Here’s Jim Lehrer. There were numerous times last night I thought Lehrer was trying to bail Obama out. I really did. It was going so badly, Jim Lehrer is throwing Obama lifelines time after time in the debate. It’s Lehrer, by the way, anybody else pronounces it Lehrer, but he’s on television, he’s on PBS, he’s from the South, and so that means Jim “Lerah,” L-e-r-a-h. But if you lived on Maple Street in Anytown, USA, it would be Lehrer. I don’t want you to think I can’t say the word. I’m pronouncing it the way he does, Jim “Lerah” at PBS. Here’s a montage of the moderator trying to bail Obama out.

LEHRER: Mr. President, please respond directly to what the governor just said about trickle-down, his trickle-down approach, as he said yours is. Do you challenge what the governor just said about his own plan, Mr. President?

OBAMA: Well, we’ve had this discussion before.

LEHRER: About the idea that in order to reduce the deficit, there has to be revenue in addition to cuts.

OBAMA: There has to be revenue in addition to cuts.

LEHRER: But, Mr. President, you’re saying in order to get the job done, it’s gotta be balanced. Gotta have —

OBAMA: If we’re serious we’ve got to take a balanced, responsible approach.

LEHRER: Mr. President, do you see a major difference between the two of you on Social Security?

OBAMA: You know, I suspect that on Social Security we’ve got a somewhat similar position.

LEHRER: And you don’t support that?

OBAMA: I don’t. And let me explain why.

LEHRER: I’m not gonna grade the two of you and say your answers have been too long or I’ve done a poor job —

OBAMA: You’ve done a great job.

RUSH: (laughing) There are a couple of times in there where Lehrer is — you know, he’s wearing an earpiece. Lehrer is wearing an earpiece, he’s gotta be in touch with producers, directors, give him time and —

(interruption)

What? Yeah, and so he’s got, (imitating Lehrer) “Wait a minute. Revenue in addition to cuts, right, Mr. President?”

“That’s right. There has to be revenue in addition to cuts.”

This is fabulous. I love it. There has to be revenue in addition to cuts.

“Mr. President, you’re saying in order to get the job done it’s gotta be balanced, you gotta have –”

“If we’re serious, we’ve gotta take a balanced, responsible approach.” (laughing) He was walking him through the woods. I don’t know who was talking to Lehrer. I don’t even know if he was talking to Lehrer. I don’t know. It’s just funny. If you’re in a courtroom, it sounded like Jim Lehrer was leading the witness.

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