I was thinking about the comparison… when a child is too quiet, you know they are up to something.. when we do not hear anything about Biden, I wonder what he is up to.
OR.. is the situation, Biden really the acting-president, and Obama is just the photo-op president?
How do you like this picture, Biden just looks.. mad, mad, mad.. freaking insane!
So what news has Biden been in? Seems he definitely does not make major headlines..
Biden loses out on name for a DE Elementary School (Delawareonline). As one person stated, why name a public school after someone who preferred to send his children to a private school.
But, since he rode a train in Delaware, they are giving him that honor. (Delawareonline). Well also he also pushed money their way too…
The Wilmington Station, which is Amtrak’s 12th busiest, just completed $37.7 million in renovations, $20 million of which came from the economic stimulus program Biden has been charged with overseeing.
LaTimes: sees more of the presidential burden is on Biden’s shoulders. Budget talks, foreign relations, fundraisers, recovery, union issues,… while the headlines favor Obama, what is Obama actually doing?
Even Ruth Marcus is writing about “Obama’s ‘Where’s Waldo?’ presidency.”
LaTimes: talks about Bidens gaffes with Russia, 1st being late, making a phone call to DC from Russia (on the budget talks), then he starts off with the Bush-Bashing-Blame-Game….
The vice president first apologized for being late again (he kept the Finnish president waiting too, the other day). Biden said he didn’t need to tell anyone there but he did anyway that when he and Barack took over 780 days ago U.S.-Russia relations were at “a fairly low point that had accumulated over the previous eight years.” And we all know what that means even without the B word.
On the budget talks, there is a childish version of tug-of-war. Obama seems ONLY willing to talk to Democrats, not both sides to work things out (Obama, way to go on that bipartisan thing you were chanting). The Republicans are standing firm on a minimum budget cut. The Democrats fight back refusing to give an inch, yet attack further by saying the little cuts the Republicans are asking for are not worth it.. then why are they fighting about it? Every dime counts, and in government money every dime equals a million or trillion dollars. Yet the Democrats are having a tantrum. It is hard to really tell if the Democrats are having a hissy because it is not THEIR plan, or because they really want to cling to their ridiculous spending choices?
Another topic that Biden has been handed the ball on is on gun-control. Remember we don’t just have an anti-gun president, we have a two-fer with an anti-gun vp!
On HuffingtonPost they discuss Biden & the gun control committee. The fight which has re-emerged due to the Tucson shootings, they anti-gun advocates are highlighting the rise in high-profile or mass-shootings (like Virginia Tech) . Note: Virginia Tech was a “gun-free-zone” (which only keeps people who follow rules/laws from bringing a gun into that area)…. and that in Tuscon the killer should have been locked up long before the shooting happened, and due to inept police he was given a free pass. So how does more limits on law-abiding citizen prevent these cases? This is the short-sighted issues that liberals suffer from.
One of the issues is about the mentally ill, ok fine, but a person can be found mentally ill only if they pursue the help or are forced by law or family. So otherwise you are relying on known information. Someone who “seems” perfectly sane one day can also be nuts the next. Someone can “hide” their issues, not report them, not seek help. So just like a criminal is not known until they are caught, a mentally ill person is not known until they are “caught”.
(Refer back to Biden’s picture, perhaps he was found insane, and since been denied a gun.. so he is just bummed and now does not want anyone else to have one?)
Other tidbits, from TheWeeklyStandard, talking about a Washington Post reporter who will become Biden’s communications director. That person replaces the Time magazine’s DC bureau chief, who will become the White House Press Secretary. And they count 9 people from the mainstream media who have gone to work for Obama and gang in one way or another. Here are some highlights from ABC News:
- Chicago Tribune correspondent Jill Zuckman became assistant to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and director of public affairs
- Former Los Angeles Times reporter Peter Gosselin who is now a speechwriter for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner
- Former Washington Post deputy editor Warren Bass who is an adviser to United Nations Ambassador Dr. Susan Rice.
- Former ABC News congressional correspondent Linda Douglass became a senior strategist for the Obama campaign
- Other campaign officials included former CNN producer Kate Albright-Hanna and former CNN correspondent Aneesh Raman.
Talking about keeping a close-knit crowd. I wonder if that is why so much of the media is so adoring of Obama, they are just looking for a government job?