If there is any silver-lining to the re-election of President Obama, it’s four more years of comedy hour from Uncle Joe.
While victims of Hurricane Sandy were probably hoping to get a professional politician who has a plan to restore their power, assess damage to their properties, and has a delicate manner about them with which to console them in their time of need.
“If you’re not an Easterner it’s hard to understand that the ocean to us is the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park and everything else combined. It is a gigantic part of not only our economy but who we are. It’s a gigantic part of the culture as well.
“And every time the rest of the country is in real trouble, New Jersey and Delaware and New York and Connecticut, et cetera, we respond, we respond. And it’s going to be a heavy lift. These are difficult times in terms of budgets but the president has made it clear that we are going to do everything we can to make sure that the Corps is fully funded, that FEMA has their needs and that all the programs that exist under the auspices of the federal government not only continue to exist but are funded so that we can make sure that this area of the country is fully fully fully restored.
“So as the president said when he was up here with the governor, we’re not going anywhere. We’re not going anywhere. And you’ve got a homeboy in the deal who gets it.”
Homeboy Joe. Do legit homeboys use the word malarkey? Ever?
Doug Powers writes:
Some think the “homeboy” Biden was referring to was Barack Obama, and others believe he was talking about himself. Either way, as usual, it was a cry for psychological help while the struggle continues for thousands and thousands of people.
When he doesn’t know what state he’s in, or what century for that matter, vice-President Joe Biden is apparently busy trying to figure out what administration he works…
If nothing else, I will miss the comedy relief Joltin’ Joe provides on a near-daily basis.
Biden: “The first one is the $5 trillion tax plan that the President spoke about – President Clinton – which will provide I might add an additional one point trillion dollar tax deduction to people making a minimum of $1 million a year.”
And the Vice-President of the United States strikes again, unaware of what state he is in.
A few months ago, Joe Biden was telling the city of Danville, Virginia that they could lead the Democrats to victory in North Carolina.
Now, while campaigning in Ohio, he tells a crowd about all of the campaign ads being run “here in Iowa”.
Hilarious, we know.
Maybe he was confused after his boss called it Oihi.
“We are leaving. We are leaving in 2014. Period.” – Joe Biden at the Vice-Presidential debate.
Well, that’s not exactly true.
Via the Foreign Policy Blog:
Despite statements by Vice President Joe Biden, the State Department is about to begin formal negotiations over the extension of U.S. troops past 2014, a top State Department official said Tuesday.
Last week, U.S. and Afghan negotiators met in Kabul to talk about the Bilateral Security Agreement that will govern the extension of U.S. troops past 2014, when President Barack Obama said the combat mission in Afghanistan will end and the U.S. will complete the transition of the entire country to Afghan government control.
Also last week, Biden told Americans during his Oct. 11 debate with Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan that U.S. troops were leaving Afghanistan by 2014.
“We are leaving in 2014, period, and in the process, we’re going to be saving over the next 10 years another $800 billion,” Biden said. “We’ve been in this war for over a decade. The primary objective is almost completed. Now all we’re doing is putting the Kabul government in a position to be able to maintain their own security. It’s their responsibility, not America’s.”
Marc Grossman, the State Department’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, explained today that’s not the whole story.
Grossman said Tuesday that the point of the upcoming negotiations is to agree on an extension of the U.S. troop presence well past 2014, for the purposes of conducting counterterrorism operations and training and advising the Afghan security forces.
Always interesting to see the vice-president of the United States canoodling with biker babes. But it’s the look coming from her two male friends on either side that makes this photo so priceless.
Via the Hill:
Vice President Joe Biden got caught in a stunning photo with a female biker sitting on his lap.
The Associated Press snapped the shot at Cruisers Diner in Seaman, Ohio on Sunday.
A White House pool report says the bikers may be part of a group called the Shaddowmen.” No details were available on their real names or what discussion led to the lap incident.
Some observers were quick to joke that Biden is starting to resemble the working-class parody Biden seen in The Onion.
Earlier in the diner visit, Biden made banter with biker Jeff Cook,
“Can I borrow one of your bikes? They don’t let me ride anymore.”
“Probably not,” Cook said.
“Probably not,” the Veep responded, according to the pool report.
No, but it is what failure looks like. It is what the result of electing a man with no real experience in working jobs, let alone creating jobs, looks like.
Obama isn’t working, and now, neither are another 368,000 able-bodied Americans.
Paul Ryan today on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street:
“Carl, this is not even close to what a recovery looks like. Look, we would need to actually have 150,000 jobs created just to keep at pace with population growth. This is not what President Obama promised. I would argue this is the result of failed leadership in Washington, bad fiscal policy coming from the administration and that is why we have this very tepid report. For every net one job created, four people — nearly four people left the workforce. So this is not what a recovery looks like. We need growth. We need economic growth and we can get that if we get the right policies in place. That’s what Mitt Romney and I are proposing, specific solutions, pro-growth economic policies to get the kind of growth we ought to be having in this economy to get people back to work.”
Vice-president Joe Biden is in Detroit today for a big labor rally, and will no doubt be touting the administration’s role in bailing out Government Motors. One phrase that is likely to be heard – “Detroit is back”.
However, one thing that isn’t back in Detroit is the vice-president’s u-haul truck carrying his Secret Service equipment. Where did it go, you say? It was lifted from a hotel parking lot last night.
A U-Haul being used by the secret service for Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the Labor Day Rally in Detroit on Monday was stolen out of a hotel parking lot Sunday morning.
The U-Haul was stolen form the Holiday Inn parking lot in downtown Detroit on Washington Boulevard.
The hotel has declined to comment.
The U-haul is 14-feet high, has an Arkansas backdrop on the side of the truck and has Arizona plates. The plate number is: AD09406.
No word on whether or not the administration will pardon the thief by saying, “You didn’t steal that”.
American Crossroads today released a new web video, “Run, Joe. Run” – urging Vice President Joseph Biden to stay in the 2012 race for Vice President, despite growing calls for President Obama to drop him from the ticket.
The video highlights…
- Biden’s recent work to improve race relations in the United States;
- Biden’s deeply held belief in fiscal “sanity”;
- Biden’s “support” for small businesses;
- Biden’s general competence and capability.
Best, the video does all of this using Mr. Biden’s own thoughtful words!
The debates between this man, who is a heartbeat from the Presidency (a scenario Osama Bin-Laden once openly hoped for) and Paul Ryan should be interesting to say the least.
Tell us something we didn’t know, Mr. Mayor.
While most Republicans are outraged over Joe Biden’s remarks to a largely African-American audience that a Romney administration would “put y’all back in chains”, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has a different take on the situation.
Giuliani jabbed at Biden on Tuesday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report,” saying that the remarks would have been cause for excitement if they were made by a mentally capable politician.
“I think if it came from somebody serious, maybe we would get all excited about it,” Giuliani said.
“But I think the vice president of the United States has become a laugh line on late night television. I mean — I have never seen a vice president that has made as many mistakes, said as many stupid things. I mean, there’s a real fear if, God forbid, he ever had to be entrusted with the presidency, whether he really has the mental capacity to handle it.”
“I mean, this guy just isn’t bright. He’s never been bright. He isn’t bright. People think well, he just talks a little bit too much. Actually, he’s just not very smart.”
Biden had the last laugh however, telling a crowd in Virginia how their help could propel the Obama campaign to victory in … North Carolina.
Take that! Who’s not the brightester one now?