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McCain camp says "no harsher critic" of Obama than Biden.

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"There has been no harsher critic of Barack Obama's lack of experience than Joe Biden. Biden has denounced Barack Obama's poor foreign policy judgment and has strongly argued in his own words what Americans are quickly realizing -- that Barack Obama is not ready to be President." --McCain spokesman Ben Porritt


Background

Biden Has Served As Obama's Top Foreign Policy Critic, Even Saying Obama Is Not Ready To Be President:

Biden Said Obama Is Not Ready To Serve As President. ABC's George Stephanopoulos: "You were asked is he ready. You said 'I think he can be ready, but right now I don't believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training.'" Sen. Biden: "I think that I stand by the statement." (ABC's, "This Week," 8/19/07)

Biden: "If the Democrats think we're going to be able to nominate someone who can win without that person being able to table unimpeachable credentials on national security and foreign policy, I think we're making a tragic mistake..." (Sen. Joe Biden, "The Diane Rehm Show," 8/2/07)

Biden: "Having Talking Points On Foreign Policy Doesn't Get You There." ("Biden Lashes Out At Obama," ABC News' "Political Radar" Blog, blogs.abcnews.com, 8/2/07)

Biden Attacked Obama For Voting Against Funding U.S. Troops In Iraq And Afghanistan, Accusing Him Of "Cutting Off Support That Will Save The Lives Of Thousands Of American Troops." Biden: "And, look, Tim, if you tell me I've got to take away this protection for these kids in order to win the election, some things aren't worth it. Some things are worth losing over. That would be worth losing over. Hundreds of lives are being saved and will be saved by us sending these vehicles over which we are funding with this supplemental legislation. And I want to ask any of my other colleagues, would they, in fact, vote to cut off the money for those troops to protect them? That's the right question. This isn't cutting off the war. This is cutting off support that will save the lives of thousands of American troops." (NBC's "Meet The Press," 9/9/07)

Biden On Obama's Leadership On Iraq: "I Don't Recall Hearing A Word From Barack About A Plan Or A Tactic." (Jason Horowitz, "Biden Unbound: Lays Into Clinton, Obama, Edwards," The New York Observer, 2/4/07)

Biden On Whether He Would Meet Unconditionally With The Leaders Of Rogue States As Obama Said He Would: "Absolutely Positively No." Biden: "Would I make a blanket commitment to meet unconditionally with the leaders of each of those countries within the first year I was elected president? Absolutely positively no." (Sen. Joe Biden, Remarks At The National Press Club, Washington, DC, 8/1/07)

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McCain himself better be careful not to select a VP from who he was running against in the primary, as he will have the same problem.

This is all the more the reasons Obama has
picked Biden. Two great men with different
points of views but each with the intelligence
to listen, discuss and make good decisions.
Obama/Biden will make a wonderful ticket and
will be our next president/VP.

""There has been no harsher critic of Barack Obama's lack of experience than Joe Biden."

And yet Mr. Biden thinks John McMansion would be much, much worse.

-- SCAM
so-called "Austin Mayor"
http://austinmayor.blogspot.com

Gee, what a surprise, he picked a guy with which he doesn't agree 100% on every issue. I guess having Bush and Cheney in 100% agreement worked out really well! If McCain picks someone who ran against him in the primary, he'll also have criticized John McCain at some point. McCain is turning into the biggest pile of crap in politics. He's basically operating from the Karl Rove playbook when everyone but a few Bushites are sick of that slime.

McCain is a spoiled little rich brat whose father was a 4-star Admiral. He was a LCDR in the Navy who flew airplanes. He never supervised, led or managed anyone in the military. Since then, he has been in congress - again not leading anyone except a few staffers. He has no executive experience.
Now that he has Rove on his team, he has become the original Arizona snake.

McCain is a lier regarding his pitiful 5 1/2 years in prison. He was offered an "early out" because his father was CINCPAC at the time. He whines about how brave he was in declining that offer and getting harsher punishment. The real reason McCain declined to be released early pertains to the strick POW code of conduct. The rule is: first in, first out, except for those in very critical condition. McCain knew he would be court marshalled, imprisoned, dishonorably discharged and ruined if he agreed to leave early. His father would have disowned him and probably taken away his brand new Corvette. He may have even had to stop shacking up with all those whores while is 1st wife waited faithfully. AND NOW YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY. :)
woody

McCain is a lier regarding his pitiful 5 1/2 years in prison. He was offered an "early out" because his father was CINCPAC at the time. He whines about how brave he was in declining that offer and getting harsher punishment. The real reason McCain declined to be released early pertains to the strick POW code of conduct. The rule is: first in, first out, except for those in very critical condition. McCain knew he would be court marshalled, imprisoned, dishonorably discharged and ruined if he agreed to leave early. His father would have disowned him and probably taken away his brand new Corvette. He may have even had to stop shacking up with all those whores while is 1st wife waited faithfully. AND NOW YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY. :)
woody

IT IS REALLY GOOD TO SEE THAT MORE INDIVIDUALS
ARE STEPPING UP WITH SOME GREAT BLOGS!
I COMMEND YOU, WE NEED AN OVERHAUL IN THE WHITE
HOUSE, WE NEED NEW DRAPES, NEW CARPETING, WE NEED
A NEW FACE, WE DON'T NEED A GUY WHO WILL BE JUST
LIKE THE GUY CURRENTLY IN OFFICE WHO TAKES A
VACATION EVERY WEEK, WE NEED SOLUTIONS TO SERIOUS
PROBLEMS, WE NEED OBAMA AND BIDEN TO LEAD THE
WAY OUT OF THIS NEGATIVE HOLE WE ARE CURRENTLY
FACING, LET US UNITE AND STANDFAST AND GET IT
DONE, AND GIVE MCCAIN AND ROVE A GREAT SEND-OFF,
ONE WILL RETIRE IN ONE OF HIS 7 HOMES, AND THE
OTHER WILL CHOOSE A COUNTRY CLUB OF HIS CHOOSING!

Are they NEW people on here or just new campaign staff--where are all the old voices? I read elsewhere their complaints that they had been BLOCKED around the time of the Biden announcement.
Were they 'Uncle Toms' as Emil Jones supposedly said or just 'Uppity Women'?
Censorship, or the appearance of same, should be STOPPED.

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