Aug 24 2008

The Obidenama Drama

Published by at 9:47 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

Update: This about sums it up: Obama hired a pit bull because, at his core, he is nothing but a politician and he felt the needed to cover up his insecurity on national security. And that is from a pro-democrat media news outlet!



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Not much new substance to post on the Obiden Obama today. Lots of press on how Biden called Obama “Barack America” (an ever so close racial slip of the tongue). But slips of the tongue are ridiculous and not worth a lot of attention usually.

The only thing I am watching is how the moderate middle is taking the Biden news, and the one indication I have seen from Rasmussen is they are not impressed:

Overall, 32% said the selection of Biden made them more likely to vote for Obama and an identical percentage said it made them less likely to do so. Among unaffiliated voters, 25% are more likely to vote for Obama while 33% had the opposite view.

Emphasis mine. If this holds up (and I think it will and expand a bit) the Biden Pit Bull choice is going to backfire on Obama. I have said it all year, this is not the year of the partisan, nor the fringe, nor the obnoxious/arrogant pol.  America is fed up with the quasi-jihad nature of politics, and after 8 years of fighting a religious war with fanatics few can blame them.

Biden’s job, as illustrated in his debut, is to be the attack dog. Politics as usual. Obama went to the dusty-old-white-guy-bin in the Senate and now has a double dosage of DC politicians on the ticket. And don’t think the women’s vote is enamored with this tactic either:

Not surprisingly, Democrats were more supportive of Obama’s decision than anybody else—52% of those in his party agreed with his pick while 19% disagreed. However, just 43% of Democratic women said the presumptive nominee made the best pick while 23% disagreed.

Clinton voters, mostly women, are fed up with the testosterone-dripping attacks across the aisle. They see sons, daughters, husbands, sisters and brothers all going into war and sacrificing – many dying. They understand the threat of terrorism and what serious focus on it. All they see is bickering and gutter tactics. It is why Hillary shown strong, it is why McCain remains strong despite massive headwinds against the GOP.

I think Obama goes flat on the Biden pick at best. And if Biden’s history is any indication, the “Barack America” quote won’t be the last stunner passing his lips this election season. The VP slot was wasted on old time partisan politics, exactly what he nation wants to dump.

Now this would not be a wasted VP pick for McCain:

17 responses so far

17 Responses to “The Obidenama Drama”

  1. Stix says:

    I think that Steele would be the best pick for VP. He is someone that is away from the insider politics of Washington and is very good at explaining conservative thought to everyone. Every time I hear him I wish that he was the candidate rather than McCain.

  2. jb_ says:

    I like Steele, I voted for Steele in ’06.

    You’ve mentioned the positives, here are the negatives:

    1) Lost his last election.

    2) Does not help McCain carry a state – Maryland is a solid blue state with or without Steele. Blacks are NOT his base, it’s conservative whites.

    3) Lt. Governor is arguably not a strong enough position to run as VP.

    I think McCain will pick Tim Pawlenty. It’s not a bold pick, but it’s inoffensive enough.

  3. […] and that raises a thought about the meme started by Ron Fournier and eagerly picked up by other deep political thinkers, that Obama’s choice of Joe Biden as his running mate shows that Obama “lacks […]

  4. kathie says:

    Put a woman on the ticket and dare Biden to treat her ruddily.

    Any way it’s going to be all about George Bush, the worse President this country has ever endured. It will start with the stellar Jimmy Carter and end with Joe Biden. It will be just lovely.

  5. aerawls says:

    Not quite something new, but here’s an old Biden tidbit that nobody seems to be talking about: his anti-surge plan to un-declare the Iraq war.

    Hillary even followed him up on it.

  6. breschau says:


    “Put a woman on the ticket and dare Biden to treat her ruddily.”

    First: “ruddily”? I assume that’s meant to be “rudely”.

    Second: Are you asserting that the guy who drafted the Violence Against Women Act would autmotically treat a woman “rudely”, or are you just going off of Biden’s reputation of aggressively attacking his opponent’s flaws? If the latter – does that mean if he treated a woman the same way he would treat a man, that there would be something wrong with it? (That seems a bit sexist to me.)

  7. breschau says:

    “And that is from a pro-democrat media news outlet!”

    The POLITICO??? Are you freakin’ serious, AJ?

    The president and CEO of The Politico is Frederick J. Ryan Jr., chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation. Which part of that screams out “pro-democrat” to you?

    And, in case you think that the political leanings of the president and CEO is irrelevant, how one of the author of the article you linked to, Mike Allen, who calls anyone who criticized the Bush Administration “left wing haters”.

  8. kathie says:

    Yes I meant rudely.

    I was thinking about the media complaining about the Hillary/ Lazio debate. They said they hired Biden because he was an attack dog. Yes, I think most men talk to woman differently then other men. I find that acceptable frankly.

  9. breschau says:

    Ah – okay, yeah, the Hillary/Lazio thing was a mess. However, I’m not sure that’s really a valid strategy, simply because Biden doesn’t really have to go after the VP directly – there’s more than enough for him to work with using just Bush, Cheney and McCain.

  10. J.D. says:

    I love it. 2 Democrats from a do-nothing Congress whose approval ratings are half that of Bush, running against Bush, who won’t be on the ticket.

    When Bush picked Cheney, the MSM became obsessed with the word, “gravitas;” as in Cheney was picked to add weight and credibility to Bush. Well, “Hello?!?” Biden is the only thing keeping the helium-filled Obama on the ground.

    Further, how bad must the vetting results have been for Kaine and Bayh for them to be passed over for Biden. The Obama camp practically handed McCain and Co. a long list of embarrassing sound-bites and even attacks on Obama himself coming strait from Biden’s mouth.

    And FYI, Biden’s Violence Against Women Act, has not prevented one act of violence against women; but I’m sure it was well-intentioned and made those voting for it feel really good.

    Grab the popcorn. From Jimmy Carter’s opening reminder of Democratic fiscal and energy policy debacles to Nancy Pelosi’s disastrous dinner menus, this week should be lots of fun.

  11. breschau says:


    “And FYI, Biden’s Violence Against Women Act, has not prevented one act of violence against women”

    Prove it. Give a URL.

    Put up or shut up, kid.

  12. breschau says:

    Hey, can we start an online bet yet? Something along the lines of “If McCain wins, I will do [X], if Obama wins you will do [Y]”?

    Anyone interested? I’ll take on all comers.

  13. J.D. says:

    So you are telling me that a person (could be a man or a woman) who is about to break an existing law (assault) will think twice due to VAWA? It may help the prosecution after the fact with funds, and I applaud that, but to use Biden’s support of this bill to prove he’s a gentleman and will treat a female VP candidate with respect is laughable.

    And this kid knows that there is no URL that will prove a negative, and I can say that without your PG-13 language.

    I applaud any measure that helps catch, convict, and incarcerate violent criminals, but measures such as these with names such as these are Washington catering to special interest; in this case the NOW.

    Wasn’t this first passed about the time they were feeding us the bogus stats saying that violence against women sky-rocketed on Super Bowl Sunday? HMMM.

    Nevertheless, this should be a fun week, and if Obama’s not ahead by 10 by the end of it, it’s Game Over. (Just an opinion, Breschau, so don’t curse and make me prove it).

  14. Redteam says:

    JD and Bres: here’s a little about the VAWA, a conclusion: to me, reading the whole report, linked below, it sounds as if the Act was written to assist women after they were assaulted, I don’t see too much about preventing attacks in the first place, so I’d say that if the act weren’t written to prevent attacks, then JD would be right.

    Clearly, the Violence Against Women Act has positively impacted victims and those working to
    prevent and respond to such crimes. However, after ten years of implementation, gaps in public
    policy, legislation, and funding to address the needs of sexual violence victims remain. As the
    Congress contemplates reauthorization of the Act in 2005, an examination of, and response to,
    the gaps identified here must occur. In addition, national and state organizations dedicated to
    representing the needs of sexual violence victims must utilize a stronger presence in the national
    violence against women movement to ensure more focused attention to sexual violence.

    here’s the link:

  15. Jacqui says:

    I thought a woman might be the answer for McCain’s VP but the more I think about A.J.’s pick of Steele the more it has merits. Not because he could bring Maryland but because he could debate well against Biden and attack Obama without anyone in the DNC playing the race card – which is what they do when anyone points out the failings of Barry.

    BTW, did anyone see the special on Obama on FoxNews – they did a character special on both candidates. There is a Pakistani connection and some lost years in NY that are peculiar to say the least.

  16. AJStrata says:


    I did see that Pakistan connection and wondered about it. That would be interesting to hear more about.


  17. Stix says:

    Steele wouldbe a great candidate because he can explain what conservatism isin a way everyone can understand. The Dems could not go after him with any kind of scandals. He would bring Catholics with him (He was a Franciscan Monk). There is no down side to Steele. he is not from the Senate or an insider in Wahsington politics.