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October 6, 2008
Debate Shows Joe Biden Is a Liar
gem of unfortunate truth seems to have permeated the Obama campaign: If
a political candidate states a blatant lie with enough confidence, he
will probably win over just enough people to accomplish his mission, if
his mission is only winning an election.
have seen this theory applied repeatedly by The One Himself, and last
Thursday, a record-breaking number of people saw his mentor do the same.
Now if you think their goal should be to win the election and nothing
else, then of course they are doing the right thing. It’s not like
members of the mainstream media, such as Chris Matthews, are going to
call them out on their lies. (Matthews is probably too busy soaking up
the “thrill” he says Barack Obama sends up his leg.)
But if you think their goal should instead be to do honest work for
America as president and vice president, then we have a problem.
Here is a sickening (and, due to editorial necessity, painfully
abbreviated) top 10 list, in no particular order, of Joe Biden’s lies on
In response to Sarah Palin pointing out Obama’s vote to raise taxes on
those making $42,000, Biden replied: “The vote she’s referring to, John
McCain voted the exact same way.”
McCain did not vote the same way. There is no gray area here.
“John McCain said as recently as a couple of weeks ago he wouldn’t even
sit down with the government of Spain.”
McCain has never ever said he would not sit down with the government of
“This is simply not true about Barack Obama. He did not say sit down
Well, as long as it’s “simply” not true, Joe. The fact is, Obama
specifically said he would sit down with Ahmadinejad. It is
“I have always supported (clean coal technology). That's a fact.”
Less than a month ago, Biden vigorously declared “We’re not supporting
clean coal.” Yes, it does conflict with Biden’s version of “fact,” but
this fact has a video backing it up.
“Iraqis have an $80 billion surplus.”
The Iraqis currently have $29 billion, and at most might possibly have a
total of $59 billion at the end of the year.
“With regard to Barack Obama not quote funding the troops, John McCain
voted the exact same way.”
McCain did not vote the exact same way as Obama when the latter voted to
cut funding for the troops. McCain opposed an entirely separate bill
that included a timeline.
1. “John McCain has voted 20 times in the last decade-and-a-half against
funding alternative energy sources, clean energy sources, wind, solar,
biofuels.” 2. “John McCain has voted 20 times against funding
alternative energy sources.” 3. “Why did John vote 20 times (against
funding alternative energy sources)?” 4. “(McCain) voted 20 times
against funding alternative energy sources.”
Well, clearly, if he said it four times, then it really really really
really must be true. But it turns out that the actual number of McCain’s
votes is nearly half of what Biden alleges, which makes it untrue.
“Drill we must.”
Biden didn’t think so before polls showed Americans favoring drilling,
and instead opposed offshore drilling which he compared to “raping” the
Outer Continental Shelf.
“We kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon.”
Huh? What? Excuse me? When did anyone kick Hezbollah out of Lebanon? How
do you even kick Hezbollah out of Lebanon? Does he have any idea what he
is talking about? It is actually unclear whether this one is a comically
ludicrous lie or merely a statement stemming from the disturbing
ignorance of what’s supposed to be a man knowledgeable on foreign
policy. Either way, it is petrifying.
“Barack Obama is ready to be the next president of the United States of
Earlier in the campaign Biden said “I think [Obama] can be ready but
right now I don’t think he is. The presidency is not something that
lends itself to on-the-job training.” During the primary debates, Biden
reasserted that belief by saying “I stand by that statement.”
Apparently, if you’re not ready to be president, selecting Joe Biden as
your running mate automatically makes you “ready to be the next
president of the United States of America.”
Biden uses a variety of rhetorical tools to convince Americans that his
lies are actually truths. Declaring that “this is simply not true,”
insisting that “that’s a fact,” and making a point of repeating his
false statements all manage to mislead countless Americans who tend to
put their faith in the TV box. But we now must know that when Biden
tells us that he’s giving us a fact, he is actually signaling a lie.
cannot make him our vice president.
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