“A book is like a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.”
― G.C. Lichtenberg
Meaning, I think, that if the author was skilful, what you take away from a book (or a debate?) is largely a reflection of yourself. You will focus on one thing, I will focus on something else, and Joe Blow will focus on something entirely different. There may be some disagreement among us as to who is ass and who is apostle.
And so we all watched the same debate, and you honestly thought Romney did well, and I honestly thought Romney did poorly and Obama did vastly better. So many times, when Obama quoted Romney's actual words to point out how full of *censored* he is, poor Flip-Flop Romney sat there on his stool looking like was going to cry.
Here's a little story to explain the numbers on unemployment, based on a graph of total employment over the last 10 years. The graph is at the link below. Have a look at the dates and the curve. On his first day of work, Barack went to the base of the Empire State Building in New York. He looked up and saw a cannon ball in free fall, which George had dropped from the observation deck. "There you go, Barack," yelled George. "There's your economy. Catch it and throw it back!" So Barack did. Then Mitt yelled down, "It only barely reached us! You should have thrown it higher! Here, give me the chance to drop it again!"
And don't give me some silly excuse about how the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a partisan organization. Same analysis, same statistical methods as have been used all along. http://data.bls.gov/pdq/SurveyOutputSer ... E_cesbref1