Posted By LambChop
This Week with George Stephanopoulos started with a whimper - yep Robert Gibbs was out peddling snake oil for the Obama campaign, spinning that Obama lost the debate because he was shocked by the "theatrics" of Mitt Romney's "performance." An ironic argument coming on the heels of The Daily Caller/Hannity news drop on Friday of a video of Obama's speech in 2008 to a group of ministers during which Obama channeled Atlanta's black preacher Creflo Dollar combined with Butterfly McQueen in Gone with the Wind ("I don't know nuthin bout birthin them babies, Miss Scarlett!").
Gibbs line du jour was, "He’s taken the battle straight to Sesame Street and let Wall Street run hog wild." That would be cute - if it were true. During the debate, Romney talked about the importance of regulation of business and financial markets as a "must" for about 1-2 minutes during the debate. Guess Baghdad Bob missed that part.
After the Gibb's false narrative, he roundtable on This Week quickly turned into the Compton Riots. Democratic Strategist James Carville, Republican Strategist Mary Matalin, New York Times Columnist, Paul Krugman, Wall Street Journal Columnist Peggy Noonan, and ABC News Senior Political Correspondent Jonathan Karl joined George to continue the bash Romney hour (you will remember that George Stephanopoulos was one of two TV pundits to say that Obama "tied the debate" with Romney and that the President "held his own").Romney's only defenders were Peggy Noonan (who is seemingly obsessed with whether or not the candidates wear jackets and ties) and Mary Matalin, Carville’s wife who was not deferring to her husband's liberal silliness. Krugman was uncharacteristically energetic although he did not disappoint with his characteristic pose, sitting with his mouth hanging open and his head turned sideways as if the thorazine had just kicked in. Luckily Krugman was positioned near Jonathan Karl who was no doubt ready with a towel and a drool cup in exchange for a glimpse at Krugman's Nobel Prize participation ribbon.
Matalin finally had enough of Krugman's cherry picking of data to justify his liberal positions ("the economy is improving") - even though two months ago Krugman released a book called End this Depression in which he argues that the U. S. is actually in a depression. Matalin called Krugman out, saying exactly what we were all thinking: