Posted tagged ‘Joe Biden’

President Barack Obama

November 5, 2008

November 4th 2008.

America has spoken, and the world has heard it. Change is coming to America.

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Biden vs. Palin – Vice Presidential Debate

October 3, 2008

So the debate is over. Let’s start taking it apart peice by piece.

I have fact checks, and highlights.

Did Joe Biden have a gaffe? Surprisingly, no!

It seems that Sarah Palin was the attack dog tonight. She came out swinging when she pointed out that Joe Biden said Barack Obama was not ready to be commander in chief. Again quoting him saying he’d be willing to run with John McCain.

She attacked him when she stated Barack Obama voted against funding for our troops (without a time table) to which Joe counter punched by saying that John McCain himself had voted against funding for our troops. (with a time table) He went on to say John McCain was “dead wrong on the fundamental issues relating to the conduct of the war.”

When asked herself about Iraq she said she was from a team of “mavericks.” She said she along with John McCain were mavericks a lot. Last time I checked, she’s wasn’t a Maverick.

As for gaffes, well Sarah Palin twice referred to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan as General McClellan. His name is David McKiernan.
It seemed for every punch Sarah Palin threw at the more experienced Joe Biden there was a counter punch which was stronger. Palin said Obama voted to raise taxes 94 times Biden said by that ideology McCain voted “477 times to raise taxes.”

On energy Biden said that in the last 10 years McCain had voted “20 times against funding alternative energy sources and thinks, I guess, the only answer is drill, drill, drill.” (more…)

Better Know a Vice President: Joe Biden

August 23, 2008

This is the first of the two part series “Better Know a Vice President” and in this installment we’re looking at Joe Biden.

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. is the Senior United States Senator from Delaware. He’s been in office since 1973 when he was 30 years old.

He’s the chair of the Committee on Foreign Relations. He is known for being a big name in international relations. Joe Biden spoke with Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili after the Russian invasion a few weeks ago. He did vote for the Iraq war, however he alongside Senator Lugar wanted an amendment saying that military force will only be used after diplomatic efforts were exhausted and that military action would disarm Saddam Hussein, not overthrow him.

Senator Biden came out strongly with a plan to divide Iraq into a strong federal government along sectarian lines. His son is set to go to Iraq in October so this is an issue which is important to him.
He dropped out of the race for president after Iowa. He has run for president before, in 1988 and 2004. His 1988 campaign came into trouble when he was accused of plagiarizing a speech.

Where does he stand on the issues? Let’s do a quick rundown. (more…)

Joe Biden; your next Vice President

August 23, 2008

So it’s somewhat official. Joe Biden is Obama’s running mate.

CNN just confirmed around 12:45am EST that Joe Biden will be Barack Obama’s running mate. The official text that most of the country and the world is waiting for is supposed to go out in the early morning.

As of 12:51am Barackobama.com has no official word on the VP, and the campaign has yet to email it’s supporters or even communicate this to anyone.

Shortly after 2am NBC confirmed that Biden had accepted. They will appear Saturday in Springfield, Illinois.

Apparently CNN broke the news. This seems to be a smart choice for Obama because Biden could be used to attack John McCain and his running mate. Biden would not hold back on such an attack, this is something the democrats have lacked for some time, a VP who would attack like Dick Cheney.

Looks like Barack Obama held this secret long enough, Joe Biden is his VP. It’s going to be two senators. We’ll have an in depth look at Joe Biden later on today.

O’Biden ’08
Obama/Biden ’08!

Barack Obama and Joe Biden

Barack Obama and Joe Biden