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Here is Иосиф Биден on the role of the Vice President:

Vice President Cheney has been the most dangerous vice president we’ve had probably in American history. The idea he doesn’t realize that Article I of the Constitution defines the role of the vice president of the United States, that’s the Executive Branch. He works in the Executive Branch. He should understand that. Everyone should understand that.

Here is what Article I actually says:

 The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.

Notice that this is in Article I, “The Legislative Branch,” Section 3, “The Senate.”  The role of the Vice President is defined in the section entitled “The Legislative Branch.”  The only reference to the Vice President in Article II, “The Executive Branch,” is to say when he shall act as or become President, and to say that he can be impeached.

How can he possibly be qualified to be VP, when he doesn’t even know what the job entails?

(And someone should have said that the job is not worth a bucket of warm spit.)

Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman and Clinton family confidant, plans to run for Virginia governor, FOX News has learned.

Democratic sources say McAuliffe will formally announce his bid in mid-November.

Read More at FOX News

I’d like to ask the leftists on this blog to define “fair” as used by Senator Биден to justify raising taxes on the wealthy.

Update: O’Bama and Биден want to raise taxes only on the top 5% of earners.  That top 5% already pays 60% of the federal income taxes in this country.  So when you hear the leftists bitch that 50% of some tax break will go to the top 5%, remember that that tax cut will actually increase the percentage of the income tax they pay.

And why won’t the candidate discuss it? Very strange, this matter of the Chandoo brothers.

Frankly, the issue that interests me right now is whether the Obama campaign has received $200 million in illegal donations, possibly including from overseas.

Who knows maybe they are related.

For anyone who still is not clear about what an Obama Justice Department would be like (I’m thinking three letters: K-G-B), Andrew McCarthy has gathered the evidence together in one place:

The chill wind was bracing. The Taliban could not better rig matters. The Prophet of Change is only to be admired, not questioned. In the stretch run of an American election, there is to be no examination of a candidate for the world’s most powerful office — whether about his radical record, the fringe Leftism that lies beneath his thin, centrist veneer, his enabling of infanticide, his history of race-conscious politics, his proposals for unprecedented confiscation and distribution of private property (including a massive transfer of American wealth to third-world dictators through international bureaucrats), his ruinous economic policies that have helped leave Illinois a financial wreck, his place at the vortex of the credit market implosion that has put the U.S. economy on the brink of meltdown, his aggressive push for American withdrawal and defeat in Iraq, his easy gravitation to America-hating activists, be they preachers like Jeremiah Wright, terrorists like Bill Ayers, or Communists like Frank Marshall Davis. Comment on any of this and risk indictment or, at the very least, government harassment and exorbitant legal fees.

Nor was this an isolated incident…

VP debate moderator Gwen Ifill is releasing a pro-Obama book

Video:

In the tank.

Not the typical “hands tied behind back” but “hands cut off” for the GOP candidate.

Well at least we know the road Sarah Palin has to travel will continue to be steadily uphill.

I have to note that the home base of some of our favorite bloggers-in-arms (and commenters), Too Conservative, is still offline.

As revealed in the comments at Hoodathunk, TC went over their bandwidth usage limit and got unceremoniously shut down. Also read there our good friend BlackOut exercising his magical powers of healing and brotherly love.

Back when NVTH was in its infancy, TC was our evil aunt, our death-dealing midwife. But long story short, we all became best friends.

Here’s to hoping LI and company get themselves a new host soon. I know from experience that is a royal pain in the you know what, so my sympathies. If any of you TC contributors are itching to blog send me a note and I will give you a temporary login here. (LI I have lost your e-mail address).

Loudoun County, and I know the LCRC, are waiting with bated breath for your return to action.