Skip to comments.Ghost of Al Gore will haunt smirking, interrupting Joe Biden as he fibs about Libya
Posted on 10/12/2012 11:05:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Joe Biden came out swinging at Paul Ryan, flailing wildly and landing a few punches on his own jaw as well as his opponent's. He showed the kind of spirit and populist anger that President Barack Obama was so conspicuously lacking and has cheered up many demoralised Democrats.
But Biden's performance here in Danville, Kentucky was both comical and self-defeating. Just as Al Gore sighed and rolled his eyes in 2000, so Biden smirked and guffawed. He gesticulated wildly and jabbed his finger. He interrupted Ryan and the moderator Martha Raddatz. Many women and swing voters will have hated it.
Perhaps the even bigger problem the Obama campaign will have in the coming days is that Biden, again just like Gore in 2000, repeatedly exaggerated and mischaracterised for effect. And worse than Gore - who was caught in a series of small lies in 2000 - Biden was demonstrably untruthful in some big respects.
Most seriously, Biden blamed the US intelligence community for the debacle and stated that no one had requested additional security.
When asked by Raddatz why the White House had blamed the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens on protests about a movie, he responded: 'Because that was exactly what we were told by the intelligence community.'
There is ample evidence that this was not the case. From tomorrow, expect a number of senior intelligence figures to come out and say that. The US intelligence community is not about to take the fall for what happened in Benghazi just so Obama can be re-elected.
Even more startling was Biden's insistence: 'Well, we werent told they wanted more security there. We did not know they wanted more security again.'
That is directly contradicted by testimony from two State Department officials this week. Eric Nordstrom, expressed frustration
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Sounds like the Obama supporter, you discussed, has an advanced case of Illusory Superiority Response syndrome.
You would be best to spend your time and effort on something else.
“WTF you doin’ there, Geek?”
LOL I thinke we all thought the same thing.