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October 25, 2008

Obama/Biden Campaign NOT Able To Handle Tuff Questions!

Biden Asked the Difference Between Views of Barack Obama and Karl Marx - Video 10/24/08

Here is video of an interview conducted by WFTV (Orlando, FL) anchor Barbara Waters with Sen. Joe Biden. She asks Biden the tough questions about Barack Obama, which visibly angers Joe Biden. She confronts Biden on Obama's socialist policies, and even asks Biden what is the difference between a Karl Marx quote and what Obama is saying. Biden responded with, "Are you joking?"

In case YouTube is down you o can WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Barbara West won't be interviewing any more Bidens, or Obama

Orlando Sentinel

The Barack Obama campaign detested an interview Barbara West of WFTV-Channel 9 conducted with Sen. Joe Biden on Thursday. West quoted Karl Marx and asked how Obama isn’t being a Marxist with his “spreading the wealth” comment.

“Are you joking?” said Biden, who is Obama’s running mate.

West later asked Biden about his comments that Obama would be tested early on as president -- and wondered if the Delaware senator was saying America’s days as the world’s leading power were over.

“I don’t know who’s writing your questions,” Biden shot back.

The Obama campaign canceled a WFTV interview with Jill Biden, the candidate’s wife. “This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election,” wrote Laura K. McGinnis, Central Florida communications director for the Obama campaign. McGinnis said the Biden cancellation was “a result of her husband’s experience yesterday during the satellite interview with Barbara West.”

The Barack Obama campaign called Barbara West's interview with Sen. Joe Biden unprofessional and combative.

The veteran WFTV-Channel 9 anchor-reporter says she asked pointed questions and respects Sen. Biden, who is Sen. Obama's running mate.

In a call to me Friday evening, West said of Biden:

"I have a great deal of respect for him. I have a great deal of respect for Sen. Obama. We are given four minutes of a satellite window for these interviews. Four precious minutes. I got right down to it and, yes, I think I asked him some pointed questions. These are questions that are rolling about right now and questions that need to be asked right now. I don't think I was rude or inconsiderate to him. I was probing and maybe tough. I can't believe that in all of his years in politics, and all of his campaigning and such, that he hasn't run into some tough questions.

Wild Thing's comment........

There is a huge opportunity for reporters who want to differentiate themselves from the Democrat shills currently holding positions in the MSM. Great questions.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 25, 2008 02:14 PM


So now they don't want the "hard" questions?
What kind of pantywastes are they?
Risk is part of the game. You wanna sit in the big chair in the oval office, answer the questions!!!
Why would anyone vote for someone like Obamanation is beyond me. And I've lost all credibility in Ron Howard, too. His video is beyond the fringe. How can I watch movies like A Beautiful Mind or one of his other wonderful movies without wondering about his sanity now. And why should I line his pocket anymore? He ain't gonna share, now is he? So why should I?

Posted by: Lynn at October 25, 2008 03:33 PM

I'd say Ole Joe hair-plug got a little testy there
whenever he got a tough question he tried to blame Bush for it. And like all of the 'ilk' they try to draw a linkage between Bush-McCain.

Biden has a short memory, Biden even said during the democrat campaign that the presidency is not a place for On the job training, referring to Obama now suddenly obama is qualified ? I guess now that he is so close to the white house he is trying not to screw up his chances. But the pendulum is beginning to swing in the other direction jus in time.

That was a great interview. Need more journalist like Barbara West.

Posted by: Mark at October 25, 2008 04:23 PM

Lynn,yes that stupid Ron Howard just had to enter the political arena. He should just keep making movies and keep his opinion to his vote. And what a stupid ad he did too, it isn't even well done.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 25, 2008 05:51 PM

Mark, LOL he sure did.

"Ole Joe hair-plug got a little testy there"

I agree too, Barbara did an excellent job I never heard of her before but I am impressed.

"Need more journalist like Barbara West"

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 25, 2008 05:53 PM

She's definitely got a lot of guts. Most likely Biden and Obama will have the IRS looking into her tax returns and they'll be putting pressure on her network to fire her.

Did you also see Biden's condensing question of "who's writing your questions" she doesn't have the intelligence to think up these questions on her own? Ever since Sarah Palin has come on the scene, the Democrat hierarchy has been downplaying the roll of women in politics.

Posted by: BobF at October 25, 2008 05:59 PM

ACORNs efforts to falsely register voters has nothing to do with Obama. Those efforts were in the interest of employees struggling to meet quotas, and not one of these falsely registered voters has ever resulted in an actual vote. This woman has some guts, but she is obviously as blind as most republicans in this election season. How can we call Obama a socialist because he wants to tax the wealthy and give breaks to middle class. It makes a lot more sense than giving that money back to the wealthy for this pseudo-utopic idea of trickle-down effect, which never seems to happen. The rich get greedier and richer and the poor get poorer. Yeah, that's how we should run our nation. Besides, couldn't our government's buying up shares of banks and other financial institutions be considered socialist? And, isn't John McCain all about these proposals? Obama is no more a socialist than is John McCain! Also, I thought Biden seemed prettly level headed in this interview. Perhaps someday you party line republicans will open your eyes, pull your head out of the clouds, and really take a look at the issues.

Posted by: Mario at October 25, 2008 06:44 PM

My Name Is Barack Obama, and I Approve This Mistress
Bill Clinton.

John Edwards.

And now, apparently, Barack Obama.

There seems to be something about the kind of narcissist that runs for higher office that impedes them from keeping their pants on, and the Greek tragedy may be happening again. We've been hearing the name of one of Barack Obama's alleged mistresses for weeks (and I'm sure many of you have as well), but I didn't want to publish it without a credible source backing it.

The guys at Blackfive have that credible source, and they're putting the name of Barack Obama's alleged mistress out there:

So how will "Dear Leader" squrm out of this????

Posted by: Tincan Sailor at October 25, 2008 06:48 PM

Wow! A reporter willing to ask the tough questions. Good for Barbara Waters, a true professional. Bad for Joe Biden, a true hypocrite and phony.

Posted by: Les at October 25, 2008 08:38 PM

Mario, Obama isn't going to give any tax breaks to the middle class. He may impose an additional tax on the wealthy but he will say condidtions prevent him from giving the middle class a tax break. What he'll then do is to allow the Bush tax cuts to expire. That in itself will raise taxes for the middle class. It's going to be a back-door tax hike.

Now, before you start with this stupid dribble the Democrats have been feeding everybody about Bush only giving the rich a tax cut, do this. Take one of your recent (05-07) tax returns and compare it to tax year 2000, the last year of that middle class champion Bill Clinton. Input all your figures so that your "total income" on line 22 of the 1040 is the same for both tax years. Then compare line 37, "adjusted gross income" to see if you benefited from any additional adjustments Bush made to taxes. The real eyeopener you will see is line 63, "total tax". This is the tax you owe. If you're a middle class person like me who has a combined income under 100k, you will see a tax savings of over $2000 under President Bush vs Clinton. Now granted, to the wealthy Democrats in Congress, that's not a tax break at all but chump change. But, to someone like me who works for a living, that's a lot of money. Face it, John Edwards spent that on haircuts but to me, that's a couple mortgage payments.

Don't fall for what the DNC and Obama what you to believe. Do the math for yourself and learn something. You might not like what you'll find but it'll be the truth.

Posted by: BobF at October 25, 2008 09:06 PM

I have noticed several posters over the course of the last several day mimicking the Mario meme above. It almost looks like a cut and paste job. If I can tear myself away from fixing the snow plow I might do a bit of research on the Mario Meme.

Posted by: Yatalli at October 25, 2008 09:47 PM

Imagine how Palin would be villified if the McCain camp did this after her interviews. But Biden will of course get away with it. What an idiot!

Posted by: Miss Chris at October 25, 2008 11:01 PM

Mario, you are mislead and have been lied to by Obama and his ilk. I let your comment through because I felt sorry for you and thought you might need to know this...take some time. Read more of the posts on here and the comments made on this blog.
Try to learn as much as you can about Barack Obama, it is important to do this.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 25, 2008 11:22 PM

Tincan Sailor, I saw something about that online too at another blog. Also something about a gay guy saying he had been with Obama also.

There sure is a ton of stuff on this Obama jerk.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 25, 2008 11:27 PM

BobF thank you, I hope Mario reads that and learns something.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 25, 2008 11:29 PM

Yatalli, thank you.

I have been getting several a day like Mario, I only let a few through like you said, some saying almost exactly the same thing and others that say this stuff and then proceed into attacks. I don't let many through since it seems like they are just going around to blogs and then moving on.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 25, 2008 11:32 PM

Miss Chris, your right, Biden and Obama thug campaign will get away with this stuff.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 25, 2008 11:33 PM

Well, it didn't take long for Obama to have an enemies hit list. Most recently Joe the plumber and now WFTV.

Obama campaign cuts off WFTV after interview with Joe Biden

Posted by: Les at October 26, 2008 01:09 AM

Finally! A honest reporter asking tough questions. Biden is the joke!

Posted by: Johanna at October 26, 2008 01:25 AM

Squirrels eat acorns, eh? NUTS!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at October 26, 2008 06:27 PM