Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Mrs. Dunphy Sums Up the Debate

 

The Divine Mrs. Dunphy and I were otherwise engaged and weren’t able to watch the debate tonight, but we arrived home not long after it concluded to catch the spin on cable news. When I tuned in to MSNBC and saw the grim look on Chris Matthews’s face, I knew at once it had been a bad night for the President: it was the face of a man who had just seen a favorite pet run over in the street.

And when we watched some of the clips and listened to some of the commentary on both MSNBC and Fox News, we were gratified to learn that Mr. Matthews had good reason for being downcast. Mrs. Dunphy, who prior to becoming a wife and mother worked in the world of high finance, summed it up nicely. “In doing turnarounds,” she said, “Mitt Romney’s met a million Obamas, people who act like they know what they’re doing but really don’t. It’s people like that who get fired first.”

Just so.

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  1. Stuart Creque Member
    Stuart CrequeJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    “The greatest trick the Devil ever played was convincing the world He doesn’t exist.” – Verbal Kint. To which I add, the greatest trick Barack Obama ever played was convincing the American voters he DOES exist.

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    • October 4, 2012, at 1:02 AM PDT
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  2. Matthew Gilley Inactive

    That’s a fun analogy – Barack Obama is Bill Lumbergh from “Office Space”: “Bill, what do you do with those TPS reports?” “Ummmm, yeeaahh….”

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    • October 4, 2012, at 3:04 AM PDT
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  3. The Forgotten Man Inactive

    Mrs. Dunphy, who prior to becoming a wife and mother worked in the world of high finance, summed it up nicely. “In doing turnarounds,” she said, “Mitt Romney’s met a million Obamas, people who act like they know what they’re doing but really don’t. It’s people like that who get fired first.”

    The perfect 10 second ad for Romney. Mitt and friends are you listening.

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    • October 4, 2012, at 4:41 AM PDT
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  4. AUMom Member
    AUMomJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Mrs. Dunphy is brilliant. Thanks for sharing. 

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    • October 4, 2012, at 5:33 AM PDT
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  5. ChrisC Member

    Perfect!

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    • October 4, 2012, at 6:04 AM PDT
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  6. Sweezle Member

    Mrs. Dunphy is correct. And I got the strong impression Obama wants Romney to be his boss and offer him a job.

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    • October 4, 2012, at 9:41 AM PDT
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  7. Illiniguy Member
    IlliniguyJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Do you think those people who say that Obama really doesn’t care if he has a second term are right?

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    • October 4, 2012, at 10:20 AM PDT
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  8. Valiuth Inactive
    ValiuthJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member
    Jack Dunphy: When I tuned in to MSNBC and saw the grim look on Chris Matthews’s face, I knew at once it had been a bad night for the President: it was the face of a man who had just seen a favorite pet run over in the street.

    Well let us hope the car backs up over his pet in the next debate. 

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    • October 4, 2012, at 10:30 AM PDT
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  9. Mark Wilson Member
    Mark WilsonJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Wow, that is devastating.

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    • October 4, 2012, at 10:30 AM PDT
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  10. Doctor Bass Monkey Inactive

    She nailed it. He was every middle manager full of hot air who assumed he knew more about everything simply because he snowed someone into giving him the job, and he was getting schooled by the boss.

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    • October 4, 2012, at 10:40 AM PDT
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  11. HVTs Inactive

    “Mitt Romney’s met a million Obamas, people who act like they know what they’re doing but really don’t. It’s people like that who get fired first.”

    Now that is a trenchant comment. Well said, Mrs. Dunphy! I live too many time zones away to have watched the debate and Ricochet is my first news … I’m sure buoyed by what I’m reading about it here!

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    • October 4, 2012, at 10:47 AM PDT
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  12. Joe Katzman Inactive

    Has Mrs. Dunphy ever considered a 3rd vocation, in politics? A gift of that caliber deserves a wider stage.

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    • October 4, 2012, at 11:27 AM PDT
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  13. DocJay Inactive

    Oh that’s priceless.

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    • October 4, 2012, at 11:41 AM PDT
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  14. Rob Long Founder

    Mrs. Dunphy, who is a friend of mine, always seemed like such a nice, sweet person. I never knew she had such a wickedly cruel way of….telling the truth.

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    • October 4, 2012, at 11:50 AM PDT
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  15. Wylee Coyote Member
    Wylee CoyoteJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member
    Illiniguy: Do you think those people who say that Obama really doesn’t care if he has a second term are right?

    No.

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    • October 4, 2012, at 12:22 PM PDT
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  16. Profile Photo Member

    Romney came across as the father educating his son. Obama came across as the son. Lehrer came across as the grandfather trying to keep up.

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    • October 5, 2012, at 1:48 AM PDT
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  17. Jack Dunphy Contributor
    Jack Dunphy
    Rob Long: Mrs. Dunphy, who is a friend of mine, always seemed like such a nice, sweet person. I never knew she had such a wickedly cruel way of….telling the truth. · 10 hours ago

    Yes, Rob, the Divine Mrs. Dunphy has her steely side. When we were dating, and when Mrs. D. was still busy in her former career, I was driving her somewhere while she conducted a business call. Mrs. D. was working on behalf of a group of creditors who were trying to figure out some way they might be repaid, and on the other end of the line was an employee of the debtor company, a man I’ll call John. This John character, perhaps the Barrack Obama of the company, was trying to flimflam Mrs. D. on the matter of a $16 million discrepancy.

    “That’s all very nice, John,” said Mrs. D., responding to a long but fruitless attempt to prevaricate, “but we’re still talking about sixteen million dollars.”

    I recall thinking how grateful I was not to be the wretched John.

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    • October 5, 2012, at 4:34 AM PDT
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