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Billy Madison Quote Winner

Joe Biden has given us a winner of a quote today, and what he said is so ridiculous and defies any kind of logic that he deserves the Billy Madison quote award. Here's what Biden said:

We have to spend money to keep from going bankrupt.

Whaaaa? Based upon that logic, the people who bought too much house, too much boat, too much car, and maxed out their dozens of credit cards should have spent even more money.

So, here you go, Joe. You really deserved this one:

[W]hat you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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The saddest part of that qu... (Below threshold)
Grace:

The saddest part of that quote is that no one in the mainstream media seems to care. The journalists who are supposed to report news, information and stupidity about the government (any government) cannot seem to bring themselves to hold this administration to any type or reasonable standard.

I am not one who wants the media to leap on every mis-spoken word (that is not really appropriate or helpful, we all make mistakes) but when they ignore something that shows utter stupidity about the tangible problems of our country, by the people elected to lead, it is unforgiveable.

There's a Steven Wright qua... (Below threshold)

There's a Steven Wright quality to it. Only not nearly as funny.

God help us.... (Below threshold)
Prairie:

God help us.

Funny stuff... (Below threshold)

Funny stuff

We have to spend money t... (Below threshold)
macofromoc:

We have to spend money to keep from going bankrupt.


it sounds better in the voice of Forrest Gump

Joe Biden probably thinks t... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Joe Biden probably thinks that opening a refrigerator's door cools the room it's in. Seems logical for those who don't understand how refrigerators actually work. It's the same idea behind Democrats taxing and spending to stimulate the economy. Seems logical on the surface, but the actual effect is just the opposite from what's intended. We can only hope there's something left to salvage in 2012.

And to think of the ration ... (Below threshold)
krkrjak Author Profile Page:

And to think of the ration of crap the MSM used to heap on poor`ol Dan Quayle, and do I even have to mention "dubya".

But what the hell, everyone knows old Joe is just the Obama court jester, so who really takes him serious anyway.

Now we know why obama picke... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Now we know why obama picked Biden as his VP. Fewer chances someone will try to take out Obama because it would leave Biden to move up to the main chair. Who wants that to happen.

Yes this is the guy Obama l... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Yes this is the guy Obama looked to for ADDING gravitas to his administration.

So how bad would the administration look if Joe Biden wasn't there?

That Joe, God love him.... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

That Joe, God love him.

"Now we know why obama pick... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Now we know why obama picked Biden as his VP."

Nailed it. And why Joe is allowed to shoot his mouth off. Even scares the shit out of the 'crazies'.

Whaaa?? the!! This really c... (Below threshold)
914:

Whaaa?? the!! This really cannot be happening? We must have the 2 dumbest nimrods in the Whitehouse ever period!

Still glad to see the far r... (Below threshold)
jp2:

Still glad to see the far right come around on spending issues. Wish you had paid attention the previous administration, but you can't have everything I suppose.

This is just a promo for th... (Below threshold)
DEnisej:

This is just a promo for the Joe Biden bobblehead doll giveaway July 30 at the Wilmington Blue Rocks game.

I can't figure out how to post a link - Check out bluerocks.com

You can't make this stuff up!

Joe Biden makes Obama sound... (Below threshold)
Trajan:

Joe Biden makes Obama sound like a genius.
Problem is..........Obama is beginning to
make Obama look like an idiot. Therein, lies
the rub for Chris Matthews and the rest of
the "slobbering press". Bernie Goldberg is
a genius.

Hee. That ranks right up w... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Hee. That ranks right up with this one from the same genius: "We misread how bad the economy was".

I hate to break it to you, ... (Below threshold)
Jeff Medcalf:

I hate to break it to you, jp2, but many of us were railing against Bush on economic policy. I really wish you'd stop the snide faux sophisticated schtick while you toss off irrelevant ad hominems, but at the very least you could try to be accurate in your irrelevant ad hominems.

On a related note, why don't blog comment boards have killfiles?

We all enjoy the whipping b... (Below threshold)
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul:

We all enjoy the whipping boy that is Joe "Gaffe Man" Biden. However, from a macro-economic perspective, please detail how the Gaffe Man's statement is incorrect. Jumping on the Gaffe Man is easy, but how is his statement actually inaccurate? For instance, if a business is looking at lagging sales revenue should it (a) do nothing or (b) spend its dwindling money, or even take a loan, on additional marketing and sales efforts in order to increase customers and sales?

"have to spend money to kee... (Below threshold)
krkrjak Author Profile Page:

"have to spend money to keep from going bankrupt"....

Ahhh, can anyone say....GENERAL MOTORS....!!!

Jeff:"I hate to brea... (Below threshold)
cirby:

Jeff:
"I hate to break it to you, jp2, but many of us were railing against Bush on economic policy."

Oh, he knows. He's been told many, many times. He's also been educated to the whole "most of the leftover deficit from the last few years happened while Democrats controlled Congress" thing.

jp2 is one of those people who bragged about how Pelosi and company were going to "fix things" in 100 hours in 2007, but who blindly went along with "100 working hours," then "100 working days" and "100 working weeks."

Heck, he apparently still thinks Bush personally controlled spending in the years 2001-2008...




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