I believe President Obama chose Joe Biden as vice president because Biden would make Obama look good. There would never be any question about Joe Biden overshadowing the President. There was no way that Obama was going to lose running against John McCain and the liberal media no matter who he chose as vice president. Obama had destiny written all over him.
It’s possible that Biden was also chosen because he had no trouble stretching and manufacturing the truth and even lying. You can’t have too many of these guys around.
Consider that Biden had been charged with plagiarism (Rand Paul is being accused on plagiarism. Given Biden’s record, it’s a good chance that Paul could at least become a credentialed vice president.)) while attending Syracuse University College of Law:
“During his first year there, he was accused of having plagiarized 5 of 15 pages of a law review article. Biden said it was inadvertent due to his not knowing the proper rules of citation, and he was permitted to retake the course after receiving an ‘F’ grade, which was subsequently dropped from his record.”
In 1987, Biden had been “accused of plagiarizing a speech that had been made earlier that year by Neil Kinnock, leader of the British Labour Party.” There were more plagiarism incidents. He was accused of using “passages from a 1967 speech by Robert F. Kennedy (for which Biden aides took the blame) and a short phrase from the 1961 inaugural address of John F. Kennedy, and in two prior years to have done the same with a 1976 passage from Hubert H. Humphrey.”
Biden had also stated that “he had graduated in the ‘top half’ of his class, that he had attended law school on a full scholarship, and that he had received three degrees in college, each of which were untrue or exaggerations of his actual record.”
In addition to the plagiarism stories and his inflated academic record, Biden plays fast and loose with political truth. Consider his speech in stumping for Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat candidate for Virginia governor. Here’s some of what he said:
“This race has captured the attention of the entire nation, not just because it’s an off-year race in a bellwether state that has become the face of the new progress in this country, but because it’s the first major race between the forces and faces of the new Republican Tea Party — a Tea Party whose social recidivism is only outdone by its hostility to science and technology and innovation and scholarship. These guys are the antithesis, the absolute antithesis, of change and progress.”
As we’ve seen by the historical record, Joe Biden is not above stretching the truth and even lying. Who in the Tea Party is hostile “to science and technology and innovation and scholarship”? Biden doesn’t give any examples. Maybe it’s because there aren’t any. Is he referring to the religion of man-made Global Warming where there is not a consensus of opinion among climatologists but you would never know it by reading the old media?
The Tea Party loves technology and innovation. We see it breaking down the old-media gate keepers. Keep it coming.
It’s the taxing policies of Democrats that often inhibit innovation and advances in technology. The Tea Party believes that the free market should reward innovators. The Tea party is against giving subsidies to unproven technologies that do not have a market. It’s not the job of government, using money taken from tax payers, to fund specific industries. This creates an unfair advantage, and it’s morally and constitutionally wrong.
What “change and progress” is he talking about? How are increasing taxes and going into debt “change and progress”? If you want to talk about “the absolute antithesis of change and progress,” it’s following the failed and historically discredited policies of the world’s Socialist/Marxist regimes.
Liberals don’t mind liars, as long as they’re their liars and end up advancing the liberal political agenda.