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Presidentially Passive-Aggressive: The Catty Notes of Obama and Romney

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Oct 23, 2012 | 12:11pm EDT

There are many effective forms of conflict resolution appropriate for dealing with someone you're not too keen on. At the top of the list: passive-aggressiveness. Now, you might have heard from your parents or your psychologist or your shaman hotline that this isn't a particularly desirable trait to uphold. But if you watched Monday night's presidential debate, then you must have caught glimpse of one President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney diving headfirst into a sea of passive-aggressive behavior. And if it's good enough for the two guys who are vying to run our country for the next four years, it's a good enough plan to deal with your pesky roommate... with his dirty dishes and his Skrillex...

In fact, the two presidential candidates were so ensconced in their ideals of passive aggression that you might have mistaken them for a pair of dueling dorm-mates: tossing patronizing jabs back and forth, manipulating one another's words, resorting to 1990s sitcom-style zingers. Inspired by the blog Passive-Aggressive Notes.com, we've translated the head of state hopefuls' catty remarks into their rightful form: spiteful post-its. Check out the battle of the handwritten messages from President Obama and former Gov. Romney (residing over in White House Hall at D.C. State — go Eagles!) below. 

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And eventually, of course, the reliable old R.A. Bob Schieffer would have to intervene. But will his write-up warnings be heeded?

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