As The Election Campaign Comes To A Close; Vice-president Biden Sums It Up Nicely
With the Presidential Election only two days away, the candidates and their teams are engaged in frantic, last-minute campaign appearances trying to lock up votes everywhere and anywhere they can. This has been an incredibly acrimonious election campaign with accusations of lying, racism and failure hurled around continuously by both sides.
For months, Mitt Romney in particular has been singled out by the Democrats and most of the mainstream media for every misspoken word and even the most minor perceived gaffe. Remember binders full of women and Big Bird? Consider this latest statement by a candidate.
Yes, my friends, the Vice-president actually said on Friday, that he had never had a day in the last four years that he had been proud of being ‘his’ vice-president. The ‘his’, of course, refers to President Obama.
Now, I’m not so stupid as to actually believe that is what Joe Biden meant to say although with Joe, you sometimes wonder; especially after he made reference to being put back in chains to a predominantly Afro-American audience. But sometimes you wonder.
“[Romney] said in the first 100 days, he’s going to let the big banks write their own rules — unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put y’all back in chains.” – Aug. 14, 2012
Was his latest gaffe about not being proud to be Barack Obama’s vice-president just a slip of the tongue once again or was it a sub-conscious betrayal of what he truly believes? Because he has done this kind of thing so often, I am inclined to believe it is just one more moment in a long and consistent career of Joe Biden only opening his mouth to change feet,
“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.” – Oct. 15, 2008. (Uh, that would be a four-lettered word Joe. If you want to handle the economy, you need to be able to count really big numbers)
What is distasteful to me, however, is the hypocrisy of most in the mainstream media. They have hammered and nit-picked over every little inflection in Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s speeches while once again ignoring the latest gaffe by Joe Biden, a gaffe so wide you could drive a truck through it. I learned about it from the Guardian newspaper in England.
“Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see ya.” (said to Sen. Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair at an event in Columbia, Missouri) Sept. 12, 2008
It’s just one more example of the media acting as a Public Relations arm for the administration and I am constantly wondering now why that it is. Are they really so stupid that they believe that his level of nonsense and lack of ability should govern the country?
“When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.” (Apparently Joe Biden was not aware that Roosevelt was not president when the stock market crashed and that television was still in its early experimental stage)
But then I remember people like CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and I have my answer.
“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, speaking about the mother of Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, who is not dead: – March 17, 2010
Whatever issues are or are not important to you in this election, I believe that Joe Biden is the best reason to vote for Mitt Romney. First, it calls into question the President’s judgement. I mean if this is the guy President Obama thinks is the best America has to offer to back him up, it makes you wonder about the thinking that goes into his other ideas.
Then there is this.
If anything ever happened to prevent President Obama from serving out his term, the new president would be Joe Biden and if that doesn’t send a chill through your nether regions, either you are brain dead or you don’t have nether regions.
Yes, my friends, the Vice-President of the United States really did say that you can’t go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have an Indian accent. And they accuse people who are not voting for Barack Obama of being racist.
There are times when I have to remind myself to breathe but it does go to show that Bill Shakespeare got it right when he wrote, “What fools these mortals be.”
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