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  • Chevy Volts For War-Torn Vienna, Nothing For Benghazi

    10/12/2012 4:15:39 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 47 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | October 12, 2012
    Priorities: While our consulate in Benghazi was guarded by unarmed Libyan contractors making $4 an hour, our embassy in Vienna received an expensive charging station for its new electric cars to help fight climate change. Even MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell says Vice President Joe Biden lied during Thursday's debate when he said twice that no one in the Obama administration knew that requests for extra security had been made by our Libyan ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and other members of our consulate in Benghazi. The State Department knew "in real time," as Mitchell put it in her post-debate analysis, that requests had...
  • Though Biden Didn't Win, He Brilliantly Reprised Bonecrusher Smith - Bashing Biden with Boxing

    10/12/2012 2:57:09 PM PDT · by billflax · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/12/2012 | Bill Flax
    The presidential debates have elicited abundant boxing metaphors, which as a former boxer and coach can always be entertaining. Boxing only works so well as a debate analogy because unlike verbal sparring, there are no predetermined spans of offense and defense. In debates, both speakers are supposed to get turns. At least, before Joe Biden obliterated the Marquis of Queensberry by incessantly interrupting his challenger Paul Ryan. Biden boxed brilliantly even if it wasn’t pretty and drew little blood. Before last night’s bout, reporters asked Biden if he would “rope-a-dope?” Biden boasted, “You ever see me rope-a-dope?” If you recall,...
  • Was Paul Ryan Bullied?

    10/12/2012 2:37:06 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 35 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | Oct 11, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    The debate between VP nominees Joe Biden and Paul Ryan reminded me of the debates I've had over the years with left-wingers on my radio show and privately. Left-wingers think nothing of lying and playing dirty because they believe in power and in the principle that anything goes to keep their power. Regarding the Biden-Ryan debate I read a post-debate tweet from a left-wing talk show host who claimed that Biden "creamed" Ryan. From a left prospective he is right. Biden did everything he could to dominate the debate and to stop Ryan from talking including constant rude interruptions and...
  • GOP Embassy Cuts Aren't Why The Benghazi Attacks Happened (pic)

    10/12/2012 1:49:00 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-12-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Biden saying that was one of the most irritating moments of the debate, because Martha Raddatz QUICKLY moved on from it before Ryan could say anything in his defenseAnyone who thinks she wasn't working to help Biden is a fool.
  • Biden’s Tax Malarkey

    10/12/2012 1:01:36 PM PDT · by 92nina · 5 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-10-12 | John Kartch
    During Thursday’s debate, Vice-President Joe Biden engaged – in his words – in a fit of malarkey on the tax issue. Below are the details of what he claimed and what the real truth is: Biden: “97 percent of the small businesses in America pay less - make less than $250,000. Let me tell you who some of those other small businesses are: hedge funds that make $600 million, $800 million a year. That's – that's what they count as small businesses, because they're pass-through.” The Obama-Biden plan to raise the top two marginal income tax rates (from 33 and...
  • A Nice Shot Of Paul Ryan With His Debate Opponent

    10/12/2012 11:30:58 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 16 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-12-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Or opponents...
  • White House: Obama and Biden were never aware of requests for more Benghazi security

    10/12/2012 10:52:25 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 65 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 12 Oct 12 | Josh Rogin
    Vice President Joseph Biden speaks only for himself and President Barack Obama, and neither man was aware that U.S. officials in Libya had asked the State Department for more security before the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, a top White House official told The Cable. Biden has come under fire for saying at Thursday night's debate, "We weren't told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there." The Cable asked Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications Ben Rhodes whether Biden was speaking for the entire Obama administration, including the State Department,...
  • To Understand Biden's Debate Laughter You Need To Get In His Head...

    10/12/2012 10:50:47 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-12-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Inspired by a comment at this Newsbusters post.
  • Carney: Biden Was Speaking About Himself, The President, And The White House, Not The Administration

    10/12/2012 10:38:29 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 82 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | October 12, 2012 | Andrew Kaczynski
    The White House press secretary said the Vice President didn't contradict the State Department last night because he was not speaking about the Administration as a whole. VIDEO
  • What Does The Bible Have To Say About Biden's Debate Performance? (pic)

    10/12/2012 9:55:29 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-12-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • The Bully vs. the Wonk: The Veep's strategy: Show contempt for your opponent

    10/12/2012 9:28:32 AM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/12/2012 | The Editors
    So now we know what Team Obama's comeback plan was following last week's defeat in the Presidential debate. Unleash Joe Biden to interrupt, filibuster, snarl, smirk and otherwise show contempt for Paul Ryan. The carnival act contributed to the least illuminating presidential or vice presidential debate of our lifetimes. From the opening bell, Mr. Biden seemed to take to heart the interpretation that President Obama offered this week of his debate performance—that he had been "too polite." That was not a problem for the Veep, whose marching orders were clearly to steamroll the overmatched moderator Martha Raddatz and dismiss everything...
  • Democrats: Biden wasn't rude, he was just passionate

    10/12/2012 7:06:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/12/2012 | Byron York
    DANVILLE, Kentucky -- There are two ways to judge Thursday's vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, and no one yet knows which one voters will choose. The first is on the substance of what was discussed. That debate was about a tie, with Biden winning on issues like Medicare and Afghanistan, and Ryan winning on taxes and Libya. Judged on the substance, it seems unlikely that debate will change much of anything in the broader presidential race. The second way to judge the debate is on style, but that really means just one thing: Joe Biden's demeanor....
  • Ghost of an over-confident Al Gore will haunt smirking Vice President Joe Biden.....

    10/12/2012 6:39:43 AM PDT · by Justaham · 23 replies ^ | 10/12/12 | Toby Harnden
    Original title:Ghost of an over-confident Al Gore will haunt smirking Vice President Joe Biden who tried too hard to make up for his boss' weakness . . . and was caught fibbing about the U.S. intelligence community ------------------------ 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...
  • Paul Ryan vs. Joe Biden - A Debate With The Joker

    10/12/2012 4:52:14 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 35 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 10/12/12 | LD Jackson
    The title of this post does not fully express the disgust with which I watched the Vice-Presidential debate last night. Paul Ryan and Joe Biden sat down at a table in the first face to face meeting of the two tickets vying for the Presidency since Mitt Romney wiped the floor with Barack Obama. There was never a doubt that Paul Ryan would be in command of the issues. He always is and is more than capable of articulating them with precision and accuracy. There was also no doubt that Joe Biden would be on the attack and that is...
  • Wallace: 'Most Disrespectful Debate Performance In My Lifetime'

    10/11/2012 10:48:42 PM PDT · by Snuph · 62 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 10/11/2012 | Chris Wallace
    Video at link.... Fox News’ Chris Wallace speaking shortly tonight’s VP debate said, “I don’t believe I have ever seen a debate in which one participant was as openly disrespectful of the other as Biden was to Paul Ryan.” Wallace cited Biden’s facial gestures and phrases such as “malarkey” and “stuff.”
  • I hope the GOP takes issue with classic arrogant Biden ugly smirking

    10/11/2012 8:33:31 PM PDT · by Milagros · 30 replies
    I hope the GOP takes issue with classic arrogant Biden ugly smirking I hope REP capitalize on Joe Biden's constant despicable cocky laugh, as a:Show of DEM insensitivity, and an overall lack of seriousness and responsibility.
  • Old Smirkin' Joe

    10/11/2012 2:58:00 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 27 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.10.12 | Paul Kengor
    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. -snip- 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. -snip- ...a grinning...
  • Biden's Secret Weapon For The VP Debate

    10/11/2012 10:18:24 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 34 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-11-12 | The Looking Spoon
    For some reason expectations of Biden are decently high. I'm not sure how he'll do, but I know why he might do well...
  • Stand Up, Chuck! Todd Says Biden Has 'Gravitas' Going For Him In Debate

    10/11/2012 10:02:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I say "Joe Biden," you say . . . . Joke? Gaffe machine? Not Chuck Todd. In his pre-game commentary for tonight's debate, the NBC political director claimed that, as with Cheney versus Edwards and Bentsen versus Quayle, Biden—matched up against Paul Ryan—has "gravitas" going for him. View the video and a list of some of Grandpa Gravitas's most famous gaffes here.
  • Biden's Debate Prayer

    10/11/2012 9:19:38 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-11-12 | The Looking Spoon