Watching last night’s debate I noticed that Biden kept going after the Bush administration.  The only problem is that isn’t who he and Obama are running against.  Palin had a response for that, and that I believe was the money quote for the evening.

Say it ain’t so, Joe, there you go again pointing backwards again. You preferenced your whole comment with the Bush administration. Now doggone it, let’s look ahead and tell Americans what we have to plan to do for them in the future. …

No, in fact, when we talk about the Bush administration, there’s a time, too, when Americans are going to say, “Enough is enough with your ticket,” on constantly looking backwards, and pointing fingers, and doing the blame game. …

But for a ticket that wants to talk about change and looking into the future, there’s just too much finger-pointing backwards to ever make us believe that that’s where you’re going.

HT for transcript: Hot Air

No real response to that except to say “past is prologue” which isn’t much of a counter argument.

What was your favorite part of the debate?

24 comments
  1. When Sarah kept referring to McCain as a Maverick and finally Joe had enough of it and pointed out to her all the instances where John hadn’t been a maverick.

  2. When Sarah kept referring to McCain as a Maverick and finally Joe had enough of it and pointed out to her all the instances where John hadn’t been a maverick.

  3. When Sarah kept referring to McCain as a Maverick and finally Joe had enough of it and pointed out to her all the instances where John hadn’t been a maverick.

  4. Yeah he hasn’t been a maverick in every instance. When they say he went with Bush 90% of the time, I’m not sure that I disagree with Bush over 90% of the time. So in my mind that’s not a bad thing.

    There are some things that I wouldn’t want McCain to be a Maverick, but some of the examples that Biden gave were false.

    On the flip side to be fair, the McCain campaign needs to drop the “94” times voted against lowering taxes. On actual binding votes it was 23 – that is still a significant number since Obama hasn’t even been in office one term yet.

  5. Yeah he hasn’t been a maverick in every instance. When they say he went with Bush 90% of the time, I’m not sure that I disagree with Bush over 90% of the time. So in my mind that’s not a bad thing.

    There are some things that I wouldn’t want McCain to be a Maverick, but some of the examples that Biden gave were false.

    On the flip side to be fair, the McCain campaign needs to drop the “94” times voted against lowering taxes. On actual binding votes it was 23 – that is still a significant number since Obama hasn’t even been in office one term yet.

  6. Yeah he hasn’t been a maverick in every instance. When they say he went with Bush 90% of the time, I’m not sure that I disagree with Bush over 90% of the time. So in my mind that’s not a bad thing.

    There are some things that I wouldn’t want McCain to be a Maverick, but some of the examples that Biden gave were false.

    On the flip side to be fair, the McCain campaign needs to drop the “94” times voted against lowering taxes. On actual binding votes it was 23 – that is still a significant number since Obama hasn’t even been in office one term yet.

  7. If Palin gets in – I am going to have another 4 years to laugh at American politics. That lady is not a political force by any stretch. Thsi is the Republican choice – what if McCain gets sick or something and she has to take over – yikes.

  8. If Palin gets in – I am going to have another 4 years to laugh at American politics. That lady is not a political force by any stretch. Thsi is the Republican choice – what if McCain gets sick or something and she has to take over – yikes.

  9. If Palin gets in – I am going to have another 4 years to laugh at American politics. That lady is not a political force by any stretch. Thsi is the Republican choice – what if McCain gets sick or something and she has to take over – yikes.

  10. Well, we aim to please :). She’s done a lot in her state. She doesn’t look like the typical politician, but I don’t think that is a bad thing.

    Your sentiments about Palin is how I feel about Obama, but he’s at the top of his ticket.

    Did Canada’s elections happen yet? It looked like you guys were poised to have a conservative government. How’d that turn out?

  11. Well, we aim to please :). She’s done a lot in her state. She doesn’t look like the typical politician, but I don’t think that is a bad thing.

    Your sentiments about Palin is how I feel about Obama, but he’s at the top of his ticket.

    Did Canada’s elections happen yet? It looked like you guys were poised to have a conservative government. How’d that turn out?

  12. Well, we aim to please :). She’s done a lot in her state. She doesn’t look like the typical politician, but I don’t think that is a bad thing.

    Your sentiments about Palin is how I feel about Obama, but he’s at the top of his ticket.

    Did Canada’s elections happen yet? It looked like you guys were poised to have a conservative government. How’d that turn out?

  13. “Did Canada’s elections happen yet? It looked like you guys were poised to have a conservative government. How’d that turn out?” (Shane)

    Not yet – but the polls predict a Conservative gov’t…welcome us to the recession!

  14. “Did Canada’s elections happen yet? It looked like you guys were poised to have a conservative government. How’d that turn out?” (Shane)

    Not yet – but the polls predict a Conservative gov’t…welcome us to the recession!

  15. “Did Canada’s elections happen yet? It looked like you guys were poised to have a conservative government. How’d that turn out?” (Shane)

    Not yet – but the polls predict a Conservative gov’t…welcome us to the recession!

  16. i’m surprised that these people never want to look back to learn from history. history exists for good reasons. one of them is not to repeat the mistakes of the past.

  17. i’m surprised that these people never want to look back to learn from history. history exists for good reasons. one of them is not to repeat the mistakes of the past.

  18. i’m surprised that these people never want to look back to learn from history. history exists for good reasons. one of them is not to repeat the mistakes of the past.

  19. @hermano – I don’t think that is the point she’s making. The Obama/Biden campaign want to lump them with Bush. They aren’t running against Bush/Cheney. They are running against McCain/Palin.

    Not helpful in a debate about how to proceed forward. No one is saying learning from history isn’t important, but that isn’t why Biden was bringing it up in the debate.

  20. @hermano – I don’t think that is the point she’s making. The Obama/Biden campaign want to lump them with Bush. They aren’t running against Bush/Cheney. They are running against McCain/Palin.

    Not helpful in a debate about how to proceed forward. No one is saying learning from history isn’t important, but that isn’t why Biden was bringing it up in the debate.

  21. @hermano – I don’t think that is the point she’s making. The Obama/Biden campaign want to lump them with Bush. They aren’t running against Bush/Cheney. They are running against McCain/Palin.

    Not helpful in a debate about how to proceed forward. No one is saying learning from history isn’t important, but that isn’t why Biden was bringing it up in the debate.

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