Friday, October 10, 2008

Can Someone Please Explain?

Why people think Biden is so smart and articulate? Here are excerpts pointing out all of the wrong things Biden said and believes. How long has he been in the senate? Go here for the rest of the article.

Biden in the debate: "Vice President Cheney has been the most dangerous vice president we've had probably in American history. The idea he doesn't realize that Article I of the Constitution defines the role of the vice president of the United States, that's the Executive Branch. He works in the Executive Branch. He should understand that. Everyone should understand that.

"And the primary role of the vice president of the United States of America is to support the president of the United States of America, give that president his or her best judgment when sought, and as vice president, to preside over the Senate, only in a time when in fact there's a tie vote. The Constitution is explicit.

"The only authority the vice president has from the legislative standpoint is the vote, only when there is a tie vote. He has no authority relative to the Congress. The idea he's part of the Legislative Branch is a bizarre notion invented by Cheney to aggrandize the power of a unitary executive, and look where it has gotten us. It has been very dangerous."

What the VP actually does: "This isn’t rocket science. The Constitution on this point is very straightforward: 'The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.'

"Instead, it was Palin who got it right. Besides correctly stating that the vice president holds positions in both the executive and legislative branches, she also noted that:

"'Of course, we know what a vice president does. And that's not only to preside over the Senate and [I] will take that position very seriously also. I'm thankful the Constitution would allow a bit more authority given to the vice president if that vice president so chooses to exert it in working with the Senate and making sure that we are supportive of the president's policies and making sure too that our president understands what our strengths are.'"

"Yet, this mistake during the debate was hardly unique. Biden got a lot of things wrong in the debate that are going unnoticed by the fact-check media. Take just a few:

"-- Will McCain's health care proposals raise taxes? Biden says that McCain’s proposal will cost people money. The Tax Foundation finds that could easily be "roughly deficit-neutral over ten years."

"-- Under an Obama Administration the middle class will "pay no more than they did under Ronald Reagan"? No, the tax rates will be similar to the higher rates under Clinton.

"-- Did "we spend more money in three weeks on combat in Iraq than we spent on the entirety of the last seven years that we have been in Afghanistan building that country"? No, one year’s worth of spending in Iraq equaled five in Afghanistan.

"-- France and the U.S. "kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon"? No, and it wouldn't have made much more sense if he had said "Syria" instead.

"-- Is it really “simply not true” that Obama said that he would meet with the leader of countries such as Iran without preconditions? No, Obama said “I would.”

"-- Did Obama warn against letting Hamas participate in Palestinian legislative elections in 2005? No.

"-- Do “Iraqis have an $80 billion surplus”? No. If oil prices had remained high, it might have reached $50 billion by the end of this year.

"-- Finally, an amusing point as evidence that Biden is just one of the people he pointed to, inviting anyone to have a beer with him at "Katie's Restaurant" in Wilmington, Del. Unfortunately, people will have a hard time taking him up on his offer, since the restaurant hasn't had that name for probably 15 years."

"The media seems to have been covering for Biden for some time. While news stories still talk about Dan Quayle’s spelling mistake 18 years later, there has been almost no news coverage of Biden’s numerous wacky statements. What if Quayle had said something similar to Biden’s recent statement that, 'When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.' A neat trick given that Herbert Hoover was president in 1929 and no one was watching television."

But Palin is THAT ONE the media taunts and makes fun of, attempting to make her out to be ignorant and out of touch, which she isn't.

Don't let your hatred of Bush make you vote for Obama. He is a baby killer. McCain has made a poor choice in referring to his Vietnamese captors as "g--ks." He speaks from a place of pain and hurt. He was wrong to say it. Obama called babies who survived abortion attempts "pre-born fetus" and a burden. Wrong, the term fetus is used for pre-born babies still in the womb only; not babies who make it out of the womb alive. He re-names them so it doesn't sound so bad when he votes to not let them live. I would rather have a man in office who used a poor term (apologizing later) that comes from his own pain and suffering than a man who prefers babies to be dead instead of adopted.

I would bet that McCain (who has an Asian child by the way) would save the life of an Asian baby who survived an abortion attempt before Obama would, so which one is racist here? Obama is the son in the Bible parable who arrogently told his father he would go into the fields to work but didn't; where as McCain is the one who initially said no, but ultimetly did the will of the father in repentence. (Matthew 21:28-32)

Oh and you do remember Obama has only voted on one bill in the almost 4 years of his being a US Senator. He votes present the other times so it doesn't look like he is shirking his responsibilities (which he is to run for president). And that bill he voted for was to teach kindergartners all about the joys of sex with all types of people. Can you call this pedophile grooming with gay leanings? OH YES!

Oh and lest you debate me on India being an Asian country, you will have to debate my friend Bama from India who made fun of me for not knowing that Indians are considered Asian as she explained to me my ignorance. Okay so the daughter is from Bangladesh, still Asian.


laurel said...

Amen sister.

The Byrd's Nest said...

You know Bev...I think you missed your calling. You should be one of the news people who evaluate all of these people on TV or the radio! You would be awesome!

Mom To Six said...

I double that AMEN!

Vivian M said...

Bev, I love the new look of the blog! And the header of G looking into the pool, just precious! You are very creative. How is the speech coming along?