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Old 02-11-10, 03:44 PM   #101
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Re: Joe Biden presents: stupid political soundbites

Biden on Larry King last night...

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I am very optimistic about -- about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.

I spent -- I've been there 17 times now. I go about every two months -- three months. I know every one of the major players in all the segments of that society. It's impressed me. I've been impressed how they have been deciding to use the political process rather than guns to settle their differences.
Biden and his boss were big supporters of the surge that made this possible, weren't they?

I guess he just forgot to blame this on Bush.
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Old 02-11-10, 05:11 PM   #102
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That does take the cake.
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Old 02-11-10, 05:13 PM   #103
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I can't believe he forgot to blame Bush for bringing 90,000 of our boys and girls back home before Fall. Unpossiblerz!
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Old 02-12-10, 12:14 AM   #104
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Wow, so all the bad stuff was inherited from Bush. They opposed the surge many times in many ways, but they are going to take credit for the results?

Sarah Palin was not the stupid running mate in the last election.
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Old 02-12-10, 07:42 AM   #105
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This administration can take credit for the turn-around in Afghanistan - from bad to worse.

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Old 02-12-10, 07:51 AM   #106
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Sarah Palin was not the stupid running mate in the last election.
C'mon. We all know that FDR got on television after the stock market crashed. That's American History 101.
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Old 02-12-10, 10:02 AM   #107
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The problem is that most folks tend to take what the VP says seriously.

Well - we should know you can't take what Joe says too seriously.
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Old 02-12-10, 10:27 AM   #108
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The problem is that most folks tend to take what the VP says seriously.
Another problem is that you just made that up.
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Old 02-12-10, 10:32 AM   #109
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Sarah Palin was not the stupid running mate in the last election.
I find your basic assumption (that only one or the other running mate can be stupid) to be fundamentally flawed.
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Old 02-12-10, 10:35 AM   #110
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Another problem is that you just made that up.
No, most folks do take what vice presidents say seriously.

A bunch of folks on this forum took what Cheney said seriously.
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Old 02-12-10, 10:43 AM   #111
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I find your basic assumption (that only one or the other running mate can be stupid) to be fundamentally flawed.
Who won their debate?
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Old 02-12-10, 10:47 AM   #112
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Who won their debate?
Honestly, I don't remember. What I do remember is a saying about a one-eyed man in the land of the blind, which some might consider apropos.
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Old 02-12-10, 10:51 AM   #113
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What I do remember is a saying about a one-eyed man in the land of the blind, which some might consider apropos.
Yeah, the bar was set pretty low there.
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Old 02-12-10, 10:53 AM   #114
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Biden was a very good Senate Judiciary Chairman.
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Old 02-12-10, 10:54 AM   #115
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As I recall, the general consensus going into the debate was that Governor Palin was going to freeze up, burst into tears, and run from the stage, so by the mere fact that she didn't do so, she was proclaimed the victor.

In terms of substance, it was the same parade of slogans and sound bites that these debates usually are, so whichever side you were pre-disposed to agree with probably won.
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Biden was a very good Senate Judiciary Chairman.
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Old 02-12-10, 10:58 AM   #117
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As I recall, the general consensus going into the debate was that Governor Palin was going to freeze up, burst into tears, and run from the stage, so by the mere fact that she didn't do so, she was proclaimed the victor.

In terms of substance, it was the same parade of slogans and sound bites that these debates usually are, so whichever side you were pre-disposed to agree with probably won.
I'm shocked at the lack of partisanship you have shown with the above response.

I didn't watch the debate, therefore I shouldn't comment on it.
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Old 02-12-10, 11:00 AM   #118
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He believed (at the time) that every judiciary nominee should be entitled to an up or down vote on the Senate floor.

He sent some nominations to the floor that didn't receive a majority of the committee votes.

Granted - later he seemed to have changed his mind.
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Old 02-12-10, 11:04 AM   #119
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"General consensus." Among whom?
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He believed (at the time) that every judiciary nominee should be entitled to an up or down vote on the Senate floor.

He sent some nominations to the floor that didn't receive a majority of the committee votes.

Granted - later he seemed to have changed his mind.
Wasn't he SJC during the Bork and Thomas nominations? Those were circuses.
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"General consensus." Among whom?
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Old 02-12-10, 11:10 AM   #122
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Wasn't he SJC during the Bork and Thomas nominations? Those were circuses.
Yes!

He did fail in controlling the Thomas nomination - no excuses for him.

As far as Bork was concerned - Bork was too connected to Watergate in the minds of many. I can overlook Biden's actions in that one - a little.

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Old 02-12-10, 11:12 AM   #123
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Most surveys showed Biden as winning but I don't think they included factual statements as part of the criteria. I think Biden's style carried him through as it always has.
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Did I hear Joe correctly at the Olympic opening ceremony? Did he tell the American athletes that he admires them for "risking failure in front of so many people?"
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Old 02-14-10, 01:19 AM   #125
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I think he told Obama the same thing.
Haha! That's exactly the same joke I told the guy next to me at the bar.
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