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Joe Biden's higher IQ

Mark Shea on the VP and Egypt:

[Joe Biden] who people mysteriously believe to be way smarter than Sarah Palin, informs us that Mubarek is not a dictator, because he's our dictator.

Egyptians seem to not be listening to the Man with the High IQ.

Of course, as I noted yesterday, simply because this is a popular revolt against oppression does not mean that liberty and justice for all are in the offing. The fact that Iran is hailing all this should warn us that the revolutionary forces intend to turn Egypt into yet another Bronze Age Islamic despotism.

And should the Revolution succeed, the new regime will be sure to repeat the words of the Man With the High IQ whenever they remember Mubarek and his dear, dear friends.

In the mean-time, the Religious Leftist regime would rather focus on Ms. Palin and her lack of mental acuity:

Personally, the reason I don't care for Sarah Palin is because she is so inappropriately flippant and informal and because she doesn't seem to take direction well or to prepare herself for events in which she participates. I will never forget watching her interview with Katie Couric. I felt really sorry for her because it was so obvious she was out of her element. It's pretty simple for me, I really, honestly don't think she has the knowledge or the intelligence necessary to be a world leader.

-Pastor Janel in ND

She doesn't know foreign policy, she in many cases doesn't know the constitution, she doesn't think on her feet, she quit the governorship before her term was over, to take the national stage, she used the Mayor's office of Wasilla and the governor's office for personal benefit, and her folksy style only goes a short ways before it is tiring. The fact that she is an attractive woman, or ugly as mud should have no bearing on whether she is qualified to be a national leader. Her command of the rules of the land, history of the country, foreign policy, etc. should be what is looked for.

-Rev. Susan in CA

In reading the discriptions of Ms. Palin here I am amused to notice that they would fit a former governor of Texas who left his job as governor to be President of the the US. It is as if Ms. Palin is a female George W. Bush.

That seems to be the kind of candidate many want - a person who they would feel comfortable with over a beer. Someone who comes across appearing as ignorant as they are of history, the constitution, world and national affairs.

-Deacon Deke in TX

Anybody want to bet that this enlightened crew of religious progressives all yanked the lever for Obama and Biden in '08?


I'm thinking it's a safe bet... and while I ponder that gamble, I'll leave you with one more Biden manifestation of higher IQ:

Vice President Joe Biden made a couple of mistakes at the microphone when he appeared at the Ener1 plant in Hancock County, Ind. on Wednesday.

The first came when he mentioned a state Senator. "Senator Gard is here, wanna recognize him, I was told he was here," said Biden.

Senator Beverly Gard, in fact, was in the audience. She met with Biden after the speech.

The Vice President didn't always get the name of the company right, either. At one point he referred "Enron one leading the way."

Ener1 certainly hopes to build a reputation better than the one that belongs to Enron.

But hey... at least Biden's not inappropriately flippant and informal and at least he can think on his feet and thankfully he doesn't come across as ignorant.

Unlike Sarah Palin.


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Yep nothing flipant about s... (Below threshold)

Yep nothing flipant about saying something like "this is F'ing huge" at a bill signing ceremony.

Will the last congregant le... (Below threshold)
gary gulrud:

Will the last congregant leaving the mainline churches please turn off the lights?

"Joe Biden's higher IQ"... (Below threshold)

"Joe Biden's higher IQ"

Is this like a trick question?

I would say moron? Am I in the ballpark?

Biden may be a blathering f... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Biden may be a blathering fool most of the time, but religious left regime? They just pay lip service anyways. 'Lapsed religious left regime' would be a more accurate description. On the other hand, there is lots of hypocrisy with 'the religious right regime' of Tea partiers, who want tax cuts for the rich and wait for it,

Freezing healthcare. spending and cutting disability payments for veterans who are also collecting Social Security Disability would save $4.5 billion, Bachmann said...

Veterans organizations denounced the plan, with Disabled American Veterans calling it "nothing short of heartless."

Is anyone seriousl... (Below threshold)

Is anyone seriously conflating Joe Biden and a measurable IQ?

I still think Biden is the ... (Below threshold)

I still think Biden is the smartest one in the White House.

"I still think Biden is the... (Below threshold)

"I still think Biden is the smartest one in the White House."

Wrong. It's the dog. The only one that KNOWS what it's doing.

Biden's best, "Stand up Chu... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

Biden's best, "Stand up Chuck."

Crickmore's best, "Well, I think... oh look! What's that over there?'

Maybe,.. Upset Old Guy, but... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Maybe,.. Upset Old Guy, but it is prudent to look at the alternative. Conservatives are certainly doing that with Egypt and Mubarak!

Maybe,.. Upset Old Guy, but... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Maybe,.. Upset Old Guy, but it is prudent to look at the alternative. Conservatives are certainly doing that with Egypt and Mubarak!

I continue to marvel at the... (Below threshold)

I continue to marvel at these religious "leaders" who routinely harangue and belittle those they disagree with.

What part of the tenants of Christianity don't you get? Do you remember what the Bible says about Pride?, Homosexuality? Judging of others? Just to name a few?

I dare say there's more piety in a Tea Party meeting than in these peoples services. Shame on them.

I loved this statement by B... (Below threshold)
Walter Cronanty:

I loved this statement by Biden in his debate with Palin: “When we kicked — along with France, we kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon, I said and Barack said, “Move NATO forces in there. Fill the vacuum, because if you don’t know — if you don’t, Hezbollah will control it.” Now what’s happened? Hezbollah is a legitimate part of the government in the country immediately to the north of Israel.”
Obviously, that never happened - but it's quite a story he told. Had Palin said that, she would have been scoffed off the ticket. But Biden? Oh, that's just Joe.

Oh gosh, and who can forget... (Below threshold)
Walter Cronanty:

Oh gosh, and who can forget this golden oldie, as described by Jack Kelly in Real Clear Politics:
""Article I of the Constitution defines the role of the vice president of the United States, that's the Executive Branch," Sen. Biden said, dismissing Sarah Palin's expressed intention to play a role in legislative affairs.

Article I of the Constitution defines the role of Congress, the legislative branch, and declares that "The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided." That is the only responsibility of the vice president delineated anywhere in the Constitution. Article II describes the responsibilities of the Executive Branch. The election of the vice president is mentioned in Article II, but that Article says not a word about the powers and duties of the vice president as vice president."
But, Palin's the dumb, uninformed one.

It just struck me that thos... (Below threshold)

It just struck me that those who cite the Couric interview (or other similar ones) as their reason for distaining Mrs. Palin, must never have been interviewed themselves on television or radio. Because if they had, they would comprehend how much impact the editing has on the portrayal of the subject. And they would perhaps be able to see - in fact to point out precisely - how these interviews were edited deliberately to hide Mrs Palin's very real intelligence and guileless charisma.

I'm not a public figure, and have been interviewed a couple of times for radio, a couple of times for television. In those instances, for brief, topical segments, it was very clear to me how much I was at the mercy of the interviewer. In most cases, deft editing by a sympathetic interviewer made me sound wise and authoritative. In one, the editor's intent did not reflect badly on me, but the tape was clearly cut to benefit the storyline desired by the reporter.

So I suspect if any of these people were to sit for interviews themselves, they might rethink their opinions - and their unwillingness to give the benefit of the doubt.

I see your ringing defense ... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

I see your ringing defense of Sarah Palin consists of, "She's no stupider than Joe Biden."


Any comment on the new genius heroine of the Tea Party, Rep. Bachmann? Why oh why has Wizbang had NOTHING to say about her stellar performance the other night as the spokesmodel for the movement?

No, Bruce. As usual, you mi... (Below threshold)
Walter Cronanty:

No, Bruce. As usual, you misconstrue the point, and then argue against your misconstruction. The point is that Biden is a blithering idiot - always has been, always will be - idiocy without end, amen. A defense of Palin is neither intended nor required.
Instead, when one compares the two, one reaches the inescapable conclusion that Palin is smarter. Yet, Palin sets the left, and much of the mainstream media, into hissy fits every time she says, writes, tweets, anything - inevitably smearing her intelligence. Which leave one wondering why these same people, who are oh so worried about "smartness," don't seem to be the least concerned about the IQ challenged vice-plagiarist.

Biden IS the Administration... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Biden IS the Administration's smartest guy on foreign policy. I'm not impugning the dog's overall intelligence, but his lack of experience puts him equal to Barry and the rest on foreign affairs.

Ponder this fact, and pray for our country.

Yet, Palin sets the left... (Below threshold)

Yet, Palin sets the left, and much of the mainstream media, into hissy fits every time she says, writes, tweets, anything - inevitably smearing her intelligence. Which leave one wondering why these same people, who are oh so worried about "smartness," don't seem to be the least concerned about the IQ challenged vice-plagiarist.

It's all about the rules, Walter. Biden's on THEIR side, so everything he does is given a pass. No matter how stupid, he'll be supported.

Palin? She doesn't know her place. She's ignoring the people who set the rules. She's not playing the game the way THEY demand. And she doesn't CARE - she's not reduced to a sobbing mass by their scorn and ire and hate.

And they can't STAND that - because if they're not in charge, if they're not the arbiters of what's acceptable as a candidate (IE Joe's fine, but Palin's stuuuuuuuupid) then ... maybe they're not the power-mongers, the controllers, the king-makers that they tell themselves they are.

Think of them as the 'cool kids' in high school. They're at the height of their 'coolness' and deciding who is and isn't cool - and they're starting to understand that all the affirmation they've been getting from their clique members (and Sarah is DEFINITELY out!) is pretty much useless in the real world.

"Biden IS the Administratio... (Below threshold)

"Biden IS the Administration's smartest guy on foreign policy."

Well that sure as hell explains why we've got everyone in the world eating out of Barry's hand.

Right Bruce? Barry barks, everyone jumps.

Bruce is dumber then Biden.... (Below threshold)

Bruce is dumber then Biden. He thinks his hatred for Palin /Bachman somehow translates into him hijacking the thread.

By all accounts, Biden exce... (Below threshold)
James H:

By all accounts, Biden excels behind the scenes. Perhaps he should stay there.

Sarah Palin is sooo last ye... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Sarah Palin is sooo last year. She shot herself in the foot (pardon the pun) with her "somebody shot a Congresswoman - poor poor me!" speech, and will not be taken seriously for a while.

No, the real up-and-comer is Bachmann, who makes Palin look like a genius. And I know it was slightly off-topic, but I was wondering why Wizbang had had nothing to say about her performance Tuesday night. I mean, if you're gonna compare and contrast the intellectual strengths of politicians, let's compare those who still matter - not Biden or Palin, whose careers are drawing to a close, but Bachmann and, say, Peter King.

Mr Cronanty, I see nothing here to suggest that Palin is smarter than Biden. All I see is an article that says, "Many liberals think Palin is stupid - but look how stupid Biden is!" Am I wrong?

Yes, Mr. Henry, you're wron... (Below threshold)
Walter Cronanty:

Yes, Mr. Henry, you're wrong. What we have is a posting illustrating Biden's unerring ability to say the exact factually wrong thing at exactly the wrong time. He is a boob, a buffoon. Sort of Lou Costello playing off of Obama's Bud Abbott [I know, I know, that is unjustified high praise for our community organizer in chief, but it's the best analogy I can come up with on short notice]. Unfortunately, the times and our country demand more than a tragic comedy skit.
Justaposed is a series of quotes illustrating the left's knee jerk, constant, baseless attacks on Palin's intelligence. This justaposition demonstrates 4 basic points: 1.Biden is an idiot, but is an influential actor on the world stage; 2.Palin is not an idiot, nor is she an actor on the world stage; 3.The left and the MSM constantly attack Palin's intelligence; but, 4.The left and the MSM never subject Biden, an influential actor on the world stage, to the same scrutiny [let alone the same venom] they reserve for Palin.
There, I think I've sufficiently clarified the point of this posting. Don't feel shy about asking for my assistance again, when you're confused. As for your questions about Rep. Bachmann, I guess I'll have to study up on the subject of your next derangement syndrome. From what I know, she seems bright, articulate and clean [to borrow from good old Joe]. As to the specifics of what her political beliefs/principles are, other than being generally conservative [which I approve], I plead ignorance.

when was the last time you ... (Below threshold)

when was the last time you heard a liberal give a shit about veterans ? except to bash a conservative with they never care one bit ...

when was the last time you ... (Below threshold)

when was the last time you heard a liberal give a shit about veterans ? except to bash a conservative with they never care one bit ...

.....and what is your excus... (Below threshold)

.....and what is your excuse for being
ignorant Bruce?

Your constant vindictive against the female politicians make me wonder if you are hiding something (someone) in your closet.

Biden don't have a folksy s... (Below threshold)

Biden don't have a folksy style either.

Bruce, I really hope you ar... (Below threshold)

Bruce, I really hope you are not as mentally challenged as you present yourself here all the time. You and the left have predicted Palin's end with the same accuracy as you did Rove's downfall. Do you even think?

And now you are going after Bachman who is another intelligient conservative woman. Why are you and the left so afraid of these women? I mean, you say they are not a threat and are not taken seriously, why worry about them? I for one am not afraid of powerful women as you are.

Biden has the same IQ as Bruce and Steve and Hyper. ww

Here are a few of the more... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Here are a few of the more notable tv quotes by Michelle Bachmann, R (Neptune), including some real doozies on "we are running out of rich people, swine flu, carbon dioxide gangster government, and Terri Schiavo was healthy"

Might not want to depend on... (Below threshold)

Might not want to depend on selected quotes, Steve, to show someone's head is on straight. I don't think it's a good idea, and quite likely to backfire.






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