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THE RYAN – BIDEN DEBATE AND SOME THOTS ABOUT LIARS WHO CALL OTHERS LIARS

I want my money back.  The show wasn’t as entertaining as it was expected to be.  Biden was obnoxious but otherwise he did quite well.  Each agenda declared their candidate won.  Arguably Biden did a better job with his answers; clearly his “friend” Paul Ryan came across as more likeable.  Ryan also did a better job of establishing his honesty, not once did he lie by saying Biden was his friend.

Speaking of lies, Joe Biden said of the Libyan Consulate attack “We weren’t told they wanted more security; we did not know they wanted more security there.”  That was a bald face lie.

Biden said President Obama has “gone out and repaired our alliances so that the rest of the world follows us again.”  It’s far from the truth slo Joe may actually believe it so this one falls somewhere between a lie and oblivious ignorance.  But no benefit of the doubt can be given on the next statement that Romney and Biden, “bet against America all the time.”  Biden combined a lie with a smear with that one.

Biden said the administration passed a “middle class tax cut.”  That was another lie.  Biden said Sarah Palin spoke about “death panels” in their Vice Presidential debate in 2008.  No such statement by Palin is in the transcript.  Biden lied again.  Biden said no one is looking to do things through the UN.  But the truth is the UN plays an important role in the Obama administration’s foreign policy.

All politicians play loose with the facts at times.  We accept that within bounds.  It is up to us to intelligently separate the wheat from the chaff.   It bothers us to label anyone a liar.  But when liars lie and lie and lie, then lie again by accusing you for being the liar, at some point courtesy begins to look like guilt.  It is time to call the liars liars.  Joe Biden and Barack Obama are liars.

WHY BIDEN WILL DO VERY WELL TONIGHT

There are several reasons why Biden should do well and won’t fall on his face like his boss did in the first debate?  First of all, the elevation is only 980 feet.  Anyone who has been to Denver or watches MSNBC knows how difficult it is to talk at that altitude.

Secondly, not being able to use a teleprompter has never hampered Biden from making the very memorable statements that are his hallmark.  Furthermore, he didn’t have John Kerry to let him down and Jim Lehrer will not moderate the debate.   Finally, Paul Ryan is expected to be Paul Ryan, quite different than Romney who wasn’t himself in the debate.  In other words, none of the factors that were stacked against Obama will affect the Vice President.  Well there may be one.  The moderator may still be sitting lower than the candidates making it difficult for Obama not to face his opponent when speaking.

Tonight’s debate will be the most watched Vice Presidential debate in history.  Biden will surely make every effort to put one of his best feet forward because it is his opportunity to establish bona fides for a run for President should Obama decide to step down in 2016.  Mathematics are boring, Biden is entertaining.  For all these reasons, if I were asked to predict the winner, I would say the answer to that is a no-brainer.