Skip to comments.Flashback: Florida Anchor Barbara West Responds to Controversial Biden Interview
Posted on 06/07/2012 12:56:49 PM PDT by Son House
BARBARA WEST, WFTV ANCHOR: I know you're in North Carolina now, helping to get out the vote, but aren't you embarrassed by the blatant attempts to register phony voters by ACORN, an organization that Barack Obama has been tied to in the past?
JOE BIDEN, DEMOCRATIC VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I am not embarrassed by it. We are not tied to it. We've not paid them one single penny to register a single solitary voter.
...WEST: You may recognize this famous quote: "From each according to his abilities to each according to his needs." That's from Karl Marx. How is Senator Obama not being a Marxist if he intends to spread the wealth around?
BIDEN: Are you joking? Is this a joke?
BIDEN: Or is that a real question?
WEST: That's a question.
BIDEN: He is not spreading the wealth around. He's talking about giving the middle class an opportunity to get back the tax breaks they used to have.
WEST: What do you say to the people who are concerned that Barack Obama will want to turn America into a Socialist country much like Sweden?
BIDEN: I don't know anybody who thinks that, except the far right-wing of the Republican Party.
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O'REILLY: Now after that interview, the Obama campaign complained to the station and Senator Biden said this:
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BIDEN: I was on a television station the other day and doing a satellite feed to a major network in Florida, and the anchor quotes Karl Marx, and says in a sense isn't Barack Obama Karl Marx? You know, I mean, folks, this stuff you're hearing, this stuff you're hearing on this campaign, some of it's pretty ugly, and some of the innuendo is pretty ugly.
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In Democrat Bizarro World insanity is the new norm.
Let's hear Barack Obama answer the questions about ACORN and Karl Marx.
And, good for Ms. West. At last somebody’s bringing up matters that should have been addressed before the last presidential election.
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“Are you joking? Is this a joke?” Yes, Joe Biden is Vice President of the United States.
Note that this was an interview from Oct. of 2008.
At the time the Anchor refers to Senator Obama.
Still a great post and now We KNOW Obama HUSSEIN
is a Lyal Disciple of Karl Marx!
OBAMA: From each according to how much they feel like doing to each according to how much we want them to have.
“”BIDEN: He is not spreading the wealth around. He’s talking about giving the middle class an opportunity to get back the tax breaks they used to have.””
“”WEST: What do you say to the people who are concerned that Barack Obama will want to turn America into a Socialist country much like Sweden?””
WHY do these people consistently fail to follow up on statements like that of Biden’s? I know this is old (2008) but it’s something all interviewers do and it irritates the heck out of me.
She couldn’t have asked, “What tax breaks did the middle class lose?”
Nope, she goes right on to another question.