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Obama Clarifies Biden's Prediction, Says Either Candidate Will Face 'Generated Crisis'
Fox ^ | 10/22/08 | staff

Posted on 10/22/2008 11:48:46 AM PDT by pissant

Barack Obama, clarifying Joe Biden's statement that he will face an international crisis if elected, says his running mate "sometimes engages in rhetorical flourishes."

The next administration will face international challenges regardless of who is elected president, Barack Obama said Wednesday, rebutting criticism of Joe Biden's statement over the weekend that the Democratic candidate will face a "generated crisis" if elected.

Obama said the key reason the next president will face such threats is because of the damaging policies of the past eight years, and he said he's confident his administration will meet such a test.

"Whoever is the next president is going to have to deal with a whole host of challenges internationally and ... a period of transition in a new administration is always one in which we have to be vigilant," Obama said in Richmond, Va., where he met with a panel of foreign policy and military luminaries.

"We have to be careful. We have to be mindful that as we pass the baton in this democracy that others don't take advantage of it -- that is true, whether it's myself or Senator McCain, it's been true throughout history."

Obama said such challenges would not be unique to an Obama administration, and he tried to re-articulate Biden's statement, suggesting his running mate did not express his point as tactfully as the campaign would have liked.

"I think that Joe sometimes engages in rhetorical flourishes," Obama said.

Biden made the comments over the weekend to two fundraising audiences, saying he expects that Obama will face an international challenge early in his presidency if he is elected on Nov. 4.

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Sure, Plugs, that's what you meant.
1 posted on 10/22/2008 11:48:47 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
Sorry Barry, nobody is buying that. Our enemies will be afraid of McCain...they figure that will eat you for an appetizer before breakfast.

But...but, what about all of those other polls showing Obama up by 10+ points. What about Pelosi and others planning the victory party and saying it was 100% over and the ObaMahdi had already won the Presidency? [/dripping sarcasm]





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2 posted on 10/22/2008 11:50:53 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: pissant

Not everything that happens or will happen is due to the “damaging policy of the last eight years.” I’m sick of hearing this pack of lies. Everything bad that happens in an Obama administration will not be Bush’s fault.


3 posted on 10/22/2008 11:51:00 AM PDT by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: pissant

“I think that Joe sometimes engages in rhetorical flourishes,”

Oh.. Ok lets forget about it then.


4 posted on 10/22/2008 11:51:44 AM PDT by Caper29
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To: pissant

Yes, but will both candidates make the wrong decision, as also predicted by Nostradumass? I don’t think so!


5 posted on 10/22/2008 11:52:08 AM PDT by Jagman
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To: pissant

It took “the one” 2 days to think up an excuse for Bidens’ security leak. So basically, when the 3AM call comes, BO will say “I’ll get back to you in a couple of days. I’m too busy too respond”


6 posted on 10/22/2008 11:52:10 AM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: pissant

How does Senator Soreto reconcile Biden’s claim that the base must stand firmly behind Obama as he makes some “unpopular” decisions that HAVE to be made?


7 posted on 10/22/2008 11:52:17 AM PDT by weegee (If we're gonna share wealth, those earning > $1 a month are going to have to share with the world.)
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To: pissant

Nice try 0bama. The ragheads already know what McCain will do if they start anything so they are not likely to test him.


8 posted on 10/22/2008 11:52:48 AM PDT by Mogollon
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To: pissant
OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA


9 posted on 10/22/2008 11:52:50 AM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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To: pissant

My cynical meter is pegging upwards.

Democrats almost always project their intentions. A “generated crisis?” What are the democrats planning?


10 posted on 10/22/2008 11:54:58 AM PDT by EBH ( Welcome to the United Socialist States of America. Oct. 1, 2008)
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To: keepitreal

Not only would everything in a hypothetical 0bama administration by Bush’s fault,

any opinions to the contrary, or anything critical of 0bama, would be violently quashed.


11 posted on 10/22/2008 11:54:58 AM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: pissant

Obama is full of it. Our enemies see Obama as an easy mark. But they are scared sh**less of McCain. They won’t try a thing with McCain at the helm.


12 posted on 10/22/2008 11:55:09 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Caper29

Exactly, we need to move on.. thats just Joe. He is a silly ole man.

/s Crap


13 posted on 10/22/2008 11:55:14 AM PDT by GoCards
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To: keepitreal

You know the best thing Bush could do for us now is endorse Obama.

Bush: “With all the socializing I’ve been doing over the last month I’ve come to think the best man to follow in my footsteps would Barry Obama.”

That would be sweeeeet! lol


14 posted on 10/22/2008 11:55:29 AM PDT by Caper29
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To: All

15 posted on 10/22/2008 11:55:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: pissant
Here is Obama's FIRST challenge


16 posted on 10/22/2008 11:55:52 AM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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To: pissant

Doesn’t seem to know the difference between a challenge & a crisis.


17 posted on 10/22/2008 11:56:56 AM PDT by GoLightly
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To: Jeff Head

So Biden meant both candidates when he specifically mentioned a “young 47 YO”?


18 posted on 10/22/2008 11:57:27 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: weegee
the base must stand firmly behind Obama as he makes some “unpopular” decisions that HAVE to be made?

Draft anyone?

19 posted on 10/22/2008 11:57:48 AM PDT by EBH ( Welcome to the United Socialist States of America. Oct. 1, 2008)
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To: pissant

48 hours later and this is the best he can do? America’s enemies are licking their chops.


20 posted on 10/22/2008 11:57:56 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Conservatives..Â…please stop funding liberalism! Scrutinize every dollar you spend!)
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To: pissant
Why is no one reporting what Powell said on "Meet The Press"?

"There’s going to be a crisis come along on the 21st, 22nd of January which we don't even know about right now." - Colin Powell’s appearance on “Meet the Press” Sunday morning, October 19, 2008

This very unsettling.

21 posted on 10/22/2008 11:58:28 AM PDT by Treefiddy
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To: keepitreal

“...Everything bad that happens in an Obama administration will not be Bush’s fault.”

Bush may not have done everything right...but he got blamed for EVERYTHING....even acts of God like hurricanes and floods.


22 posted on 10/22/2008 11:58:43 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: keepitreal
Everything bad that happens in an Obama administration will not be Bush’s fault.

Impossible. It would have to be somebody's fault, and Democrats never take responsibility for their own actions, so who does that leave?

They are, however, really good about taking responsibility for the actions of others. Which is why we've been told constantly that everything good that happened in the last eight years was caused by Bill Clinton.

Deny responsibility when you have it, claim responsibility when you don't, it's on page three of the WLW Conspiracy playbook.

23 posted on 10/22/2008 12:00:14 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg
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To: pissant
...Obama said the key reason the next president will face such threats is because of the damaging policies of the past eight years...

Sure, we could have capitulated and paid the dhimmi tax - and all would've been hunky-dorey...I, for one, am pleased that evil President Bush pursued his damaging policies to destroy our enemies (i.e., to 'be a terror to those that would do evil'). And yes, I suppose an unhappy outcome of this policy is that it has cheesed off our enemies (and their sycophants)...
Now if Mr. Obama was referring to President Bush's 'damaging policies' of lackadaisical border control, and increasing the bloat of our government -- I suppose we'd be in agreement, but I don't think the enlightened one considers this to be damage (and although I criticize President Bush on these points, he was a heckuva lot better than the alternatives)...

24 posted on 10/22/2008 12:00:16 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: EBH
Whatever it is, it is a “hidden agenda” that has not been discussed as Obama plays at being a moderate.

The America Public should not be hit with buyer's remorse a week after he is sworn in.

Bill Clinton's first action (which had not been discussed in the campaign) was “Don't ask, don't tell”, another early agenda item was nationalized health care.

They cannot win in the arena of ideas. If we are to “Accept change”, then we should be discussing just what that change will entail.

25 posted on 10/22/2008 12:00:22 PM PDT by weegee (If we're gonna share wealth, those earning > $1 a month are going to have to share with the world.)
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To: Niteranger68
Any bets on when the FATWA will hit???

Odinga with his cousin Barack Obama


26 posted on 10/22/2008 12:00:40 PM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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To: pissant

Uh huh. I’m sure when OBiden bin Hidin drew the comparison between a “brilliant 47-year old man” and John Kennedy, he meant that to apply equally to...John McCain.

I wish I could wake up from the nightmare of this sideshow freak and his whole carnival of MSM circus geeks biting the heads off rodents.


27 posted on 10/22/2008 12:01:49 PM PDT by lonevoice (John McCain was a Kinoki foot pad in the Reagan Revolution)
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To: Bobkk47

I disagree with everyone sorry.

China will invade Taiwan, with Obama’s approval.

Iran and others will destroy Israel, with Obama’s approval.

Russia (fellow Red Travelers) will attack Poland and other upstarts regaining the USSR, with Obama’s approval.

Why do you think Japan and South Korea are so afraid? Obama will side with Communists against free countries.

THAT is the plan. THAT is why Biden is warning us about unpopular decisions.

THEIR PLANS FOR US HORRIBLE AND UNTHINKABLE!!


28 posted on 10/22/2008 12:03:12 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: pissant

BACKTRACKING!.....Biden is so ignorant.


29 posted on 10/22/2008 12:03:28 PM PDT by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
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To: pissant

“Rhetorical flourishes”? Is that like “wardrobe malfunction” except in this case Biden showed his a$$?


30 posted on 10/22/2008 12:04:40 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: pissant
Lord, would someone PLEASE get this man a dictionary??!! First off, 0bama, the fact that America exists in this world and whoever is president must deal with international issues/crises during his term is NOT the same thing as warning us of a generated crisis within the first six months of a new administration. Secondly:

"Now was John McCain a socialist back in 2000 when he opposed the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans?" Obama said. "It's not a very plausible argument that he's making right now, and I think it's an indication now that they have run out of ideas."

No, Mr. Oh-so-intellectual, let me help you out:

Random House Unabridged Dictionary: socialism

Sheesh.

31 posted on 10/22/2008 12:04:47 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Treefiddy
Why is no one reporting what Powell said on "Meet The Press"?

"There’s going to be a crisis come along on the 21st, 22nd of January which we don't even know about right now." - Colin Powell’s appearance on “Meet the Press” Sunday morning, October 19, 2008

This very unsettling.

What is unsettling to me, is, Powell seems to know about it, yet disclaims knowing about it.

I understand the Government has secrets it must keep, but if the USA has been threatened in a specific manner as indicated by powell, biden, and other "Government need-to-knows", then it is about time We the People were told.

32 posted on 10/22/2008 12:06:20 PM PDT by KittenClaws
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To: pissant
A mainland attack would would most likely be a result of US reduced vigilance.

So what would Obie change to put US more at risk???

33 posted on 10/22/2008 12:07:36 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher; Obama is America's George Galloway.)
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To: GoCards

Biden said,”Mark my word....Mark my word”...............so I did.


34 posted on 10/22/2008 12:08:06 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: pissant

After reading the way Fox wrote this, I can’t for the life of me see how anyone can believe that Fox is in the tank for Obama; they dressed up each of his actual quotes with the language he should have used much the same way a long-suffering editor will clean up the awkward phrasing of a first book with a wildly popular sports figure.

Here’s a candidate with a 2 to one or greater advantage in his advertising budget and he doesn’t have to spend a sou on the major media and he’s begging for a chance to get his message out?


35 posted on 10/22/2008 12:10:31 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: pissant

*cough*bullshit*cough*


36 posted on 10/22/2008 12:11:07 PM PDT by SeafoodGumbo
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To: pissant
Its benefiting McCain. The Democrats just made foreign policy an issue in the last two weeks of the campaign and it reminds voters that Obama is completely untested in this area. We don't know how he would deal with America's adversaries or make America secure in a dangerous world.

"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

37 posted on 10/22/2008 12:12:03 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: EBH
" What are the democrats planning? "

I think they'll try to nationalize some popular financial institutions. Just a hunch.

38 posted on 10/22/2008 12:13:17 PM PDT by atc23 (Community Organizer? You mean Street Hustler?)
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To: pissant

Why did Biden make an explicit comparison to a young JFK?


39 posted on 10/22/2008 12:16:30 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: pissant

So, Obama, doe Powell engage in these fluorishes?


40 posted on 10/22/2008 12:16:31 PM PDT by Terry Mross (O)
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To: pissant
Sure plugs, but that is not what you said.

And the fact that John McCain got it exactly right when Russia went into Georgia, and maive waif Obama got it exactly wrong, is that what you meant about the Naive Waif not knowing what he is doing, and the Presidency is not the place for on the job training?

41 posted on 10/22/2008 12:18:38 PM PDT by Tarpon (Barack Obama will ban all the guns he has the votes for ...)
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To: EBH

You made me think about this “generated crisis”. That sounds like it’ll be generated by us. What the heck does this guy have in mind that everyone will think he’s wrong but his followers will have to stand by him? Is he going to attack Israel or some other ally?


42 posted on 10/22/2008 12:19:20 PM PDT by Terry Mross (O)
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To: Treefiddy

There’s going to be a crisis at exactly 2:37 P.M. on Jan. 21ST “THAT WE DON’T EVEN KNOW ABOUT YET.”

What?


43 posted on 10/22/2008 12:20:51 PM PDT by Terry Mross (O)
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To: Unam Sanctam

Because McCain has a 47 year old man’s dashing good looks and youthful demeanor.


44 posted on 10/22/2008 12:21:37 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Fred
Any bets on when the FATWA will hit???

It will probably be Baraq Hussein mohammed 0bama declaring a FATWA on the American people

45 posted on 10/22/2008 12:23:56 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Just your average "Whitey" - clinging to my guns and religion!)
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To: KittenClaws
I agree, they should tell us so we can be prepared. But here is something else that is fishy... Why would they tell Powell at all? He is no longer a member of Bush's cabinet. Unless they told him because he is going to be part of Obama's administration. That's something he has been denying.

Also why would he go on national television an say it? Rush just said why Biden did it... because he's got a big mouth. But Powell a Four Star General and Fmr. Secretary of State knows how to keep his mouth shut and keep a secret.I have no idea why he did it. Doesn't make sense.

46 posted on 10/22/2008 12:25:18 PM PDT by Treefiddy
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To: Unam Sanctam

Using JFK implies a militray crisis. And we will think Obama is wrong at the time. Could it mean he’ll do something the conservatives will agree with? Biden was talking to his base asking they stand behind them.


47 posted on 10/22/2008 12:25:33 PM PDT by Terry Mross (O)
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To: Terry Mross

Where did the “2:37 PM” come from? That’s the first I have heard about that.


48 posted on 10/22/2008 12:28:26 PM PDT by Treefiddy
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To: pissant

Oh wait...I meant both candidates...Yeah, that’s the ticket.


49 posted on 10/22/2008 12:29:02 PM PDT by Texan Tory
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To: Unam Sanctam

Oh, Biden was saying this same JFK stuff in 2004.


50 posted on 10/22/2008 12:29:03 PM PDT by BARLF
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