvious gaffes or juicy soundbites here. =/
9:34:29 PM: Wait a second.
9:34:30 PM: Wait.
9:34:32 PM: (From TTB:)
JOHN McCain YOU STUPID MOTHERFUCKER HOW ARE YOU GOING TO FIX HEALTH CARE AND PROMOTE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE WITH A SPENDING FREEZE IN PLACE.
I LITERALLY CANNOT BELIEVE MY FUCKING EARS.
9:35:46 PM: He said my friends.
9:35:48 PM: DRINK
9:35:50 PM: DRINK!
9:36:13 PM: And McCain again going “Obama WILL RAISE YOUR TAXES” where “your” equals “those making above 250k”.
9:36:25 PM: Oh and supposedly 50% of small business revenue?
9:36:49 PM: Argh.
9:36:57 PM: McCain: “I am not in favor of tax breaks for the wealthy.”
9:37:00 PM: Total bullshit.
9:37:01 PM: Sorry McCain
9:37:12 PM: Argh.
9:37:22 PM: And he’s acting like his 5k tax credit for healthcare is going to people.
9:37:26 PM: It’s going to INSURANCE companies.
9:39:43 PM: Meh.
9:41:11 PM: He said “my friends”.
9:41:13 PM: DRINK
9:42:14 PM: I love how McCain goes on about how unpopular he is with his own party.
9:42:23 PM: Despite his 96% in-party voting record.
9:42:44 PM: I for one completely believe him when he says that. =)
9:43:22 PM: “I can fix social security it’s easy… CROSS THE AISLE! MAVERICK!”
9:43:31 PM: (drink)
9:43:49 PM: Haha wow McCain is talking about environmentalism.
9:44:50 PM: Oh now McCain is talking about alternative energy.
9:44:53 PM: FOR THE FIRST TIME.
9:44:59 PM: Whatever happened to DRILL BABY DRILL.
9:46:54 PM: “Senator Obama says something like nuclear waste needs to be cleaned up or some bullshit I don’t know I WAS ON A SUB ONCE NUCLEAR REACTORS ARE SO SAFE.”
9:47:15 PM: Obama wisely saying we can’t just “drill our way out of this problem”.
9:47:32 PM: And linking more drilling to more greenhouse gases, it kind of throws McCain’s idea for a loop.
9:47:44 PM: Haha Brokaw is getting pissy about those lights.
9:48:15 PM: Hahahahahahaha.
9:48:40 PM: “Should we develop a Manhattan Project like solution for alternative energy or rely more on private innovation like with Silicon Valley.”
9:48:41 PM: *silence*
9:49:00 PM: HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO MAKE A SOUNDBITE OUT OF THAT??
9:49:10 PM: And now McCain is talking about drilling again.
9:49:32 PM: And how it will reduce oil prices. But he fails to say it won’t do anything for like 20 years.
9:49:36 PM: >=|
9:51:27 PM: Meh nothing interesting here.
9:51:46 PM: Oh making federal employee plans standard across the board.
9:52:06 PM: Obama’s schooling McCain here.
9:55:04 PM: Argh saying you can cross state lines to buy healthcare plans seems ok but it gives the fed gov’t control over it (interstate commerce) and takes power away from states.
9:55:22 PM: So if the fed gov’t does something crappy there is no escape from it. =/
9:58:38 PM: I mean I guess McCain doesn’t know how high premiums are nowadays.
9:58:42 PM: 5k isn’t gonna do it.
9:58:50 PM: Also Obama’s going over his time again, god dammit Obama.
9:58:58 PM: Takes him more than a minute to say “hello”.
10:00:07 PM: Aaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahaha.
10:00:24 PM: McCain: “America is the greatest force for good in the history of the world.”
10:00:28 PM: MINUS THE PAST 6 YEARS.
10:01:12 PM: Argh he is playing the good guys bad guys card.
10:01:54 PM: Haha McCain said “Obama doesn’t understand”.
10:01:57 PM: DRINK
10:03:25 PM: Yes Obama, we know the money we are spending in Iraq could be used for better shit.
10:04:54 PM: Every time McCain says “my friends” it’s like: http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/melting_face_raiders_lost_ark.gif
10:06:05 PM: My friends.
10:06:06 PM: DRINK
10:06:16 PM: *facemelt*
10:06:27 PM: My friends.
10:06:28 PM: DRINK
10:09:24 PM: Oh geez that lady didn’t even bother to memorize that question someone fed her.
10:09:42 PM: “Should. The. US. Respect. Pakistan. Sovereignty.”
10:09:45 PM: She was like a robot.
10:09:52 PM: Way to feel it sister.
10:14:11 PM: YES.
10:14:20 PM: Obama MENTIONED “BOMB BOMB BOMB BOMB BOMB IRAN”.
10:14:23 PM: Oh god I’m so happy.
10:14:25 PM: Hahahaha.
10:14:34 PM: Too bad Johnny, when you say shit it comes back to you.
10:15:46 PM: My friends.
10:15:47 PM: DRINK.
10:16:05 PM: God I am drinking so much.
10:16:55 PM: Obama said he’d be brief.
10:16:58 PM: I want to believe him.
10:17:29 PM: HE IS STILL TALKING.
10:17:35 PM: YOU SAID BRIEF BARACK.
10:17:39 PM: THIS IS NOT BRIEF.
10:17:51 PM: Ok good.
10:17:54 PM: He stopped suddenly.
10:18:24 PM: Argh.
10:18:30 PM: Brokaw is giving McCain the last word every time.
(10:18:42 PM Kattni: Is he at least making an ass of himself?)
10:18:50 PM: N…not yet.
10:18:53 PM: Well no I mean.
10:18:55 PM: Not right this second.
10:19:35 PM: McCain: “We will not have another cold war with Russia.”
10:19:46 PM: John McCain: Prophet.
10:19:48 PM: Leader.
10:19:56 PM: Your Friend.
10:20:33 PM: Hahahaha
10:20:39 PM: “There are penalties for naked aggression.”
10:20:44 PM: Except for us I guess!
10:21:29 PM: Haha McCain was responsible alright.
10:21:32 PM: For multiple plane crashes.
10:21:39 PM: (It’s true.)
10:22:43 PM: Argh.
10:22:50 PM: SHORTER. ANSWERS.
10:23:03 PM: I know he’s verbose because he is smart, I know that.
10:23:04 PM: I respect it.
10:23:13 PM: But he can’t keep going like this. =/
10:23:37 PM: Yeah he should know better.
10:23:39 PM: Hahaha.
10:23:40 PM: Brokaw.
10:23:42 PM: YES OR NO.
10:23:55 PM: YES OR NO SIR.
10:23:56 PM: YES OR NO.
10:24:05 PM: Oh ok that was short enough.
10:24:06 PM: Haha.
10:24:09 PM: Senator McCain?
10:24:13 PM: “Zzzzzzz”
10:25:27 PM: Hah!
Ed: Hey McCain was holding a mic but this whole time he was wearing a lapel mic.
Me: He needed two. I mean he went five and a half years without a mic, Ed.
Ed: I guess its the mavericky way to do it. After four years he could have had a mic, but he didn’t want one til everyone could have one.
10:26:19 PM: I think that’s the funniest it’s getting tonight. =/
10:27:09 PM: My friend.
10:27:10 PM: DRINK
10:30:10 PM: …
10:30:13 PM: wtf kind of question is that.
10:30:32 PM: “What don’t you know and how would you learn it” or some stupid shit.
10:31:27 PM: I don’t fucking want to hear either of them be introspective in this way.
10:31:35 PM: I can determine that from the way they articulate their positions.
10:31:49 PM: That’s it.
10:31:54 PM: Nuke New Hampshire from orbit.
10:31:57 PM: It’s the only way to be sure.
10:33:06 PM: MOST americans, John.
10:33:51 PM: Maybe he is unaware of the state of our educational institutions…
10:35:08 PM: No but seriously Brokaw was obviously slanted towards McCain.
10:35:10 PM: “Obama, how are you dumb and why?”
“McCain, why are you so cool?”
10:35:58 PM: Oh god Obama shook hands with the black guy,
10:36:06 PM: The wingnuts will be spouting all kinds of conspiracy theories now.
10:36:14 PM: They’ll infect the internet with their stupidity I just know it.
10:36:21 PM: Moreso I mean.
10:36:31 PM: Imagine if they had given each other a fist jab?
10:36:52 PM: “I just know that if the debate went badly for Obama he would have given him a sign and ducked and the guy would have set off a bomb…”
10:37:02 PM: “I know it in my heart of hearts…”
10:37:45 PM: And now the analysis.
10:40:19 PM: Oh man I must have missed McCain referring to Obama as “that one”.
10:40:28 PM: “That one ni… uh ne… uh SENATOR.”
10:47:57 PM: http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l29/daddakamabb/betterclock.jpg
10:50:13 PM: Also the flirting between Brokaw and McCain was pretty disgusting
10:50:20 PM: “heh u r aware there r yellow and red lights rite Obama”
“haha, brokaw, just wave at me if you want me to stop, sweetie ;)”
10:53:24 PM: I’d like to meet someone who thinks the McCain healthcare plan is a good idea.
10:53:33 PM: So I can hit that person.
10:53:37 PM: And lose hope for humanity.
11:14:55 PM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI0iIOqPGak
11:15:03 PM: “Shake my wife’s hand, I don’t touch niggers.”
11:15:08 PM: Watch it.
11:17:35 PM: Haha if you Google “that one” you already get hits.
11:17:36 PM: Hahahaha.
11:18:15 PM: Nothing on “overhead projector”.
11:18:19 PM: So sorry Johnny.
11:20:28 PM: CNN, MoE 4%:
Who did the best job in the debate?
McCain (R) 30
Obama (D) 54
Opinion of Barack Obama (before debate)
Favorable: 64 (60)
Unfavorable: 34 (38)
Opinion of John McCain (before debate)
Favorable: 51 (51)
Unfavorable: 46 (46)
This has been the second 2008 presidential debate, brought to you by Matthew Shore, via personal live-blog.