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The Democrats Field a Liberal Dream Team
Wall Street Journal ^ | 25 August 2008 | FRED BARNES

Posted on 08/25/2008 7:44:14 AM PDT by shrinkermd

The real reason why an Obama-Biden ticket is a vulnerable one is that it plays into one of the few strengths that Republicans and John McCain have in the 2008 election. A weak economy, a surge in Democratic voter registration, an unpopular Republican president, a sour public mood, a desire for political change -- all those favor Mr. Obama and Democrats.

But what Mr. Obama has done is create an all-liberal ticket -- a very, very liberal one, at that -- in a nation whose electorate is still center-right. The political mood may be a bit more centrist today than it was in 2004, but it's still far more conservative than liberal. And liberal Democratic presidential tickets usually lose, as John Kerry did with John Edwards as his running mate in 2004.

...Democrats win the White House when they offer voters at least a small measure of ideological balance. Jimmy Carter, running as a centrist with conservative tendencies in 1976, picked liberal Walter Mondale as his vice president, and won. In 1992, Bill Clinton campaigned as a moderate and chose Al Gore, only slightly more liberal than Mr. Clinton at the time, and captured the White House. Mr. Gore won the popular vote in 2000 (but not the election) when he ran as a populist with a national security hawk, Joe Lieberman, as his running mate.

Messrs. Obama and Biden voted against confirmation of John Roberts and Sam Alito for the Supreme Court. They touted the Democratic talking point that remote Afghanistan was of more strategic importance than Iraq, located in the heart of the Middle East. They opposed the surge and refused to concede it worked in Iraq. ...

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; biden; democrats; dream; elections; nobama08; obama; obamabinbiden; osamabamabinbiden; team

1 posted on 08/25/2008 7:44:20 AM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: shrinkermd

Dream Team? Biden has never had an original thought and Obama has never had a thought..............


2 posted on 08/25/2008 7:46:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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To: shrinkermd

Bush may be an “unpopular” president but Congress is even MORE unpopular with a single digit approval rating. Go run two Democrat candidates from Congress, “yeaaarrrrrrgggghhhh!!!”.


3 posted on 08/25/2008 7:47:38 AM PDT by weegee (The higher taxes that Obama demands of Americans are 'Above my Pay Grade'.)
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To: shrinkermd
In a time of war, the Democrats have picked a ticket with no military experience. Almost unheard of.

In a time of economic concern, the Democrats have picked a ticket which is further Left than Bernie Sanders -- the only self-declared Socialist in the US Senate.

It's a recipe for a massive GOP win.

4 posted on 08/25/2008 7:48:49 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Et si omnes ego non)
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To: shrinkermd
The Democrats Field a Liberal Dream Team

They've finally managed to top George McGovern / Sargent Shriver ...

5 posted on 08/25/2008 7:48:55 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Privatizing profits and socializing losses is no way to run an economy)
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To: Red Badger

Dream Team? Biden has never had an original thought and Obama has never had a thought..............
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Absolutely, but liberal socialists have only one thought -— POWER. You won’t hear of any great plans for America, except the radical, handwaving, socialistic crap that they don’t tell the Kool-Aid drinkers who is going to pay for it -— you will just hear attack after attack on Bush (as if he is running for President) and McCain. No, it will just be more of the same old liberal playbook crap enhanced by lots of rock music and mindless liberal entertainers.


7 posted on 08/25/2008 7:50:40 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Red Badger

Obama Biden 35 and 1/2 years combined senate experience, LOL


8 posted on 08/25/2008 7:50:42 AM PDT by edzo4 (Vote McCain, Keep Your Change)
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To: Red Badger

Obama Biden 35 and 1/2 years combined senate experience, LOL


9 posted on 08/25/2008 7:50:47 AM PDT by edzo4 (Vote McCain, Keep Your Change)
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To: shrinkermd

A weak economy - By most historical economic measures-Disagree vehemently.

A surge in Democratic voter registration - More voter fraud.

An unpopular Republican president - Yeah, sure. Per the LeftPropagandaPolls

A sour public mood - Who says? Watch the media spin on the “public mood” change if the messiah is elected.

A desire for political change - More leftist mythology.

WSJ = Just another leftist rag.


10 posted on 08/25/2008 7:53:04 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: shrinkermd
Thanks God they never learn!

A Obama-Hillary ticket would have been hard to beat.


11 posted on 08/25/2008 7:53:50 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: shrinkermd

Dream...as in keep dreamin’??


12 posted on 08/25/2008 7:54:07 AM PDT by ElectricStrawberry (1/27th Infantry Wolfhounds...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: edzo4

I heard somebody remark that when Biden was first elected to the senate, Obama was 11 years old.....................


13 posted on 08/25/2008 7:54:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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To: shrinkermd

“Senator, you are a windbag.”

That is an understatement. I met Biden a couple of times (in larger groups) as part of an overseas US Chamber of Commerce meeting. He was usually the leading Senator of any group of politicians that would visit.

Biden would give meandering, 25 minute introductions, use 20 minutes to ask a question, and God forbid he was asked a questions, he would give even longer answers. Our 1.5 hour Q&A events would turn into “listen to Joe Biden blather” sessions.

Watch him on his televised committee meetings - same thing.


14 posted on 08/25/2008 7:56:28 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Red Badger
"...and Obama has never had a thought..."

Have to disagree with that one.

Obama: Ok, where's that teleprompt....THERE it is!! Ok, start speech....

15 posted on 08/25/2008 7:56:31 AM PDT by libs_kma (NOBAMA. Keep the change)
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To: shrinkermd; martin_fierro
The Democrats Field a Liberal Bad LSD Dream Team!

It's Biden: So much for 'Hope and Change'

Double the Arrogance -- Double the Fun! It's Obama-BinBiden 2008

The rat's dream team of hate America and capitalism, the Islamofascist Narcissistic Liar and an Old White Honky Narcissistic Plagiarist/Liar $inator, the #1 and #3 Liberal voters in the $inate, or Karl Rove strikes again:


16 posted on 08/25/2008 7:56:32 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Snowbami, the Oreo Bozo, wants special-ed treatment as an untouchable affirmative action candidate)
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To: libs_kma

If he has to read it, then it ain’t a thought!..........:^)


17 posted on 08/25/2008 8:01:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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To: Red Badger

Red Badger, sure makes Mrs. Bill Clinton third party run a tremendous probability. [Barf Alert]


18 posted on 08/25/2008 8:02:06 AM PDT by kcm.org (DRILL LOS ANGLES--DRILL NOW!!!!)
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To: tx_eggman
They've finally managed to top George McGovern/Sargent Shriver...

And FDR/Henry Wallace (1940).

Joe Biden, as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, played a major role in defeating Robert Bork's confirmation to the Supreme Court (perhaps the most qualified nominee ever to be voted down), and he also voted against Clarence Thomas' confirmation. His pro-abortion credentials are beyond question.

19 posted on 08/25/2008 8:06:08 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: kcm.org

I dunno ‘bout that. She will be “Biden” her time til 2012, while making sure Obama doesn’t win this one.................


20 posted on 08/25/2008 8:10:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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To: weegee

I wish that the repubs. would start pointing out that the economy started down hill when the dems took the house and senate.


21 posted on 08/25/2008 8:10:25 AM PDT by my right
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To: Red Badger
....pssst! Just between you and me...ok? take a vow...ok, the Sen. forming a third party would be like Perot and #41.

don't break your promise, RB>

22 posted on 08/25/2008 8:16:55 AM PDT by kcm.org (DRILL LOS ANGLES--DRILL NOW!!!!)
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To: EyeGuy
A surge in Democratic voter registration - More voter fraud.

... and OPERATION CHAOS ...

23 posted on 08/25/2008 8:26:57 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: kcm.org
Frightening!

"Red Badger, sure makes Mrs. Bill Clinton third party run a tremendous probability."

Conservatives have been suggesting/trying to start a third party for a long time and .. well ... could this be the vehicle by which it is accomplished?

The Conservative idea about a third party is American, patriotic and conservative ... but the bwitch could usher in a 'legitimate' and viable third party that would double team true Americans.

We all know (don't we?) that what is now touted as a Democrat party is really a Marxist/Socialist party and if the bwitch really does file as a third party, it will only be Marxism light and thus further push the American identity into the dark shadows of forgotten ideas.

24 posted on 08/25/2008 8:30:40 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: shrinkermd

If I’m reading the article correctly, Fred is saying that any notions we have of Biden’s liberalism turning people off are immaterial, because his toxic personality is going to turn those same people off anyway.


25 posted on 08/25/2008 9:38:36 AM PDT by ClaudiusI
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To: ClearCase_guy

“In a time of war, the Democrats have picked a ticket with no military experience. Almost unheard of.”

The world would laugh at us with Obama as president. He comes across as way too wimpy to handle a threat like Iran, NK etc. When I watch him speak I am reminded of that.


26 posted on 08/25/2008 9:54:14 AM PDT by Stephanie32 ((NObama08...Because you know that it is Wright to vote against him))
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To: shrinkermd
The Democrats are brilliant at the divining the mood of the country in offering such attractive tickets. It ain't the marketing, stupid!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

27 posted on 08/25/2008 12:58:00 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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