Boston Globe slams Joe Biden for gaffes, and liberals for hypocrisy. (That was not a typo.)
Because I never thought that I would see a major Democratic newspaper lecture a Democratic Vice President like this – and lecture liberals for letting said Vice President get away with murdering his own rhetoric for so long: Liberals routinely dismiss Biden’s gaffes as the rhetorical excesses of an overly exuberant speaker — it’s “Joe being Joe.” And there can be something appealing about a | Read More »
Former VA Governor Doug Wilder (D) smacks around Joe Biden over ‘Chains’ comment.
I assume that everyone is checked out on the basic story? Vice President Joe Biden Opened His Mouth at a majority-African American audience in Virginia and told that audience that if Romney got elected they were all going to end up in chains (he also told them that they were in North Carolina, but that kind of reality-based ambiguity is more or less baked into | Read More »
Joe Biden wants the scary, scary Human Events reporter to go away.
First, let’s refresh people’s memory of what happened. For those without video: basically, what happened was that after Joe Biden Opened His Mouth and announced that voting against the President’s job bill would result in more rapes in Flint, Michigan, Jason Mattera of Human Events confronted the Vice President on Biden’s statement. If you watch the video, you’ll see that Mattera ‘ambushed’ VP Biden by | Read More »
QotD, Joe Biden Opens His Mouth edition.
Episode 34,872. Our illustrious Vice President, reminding the Teamsters that democracy must always give way to naked political partisanship: “And don’t any of you, by the way, any of you guys vote Republican,” Biden said. “I’m not supposed to say, this isn’t political. …don’t come to me if you do! You’re on your own, Jack!” Now, is that the official position of the United States | Read More »
Read Biden’s Lips: new taxes in 2013!
Vice President Joe Biden, bless his heart, is promising that there’s going to be a tax hike (including one on small businesses) in 2013. This, despite the fact that that the Republicans used their 58/42 minority in the Senate and 256/179 minority in the House to somehow prevent the current ruling party from moving ahead on the promised tax hikes: no doubt the President will | Read More »
Joe Biden Hippie-Punches ‘Whining’ Base.
His word, not mine. Because my word would have been ‘acting like the petulant, permanently-aggrieved, immature brats with severe daddy issues that they are.’ OK, so that would be several words. Sue me. At a fundraiser in Manchester, NH, today, Vice President Biden urged Democrats to “remind our base constituency to stop whining and get out there and look at the alternatives. Via Hot Air | Read More »
Tell me again of this administration’s awesome message discipline.
Joe Biden opens his mouth: “I don’t believe, the president doesn’t believe that the Tea Party is — is a racist organization. I don’t believe that,” Biden said. “Very conservative. Very different views on government and a whole lot of things. But it is not a racist organization.” (Via Outside the Beltway; H/t: Instapundit) If this seems surprising, it shouldn’t be. The NAACP has a | Read More »
Joe Biden Opens His Mouth: Dick Blumenthal edition.
It’s enough to make you wonder whether the White House wants the Democrats to keep Dodd’s seat: Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday took an unexpected dig at Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal (D) for misstating his military service record. While speaking at a barbecue for wounded soldiers, he commented about veterans coming home from the Vietnam War. Biden, who has a penchant for being | Read More »
This is the ‘Joe Biden opens his mouth’ to beat.
Early Wednesday night, roughly sixty Democratic donors paid $2,500/plate (or about $150,000) for the privilege of having Vice President Joe Biden show up and tell them – on the day after their party had just (barely) passed the health care legislation that will supposedly save them at the polls – that their money is going to end up going to unsuccessfully defend doomed incumbents in | Read More »
‘Next week on C-SPAN: Cabinet fart-lighting contest!’
[UPDATE]: Greek, Roman, what’s the difference? Dead white guy either way, and it’s not like anybody in this administration reads the classics anyway. So that’s no literacy in English, no math skills, and no historical knowledge. I figured that I could get away with the nerd thing, being one myself – but I may have to apologize to the other members of my sub-group for | Read More »
Joe Biden cops to being a progressive.
Admittedly, it’s in the context of explaining why progressives need to take a bite of this surprisingly tasty, solid B+ health care rationing sandwich*, but actual semantic content is actual semantic content: “I share the frustration of other progressives that the Senate bill does not include a public option.” Especially when it’s sitting out there, all alone like that. But you saw it here first: | Read More »
Joe Biden: supporting Steve Israel (D, NY) is a smart investment.
No, that’s what he said to a room full of potential campaign contributors. Ones from outside Steve Israel’s district. I just want you to know that supporting him is a smart investment. Do tell, Mr. Vice President. Do tell. Moe Lane PS: NY-02 is a D+4 district. Getting to the edge, but still gettable. Needs a challenger, though. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
If we take back 45 seats, we make Biden wear a Little Lord Fauntleroy suit.
Via @baseballcrank, promises, promises: Vice President Joe Biden said today that if Democrats were to lose 35 House seats they currently hold in traditionally Republican districts, it would mean doomsday for President Obama’s agenda. Biden said Republicans are pinning their political strategy on flipping these seats. “If they take them back, this the end of the road for what Barack and I are trying to | Read More »
So, where’s Joe Biden?
This is a pretty critical point for the health care rationing bill, and VP Biden’s supposed to be this hyper-useful kind of guy when it comes to Congressional issues. Goodness knows, we got told often enough that he was smarter than his opposite number in the campaign – you know, the one who is currently helping to drive the debate, to the administration’s detriment – | Read More »
Metal manufacturers pay the price for Joe Biden Opening His Mouth.
The annoying bit is that we can’t even put the Vice President in an undisclosed location, given that he’s already gone out and disclosed it. I would write that it’s days like this that make me miss Dick Cheney, except that doing so would imply that I’ve ever stopped doing so since 01/20/2009. Biden comments drive metal manufacturers lower NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of | Read More »
Biden in Ohio [Erm, Pennsylvania*]
To steal from Glenn Reynolds: You know, they told me that if I voted for John McCain we’d end up with an embarrassingly unpopular Vice President who’d stumble over the simplest of tasks… and they were right! Biden fails to draw crowd in Erie Wattsburg, Pa. — Vice President Joe Biden visited a small town on the outskirts of Erie today to talk to rural | Read More »
Recapping Bidens LGBT speech.
So… the guy who’s against gay marriage (unlike his predecessor) went to a LGBT fundraiser and told them that his boss (who is also against gay marriage) intends to get DoMA repealed (while at the same he’s still defending it, in terms that started a backlash) and wants to end DADT (while doing nothing to actually end it*); and in the process somehow manages to | Read More »
Whom the Gods would destroy, they first send Joe Biden: David Paterson edition.
Vice President Joe Biden is the sort of person who must be taken everywhere twice: the second time, to apologize*. Gaffe-prone Vice President Joe Biden backtracked yesterday from comments he made at a Democratic fund-raiser in Manhattan that were widely viewed as an endorsement of Gov. Paterson’s re-election. [snip] Speaking of Paterson Monday night, the loose-lipped Biden said, “Your once and future governor of the | Read More »
Swine Flu Biden. (Or: “Re: Biden Foot-in-Mouth Report”)
Brother Pejman expands on this report that Vice President Biden is telling people to avoid public transportation and yank their kids out of schools. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy If President Obama wishes to handle this crisis by sending Vice President Biden to an undisclosed location until it’s over, well, sacrifices must be made. Moe Lane PS: Watch | Read More »
Obama gives Biden the Stimulus.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) Why, what could possibly go wrong? Obama Taps Biden to Oversee Stimulus Package Implementation President Obama has turned to his own vice president to oversee implementation of the $787 billion economic stimulus package, part of which will be available this week for state Medicaid programs. Obama announced his decision before the National Governors Association in Washington on Monday, saying Vice President | Read More »