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Joe Biden confirmed Obama’s anti-
market tendencies.

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  ” Moderator Martha Raddatz skimped on the economy in her questioning, letting the two
candidates bicker over the weather in Afghanistan rather than querying them on housing policy, financial reform, or spurring new investments—yet Biden managed to
highlight his opposition to the GOP on all three topics. On housing, Biden castigated the Romney-Ryan ticket, saying that in contrast to the Republicans, “we knew we had to act for the middle class. . . . We
moved in and helped people refinance their homes. Governor Romney said, ‘No, let foreclosures hit the bottom.’” Ryan took a pass on this provocation, though it was an opening for him. He should have said: Yes, that is our position, and we’re proud of it because it worked. He could have asked:
Would Obama and Biden prefer that home prices remain at unsustainable bubble-era levels, shutting young families who want to
avoid a mountain of debt out of the
marketplace? “

Michael Barone

  ” I was struck by the difference between the generational and gender appeal of the two candidates. The dial groups showed that Ryan did better with women than with men—in vivid contrast with the usual partisan
patterns. Biden talked strongly about the need to keep Social Security and Medicare as “guaranteed” programs—the kind of thing that has tended over the years to older voters over the years (though they have tended to favor John McCain or Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012). But I think that Ryan’s argument that we need to reform these programs in order to make them available to people currently
under 55. Similarly, Biden’s frequent dismissals of Ryan’s and Romney’s positions as “malarkey” may resonate with people of
Biden’s generation—but who under age 40 uses the word “malarkey” any more? “

THE DEBATE IN PICTURES

 

 

” The only known picture of Churchill and Obama “

 ” We’ll all have plenty to say tomorrow as we watch the spin/fallout, and my kids are hankering for a re-run of Doctor Who, so for the time being, on the theory that a picture tells a thousand words, here’s how the debate turned out:”

Truer words have seldom been spoken

 

 

“Joe Biden is one of the most experienced debaters we have in modern politics,” Paul Ryan said before leaving his Florida debate camp for the site of Thursday’s vice presidential debate.  “But the Achilles heel he has is President Obama’s record.”

 

Except perhaps for these 

 

“You could fill a bookshelf with the foreign policy mistakes that Vice President Biden has made in the course of his very long career in Washington,” says the aide.

 

But the bottom line is this 

 

” A House committee heard extensive testimony establishing that the Obama administration refused requests for heightened security from ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and his aides, requests made just weeks before Stevens and three other Americans were murdered in a terrorist attack timed to coincide with the anniversary of September 11.  House testimony also established beyond any doubt that Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, White House spokesman Jay Carney, and UN Ambassador Susan Rice all made untrue statements when they attributed the attack to angry protests over an anti-Muslim video.”

We thought you might enjoy a collection of ” Uncle Joe ” cartoons . 

 

 

Here’s a sample to pique your interest .

 

 

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