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The Misadventures Of Sheriff Joe

My colleague Dan made a good point about Vice President Joe Biden last night, But the thing is, one can't treat that incident with Senator Brown (R-MA) as an oddity. Rather, it perfectly encapsulates the very essence of Joe Biden, the Tao of Joe, that must never be far from mind:

The more confident Joe Biden is when he speaks, the more full of shit he is.

I said this before the election, but it bears not only repeating, but elaborating.

When Biden is challenged, he has three fundamental responses that he ticks off, one after another: first he bullies, then he blusters, then he bullshits. First, he asserts his superiority to his challenger. Then he touts just how he's superior to his challenger. Then, having established his spurious authority, he just plain makes shit up to reinforce what he says.

The exchange with Senator Brown (R-MA) (I dunno if I'll ever get tired of writing that) demonstrates this in spades. First up, Biden touts his superior experience in Washington and national affairs. Then he belittles the newcomer to the national stage. Finally, he blithely asserts his learned opinion as fact.

The problem with Biden's stock answer here is that Senator Brown (R-MA), unlike Vice President Biden or President Obama, Senator Brown (R-MA) had a life before politics, and has a life outside of politics. Senator Brown (R-MA) is, as Dan noted, also Lieutenant Colonel Scott Brown, United States Army National Guard, with a 30-year career in the Army and is currently the highest-ranking military defense attorney in New England. So when Vice President Biden attempts to school Senator Brown (R-MA) on the niceties of military law, Lt. Col. Brown steps up and answers that he's forgotten far, far more about military law than Biden has ever known or ever will know.

The same pattern holds true with regards to Iraq. Biden has never been anything vaguely resembling consistent on how the US should treat Iraq.

He voted against the 1991 Gulf War.

He spoke out in favor of removing Saddam in 2002.

He voted in favor of the 2003 Iraq invasion.

At one point, he proposed "settling" Iraq by partitioning it into three states -- a move that earned him almost universal contempt from Iraqis.

He strongly opposed the "surge" strategy.

He campaigned both for president and vice president declaring that the war was essentially lost.

And now he's not only recognizing the success, but doing so in a way that is utterly unmistakable -- by claiming it for the Obama administration.

There are only two times when Joe Biden should ever be taken seriously. The first is when you remember that this idiot is only one heartbeat away from the presidency.

The other is when you realize that he is there because of Barack "you can trust my judgment" Obama put him there.


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Comments (14)

When the "O" sends Joe out,... (Below threshold)
recoverd liberal democrat:

When the "O" sends Joe out, knowing he is an idiot, they are clueless as to what to do. He has been a laughing stock since before "O" and nobody takes him serious. So, what that says is that "O" doesn't care that his position is really indefensible. He doesn't care that he is acting contrary to a majority of Americans on everything. November may not come soon enough!

You must say, he is more co... (Below threshold)

You must say, he is more consistent than the "o" is. [I really think we should stop capitalizing the "o" as he is definitely NOT a capitalist]

Please be advised that ther... (Below threshold)

Please be advised that there is only one "Sheriff Joe." That would be Sheriff Joe Arpio of Maricopa County, AZ. Please do not get your political fools mixed up in the future.

Maybe in the future you could refer to VP Biden as Village Idiot Joe, or Joe the Fool.

Matt,You are absolut... (Below threshold)
recoverd liberal democrat:

You are absolutely right!
And "O" is not a "free market" capitalist but, he is a "crony" capitalist. In other words, he is a "phony" capitalist.

Geeez talk about stuck on s... (Below threshold)

Geeez talk about stuck on stupid. Now he decides to pick a fight with the state of New York.

"The mayor came along and said the cost for providing security to hold this trial is x-hundreds of millions of dollars which I think is much more than would be needed," Biden said.

Biden's surprising outburst is an indication of just how upset President Barack Obama is at having one of his foreign policy goals - showing a kinder face to the Muslim world - meet a solid wall of opposition in New York. http://wcbstv.com/topstories/september.11.trial.2.1495846.html

Is this guy for real? If it was any other time or place, this guy would be laughed off the face of the map. I guess it goes to show that stupid does come in pairs.

Wouldn't it be interesting ... (Below threshold)

Wouldn't it be interesting to wait until after the 2010 election and then impeach Joe (not "o"). Just a caffeine driven fantasy to consider in the AM.

Something that might even stimulate a derisive response from a more and more desperate leftward spinner.

Matt, no insult intended to... (Below threshold)

Matt, no insult intended to the Arizona cop, but Obama hung that title on our Veep.

Plus, it let me use my ultra-cool Claude Akins reference in the title...


"...he is there because of ... (Below threshold)

"...he is there because of Barack "you can trust my judgment" Obama put him there."

Joey was picked because of his 'foreign policy gravis'. Hahahahaha! But I've often wondered if it wasn't also insurance against assassination. There's not a crazy person in this world nutty enough to want a President Joey.

"Nobody messes with Joe"</p... (Below threshold)

"Nobody messes with Joe"

It'd be like screwing with the short bus kids.

Garand, might I introduce y... (Below threshold)

Garand, might I introduce you to the Birthers...


The more confident Joe B... (Below threshold)

The more confident Joe Biden is when he speaks, the more full of shit he is.

It's so perfect, you could've ended the post here.

I'm so glad Darth Cheney is speaking out.

Has it occured to any of yo... (Below threshold)

Has it occured to any of you that Joe
...was selected as anti impeachment insurance?

re: 12So impeach J... (Below threshold)

re: 12

So impeach Joe first AFTER there's a change in Speaker of the House.

Never underestimate the imp... (Below threshold)

Never underestimate the importance of a Joe Biden to a mobbed-up Mussolini-modeled modified-Marxist, murtadd-Muslim, multiple-mothers' milquetoast in an empty galabiyah. Nor misunderestimate just how crucial to the survival of a racketeering, recidivist, treasonous, lying, looting, thieving, mass-murdering, impeached and disbarred co-serial-rapist is an 'Al-Fredo Gore-leone.'

Think of them both as insurance against conviction in the senate for an impeached Billy-Bubbah Blythe or for the Indonesian Muslim, Barry Soetoro.

For not even those representative of the kind of vast criminal enterprises that prefer we call them by their street name, the "Democratic" potty, would wish upon us, even temporarily, a "president" as bloody stupid as the world's once most dangerous dullard -- or as stupid as is the drunken Irishman called Joe Neil Kinnock Biden.






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