Skip to comments.Biden Rips Bush Administration (Threatens Possible Criminal Charges If They Win)
Posted on 09/03/2008 11:33:35 PM PDT by Pinkbell
ABC News' Matthew Jaffe reports: While Republicans congregate in the Twin Cities striving to keep their hold on the White House, Barack Obama's running mate Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., sharply criticized the Bush administration Tuesday while delineating the changes Democrats would demand if they rise to power.
"In an Obama-Biden administration, we will not have an attorney general who blatantly breaks the law," Biden said at a town-hall meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida, his voice at times drowned out by applause. "We will not have a president who doesn't understand the Constitution. And I will not be a vice-president who thinks he's not part of any of the three branches of government."
Biden ripped the Bush administration for wasting a chance to unite the nation in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
"George Bush and his administration are going to be judged harshly by history," said the Delaware lawmaker. "Not for the mistakes they made, but for the opportunities to unite America and the world they squandered."
Now, Biden said, he and Obama are determined to take control of the West Wing, noting that he would not have agreed to share the Democratic ticket had he not known Obama's commitment to sticking to his values.
"Have you figured out what is worth losing over?" he said. "Because if you have not, it's just raw ambition. Barack understands what is worth losing over."
The McCain campaign responded to Biden's comments by using the veep nominee's own words against him. McCain's team referred back to when Biden, while campaigning in the Democratic primary, said that Obama was "not ready" for the presidency.
"Six months ago Joe Biden's description of an Obama administration was littered with questions of inexperience," said McCain spokesman Ben Porritt. "Today, Biden has been tasked with carrying the water for Barack Obama who has voted in favor of taxes 94 times in three years and has claimed that making decisions on the tough issues is 'above his paygrade'. Barack Obama has zero foreign policy experience, is not a credible voice on U.S. relations abroad, and as John McCain and Joe Biden agree, is just not ready to lead."
Earlier Monday, addressing a crowd in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Biden also preached the importance of this election in terms of the Supreme Court, noting that the next administration might appoint as many as three new justices.
"The single most important domestic decision that a president gets to make on his own or her own is the Supreme Court," he said.
Looking to the future but with one eye on the past, Biden also promised that an Obama-Biden government would go through Bush administration data with "a fine-toothed comb" and pursue criminal charges if necessary.
"If there has been a basis upon which you can pursue someone for a criminal violation," he said, "they will be pursued, not out of vengeance, not out of retribution - out of the need to preserve the notion that no one, no one, no attorney general, no president, no one is above the law."
On Tuesday, the vice presidential nominee continued his 48-hour swing through the Sunshine State with stops in Ft. Myers and Sarasota.
Oh, here they are, back to the “hate Bush” rhetoric that fires up their looney fringe. Haven’t they realized yet that Pres. Bush isn’t running?
I hope they shout this stuff from the rooftops. It will only help McCain.
Once again,,,the democrats prove they are BEYOND CONTEMPT!!!
Biden’s a moron. TGO calls him “the Dumbest Man in the senate” and, as always, TGO nails it.
Just to stick it to these fools and piss them off, Bush should pardon himself of any accused crimes on his last day in office.
What ARE Obambi's values? Other than lose in Iraq, destroy our economy, dismantle our military and defense systems, keep us dependant on foreign oil, and allow the unborn and newly-born to die?
Try it Joey boy. Just try it.
HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA! Pssst...Joe...They ain't runnin'!
After tonight, they're scared.
The looney fringe is rejoicing already:
Ah, criminalizing policy differences - just the thing to start the march to Civil War II.
Sarah Palin: “Joe, you want to go hunting this weekend?”
What a despicable and truly brainless POS Biden is!!!
Their goal is to try to say John McCain is the same as George Bush. Since George Bush is currently unpopular with the majority of America, they figure people will not want the same in John McCain. Fortunately, after watching the convention tonight, I think people can see that the McCain/Palin ticket is not George Bush.
As predicted, Biden’s tendency to run off at the mouth is going to get him into trouble.
Sounds good. LOL! She could also use the quality time to council Joey about how he needs to dump Zerobama from the ticket before next week.
In Obama’s world, Bush is criminal but Ayers is a mainstream guy.
Err, who says that, other than the Democrats' Drive-By Media?
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