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September 2, 2012

Joe Biden't Greatest Hits

Since some liberals are (unsuccessfully) trying to knock Paul Ryan down, I thought it would be a good idea to take a trip down memory lane and recall just what the Democrat vice presidential candidate is all about.

Joe Biden is just the gift that keeps on giving. The usual excuse from the left is that he just "misspoke" or "made a simple mistake anyone can make." That works if you're trying to spell a word like, oh, say, "potato," but it doesn't work with Biden. He has not simply slipped up; he's an historical ignoramus, a liar, and is at best racially insensitive.

Remember these?

Here's where he thought FDR was president in 1929 and went on TV to explain the stock market crash

Here's him telling a man in a wheelchair to "stand up!"

Here's one of his little racial "slip ups:"

"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."

Here he is as outright liar

Jonah Goldberg provides the context and background:

... Biden also seems driven in no small part by a staggering intellectual insecurity. The figurative evidence room is full of examples. The most notorious comes from Biden's 1988 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. He had been hounded about his law-school record and plagiarism problems (among other things, he copied five pages from a law journal for a 15-page paper and then claimed it was a footnoting error), and he was asked a question about his academic record by a resident of New Hampshire.

He responded: "I think I have a much higher IQ than you do, I suspect." He went on:

I went to law school on a full academic scholarship, the only one in my class to have a full academic scholarship. In the first year in the law, I decided I didn't want to be in law school and ended up in the bottom two-thirds of my class and then decided I wanted to stay, went back to law school, and, in fact, ended up in the top half of my class. I won the international moot-court competition. I was the outstanding student in the political-science department at the end of my year. I graduated with three degrees from undergraduate school and 165 credits -- only needed 123 credits. And I would be delighted to sit down and compare my IQ to yours.

Most of these statements were outright lies. Biden graduated from college with just one degree, not three. Yes, he did win a moot-court competition, but he graduated 76th in his class of 85. He wasn't the outstanding political-science student. And why is he still talking about how many credits he graduated with? Who does that?

Finally, here's one in which Biden is correct; Hillary Clinton would have made a better vice president:

I could go on and on listing Biden's gaffes, see here and here for more.

Bottom line; the man is a blithering idiot and I look forward to more Bidenisms as the campaign continues!

Posted by Tom at September 2, 2012 7:45 PM

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