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A studentís view: Bidenís debate skills rekindle Democratic base
Houston Chronicls ^ | October 12, 2012 | by Neeraj Salhotra

Posted on 10/12/2012 11:45:01 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

... Throughout the debate the vice president explained to the American people what all the president has accomplished and, in the process, inspired Democrats to recall the president’s success and remember that although Obama may have had one bad day of debating, he has had an amazing four years of leading.

This powerful closing statement, coupled with Biden’s statements during the debate, exemplified the fundamental differences between Obama and Romney, between a “We are in this together” mentality and “You are on your own” mindset. More importantly, Biden repositioned the theme of this election to the singular challenges facing America — rising income inequality and falling social mobility. These hurdles threaten the American dream, leave many Americans struggling to give their children an opportunity to succeed, and trap millions in an inescapable cycle of poverty. By transforming the narrative, outlining the president’s accomplishments, and contrasting the Obama-Biden vision with that of Romney-Ryan, Biden energized Democrats and refocused this election on the insidious inequality that excludes numerous Americans from reaching their dreams.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.chron.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: biteme; debate; plugs; whistlepastgraveyard
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Neeraj should give up her seat at prestigious Rice University and trade places with a poor kid going to community college. It will be more equal and just.

She studies classics but does not see history repeating itself.

21 posted on 10/12/2012 12:00:42 PM PDT by informavoracious (I am a Sedevacantist. I believe the chair is EMPTY.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

After reading this article the only thing I could think of was, “and now a word from Professor Irwin Corey”


22 posted on 10/12/2012 12:00:48 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The infection of liberalism is spreading far and wide....we conservatives are becoming dinosaurs.


23 posted on 10/12/2012 12:02:01 PM PDT by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I can understand why a liberal student would be impressed with Joe’s debate performance.

Jerky Joe acted like an irresponsible, unruly class clown for the entire debate.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 12:03:20 PM PDT by Iron Munro (SPEIL)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Neeraj is probably a Muslim, and is consequently mandated to vote for his fellow Muslim. Remember, students supported Occupy Wall Street. Make sure you do the opposite of what they do.


25 posted on 10/12/2012 12:04:34 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: LibLieSlayer
satanists will vote for satan’s boy.

Must be why he seemed to morph from Bozo the Clown to Mephistopheles when he began discussing abortion. The ubiquitous laughter was suddenly replaced with a weird, almost whispery, delivery when he began discussing his base's favorite sacrament, the legal "right" to murder the unborn.

26 posted on 10/12/2012 12:05:50 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
between a “We are in this together” mentality and “You are on your own” mindset.

Liberals are always there when they need me.

27 posted on 10/12/2012 12:07:43 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rice University... same thing as Berkley on the Bayou to me but with a much higher price tag.

This foreign trash is irrelevant to me and should be to anyone else.


28 posted on 10/12/2012 12:12:31 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Puppage
Interrupting 82 times in a 90 minute debate is NOT a skill.

This does not matter to sicko-libs. Their brainwashing from 5 to 21 yrs of age has them zombied to the regime. We aren't talking a few anymore. It's close to 50%.

29 posted on 10/12/2012 12:13:09 PM PDT by Digger (A)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Neeraj Salhotra, a Rice University senior

Used to be that by the time a person attained the age to go to college that they had grown out of their childish infatuations.
30 posted on 10/12/2012 12:15:53 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Neeraj Salhotra has the makings of an excellent democrat politician.


31 posted on 10/12/2012 12:18:02 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This piece really needed a (BARF ALERT!!!)


32 posted on 10/12/2012 12:18:02 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

People like Neeraj Salhotra are ruining this country. His parents like so many others came to U.S. to reap the benefits of hard work and opportunity and to run away from semi-socialist governments.

Here he is, turning this country to what his parents escaped from. Shame on him and his generation.


33 posted on 10/12/2012 12:20:33 PM PDT by indianyogi (Save our country, the United States of America)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Twitter: media put off by the grinning/laughing jackass Biden

Weekly Standard’s Mark Hemingway: “Joe Biden’s laughing through talking about Iran sanctions?”

Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein: “Biden’s strategy seems to be to laugh at Ryan constantly. Will it work to infantalize Ryan, or backfire like Gore sighing?”

NBC’s David Gregory: “Biden’s smile is out of control.”

BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith: “So did Biden practice laughing at Ryan???”

ABC’s Rick Klein: “Biden on verge of breaking down in laughter when Ryan talks.”

Former Eric Cantor staffer Brad Dayspring: “Joe Biden needs to realize this isn’t a Senate Foreign Relations Hearing. His laughter and condescending attitude is a disaster.”

Radio host Neal Boortz: “Looking like Biden’s gameplan is to laugh his way through this.”

Townhall.com’s Guy Benson: “Will Biden laugh his ass off at the terrible economy, too?”

MSNBC’s S.E. Cupp: “Biden needs to laugh a little less through the Libya, Middle East, nuclear Iran segment.”

Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza: “Ok. I have decided. I find the Biden smile slightly unsettling.”

PBS’ Jeff Greenfield: “Biden has always had a smile that at times is really, really inappropriate.”

Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard: “Can’t tell yet if Biden’s smirking, laughs, eye-rolling, head shaking, works for him or not against the oh-so-young looking eager Ryan.”

Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer: “Biden is at risk of having his laugh come across like Gore’s sighs. He should knock it off.”

The New York Times’ Ashley Parker: “Biden’s grin is Chesire Cat caliber.”

Republican strategist Ron Bonjean: “Biden laughing does not come off with the intended effect. It is actually hurting him. Looks very condescending.”

Movie critic Roger Ebert: “Joe! Stop smiling and laughing!”

Washington Times’ Emily Miller: “Biden laughing when he disagrees with Ryan is so annoying. Like a child in time out.”

Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin: “Biden’s laughing is losing the debate- obnoxious”

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

34 posted on 10/12/2012 12:21:44 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

My post to Neeraj:

Whenever you give them the shot, they’ve done it. They’ve done it. Whenever you’ve leveled the playing field, they’ve been able to move.”

Neeraj, the comments I make below are not meant to be a personal attack against you or your family. I am sure you are the product of a good family and I wish you well in life.

Neeraj, what part of the playing field is not level? What opportunity have you not had in life? You are enrolled at Rice University. A lot of students have to go to community college. Is that a level playing field? Are you more advantage than those students? Maybe your parents made you study more than the next kid in your class. Or maybe you like to study more than the next kid. Is that fair?

Did you go to the library more than another kid in your class? It is available to all and free. If you did is that fair? Maybe your parents are both college educated and work white collar jobs that pay more than some of your friends families. Is that fair that they worked harder? Should that be taken from them?

I don’t know if your family was born in the U.S. but I ask this. If not, why did they leave their native country? Why didn’t they chose Cuba or Venezuela as a destination? It’s because they have a level playing field....no one gets ahead there.

If you believe in this shared philosophy of the democrats I ask the following question: Would you like it if some of your GPA was taken and given to a student who barely is making a 1.5 GPA because they don’t/won’t study, like to stay out and party all of the time? How much longer would you continue to study if this happened to you?

If you are unwilling to have your GPA shared in this manner, I suggest you re-evaluate your observation of the debate last night.


35 posted on 10/12/2012 12:23:24 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

To the extent that today’s Democrat base are fans of rude, crude, in-your-face, 1960’s SDS sit-in tactics, the writer may have a point.


36 posted on 10/12/2012 12:29:34 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What has this haji been learning in American college? If he thinks the performance by Plugs constitutes a persuasive argument, he is wasting his time and money.


37 posted on 10/12/2012 12:38:18 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Huskrrrr
Poll taken in California-

Of those switching their vote because of last night’s debate:

59% are going with Romney.

THANKS for sharing...

38 posted on 10/12/2012 12:44:08 PM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is what “you can’t seeeeee meeeee” looks like when it gets to college.


39 posted on 10/12/2012 12:45:28 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“the insidious inequality that excludes numerous Americans from reaching their dreams”

The author, as with most leftists/democRat supporters, doesn’t understand that “inequality” is a result of LIBERTY.


40 posted on 10/12/2012 12:49:37 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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