Evidently, Biden’s brand of Catholicism – a religion that he says “defines him” – doesn’t require he promote or even support the culture of life. Last night Biden aggressively supported the Administration’s gratuitous assault on religious freedom and its Department of Health and Human Services abortion-drug, sterilization, contraception mandate.
He even went so far as to blatantly lie regarding the mandate’s requirements for Catholic institutions.
“With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear, no religious institution, Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic social services, Georgetown Hospital, Mercy Hospital, any hospital, none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact.”
No, it isn’t a fact. This is patently false as is evidenced by the fact that dozens of Catholic dioceses, schools and other institutions are suing the Administration over the mandates. Among those suing are the University of Notre Dame, the Archdioceses of Washington, New York and Michigan, and the Catholic University of America. If there were no mandates, as Biden claims, there would be no lawsuits.
Biden said “my religion defines who I am, and I’ve been a practicing Catholic my whole life” and then immediately set about explaining why he ignores the church’s teaching on abortion and lying about the nature of the Administration’s assault on the religious freedom of real Catholics.
If Biden is really a Catholic, I’d say he is in desperate need a priest, a confession and repentance.
Biden lied fast and hard early in the debate regarding the Benghazi terrorist attack, what the intelligence assessment was and the nature of the Administration’s cover-up.
For more than a week after the attack – more than a week after the Administration knew better – the White House was still claiming the “proximate cause” of the violence was a YouTube video. They knew that wasn’t the case but they promoted that fiction anyway. Last night, Biden blamed it on the intelligence community in a blatant and provable lie.
“The intelligence community told us that,” Biden said. “As they learned more facts about exactly what happened, they changed their assessment.”
He also claimed that the the White House was unaware the consulate staff wanted more security when we have all seen a chain of emails from staff requesting exactly that… for weeks before the attack.
“Well, we weren’t told they wanted more security there,” Biden said. “We did not know they wanted more security.”
This is in direct contradiction with the sworn testimony of security officers who were there and who had repeatedly requested increased security only to be rebuffed by the Administration.
It is almost inconceivable that Biden was added to the ticket in 2008 in order to bring foreign-policy gravitas to the ticket. His comments regarding Libya were laughably bad.
When the post debate dust settles, these lies will remain a stark reminders that this Administration lies without hesitation and will sacrifice anyone and anything for their own purposes.
For the sake of our readers, I will leave the comments made by my Mother tonight out of this publication. I heard her use the term “Communist Puppet Masters” in a telephone conversation tonight. She’s a little animated.
I fully expected that the Vice Presidential Debate would be a clown show and it was… kind of. I’ve seen happy clowns and I’ve seen sad clowns but in the debate I saw an asshole clown. People who say that Joe Biden is a nice guy must really like assholes.
Joe Biden was pretty pissed off about his bosses’ debate performance last week. He doesn’t intend to repeat Barry’s mistakes and has spent the entire afternoon butt chugging alternating shots of Red Bull and pepper vodka and is ready for a scrap. He’s amped up and planning to come at Paul Ryan like a spider monkey with a stage-three Ebola infection.
He’s ready too. Joe has memorized his zingers, one liners and populist pabulum with the assistance of a North Korean prison camp indoctrination team. As soon as Ryan says certain code words like “deficit” or “Big Bird”, Biden will automatically begin reciting the attack phrases and populist red meat lines that the Norks implanted during six days of electroshock and waterboarding.
Ryan, for his part, expects to win the debate with a command of the facts, geometric logic, straight talking and general likability. Joe expects to win by alternating between clever zingers and recounting make-believe discussions he has had with blue collar workers with names like Joey, Paulie and Pearl. Pearl is a waitress at an imaginary greasy spoon diner Joe visits in his mind. Joey is a proud but fictional fellow who works as a mechanic and just wants a fair chance at the American dream. Paulie is a guy who Biden pretends to know who works in an imaginary coal mine and probably has a pre-existing condition or something.
Especially that little U-shaped part just above her – ahem – bosom. In the beginning she is pasty white. As she talks about Romney her skin turns red. Moe Lane describes it as a ‘Tell’. As he says it might be useful.
This really doesn’t surprise me. Universal Studios is part of the entertainment industry and we know the political leanings of the entertainment industry. Park admissions are obviously down because people just don’t have the money to spend on such entertainment venues. This is reflected in all the price reductions and special deals that are now available in an attempt to boost park attendance.
Now there are a lot of people who will NEVER make Universal Studios their amusement destination. I know that I will never visit the place again and the family who passed this information along to me will not be back. There are a lot of people who feel the same way and I hope the readers here will join us.
Not that it happened, but how it affects their campaign. They don’t give a damn about the the bodycount, the lost intel or that al Qaeda is resurgent. Those are all non-issues. Hell, we wouldn’t even be talking about this shit but for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. They are the only reason the death of the ambassador and the Middle East in flames are a big deal. That’s how Stephanie Cutter sees it.
The entire reason that this has become the political topic that it is, is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. It’s a big part of their stump speech. And it’s reckless and irresponsible what they’re doing.
She pretty much just revealed what Obama and his minions are saying to each other behind closed doors: “The only reason this has become the political topic it has is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.”
With all the other things distracting us from real news it’s easy to miss a story like this. This is from the Daily Caller:
Martha Raddatz is the moderator of tonight’s vice presidential debate. In 1991, Barack Obama attended her wedding. A year later, her then-husband, now a high level administration appointee and a personal friend of the president, attended the Obamas’ wedding.
Irrelevant information? Put it this way: If Raddatz were a judge, she’d likely have to recuse herself from cases pertaining to the Obamas.
We’re not arguing that Raddatz will slant tonight’s debate in the Obama campaign’s favor — any more than a member of Congress would automatically vote for an appropriation simply because it helps a campaign contributor. We are arguing that the public has a right to know the facts about Raddatz’s relationship to the president.
You’d think that ABC News would be arguing the same thing. This is a network, after all, that has made a reputation (as well as a fortune) by exposing conflicts of interest among politicians, judges, business leaders and others in positions of authority.
But not among journalists. That’s the line ABC News won’t cross, as our reporter Josh Peterson learned the hard way this summer, when he called the network to ask about Raddatz’s connections to Obama. ABC flacks refused to answer his questions. They hid the information from public view.”
The State Department scaled back U.S. security staff in Libya in the weeks and months before the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans, despite requests for additional personnel, former U.S. security officials told a politically charged congressional hearing.
The requests were detailed on Wednesday in testimony by two former security officers in Libya to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and in diplomatic correspondence released by the panel.
Republicans and Democrats scrutinized the testy, four-hour hearing for its potential impact on the Nov. 6 presidential election. Republican Mitt Romney alleges President Barack Obama failed to safeguard diplomatic personnel overseas and ignored signs that an al Qaeda affiliate was preparing for terrorist attacks in North Africa.
The State Department’s regional security officer in Libya until July, Eric Nordstrom, in testimony and in State Department cables, described his concerns that the administration was moving too quickly to pull out U.S. security agents and replace them with Libyan staff.”
Testifying Wednesday: From left, Lt. Col. Andrew Wood of the Utah National Guard; Eric Nordstrom, a regional security officer with the State Department; Charlene Lamb, a deputy secretary of state with responsibilities for diplomatic security; and Patrick Kennedy, undersecretary of state for management.
The Obama campaign referred to several major liberal bloggers as the “tinfoil hat crowd” in a statement to Fox News Wednesday. The campaign was responding to the cable channel’s request for a comment on an Internet conspiracy theory many of them had promoted.
Shortly after the presidential debate last week, a number of liberal bloggers including ones at Daily Kos, FireDogLake, Democratic Underground, and the Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan, among others, began posting items suggesting that Mitt Romney had cheated during the debate.
“No — we’ve never casted our lot with the tin foil hat crowd.”
The effects of President Barack Obama’s falter in the first debate with Mitt Romney are not just being felt in battleground states, according to KPIX-TV CBS 5′s latest tracking poll of California which shows Romney slicing eight points off Obama’s lead.
Obama had led by 22 points in the CBS 5 tracking poll released four weeks ago. Obama now leads by only 14 points, an 8-point improvement for Romney.”
It’s interesting to note that the first line of the polling data says this: “CA Still Safely Blue, But Romney Slices 8 Points Off Obama’s Lead After Romney’s Strong First Debate Performance:”. KPIX San Francisco seems to be openly willing to support the progressive candidates.
There has been an awful lot of random talk about the attack that killed four Americans in Libya including Ambassador Stevens. In fact there has been so much talk from both sides that it’s hard to put it all in a format where the American people can follow the actions, the reactions, the changes in narrative that came from the White House and others.
Several organizations have been working to create timelines to help people like me follow the events and when they took place. Here are a couple. First from the Heritage Foundation. This is the shorter one. It explains, basically what went down. The better one is the second from Bret Baier of FOX News. It’s longer but much more complete – especially in the timing of events.
It’s very telling that President Obama stuck by the story that the attack was the result of a demonstration against the Muhammad video long after everyone else in his administration had labeled it a ‘Terror Attack’. This was spin – political spin.
As Joe Biden once said, “This is a bug f*cking deal”. Truly, it is a far bigger deal than the Watergate break-in and subsequent coverup that brought down the Nixon administration. Nobody died then.