Tuesday, October 14, 2008

How Wrong Does Biden Have To Be?

What is the deal? The media is supposed to help with pointing out mis-statements and out right lies. They are there to report and investigate the facts and lay them before their audience. Instead we find the news having a greater and greater bias with each passing day.
How many people remember the Dan Quayle mis-spelling? If a republican says something wrong it is front page news across America. If a democrat says something wrong it is buried if mentioned and only as a passing remark because the poor person was simply tired.
Obama had visited all "57" states when campaigning. Didn't get covered too extensively, did it. After all, BO was tired and had been going non stop. Perhaps in his exhaustion he only could remember the 57 Islamic states?

What about the VP debate? The media declared it a tie or a slight edge to Biden, but what really happened? Let's score some of the issues. Which one of the candidates new what the job was they were applying for?

Biden's answer to the question was long winded.
Vice President Cheney has been the most dangerous vice president we've had probably in American history. The idea he doesn't realize that Article I of the Constitution defines the role of the vice president of the United States, that's the Executive Branch. He works in the Executive Branch. He should understand that. Everyone should understand that.
And the primary role of the vice president of the United States of America is to support the president of the United States of America, give that president his or her best judgment when
sought, and as vice president, to preside over the Senate, only in a time when in fact there's a tie vote. The Constitution is explicit.
The only authority the vice president has from the legislative standpoint is the vote, only when there is a tie vote. He has no authority relative to the Congress. The idea he's part of the Legislative Branch is a bizarre notion invented by Cheney to
aggrandize the power of a unitary executive, and look where it has gotten us. It has been very dangerous.

Palin's answer was a bit shorter.
Of course, we know what a vice president does. And that's not only to preside over the Senate and [I] will take that position very seriously also. I'm thankful the Constitution would allow a bit more authority given to the vice president if that vice president so chooses to exert it in working with the Senate and making sure that we are supportive of the president's policies and making sure too that our president understands what our strengths are.

Wouldn't you like to know who got it right? (The Constitution)
The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.
The issue about Cheney presiding over the senate is only significant by way of the fact that he actually did the full duty of his job, where other vice presidents only showed up once in a while. I guess Biden was taken offense to someone doing the full job they were elected to do.

I find this to be a huge mistake but it has gone almost completely un-noticed, or at least unreported. Let us look at some of the other mistakes.

Under an Obama Administration the middle class will "pay no more than they did under Ronald Reagan"? No, the tax rates will be similar to the higher rates under Clinton.

Did "we spend more money in three weeks on combat in Iraq than we spent on the entirety of the last seven years that we have been in Afghanistan building that country"? No, one year’s worth of spending in Iraq equaled five in Afghanistan.

Do “Iraqis have an $80 billion surplus”? No. If oil prices had remained high, it might have reached $50 billion by the end of this year.

Amusing point as evidence that Biden is just one of the people he pointed to, inviting anyone to have a beer with him at "Katie's Restaurant" in Wilmington, Del. Unfortunately, people will have a hard time taking him up on his offer, since the restaurant hasn't had that name for probably 15 years. He obviously has stayed in touch with his constituents.

The falsehoods/lies/wrong answers kept coming all night long. The amazing part was how well he can deliver these words. He was straight faced and unchallenged by the media. The Obama/Biden campaign thinks they got away scott free with this.

Help me get the word out and change the publics perspective. Perhaps even change the election.

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