On July 16, 2009, Vice President Biden gave a blunt summation of the administration’s approach to stimulus spending: “People, when I say that, look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?” he said at a stop in Virginia. “The answer is yes.” [Biden said this evening that he always says what he means]
Biden threw the intelligence community under the bus on the Libyan situation during the debate. He said they told them it was about the video.
Hello, General Petraeus, where are you?
I wonder how that will play out in the end.
Biden falsely claimed that they didn’t ask for increased security in Benghazi which was disproven during the hearings on the 10th. [Foreign Policy]
Biden thinks abortion is murder but believes we all should pay for it – huh? Biden said no Catholic institution has to pay for contraception coverage? Again, I must say – huh?
Biden said his religion defines him so is that why he only gave $369 to charity?
Biden brought up the infamous Mitt Romney statement about “the 47%.” Ryan shot back that Biden was surely familiar with saying things he didn’t quite articulate correctly. Biden then said he only said things he meant – he did say the middle class was buried under Obama and that we were gonna put y’all back in chains. I guess he meant those statements then.
I am one of the 53% who doesn’t like Joe Biden.
There were times when the moderator joined in the debate, helping Biden. The moderator did invite Obama to her wedding in 1991 so I guess they’re best buds. Her husband works for NPR, home of Big Bird and big friend to Obama.
Biden laughed when Iran and the bomb were discussed and told everyone to calm down. He sneered, shook his head, bullied, smirked, interrupted rudely, insinuated Ryan was a fool and a liar [talk about transference]. Ryan was polite and calm. Biden might have had altitude sickness or maybe he’s going insane, one or the other.
Maybe Ryan should have started interrupting and going after some of the errors made by Biden.
Joe Biden INTERRUPTED Ryan 86 times Ryan interrupted 6 times
Click here for the Biden-Obama proclaimed household income successes. I’ll give you a summary – it’s going down. We already lost about $4600 per family since Obama has been in office.
To be fair, Biden did better than I thought he would and he scored some points. As Charles Krauthammer said, if you listened to it on the radio, you would think Biden won, if you looked at the transcript, you would call it a draw, if you watched it on TV, you would say Ryan won. Biden’s boorish behavior was a transparent effort to make Ryan look bad.
Some polls are leaning towards Ryan as the overall winner. Debate Polls: CNBC Ryan 56% Biden 36%, AP Ryan 51% Biden 43%.
Insofar as substance and the side you want to align yourself with, listen to the debate if you missed it.