Dick Cheney disses John McCain's 2008...

Dick Cheney disses John McCain's 2008 veep pick

There are 157 comments on the New York Daily News story from Jul 29, 2012, titled Dick Cheney disses John McCain's 2008 veep pick. In it, New York Daily News reports that:

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said that John McCain made a 'mistake' in picking former Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008.

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Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#1 Jul 29, 2012
That's OK, the rest of the country disses obama's VP pick.
Storm Warning

Baraboo, WI

#2 Jul 29, 2012

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#3 Jul 29, 2012


McCain was a bad candidate but anyone claiming they vote based on the VP selection is a complete liar or idiot. Maybe both. Just look at the corrupt draft dodging JOE BIDEN.


Obama/Biden was the Dumb adn Dumber Ticket of the Century. It's time to show that Trash the Door.



“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#4 Jul 29, 2012


Sarah Palin Won the Debate Against Joe Biden

October 3, 2008


I thought Sarah Palin won—because she (far) exceeded expectations, because she showed considerable suppleness (countering Joe Biden's statement that the commanding general said that John McCain's surge strategy would not work in Afghanistan), and spotlighted her winning personality. She showed the same smiling confidence that she did in her acceptance speech September 3 and that was missing in her interview with Katie Couric. Biden's performance was by and large acceptable, but he made some significant misstatements, notably on the Constitution. Article I of the Constitution is not about the executive branch, as Biden said, but about the legislative branch, in which Biden has served for 35 years. And the vice president doesn't preside over the Senate just in cases of ties; he (or she) is entitled to preside over the Senate at any time. Imagine the uproar from Mainstream Media if Palin had made such errors! She does seem to be taking a little flak over her seemingly bizarre statement that she would seek more constitutional powers for the vice presidency. But, as you may remember, Lyndon Johnson, one of our most experienced vice presidents, sought to continue to attend Democratic Caucus meetings after he was elected vice president. He was hastily disinvited.

I have one major criticism of Palin's performance. She failed to pound home one important argument that the McCain campaign has unaccountably failed to make. She did point out briefly that McCain sought in 2005 to impose tighter regulation on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and that Democrats opposed this Republican move. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac then proceeded to encourage the issuance of subprime and Alt-A mortgages, injecting toxic waste into financial institutions of all kinds. Politicians of both parties share responsibility for widening home ownership further than should have been done. But Democrats can be fairly blamed for failing to rein in Fannie and Freddie. Here the case is laid out by my American Enterprise Institute colleagues Peter Wallison and Charles Calomiris. And two British writers, former Chancellor of the Exchequer Dominic Lawson and the Times of London's Gerard Baker, have done a better job on this issue than almost any of their American counterparts.


http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/barone/20...

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Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#5 Jul 29, 2012


Vice-presidential TV debate: Sarah Palin holds her own against Joe Biden

Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska has steadied Republican nerves by delivering a confident and folksy performance in her much-anticipated vice-presidential debate with Senator Joe Biden.

By Toby Harnden
St Louis, Missouri
03 Oct 2008

“I may not answer the question the way you want to hear, but I'll talk straight to the American people and let them know my track record also," Palin said.

As she strode onto the stage, waving and blowing a kiss at the moderator, Mrs Palin, told her opponent:“Nice to meet you. Hey, can I call you Joe?" But she didn’t hesitate to skewer him.“I do respect your years in the US Senate, but I think Americans are craving something new and different," she said at one point.

She teased: "It's so obvious I'm a Washington outsider. Someone not used to the way you guys operate. Because here you voted for the war and now you oppose the war.”

On the Obama-Biden proposal for a 16-month timeline to withdraw US troops, she said:“Your plan is a white flag of surrender.”

Mr Biden, who seemed nonplussed at times, avoided the trap of seeming condescending or overbearing and concentrated his fire against Mr McCain, repeatedly linking him to the unpopular President George W. Bush.


Funny how Barack Hussein Obama and Joe Biden look more like Bush now after 3 1/2 Miserable Years.





http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/sar...



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Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#6 Jul 29, 2012

Draft Dodger: Joe Biden has 5 Vietnam Deferments

Biden received five student draft deferments during this period, with the first coming in late 1963 and the last in early 1968, at the peak of the Vietnam War.

In April 1968, he was reclassified by the Selective Service System as not available for service due to having had asthma as a teenager. Biden's book later dispelled this when he admitted being a lifeguard and playing organized sports.

Biden would later say that at the time he was preoccupied with marriage and law school, and that he "wore sports coats ... not tie-dyed".

That was before Biden was nearly expelled from College after being caught Plagiarizing. His political career was fill of plagiarizing and lies as well.


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Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#7 Jul 29, 2012


VP Biden's SUV Kills Pedestrian

Nov 12, 2009

A man was struck and killed Wednesday morning after being hit in Temple Hills by two Secret Service vehicles returning from a trip with Vice President Joe Biden.


http://www.gazette.net/stories/11112009/prinn...

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Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#8 Jul 29, 2012


Why Biden's plagiarism shouldn't be forgotten.

By David Greenberg
Monday, Aug. 25, 2008



Teachers and scholars consider the unattributed use of someone else's words and ideas to be a very serious offense, but the public doesn't seem to mind much, at least when it comes to politics. The incidents of plagiarism and fabrication that forced Joe Biden to quit the 1988 presidential race have drawn little comment since his selection as Barack Obama's vice presidential running mate—just as revelations of plagiarism by Stephen Ambrose and Doris Kearns Goodwin scarcely hurt their book sales.

In 1987, before Biden quit the race, he called the incidents "a tempest in a teapot." Although most reporters disagreed then, at least enough to pursue the story, they seem now—perhaps jaded by two decades of scandal-mongering—to have come around to Biden's view.

But Biden's exit from the 1988 race is worth recalling in detail, because his transgressions far exceeded Obama's own relatively innocent lifting of rhetorical set pieces from his friend Deval Patrick, which occasioned a brief flap last February.

Biden's misdeeds encompassed numerous self-aggrandizing thefts, misstatements, and exaggerations that seemed to point to a serious character defect. In some ways, the 1988 campaign—in which scandal forced not just Biden but also Gary Hart from the race—marked a watershed in the absurd gotcha politics that have since marred our politics and punditry. But unlike Hart's plight, Biden's can't be blamed on an overly intrusive or hectoring press corps. The press was right to dig into this one.


In the 1988 race, Biden began as a long shot. But after Hart dropped out in May 1987 over the exposure of his affair with Donna Rice, none of the remaining "seven dwarves" in the Democratic field pulled away from the pack.

Over the summer, the rival campaigns of Michael Dukakis and Dick Gephardt became concerned as Biden ticked upward in the polls.

Biden's downfall began when his aides alerted him to a videotape of the British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock, who had run unsuccessfully against Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The tape showed Kinnock delivering a powerful speech about his rise from humble roots. Taken by the performance, Biden adapted it for his own stump speech.

Maureen Dowd of the New York Times reported two incidents of nonattribution, and no one kept track exactly of every time Biden used the Kinnock bit.(Click here for examples of Biden's lifting.) What is certain is that Biden didn't simply borrow the sort of boilerplate that counts as common currency in political discourse—phrases like "fighting for working families." What he borrowed was Kinnock's life.

Unfortunately for Biden, more revelations of plagiarism followed, distracting him from the Bork hearings. Over the next days, it emerged that Biden had lifted significant portions of speeches from Robert Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey. From Kennedy, he took four long sentences in one case and two memorable sentences in another.(In one account, Biden said that Pat Caddell had inserted them in his speech without Biden's knowledge; in another account, the failure to credit RFK was chalked up to the hasty cutting and pasting that went into the speech.) From Humphrey, the hot passage was a particularly affecting appeal for government to help the neediest. Yet another uncited borrowing came from John F. Kennedy.




http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politi...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#9 Jul 29, 2012
Blo Biden


If that wasn't bad enough, Biden admitted the next day that while in law school he had received an F for a course because he had plagiarized five pages from a published article in a term paper that he submitted.

He admitted as well that he had falsely stated that British Labor official Denis Healey had given him the Kinnock tape.(Healey had denied the claim.)

And Biden conceded that he had exaggerated in another matter by stating in a speech some years earlier that he had joined sit-ins to desegregate restaurants and movie theaters, and was thus actively involved in the civil rights movement.

He protested, his press secretary clarified, "to desegregate one restaurant and one movie theater." The latter two of these fibs were small potatoes by any reckoning, but in the context of other acts of dishonesty, they helped to form a bigger picture.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#10 Jul 29, 2012
Joe Biden: An American Embassassment


For all these disclosures, Biden remained unbowed. "I'm in the race to stay, I'm in the race to win, and here I come," he declared. That meant, of course, that his days were numbered.

Newsweek soon reported on a C-SPAN videotape from the previous April that showed Biden berating a heckler at a campaign stop. While lashing out at the audience member, Biden defended his academic credentials by inflating them, in a fashion that was notably unbecoming and petty for a presidential candidate.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politi...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#11 Jul 29, 2012
Habitual Liar: Joe Biden


"I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do, I suspect," Biden sniped at the voter.

"I went to law school on a full academic scholarship."

That claim was false, as was another claim, made in the same rant, that he graduated in the top half of his law-school class. Biden wrongly stated, too, that he had earned three undergraduate degrees, when in fact he had earned one—a double major in history and political science.

Another round of press inquiries followed, and Biden finally withdrew from the race on Sept. 23.

The sheer number and extent of Biden's fibs, distortions, and plagiarisms struck many observers at the time as worrisome, to say the least. While a media feeding frenzy (a term popularized in the 1988 campaign) always creates an unseemly air of hysteria, Biden deserved the scrutiny he received. Quitting the race was the right thing to do.

Twenty-one years on, how much should Biden's past behavior matter? In and of itself, the plagiarism episode shouldn't automatically disqualify Biden from regaining favor and credibility, especially if in the intervening two decades he's not done more of the same, as seems to be the case. But no one has looked into it. The press should give his record since 1988 a thorough vetting. It's worth knowing whether the odds-on favorite to be our next vice president has truly reformed himself of behavior that can often be the mark of a deeply troubled soul.


http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politi...

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#12 Jul 29, 2012
LOL… Cheney doesn’t want to get aroused like the rest of the right-wing idiots over Palin because his mechanical heart can’t take it.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#13 Jul 29, 2012


Top 10 Joe Biden Gaffes

Throughout his decades of public service, the former Senator and current Vice President has earned a reputation for often saying the wrong thing at the wrong time


Full List: Foot-in-Mouth Disease

Off-Color Approval
No Need to PANIC, EVERYBODY!
Joe Biden's Stimulus Stumble
Bad Biden, Bad!
Biden's Failed "International Crisis"
An Unlikely Endorsement
A "Stand Up" Slipup
A Dubious Compliment
Diversity in Delaware?
Much Ado About ... A Lot

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/co...

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#14 Jul 29, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
VP Biden's SUV Kills Pedestrian
Nov 12, 2009
A man was struck and killed Wednesday morning after being hit in Temple Hills by two Secret Service vehicles returning from a trip with Vice President Joe Biden.
http://www.gazette.net/stories/11112009/prinn...
You got away lucky. He was after you.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#15 Jul 29, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
LOL… Cheney doesn’t want to get aroused like the rest of the right-wing idiots over Palin because his mechanical heart can’t take it.
Palin would whip you're arse and could shoot a fly off your ear lobe, boy.

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#16 Jul 29, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Palin would whip you're arse and could shoot a fly off your ear lobe, boy.
Yeah, but can she read a freakin newspaper? LOL… the threshold is so low for the idiots you guys pick to be the fools you support for elected office.
Outta Luck

Ames, IA

#17 Jul 29, 2012
All that evil son-of-a-bitch wants is money. Our wars in the mid-east were designed so he, a sitting vice-president, could profit from the deaths of soldiers in the desert.
War profiteering is a treasonous offense, punishable by hanging. The former Vice president is guilty of war profiteering and sould be brought up on charges.
Sheik Yerbouti

Warrington, PA

#18 Jul 29, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
McCain was a bad candidate but anyone claiming they vote based on the VP selection is a complete liar or idiot. Maybe both. Just look at the corrupt draft dodging JOE BIDEN.
Obama/Biden was the Dumb adn Dumber Ticket of the Century. It's time to show that Trash the Door.
If you want to talk about cowardly draft dodgers why not discuss romney who thought it was more important to serve his cult than his country. How about sissy boy cheney who had 'other priorities' during the Vite Name war. And then there's rush who dodged the draft because of a boil on his sorry cowardly ass! Cowards all!
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#19 Jul 29, 2012
Wow! Cheney must be a genius.
Three and a half years after the election he
finally has it figured out. Palin was a bad choice.
Who woudda thunk?

Why doesn't Cheney crawl back into his spider hole and stay there? And take that sickening daughter with him.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#20 Jul 29, 2012
Outta Luck wrote:
All that evil son-of-a-bitch wants is money. Our wars in the mid-east were designed so he, a sitting vice-president, could profit from the deaths of soldiers in the desert.
War profiteering is a treasonous offense, punishable by hanging. The former Vice president is guilty of war profiteering and sould be brought up on charges.
War is good for business. Cheney knew that when he was with Halliburton. He knew that Bush's Iraq war would be a corporate feeding frenzy for the right people.....conservatives who played along.

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