Speaking Friday in Philadelphia Vice-President Biden said, “Republicans who want to cut spending while at the same time cutting taxes for the wealthy are similar to rape apologists.”
“The vice president, known for speaking his mind and at times putting his foot in his mouth, said that Republicans who want to cut spending while at the same time cutting taxes for the wealthy are similar to rape apologists.
“In setting up his comparison, the vice president explained to the audience that before the Violence Against Women Act that he championed was passed into law, ‘there was this attitude in our society of blaming the victim,’ according to a press pool account of the event.
“’When a woman got raped, blame her because she was wearing a skirt too short, she looked the wrong way or she wasn’t home in time to make the dinner,’ Biden said
Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America, issued the following statement in reaction to Biden’s comment:
“Vice President Joe Biden is proof that success doesn’t necessarily guarantee class. His remarks on Friday using the issue of rape for political points is beyond tasteless; it’s downright ignorant. To be clear, women in America overwhelmingly support bold efforts to cut government spending and to repay the $14 Trillion that has been stolen from our children and grandchildren. The national debt and America’s solvency threaten our families and we demand that our national leaders stop their childish antics and get down to the business of saving our country.”
Joe Gaffe-A-Minute Biden – the gift that keeps on giving!
This is one of those great clips… and the senator hits the nail squarely on the head!
Everett McKinley Dirksen (January 4, 1896 September 7, 1969) was a Republican U.S. Congressman and Senator from Pekin, Illinois. As Republican Senate leader he played a highly visible and key role in the politics of the 1960s, including helping to write and pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Open Housing Act of 1968, both landmarks of Civil Rights legislation. Dirksen served in the Senate from 1951 to 1969 and was seen quite often on the evening television news shows. His banter with newsmen Walter Cronkite and Roger Mudd and his unmistakable “raspy” voice made him famous throughout the country and the world.
In all my years of blogging I never remember coming across a post where someone pours their heart out and speaks aloud while announcing their indecision on an issue. Until now.
I am unsure what to think of the now enacted no fly zone over Libya or the associated policy as announced by President Obama.
To be clear the current policy as, what ever it is as explained by the President, may be too little too late given Gaddafi’s advancements against the rebels and reported atrocities against his own people.
Still I find any policy, or lack thereof, allowing tyrants such as Gaddafi to pass by untouched troubling at best and down right immoral at worst.
To that end I am conflicted by a number of unanswered questions which I do not see the media covering with any degree of seriousness.
I’m glad that President Obama finally and belatedly has acceded to the urgent pleas of our British, French, Libyan and Arab allies, all of whom have been urging the United States to stop Gaddafi’s mercenary army from crushing the rebel forces there.
Unfortunately, Obama’s public statements show that he is prepared to do far less than what might be required in Libya. This is in large part because Obama, like most of our political elites, is spooked by misplaced concerns about “nation-building” and “ground combat.”
And so, the United States will not deploy ground troops to Libya, Obama said. Nor will we “impose” change on the Middle East and Africa.
But why not deploy ground troops to Libya to assist the rebels there? Why, for instance, would it be wrong to deploy a contingent of Green Berets to help train Libyan rebels fighting to overthrow Gaddafi?
At the very least, even if you have ruled out such a move, why tell the enemy that? Why take that option off the table?
Because Obama’s goal is not regime change in Libya; it is
This past Saturday morning, I had the privileged of being the featured guest on Da Tech Guy’s famous radio show (in case you missed it, he now writes for The Minority Report). We discussed a plethora of topics–such as the recent on-goings at The Minority Report, the reasons behind the MSM’s biased coverage of the Wisconsin brouhaha, the horrific murder of the Fogel family in Israel, as well as the details of some of my previous columns. You can listen to the entire interview here.
Please feel free to be honest and let me know where I did well, and where I have room for improvement. However, please don’t be brutal–this is my first ever radio interview after all.
Anywho, enjoy the interview, and have a nice Sunday afternoon!
PS–I tried to remember to mention as many of you as I could. (If I forgot to mention you, I am sincerely sorry and I will try my best to remember the next time.)
Or is it Qaddafi? Anyways, I love this song…Strike a pose!
I remember when Barack Obama was elected. I was not only extremely disappointed but felt a despair that I had not known before after the results of an election. Sure in my voting experience my candidate had lost elections before but there had never been a time when I anticipated the dire consequences that the election of Obama would bring and he has lived up to an exceeded the dire expectations that many of us had on the election night which seem like an eternity ago.
I was watching the returns and posting as I watched, covering the election and remember commenting to a friend of mine who was doing the same that at least we know during the next two years we would have a considerable amount of subject matter to post as Obama and his Democrat cohorts had total political control of the government and the fight was on to gain control of the Congress in 2010.
Sure enough the first two years of the Obama Presidency brought massive spending, created tremendous debt, a failed foreign policy and a weakening of America never before seen in our history as he forced a socialistic state down our throats and apologized for American greatness. And just as was discussed on election night 2008 there was plenty of subject matter to write about as Americans began waking to the truth, the Tea Party evolved and 2010 shaped up to be a banner year in defeating Obama’s agenda.
So, the public employee unions and their lap cats the Democratic Party have drawn a line in the sand with a back hoe. Union membership and representation is a God given right and since Thomas Jefferson was a union organizer the right to organize and hold the American taxpayer hostage is somewhere in the Constitution. And I can guarantee that there is no shortage of judges who will have no trouble finding said “right”. In the meantime, the Wisconson Democrats have discovered that if the Democrats have somehow been unable to either win or fix enough elections to hold majorities in state legislative bodies, they can leave the state and there will be no negtive consequences from the country club Republicans – including the Tea Party variety – and they can play the issue for the front pages and for time. The bottom line here is simple, the Democrats and the unions are at war. Republicans are just simple.
My bet is that Democrats and unions will “win” on the issue of contracts, wages, benefits and pensions. Please note the scare quotes. They’re gonna “win” in court and in the short term, in the court of public opinion. The reason they’ll win in court is because the judiciary is stacked, roughly right up to the SCOTUS, where eventually they’ll lose. Eventually. Public opinion will sway their way because they are a lot like Chinese water torture, constantly repeating lies until people believe them. People will believe them because for the most part, they are products of the US unionize education system and can’t do independent research or put two rational thoughts together in the same month. So, the Unions “win” and keep their money. Democrats “win” and keep their number one source of funds, taxpayer money passed through the hands of union members to their bosses to the DNC. I used scare quotes because, while they will almost certainly be able to work the courts and the voters for a while, they won’t beat the fundamental laws of mathematics and economics.