On the heels of Obama's strange Rolling Stone interview, yet another dismal jobs report today, Joe Biden's rather inflammatory remark about Republicans and Obama's speech yesterday when his Presidential Seal fell off the podium, comes a report from super Democratic sleuth Bob Woodward that the president is considering dumping good old Joe for Hillary in 2012 to have any chance of winning re-election.
The things people do to promote book sales. Have you noticed that all the Democratic insiders are rushing books to print before the midterm election? When you add the avalanche of new books written by all the liberal media, especially everyone appearing on the liberal bastion MSNBC, you might think their publishers realized if Obama loses big in less than four weeks there might not be a market for losers.
To his credit Obama handled the reaction to his interview okay by saying nothing knowing the liberal media would drop the story immediately to protect the president. As for the Presidential Seal falling he laughed that off in uncharacteristic Obama fashion as spontaneous humor is not his long suit. Here is how he handled it.
Biden's GOP remark, made in jest as most gaffes uttered by Biden, was quickly buried by the media as well. But Acording to a pool report from Tuesday’s event in Dayton, Minnesota Biden was telling the crowd that Democrats know how to balance the budget. He said, “If I hear one more Republican tell me about balancing the budget, I am going to strangle them.”
Of course VP Biden has a reputation for saying things. As Senator of South Carolina Lindsey Graham put it, "If there were no gaffes, there'd be no Joe."
So, here is a list of the top 5 Joe Biden gaffes of all times.
Biden tells wheelchair bound Missouri Senator Chuck Graham to stand up
1. Telling wheelchair bound Missouri Senator Chuck Graham to stand up to be recognized at a rally. "Chuck, stand up, let the people see you," said Biden at the rally. He then noticed the wheelchair and added, "Oh, God love ya...What am I talking about?" He tried to mend the situation and got the whole audience to stand up for Graham.
2. Calling Obama "Barack America." While introducing Barack Obama at a rally in August of 2008, Biden said, "This election year, the choice is clear. One man stands ready to go for change we so desperately need. A man I proudly call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States -- Barack America..."
3. Another Biden's gaffe that made Obama uneasy came at an anti-HIV rally. When Biden was asked about AIDS prevention in young people, he started talking about denial and "lack of honesty." He than launched his tirade about the importance of testing saying, "I got tested for AIDS. I know Barack got tested for AIDS. There is no shame in being tested for AIDS..." The audience broke out in laughter, and Obama had to make a correction and say that he got tested for AIDS along with his wife Michelle after traveling to Kenya.
4. Biden was caught on amateur camera talking about an elusive connection between Dunkin' Donuts and Indian people. "In Delaware, the largest portion of the population is Indian-Americans," said Biden. "You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.... I'm not joking."
5. The one gaffe that actually had some consequences and required immediate clarification from the press relations office was when Vice President Biden talked about the swine flu on NBC's Today show. While addressing the issue of prevention, Biden said, "I would tell members of my family - and I have - I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now. It's not just going to Mexico, if you're in a confined aircraft and one person sneezes it goes all the way through the aircraft. That's me. I would not be at this point, if they had another way of transportation, suggesting they ride the subway. If you're out in the middle of a field and someone sneezes, that's one thing. If you're in a closed aircraft or a closed container, a closed car, a closed classroom, it's a different thing." Biden's spokeswoman had to issue a statement after the interview saying the Vice President did not mean to unduly alarm anyone. However, representatives of air carriers expressed their frustration, saying air travel was still safe.
At any rate, gaffes are frequent with Good Old Joe which might be why the White House is considering dumping him for Hillary in 2012. Of course the White House quickly denied the report by Woodward just a few days after saying Woodward was accurate in his book on Obama's War that was filled with inside information, some controversial. So do we believe Bob Woodward or not?