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Say it Ain’t So Joe!

Wednesday, October 21, AD 2015

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  • They made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
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    It also shows that Obama’s JD will not indict HRH. It tells me Clinton, Inc. (worse than Murder, Inc.) has a thick dossier (FBI file?) on Obama.
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    Only thing he’s equally (as Hillary) qualified to the clown car er government to the bitter end.

  • Biden has set himself up as the fallback guy in case something unforeseen happens to Hillary.

  • Jack Webb on the Demon-crap side has dropped out. Tax the rain water O’Malley and Chaffe are left against a criminal and a communist. The first two don’t have a chance.

  • With as much corruption the Clinton machine is involved, I would be shocked that anyone is beyond the Wicked Witch of the East’s clutches. Sanders is simply there to make it look like a quasi-legitimate nomination process. Wouldn’t look as “democratic” if there was only one name on the ballot.

Joe Biden: Equal Opportunity Foot in Mouth

Wednesday, September 17, AD 2014

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Bad Faith Arguments and Immigration

Tuesday, July 2, AD 2013

NB – this was originally posted at the Catholic Stand.

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I would like to use this space to talk with you about an issue of the utmost moral importance. It’s an issue where no clear-thinking, righteous Catholic could possibly differ in judgment. Yes, it’s time that Catholics united and stood up for legislation that outlaws the use of incandescent light bulbs. Not only would such legislation help protect our environment, but it is actually mandated in the Bible. Are you not familiar with Mathew 25:35?

For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in:

If you’re wondering what this Scripture passage has to do with banning incandescent light bulbs, well, it’s as applicable to this issue as it is to the Senate’s attempts to pass an immigration reform bill. Yet  our Vice President has cited this passage to shame  Christians into supporting immigration reform.

You’ll pardon me for failing to see how this biblical injunction means that I must support a bill that allows those who have entered the country illegally to jump ahead of those who desire legal passage into this country.

Unfortunately it has become something of a game to misappropriate bible verses in order to justify either legislation or, in some circles, to actually defend behavior or attitudes that contradict most other Bible passages. How often have you read a blog post criticizing, say, Nancy Pelosi for defending abortion rights, only to see someone in the comments to said post utilize the “let he who is without sin cast the first stone?” non-argument? It’s not enough to just cite the passage, you actually have to demonstrate how the passage you’re citing actually links to the position you’re taking. Sure, not every Bible verse will literally match up and you do need to interpret according to the proper context, but there should be at least a reasonable nexus between the Scripture quotation and your position on a semi-related issue.

What’s also infuriating about Biden’s sudden adherence to biblical literalism is that he glosses over, say 1 Corinthians 6:9 when it comes to same-sex marriage, and that pesky 6th Commandment when it comes to abortion. Yet strained references to unrelated Bible passages are perfectly acceptable according to ole Joe when it’s a piece of legislation his boss and his party are really desperate to pass.

If only Joe Biden were the only Catholic stretching logic in order to justify Senate action. Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, the Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, authored this letter encouraging support for the Senate’s bill. I don’t think there’s anything inherently wrong with the Bishops supporting immigration reform, it’s just that the arguments deployed in defense of the bill are, well, indefensible, starting with this:

Each day in our parishes, social service programs, hospitals, and schools we witness the human consequences of a broken immigration system. Families are separated, migrant workers are exploited, and our fellow human beings die in the desert.

This is a very unfortunate choice of words. Note the use of the passive voice: families are separated, migrant workers are exploited. What this passage does is essentially deny any agency in the migrant worker. In fact, the wording actually dehumanizes the worker in a certain sense because it takes away any moral culpability on his part. Those who have chosen to immigrate to the United States – legally or illegally – have largely not done so against their will (I will not discuss here those who have been forced to leave the country against their will thanks to our lack of effective border security). If families are separated, then that responsibility adheres to the individual or individuals who have knowingly entered the country illegally.

There is more:

We can continue on our current path, which employs an immigration system that does not serve the rule of law or the cause of human rights, or we can create a system which honors both principles.

I have admitted that the current immigration system could use improving, but this is complete hyperbole. Even if one grants – as I do – that the current system is overly restrictive, how does it not serve the rule of law? Is the system unjust? No. Moreover, Archbishop Gomez fails to recognize where the rule of law is not being respected. It’s the person who has entered the country illegally who has flouted the rule of law. If the system is broken, then perhaps we should point the fingers at those who have broken it by overrunning it.

We can maintain a system that fosters illegal behavior and undermines the law, or fashion one that provides incentives for legal behavior and is based upon fairness and opportunity.

Again, in trying to defend the migrant worker the good Archbishop is effectively dehumanizing him by suggesting that the person just has no other recourse than to break the law. Furthermore, the very bill that Archbishop Gomez and his fellow American Bishops are promoting creates dis-incentives for legal behavior. Those who are already here illegally will not be punished other than in the most minimal way, and most of the supposed restrictions being placed on them can easily be disregarded. In essence, they will have an opportunity to gain legal status ahead of those who have played by the rules. Where is the fairness in that? Where is the respect for the rule of law in that?

I am growing tired of those who misuse Scripture and who offer empty platitudes in an attempt to convince Catholics they are morally obligated to support certain public policies. Of course Jesus’s words and teaching should always be at the forefront of our minds as we’re formulating political opinions. What I find offensive are efforts to appropriate those teachings and infer a certain pre-determined end.

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  • I’ll just repeat here what I said in the combox at Catholic Stand:

    I’ve been waiting for someone in the mainstream Catholic blogosphere to say something like this. Unfortunately, Archbishop Gomez and yes Vice President Biden, are speaking for the vast majority of U.S. Bishops on this issue. In fact, they have even included this issue alongside of opposing the HHS Mandate in their Fortnight for Freedom statement. If this is not defining religious liberty down, what is?

    Although I vehemently oppose the Gang of Eight’s bill, I would object to them coming out against it just as much as I oppose what they are doing now. On issues like this capital punishment, and other issues where a Catholic can licitly take divergent views, the bishops’ responsibilities are to state the binding moral principles and hold all side accountable to those principles. Beyond that, they are to remain neutral. This is all the more crucial in the times we now find ourselves.

  • “LOVE!!”

    Yes, but LOVE!!! (I put an extra exclamation point in there for a little extra effect) is not merely an emotion. True love must be done in truth. That includes the possibility that actually loving a person may mean doing something that they find painful – including having them act justly (according to the law.)

    Archbishop Gomez was ordained a priest for the Prelature of Opus Dei. St. Josemaria Escriva was adamant that it was the domain of the laity to order society. Priests were to teach but not to form particular programs. He was so in love with this aspect of the role of the laity that he said “When priests speak about politics, they are wrong.” Archbishop Gomez proves these words.

  • It always amazes me when people, especially those with great responsibility, condone stealing (which is, IMO, what illegal immigration is). This is an excellent article because it clearly spells out how people get around their culpability by changing their sentences to the passive voice. Is there a link to the article on Catholic Stand?

  • I’ve added a link to the Catholic Stand at the top of the post.

  • It has long been troubling to me that the Catholic Church has taken the stand of segregating Latino immigrants from the parishioners. At least, that’s what is done in the Diocese of Nashville.
    Years ago, I protested that “segregation” was outlawed in the 60’s.
    Here, there are separate “Spanish” Masses. Said in Spanish. There are other “separate” activities.
    While I appreciate the compassion of wanting to communicate to these immigrants in their native language, the practice is, in fact, holding them back. It is effectively denying them opportunity in America. The international language of business is “English.” English is taught all around the world, but, here, the Church if failing our Hispanic brethern by not encouraging them to attend our already established Masses. What safer and more loving environment could initiate them in American culture?
    When I was in Miami years ago, my daughter and I attended a fully Spanish Mass and enjoyed the experience. Even though, during the homily, she nudged me and said, “Bet you’re getting alot out of this homily!” Though, I do not speak Spanish, I picked up on words and gestures enough to capture the essence.
    We need to help Hispanics embrace English. It is disingenous of the Church to suggest that it is “wrong” for a fence to be built along the border when the bishop(s)demand that the parishes provide “separate, but equal” facilities and Masses for the immigrants. If they are in America, there should be no fences.
    At the same time, citizenship must be earned. And it must be legal.

  • “Mathew 25:35?

    “‘For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in . . . ‘”

    Kumbaya!

    The error in contemporary “social justice” teaching is essential. And, Joe Biden is an imbecile.

    The “Final Judgment” teaching is only presented in Matthew.

    However, Matthew, Mark, and Luke quote Jesus teaching specifically who qualifies as His followers, His brothers and His sisters.

    The only ones that will enter the Kingdom of Heaven are those who do what “my Father wants them to do.” (Mattew 7:21; Luke 13:25-27)

    Jesus teaches that certainly whoever gives even a drink of cold water to one of the least of His followers will receive a reward. (Matt. 10:42; Mark 9:41)

    Jesus says that his brothers and sisters are whomever does what God the Father wants them to do. (Matt. 12:48-50; Mark 3:31-35; Luke 8:19-21)

    Ergo, illegal invaders are not doing what God wants them to do and are not Christ’s brothers, followers or sisters, least of or otherwise.

    Mickey Kaus: “Shorter, Rubio aide: ‘There’s a reason unemployed Americans are unemployed. They aren’t star performers.’ Screw ‘em. We’re bringing in workers from abroad! This is what opponents of the Gang of 8 have been arguing is the philosophy behind its proposed giant increase in the immigrant work force. Good to have confirmation.”

    Misplaced sentimentality/mercy and willful ignorance. Tolerance of criminality leads to more crime; tolerance of terrorism leads to more terrorism; efforts to appear defenseless lead to assault.

    One does not stop rapes by making rape legal.

  • Miss Sheila,

    Our Lord and Master communes with His people by offering Himself in the Eucharist, not to make them more American. Mass isn’t about sovereignty, it is about communing with God as one people, spread over many lands and speaking many tongues, but one people all the same.

    Where there are enough Spanish speaking members of the congregation to warrant Mass said in Spanish, it should be said in Spanish, or even English, if a Pastor finds that many English speaking people in his Miami parish 🙂

  • Nowhere in that letter does the bishop specify how the current regime in immigration law inhibits the Church’s corporal works of mercy.

    I am sorry, it is just seems another example of a mush-head who’s a parasite off the order which has to be provided by rougher characters to whose efforts he grants no credit. Or perhaps it is an example of a bourgeois cosmopolitan who does not care much about the interests of people who live here. Leapfrogging loyalties, and all.

    In parish life, it is very seldom that you encounter a priest who offers insistent teaching through a full cycle of sermons derived from the readings of each Sunday of the liturgical year. Here we have the hierarchical variant of it whereby effort and voice is frittered away in favor of a lot of chaff about ancillary matters. We do live in a decadent age.

Biden Refuses to Kiss the Ring of Pope Francis

Monday, March 25, AD 2013

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  • Banning abortion is torture, but ripping a baby baby apart isn’t ? Only a left wing bureaucrat with too much time on his hands could think with that level of enlightenment.

  • Oops I meant to post that on the other thread. But then again, that apply to Biden as well.

  • Joe Biden can kiss my . . .

  • I would say, the Pope’s ring would be effusively thankful that it was not befouled by the lying lips of Joe Biden. 🙂

  • I have to wonder if Biden held out his hand for the Pope to kiss Biden’s ring, and the Pope shook Biden’s hand instead. Awkward.

  • Biden is evidently the opposite of his boss, who is known for bowing to foreign leaders. Kissing the Pope’s ring is not a gesture of homage to an individual. It is a sign of respect for the office, not the man. Does the Veep, a professed Catholic, have no respect for the office of the papacy?

  • I’m sure Pope Francis will make no such demand. Our new Pope does not consider himself royalty. He will lead with a humble heart and win souls back to the Church.
    When did Jesus require ring-kissing? Oh,
    right, He didnt own a ring. Or red leather shoes or an ermine cape.

  • “[6] And when Jesus was in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, [7] There came to him a woman having an alabaster box of precious ointment, and poured it on his head as he was at table. [8] And the disciples seeing it, had indignation, saying: To what purpose is this waste? [9] For this might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. [10] And Jesus knowing it, said to them: Why do you trouble this woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.

    [11] For the poor you have always with you: but me you have not always. [12] For she in pouring this ointment upon my body, hath done it for my burial. [13] Amen I say to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which she hath done, shall be told for a memory of her. [14] Then went one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, to the chief priests, [15] And said to them: What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you? But they appointed him thirty pieces of silver.”

  • St. John 12:1-8 tells us the complainant was Judas – the one who was going to betray Christ. St. John (he was there) explains that the carping was not because he cared about the poor, but because Judas was a thief.

    Judas was the prototypical liberal.

    Imagine there is no liberal.

    It’s easy if you try.

  • Well, he really shouldn’t have to. He shouldn’t have to kiss the Queen’s ring either. Early Christians didn’t offer the pinch of ash, and today we feel as the result of centuries of Chrsitian thought that it is all a matter of allegience. Whom do we obey, God or man?

  • “Whom do we obey, God or man?”

    A Catholic should show respect to the Vicar of Christ Jon. He is the successor to Peter to whom Christ granted the keys of the kingdom of Heaven. Biden is a buffoon and a cretin who routinely lies when he is cornered as he did when he made up the fable of his Mom’s advice to justify his rudeness. It does not bother me however, since Biden is not worthy to kiss the ring of the Pope. Now feeling the Pope’s foot giving him a swift kick in the rump however…

  • I understand your line of reasoning, although we have come to think of Jesus as the church’s head and all of us as brothers in Christ. It is difficult to adhere to practices of the old world, especially in the church, though I of course speak as an Evangelical Protestant.

  • Biden is a buffoon and a cretin who routinely lies when he is cornered as he did when he made up the fable of his Mom’s advice to justify his rudeness.

    I think he just confounded the advice from his mother with the advice he got from Mary Kinnock.

  • If we take the remarks of Jesus to his immediate disciples seriously, we are left with the impression that no one should have any titles and that deference should be mutual in the Spirit, never enacted ritualistically.

  • “though I of course speak as an Evangelical Protestant.”

    If Biden did not claim to be a Catholic his breach of etiquette would not be worth my time to mention.

  • I see. American Catholics often do what they want and tend to be pretty individualistic in their conception of things. I’ve noticed they don’t necessarily tout the party line. They don’t go along with every pope or everthing each pope says. Some would like to send it in the direction of the Episcopal Church as an earlier blog pointed out. THese are American Catholics. I suspect European ones may be that way too, but I don’t know for sure.

  • “I think he just confounded the advice from his mother with the advice he got from Mary Kinnock.”

    OK Art, let’s see if anyone gets that comment besides you and me! 🙂

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  • Another take.
    Uncle Joe remembered that Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss. Joey got nervous, realizing that he has been a betrayer of Truth, and not wishing to “Hang out” at the “dump” as was Judas’ reward, Joey didn’t take the chance.

  • “I would say, the Pope’s ring would be effusively thankful that it was not befouled by the lying lips of Joe Biden. ”

    In light of the shame Biden has brought upon the Church in using his political power to undermine Church teaching in the most horrible ways, his refusal to kiss the Pope’s ring is no big deal. It would only stand to reason. In fact, I think, in this light, it would add further insult to the grave harm he has done to both Church and society if he had kissed the Pope’s ring. Something I’m sure the talking heads on our side would have pointed out if Biden had placed his “lying lips” on the Pope’s ring.

  • Those of you over 40 may remember the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts. One time they were roasting Frank Sinatra. And Milton Berle made the crack that, “Frank is going to see the Pope in Rome. And he’s gonna be made a cardinal so from now on we’ll only have to kiss his ring.” The underlying punch of that crack was about how Sinatra’s influence in Vegas was such that you couldn’t get work in the entertainment industry there unless Sinatra approved of you. This whole Biden episode made me think of that.

  • In light of the shame Biden has brought upon the Church in using his political power to undermine Church teaching in the most horrible ways

    You are confounding Biden with Robert Drinan. Biden’s clownishness is a source of embarrassment, not shame.

  • I’m sure her Maj. would be astounded should anyone attempt to kiss her ring – the only ring she wears is her wedding ring which is of course on her left hand, and she normally wears gloves. On being presented to the Queen you shake hands and give a slight bow (from the neck only). Ladies should curtsy. I remember Nancy Reagan refusing to do so, which prompted the general comment: “If folks don’t know how to behave, they should stay at home”.

  • Art

    I am not speaking Biden’s clownishness, which is a source of entertainment for his political opposition. Biden, as both senator and VP, has been ardently pro-abortion. You could say the same for Fr. Drinan as well.

  • He confuses the kiss’s symbol as showing respect of the man .. rather than the office. Maybe Obama would rather Joe give a High Five.

  • If I recall correctly, Senator Biden insisted on every act of deference due to his position. It’s easy to be humble about someone else’s rank.

  • Ya know “it’s hard to be humble when you’re perfect in every way”.

  • Jon misses the point in his post above. If temporal Authority comes from God, then certainly the “keys” of Saint Peter do. When a man, given authority by God to rule, commands some act that is contrary to God’s law, then, as Peter told the scribes, “We ought to obey God rather than man.” Jon wold not have lasted long with the Israelites if he refused to obey Moses, or would he John?

  • Kelso, I believe you are drawing a false parallel. And I don’t think Moses asked anyone to kiss his ring. Something tells me that had he done that, he wouldn’t have lasted as long in his assignment.

  • I have tears in my eyes from laughing so much.

    Great commentary in the article and equally great comments below. Made my day. Joe Biden is a buffoon indeed.

    Why am I not surprised by his attention seeking nonsense. And his farcical convoluted explanation for his behavior. If you are confident in your actions, believing they are right, then why do you need to explain yourself? Only a moronic bafoon would feel the need.

  • Ring or no ring, Jon, would you have obeyed Moses. The priests swung incense in the holy of holies before two stone tablets, the rod of Aaron, and the manna. Your problem, I gather, is not the pope’s ring, but the pope. You seem to want an acephalous Church, in which everyone is free to be their own pope.

  • Both Moses and most of the chosen people were punished by not living to enter the Promised Land. Nevertheless, the chosen people, unlike most contemporary Catholics, actually did whatever Moses told them.

    Moses didn’t need no stinkin’ ring.

  • As the Bible says, the sins of the father are visited down unto the fourth generation, Joe…

  • Just as well. I’d hate to see the Pope catch the stupid.

  • Claudia Johnson says:
    Monday, March 25, 2013 A.D. at 5:43pm

    Your despicable slander of the good heart of Pope Benedict and woeful ignorance of Christian symbolism are noted.

  • Mr. Biden, do as your own wisdom directs you. However, that ring is the ring of the fisherman, the vicar of Christ. The taditional kiss is a demonstration of love for the apostlic church, not a sign of submission. That is why popes kiss babies and the handicapped. They are showing the love of Christ.

  • The Pope does not need his ring to be kissed. He may know that V POTUS needs prayers.

  • I’m trying to think of some way of not insulting the VP, but he’s just such a complete tool, God forgive me. I don’t know whether to weep or laugh at this fresh act of clownery. His mother should’ve taught him to try to deserve respect rather than simply demand it. Pride goeth, etc.

  • His mother should’ve taught him to try to deserve respect rather than simply demand it. Pride goeth, etc.

    Catherine Finnegan Biden told the newspapers in 2008 that Sen. Hairplugs was a “wonderful human being”. (You know, he could “sing and dance and write verse” just like his 12 hour-a-day coal miner grandpappy taught him, not to mention produce original papers on legal topics and win moot court competitions).

    Mary Kinnock never weighed in on the subject.

  • Of course the VP didn’t kiss the Popes ring. It would send a message that he is part of the Church and beholden to its rituals and teachings. Clearly, this VP wants to be known as being Catholic only in name. Imagine that image being used against him in the future. HIs political career in the US would be over.

  • “His political career in the US would be over.”

    It already is over. Biden is simply too much of a simpleton to realize that fact.

  • No, I do not want a church where everyone is their own pope. I want a church where everyone bows to God and his word. Christ is the head of the church and that is sufficient for me. Ancient Israel wanted a king. They got one, but their request indicated their rejection of God their King.

  • The elitist liberals in the USA are disgrace to their country. They have a contempt for the truth. The founding fathers would have run them them out of town. Pope Francis has already become more relevant to the world than they could ever hope to perceiv

  • So, Jon, does Christ speak to you? Why did Jesus command us to “hear the church.” Why did He tell His apostles “He who hears you hears Me”? Why did He give men the power to forgive sins? Your own words betray you. You ARE your own pope. If not then you are a PROPHET directly inspired by God. Have you worked any miracles?

VP Debate: Not What I Expected

Friday, October 12, AD 2012

I’m sure many of you will disagree with me, seeing as how this is a mostly conservative blog, but I do not think Paul Ryan won tonight’s debate. In fact, I was disappointed in his overall performance, particularly his weak answers on abortion.

Yes I’m glad he raised the religious liberty issue, but he should have taken a moment to insist that opposition to abortion is rooted in the belief that all innocent human beings, born and unborn, deserve protection under the law. We all know that “life begins at conception.” The question is not when life begins, but when the right to life begins. Ryan’s hands may be tied to a certain extent by Romney’s position, which admits for various exceptions – conditions under which it is ok to butcher an innocent unborn child. Even so, he could have answered much better than he did.

That aside, I believe Biden dominated the debate. I know I am not the only one making this comparison, but it looked like a Thanksgiving dinner. To some it looked like mean old uncle Joe trying to beat up on nephew Paul, who held his own. To others, including myself, it looked like mean but knowledgeable Uncle Joe schooling a somewhat intimidated whippersnapper.

What I think, fortunately, doesn’t matter. Some post-debate polls, such as CNN’s, said Ryan won the debate, while others, such as CBS’s, had Biden winning. It appears that the debate was a tie game, with Biden having met his primary objective and Ryan having (mostly) stood his ground. Perhaps I am more disappointed than most because I expected much more from Ryan. I didn’t expect him to be a foreign policy whiz, but I expected more fight out of him on economic issues and certainly a whole lot more on social issues, particularly abortion.

Maybe he could take lessons from Ron Paul on how to respond next time (if there is a next time, in 2016 perhaps).

 

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  • He must have missed Rick Santorum’s speeches on the topic. After all, he did endorse Mitt Romney over Rick Santorum in Wisconsin, effectively ending Rick Santorum’s bid for the nomination.

  • Across the ocean the debate that I watched at 2-3;32 AM lost something in transmission than what I watched. Mr Ryan was credited with winning on style and both were even on points. However, Mr Biden’s 82 interruptions, his smirks and laughing all through showed his character which was not admirable. Mr Ryan never interrupted once, was 100 % in total control of his facts on domestic economic issues and was very astute on the Middle East and Libyan North African mess and danger of spillover. His hands are tied on abortion, but he scored on Mr Biden when he said science and medicine was the reason to oppose abortion and the story of their first-born “bean” daughter was classic Ronald Reagan-style making a point. Your post was quite disappointing, as i saw the interaction in the whole 92 minute debate. Excellent moderator, great fair job.

  • I felt like the debate was fairly even. Ryan had that priceless zinger in response to the 47%. He clearly outdid Biden during the conversation on social security.

    However Biden did a very good job when talking about Afghanistan. He put Ryan in a terrible position of trying to defend staying longer in that mess.

    Overall Biden came off as a cranky old man who reminds us all of the overly opinionated uncle no one enjoys being around. I think everyone is really underestimating how much that hurt his overall performance.

    As a side note, I felt real sorrow over hearing Biden say his Catholicism “guides” his life and he “accepts” the teachings of the Church on abortion, but then in the same breath go on to vigorously defend it. It’s not a surprise, but just a real sadness that he defends such evil.

    I really wish Ryan would of called him out on that more.

  • I do not know how you could declare Biden the winner when he interupted Ryan 82 times and the moderator interupted him another 32 times. In the real world of debate he would have be disqualified.

  • Vice President Biden helped his base, but if all you are doing is helping your base you are in trouble. Congressman Ryan sounded articulate and respectful, which is all he needed to do. To a lot of guys VP Biden sounded like the loud mouth at the bar or the football game who guys just detest. To a lot of women VP Biden sounded like a slippery used car salesman, which is not what helps in the polls. CNN polling had Ryan winning the debate and winning the likability portion of the debate by 10%, a very big number when all Congressman Ryan needed to do was sound competent.

  • Biden’s behavior will hopefully not set a new standard for debate performance. The American voter wants the chance to hear candidate’s policies explained outside the distortion of biased media, spin, and sensational commercials. Biden’s constant laughing, sniping and interruption created a disrespectful and distracting atmosphere, and was, frankly, obnoxious. The moderator is not to be commended either.

  • Ryan’s problem is that he ALSO doesn’t follow the Church’s teaching on abortion in his public life since the Romney/Ryan ticket accepts abortion in the cases of rape, incest, and when the life of the mother is at risk (i.e. whenever a pro-abortion doctor wants to say she’s at risk, mentally or otherwise). It would be hard to push Biden on the issue because Ryan would slide right down with him on the slippery slope.

  • “Ryan’s problem is that he ALSO doesn’t follow the Church’s teaching on abortion in his public life”

    “A particular problem of conscience can arise in cases where a legislative vote would be decisive for the passage of a more restrictive law, aimed at limiting the number of authorized abortions, in place of a more permissive law already passed or ready to be voted on. Such cases are not infrequent. It is a fact that while in some parts of the world there continue to be campaigns to introduce laws favouring abortion, often supported by powerful international organizations, in other nations-particularly those which have already experienced the bitter fruits of such permissive legislation-there are growing signs of a rethinking in this matter. In a case like the one just mentioned, when it is not possible to overturn or completely abrogate a pro-abortion law, an elected official, whose absolute personal opposition to procured abortion was well known, could licitly support proposals aimed at limiting the harm done by such a law and at lessening its negative consequences at the level of general opinion and public morality. This does not in fact represent an illicit cooperation with an unjust law, but rather a legitimate and proper attempt to limit its evil aspects.”

    Pope John Paul II-Gospel of Life

  • Ryan won on style, substance was fairly even. Biden looked deranged at times. He needs to quit sniffing laughing gas.

    I thought Ryan did well on the Abortion question, claiming a pro-life position not only because of his Catholic faith, but also because of reason and science. Biden’s personally pro-life but… position was an offense to anyone with common sense.

  • I thought Biden was winning the debate for the first hour or so. He came across as rude, but Ryan looked weak in not being able to stand up to him. Eventually, though, I think Biden took it too far, to the point where it seemed like Ryan couldn’t get five words out before Biden would start yelling again. You couldn’t really follow what either of them were saying.

    So I think Biden effectively neutralized Ryan, but ended up coming off very badly in the process.

  • Biden won debate in terms of performance. He had a command not of the facts but of his presentation whereas Ryan appeared far too deferential and wonky which had the effect of making him appear weak. In the end this does nothing for the Obama camp which is now on the defensive after losing significant ground with precious little time before voters minds start to congeal that the only hope is change.

  • Though the left may have scored an immediate buzz here, give it a few days for it to sink in and I think Ryan will come out on top. It still needs to be digested.

  • I thought that both of them mugged for the cameras. As for interruptions, I only watched bits of the debate, but there were enough occasions of them talking over each other that I didn’t get a strong sense that either one was more to blame for it.

    I was kind of surprised to hear Biden take the “personally opposed” position. It feels like there’s been a change among Catholic Democrats recently toward a “completely support” stance – Nancy Pelosi and Caroline Kennedy come to mind.

  • Chad,
    I think there is another difference between Ryan’s public stance and Biden’s. Biden not only “supports” the Obama Administration’s extreme pro-abort views, it is plain that he “agrees” with those views as a matter of public policy. In contrast, it is reasonably clear that Ryan does not agree with the Romney exceptions, but rather agrees “to” them as a matter of ticket solidarity.

  • I only watched bits of the debate, but there were enough occasions of them talking over each other that I didn’t get a strong sense that either one was more to blame for it.

    You must have watched a very brief amount of the debate then, because Biden was far, far more guilty of interrupting Ryan. In fact, the final tally was 82 interruptions – for a 90 minute debate.

  • Lessons from Ron Paul would be really useful if Paul Ryan ever wants to raise a whole bunch of money and not win a single primary.

  • Anybody else catch that “million billion” line from Biden? As far as Biden slip ups go it was nothing but it sure sounded funny live.

  • I think the thing was pretty close myself. The reason Biden looked like he did well to many people on his side is that they had Obama’s defeat fresh in their mind. It’s like when Cleveland Browns fans see their high school team win and they say “wow, what a great football team.”

  • the argument that Ryan is equally as bad as Biden on abortion is like saying that “Roe v. Wade” shouldn’t be repealed if the GOP is unable to pass the Human Life Amendment, because states would still be able to keep abortion legal.

    not the best analogy i admit but you see what i’m getting at. it’s pointless to go all-or-nothing if it makes you end up with nothing, when you could make more incremental successes and then convince people toward the more absolute stance from there.

  • I think Biden did great!! He fought in favor of Religious Freedom, Paul didn’t do that, which I honestly didn’t expect neither to do. Ryan killed it with his comment on abortion clause, Rape, incest, and mother’s life in danger as exception to abortion. It is a shame he calls himself Catholic, it is a Shame he calls himself Pro-Life. I don’t care what others might think but this man is just the right man to be Vice President. Nov 2008=Voted Democrat. Nov 2012= voting Democrat!

  • “It is a shame he calls himself Catholic, it is a Shame he calls himself Pro-Life.”

    You attack Ryan for being willing to swallow some exceptions in order to ban all other abortions while giving full-throated support to Biden who supports abortion on demand. Does being a yellow dog Democrat necessitate giving up any semblance of logic?

  • Yeah, that Biden sure is a model for all Catholics. Oh, sorry, I meant to say he’s a model for all CATHOLICS!!

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  • Excuse Donald, first of all you need to respect others opinion. I didn’t come commenting on other people thoughts, I expressed my thought and opinion. And yes I SUPPORT Biden, if you have a problem i don’t care, just like you who support Ryan, I don’t care nor have a problem. We all are free to express our thoughts.

    Incase your ears popped while listening to the debate and incase you went blind while reading the transcript of the debate, Biden doesn’t support Abortion at all. He just doesn’t believe in imposing his faith on others, all we as Catholic have left is Pray and advise those we know that are liking or will do it, as long As I have done my part of educating the person of it being a Crime, Sin and awful, I know I have done something good. How other people carry themselves in life and their decisions is between them and God. I know I would never have an abortion. I been marry for a year already and I am only 22 yrs old, Political Scientist student…And I believe firmly in my Faith, I practice my Faith and I respect it, just like I respect other people decisions to do what they choose to. This is why I believe Religion and Government should be two institution that are completely not involved with each other. Separated!

  • I care about people, I care about my Health and those who can’t afford it. I hope and know for sure, that Obama will be re-elected! I don’t seem to understand how you people are against HHS…Don’t you care about those without Health Insurance…?

  • I do agree with one thing, neither two would ever do anything for the Catholic Church nor about Abortion. Just like my priority at voting have never been based on Religion but as a student, immigrant to this country, below middle class, and international affair, I know that even if Romney (sorry ass) and Ryan (win…lol) they don’t have any interest not priority in doing anything for overtuning Roe v Wade …

  • “I think Biden did great!! He fought in favor of Religious Freedom”

    Isa,

    Would you please mail me whatever it is you’re smoking? It sounds like great stuff.

  • “Excuse Donald, first of all you need to respect others opinion.”

    Opinions first need to be worthy of respect.

    “Biden doesn’t support Abortion at all.”

    Once again, does being a Yellow Dog Democrat mean that you forego all logic?

    “He just doesn’t believe in imposing his faith on others,”

    Oh, please. Biden has no problem imposing his beliefs on others in countless areas as his votes in the Senate indicate. Biden voted in favor of a constituional amendment banning abortion in 1982 before it became politically advantageous for him to embrace the pro-abort cause.”

    “How other people carry themselves in life and their decisions is between them and God.”

    And the million innocent children being aborted each year in this country are of absolutely no concern to you as you cast your votes for pro-aborts.

    “I am only 22 yrs old, Political Scientist student”
    The term is Political Science.

    “I practice my Faith and I respect it, just like I respect other people decisions to do what they choose to.”

    I doubt that. For example I assume you would oppose people having the right to murder anyone they choose, or enslaving anyone they wish to. The difference with abortion is that you have had the misfortune to be born into a time where the murder of the unborn is celebrated as a constitutional right and you have bought into this monstrous injustice hook, line and sinker. You are young and I pray that you will one day realize the horror of what you currently support.

  • “I don’t seem to understand how you people are against HHS”

    We are against it because it forces employers to provide “free” contraceptive coverage to employees, even if it is against the conscience of the employers to do so. You say that you are big on people being free to do what they wish to do. Isn’t your support for the HHS Mandate a contradiction of this principle?

  • “I am only 22 yrs [sic] old, Political Scientist [sic] student”

    Reason number 2642 why I didn’t become a professor.

  • I respect your opinions. And I expect you do the same with my opinions. I am Pro-Life, I am against Abortion and will always be. My question to both you so called Catholic…What if your child or your niece had cancer and you didn’t have insurance, what would you do? Actually It is my concern and it hurts to know that so many women choose to go through this, but I can’t condem them or judge them, all I can do is Pray for that innocent child and that mother and doctor who agree to go with it… God calls us to accept people as they are, not to judge them nor condem them.

    As long I live my life in faith and continue to educate those around me and informe them of the harm abortion does, the crime they be committing, I know that I, my self as a Catholic am faithful to my church Doctrine and most importantly to God’s way of living.

    No Bonchamps, I am not smoking anything, think you should learn to respect as well. Problem I have always seen from us, Catholics involved in Politics or opinioning about Politics is that most or all are offensive and don’t respect.

    I am worthy of respect! but you know what, you being a Grown man in “faith” still have alot to learn from Life and other, I recommend you to read the Bible more…

    You apparently don’t read or understand, as I have said already, I am against Abortion. And don’t support it I don’t need people that don’t respect me, to pray for me…on the contrary I will pray for you!!

    Like I said, neither Biden nor Ryan will do anything for the Church, it is up to us…Government and Religion shouldn’t be together, this has always been a problem for century…

  • Regarding HHS: Biden himself said:”With regard to the assault on the Catholic church, let me make it absolutely clear, no religious institution, Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic Social Services, Georgetown Hospital, Mercy Hospital, any hospital, none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact.” ….

  • I been marry for a year already and I am only 22 yrs old, Political Scientist student

    I take it your professors do not deduct points for errors in grammer, spelling, and punctuation.

    I care about people, I care about my Health and those who can’t afford it. I hope and know for sure, that Obama will be re-elected! I don’t seem to understand how you people are against HHS…Don’t you care about those without Health Insurance…?

    Health is something you have, not something you can ‘afford’. What you purchase is not ‘health’ but the services of a class of practitioners. I do in fact care about the uninsured; I just do not think that the Rube Goldberg scheme dreamed up by the various and sundry factions within the Democratic Congressional Caucus (abetted by the Administration brain trust and various lobbies) does anyone any good (bar those who will receive employment in the various bureaucracies necessary to implement this scheme).

  • No Bonchamps, I am not smoking anything, think you should learn to respect as well.

    You speak and write like this when sober?

  • Art Deco: does it bother you if I had grammatical errors? If so, take it somewhere else…Why do you care anyways, did it bit your attention on your ass?

  • I been respectful and only came to give my opinion since I came across this page thinking, Oh its Catholic, great! …. but apparently you y’ll have made me so disappointed, not my faith, but people who represent Catholic… Political analysical exchange of opinion shouldn’t be all about bashing at each other but an exchange of opinion with mutual respect.

  • If so, take it somewhere else…Why do you care anyways, did it bit your attention on your ass?

    Well, you might be more comprehensible if you could write proper English. The exercise might induce you to think more clearly.

    “Political science” is a subject taught only in tertiary institutions (though there have been in the past couses in “civics” at the secondary level. Academic subjects in community colleges are mostly filler students have to endure to earn their associate’s in vocational subjects; there are few studying specialized academic programs at that level. So, I take it you are a student at a baccalaureate granting institution. Among my contemporaries (now all in middle age), only about 35% made an attempt at that and many (like Sarah Palin and like Rod Dreher) preferred vocational to academic subjects. Somehow, I suspect if your academic competence is expected to be at least a half-standard deviation above the median among your contemporaries, you could put together a correct and coherent sentence. Worked for my contemporaries.

  • “I respect your opinions. And I expect you do the same with my opinions.”

    No, it really doesn’t work that way. Opinions are entitled to respect entirely based upon their content. Foolish and/or bad opinions are not entitled to any respect.

    “I am Pro-Life, I am against Abortion and will always be.”

    No you aren’t if you vote for pro-aborts. For example, let us say that we are living 175 years ago and you encounter someone who loudly proclaims he is against slavery and yet you know that he votes for pro-slavery candidates for public office. Wouldn’t you conclude that the alleged opposition to slavery by this man was completely hollow, and that he really is not against slavery?

    “What if your child or your niece had cancer and you didn’t have insurance, what would you do?”

    Pay for their care of course. Christ admonishes us to help those in need, not to place the duty upon Caesar instead of upon ourselves.

    “but I can’t condem them or judge them”

    I have been President of the Board for over a decade for a crisis pregnancy center where we help women thinking of abortion. We also have post abortion counseling for women who have gone through abortion. The pro-life movement isn’t about condemning or judging women, but rather it is all about stopping the slaying of unborn children.

    “God calls us to accept people as they are, not to judge them nor condem them.”
    Actually God calls us to free ourselves from our sins and to believe in Christ. Tolerance of sin is no favor extended to any sinner, including ourselves.

    “I know that I, my self as a Catholic am faithful to my church Doctrine and most importantly to God’s way of living.”

    Actually in regard to voting for pro-aborts you are not. Here is what the catechism says in regard to abortion and the law:

    The inalienable right to life of every innocent human individual is a constitutive element of a civil society and its legislation:

    “The inalienable rights of the person must be recognized and respected by civil society and the political authority. These human rights depend neither on single individuals nor on parents; nor do they represent a concession made by society and the state; they belong to human nature and are inherent in the person by virtue of the creative act from which the person took his origin. Among such fundamental rights one should mention in this regard every human being’s right to life and physical integrity from the moment of conception until death.”80

    “The moment a positive law deprives a category of human beings of the protection which civil legislation ought to accord them, the state is denying the equality of all before the law. When the state does not place its power at the service of the rights of each citizen, and in particular of the more vulnerable, the very foundations of a state based on law are undermined. . . . As a consequence of the respect and protection which must be ensured for the unborn child from the moment of conception, the law must provide appropriate penal sanctions for every deliberate violation of the child’s rights.”81

    Your voting for pro-aborts helps deny the unborn legal protection. What you are doing is not in accord with Catholic teaching.

  • So you think I don’t speak proper English…lol! You have cause me to laugh so much with your comment about my Institution. So you think Georgetown university is tertiary, well that’s you! But I love it here!!!

  • “So you think Georgetown university”

    That explains it all. Also Isa, Art’s reference to a “tertiary institution” wasn’t a slam but to distinguish colleges and universities from high schools which are secondary institutions.

  • I can’t believe all these comments. I’m convinced that some people just go through life being mean, disrespectful, and rude just to get ahead but i’ve never had that mentality…

    I will pray for you all! Good day.

  • For your own edification, Isaa, you should be aware that Georgetown is not a faithful Catholic institution. It has not taken the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium and is not a credible source of anything that is authentically Catholic.

  • “I’m convinced that some people just go through life being mean, disrespectful, and rude”

    It could be worse Isa. You could have been slain in your mother’s womb as a result of abortion, a much harsher fate surely than merely receiving more truth than you bargained for when you decided to troll a pro-life Catholic site. Next time you feel sorry for yourself think of the unborn children whose lives are being exterminated courtesy of the politicians you vote for.

  • Isa,

    Is you a US citizen?

  • For Isa, if she’s still reading: When [Supreme court Justice] David Souter sided with the pro-abortion judges in Planned Parenthood vs. Casey, Biden and Rudman met at the train station by chance. Rudman described it this way: “At first, I didn’t see Joe; then I spotted him waving at me from far down the platform,” Rudman later recorded in his memoirs, “Joe had agonized over his vote for David, and I knew how thrilled he must be. We started running through the crowd toward each other, and when we met, we embraced, laughing and crying.” An ecstatic Biden wept tears of joy, telling Rudman over and over: “You were right about him [Souter]! … You were right!” The two men were so jubilant, so giddy-practically dancing-that Rudman said onlookers thought they were crazy: “[B]ut we just kept laughing and yelling and hugging each other because sometimes, there are happy endings.”

    I submit VP Biden’s actions indicate he is not personally opposed to abortion.

  • Where did you get that factitious article, zimbo.com?

    T. Shaw if I said I voted 2008 for Obama, does that not make me a US Citizen? Btw why the question…? I assume you though Illegal Immigrant, and if so, what’s to you? Since everyone seems to be assuming and not respecting here in this Religious blog, then I too will treat you as you do to me.

    Donald, I don’t feel sorry for myself, I feel sorry for you all! I am too happy of a person and contempt with my life style and faith. It doesn’t matter who wins, in my heart Jesus is the king. And I know I been living my life as a good Catholic, not perfect, because only He is.

  • I am too happy of a person and contempt with my life style and faith.

    Ladies and gentlemen, the future scholars of America.

  • Ops. Sorry I was on my iphone texting and wasn’t paying much attention on where I was writing what words, if this page or my messages. People make mistakes. Get a grip!

    I was telling a friend, priest about this page and meant to send that word in the message…lol!

  • Yes, that was clearly the only mistake you made, other than the other 230 or so.

    If you want to be taken seriously, then yes, you need to be able to express yourself correctly. Everyone makes typos, and we’re not all English majors. However, you have shown almost no ability to write coherently. The fact that this is a blog does not excuse you from the responsibility of writing well. The fact that you claim to be a Political Science Major at a top 20 university is frankly tragic, if the level of your writing is any indication of how you communicate normally.

  • “Donald, I don’t feel sorry for myself, I feel sorry for you all!”

    One of many erroneous opinions that you have Isa.

  • So you think Georgetown university is tertiary, well that’s you! But I love it here!!!

    They must have eliminated the essay since I applied there.

  • “”With regard to the assault on the Catholic church, let me make it absolutely clear, no religious institution, Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic Social Services, Georgetown Hospital, Mercy Hospital, any hospital, none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact.”

    everything that man just said, is bullshit.

  • All right, I think the conversation has run its course. Take care, Isa.

  • Thanks Isa for your posts.
    At twenty two your world experience and bravado seem appropriate.

    Many of the comments made by others stem from four, five, six or more decades of higher learning, life lessons and experience.

    You said you think your a good Catholic.

    Do yourself a HUGE favor. This will bring you great wisdom. Go behind an abortion mill. Sift through a dumpster looking for the remains of your “brother or sister.” You are your brothers keeper! I mean you are a good Catholic, right!
    Take the remains and give the corpse, or corpses a proper burial.
    Upon completion, you may think differently about the greatest injustice of our Age. This is it Isa. The right to LIFE. You get this wrong and your days at Georgetown are what? A time when you we’re a good Catholic swimming in the sea of public opinion based upon man’s law. Reach higher Isa. Read and discern the teachings of our Catholic Faith. Find out why this is THE issue.
    Please. Our future demands it.

  • Isa,

    I didn’t assume anything.

    I asked a question.

    Please don’t pray for me. Pray for my friend who is dying of cancer.

    And, the Yanks just won. CC complete game 3-1.

    Our Lady of Victory, pray for us.

Leave Our Beloved National Clown Alone!

Sunday, August 19, AD 2012

Lately our beloved national clown and veep, Joe Biden, has come under attack.  Light-heartedly attempting to whip up racial hatred and paranoia in a speech before a predominantly black audience in Danville, Virginia, Biden said that Romney and the Republicans would “put y’all back in chains!”

These remarks were denounced by various people including Douglas Wilder, a former Democrat governor of Virginia.

This is all so wrongheaded.  I could understand such recriminations if Biden were a serious politician of an ordinary sort, but he is not.  His entire gaffe-ridden political career has been one long extended comedy routine.  His purpose as Veep has been to relieve the public mood during the Great Depression II, much as his intellectual peers, The Three Stooges, did during the original Great Depression.

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  • ” purpose as Veep has been to relieve the public mood during the Great Depression II, much as his intellectual peers, The Three Stooges, did ”

    Wait …
    well, at least you didn’t say same as.

    2012 brand is cheap, cynical, and insane – with innocent targets.

    The Three kept things among themselves, cared and had reasons. We could relax.

  • I know you’re being facetious here, but seriously, Quayle was an issue in Bush Sr.’s second race. There’s no reason Biden couldn’t be an issue in 2012. Remember, Biden is an unknown to a good percentage of the swing voters. Political buffs like us don’t think in those terms, but Biden went unnoticed in 2008 because of the sympathetic Beltway media and the oddity of Sarah Palin. And he’s been out of sight since.

    Also, we’ve got Hillary’s supporters undermining him, saying that she turned down the VP slot. That just makes Biden look weaker.

    Then there’s also the matter of the potential Cath-Off. We’ve never had that happen in US national politics, but this time we’ve got two Catholics facing off on the ticket. We could see a battle between liberal Catholicism and conservative Catholicism on the political stage. We may be seeing it already.

    There are two interesting things about this. First of all, the Republicans are doing pretty solidly on the part of the national conversation that’s supposed to be their weakest among Catholics, social programs. The usual take on Catholic politics is liberal on social programs, conservative on life issues. If Romney and Ryan are able to hold their own in supposed enemy territory, they should do fine when the more Republican Catholic issues come up.

    Secondly, and this is closely related, the press still doesn’t believe that the American voter is socially conservative on life issues. They maybe believe it enough to denounce the dumb angry white Americans every once in a while, but it’s so far outside their experience that they haven’t internalized the idea. So they’ll be fine with the conversation moving into social issues like abortion and gay marriage. And Obama and Biden don’t look good on those issues. You could see a real galvanization of the Catholic vote this time around.

  • The strategists love that VP is taking the hits, while both lowering the common denominator of acceptable behavior for the reigning powerbrokers and dignitaries, and removing the focus of any possible objection/outrage/challenge to other party/admin activity that would be dead serious and so boring for the attention of the peanut gallery . I think it’s DC aka Hollywood East.

  • PM, yes, Biden’s taking the hits – but the focus on Slow Joe’s stupidities also call into question Obama’s judgement. I recall that in 2008 Biden was laughably portrayed as some sort of senior statesman who gave “gravitas” to the Dem ticket. (Myself, I thought of it as Obama’s assassination insurance. Also, I don’t think such a thin-skinned man would permit someone smarter than he is to be VP. Everyone can feel like a genius next to a guy who is such a permanent state of confusion he can’t remember what state he is in.) Now, people are laughing – but they are also realizing – uneasily- that this moron will be president if something happens to Obama. That’s really not a funny thought.

    Oh, and P.S.: Ryan really is brilliant. And yet I can’t imagine him telling anybody, much less an ordinary citizen, “My IQ is higher than yours.” Biden is not only a clown, but a mean-spirited, nasty one at that.

Sad Joe

Friday, May 18, AD 2012

Rumors have been afloat lately that Obama is set to dump Biden.  Judging from the frenzied, one might say hysterical, tone of Biden in the speech earlier this week featured in the video clip above, one might well believe that Biden is looking at the political hook coming toward him.  This might explain why Biden forced Obama’s hand on gay marriage by coming out in favor of it before Obama did.  Rule one of being Veep is never upstaging the POTUS.  Presumably Biden believes that if he is beloved of the base of the Democrat party, Obama will not dump him.  Alas, strategizing, indeed thinking of any sort, has never been Biden’s strong suit.

 

Unfortunately Biden matters not one whit to the Democrat base, and by acting out he merely convinces Obama that perhaps it is time that Joe meet the acquaintance of the many individuals and groups that Obama has thrown under the bus in his political career.

This is all so unfair.  Joe Biden, as beloved national clown, has been one of the few success stories of this administration.  Imagine how much grimmer the past four years would have been without the comic stylings of Jollie Joe.  Poltical pratfalls and endless gaffes, a tireless willingness to play the complete buffoon, nothing has been beneath Biden in his endless task to lighten the mood of the nation.  I therefore announce the formation of the Biden Forever Superpac.  We will do everything in our power to keep Joe on the ticket.  Save Joe!  I pray that we prevail, but if we fail, we will always have YouTube to remember Joe by!

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Don’t Know Much About History

Tuesday, March 20, AD 2012

No, seriously, our Vice President knows next to nothing about history.  Speaking about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, ole Joe said:

“You can go back 500 years. You cannot find a more audacious plan. Never knowing for certain. We never had more than a 48 percent probability that he was there.”

William Tecumseh Sherman, George Washington, Robert E. Lee, Dwight Eisenhower, Napoleon Bonaparte, Winston Churchill, and Ulysses S. Grant could not be reached for comment, but surely they would have agreed.

Sure was a good thing we didn’t elect that idiot Sarah Palin, or else we would have had a Vice President who continuously made completely idiotic remarks.

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  • Quick someone ask Obama to spell “audacious.”

    At least, Uncle Biden isn’t what his liberal allies called Governor Palin.

    Starting 1512 (2012 – 500 = 1512) off the top of my head:

    Hernan Cortez

    Francisco Pizarro

    Ferdinand Magellan

    Ponce de leon

    Henry Hudson

    John Cabot

    the Pilgrims

    The Minute Men at Lexington and Concord

    Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain boys capture of artillery at Ticondaroga and haul it by hand and oxen to Boston

    Doolittle’s air raid on Tokyo

    Enough!

    When he needs to quit government quarters next January, he will be over-qualified to be a college professor.

  • Sam Houston, who led a Texan Army, outnumbered more than two to one by Santa Anna’s Mexican soldados, to an overwhelming victory at San Jacinto has an appropriate quote for Biden:

    “The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.”

  • The Admin doesn’t care because no one will report gaffs or attitude to their voters, they are immune to accountability, above what they legislate (mandate), set for life, and having laughs at the expense of their religion, peoples’ concerns, and the integrity of their own party, and last, but not least along with other things, the country they swore to serve. Dressed for success.

  • Michael Collins !!!

    His intelligence war and spy network against Great Britain (not to mention Bloody Sunday itself) was FAR more audacious in its planning and execution.

  • this is so un-newsworthy….big deal and btw Palin said enough idotic things during the campaign to make up for the fact that she’s not the VP.
    they are all idiots…all of them!

  • No, Biden is in a class of idiocy all by himself:

  • I think we agree that in the “audacity” department, killing OBL was not up there in the top 1,000 audacious acts of the past 500 years.

    What were the risks?

    Losing 40 to 50 men each one far more valuable than anyone in the WH. And, more vital to the gangsters: bad press.

    Where does it stand in its benefits for we the people? I doubt it makes the top 1,000.

    FD: The issue is the losers and their ideologies that are wrecking America not about the Alaska Governor who left her state richer than the rest of the country.

  • For my father’s sake I will mention Douglas MacArthur at Inchon.

  • The American people have quite the “audacious” retirement plan for Joe “stand up Chuck!” Biden, come this November.

  • …and btw Palin said enough idotic things during the campaign…
    francodrummer

    Really? If she said so many, you should have been able to name, oh, a half-dozen of those idotic things off the top of your head.

    P.S. Don’t mention “I can see Russia from my house” because Tina Fey said that, not Governor Palin.

Our Catholic Veep in Action

Monday, August 22, AD 2011

Oh Joe, Joe, Joe, Joe.  God love ya.

But as I was talking to some of your leaders, you share a similar concern here in China.  You have no safety net.  Your policy has been one which I fully understand — I’m not second-guessing — of one child per family.  The result being that you’re in a position where one wage earner will be taking care of four retired people.  Not sustainable.

That’s right.  The Vice President of the United States of America, a good old Catholic, was speaking in China and couldn’t bring himself to criticize China’s one child policy.  No, he went so far as to say that he understands the policy.   This comes a mere few moments after he had expended some hot air about human rights.

 I recognize that many of you in this auditorium see our advocacy of human rights as at best an intrusion, and at worst an assault on your sovereignty.  I want to tell you directly that this is not our intention.  Yes, for Americans there is a significant moral component to our advocacy.  And we observed where we have failed, as well.  But it is who our people are.

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  • Now thats a profile in courage !!

    I’m sure he will receive a funeral for a saint like Ted Kennedy had…

  • Notice that religious freedom isn’t even mentioned.

    Our bishops were arrested and hauled off to God knows where, pretenders were put in their place, priests, Brothwre, and Sisters were deported from the country if foreign and sent back to their home states if Chinese, Catholic layity have had their houses burned, been assaulted and murdered, and it is still a crime to bring an un-censured bible into thw country. And our “Catholic” VP says exactly nothing about it.

    Remind me again why we call him Catholic when he is running for office.

  • I’m trying to understand why a statement like that wouldn’t trigger a process of formal excommunication.

  • Biden’s comments are nothing in comparison to Pelosi’s. So the better question is why the Church is so hesitant to state what seems to a layman to be true: that these folks have excommunicaed themselves.

  • I’m as puzzled as Pinky (above).

    All I can figure is that U.S. bishops have a well-founded fear that Catholics will be targets of widespread violence, maybe even packed off to extermination camps, if they criticize the Democrat party or its quislings.

Biden to the Rescue!

Wednesday, August 10, AD 2011

In these dark days of the credit downgrade of the nation, an economy falling back into recession, a crashing stock market, etc, one man shines out as a beacon of hope:  Veep and Beloved National Clown Joe Biden.  As the Three Stooges lightened the American mood during the Great Depression with their comic pratfalls and buffoonish antics, so Biden lightens the national mood by constantly, and deliberately I am sure, saying the stupidest things imaginable.

When Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford recently returned to Congress after being shot in the head, Biden welcomed her as a fellow  member of the “cracked head club”.  As the nation was still howling at that, he dauntlessly followed up with the gutbuster that the members of the Tea Party were “acting like terrorists“.

Note the master at work.  Joe of course realizes that calling people who organized peacefully, won the Congressional elections in 2010, and whose representatives in Congress are seeking to enact legislation embodying the beliefs they campaigned on as terrorists, is absurd.  He therefore willingly makes himself absurd and a national joke in order to give us all something to laugh about in these dark days.  What a true patriot!

However, in the event that I am wrong and that Joe really meant that tea party members are acting like terrorists, below are depicted the intellectual godfathers of this dangerous movement, and perhaps Homeland Security needs to put them under surveillance pronto:

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  • He’s more than a clown, if you want to read a story about how sinister and sick Joe Biden is, have at it:

    http://www.jillstanek.com/archives/2009/05/the_history_of.html

  • Don, isn’t Joe one of yours?

  • Yep Joe, he is an attorney. He almost got thrown out of law school due to an incident of plagiarism in his first year. He also got poor grades in college and law school. From the start, he was marked for a great political career!

    http://www.nytimes.com/1987/09/18/us/biden-admits-plagiarism-in-school-but-says-it-was-not-malevolent.html

    After Biden was forced to own up to his lawschool plagiarism scandal in 1987, the next year when he was running for President he was forced out after it was learned that he plagiarized during the campaign a speech of Neal Kinnock, then leader of the British labor party, virtually verbatim.

    http://www.slate.com/id/2198543/

    The man is an ignorant, dishonest piece of work. I do find him truly funny however, in a Three Stooges style.

  • That’s not what I meant, Don. He’s a Catholic, at least nominally. Then again, so are Cuomo, Pelosi and the NY GOP State Senators responsible for putting the gay marriage bill over the top.

    I think you once brought up Jackie Gleason who described himself as a “bad Catholic,” which, I believe you commented on by saying, “Once Catholic always Catholic.”

    As a lapsed Catholic myself, I never understood that, given that I no longer go to mass, confession or otherwise embrace the faith. But it’s there on every “religious preference” form I fill out. Makes me feel hypocritical, to say the least, but I openly admit my doubts whereas the aforementioned “Catholics” consider themselves “faithful” followers.

    My previous mention, BTW, of “smileys” referred to the lack of emoticons that used to show when one wished to add to posts. They are no longer there.

  • “Sinister” is exactly right, Jasper. I don’t give Biden the benefit of laughing him off as merely a buffoon. Oh, he’s a buffoon, alright. But he’s also a Grade “A” abortion-loving @$$h—, as evidenced by the piece to which you linked. I remember all too clearly Biden’s performance during the Bork hearings, in which he ran interference for Planned Parenthood and the rest of the pro-abortion crowd, in torpedoing a nomination that would have eventually led to Roe being overturned – something for which I’ve detested the man for close to a quarter of a century.

    But I hesitate to describe my emotions when I read that piece a few years ago about Biden jumping and crying for joy on a train platform in celebration of the holocaust of the unborn. Or when he threatened to shove his rosary beads down the throats of his critics who believe his pro-abortion advocacy disqualifies him from being a Catholic in good standing. He’s a nasty piece of work, and should not be merely laughed off as a clown. Oh yes, he is a clown, but one of those evil ones like you see in the horror movies.

  • “That’s not what I meant, Don. He’s a Catholic, at least nominally.”

    Nominal is the word Joe. He is a CINO. However, even for Biden there is hope that he can become a real Catholic before his end.

  • Biden voted in favor of a constitutional amendment banning abortion in the early Reagan administration. Yet another Catholic Democrat in Congress who moved from the pro-life to the pro-abort side of the equation, and barely a peep from the relevant Catholic ecclesiastics in Delaware.

  • “As a lapsed Catholic myself, I never understood that, given that I no longer go to mass, confession or otherwise embrace the faith. But it’s there on every ‘religious preference’ form I fill out. Makes me feel hypocritical, to say the least, but I openly admit my doubts whereas the aforementioned ‘Catholics’ consider themselves ‘faithful’ followers.”

    One is either 100% fully, authenticly and orthodoxly (is that a valid adverb?) Catholic, or one is not even remotely Catholic. There are no in-betweens. To be a non-practicing Catholic is to be not a Catholic, for a true Catholic practices his faith as though the final state of his soul depends on it (and as a matter of fact, it does!). Such non-practitioners should call themselves what they are: atheist, agnostic, deist, or whatever else may validly apply, but not Catholic since they don’t practice what it means to be Catholic.

    Now that doesn’t mean a Catholic won’t sin and need to go to Confession (e.g., myself, and I probably need to go more than once a month). However, those who describe themselves as lapsed Catholics are either “blackslidden” (to use a Protestant term) or apostate (which implies a formal disaffiliation). Unrepentent blackslidden or apostate “Catholics” are not going to Heaven were they to die in their state of being backslidden or apostate. Of course, the same is true of me were I to die in a state of unrepentent mortal sin.

    Nevertheless, to feel hypocritical over calling one’s self “Catholic” while in a backslidden or apostate state (I won’t judge which one if any applies) is perhaps a glimmer of gold in amongst the trash: at least one feels some effects of the truth of the situation. So there is hope for Joe Green after all! 😉

  • Darn, Don. As a ‘tweenie,’ I’d like to have it both ways playing Pascal’s Wager. That ‘glimmer’ you refer to is embodied in this quote by Evelyn Waugh, which stays on my desktop whenever the doubts increase:

    “The Roman Catholic Church has the unique power of keeping remote control over human souls which have once been part of her. G.K. Chesterton has compared this to the fisherman’s line, which allows the fish the illusion of free play in the water and yet has him by the hook; in his own time the fisherman by a ‘twitch upon the thread’ draws the fish to land.”

    The Lord is still fishing, and I hope I may be the catch of the day some day. : )

  • “The Lord is still fishing, and I hope I may be the catch of the day some day. : )”

    As long as we live Joe, the Hound of Heaven is always hot on our trail.

  • “The Lord is still fishing, and I hope I may be the catch of the day some day.”

    Just say “yes” to Jesus and go to Confession, Joe. You don’t have to be perfect, but you do have to be forgiven.

  • Biden and about 100,000 other progressive idiots ruining America call to mind St. Augustine’s comments/observations in the City of God.

    “The half-wits we have to endure and must answer.”

    “If the wicked refuse to join in the blessed endeavor, they should be loved as enemies are loved in Christian charity, since, as long as they live, there is the possibility that they may come to a better mind.”

  • Don, thought you might post something about the 406th anniversary of Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot, a failed attempt by Catholics to take over the English throne.

  • Biden has his mouth so full of his own footwear i find it amazing he can still speak.
    But then, away he goes again, cramming his foot into his mouth and dribbling some idiotic garbage. No wonder his mouth is getting bigger.

    Joe Green.

    Despite what Paul has said, hang onto that litle peice of you that still says “hey, I’m Catholic.” That’s the tiny mustard seed – it just isn’t being watered or fertilized. One day there will be an event in your life that clears away the mist and makes things clear for you. There are many canonised saints in the Church who were much worse than you are.
    To be hanging around a Catholic blog actually says something. Hang in there.

  • Thanks, Don the Kiwi, for your encouraging comments. I think that it is not God who has moved from me, but me from Him.

  • In reference to Guy Fawke’s Day Joe, I have written about it before and I may again when it rolls around on November 5.

  • Some how, Don, I was thinking it was Aug. My bad.

  • I remember it because of the poem Joe:

    November, November, the 5th of November,
    Gunpowder Treason and Plot.
    I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason
    Should ever be forgot.

  • Petty sure there was a saloon in NYC called “Guy Fawkes’.” Not sure. It was over 40 years ago. I was drinking. I needed no reason for it.

    Anyhow, was one GF. There were probably 600 bars in NYC where, any time, you could run into a dozen or so Irish cops, firemen, and/or an IRA men (passing the hat), and Guiness on tap.

What He Said

Tuesday, August 2, AD 2011

Go read Jonah Goldberg’s NRO post on the disgusting media hypocrisy when it comes to cries of civility.  Like Jonah, I do tire of playing the media blame game, but today the media’s double standard was in full glare.  Gabby Giffords has made a remarkable recovery and is back in Congress, and the morning news show focused on this story.  That’s wonderful.  And of course they completely ignored the fact that Joe Biden called tea partiers terrorists (or nodded along when the terminology was applied), and also failed to discuss the columns written by guys like Tom Friedman and Joe Necera that also use the language of jihad and terrorism to describe the tea party.

But think about this for a second. The Giffords shooting sent the media elite in this country into a bout of St. Vitus’ dance that would have warranted an army of exorcists in previous ages. Sarah Palin’s Facebook map was an evil totem that forced some guy to go on a shooting spree. The New York Times, The Washington Post, all three broadcast networks, particularly NBC whose senior foreign affairs correspondent — Andrea Mitchell — devotes, by my rough reckoning, ten times as much air time to whining about Sarah Palin as she does about anything having to do with foreign affairs, flooded the zone with “Have you no shame finger wagging.” A memo went forth demanding that everyone at MSNBC get their dresses over their heads about the evil “tone” from the right. Media Matters went into overdrive working the interns 24/7 to “prove” that Republicans deliberately foment violence with their evil targets on their evil congressional maps.

. . .

So flashforward to this week. Tom Friedman — who knows a bit about Hezbollah — calls the tea partiers the “Hezbollah faction” of the GOP bent on taking the country on a “suicide mission.” All over the place, conservative Republicans are “hostage takers” and “terrorists,” “terrorists” and “traitors.” They want to “end life as we know it on this planet,” says Nancy Pelosi. They are betraying the founders, too. Chris Matthews all but signs up for the “Make an Ass of Yourself” contest at the State Fair.  Joe Nocera writes today that “the Tea Party Republicans can put aside their suicide vests.” Lord knows what Krugman and Olbermann have said.

Then last night. on the very day Gabby Giffords heroically returns to cast her first vote since that tragic attack seven months ago, the Vice President of the United States calls the Republican Party a bunch of terrorists.

No one cares. I hate the “if this were Bush” game so we’re in luck. Instead imagine if this wasDick Cheney calling the Progressive Caucus (or whatever they’re called) a “bunch of terrorists” on the day Giffords returned to the Congress. Would the mainstream media notice or care? Would Meet the Press debate whether this raises “troubling questions” about the White House’s sensitivity? Would Andrea Mitchell find some way to blame Sarah Palin for Dick Cheney’s viciousness? Would Keith Olberman explode like a mouse subjected to the Ramone’s music in “Rock and Roll High School?”  Something inside me hidden away shouts “Hell yes they would!”

The Today Show even had Debbie Wasserman Schultz on this morning for five minutes talking about Giffords. No one thought to ask her what she thought of Biden’s comments? It’s not like she’s the Democratic Party’s national spokesperson or anything. Oh, wait. She is!

I have to give a hearty “AMEN” to Jonah’s concluding sentences.

Well, go to Hell. All of you.

I find all of this particularly laughable considering that I spent time in the eye doctor’s office this morning straining to read Rolling Stone with my contacts out.  I’m not sure what was rougher on the eyes – the drops they put in them or reading that trash.  At any rate, there was a rather long feature story on, what else, but the evils of Fox News.  Yes, that bastion of journalistic integrity, Rolling Stone, is calling Fox News a propaganda arm of the GOP.  It was your typical hysterical screed about Fox’s bias, made all the more ironic considering the author’s failure to note the 2×4 stuck in his eye.

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  • A hearty Amen to “go to hell”? Rather, a hearty Amen to, “Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of thy mercy.” I will take our Blessed Mother’s prayer over Goldberg’s curses, myself.

    Brother, if anything can be condemned rightly, it is not the sinners Christ came to save:

    “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.”

  • “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.”

    True enough. Unfortunately those principalities and powers are showing their influence among those in the media and political parties who abuse those who demonstrate a legitimate political difference from them.

9 Responses to How Times Change

  • Joe’s good for laughs, but clearly hasn’t been right in the head since 1988 when he had a brain aneurysm and a priest gave him last rites. Every since then, he’s been on a slow march toward senility.

  • We obtain that for which we proffer remuneration.

    Vice President Biden spent most of his adult life in Congress.

    Mark Twain on Congressmen:

    Fleas can be taught nearly anything that a Congressman can.
    – What Is Man?

    …the smallest minds and the selfishest souls and the cowardliest hearts that God makes.
    – Letter fragment, 1891

    “Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
    – Mark Twain, a Biography

    A majority of Americans pay zero (or minimal) Federal income taxes. Less than 1% of American citizens serve in the armed forces.

    We get what we pay for.

  • Mark Twain also suggested that Congress could be emptied in a day if each member received anonymous telegrams stating: “Flee! All is discovered!”.

  • Of course, all good liberals know that what Obama really meant to say was “No Republican President has the right to….” In fact, you could finish the sentence many different ways – “keep Gitmo open,” for instance, or “go on vacations, oh, every 3 weeks or so.” That doesn’t mean President Obama can’t do it.

    Sometimes ignorance truly is bliss. I have no doubt I slept better for 17 years because I did not realize that Ole Joe was head of the Judiciary Committee. Of course, I don’t want to ponder the fact that he’s now a heartbeat away from the Oval Office for too long. As much as I dislike Obama, I pray fervently for his continued good health.

  • “As much as I dislike Obama, I pray fervently for his continued good health.”

    You are not the only one, Donna, I assure you! 🙂

  • More proof that life is becoming indistinguishable from the Onion:

    Today’s the big day for Amtrak’s Wilmington train station. It is being renamed in honor of Vice President and former Delaware Senator Joe Biden following major renovations made possible with stimulus funds.

    One problem: the CEO of Amtrak got stuck on the train.

    ABC News Deputy Political Director & Political Reporter Michael Falcone tweeted at approximately 10 a.m. that the Acela train he was riding had been “delayed” in Baltimore and that he was sitting next to Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman.

    Falcone tweeted, “Acela to NY delayed for ‘unknown period’ Should I feel better that the Amtrak CEO is sitting next to me?”

    It quickly became apparent that the CEO’s presence wouldn’t fix the train. A subsequent tweet from Falcone noted, “BAD sign: Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman just got OFF the train to take a car to Wilmington.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/19/amtrak-ceo-ditches-broken-train-to-travel-by-car-to-ribbon-cutting-of-wilmingtons-joe-biden-station/#ixzz1HZVH6VuE

  • Try to imagine the media firestom if Cheney flacks had stuck a reporter in a closet!

  • And I note that Biden was at a fundraiser hosted by a rich liberal. Can someone explain to me why Soros, Immelt of GE and wealthy Hollyweird types can give loads of money to leftist causes and the Dem party, but when a Koch gives the Walker campaign $45,000 it’s a crime? Rich conservatives are not supposed to give a dime to support their causes, but rich leftists can?

Dating Advice From Uncle Joe Biden

Friday, January 7, AD 2011

Joe Biden gives dating advice to the daughters of new members of the Senate.  This video is a prime example of why Biden has always been a figure of fun to me rather than a figure that gets me angry.  Joe Biden is none too bright, as he has demonstrated by his endless gaffes, and a few instances of plagiarism, and I regard his policy positions, notably his pro-abortion position, as appalling.  However, the man does have a certain daffy charm, rather like a sweet old uncle who, at every family reunion, confuses the names of most of his nieces and nephews, specializes in non-sequiturs, and invariably will end up passed out on the pile of coats in the spare bedroom.  Of course, the dazed and confused sweet old Uncle isn’t a heartbeat away from the presidency, Heaven help us all, as Joe is.

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Joe Biden’s War on Christmas

Tuesday, December 21, AD 2010

 

Reason TV has fun with recent statements by Veep and National Clown Joe Biden that the lame duck Democrat 111th  Congress should stay in session up to Christmas in order to pass legislation now that would not have  a prayer of passing after the 112th Congress is sworn in next month.  I think Reason TV is being unfair to Jolly Joe.  I think  he loves Christmas with all of its bright lights, colorful presents and good food, not to mention the day off.  Joe has always been up for a good party, and to say otherwise is simply not true.

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The November 2 Election and Joe Biden

Monday, November 1, AD 2010

Assuming the polls are correct, obviously a big assumption, the Democrats are in for a very long election night tomorrow.  In the face of devastating election losses, the Dems can rely upon Veep and beloved national clown Joe Biden!  First, we should understand why the Democrats are looking at the electoral equivalent of a wheat farm in Death Valley.  My favorite living historian Victor Davis Hanson explains what went wrong:

Barack Obama entered office; nationalized health care; ran up record $1 trillion deficits; promised to hike taxes on the rich; pushed cap and trade through the House; took over large chunks of banks, insurance companies, and auto corporations; made hard-left appointments from Van Jones to Sonia Sotomayor — and in 21 months saw his positives crash from near 70% in January 2009 to little above 40%, with the specter of near record Democratic losses in the Congress just two years after the anti-Bush/anti-Iraq sweep of 2008.

All the polls of independents and moderates show radical shifts and express unhappiness with higher taxes, larger deficits, a poor economy, and too much government. In other words, the electorate is not angry that Obama has moved too far to the right or stayed in the center or borrowed too little money. A Barney Frank or Dennis Kucinich is looking at an unusually tight race in a very liberal district not because liberals have had it with them, but because large numbers of moderates and independents most surely have.

Yet if one were to read mainstream Democratic analysis, there is almost no acknowledgment that the party has become far too liberal. Indeed, they fault Obama for not being liberal enough, or, in the case of the Paul Krugman school, for not borrowing another trillion dollars for even more stimulus, despite the failure of the earlier borrowing. In fact, Obamaites offer three unhinged exegeses for the looming defeat: a) there is no looming defeat: the Democrats will still keep the House; or b) Obama did not prove to be the radical as promised; or c) the American people are clueless and can’t follow science and logic and therefore do not know what is good for them.

Do liberals really believe that had they rammed down cap and trade, borrowed $6 trillion instead of $3 trillion the last 21 months, and obtained blanket amnesty their candidates would be posed to ward off Republican attacks this election year? The problem right now with Greece is that it borrows too little, hires too few, and spends not enough?

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  • No doubt a team of liberal operatives are already working to discover if that ice cream store guy has ever had a DUI or a tax-lien or a one-night stand.

  • Truth.

    “In fact, Obamaites offer three”, no four!, “unhinged exegeses for the looming defeat: […]”

    d) the American people are too dull (they need elite liberals/philosopher tyrants to rule their every move) to appreciate the ‘beauty’ of government’s duty to provide for them in their newly-minted states of dependency and desperation (SIGH: If only we had achieved a 25% unemployment rate!).

Harry Reid Is Attempting A Coup Against Joe Biden!

Wednesday, September 22, AD 2010

As faithful readers of this blog know, I am Joe Biden’s number one fan.  Not for his meaningless job as Veep, which does suit Joe like a velvet nose warmer as long as Obama, please God!, remains in good health.  I am of course referring to his real job:  beloved National Clown.  In these dark days of the Obamacession, he has lightened the national mood with his verbal pratfalls, non-sequiturs, theater of the absurd behavior, inability to think first and talk later and, in general, his heroic willingness to be a fool 24/7 to put a smile on our faces as we stare into the economic abyss.  A tear almost comes to my eye when I think of Joe’s unflappable dedication to a comic idiocy which no doubt is being loudly applauded by the  Three Stooges and the Marx Brothers in that land which knows only laughter.  We love ya Joe!

Therefore I can only view with complete alarm the ongoing campaign being waged by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to take away from Jolly Joe his status as our National Fool.  True, Harry Reid has always been given to saying wacky things.  For example, in 2008 he referred to Obama as a light skinned negro who didn’t speak with a negro dialect unless he wanted to have one.  In 2008 he gave his opinion of tourists in Washington:  “You can always tell when it is summertime because you can smell the visitors. The visitors stand out in the high humidity, heat, and they sweat.”  In 2009 he referred to tea-party members as “evil-mongers”.  So a certain level of daffiness is standard operating procedure for Reid.

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