Monday, October 20, 2008
I cannot figure out if Biden has the world's biggest ego or is the world's greatest suck up. You be the judge. This from his speech in Florida yesterday.
"I've forgotten more about foreign policy than most of my colleagues know, so I'm not being falsely humble with you. I think I can be value added, but this guy has it," the Senate Foreign Relations chairman said of Obama.
Glad he spec'd foreign policy else I would have to mention he didn't know Roosevelt wasn't Pres in '29 and that TV wasn't around...Or told us JOBS was a three letter word!
Hat tip to Grant M
ABC News' Matthew Jaffe Reports: Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., on Sunday guaranteed that if elected, Sen. Barack Obama., D-Ill., will be tested by an international crisis within his first six months in power and he will need supporters to stand by him as he makes tough, and possibly unpopular, decisions.
"Mark my words," the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. "It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."
"I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate," Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities.
Let us be clear. What Hussein's own running mate, a man with 33 years of experience in the Senate, a man that Hussein has chosen for his experience in foreign policy has just told us that we should expect to be attacked within six months should Hussein be elected.
Reading back over several of my posts I feel like a prophet who has just been blessed by the High Priest.
But the question is this. WHY WOULD ANY OF YOU LEFTIES VOTE FOR HUSSEIN?
Are you ready to accept responsibility for the death and injuries that Biden forecasts?
"And he's gonna need help. And the kind of help he's gonna need is, he's gonna need you - not financially to help him - we're gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it's not gonna be apparent initially, it's not gonna be apparent that we're right."
Now, what does this mean? Is he telling the base that Hussein will use military power and they must understand this? Or is he saying that he will do as Spain did and cut and run and the base must be ready to support this?
I say he is saying that Biden and Hussein have already agreed that they will cut and run. Note the words, "..your influence within the community...it's not gonna be apparent that we are right..."
And if I understand his comments to mean "cut and run," do you have any doubt that bin Ladin and all the other terrorists also understand it this way?
Could there ever be a bigger invitation for a terrorist attack?
And to further bolster my belief that Hussein will cut and run, and to further bolster my belief that the terrorists will see this as an invitation to attack...
"We do not have the military capacity, nor have we ever, quite frankly, in the last 20 years, to dictate outcomes," he cautioned. "It's so much more important than that. It's so much more complicated than that. And Barack gets it."
After speaking for just over a quarter of an hour, Biden noticed the media presence in the back of the small ballroom.
"I probably shouldn't have said all this because it dawned on me that the press is here," he joked.
Hat tip to Grant M.
General, you have left McCain when he needed you most.
I admired you for years. In fact, I was hoping that you would run for President in 2000. I had copies of your presentations you gave on leadership and passed them around to friends.
But I guess you didn't matter to the media in 2000, they didn't see you as a transitional candidate, they saw you as a moderate military type leader, and that was the end of that.
I was happy when Bush appointed you to be SecState, and admired your support for the war.
But then you fell off the scope. I can remember nothing you accomplished at State, and like many before you, you became overcome by the sheer inertia of that bloated failed organization. Despite that I hoped that Bush would name you his VP candidate in 2004.
And I always felt that you were an honest man and criticized Bush for his choice.
Unfortunately, I can no longer say that.
If you are as smart as I think you are, you know that Hussein is totally unqualified to be President. So that brings your motivation into question.
I have thought about that and have concluded.
1. You have suspended your good judgement and have endorsed him because he is black. Something you would have, once upon a time, flayed a military person for doing.
2. Or, you have suspended your good judgement and want back into the game and are angling for a job.
Both speak ill of you.
Your running away from McCain calls to mind something Shakespeare wrote about military men and honor.
"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."
--- Shakespeare's Henry V
You may have purchased a high place in Hussein's court. How history will judge your actions has not been written.
Hat tip to Trish!
Isn't this something to think about!
If Barack Obama would apply for a job with the FBI or with the Secret Service, he would be disqualified because of his past association with William Ayers, a known terrorist. For this same reason, he would be disqualified from joining the military.
If he is elected President he would not qualify to be his own body guard!