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Biden, Obama and the Politics
of Personal Destruction

FrontPage Magazine, by Caroline Glick

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Posted By:onashi, 10/12/2012 5:52:23 PM

Thursday the Wall Street Journal’s Daniel Henninger published a column called “Obama and the L-word.” In it he described with disgust and dismay the way the Obama administration has been playing fast and loose with the term “liar” to describe Mitt Romney since Romney trounced Obama in last week’s presidential debate. Henninger noted that the use of the term cheapens and coarsens the political discourse in the US in a manner that is unprecedented in US politics. He also noted rightly that this is not part of the American political tradition.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Danceman, 10/12/2012 5:55:18 PM     (No. 8929033)

Airheads all.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: slickbgone, 10/12/2012 6:10:15 PM     (No. 8929057)

Mark Belling (our local talkshow host) just spent the first 2 hours of his program detailing all the lies biteMe told last night. What sickens me is how the sitting VP of the United States is allowed to brazenly LIE to the American people on a national stage & get away with it. What also sickens me is even if all the lies were exposed his base wouldn't care. Imagine that. Half the people in this country don't have enough self respect to care if their representatives lie to their face.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 10/12/2012 6:27:14 PM     (No. 8929079)

I well remember bill clinton calling President GHW Bush a liar over and over again for raising taxes despite his promise to not do so.

Liar was a constant comment and he never gave the President the courtesy of referring to him as President Bush.

It was always George Bush..blah blah blah.

The discourse and the behaviour of presidential politics hit the gutter in the bubba administration and never recovered in the dem ranks.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nascarfan, 10/12/2012 6:42:03 PM     (No. 8929094)

I tire of Jay Carney stuttering out what Obama or Biden or Rice or Hillary meant when they said whatever.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/12/2012 6:44:52 PM     (No. 8929100)

We knew that Obama and Biden were going to run a dirty, despicable campaign. They are, and it isn't working.

Landslide.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: uno, 10/12/2012 6:47:48 PM     (No. 8929106)

The economy is in the toilet, people need jobs, the Middle East is on fire, the world is closer to WWIII than ever and this silly, stupid, braggart buffoon thinks it's allllllllll just a big joke!
More and more people are seeing him for the dam Fool that he is as well as an administration that makes us weaker at every opportunity!


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Reply 7 - Posted by: artman1746, 10/12/2012 8:46:33 PM     (No. 8929311)

Democrats have had dozens of "firsts" in politics since the Clintons brought corrupt Arkansas politics to DC. Until then a certain depth of corruption was left for local and State politics. It was thought brazen corruption would be exposed at the national level.

But Democrats were stunned at what the Clintons were able to get away with and it set a new standard for presidential behavior. And when the media showed their allegiance it then ballooned to the nastiness and overt corruption we have become accustomed to today. Republicans are kept in check with a total double standard and the only way to have honest governing is to put them in power where we know the media will do their job. Problem is: the media makes it their aim to see that Republicans cannot win elections. And there lies our dilemma.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Browneyes, 10/12/2012 9:06:08 PM     (No. 8929333)

# 7, thank you. The lack of journalistic integrity is rampant and seems to have become the "new normal"

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