Tuesday, 20 December 2011


Ken Berwitz

Would you believe that a Vice President of the United States could possibly say that the taliban - which, while running Afghanistan, welcomed osama bin laden into the country and allowed him to operate the al-qaeda training camps which spawned 9/11 - is not our enemy?

Well, pick your jaw off the ground, because a Vice President of the United States said just that;  which should explain the title of this blog.

From Joe Biden's interview, last week, with Leslie Gelb of Newsweek:

"Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. Thats critical.  There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy, because it threatens U.S. interests. If, in fact, the Taliban is able to collapse the existing government, which is cooperating with us in keeping the bad guys from being able to do damage to us, then that becomes a problem for us."

Incredible?  Impossible?  Inexplicable?  No, just Joe Biden.

And in case you think Biden's boss disagrees, here is what White House Press Secretary Jay Carney (what a perfect last name for his job) was trotted out to say yesterday, as excerpted from an article at foxnews.com:

The White House on Monday defended Vice President Joe Biden for saying that the Taliban isn't an enemy of the United States despite the years spent fighting the militant Islamic group that gave a home to Al Qaeda and its leader Usama bin Laden while he plotted the Sept. 11 terror attacks.


"It's only regrettable when taken out of context," White House spokesman Jay Carney said of  the vice president's remarks in an interview published Monday. 

Out of context?  Out of context????  Someone show me how that is out of context.  I dare you.

So how does at least one leading Republican presidential aspirant feel about what Mr. Biden said?  Here, again from the foxnews.com article, is Mitt Romney's reaction:

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Biden's remarks -- as well as Biden's and President Obama's belief that the Taliban are not the enemy -- are "bizarre, factually wrong and an outrageous affront our troops carrying out the fight in Afghanistan." He said the comments also reflect the administration's policy of "appeasement."


"The Taliban harbored the terrorists who killed 3,000 Americans on Sept 11. The Taliban continues to wage war against us and our allies, a conflict in which we have lost over 1,800 troops. The Taliban receives arms and training from Iran. And the Taliban seeks to reinstate a tyrannical government that violently rejects basic notions of human rights and oppresses minorities. The Taliban is clearly a bitter enemy of the United States," Romney said in a statement late Monday. 

Exactly.  Thank you Mr. Romney.

Not for nothing do I call him Jackass Joe. 

And, by the way, where are the rest of our wonderful "neutral" media on this?  If Dick Cheney had ever said anything this ridiculous while Vice President do you think it would receive as little coverage, as little mention as what Biden said?

I call them the Accomplice Media.  This is why.

BOB W 1. A stupid person; a dolt. 2. Psychology A person of mild mental retardation having a mental age of from 7 to 12 years and generally having communication and social skills enabling some degree of academic or vocational education. The above is a definition from the dictionary of moron - it ismissing one thing- a photo of jackass joe (12/20/11)


Ken Berwitz

From Investors Business Daily's great Michael Ramirez:



Ken Berwitz

Congratulations are in order!

I congratulate the Democrat Party for telling the single biggest lie of the year:  that Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal would eliminate Medicare.

This is not my opinion, folks.  This, er, honor comes straight from politifact.com, the pulitzer prize-winning fact-check web site, run by the (decidedly leftward) Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St. Petersburg Times) - which, it should be noted, gave the previous two "lie of the year" awards to Republicans.

You can read all about the Democrat Party's great achievement by clicking here.  Meanwhile, I've posted links to each of the nine different occasions politifact debunked the party's claims that Republicans were tossing grandma and grandpa under the fiscal bus:

Says U.S. Rep. Paul Ryans budget proposal "eliminates Medicare" in 10 years.

Joe Biden, Tuesday, August 30th, 2011.

Ruling: False | Details

Says state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf wants to "eliminate Medicare" as we know it.

Shelly Moore, Friday, July 8th, 2011.

Ruling: Pants on Fire! | Details

There is a Republican "plan to end Medicare."

Sherrod Brown, Monday, June 20th, 2011.

Ruling: False | Details

Says U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan promised to "end health care for our seniors."

Sandy Pasch, Monday, June 6th, 2011.

Ruling: Pants on Fire! | Details

"Rep. Robert Hurt voted again today to end Medicare and raise health care costs for Virginia seniors."

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Wednesday, June 1st, 2011.

Ruling: False | Details

The Paul Ryan budget proposal would leave the country "without Medicare."

The Agenda Project, Tuesday, May 17th, 2011.

Ruling: False | Details

"Seniors will have to find $12,500 for health care because Republicans voted to end Medicare."

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Monday, April 18th, 2011.

Ruling: Pants on Fire! | Details

The newly proposed House Republican budget "abolishes Medicare within 10 years."

MoveOn.org, Wednesday, April 6th, 2011.

Ruling: False | Details

Says Majority Leader Eric Cantor called for "abolishing Social Security and Medicare."

Americans United for Change, Thursday, March 31st, 2011.

Maybe I'm just an inveterate pessimist but, to tell you the truth, I don't expect to see much of this on President Obama's re-election literature.

Zeke .... ..... Granny -- better get a bungee cord for your wheelchair .... ..... .... Yer going over the edge of the cliff .... .... ... (12/20/11)

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