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Joe Biden Is the Happy Warrior [who birthed an intelligence scandal]
Slate ^ | October 12, 2012 | David Weigel

Posted on 10/12/2012 12:32:34 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

....The 2012 debate season began with a lay-up,a Mitt Romney victory that shattered every record in the history of snap polling. Style. Crispness of answers. Eye contact. Their candidate had every advantage that the focus groups crave.

Then came Joe Biden. Imagine you’re a liberal,and think of all the lines you wanted Barack Obama to use against Mitt Romney....Did Biden forget any of them? Or did he pull a San Diego Fourth of July fireworks display and spray them all at once?.....

.....An hour after the debate ended,the [RNC] released a super-cut of every Biden laugh,claiming that he was “laughing at the issues,”not deriding Ryan. Republicans have enjoyed plenty of success by clipping the worst parts of quotes and sending them to media. Maybe it could work again!

....After moderator Martha Raddatz kept asking Biden for answers on Libya,and why four Americans had been killed in an attack on the Benghazi consulate,Biden claimed that “we weren't told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there.” In most debates, Biden’s able to expectorate a line like that and get away with it....

...“It was shocking to think that the vice president doesn’t know that assets were requested in Libya,”said [Chaffetz],who knew it because his House Oversight Committee had just held a hearing where diplomats talked about the needs. Rich Williamson,a former Bush ambassador whom the Romney campaign deploys to bemoan Obama’s horrible weakness,suggested that Biden had birthed a scandal. “If Joe Biden’s position’s right,”he said, “the question is not only why did they fail to give security that was requested by professionals,but what did they know for two weeks?” Dan Senor,who’s graduated from spokesman for the occupation in Iraq to Ryan’s national security tutor, insisted that “the last few weeks have seen the unraveling of the Obama foreign policy.”...

(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: embassymurders; iran; usintelligence; vpdebate
After hearing Joe Biden's remarks about the Benghazi murders, many are asking how, if U.S. intelligence didn't know about (or share with the WH or State Dept) urgent and repeated requests from the consulate in Libya for much more security (testimony has been given under oath that requests were repeatedly made - alarmed requests for protection that were ignored], how can the American people and our allies believe Joe Biden's claim the Obama administration is on top of things in Iran and their nuclear bomb? Four murdered Americans "testify" that this administration has failed -- warning Americans from their graves that we are in danger -- because political spin and CYA has replaced U.S. national security policies.
1 posted on 10/12/2012 12:32:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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2 posted on 10/12/2012 12:42:05 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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It's all a JOKE to Joe
3 posted on 10/12/2012 12:42:53 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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The answer explaining this behavior is simple: To Democrats, doing their jobs does not mean running the government; more important is getting re-elected.


4 posted on 10/12/2012 12:55:30 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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the comments at the site are full of moonbattery


5 posted on 10/12/2012 1:36:02 AM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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6 posted on 10/12/2012 1:56:20 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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There was on moment within the first 1/2 hour or so when Biden ended a statement by saying he wouldn’t talk about something due to national security.

I thought that the perfect intro for Ryan to have said “That didn’t keep you from telling the world it was the Navy Seals who raided Bin-Laden”.


7 posted on 10/12/2012 3:54:35 AM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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>>“That didn’t keep you from telling the world it was the Navy Seals who raided Bin-Laden”.<<

Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn would have appreciated that.


8 posted on 10/12/2012 4:00:04 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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....After moderator Martha Raddatz kept asking Biden for answers on Libya

And then Raddatz moved the topic away from Libya before Ryan could respond to the claim that it was an intel failure when State knew in real-time that there was no protest and it was a terror attack.

9 posted on 10/12/2012 5:11:33 AM PDT by dirtboy
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———And then Raddatz-——

Raddatz......... I kept wondering. Is that a real woman or a surgically manufactured transvestite?


10 posted on 10/12/2012 5:26:46 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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Just another butt-ugly liberal hag who looks like she chugged pickle juice before going on-camera.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 5:29:34 AM PDT by dirtboy
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Raddatz......... I kept wondering. Is that a real woman or a surgically manufactured transvestite?

To me, she looked like she had a constant expression of pain on her face, like maybe she was having a bad hemorrhoid flare-up last night.
12 posted on 10/12/2012 5:31:39 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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Raddatz......... I kept wondering. Is that a real woman or a surgically manufactured transvestite?

To me, she looked like she had a constant expression of pain on her face, like maybe she was having a bad hemorrhoid flare-up last night.
13 posted on 10/12/2012 5:31:51 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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