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Monday, October 15, 2012

The Trouble With Joe

On the eve of the second Presidential Debate, and for my fellow St. Louisans who may want to take a break from a 5-1 Giants lead in the NLCS, let's take a quick look back at some of the "best" moments from the Vice-Presidential Debate last Wednesday.
  Let's see, Joe Biden laughed a lot. A lot. He laughed at 23 million Americans who are unemployed. He laughed at the possibility of a nuclear armed Iran. He thought a 16 trillion deficit was hilarious. It was a good night for Joe. He had plenty of help from Moderator Martha Radditz. Oh yeah. Joe was yukkin' it up.
  Joe was so busy giggling that he and the Democratic Party have not noticed that the American people are not laughing. Paul Ryan wasn't laughing either. Paul Ryan did not have time to laugh. He was too busy debating 2 people at once. He did what we all would like to think we would do in such a lop-sided situation. He was calm, cool, collected, and armed with the facts. Maybe Joe thought if he chuckled loud enough, he could drowned out the facts. Martha certainly tried to assist in the fact suffocation. Every time Paul Ryan was about to make a point, Martha decided it was time to move on to the next topic. How convenient. Smilin' Joe may have spent lots of time smilin', but it was Paul Ryan who definitely got the zinger of the night when he looked at Joe and said, "The Vice-President knows that words don't always come out of your mouth the right way."
  Ryan kept hammering home the key points that he and Mitt Romney have campaigned on. The 5-point plan for America that includes energy independence, free markets, and help and support for small business. He explained the Romney/Ryan plan to get the economy up and running again, and getting Americans back to work. He put Senior Citizens concerns about Medicare at ease. he told them not to worry about the benefits that they had earned. That they would be there as long as they needed them. He explained that Social Security had to change for younger generations if they had any hope of seeing all that they paid into the system ever again.
  Still Joe laughed. But Joe did something else. he became a walking definition of everything the modern day Democratic Party has become. Rude, crass, disrespectful, degrading, demeaning, nasty. The list of adjectives goes on and on. Yeah Joe. That's a real side-splitter.
  So what can we expect tomorrow night at the town-hall style Presidential Debate? We can surely expect a much more aggressive Barack Obama. Will he get plenty of help from CNN's Candy Crowley? How will the make-up of the audience who will be posing questions to the Candidates effect the outcome? That remains to be seen. Surely Mitt Romney will be prepared for a leaner meaner Obama, and it will be Republicans who get the last laugh.

Be sure to check out my page in the coming days and weeks. We will have a full recap of the second Presidential Debate.
 Find out what former Presidential Candidate Herman Cain is doing these days.
Also, just exactly what is the Fair Tax? We will get at the nuts and bolts of it all.
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