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Posted By: Garnet, 6/28/2019 10:41:45 AM

When one candidate enjoys an enormous lead in the polls in a field of two dozen, he's bound to be a target on the debate stage — the one person everyone has an incentive to take down a peg. And so it was that in Miami on Thursday night, in the second half of the first Democratic debate, former vice president Joe Biden became a punching bag. It started with Rep. Eric Swalwell taking a dig at the 76-year-old Biden's age by calling on him to "pass the torch" to a younger generation.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: kjack 6/28/2019 11:05:52 AM (No. 108816)
I heard a commentary (sorry, forgot who) that it was Kennedy who used the "pass the torch" meme against against Nixon as the only way to counter the relative peace/prosperity/calm of the Eisenhower years. Could it be that Biden stole that one as well?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: A.I. 6/28/2019 11:14:36 AM (No. 108828)
"Pass the torch." I don't even know if he's able enough to lift the torch.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ronbet 6/28/2019 11:23:13 AM (No. 108837)
Actually #1, it was Swalwell last night who said pass the torch, not Biden. Swalwell was taking a did at Biden. I think Biden did rather well. It's the progressive pundits who are trying to affect the choice of candidate who are muddying the waters and pushing their favorite. It's called propaganda.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/28/2019 11:39:01 AM (No. 108845)
Biden has always been a weak candidate. Its probably why Obama picked him as VP in the first place. He could control him. Sounds like Biden was the equivalent of a pinata at the debate. He doesn't know how to effectively handle attacks. Don't see how Biden makes it through the primaries.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pepper Tree 6/28/2019 11:44:00 AM (No. 108850)
Were I creepy ol’ Joe I’d have told Swallower, “Perhaps it is time to pass the torch but not to lightweights like you.”
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 6/28/2019 1:12:40 PM (No. 108956)
Sure, Biden was roughed up, slapped around, obliterated, destroyed. He came out looking like Rocky at the end of Rocky 1. But! Does it matter at all in a kabuki theater? This was all a network/Democratic party show. It is designer politics, carefully orchestrated to end up with the choice the party elites make. Can you even so much as imagine that a scummy thing like Hillary Clinton could have risen to the top by herself? Is it remotely possible Hillary hung on all by herself filling whole livingrooms with loyal supporters while Trump was overflowing huge stadiums? No. reality tells us a whole truth about what is really going on. There is no reliable mass media anymore. There is only this massive unified propaganda machine- Yes! Even Fox is part of it. It has as much to with what is really going on as a Mutt and Jeff comic strip.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Smart11344 6/28/2019 1:32:39 PM (No. 108979)
Joe Biden is the Pinto candidate for the democrats.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JackBurton 6/28/2019 2:01:32 PM (No. 109015)
In Biden's defense, he had to legislate with the elected people he had and not the ones who might be acceptable 40 years down the road. With that said: Kudos to Joe for not bringing up Kammie's unorthodox means of ... propelling her political career.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bighambone 6/28/2019 2:20:46 PM (No. 109027)
After being demolished Biden has run to Jessie Jackson for help! Biden is clearly in the past and it looks like the younger people in the leftist and liberal Democrats recognize that fact.
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