LIVE AT DNC. Biden video is on. Biden is talking about Bush and abuse of power. WTF? Bush went to Congress and to the UN every time to the consternation of America firsters, internationalists lasters. Abuse of power is the "fairness doctrine". Abuse of power is Obama going to the Department of Justice to get a conservative advertisement off the air. Abuse of power is Obama going to the Department of Justice and trying to instigate an investigation of the conservative funder of those ads -- but its ok for Barack to suck at Soro's teet.
Why was Biden chosen. The guy was done. Toast. He was retiring from the Senate. He gave the presidency his last shot. He got 9,000 votes. His career was over. how did he get here?
Biden is speechifying. He starts off folksy. He is welling up ..... "proud to share the stage with President B"... almost said Bush .. "Clinton".
Back to Scranton Pa ....... snooze button.
Lots of squareball jazz ............. snooze.
UPDATE: The American dream is slipping away. Ugh. The is party of the clinically depressed. They are the party of no, no, no. Man they love bad news.
He is ranting ... "Good people asking how am I going to retire? How am I going to pay my bills? He called McCain Bush. "Freudian slip".
"The promise of tomorrow will be better than their yesterdays. And that's in trouble. And McCain doesn't know it. Barack Obama knows it. He worked hard." He did? WTF did he do?
Bush McCain. Bush McCain. That's not change. That's more of the same. This is the mantra. That's not change. That's more of the same.
"Millions of Americans have shipped their jobs offshore". Yeah, thank big labor and unions for that big boy. You have to stay competitive. You can't make it impossible to do business. You must help business, unshackle business not over tax businesses, raise minimum raise and force them to pay health benefits.
"Barack Obama will bring down healthcare costs". WTF is this clown talking about?
"Equal pay for women!" Good luck with that.
"We have so few friends" [in the international community]. The party of pessimism.
"We will hold Russia accountable for their actions." Uh, how you going to make friends doing that Joe? Isn't that unilateralism? What about making friends?
Biden is now making the case for talking to Iran. NUTS! "After 7 long years, even Bush recognizes that Barack Obama is right". "We have to tell Iran they have to change" Oh yeah, that's the ticket, that will work.
Why am I watching this?
THE MESSIAH HAS ARRIVED! HE IS CRASHING THE PARTY! CROWD GOES WILD
Obama is talking without a teleprompter - he is screwing up. First line -- started stammering. "Now you know why I am SO PROUD to have Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Beau Biden, Mama Biden, as my vice- President".
"We're gonna take America back" From who?
Top down bottom up .... stammering.
Explaining why he moved the convention out of the center and down to the stadium - so he could open it up to all the people.
Everyone on stage except Michelle, she is looking on from the stands. Why?
WITH BIDEN ON BOARD, CAN OBAMA BE TRUSTED? Caroline Glick
But while Biden's rhetoric on America's relationship with Israel is firm, his positions on issues critically important to Israel's national security call into question his willingness to stand by Israel. He is a staunch supporter of an Israeli transfer of the strategically critical Golan Heights to Syria and has harshly criticized the Bush administration for its refusal to support Israeli negotiations with Syria. At the same time, he downplays the significance of Syria's strategic alliance with Iran and its sponsorship of terrorists in Iraq, Lebanon and the Palestinian Authority. Belittling those ties, Biden has claimed repeatedly and without a shred of evidence that the Syrians really want to put all of that behind them.
Biden's positions on Iran are even more troubling. Over the past decade, since Iran's ballistic missile program and its nuclear program came into full view, Biden has distinguished himself both for his refusal to support tough U.S. diplomatic moves against Iran and for his absolute opposition to the notion of a U.S. military strike on Iran's nuclear installations. In 1998, Biden was one of only four senators to vote against the Iran Missile Proliferation Sanctions Act, a bill that punished foreign companies or other entities that sent Iran sensitive missile technology or expertise.
In February 2005, at a speech before the global Davos Conference, Biden said that Iran's quest for nuclear capabilities is understandable and called on the U.S. to address Iran's "emotional needs by signing a non-aggression pact with the mullocracy.
In September 2007, Biden was one of just a handful of senators who voted against a Senate resolution calling on the State Department to classify Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps a terrorist organization. The Revolutionary Guards is responsible for the insurgency in Iraq and for commanding, financing, arming and training Hizbullah, Hamas and other international terrorist groups. It is also responsible for securing and developing Iran's nuclear weapons project and its ballistic missile arsenal.
For his part, Obama managed to be absent from the Senate during the vote last year, though he stated his objection to the resolution referring to it as "excessively provocative.
As to attacking Iran's nuclear installations, though Biden has claimed he would not take the military option "off the table, he has spoken of impeaching President Bush if he attacks Iran's nuclear installations. Late last year the New Hampshire Seacoast Online reported, "Biden said that the best deterrent to prevent pre-emptive military action n Iran is to make it clear, even if it is at the end of [Bush's] final term, action will be taken against Bush to ensure 'his legacy will be marred for all time.'
In the weeks after the September 11 attacks, Biden was already thinking about appeasing Iran. In a New Republic profile in October 2001, Biden was quoted raising the following suggestion to his Senate staffers: "Seems to me this would be a good time to send, no strings attached, a check for $200 million to Iran.