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The Geniuses of the Democrat Party

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:53 am

First, you have Harry Reid, telling us Ted Kennedy’s cancer is in remission (it’s not), and that Robert Byrd is expected to be released from the hospital this week (he’s not).

The kicker: Reid says he certainly doesn’t want Gitmo prisoners a) released in the U.S., or b) locked in prisons in the U.S. Which leaves . . .?

Ooh, I have an idea! Gitmo!

Then we have these words of wisdom from Joe Biden, delivered to a graduating class at Wake Forest. Marvel at the man’s way with words:

I believe so strongly, as you may recall when I was here in October, not in you particularly but your generation, that I don’t have a single doubt in my mind we’re on the cusp not only of a new century but a new day for this country and the world.

. . . .

There’s not a single issue on this President’s plate that will not yield a change — just merely by ignoring it, it will change.

. . . .

Folks, we’re either going to fundamentally change the course of history, or fail the generations that come after us, because change will occur. Non-action is action, unlike most generations.

. . . .

This has been the history of the journey of America — never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, never have the American people let their country down at rare moments, similar moments in our history. And it’s a journey we’re all going to take together.


At least you can tell he didn’t plagiarize anything.

35 Responses to “The Geniuses of the Democrat Party”

  1. Buffoons…all of them.Now that they’ve got the power, we can see them in their
    corruption and ineptness.

    Sue (68bdd6)

  2. I see no difference between this and Qayle’s immortal line of “my mind is a terrible thing to waste.” But will the MSM even note this gaffe – machine? Yeah, right.

    Dmac (1ddf7e)

  3. Plagiarizing a bunch of people …. They told me if I voted for McCain/Palin we would have an idiot for a Vice-President.

    nk (a1896a)

  4. Thank Gaia we collectively dodged a bullet with that retarded Alaskan hick.


    Techie (9c008e)

  5. THe Strawmann argument that Repuublicans in 2006 and 2008 were accused of making about Democrats – ended up being more than slightly understated?

    EricPWJohnson (915b81)

  6. I think I know how Democrats felt when Bush misspoke now and again. I take no joy in this.

    carlitos (2703cf)

  7. At the depths of stupidity that Slow-Joe is operating, there is no-one to plagerize from.

    AD - RtR/OS! (47d252)

  8. Biden and Reid make Bush and Quayle seem like the leaders of MENSA.

    JD (07b76c)

  9. Quayle was a bit inarticulate in public but was not really an idiot. He had a decent record in Congress for substantive work.

    Biden is without a doubt the dumbest Vice President in the nation’s history.

    SPQR (72771e)

  10. Larry, Moe & Curly—meet Joe, Harry & Nancy.

    Mike Myers (674050)

  11. He was speaking to the graduating class at Wake Forest. I have no idea what he was trying to say.
    Was the speech written down or was this useless idiot winging it?

    gus (36e9a7)

  12. Wilst Biden rambles on without notes, Obama can’t speak without a teleprompter. If the two were crossed, what would you get? Joebama or Baraciden? One not able to follow a script – much less lead a nation.

    Corwin (ea9428)

  13. Biden sounds like he is chanelling Gilbert and Sullivan here.

    “What, never?”

    “No, Never!”

    “What, never?”

    “Hardly ever!”

    Counterfactual (2eb516)

  14. Well, I absolutely take joy in it. I think it’s hilarious, and just. These people got what they wanted and now they can choke on it. Bush “misspoke” once in a while (so do I, and even more) but Biden is a confirmed idiot. And Bush delivered eloquent and sincere public orations of principle these people couldn’t even come close to. I saw Bush extemporize for an hour without a single hitch while awarding Congressional medals to 15 Americans — tell me teleprompter Jesus could have done that. He couldn’t because nothing he REALLY believes is fit for public consumption. He must play a constant game of dissimulation — always rhetorically scumbling his secret ideology, resulting in unpersuasive, unmemorable and often contradictory statements, or statement which are soon completely undermined or contradicted by subsequent statements. I’ll take Bush on his worst day over these covert and craven clowns.

    rrpjr (0eef89)

  15. “Non-action is action, unlike most generations.”

    Best. Quote. Ever. I am going to try and copyright it. Anyone want to pre-order the T-shirt with Biden’s face just below that quote?

    JVW (eabe68)

  16. Comment by rrpjr — 5/20/2009 @ 8:58 am

    But, but,… He is Beloved!

    Just remember that impromptu revelation into his inner character memorialized in the “clinging to their guns and religion” moment from SF during the campaign. There was the true window into the depths of his (un)soul.

    AD - RtR/OS! (47d252)

  17. God, if you read the transcript it gets even better. Here is how Joe Biden — who once told us about President Franklin Roosevelt going on television in 1929 — remembers the spring of 1968:

    “The semester that I graduated from law school, Johnson stepped down. Two weeks later, Martin Luther King was assassinated. Three days before I walked across the stage, RFK was assassinated.”

    Yep, in Joe Biden’s alternate universe LBJ “stepped down” and Hubert Humphrey became president for the remainder of 1968. Good Heavens, this poor man is absolutely stupid!

    JVW (eabe68)

  18. “To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
    –Isaac Newton

    “Non-action is action, unlike most generations.”
    –VP Joe Biden

    carlitos (2703cf)

  19. When LBJ withdrew from the Presidential campaign following the New Hampshire Primary, it was an earth-shaking event unprecedented in electoral politics; this was, after all, Landslide Lyndon!
    To someone with as much world knowledge as Joe Biden, it must have seemed like an abdication.

    AD - RtR/OS! (47d252)

  20. Biden just makes up history as he goes along.

    Imagine if Bush had done and said the exact same things that Biden has said.

    JD (557367)

  21. It just isn’t plausible that the Vice-President of the United States could deliver a graduation speech extemporaneously. SURELY someone wrote him a speech. Therefore, we can only conclude one of two things. Either:

    A. Biden left his notes and started free-wheeling it (which we should be able to tell by examining the rest of what he said), or

    B. Somebody is actually having a ball writing stuff to make him look like a complete goofball (as opposed to a partial goofball that he might have been if his stupidity were only random).

    Could this be a conspiracy, a plot by Obama to get rid of his ill-chosen running mate?

    Gesundheit (47b0b8)

  22. I’m sure this was on all the comic shows last night and will be on for days, because comics are non partisan and they look for any material to satire, no matter whether it comes from democrats or republicans. /sarc

    eaglewingz08 (e40a12)

  23. B. Somebody is actually having a ball writing stuff to make him look like a complete goofball (as opposed to a partial goofball that he might have been if his stupidity were only random).

    Could this be a conspiracy, a plot by Obama to get rid of his ill-chosen running mate?

    Two words for you, Gesundheit: Karl Rove.

    Much in the same way that he planted Eliot Spitzer on the New York Democrat establishment, and the way he made sure that Kwame Kilpatrick would rise to the mayor’s office in Detroit, Rove helped elect Joe Biden to the Senate and ensured his continual electoral success until he could be moved into the Vice Presidency where he would help to embarass the brightest, best, most perfect Democrat in history. The fact that Rove engineered this back in 1972 while still a college student is impressive, but it just shows the lengthening reach of his evil over time.

    JVW (eabe68)

  24. Karl Rove you magnificent bastard!

    SPQR (72771e)

  25. Comment by SPQR — 5/20/2009 @ 10:50 am

    You forgot the tag: “I read your book!”

    AD - RtR/OS! (47d252)

  26. You’re all just jealous because Biden’s smarter than the lot of you. He’s plagerized and fabricated more than you simpletons could ever dream of. He’s practically a Mensa………okay, I fabricated that, but it’s okay because this is about my feelings and I feel Joe is Mensa material and that should be good enough.

    EBJ (2fd7f7)

  27. Is EBJ a sockpuppet for The Emperor?

    AD - RtR/OS! (47d252)

  28. Joe does indeed have all the depth of a mensa. (Just a little Latin pun there.)

    hmmm… that’s feeble.

    Gesundheit (47b0b8)

  29. Maxine Waters and John Conyers are no slouches in the brains department. Let’s not sell them short folks.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  30. Actually, in defense of Joe the Dumber, that first bolded error isn’t wrong in itself. The error is in not including the preposition “in” afterward; i.e. “not in you particularly but [in] your generation.”

    Even then, it’s a pretty minor quibble, imho. The phrase right before it is actually more egregious:

    “as you may recall when I was here in October,”

    which, without a “from” before “when” makes it sound like the “when” could refer to “you” (the students) and, hence, that he’s mixing tenses in addition to making no sense.

    danebramage (700c93)

  31. Priceless… as well as confirming one doesn’t need to know proper English to be just one step away from the presidency. Shouldn’t we all be embarrassed?

    Dana (4a6e8c)

  32. People told me if I voted for McCain I’d get an idiot as a Vice President.

    They were right.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  33. Gee–lot of crickets taking the place of the lefty trolls in this thread. It’s almost as if they can’t even muster their usual weak crap to defend these clowns.

    M. Scott Eiland (6733ae)

  34. We agree on this, SPQR:
    Biden is without a doubt the dumbest Vice President in the nation’s history.

    I looked but didn’t see any comments about VP Biden revealing the whereabouts of the secret bunker in the Veep’s mansion where Cheney was when he was in hiding in the period after 9/11. He apparently was trying to make a joke when he spilled those beans.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

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