Joe Biden: Vice-Dunce

Just when you’ve figured Team Obama has quite possibly hit their lowest point in campaigning and rhetoric, they trot out something else just to make sure the bar still has a few rungs left.

This time, it was Old Man Biden again. You know, “Joe just being Joe.”

In Danville, Virginia, Tuesday, the audience, which was described as roughly half black/half white, was treated to one of Old Man Biden’s campaign barnstorm speeches.

And he didn’t disappoint!

John Kass from (of all papers) the Chicago Tribune described the scene as it happened. Kass sets the mood for us, saying “Biden began waving his right hand, palm up, and adopting what he must have thought was the accent of a black minister.”

Warning the audience of electing the Romney/Ryan ticket, Joe had this nugget to say:

“Unchain Wall Street,” Biden says. “They’re going to put y’all  back in chains.”

“Y’all?”

Holy Moses.

Where better to pull out the race card than in one of the most infamous former slave states in the history of our Republic?

Being that this stump-speech was in Virginia, um, “back in chains” could likely conjure up certain dark images. Weren’t Black people slaves?  People who had to walk around in chains against their will at one time in the history of this country?

It sure is amazing how the dialect of pandering politicians can morph when in the presence of a much needed electorate.

Kass writes,Biden isn’t just some hack on the stump. He’s the vice president. And he clearly played the race card and the slavery card. Biden may have been talking to all of his audience when he used the word “y’all,” since both blacks and whites use the term in the South. But the “back in chains” part wasn’t for whites because whites weren’t the ones in chains in Virginia.”

Uhhh, dats a good pernt!

This latest Old Man Biden belch reminded me of a couple similar things that happened to former VP Candidate Sarah Palin while she was campaigning.

In an attempt to somehow link the Gabby Giffords shooting to Palin, the ever-righteous PC media attacked Mrs. Palin for using target symbols on an electoral map to denote where political work needed to be done. The Huffington Post accused her of engaging in “vitriolic political discourse in a manner that may have encouraged the violent flare-up.”

Soon after, the media also pounced on Palin for making statements condemning “journalists and pundits” attempting to “manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn,” adding, “That is reprehensible.”

The media had an orgasm over her use of the term “blood-libel,” as it’s original and out-dated meaning hearkens back to strife in the Middle Ages between Jews and Christians, though it was obvious she did not mean it in that vein.

Well, That was eeeeevil Sarah Palin.

But Old Man Biden saying “Back in chains,” to a room half full of Black people in Virginia?

Oh, come on… That’s just harmless Joe.  It’s just ‘what he does!” And, of course, he didn’t really mean it that way!

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  • jim_m

    Of course, Sheriff Joe also told his Virginia crowd “With you we can win North Carolina again. And if we do we win the election if we win you. God Bless you!”

    One could say that he was simply saying that they should vote multiple times, but the simpler explanation is that he just doesn’t know where or when he is anymore.

    • Jwb10001

      he was in the 52ond state of Northwest Carogina

      • jim_m

        Just 5 more states to go!

    • GreatWhiteRat

      Well, Democrats being Democrats, he probably meant that after voting in Virginia, they should slip across the border into NC and vote there as well. It’s the Chicago way.

  • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

    And he was better than Palin… just why, exactly?

    Man, if he’d been an R, the media would be seeking his resignation. And beheading.

    Not necessarily in that order…

  • herddog505

    “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 too much. Actually, he’s just not very smart.”

    Rudy Guiliani on Joe Biden

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79735.html?hp=r6

  • emrengineer

    Maybe Joe is getting a bit senile and will have to be replaced as Obama’s running mate. They’ll need somebody who can fill in for him on the intellect scale.
    I think Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is available….

    • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ Scribe of Slog (McGehee)

      I’m thinking it’ll be Holder. You can’t simply indict a veep like you can the AG — you have to impeach him first.

      • retired.military

        Nah Holder will get a presidential pardon.

        • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ Scribe of Slog (McGehee)

          Only after Obama loses. Which Obama refuses to believe could possibly happen.

        • Bill_M

          The sad thing is that you are probably dead on.

  • 914

    Joe blows..

    I would say he’s a liability to Barry but I think they cancel each others stupidity out..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZ5BM5GNLA54OADSWGSXAMA7SY Jay

    So let me get this straight…Mitt Romney harping on about Obama being different, his being foreign…

    His advisors saying Obama was smoking something while criticizing Obama for not being Anglo-Saxon.

    All of these little dog whistles used by Republicans is supposed to be ignored while Democrats make one gaffe that gets spread for the next media cycle?

    Just from the article itself:

    Democrats are not the first to raise an issue with racial overtones. Romney has never made an overt racial reference, but recently has begun attacking Obama — falsely — for what he said was Obama’s effort to void requiring welfare recipients to find work. Such arguments have in the past been used to appeal to working-class white voters resentful of the perception that they were paying for handouts to minorities.
    A Romney campaign ad, which has aired extensively in swing states, claims that Obama has “quietly announced a plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements” put into place in 1996. “Under Obama’s plan, you wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check.

    This isn’t even close to even. Republicans seem intent on not running on ideas, instead running away from debates by saying one outrageous thing after another.

    • 914

      “Democrats make one gaffe that gets spread for the next media cycle?”

      They make at least one ‘gaffe’ a day.. But then, its really not a gaffe anymore when you do it continually. Its how you really are and how you see things. Joe didn’t gaffe. He gagged..

    • Vagabond661

      The Associated Press also made the claim that Obama opened the door for states to work around requirements. http://www.pjstar.com/free/x1903092982/Obama-administration-proposes-welfare-to-work-waivers

      • retired.military

        and this suprises you how?

        • Vagabond661

          What’s surprising was how hard it was to find it. I remember reading it but it’s like all the news media scrubbed their websites clean of it.

          • jim_m

            The public is not allowed to know how it is being betrayed.

            The revolution will not be televised.

    • Sky__Captain

      I know what Jay’s problem is. He’s actually Joe Biden…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZ5BM5GNLA54OADSWGSXAMA7SY Jay

        HAHAHAHA!

      • jim_m

        Nah. Biden still makes more sense.

    • LiberalNightmare

      Mom! He hit me back first!

  • Owen007

    Maybe it’s time to put Joe in a home… they said in 1988.

  • Joe_Miller

    I love Biden. He doesn’t get paid nearly enough. They should charge us all entertainment tax and give it straight to him.

  • LiberalNightmare

    Its a good thing Biden was only on the ticket for his foreign policy expertise.