Skip to comments.Joe Biden Lied (in his opening remarks at the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court hearing)
Posted on 06/28/2010 11:20:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
Senator Biden was the first questioner. Instead of the softball questions hed promised to ask, he threw a beanball straight at my head, quoting from a speech Id given four years earlier at the Pacific Legal Foundation and challenging me to defend what Id said. I find attractive the arguments of scholars such as Stephen Macedo, who defend an activist Supreme Court that would strike down laws restricting property rights. That caught me off guard, and I had no recollection of making so atypical a statement, which shook me up even more. Now, it would seem to me what you were talking about, Senator Biden went on to say, is you find it attractive the fact that they are activists and they would like to strike down existing laws that impact on restricting the use of property rights, because you know, that is what they write about.
Since I didnt remember making the statement in the first place, I didnt know how to respond to it. All I could say in reply was that it has been some time since I have read Professor Macedo
But I dont believe that in my writings I have indicated that we should have an activist Supreme Court. It was, I knew, a weak answer. Fortunately, though, the young lawyers who had helped prepare me for the hearing had loaded all of my speeches into a computer and at the first break in the proceedings they looked this one up. The senator, they found, had wrenched my words out of context. I looked at the text and saw that the passage hed read out loud had been immediately followed by two other sentences: But the libertarian argument overlooks the place of the Supreme Court in a scheme of separation of powers. One does not strengthen self-government and the rule of law by having the non-democratic branch of the government make policy. The point Id been making was the opposite of the one that Senator Biden claimed I had made.
Joe lied? Well whaddaya know about that?
Typical sophistry of the left. Don’t know how much more I can take, folks.
Old Bite Me, you know he didn’t come up with that question, some operative gave it to him knowing it would trip Thomas up at least temporarily. That Big F-ing man couldn’t think his way out of a wet Kleenex.
Every story written about biden should start with THOSE FIRST THREE WORDS IN THE TITLE!
Biden is a nasty liar. He has lied for years by saying a drunk driver killed his wife. She pulled out in front of a driver who didn’t have a drop of alcohol in his system. It was tragic, but alcohol had nothing to do with it. The family of the driver has suffered so much due to this pernicious lie. Biden has been repeatedly corrected, and he goes on telling the lie anyway. He’s not a nice person, period.
We must have done something terribly wrong to be so cursed with this collection of ignorant,clownish,buffoonlike,hateful,lying self centered politicians.
More sympathy that way you know.
Biden, the plagerizer.
Just consider WE are right and they are just good entertainment.
Biden is, has always been and will always be a sumbag.
Maybe Joe didn’t lie—maybe he didn’t understand the context of the quote. But that was a while ago, before Joe’s brain underwent the knife, so he probably did it on purpose. These days, one can never be sure of what Joe knows or doesn’t know. His impulse control is just about nil.
Biden is, has always been and will always be, a scumbag
Exactly. Via this lie, Biden elevates himself to a tragic figure who can relate to all Americans whose lives have been devastated by drunk driving. It is a disgusting act.
Until Biden became VP, if you want to talk to Biden you pay his son.
Its the same game Harry Reid plays with his sons. You want to talk to Harry Reid, you start with a check for $250,000 to one of his sons.
It is a shame that Pete DuPont chose not to run against this knucklehead.
In other news the sun rises in the east.
When he filed his financial disclosure statement, he listed his net worth as less than $750,000.
He was a continuous Senator since John McCain was a "guest" in the Hanoi Hilton. He has a gold plated medical plan, a free commuter pass from Wilmington, which made him a hero to some libtards because he didn't maintain a flat in DC. Whoopie! The time and distance involved is less that what a lot of high level Japanese business executives put up with everyday. His charitable contributions were less than 2% of his high earnings and still, after 36 years in the senate, that was his entire net worth. So either he was lying in his financial disclosure statement or he's the worst money manager around.
Don’t forget, when he was running for the whitehouse, he told us he was a straight A student throughout his school years and he had received (I think) 4 degrees from the university. (This was after or before he plagerized some Englishman from Oxford, I can’t remember his name)
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