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Who’s Smarter: Joe Biden or Yogi Berra?
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Posted on 08/16/2012 5:23:09 AM PDT by SJackson

So I’ve been thinking about all the bad things that would happen to America if President Obama loses in November. And I could only come up with one. We would no longer have Joe Biden to kick around. Admit it: when Joe opens his mouth, you feel a lot smarter than you did right before he opened his mouth.

Take his latest gems.

Cranking it up at a roaring campaign rally, Biden says: “With you we can win North Carolina.”

He was in Virginia at the time.

Earlier, he told the crowd, ““Romney wants to, he said in the first 100 days, he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules. Unchain Wall Street.”

Then slipping into a southern accent, he finished with, “They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”

Nice move, Joe … except the many black folks in the crowd weren’t laughing.

A day later on the campaign trail he tells supporters: ”Folks, where’s it written we cannot lead the world in the 20th century in making automobiles?

Okay, so the guy doesn’t know what century we’re in? He can’t know everything!

And bless his heart, remember when Joe, at a rally in Washington, had those nice things to say about the guy’s dead mother.

“His mom lived in Long Island for ten years or so. God rest her soul. And- although, she’s- wait- your mom’s still- your mom’s still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul.”

Make fun of him if you will … but Joe Biden is the kind of guy who acknowledges the little people in the crowd …

“Stand up, Chuck, let ‘em see ya.”

He was referring to Missouri State Senator Chuck Graham – who is in a wheelchair.

Hey, anybody can make a mistake. At least Joe cares about the middle class. In Athens, Ohio, campaigning in 2008, he got the faithful going with a shot at John McCain …

“Look, John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs.”

Yes, Joe, and 2 plus 2 equal 6,000.

Speaking to the House Democratic Caucus, at a retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia, Biden channeled his inner Yogi Berra and said, “If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still a 30% chance we’re going to get it wrong.”

Maybe, but what are the chances that he’s going to get the name of the guy who put him on the ticket wrong.

“A man I’m proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States – Barack America!”

Asked about Biden’s flubs on a cable TV show, Rudy Giuliani, said “I mean, this guy just isn’t bright. He’s never been bright. He isn’t bright. People think well, he just talks a little bit too much. Actually, he’s just not very smart.”

Really? Why? Just because he doesn’t know what century we’re living in?

I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping we get the opportunity to miss Joe Biden.


TOPICS: Editorial; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 08/16/2012 5:23:12 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

Yogi Bear is smarter than Joe!


2 posted on 08/16/2012 5:25:25 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: SJackson

“Who’s Smarter: Joe Biden or Yogi Berra?”: obvious trick question!


3 posted on 08/16/2012 5:27:31 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: SJackson

I think a more appropriate question would be: “Who’s smarter - Joe Biden or a rutebaga.


4 posted on 08/16/2012 5:32:34 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: SJackson

Yogi Berra could catch a fast ball thrown by a Major League pitcher 98.9% of the time and could hit a ball thrown by a major league pitcher 28.5% of the time. Joe Biden can’t even remember what state he’s in.


5 posted on 08/16/2012 5:33:19 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: SJackson

I would have gone with boo-boo, but Yogi hands down.


6 posted on 08/16/2012 5:42:46 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: jmcenanly

Yeah, and Yogi actually embedded pearls of wisdom in many of his sayings. Biden is merely a dumb a$$.


7 posted on 08/16/2012 5:43:44 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: G Larry

My first thought as well.

“Smarter than the average bear!”


8 posted on 08/16/2012 5:44:38 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: SJackson

Yogi Berra said all that stuff intentionally. Its his schtick. He’s clever, and has a unique way of rephrasing the ordinary, redundant, etc. to make it sound profound. Berra is very bright ... catcher is the most complicated position on the field.

Joe Biden is just an idiot.

SnakeDoc


9 posted on 08/16/2012 5:54:08 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: SJackson

Yogi is certainly a lot funnier.


10 posted on 08/16/2012 6:03:05 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: SnakeDoctor

You’re right about Yogi. His quips were well thought out.

Where are the Yogi Berra quotes?

The nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.

Always go to other people’s funerals otherwise they won’t come to yours.

Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical.

Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.

Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.

He hits from both sides of the plate; he’s amphibious.

That bar is so crowded that nobody goes there anymore.


11 posted on 08/16/2012 6:12:52 AM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: SJackson
Yogi is THE philosopher of our time. There are three pages of Yogi-isms here ...

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/y/yogi_berra.html

My personal fave is: “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

Joe Gaffer Biden is an embarrassment.

12 posted on 08/16/2012 6:15:49 AM PDT by shove_it (purge pandering progressive parasites)
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To: gortklattu

It’s deja vu, all over again.


13 posted on 08/16/2012 6:32:51 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: SJackson

When Biden plays in half as many World Series games as Yogi, we’ll talk.


14 posted on 08/16/2012 7:08:48 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Psalm 73
I think a more appropriate question would be: “Who’s smarter - Joe Biden or a rutebaga

I RESENT THAT!

15 posted on 08/16/2012 7:08:59 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: Rummyfan

You ever sit back, read an article like this and just know that anything you write is going to be kicked back by the admin for some hysterical, yet uncalled for remark?

There are so many Yogi Berra jokes out there that this thread can go on for days.


16 posted on 08/16/2012 7:10:12 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: SJackson

we’re handling this badly... when given a soft pitch, you knock it otu of the park...

the response should be” This is a hoot! the party of Jim Crow, Bull Connor, segregation and the KKK (remember jesse helms), not to mention all the damage welfare has done to blacks, has some nerve accusing the party of Lincoln of wanting to enchain blacks.”


17 posted on 08/16/2012 7:44:16 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: SJackson
Hey, Joe has always been the soul of decorum and probity.


18 posted on 08/16/2012 12:00:01 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: gortklattu

I thought he said 90% of the game is half mental.

My favorite. When asked by a teammate what time it was, Yogi’s answer was —— do you mean now?


19 posted on 08/16/2012 2:25:51 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: All

Hey Joey Plugs, it gets late real early in DC.


20 posted on 08/16/2012 2:28:53 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: SJackson

Yogi, and I don’t say that as a partisan. Berra was very, very successful at what he did. His verbal “gaffes” were just malapropisms. In Biden’s case, the gaffes reveal a feeble mind. Big difference.


21 posted on 08/16/2012 2:46:48 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: SnakeDoctor
... catcher is the most complicated position on the field.

True, very true. Most people don't realize it's the catcher who usually calls the pitches.

22 posted on 08/16/2012 2:51:09 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: SJackson
What? Yogi Berra, one of America's greatest philosophers? The question unasks itself, but then it would, wouldn't it?

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

Tell it, Yogi!

23 posted on 08/16/2012 2:55:46 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: G Larry

I need glasses, I thought they WERE comparing him to Yogi Bear!


24 posted on 08/21/2012 1:13:55 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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