Archive for the ‘Joe Biden’ Category

One thing Biden got right

March 9, 2009

Remember when Joe Biden said there would be countries challenging the new President, within six months of his taking office? That was one thing Joe was spot on correct about.

Latest in the parade of enemies of Freedom is Communist China. The AP reports:

The Pentagon charged Monday that five Chinese ships shadowed and maneuvered dangerously close to a U.S. Navy vessel in an apparent attempt to harass the American crew.

Defense officials in the Obama administration said the incident Sunday followed several days of “increasingly aggressive” acts by Chinese ships in the region. The incident took place in international waters in the South China Sea, about 75 miles south of Hainan Island.

Let’s see, the Iranians are building nuclear bombs, the North Koreans are launching missiles, and the Russians are taking over military bases we need to supply our troops in Afghanistan.

In case you are grasping how big a problem this is, let’s review our Dear Leader’s recent gaffe filled visit with the Prime Minister of Great Britain. That was explained, by the President’s own staff, as BHO and his team being “overwhelmed.” Wait! It gets worse!

A well-connected Washington figure, who is close to members of Mr Obama’s inner circle, expressed concern that Mr Obama had failed so far to “even fake an interest in foreign policy”. …

As I said before the election, “President Obama” is Putin’s wet dream. BHO’s own choice for VP, agreed with me, although he put a bit more politely.

Lies of the Obama cabal

February 27, 2009

Two big ones in a row.

First from the gaffmeister himself, Joe Biden. You can almost forgive him, because he has a long history of just saying wacky shit, but he is an official spokesman of our Dear Leader, so BHO should be keeping a leash on him.

Biden falsely claimed that Louisiana is loosing jobs a rate of 400 per day
. Of course, the actual truth is the opposite of what came out of Joe Biden’s mouth. Louisiana is adding jobs, i.e. the unemployment rate is falling. Don’t expect MSNBC (i.e. the “Obama network”) to point out this obvious error of the Obama administration.

The next big lie came from our Dear Leader personally. BHO claims that he can jack the taxes of “wealthiest 2% of Americans” to pay for his massive socialist government spending. The Wall Street Journal points out that the numbers just don’t add up.

Consider the IRS data for 2006, the most recent year that such tax data are available and a good year for the economy and “the wealthiest 2%.” Roughly 3.8 million filers had adjusted gross incomes above $200,000 in 2006. (That’s about 7% of all returns; the data aren’t broken down at the $250,000 point.) These people paid about $522 billion in income taxes, or roughly 62% of all federal individual income receipts. The richest 1% — about 1.65 million filers making above $388,806 — paid some $408 billion, or 39.9% of all income tax revenues, while earning about 22% of all reported U.S. income.

Note that federal income taxes are already “progressive” with a 35% top marginal rate, and that Mr. Obama is (so far) proposing to raise it only to 39.6%, plus another two percentage points in hidden deduction phase-outs. He’d also raise capital gains and dividend rates, but those both yield far less revenue than the income tax. These combined increases won’t come close to raising the hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue that Mr. Obama is going to need.

The bottom line is that Mr. Obama is selling the country on a 2% illusion. Unwinding the U.S. commitment in Iraq and allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire can’t possibly pay for his agenda. Taxes on the not-so-rich will need to rise as well.

On that point, by the way, it’s unclear why Mr. Obama thinks his climate-change scheme won’t hit all Americans with higher taxes. Selling the right to emit greenhouse gases amounts to a steep new tax on most types of energy and, therefore, on all Americans who use energy.

The numbers just don’t add up, and I’m betting that Team BHO knows it. They are just hoping that most Americans won’t do the math until it is too late.

Hold on to your wallets

October 29, 2008

The “official” Obama line was that he was going to “cut taxes” for 95% of working Americans. Even the 40% who don’t pay any federal income tax! His Trillion dollars plus of new spending was going to come from taxing only those who made over $250,000 a year.

Hmmm…I don’t think the math on that ones adds up.

It seems that someone in the Obama campaign has figured out how to use a calculator, since as TigerHawk points out, the income level of those who are going to pay for the Obama plans of a Socialist America keeps dropping. Joe Biden is now saying it’s $150,000. When the Trillion plus dollars starts getting spent, it’s going to drop to everyone who earns a legal paycheck.

Let Joe Speak!

October 23, 2008

It seems that that the Obama campaign has put a muzzle on Joe Biden. His access to the press has been cut off, probably to keep him from giving the McCain/Palin campaign material to work with.
Even CBS News misses the dependable Biden gaffe machine.

Biden hasn’t held a press conference in more than a month, and Obama hasn’t taken questions from his full traveling press corps since the end of September.

Come on guys! Lighten up! Talk to the press. Obama can reassert his socialist goals to the average American and Joe can tell us again that FDR President in 1929, and how there were TVs in the average American home in 1929 as well.

Perhaps Joe can tell us again how Barack Obama would put the United States in danger if he was elected President, or how Hillary Clinton is more qualified to be Vice-President that he is.

An interesting observation by CBS News

October 21, 2008

CBS News notes:

Palin becomes increasingly accessible to the national media … . By contrast, Biden hasn’t held a press conference in more than a month, and Obama hasn’t taken questions from his full traveling press corps since the end of September.

What are the democrats hiding?

Palin was right, Biden was wrong.

October 3, 2008

Jonah Goldberg found a clearcut case of Gov. Sarah Palin being exactly right and Senator Joe Biden denying the truth (i.e. lying).
Obama’s own website shows the truth in Gov. Palin’s words.

Diplomacy: Obama supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions. Now is the time to pressure Iran directly to change their troubling behavior. Obama and Biden would offer the Iranian regime a choice. If Iran abandons its nuclear program and support for terrorism, we will offer incentives like membership in the World Trade Organization, economic investments, and a move toward normal diplomatic relations. If Iran continues its troubling behavior, we will step up our economic pressure and political isolation. Seeking this kind of comprehensive settlement with Iran is our best way to make progress.

The VP debate

October 2, 2008

I’m commenting on twitter.

Palin did very well. A member of a “group of undecided voters” pointed out that based on the “edited interviews” with Couric, Palin was expected to do much worse.

Biden didn’t gaffe and did a solid job of trying to defend Barak Obama.
He has been a member of that premier debate club, the US Senate for the past 36 years.

Gov. Palin has been on the national stage for five weeks, and she held her own against Biden. That was not according to the MSM’s script.

No knockdowns or knockouts though. Expect CBS, MSNBC and CNN to score it as a victory for Biden.

Update: Biden said the the powers of the Executive Branch were described in Article I of the Constitution. Sorry Senator, but Article I is about the Legislative Branch.
Article 1 does describe the duties of the Vice-President in regards to the Legislative Branch, specifically in the Senate, though. It states in Article I, Section 3:

The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided.

The Senate shall choose their other officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the office of President of the United States.

It’s pretty clear that Gov. Palin gave a more accurate description of what the Constitution actually said than the wonkish Senator Biden.

As President of the Senate, the Vice President presides over the Senate. That is a much broader roll than just voting in the case of a tie, which Senator Biden tried to claim was the limit of the Vice President’s role in the Senate.

Good snarky debate humor

October 1, 2008

I found a delicious bit of snark in the comments of Rachel Lucas’s blog about the up coming VP debate.

Before the snark, a bit of background data. The so-called “moderator” of the VP debate has a book coming out. The release date just happens to be January 20, 2009 and the title of the book is “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.”
Yup, the fix is in. This woman has been a fawning fan of Barak H. Obama from the git-go.

So this lead to folks wondering how that debate may go and how other moderators would handle it.

My favorite is how James Lipton, of “The Actor’s Studio” would handle it.

Lipton: And now we come to the questions, made famous by my idol Bear-NARD Pee-VOH.

Governor Palin, what is your favorite word?

Palin: America.

Lipton: What is your least favorite word?

Palin: Liberal.

Lipton: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Palin: Rasing my family, serving my country and generally trying to make the world a better place today than it was yesterday.

Lipton: What turns you off?

Palin: Liberal whiny pussies that blame everybody else for problems the could probably fix themselves.

Lipton: What is your favorite curse word?

Palin: Couric.

Lipton: What sound or noise do you love?

Palin: Senator Obama going, “Uh, um…uh…” I put it to a snappy beat with a drum machine and it’s on my iPod for work-outs!

Lipton: What sound or noise do you hate?

Palin: The low, stupid sound of fists bumping.

Lipton: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Palin: President of the United States of America.

Lipton: What profession would you not like to?

Palin: The poor bastards going through the dumpsters in Alaska looking for evidence of anything wrong. Bears have been known to frequent dumpsters, James.

Lipton: Finally…if Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you walk through the Pearly Gates?

Palin: Well done, Sarah. Well done.

Just how many broadcast TV stations were there in January 1933?

September 23, 2008

Watch this “interview” Katie Couric gave six term democrat Senator Joe Biden.

Did you spot the double history gaff Biden made?

Will Obama throw Biden under the bus?

September 22, 2008

The rumors are running rampant that democrat “community organizer” Barak H. Obama is going to throw his VP pick, Joe Biden (you know, the “experience” on the ticket, with 30 years of big government democrat politics in the Senate) under the same bus he threw his white grandmother and his long time pastor, the Rev Wright.

The timing is interesting, the alleged announcement is scheduled after the VP debates in early October. So if the very real possibility of Gov. Sarah Palin kicking his high taxes, big government ass concave, the Obama campaign can ditch Biden, “for health reasons” and bring in Hillary Rodham Clinton to save Barak “the Lightgiver” Obama from being beaten in November. Given the way the the democrats have been bleeding HRC supporters, that probably isn’t a bad idea, at least in the short term.

In the long term, oh how Barak Hussein Obama is going to pay for selling out Biden.

Having Hillary, and Bill, in the White House, conducting their own press releases, and having their own staff of “experienced” White House hands, is going to make every day of his four year term (ya, like HRC is going to let him run again) seem like a living Hell on Earth.

Now this could just be the fantasies of hardcore PUMAs, but it does fit the Obama pattern of throwing those close to him under the wheels of the campaign bus in his raw, naked lust for power.