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Epic Fail: Vice President Biden's Sunday Morning Daily Double

Electing for the Daily Double today by appearing on two Sunday morning shows in an effort to rebut former Vice President Dick Cheney's appearance on ABC's This Morning, Vice President Joe Biden tried in vain to refute the Cheney polemic that has come to haunt the Obama administration on foreign policy and terrorism.

In what was perhaps the most amusing comment of the morning, Sheriff Joe hoisted himself on his own petard with this gaffe:

"Let me choose my words carefully here [Editor Note: Gaffe Warning]... Dick Cheney is a fine fellow. He's entitled to his own opinion. He's not entitled to rewrite history without it being challenged. He's not entitled to his own facts," Biden said. "It's one thing to criticize. It's another thing to sort of rewrite history... I'm not going to guess about his motives. All I know is that he's factually, substantially wrong on the major criticisms he is asserting. Why he's insisting on that? Either he's misinformed or he is misinforming."

But Vice President Biden certainly feels entitled to his own set of facts that reside safely unchallenged inside his own head. And he's certainly rewriting history. How else does he reconcile the revisionism going on inside his own skull when he is on record saying things like this:

I am very optimistic about -- about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.

As Andrew Malcolm noted:

Thank goodness, Vice President Joe Biden went on CNN to chat with Larry King Wednesday night. So many think things are not going so well for the Democrat administration, as The Ticket chronicled here.

Many Americans recall the ex-Sen. Biden's Democratic primary plans to give in to Iraq's fractious factions and carve the country into three territories. And even more probably recall Biden's boss' plan to halt the Iraq war years ago. As long as it got started anyway without the permission of the then state senator.

Well, of course, it didn't turn out that way, thanks in large measure to the brave service of hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops who served in that war-torn land and helped peace to break out despite the loud political acrimony back home over their role.

Now, the Obama-Biden pair that opposed the Iraq war and its tactics and predicted their failure is prepared to accept credit for its success.

To borrow the Vice President's words, neither is he entitled to rewrite history without being challenged and neither he is entitled to his own facts. But I will guess at the Vice President's motives and tactics. First, he's unwilling to acknowledge success. Second, he's a demgogue that is not accustomed to being questioned by annoying innertube pundits and Tea Party types, much less Sunday morning talk show sycophants that unexpectedly find some spine. He is, rather, an intellectually fossilized thirty six year fixture from the United States Senate that is totally estranged from the political reality of the day. Carry on Mr. Vice President, we're (thirty nine votes) right behind you.

H/T Memeorandum


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Comments (18)

Typical Democrat spin. If t... (Below threshold)
Stan:

Typical Democrat spin. If they can't sell something that is unpopular like the ObamaCare debacle, they try to take credit for something they fought tooth and nail to prevent. This goes back to the 1964 Civil Rights Law. The Dems fought this with everything that they could muster and even with filibusters, it still passed. Look at Vietnam, the Dems were the ones that cut off the funding for the South Vietnamese and the North overran Saigon six months later. They don't want that mentioned at all.

The real question is why th... (Below threshold)
Rick Caird:

The real question is why the administration would send Biden out to refute Cheney or anybody else. The administration ended up hiding Biden during the second half of the campaign. Even this administration must, by now, realize that taking credit for Iraq is not going to fly and Biden was the one who broached the subject.

Biden is a lightweight and there is zero chance he can take on Cheney. It is foolish to try.

You're going to see 90,0... (Below threshold)

You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer.

Of which you had nothing to do with, Mr. Biden. The Status of Forces Agreement was negotiated throughout '08 by the Bush Admin. and signed by both Iraq and the U.S. in Oct. '08, you misinforming windbag.

Biden, yawn; Cheney, yawn.<... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Biden, yawn; Cheney, yawn.

Happy Valentines Day, girls!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reOI1MjuHnY&feature=related

"Biden, yawn; Cheney, yawn.... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Biden, yawn; Cheney, yawn."

Yeah, byranD, it is embarrassing to be a democrat, isn't it.

It look's kind of foolish J... (Below threshold)
914:

It look's kind of foolish Joe to try and take credit for something You blamed Bush for for the last 6 years!

Dumbass!

And Happy Valentines Day to... (Below threshold)
HughS:

And Happy Valentines Day to you BryanD, lest we forget the munchkin level of your paranoia.

You truly are the gift that gift that keeps on giving.

"The steel does not need to melt. It simply needs to be heated to the point where its tensile strength drops._philw"

Yeah but why did the unheated, undamaged 90% of the building collapse. And so evenly? INTO itself and its frame? With 0 resistance from the structure? At freefall speed (10 seconds total)

Give a good answer to that, I'll be swayed.

43. Posted by bryanD | April 24, 2007 11:30 AM Score: 0 (0 votes cast)

Thanks HughS!The t... (Below threshold)
Greg:

Thanks HughS!

The tools think we forget the words they posted in the past.

I think Biden is getting hi... (Below threshold)

I think Biden is getting his "history" from the fireside chats FDR used to make on TV! Heh.

the fireside ch... (Below threshold)
the fireside chats FDR used to make on TV!
In 1929, don't forget.
Hey bryanD -- is that one o... (Below threshold)

Hey bryanD -- is that one of the Men in Black hiding under your bed? DON'T LOOK AT THE PENLIGHT!

bryanDWhen you dem... (Below threshold)
HughS:

bryanD

When you demonstrate that you can comment on topic instead of intentionally derailing a thread your comments will remain. Otherwise I'll utilize Hillary and Obama's "reset button".

It's not all about you here. Remember that.

There are two things the Ob... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

There are two things the Obama adminstration should never do again, but they never seem to learn:

1. Send Obama out to "rescue" anything. The Olympics, the middle east apology tour, Teddy Kennedy's Senate Seat, Martha Coakley, the Great Obama Automotive Swindle, or the economy itself.

2. Send the pathetically gaffe-prone Joe Biden out as a front man for the Obama administration.

One would think one would learn, don't one?

Keep sending His inept fool... (Below threshold)
914:

Keep sending His inept foolish ass out there on the sunday morning circuit, next thing Y'know simple Joe will be trying to take credit for the economy..

Biden's hair transplant sur... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Biden's hair transplant surgeon must be a brilliant guy. It's so hard to grow anything in infertile ground . . .

In his #17, Jim Addison say... (Below threshold)

In his #17, Jim Addison says Herr Biden's hair transplant guy must be clever, given it's so hard to grow anything in infertile ground.

Infertile?

Nah. His head's full of **it.

Or where else does all that poop that runs down his chin come from?

Their not taking "credit" t... (Below threshold)
rich:

Their not taking "credit" they are taking "responsibility". Wonder what will happen if Iraq implodes? Will OJ take responsibility then?

Hey Jim Addison, care to ex... (Below threshold)
max:

Hey Jim Addison, care to explain this comment?

"The Left represents the best case the Libertarians have for increasing domestic hemp production . . . we're gonna need the rope . . ."




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