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The Obama campaign is saying that because of the events in Egypt and Libya that President Obama has not had time to prepare for the debate with Mitt Romney like he had planned.
Perhaps they need to go back and look at Obama's calendar. The day after the attacks on Sept. 12, when the White House was still claiming a mob with rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and mortars spontaneously attacked the American compound. Obama didn't hang around the Situation Room in the White House all day getting updates that might have enlightened him as to what had really happened. No, he hopped on Air Force One, which he uses like a taxi, and flew to Las Vegas for a campaign event.
In fact looking at the White House schedule since Sept. 11, when the unprotected American compound was attacked and four Americans were killed, Obama has spent most of his time campaigning. Wednesday, Sept. 12 he flew to Las Vegas to campaign. Thursday, Sept. 13 he campaigned in Colorado. Friday, Sept 14 he campaigned in Washington, DC. Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept.16 he took off. Monday, Sept. 18 he flew to New York to be on the The Late Show with David Letterman. Wednesday, Sept. 20 he campaigned in Florida and did an interview on Univision. Friday, Sept. 21 he campaigned in Virginia. Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23 he took off. Monday, Sept. 24 he went to New York to be on The View. Tuesday Sept. 25 he spoke at the United Nations. Wednesday, Sept. 26 he campaigned in Ohio. Thursday, Sept. 27 he campaigned in Virginia Beach. Friday, Sept. 28 he campaigned in DC.
That information is from the White House calendar of Obama's official schedule. It would appear that Obama had plenty of time to prepare for the debate, if he had campaigned a little less. He certainly wasn't spending most of his time working on national affairs, but spending most of his time trying to get reelected.
A White House correspondent said that Obama had cut down on his Sunday golf games since the campaign heated up. Running the country with severe economic problems and a war in Afghanistan are not enough to keep him off the golf course, but getting reelected is.
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Vice President Joe Biden doesn't know what century he is living in, what state he is standing in or who has been president of the United States for the past four years. I can understand someone voting for Obama, but when you consider what a complete and utter buffoon will continue to be a heartbeat away from the presidency, I can't imagine anyone voting for the Democratic ticket.
By the time this paper hits the street Biden will no doubt have topped this one, but on Wednesday this is the best we have from Biden: "This is deadly earnest, man. This is deadly earnest. How they can justify, how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years – how in Lord's name can they justify raising their taxes with these tax cuts."
Someone needs to tell Biden that four years ago his boss, Obama, was elected president. Not only that, but the people of this country elected a huge majority of Democrats to the House and gave Obama a filibuster-proof majority in the US Senate. It means that Obama, after he was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2012, had more power than any president since Carter, who also had a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate after he was elected in 1976.
Obama was elected to run the country and could not be stopped by Republicans.
Romney, during the same period, held no office, and didn't raise or lower taxes on anyone. If the middle class was buried, as Biden says, then he and Obama were the ones with the shovels.
Biden and Obama are both trying to run for reelection as outsiders. It is silly for Obama but absurd for Biden who has been in the Senate since 1973, and before becoming vice president and presiding over the Senate had served as chairman of both the Senate Judiciary and Foreign Relations committees. Biden is the ultimate Washington insider.