Why do Republicans feel compelled to give presidential campaign ticket advice to Democrats and where is all this undeserved love and respect for Hillary coming from?
Yes, Vice President Joe Biden is a dullard that regularly repeats Democratic Party lies, up to and including that Republicans want to put Blacks back in chains and reduce Medicare for current seniors. And yes, he regularly forgets what century we are in and overlooks the presence of wheelchairs.
Did the 2008 losing GOP ticket miss President Barack Obama's agreement with Biden's "back in chains" remark and reference to America's "Fifty-Seven" states? Did they miss his Stimulus, Obamacare and coal-industry destroying EPA regulations?
We ask, because for some reason both former Alaska Governor and current Fox News Contributor, Sarah Palin and Senator John McCain recently felt compelled to contribute free, public advice to President Obama and Democratic Party convention delegates that they would be wise to replace Biden with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her aide's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood notwithstanding, on their 2012 ticket that will face our own Republican Party's Romney/Ryan counterparts.
Palin to Greta Van Susteren:
"There weren't enough groans and boos when he said such a disgusting comment, really, especially to a demographic there that is -- includes about 48 percent of the community being black Americans," Palin said. "Greta, if that's not the nail in the coffin, really, the strategists there in the Obama campaign have got to look at a diplomatic way of replacing Joe Biden on the ticket with Hillary. And I don't want to throw out that suggestion and have them actually accept the suggestion because then a Obama-Hillary Clinton ticket would have a darn good chance of winning."
"But really," she continued. "Joe Biden really drags down that ticket."
McCain to ABC News:
“I think it might be wise to do that but it’s not going to happen obviously, for a whole variety of reasons,” McCain said in an interview. “I’m not sure if I were Hillary Clinton I would want to be on that team,” ABC News quoted the senator, as saying, adding: “I think her ambitions frankly are for 2016 and I’m not sure that would enhance that likelihood.”
Did Sarah and John miss Hillarycare? Did they miss then Senators Clinton and Obama's two votes to defund U.S. forces in the field in Afghanistan and Iraq? Did they miss the Secretary's characterization of Syria's Assad regime as "moderate" when the Obama Administration restored diplomatic relations with them in 2009?
In short, is the threat to America any less dire from Obama, Hillary or Biden; or, for that matter, any prominent Democrat that still admits publicly to being a Democrat?
Yes, I remember when there were real moderate to conservative Democrats, especially when it comes to national security, but the last one was named Joe Lieberman and he was forced out of the party when he dared to oppose the unpatriotic BushLied era while American troops were gathering intelligence in Iraq that would keep our homeland safe after 911 and lead to the eventual killing of Osama bin Laden.
Hillary is not a moderate. Obama is no more fit to be president than Biden and it doesn't help the conservative, GOP or American causes for prominent Republicans to pretend otherwise.
Yes, it would be best for America if our choice on Election Day didn't include any major party ticket member that was unfit to be the Chief Executive and Commander in Chief, but John F. Kennedy has been dead for nearly fifty years and Lieberman isn't running.
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