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Tag: Joe Biden

May
1st

BENGHAZI: Emails point to political cover-up

Remember Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012? It was six weeks before a hotly contested presidential election for Barack Obama. Four Americans were killed including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Susan Rice, United Nations ambassador, went on five major news talk shows to assure the American people this attack was a response to an Internet video and not a terrorist act. After all, both Obama and Vice President Joe Biden campaigned with the slogan, “GM is alive and bin Laden is dead.” This was a blatant lie and produced to protect Obama with no reference to his foreign policy failures.

New emails

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Jan.
18th

GUNS: Ultimate goal is civilian disarmament

By now we’re all aware our president is waging his own “reasonable” and “responsible” war on gun owners. Surrounded by children, he unveiled his plan to get the machinery in place for more gun control.

He tells us it’s just “military-style” guns. For now. Nothing average Joe Sportsman should worry about. We’re safer when they take away our liberties. It’s for “the children.”

Americans should wake up to this shameful attack on honest citizens by exploiting the latest tragedy to advance their gun-control agenda. President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Dianne Feinstein ultimately want to make the Second

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Dec.
31st

ECONOMY: President isn’t up to the fiscal cliff task

Once again the president used the media as a political tool, with another useless “theatrical” set of remarks to the American people, this time complete with some democratic supporters lined up behind him.

The president has sent Vice President Joe Biden over to do the negotiating because the president is so inadequate at it. It is time the president put his big-boy pants on, rolled up his sleeves and did his own negotiating with a sincere conviction to get the debt resolved.

He had a debt-reduction committee of both parties work hard and come back with meaningful and obtainable proposals

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Oct.
15th

DEBATE: Biden’s theatrics bordered on abusive

I work with couples as part of my psychotherapy practice. When a spouse does not listen or give any credibility to his/her partner it means that person does not allow him/herself to be influenced by anything the other says and the relationship dies.

In the vice presidential debate, Joe Biden personified this; he would not give Paul Ryan any opportunity to influence him. He discounted Ryan. He blamed and tried to shame him. Biden was in a passive-aggressive rage with his smirking and calling Ryan “my friend.”

If you look at a description of a batterer – angry, discounting, not

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Oct.
12th

DEBATE: Score one more for Team Romney

Last night’s vice presidential debate was a net positive for the Romney campaign. Vice President Joe Biden came across as a rude, old man. Congressman Paul Ryan came across as a polite, young man. Everything else was window dressing.

Sorry, Mr. President, you lost again.

Oct.
12th

DEBATE: Biden lost it on style

I watched the vice presidential debate last night and was stunned by the rudeness of Vice President Joe Biden. This was the most bizarre debate I have ever seen.

From the beginning, Biden continually interrupted Congressman Paul Ryan in mid-sentence and disrespectfully called him “this guy.” Biden arrogantly laughed, giggled and smirked while Ryan was talking, distracting anyone who was watching.

Moderator Martha Raddatz should have stepped in to stop the Biden interruptions but didn’t. Ryan politely asked Biden to stop but he continued anyway. It was obvious Biden was given the job of “attack dog” after President Obama’s poor

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Oct.
10th

DEBATE: What doesn’t Biden know?

Why does Vice President Joe Biden need four days in Delaware with seasoned debate coaches to prep for Thursday’s debate with Paul Ryan?

Does Biden need to memorize something he doesn’t already grasp after having been at President Obama’s side for almost four years and in the Senate for a quarter of a century? Is he rehearsing funny lines (Ryan, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama aren’t known for their hilarity, and Lord knows Americans love a good laugh).

We’re routinely told that Biden is a veteran debater and the White House’s most passionate defender of the working class. With all

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Oct.
4th

ELECTION: No details of Romney’s magical plan

I almost fell off my dancing Olympic horse and had to quit counting my kazillion dollars saved in taxes by stashing my money in offshore tax havens* when I heard Mitt Romney detail how he is a champion of the middle class at Wednesday’s debate.

Oh, except there were no details other than a tired rehashing of trickle-down economic theory, which has never worked.

Romney may as well have chanted “trickle down, trickle down” for the duration of the debate, with a chorus of “state’s rights” as a special carrot for the tea party.

Romney is apparently saving the details

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