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Rick Moran

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May 4, 2013 - 8:09 am

If Vice President Joe Biden has been tagged as the administration’s point man on gun control, why wouldn’t he want to debate freshman Senator Ted Cruz about guns?

For starters, Biden knows he would be outclassed. Then again, a pie-eyed prostitute would outclass Biden in a debate.

But beyond his stupidity, there is a royal lack of specificity in any argument Biden has made about gun control. He has tried to manipulate people emotionally by dragging the dead bodies of Newtown school children along with him wherever he goes. He throws their blood in the face of his audiences, shaming them into supporting the administration’s agenda, rather than trying to appeal to their logic and reason.

He never uses many stats — legitimate stats, anyway. This is why he would be helpless against Cruz in any debate over gun control.

But Cruz is framing the debate as a “conversation” on what causes violent crime.

From the Washington Examiner:

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, noting that Vice President Joe Biden reportedly plans to revive a legislative push for gun control, challenged him to a debate about policy responses to gun violence.

“I would like to invite the vice president to engage in an hour-long conversation and debate, ‘How do we stop crime’,” Cruz said at the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum today. “If Vice President Biden really believes that the facts are on his side … then I would think he would welcome the opportunity to talk about the sources, the causes of violent crime, who is carrying it out, and how we can do everything humanly possible to stop it.”

Cruz indicated that he doesn’t regard Biden as a formidable opponent, noting that Biden’s home defense advice — firing a shotgun twice into the air — “is very useful, if it so happens that you’re being attacked by a flock of geese.”

Cruz is noted for those kinds of lines and could be expected to zing the vice president on a regular basis during any debate.

The White House will no doubt accuse the Texas senator of grandstanding and dismiss the challenge with a sniff and a huff. But a debate would do the country an extraordinary service. It would reveal to all just what an empty-headed mountebank Joe Biden is and why any thoughts he has of running for president in 2016 should be placed on the shelf next to his shotgun where it can gather dust along with his other moldy ideas.

Also read: Biden 2016: GOP Talks ‘About Things That Have No Relationship to Reality’

Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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A career spent in the least respected branch of government,
followed by acceptance of the position of Vice-President,
gives Biden 'credibility' ?
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"But a debate would do the country an extraordinary service. It would reveal to all just what an empty-headed mountebank Joe Biden is and why any thoughts he has of running for president in 2016 should be placed on the shelf next to his shotgun where it can gather dust along with his other moldy ideas."

You'd like to think that, I'm sure. Hell, I'd like to think that too. I thought that when Biden debated Palin it was obvious how deeply stupid and completely detached from reality he was. But he and his boss were still elected.TWICE.

The overwhelming majority of American voters have no interest in logic or reason. So any fantasies we may have about exposing Biden or some other Democrat as empty-headed morons are just that... fantasies.
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Biden would just accuse the Cuban Senator of wanting yo put blacks back in chains and claim victory.
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Cruz is a one trick pony for whom, 10 years down the road nobody will even remotely remember. Most americans don't right now wouldn't have a clue who this guy is and that says a lots. He's a part of the american turnoff of self serving cheap partisan politics.
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Zeke, for crying out loud. I know you have been given a tough assignment by your masters - attacking ideas and articles coming from PJM that by dint of their truth and logic are especially threatening to Progressives. But how about mixing in some reasonably coherent sentence construction so we don't have to work so hard for our entertainment.
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Maybe someday, when you're my age some young'in will come along and demand the same of you. If my comments are a struggle for you then probably best you pass them by.
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we realize you have an attraction to our idiot vice president, is it his power that attracts you, or his buffoonery?
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Neither Grey! Just as you would probably like to be given some credit for your lifes endeavors of education, employment, familyhood and wisdom, cheap partisan politics should not deprived even the vice president of his similar achievements in life. SAD so many today judge a person by partisan politics and its radicalism.
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i want to see jill biden shoot that double barrel.
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Why would Biden, who was in the US Senate for over 30 years and has been the Vice-President of the US for over four years bother to "debate" Ted Cruz? This is like Dawkin's refusal to engage with ID proponents: it only gives the "other side" credibility. Instead of challenging people to "debates" like a school-yard bully picking a fight, Cruz needs to start developing his cred by actually getting involved and proposing helpful legislation. He is on multiple important committees would should give him many opportunities to demonstrate he can actually do something besides just irritating his colleagues on both sides of the aisle.
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The point would be to publicly display the absolute ignorance and stupidity the left displays over and over again.
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Interesting that you chose intelligent design vs. evolution as your analogy (presumably casting Cruz as the ID side in your formulation).

In the debate on gun control there IS one side that takes things entirely on faith, builds their proposals based on nothing but emotion and magical thinking and willfully misrepresents the positions taken by their opponents. Here's a hint... it ain't the side Ted Cruz is on.
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I'd much rather listen to Ted Cruz than blowhards like you.
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A career spent in the least respected branch of government,
followed by acceptance of the position of Vice-President,
gives Biden 'credibility' ?
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See: Lincoln-Douglas debates.
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