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Sat Apr 6, 2019, 01:50 PM

 

Ode to Joe Biden

Joe Biden is being put through the ringer right now and I think it's a real shame. Though I never met Joe I thought I would share my own experience of how he impacted my life. The night he brought our party back from the edge.

I remember the night he lifted me and millions of Americans out of the doldrums and soothed our fears of a Republican takeover. Those of you that remember the 2012 Presidential debates will know what I'm talking about.

The night of October 3,2012 was the first debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. For some reason President Obama wasn't on his game that night. Shockingly, Romney dominated the debate and President Obama didn't seem focused or strong. Romney spouted the usual Republican bullshit and Obama didn't really put up a fight. We got shellacked that night. It was so unlike our President.

As my family and I watched the end of the debate we all turned to each other and said "what the F*ck just happened???" For the next week Romney surged in the polls. Obama's lead evaporated and every news outlet was declaring the debate was a game changer and the race was now a toss up. And it was! The feeling of disorientation and impending doom was like nothing I had ever felt up until that time. It would only be surpassed on 11/9/16.

The next week or so was extremely depressing. Every friend and business associate I met with said the Democrats looked weak and Romney really showed he was more presidential. I told them to hold their judgement until after the VP debate. I told them Biden would mop the floor with Paul Ryan and expose the hypocrisy of Ryan and Romney both. While President Obama always took a gentile and cerebral tone in all matters, Joe was a street fighter who knew how to scrap and wasn't afraid to mix it up. After the disastrous first debate that was exactly what we needed.

On October 11,2012 Joe Biden came out swinging. Paul Ryan was used to touting his conservative bullshit uninterrupted and unquestioned.Every time Ryan attempted to spout his trickle down nonsense Biden cut him off and landed knockout blow after knockout blow. Ryan looked like a child and didn't know what hit him. Biden kept him on the ropes all night and showed America that Ryan certainly wasn't ready for prime time and Romney's policies were as much of a fraud as he was. Joe didn't only hit a homerun,he hit a grand slam when we needed it most.

That debate turned the tide. We were back! President Obama wiped the floor with Romney in the next two debates and we won the Presidency handily. Without Joe Biden's powerful performance at a very crucial time, the results might have been different. Thank God for the scrappy kid from Scranton PA.

Sorry such a long post but I wanted to show my appreciation for this man and how he affected me personally..
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Response to Power 2 the People (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 01:54 PM

1. I remember that debate, Joe kicked Paul's ass.

 

Thanks for the thread Power 2 the People.
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Sat Apr 6, 2019, 01:55 PM

2. What did Romney say

 

We did not have in the Military?

Obama responded, Yeah, we do not have many horses,either!l

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Response to Power 2 the People (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 02:09 PM

3. I do recall that debate

 

You're right. Joe Biden made Ryan look like a fool, a know-nothing accustomed to spouting the same weary maxims about voodoo economics and limited government. As I remember, Joe nearly laughed Ryan right off the stage. There was no mercy or light hand as he'd had with Sarah Palin.

It was a good night after President Obama literally handed Romney a debate win. But then, he too, came back in the subsequent debates and exposed Romney as out of touch.

Ah, good times!
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Sat Apr 6, 2019, 02:23 PM

4. This is my favorite picture from that night.

 



Thanks, P2tP!
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Response to Power 2 the People (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 02:30 PM

5. thanks for the reminder

 

I do remember that - and the relief I had watching it.
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Sat Apr 6, 2019, 02:43 PM

6. Joe is awesome

 

You should start supporting him instead ... be on the winning team that releases tax returns and has nothing to hide.
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Sat Apr 6, 2019, 04:44 PM

9. Uncalled for BlueFlorida.

 

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Sat Apr 6, 2019, 02:47 PM

7. Forgive me for showing a murder video, but...

 





Joe would DESTROY Spanky in a debate.
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Sat Apr 6, 2019, 04:19 PM

8. That's the night he called "malarkey" on Ryan!

 

Yeah, it was a great debate!!
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