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Obama-Biden Racism Problem,
Biden Reaction

If the following statements were made by the Republican VP candidate, you know Barack Obama would be screaming “racism” at the top of his lungs and the Mainstream Media would be having a nuclear-level uproar.   Unfortunately for Barack, these statements were made by his own running mate.

Delaware & The Confederacy:  In November, Biden joked about South Carolina’s Confederate past at a Rotary Club meeting in Columbia after organizers said their Christmas party at the Department of Archives and History would include a chance to see the state’s original copy of the Articles of Secession.
Biden noted Delaware was “a slave state that fought beside the North. That’s only because we couldn’t figure out how to get to the South — there were a couple of other states in the way.”

Biden violating Federal health privacy laws by announcing Barack Obama was tested for AIDS because he is black.

Biden describing Barack Obama’s candidacy:  “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” Biden said.

Hey folks, that was just 5 minutes worth of work on Joe Biden’s race-tainted mouth.  And I got all of those nuggets from our friends at the Democratic Underground.

Feel free to send along more Biden-in-Mouth Disease examples, including remarks about gays and lesbians, as we make Joe Biden our next mission in Operation GAOS.

UPDATE:  THIS is the best Andrew Sullivan can do in cheering for Joe Biden?

What he needs is a plucky, fun, free-wheeling attack machine, with the necessary gravitas to express adequate contempt for the Bush administration’s fatally misguided foreign policy without in any way seeming defensive.

Our Short-Term Memory Afflicted Andrew forgets — Biden authorized use of force in Iraq.  Barack wasn’t in the Senate then.

And then there’s this final rousing cheer of glee from Sully about Biden as VP nominee:

I have to say his inability to shut up drives me up the wall. But there’s also an appealing lack of guile to the man; he wears his flaws like his hair-plugs – out and proud.

Not an inspired choice, in my book. But smart and solid – and adult.

Uh, we’ll see about that.   Seems like Obama has picked the liberal-version of Dick Cheney (from a lib’s point of view).

Finally, I defy anyone, anywhere to send me the name and contact information of one single person who woke up this morning, saw the news, and exclaimed in joy: “OMG!   Obama picked BIIIIIIDEN!   Woooo hooo!”  (Biden Senate and campaign workers are exempt from this challenge).  Emails accepted at BRUCE@GayPatriot.org.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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35 Comments

  1. I wonder if Jesse Jackson wants to cut Biden’s balls off?

    Comment by Mitchell Blatt — August 23, 2008 @ 10:19 am - August 23, 2008

  2. It’s interesting that even the MSM’s reaction seems to be less-than-positive, not so much because of Biden’s past racial gaffes but mostly because of how Obama choosing an establishment figure like Biden goes against the whole change message.

    Comment by cme — August 23, 2008 @ 10:35 am - August 23, 2008

  3. I wonder if this campaign will be a Biden smack-down with Obama trying to catch notice by mumbling about hope and change from the wings.

    Biden was elected to the Senate when he was 29, and he has bumbled his way to gaffe fame ever since. So much for the “hope” and “change” theme. Obama can only “hope” Biden is a proper lap dog and they will both have to pretend that a career politician is a catalyst for “change.”

    Comment by heliotrope — August 23, 2008 @ 10:35 am - August 23, 2008

  4. Joe Biden brings nothing to the campaign. Although, he might be able to write some speeches.
    Speaking of elitists, he and his wife Jill are very wealthy, prominent Delware people. My guess is Jill is not to thrilled to have to endure Michelle. Do not expect to see much togetherness from Jill.
    However, he can probably raise some money in Delaware.

    Comment by PatriotMom — August 23, 2008 @ 11:29 am - August 23, 2008

  5. Wasn’t Biden the one who also stated that Obama was not qualified to be POTUS and that the office of president was not for “on-the-job training?”

    I have been watching Fox News with Neil Cavuto and he even said that Biden’s past gaffes are “McCain ads just waiting to be created, verbatim.”

    Now that Mr. Plagiarist is the VP candidate, it’s time for McCain to tap Romney for his VP. Imagine those two in a debate – Romney would clean Biden’s clock for him.

    If McCain does pick Romney, it’s a GOP victory. Trust me.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — August 23, 2008 @ 11:41 am - August 23, 2008

  6. What is Obama thinking, by having Biden?

    On the video, you can almost (almost) see Obama thinking “What a loudmouth” after Biden says “Barack got tested for AIDS”, ranting and shaking his finger at the “black community”. Well, I guess arrogant fools tend to find each other and become running mates.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — August 23, 2008 @ 11:46 am - August 23, 2008

  7. Now that Mr. Plagiarist is the VP candidate…

    Let’s see if Sullivan will drop his phony ‘McCain plagiarized Solzhenitsyn’ smear. (Or the hilarity that will ensue, if he doesn’t.)

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — August 23, 2008 @ 11:51 am - August 23, 2008

  8. The Democratic party – the gift that keeps on giving.
    Do they really think Americans’ are that stupid??? I was getting a little nervous yesterday when Evan Byah was mentioned – a governor with experience, young articulate. But old gaff prone Biden! That will really get the people out to vote.

    Comment by Leah — August 23, 2008 @ 11:53 am - August 23, 2008

  9. Patrick Ruffini points out Biden telling a South Asian:

    “You cannot go to a 7-11, or a Dunkin’ Donuts, without a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.

    McCain-Jindal, anyone? (Not gonna happen, I know. But I sorta wish.)

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — August 23, 2008 @ 11:59 am - August 23, 2008

  10. Patrick Ruffini points out Biden telling a South Asian:

    “You cannot go to a 7-11, or a Dunkin’ Donuts, without a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — August 23, 2008 @ 12:00 pm - August 23, 2008

  11. More Biden-in-Mouth examples at Powerline:
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives2/2008/08/021299.php

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — August 23, 2008 @ 12:06 pm - August 23, 2008

  12. Re: Bruce’s update… Biden voted for the Iraq war, damn right.

    Re: Biden-in-mouth disease… It’s like blogosphere-Christmas. Tons of examples pouring for. These lovely video moments – of Biden slagging Obama, and praising McCain – are courtesy of the McCain campaign:
    http://hotair.com/archives/2008/08/23/new-mccain-ad-biden/

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — August 23, 2008 @ 12:11 pm - August 23, 2008

  13. At least this ticket has two speech plagarizers.

    Comment by Mitchell Blatt — August 23, 2008 @ 12:17 pm - August 23, 2008

  14. Ed Morrissey rounds up various roundups of Biden’s ‘Neil Kinnock’ plagiarism episode:
    http://hotair.com/archives/2008/08/23/ap-biden-choice-demonstrates-lack-of-confidence/

    Wasn’t Biden the one who plagiarized Oliver North’s lawyer? North was testifying before Congress in Iran-Contra. Somebody knocked him for whispering with his lawyer. The lawyer said something like “I’m not a potted plant, Senator” to great effect. The next day, some Senator lamely used it in a meeting as if *he* had just invented it. I think it might have been Biden.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — August 23, 2008 @ 12:18 pm - August 23, 2008

  15. The Biden pick really does mean they needed some foreign policy heft and experience to shore up Baracks horrible negatives. This is a pick made from weakness not strength. Looking at the polls they couldn’t figure out how to stop the bleeding and the slide in the polls. I’d predict a couple days of positive MSM coverage then the bloom is off this rose as well. I do hope McCain picks Romney just so we have someone with some hair to look at.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — August 23, 2008 @ 12:19 pm - August 23, 2008

  16. Did you see that Joe Biden lives on a “compound”? What is that exactly? I know the Kennedys all have compounds, but is it an eastern thing, an economic thing, an elitist thing?

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — August 23, 2008 @ 12:21 pm - August 23, 2008

  17. As Markos himself said in 2007:

    “It’s clear [Biden’s] career has dragged on one election cycle too many.”

    Heh. Let’s see how the Kos Kidz spin this one.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — August 23, 2008 @ 12:24 pm - August 23, 2008

  18. How is the Obama campaign going to spin the fact that Joe Biden voted to authorize the Iraq War?

    Comment by LCRW — August 23, 2008 @ 12:47 pm - August 23, 2008

  19. Oh, that’s easy, LCRW. “BUSH LIED!!!(tm)”

    But not that I think people, or at least swing voters, will buy it. The underlying message is one of fecklessness. “Biden was duped by Bush.” It’s a self-incriminating tactic.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — August 23, 2008 @ 1:46 pm - August 23, 2008

  20. I have to say his inability to shut up drives me up the wall. But there’s also an appealing lack of guile to the man; he wears his flaws like his hair-plugs – out and proud.

    Count on Andi to trot out the left-wing conventional wisdom. Count on Ace to shred it.

    Need I remind anyone that for months the left has been DaVinci Codebreaking every John McCain advertisement for so-called “coded racism.” And they were not praising such “coded racism” as “refreshing” or charming in the least.

    Rather the opposite.

    But when Joe Biden is genuinely, pleasantly surprised that an African-American manages to wash himself on occasion, it’s a good thing! It just shows, I guess, that he’s “relatable” to all those Racist Older White voters. I guess the idea is that Joe Biden can make the case, “Hey, I’m as surprised as you all are to be running with a darkie. But I have to tell you — he’s one of the ‘good ones,’ like Cosby or Byron Allen. He’s like the new, family-friendly Ice Cube, not the old, angry Ice Cube that your daughter would date to get back at you for not buying her that Mini Cooper she wanted.”

    Brilliant.

    McCain’s “stealth racism” appeals to our lizard brains, while Joe Biden’s open racism appeals to our higher selves.

    Comment by V the K — August 23, 2008 @ 1:49 pm - August 23, 2008

  21. #7: “The Democratic party – the gift that keeps on giving.”

    Actually, Leah, the Democratic Party is the gift that keeps on taking.

    Comment by Sean A — August 23, 2008 @ 2:24 pm - August 23, 2008

  22. During Biden’s first run for President, I remember reading an article in Time or Newsweek in which Biden described taking a walk along the seashore and mingling with the normal people. He described having “his people” walk behind him with notepads, taking notes on the concerns and needs expressed. It sounded like a prince, very proud of himself for shaking hands with the unwashed. The pompous image has stuck with me ever since. This man was a celebrity at a much younger age than Obama, and I suspect one never outgrows that pedestal.

    Comment by MikeInSedona — August 23, 2008 @ 2:52 pm - August 23, 2008

  23. Obama himself if racist–he said blacks should take responsibility for his children–so it’s no wonder he picked a racist.

    Comment by Mitchell Blatt — August 23, 2008 @ 4:11 pm - August 23, 2008

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    Pingback by GayPatriot » On Meeting Joe Biden — August 23, 2008 @ 4:18 pm - August 23, 2008

  25. “Actually, Leah, the Democratic Party is the gift that keeps on taking.”

    Sean, you are right on this one.

    Comment by Leah — August 23, 2008 @ 4:44 pm - August 23, 2008

  26. Slow Joe Plugs Biden – arrogant, boorish, bright, clean and articulate, serial-plagiarizing, Dunkin-Donut-frequenting, elitist, grandstanding, narcissistic, mean-spirited, cerebral welterweight and consummate DC insider. What was BO thinking?

    Comment by John, Fitness Austin — August 23, 2008 @ 5:15 pm - August 23, 2008

  27. I’m just tired of hearing about how this is suppose to help Obama get Hillary voters….if Obama wanted Hillary voters so bad then he should have picked Hillary Clinton. I personally don’t see why if you wanted Hillary that Biden would be a good substitute, considering Hillary has been a domestic policy champion and figure…not a foreign policy buff. And women seem to be left out again in this race unless McCain picks a qualified female canidate….one can hope.

    Comment by Darkeyedresolve — August 23, 2008 @ 5:32 pm - August 23, 2008

  28. I don’t see the Biden pick as doing a lot of good for Obama. He doesn’t bring a state or a group of voters into the fold, he doesn’t kindle enthusiasm among the faithful; about all he does as Veep is claim to be Obama’s backstop on foreign policy… which just highlights how inexperienced and unready Obama really is. Barry could’ve done worse- Hillary would’ve been a monumental disaster- but he could’ve done much better too.

    Comment by DaveP. — August 23, 2008 @ 10:41 pm - August 23, 2008

  29. I think more telling, our resident libtrolls are silent on the news.

    Comment by The Livewire — August 24, 2008 @ 9:29 am - August 24, 2008

  30. “Speaking of elitists, he and his wife Jill are very wealthy, prominent Delware people. My guess is Jill is not to thrilled to have to endure Michelle. Do not expect to see much togetherness from Jill.
    However, he can probably raise some money in Delaware.”

    You might want to check out Biden’s income – he may be the poorest Senator we have or close to it, his net worth is less than mine, or so it appears.

    Comment by cooper — August 24, 2008 @ 3:18 pm - August 24, 2008

  31. #28 right on the money live wire….not a whole lot of backflips going on. I like watching MSNBC trying really hard to make this out to be a fabulous pick, hehe.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — August 24, 2008 @ 9:48 pm - August 24, 2008

  32. Seems like Obama has picked the liberal-version of Dick Cheney

    Biden is much closer to the charicature of Cheney that liberals have invented than Cheney is.

    Comment by American Elephant — August 24, 2008 @ 11:37 pm - August 24, 2008

  33. Biden’s income – he may be the poorest Senator we have or close to it, his net worth is less than mine

    Then Biden must be an extraordinarily poor financial manager. Here is Ed Morrissey on Biden’s extensive lobbying ties. Biden’s son’s firm, apparently, makes money lobbying his father.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — August 25, 2008 @ 12:04 am - August 25, 2008

  34. ILC,

    But he doesn’t lobby his father. He lobbies his fathers office. Yes, that is how the Obama camp is actually spinning it. Audacity indeed.

    Comment by American Elephant — August 25, 2008 @ 3:08 am - August 25, 2008

  35. well belive it or not Joe Biden is the vp-elect now and yes he has loose lips as we have all seen. As far as i see it Biden is now in a bigger spot light so he might want to watch his mouth

    Comment by theresa sherrer — January 16, 2009 @ 3:10 pm - January 16, 2009

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