Sweet mother of pearl, I think I’m still laughing at this column. Excerpt:
Joe is from Delaware, a place that’s famous for absolutely nothing and arouses no feelings whatsoever. Joe likes to ride the choo-choo trains. He talks a lot, which can be good in politics. He often talks before thinking about the words coming out of his mouth, which can not be good in politics. (Scroll down for humorous video that illustrates this.)
Obama keeps the harmless guy around because, in comparison, Biden makes the president look smooth and smart. As long as no one gets to thinking, “God Almighty, that garrulous goof is one heartbeat away from becoming commander-in-chief.”
Hey, guys, what does this red button do?
Do yourself a favor and read the whole thing. You’ll chortle throughout. And if you’re a liberal, you’ll be ashamed at this buffoon…totally kidding, as liberals are ashamed of nothing when it comes to their party. Hell, Biden could take a shotgun to a busload of schoolkids and the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) would say that those little snot-nosed b#stards had it coming to them.
Wanna see a guy with hair plugs appear utterly delusional? Watch this short 1:06 clip, then. Money quote: “Our Energy Policy’s the Best It’s Ever Been“. If the GOP has a lick of sense (and I have no reason to believe that they do), they will play this snippet over and over until November.
Presumably before Corzine went on to be investigated for embezzling $600+ million of customers’ money from a hedge fund.
Yep, this is who the Vice Plagiarist says “was right” about economics and world markets.
The Vice Plagiarist, pitching B.O.’s Porkulus II:
(CNSNews.com) – Vice President Joe Biden said that he wished opponents of President Barack Obama’s jobs act knew what it felt like to be robbed or raped, indicating that if they did, they would not oppose government spending on public jobs such as police officers.
“I wish these guys who thought it was temporary, I wish they had some notion of what it was like to be on the other side of a gun, or [to have] a 200-pound man standing over you, telling you to submit,” Biden told a crowd at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on Tuesday, adding, “Folks, it matter, it matters.”
Um…OK. I get it: B.O.’s jobs package would keep people from being raped and robbed, and if you oppose it, you deserve to be raped and robbed. Thanks for the clarification, Joe.
Why are Republicans (plus the two Senate Dems who voted against Porkulus II) in favor of rape? From The Weekly Standard:
“In 2008, when Flint had 265 sworn officers on their police force, there were 35 murders and 91 rapes in this city,” Biden said. “In 2010, when Flint had only 144 police officers, the murder rate climbed to 65 and rapes–just to pick two categories–climbed to 229. In 2011, you now only have 125 shields. God only knows what the numbers will be this year for Flint if we don’t rectify it.”
The vice president also seemed to suggest that the Obama administration’s first stimulus is the reason rapes and murders were not even higher in 2010 and 2011.” And God only knows what that number would have been had we not been able to get a little bit of help,” Biden said.
Ho. Ly. Shiite.
So building more roads, bridges, and pork projects, plus raising taxes on millionaires, will…um…prevent rapes in Flint, Michigan? Seriously? That’s the greyhound you’re betting on, champ?
Quote of the day, “Biden asks if you want to continue Obamanomics or go back to a better time” edition
Memo to the national GOP: If you have a single competent person working for you (and I have my doubts that you do), PLEASE run with this “pep talk” from the Vice Plagiarist:
It’s not a united Republican party . . . Absolutely, it’s strong enough to beat both of us. No matter what the circumstance, at the end of the day, the American people right now, many of them are in trouble, an even larger percentage have stagnant wages and a significant majority of the American people believe the country’s not moving in the right direction. That is never a good place to be going into a reelection . . . They’re going to have to choose whether or not the path we have set the country on is the path we should go or whether we should go back to liberating the economy in the terms of . . .[voice trails off]
Well, that’s the logical extension of what he said in 2007. Observe:
Ladies and gentlemen, I drafted an outline of what I think the Constitutional limits [garbled] have on the President with the War Clause. I went to five leading scholars, Constitutional scholars, and they drafted a treatise for me that is being distributed to every Senator. And I want to make it clear, and I’ll make it clear to the President: that if he takes this nation to war in Iran, without Congressional approval, I will make it my business to impeach him.
Minor technicality: only the House can impeach a president, not the Senate (in which Biden was at the time of this statement). The Senate then votes on whether to remove the impeached president. Come on, Joe, Bubba’s Senate trial wasn’t that long ago, was it?
Let’s see: in 2007, Biden was still in the Senate and a Republican was in the White House. Biden thought, for some weird reason, that we might attack Iran, and if that attack were to come, it would come via the Republican president not consulting with Congress.
Fast forward to 2011. The Democrat president launched an attack on Libya without Congressional approval. So I’m sure that the Vice Plagiarist feels the exact same way, in order to remain consistent with his words from four years ago, right? Right?
Our gaffe-tastic VP:
“Every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive,” he said. “In the middle of the Civil War you had a guy named Lincoln paying people $16,000 for every 40 miles of track they laid across the continental United States… No private enterprise would have done that for another 35 years.”
What was the “government vision and government incentive” that produced the assembly line? Motion-picture film? Air conditioning? The electric guitar? How about the personal computer? The mobile phone? Non-violent resistance? Aspirin?
Though Biden is generally not to be taken seriously, the government-centrism of his comments are an accurate reflection of his boss, and part of the reason why next Tuesday is going to be an awkward day of work at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Well, Al Gore did give us the Internet, so there’s that.
Washington comPost lauds story of stimulus success by pointing to report authored by…I’m not kidding…Joe Biden!
Here’s the summary: A report that just so happened to find nothing but praises of and success items in the Obama-Biden Porkulus was authored by the Vice Plagiarist himself. “Hey, I checked into our work, and as luck would have it, my research shows that we’re pretty friggin’ awesome!”
What’s crazier than that? How about that the Washington comPost and their leftist brethren in the MSM would take Biden’s attaboy report and go “Wow, that stimulus thing really worked, huh?” Uncritically. Unfazed by the notion that maybe the author of the report had a compelling interest in representing the outcome a certain way. Unapologetically. That’s the comPost for you:
The massive economic stimulus package President Obama pushed through Congress last year is coming in on time and under budget – and with strikingly few claims of fraud or abuse (I thought the point of the “stimulus” was the presence of new jobs, not the absence of fraud? – CL)– according to a White House report to be released Friday.
Coming barely a month before November’s midterm elections, which will determine whether Democrats retain control of Congress, the report challenges public perceptions of the stimulus aid as slow-moving and wasteful – an image that has fueled voter anger with the dominant party. Even some former skeptics who predicted that the money would lead to rampant abuse now acknowledge that the program could serve as a model for improving efficiency in government.
The report, a copy of which was provided to The Washington Post, is one in a series of assessments prepared by Vice President Biden.
According to a report to be released Friday, Crush Liberalism is the hottest blog on Al Gore’s invention, and its host was voted the hottest AND wittiest blogger in the universe. Skeptics of these claims were won over after the report was presented by…Crush Liberalism.
Nope…no liberal media bias!
Dems (including Obama) in 2005, when they feared the GOP majority would use the “nuclear option” for judicial confirmations, can be seen in this video montage saying one thing…
BIDEN: I pray to God when the Democrats take back control we don’t make the kind of naked power grab you are doing.
Isn’t that adorable? Democrats invoking the name of a God they regularly reject…how precious! Well, clearly God wasn’t paying any attention to the Vice-Plagiarist, judging by their “naked power grab” today.
“They should stop crying about reconciliation as if it’s never been done before,” Reid said.
Following Senate Democrats’ weekly luncheon, Reid said “nothing is off the table” but that “realistically, they should stop crying about this. It’s been done 21 times before.”
Notes Ed at Hot Air:
Dianne Feinstein said on the Senate floor that “it begins with judicial nominations, next will be executive appointments, and then legislation.” Now, Democrats want to skip over the first two — which never happened — and leap right to legislation. Chuck Schumer called the 2005 suggestion to exempt judicial nominations from the filibuster as “almost a temper tantrum”; if that was the case in 2005, what does 2010 represent? A psychotic break from reality? Straitjacket time?
Flaming hypocrites. Good thing their reign of terror is about to come to a much deserved end.
Seriously, this media bias is getting freakin’ ridiculous. Here’s what Greasy Joe said (video at link):
I refuse to accept the notion that the United States of America is not going to lead the world economically throughout the 20th Century.
Here’s what the AP says that the Vice-Plagiarist said:
“I absolutely refuse to accept the notion that the United States of America is not going to lead the world economically throughout the 21st Century,” Biden said during remarks to supporters on the Delta campus.
He did not use the word “absolutely”, and he did not say “21st century”. If it’s not the typical liberal media bias to which we are accustomed at work here, it’s inexcusable laziness. Either way, it’s not favorable to the MSM and portrays them (accurately, I might add) as incompetent at their jobs.
Hat tip to Allahpundit.
Biden: I wonder if that new MA Senator, who’s a veteran and military attorney, understands military matters
When he’s not busy plagiarizing quotes from other politicians, Plugs likes to pass the time questioning the knowledge of military matters of a 30-year military veteran and defense attorney of the National Guard. From Politico:
On CBS’s “Face the Nation” last weekend, Biden shot back that he doesn’t “know whether the new senator from Massachusetts understands: When you get tried in a military tribunal, you get a lawyer, too.”
“He’s trying to give me a lesson on military law, and I didn’t think it was appropriate,” Brown told POLITICO. “And I thought he was off base when it comes to explaining to the American people that somehow I need a lesson on whether people get attorneys — of course they get attorneys. There’s a difference as to what type of attorney they’re going to get and when they’re going to get that attorney, and how are they treated, and what rights do they, in fact, get.”
Brown said he is particularly incensed by Biden’s remarks because he’s served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard for more than 30 years and is currently the Guard’s top defense attorney in New England.
“I know the military rules and regulations and procedures from A to Z,” Brown said.
Pretty sure the Vice Plagiarist can’t say that.
Maybe when Biden was getting his hair plugs, the roots went a little deep and damaged his gray matter a tad. You know, making Biden think that Scott Brown was that other Senator from MA who doesn’t know his butt from a hole in the ground on military matters?
Biden: Hey, the surge worked awesomely, despite my predictions it wouldn’t…predictions I now deny having made
If not for the wonders of modern technology, specifically Al Gore’s invention of the Internet, Plugs may have gotten away with this. Video here.
Here’s part of what the Vice Plagiarist said on Larry King’s Still Barely Alive:
I am very optimistic about — about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You’re going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You’re going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.
My head hurts. And trust me, that’s a large noggin to be throbbing, my friends.
Geez, where to begin?
CBS Evening News says the administrations numbers are “hard to believe”…and they didn’t mean it in the “Wow, this guy is more awesomely McAwesome than we originally thought!” Dude, when the Dan Rather network doubts B.O., then something is definitely off!
The Vice-Plagiarist himself: “We know this is not 100 percent accurate,” he said. “Further updates and corrections are going to be needed.” As Palin once said: Thanks for the warning, Joe.
Caroline Baum: Jobs “saved or created” is a “fantasy.”
Although, there are some jobs that benefit from Porkulus dollars: contractors with spotty performance histories with our government. Heckuva job, Barry.
When it comes to the administration and their employment numbers, I quote the great Vincent Gambini from My Cousin Vinny: “Everything that guy said is bull$h!t.”
Last week, the Vice Plagiarist told us how awesomely awesome the stimulus was working. Yeah…awesome:
Headline: “Banks With 20% Unpaid Loans at 18-Year High Amid Recovery Doubt” (Sidebar: Why does the MSM keep touting “signs of recovery” when there are none, and stories like this illustrate that reality?)
Unemployment rate: Up to 9.8% nationwide.
Unemployment rate when you count those who have given up looking for work and those who got laid off and are working part-time just to keep from starving: 17%.
AFP headline: “Stocks slump as economic optimism dims” (Not just American stocks, but global ones, too.)
I know, I know: The numbers used in economics must be racist. Or something.
If, by “is in fact working“, Biden means near double-digit unemployment, continuing layoffs, plunging of and continued depression of real estate values, a credit crunch, a downward spiral of home sales, an imploding dollar that has other countries considering sh#t-canning the dollar and going to a global currency, and a hopelessly ballooning deficit of $1.3 Trillion and counting, then yeah…Porkulus has worked out beyond our wildest dreams.
The numbers don’t back up this man’s delusional rosy talk. Ergo, the numbers are racist.
From the gaffetastic VP:
Vice President Joe Biden said today that if Democrats were to lose 35 House seats they currently hold in traditionally Republican districts, it would mean doomsday for President Obama’s agenda.
Biden said Republicans are pinning their political strategy on flipping these seats.
“If they take them back, this the end of the road for what Barack and I are trying to do,” the vice president said at a fundraiser for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) today in Greenville, Delaware.
We should be so lucky. (Sidebar: Is it not curious that a Democrat from a red district in AZ is trolling for campaign cash in blue states? But hey, where would you get the crazy idea that she’s anything other than a “moderate”?)
Anywho, here’s the kicker:
Biden said these House seats are Republicans “one shot” at breaking the Obama administration’s agenda. But if Democrats can hold on to those seats, “the dam is going to break,” he said, and a new era of bipartisanship will begin.
Uh…what? If the Republicans pick up a bunch of seats in an anti-Obama political climate, yet not enough seats to reclaim the House, then Biden will see this loss of Democrat seats as evidence that “bipartisanship” is the order of the day? Really? “Hey, let’s be nice to the Republicans, since they picked up a bunch of seats! Maybe they won’t pick up as many next time.” Seriously?
Then what does this mean for the reverse scenario? Let’s say the GOP doesn’t pick up any seats. By logical extension, according to the Vice-Plagiarist, a new era of partisanship will begin. After all, how can “bipartisanship” begin if the Dems continue their stranglehold on our wallets Congress? Something tells me that “partisanship” doesn’t bother him too much, if it’s coming from his side (i.e. the left side).
The human gaffe-o-meter we’ve got for VP admits something we all knew: the “stimulus” isn’t working. Gee, thanks, Joe. Nothing quite like peeing away our kids’ futures over something that doesn’t work, huh? How’s that Hopenchange workin’ for you now?
Ahmanutjob says he won the Iranian “election”. We know it was rigged. Pro-reform students say they’re screwed if Obama accepts the tainted election results that confirm Ahmanutjob’s victory. Obama says “Hey, sucks for you, reformers!” by legitimizing vote fraud, like his mentor Jimmy “the Dhimmi” Carter would do. Of course, considering his deep ties to ACORN, this should come as no surprise.
Oprompter fires an Inspector General who was investigating an Uhhh-bama ally, a move that should have generated tons of outrage due to its reeking of Chicago-style corruption and cronyism. Firing an I.G. is rare, even more so than, oh, firing U.S. Attorneys who serve at the pleasure of the president. Yet for some really weird reason, the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) made a lot of noise over the latter scenario when a Republican administration did it. But nope…no liberal media bias!
Here is an outstanding column on the left’s and the MSM’s (it’s a redundant Monday, what can I say?) efforts to link abortionist George Tiller’s murderer to us pro-lifers. I just want to know: Why is it “out of bounds” or “beyond the pale” to play “guilt by association” with Obama and guys he actually DID personally know and associate with (Wright, Ayers, Dohrn, Farrakahn), but it’s totally acceptable to play “guilt by association” with von Brunn and millions of people he didn’t know or who didn’t know him? Nope…no liberal media bias!
The week’s a little more than halfway over, and let’s see what our illustrious Genius In Chief has had to endure, shall we? Te recap:
He doesn’t know his own Secretary of Defense’s name. We know, we know…you inherited him from Bush.
He’s fighting with his own party to close Gitmo. For some really weird reason, a lot of people don’t think it’s a good idea to close a terrorist Alcatraz and bring bloodthirsty jihadist camelhumpers to America where they might try to blow up NY synagogues. Go figure. Especially when 1 in 7 freed Gitmo detainees return to terrorism (the administration was trying to keep that factoid on the “down-low”, so as not to undermine his stupid, heavy-on-emotion-but-light-on-fact case for closing Gitmo unduly alarming anyone).
Jobless claims are on the rise at a record pace. Oil prices are up. The CBO says unemployment will keep going up through next year. We’ve quadrupled our deficit from last year. The dollar is teetering on collapse. Yet the MSM tries to sell us on how the economy has turned around?
The Gilded One has been caught in a lie about the “transparency” we were going to see from the Porkulus bill he signed into law.
Thanks to Uhhh-bama’s unholy alliance with unions, union-based companies are going to find it tough to get loans for their businesses.
Oprompter’s vice-president isn’t exactly the shiniest light on the Christmas tree, and it’s proving to be very “distracting”, according to a new book. When he plagiarizes Hillary’s Tuzla moment as something that really happened to him (forgetting that we’ve heard the story before, and from/to someone else), it’s easy to see how Quayle…er, Biden…can be such a “distraction”, no?
Remember Team Obama’s promise that “no one earning under $250k will see their taxes go up a dime”? Well, the Senate is bringing up a federal beer tax to fund Omarxist’s socialized medicine plan. I had no idea that the only people who drank beer were folks who earned a quarter million dollars and higher.
On the positive front for him:
He still has the NYT in his pocket, so much so that they’ve opened their very own NYT Obama merchandise store. But no, no liberal media bias or anything!
Excerpts from an interview with FNC’s Chris Wallace over the weekend. The first one:
WALLACE: Did you really tell Senator Leahy, bleep yourself?
CHENEY: I did.
WALLACE: Any qualms or second thoughts or embarrassment?
CHENEY: No, I thought he merited it at the time. And we’ve since, I think, patched over that wound and we’re civil to one another now.
While I do not condone vulgarity, I do not disagree that Leaky Leahy needed to be brought down a notch. Whether or not an invitation to self-fornicate was the best approach, though…
Anywho, here’s the next one:
WALLACE: During the vice presidential debate in October, Joe Biden was asked about your interpretation of the powers of your office as vice president, and here’s what he said.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
BIDEN: Vice President Cheney’s been the most dangerous vice president we’ve had probably in American history.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WALLACE: Transition officials say that Biden plans to shrink his office, that he is not going to meet with Senate Democrats the way you did every week with Senate Republicans, that he is not going to have his own, quote, “shadow government” in the White House.
Biden has said that he believes you have dangerously expansive views of executive power.
CHENEY: Well, I just fundamentally disagree with him. He also said that the — all the powers and responsibilities of the executive branch are laid out in Article 1 of the Constitution. Well, they’re not. Article 1 of the Constitution is the one on the legislative branch.
Joe’s been chairman of the Judiciary Committee, a member of the Judiciary Committee in the Senate, for 36 years, teaches constitutional law back in Delaware, and can’t keep straight which article of the Constitution provides for the legislature and which provides for the executive.
So I think — I write that off as campaign rhetoric. I don’t take it seriously. And if he wants to diminish the office of vice president, that’s obviously his call.
I think that President-elect Obama will decide what he wants in a vice president. And apparently, from the way they’re talking about it, he does not expect him to have as consequential a role as I’ve had during my time.
I’m gonna miss Cheney. The man has a unique talent of making leftist heads spontaneously explode!
The news that Jay Carney, editor at Time magazine, is leaving the publication to become Vice President-elect Joe Biden’s director of communications doesn’t leave me screaming bloody murder in outrage. But I have the same questions as when Linda Douglass joined Team Obama.
Job offers don’t come together overnight, and for obvious reasons, the hiring process and job interviews are usually confidential. But this means that now we have two examples where members of the press were “covering” the Obama campaign while at the same time angling for a job with them. Not exactly an ideal circumstance for criticism, fairness or objectivity. (To her credit, Douglass actually had a respectable interview of Obama strategist David Plouffe in the weeks before she was hired. But other comments from around the same time looked like blatant buttering-up of a prospective employer.)
Did these reporters’/editors’ superiors know they were interviewing for staff jobs? Don’t they have an obligation to disclose that to their editors? And shouldn’t readers know if a reporter has that potential conflict of interest?*
And as I wrote before, we don’t know if this is the only member of the media who interviewed for a position with Obama or Biden, and whether anyone else is interviewing with his campaign, or other campaigns. Who else in the press has been hoping to be hired by the Obama administration?
Nope…no liberal media bias!
In other words, Carney’s new job of running interference for the Democrats won’t be that much different from his old job of running interference for the Democrats. From Politico:
Jay Carney is leaving Time magazine after 20 years to be Vice President-elect Joe Biden’s communications director in the White House, astonished magazine and gleeful transition sources said.
Carney’s title will be assistant to the vice president and director of communications. TIME.com’s “The Page” first reported his new job.
Carney, the magazine’s Washington bureau chief, is one of Washington’s best-known talking heads, with regular appearances on ABC’s “This Week,” “The McLaughlin Group” and MSNBC’s “Hardball.”
Carney and his wife, Claire Shipman, the senior Washington correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America,” have two children — a son, Hugo, and daughter, Della.
This is the second member of the media elite who has signed on with Obama’s administration. ABC News correspondent Linda Douglass joined the campaign as traveling spokeswoman, and now is working for Obama’s Presidential Inaugural Committee. …
I’m sure, though, that he was 100% objective and neutral in his journalistic role over the last 20+ years. For those of you on the left, the prior sentence was sarcasm.
Hey, I don’t blame the guy for getting a new job. With fishwraps like Time going down the crapper on Carney’s watch, it makes sense to get while the getting is good.
When The One isn’t busy lamenting “clingy, bitter, racist, xenophobic” voters while campaigning in San Fransicko, his running mate likes to do the same thing in that modern day Sodom and Gomorrah. From Greasy Joe:
Undecided people are having a difficult time just culturally making the change, making the move for the first African American president in the history of the United States of America,” the Democratic vice-presidential nominee said at a San Francisco fundraiser Saturday evening.
I’ve demonstrated numerous times how liberals sure talk a good game when it comes to charity to our fellow man…but their actions belie their rhetoric. If liberals were even half as generous with their giving as they demand the rest of us to be, then the country (and the world) would be a better place.
Observe, from Ed Morrissey:
Yesterday, the Palins released their income tax returns for the last two years, as expected for the general election. While the returns showed the Palins to be squarely in the middle class, with income between $127,000 and $166,000 combined, they also revealed a charity gap between the two VP candidates:
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made considerably less money than rival Sen. Joe Biden, but the Palin family gave more to charity in the last two years than Biden has in the last eight combined, according to Palin’s tax records released Friday afternoon. …
In 2006, the Palins paid $11,944 in taxes on $127,869 in income. In 2007, they paid $24,738 on $166,080.
But in 2006, they donated $4,880 to charity, and in 2007, they donated $3,325.
By contrast, Biden (D-Del.), Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s running mate, has donated a total of $3,690 since 1998 despite his higher Senate salary, according to an analysis posted by National Review.
Recall what Barack Obama said in his appearance at the Saddleback Forum in August:
“Americans’ greatest moral failure in my lifetime,” he said, “has been that we still don’t abide by that basic precept in Matthew that whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.”
And what Biden claimed as the moral imperative from soaking people with higher taxes:
“Catholic social doctrine as I was taught it is, you take care of people who need the help the most.”
Once again, we see that liberals talk about charity, and conservatives take action. The Palins have been quite generous with their cash, while Biden has given far less on an annual basis with a much larger income stream. Since the two Democrats keep claiming the charitable impulse for spending other people’s money, it’s revealing to once again compare Biden’s own personal giving to his political rhetoric, and to his opponent in November.
Senator Biden, being the allegedly devout Catholic that he is, should undoubtedly be familiar with 1st John 3: 17-18: “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”
God bless the Palins for being more generous than Sen. Biden, despite having less wealth.
Matthew 7:16 says that “You will know them by their fruit. Grapes aren’t gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles, are they?”. Obviously, the Democrats are bearing rancid, spolied fruit, and by this fruit, we know them very well. From the Faith World blog at al-Reuters:
[Archbishop Raymond] Burke, who was named prefect of the Vatican’s Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature in June, told the Italian Catholic newspaper Avvenire that the U.S. Democratic Party risked “transforming itself definitively into a party of death for its decisions on bioethical issues.” He then attacked two of the party’s most high profile Catholics — vice presidential candidate Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — for misrepresenting Church teaching on abortion.
He said Biden and Pelosi, “while presenting themselves as good Catholics, have presented Church doctrine on abortion in a false and tendentious way.”
Pelosi drew U.S. bishops’ scorn for saying in a television interview last month that the Church itself had long debated when human life begins. Biden is a practicing Catholic who also supports abortion rights and analysts have said he could help woo wavering Catholics into Obama’s fold. Both argue that they cannot impose their religious views on others.
Burke said pro-life Democrats were “rare” and that it saddened him that the party that helped “our immigrant parents and grandparents” prosper in America had changed so much over the years.
Burke made headlines as archbishop of St. Louis for his public attacks on public figures who strayed from Catholic teaching. He suggested during the 2004 presidential campaign that Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, a Catholic, should be denied communion because of his views on abortion. Several bishops said at the time they would not give him communion and the media staked out churches where he attended Mass to see if he received it.
It’s so simple that even a Geico caveman can see it: you cannot claim to be a Christian in general, and a Catholic in particular, if you distort and ignore Scripture’s position on abortion. Christ will know you from the fruits you bear.
The Gaffe Machine from DE may want to drink a piping hot mug of STFU about the Bridge to Nowhere. From (believe it or not) CNN:
GRIFFIN: But hold on Senator Biden. Keeping him honest, we decided to check on 116 reasons in Delaware that one Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska may not be such a good Democratic talking point, because 116 is the number of earmarks Senator Biden asked for this year alone. The total bill to taxpayers more than $342 million. He told our American Morning they are all justified.
BIDEN: Everyone has seen them and we have no Lawrence Welk Museums, we have no Bridges to Nowhere in Delaware. It’s all straight up.
GRIFFIN: Straight up? We went to Delaware to see for ourselves. True, there is no Lawrence Welk Museum, but Biden does want a million dollars for a children’s museum, another million dollars for opera house renovations, hundreds of thousands for this tiny waterfront park, and believe it or not, there’s also a bridge, maybe not to nowhere, but after the tourists have gone this time of year, the Indian River Inlet Bridge can seem like a bridge between two nowheres.
GRIFFIN: Now the real twist in this story. Senator Biden must really like bridges, because not only does he want you to help pay to replace this bridge here in Delaware, despite what he’s been saying on the campaign trail, he actually voted for Alaska’s Bridge to Nowhere. Twice. That’s right. He and Senator Barack Obama were among the 93 Senators who voted for the massive 2005 Transportation Bill funding the Alaskan Bridge to Nowhere and thousands of other projects across the country. And when another Senator tried to divert the Bridge to Nowhere money to fix a bridge to New Orleans damaged by Katrina, Senators Biden and Obama and 80 other Senators present voted against the amendment.
ALLISON: Yes, they had a chance to vote specifically against the Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska, to redirect the money, and they chose not to. …
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