Oct 122012

By MacPundit

Biden Lowered Our Standards

Biden-Ryan DebateKeep the following quotes in mind as you read this.

“If you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters.” Barack Obama

“If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from.” Barack Obama

The “Smirk Machine”

We call it the Biden-Ryan Debate but it was a vice-presidential debate like none before. Joe Biden’s was a rude and disrespectful performance. You know Joe Biden as the “Gaffe Machine” but now you know him as the “Smirk Machine” as well. Add to that the title of “The Interrupter” and we have a good picture of what happened in tonight’s Vice-Presidential Debate. Minutes after the debate, major networks were quick to remark on the blatant display of condescension and disrespect shown by the Vice-President toward Congressman Ryan. Veteran journalists and commentators agreed that of the countless political debates they had covered this was unprecedented. In a post-debate reaction to the debate a focus group comprised of twenty six undecided voters were almost unanimous in condemning Biden’s distasteful behavior. It is significant to note that the majority of them voted for Obama in 2008.

Biden interrupted Ryan 82 times! It is surely a record.

In comparison, Ryan interrupted Biden six times, though to be fair, they were defensive interruptions. The obvious question is: How did Biden get away with it? Well, lo and behold, there is a sticky little back story to be told.

(There is always a story with these guys.)

Barack Obama and the Moderator of the debate, Martha Raddatz, go back some. You see, a guy by the name of Barry Obama attended her 1991 wedding. When asked about this back in August, ABC spokesman David Ford declined to comment on it. But on Monday evening, when pressed he begrudgingly admitted that Obama did attend the wedding.

Now if that was the whole story, one could dismiss it as nothing of consequence. After all, Barry Obama could have been there as a friend of a friend, or whatever. But here’s the sticky part: Julius Genachowski, the guy Martha married that day, was a Harvard Law School classmate of Obama and a fellow member of the Harvard Law Review. There’s more: (You knew there would be, right?) Genachowski was an active Obama supporter during the 2008 campaign and after being elected, President Obama chose Genachowski to head up the Federal Communications Commission. Yes, this was much more than a casual relationship.

So who did the left-leaning Commission on Presidential Debates choose to moderate the vice presidential debate? – Martha Raddatz of course. And just how did Joe Biden manage to interrupt Paul Ryan eighty-two times without being called out on it? Don’t you just hate hard questions like that?

But who won?

CNBC poll: Paul Ryan: 56%, Joe Biden: 36%, Neither: 8%. Fox News agreed and said Ryan won. CNN called it a draw, and the Obama Network (MSNBC) said Biden won. My call: Plagiarist Joe Biden’s disgraceful denigration of the office of Vice-President should have disqualified him entirely. And I haven’t even touched on the mountain of dishonest assertions he made.

Of course, both Biden and Obama depend on our corrupt media to protect them from honest scrutiny and until we have a professional media, character will remain a vague shadow on the wall. And so it goes.

What do you think? We want to know.