Joe Biden: A Laugh A Minute
Joe Biden; you gotta love him. Good old “lunch bucket” Joe Biden cooked up another serving of foot-in-mouth using controversial language to describe his GOP counterpart in a speech in Las Vegas Thursday.
Biden was referring to “Young Guns,” the book vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan co-wrote with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, in a speech to union workers at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas Events Center.
A member of the crowd yelled out, “They have guns but no bullets.”
Without a moment of pause, the loose-lipped Biden shouted back, “Unfortunately, the bullets are aimed at you.”
Shortly after the rally, Romney-Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck hit back at Biden.
“Today’s over-the-top rhetoric by Vice President Biden is disappointing, but not all that surprising,” Buck said in a statement to the press. “In the absence of a vision or plan to move the country forward, the vice president is left only with ugly political attacks beneath the dignity of the office he occupies. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will bring serious leadership to Washington that will focus on an agenda of job creation and economic growth that benefits all Americans.”
Biden Press Secretary Amy Dudley, clarified, saying in an emailed statement, “The Vice President’s exchange with an audience member today was clearly a reference to how the policies discussed in Paul Ryan’s book, ‘Young Guns,’ would devastate the middle class. Given that people don’t assume that Paul Ryan is literally a gun, it probably makes sense not to assume that Joe Biden was speaking literally about bullets.”
Apparently the campaign is wearing on Biden as he became confused during a portion of his stump speech. While speaking for the Obama administration Biden said that they haven’t ruled out the use of military against Iran to stop its production of nuclear weapons; but Biden became confused referring to U.S. veterans who supposedly fought in Iran. No American has served in Iran.
“How many of you know someone who served in Iraq or Iran?” Biden asked the audience.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, apparently overdue for his nap, raised his hand.
“How many of you know someone who has been injured or lost in Iraq or Iran?” Biden asked again. “Well, let me tell you something. We owe … these families more than we can ever pay them.”
It became clear as Biden continued that he had become confused and mixed up “Iran” and “Afghanistan.”
“Ladies and gentlemen,” he said, “so far you know when you’re in the theater in Iraq or Afghanistan, the vets can tell you this if you were there: When the military talks about someone who’s been killed they refer to them as a fallen angel.”
Biden expanded on President Obama’s comments that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s plans for the economy were “sketchy” by saying, “Well I folks, I don’t think they were just sketchy. I think they were etch-a-sketchy.”
In a second consecutive day of promoting the ill fated “war against women” talking points Biden slammed Romney and Ryan’s views on women’s issues, highlighting differences on equal pay and abortion. Biden said that Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, would be in danger of being overturned under a Romney presidency.
“They don’t believe a woman has a right to control her own body. We disagree,” Biden said. “And after these debates, do you have any doubt who they will likely appoint to the Supreme Court of the United States? How much chance do you think Roe v. Wade will survive after four years of a Romney Supreme Court?”
The Obama-Biden re-election campaign has decided their only hope of hanging on to the White House is to try to gin up apprehension among women that a Romney administration would turn the clock back 30, 40 or 50 years; while this behavior might solidify support among their most left-wing supporters, it won’t buy them any votes with Independents.
Four years ago in his acceptance speech at the 2008 DNC convention Mr. Obama said, “If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from.”
Four years of failed policies and despite Mr. Biden’s fear mongering, Obama’s campaign chickens have come home to roost.
There just ain’t no denying that Joe Biden is the most entertaining guy of campaign 2012.
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