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Report: Obama increasingly “distracted” by Biden’s idiocy

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Jordan55, May 21, 2009.

  1. Jordan55

    Jordan55 Active Member

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    He could have had Hillary, instead he did the egotistical thing and picked a dullard who’d make him look that much better by comparison.

    As Tom Maguire once said, they told me if I voted for McCain we’d have a moron as VP — and they were right! Enjoy the next three years, Barry. Love this line

    President Obama is so “distracted by his vice president’s indiscipline” that he has been forced to rebuke privately Vice President Joe Biden, according to a new book by Newsweek journalist Richard Wolffe, who interviewed Obama a dozen times…
    As evidence, Wolffe reports that during the presidential transition period, Biden insulted Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama’s closest friends and confidantes. Jarrett had been considered Obama’s top choice to fill his vacated Senate seat in Illinois, but took herself out of the running just hours after Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich allegedly told a wiretapped conference call he would not heed any Obama recommendation without a payoff.

    “Soon after Jarrett pulled out of consideration for the Senate seat, the senior transition team met to discuss cabinet picks,” Wolffe writes. “Biden tried to compliment Jarrett after one contribution. ‘You should be in the Senate,’ he quipped. After the meeting, as everyone returned to their offices, Obama stopped Biden to warn him not to say anything like that again. ‘It’s not funny,’ he told him.”
    As goofy as he is, has Biden said anything that’s really hurt Obama — yet? There were campaign gaffes aplenty, most memorably his prediction about how The One’s inexperience would invite a challenge from some enemy state early on, but the only major stinkbomb I can think of since the inauguration was his panic attack about swine flu on the subways. He’s eased comfortably into the Quayle role: Doing no real harm, sporadically providing material for late-night comics, and by his mere existence encouraging people to pray fervently for the continued good health of the president. Exit question: Dump him for Hillary in 2012? Naaah.

    Biden has to be an embarrassment to President, but my joy comes from knowing our leader picked him and this was one of the better picks from the Democratic party. Sanity comes back to Government in 2010!!! starting with House and Senate
  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Jordan can you provide the link to this?

    And maybe space it a little better so people know what's your opinion and/or what's the article?
  3. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    And yet The Messiah doesn’t even know his Defense Secretary’s name.


    Thank God we didn't get stuck with that idiot Palin. :rolleyes:
  4. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    Teleprompter must have been on the blink. You can not expect him to know every little detail. It is a lot to ask for him to remember his own cabinet.
  5. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    It wasn't his fault, the teleprompter told him to "insert awkward pause here."
  6. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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  7. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    There were lots of leftovers from the previous administration.....
  8. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed...part 2 Zone Supporter

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    time to put the crutch down and let obama be obama, not "not bush".

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Good call.

    It's about time for this Administration, for better or for worse to stand up and be counted for their own actions.
  10. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    No criticism accepted...

    Obama doesn't make mistakes... he's just tired... or mis-speaks...
  11. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    Kind of like Bush Sr. did the egotistical thing in picking Quayle? ;)

    All presidents are egotistical. That's why they offer themselves as leaders to "fix" or "guide" the most powerful country in the world.

    Second, Obama was wise in not selecting Hillary. You don't pick a VP who may overshadow you. Hillary would not only have done that but would have invited comparisons to Bill Clinton. Obama owed Hillary something but not the VP.

    Biden is a gaffe machine, but we know one thing - he won't be pulling the puppet strings on Obama ala Cheney with W.
  12. canters

    canters Active Member

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    Gotta get Bush outta yo' system dude. He is gone. He was far from perfect. Barry is in charge and he owns the wars and the economy. He can not keep blaming Bush ( he deserves his share) for everything. Cheney as well. Only because Bush is too classy to speak out against Barry (unlike Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton did when Bush was in office) is Cheney doing so. Who do you trust to keep us safe: Barry or Cheney? Dick is the only adult among the two.
  13. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    It's called presidential history, sonny.

    And, no, we don't forget history. It provides context. ;)

    As for who do I trust to keep me safe? Certainly not Cheney. He's the reason we're embroiled in Iraq.
  14. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    The left has a black belt in forgetting history.
    Make sure you know which way you lean and what you know.
  15. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Fret not. The country's in the very best of hands.

  16. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    I don't even know what this means. :confused:
  17. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    .........but then Obama throws out a statement such as "hey, we are out of money"..........but then goes on to say that even though medicare and medicare are unsustainable govt. disasters...........he wants a full govt run health care system.......


    I think Joe Biden is the smarter of the two........but Obama just stays on teleprompter better...usually.....

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