Posted at 7:50pm on May 18, 2008 Dems reject Obama foreign policy
By Soren Dayton
Senator Joe Biden (D-DE), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and former Congressman Harold Ford (D-TN), the head of the Democratic Leadership Committee, have rejected Barack Obama's plan of unconditional meetings with enemies of the United States:
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Posted at 10:05am on May 2, 2008 Willfully Ignorant Media Gives Obama Activist Pass to Ask McCain About the C-Word
My, my how the media is lazy.
From our good friend Gateway Pundit we find that a Democratic operative asked John McCain at a townhall meeting if he'd ever called his wife a c**t.
How did the media describe the guy? A Baptist minister.
Who is the guy?
Naturally though, the Des Moines Register was too dumb to realize who the guy actually was.
Parrish, a 45-year-old Baptist minister and technology business owner, said he attended the event specifically to confront McCain about the rumor.
McCain, however, handled the incident like a pro.
Here’s a transcript of today’s remarks:
PARRISH: This question goes to mental health and mental health care. Previously, I’ve been married to a woman that was verbally abusive to me. Is it true that you called your wife a (expletive)?
MCCAIN: Now, now. You don’t want to … Um, you know that’s the great thing about town hall meetings, sir, but we really don’t, there’s people here who don’t respect that kind of language. So I’ll move on to the next questioner in the back.
The audience gasped at the question and applauded at McCain’s handling of it.
Remember, the left will stop at nothing this year. Nothing.
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Posted at 10:45pm on Apr. 15, 2008 What Joe Biden would do for a new job
By Soren Dayton
Serial Plagiarist Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) is a bit of an odd-duck. Over the last couple of years, he has resisted the far-left at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, by refusing to demagogue the Iraq issue. He has generally pushed for responsible changes and a little bit more detail. A National Security Council staffer (translation: Bush White House staffer) has described Biden's interventions to me as "generally helpful."
He even laid into the Democrat's Presidential candidates. For example, he attacked Obama saying, "I don’t recall hearing a word from Barack about a plan or a tactic." He described Hillary Clinton's plan as "nothing but disaster" and "a very bad idea."
Not only that. He praised John McCain, even suggesting that he would be willing to be a running mate of McCain's. Seriously. Watch the video:
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Posted at 11:53am on Jan. 4, 2008 Minor Candidate Roundup
The 10-Ring Circus Is Ending
For those of you who missed it elsewhere, just to summarize:
Duncan Hunter is focusing on New Hampshire and Wyoming (which caucuses Saturday) rather than pack it in after drawing 1% of the vote in Iowa, which he was largely ignoring. Presumably, Hunter will end his pointless campaign by next Wednesday and focus on positioning himself to be the next Secretary of Defense, a job for which he is well-qualified, although I'm not really sure who he would be liklely to endorse at this stage.
Joe Biden and Chris Dodd have returned to their day jobs in the Senate. Dodd's campaign never did get the wave of momentum he expected from announcing his candidacy on the Don Imus show.
Hunter, along with Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel, will be barred from the next round of debates hosted by ABC. ABC's press release doesn't even mention Alan Keyes. I haven't yet seen evidence that Keyes is even on the ballot in key states. Thus, the next debates will feature Huckabee, McCain, Romney, Giuliani, Thompson and Paul on the GOP side and Obama, Clinton, Edwards and Richardson on the Democrat side.
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Posted at 11:54pm on Jan. 2, 2008 It's Not Often That I Agree With Joe Biden . . .
But the critiques he makes here are dead-on-accurate. And yes, if George W. Bush said something like this, the media would be on it faster than you could blink an eyelash.
Posted at 4:11pm on Nov. 1, 2007 You Say "Macaca," I Say "Jimmy The Greek," Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
I Guess They Are Not The Clean and Articulate Kind
Joe Biden's arch-nemesis - his own mouth - has struck again, according to a one-day story on Page A7 of the Washington Post:
Biden also stumbled through a discourse on race and education, leaving the impression that he believes one reason that so many District of Columbia schools fail is the city's high minority population. His campaign quickly issued a statement saying he meant to indicate that the disadvantages were based on economic status, not race.
After a lengthy critique of Bush administration education policies, Biden attempted to explain why some schools perform better than others -- in Iowa, for instance, compared with the District. "There's less than 1 percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than 4 or 5 percent that are minorities. What is in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you're dealing with," Biden said. He went on to discuss the importance of parental involvement in reading to children and how "half this education gap exists before the kid steps foot in the classroom."
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Posted at 2:10pm on Oct. 21, 2007 The Sunday Morning Talk Shows - The Review
Plenty of posturing.
By Mark Kilmer
Sunday, October 21, 2007
What happened this morning? Well, you'll have to read the show-by-show (beneath the fold) to find out, but here is some of it.
On FNS, host Chris Wallace goaded John McCain into attacking Mitt Romney, which was not difficult: "You can't con the voters." Wallace pointed out that Fred Thompson has been recently critical of BCRA, and McCain countered that McCain-Feingold was really McCain-Feingold-Thompson, as they "couldn't have gotten it done without him." McCain would "absolutely" back BCRA today because DC is still corrupted by lobbyist. (Which means that it was a waste of time and liberty, but it is one man's reasoning/rationalization.)
Mike Huckabee was up next for Wallace on FNS, where Wallace pointed out that Huckabee had won last night's FRC straw poll, but nothing seemed to be helping in fundraising. Huckabee countered that they are the only campaign that hasn't slipped in their fundraising totals and that he isn't giving himself money or mortgaging his house.
Over on MTP, Tim Russert hosted a roundtable of women historians and journalists gushing about Hillary. Russert called Hillary "a victim of her marriage." (Yeah, but it got her to where she is today.) The best line came from the only dark haired woman on the panel, Sally Bedell Smith: "We could have two Presidents in the White House who are married to each other." That's sobering and ought to be discussed this fall.
On TW, Joe Biden was George Stephanopoulos's guest. Joe Biden argued that President Bush would still have a civil war in Iraq if all the al Qaeda up-and-disappeared in an instant. This ignores what started and what is fomenting the sectarian conflict, but Joe Biden is selectively ignorant. Joe Biden asserted that the only reason Rudy was able to solve the crime problem in New York, New York was because of the "Clinton-Biden crime bill" which gave him more cops on the street. He laughed at the suggestion that the Republicans were the party with the values, as they value someone making $1.4-million getting huge tax breaks while the taxpayers are not forced to send every student to college.
On FTN, Mitt Romney said he would talk about his values, not the particulars of his faith. Schieffer asked Romney if he believed that the Garden of Eden were in Missouri, and Romney refused to answer, saying that the church leaders could speak for him. Schieffer asked Romney about his evolving positions on abortion, and Romney accused John McCain of having changing positions too. Romney told Schieffer that he never claimed to be the only real Republican in the race and that he did not say that anyone else was not a real Republican. (I post the full quote, and I think he's right about that.)
Finally, on LE, Wolf Blitzer interviewed Jane Harman and Pete Hoekstra. Both suggested that Pyongyang might be involved in helping Syria to develop nukes, thus prompting last week's air strike from Israel. Both stated that President Bush should not have gone all bellicose with Tehran, threatening them with World War II if they developed nukes. Hoekstra said that when he and Harman are alone, away from the partisan rancor, they can work well together.
Harman added that Bush "took his eye off the ball" by attacking Iraq when he should have devoted our time, energy, and resources to capturing Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri.
I think I can see into her soul, as well, Congressman Hoekstra.
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