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Biden pulls U.S. Supreme Court card in election fight

August 26, 2008

DENVER – Vice presidential candidate Joe Biden is urging voters to think about what type of justices they want on the U.S. Supreme Court before they decide who they want in the White House.rtr21p7h.jpg

Biden said U.S. President George W. Bush’s two conservative appointees — Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito — have pushed the nation’s highest court far to the right.

This, Biden charged, has threatened civil liberties and set back efforts to desegregate schools and obtain equal pay for women.

“Other than ending the war in Iraq, the single most significant thing that Barack Obama can do — and I hope I’ll be able to he help him — will be to determine who the next members of the Supreme Court are going to be.”

“It will effect the lives of all of our children,” Biden told a roundtable discussion with working mothers hosted by Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

During the next four years, Biden said, citing life expectancy estimates, there may be as many as three vacancies on the nine-member court.

rtr16u1k.jpg“It’s not merely the woman’s right to choose (to have an abortion) which is at stake,” Biden told a mostly female crowd of several hundred people.

“It’s whether or not you are going to be able to have a fair shot at a fair wage,” Biden said. “It’s whether or not you are going to able to demand that you are treated equally in every aspect of your life.”

“So please help us,” Biden said. “The country needs Barack Obama.” 

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- Photo credits: Reuters/Mike Segar (Biden arrives at the Democratic National Convention); Larry Downing (Supreme Court justices)

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On a funnier note, the news/comedy website 236 has a great feature on Biden: http://www.236.com/news/2008/08/25/joe_b iden_is_he_obamas_dick_8463.php

Posted by Taylor | Report as abusive
 

The ongoing publishing of everything McCain says is getting a little annoying. What is your objective? Are you urging McCain on us? Or, haven’t you noticed how lopsided is your coverage?

 

“It will effect the lives of all of our children,” I don’t know if it was Biden or the reporter that doesn’t know English grammar. Either way is pathetic. I suppose we could check on old speeches to see if Biden just lifted the mistake from some other speech.

Posted by Steve | Report as abusive
 

Obama’s responses were strange at the Saddleback Forum.

My Favorite moment during the forum was the Clarence Thomas moment – simply priceless!

And there you go, another one thrown under the wheels of the Obama Nation Tour Bus!

At least Grandma and Jeremiah Wright have company!

The Saddleback Forum will go down as a pivotal moment in this election. We got to see how they conducted themselves ‘Live’ without the aid of TELEPROMPTERS and live ‘feed’.

This is what we get folks:

An inexperienced Lawyer, whose ‘Nuanced” rhetoric could bore a coma patient with his long winded propaganda.

Or an American Patriot whose life, and his family history has been one of honor and service to our nation.

Hands down McCain wins.

 

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