This is the real Joe Biden vs. the real Paul Ryan. Smirky, smarmy, condescending, insulting, rude, disrespectful, dismissive, mocking. And jocular Joe’s continual reference to Ryan as “my friend” in an unmistakably derisive tone. With these behaviors on exhibition for the world to see, is there any question why Congress fails to “get it together?”
Proverbs 29:9 nails the contrast:
“When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man,
The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.” New American Standard Version
The fool versus the wise.
Among the many instances where this distinction was made apparent were the responses made by each concerning the question on abortion. Martha Raddatz asked this:
We have two Catholic candidates, first time, on a stage such as this,” Raddatz said. ”And I would like to ask you both to tell me what role your religion has played in your own personal views on abortion. Please talk about how you came to that decision. Talk about how your religion played a part in that. And, please — this is such an emotional issue for so many people in this country — please talk personally about this, if you could.”
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/12/did-raddatz-tee-up-abortion-question-to-force-focus-back-on-obamas-war-on-women-playbook/#ixzz296fM7mJ0
And yes, liberal moral relativists loved this question.
But before focusing on the responses of the candidates, consider what idiot might make this ludicrous declaration:
"While I am personally against murder, I have no intention of forcing my opinion on others or through government laws or policies to prohibit the freedom to murder.”
Ryan’s response was basically this:
“I don’t see how a person can separate their public life from their private life or from their faith. Our faith informs us in everything we do. My faith informs me about how to take care of the vulnerable, of how to make sure that people have a chance in life.”
Biden’s response was basically this:
“With regard to — with regard to abortion, I accept my church’s position on abortion as a — what we call a (inaudible) doctrine. Life begins at conception in the church’s judgment. I accept it in my personal life.
“But I refuse to impose it on equally devout Christians and Muslims and Jews, and I just refuse to impose that on others, unlike my friend here, the — the congressman. I — I do not believe that we have a right to tell other people that — women they can’t control their body. It’s a decision between them and their doctor.”
Just like a decision to murder might be between a couple of street thugs – murder of convenience.
So, while Biden accepts his Catholic church’s doctrine that “life begins at conception in the church’s judgment” he does not equate abortion as murder. He reduces “the churches judgment” on when life begins to something that is only valid for personal faith but not civic practice. Now that is creative morality, Joe. Joe, my friend, would you apply the same “logic” to your church’s doctrine that “murder” is wrong, but refuse to impose that “personal opinion” on others?
Ryan took a logically consistent high moral road with his response. Joe, the consummate uses car salesman, used twisted logic and moral relativism to form his reply.
Go laugh it off Joe. You are indeed the proverbial “good ol’ boy”, the smiling back slapper who would likely trade his mother for a vote.
So, voters, who would you rather have leading you? One who belittles, derides, and smirks when discussing serious life and death issues, or one who has the character and courage to stand up for what he believes?