Skip to comments.Joe Bidenís laugh-filled debate wasnít so funny on national security
Posted on 10/13/2012 6:02:40 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
The heat generated by Joe Biden at Thursday nights vice presidential debate cooled into object lessons in the danger of bombast by a top United States government official.
Bidens smirking theatricality while facing Republican Paul Ryan included exasperated putdowns and, at times, broad factual assertions whose grounding in truth was tenuous.
So it goes in skewering an opponents record.
Have a merry, if you like.
But the vice president went beyond the bounds where there is license to play fast and loose.
He did a disservice by extending his bluster into real-time issues of security and international relations.
First, there was Libya.
What happened leading up to the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, as well as the nature of the attack, are matters of compelling national interest.
Pressed by moderator Martha Raddatz that State Department personnel wanted more security there, Biden responded, We werent told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there.
The effect of the vice presidents flat, forceful denial was to convey to millions of viewers that the Obama administration at large had not been informed of rising fears on the ground in Libya.
Such an impression was false.
Only the day before, a U.S. security official told Congress that he had argued for additional protection for weeks. More, a State Department aide admitted she had turned down requests for stepping up safety with the intent of training Libyans to do the job.
Bidens speed-talking lack of precision left the White House on Friday to explain that when Biden used the word we, he was speaking directly for himself and the President.
The episode added to the Obama administrations markedly evolving accounts of the deadly Sept. 11 assault.
Those began with strong indications that the attack was a
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Real Americans weren’t laughing along with Joey Buffoon. They were disgusted. Joey had the morons from the college crowd laughing along with him but that was about it. Like him, they were all drunk too.
I will bet that Obozo pulls the same routine. Aggressive, interrupting, and childish.
In his tiny mind, he will need to “get even” with Romney.
He isn’t studying facts while he is cramming- they are giving the assclown acting lessons.
Isn't that why Bush went into Iraq? Which you lied about opposing by the way.
I agree. Barry is going to have to really clown around to show that he’s a bigger clown than his VP. I don’t see much coming out of Tuesday night. Barry has to show his idiot followers that he isn’t really the loser that they think he is.
Biden gave Americans a chance to see, in action, who they want to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.
Way to go, Slow Joe!
MR. EASTWOOD was too nice about Biden.
“I will bet that Obozo pulls the same routine. Aggressive, interrupting, and childish.”
Exactly. With Biden, the Dem based loved those tactics. Isn’t that part of the Alinsky way? If your opponent is about to make a point, interrupt loudly. He’s going to be an asshole on steroids. But I think Mitt can take him. He didn’t succeed in this world by not being competitive and tough.
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Knowing the antics that Mr Biden displayed during the debate, maybe he should have been drug tested to determine if he was under the influence of a controlled substance.
Interesting. The NY Daily News is usually in the tank for the Democrats.
and to think 53% of voters in 2008 were in total panic over the thought of a Vice-President Palin?
Too Late! We all know what he did!
He was.....in spades.
Do you think it would help him to have a couple of toots like Crazy Uncle Joe?
Biden was a jerk - the kind of guy who would make dead baby jokes.
Being out of touch with the People is bad enough - being out of touch with your own administration is unconscionable - avoiding intel leading up to the anniversary of 9-11 is insane... and stupid to boot.
That speed-talking spewing of lies also gave Romney folks a ot of ammo for Tuesday...