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Joe Bidenís laugh-filled debate wasnít so funny on national security
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | October 13, 2012

Posted on 10/13/2012 6:02:40 PM PDT by Evil Slayer

The heat generated by Joe Biden at Thursday night’s vice presidential debate cooled into object lessons in the danger of bombast by a top United States government official.

Biden’s 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 opponent’s 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 weren’t told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there.”

The effect of the vice president’s 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.

Biden’s 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 administration’s markedly evolving accounts of the deadly Sept. 11 assault.

Those began with strong indications that the attack was a

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


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1 posted on 10/13/2012 6:02:48 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

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.


2 posted on 10/13/2012 6:06:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Obama "foam"?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


3 posted on 10/13/2012 6:10:34 PM PDT by datura (The "P" in Democrat stands for Patriotism!)
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To: Evil Slayer
“because that’s exactly what we were told by the intelligence community. The intelligence community told us that.”

Isn't that why Bush went into Iraq? Which you lied about opposing by the way.

4 posted on 10/13/2012 6:11:06 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: datura

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.


5 posted on 10/13/2012 6:14:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Obama "foam"?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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!


6 posted on 10/13/2012 6:17:37 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (What Clint Said !!!)
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To: Evil Slayer

MR. EASTWOOD was too nice about Biden.


7 posted on 10/13/2012 6:17:37 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: datura

“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.


8 posted on 10/13/2012 6:27:47 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Evil Slayer
Play the new Internet Game Sensation!

Can You Find The Real Ass?


9 posted on 10/13/2012 6:29:32 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: Evil Slayer

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.


10 posted on 10/13/2012 6:33:02 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Evil Slayer

Interesting. The NY Daily News is usually in the tank for the Democrats.


11 posted on 10/13/2012 6:36:27 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Evil Slayer
This photo ran on the front page of ur newspaper this AM -- from Joe's visit yesterday to LaCrosse. I call itJoe WITHoUT stage make up. I was shocked that our rather left wing newspaper would run this photo.


12 posted on 10/13/2012 6:37:53 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: Evil Slayer

13 posted on 10/13/2012 6:38:38 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Evil Slayer

and to think 53% of voters in 2008 were in total panic over the thought of a Vice-President Palin?


14 posted on 10/13/2012 6:48:23 PM PDT by Who_Ate_My_Dog
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To: Evil Slayer

15 posted on 10/13/2012 6:55:09 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Evil Slayer
>"The episode added to the Obama administration’s markedly evolving accounts of the deadly Sept. 11 assault. "

Too Late! We all know what he did!

16 posted on 10/13/2012 7:15:39 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Iron Munro
B T T T ! ! ! ©

17 posted on 10/13/2012 7:29:13 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Libloather; The Looking Spoon
PREFECT ©

18 posted on 10/13/2012 7:30:32 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Evil Slayer
Hussein said, "Let Joe be Joe."

He was.....in spades.

19 posted on 10/13/2012 7:37:50 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Evil Slayer
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20 posted on 10/13/2012 7:50:33 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice")
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Barry is going to have to really clown around to show that he’s a bigger clown than his VP.

Do you think it would help him to have a couple of toots like Crazy Uncle Joe?

21 posted on 10/13/2012 7:53:49 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Biden was a jerk - the kind of guy who would make dead baby jokes.


22 posted on 10/13/2012 9:11:48 PM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: Evil Slayer
Biden responded, “We weren’t told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there.”

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.

23 posted on 10/14/2012 4:41:24 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Evil Slayer
Biden’s 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.”

That speed-talking spewing of lies also gave Romney folks a ot of ammo for Tuesday...

24 posted on 10/14/2012 4:43:08 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Evil Slayer

25 posted on 10/14/2012 7:57:10 PM PDT by sotol
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