Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Batten Down the Hatches

Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., on Sunday guaranteed that if elected, Sen. Barack Obama., D-Ill., will be tested by an international crisis within his first six months in power and he will need supporters to stand by him as he makes tough, and possibly unpopular, decisions.
"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."
"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."

Why is Joe Biden preparing us for the worst, an international incident that will perhaps make our current financial crisis seem like a mild cold? Because he knows that Obama is viewed as soft by rogue nations and terrorist groups, who will capitalize on his inexperience and poor judgement. Are we so blind (or ignorant) as a country, to elect this man, who even his own VP nominee recognizes will invite an international incident, and just expect to take it on the chin?

And what does he mean by his comment that Obama will make an unpopular decision? That remark is almost as scary as the thought that we will be a big fat target under an Obama administration. Will he reinstate the draft? Will he increase taxes on everyone (sorry to you 95%who thought you were getting a nice check in the mail)? Someone needs to ask Biden what he means, and what he knows. Because when a Vice Presidential running mate tells the electorate to batten down the hatches, a storm is coming, this is no longer just a debate about economic policy. It's a debate about our very survival.

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