Babbling Joe Biden strikes again!
If he has accomplished nothing else, Joe Biden has managed to provide hard, empirical evidence of the bias of the liberal media. Today, I bring you example No. 478 of Babbling Joe, proving once again that a functioning cerebrum is apparently not a part of his standard options package:
I’m sure it will come as a great surprise to Gabby Giffords and her doctors to discover she has been “mortally wounded.” I’m sensing a General Francisco Franco joke in here somewhere.
So getting back to Biden’s one great accomplishment, I’m sure many of you out there are old enough to remember how the news media, late-night comedians and pop-culture TV shows transformed Dan Quayle into the poster-boy for the Peter Principle as it applied to politics. All politicians make the occasional gaffe, and Dan certainly had an admirable list, but he was a minor-leaguer compared to Babbling Joe. And I would venture to say that there was a qualitative difference between the type of gaffes Quayle typically made in comparison to Biden’s. Quayle would not infrequently use the wrong-word for something, or just find a strange or awkward way of phrasing things. Biden on the other hand frequently says things that are profoundly ignorant, demonstrate him to be jarringly ill-informed or unknowledgeable, or seems not to know the meanings of words he uses. Yet apart from the conservative media, how often do you hear about Biden’s Gaffes? You could literally sense the media waiting to pounce anytime Quayle spoke, and they even went out of their way to manufacture gaffes for him in some cases when he simply said perfectly reasonable things in an awkward way. Yet Biden is still treated with a degree of respect and deference not usually shown to someone with the apparent intellect and demeanor of a rodeo clown. Based on their treatment of Quayle, a fair and impartial media would be having a field day with this guy. Yet unless you watch Fox News, you hear crickets. At the very least, America should be outraged over being robbed of the entertainment value Biden could be providing on a nearly daily basis in these difficult times, if only the media would cover him!
A few of Joe’s greatest hits:
“You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent…. I’m not joking.” –Joe Biden, in a private remark to an Indian-American man caught on C-SPAN, June, 2006
“Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me.” –Joe Biden, speaking at a town hall meeting in Nashua, New Hampshire, Sept. 10, 2008 (Ya THINK??? –GC)
“Stand up, Chuck, let ‘em see ya.” –-Joe Biden, to Missouri state Sen. Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair, Columbia, Missouri, Sept. 12, 2008
“Look, John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs.” –Joe Biden, Athens, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2008
“Jill and I had the great honor of standing on that stage, looking across at one of the great justices, Justice Stewart.” –Joe Biden, mistakenly referring to Justice John Paul Stevens, who swore him in as vice president, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009
“If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still a 30% chance we’re going to get it wrong.” –Joe Biden, speaking to members of the House Democratic caucus who were gathered in Williamsburg, Va., for their annual retreat, Feb. 6, 2009
“You know, I’m embarrassed. Do you know the Web site number? I should have it in front of me and I don’t. I’m actually embarrassed.” –Joe Biden, speaking to an aide standing out of view during an interview on CBS’ “Early Show,” in the midst of encouraging viewers to visit a government-run Web site that tracks stimulus spending, Feb. 25, 2009
“His mom lived in Long Island for ten years or so. God rest her soul. And- although, she’s- wait- your mom’s still- your mom’s still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul.” –Joe Biden, on the mother of Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, who is very much alive, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2010
“I promise you, the president has a big stick. I promise you.” –Joe Biden April 26, 2012
“Folks, I can tell you I’ve known eight presidents, three of them intimately.” –Joe Biden, Aug. 22, 2012