Posted by Curt on 23 August, 2008 at 9:13 am. 8 comments already!


The new McCain ad

Meanwhile we should all remember these words from Obama a few months ago:

I’ve worked to reduce the power of special interests and the power of lobbyists.


The Democratic National Committee will uphold the same standard: We will not take a dime from Washington lobbyists or special interest PACs. … They will not fund my party!

But he picks a running mate who has taken quite a bit of money from those lobbyists and special interests:

Biden has accepted $5,133,072 in contributions from lawyers and lobbyists since 2003. Obama does not accept contributions from federally registered lobbyists.

And he has one other weakness that hasn’t received much attention to date. One of Biden’s sons, Hunter, is a registered Washington lobbyist in a year in which Obama has been excoriating lobbyists and the culture of corruption in Washington. The younger Biden is a name partner at the firm Oldaker, Biden & Belair, LLP, and seems to have specialized in lobbying for just the kind of earmark spending by Congress that Obama has vowed to slash. Republican insiders say the party is likely to make an issue of Biden’s family lobbying ties.

Also expect to hear more about Biden’s close ties with credit card companies. His largest contributor (based on total contributions by employees) over the past five years has been MBNA, the Delaware-based bank aquired in 2005 by Bank of America than until then was the world’s largest independent credit card issuer and a major supporter of the 2005 bankruptcy bill that Biden crossed the aisle to support.

I don’t think we could of gotten luckier with this pick. Everytime I think Obama can’t be that stupid he goes ahead and proves me wrong. Think about it. Biden is 66, McCain is 72. Those “he’s too old” attacks have now left the building. He has admitted he tends to get over the top when he is angry.

”I exaggerate when I’m angry,”

He has his own lies to deal with:

The tape, which was made available by C-SPAN in response to a reporter’s request, showed a testy exchange in response to a question about his law school record from a man identified only as ”Frank.” Mr. Biden looked at his questioner and said: ”I think I have a much higher I.Q. than you do.”

He then went on to say that he ”went to law school on a full academic scholarship – the only one in my class to have a full academic scholarship,” Mr. Biden said. He also said that he ”ended up in the top half” of his class and won a prize in an international moot court competition. In college, Mr. Biden said in the appearance, he was ”the outstanding student in the political science department” and ”graduated with three degrees from college.” Comments on Assertions

In his statement today, Mr. Biden, who attended the Syracuse College of Law and graduated 76th in a class of 85, acknowledged: ”I did not graduate in the top half of my class at law school and my recollection of this was inaccurate.”

On Iraq he has been the opposite of Obama:

In Washington, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joseph Biden (D-Del.) said yesterday that “there probably will be a war with Iraq.”

“The only question is, is it alone, is it with others and how long and how costly will it be?” he said on NBC’s Meet the Press.

The chances that Hussein would surrender his suspected weapons of mass destruction are very low, and “we have no choice but to eliminate that threat,” Biden said. “I think Saddam either has to be separated from his weapons or taken out of power.”


Biden in October of 2002: “We must be clear with the American people that we are committing to Iraq for the long haul; not just the day after, but the decade after.

Biden, on Obama’s Iraq plan in August 2007: “I don’t want [my son] going [to Iraq],” Delaware Sen. Joe Biden said from the campaign trail Wednesday, according to a report on Radio Iowa. “But I tell you what, I don’t want my grandson or my granddaughters going back in 15 years and so how we leave makes a big difference.” Biden criticized Democratic rivals such as Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama who have voted against Iraq funding bills to try to pressure President Bush to end the war. “There’s no political point worth my son’s life,” Biden said, according to Radio Iowa. “There’s no political point worth anybody’s life out there. None.”

Biden to the Brookings Institution in 2005: “We can call it quits and withdraw from Iraq. I think that would be a gigantic mistake. Or we can set a deadline for pulling out, which I fear will only encourage our enemies to wait us out — equally a mistake.”

Oh, and lets not forget about his foreign policy ah, cough….excellence….cough.

I’m sure more will come out about Biden in the days ahead but in the end we have to ask how did we get so lucky to have a man like Obama picked as the Democrat nominee? The man is a walking disaster.

Joe Biden as VP……wow

Two words to Barack….Thank you!

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