The Denver Debate last night brought out a new side of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Some thought he was funnier and more likeable than President Obama, which is saying a lot since Obama is known for his “likeability”. Below we’ve compiled our top ten best zingers from last night. Which are your favorites?
Hat Tip to Vice-President Biden: “Under the president’s policies, middle-income Americans have been buried.”
Liar, Liar: “Look, I’ve got five boys. I’m used to people saying something that’s not always true, but just keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping I’ll believe it.”
Throwing Lehrer a Bone…Sort of: “I’m sorry, Jim, I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I’m going to stop other things. I like PBS, I love Big Bird. Actually like you, too. …I’m not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for.”
Obama Picks Losers: “But don’t forget, you put $90 billion, like 50 years’ worth of breaks [to oil and gas], into — into solar and wind, to Solyndra and Fisker and Tester and Ener1. I mean, I had a friend who said you don’t just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers….
Not Born Yesterday: “That’s $1 [in savings for seniors] for every $15 you’ve cut. [Seniors are] smart enough to know that’s not a good trade.”
Obama Bankster: “Dodd-Frank was passed. And it includes within it a number of provisions that I think has some unintended consequences that are harmful to the economy. One is it designates a number of banks as too big to fail, and they’re effectively guaranteed by the federal government. This is the biggest kiss that’s been given to — to New York banks I’ve ever seen.”
Simply Put: “Expensive things [like Obamacare] hurt families.”
Mass. Hates Obamacare More Than Republicans: “As a matter of fact, when Massachusetts did something quite extraordinary — elected a Republican senator to stop Obamacare – you pushed it through anyway.”
Obama, He’s Just Like Us: “Mr. President, you’re entitled as the president to your own airplane and to your own house, but not to your own facts.”
Obama Loves Donors More Than Teachers: “You put $90 billion into — into green jobs. And I — look, I’m all in favor of green energy. $90 billion, that would have — that would have hired 2 million teachers. $90 billion.”