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  • Biden dodges angry mob in Ukraine

    11/26/2014 5:41:47 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | November 21, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    Vice President Joe Biden backed out from appearing with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine at a memorial ceremony in Kiev on Friday, when the Secret Service determined it “wasn’t a good idea” after a crowd became “unruly,” a pool report said. “When Biden’s motorcade arrived on outskirts of what had become very large and somewhat unruly gathering, many chanting ‘shame’ at Poroshenko. … [U.S.] [S]ecret [S]ervice decided wasn’t a good idea for Biden to wade in,” according to the pool report.
  • New Car Smell? The Democratic Field Looks Like 'Cash for Clunkers'

    11/25/2014 5:47:32 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 40 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/24/2014 | John Merline
    "You know, I think — I think the American people, you know, they're gonna want — you know, that new car smell. You know, their own — they — they wanna drive somethin' off the lot that — that doesn't have as — as much mileage as me." — President Obama on ABC News' This Week. Not exactly a great moment in political oratory. But it's also hard to fathom who Obama could have had in mind when he uttered those words, since the Democratic contenders all are showing plenty of wear and tear.
  • (Smirkin') Joe Biden VP Debate (10/11/12): Out of Afghanistan "in 2014 . Period."

    11/23/2014 10:00:37 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | October 11, 2012
    VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Martha, let's keep our eye on the ball. The reason I've been in and out of Afghanistan and Iraq 20 times — I've been up in the Kunar — I've been throughout that whole country, mostly in a helicopter and sometimes in a vehicle. The fact is we went there for one reason: to get those people who killed Americans, al-Qaida. We've decimated al-Qaida central. We have eliminated Osama bin Laden. That was our purpose. And in fact, in the meantime, what we said we would do, we would help train the Afghan military. It's their responsibility...
  • Biden Assails Russian Intervention in Ukraine as ‘Unacceptable’

    11/22/2014 6:28:59 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Andrew Roth
    MOSCOW — Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in Kiev on Friday condemned Russia for its “unacceptable” military intervention in Ukraine, while exhorting Ukraine’s newly elected government to complete its democratic and anticorruption reforms. During a joint news conference, Mr. Biden urged Ukraine’s president, Petro O. Poroshenko, to form a new government “in days, not weeks,” and to champion economic reforms, promote further economic integration with the West and root out what Mr. Biden called “the cancer of corruption.” “Even if the guns in the east fell silent tomorrow, Ukraine would still face a struggle for its democratic and economic...
  • We are probably getting to the point where Biden is preferable to Obama...

    11/17/2014 11:19:05 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 36 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-17-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Republican bulldog Rep. Trey Gowdy put the kibosh on the idea of impeaching President Obama during a nationally television Fox News interview, telling his broadcast audience that booting the commander-in-chief from his office would open the doors to something even worse —the ascension of Vice President Joseph R. Biden. The Biden-is-insurance joke has been around since 2008, and people saw it as less of a joke back then than they do now, I think. It really does seem like the only way Obama could become more unhinged is if Democrats still controlled both houses of Congress.I'm not sure if...
  • Anti-Impeachment Insurance

    11/16/2014 11:17:00 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Joe Biden If the question is asked, “What is the number one reason that any first time presidential candidate really has for selecting a running mate?” a common answer is, “Someone who could step in as president should the need arise.” Although that should be a primary consideration, it is rarely if ever the case no matter which political party one is talking about. In almost all cases an individual is selected as a running mate for one reason and one reason only and that is to help get the ticket elected. It is very simple, if the ticket fails...
  • Biden Opens floodgates to Central America minors (US taxpayers to pay billions)

    11/16/2014 8:23:27 AM PST · by Liz · 48 replies
    GOPbriefing room.com ^ | 11/15/14 | GUATEMALA NEWS REPORT
    GUATEMALA NEWS REPORT TRANSLATION--- Minors in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive refugee status in the United States as of December, according to a plan announced yesterday by the country's vice president, Joe Biden. WASHINGTON DC -The presidents Otto Perez Molina, of Guatemala; Salvador Sanchez Ceren, in El Salvador, and Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, welcomed the news that Biden gave at the forum "Investing in Central America: creating opportunities for growth", organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Biden said that parents who are legal in the US. UU. refugee status for their children who live in the...
  • 'Obama's insurance policy': DC chuckles after GOP congressman rules out impeaching Obama...

    11/14/2014 7:06:16 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/14/2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    A Republican congressman known as a pit bull in Washington said Thursday that he doesn't support the idea of impeachment proceedings against President Obama because winning that fight would elevate the vice president to the Oval Office. 'Have you met Joe Biden?' South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy asked during a Fox News Channel interview. Impeachment talk has swirled around Washington since the president announced that an executive order overhauling America's immigration system is imminent. But some in the GOP see Biden as Obama's hedge against removal from office, since much of his public exposure has come in conjunction with a...
  • DC chuckles after GOP congressman rules out impeaching Obama because – 'Have you met Joe Biden?'

    11/14/2014 12:15:25 PM PST · by maggief · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Trey Gowdy said his party can't impeach the president over his threatened immigration overhaul – but only because Biden would become president The folksy Biden wants the top job for himself but Republicans see him as a potentially embarrassing one-man gaffe factory One senior House GOP aide said Biden is 'two floppy shoes short of a complete clown outfit' and Obama's 'insurance policy' Gowdy hinted that impeachment is being dangled by the White House as bait in the hope that the GOP will destroy its own credibility by trying it A Texas Republican congressman and a judge-turned-news-analyst floated the idea...
  • Elizabeth Warren gets rock-star reception at liberal donors confab

    11/13/2014 8:17:18 PM PST · by mykroar · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/14 | Kenneth Vogel
    Elizabeth Warren insists she has no interest in running for president in 2016, but the rich liberals to whom she spoke Thursday afternoon seemed unwilling to take ‘no’ for an answer. The Massachusetts senator got a rock stars’ welcome during a closed-door speech to major donors, one of whom interrupted her by yelling “Run, Liz, Run!”
  • Biden: Middle Class Label Not a Compliment in DC, ‘It Means You’re Not Sophisticated’

    11/12/2014 7:27:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    free beacon ^ | 11/12/14 | staff
    Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that people in Washington don’t think it’s a good thing to be labeled as middle class. Speaking at the American Association of Port Authorities convention in Houston, Biden reminded attendees of his nickname, “Middle-Class Joe.” “In Washington, that’s not meant as a compliment–it means you’re not sophisticated,” Biden said.
  • Biden Misstates Troops Wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan By 47,000

    11/12/2014 8:18:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 12,2014 | Daniel Halper
    "Every day for the last six years, I ask my staff early in the morning to contact the Department of Defense to get a detailed report of the number of troops deployed, the number wounded, and the number killed.
  • Joe Biden's littlest fan: 3-year-old girl who...regularly 'speaks' to VP on her toy phone

    11/12/2014 4:54:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/11/14 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Many children have imaginary friends. But few of those BFFs are called Joe Biden.... ....Earlier this year, Avery's grandmother, Becky Burke, posted a message on Biden's website, informing him of his littlest fan and their regular 'chats', according to KCCI News 8.... Then, last Wednesday night, she answered the phone - and Biden was on the other end. 'He said, "This is Joe Biden" and I said, "Who the hell is this?' said Ms Burke. 'And he said, "This is Joe Biden", and I said, ‘I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry I said that to you.”
  • Biden Misstates Troops Wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan By 47,000

    11/11/2014 5:49:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/11/14 | Daniel Halper
    Vice President Joe Biden misstated the number of troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan by 47,000 at a Veterans Day event today at Arlington National Cemetary. Here´s audio of his remarks: "Every day for the last six years, I ask my staff early in the morning to contact the Department of Defense to get a detailed report of the number of troops deployed, the number wounded, and the number killed. Not a general number; the exact number every day," said the vice president. "Because for every one of those warriors there´s an entire family, extended family, back in America that...
  • Joe Biden Says the U.S. and Israel Are Friends. And Sometimes Friends Fight

    11/11/2014 4:45:12 AM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 11-11-14 | Lauren Fox
    The vice president tried to clear the air in an address to Jewish Federations of North America Monday. November 10, 2014 Vice President Joe Biden sought to smooth over U.S.-Israeli relations Monday in an address to the the Jewish Federations of North America. Nearly two weeks after a senior Obama administration official called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "a chickenshit" in an interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, Biden attempted to play down the scuffles that have characterized the leaders' relationship in recent months. He described the two countries' rapport clearly in his signature, colloquial style. "Like all close friends,...
  • Warning: Tiger Teahadists Ahead

    11/10/2014 6:55:27 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-10-2014 | MOTUS
    Having left everything in capable hands here at home,Big Guy departed from Andrews Air Force Base last night for a week abroad in China, Myanmar (sometimes called Burma), and Australia. He thinks they still idolize him over seas. Somebody probably should have briefed him on China’s current sentiment: Obama always utters "Yes, we can," which led to the high expectations people had for him. But he has done an insipid job, offering nearly nothing to his supporters. US society has grown tired of his banality. Bush, who dared to do everything, and Obama, who dares to do nothing, come from...
  • After midterms, no reprieve: 2016 presidential race is on

    11/09/2014 9:12:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Olean Times Herald ^ | November 3, 2014 | Markos Kounalakis
    Ballot propositions and congressional races are sucking up all the political oxygen in the run-up to Tuesday’s elections. They should. Informing ourselves and getting out the vote is critical for the healthy functioning of our democracy. But for an electorate hoping for post-midterm relief from campaign ads and candidate messaging, that reprieve will be short-lived. Soon after the November ballots are tallied, the 2016 presidential campaign will kick in. Hold on for the ride. This early presidential cycle will contrast potential candidates’ differences on government’s role, health care and taxes, but nothing will say “I’m running” more than a foray...
  • Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver Remarks for AFL-CIO/AFT Career and Technical Education Summit

    11/07/2014 1:34:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 4 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 11/07/2014 | Mike Hall
    Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the keynote address at next week’s AFL-CIO/AFT Summit on Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development.    The Nov. 13 event at the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C., will focus on the importance of career and technical education (CTE) in preparing K–12 students for both college and career pathways. It also will examine the role of unions as collaborating partners with business, policy makers and local communities to create opportunities that prepare workers for good jobs, raise wages and spur economic development and community revitalization.Scheduled speakers include AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka; Snap-On Tools Chairman and CEO...
  • Election bytes: Obama concedes on NPR, Biden obstructs, FLOTUS plays race card, Landreiu just nuts

    11/04/2014 4:59:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | November 4, 2014 | Jacquie Kubin
    While he has been kept tucked in the Oval Office and the Democrats have sent Bill and Hillary Clinton out to campaign for Democrats, today, in an un announced interview on NPR the President has said: “ “In this election cycle, this is probably the worst possible group of states for Democrats since Dwight Eisenhower. There are a lot of states being contested, they just tend to vote Republican.” Previously the President said (just before they locked him in the Oval Office): “ “I’m not on the ballot this fall. Michelle’s pretty happy about that,” Obama said. “But make no...
  • Joe Biden: Democrats will keep Senate

    11/03/2014 11:13:43 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | November 3, 2014 | Kevin Bohn
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida (CNN) -- Vice President Joe Biden isn't buying the growing consensus heading into Election Day that Republicans are poised to take control of the Senate. "I don't agree with the oddsmakers," Biden said in an exclusive interview with CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger. "I predict we're gonna ... keep the Senate."
  • Biden: I never apologized to Turkey

    11/03/2014 5:05:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 3, 2014 6:40 PM EST | Josh Lederman
    Vice President Joe Biden says he never apologized to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for claiming Turkey's mistakes helped foreign fighters enter Syria. In a speech last month, Biden said Erdogan had conceded to him that Turkey mistakenly assisted foreign fighters, including Islamic State extremists, seeking to depose the Syrian regime. …
  • Biden: ´Public Is...Frightened Because It´s a Frightening World´

    11/03/2014 10:13:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 11/3/14 | Susan Jone
    The public is concerned and frightened because it´s a frightening world. A lot has happened," Vice President Joe Biden told CNN in an interview that aired on Sunday. Biden noted that in every crisis, "there´s all kinds of attention" from Twitter and the news media. But later, "when we put it under control," there´s not much follow-up, Biden complained. So the public shouldn´t be anxious about Ebola and ISIS? the reporter asked him. "I think the public should not be as anxious as they are, but it´s understandable why they are. There is no existential threat to the United States
  • Joe Biden: ‘Ready to compromise’

    11/03/2014 6:17:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | 11/3/14 6:52 AM EST Updated: 11/3/14 7:18 AM EST Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/j | By JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Vice President Joe Biden says he expects congressional Republicans to work to “get things done” if they win control of the Senate — and he notes the White House is prepared to give a little. In an interview with CNN released on Monday, Biden said that while he still expects the Democrats to retain Senate control, he believes a Republican-controlled Senate will move beyond obstructionism. “[G]oing into 2016, the Republicans have to make a decision whether they’re in control or not in control,” the vice president told Gloria Borger. “Are they going to begin to allow things to happen? Or...
  • Biden Tossing In Towel on Tomorrow's Elections?

    11/03/2014 4:12:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    C'mon man! That's no way for a plucky VP like you to talk just two days before the elections! As a loyal member of the DNC email list, last night I received a message from Joe Biden that sounded decidedly down in the mouth; frankly fatalistic. Here's how Good Ol' Joe opened [emphasis added throughout]: "No matter what happens on Tuesday, I'm proud of you, Mark." "No matter what happens?" Not exactly a bold prediction of victory! Particularly when it was followed by this: "You've helped to keep us in this campaign." Just kept us in it? Don't you remember...
  • Park-gate: Biden vacation at National Park cabin prompts investigation

    10/28/2014 12:34:26 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2014 | Colby Itkowitz
    Vice President Biden and several top White House officials have vacationed with their families at the same log cabin in Grand Teton National Park. Located on Jackson Lake, the rustic getaway is the perfect escape from the fast-paced Washington grind. The cabin also happens to be owned by the federal government, and was banned 20-some years ago by the National Park Service for anything other than “official use.” Some great reporting by Time’s Zeke Miller has prompted the Interior Department to ask for an investigation into Biden’s stay, as well as uses of the cabin by several Obama cabinet secretaries,...
  • Biden: We Need To ‘Stop The March Of The Tea Party Now’

    10/28/2014 10:15:58 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 74 replies
    CBS DC ^ | October 28, 2014 | Not listed
    Campaigning in one of the nation’s key U.S. Senate contests, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that keeping Democratic control of the chamber would “break the back of the hard right” and ease gridlock in Washington. Biden said next week’s choice between Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst for the open Senate seat in Iowa was critical to the outcome. If Braley wins and the Democrats maintain their majority, he said, the Republicans in Congress will be open to compromising with Democrats on issues such as raising the federal minimum wage. “If that happens and it will, what’s going...
  • Biden admits middle class left behind by Obama policies

    10/28/2014 7:48:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 28, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Good ol’ Joe once again blurts out the awkward truth, while trying to be helpful to Democrat Senate candidate in Iowa, Bruce Braley (known to Michelle Obama as Bruce Bailey). .... you know the truth: The middle class is still in trouble,” Biden said. “You don’t have to know the numbers, you can feel it. You can feel it in your bones.” Biden’s lamentation failed to inspire any hope or energy among the crowd at Braley’s rally. Instead, the vice president’s words hun[g] in the air as he pointed out that all the positive economic numbers the Obama administration touts...
  • Malkin: The Hunter Biden Chronicles

    10/21/2014 6:06:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 22, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Everything you need to know about Beltway nepotism, corporate cronyism and corruption can be found in the biography of Robert Hunter Biden. Where are the Occupy Wall Street rabble-rousers and enemies of elitist privilege when you need them? Straining their neck muscles to look the other way. The youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden made news last week after The Wall Street Journal revealed he had been booted from the Navy Reserve for cocaine use. His drug abuse was certainly no surprise to the Navy, which issued him a waiver for a previous drug offense before commissioning him as...
  • Obama's man on Ebola is former Biden staff chief

    10/17/2014 11:49:07 AM PDT · by campg · 41 replies
    Washington AP ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    Obama's man on Ebola is former Biden staff chief 1 hour ago • BY JIM KUHNHENN(0) Comments WASHINGTON (AP) — He's tackled the financial crisis, served two vice presidents and been portrayed by Kevin Spacey in an HBO film, but Ron Klain's newest job as the U.S. point person on Ebola may be his toughest challenge to date. A longtime Democratic operative, Klain was tasked Friday by President Barack Obama with running the government's response to the Ebola crisis. Klain has been a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, and served as Vice President Joe Biden's chief of staff...
  • Biden's son discharged from Navy Reserve over cocaine

    10/17/2014 1:14:06 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    One News Now ^ | 10-16-14
    WASHINGTON (October 16, 2014)— Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the military after testing positive for cocaine, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday. The Navy said that Biden, a former lobbyist who works at a private equity firm, was discharged in February — barely a year after he was selected for the part-time position as a public affairs officer in the Navy Reserve. Citing privacy laws, the Navy did not give a reason for the discharge, which was not disclosed until it emerged in the media on Thursday. In...
  • Navy kicks out Biden’s son after failing coke test

    10/17/2014 7:51:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 10/16/14 | Joe Tacopino
    Joe Biden’s son was booted from the military after failing a drug test, it was revealed Thursday. Hunter Biden, the youngest son of the vice president, was discharged from the Navy Reserve in February after he tested positive for cocaine, the Navy said. Hunter, a former lobbyist who works at an investment firm, had been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve, The Wall Street Journal said.
  • Biden's son discharged from Navy after reportedly testing positive for cocaine

    10/17/2014 6:57:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | unk
    The son of Vice President Joe Biden says he is “embarrassed” after being discharged from the Navy Reserve earlier this year --- reportedly after testing positive for cocaine. The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, reported Thursday that Hunter Biden’s short-lived military career ended because he failed a drug test after reporting to his unit in 2013. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Navy discharged him in February of this year.
  • Biden’s Son Hunter Discharged From Navy Reserve After Failing Cocaine Test

    10/16/2014 5:35:13 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 46 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/16/2014 | COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON And JULIAN E. BARNES
    WASHINGTON—Vice President Joe Biden ’s son Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after testing positive for cocaine, according to people familiar with the matter. Hunter Biden, a lawyer by training who is now a managing partner at an investment company, had been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve, a part-time position. But after failing a drug test last year, his brief military career ended. Mr. Biden, 44 years old, decided to pursue military service relatively late, beginning the direct-commission process to become a public-affairs officer in the Navy Reserve in 2012. Because of his age—43...
  • Joe Biden's Son Hunter Was Kicked Out Of The Navy For Cocaine Use

    10/16/2014 4:22:30 PM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 16, 2016 | PAUL SZOLDRA
    Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter was kicked out of the Navy Reserve this year after he tested positive for cocaine, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. A Yale-educated lawyer, the 44-year-old Hunter Biden was commissioned as a Navy ensign May 7, 2013 and assigned as a public affairs officer at a reserve unit in Norfolk, Va., the Journal reported. But just a month later when he checked into his new unit in June and was given a drug test, he popped for cocaine.
  • Biden: 'The Middle Class Is Getting Killed'

    10/16/2014 2:21:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    www.weeklystandard.com ^ | 3:17 PM, Oct 16, 2014 | By DANIEL HALPER
    Vice President Joe Biden talked about the trouble the middle class is having during the Barack Obama presidency at an event earlier today in Philadelphia: "The middle class is getting killed," Biden said. "In the last ten years, average salary of the middle class in America according to Standard & Poor's has gone up 14 cents." Biden's event was "on the Importance of Investing in our Nation's Infrastructure," according to the White House. VIDEO AT LINK.................
  • 'White boy' Biden calls tea party 'crazy'

    10/14/2014 7:17:45 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue October 14, 2014 | CNN
    Washington (CNN) -- Vice President Joe Biden, in a closed-door meeting with black clergy in South Carolina Tuesday, referred to himself as "the only white boy on the east side of Wilmington" as he recalled his days as a Delaware public defender, and pressed faith leaders to elect Democrats this year. He offered a candid critique of Republicans, calling the tea party "crazy," according to a detailed readout of Biden's remarks provided to CNN by a person in the room.
  • ´White boy´ Biden calls tea party ´crazy´

    10/14/2014 5:03:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    CNN, ^ | 10/14/14 | Peter Hamby
    Washington -- Vice President Joe Biden, in a closed-door meeting with black clergy in South Carolina Tuesday, referred to himself as "the only white boy on the east side of Wilmington" as he recalled his days as a Delaware public defender, and pressed faith leaders to elect Democrats this year. He offered a candid critique of Republicans, calling the tea party "crazy," according to a detailed readout of Biden´s remarks provided to CNN by a person in the room. "This is not your father´s Republican Party," he said, according to the source. "This is a different breed of cat, man....
  • Biden apologizes to Turkey president in phone call

    10/04/2014 2:13:31 PM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    AP via Yahoo news ^ | 10/4/2014 | SUZAN FRASER
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden apologized Saturday to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was angry over comments in which Biden said Erdogan had admitted that Turkey had made mistakes by allowing foreign fighters to cross into Syria.
  • Who is more likely to make this Ebola gaffe?

    10/13/2014 12:21:26 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-13-14 | The Looking Spoon
    So the left and right both had the same idea here. Who is more likely to make this gaffe? I guess this would make a good intelligence test. Biden:1. "Stand up Chuck," to a man who is wheelchair-ridden2. Three letter word, J-O-B-S3. Calling soldiers killed in battle "fallen angels"4. Saying Franklin Roosevelt was president during the stock market crash of 1929 (it was Herbert Hoover), and that he went on television (no he didn't broadcasting of any kind didn't even start until the mid-30's) to ease the nation's fears. (video)Palin:"I can see Russia from my house..." oh wait, that was SNLHere's a...
  • Joe Biden lists China as part of North America

    10/08/2014 12:11:33 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 27 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-10-07 16:59 (GMT+8) | Want China Times
    US vice president Joe Biden mistakenly described China as a part of North America during a gaffe-filled speech at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government last week. After stating that North America is "literally–not figuratively–the epicenter of energy in the world today," the 71-year-old Biden went on to say that, "North America will account–meaning Mexico, China and Canada–for two-thirds of the growth of global energy supply over the next 20 years." It appears that Biden had accidentally substituted China for the United States, but the vice president failed to notice or correct the remark. Duowei News, a US-based media outlet...
  • The Joe Biden Apology Tour Hits Saudi Arabia

    10/07/2014 6:32:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 10/7/14 | tyuler durden
    Having accidentally stumbled upon the awkward truth - that many governments in the Middle East are either implicitly or explicitly funding terrorist organizations, such as ISIS, to fight Syria's al-Assad regime - Vice President Joe Biden has been doing the rounds the last few days apologizing for any inconvenience his Harvard speech last week may have caused. As Biden's spokeswoman explained, "the vice president apologized for any implication that Turkey or other allies and partners in the region had intentionally supplied or facilitated the growth of ISIL or other violent extremists in Syria." Today it was Saudi Arabia's turn (following...
  • No One In Los Angeles Appears To Know Who Joe Biden Is

    10/07/2014 11:21:53 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 7, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    Joe Biden is in Los Angeles this week, but someone ought to tell him that he shouldn’t expect to be recognized by too many of the locals. During his ABC show Monday, late night host Jimmy Kimmel aired a rather funny video of one of his staff asking Angelenos to identify Biden. Not a single one of those interviewed (which, in fairness, was slightly less than the entire population of Los Angeles) knew Biden was the Vice President of the United States. We’re not sure if the segment is a testament to deceptive film-making, the irrelevance of Biden, the stupidity...
  • On Nov. 4, Joe Biden Could Become the Most Powerful Man in the World

    10/06/2014 7:13:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 6, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Vice President Joe Biden is a complete idiot. That truth, reinforced by a string of recent foreign policy gaffes, is supported by evidence too great to summarize in one article. Suffice it to say that Uncle Joe's incompetence is stipulated by all political parties. He apparently believes he still has a shot to be President. There is no chance of that--but on Nov. 4, Biden could suddenly become the most powerful man in the U.S., and therefore the world. That is because the fight for control of the U.S. Senate is shaping up to be far closer than it ought...
  • Are Any of You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

    10/06/2014 6:13:02 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-6-2014 | MOTUS
    Poor Joey. He’s been under a lot of pressure lately.Being Numero Duo for so long has taken its toll in gaffes. And while we’re all used to his off-key notes by now, apparently the rest of the world isn’t as forgiving. They’re still a little off-put by being accused of aiding and abetting terrorists. So over the weekend Turkey’s President Erdogan and  Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed both demanded apologies from the Veep.“Wait, what? What did I say now?”In fact Joey’s been so distracted by all the problems in the world - like who’s done the most to earn...
  • Biden continues to apologize; first Turkey, now UAE

    10/06/2014 5:53:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    McClatchydc.com ^ | October 6, 2014 | Roy Gutman
    ISTANBUL — Vice President Joe Biden apologized to the United Arab Emirates Sunday for charging that the oil-rich ally had been supporting al Qaida and other jihadi groups in Syria's internal war, his second apology in as many days to a key participant in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State extremists.
  • Biden in 2012: ‘We Are Working Hand in Glove’ With Sunni Allies on Syria

    10/05/2014 7:06:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    cns news ^ | 9/5/14 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Vice-President Joe Biden’s stinging assessment that Sunni allies had been “our largest problem” in fueling extremism in Syria – comments for which he has now apologized – are in contrast to remarks he made two years ago when he said the U.S. was “working hand in glove” with those countries on Syria. Back then, Biden assured Americans that the administration and Sunni nations in the region were closely cooperating in their response to the rebellion against Syrian President Bashar Assad. “We are working hand in glove with the Turks, with the Jordanians, with the Saudis and with all...
  • Biden Apologizes to Islamist Leader of Turkey for Linking Him to ISIS

    10/05/2014 3:30:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 10/4/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Under the Islamist AKP, Turkey has become a state sponsor of terror. Its links to ISIS are the worst kept secret in the region as ISIS fighters treat Turkey as a gateway to the ISIS Jihad.But Biden made the mistake of quoting Erdogan and had to apologize for it. Vice President Biden on Saturday apologized to Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for saying the Turkish leader admitted his country made mistakes by allowing foreign fighters to cross into Syria.Biden spoke directly to Erdogan to “clarify” comments made on Thursday at Harvard University and apologized for “any implication” that Turkey or...
  • Joe Biden Tells Harvard Students China a Part of North America

    10/05/2014 9:43:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-5-14 | Tony Lee
    Vice President Joe Biden made another gaffe on Thursday, telling Harvard students that China is a part of North America. Speaking at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Biden made yet another blunder after saying that "North America is literally--not figuratively--the epicenter of energy in the world today." "North America will account--meaning Mexico, China and Canada--for two-thirds of the growth of global energy supply over the next 20 years," Biden said. "By 2018, the United States will be a net exporter of natural gas, and most projections show North America will be totally energy independent by 2020, and the United States...
  • Subject: Send Me Money Or Else! (Mostly satire ... I hope)

    10/05/2014 3:36:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 5, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    I’ve had my fill of the pleas for money that have been filling up my email in-box, and that’s saying something – as a lawyer, I usually have a great respect for people demanding money. This is bipartisan insanity – both sides are going nuts. I’m getting stuff that’s clearly not meant for me. Just take a look at what came in earlier today – I think somebody mad at my conservative Twitter musings put me on a list for Democrat millennials. I’m just not sure the Democrats truly get know their target demographic: From: Joe Biden Subject: Bro, I...
  • Turkish President Erdogan demands apology if Biden uttered ISIL remarks

    10/04/2014 7:21:04 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | October/04/2014
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded an apology from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, if his reported comments about Turkey's "mistakes that paved the way for the rise of the jihadists" were true. "If Biden told these words, then he will be history for me. I never uttered such remarks," Erdogan said after the morning prayer for Eid al-Adha--the festival of sacrifice observed by Muslims all over the world--in Istanbul on early Oct. 4. "President Erdogan told me, he is an old friend, said you were right, we let too many people through, now we are trying to seal...