This is it.
Because here’s Obama’s speech from the Rose Garden:
And here’s why this, and not the end of the debate in which Obama picked up a keggerator and slammed it down on every single bit of Romney’s bullshit, is the reason Obama is the president, and Romney is a fucking assclown who is unfit to serve in any national office.
You don’t DO THIS. Look. I don’t care if your general policy is to nuke anything that bugs you. When something like this happens you take five seconds to think before you shoot off your fucking mouth. Obama stood there on stage and said I take responsibility, it’s my job to do so, and I did that here, by bringing the coffins home, and protecting those left behind and honoring their memory. And Romney made a cheap-ass argument about what Obamasaid.
And he was wrong.
And the fact that he opened his mouth about it at all, that he would go there at all (you could have made so many other arguments, about military deployments and diplomatic procedures), shows such a staggering lack of grown-up goddamn judgment that you could actually hear the room draw back a little, like, really? Did you really just do that? Are you really that callous, that oblivious, that small?
He was. It’s what he is. And those of us who hadn’t seen it before can see it now.
The post-debate spin has mostly been about Obama’s final answer in the debate, about 47 versus 100 percent of Americans, but I think the debate was about a much smaller number. I think it was about a few people overseas who suffered and died for their country, and about somebody who gets that, and somebody who doesn’t.