"Mark my words," the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. "It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."Sounds to that this warning is something we should heed very carefully. What kind of decisions is Senator Joe talking about? Might it have to do with sacrificing the one true ally in the region, Israel? How about pulling unconditionally out of Iraq?
"I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate," Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities. "And he's gonna need help. And the kind of help he's gonna need is, he's gonna need you - not financially to help him - we're gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it's not gonna be apparent initially, it's not gonna be apparent that we're right."
Not only will the next administration have to deal with foreign affairs issues, Biden warned, but also with the current economic crisis.
"Gird your loins," Biden told the crowd. "We're gonna win with your help, God willing, we're gonna win, but this is not gonna be an easy ride. This president, the next president, is gonna be left with the most significant task. It's like cleaning the Augean stables, man. This is more than just, this is more than – think about it, literally, think about it – this is more than just a capital crisis, this is more than just markets. This is a systemic problem we have with this economy."
What does he mean, "systematic problems with the economy?" We know that Obama prefers to slice the pie more "fairly" - as opposed to the Republican plan to make the pie bigger. And just who is to decide what's fair? Obama? Nancy Pelosi? Would anyone trust them to decide what is best for you and your family?
The Obama plan smacks of wealth envy and class-warfare. Unless you have your head in the sand, or are an Obamabot (sorry, didn't mean to be redundant), anyone can see what's really going on here.
Answer me this. Why has the media spent so much time vilifying Joe the plumber, digging so deep into what Sarah Palin's daughter did for prom and yet when it comes to Obama's relationship - and the fact that he lied about it - with William Ayers, or his 20 years being influenced by Reverend Wright, all you hear is crickets chirping.
Does it not strike you as frightening that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are in favor of reestablishing the failed "Fairness Doctrine?" For get the lofty title. The Fairness doctrine is - for lack of a better description - the way for the left to silence the one medium left for conservatives. Renewing this doctrine - which was finally abolished under Ronald Reagan - would be similar to the Republicans silencing the mainstream media, NPR and Hollywood. As much as it would be something they wouldn't mind doing, they would never consider such an anti-American thing seriously.
Does it not concern you that it was the Democrats who forced the sub-prime mess on banks and then tried to reassure Americans that Fannie and Freddie were strong investments? Does it not concern you that Congressmen Dodd and Frank received millions of dollars in sweetheart loans and that in 2 years Barack Obama received the second highest amount of money from Freddie and Fannie?
Does it not concern you that a large number of Obama supporters consider him to be the Messiah? What has he ever done in his life to deserve such worship? He worked with Bill Ayers, an unrepentant terrorist, in putting in place very far-left propaganda lessons in the Chicago Public School district, he represented a district were his pal Tony Rezko was a slumlord (and a convicted fraud) right under his nose, he sat in a Church where the Pastor - who damns white folks and said that the CIA spread AIDS in the black community - spewed anti-American, anti-white racist speeches, he is considered to be he most liberal member of the US Senate and has spent twice as much time running for President than representing the state he was elected to represent.
Does it not concern you that if Obama were a regular guy he would not pass security clearance to work in the government? Does it concern you that he has admitted to drug use, including cocaine? Does it concern you that even though he has stated his positions so eloquently, his voting record is vastly opposite what he says he stands for?
When you can't judge a man by his record, you must judge him by his character. Senator Obama has done very little to deserve where he is. Joe Biden admitted all too well that should America face a challenge (which apparently he knows will happen - isn't that another red flag?) - he is not the man to lead us.
Seriously, Hillary Clinton said it best. When that call comes in at 3 am, who is best suited to handle the situation? A neophyte senator with no record of achievement, or a 26-year Senate veteran who is also a war hero?
It really is an easy choice when you think about it.