Joe Biden, the Gaffe-anator

October 4, 2008 · Filed Under Debates, Gaffe, Joe Biden ·  

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Joe Biden was pretty disciplined and stuck to the talking points at the Vice Presidential debates.

Well, Biden did tell 14 or so lies about policy, as well as recently hanging out at a restaurant that closed in the 1980s.

But he exceeded expectations, I suppose, since he didn’t give any of his famous gaffe soundbites.

Sarah Palin Debates Joe Biden

October 3, 2008 · Filed Under Debates, Joe Biden, Sarah Palin ·  

This episode of Red Hat Blue Hat covers the Vice Presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden, economic bail out, nearly $1 billion in pork from Barack Obama, and the FDIC insurance increase to help small businesses.

We also touched on Obama’s association with ACORN, early voting in Ohio, Gwen Ifill as debate moderator, and the Sarah Palin book.

Finally, there was some talk of Nancy Pelosi and her future in the Democratic Party, the role of William Ayers in the election, why we both voted for Bill Clinton in 1992, and the slant at YouTube.

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Barney Frank Doesn’t Like the Taste of His Medicine

October 3, 2008 · Filed Under Economy, Jimmy Carter ·  

Barney Frank, Democrat representing Massachusetts’s 4th congressional district since 1981, has been grandstanding over the economic crisis for the past week or so. To watch him, you would find it hard to believe that the situation started under the Democrats, and when Bush tried to fix it, Barney Frank stood in the way.

The mess dates back to the Carter administration where the Community Reinvestment Act came into being.

Later, when President Clinton came to office in 1993, he allowed the Community Reinvestment Act to increase the number of mortgage loans by 39 percent, while other loans increased by 17 percent.

And then we had President Bush, who was concerned about Fannie and Freddie, and proposed changes that would not bail them out if they ran into difficulty.

What did Barney Frank say to this?

“Fannie and Freddie are not facing any crisis.”

At the same time, left-wing groups like ACORN worked to increase the scope of the Community Reinvestment Act.

So, it was a bit entertaining to watch Bill O’Reilly grill Barney Frank on the issue.

Read the transcript from the discussion between Barney Frank and Bill o”Reilly

Joe Biden Eats His Words at Katie’s Restaurant in Wilmington

October 3, 2008 · Filed Under Debates, Ethics, Joe Biden, Sarah Palin ·  

Last night during the Vice Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin, Senator Biden made a comment about finding out what the folks on Main Street think:

“Look, all you have to do is go down Union Street with me in Wilmington or go to Katie’s Restaurant or walk into Home Depot with me where I spend a lot of time and you ask anybody in there whether or not the economic and foreign policy of this administration has made them better off in the last eight years.”

It turns out that Katie’s Italian restaurant in Wilmington closed down in the 1980’s, according to

Not only does Joe Biden have to go in a time machine to get his tasty Italian at Katie’s, but he needs help with the address.

The location, now a Wings To Go restaurant, is at Sixth and Scott Street.

If Biden can lie about the silly stuff with such ease, it concerns me about what he says and promises for the real issues.

Listen to a call from radio host Curtis Sliwa to a longtime resident of Wilmington about Katie’s Italian restaurant.

The Truth on Barack Obama’s Tax Plan

October 2, 2008 · Filed Under Economy, News ·  

One of the comments that Barack Obama often makes on the campaign trail is that he will cut taxes for 95% of Americans.

Sounds great, but it’s not true. In reality, only 81% are included and many “tax cuts” are actually government checks for people who don’t pay income taxes, according to the New York Post.

The article also reveals some other Greatest Hits on the Obama campaign trail:

  • Obama claims he never voted to raise taxes on people making as little as $42,000.
    Truth: Obama voted on a nonbinding budget resolution to do so.

  • Obama claims all of his proposals are paid for.
    Truth: The Obama Plans would add $3.5 trillion to the national debt by 2018.

  • Obama claims he will reform the pork process.
    Truth: He has asked for just shy of $1 billion in pork for Illinois since entering the Senate.

I guess he lies with such ease, because the mainstream media doesn’t challenge him.

Empty promises, empty suit.

The Barack Obama Tax Plan

October 2, 2008 · Filed Under Economy ·  

Barack Obama frequently mentions the taxes he will reduce, and the mainstream media doesn’t bother to examine what will happen in the areas where he plans to raise taxes.

There is an insightful video, “The Obama Tax Plan,” that examines the implications on the fragile economy if Obama were to have his way with tax increases.

The Barack Obama Drinking Game

October 2, 2008 · Filed Under Debates ·  

If you watched the first Presidential debate, you may have noticed that Obama tends to say “uh” rather often.

Well, the folks over at have created a drinking game based on Obama’s responses during the debate.

Karl Ushanka tried to keep up, but was knocked down for the count with 7 “uh’s” in 19 seconds.

Vice Presidential Debate Moderator a Big Obama Fan

October 1, 2008 · Filed Under Debates, Joe Biden, News ·  

The moderator of Thursday’s vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin has a horse in the race.

Gwen Ifill, of the PBS program, “Washington Week” is scheduled to moderate the debate, and she just so happens to have a book coming out called “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama,” according to WorldNetDaily.

The book is described on Amazon as follows…

In THE BREAKTHROUGH, veteran journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama’s stunning presidential campaign and introducing the emerging young African American politicians forging a bold new path to political power.

But, of course, Gwen Ifill is objective. She just happens to be in the Obama Fan Club and her book is coming out on Inauguration Day.

In terms of sales for her book, I’d imagine a victory by Barack Obama would be more beneficial than if John McCain were to win.

I think she should step aside, so we can have a moderator with no stake in the outcome of the election.