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Interview: ‘Obama is Marxist’ Question Hits Home with Biden

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Yesterday when Joe Biden was interviewed by Barbara West of WFTV in Florida, he becomes very defensive at the tough questions most people want answered.  Especially if Barack Obama is a Marxist and if he really meant what he said to Joe the Plumber about ‘Spreading the Wealth Around ‘.  Shortly after the interview aired, the Obama campaign pulled all future interviews and has essentially ‘banned’ WFTV from any other coverage of the campaign essentially punishing them for asking the questions everyone wants answered.

Is this a sign for what might be coming in a Obama Biden presidency where they censor out and shun certain media outlets that either ask general questions or might disagree with their political views?  Sounds like forced communist TV to us.  Unfortunately as WFTV has found out, this is the case.  If Obama does become president, you will soon see a massive change in the way future ‘news’ is released, what is censored and what is allowed.  Not to mention, the Fairness Doctrine will bring our Comrades closer to pushing for communist radio as well.

See for yourself how Joe Biden reacts to the questions everyone wants answered:

Fact Checking the Palin / Biden Debate

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Just who was telling the truth?  We’ve referenced at least 14 issues between the candidates and back it up with facts.  After the Palin / Biden debate last night, we decided to organize a fact checking session to identify what the real facts are – What each party represents and an analysis of each of the 14 blatant facts that were completely wrong are brought into the light.


1. TAX VOTE:
Biden said McCain voted “the exact same way” as Obama to increase taxes on Americans earning just $42,000, but McCain DID NOT VOTE THAT WAY. [Link to the votes HERE ]

2. AHMEDINIJAD MEETING: Joe Biden lied when he said that Barack Obama never said that he would sit down unconditionally with Mahmoud Ahmedinijad of Iran. Barack Obama did say specifically, and Joe Biden attacked him for it. [True and we posted the video]

3. OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING: Biden said, “Drill we must.” But Biden has opposed offshore drilling and even compared offshore drilling to “raping” the Outer Continental Shelf.” [True – was well reported and Democrats votes against drilling and other energy production are well documented – Biden rips Bush on energy by JEFF MONTGOMERY • The News Journal • July 15, 2008]

4. TROOP FUNDING: Joe Biden lied when he indicated that John McCain and Barack Obama voted the same way against funding the troops in the field. John McCain opposed a bill that included a timeline, that the President of the United States had already said he would veto regardless of it’s passage. [Link to the votes HERE .]

5. OPPOSING CLEAN COAL: Biden says he’s always been for clean coal, but he just told a voter that he is against clean coal and any new coal plants in America and has a record of voting against clean coal and coal in the U.S. Senate. [True and we posted the video and wrote an article about it]

6. ALTERNATIVE ENERGY VOTES: According to FactCheck.org, Biden is exaggerating and overstating John McCain’s record voting for alternative energy when he says he voted against it 23 times. [Procedural votes can get pretty convoluted so this one is hard to say either way but here is the link to McCain’s energy plan and we suggest that people just read it for themselves and make a decision]

7. HEALTH INSURANCE: Biden falsely said McCain will raise taxes on people’s health insurance coverage — they get a tax credit to offset any tax hike. Independent fact checkers have confirmed this attack is false.

[McCain is right about this one, the New York Times started this nonsense saying that if people use the McCain tax credit plan to get health insurance over their employers insurance plan, the employers may just decide to give the money they would have spent on insurance to the employee. If the employee gets a raise as a result he will pay more in taxes. DUH… if you get a raise you should expect to pay taxes on the raise.. but that doesn’t mean that your health insurance benefits are taxed…. HERE is the link to McCain’s health plan.]

8. OIL TAXES: Biden falsely said Palin supported a windfall profits tax in Alaska — she reformed the state tax and revenue system, it’s not a windfall profits tax.

[McCain is right about this one as well. The tax plan on energy companies in Alaska is NOT a windfall profits tax, it is a graduated energy tax based on the price of a barrel of oil. The tax on a barrel of oil in Alaska is 22.5% and the tax goes up by 0.2% per dollar over $52.00 a barrel. So at $100 a barrel that is a 9.6% extra tax per barrel, hardly the profit killing windfall profits tax that Hillary and Obama have supported.]

9. AFGHANISTAN / GEN. MCKIERNAN COMMENTS: Biden said that top military commander in Iraq said the principles of the surge could not be applied to Afghanistan, but the commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force Gen. David D. McKiernan said that there were principles of the surge strategy, including working with tribes, that could be applied in Afghanistan.

[True – This was media spin from a San-Francisco paper. The General said he wanted more troops but wanted an implementation that was slightly different than the Iraq-Surge plan, so I guess you could call it the Afghan surge plan  – LINK ]

10. REGULATION: Biden falsely said McCain weakened regulation — he actually called for more regulation on Fannie and Freddie.

[ The law that Obama claims did this, was passed 90-8 by the Senate and Biden voted for it.]
Factcheck.org :

The truth is, however, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act had little if anything to do with the current crisis. In fact, economists on both sides of the political spectrum have suggested that the act has probably made the crisis less severe than it might otherwise have been.]

11. IRAQ: When Joe Biden lied when he said that John McCain was “dead wrong on Iraq”, because Joe Biden shared the same vote to authorize the war and differed on the surge strategy where they John McCain has been proven right. [Everyone knows this, when McCain first started asking for the surge many Republicans and Donald Rumsfeld opposed McCain, so McCain demanded that Rumsfeld resign. McCain was proved correct.]

12. TAX INCREASES: Biden said Americans earning less than $250,000 wouldn’t see higher taxes, but the Obama-Biden tax plan would raise taxes on individuals making $200,000 or more.

[Democrats have no credibility when it comes to tax cuts, they talk about them in the campaign but when the bills show up in Congress almost everyone who pays federal income taxes ends up paying a higher rate. Just examining the attempts to raise taxes or repeal tax cuts over recent years, former Hillary supporter Donald Trump is right when he says that Democrats "taxing the rich" end up hitting lots of other people too. Al Gore’s middle class tax cut was so targeted that almost no one qualified for it and Bill Clinton’s middle class tax cut in 1993 was the largest tax increase in US history at the time and did not cut middle class taxes.

Obama called for a doubling of the Capital Gains Tax admitting that he knew it would lower government revenue when called on it in a primary debate saying that he was more interested in "fairness" instead of revenue. Capital Gains Tax directly affects the housing market.

Democrats also refuse to acknowledge the increases in government revenue that are often a result of tax rate decreases in spite of the fact that they are well documented.]
13. BAILOUT: Biden said the economic rescue legislation matches the four principles that Obama laid out, but in reality it doesn’t meet two of the four principles that Obama outlined on Sept. 19, which were that it include an emergency economic stimulus package, and that it be part of “part of a globally coordinated effort with our partners in the G-20.” [Having looked at the legislation myself I am calling this as true]

14. REAGAN TAX RATES: Biden is wrong in saying that under Obama, Americans won’t pay any more in taxes then they did under Reagan. [True – and laughable. The top marginal tax rate under Reagan was 28%. The top rate is higher than that NOW, so how can the rate be the same as Reagan when for some groups the rate will go up? Ridiculous!]

An Analysis by Karl Rove:

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Biden: Obama Ad Mocking McCain very ‘Terrible’

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Or maybe the Title should be: Bungling Biden will ruin Obama – Part 3 (See Part 1 and Part 2)

Barack Obama’s running mate is at it again and says a campaign ad that mocked Republican presidential candidate John McCain as an out-of-touch, out-of-date computer illiterate was “terrible” and would not have been done had he known about it.

Obama, McCain’s Democratic rival, launched the ad earlier this month, part of an aggressive push to slow McCain’s rise in the polls after he chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate. It included unflattering footage of Sen. McCain at a hearing in the early ’80s, wearing giant glasses and an out-of-style suit, interspersed with shots of a disco ball, a clunky phone, an outdated computer and a Rubik’s Cube.
“He admits he still doesn’t know how to use a computer, can’t send an e-mail, still doesn’t understand the economy, and favors $200 billion in new tax cuts for corporations, but almost nothing for the middle class,” the ad says.
Asked about the negative tone of the campaign, and this ad in particular, during an interview broadcast Monday by the “CBS Evening News,” Obama’s running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, said he disapproved of it.
“I thought that was terrible, by the way,” Biden said.

Asked why it was done, he said: “I didn’t know we did it, and if I had anything to do with it, we’d have never done it.”

Bungling Biden will ruin Obama – Part 2

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Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., spent the past two days trying to win over Ohio voters, but he may have undermined that work in one quick dis of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team  Friday morning.

Before boarding his flight from Wilmington, Del., to Washington, DC, the loquacious Blue Hen displayed some Fightin’ Blue Hen alumni bravado in an impromptu airport meeting with the University of Delaware football team.

“I was out in Ohio,” he said, clutching a football. “I told the folks in Ohio that we’d kick Ohio State’s ass!”

The Buckeyes might be coming off a 35-3 drubbing at the hands of top-ranked Southern Cal, but the Blue Hen ballers aren’t exactly world-beaters themselves. Delaware is ranked sixth in the Division I-AA coaches poll, but they lost earlier this month to Maryland.

Upon hearing that his school’s squad was departing in a plane just a football field’s length away from his own, Biden came over for a brief meet-and-greet with the blue-and-yellow-clad throng.

Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill — “she didn’t play football but she went to Delaware,” Biden assured the team — shook hands and posed for photos with the players.

“This’ll hurt your reputation,” he warned them as the cameras snapped away.

The Delaware lawmaker told the team he makes sure to watch their games as he travels the country in his “fancy bus.”

“Wish I was going with them,” Biden said of the squad as he jogged back towards his plane, tossing a football to his press wrangler and boarding the flight to DC.

— Matt Jaffe and Jake Tapper

Bungling Biden will ruin Obama

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Bungling Biden may ruin Obama, fear top Democrats as he tells disabled politician to ‘stand up’

Bungling Joe Biden could wreck Barak Obama’s chances of victory in November’s presidential election, senior Democrats feared last night.

Even the 65-year-old veteran senator conceded last week that Hillary Clinton was better qualified to be Mr Obama’s running mate.

It was just one of a series of gaffes that have seen Mr Biden become a liability while his Republican counterpart Sarah Palin has invigorated and transformed John McCain’s campaign fortunes.

Just a day after musing that Mrs Clinton ‘might have been a better pick than me’, Mr Biden left an audience cringing in Columbia, Missouri, when he urged a paraplegic state official to stand up and be recognised.

‘Chuck, stand up, let the people see you,’ he shouted to State Senator Chuck Graham before realising, to his horror, that the local politician uses a wheelchair.

‘Oh, God love ya,’ added Mr Biden. ‘What am I talking about?’

The vastly experienced Washington stalwart may have been speaking for a growing number of Democrats who are afraid Mr Obama, 47, compromised his message of change by selecting one of the party’s old guard.

They are also afraid it’s only a matter of time before he puts his foot in it again.

He didn’t help his own presidential ambitions last year when raised hackles among black Democrats by describing Mr Obama as bright and clean and articulate.

In his vice presidential acceptance speech, he botched John McCain’s name, misreading the teleprompter and calling him George.

He also referred to his party’s presidential nominee as ‘Barack America’ when he was being introduced as number two on the ticket.

Critics point to his absentmindedness by mistakenly telling rallies he’s campaigning as president, not vice president. He referred to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as the state’s lieutenant governor.

The Irish Catholic is beloved in the party and, despite his protestations, is vastly qualified as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and having served six Senate terms.

‘He’s a great guy with a big heart and a tremendous grasp of the issues,’ said one senior Democrat aide. ‘He doesn’t take himself too seriously and that is why he is so genuine and sincere.

‘But he is known to make the occasional stupid mistake and that’s simply not a luxury he or Obama can afford right now with Palin having such a big impact.’

For now, the Obama camp has advisors and minders keeping a close eye on the Delaware senator.

But the aide added: ‘Right now, the Obama campaign can’t afford any more missteps.’