Skip to comments.Biden: 'You Ever See Me Rope-a-Dope?'
Posted on 10/11/2012 8:46:12 AM PDT by AmonAmarth
Joe Biden, on his way to tonight's vice presidential debate in Kentucky, asks the press, "You ever see me rope-a-dope?"
From the pool report:
Vice President Biden arrived at about 10:50 a.m. at New Castle Airport. He climbed out of a gray SUV, greeted some military (see below) and then walked toward the press gathered near the wing.
Asked about tonight's debate he said, "Looking forward to it."
Asked about his strategy, whether it was rope-a-dope, he responded: "You ever see me rope-a-dope?"
Ryan needs to tell Biden.... When Radditzeee asks that of Ryan (we know she will) he needs to unload on that ‘Why are you asking me this question when the world is in flames, people can’t get jobs, we are disrespected throughout the world, going bankrupt and the Admin. can’t find out where the stimulus went when HE (pointing fingers at Biden) was in charge of it all?’
Sure...only without the rope.
His overconfidence will also risk being seen as arrogance. Not an attractive quality for a big mouth like Biden.
Rope a dope: “act like a sort of dope on the ropes, letting Foreman swing away but, like in the picture, hit nothing but air.”
So basically, Biden is the dope.
agreed...you nailed it. Biden is going to pound his fist, get loud.. hurl accusations..
He’ll look like a madman, finally for the whole country to see, as long as Ryan can calmly face him off with facts, facts and more facts.
RYAN SHOULD NOT TAKE THE BAIT !.. Biden will end up looking like Foghorn Leghorn.. a comical presence. He will do great damage to his team tonight, IMO.
the MSM will proclaim he won.. but the people will know.. the people know the unemployment numbers are cooked. they know. they’ll also know that Biden is a fool.
Forty years and what to show for it?
Rather like these gentlemen.
Now THAT has to be the post of the day ...
Ryan better wear eye protection. Biden’s going to be so fired up, his plugs will be popping out all night long.
“Joe’s Rope-a-Dope” is what Jill Biden calls his 40 minute daily ritual of struggling to put on his necktie.
I thought even the word “Rope” was racist.
“Mr. Vice President, regarding the planned terrorist attack that left four Americans dead in Libya. I’m sure you’ve seen all the pictures and heard the reports about the sadistic things that were done by the terrorists.
We’ve already established that your Administration, despite scores of warnings and pleas for help, significantly reduced security around the Libyan consulate. And we’ve also established that your Administration went to great lengths to cover it up, spreading a made-up story about a non-existent video.
So please tell the American people, Mr. Vice President, what can the people take away from this episode that will make them feel good about electing you to a second term?”
I thought even the word “Rope” was racist.
It is unless you have a waiver from the clown king tin god allowing you to use banned words.
Or, his Oliness lord 0bama can also grant you direct dispensations.
Provided you have contributed at least $3 to his campaign.
Tomorrow, we need a cartoon of:
Biden dressed as a bull.
Being (securely) roped by a Cowboy Ryan.
Being branded by a Cowboy Romney.
Being made into a Steer by a Cowgirl Palin.
The outcome may have been inevitable but that sure was funny.
Re the terrorist attack: I hope Ryan asks if they had a Plan B, Or C. Or D. At what daily briefing were the plans discussed?
The Republicans have been playing the pro-life people—saying We will get to that eventuallysince they persuaded the pro-lifers not to run third party in 1984 by making promises. Let us not forget that until the 80s, the Republicans were the abortion party. Jerry Ford was prochoice, Carter was pro-life (sorta). Ronnie was pro-life, but Nancy was pro-choice. George HW was pro-life (sorta); Barbara was pro—choice. George W. was pro-life; his wife and daughters, pro-choice.
“Time Magazine has pictures of Ryan working out -”
Actually, if you look carefully, you can also see Biden in the same photographs.
I’m just celebrating early. We know Paul Ryan well enough to know that he’s the real deal. And we know Joe. Tonight is going to be bad for the home team (homo team?).
Someone on a talk show told Joe that there was no avoiding `instincts’: We are are what we are, our natures are immutable, for example, a donkey can practice being a race horse but it remains a jacka**.
“How do you know this?” demanded Joe.
“Well, years of experience, and my own instincts tell me ... “ said the politico.
“That’s odd,” said Joe. “My end stinks too, but it doesn’t tell me anything.”
Rope-a-dope consists of letting your opponent take shots at you until he tires. It only works if you are capable of blocking or avoiding his punches long enough for him to punch himself out.
Somehow I think that the Vice President is not capable of using that tactic.
Debate THAT issue in four years and in every moment in between.
Being right hasn't changed the fact that abortions have been done in this country for almost half a century - and dems use the issue to put incompetents in office.
I've heard both sides. You have too... Tell me what you think will be accomplished by going at this again when we don't have the votes to do squat?
Freedom from gun control works for us - do you think some liberal moderator will focus on that issue? Dems believe in gun control as firmly as we believe abortion is murder. They will not give gun control one minute because it works against them and they don't have the votes.
Same spot we're in.
They're quietly working on gun control- we're quietly working to stop abortion. It can't JUST be an issue to keep our people from being elected.
Time was when gun control had a substantial popular support (never including me). JFK was shot to death when I was a teenager in 1963. I found it incomprehensible that the blame fell on the Mannlicher Carcano rifle and other weapons when the crime was committed by Lee Harvey Oswald. Banning mail order sales of rifles passed Congress and made as much sense as a ban on automobiles after some multiple fatality accident. Conservatives, all REAL conservatives opposed gun control.
Then the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot to death by a sniper, apparently James Earl Ray, using a rifle from a distance. We knew what the Democrats were going to say and they did. It was a presidential election year!!! They knew we would oppose gun control. It was still the sniper and not the rifle that was at fault.
Then Robert F. Kennedy was put out of our misery by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan using a pathetic little H & R Richardson .22 caliber revolver at a mild distance. It was still a presidential election year. We knew what the Democrats were going to say and they did. They knew we would oppose what they were saying and we did. Sirhan and not the revolver was at fault. Gun control laws, state and national were enacted nonetheless.
Then Governor George Corley Wallace was shot on May 15, 1972 by Arthur Bremer using a handgun. Although Wallace and other victims survived Bremer's efforts, we knew what the Democrats were going to say and they did. They knew we would oppose what they were saying. Gun control remained popular.
On December 8, 1980, Mark David Chapman murdered John Lennon. The Demonrats.... We..... Gun control remained popular.
On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley shot Ronald Reagan with a .22 revolver. We knew what the Democrats were going to say and they did. They knew we would oppose what they said and we did. Nonetheless, the Brady Bill was enacted.
If this saga seems boring, bear in mind that the gun controllers are now in about the same sort of disorganized flight in terror as was the Union Army at First and Second Battles of Bull Run (aka Manassas). The SCOTUS has recently turned our way in Second Amendment cases out of DC and Chicago and many more supplemental cases are on their way to SCOTUS. We are winning. If the GOP abandons the resistance to gun control, abandons a full-throated defense of the Second Amendment, abandons its very vocal defense of gun owners and their rights, then the GOP deserves to die and to die at the hands of conservatives. The GOP-E can go straight to hell.
We have attained majoritarian status as to guns not by cowering somewhere in a closet, not by being ultra-polite and ohhhh sooooo upper middle-class and non-threatening to our enemies but rather by taking the issue fiercely forward and ramming it right down their infernal throats.
Likewise, as to the matter of the premeditated murder of innocent unborn infants whose deaths are "planned" by their own mothers, often by their own fathers, by sorry excuses for medical doctors, by Demonrat politicos and judges (and some "GOP" judges as well). That would be in addition to the 50+ million babies already sliced, diced and hamburgerized by surgical abortion alone since Herod Blackmun's baby-murdering fatwa known as Roe vs. Wade.
Most of all, neither the gun owners nor the babies nor the traditionally defined institution of marriage nor the armed forces nor the defense of this nation nor Absolute American sovereignty vis-a-vis foreign and internationalist enemies nor the veterans nor legitimate law enforcement nor any other core conservative interest ought be considered by the GOP-E as expendable so that the Myth Romneys and their peers can "win" and protect Muffie's all important trust fund comforts and Skipper's string of polo ponies.
Much less should any of those core conservative values be abandoned in some quest to preserve the tax privileges of the verrrry comfortable. If the Bush tax rates for those earning less than $200 K per person or less than $250 K per couple can be preserved at the price of raising the rate on the comfies to 39 1/2% from 35%, then do it and take that issue off the table and protect the vast majority of Americans and take from the Demonrats the economically populist argument they have been using since Dubya signed those tax rates into law. Fair? No but neither is babykilling and neither is gun-grabbing. It is about time that the unpopular priority of the GOP-E was put on the back burner rather than the babies' very lives (even if Muffy and her pals at the Junior League ache to "preserve their options" to butcher their unscheduled babies in defense of their "reputations" or convenience or whatever and Skipper wants to avoid financial and paternal responsibility for his "unwanted" offspring) or the advancement of the right of self-defense.
Gallup says that a majority of Americans are pro-life with such exceptions as life of the mother or rape. We are most of the way to democratic victory. I believe that the right of self-defense is also a helluva lot more popular than than is Muffie's trust fund or Thurston Howell's tax advantages. Care to disagree with specifics???
A new political party which would be "moderately" populist on economics and tax issues while being morally militant (against corruption as well as defending marriage and babies) and gung ho for guns and nationalist in foreign policy would be the right prescription to replace the increasingly useless GOP. (See not only Romney but also McConnell, Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy and a host of other detritus allegedly representing CONSERVATIVES in DC while selling us out at every opportunity to satisfy their money masters.
The Federalists died of money mania. So did the Whigs. So will the GOP.
What do I think that pro-life militancy will accomplish? Exactly what we have accomplished on guns! If you are actually pro-life, this and every other time is the time to prove it. Not quietly. Not politely. Not fearfully. NEVER in deference to $$$.
If you find yourself bored by predictable arguments over babies, marriage, and guns, for three examples, I cannot describe how bored I am watching the greed and soullessness of the big shots ride roughshod over the babies and marriage and guns and many other worthier priorities than those that seem to inspire the useless GOP-E.
Biden skips rope while Obama smokes dope.
Actually, the Whigs died of EXACTLY the same fate that will likely be the death blow to the GOP, they refused to embrace social conservatism.
The two social conservative issues of the first half of the 19th century are EXACTLY the same as the two issues today: personhood and the sanctity of marriage.
The Whigs back then were fine with each state and/or the courts getting to decide if Blacks were persons or not. The GOP today seems to be fine with courts and states deciding if the unborn are persons or not.
The Whigs wanted a "big tent" that didn't exclude anyone, so they were fine ignoring Mormon polygamy even though thousands of years of Judeo-Christian tradition had defined marriage as one man and one woman. Today, the GOP seems content to do the same thing with same-sex "marriage."
The GOP was formed in the 1850s by Whigs who refused to be silent any longer, their first platform said that it was imperative that the "twin relics of barbarism - Polygamy, and Slavery" be abolished. Within a few years the Whigs were gone and the GOP became the dominant party for the rest of the century. If the GOP of today continues to ignore and marginalize social conservatives, it too will go the way of the Whigs.
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