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(You know it's really bad when) Biden is a linchpin of Obama's presidency
Los Angeles Times ^ | December 31, 2010 | Peter Nicholas

Posted on 01/02/2011 5:26:59 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Vice President Joe Biden is a career politician who has spent virtually his entire adult life in Washington politics — seemingly the antithesis of Barack Obama's hope-and-change message.

Yet with a new political order in Washington, the success of Obama's presidency hinges more and more on the negotiating skills and political instincts of his No. 2.

Facing a revived Republican Party, the White House is expected to increasingly deploy Biden as a presidential surrogate to find compromises and coax reluctant lawmakers into crossing party lines. Even Biden's penchant for veering off message is being reevaluated inside the White House as a bridge to ordinary voters who appreciate blunt talk.

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; message; presidency; vicepresident

1 posted on 01/02/2011 5:27:03 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Isn’t Biden’s ancestry in Tardistan?


2 posted on 01/02/2011 5:27:57 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Joe Biden is a typical D.C. drunk.


3 posted on 01/02/2011 5:28:35 AM PST by Joe Boucher
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Biden and Kagan and Pelosi are behind the resume
fraud of the undocumented Kenyan and
his unConstitutional imposition of Marxism by fiat
upon the American people using DNC/MSM/foreign fraud.

Biden and Obama should be impeached.


4 posted on 01/02/2011 5:29:44 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: aruanan
"Isn’t Biden’s ancestry in Tardistan?"

NO it's TURD-A-STAN

5 posted on 01/02/2011 5:31:05 AM PST by DeaconRed (Everything IS Broken. . . . MSM won't report it. . . . The community organizer can't fix it.)
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[”Well, I’m telling them two things. One is that, look, this is going to be something when the American people realize - once it’s passed - that, A, it does take care of preexisting conditions; B, you’re insurance rates aren’t going to skyrocket; C, the insurance companies aren’t going to be running the show like they were before; D, you’re going to be in a position where you can keep your insurance that you have. That once the American public realizes that, you’re going to get a reward for this. They’re going to be rewarded.”] — Joe Biden


6 posted on 01/02/2011 5:31:51 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: Joe Boucher

Yes and apparently very good at rolling rino drunks.


7 posted on 01/02/2011 5:32:21 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Even Biden's penchant for veering off message is being reevaluated inside the White House as a bridge to ordinary voters who appreciate blunt talk.

Typical liberal double-standard..when a Republican makes a single gaffe..the lib media beats them to death with it..when a dem constantly makes gaffes..it's "blunt talk"..they have no shame..

8 posted on 01/02/2011 5:32:50 AM PST by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: Voter#537
NO it's TURD-A-STAN

Or Turd-A-Stain!

9 posted on 01/02/2011 5:32:56 AM PST by meyer (Obama - the Schwartz is with him.)
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[Excerpt] .....Senator Biden: Do you think the state—well, just talk to me as a father. Don’t talk to me—just tell me, just philosophically, what do you think? Do you think that is—not what the Constitution says, what do you feel? Do you feel personally, if you are willing to share with us, that the decision of whether or not to remove a feeding tube after a family member is no longer capable of making the judgment—they are comatose—to prolong that life should be one that the legislators in Dover, Delaware, should make, or my mother should make?

Judge Roberts: I’m not going to consider issues like that in the context as a father or a husband or anything else.... I think obviously putting aside any of those considerations, these issues are the most difficult we face as people and they are profoundly affected by views of individuality and moral views and deeply personal views.

Now, that’s obviously true as a general matter. But at the same time, the position of a judge is not to incorporate his or her personal views in deciding issues of this sort. If you’re interpreting a particular statute that governs in this area, your job as a judge is to interpret and apply that according to the rule of law. If you are addressing claims of a fundamental right under the liberty protected by the due process clause, again, the view of a judge on a personal matter or a personal level is not the guide to the decision.

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Senator Biden: That’s what I want to know about because without any knowledge of your understanding of the law, because you will not share it with us, we are rolling the dice with you, Judge...." [end excerpt] Source

'A Big F---ing Deal': Biden's Health Care Reform F-Bomb On Live TV


10 posted on 01/02/2011 5:43:01 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
the success of Obama's presidency hinges more and more on the negotiating skills and political instincts of his No. 2.

That's too bad, because Biden's barking up the wrong tree without a paddle, if you know what I mean.

11 posted on 01/02/2011 6:03:10 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
the success of Obama's presidency hinges more and more on the negotiating skills and political instincts of his No. 2.

That's too bad, because Biden's barking up the wrong tree without a paddle, if you know what I mean.

12 posted on 01/02/2011 6:04:32 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: org.whodat

Yeah but that would be like shooting pigs in a pen.
Way to easy.
Rino pigs have no backbone.


13 posted on 01/02/2011 6:05:51 AM PST by Joe Boucher
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To: Voter#537
"Isn’t Biden’s ancestry in Tardistan?"

NO it's TURD-A-STAN

Yet with a new political order in Washington, the success of Obama's presidency hinges more and more on the negotiating skills and political instincts of his No. 2.

Vice President Hankey?
14 posted on 01/02/2011 6:08:28 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The weird thing about Biden is that I’d probably enjoy having a dinner with him. In his clumsy progressive way, he is almost likable.

However, I wouldn’t want to be in the same state with the Dung-Beetle-in-Chief and will not hesitate to give him a one finger salute should I ever be unfortunate enough to be close to that piece of walking sewage.


15 posted on 01/02/2011 6:47:19 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: org.whodat

The RINOs don’t have to be drunk. Just threaten to call them “mean spirited” and they will roll over all by themselves.


16 posted on 01/02/2011 6:51:08 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Vendome

Ping


17 posted on 01/02/2011 6:54:00 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 712 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Da Coyote

Likable! More like a condescending idiot.


18 posted on 01/02/2011 7:20:22 AM PST by no_go_lie
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To: aruanan
Isn’t Biden’s ancestry in Tardistan?

I would say Retatrdistan. I agree with Karl Rove's description of him - A blowhard doofus.

19 posted on 01/02/2011 7:22:06 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: aruanan
Isn’t Biden’s ancestry in Tardistan?

I would say Retatrdistan. I agree with Karl Rove's description of him - A blowhard doofus.

20 posted on 01/02/2011 7:22:12 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
That's too bad, because Biden's barking up the wrong tree without a paddle, if you know what I mean.

Perhaps, but you mangled that metaphor pretty badly. Let's just say you think he is going in the wrong direction.

21 posted on 01/02/2011 7:25:13 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
the success of Obama's presidency hinges more and more on the negotiating skills and political instincts of his No. 2.

Joe Biden is definitely No. 2. A steaming pile of it.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

22 posted on 01/02/2011 8:03:21 AM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Even Biden's penchant for veering off message is being reevaluated inside the White House as a bridge to ordinary voters who appreciate blunt talk.

Yeah, right. Blunt talk is okay; stupid mindless babbling is not. And I still want to know where all the porkulus-stimulus went - Biden was supposed to keep track of that.

23 posted on 01/02/2011 8:09:22 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Obama was having a staff meeting and commented that 78% of Americans do not know who the VP is.

Biden raises his hand and says---"could you give us a hint?"

24 posted on 01/02/2011 9:03:02 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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Obama has told insiders that no one in the West Wing matches Joe Biden
when it comes to his ties on the Hill, depth of knowledge on how Congress
works and having the members’ trust on both sides of the aisle.....

"What's that, Arlen baby? Afraid you're gonna lose? Trust me, Arlen, old pal.
About as much chance as that happening as Michele having a watermelon-eating
contest on the WH lawn."

25 posted on 01/02/2011 9:11:07 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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To: stephenjohnbanker; TommyDale; Grampa Dave; sickoflibs; Condor51; STARWISE; maggief; onyx; SE Mom; ..

Facing a revived Republican Party, Obama feels his presidency hinges
on the negotiating skills and political instincts of Joe Biden, and plans
to increasingly deploy Biden as a presidential surrogate to find
compromises and coax reluctant lawmakers into crossing party lines....

Compromise? The tea Party will lacerate Republicans who so much as spit in the direction of Obama. The new definition of bipartisanship in Washington is called "former member."

PONDER THIS, MR PRESIDENT (/SNIX) Nov Midterms were Dems worst night since 1928. They had it all. And blew it, thanks to know-nothing Obama and the Dems' "bitter clinging" to the O/Care debacle.

Dems suffered dramatic defeats at every level of government, in Washington, and beyond. Sweeping setbacks on Capitol Hill and the loss of multi-state governorships, even in left-leaning states such as Michigan and Pennsylvania. They even lost Illinois, a Dem bastion (home to Ohaha and his WH crew).

Repubs flipped at least 14 state chambers, and have unified control of 25 state legislatures Fifty five state chambers are controlled by Repubs with a win of 500 Republican legislators.....100 in NH alone. In Maine, the Repubs have a trifecta---they control the governorship and both houses.

26 posted on 01/02/2011 9:21:08 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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To: null and void

sorry but have to agree with article.

Where Barry is a lame ass tard of salseman who couldn’t close a closet door, Joe is one heck of a street tough and can get things done.

Sure he sucks on domestic issues and he has to as a party apparachick.

However, when it comes to international politics he kicks but and is ammazingly on our side.

His contacts all over the world know he is tough negotiator who is always on America’s side and he rarely gives away anything of importance for our position.


27 posted on 01/02/2011 10:26:39 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: null and void

sorry if my post is rife with errors. I’m in vegas and typing on my cell.

I swear the keyboard was made for Barbie or G.I. Joe.

thamks for the ping.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


28 posted on 01/02/2011 10:29:31 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Liz

LOL!!


29 posted on 01/02/2011 2:34:05 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Heck, Clueless Joe and Hitlery are the sanest ones in the room at any high level meeting.


30 posted on 01/02/2011 7:30:40 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Wanna learn humility? Become a Pittsburgh Pirates fan!)
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To: Vendome
However, when it comes to international politics he kicks but and is ammazingly on our side.

On our side? Well, maybe.

But Slow Joe, the foreign relations expert, was well known for being famously wrong on just about everything.

Until he was tapped for the Vice-Presidency, the Washington Press Corps referred to Biden as "The Dumbest Man In Washington" (he'd have had the "Dumbest Person" title all to himself except for Patty Murray).

And these were his allies...

31 posted on 01/02/2011 7:44:31 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Liz

This year the State of the Union Address falls on Groundhog Day? (February 2nd) Think of the irony...

One event involves people looking to a minimally intelligent creature, with a demonstrated propensity for being wrong when it prognosticates about the future. Some of his worshippers actually make life plans based on what they learn from this creature.

The other event involves a groundhog.


32 posted on 01/03/2011 7:30:41 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Heh-—nice catch on you part.


33 posted on 01/03/2011 8:34:54 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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