Biden helicopter forced down by??

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    The Associated Press: Fact check: Biden spins a helicopter tale

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden tells voters he understands the threat posed by Afghan extremists, he dramatically illustrates one reason why: His helicopter was "forced down" on "the superhighway of terror." Actually, snow, not the enemy, persuaded the helicopter pilot to land and wait out a storm.The Democratic vice presidential candidate has repeatedly left that part out, in an episode that Republicans hope will become an echo of Hillary Rodham Clinton's errant tale during the primaries of landing in Bosnia under sniper fire.

    Biden has made a number of questionable statements recently that, viewed in isolation, might not amount to much. But this is a man whose first presidential campaign collapsed 20 years ago after he told a story about coal miners in his family that he lifted without credit from a British politician.

    In a recent speech in Virginia coal country, Biden seemed to embellish his background once again. He declared, "I am a hard coal miner," which he's not and never has been. His spokesman, David Wade, said Biden was joking.

    And looking back on his 1972 Senate campaign, he told Pennsylvania delegates at the Democratic convention that people from his hometown of Scranton, Pa., piled in up to 10 buses and drove to Wilmington, Del., to show him support. "Literally," he said, "there were hundreds of thousands of people."

    Biden Tall Tales....

    He actually was hiding in the first class section of Hillary's plane, when she was under sniper fire.....:lol:
     
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    A snowball fight with the Taliban could have happened at any moment.
     
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    If the Taliban had shown up it sure as hell wouldn't have been a snowball fight.
     
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    Biden would have taken them out with his bare hands.
     
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    The media is giving Biden a pass on this one, but they didn't give Hillary a pass for a similar gaff. The media is also attacking Palin with a vengence. The liberal media doesn't seem to like women.
     
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    Nope, Hillary lost cause Obama is black. The press decided a black President was cooler than a Woman President. Just look at his lack of credentials. THE only thing he has is the color of his skin.

    His positions are far left liberal drivel that most Americans would be appalled at if a white man supported them. His associations are with criminals, terrorists, terrorists supporters, racists and people that hate America. He is a racist to boot.

    he is touted as an outsider yet he comes from the MOST corrupt political machine in the Country. He has never won a race he has always used lawyers to drive away the competition. His "change" is anything but change.
     
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    Not realy. Sounds like another bigotted right wing sound bite.

    12 years as a Constitutional Law Professor. 8 years as a Senator in Illinois.

    3 years as US Senator.

    Piss on your comment that the only reason he is there is because he is black - that is definately one of the dumbest things you keep saying.

    He is there despite the fact he is black.

    Is he liberal? Yes. Better than a brain dead conservative.
     
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    If he were a white, junior senator from Illinois, I don't believe he'd have defeated Hillary Clinton.

    Being black had a great deal to do with how he managed to win the nomination.
     
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    Col Mustard is a pinhead liberal brainwashed and more than willing to pretend Obama has any substance. He freely buys into the idea that Obama will raise taxes on Industry but that won't hurt and no Companies that can will flee, that Obama will create universal health care with out ever once telling us HOW he will pay for it, well except for that blurb where he will perosnally scour the budget and get rid of single handedly unneeded pork, Nor does he care that Obama can not explain how he will create whole new Government programs, create universal health care AND pay off the deficit.
     
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    Funny how it's liberal principles that got us into thie fiinancial mess... :lol:

    Great idea to pressure Fannie and Freddie to loan to people who can't afford it.... :clap2:

    And this is from your own liberal news paper....

    Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending - New York Times
     

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