Are Biden’s Gaffes Contagious?

“The Next Vice President of the United States, John McCain!”

Huh? WTF?

Published in: on October 8, 2008 at 11:26 am  Leave a Comment  
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100% Wrong: Biden on Obama and Preconditions

Democrat Candidates Debate, July 23, 2007:

QUESTION: [W]ould you be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea, in order to bridge the gap that divides our countries?

OBAMA: I would. And the reason is this, that the notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them — which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this administration — is ridiculous.

Obama’s Website: Obama supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions….
H/T: Jonah Goldberg

Somebody needs to tell Joe Biden:

Where O’ Where has Katy’s Restaurant Gone?

Karl Rove Lists 10 Biden “Factually Wrong” Statements

Video: Biden says “No coal plants in America”

Comic relief: Joe Depot!

Walker’s Hilarious Biden Smackdown

From Katie Couric’s sit-down with Joe Biden:

When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed. He said, “look, here’s what happened.”

Reason’s Jesse Walker responds:

And if you owned an experimental TV set in 1929, you would have seen him. And you would have said to yourself, “Who is that guy? What happened to President Hoover?”

H/T Politico

Other Biden News:

Biden takes (accidental) bold stand against Obama

Biden on Obama’s e-mail ad: “I thought that was terrible”

Hot Air’s Take

The Gaffe Twins strike again

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Experience: McCain vs. Biden

Charity: Not Biden’s Strong Suit; Theft Through Government On the Other Hand…

Published in: on September 23, 2008 at 11:34 am  Comments (2)  
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Experience: McCain vs. Biden

Howard Kurtz has an interesting analysis of the McCain economic ad at The Washington Post today. As usual, it was dubious, but there was one thing I found disturbing. It seems Kurtz doesn’t consider 25+ years as a Senator and U.S. Rep. working on the Commerce Committee and other economic committees to be “economic experience”. Well, that’s fine with me. No Problem.

But if that is the case, then how can Kurtz say that Joe Biden has any foreign policy experience? He hasn’t done anything but sit in the Senate for 30+ years.

Here it is:

By Howard Kurtz
“The Ad: Obama has no background in economics. Who advises him? The Post says it’s Franklin Raines, for “advice on mortgage and housing policy.” Shocking. Under Raines, Fannie Mae committed “extensive financial fraud.” Raines made millions. Fannie Mae collapsed. Taxpayers? Stuck with the bill. Barack Obama. Bad advice. Bad instincts. Not ready to lead.

Analysis: This John McCain ad is based on a disputed premise.

There’s no dispute that Obama has no background in economics — but then, neither does McCain, which makes this an odd charge for the Arizona senator to hurl.”


McCain’s Economic Experience?

Commerce, Science & Transportation, Member

Subcommittee on Interstate Commerce, Trade, and Tourism, Member

Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Innovation, Member

…There’s a lot more where that came from….

Charity: Not Biden’s Strong Suit; Theft Through Government On the Other Hand…

Joe Biden, the man who gives less than half of one percent of his United States Senator’s salary to charity, said Thursday, that it is patriotic for Americans to pay more in taxes. Apparently, though, to the Senator, it’s only patriotic if the government TAKES the money from you.

Forgive me for disagreeing with the stingy Senator, but I think it is much more patriotic to give money to private charities that are actually accountable for the money they receive. That is the honorable, and yes, patriotic, way to help your fellow Americans, not using the endless powers of government to take what it wants and leave you the leftovers. Here’s the video:

Biden: Really Bad with His Own Money; Do You Trust Him With Yours?

Here’s a little bit more about the Delaware Senator:

Biden’s campaign attorney: Washington lobbyist

Biden: Elect Obama because He’s Black

Joe Biden: Barack Obama Is Too Smart & Educated For Small Town America

Biden: “We want to TAKE money and put it back in the pocket of middle-class people.”


Girl Talk with Joe and Hillary

Oh, That Joe! (No. 12 in a Series) — Are You Ready for Some Football?

Is Barack Obama Ashamed of Joe Biden?

Biden Plays Politics with Special Needs Children

Biden: Palin is a ‘Backwards’ Step for Women

Biden, Pelosi “Stumble” on Abortion

Biden: Mr. Self Deprecating

List of Bishops who have Schooled Joe Biden on Abortion

A Religous Experience?

Cry Baby Biden

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul is…Patriotic?

Here is a chart of the Bidens’ “charitable” giving from 1998 to 2007:

Gross Income              Charity

1998             $215,432                      $195

1999             $210,797                      $120

2000             $219,953                      $360

2001             $220,712                      $360

2002             $227,811                      $260

2003             $231,375                      $260

2004             $234,271                      $380

2005             $321,379                      $380

2006             $248,459                      $380

2007             $319,853                      $995

Total             $2,450,042                    $3,690

H/T Byron York

Obama/Biden: Color Me Unimpressed

Obama picks Joe Biden as VP candidate

Joe Biden: ”I exaggerate when I’m angry”

Joe Biden’s racist slip

Biden’s description of Obama

Barrel of gaffes

Biden’s Gaffe: No Apology Needed