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    Re: VP Biden AWOL on Deficit Talks

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That dumb comment doesn't even fit in here. What does that have to do with the budget?
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    Re: VP Biden AWOL on Deficit Talks

    This trip to Italy was probably planned months ago (giving the fact that he's the VP, security is high and these things are planned months ahead and no public notice is given) and he is now going.

    And i will bet you he will be joining them on the deficit talks via telepresence or whatever other program, even a telephone.

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    Re: VP Biden AWOL on Deficit Talks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    This trip to Italy was probably planned months ago (giving the fact that he's the VP, security is high and these things are planned months ahead and no public notice is given) and he is now going.

    And i will bet you he will be joining them on the deficit talks via telepresence or whatever other program, even a telephone.
    If so, why was he put in charge of something when they knew he would not be around to actually, you know... be in charge?

    And it's merely supposition on the second part of your comment.

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    Re: VP Biden AWOL on Deficit Talks

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    If so, why was he put in charge of something when they knew he would not be around to actually, you know... be in charge?

    And it's merely supposition on the second part of your comment.
    It's not "if so". Trust me, foreign trips by the first few members of the line of succession are extremely well planned in terms of security. These things are not suddenly decided upon a week before. Secret service/DSS is sent there months in advance to survey the area the official will travel to and check out potential sites for shooters, decide upon where their men will be stationed, etc.

    My second comment is supposition but it's pretty obvious that if he's chairing it he will be kept up to date while overseas.

    As for the second part of the first part, I really can't answer that. Obviously he will be able to keep up to date on the talks and someone else will have to take charge of the talks. Maybe they should have made this more clear to the public before and said that the VP will not be chairing the talks but will be listening in/observing while overseas during the week of 5/30, etc. I really don't know.

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    Re: VP Biden AWOL on Deficit Talks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    It's not "if so". Trust me, foreign trips by the first few members of the line of succession are extremely well planned in terms of security. These things are not suddenly decided upon a week before. Secret service/DSS is sent there months in advance to survey the area the official will travel to and check out potential sites for shooters, decide upon where their men will be stationed, etc.

    My second comment is supposition but it's pretty obvious that if he's chairing it he will be kept up to date while overseas.

    As for the second part of the first part, I really can't answer that. Obviously he will be able to keep up to date on the talks and someone else will have to take charge of the talks. Maybe they should have made this more clear to the public before and said that the VP will not be chairing the talks but will be listening in/observing while overseas during the week of 5/30, etc. I really don't know.
    My 'if so' was not meant to imply they did not plan the trip... it was meant to wonder why they would plan the trip, AND put him in charge of the negotiations, knowing he would not be around for part of the negotiations.

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    Re: VP Biden AWOL on Deficit Talks

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    My 'if so' was not meant to imply they did not plan the trip... it was meant to wonder why they would plan the trip, AND put him in charge of the negotiations, knowing he would not be around for part of the negotiations.
    I really have no answer to that. Stupid thinking I guess but again I'm sure he's being kept in the loop with what's being discussed. I don't understand the point of this topic. It's just a frivolous attack.

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    Re: VP Biden AWOL on Deficit Talks

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That dumb comment doesn't even fit in here. What does that have to do with the budget?
    thread title: VP Biden AWOL on Deficit Talks
    seems you missed the allusion to the shrub being awol from the white house while chopping wood on his texas ranch
    hope that brings you up to speed; the explanation shouldn't have really been needed
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: VP Biden AWOL on Deficit Talks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    This trip to Italy was probably planned months ago (giving the fact that he's the VP, security is high and these things are planned months ahead and no public notice is given) and he is now going.

    And i will bet you he will be joining them on the deficit talks via telepresence or whatever other program, even a telephone.
    given the time difference, i sincerely doubt this.

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    Re: VP Biden AWOL on Deficit Talks

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Being negotiated. It makes no sense practically or politically to put out a plan that cannot pass.
    what? no it's not. Senator Reid has openly said it would be foolish to do so. There Is No Democrat Plan. There was a progressive budget that some individuals put out.... that had less support than the Ryan Budget by far (I don't think it even got a majority of Democrats).

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