Oh, Joe

Oh, Joe, you didn’t. You didn’t really say that, did you? You didn’t really tell that Virginia audience that Republicans have pledged to “unchain” Wall Street and “put y’all back in chains,” did you?

Apparently you did. It’s right there in the video. I know you’ve always had a bad case of foot in mouth, but this is the worst. This was taking leave of your senses. I know exactly what you meant. But I also heard exactly what you said and how you said it.

I’m sorry President Obama hasn’t disavowed you for this, but there’s still time. He could still name another running mate. I hope he’s considering it; I’d like to see Hillary Clinton on the ticket. He won’t do that, of course. This race to too tight to risk rocking the boat. But you, Mr. Biden, you have become a liability. That’s too bad; the president is going to need a strong running mate this fall. I don’t know how you’re going to be that if you’ve been told to sit down, shut up, and zip it.

 



Categories: Biden, Election 2012, Politics, video content

29 replies

  1. Pleeeeaaase. Just sit there, nod, and smile. No making faces. Someone glue his hands to his sides…..

  2. Yup, that’s THE Vice President of our great United States.

  3. I’m starting to think that Presidents continue to choose Vice Presidents who are in no way a threat to them. Their own need to have all the attention and be the only one with the answers hurts this country more than it helps. Just another way that politics is in no way about what’s best for the people, but rather about how to get elected.

    Let me just also mention that while the comment itself could be taken in context and not sound as terrible, Mr. Biden’s awful and completely blatant attempt to speak with an accent like that of his audience was embarrassing.

    • Embarrassing? That’s an understatement. I was mortified. Appalled. Aghast. You get the idea.

      Yep, we the people are the last thing on any politician’s list of priorities. And since getting elected is virtually a full-time job these days …

    • It was down right horrible. The man is just an idiot and someone needs to flick the man continuously in the forehead for it. Seriously he’s the Vice President and I consider that an important role in the government, and that man has no right to fill it. I’m considering your idea about President’s choosing their VP’s so as they don’t shine nearly as much as them and that pretty much hits the nail on the head.

  4. He’s just stating the truth. A bit melodramatically, but truthful.

  5. Over-reactions. It is, after all, the silly season….

  6. Competitive clowns. Each with advocates (idiots) who’ll believe anything they say.

  7. If I were in the audience and heard this, I’d probably just blow it off. It’s Joe Bidden. But I’m not surprised the Reds picked it up and ran with it. It’s that season. If you give your enemy a sword, don’t expect them not to stab you with it.

  8. All of this (campaigning) is worse than any girl drama I ever saw…hateful stuff and continual foot chewing…

  9. I think Biden let his enthusiasm get the better of him here by using this unfortunate metaphor. He was seeking one that his audience could identify with, and while I agree it is extreme, just think about this for a minute.

    What happened because of the loss of Glass-Steagall and the housing crisis when Wall Street bundled and sold faulty mortgages? The bankers got rich, and then got bailed out by the taxpayers – and that includes those who pay only payroll taxes, a not inconsiderable tax. We are still weighted down with those financial chains and millions are still threatened with foreclosure. Maybe a better metaphor would be the bankers throwing us lead life preservers.

    • Oh he was right about the bankers and the chains. He was doing fine until he threw in that gratuitous “put y’all back in chains” with the phony accent. That was the groaner. Fake, condescending, and more than a little racist, considering the audience was half black.

  10. Erk. That was bad, even from across the pond.

“I cannot be an optimist but I am a prisoner of hope.” ~ Cornel West

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