Biden office said he cancelled the trip because of the government shutdown.
Category: Joe Biden
Barbara Buono may think attacking Chris Christie’s presidential aspirations in Iowa makes good sense here in New Jersey, but for whatever it’s worth, Buono’s low opinion of the Governor is no less prevalent there than it is here.
From today’s new Quinnipiac Poll of the Hawkeye State:
In an early look at the 2016 presidential campaign, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ties New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie 41 – 41 percent. Ms. Clinton tops Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker 46 – 39 percent.
Vice President Joseph Biden trails Christie 49 – 32 percent and gets 39 percent to Walker’s 42 percent.
Few folks have walked the planet who are less genuine/sincere/honest than Vice President Joe Biden, Save Jerseyans.
The latest example: Biden had sponsored an assault weapons ban in the 1990′s and, following the Newtown massacre, has been tapped by President Obama to spearhead a formal reconsideration of federal gun control regulations.
But how does Biden feel about the 2nd Amendment when he trolling for votes in pro-Second Amendment territory? An old clip from the ’08 campaign trail tells all:
“I guarantee you Barack Obama ain’t taking my shotguns, so don’t buy that malarkey… [d]on’t buy that malarkey. They’re going to start peddling that to you,” Biden declared to a Virginia crowd. “If he tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem.”
For those who don’t know, “Beretta” is an Italian brand famous for its semi-automatic pistols and other assorted weapons including Uncle Joe’s shotguns referenced in the video above; one of Beretta’s pistols, the “92,” is used by the U.S. military. Not “assault weapons” per se, but certainly dangerous weapons in the wrong hands.
I’d absolutely LOVE to hear the Vice President rationalize how enacting hypothetical new federal laws banning “assault weapons” — while simultaneously preserving his constitutional right to own two Beretta guns — can prevent the next tragedy?
VP Joe “Homeboy” Biden dropped by Seaside Heights and Hoboken over the weekend, Save Jerseyans.
If there’s anything controversial coming out of THIS particular storm damage tour, Save Jerseyans, it’s likely to come out of the federal officeholder’s mouth.
Of what do I speak? This Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden (D-Parks and Recreation) and Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno (R-NJ) are inspecting Hurricane Sandy destruction in Hoboken and the Jersey Shore.
Insert punchline here, Save Jerseyans… I’d love to be a fly on that wall. So would The Onion editorial staff.
I’m very confident that the former sheriff can take of herself. That said, packing some Aspirin and ear plugs might’ve been advisable. Uncle Joe also loves those long, uncomfortably close handshakes with attractive ladies for which you need to watch out. Ask poor Janna Ryan. And last but not least, LG, do NOT get near his lap! No matter how nicely he asks, and no matter how vehemently he claims to be Santa. All of Santa’s hair is unplugged.
Did you miss Paul Ryan’s first big debate? And Joe Biden’s best Jack Nicholson “Joker” impression?
Watch the full 2012 Vice Presidential debate:
Deflated Obama backers concocted a variety of exotic excuses for last week’s epic Romney debate victory. They blamed the moderator, the format, the opponent, the sparring partner… and yes, the altitude.
But ultimately, my dear Save Jerseyans, it was clear enough to the 70 million American who watched the President’s public implosion that he just didn’t feel like debating. Barack Obama wasn’t interested in justifying his policies because he doesn’t feel he should have to explain himself. This is the most arrogant administration in American history; the zero disclosure, media-protected, hyper-partisan, “we have to pass a bill then you’ll know what’s in it” presidency. It showed last Wednesday, and the result was devastating for the Democrat ticket.
That’s why I wasn’t very surprised to see the same stupefying arrogance from Obama’s #2 during last night’s vice presidential debate. Only this time, it took a less passive form. Joe Biden uncontrollably laughed, smirked and sneered (the RNC counted 82 times) his way through what was supposed to be a respectful discussion of objectively serious topics including, but not limited to, Iran’s nuclear program, historic unemployment, and the events surrounding the death of a U.S. ambassador.
It was weird. It was un-vice presidential. It was… not very endearing. And at the end of the day, ever since the infamous Nixon v. Kennedy clash in 1960, televised debates have served as opportunities for voters to compare “apples to apples” and see whom they “like” more. Americans aren’t ideological, and while they appreciate a healthy level of confidence (how else can you explain Chris Christie’s popularity?), they won’t abide obnoxious audacity unsupported by results (and particularly when it’s designed to mask a dearth of substance).
For that reason and a few others, early indicators point to a Ryan win. We’re not laughing, Mr. Vice President. Our country is grappling with a growing list of crisises both foreign and domestic. Your lies and failures are bad enough on their own; if you and the President can’t summon the requisite level of decency and respect for a productive national debate, then please do us all a favor and take a walk before the election. This country deserves better than what we saw last night.
The Vice Presidential debate is over, Save Jerseyans.
My initial reaction? I’m glad Joe Biden thinks a nuclear Iran, the worst economy since the Great Depression and my grandmother’s health care are absolutely hilarious… let’s see how his inability to control himself plays with undecided voters.
For now, let’s hear from you. Vote and opine:
I am willing to bet that his prep team has been drilling him nonstop about the points he absolutely needs to communicate to the public so that he can revive the campaign and return credibility to his boss.
All in all, I think that Team Obama is very nervous, and understandably so. Although Vice-President Biden has had a very long political career and has obviously done some things right, he is not the most eloquent speaker on Earth. He frequently runs off at the mouth, most recently declaring that the middle class had been “buried” for the last four years. And while this is one instance where I actually agree with Biden, it is also a clear example of how he can become a true detriment to the ticket if he goes too far off the cuff during this debate.
Some expect Biden to be in the attack position to kick things off on Thursday night (Paul Ryan agrees, according to The Daily Standard), but I question that tactic. I still maintain that playground fights are not what the public needs right now.
So why not wrap things up with a speech from Joe “Chains” Biden?
My fellow Democrats, and my favorite Democrat.
Jilly, I want you to know that Beau, Hunt, Ashley, and I are so proud of you. We admire the way you treat every single student who walks into your classroom. You not only teach them. You give them confidence. And the passion you bring to easing the burden on the families of our warriors. They know you understand what they’re going through. It makes a difference. And I’m grateful. So grateful that you said Yes on that fifth try.
- Proverbs 16:18
Everyone can and does misspeak; just ask my kids about their Uncle Tony. It’s a human condition, and some are more susceptible than others.
But Joe Biden’s latest side show of buffoonery, warning us that if Romney wins he’ll “unchain Wall Street” and “put y’all back in chains,” and Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Todd Akin’s cringe-provoking “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” got me thinking about the root causes of such asinine remarks.
Is “Joe just being Joe” or is he simply lacking in brainpower, as Mayor Rudy Giuliani claims? Did Akin (who apologized over and over as he desperately clings to hang on to his senate aspiration) simply blunder innocently using “the wrong words in the wrong way”?
I don’t buy it. My theory is these pronouncements go much deeper then off the prompter remarks. These men are suffering from extreme hubris.
While America might be a better place without Joe Biden in office, American Politics certainly would not be nearly as hilarious.
Enjoy this nearly 5 minute mash up of Biden’s worst (best) moments through the years. Take it all in because if President Obama takes Sarah Palin’s advice, we might not have Joe to laugh at anymore.
As we previously reported, Save Jerseyans, Vice President Joe Biden is in New Jersey tonight for a Bob Menendez fundraiser. Yawn.
His opponent in the race for U.S. Senate, Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth), isn’t sitting idly by. He recently hauled in several hundred thousand at a Christie-headlined fundraiser.
And to celebrate tonight’s vice presidential visit, the Kyrillos campaign released a web video highlighting Menendez and Biden’s favorite economic advisor: disgraced former Governor and MF Global chieftain, Jon Corzine…
BTW- The latest polling shows Menendez up 10-points over Kyrillos, 43% to 33%; more interestingly, Menendez LOSES in the same poll to an unnamed opponent. I’ve been saying for months that this is the Republican campaign’s double edged sword, Save Jerseyans. Kyrillos can beat Menendez if national winds blow his way BUT, in order to do so, he’s going to have to raise a TON of cash and use it to close the name recognition gap by November.
America’s least disciplined (and most offensive) Democrat official is coming back to New Jersey.
Details are scant. According to NorthJersey.com, “An invitation says the event is scheduled for Monday, March 19. The exact time and location are to be determined. The invitation does not list the minimum donation required to attend.”
A summary of Biden’s past New Jersey campaign stumps:
- Back in June 2009, Biden confused then-Governor Jon Corzine with Virginia Governor Tim Kaine during an address at a D.C. gay and lesbian fundraiser (click here).
- Tom Kean, Jr. Asks: “Did Corzine Abandon Taxpayers to Save Biden Appearance?” by caving on a labor dispute to avoid a potentially disruptive union protest scheduled during their joint campaign appearance?
- That same month, Biden mistakenly claimed that an $8.7 billion Hudson River tunnel would support automobile traffic. Unfortunately for Joe, the tunnel was designed for trains instead (click here).
- On Primary Day 2009, Biden’s motorcade shut down the Lincoln Tunnel and prevented voters from making it to the polls (click here).
- Later in July 2009, Biden had to move a meeting with Corzine across the river to Philadelphia after forty-four individuals were arrested in a massive corruption sting (click here).