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"Ryan".turned in a solid performance," said Reuters. At the same time, "Biden was the story".But it will be up to Obama to close the deal in the two debates to come"."

Reuters tried having it both ways and failed.

Nation magazine contributors represent America's pseudo-left. They're unabashed Democrat party apologists. They support the worst of Obama/Biden. It shows in one deplorable mischaracterization after another.

John Nichols ' post-debate analysis was typical. Headlined "Richard Milhous Ryan: No Specifics, Just a 'Secret Plan,' " he compared Nixon's Vietnam strategy to Ryan on taxes and balanced budgets.

No details. Just trust him. He'll do the right thing. Of course, he won't but neither will Obama. Nichols ignored that reality. Instead he compared tricky Paul to tricky Dick. Tricky Barack wasn't mentioned.

Biden had the "upper hand." His "skills" bested Ryan. At the same time, it wasn't "Biden who made Ryan the Nixon of the night. It was Ryan." On what he says matters most, he "had no details, no specifics, just a 'secret plan.' "

Nichols didn't explain the common thread in all campaigns and so-called debates. Rhetoric and promises substitute for policies, specifics, and follow-through. Each side replicates the worst of the other.

Money power wins. Ordinary people lose. It happens every time. Too bad journalists with other priorities don't explain. Too bad voters don't say pox on America's duopoly and vote independent. 

Throwing out old bums for new ones never works. Expect nothing different in November no matter who wins or loses.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at Email address removed

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When the "debaters" are following a pre-written, p... by Sister Begonia on Saturday, Oct 13, 2012 at 2:36:52 PM
Demagoguery disguised as an OpEd Article.  No... by Gusto on Saturday, Oct 13, 2012 at 6:31:36 PM