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2/2/2010

Joe Biden at the Movies

Filed under: Movies,Politics — DRJ @ 8:02 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Ed Driscoll has video of Vice President Joe Biden’s review of Avatar:

ANDREA MITCHELL: “You’ve been a very busy man. Do you and Mrs. Biden ever get to the movies? Any Academy picks; any favorites among the Oscar nominees?”

BIDEN: “Yes, as a matter of fact we do. I think one of the odds-on favorites — Jill didn’t go with me — but, is, um, is, uh, this … this new program that I looked at it and wished I was seeing it in 3-D, and you sit there and you watch this science fiction thing unfold in front of you …”

MITCHELL: “Avatar?”

BIDEN: “Avatar.”

This should be a weekly gig for the Vice President.

— DRJ

52 Responses to “Joe Biden at the Movies”

  1. i waish he was President than the current moron.

    better a stupid lazy person than a stupid active one.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  2. it felt like a set piece… like he was trying to remember his lines…

    I doubt Andrea wouldn’t have prepped him.

    So that makes it kind of worse.

    happyfeet (713679)

  3. Andy Levy sure gets a lot of HT thingies in any given day.

    happyfeet (713679)

  4. Nothing more terrifying than the idea that Joe Biden is “busy”.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  5. Well, I’m terrified Obama will get the flu and need Biden to stand in for a day.

    By the way, I thought Biden was describing his ego

    SteveG (11baba)

  6. How brain dead, cut off from news is Biden?

    Colossally, monstrously stupid.

    Jack (e383ed)

  7. Wait until he sees supermarket scanners!

    Kevin Murphy (3c3db0)

  8. @6.
    He’s stupid because he doesnt know the name of a fucking movie or what? At least he can name some books he has read. If he is so stupid why is he vice president and you are not? Stupid people dont get that far. Move on. Nothing here.

    The Emperor (8172e8)

  9. #8, Bush’s reading list has since been released. It’s very impressive; I couldn’t read that many books in a year. And if Palin were VP you’d have no problem imagining her to be stupid, would you? Palin isn’t stupid by any measure, but Biden really truly is.

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  10. Not to engage good old Lovie, but have you read anything about Joe Biden? I mean, honestly? Multiple plagiarist. Serial liar. Promoter of the “division” of Iraq into three districts. The guy who called Obama “clean and well spoken.”

    This guy makes more thoughtless gaffes than GWB, and yet the Left gives him a giant sized Pass. You too, apparently.

    I continue to be confused why Obama picked him.

    And on the subject of “…If he is so stupid why is he vice president and you are not? Stupid people dont get that far. Move on. Nothing here…” I have two words for you to reflect on:

    Dan Quayle.

    I mean, from your Left of center perspective. Compare the number of gaffes that Quayle made to Our Man Joe.

    And if you are honest, you will be just as confused as most of America, regarding Obama’s choice of the fellow.

    Put down the bong, would you?

    Eric Blair (20b3a8)

  11. Eric:

    No disrespect intended, seriously, but I think it is clear why Obama picked Biden.

    Ag80 (1592cc)

  12. Well, Ag80, you may have a point. But I like to think that Biden was his fifth or sixth choice.

    Eric Blair (20b3a8)

  13. Eric:

    I would like to think it was much lower, but I have a terrible feeling he may have been first.

    Ag80 (1592cc)

  14. And remember this bit of MSM insanity/inanity:

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef012875ef2631970c-250wi

    Eric Blair (20b3a8)

  15. Don’t forget, Mrs B blurted out that he was offered his choice of VP or State. He obviously took the easy route. As a great man 9fictional) once said,
    “A man’s got to know his limitations…”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2JnCXvm_Qc

    Gazzer (583345)

  16. In all actuality, I think Obama chose Biden in part because Biden is so stupid. Just a lackey errand boy gopher to do Teh Won’s bidding and nothing more. And, we wouldn’t want the Veep sounding more intelligenter than Teh Won, would we?

    What I’m saying, EB, is that you’re subconsciously giving Obamao the benefit of the doubt and thinking “what I’d do” when you never consciously would do so.

    Ayers, Wright, Cloward, Piven, Alinsky… Consider those names when determining the “whys” of Obamao.

    John Hitchcock (a96dc7)

  17. Joe’s had his moments. He’s not perfect. That doesnt make him a moron or anything like that. He could be your president at any moment. (God forbid.). Think about that.

    The Emperor (8172e8)

  18. John, Gazzer, I’m not saying that you are wrong. But if indeed Biden was Obama’s first choice, that says all kinds of things about the man, as you allude.

    My original theory is different. I still believe that the original plan was to put HRC in the Presidential slot, and BHO in the VP slot. There was an inevitability to her at the time (and I can’t see her bowing to anyone, as a matter of fact). And with BHO getting executive experience, he would be a shoo-in later. 16 years of Democratic rule.

    Then HRC’s campaign fell apart, and BHO started believing his own propaganda (much as JEC used to). And here we are.

    Sure, I could be wrong. But it seems likely to me.

    Eric Blair (20b3a8)

  19. “…He’s not perfect…”

    Wow. Just wow.

    That wins an award or something.

    But maybe Neil Kinnock ought to claim it?

    Eric Blair (20b3a8)

  20. Biden can name books…. but reading?
    Maybe

    SteveG (11baba)

  21. Don’t forget Biden’s initial reaction after the 9/11 attacks. His first thought was to propose to send Iran 300 million dollars inorder to show we had no hard feelings against muslims.

    “Nothing for defense, 300 million for tribute!”

    Not as inspiring as the original.

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  22. He’s stupid because he doesnt know the name of a fucking movie or what?

    Actually, he’s kind of stupid because he claimed in 2009 that Franklin Roosevelt was the president when the stock market crashed in 1929. Okay, maybe he deserves some wiggle room for that one. But when he also said that Roosevelt gave speeches to the nation on television, well, that’s pretty stupid.

    Mark (411533)

  23. No, Biden is not a moron or a cretin or an imbecile or an idiot or a retard.

    Would it be too much to ask for the Smartest People in the World(TM) to consult the history of psychology before assigning discredited values to those who oppose — or in recent cases — support them?

    Really, if we all have to be PC, please be PC.

    By the way, how’s that working out at Kos these days?

    Ag80 (1592cc)

  24. As foolish as Biden comes across so often, I think he’s got a soul and a conscience. Too often, the foot stuck in his mouth was kicked up there by a reaction to an immoral policy or effort.

    I think he’s very wrongheaded on policy, I don’t trust him, and I don’t like him. But he does seem to be a better person than most of the administration.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  25. Eric, I actually agree with you that Bambi was being groomed for VP, before it all went horribly right for Big Ears (or wrong depending on your viewpoint). I think the groundswell of white liberal guilt support for him surprised everyone, and they just went with it. He is the closest thing we have ever seen to an American Idol-type President: such is the power of new media.

    Gazzer (583345)

  26. Movies and Funerals…
    We can only hope for the passing of many world leaders to keep this POS busy, and out of our hair.

    AD - RtR/OS! (eadee4)

  27. AD – RtR/OS! Ixnay on the airhay in front of Plugs…

    Gazzer (583345)

  28. And to think some people put him ahead of Sarah Palin.

    Alta Bob (e8af2b)

  29. Biden was the only person they could put on the ticket that would make Barney Fife look even remotely presidential.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  30. Actually, Biden has consistently received fairly good marks from those on both sides of the aisle – I don’t believe he has a mean bone in his body. But he’s unfit for the VP job, and he’s terribly naive and insecure about himself and his modest accomplishments after serving decades in office. No other reason could explain so many bloviations of inaccurate boasts and claims of superior knowledge. I think his story about landing “in a combat zone” when in fact it was just a farking snowstorm pretty much said it all. When HRC said roughly the same thing about sniper fire, she got a ton of sh-t for it, and rightfully so. But when Joe says those types of things on a regular basis, the MSM just shrugs and gives him the old “well, that’s our Joe.” Quale must be green with envy over that kind of prostrate treatment.

    Dmac (539341)

  31. Dmac – How many times has Biden claimed his wife was killed by a drunk driver?

    If you were the driver so identified, and you were sober when the accident occurred, (and the accident was ruled not your fault) would you say Biden had a “mean bone”?

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  32. Quale must be green with envy over that kind of prostrate prostate treatment.

    Fixed that for ya.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  33. #24 Dustin:

    and a conscience.

    Maybe at one time, but I think the Senator from MBNA has managed to put it aside.

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  34. Actually, Biden has consistently received fairly good marks from those on both sides of the aisle – I don’t believe he has a mean bone in his body.

    Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas would beg to differ. Read Thomas’ recollection of Biden at the time of the confirmation hearings. Biden’s a fool who hopes you won’t notice due to his amiable front, but his insecurity nurtures a hidden mean streak.

    I much preferred Cheney. The mean streak was right out there on the surface.

    Hadlowe (8e0fd6)

  35. I had forgotten all about the drunk driving comments and the Bork and Thomas hearings – good points all. Perhaps those comments should be viewed in contrast with the other fellow scumbags of the Senate – after all, to a man they lionized the manslaughterer of MA.

    Dmac (539341)

  36. I am no fan of the general creatures who prowl the Capitol Building.

    However, Biden presents an interesting example even among their lot. The mediocre man promoted past his capacity. You compared him to Kennedy, Dmac. Kennedy was a villain, but he was rarely a fool. Biden is a fool who is occasionally a villain.

    Think of the way people describe the way he speaks. Bloviation is a commonly used term. He stalls for time while he speaks, hoping his brain will figure out a way out of the horrible hole he is in. That’s where we get absurdities like FDR addressing the nation in TV broadcasts about the stock market crash. A flailing brain trying to cover a profound lack of rigorous thought, and hoping that his audience won’t catch on to the ruse.

    I don’t hate the man. I pity him. I see in him what I fear most about myself. I’m not sure which emotion is more repellent.

    There’s much of that to Obama as well. I’ll have to think more on that subject.

    Hadlowe (8e0fd6)

  37. Dmac, Biden’s treatment of Thomas was truly awful and two-faced beyond belief. Biden is a repugnant person, even beyond his crazy talk, self-puffery, vanity, and multiple acts of plagiarism (I understand he actually invited Kinnock to the Inauguration, which is the very definition of chutzpah).

    I think people should look up what Biden said about why Thomas was appointed to the SCOTUS.

    And he got a pass for that, because of the alphabetism in our culture, D versus R.

    Also, I guess Thomas wasn’t a clean and well spoken, huh?

    I really dislike that falsely amiable man.

    Eric Blair (c8876d)

  38. Actually, Biden has consistently received fairly good marks from those on both sides of the aisle – I don’t believe he has a mean bone in his body.

    Biden may not be mean. Maybe lying just comes naturally to him but he showed himself to be completely untrustworthy and a sneak in the Thomas hearings, especially. He told Thomas before the hearings not to worry that there would be little controversy, then he himself led the charge with misleading questions and lies.

    He is a despicable human being.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  39. Can’t remember the name of a movie he just saw. Some movies require a suspension of disbelief to watch. Biden must be doing that 24/7 in this administration.

    ken (988127)

  40. I wonder just how deeply reporters and editors have guzzled the kool-aid. Unless they are stupified or ultra-Kos-like, how can they not be bursting at the seams from not being able to play Biden like they did Quayle?

    jim2 (6482d8)

  41. Kennedy was a villain, but he was rarely a fool. Biden is a fool who is occasionally a villain.

    I’m not sure that this statement isn’t just a distinction without a difference, Hadlowe. I don’t really know who’s worse in this scenario – let’s just call them both substandard human beings as well as politicians and be done with it.

    Dmac (539341)

  42. But when Joe says those types of things on a regular basis, the MSM just shrugs and gives him the old “well, that’s our Joe.”

    Comment by Dmac — 2/3/2010 @ 8:03 am

    You don’t know how right you are. In the stretch drive of the 2008 campaign, almost as if on cue, Slate.com’s Christopher Beam wrote almost exactly that in a September 24, 2008 op-ed titled “Biden’s Gaffe Immunity – [subtitle:]
    He misspeaks so often, it’s hardly news—and hardly damaging.”

    When Joe Biden described an Obama ad attacking John McCain’s inability to use a computer as “terrible,” the world acted as if the Joe-pocalypse had finally arrived. Jonathan Martin of Politico called it “perhaps his most off-message statement yet.” Newsday dubbed him “gaffe-a-minute Joe.” National Review’s Victor Davis Hanson said it raised “serious concern whether Biden is up to the job.”

    Please. Biden’s blunder couldn’t matter less. Not because gaffes never matter—they can, if they play into public perceptions of the candidate’s character—but because Joe Biden is gaffe-proof. Whatever traps he sets for himself, however many minorities he offends, he always seems to wriggle out. It’s almost as if, by committing so many gaffes, he has become immune to their effects. “Joe Biden Makes Gaffe” is the new “Dog Bites Man.”

    Beam goes on to run down a laundry list of Biden blunders, and in each case mocks the idea that it could have an effect on Obama’s chances.

    The Atlantic‘s James Fallows exercised the same double-standard in 2009 when he excused an Obama error during a Q-and-A in Strasbourg, France (bold mine):

    [Obama] also appeared to refer to the language of Austria as “Austrian,” thus: “I don’t know how you say it in Austrian, but we call it wheeling-dealing.” If this had been GW Bush, it would have been taken as an obvious gaffe, as in his calling the residents of Greece “Grecians.” Here [with Obama] you can’t be sure whether it’s a plain error or a knowing casualism, as in saying that Australians speak “Australian” — eg, in the ad that says, “Foster’s: Australian for ‘beer.’

    They wouldn’t dare apply such a forgiving standard to Sarah Palin or any other Republican. Every mistake right-of-center folks make is evidence they’re morons, but every mistake Obama makes just shows he’s only human after all.

    L.N. Smithee (d1de1b)

  43. Agreed.

    Hadlowe (8e0fd6)

  44. So, what is the big deal here? Looks to me that the person posting this non-news and the commenters chirpping in nonsense is far more embarrassing to experience than VP Biden pretty much saying he watched Avatar, but not in 3D.

    Does anyone here need me or my two-year-old to spell out our vice president’s meaning, or are you crawling back into the safety of your spider hole? LOL

    I guess I’m saying, please folks, no need to disrespect our Vice President with everything he is doing for this nation, and please, get a life :)

    I love Joe Biden :) (657491)

  45. #44, no one thinks this is a big deal. You are arguing against a strawman.

    Biden’s a jackass. Nothing more and nothing less. He’s a heartbeat away from a presidency and he’s a total jackass who is really funny to scrutinize.

    Funny that Biden’s clearly not on the Dan Quayle or Sarah Palin or (to a much more obvious extent) Dick Cheney level of intellect.

    Has Obama ever made a good choice? We will continue to laugh as he continues to pick jackasses.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  46. “If you only see one movie this year, make sure it’s “Avatar”.

    – Slow Joe Biden

    GeneralMalaise (55c598)

  47. and he stole that one from Larry King…

    GeneralMalaise (55c598)

  48. abadah!

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  49. The flammer who graduated from Syracuse Law school is STUPID.Anyone who suggested that Iraq should be tripartited during a war and continued this as the solution to the “Iraq Problem” when people of Iraq rejected this with purple stained voting fingers is STUPID.

    mike191 (d4febe)

  50. You all better hope nothing happens to Obama, because that means THIS guy becomes President.

    JEA (1eb0e1)

  51. You all better hope nothing happens to Obama, because that means THIS guy becomes President.
    Comment by JEA — 2/4/2010 @ 12:25 pm

    I hope nothing happens to President Obama because he’s the President. Period. Full stop.

    Stashiu3 (44da70)

  52. I hope nothing happens to President Obama because he’s the President. Period. Full stop.

    Comment by Stashiu3

    Me too. America elected this man, and he’s our president. It would a massive tragedy if anything happened to any of his family, regardless of the political consequence.

    Dustin (b54cdc)


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