Saturday, October 25, 2008

Biden gets tough questions, doesn't like it much

For once, see a Democrat getting the sort of confrontive questions every conservative gets... and he doesn't like it much.

The difference is, reporter Barbara West lets him answer, and lets his answers stand.

Note this whopper: "Barack Obama is more ready than John McCain." Wow. I guess it's 'way easier than it looks.

Hope the West's tax papers are in order, and her magazine subscriptions all paid-up.

PS — in case YouTube pulls that, the station has the full interview at their page.


Gilbert said...

Wow. Finally, a reporter who isn't in the bag for Obama. I love Biden's response that it's only those far right-wingers who think he's a Socialist. "Spreading the wealth" around is an idea that comes straight from Marx's playbook. But she stil didn't ask the more important question: "Given that Many believe that abortion is murder, and that the majority of the people in this country do not support it, why has Mr. Obama been such a passionate supporter of it?"

His response would be because it is a "right". By whom is it given? Certainly not God, but the government, which can take any right away.

I am so disappointed in our generation, Dan. On behalf of those who value life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness as given by God, my sincere and deep apologies for not passing that, and more importantly, the Gospel of Jesus Christ on to our current generation, which is becoming a moral car wreck on a busy interstate that just doesn't stop...

Rachael Starke said...

...and this was in Florida?? Loved every wonderful second, especially when he kept insisting they were joke questions. It is truly mystifying how politicians like Joe Biden and Jack Murtha stay in office for so long.

And I agree with Gilbert - it's an unfortunate irony that the American church's trust in the political process over the power of the gospel is now being shown for the sinking sand it always was....

Rachael Starke said...

Quelle surprise:

CR said...

Gilbert: On behalf of those who value life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness as given by God, my sincere and deep apologies for not passing that, and more importantly, the Gospel of Jesus Christ on to our current generation, which is becoming a moral car wreck on a busy interstate that just doesn't stop...

Gilbert, I'm going to disagree with your initial part of the statemnent about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness being given by God. That (from our preamble of the Declaration of Independence) is an assertion of natural law, not of Scripture.

CR said...

I guess I shouldn't be shocked at the Obama campaign for cancelling all the interviews.

I don't know how the Lord will display His sovereignty on election day. I mean, we know He displays it everyday. My prayer and pleading has been He display it by showing (if I may use an anthropomorphism) by licking His thumb and squashing the MSM and the hundreds of millions of dollars spent by the Obama campaign and allow McCain and Palin to be elected.

I'm really getting sick and tired of the arrogance of the Obama campaign and the MSM about the inevitability of an Obama win not because I think he will win because I truly don't know (even though I have to fight the negativity and temptation to think he must win).

I would just love to see the Lord display His sovereignty that way, but I don't know.

CR said...

I have to chuckle about something. You Tube has now removed this video from their website. I mean, if this election was not so serious, I would be laughing out of my seat. The MSM including and I guess that it includes You Tube are SO in the bank for Obama that You Tube has removed it. I'm sure they will find some way to get the video. It still works on your blog, Dan.

Lieutenant Pratt said...

Biden nailed it on the head. Those questions were jokes. They had absolutely no foundation in reality. I have spent a considerable amount of time in socialist countries and there is nothing in Obama's plan that is remotely socialist. The more you attack and spread these lies instead of promoting John McCain's ideas the more foolish you sound.

I have spent my life protecting the freedom of folks like you so you have the right to say what you want even if it is untruthful. I would rather you use your freedom for good than for evil but I cannot control that.

I still have not made up my mind about the election. I have tickets to see Sarah Palin in Kissimmee this week. I'll probably decide after the speech.

CR said...

Something tells me, Lt. Pratt, you're going to vote for Obama...just a guess.

And of course, Obama's plans are socialist and another thing, we are not talking about hard socialism like in China, Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, etc. We're talking about soft socialism. Britain's socialist medicine is a disaster, with practically daily stories about people being denied treatment or receiving minimal treatment. In Britain, government protects thieves right's against property owner's, has it's public utilities urge children to report their parents for "green" crimes; tries to criminalize people taking pictures of their own children in public places; destroys perfectly good food that does not meet obsessive compulsive bureaucratic standards; and increasingly stifles free speech. Obama and the democrats want universal health care. Obama and democrats want to spread the wealth (Obama's words not mine) and redistribute wealth. Obama and the democrats want to bring back the "Fairness" Doctrine stifling free speech.

These are all socialist policies, Lt. Pratt.

candy said...

Lt. Pratt. I continue to be slightly amazed at your comments. I just want to encourage you to do more research.

I sent an email to Barbara West, thanking her for her questions. I also mentioned that I hope she is ready for an onslaught of criticism, and I hope she keeps her job.

Gilbert said...


Point taken. Even so, if we have these things, it is a blessing from God. Thank you for calling me on that.

Rockhopper said...

Well, Fox News seems to be making a big deal of this. Dunno about the other channels, since I try not to be complicate in their support for the Messiah by actually watching.

Took my family to the McCain rally in Albuquerque yesterday. We were a bit disheartened by the lack of people that showed up. News reports put the crowd at around only 1000, while the Obama rally a bit later garnered something on the order of 35,000. 'Course, they had a rock concert, too. The good news is that we all got to shake Senator McCain's hand again. Maybe there woulda been more people if Palin was with him (or even by herself!)

After the event was over, my wife talked with Carl Cameron (The Fox News reporter) a bit. She expressed her concern that McCain wasn't attacking Obama on the issue of letting the Bush tax cuts expire, and how letting them expire amounts to a tax increase. Cameron had a good answer as to why the McCain camp was staying away from this. Anybody wanna venture a guess?

Mike Westfall said...

Oops. Rockhopper is actually me. I forgot to sign out of my wife's account and sign back in before posting....

Carol Jean said...

I think Obama's socialistic goals for the U.S. may be the least of our problems. It appears he has the goal of some type of GLOBAL socialism. Last year Obama sponsored the Global Poverty Act that would "commit the U.S. to spending 0.7 percent of gross national product on foreign aid, which amounts to a phenomenal 13-year total of $845 billion over and above what the U.S. already spends."

OK, that sounds like an admirable goal. We all want to help the poor, right? Not so fast!

"The legislation itself requires the President "to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the [U.N.]Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day."

Uh oh, the U.N.? Houston, we have a problem....

In addition to seeking to eradicate poverty, that declaration commits nations to banning "small arms and light weapons" and ratifying a series of treaties, including the International Criminal Court Treaty, the Kyoto Protocol (global warming treaty), the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Millennium Declaration also affirms the U.N. as "the indispensable common house of the entire human family, through which we will seek to realize our universal aspirations for peace, cooperation and development."

Tom Deweese from the American Policy Center said, "The bill is the "Global Poverty Act" (S.2433) and is not just a compassionate bit of fluff that Obama dreamed up to help the poor of the world. This bill is directly tied to the United Nations and serves as little more than a shakedown of American taxpayers in a massive wealth redistribution scheme."

Spread the wealth baby! Spread baby, spread!

Carol Jean said...

And another thing....if Biden gets anymore Botox, his head is going to explode!! Why are these slacker reporters neglecting the REAL hardball questions?

DJP said...

Lt PrattBiden nailed it on the head

Actually, Barbara West nailed Biden on the head, metaphorically speaking. An informed and open-minded observer would recognize that Biden was offended at simply receiving the sort of confrontive questioning all conservatives regularly get. You see here his own elitism. The media aren't supposed to treat him like this, aren't supposed to ask hard questions.

So he's offended, and the Obama campaign runs away, screaming like little girls.

If a reporter sends them off in a whiney pout, how will the (God forbid) Obama/Biden administration deal with actual enemies — not of their campaign, but — of America?

His answers were jokes, that had absolutely no foundation in reality. Like Biden, you evade the fact that she directly quotes Marx, and Obama's statement to the plumber was simply a rewording. "Harumph" isn't really an answer.

Then you mention that you were in the military. I think you have mentioned that before. I think you mention it in every other comment.

Every time, you're thanked for your service. Every time, you brush off the thanks, until the next time you want to browbeat someone who dares to disagree with you.

How many times would you like to be thanked for your service? I will gladly do so again: thank you sincerely and heartily for your service. We love our warriors, and my wife and I have raised our family to revere those who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom.

But why do you keep bringing that up? Is having served in the military a disputational trump-card to you? If (as it seems) you feel we're all beneath you because some of us have served our country in different ways, why are you here?

You arrived on the heels of another person who tried to browbeat us all into agreeing with him. When I and my readers kept coming back with facts and reasons pointing in another direction, he declared all my readers mindless zombies, said his heart belonged (SURPRISE!!!) to Obama, and stormed off.

Then you appeared.

I still have not made up my mind about the election. ...I'll probably decide after the speech

I'm sure that we're all equally in suspense as to what you will decide.

Lieutenant Pratt said...

Something tells me, Lt. Pratt, you're going to vote for Obama

CR--I don't know who I'm going to vote for right now so how could you know who I'll vote for? At this moment I am leaning towards not voting at all. I think both McCain and Obama would make decent presidents. Biden would as well. Palin would be a disaster. This country cannot have as president someone whose entire foreign policy experience consists of seeing Russia from Alaska. If I do vote for McCain I pray to God he lives through his term.

The rest of your monologue is donkey dung.

Lieutenant Pratt said...

Carol Jean- You convenently left out that Chuck Hagel, Dick Lugar, and Olympia Snowe are co-sponsors. I don't think any of them want to implement "global socialism."

Lieutenant Pratt said...

Biden was offended at simply receiving the sort of confrontive questioning all conservatives regularly get.

You mean like the lets play nice questions rush asked Palin on his show? Why not give us a link to a couple of these confrontive questions conservatives are getting?

Here's one I'd ask- Sarah, why do you keep lying about Barack Obama's involvement with ACORN? You know his campaign has nothing to do the people hired to register voters. So why are you throwing mud especially when it doesn't stick?

My perception has been that Sarah Palin has not been asked many tough questions because the media knows she can't answer them. I've been watching for the tough questions but it is hard to ask them when the candidate is in hiding.

DJP said...

Why not give us a link to a couple of these confrontive questions conservatives are getting?

Why? Are you considering adopting a new policy — actually clicking on, reading, and thinking about the links I provide? Instead of rehearsing DNC talking points?

If so, pity you didn't start earlier — say, the links in this post, and this post.

Then you might not keep discrediting and embarrassing yourself with your Palin Derangement Syndrome episodes.

Hayden said...


I too served in the military and have a definitely different take on this election that Lt. Pratt. My view seems to fall in with the overwhelming 68-70% of military people who are voting for McCain. I have looked at his record, his service and his ACTUAL experience and found him the best COMMANDER IN CHIEF of the lot. This is kinda the most important job of the president!

Does my military trump card trump his?

By the way the lack of experience moniker must be applied to Obama if it is applied to Palin. What foreign policy does he have? I think Lt Pratt is getting his talking points from SNL skits and not actual speeches that Palin has made.

DJP said...

Thanks Hayden. I've thought exactly the same thing.

Here's another thing: I have a number of military readers. I know a number of folks who served.

NOT A ONE OF THEM mentions it as frequently as Lt. Pratt. Why, it's even in his screen name. It's gone way beyond being proud of one's service, which I think should be true of everyone who served with honor.