“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, October 24, 2008

Joe Biden... ya think he's qualified to be our VP?

Subtitle: Open Mouth, Insert Both Feet. Walk Away.

One gaffe after another should tell you how this man's mind works. Can you imagine him at the table with world leaders? Our press may be in cahoots and manage to overlook every crazy remark that flows straight from his mind to his mouth, but we could be in some deep doo-doo if he says the wrong thing.

There's been a lot of talk in the past few days about his almost identical comments at two different events last weekend. He pretty much promised that if we elect Obama we'll be electing to face some international crisis. This from the man who said he'd love to serve with John McCain as his VP, more so than with Obama (said when he was running for the top slot).

(Side note: who says "gird your loins" anymore???)

Here's some of his comments from the event (I understand ABC was shamed into printing the remarks, article, video, etc.):

"Mark my words, it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."

"I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate and he's gonna need help. And the kind of help he's gonna need is, he's gonna need you - not financially to help him - we're gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it's not gonna be apparent initially, it's not gonna be apparent that we're right."

"Gird your loins. We're gonna win with your help, God willing, we're gonna win, but this is not gonna be an easy ride. This president, the next president, is gonna be left with the most significant task. It's like cleaning the Augean stables, man. This is more than just, this is more than – think about it, literally, think about it – this is more than just a capital crisis, this is more than just markets. This is a systemic problem we have with this economy."

"I've forgotten more about foreign policy than most of my colleagues know, so I'm not being falsely humble with you. I think I can be value added, but this guy has it. This guy has it. But he's gonna need your help. Because I promise you, you all are gonna be sitting here a year from now going, 'Oh my God, why are they there in the polls? Why is the polling so down? Why is this thing so tough?' We're gonna have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years. So I'm asking you now, I'm asking you now, be prepared to stick with us. Remember the faith you had at this point because you're going to have to reinforce us."

"There are gonna be a lot of you who want to go, 'Whoa, wait a minute, yo, whoa, whoa, I don't know about that decision'. Because if you think the decision is sound when they're made, which I believe you will when they're made, they're not likely to be as popular as they are sound. Because if they're popular, they're probably not sound."

"We do not have the military capacity, nor have we ever, quite frankly, in the last 20 years, to dictate outcomes. It's so much more important than that. It's so much more complicated than that. And Barack gets it."

"I probably shouldn't have said all this because it dawned on me that the press is here. All kidding aside, these guys have left us in a God-awful place. We have the ability to straighten it out. It's gonna take a little bit of time, so I ask you to stay with us. Stay with us."

Want to listen to Joe Biden say it himself? Here you go:

Biden to Supporters: "Gird Your Loins", For the Next President "It's Like Cleaning Augean Stables"
October 20, 2008 7:35 AM

ABC News' Matthew Jaffe Reports: Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., on Sunday guaranteed that if elected, Sen. Barack Obama., D-Ill., will be tested by an international crisis within his first six months in power and he will need supporters to stand by him as he makes tough, and possibly unpopular, decisions. http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/10/biden-to-suppor.html

Here's Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright AGREEING with Joe Biden.

I can't imagine voting for a ticket with this man on it and I certainly would be fearful of ever having him become our President. He seems like a nice enough guy, someone I'd probably enjoy talking with as long as we stayed away from politics. Hmmm.... maybe I'll invite him to eat at Katie's Restaurant in Wilmington, you know the one he loves so much... oh wait, I forgot, it closed down something like 20 years ago. So much for being in touch with the little people, huh, Joe? Maybe we can hang out at the Home Depot and then go build something together.

Do I sound sarcastic? Good. I'm getting tired of being so darned nice while Obama and Biden slap Sarah and John McCain around with their malicious lies.

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