2012 Vice Presidential Debate
Thanks to Big Hairy News for the picture
I just watched the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Actually, I watched until about half way through the part about the 2014 time line to withdraw the U.S. troops from Afghanistan. By that time I had enough of watching Mr. Biden poke his finger and talk so condescending to the moderator. She looked like a whipped puppy when he’d raise his voice talking over her. As far as who the winner and loser was, I dunno. The thing that I couldn’t help but notice is Mr. Biden lying right from the beginning. The moderator asked Biden, “Wasn’t this a massive intelligence failure?” He didn’t answer that and then when she asked why they didn’t supply the requested security force … He flat-out lied when he said there was no request for more security in Benghazi. He said, “We weren’t told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there.” The moderator didn’t call him on his lie and we can’t really check with Ambassador Stevens. A few minutes later he said he wasn’t into (I couldn’t make out the actual word he used) talking about classified information … I think these people would disagree with that claim. A few minutes later he scoffed and dismissed the idea that Iran is getting close to developing a nuclear weapon. He claimed that the U.S. and Israel hold the identical position that Iran cannot produce a nuclear device. That claim is another blatant lie. He got much more belligerent and cocky as the debate went on. And I suppose he felt that if he was stern enough in his statements that would make them true.
I visited my good friend Christine’s blog Talk Wisdom and she has this video which shows how much of a liar Joe Biden is … as well as Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama.
What gripes my grunt about any and all politicians is when they say something like … “I was in so and so and sat down with so and so and we talked about the problems he/she is facing … so I know the pain they feel”. Gawd! that is so phony and they all do it.
I think Ryan did okay … but the old saying of “you can lock horns with a thief, but you can’t with a liar” certainly took its toll on him. Especially a belligerent and arrogant one. I know one thing, when a guy like Joe Biden looks into the camera after he’s obviously been lying and says “trust me” … that creeps me out!
Cartoon by: Glenn McCoy