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JOE BIDEN: ANOTHER SENATE EMBARRASSMENT
Accuracy in Media ^ | 5 October 2007 | By: Cliff Kincaid

Posted on 10/07/2007 9:13:24 AM PDT by Vigilanteman

Senate Republicans have suffered a lot of embarrassment over the antics of Sen. Larry Craig, a pro-family politician who played footsy with another man in a bathroom. But the Democrats have their own embarrassments, and one of them is presidential candidate Senator Joseph Biden, their leading foreign policy "expert."

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His logic was on display on NBC's Meet the Press program, where the long-time Delaware senator, who now chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was asked by host Tim Russert about changing his position on setting a deadline for pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq. Two years ago he said that setting a deadline for withdrawal would "encourage our enemies to wait us out." Now he says the war must "end now." Biden replied, "Well, I have changed my mind, but I haven't changed my mind in any fundamental way."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Delaware; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: biden; craig; embarrassment; plagiarism
I really don't like picking on poor old Joe Biden since he is probably the most qualified candidate of any of the declared Democrats for president. Of course, that is like saying that Diane Feinstein is the smartest female senator representing California, Minnesota, Washington or Missouri.
1 posted on 10/07/2007 9:13:26 AM PDT by Vigilanteman
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To: Vigilanteman
"Well, I have changed my mind, but I haven't changed my mind in any fundamental way."

Wonder who is going to make this his watershed moment, ala, "I actually voted for the $87B before I voted against it" verbal incontinence of John sKerry?

3 posted on 10/07/2007 9:18:22 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Samsonite, I was WAAYY off!)
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To: Vigilanteman

“That’s why we get to ride in the limo’s and you don’t” -Sen Joe Biden


4 posted on 10/07/2007 9:20:21 AM PDT by blackdog (Forever re-timing flap tuckers. Hell is maintaining what stupid engineers sold to even dumber execs)
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To: Baynative

At least those in maximum security are committed to a cause.......


5 posted on 10/07/2007 9:21:32 AM PDT by blackdog (Forever re-timing flap tuckers. Hell is maintaining what stupid engineers sold to even dumber execs)
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To: blackdog
At least those in maximum security are committed to a cause.......

LOL! Plus they've actually done something to earn their place there.

6 posted on 10/07/2007 9:25:39 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Vigilanteman

“Joe Biden since he is probably the most qualified candidate of any of the declared Democrats”

I agree which is scary as hell !!!


7 posted on 10/07/2007 9:28:31 AM PDT by Obie Wan
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To: Vigilanteman

Joe Hairplugs is an idiot.


8 posted on 10/07/2007 9:32:50 AM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Too bad for Biden that Gore already has dibs on inventing the internet.


9 posted on 10/07/2007 9:33:54 AM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: Obie Wan

Biden’s as qualified to be president as Stuart Smalley is to be senator.


10 posted on 10/07/2007 9:34:49 AM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: Vigilanteman

11 posted on 10/07/2007 9:37:05 AM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: Obie Wan

The only thing I’ve ever observed of Biden which indicates some degree of decency was when during a filibuster, he offered to suspend debate without a change in who had the floor because Strom Thurmund had to get some rest. Most likely an act to get the absentee votes from nursing home directors for each dimentia resident, but still a decent gesture.


12 posted on 10/07/2007 9:39:05 AM PDT by blackdog (Forever re-timing flap tuckers. Hell is maintaining what stupid engineers sold to even dumber execs)
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To: Vigilanteman

Shouldn’t he have said, “I made up my mind before I changed it?”


13 posted on 10/07/2007 9:40:14 AM PDT by DakotaRed (Liberals don't rattle sabers, they wave white flags)
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To: Vigilanteman

I don't think we should be mocking a man who did so much for hair science by being the first study participant to undergo a scrotal weave.

14 posted on 10/07/2007 9:43:50 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Vigilanteman

Scum Human

Kerry
Biden


15 posted on 10/07/2007 10:02:54 AM PDT by enough_idiocy (www.daypo.net/test-iraq-war.html)
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To: Vigilanteman

I am not a fan of Joe Biden’s politics, but I do remember seeing him during a number of senate hearings. He was easily the brightest person there. Pity he is democRAT.


16 posted on 10/07/2007 10:24:47 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
I’ve never met Joe Biden. But I did talk to one of his colleagues about him. The man told me that Senator Biden is one of the brightest and most thoughtful member of the Senate on the other side of the aisle. At least he knows enough to plagiarize from the best. LOL!
17 posted on 10/07/2007 10:38:00 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Nachum

Sorry, but Biden is dumber than a sack full of hammers.


18 posted on 10/07/2007 12:48:13 PM PDT by kylaka
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To: Vigilanteman

Unfortunately, I live in Delaware and cursed to be represented in the Senate by the self-styled Duke of Delaware and the Macel Marceau of the Senate, Tom Carper. Aside from arrogance, pomposity and double talk, Biden has no qualities whatsoever. Carper does exactly what Biden does, making Delaware the only state represented by one human being and one mimic.

Don’t get me started on our lone representative. But what the heck, what do you expect from a state as unimportant as Delaware (or RI for that matter).


19 posted on 10/07/2007 12:50:39 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1 - Take no prisoners))
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To: april15Bendovr
Obvious insult to cave men.
20 posted on 10/07/2007 1:45:53 PM PDT by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Why should the three counties of Delaware get two Senators and a congressman?


21 posted on 10/07/2007 2:08:24 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: oyez
"Obvious insult to cave men."

I'm afraid I will be sending the caveman back to his therapist.


22 posted on 10/07/2007 3:10:50 PM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: blackdog

And when Sen. Biden (credit due) attempted that kind gesture for Sen. Thurmond, Sen. Hillary Clinton LOUDLY voted against the recess, hoping that the ninety-nine year old Thurmond wouldn’t survive the all night session.

Hillary = pure EVIL!

):^(


24 posted on 10/07/2007 4:58:24 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: Nachum
He was easily the brightest person there

That would only be true if he had a 100 watt bulb screwed into his head : )

Biden is as dumb as a door jam

25 posted on 10/07/2007 5:07:40 PM PDT by Popman
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To: Vigilanteman


Me? An embarassment? Nuh-uh!
26 posted on 10/07/2007 5:22:11 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (Know thy enemy. Learn Farsi.)
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To: Vigilanteman
When I reflect on genuine leaders of the senate during the past half century, a few democrats come to mind. The one I'd been most impressed with(and disappointed with during his departure) was Daniel Moynihan. He had a command of world history which was amazing. He lived modestly and while I usually disagreed with his ideas applied to the mess which is contemporary America, we had much to gain from his wisdom in many other areas. Of course being an historian in modern society makes you wildly unpopular among circles of power and political elitists.

There is no historical record among the new modern democrats. They reboot the record and start anew every 24 hours.

27 posted on 10/07/2007 7:38:51 PM PDT by blackdog (Forever re-timing flap tuckers. Hell is maintaining what stupid engineers sold to even dumber execs)
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To: NTHockey

I hail from Delaware as well.

Your descriptions of our useless Senators had me rolling.

Especially the comment about Tom Carper, who I call “The Unknown Senator”. I am always calling his office and complaining “why does he say one thing and then always does whatever Biden does?”

Last week I reamed both them out over Rush Limbaugh—these two birdbrains both signed Harry Reid’s and Tom Harkin’s dumb letter. Told their staff that you’d think they would have more common sense to go along with this hatchet job.

I also educated their young staff members on the true “phony soldier”==Tom Harkin, who lied about his Vietnam service claiming to be an air combat veteran when he never even flew over Vietnam.

Marcel Marceau of the Senate—what a great description of Tom Carper! I should sent him a pair of white gloves and a black and white striped shirt!


28 posted on 10/07/2007 7:49:59 PM PDT by exit82 (Major General, Armchair Warriors USA)
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To: blackdog
I'm afraid you are right and I'm no admirer of Joe Biden. All I am saying is that intelligencewise, he is the most thoughtful of the current crop of Democrats running for the whitehouse. Yeah, I realize it is sort of like being the most virtuous whore in the cathouse.

Marcel Marceau of the Senate—what a great description of Tom Carper! Need I point out that he now has company from Pennsylvania's own Bob Casey, Jr.?

29 posted on 10/07/2007 8:34:59 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Vigilanteman

DE calls itself “Constitution State” even though it was pro-Tory during the Revolution. People in DE really believe in Biden, and they usually vote liberal down the line. it should have never been severed from PA, I suppose.


30 posted on 10/08/2007 6:21:23 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: Popman

I guess in fairness to DE people, Biden is a PA native. But maybe DE people would like to rejoin PA.


31 posted on 10/08/2007 6:22:36 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: Theodore R.; Popman

I think a better idea would be to GIVE Philadelphia to Delaware. PA would be a remarkably civil state without Philadelphia.


32 posted on 10/08/2007 9:31:23 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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