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Best Answer Skarlet says
Skarlet - I think you are right on the mark. If it would have been a Republican making this statement we would have been hearing crys of racism far and wide. I don't get why others cannot see what is really going on with the liberal media...
Liberal media = lol. Fox "news" is an example of definitely non-liberal and biased media. ALL politicians always blame the media or other side or focus on gaffes instead of talking honestly about issues due to weak platforms.
ChristinS, Yes, liberal media. What else can one call the summation of ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, CSNBC, vs 1 Conservative FOX. However, FOX has lib AND Conserv guests, only REAL Conservative show is Hannity. MTP?
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Russ Moran says
if for no other reason than for some comic relief:
It could be anyone, but, why look when Joe Biden does it so well?
Well said Teamrn! The liberals are saying that these "mistakes" don't mean anything, but if a republican had done done any of this it would be used as proof of total stupidity.
Nathan, "just not one that you like. " Name a few. No taxes revisions, no jobs, healthcare not at all like he said, promises broken within weaks, commits us to Afghanistan>2024, the ultimate Robin Hood? Say there's more.
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Alex J. Reissig says
There are a lot of things that led to the collapse, most of which were caused by the government regulations. The most terrible policy of the Bush administration was to continue big government like his father and Clinton.
I completely agree. He used the wrong word but the point was the same - and true.
It's always refreshing to hear that Bush is to blame for everything; I hadn't read that for about 5 minutes. The only reason Biden is VP is because Obama wants someone who will propose nothing and never challenge him. Biden's ambitions have ended.
I blamed him for very specific things. You probably hear it a lot because it is true.
KK Trainer, you're kidding aren't you? Am I daft? The actions of NO ONE MAN caused the collapse-how about 80 + years of waste, policy and regulatory mistakes?
Teamrn, KK was being sarcastic. Feel free to spread the blame around, but the Republican agenda during Bush's reign deserves an enormous amount of it.
Junk, Dubya bears some brunt, Clinton, Bush, Carter, Ford, and for eons. So, do the American people for not paying attention as their country headed towards the abyss with overreg. Will Americans learn that they can't put government on 'auto-pilot?'
Oh, well, the American people are top on my list of people to blame. I thought that went without saying.
LOTS led to the collapse, Barney Frank and Chris Dodd overregulated us to death. Putting us back in chains seems apt? JUNK, where's the koolaid menu? Republicans actually admit a problem and want to lead us out. Obama doesn't admit and doesn't lead.
Collapse happened after a long period of deregulation. How can you argue that over-regulation is the problem? Financial masters backed by government assurance took huge gambles and lost.
Nathan, "Of course they have a record to run on," What ix that record, I'm dying to know it, other than how great a husband and father he is. THAT DOES NOT RUN A COUNTRY AND LEAD.
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Christin Sander says
Important issues are tax returns and Bain? No those are the distractions of the Obama campaign so you ignore the REAL issues of the economy, jobs and the policy failures of the last 3.5 years.
Yes, the subjects Romney is actively avoiding are his involvement in Bain - his platform is being an experienced businessman originally. He's evading showing taxes - why? Both are in fact important to establishing his credibility
How does one "look up what Biden actually meant"...The old adage of believe 'NONE of what you hear and 1/2 of what you see...' No one knows what Joe Biden 'meant' in his heart. The only thing we can 'go by' is what Joe Biden said. Sassy is right.
I'm willing to bet you all listened to soundbites and not the full speech, you can look up that the term he meant was "shackled" and it was taken from a previous republican attack against them - react less, learn more.
The only person to know what Joe Biden meant, and I mean the ONLY person is Joe Biden. About Romney avoiding sowing taxes. Why is Obama avoiding HS and college record release. What's good for the goose is good for gander. We've got bigger fish to fry
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34th Bomb Group says
Yes, he was engagin and pleasant, especially when saying 'you'd better not go into a 7 Eleven without an Indian accent/ What about the wheelchair incident? Surely he has prep people. "Barack America?" He was in politics too long.
You clearly misinterpreted my "answer." He IS engaging and pleasant in a SOCIAL setting, like a dinner or cocktail party.
I'm NOT agreeing with him or making excuses for him.
34th! No doubt he is engaging, etc, but that doesn't erase the gaffes. He's the VPOTUS, for gosh sakes. Not even Dan Quayle was that bad. Represents the USA? No misinterpreting your 'answer!'
You do realize I'm agreeing with you, right?
" No misinterpreting your 'answer!'" I kind of think that that statement says I know you're kidding
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Duffa, Thats the goal, I think. Distracting the country from the issues, so they don't see the leadership and record vacuum.
Nathan Orf says
exactly, focusing on triviality instead of actual issues.
That's is because the team of Obama/Biden have no issues to focus on, no politics that succeeded, no record to run on, so they fan any flames possible. I'd not be surprised if this gaffe was planned at Uncle Joe's expense-poor Uncle Joe
Of course they have a record to run on, just not one that you like. Romney, on the other hand, is, as the British tabloids were fond of pointing out, "Nowhere Man".
Drugs, eating dog, no records. So, it's become an issue of focus on Romney's taxes, Ryan's throwing granny off the cliff (ANOTHER MEDIA NON-TRUTH). Since no issues to address, no accomplishments,'the best defense' for B/O is a Chgo-style offense!
You might want to take a harder look at reality. Ryan's plan adds billions to the debt and doesn't balance the budget until 2030. Even Romney is trying to distance himself from it. And Republicans haven't put anything on the table. They have no plan.
How does Rya's plan add billions Not ONE Democrat voted for Obama plan. "Republicans haven't put anything on table-Ryan plan? several budgets? Harry Reid? .Romney not trying to distance-he doesn't agree wit all. That's a far cry from DISTANCING.
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KK Trainor says
Junk, How can I 'argue' that financial overregulation caused the problem? I'm a free-market economist and I feel that the market will right itself and the fewer the regulations, the better. We need to regulate against the greed of the Bernie Maddoffs
Old Empresario says
You are kidding, right? Every time that man opens his mouth he sticks his foot in it.
He says dumb things sometimes, sure. They ALL do. You are exactly right, BOTH sides latch on to silly mistakes instead of focusing on what's important as a distraction.
Even though I'm conservative, I formed this opinion many years ago when I was much more moderate and Joe Biden was in the Senate. The man is quite bright, but seems to have become addle-brained and only 'opens his mouth to change feet!'
AJ, nope; I'm not kidding. Can you qualify your statement? I've never met anyone that was offended by what the man said. All I hear is people repeating what the media tells them about Biden's "gaffes". The media is a filter that distracts from issues
There's a youtube video SETION devoted to Biden'ss gaffes. In fact, all you need to do is look uu BIDEN GAFFES in YouTube and they abound,; my personal favorite:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxdj-ZwKNZ0
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