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Friday, October 03, 2008

Documenting Joe Biden's Lies During The Debate

What impressed me the most about Joe Biden last night was his ability to lie with an ease and passion that challenges even Bill Clinton's. The Mccain camp compiled fourteen of them while Jim Geraghty puts it at twenty four and some were quite egregious. He even had the audacity to repeat a couple of them like the amounts we are spending in Iraq and Afghanistan. Joe Biden is well known for just making things up as he goes along and last night was no exception. Let's take a look, here is the McCain teams list, my additions are in parentheses.

1. TAX VOTE: Biden said McCain voted “the exact same way” as Obama to increase taxes on Americans earning just $42,000, but McCain DID NOT VOTE THAT WAY.

2. AHMEDINIJAD MEETING: Joe Biden lied when he said that Barack Obama never said that he would sit down unconditionally with Mahmoud Ahmedinijad of Iran. Barack Obama did say specifically, and Joe Biden attacked him for it.( its also on Obama's website saying he would)

3. OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING: Biden said, “Drill we must.” But Biden has opposed offshore drilling and even compared offshore drilling to “raping” the Outer Continental Shelf.”

4. TROOP FUNDING: Joe Biden lied when he indicated that John McCain and Barack Obama voted the same way against funding the troops in the field. John McCain opposed a bill that included a timeline, that the President of the United States had already said he would veto regardless of it’s passage.

5. OPPOSING CLEAN COAL: Biden says he’s always been for clean coal, but he just told a voter that he is against clean coal and any new coal plants in America and has a record of voting against clean coal and coal in the U.S. Senate.

6. ALERNATIVE ENERGY VOTES: According to FactCheck.org, Biden is exaggerating and overstating John McCain’s record voting for alternative energy when he says he voted against it 23 times.

7. HEALTH INSURANCE: Biden falsely said McCain will raise taxes on people's health insurance coverage -- they get a tax credit to offset any tax hike. Independent fact checkers have confirmed this attack is false

8. OIL TAXES: Biden falsely said Palin supported a windfall profits tax in Alaska -- she reformed the state tax and revenue system, it's not a windfall profits tax.

9. AFGHANISTAN / GEN. MCKIERNAN COMMENTS: Biden said that top military commander in Iraq said the principles of the surge could not be applied to Afghanistan, but the commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force Gen. David D. McKiernan said that there were principles of the surge strategy, including working with tribes, that could be applied in Afghanistan.

10. REGULATION: Biden falsely said McCain weakened regulation -- he actually called for more regulation on Fannie and Freddie.

11. IRAQ: When Joe Biden lied when he said that John McCain was “dead wrong on Iraq”, because Joe Biden shared the same vote to authorize the war and differed on the surge strategy where they John McCain has been proven right.

12. TAX INCREASES: Biden said Americans earning less than $250,000 wouldn’t see higher taxes, but the Obama-Biden tax plan would raise taxes on individuals making $200,000 or more.

13. BAILOUT: Biden said the economic rescue legislation matches the four principles that Obama laid out, but in reality it doesn’t meet two of the four principles that Obama outlined on Sept. 19, which were that it include an emergency economic stimulus package, and that it be part of “part of a globally coordinated effort with our partners in the G-20.”

14. REAGAN TAX RATES: Biden is wrong in saying that under Obama, Americans won't pay any more in taxes then they did under Reagan.

This one they missed, Biden said the US and France drove Hezbollah out of Lebanon, Hezbollah has gone nowhere and if he meant Syria he is still wrong, the Lebanese people drove Syria out. Mike Totten and Rick Moran shred that one.

Amounts spent in Iraq vs Afganistan: Biden repeated this one several times stressing it even, that we spend every three weeks more in Iraq than we have spent the entire time in Afghanistan. At the peak of our outlays in Iraq that amounted to about 3 bil. a week, we have spent about 180 bil. in Afganistan 2000% more than 9 bil.

There are quite a few more than that but you get the picture the only time he wasn't lying was when Sarah Palin was talking, ouch.


Trader Rick said...

Biden's blatent lie about him being for clean coal technology for twenty years is another example of his distorted view of time that puts FDR in the White House broadcasting on TV in 1929. The technologies haven't even been around that long...

Gayle said...

This is exactly why I refer to Biden as "The Mad Hatter."