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Old Smirkin' Joe
American Spectator ^ | 10.10.12 | Paul Kengor

Posted on 10/11/2012 2:58:00 PM PDT by IbJensen

Paul Ryan readies for the Biden Treatment.

I'd like to share a story on Senator Joe Biden that happened 31 years ago, and may be relevant to Biden's Thursday evening debate with Paul Ryan. It involved Biden's international humiliation of a good man, and it became a habit for Biden.

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The "good man" I'm referring to is William P. "Bill" Clark, also known as Judge Clark. Clark, now 80 years old, living in Paso Robles, California, was Ronald Reagan's confidant, closest aide, and single most important adviser in the effort to take down the Soviet Union.

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...a grinning Joe Biden was poised to embarrass Reagan's new guy. So, on February 2, 1981, Clark took questions from the senators, including Biden, who launched into what the Washington Post would call, "The Interrogation of Justice Clark."

Biden began by patronizing Clark for his ability to put himself through school as the son of a poor rancher. "I, for one, think it admirable the way in which you have conducted yourself in getting to and through school," began Biden. "I have a great deal of admiration for you."

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"I sincerely hope you can answer these questions," averred Biden. "Let me begin with southern Africa -- not South Africa, but southern Africa, such as Namibia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique, Angola and so on…. Can you tell me who is the prime minister of South Africa?" Clark answered: "No, sir, I cannot."

As the cameras clicked and the evening-news crews started salivating, Biden pressed on: "Can you tell me who the prime minister of Zimbabwe is?" Clark: "It would be a guess."

-snip-

The press feeding frenzy abated momentarily on February 24, when Clark's appointment came before the full Senate, which easily approved his nomination.

Clark stoically took the beating.

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(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dumbestvpever; eviladministration; joebiden; joebidenblunder; scrantonjoe
So, Ryan should be on the lookout for Specifics from The Village Idiot?

Is that what Mr. Kengor is saying?

My rebuttal to any such Stratagem from Vice President Moron would be: Mr. Biden. Do you realize that JOBS has 4 letters, not 3?

I would ask him if he thought that his Vote to Stab the South Vietnamese in the back, by Cutting of the Arms that we PROMISED THEM, so they could Defend themselves from the Vietcong, was the right thing to do.

I would ask him if he thought that his Votes against Putting Medium Range Nuclear Missiles in Germany, to Counteract the Medium Range Nukes that the Soviets placed in the Warsaw Pact Nations, was the right thing to do.

What about his Votes against Greneda, Panama, and the First Gulf War, when Saddam Hussein had Invaded Kuwait?

What about his 180 on the Second Iraq War, after having Voted TWICE, for a Resolution to Use Force against Saddam Hussein, when things got tough?

Ask him why he's so persistent that the Terrorists in Gitmo, recieve Teddy Bears and Roses, as well as a Civilian Trial, that the Geneva Convention Explicitly Denies them?

What he did to Judge Clark was 35 Years ago.

He's now 35 Years STUPIDER than he was back then.

Plus he's got a RECORD, now.

When this is over?

Judge Clark will Enjoy his Revenge, which is best Served Cold.

A Fosters Oil Can, perhaps?

1 posted on 10/11/2012 2:58:06 PM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

I guarantee that moderator ,Radats , gave Biden and his keeper the questions ahead of time and someone has written attack answers to those set up questions and had plugs Biden memorize these attacks.

that moderator is a media reporter so it is a socialist/democrat pos.They will both biden and radats tag team attack Romney/Ryan at the debate


2 posted on 10/11/2012 2:59:37 PM PDT by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ..,)
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To: IbJensen

I’d ask Biden who J. Christopher Stevens is ....


3 posted on 10/11/2012 3:02:47 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: IbJensen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1j0FS0Z6ho

Joe Biden: “I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do. I went to school on a full academic scholarship, the only one in my, in my class . . .”

I would love to see a classic Joe moment in this debate. Joe Biden: “the intellect of the Democratic Party”, according to Clint Eastwood at his most entertaining.


4 posted on 10/11/2012 3:08:44 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: IbJensen

The worst part is Biden has been around forever, it seems - I remember the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings in 1991 and his leering, condescending, arrogant BS made my blood boil at the time. He truly is despicable.


5 posted on 10/11/2012 3:14:04 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a Model 1911.)
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To: MissMagnolia

I’d ask Biden who J. Christopher Stevens is ....

*******
...and name the other three people who will killed with him. No way ole Joe would know that.


6 posted on 10/11/2012 3:14:17 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Democrat_media

Totally agree. Tonight’s debate will be a total setup, as will be the Townhall debate next week.


7 posted on 10/11/2012 3:15:16 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: MissMagnolia
...and name the other three people who will were killed with him. No way ole Joe would know that.
8 posted on 10/11/2012 3:16:13 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: dainbramaged

his leering, condescending, arrogant BS made my blood boil at the time. He truly is despicable.
*****
Let’s hope that karma pays him a visit tonight and that the bombastic old fool gets his comeuppance.


9 posted on 10/11/2012 3:19:04 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: IbJensen
Biden's supposed mastery of interrogation and debate was completely debunked in 2008 when Sarah Palin stood up to him and took him apart.

How people forget...

C-SPAN: Full Vice Presidential Debate with Gov. Palin and Sen. Biden

From Going Rogue:

Jason [Recher, a Palin aide] and I hit my toe mark precisely on time. On the other side of the stage, Biden was supposed to hit his at the same moment. But when I looked across, his spot was empty. Seconds ticked by, an eternity in a tightly scripted television production schedule. Still no Joe.

Dang, I thought. He’s still running on Senate time.

An aide poked his head into the empty space where the senator was supposed to be, swiveled his head, withdrew. Looking back, it could’ve been backstage chaos causing the delay, or it could’ve been a strategy, sort of like icing the kicker just before a field goal.

Finally Biden appeared, as usual looking impeccable in his dark suit, tall and confident, his distinguished silver hair flawlessly groomed. I had never met him before, but now I tried to catch his eye, to give him, I don’t know, a friendly nod, a thumbs-up, something to acknowledge that, hey, ultimately we’re all on the same team. Go, U.S.A.! But Senator Biden didn’t make eye contact.

Instead he looked past me. His features then hardened into what can only be described as a “game face.” I could respect that. I knew what it was like to get into a zone before a big game.

Then the senator started to stretch. Literally.

He put his hands on his hips and, staring grimly at some point behind me, began to bend at the waist, bouncing first to the right, then to the left. Then the neck rolls started, presumably to get rid of all that nasty tension from being the front-runner. After that, the senator from Delaware began stretching his quads, grabbing his dress shoe and pulling it up behind his designer-suited rear end. Right leg, then left.

I’m thinking, O-kay. Didn’t know this was going to get physical.

I looked at Jason to mouth, “What the heck? Should I be doing that, too?

But Jason was looking at his watch, counting down to go time. He didn’t tell me then, but his plan was to push me out five seconds early so that I could cross more than half the stage and meet Biden, symbolically, on “his” turf.

Seconds later, Jason gave me a gentle nudge. “Go!” he said. “And remember, think ‘hair plugs’!”

I hustled onstage, where I shook hands with Senator Biden and asked, “Hey, can I call you Joe?”

10 posted on 10/11/2012 3:21:13 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Pollster1

VP azzhat reminding us all how wonderful he is.


11 posted on 10/11/2012 3:24:20 PM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: All

I have NO respect for this dirt ball. Biden showed “who” he was when he pulled the biker chick on his lap. My gosh..the world pays attention..he and Obama never cease to embarrass the country.


12 posted on 10/11/2012 3:25:49 PM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: IbJensen

Bully Joe Biden.

Like any bully, he needs to take some of his own medicine.

I hope Ryan hands it out in good measure.


13 posted on 10/11/2012 3:46:13 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: IbJensen

Imho, many have been fooled by Biden’s manner. He is not the affable man that many perceive him to be.


14 posted on 10/11/2012 3:47:56 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: stillafreemind
I have NO respect for this dirt ball. Biden showed “who” he was when he pulled the biker chick on his lap. My gosh..the world pays attention..he and Obama never cease to embarrass the country.

*****************************

Agreed. They and the rest of their administration are the crudest bunch of louts ever in the history of our country.

Nothing is too low or disgusting for this group.

15 posted on 10/11/2012 3:54:19 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Candor7; All
You are exactly right. Biden is an unethical bully. I watched him on C-Span as he interrogated Lt. Kayne Robinson during a Senate committee hearing on “cop killer bullets”. Kayne was unflappable, and Biden gave him a complement by saying he could make it in politics. It was months later that I heard the rest of the story. I was at an NRA convention in Milwaukee and Lt. Kayne Robinson was giving a talk. I saw an attractive woman in the front row by herself, and suspected that she had a connection to Lt. Robinson.

I struck up a conversation and found that she was his wife. I told her to complement him on his Senate Committee testimony, and she said that I did not know the half of it.

After Lt. Robinson had testified, Biden had a staffer call Robinson's police department to apply pressure to try to get him fired. Very close to Stalinist tactics, that.

16 posted on 10/11/2012 3:56:41 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: IbJensen
When trashing tradition and running on a platform of CHANGE it is always
a good thing to pick a running mate who has been in the senate for 100 years.


17 posted on 10/11/2012 3:57:52 PM PDT by Iron Munro (SPEIL)
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To: marktwain

Biden is a liberal fascist.

Its time to string them up as soon as they reveal themselves.

We all have had enough of them, and they need to be run out on rails.

Good Read on the nature and origins of Obama fascism:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


18 posted on 10/11/2012 4:09:00 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: trisham

Biden would also win the prize as one of the most ignorant men in the senate. ‘Scranton Joe’ they called him (he said) but nobody remembers him there.


19 posted on 10/11/2012 4:10:26 PM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: Pollster1

I remember that line that was used, of all places and many years ago, in the New Yorker magazine. He uttered the line while standing in front of a zoo’s monkey cage.


20 posted on 10/11/2012 4:13:34 PM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: Democrat_media

Raddatz invited Brack to her daughter’s wedding....and he came. They’re old friends.


21 posted on 10/11/2012 4:14:44 PM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: IbJensen

Yes exactly. It’s Raddatz asking gotcha setup questions to smear Romney.


22 posted on 10/11/2012 4:16:37 PM PDT by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: dainbramaged

There was a famous time when Teddy interrogated Al Haig and asked him a hypothetical question that required a convoluted and hypotetical answer from Al. Al responded by saying to Teddy “ We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it, senator.”

The chamber was deathly still and Teddy had no more questions for Al.


23 posted on 10/11/2012 4:18:04 PM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: IbJensen

24 posted on 10/11/2012 4:20:11 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: IbJensen
This is classic "Joe":

" When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk
about the, you know, the princes of greed.
He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'."

~Joe Biden

FDR began his term in 1933. The stock market crash was in 1929. FDR's famous speeches were on the radio, not on TV.


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25 posted on 10/11/2012 4:20:47 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Democrat_media
It doesn't matter that Raddatz may have given Biden the questions.

We all know the questions...and more importantly...we all know the issues.

Ryan is deferential but wields a very sharp sword and wields it like a Samurai.

Biden is well beyond his sell date. His head will tumble off the stage before his body is even aware of the separation.

26 posted on 10/11/2012 4:38:33 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: dainbramaged

The clarence thomas hearing is what made me an anti liberal forever. truly a decent man.


27 posted on 10/11/2012 5:16:50 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Democrat_media

If we’re going to play Trivial Pursuit instead of debate policy, maybe we can get the presidential nominees involved as well. I’m glad I have Romney on my side rather than “57 states” Obama.


28 posted on 10/11/2012 5:49:21 PM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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