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Class warfare

"Class" as in "Joe don't know jack about class," although a certain congressman from Wisconsin does know the meaning of the word.

Boors of a feather sure flock together, but maybe these two were separated at birth?



Victor Davis Hanson at NRO seems to think so:

Another Boor Like Gore

Biden needed to do something to elevate an otherwise peripheral vice-presidential debate into a force to stop the insidiously growing Romney momentum. He did not. To raise the old canard about reactions to debates on radio vs. television, if there were no visuals, then Biden by sheer audacity and aggressiveness might have won a tie against the methodical Ryan. But unfortunately there were visuals — and, far worse even than Al Gore’s poor 2000 performance — Biden’s interruptions, smirking, guffaws, and headshaking reflected poorly on a vice president and will turn off precisely those undecided voters he hoped to woo. “Buffoonish” has often been used of him and it certainly was an apt adjective of Biden in the debate. And as far as quotable whoppers, Biden’s assertions about no pre-9/11/2012 warning about lax security communicated from our Libyan people were simply flat-out untrue; while the blame-gaming the intelligence community only feeds into the larger narrative of tiresome Obama scapegoating — and won’t be forgotten by those so scapegoated. So the talking heads’ conclusions of a draw on substance, and a Ryan win on style and decorum, seem about right — which at this particular point in the campaign means yet another lost opportunity for the Obama effort.

I think VDH is a little off here and maybe showing his Dem colors—a "draw" on substance?  Really? With all those baldfaced lies that Biden told?

Like this lie that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops wasted no time calling Biden on in their response "...To Inaccurate Statement Of Fact On HHS Mandate Made During Vice Presidential Debate." Biden said:

With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear. No religious institution—Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital—none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact. That is a fact.

The bishops' response (emphasis mine):

This is not a fact. The HHS mandate contains a narrow, four-part exemption for certain "religious employers." That exemption was made final in February and does not extend to "Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital," or any other religious charity that offers its services to all, regardless of the faith of those served...

 A polite way of saying, "You need to go to confession, Joe."

In any case, God has the last tweet in this matter:

When a wise person debates with a fool, the fool rages and laughs, and there is no peace and quiet.— Proverbs 29:9

Pix of the fool raging and laughing (at Weasel Zippers):

Yep, keep it classy, Joe.

h/t John

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