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White House says Obama will stick with Biden as running mate (It's Slow Joe over Thunder Thighs!)
The Hill ^ | 08/16/12 | Amie Parnes

Posted on 08/16/2012 11:09:05 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

President Obama has no intention of getting rid of Vice President Biden as his running mate, the White House said Thursday.

Republicans are being “ridiculous” and are trying to “distract attention” with their focus on Vice President Biden and his controversial comments earlier this week, White House press secretary Jay Carney said.

“They know that what they're saying about this is ridiculous," Carney said at a briefing with reporters, adding that it's an “obvious” attempt to take attention away from policy issues.


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Hooray!...Slow Joe stays!
1 posted on 08/16/2012 11:09:12 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I’d lay odds that thunder thighs didn’t want the job.

SnakeDoc


2 posted on 08/16/2012 11:10:09 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I think Obama would ask Bill to be his VP.


3 posted on 08/16/2012 11:11:38 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: SnakeDoctor

And Palin poisoned Obama’s VP well too.


4 posted on 08/16/2012 11:12:13 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Until he has a mysterious heart attack.


5 posted on 08/16/2012 11:13:11 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Crazy Joe versus Cankles.

I think Cankles would make for a stronger ticket. Obama wants to give the impression that all is OK, so Crazy Joe stays.

I’m OK with that.


6 posted on 08/16/2012 11:13:45 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Because Obama doesn’t to want to wear every White House vase that would be thrown by Moochele.


7 posted on 08/16/2012 11:14:03 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Watta’ matter Barack, afraid of a gift of a lifetime pass for Fort Marcy Park escapades?
8 posted on 08/16/2012 11:14:07 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: tsowellfan

<< I think Obama would ask Bill to be his VP. >>

That would be unconstitutional. Of course, that never stopped Obama before. In any case, the very LAST thing that Obama wants is Bill Clinton in his administration, making him look even LESS presidential than he already does.


9 posted on 08/16/2012 11:14:40 AM PDT by ObamaMustGo2012 (Obama Must Go In 2012)
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To: SnakeDoctor

You won’t get a bet from me. Hillary only wants the top job. She will resign early into a second Obama term to prepare.


10 posted on 08/16/2012 11:14:40 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

More good news.


11 posted on 08/16/2012 11:15:23 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Whew! I really was uneasy about the potential switch. But it ain't over yet. There is plenty of time for Biden to screw this up.

My take is that Obama can not share the spotlight with someone like Hillary. He needs her as an employee, not a partner.

12 posted on 08/16/2012 11:16:35 AM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: AU72
Because Obama doesn’t to want to wear every White House vase that would be thrown by Moochele.

Or getting "Ron Brown"ed.

13 posted on 08/16/2012 11:16:44 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tsowellfan

IIRC you have to be qualified to be president to run for VP. Willie Clinton already had the maximum terms.


14 posted on 08/16/2012 11:16:56 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: tsowellfan

Might as well - 0bama in particular and the ‘rats in general have no regard for the Constitution, especially “eligibility” restrictions.

Bubba can’t be veep because he can’t be president.


15 posted on 08/16/2012 11:17:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
"Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied." ~~Bismark

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16 posted on 08/16/2012 11:18:02 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Timber Rattler

Palin was awesome! She stopped that train dead on the tracks.


17 posted on 08/16/2012 11:19:06 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

This is a gift.


18 posted on 08/16/2012 11:19:27 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Biden: "HOPE and CHAINS for all 57 states".)
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To: JimSEA

That’s right Doc. They know the FOREIGNER is toast. They will run STOVEPIPE LEGS in 2016 hoping many have forgotten how bad his anti american socialist democratic regime has been. It ain’t gonna work anyhow.


19 posted on 08/16/2012 11:20:05 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

He’s LYING. You think he’d say he’s dropping Biden? That would ruin the SURPRISE, wouldn’t it?


20 posted on 08/16/2012 11:20:08 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Never on my watch

Obama’s ego demands Biden...(slow white boy)


21 posted on 08/16/2012 11:20:44 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: BipolarBob

This is a gift.

Agreed!...Ryan will slice and dice Joe.


22 posted on 08/16/2012 11:22:31 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Baffles me why they didn’t just put out a lame, simple apology about his embarrassing chains remark? It would have blown over by now, no one would be talking about it. It would just be chalked up to another “Ole’ Joe” gaffe. But by refusing to apologize and even endorsing it, it makes them look awfully bad.


23 posted on 08/16/2012 11:24:32 AM PDT by AUJenn
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Looks like Hillary said “no”.


24 posted on 08/16/2012 11:24:46 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

It is a BIG TIME gift and it will remind the Hillary supporters of the Obama stab in the back in 2008. A win-win situation and although they say they are not taking advice from McCain, McCain is just being used as an excuse. It was Palin that got under their skin and tore up their Hillary trump card. EVERYONE heard about Palin’s advice, and hardly anyone heard about McCain’s comment.


25 posted on 08/16/2012 11:25:45 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

So the Dims are going with “Dopey Joe” instead of “Rhino Haunches Clinton”


26 posted on 08/16/2012 11:26:35 AM PDT by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: circlecity

Looks like Hillary said “no”.

...and laughed all the way out of the White House.


27 posted on 08/16/2012 11:26:35 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: riri

“Until he has a mysterious heart attack.”

That’s what I think too. A “heart attack” will happen and Joe will be near death. The news media will be all over it and ascribe it to negative Romney/Ryan tactics. A new veep will be announced. Then Joe will be in critical condition throughout the rest of the campaign and the news media will use this to keep Republicans from taking a tough line against O.


28 posted on 08/16/2012 11:27:00 AM PDT by vekzen
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I love Joe!


29 posted on 08/16/2012 11:28:22 AM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: clamper1797

Dopey Joe will provide a lot more entertainment. He should be on Pay-per-view.


30 posted on 08/16/2012 11:28:50 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

President Urkel and Vice President Doofus....what a great team they make!


31 posted on 08/16/2012 11:29:06 AM PDT by Arpege92 (If you don't stand behind our troops...please feel free to stand in front of them!)
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Carney: Biden will stay, we won’t take VP ‘advice’ from McCain Palin
32 posted on 08/16/2012 11:30:04 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

i’ll breathe a sigh of relief for now. Hillary must have flat out refused the proposition.


33 posted on 08/16/2012 11:30:42 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: Arpege92

The cast is set, the lights are ready, let the fun begin!


34 posted on 08/16/2012 11:31:14 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SueRae

Maybe he should pick Lieberman? That might be the only thing that keeps the Jewish vote.


35 posted on 08/16/2012 11:32:18 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Never on my watch

I say that O knows Joe’s got to go but does not want to be the one to do it — so, at the convention, they will make it “appear” that by overwhelming choice of the Dems in attendance another name is sumbitted. But, for the life of me I cannot think of anyone strong enough to help him on the Dem side.


36 posted on 08/16/2012 11:32:35 AM PDT by bunster
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Just their addressing the issue is an acknowledgment that they know they have a serious problem.
37 posted on 08/16/2012 11:33:17 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Arpege92

http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2012-presidential-debate-schedule/

Lets Roll!


38 posted on 08/16/2012 11:33:54 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Never on my watch
After I saw the post reporting that Biden and Hillary would be meeting with Obama today, I started to pray VERY hard that Obama NOT drop Biden.

Hillary is WAY TOO popular, especially with women and independents, and that's why the thought of an Obama/Clinton scares me--A LOT! They WOULD be a formidable team--and a lot of the "blue-collar" Dems would rally around Hillary, who would not doubt promise a return to the "golden days" of the Clinton era.

I will keep praying that--as your post suggests--Obama's ego is too big to share the spotlight with Hillary.

In any case, the LAST thing this country needs is 4 years of Obama AND Hillary. So--please--keep praying God will be merciful and NOT give this country what, I fear, it might just well deserve!

39 posted on 08/16/2012 11:34:02 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Maybe he should pick Lieberman?

Very good idea. I would love to have him draw the Democrat convention to a snoozing halt in the same way he killed the Palin momentum at the GOP convention.

40 posted on 08/16/2012 11:36:25 AM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

41 posted on 08/16/2012 11:37:27 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: JimSEA
Hillary only wants the top job. She will resign early into a second Obama term to prepare.

I agree. If offered the VP spot, I think she'd refuse it, not wanting a failed run on her record. And, when the run does fail, she'll find herself back in the private sector with four years to gear up to challenge Mitt in 2016. But, in the unlikely event there is a second Regime, she'll do as you say: resign and gear up to take the open seat in 2016.

For a fun read on Hillary and Bill, check out Ed Klein's recent book, The Amateur. From the prolog, entitled "As Bill Sees It, Chappaqua, New York, August 2011":

“Your poll numbers are all positive,” Bill said, pacing the floor. “African-Americans are moving away from Obama and in your direction. Latinos, too. And Jews. Women and the elderly are all on your side. Young college boys are the only ones clinging to Obama. It’s a no-brainer. You can win if you want back in the White House as much as I do.”

A cloud passed over Hillary’s face. “Is it going to get out that you did this poll?” she asked.


42 posted on 08/16/2012 11:38:28 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“...policy issues” ?

Heh !


43 posted on 08/16/2012 11:39:23 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

They SAY.


44 posted on 08/16/2012 11:41:00 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: morphing libertarian

“IIRC you have to be qualified to be president to run for VP. Willie Clinton already had the maximum terms.”

The occupier is not constitutionally qualified, what makes you think he would not choose an equally unqualified VP.
Laws are for the little people.


45 posted on 08/16/2012 11:42:14 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

SLOW JOE! SLOW JOE! SLOW JOE! SLOW JOE! STAND UP CHUCK!!!!


46 posted on 08/16/2012 11:43:25 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: SnakeDoctor

That and I think Sarahcuda cornered em by already suggesting they bring in cankles.


47 posted on 08/16/2012 11:44:46 AM PDT by V_TWIN (where there's smoke, there's choom)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Gonna be like watching Albert Einstein debate a fence post.

Apologies to all the fence posts out there.


48 posted on 08/16/2012 11:44:52 AM PDT by V_TWIN (where there's smoke, there's choom)
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To: morphing libertarian

“IIRC you have to be qualified to be president to run for VP. Willie Clinton already had the maximum terms.”

Okay, Clinton is not eligible to become President. So . . . what exactly is your point? How does *that* change things? If Obama wants Bill as VP he will appoint him anyway. Would not change a single Democrat’s vote, and plenty of disengaged intependents might just vote for Obama because they remember the good times when Mr. Bill was President.


49 posted on 08/16/2012 11:45:10 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: RS_Rider

Yes, it reeks of irony.


50 posted on 08/16/2012 11:48:12 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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