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Reagan on Biden: 'Smooth
But Pure Demagogue'

American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 10/11/2012 11:11:28 AM

Ronald Reagan was not impressed with Joe Biden. In fact, writing in his diary in his usual abbreviated style on June 15, 1987, Reagan described Biden this way: He's smooth but pure demagog [sic]-- out to save Am. [America] from Reagan Doctrine. That was a year after Reagan made a note about Biden and Senators Ted Kennedy and Howard Metzenbaum, who were busy making "vitriolic attacks on TV" about Reagan's nominee for Chief Justice of the United States, then Associate Justice William Rehnquist. Wrote Reagan: They really are a lynch mob. As America settles in tonight to watch now-Vice

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I can say I've never heard this before. I don't know how Biden could ever be seen as "smooth." 0bama and Biden are both demagogues that's for sure.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 10/11/2012 12:19:09 PM     (No. 8925833)

we can't afford to underrate Joe Biden. Remember his past - he is a master at the big toothy grin while he slips the knife between the ribs. Ask Clarence Thomas...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/11/2012 12:43:00 PM     (No. 8925885)

Ditto, #1. Biden is a Politician's politician.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 10/11/2012 12:51:04 PM     (No. 8925899)

Biden may overplay his hand- his "firebrand' image is not going to be well suited to play in the Øbama mild and meek game- an "out of control" shouting Biden will only play well to the "Snoop Dog" crowd, Ryan, if he has done his homework and I know he has, will dissect the "firebrand" into little bits of smoldering ashes. The way you handle such a cretin as Biden is with questions- "What do you mean by that?" "Where are your facts to support your claim?" "Who are 'they' you refer to?" Demagoguery suffers terribly from a scarcity of supporting facts.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rmsimms, 10/11/2012 1:52:31 PM     (No. 8926065)

Ryan needs to be on his guard, as long as he takes the threat Biden presents seriously he should be OK. Joe doesn't have any power over Ryan like he did over nominees before his Committee, nothing is stopping him from pushing back hard when Joe tries whatever he's got planned.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/11/2012 3:57:01 PM     (No. 8926410)

I am only concerned Ryan may be advised to be "nice." In that case, Lie-den wins.

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