Biden’s performance here in Danville, Kentucky was both comical and self-defeating. Just as Al Gore sighed and rolled his eyes in 2000, so Biden smirked and guffawed.
His brief was to show the aggression that Obama so obviously lacked when the President went up against Mitt Romney last week. But as the dust settles today many will be left feeling that he went too far, tried too hard.
Many women and swing voters will have hated his condescending, swaggering display.
It was not due only to his strikingly boorish histrionics that Biden decisively lost the debate, despite it being moderated without impartiality by Obama’s personal friend Martha Raddatz, whose wedding Obama attended. He lied repeatedly and easily demonstrably.
Biden blamed the intelligence community for the debacle that led to and followed the killing of ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in last month’s terror attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. …
When asked by Raddatz why the White House had blamed the death of Stevens on protests about a movie, he responded: ‘Because that was exactly what we were told by the intelligence community.’
There is ample evidence that this was not the case.
The same arrogance that inspired Biden to behave like an utter jackass led him to believe he could get away with shouting assertions that obviously are not true. Hopefully the intelligence community will not take this lie lying down.
Even more startling was Biden’s insistence: ‘Well, we weren’t told they wanted more security there. We did not know they wanted more security again.’
That is directly contradicted by testimony from two State Department officials this week. Eric Nordstrom, expressed frustration at how his appeals for more resources were rebuffed.
Biden’s strategy was to sneer, yell lies, and count on the media to back him up with spin. Whether it succeeds depends on how much character we have left.
On tips from Byron, J, and Shawn R. Graphic compliments of Metryq.
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