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  •  Caught some of it, and back to worky-work.... (2+ / 0-)
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    I heard some of it while driving back from San Francisco to Oakland, am now at desk in worky-work mode, on an international conf call setting up a PBX network... and wishing I was able to keep listening...  

    But yeah, earlier it sounded like Biden was kicking Ryan's metaphorical ass from here to hell and back three ways.  

    Gotta scoot, tasks to do...

    "Minus two votes for the Republican" equals "plus one vote for the Democrat." Arithmetic doesn't care about their feelings either!

    by G2geek on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 07:31:12 PM PDT

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    •  I thought Ryan lost the debate overall... (5+ / 0-)

      And he totally blew the final question.

      "What would you tell the serviceman in the letter?"
      (paraphrased)

      Biden's answer was thoughtful and compassionate.

      Ryan thanked him for his service to the country ---- and then jumped right into a [fact-free] political hack job on the Obama administration.

      Ryan cheapened it. He was callous and opportunistic when what was required was tact and empathy -- something Ryan is incapable of exhibiting either. I wouldn't be surprised it that particular serviceman took Ryan's answer as an insult.

      "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." ~ Aldous Huxley

      by markthshark on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 08:05:38 PM PDT

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      •  wow, just wow. (0+ / 0-)

        What was the context of the letter?

        The only case I know of where a president or VP writes a letter, is to a service member's family, after their death in combat.  

        But the respect held by us as citizens, and by our elected representatives, toward those who serve our country at risk of their lives, cannot and should not ever be used as a "commodity" in the sense of being "tradable for something else" such as ideological points.  

        Here we are talking about values that are "intrinsic," that stand on their own merits and necessities, and are not tradable for anything else.  

        "Minus two votes for the Republican" equals "plus one vote for the Democrat." Arithmetic doesn't care about their feelings either!

        by G2geek on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 05:08:54 PM PDT

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