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Joe Biden update: No 'private meetings,' just meetings closed to the press

Democrat vice president Joe Biden either getting on or off of Air Force Two

Possibly a very important policy change quietly emerged in the daily schedule of Vice President Joe Biden today.

Loyal Ticket readers know that, as a patriotic duty, we monitor the longtime senator's schedule with a close eye for detail because, after all, this man is only a heartbeat away from having to give a toast at a G-8 summit. We've especially noted Biden's innumerable  "private meetings" that are closed to the press because, well, they're private.

And we've wondered aloud how this Democratic VP's private meetings with unnamed people on unnamed subjects differs from the private meetings with unnamed people that his evil predecessor had that got so many Democratic senators and representatives worried about nefarious secrets.

On one recent long weekend, the man who became a Delaware senator when his future boss, Barack Obama, was an inexperienced fundraiser of only 11, devoted an entire Monday to "private meetings" that are closed press in his Delaware home.

If that isn't dedication for the $208,000 salary.

Well, today's schedule, unlike many at the end of Biden's work weeks, contains no "private meetings." Not one.

Having spent Thursday traveling and successfully selling the nation on the so far hard-to-detect effects of the $787-billion Obama administration economic stimulus spending plan that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave them, Biden will show up for work around 11 today.

He'll join Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a roundtable to discuss only the rising costs of healthcare for people who own or work for small businesses. One suspects the absent president's ambitious plan to spend billions more to impose his healthcare reforms might also be mentioned.

OK, so figure an hour for the roundtable, maybe 75 minutes max. You can only talk about that stuff so long before requiring healthcare yourself. Fifteen minutes for handshaking, cellphone photos and congratulations on the excellent roundtable. The VP should be outta there by 12:30.

That leaves -- what? -- five, maybe six hours to make it a seven-hour workday.

According to the White House schedule, Biden will not spend the remainder of the workday in private meetings that are closed press.

Instead: "The Vice President will spend the remainder of the day in meetings that are closed press."

You get the difference, right?

(Friday UPDATE 7 p.m.: According to the VP's weekend schedule, if you need to reach him about the stimulus plan or something, both days he will be in Delaware where "There are no public events scheduled." No public mention of private meetings.)

-- Andrew Malcolm

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The socialist believe that the American people will swallow anything. Maybe they are right.

Wake up people. Socialism is taking over this country.

"that his evil predecessor had" Wow thats some objective journalism there. Can you explain what makes you such an expert as to qualify someone as "evil"? I'm no Cheney fan but I would not say that a person is evil. For all I know you are some messed up in the head pervert who happens to call himself a reporter. For all I know you are evil and are just casting negatives on others.

The reason a reporter is suppose to be objective is so that their view can not just as easily be turned on them.

You proclaim Cheney evil but not Biden all while proving both are doing the same thing? How is that change coming along? Did you get it yet? I saw a naive politician with a catch phrase who would not change a thing. So far I am right. We still have the wars, still the patriot act, still the cover ups and excuses, still increasing unemployment.

Change.... Really?

Did you actually say "evil predecessor"?

And you wonder why no one takes the NTY seriously anymore.

I can understand why he wouldn't want the press in his house. He's worried about the carpet.

Biden is such a fucking moron! I don't see how he eats with both feet firmly planted in his mouth.

GIVE JOE CREDIT, HE CAN SURE CLEAR UP THINGS IN A HURRY.

NO PRIVATE MEETINGS JUST MEETINGS CLOSED TO THE PRESS. HMMMM

And this guy is one heart attack from the Presidency? Anybody see the movie dumb and dumber???

The public says get rid of GM this year. Obama says maybe by 2018.

This bankruptcy, the largest in US history, too 30 days. Calpine, a big CA energy company took 14 months.

Was this judge guided by the facts of the case and the people whose interests were invovled - or by the directio of the guy who thinks he owns the US and you and me and the congress?

And does anyone think having the "President" direct the judges sounds like Venezuela or Cuba or Argentino or Haiti?

Joe Biden update: No 'private meetings,' just meetings closed to the press : Yep- that's 'Hairball' Biden, a laugh a day.

VP Joe is probably very, very busy working on his son's campaign for the Senate. Son can't spend too much time on it right now as he busy "inside the wire" in Iraq drafting donor pledge cards or conducting Article 15 hearings on Enlisted Soldiers.

What a Guy -- What a Dad.

Just how stupid does this dumbass think we are? Wasn't it he who told us he was smarter than everyone else? This guy is a clown and we're idiots for putting him in office as VP. Sarah Palin is way smarter than genius Joe is...

One other thing. Closed to the press because the man can't stop saying the most inaccurate, or the dumbest, or opposite the administration type statements of any VP in history. What an idiot. I wouldn't let him near the press either.

And the left calls Sarah dumb. If any Conservative made as many stupid remarks it would be in all the media - day and night. But because the media is super liberal, others really stupid libs, like Joe, get a pass. WE SEE THIS ALL THE TIME.

Nobody cares what Biden, the village fool says and it is just a distraction to the real news!

Tyranny: Marxist-Fascist Economic Trends
Obama Sides with Dictators Not Liberty and Freedom

Why would the President of the United States for the first time in American history side with Cuba’s Castro and Venezuela’s Chavez over the abuse of authority by the president of Honduras when he went against the constitution of that country?

Perhaps the President of the United States is indeed a Marxist like his brethren Castro and Chavez who have voted themselves into a dictatorial status. Perhaps the use of community activist organization ACORN, funded by the executive branch of the federal government utilizing US census bureau data will remind Americans of their duty to obey the Messiah. Comrade President Obama sees other Marxists and does not promote freedom but supports the tyranny these countries legislate by his silence. Take for example that our Dictator in Chief did not use harsh words against the election atrocity’s in Iran for ten days.

This man is not the leader of the free world he is the leader of the new American Nazi Party!

Consider the latest cap and trade legislation that allows for a federal police force to make sure that when you sell your house it meets all the new federal “green requirements” or perhaps you are using too much electricity beyond your allotment and as a result there is a knock at your door by men in black that inform you that you will be fined for such abuse of the new federal regulations.

California’s Green Housing standards will be forced upon all States with this legislation. The construction cost for green homes using special glue for the plywood, special insulation, hot water heaters, windows etc. all building materials must meet special green standards. The extra cost to build new homes will increase a minimum of 25 percent. Construction of new homes in California and all US cities is at depression era lows as the Federal Government pushes to depress construction even more with punitive legislation.

Why?

It’s the Marxist-fascist agenda of Comrade President Obama and his Politburo congress that see this as an opportunity to remake America into their own Socialist Nazi Regime.

Americans must have their home inspected by a federal agency before it transfers to another owner to ensure it is energy efficient otherwise you must fund improvements or you can’t sell it. This will really keep the resale home market in a depression era until the fascists are removed from office. If local communities want federal money they will have to amend their building standards to those of the new US Nazi party’s national construction standards. How about the shower Nazi a water saving device that the federal government will impose upon Americans that turns off automatically to save water. Yes it is called the “Shower Nazi.”

This legislation is a cap on energy production by requiring 20 percent of energy be based on wind and solar with 80 percent on more traditional sources as long as it isn’t nuclear. Unfortunately, the wind turbines can’t be placed in the halls of congress where there is more wind than any other place on the planet.

These goals are purely unattainable and the cost of building and maintaining wind turbines now requires federal subsidy because the technology is not efficient enough to economically stand on its own. Another complete waste of money is to grow corn for ethanol that costs more in water, land, and production/conversion than other technology. But it is legislated by the Obama Nazi fascist party, at the expense of the US taxpayer!

Consider that no one read this cap and trade bill or the 300 page amendment that came to the house floor at 3 am and was voted upon with no one reading it! Imagine electing a communist dictator as president with a socialist politburo congress that are lock step with the Marxist-fascist philosophy and are free to attack the American taxpayer, the principals upon which this country was formed with the mandate of police state programs at will and you have today’s US President and Congress!

Consider the American Revolution that fought a dictatorial oligarchy just as the Honduras population is doing by removing their dictator from office. However, Comrade President Obama and his communist brethren are all in agreement that to oust Honduran President Zelaya is a crime against society, when in fact the people are removing a dictator from office just as the American public did over 200 years ago. We must remove these dictators from US soil again!

When life in America becomes hell from Comrade Obama’s police state and an economy that remains in a depression from government controlled socialist Nazi programs through taxation there will be a revolution just as there was in 1776!

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday the coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was illegal and would set a “terrible precedent” of transition by military force unless it was reversed.

Hugo Chávez’s coalition-building efforts suffered a setback yesterday when the Honduran military sent its president packing for abusing the nation’s constitution.

It seems that President Mel Zelaya miscalculated when he tried to emulate the success of his good friend Hugo in reshaping the Honduran Constitution to his liking.

That Mr. Zelaya acted as if he were above the law, there is no doubt. While Honduran law allows for a constitutional rewrite, the power to open that door does not lie with the president. A constituent assembly can only be called through a national referendum approved by its Congress.

Honduras is fighting back by strictly following the constitution. The Honduran Congress met in emergency session yesterday and designated its president as the interim executive as stipulated in Honduran law. It also said that presidential elections set for November will go forward. The Supreme Court later said that the military acted on its orders. It also said that when Mr. Zelaya realized that he was going to be prosecuted for his illegal behavior, he agreed to an offer to resign in exchange for safe passage out of the country. Mr. Zelaya denies it.

American this is a call to arms!

Freedom and liberty are under attack by our own elected officials. They place ideology before common sense, they have forgotten their responsibility to the people and the constitution they swore to uphold. Just as the German Nazi party put the needs of the State before the people all in the name of the people, Obama and his Authoritarian Party are building a foundation for police control, subservient tyranny, taxation and debt levels beyond comprehension, and a new society built not upon freedom and liberty but in subservience to the demands and entitlements and dictates of the Fascist American State.

OK, all you lefties on the left coast, ... your the ones that put this bunch in office. And what do we have to show for it? Unfunded "stimulus" spending, government takeovers of major sectors of the economy, officail apologies to every totalitarian dictator in the world for American arrogance, weakend defence, and nowyet another renegged campaign promise of government open to the scrutiny of the public (as if passing legislation without even allowing time for reading it wasn't enough!). So how's that "hope and change" working out for you?

Clearly Biden is the dumbest white man in America.

Kithara, your not paying attention, nothing Obama has done as been a debate:

The notion of televising negotiations behind a health care revamp was so central to Obama's campaign promises of change and openness, however, that it became part of his stump speech as he traveled the country in 2007 and 2008.

He'd describe how televised deliberations would take place around a big table, with seats filled by doctors, nurses, insurers and other interested parties. As president, he'd joke, he'd get the biggest chair.

"Not negotiating behind closed doors, but bringing all parties together and broadcasting those negotiations on C-SPAN," Obama explained in a Democratic debate in Los Angeles in January 2008, in language similar to many of his campaign stops.

However, the two biggest deals so far — industry agreements to cut drug and hospital costs — were reached in secret.

"They were private, yes," said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., a key participant in the process.

Just looking at this silly jackass (Biden) makes me want to vomit!

I will not vote for these two the next go around.

"Obama's energy policy is being debated before congress." Kithara July 10, 2009 at 06:36 AM
Excuse Me!? Slipping in a 300+ page amendment at 3:09AM is not what I call "debate"!

Now this is change you can believe in......

I wish there were more articles like this one. The Democrats are playing word games again. They SAY one thing, and then DO the complete opposite... and the mainstream media generally lets them get away with it. During the campaign, and even afterward, Obama proclaimed the openness and transparency of his administration. In fact, the current administration has been LESS transparent than the last one. Biden's meetings are "private." The bills passed by Congress are SO OPAQUE that even the Democrats haven't read them. Obama has appointed more "czars" than all other administrations combined, and there is no oversight from Congress on what they are doing. The current administration is slowly turning into the "Fourth Reich." Adolf Hitler would be proud.

Biden you puppet, is this what your boss Oblunder meant by his promised transparency?

How can the press pay attention to Joe without removing their faces from Barack's crotch.

Biden is Obama's life insurance policy.

Obama is the safest man in America, because even our enemies don't want Joe Biden to be president!

Before last year’s Presidential election I was not excited about either candidate and figured it was going to be just another change of administrations in another electoral cycle. Neither were for smaller government, combating the illegal alien crisis, fixing energy dependence in a practical way and putting a halt on corruption inside the Beltway. There would be some policies I didn’t like, but I was confident America would remain a country built on free enterprise, responsible journalism and checks and balances. Today, I’m not so sure.

As we welcomed our new President, with his promises of hope, change, transparency and reaching across the aisle to Republicans, our welcome was soon replaced with puzzlement. Between the largest spending bill being passed without anyone able to read it, realization that this urgent bill has only had 6% spent so far and the bulk going to Social programs during election years, Republicans input denied at almost every turn, Cap & Trade bill crammed down our throats without reading it again, EPA studies shelved because they do not support man-mad global warming theory, healthcare being revamped to bring us to the level of no one’s envy and granting amnesty to illegal immigrants, I began to wonder if there was a plan behind all of this reckless spending and passing of laws that will further drive this country into debt. There is not an economist worth his salt that says that these spending practices will benefit the United States in any way, shape or form. In fact the majority claim that it is inevitable that we will soon see hyper inflation and possibly a major depression. Already we are seeing unemployment surpass our leaders estimate by almost 20%. Then I cringe when our President embraces our enemies and shuns our allies. He is also dismantling our military budget and taking over private corporations. When I recently heard that he cosponsored a bill that Investigator Generals cannot be fired without thirty days notice and then violated that law when he recently fired Gerald Walpin for investigating and finding, may I add, corruption with an Obama supporter, donor and friend, I honestly couldn’t believe my ears. Then Democratic GM car dealers that are major donors who had lost their businesses through the restructuring magically get their dealerships back when they complain of their treatment. It is one thing for Obama to allow his illegal Aunt to stay in the country, living on government assistance, after being deported twice, but this is too blatant, too demoralizing and just plain crooked. It appears that the illusion of legitimacy is more important than legitimacy itself.

I further questioned the motives behind such inconceivable actions and decided to investigate our leader’s ideology. Ideology is defined as 1. a system of ideas and ideals forming the basis of an economic or political theory. 2. The set of beliefs characteristic of a social group or individual. I’m not a conspiracy theory follower by any means, quite the opposite, but when I see our President acting in a way that is borderline Fascist or Marxist, I had to look heavily into his background and influences. I know Hillary Clinton said recently in regard to Hugo Chavez, “Ideology is so yesterday”. But, I have to disagree Madame Secretary, ideology is what motivates us, it is the driving force behind our accomplishments and it is what justifies our decisions and actions. So again, I couldn’t disagree with you more.

My search for answers started from Obama’s beginning. Even though his grandmother and cousins said he was born in Africa, I didn’t give their statements credibility. We do know that he attended a Muslim school as a Muslim and Indonesian citizen from ages 6 to 10. We know his parents and Grandfather that helped raise him were Communists. From ages 11 to 18 we know from Obama’s book “Dreams From My Father” that his mentor and Grandfather’s best friend was Black Panther Communist Frank Davis who started the Communist Party in Hawaii (also a pedophile). We know he went to Occidental College in California, then Columbia, but we are unable to see any school records. We know he went to Pakistan twice in college when it was illegal for Americans to travel there. Did he enter on an Indonesian passport? That we don’t know. When did he rescind his Indonesian citizenship? We don’t know that either. We can’t read any of his college admission papers or school papers even though he was editor of the Harvard Law Review. We know he lived two blocks away from notorious Communist terrorist William Ayers while he was in college. Ayers had close ties to Frank Davis. Though Obama claims the launching of his political campaign in Ayers’s living room was done on the generosity of a new found friend, you have to question the association to begin with. We know Obama went to college on a scholarship given only to foreign students. We know we have not seen a Certificate of Live Birth and Liberal judges are blocking the numerous attempts to have our President prove his U.S. citizenship. We know his Selective Service card was signed in Hawaii on the same day he was attending college in California. We also know that the Selective Service card he signed has had the serial numbers tampered with. Remember, non citizens do not need to sign this document. We know he got into Harvard through the influence of a radical Saudi Prince Al-laweed Bin Talal, because Percy Sutton (owner of Live at the Apollo) called him and said this young man was going places. We know he got his start as being a Community Organizer through ACORN. Do I really need to go into the corruption of this organization? ACORN’s main mission as stated in their manifesto is to take from the haves and give to the have nots. Why are my tax dollars going to a group that campaigns for someone I might not vote for? Why should any of our tax dollars go to electing any official? They shouldn’t. We know he has allotted 8.6 billion to ACORN in the alleged Stimulus Bill. We know only 24% of the Stimulus Bill is going to increase employment and the rest are for his social programs. We know that states that supported Obama in the election get twice as much Stimulus money than states that didn’t. We know he played hardball politics in Chicago so he could get elected unopposed. We know he voted Present more times than any elected official in history. Why would he pass up the opportunity to represent his constituents that he was elected to represent? We know he has the most Liberal voting record of any Senator and has also voted for partial birth abortions as long as the mother doesn’t want the baby. We know he found Christ through Rev. Wright and his Black Liberation Theology Movement. I am being sarcastic, please research Black Liberation Theology and see what a racist, un-Christ-like, hate-filled religion it actually is.

As my investigation into our leader’s ideology broadened, I found a common link among Obama and many of our elected officials. That link is the late Communist Professor Saul Alinsky. Hillary Clinton wrote her thesis about him and almost went to work for him right out of college. Many of our elected officials that were in college during the 60s praised Alinsky and his vision. People like William Ayers, Frank Davis and many anti-government radicals from that time felt that Alinsky was their political guru. When I researched Saul Alinsky and his definitive play book on how to gain power, all of what our President is doing makes complete sense. His actions do not represent Capitalism and the American way of life. Hold onto your seats fellow Americans, because I’m about to quote you some excerpts from Saul Alinsky’s political play book “Rules For Radicals.” When we put together Obama’s background, influences, associates and family, we will begin to understand his ideology.

RULES FOR RADICALS
A Pragmatic Primer to Realistic Radicals
Dedicated to:"Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins -- or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom—Lucifer."

Alinsky wrote in the book's prologue:
1. "What I have to say in this book is not the arrogance of unsolicited advice. It is the experience and counsel that so many young people have questioned me about through all-night sessions on hundreds of campuses in America. It is for those young radicals who are committed to the fight, committed to life." In the first chapter, opening paragraph Alinsky writes, "What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away".[2]
Outlining his strategy in organizing Alinksy writes:
"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevski said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work inside the system, among not only the middle class but the 40 per cent of American families - more than seventy million people - whose income range from $5,000 to $10,000 a year [in 1971]. They cannot be dismissed by labeling them blue collar or hard hat. They will not continue to be relatively passive and slightly challenging. If we fail to communicate with them, if we don't encourage them to form alliances with us, they will move to the right. Maybe they will anyway, but let's not let it happen by default."

In a nutshell, Alinsky went on to state the end justifies the means. If your opponent does something right, take credit for it. If you do something wrong, blame your opponent for it. As a group we must infiltrate all aspects of American society. Especially Government, the Media and the Educational System. You make changes most effectively from within. Play on the guilt of the white middle class, that is where the true power lies. The poor will follow you as long as they are promised rewards. If you constantly accuse your opponents of unethical practices, then the masses will soon believe that there is truth to it. Never give your opponents credit for anything and constantly bombard them with accusations. The most frightening statement he made is “You may have to destroy an economy to make the people dependent on government.” Let me repeat that, you may have to destroy an economy to make the people dependent on government. Now his policies and practices are making sense. This is our leaders Ideology.
Why don’t we hear this from our papers or leaders? Is there not a Republican or Democrat for that matter, that will protect us from this economic quagmire? Are we too politically correct to speak the truth?You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they Could and should do for themselves.
Abraham Lincoln

Currently we have 435 members of Congress. Of those 435, 36 have been accused of spousal abuse, 7 have been arrested for fraud, 19 have been accused of writing bad checks, 117 have bankrupted at least two businesses with more being added every day, 3 have done time for assault, 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit, 14 have been arrested on drug related charges, 8 have been arrested for shop lifting, and 21 are currently defendants in law suits. I haven’t even mentioned sexual indiscretions.

People often ask me who I’m going to vote for in the next election. I honestly don’t know at this point. I will not vote for any incumbents that have helped to pass these Socialist laws. I will not vote for a lawyer who has done nothing, but produce arguments their entire careers. The next candidate that will earn my vote will be an accomplished individual from the real world. Whether it is a successful business person, teacher, soldier, farmer, engineer, accountant, economist or just an accomplished individual, they will believe in God and our Constitution. What I do know is, that I will definitely research their Ideology before I cast my next ballot..


Biden thinks we're as stupid as he is.
Poor Joe is the loopy uncle your dad always avoided.
He actually makes team Obama look smart, I think that's why he was chosen.

Gee I'm beginning to miss 'W' and Cheney.

Are you kidding me? Who wrote this, Bidens lap dog?

Having spent Thursday traveling and successfully selling the nation on the so far hard-to-detect effects of the $787-billion Obama administration economic stimulus.

Did he at least throw you a bone, dope?

This wonderful Country, A leader in the world, a beacon of light for many . Men and Woman are dying to keep us all safe and we are being sold out as a third world nation as witnessed in the speeches by our president telling the World we are no better than them. I guess being a beacon of hope and light doesnt mean leading the way their.

You all blanched at Sarah Palin being a heartbeat away from the presidency, and continue to dump on the woman. I'd much rather we had her than Botox Joe any day. Talk about a dufus!!!

And yet they have completely eliminated the collection of comedians, actors and gay call boy ring operators that we call the congress. How? simple. read moronpoltics.

Oh that Joe! It's more and more difficult to pick the village idiot these days but Joe's boss is the "one" with Joe as a close second.

I like the latest from the VP. He was mad at people questioning the waste of the hog bill stimulus and shouted what would you have done.

Easy, not quadruple the debt. and make the created crisis worse. You know, like we told these robbers and looters NOT to do! Now we are telling them to freeze and return the money!

We want a refund and a do over!

Jpe Biden is not an idiot. Its easy to call someone smart, dumb ect. How about saying Biden has been our of touch with reality. How can anyone remain real who has been a Senator for his entire adult life. Everyone around him are yes men (or women). Not many can resist thinking they are god like. Biden even thinks he can palm himself off as an ordinary person. Thats hard to compute since in a country of over 300 million, we have but 100 Senators.

Joe Biden should be using his time monitoring the outflow of all our tax dollars to ensure they are being spent properly. At least that is what I would want him to do.

But they are all checked out. Their buddies got all the big checks and now every thing is fine.

I am utterly disgusted with Obama and Biden.

Instead of "the press" can't we just get some concerned citizens in there to monitor these meetings???

The guy is an idiot, always has been, what do you expect.

Biden is an arrogant jerk who has no justification for his arrogance. About like his incompetent nitwit boss.

Obama and Biden Inexperienced asses. Cant' tell the truth. Most incompetent president and vice president in U. S. history. Why anyone voted for these clowns is beyond words. Stimulus money to their friends not accounted for by anyone. Health program change to spread the wealth to their democratic donors and spouses of senators in pharmaceutical companies, Pass legislation enhancing Pelosi, Dodd, Feinstein, Boxer, Murtha, Frank, etc., bank accounts. Appoint 30 czars without investigation into their backgrounds. Cap and spend to incrrease your energy bills,,,,a tax. This government is nothing but a bunch of unjailed crooks.

I'm starting to lose faith in this administration. The energy plan is mis-giuded. The technogy just isn't there yet so we are still going to need fossil fuels for awhile. The health care plan is really a plan to float illegal immigrants and give them free health care. Nothing against Mexico but when 13 million of them sneek in to our country they really disrespected us. They took advantage of our hospitality.

Team Obama is not showing a whole lot of leadership here. We need solid ideas not wishy-washy "feel good" plans. Jobs is what we need...no more call-centers in Bangalore...no more "Made in China" poor quality goods.

And I wish these fools would stop pandering to the world and apologizing for everything we "did." What did we do? We fight wars to punish the bad guys...we don't indiscriminately pick on other countries for no reason at all (like Russia has done for decades).

His "punish the corporations" plan is sorely backfiring because the big corporations will never suffer as a result if his policies...the workers will, however.

It's time for change folks. Be sure to vote in 2010.

Obama and Biden will just print, borrow and spend us into the poor house and all with the help of the mainstream socialist media.

I love the "transparency" word that these two clowns like to throw around Your country is being stolen from you, you idiots! Why the hell don't you people contact your representatives, and block this crap? Alan Keyes was correct, "Obama is a radical". Where is another Ronald Reagan, when you most need leadership?

When are we going to realize that there is a double standard. The fascists are in control of the gubmint press. Obiden is a ding dong. He is the dumbest vice president in V.P. history.

Isn't it a bit dangerous, considering how goofy Biden is, for the puppetmasters to be giving the marching orders to him to pass on to B Hussein? What if he screws up the information?

Biden is obviously mentally deranged. Isnt there a way to have him removed from office based on his obvious mental illness??? There has GOT to be a way to remove him! I mean, this can be DANGEROUS!!! The guy is NOT all there!!!

These crooked SOB's call Palin unfit for office . These are the most powergrabbing bastards in recent history. We have lowered this country to a third world nation in our leadership. If we as a people can withstand this chaos for 4 years and rise again, it will be a historic acheivement for our children to witness. Obama is what he is: a Crooked Chicago Thug. Biden is just a stooge, just as he has always been. If I had known this outcome I would have pulled for Hillary because McCain never had a chance. His only highlight was Sarah Palin. God save the USA.

Andrew Malcolm,

If Cheney is an 'evil predecessor', you are a moronic liberal writer.

(sarcasm. biden is doing exactly the same. thanks for reading)

These bozos are whatever they tell us they want to be on any given day. The only constsnt is they are spending (capital and global politcal capital) like drunken sailors with their accomplises in Congress led by Harry and Nancy.

Next opportunity for real change is 2010. Stop the money prininting presses, take a look at the barackcountdownclock website, good message, no spin for our second "Catholic" president.

simply put HOAX AND CHAINS!!!!!!!!!!!

I constantly see people calling our elected officials stupid. Listen folks, NOTHING HAPPENDS IN GOVERNMENT THAT WAS NOT PLANNED AND EXICUTED TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY. THEY ARE NOT STUPID. EVERYTHING THAT IS HAPPENING IS PURPOSEFUL. JUST NOT FOR THE PURPOSES WE ARE TOLD. We are the little people, the ruled the controlled. Stop being stupid yourself.

Be afraid citizens... be very afraid. This guy is a buffoon and is our national village idiot. Those who voted for this administration, including Pelosi and her cronies, should not be allowed to vote or reproduce. They too are total retards.

There goes freedom!

Steve:
Obamas' are not good for the American people. Hey aka. Billy Bob, we are AMERICANS too. Our skin color is darker like the President , but this is OUR COUNTRY TOO !!!!! So lets call is what it is. And Barack Obama runs this show so get over it. There is a bl_ack man in the White House. haha. By the way cover up that red streak on you neck. You'll be alright. And guess what Steve, he and First Lady Michelle are having s_e_x in the White House. Oh yeah.

I think Biden is a drunk or at least I hope he is- They make so much fun of Sarah Palin she is a bunch better then this idiot- he is however smarter than Dan Quale- but his wife balanced him out a bit

 
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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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