Who Hijacked Our Country

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Joe Biden Got CLOBBERED by Sarah Palin

Friday, October 3rd, 2008
Goddamnit, I just KNEW this was going to happen. Joe Biden got trounced last night. Suckerpunched. KO’d.

Why didn’t we see this coming??? Didn’t it occur to anybody that we were being set up? Everybody — from Biden on down — got taken by her giggly-cheerleader deer-caught-in-the-headlights act. We've been had!

Hasn’t anybody ever heard of a pool hustler? And we've all seen movies and TV shows where somebody is standing there all dazed and confused, and then — BLAM! — a flurry of suckerpunches.

And Biden went down. Did he ever! Oh sure, Joe Biden has thirty years worth of knowledge and experience and Sarah Palin can't find Europe on a map. It'll be a piece of cake. And yet…

We should've known this would happen. After all, George W. Bush has been a laughingstock ever since he first ran for governor of Texas. And yet he's never lost an election. And he continues to get everything he wants from Congress even though his poll ratings are in the teens and his name is a punchline.

I guess we’ll never know: Was Sarah Palin cramming for this debate like a college student on a 3-week meth bender? Or was this whole “Uuuhhh, Bush Doctrine? Do what now?” shtick just an act from the getgo?

Well, it’s moot now. Sarah Palin bowled them over with her performance during the debate, just like she did at the Republican Convention. Biden stumbled and gaffed, and now the McCain-PALIN ticket is soaring in the polls.


Ohh, if only there was a way to turn the clock back; a chance for us to do this over again.

cross-posted at Bring It On!


Blogger Carlos said...

God, you suck. ;-)

I'd never had a nightmare while awake...before today.

September 30, 2008 at 2:00 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Biden could win and I fear that the talking hairpieces will be blathering on like this. Either that, or talking about mean that sexist bastard was.

September 30, 2008 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Carlos: I hope a nightmare is all this is. There's always a danger in getting too complacent. Plus, I like sick humor :)

Randal: I'm afraid that even if Biden dazzles the audience with knowledge and judgment, millions of people will be thinking "some guy wearing a rug was just standing there prattling on and on about foreign policy, international agreements, or something. Whatever. But that Sarah, she's SuperMom! She takes care of her 5 kids, governs Alaska, shoots animals and goes to hockey games all at the same time. What a gal!"

September 30, 2008 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Miss Kitty said...


I'm so afraid this is what we really will wake up to after the debate.

September 30, 2008 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Miss Kitty: I hope not, but we can't get complacent.

September 30, 2008 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

You are right Tom, we can not get complacent. The polls are showing a 45% favor for Bidden and a 36% favor for Palin during this debate.

September 30, 2008 at 3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom, I'm glad you acknowledge it's sick humor. Very cleverly done, though.

In reality, expectations are so low Palin will earn points from some just for showing up and answering to her name. If she gets a couple of seemingly hard question right, she'll be hailed as a jet-propelled overachiever, the quick study to end 'em all.

Brace for it.

Re: "And yet (George W. Bush) never lost an election."

Actually, years before running for governor, Bush ran for Congress and lost.

September 30, 2008 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Let's Talk: You're right, we can't let our guard down. Those poll numbers aren't very encouraging, considering that Biden is so superior to her in terms of knowledge and intelligence.

SW: That's the advantage of low expectations. If she shows up and gives a few semi-coherent answers, she'll pass.

I didn't know that GW Bush had once run for Congress. That must have been before he and Karl Rove discovered each other.

September 30, 2008 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger rockync said...

Geez, Tom! I'm sitting in my livingroom, freaking out and telling my husband, "SH_T! We missed the VP debate! He's looking at me like I've lost my mind -- and then I reread your title -- it is NOT F__cking funny to bait the old folks! We lose track of time, forget what we had for breakfast, repeat ourselves...and now I have check the calendar to be sure what day it is!
I need to go to bed now...

September 30, 2008 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Rockync: Gotcha :)

Hopefully this won't get beyond the sick joke stage, and Palin will come unraveled on TV tomorrow night.

September 30, 2008 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

All Biden has to do is sit back and let her self destruct. If too aggressive the conservative media will play up the notion that he went out of his way to mess with poor little Palin.

She has nothing. Biden just needs to sit back and let her shoot herself in the foot. Idiots have a way of exposing themselves all on their own. The problem is sometimes America is too stupid to see one until it's too late. But it's not happening here. Even prominent conservatives hate her.

September 30, 2008 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Ricardo: Keep saying this; it's all very encouraging. By all laws of science or logic or whatever, McCain-Palin should get trounced and Obama-Biden should get elected by a landslide. Unfortunately, the Democrats keep finding a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, so I won't breathe easy until after November 4th, whatever happens on that fateful day.

September 30, 2008 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

Gah! Don't DO that!

I'm just hoping that Biden doesn't put BOTH feet in his mouth.

October 1, 2008 at 7:15 AM  
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October 1, 2008 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger rockync said...

ricardo, the only problem with your strategy is I don't think Biden knows how to shut up. He is a great guy and pretty well informed (except when it comes to the invention of TV and who was prez during the Depression...) but someone needs to super glue his gums together!
Hopefully, he has coaches who are giving him this sage advice and hopefully, he's listening.

October 1, 2008 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Candace: I guess that's all we can hope for.

Cathy: Thanks.

Rockync: Either superglue or good coaching, whatever it takes.

October 1, 2008 at 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know what you mean. I still remember how Bentsen's shellacking of Quayle was a major factor in the Dukakis win back in 1988....

October 1, 2008 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Jolly Roger said...

Sarahpoleon has been so inarguably stupid in interviews that all she really has to do to be credited with a good performance is show up and get her name correct.

Not to worry, y'all. See my post just above this one :)

October 1, 2008 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

JR: I'm guessing the debate won't change many people's minds. And that's OK since McPalin is trailing in most polls right now. Biden probably won't blow it as long as he isn't too wordy and doesn't appear arrogant or condescending. And like you said, as long as Sarahpoleon shows up on time and remembers her name, she won't fall any further behind.

October 1, 2008 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

rockync - I agree he's a blabbermouth and can talk his way off a cliff. I'm just really hoping that his tenure and seasoning get the better of him this night and he comes out looking better than she does.

It's not harb but....I guess he can screw it up. I can see it and I'm feeling ill all of a sudden.

October 1, 2008 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I think you may have been right on this. You jinx!!! LOL!

October 2, 2008 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger rockync said...

So, now the debate HAS actually happened. I think Joe did a good job. Palin didn’t completely fall to pieces but she showed her gaps in knowledge although the MSM is giving her glowing reports. I had to throw up in my mouth a little bit when she said things like “gosh darn it”. All in all, I don’t think this debate will sway anyone. But I don't think it hurt anyone either.
I still envision a national crisis and Sarah Smurfette running down the hall in the White House yelling, "Papa Smurf! Papa Smurf!"

October 2, 2008 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Actually U spoke too soon. At best she restored some credibility but she regurgitated talking points and used those to duck the questions. Not enough to get her out of the woods in my opinion. But it was better than those TV interviews.

October 2, 2008 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Rockync, Ricardo: I was disappointed that Palin didn't self-destruct on TV tonight. She did a lot better than I thought she could, but at least Biden held his own too. This debate probably didn't change many people's minds. Just so Obama can keep his current lead.

I hope her squeaky-clean "oh gosh darn" manner didn't pull in any new fans. I watched "Fargo" on TV last night (I've seen it a few times but it's always good for a rerun), and she sounds just the people in that movie. I half expected her to start saying "ah jeez."

October 2, 2008 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger rockync said...

Tom, for those of us who look for substance and have more than two brain cells, a lot of cracks were evident in Palin's facade last night. She only answered those questions she had been coached on -- any other questions she simply did that talk all around it or invoke the name McCain. She tried to bait Joe to go after her and when that didn't work, some of the wind slipped out of her sails. By the end she was faltering, frequently looking down (at crib notes, I guess) and her lack of knowledge was pretty evident.
"Fake it 'til you make it" just doesn't play well in a national election where the stakes are so high.
Joe mostly stayed within his time limits (showing great restraint for him) and he appeared relaxed and confident throughout.

October 3, 2008 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Rockync: Yup, Palin was still doing her usual tricks. She didn't ramble or get incoherent; she's getting better at dodging a question but sounding like she answered it. I'm glad Biden didn't fall into any of the traps that he could have fallen into.

October 3, 2008 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger American Hill BIlly said...

"Sarah Palin cramming for this debate like a college student on a 3-week meth bender?"


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