As a Republican, I think Obama’s selection of Joe Biden was a great move—FOR US. The only thing they have in common is their tendency to plagiarize other people’s speeches. Of course Obama had permission (after the fact) for his plagiarism. Over the past few years Senator Barack Obama’s new attack dog has bitten him over and over. The Illinois Senator has been a favorite TARGET, of the Delaware Senator’s wrath:
- Reacting to an Obama speech on counterterrorism, August 1, 2007: “‘Look, the truth is the four major things he called for, well, hell that’s what I called for,’
- Last August the Biden campaign issued a release that started “The Biden for President Campaign today congratulated Sen. Barack Obama for arriving at a number of Sen. Biden’s long-held views on combating al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” That release mocked Obama for asking about the “stunning level of mercury in fish” and asked about a proposal for the U.S. adopt a ban on mercury sales abroad at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearin September 13, 2007: “My impression is [Obama] thinks that if we leave, somehow the
- Iraqis are going to have an epiphany” of peaceful coexistence among warring sects. “I’ve seen zero evidence of that.
- Speaking to the New York Observer about Mr. Obama. “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” “But — ‘I don’t recall hearing a word from Barack about a plan or a tactic.’”
- Around that time, Biden in an interview with the Huffington Post “The more people learn about them (Obama and Hillary) and how they handle the pressure, the more their support will evaporate.” December 11, 2007:
- “If Iowans believe campaign funds and celebrity will fix the debacle in Iraq, put the economy on track, and provide health care and education for America’s children, they should support another candidate,” said Biden for President Campaign Manager Luis Navarro. “But I’m confident that Iowans know what I know: our problems will require experience and leadership from Day One. Empty slogans will be no match for proven action on caucus night.
- Also that night, Biden said in a campaign ad, “When this campaign is over, political slogans like ‘experience’ and ‘change’ will mean absolutely nothing. The next president has to act.” September 26, 2007: Biden for President Campaign Manager Luis Navarro said,
- “Sen. Obama said he would do everything possible to end the war in Iraq and emphasized the need for a political solution yet he failed to show up to vote for Sen. Biden’s critical amendment to provide a political solution in Iraq.
- At post-debate appearance on MSNBC, October 30, 2007: “The only guy on the other side who’s qualified is John McCain.”
- The Daily Show, August 2, 2005: “John McCain is a personal friend, a great friend, and I would be honored to run with or against John McCain, because I think the country would be better off, be well off no matter who…”
In 1998, when Biden was trying to get the nomination he ran a commercial (see video below) which said in part:
The White House isn’t the place to learn how to deal with international crisis, the balance of power, war and peace, and the economic future of the next generation. A President has got to know the territory, but that’s not enough.” (H/T Ben Smith)
I believe when all is said and done Next November the Republican Party will say that Biden was a great Pick–For US!
Good thing Biden isn’t a racists…or is he–My Friend Fausta put this nice Biden interview on her Blog, where Biden Discusses Indians as running 7-Elevens. Senator Everyone knows thats the Pakistanis. See that video here: