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The good news is that conservative bloggers will have an endless supply of material from VP Joe Biden. The bad news is that (Holy Crap) Joe Biden is going to be the VP.

Mark Steyn:

Historic Moment

Far more stunning and unlikely to me than electing the first black man to be President is that America has just elected the first Joe Biden to be Vice-President.

Amazing.

Gird your loins!


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The fascinating news to com... (Below threshold)
Captain America:

The fascinating news to come:

Will President Obama retain the services of Patrick Fitzgerald, federal prosecutor in Chicago?

America has just electe... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

America has just elected the first Joe Biden to be Vice-President.

Dan Quayle just called to thank you, Joe.


Personally, I can't wait to see who is going to amass more linguistic boners these next four years...Biden or Captain Teleprompter, our Lord and Saviour. Bush is a piker compared to these two.

Steyn never got elected to ... (Below threshold)

Steyn never got elected to anything. And it shows.....

Cheers,

P.S.: Fitzpatrick would make a good Nürnnerg prosecutor. Look it up, if you don't understand the reference.

Ooops. "Fitzgerald".... (Below threshold)

Ooops. "Fitzgerald".

Cheers,

Man, between Langsetmo and ... (Below threshold)

Man, between Langsetmo and a bunch of other Obama supporters, I think we can stop calling it the "Obama administration" and start calling it "the Godwin administration."

J.

Sigh... before I went to be... (Below threshold)

Sigh... before I went to bed, I prepared an article to post at 5:00. Here it is in its entirety:

* * * * *

Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

Here's a bit of good news: Joe Biden has left the Senate, and into what is one of the weakest positions in government.

That has to be worth SOMETHING...

* * * * *

I should have just let it go, but I can't stand to let a good Python reference go by...

J.

THis is going to be a painf... (Below threshold)
Ryan:

THis is going to be a painfully deep recession after Obama gets through with the Economy.

LorieWhy did almos... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Lorie

Why did almost 2/3 of the voters say Palin was unqualified for the only reason for there being a VP and 2/3 say that Biden is? Can you enlighten us on that?

2/3 of Americans are sexist... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

2/3 of Americans are sexist, JFO. :)

JFO,I think it is be... (Below threshold)
Lorie:

JFO,
I think it is because Biden has been in the Senate for three plus decades. Most would see that as experience that would help prepare someone for the job of VP, which Palin correctly identified as being in charge of the Senate. (She was ridiculed for that, but she was more right than Biden on the subject. Until just a few decades ago the VP only had an office in the legislative branch. Most just know the modern day role that has evolved which brought the VP an office in the West Wing.)

Another reason is that most didn't know what her experience was. At least that is what I found when talking to people. They didn't know that she was on the oil and gas regulatory board and that she exposed corruption there and even resigned a very lucrative position there. They didn't know that she negotiated an international pipeline. They didn't know that she was able to get money from the oil industry returned to the people of Alaska and on and on. They bought the Dem caricature of Caribou Barbie.

Another reason is that Biden got away with making dozens of what should have been horribly embarrassing mistakes. In the debate there were 14 or more glaring things he just got 100 percent wrong, but those in the media ignored them, yet they picked to pieces things Palin said and even ridiculed her for things she got right (Chris Matthews about the role of VP for example).

Age is probably part of it too. Biden is old and she is much younger. But I think mainly it is because the public knew her caricature, rather than her true background and experience and they were not made aware by the media who didn't do their jobs, of Bidens many huge mistakes and gaffes.

LorieIt's easy to ... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Lorie

It's easy to make a judgment about her "caricature." That assumes that roughly 2/3 of the population is ignorant, uninformed and easily swayed. I don't think that's the case and I'd be surprised if you did too.

I think the country as a whole took a serious look at both candidates and the issues. This is an incredibly crucial time in our history with major crises' facing us. What I think is the correct view is that the longer she was around the more people became aware that she is just not ready for the role of the VP.

I've commented before that there is much to be admired about her even though I disagree with most of her policy beliefs. She is a consummately good politician and campaigner, an attractive and appealing person. But she just wasn't ready for prime time when comparing her to Biden. There's no reason that 4 or 8 years from now she will have learned what she needs to learn to be a viable candidate for the presidency.

As one of the talking heads said last night: "Ignore her at your peril democrats." I agree with that.

Ha! She "wasn't ready for p... (Below threshold)
Lorie Byrd:

Ha! She "wasn't ready for primetime" when compared to gird your loins, boy-girl, stand up man, he's gonna be tested and people will think he didn't respond well, FDR addressed the nation on television in the Great Depression, and on and on... Biden? They had to hide Biden the last couple weeks of the campaign and limit his statements to the media, while they pushed her out there to speak to as many people as possible.

It's easy to make a judgment about her "caricature." That assumes that roughly 2/3 of the population is ignorant, uninformed and easily swayed. I don't think that's the case and I'd be surprised if you did too.

No it doesn't mean that. I didn't say that. You are projecting onto me something that I did not even think. It just means that the media did not give the public that information. I am not faulting people for having jobs and families and not reading blogs 24/7 like some of us do. I am not speaking in some abstract either. I am talking about what I found in my personal experience talking to friends and family that don't follow politics religiously, but who do watch tv and who do vote. I am telling you they were not given all the information and it is not just the media's fault, but it is the McCain campaign's fault too. Try it yourself. Ask some friends of yours who are not political junkies what Palin's experience in Alaska was. Ask them what position John McCain took on Fannie/Freddie in 2005 and what position congressional Dems took. Ask them what Obama said to the Iraqi foreign minister in July about withdrawing the troops. I'll bet they won't be able to tell you.

The real "good news," Lo... (Below threshold)
Herman:

The real "good news," Lorie, is that you now live in a blue state! How does that feel? Congratulations to North Carolina for rejecting Bush's Third Term!!!

And, Lorie, I'm sure you'll just love your brand new Democratic Senator!

As one of the talk... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
As one of the talking heads said last night: "Ignore her at your peril democrats." I agree with that.

Of course you would agree with a talking head.

JFO~There... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

JFO~

There's no reason that 4 or 8 years from now Obama will have learned what he needs to learn to be a viable candidate for the presidency.

Fixed it for you.

You are kidding about NC ju... (Below threshold)
Lorie Byrd:

You are kidding about NC just now being Blue right? You must not know much about NC. Being run by Democrats is nothing new here in NC. We had pretty boy Edwards for goodness sake, and Terry Sanford, etc. Our Senate seats were almost always split until recently. We have not had a GOP governor since the 80's and our state legislature has been Dem as long as I have been alive. That is why we have high gas taxes. Drive a few feet over the border into VA or SC and you will pay at least 40 cents less than here in NC. We have huge spenders who always squander any surplus rather than returning it to the people.

The past two years we have had lots of state Dems go to prison. The speaker of the freaking House went to prison. He was caught stuffing cash into his pants at an IHOP bathroom in exchange for votes, but people here still vote Dem.

As for president, we have almost always been red, but now are only barely blue (still gray on all the maps I see) and without a huge black vote turnout for the first black president we would still be red.

BTW, I have a friend in Newton Grove (that's in eastern NC) who called me this morning. Her neighbor and her sister went to vote and were told they had already voted! They had not. They were allowed to do a provisional ballot, but were told the first vote was the one that would be counted. NC doesn't ask for ID so anyone can claim to be anyone else. There is no telling how much vote fraud goes on here.

Stick a fork in Palin. She'... (Below threshold)
max:

Stick a fork in Palin. She's done.

"As for president, we have ... (Below threshold)
Herman:

"As for president, we have almost always been red, but now are only barely blue (still gray on all the maps I see) and without a huge black vote turnout for the first black president we would still be red." -- Lorie

Ah, but what defines a "blue state" is its vote for president. That's why Maine with its two Republican senators is blue, and why West Virginia with its two Democratic Senators is red.

More importantly, why do you make a bizarre, out-of-right-field reference to race, Lorie? Are not African-American North Carolinians still North Carolinians? Or do you have to be white to be a true North Carolinian?

Lorie, I just want to personally welcome you to the "Blue States Club." Be sure to renew your membership every four years!

Millions of cases of BDS sh... (Below threshold)
thecomputerguy:

Millions of cases of BDS should now be cured, right?

No more whining? That in itself is worth something.

Don't fall for the trap. Re... (Below threshold)
tyree:

Don't fall for the trap. Remember, Joe Biden is an experienced Senator with decades of experience thoughtfully governing the country. Make sure everyone says that, and keep your eyes and hears focused like a laser on what President Obama is saying and doing. President Obama and the Democrats would love for us to focus on Biden's inevitably hilarious antics while the President does what he said he was going to do.

You know, things like renegotiate NAFTA, redistribute our wealth, drive coal power plants into bankruptcy, socialize our medical care and allow ACORN to set national policy.

More importantly, why do... (Below threshold)
Lorie Byrd:

More importantly, why do you make a bizarre, out-of-right-field reference to race, Lorie? Are not African-American North Carolinians still North Carolinians? Or do you have to be white to be a true North Carolinian? -- Herman

Geez, so now it is "bizarre" to mention race when discussing the election of the first black president in the history of the country? I didn't realize it would start this quickly. Not bizarre. Hello, news flash, it is a fact that the first black president was just elected. It is a fact that the number of black voter turnout in NC (and I assume elsewhere) was an all time historic high. It is a fact that the NC vote was so close that it is measured in fractions of 1%. So it is not bizarre to say that black voter turnout was a big contributor to Obama's win in NC -- in fact, the number was high enough to say it was the deciding factor. My point is that if it had been Hillary Clinton running instead of Obama NC would almost certainly still be red in the presidential race. What is bizarre about that? Facts. They are stubborn things.

Completely ridiculous, Lori... (Below threshold)
Herman:

Completely ridiculous, Lorie.

Worst part is, you know it.

Your original statement was borderline racist, insinuating that: "we're really a red state, except for the African-Americans, who make us a blue state." The foolishness of this statement is immediately apparent: were it not for the African-Americans the entire country would be red. You deliberately chose to separate out the African-Americans. Why? You could have just as easily have written: "We're really a red state, except for the women, who made us a blue state." Look at the margin of victory for ObamaMessiah. A fraction of a percent, right? Don't you think that this was undoubtedly due to the greater degree of progressiveness among women, as well as their higher voter-participation rates? Do you ever argue, "Florida is really a red state, except for the Jews, who make it a blue state."

Nope, the color of the skin shouldn't matter in making assessments of the color of the state. North Carolina is blue. Deal with it.




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