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  • Biden’s Private Reality (Counting the number of dishonest statements he made in the debate)

    10/15/2012 6:44:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/15/2012 | The Editors
    Joe Biden’s career of intellectual dishonesty is one step short of the Aristotelian ideal: It has a beginning (his law-school plagiarism) and a middle (his later campaign-trail plagiarism), but his performance in the recent debate suggests that it is without end. From misrepresenting Paul Ryan’s legislative record to telling bald-faced lies about his own, the vice president offered a master class in the art of deception. The Iraq War and the expenses associated with it have become politically unpopular; the same is true to a lesser extent of the war in Afghanistan. Biden blasted Ryan for “voting to put two...
  • Biden Libya debate claim throws Hillary Clinton under the bus

    10/13/2012 5:38:03 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies ^ | Oct 13 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    The initial read on the vice presidential debate was that the normally gaffe-prone Joe Biden escaped the 90-minute exchange without a forced error. On closer inspection, it appears that he may have had at least one potentially troublesome misstep. When moderator Martha Raddatz questioned him about the unanswered plea for an enhanced security presence at the Benghazi consulate, Biden responded, “we weren't told they wanted more security there.” His response, if it is to believed (big if), effectively shifts blame away from the White House—and toward the State Department. On Friday, Press Secretary Jay Carney found himself in the unenviable...
  • Did Biden Hang the State Department Out to Dry at the Debate? [Biden debate = Hillary under bus]

    10/13/2012 4:50:45 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 17 replies ^ | Oct 12 2012 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    Everyone loves Hillary Clinton these days. She's got an approval rating way higher than that of Joe Biden or of President Obama, who can barely muster 50 percent on a good day. [cut] Charlene Lamb, deputy assistant secretary for international programs at the State Department's Bureau of Diplomat Security, told a House committee Wednesday that she personally rejected a request for additional diplomatic security in Libya, [cut] During the lively opening round of the vice presidential debate, Biden said the issue of diplomatic security in Libya never reached his desk. "We weren't told they wanted more security. [cut] That's an...
  • Krauthammer: 'Biden’s Debate Prep Was Watching The Shining'...

    10/12/2012 8:43:45 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 12, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Full title: Krauthammer: 'Biden’s Debate Prep Was Watching The Shining' - 'Excellent Imitation of Jack Nicholson' "One would think that Biden’s debate preparation was watching repeatedly 'The Shining,' and I think he did an excellent imitation of Jack Nicholson." So marvelously said syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Friday's Special Report on Fox. Read more:
  • I hear you(Obama email, post VP debate)

    10/13/2012 2:25:51 PM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies
    Obama Campaign
    How about Joe last night? If you're as proud of him as I am, let's do what needs to be done in the final push -- and let's win. This election could come down to what happens tomorrow morning. My team on the campaign is about to make some of the toughest budget decisions we've had to make. This is one of the last chances we get to expand our ground game for the final stretch, and what we have in the bank at midnight tonight will decide how big we can go. And we need to go big --...
  • Biden: Hey, none of us knew that the Benghazi consulate wanted more security!

    10/13/2012 1:50:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:01 am on October 12, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Full Title: Biden: Hey, none of us knew that the Benghazi consulate wanted more security! Update: CBS News: Biden’s got some clean-up to do on Libya; Update: White House: No, really, we had no ideaThis was easily the most disturbing moment of the entire debate — so much so that media outlets like the Washington Post and BuzzFeed immediately published rebuttals to Joe Biden’s claim at the end of the debate. When Martha Raddatz opened the event by talking about Libya, Paul Ryan hammered the Obama administration for not heeding the calls for better security in an area where everyone...
  • Joe Biden and the Abortion Question (Catholics calling for his EXCOMMUNICATION]

    10/12/2012 8:38:44 PM PDT · by pansgold · 50 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | X / XII / MMXII | pansgold
    Catholic Blogs are filled with demands for Joe Biden to be Excommunicated. Many saying Joe self-excommunicated himself with his stand on abortion. Joe Biden was once warned by the Archbishop of Denver not to take communion. After last night's debate new calls to excommunicate Joe Biden have again begun.
  • The Edge of Panic

    10/12/2012 8:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Ricochet ^ | October 12, 2012 | Rick Wilson
    Last night's performance by Biden – capering, giggling, near-maniacal opera buffa – was targeted in one place: a dispirited, demoralized Democratic base on the edge of panic. Paul Ryan was businesslike, steady, and on-point. He hit solid doubles all night, and that's all he needed to do. If he'd been as amped and manic as Biden, it would have been a political and imaging disaster. Biden aimed to throw the Obama base a lifeline. He fed the Kos Kidz desperate need to see some fight, but at the cost of his remaining (and mostly notional) dignity. If you want a...
  • Laughing At The Issues (GOP-issued, post debate ad)

    10/12/2012 3:36:38 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 82 replies ^ | September 11, 2011 |
    Lowlight of VP "Grinning-Fool Slow-Joe" Biden (IDIOT-DE) laughing, gesturing, interrupting and smirking all through last night's VP Debate. He lost; Ryan won.
  • A Letter to Joe Biden

    10/13/2012 2:22:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Ricochet ^ | October 13, 2012 | Dave Carter
    Dear Vice President Biden, It was on Christmas Day, I believe, a few years ago. A family member on active duty was at Walter Reed recovering from a severe injury. Some of my family decided to forgo gift exchanges amongst themselves and instead travel to Walter Reed to spend Christmas with our family member there, along with the other troops. It was a unique and wonderful experience in which the family received at least as much comfort as they brought. Unhappily, I was not able to be there, but I received regular updates from the folks, including the story of...
  • Ryan Wins VP Debate - Was Biden Drinking?

    10/12/2012 10:17:44 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 51 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | October 12, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Ryan Wins VP Debate - Was Biden Drinking?By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York, New York --- October 12, 2012 ... Last night's US Presidential debate appeared to be between a serious, sober and articulate Congressman Paul Ryan and an intoxicated, out of control Vice President Joe Biden. According to CNBC Congressman Paul Ryan buried VP Joe Biden by 56 percent to 36 percent. Why was the spread so wide? Biden, who is normally a good guy and would have made a much better President than Obama, appeared to have been either given bad advice by a media coach to...
  • Mark Levin Show - Friday October 12, 2012

    10/12/2012 3:17:06 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 59 replies
    Mark levin Show ^ | Friday, Oct 12, 2012 | Mark levin
    Subbing for Fudd Fan, Biggirl...
  • Fact Check: Top Ten Worst Lies by Joe Biden in VP Debate

    10/12/2012 5:21:51 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 14 replies ^ | 10-12-12 | by Joel B. Pollak
    Once again, Joe Biden lied his way through a Vice Presidential debate--just as he did in his contest with Sarah Palin in 2008. This time, the media caught a few of Biden's worst "malarkey" moments--as did his opponent, Paul Ryan, when he could get a word in edgewise. Here are the top ten worst lies told by Biden during the debate: Update - Honorable Mention: "There's not one Democrat who endorsed his...plan." Biden lied--as Ryan pointed out, amidst the Vice President's interruptions--about the fact that Ryan had worked with both Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and former Clinton budget...
  • 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,...
  • Joe Biden interrupted Paul Ryan 82 times in 90 minutes. The Democrats have become the rude party

    10/12/2012 12:38:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 12, 2012 | Tim Stanley
    No one’s denying that Joe Biden delivered the more energetic performance in Thursday’s vice presidential debate. He interrupted Paul Ryan 82 times in 90 minutes. Yet some polls say that Ryan won and many pundits are calling it a draw. How come? Two reasons. First, deconstruct the Biden bluster and some of what he said was nonsensical. In the first 10 minutes alone, Joe insisted that the US intelligence community was wrong on Libya but trustworthy on Iran. He claimed that the staff at the Benghazi embassy didn’t want extra security when lots of sources say that they begged for...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Friday, October 12, 2012

    10/12/2012 9:03:47 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 216 replies
    EIB Network ^ | October 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • POLL: CNN Poll: Who won the VP debate?

    10/12/2012 8:25:44 AM PDT · by Sopater · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/12/12
    Regardless of which candidate you happen to support, who do you think did the best job in the debate - Joe Biden or Paul Ryan? Ryan 48% Biden 44% Source: CNN/ORC International Date conducted: 10/11/2012 Sample: 381 registered voters who watched the debate Margin of error: +/- 5% pts More About: CNN/ORC International , Joe Biden , Paul Ryan
  • Towery (Pollster): Debate Will Be Remembered for Biden's 'Clown Faces'

    10/12/2012 7:05:09 AM PDT · by Qbert · 22 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 12 Oct 2012 | Paul Scicchitano
    While Paul Ryan showed his nerves in Thursday’s debate by drinking “enough water to be a camel,” vice president Joe Biden’s performance was marked by “clown faces, grimaces, and smiles,” debate expert and pollster Matt Towery tells Newsmax. “His facial reactions were like that of a novice debater, who was in his first debate round — perhaps in junior varsity,” observed Towery in an exclusive interview. “I mean continuing to make clown faces, and grimaces and smiles. That’s going to be what people are talking about tomorrow.” [Snip] “No one probably imagined that he would interpret a smile as being...
  • 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...
  • Biden Viewed Unfavorably, Divided Opinions about Ryan

    10/12/2012 6:28:45 AM PDT · by Skeez · 19 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | October 10, 2012
    OVERVIEW Ahead of Thursday’s vice presidential debate, more voters view Joe Biden unfavorably than favorably, while opinions about Paul Ryan are more evenly divided. Biden’s image is far less positive than it was shortly before his 2008 debate with Sarah Palin; Ryan is viewed less favorably than Palin was just prior to the last vice-presidential debate. The national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted Oct. 4-7 among 1,511 adults, including 1,201 registered voters, finds that 39% of voters view Biden favorably, while 51% offer an unfavorable impression of the vice president. Just more...
  • Obama: 'Could Not Be Prouder' of Joe Biden [Says Biden Was "Terrific"]

    10/11/2012 10:28:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 11, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Obama: 'Could Not Be Prouder' of Joe Biden OCT 12, 2012 • BY DANIEL HALPER President Barack Obama says he "could not be prouder" of Vice President Joe Biden's debate performance. Via the pool report: As the president descended the stairs of Air Force One, your poolers en masse hollered to him to give his assessment of Biden's performance in the debate. The president came over to where your poolers were standing. "I'm going to make a special point of saying that I thought Joe Biden was terrific tonight. I could not be prouder of him. I thought he made...
  • CNN voter dials not friendly to VP Biden

    10/11/2012 9:15:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 11, 2012
    Nicole Roeberg@NicoleRoeberg Anyone watching CNN? This dial group is not liking Biden on Libya! 11 Oct 12 Reply Retweet Favorite The Vice Presidential debate is one-third over, and so far undecided voters have been pretty decisive about Vice President BidenÂ’s debate comments, according to CNNÂ’s on-screen Undecided Voter Tracker. Jeff Poor@jeff_poor Biden struggling according to the CNN focus group polling graphic of "undecided voters"... 11 Oct 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Ali A. Akbar@ali Wow. Focus group (CNN, Norfolk, VA) flatlined when Biden attacks Romney's foreign policy positions. Good news. 11 Oct 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Daron C. Davis@DaronCDavis Biden's numbers...
  • Veeps debate debacle

    <p>This will be very short - Vice President Joe Biden is a condescending ass.  He laughed when the debate focused on our dead Americans in Bhengazi, even while the families still wait to find out how their loved ones died, he laughed when speaking about Iran and Israel and nukes, and he laughed when Rep. Paul Ryan spoke of being truly pro-life.  He lied about them not knowing about the request for more security, and threw the intel community under the bus.</p>
  • Joe Biden Unhinged [not the man the media built....up]

    10/12/2012 2:00:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 12, 2012 | Matthew Vadum
    As I observed the words and demeanor of Vice President Joe Biden all throughout last night’s debate a line from Hamlet kept running through my mind. “That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain,” William Shakespeare wrote. How better to sum up the most unctuous, disingenuous vice president in this writer’s lifetime? The radical left-wing Delawarean showed the same loathsome traits that he displayed during his debate with Sarah Palin four years ago. But this time, because he wasn’t facing a woman he wasn’t walking on eggshells, terrified of offending female voters. This allowed his worst characteristics to...
  • Joe Biden Is the Happy Warrior [who birthed an intelligence scandal]

    10/12/2012 12:32:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Slate ^ | October 12, 2012 | David Weigel
    ....The 2012 debate season began with a lay-up,a Mitt Romney victory that shattered every record in the history of snap polling. Style. Crispness of answers. Eye contact. Their candidate had every advantage that the focus groups crave.Then came Joe Biden. Imagine you’re a liberal,and think of all the lines you wanted Barack Obama to use against Mitt Romney....Did Biden forget any of them? Or did he pull a San Diego Fourth of July fireworks display and spray them all at once?..........An hour after the debate ended,the [RNC] released a super-cut of every Biden laugh,claiming that he was “laughing at the...
  • 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.”
  • CNN Poll on debate winner: Ryan 48%, Biden 44%

    10/11/2012 9:41:50 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 135 replies
    (CNN) – A CNN poll of debate watchers released following Thursday's matchup between Rep. Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden showed 48% of respondents named Ryan the winner and 44% said Biden won.
  • RNC: Biden interrupted Ryan 82 times

    10/11/2012 8:30:49 PM PDT · by Snuph · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Vice President Joe Biden interrupted Paul Ryan 82 times in a 90-minute debate with rival Paul Ryan, while CNN reported that women preferred Ryan. “FACT: Final Count: Biden interrupted 82 times during the entire debate,” the RNC’s Joe Pounder tweeted after the debate. CNN’s Gloria Berger said that she would have liked Biden to show less “condescension” and “eye-rolling.” Even MSNBC’s Chris Wallace — who thought that Biden won the debate — said that Biden “was openly contemptuous and disrespectful” of Ryan (h/t Lachlan Markay). “Mr. Vice President, I know you’re under a lot of duress to make up lost...
  • 2012 vice presidential debate transcript

    10/11/2012 8:17:47 PM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10/11/2012 | Editor
    MARTHA RADDATZ, MODERATOR RADDATZ: Good evening, and welcome to the first and only vice presidential debate of 2012, sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates. I’m Martha Raddatz of ABC News, and I am honored to moderate this debate between two men who have dedicated much of their lives to public service. Tonight’s debate is divided between domestic and foreign policy issues. And I’m going to move back and forth between foreign and domestic, since that is what a vice president or president would have to do. We will have nine different segments. At the beginning of each segment, I...
  • FREEP THIS POLL - Who do you think won the debate?

    10/11/2012 8:51:15 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 34 replies
    Poll: Who do you think won the debate? Joe Biden Paul Ryan Too close to name a winner
  • Live Thread: Vice Presidential Debate 9:00 P.M. EDT 10/11/12 Joe Biden vs. Paul Ryan

    10/11/2012 5:10:45 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1,270 replies
    Commission on Presidential Debates ^ | Thursday, October 11, 2012
    All debates will take place from 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Vice presidential debate: Thursday, October 11 Centre College, Danville, KY Moderator: Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News Online links:C-SPANYouTube w/ ABC News/Yahoo! coverage
  • Vice Presidential Debate 2012 Live Spin from ABC News and Yahoo News (live on YouTube)

    10/11/2012 3:27:40 PM PDT · by deks · 31 replies
    Free Republic is the best place to find live links to what's happening now in news and current events. For the first presidential debate I watched the YouTube live stream, and it worked well. I was going to turn it off before the post debate commentary until I was pleasantly surprised and amused that Amy Walter and Dan Harris from ABC News both felt that Romney had clearly won the debate. So if you don't have a TV or just want to watch on a laptop, check out the links below.
  • Caption one of Ryan's most trusted advisors before the debate

    10/11/2012 12:21:22 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 20 replies
    Paul Ryan ^ | 10/11 | Paul Ryan
    Paul Ryan Tweets: Great pep talk from one of my most trusted advisors.
  • ABC fails ethics test

    10/11/2012 5:40:28 AM PDT · by opentalk · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 11, 2012 | Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel
    Martha Raddatz is the moderator of tonight’s vice presidential debate. In 1991, Barack Obama attended her wedding. A year later, her then-husband, now a high level administration appointee and a personal friend of the president, attended the Obamas’ wedding. Irrelevant information? Put it this way: If Raddatz were a judge, she’d likely have to recuse herself from cases pertaining to the Obamas. We’re not arguing that Raddatz will slant tonight’s debate in the Obama campaign’s favor —any more than a member of Congress would automatically vote for an appropriation simply because it helps a campaign contributor. We are arguing that...
  • Democrats fired up for VP debate

    10/11/2012 3:04:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 10, 2012 | Carla Marinucci
    <p>"We're talking about the Affordable Care Act," Medicare, the Lilly Ledbetter equal pay act and "non-discrimination in the workplace," she said. "Joe Biden is the author of the Violence Against Women Act," she told The Chronicle's editorial board....</p> <p>Among the 900 guests who jammed the grand ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel on Wednesday were.....</p>
  • Is There a Fix in for the Vice Presidential Debate?

    10/10/2012 2:49:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/10/2012 | Bryan Preston
    Posted By Bryan Preston On October 10, 2012 @ 8:29 am In media,Politics | 52 Comments The Daily Caller has a disturbing story up today. The outline goes like this: The moderator of Thursday's vice presidential debate is Martha Raddatz of ABC News. She is the network's senior foreign correspondent, and she is the sole moderator of the veep debate, which will center on foreign policy.Raddatz has a connection with Barack Obama going all the way back to their days at Harvard. They worked on the Harvard Law Review together, and Obama attended her 1991 wedding. Fast forward to the...
  • OK FReepers, need a drinking game for the VP debate!

    10/10/2012 3:13:07 PM PDT · by nevergore · 47 replies
    self | 10/10/2012 | NeverGore
    Time for a little fun on the lighter side of politics. Need ideas for a drinking game during the VP debate tomorrow night. Preferrably based on a "Bidenism" Let'er rip....
  • Genachowski attended Obama’s wedding without wife - ABC did not deny that Raddatz was invited

    10/10/2012 1:01:36 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 10, 2012 | Josh Peterson
    ABC News told the Daily Caller Wednesday that vice presidential debate moderator and ABC News senior foreign correspondent Martha Raddatz was not at President Barack Obama’s wedding to Michelle in 1992. The news outlet, however, did not deny that Raddatz was invited to the Obama wedding when asked. Raddatz’s then husband, Julius Genachowski, was in attendance..An earlier investigation by TheDC revealed that Obama attended Raddatz’s wedding the year prior when she married Genachowski
  • Ryan: 'I'm not counting on a gaffe' from Biden

    09/30/2012 3:52:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/30/12 | Greg Clary
    Ryan: 'I'm not counting on a gaffe' from BidenPosted by CNN's Greg Clary September 30th, 2012 09:54 AM ET (CNN) – GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Sunday he's not counting on gaffes from Vice President Joe Biden when they debate on October 11. "I don't think he will. You know he doesn't do that in debates. The gaffes - he's kind of legendary for this - that's not in these kind of situations," Ryan said on "Fox News Sunday." "He's a very disciplined person when he speaks in these kinds of situations. He doesn't produce gaffes in these moments....

    08/13/2012 6:33:17 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 198 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | August 13,2012 | Drudge
    DEBATE MODERATORS ANNOUNCED: PBS Jim Lehrer, first Pres debate, Oct 3 Denver... CNN Candy Crowley, town hall, Oct 16, Hempsted LI... CBS Bob Schieffer, third Pres debate, Oct. 22, Boca Raton... ABC Martha Radditz, VP debate, Oct 11, Danville VA... FLASHBACK: CROWLEY: Some Think Ryan Pick 'Some Sort of Ticket Death Wish'..
  • Beat Me in St. Louie: Palin Outpunches Biden in Debate Thrilla

    10/06/2008 6:51:03 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 18 replies · 648+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | October 6, 2008 | Bob Maistros
    “Candygram for Sarah!” That supersized box of chocolates – oh, and roses, too? – in Governor Palin’s dressing room just arrived courtesy of Gwen Ifill. What book on Obama? Because the great whooshing sound you heard was the air being sucked out of any other issue in the presidential race by the supernova that is the GOP veep nominee. As the First Hockey Mom might have put it, didya notice the helpless grin that kept appearing on Joe Biden’s face? Hmmm. I’d seen that telltale look before. Oh, yeah. 1984. When Fritz Mondale was watching his presidential ambitions being knocked...
  • Gwen Ifill's VP Debate Bias

    10/06/2008 6:19:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies · 1,845+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 6, 2008 | Lee Cary
    A careful reading of the questions Gwen Ifill asked during the VP debate reveals several that displayed her bias. The revelation that PBS's Gwen Ifill plans to release a book on Barack Obama on Inauguration Day raised the suspicion that her moderator role at the VP debate might be other than objective. It was. The evidence of her bias is evident in several of her questions to the candidates. Below are a few examples. The Forced-Choice Question The forced-choice question aims to force an answer from a choice of options defined by the interviewer. For example, in the early stages...
  • Palin power: Cool under fire, in command

    10/05/2008 4:54:13 AM PDT · by billorites · 11 replies · 867+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | October 4, 2008
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin clearly and convincingly won last Thursday night's vice presidential forum with U.S. Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware. How do we know? Because the next morning most of the liberal talking heads were dismissing the event and, indeed, the vice presidency itself as of no consequence. Had Gov. Palin been anything less than stellar, these same windbags would be, as they were before the event, emphasizing how absolutely vital is the veep's role and how crucial it was for Palin to excel. The fact that she did excel is extraordinary, given the extremely immense pressure that she...
  • Hillary Clinton praises Sarah Palin

    10/04/2008 7:07:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 76 replies · 2,331+ views
    The Times ^ | 10/4/2008 | Sarah Baxter
    HILLARY CLINTON, Barack Obama’s defeated opponent in the Democratic primary, has infuriated his supporters by praising Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential candidate, for her performance in last week’s television debate. “It is amazing, you know, she’s been thrust in the spotlight with very little national preparation and I think, all things considered, you saw a very composed and effective debater,” Clinton said. Her husband Bill recently issued some compliments of his own. “I come from Arkansas, I get why she’s hot out there,” he said. Her husband’s lukewarm endorsement of Obama was parodied on Saturday Night Live, the satirical show...
  • "You Betcha!": Sarah Palin Easily Defeats "So Joe" Biden

    10/04/2008 4:02:21 PM PDT · by TheFourthMagi · 5 replies · 1,325+ views
    YouTube ^ | October 3, 2008 | YouTube
    Cool video here.
  • Joe Biden's health care whopper

    10/04/2008 12:30:01 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies · 810+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | October 04 2008 | MICHAEL F. CANNON
    In Thursday's vice presidential debate, Joe Biden changed his tune on John McCain's health care plan - but he's still singing off-key. The centerpiece of McCain's plan is to alter the tax breaks the federal government grants those who purchase health insurance. Currently, every dollar your employer spends on health benefits avoids federal payroll and income taxes. If you don't have job-based coverage, you generally get nothing. McCain proposes to eliminate that inequitable tax break and replace it with a universal tax credit. Every individual would get a flat $2,500 tax break, while families would get $5,000, no matter where...
  • Record 69.9 Million Viewers Watched VP Debate - Polls Making Sense?

    10/04/2008 7:25:30 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 139 replies · 3,739+ views
    The Strata-Sphere ^ | October 3, 2008 | AJ Strata
    Does anyone think Governor Sarah Palin is not a force in this year’s presidential race? Here’s something for folks to consider when looking at the political landscape and the polls. The usually ignored VP debate drew a historic audience - jumping into first place for any VP debate and into 2nd place for all Presidential debates: Update: Looking at the per network totals at Drudge I noticed PBS and C-SPAN may not be included in the tally, so this could be the all time record breaker! Updated: PBS ads another 3.5 million viewers, making this debate number one even over...
  • Poll: Who won the VP debate? (FReep needed)

    10/03/2008 9:22:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 832+ views
    Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Sarah Palin squared off Thursday night in the only vice presidential debate of the 2008 campaign. Ratings were expected to be strong.
  • Intrade Analysis: Palin wins Debate, Even in the Face of Blatant Manipulation Attempt

    10/03/2008 8:03:49 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 20 replies · 2,389+ views
    Intrade ^ | October 3, 2008 | Intrade
    A snapshot of Intrade prices for various contracts was taken before and after the debate. It showed a mixed bag at the time. However, the CEO of Intrade has posted that there was a blatant market manipulation attempt to boost Obama's price. As a result of adjustments, what was a murky vision is now clear: Palin won big. This debate was unique at Intrade because there was a contract to trade based upon Intrade prices resulting after the debate. It was based upon my suggestion sent in to Intrade. ________________________________________________ 04/10/2008 02:04:27 Subject: Re:New Intrade VP Debate Contracts ko Director...
  • IBD Editorial: Truthless Joe

    10/03/2008 8:07:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 1,741+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 3, 2008 | The Editors
    Election '08: It's hard choosing the worst in last Thursday's vice presidential debate: Sen. Joe Biden's continual untruths, his certitude in delivering them, or the free pass he got all night long. In "The Prince of Darkness," his memoir_of 50 years as a reporter in Washington, Robert Novak points out that while Jimmy Carter successfully ran for president by acting as "the anti-Washington, anti-government, anti-lawyer candidate telling audiences, 'I'll never lie to you' and setting post-Watergate standards of honesty," behind the smile Carter was actually "a habitual liar who modified the truth to suit his purposes." But neither Carter nor...