The November 2 Election and Joe Biden

Monday, November 1, 2010 \AM\.\Mon\.

Assuming the polls are correct, obviously a big assumption, the Democrats are in for a very long election night tomorrow.  In the face of devastating election losses, the Dems can rely upon Veep and beloved national clown Joe Biden!  First, we should understand why the Democrats are looking at the electoral equivalent of a wheat farm in Death Valley.  My favorite living historian Victor Davis Hanson explains what went wrong:

Barack Obama entered office; nationalized health care; ran up record $1 trillion deficits; promised to hike taxes on the rich; pushed cap and trade through the House; took over large chunks of banks, insurance companies, and auto corporations; made hard-left appointments from Van Jones to Sonia Sotomayor — and in 21 months saw his positives crash from near 70% in January 2009 to little above 40%, with the specter of near record Democratic losses in the Congress just two years after the anti-Bush/anti-Iraq sweep of 2008.

All the polls of independents and moderates show radical shifts and express unhappiness with higher taxes, larger deficits, a poor economy, and too much government. In other words, the electorate is not angry that Obama has moved too far to the right or stayed in the center or borrowed too little money. A Barney Frank or Dennis Kucinich is looking at an unusually tight race in a very liberal district not because liberals have had it with them, but because large numbers of moderates and independents most surely have.

Yet if one were to read mainstream Democratic analysis, there is almost no acknowledgment that the party has become far too liberal. Indeed, they fault Obama for not being liberal enough, or, in the case of the Paul Krugman school, for not borrowing another trillion dollars for even more stimulus, despite the failure of the earlier borrowing. In fact, Obamaites offer three unhinged exegeses for the looming defeat: a) there is no looming defeat: the Democrats will still keep the House; or b) Obama did not prove to be the radical as promised; or c) the American people are clueless and can’t follow science and logic and therefore do not know what is good for them.

Do liberals really believe that had they rammed down cap and trade, borrowed $6 trillion instead of $3 trillion the last 21 months, and obtained blanket amnesty their candidates would be posed to ward off Republican attacks this election year? The problem right now with Greece is that it borrows too little, hires too few, and spends not enough? Read the rest of this entry »


Harry Reid Is Attempting A Coup Against Joe Biden!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 \AM\.\Wed\.

As faithful readers of this blog know, I am Joe Biden’s number one fan.  Not for his meaningless job as Veep, which does suit Joe like a velvet nose warmer as long as Obama, please God!, remains in good health.  I am of course referring to his real job:  beloved National Clown.  In these dark days of the Obamacession, he has lightened the national mood with his verbal pratfalls, non-sequiturs, theater of the absurd behavior, inability to think first and talk later and, in general, his heroic willingness to be a fool 24/7 to put a smile on our faces as we stare into the economic abyss.  A tear almost comes to my eye when I think of Joe’s unflappable dedication to a comic idiocy which no doubt is being loudly applauded by the  Three Stooges and the Marx Brothers in that land which knows only laughter.  We love ya Joe!

Therefore I can only view with complete alarm the ongoing campaign being waged by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to take away from Jolly Joe his status as our National Fool.  True, Harry Reid has always been given to saying wacky things.  For example, in 2008 he referred to Obama as a light skinned negro who didn’t speak with a negro dialect unless he wanted to have one.  In 2008 he gave his opinion of tourists in Washington:  “You can always tell when it is summertime because you can smell the visitors. The visitors stand out in the high humidity, heat, and they sweat.”  In 2009 he referred to tea-party members as “evil-mongers”.  So a certain level of daffiness is standard operating procedure for Reid. Read the rest of this entry »


Smart Donkey and Dumb Donkey

Sunday, June 27, 2010 \AM\.\Sun\.

The antics of our unofficial national clown continues.  Thank you for always being willing to create comedic situations to lighten our mood Mr. Vice President in these dire economic times.  Additionally, rest assured that no one will ever call you a smart “donkey”. Read the rest of this entry »


Biden Lends Dignity to ObamaCare Signing

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 \PM\.\Tue\.

(Content advisory:  Very bad language in the video above.)  We can always depend upon our veep and national clown to add the sense of proper decorum to every official proceeding.  So it was today with the signing of ObamaCare.  Joe even helped the economy with his verbal wit, inspiring a t-shirt.  Way to go Joe!


Joe Bidens Forehead Makes An Appearance

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 \PM\.\Wed\.

[Update below]

It’s Ash Wednesday and comic relief has arrived with our illustrious Vice-President Joe Biden!

Biretta tip to Thomas Peters of the American Papist.

Update I: Curiously funny video clip of U.K. Sky News host and self-identified Catholic Kay Burley mistakenly thinks the ashes on Biden’s is a bruise.

0:29 minute mark of the video clip – Kay Burley makes above remark.

…you can skip the intermittent video of VP Biden bloviating about the successful stimulus package until the…

3:06 minute mark of the video clip – Kay Burley’s mea culpa.


Biden: Don’t You Want To Follow In My Footsteps Son?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 \AM\.\Tue\.

On Sunday Harry Thermal of Delaware Online ran a story that said he had the following conversation with the Veep:

Now, one year later, he is dismayed by what has happened to the Senate, and he is trying to convince a reluctant son to run for his former seat.

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We Still Love Ya Joe!

Sunday, January 10, 2010 \AM\.\Sun\.

Well what do you know?  Who knew that this Saturday Night Live skit during the campaign accurately reflected Obama’s fears?  Apparently Obama was greatly alarmed during the Fall in 08 at his running mate’s unending propensity to open his mouth and say something stupid.

The relationship between Barack Obama and Joe Biden grew so strained during the 2008 campaign, according to a new book, that the two rarely spoke and aides not only kept Biden off internal conference calls but refused to even tell him they existed…

[W]hen Biden, at an October fund-raiser in Seattle, famously predicted that Obama would be tested with an international crisis, the then-Illinois senator had had enough.

‘How many times is Biden gonna say something stupid?’ he demanded of his advisers on a conference call, a moment at which most people on the call said the candidate was as angry as they had ever heard him…

Speaking to his own staff, Biden insisted that it hadn’t really been a gaffe. And feeling a bit defensive, he invoked one of the worst memories of Obama’s primary campaign.

‘I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t say anything about bitter people who cling to their guns and religion,’ Biden cracked, the authors paraphrase. Read the rest of this entry »


Ever Alert Joe

Friday, November 27, 2009 \PM\.\Fri\.

Tareq Salahi and Michaele Salahi decided to go to  a White House state dinner on November 24.   In a stunning revelation of how lax White House security is, the fact that they were not invited proved to be no hindrance.  Our ever alert Veep and national clown Joe Biden immediately swung into action and had his picture taken with them.

    

Note to terrorists:  if you want to gain access to a private party at the White House, and the Veep will be there, a good looking blonde gal should prove helpful.  Keep ’em coming JoeYour antics are a bright spot during these dark economic days!


Biden in Charge!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 \AM\.\Wed\.

In the immortal words of Al Capone (Robert Dinero) in the movie The Untouchables, “Like a lot of things in life, we laugh because it’s funny and we laugh because it’s true.”  Joe has lived up to the comedic potential recognized last year by Saturday Night Live here.  Keep us laughing in these dark days Joe!  You are our Three Stooges during this Obama-ession!


Biden: 40% Approval

Thursday, October 29, 2009 \AM\.\Thu\.

From the only reliable source of news on the net, the Onion.  As the Onion comes to the defense of our beloved national clown, I note with dismay that only 40% of Americans approve of the Veep of Mirth.  How soon Americans forget the many times that Biden has gone above and beyond  the call of comedic duty to engage in verbal pratfalls to lighten the national mood.  Fortunately I have been keeping track here.  Reason TV reminds us why we have cause to be grateful to Biden, the greatest comic genius since the Three Stooges took their last skull slap.


It’s A Depression, Thus Sayeth The Veep

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 \AM\.\Wed\.

During these dismal economic days, we can always rely upon the  comic stylings of Joe Biden to raise our morale, just as the American public during Depression I looked to the Three Stooges for comic relief.  I assume Jolly Joe in the above video was thinking of  the old Reagan line from Reagan’s 1980 campaign for President:  “A Recession is when your neighbor loses his job.  A Depression is when you lose your job.  A Recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his!”  Needless to say, the brighter lights in the Administration were reaching for extra strength pain relief as they saw the human gaffe machine use the “D” word, especially since they have been attempting to convince a sceptical public that the recession  is ending.

What makes this especially hilarious is that Newsweek, the unofficial house organ of the Obama administration, ran a puff piece on Biden last week entitled “Why Joe is No Joke” .  Hint Joe, when you are a politician and one of the most sycophanic press journals on your side runs a story arguing that you are not a joke, that is most definitely not a good sign. Read the rest of this entry »


The Red Mass and Cardinal DiNardos Pro-Life Homily

Monday, October 5, 2009 \PM\.\Mon\.

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, was the chief celebrant at the annual Red Mass Cardinal DiNardo Sotomayoryesterday at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle.

The Red Mass is celebrated annually at the Washington, D.C. Cathedral and hosted by the John Carroll Society, a group of Washington area legal professionals.  The Mass is normally for for judges, attorneys, law school professors, students, and government officials.  The Mass requests guidance from the Holy Ghost for all who seek justice, and offers the opportunity to reflect on what Catholics believe is the God-given power and responsibility of all in the legal profession.

The Red Mass is so-called from the red vestments traditionally worn in symbolism of the tongues of fire that descended on the Apostles.  The most significant difference between the Red Mass and a traditional Mass is that the focuses of prayer and blessings concentrate on the leadership roles of those present.  Guidance from the Holy Ghost is asked to be bestowed on the congregants. Other blessings that are commonly requested to prevail in the minds, offices, and court rooms are Divine strength, wisdom, truth, and justice.

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Pro-Abort Catholic Politicians and the Church

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 \AM\.\Wed\.

Pro-abort Catholic PolsFather Roger J. Landry concludes here that the strategy of the Church to privately persuade Catholic pro-abort pols of the errors of their ways has been a flat failure.

“Let us take an honest look at the numbers. When we survey the long list of pro-choice Catholic politicians from both parties — Kennedy, Kerry, Giuliani, Schwarzenegger, Daschle, Dodd, Durbin, Leahy, Mikulski, Pelosi, Delahunt, Capuano, Markey, McGovern, Meehan, Granholm, Sebelius, Pataki, Richardson, Cellucci, Cuomo, and Biden to name just a handful — is it possible to say that the strategy has worked with any of them? Over the last three and a half decades, can we point to even one success story?

Another way to assess the results of the education-alone strategy is to measure the direction that pro-choice Catholic politicians have moved over the years. Even if they haven’t experienced a total conversion, have they moved closer toward limiting abortions or toward making abortions easier to access? The facts show that the vast majority of personally opposed, publicly pro-choice Catholic legislators have become far less personally opposed and far more publicly in favor over the duration of the strategy.

In the initial years after Roe versus Wade, publicly pro-choice Catholic legislators generally whispered their support for abortion. They displayed a palpable sense of shame, letting their abortion position out just enough so that it wouldn’t cost them the votes of abortion supporters. That discomfort began to dissipate after Governor Mario Cuomo’s 1984 pro-choice defense at Notre Dame. We’ve now come to a situation when pro-choice Catholic legislators vigorously curry the favor of Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America and Emily’s List;  scores of Catholics in Congress have the chutzpah to co-sponsor the Freedom of Choice Act, which would eliminate almost every abortion restriction ever passed at the federal or state level; and 16 out of 25 Catholic Senators vote against conscience protections to prevent their fellow Catholics in the medical field from being forced to participate in abortions and sterilizations.”

Father Landry ends by suggesting a new approach, perhaps we might call it the “more than hot air” approach:

“Jesus spoke of a different way in the Gospel (Mt 18:15-18). It involves not merely general educational statements that we hope offenders will apply to themselves in conscience, but the type of one-on-one instruction traditionally called fraternal correction. If that fails, and fails repeatedly, Jesus enjoined us to regard the offender as someone who no longer belongs to the community, who is no longer a member in good standing. This may seem harsh, but we should remember that Jesus always seeks nothing but the best for his Church and for individual sinners, even obstinate sinners. Implied in Jesus’ strategy is that education involves not just information, but formation, and that you can’t form disciples without discipline. This is a lesson that, after four decades of the undeniable failure of another approach, we need to consider anew.”

Hattip to my friend the ever vigilant Jay Anderson at Pro Ecclesia,  and please go here to read his comments on Father Landry’s argument.


The Most Pressing Medical Issue

Monday, August 10, 2009 \AM\.\Mon\.

From the only reliable news source on the net, the Onion, although I am unsure as to why they ran this story.  Joe Biden, national clown and Veep,

biden botox and Nancy Pelosi, aka Lying Worthless Political Hack,

Pelosi Botox, refused to comment on the story.  I would be willing to wager that this proposed tax will never be enacted into law.


More Biden Merriment

Friday, June 12, 2009 \AM\.\Fri\.

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Joe Biden, Veep-in-charge-of-public-amusement , continues his one man war against national gloom Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. In regard to a question about the new Hudson river rail tunnel on June 8, Joe said, ““Look, this is designed, this totally new tunnel, is designed to provide for automobile traffic.  It’s something, as you know, up your way, that’s been in the works and people have been clamoring for for a long time.”  The tunnel is solely for trains.

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Totus to Biden: Back Off!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 \PM\.\Wed\.

Hattip to Allahpundit at Hot Air.  In his never ending effort to bring mirth to the Nation during our time of trial, Veep Biden stepped on some powerful toes today.  I am of course referring to Totus (Teleprompter of the United States).  Here is the response of Totus to Joe’s comment.  Joe, take this from someone who respects your role as national clown, retreat!  You are sparring well beyond your weight class!


Hands Off Our Joe!

Friday, May 22, 2009 \AM\.\Fri\.

Biden

In the time of the Great Depression the mood of the nation was lightened by the antics of Little Orphan Annie.  We have the antics of that never ending fount of unintentional humor Joe Biden.  From revealing the existence of a secret bunker, to doing his best to create a panic over the swine flu, to attempting to blow the election last year, Joe Biden has become our best hope for a daily chuckle in these dire economic times.

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Scratch One Secret Bunker

Saturday, May 16, 2009 \PM\.\Sat\.

Biden

Joe Biden, that ever bubbling fount of unintentional humor, decided at an “off the record’ conversation at the Gridion Club to reveal a secret bunker at the Veep’s residence at the Naval Observatory.  Before this administration is over, I suspect that Obama will wish many times that he could simply thrust Biden into the bunker, lock it and throw away the keys.


Chuckles The Clown Was Busy?

Monday, May 11, 2009 \PM\.\Mon\.

Biden

Hattip to Hotair.  Joe Biden, Chief of Unintentional Humor in the Obama Administration, and Veep, claims that President Obama is consulting with him in regard to  Supreme Court nominees. 

“The president is basically taking advantage of my experiences by asking me nuanced questions about both individuals and timing,” Biden said in an interview Friday. “We’ve gone through specific nominees, which we’re burrowing in on.”

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Time to Panic

Thursday, April 30, 2009 \AM\.\Thu\.

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Hatip to Drudge Report.  Biden, that never failing source of unintentional humor in dark times, in addition to being Veep is apparently de facto Surgeon General based on this rather alarmist advice that he gave in regard to swine flu.  Perhaps he believes the swine flu is the crisis he warned about last year?

Update:  Dale Price at Dyspeptic Mutterings has more health tips from the Veep.


Biden Was Right-Take II

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 \AM\.\Tue\.

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Well, somewhat to my chagrin I have to use the phrase “Biden was right” again.   With North Korea launching a missle that traveled 1900 miles before it crashed into the Pacific, Biden’s prediction of an international crisis early in the Obama administration is coming true again, and this time I doubt if doing nothing will probably work either short term or long term.

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Biden Was Right

Saturday, March 14, 2009 \AM\.\Sat\.

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The title of this post is probably the first and last time I will use that phrase.

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Congratulations American ‘Catholics’

Saturday, March 7, 2009 \PM\.\Sat\.

abortion-altar

You’ve done so much to advance the Culture of Death.

(Biretta Tip: St. John’s Valdosta Blog)


When He’s Right, He’s Right

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 \PM\.\Wed\.

Continuing in the spirit of good will following the inauguration, I thought I would take this opportunity to emphasize a matter on which President Obama and I appear to agree. Namely, if this video is any indication, he and I have a similar opinion of his Vice President.