The Vice President constantly talked over his challenger in this debate, was allowed to by the moderator, constantly complained over not having enough time, and then ended up talking a minute longer than Ryan. All of this while laughing downright maniacally over serious issues like foreign policy, economy, and jobs, only sobering to a softer … clearly fake sympathetic tone when speaking on abortion and religion, issues the Catholic church has sued the Obama administration over (despite the fact that Biden seems to think he’s perfectly in line with them.) In fact, Biden was quite liberal in the facts he invented during the evening. Syria is NOT five times bigger than Libya, job growth has NOT gotten better (and the only reason it remotely looked that way was part time jobs), the Libyan embassy DID in fact request additional security, and he was assisted by the moderator constantly jabbing his challenger for more details, while Biden got to say ridiculous things like unemployment NOT being terrible all across the country.
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There’s a lot of confusion and anger in American politics right now about who is responsible for what conservatives are somewhat mockingly referring to as the “Arab Autumn”, a play on the supposed post-terrorism awakening known as the Arab Spring that many people, including those in the Obama administration, attribute a large amount of reduction in Muslim support of terrorism over the last several months. The Arab Spring was largely considered responsible for the ousting, exile, and eventual murder of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a leader who although certainly did not treat all citizens the way we would have wanted him to, ultimately was an ally of the United States for thirty years. Our foreign policy at this time was, perhaps in retrospect unfortunately, to abandon Mubarak to the fates that may be. The Obama administration instead reported that “the United States stands with the people of Egypt”. Which I guess was always a given, but the message of the statement was more so “Whatever you guys want to do, we’re all down for. Yo.”