If being polite includes swaggering onto the debate stage, not looking your challenger in the eye, grimacing, pouty frowning and refusing to answer Romney’s inconvenient accusation to Obama’s own first accusation (which was incorrect), my Mama would say that’s just plain rude, dismissive and has nothing to do with politeness. Read the most incredible exchange of the debate below.
OBAMA: The oil industry gets $4 billion a year in corporate welfare. Does anybody think that ExxonMobil needs some extra money?
ROMNEY: First of all, the tax break for oil companies is $2.8 billion a year. And it’s actually an accounting treatment, as you know, that’s been in place for a hundred years.
OBAMA: It’s time to end it.
ROMNEY: In one year, you provided $90 billion in breaks to the green energy world. Now, I like green energy as well, but that’s about 50 years’ worth of what oil and gas receives. And you say Exxon and Mobil. Actually, this $2.8 billion goes largely to small companies, to drilling operators and so forth. But, you know, if we get that tax rate from 35% down to 25%, why that $2.8 billion is on the table. That’s probably not going to survive you get that rate down to 25%. But you put $90 billion, like 50 years’ worth of breaks, into solar and wind, to Solyndra and Fisker and Tester. I had a friend who said you don’t just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers.
Obama “Too Polite” at Debate with Romney BWWWWHaHaHaHaHa (video)