‘Horses and Bayonets’ Wins

    BOCA RATON, FL - OCTOBER 22:  U.S. President Barack Obama (R) debates with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as moderator Bob Schieffer (L) of CBS looks on at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University on October 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida. The focus for the final presidential debate before Election Day on November 6 is foreign policy.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

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    The first debate had Big Bird, the second had “binders full of women,” and it looks like the third is claiming “horses and bayonets” as its catchphrase—and this one was uttered by President Obama. On Monday night, Obama slammed Mitt Romney for saying the Navy has fewer ships now than it did in 1916, retorting “Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed.” The remark took off on social media, becoming a trending topic on Twitter immediately and spawning a Tumblr shortly afterward. But not everyone found the comment hilarious: right-wing blogs immediately decried Obama as “patronizing” in his comments.

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