Chuck Hagel’s Israel Problem
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss Joe Biden’s courting of the NRA, how Chuck Hagel’s past comments on Israel are causing him problems on both sides of the aisle during his confirmation, and why potential 2016 candidates are being so brash.
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Two-Faced Union Bosses Help Shape Obama’s Attack On 2nd Amendment
Presuming that Obama and his union cronies are aligned, AFL-CIO boss Trumka’s involvement in the gun control discussion does not bode well for America’s 2nd Amendment.
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The “Joe Biden calls Barack Obama a ‘homeboy'” Sunday night memorial open thread.
There are just going to be some days when reality defeats me. How can I top the sheer inanity of… this? Seeking to reassure victims of Hurricane Sandy following a tour of the damaged boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J., Vice President Joe Biden told residents Sunday that he spent a lot of time on the New Jersey shore while growing up and that they’ve got | Read More »
Was the Vice Presidential debate really a draw?
Vice President Joe Biden took to the debate stage Thursday night in Danville, Ky., to square off against the man who may one day replace him as second in command. That man was Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. It was clear from the start that Biden’s real mission was to undo President Barack Obama’s lackluster debate performance last week against Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee. The | Read More »
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The Abortion Debate Continues
Last night during the Vice Presidential debate, we were given quite the surprise when a question concerning a social issue came into play towards the end. Martha Raddatz, the clearly partisan moderator, asked the candidates about their common religious faith, Catholicism, and how it affected their view on abortion. Republican candidate Paul Ryan eloquently summed up that his Catholic faith isn’t the only factor as | Read More »
The Petulant Circus Clown Drowns Out any Substance
Was Joe Biden on drugs or did he use Al Gore for his debate prep? That’s the question anyone viewing the debate on TV should be asking. Biden’s appalling petulant behavior, in conjunction with the moderator’s refusal to moderate the debate instead of debate the debate, allowed Biden to get out of control and make a clown of himself. That is all anyone will remember. | Read More »
Ryan/Biden debate: two word clouds, a YouTube video, and some idle speculation.
Via the Foundry comes these two word clouds of yesterday’s debate: …and here’s an interesting game to play: quick, which one is which?
The Vice Presidential Debate: The Attack Dog vs. The Wonk
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss last night’s vice presidential debate, Joe Biden’s two major gaffes and corporate earnings.
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Now This Was an MSNBC Debate
Chris Matthews, in his epic post-debate meltdown after the Romney-Obama debate, had the most telling line: “this was not an MSNBC debate.” Matthews and other liberals were particularly upset that Mitt Romney had managed to actually speak uninterrupted, occasionally running over his time and requesting opportunities to respond to things Obama said (although the final tally showed Obama spoke for 4 more minutes than Romney, | Read More »
An Insignificant Hour and a Half of Joe Biden Braying Like a Biblical Donkey
I really do personally like Joe Biden, but he came across as a braying Biblical donkey tonight on stage in Kentucky. It was made worse by a moderator who lost repeated control of the debate. Up front, I have to say I’m hung up on one big thing. Joe Biden said the intelligence community got it wrong in Libya, but he says we can trust | Read More »
This evening, the debate we’ve all been waiting for will finally begin. Not traditionally a debate most Americans focus on, the lone Vice Presidential debate has become more of a focus this year due to the President’s poor performance in the only debate thus far. The Vice Presidential candidates have been relatively secluded the last week, both working overtime to study for tonight’s debate. Vice | Read More »
Vice Presidents don’t matter even if they aren’t Jack Kennedy
Joe Biden is no Jack Kennedy or Neil Kinnock, but he is from a slave state that Obama should carry Nothing to see here unless Vice President Biden turns plugs into real hair, water into wine and food stamps into well-paying jobs; and Obama promises to resign the presidency after failing to stop the oceans from rising. Does anyone think that Gore secured victory for | Read More »
The Real Joe Biden: The Wrongest Man To Ever Utter Wrong Things
The Obama campaign keeps claiming that Mitt Romney did not really show up last Wednesday. Apparently it was ManBearPig, which is why Al Gore decided to raise his voice with the altitude conspiracy. I wonder if the real Joe Biden will show up tonight. Biden, who considers himself an expert on all things foreign policy, famously admitted to opposing Obama going after Osama. He’s like | Read More »
HuffPost’s Fineman Promotes Biden’s ‘Genetic Political Talent’ and ‘Street Smarts’
Howard Fineman, the former Newsweek reporter turned editorial director for The Huffington Post, is excited for the upcoming Vice Presidential debate this Thursday. You could tell from his column published on October 8, which glorified Joe as the archetypal debater. It’s titled “Obama Needs the Merciless Joe.” To start things off, Fineman threw in a thinly veiled racial remark concerning Biden’s thirst for a political fight saying “what | Read More »
Welcome to the new Media paradigm, Mister Gibbs.
It’s one where you get interrupted when you try to spin the stupid things that your candidates say. For those without video, it shows: George Stephanopoulos (!) playing a clip of Joe Biden’s infamous ‘buried’ gaffe*; asking Robert Gibbs whether gaffes like this will hurt the Vice President in his upcoming debate with Paul Ryan**; and stopping Gibbs cold when Gibbs tried to claim that | Read More »