Why can’t Biden count?

posted at 12:30 pm on October 16, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

First we find out that Joe Biden, a constitutional law professor, can’t identify the part of the Constitution that establishes the legislative branch of the federal government.  Today we find out that Biden can’t count, either.  I guess our educational system really does need an overhaul:

Look, John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs.

The best part of this is the gales of laughter that override the applause Biden gets for … well, being Biden. The funniest part of this clip is how Biden spells out the word after claiming it has only three letters.  I’m guessing that Biden and Barack Obama both consider BS to be one letter, which makes sense after seeing how much they toss it around on the campaign trail.


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I’m gonna miss seeing this guy on the national stae after November 4. The comedy value alone would have made an Obama presidency bearable. Alas, for my funnybone (but huzzah for the nation), Obama will lose.

ManlyRash on October 16, 2008 at 12:33 PM

Front page news if this had been Palin.

SAZMD on October 16, 2008 at 12:33 PM

Why can’t Biden count?

It’s above his pay-grade … even though many pundits still like to talk about how smart the moron is.

Biden wouldn’t even be able to pass high school without cheating. The guy is unbelievably dumb.

progressoverpeace on October 16, 2008 at 12:34 PM

BS is one word, esp. for someone like Biden.

Karl on October 16, 2008 at 12:34 PM

It takes 36 years in the Senate to get that stupid.

BKennedy on October 16, 2008 at 12:34 PM

Hillary has to be laughing herself into fits every day at this doofus.

AubieJon on October 16, 2008 at 12:34 PM

The guy is unbelievably dumb. – progressoverpeace on October 16, 2008 at 12:34 PM

Dumb as a box of rocks…but way, way funnier.

ManlyRash on October 16, 2008 at 12:34 PM

Karl Rove called him a big blowhard doofus.

eigafan on October 16, 2008 at 12:35 PM

I’ve said it before…

Democrats just don’t know math…

This…
57 states…
Obama not knowing what anniversary it was…
Democrats Tax plans…

See… Basic math skills are just lacking…

Romeo13 on October 16, 2008 at 12:35 PM

See… Basic math skills are just lacking… – Romeo13 on October 16, 2008 at 12:35 PM

Those skills will get a sharpening on the night of November 4 when they gaze at the margin of Obama’s defeat.

ManlyRash on October 16, 2008 at 12:36 PM

Front page news if this had been Palin.

No kidding. I was watching this thinking “And they call Palin dumb?!”

crazy_legs on October 16, 2008 at 12:36 PM

Biden is a four-letter word.

jay12 on October 16, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Halp us Davud Broks and Kris Buklee, if we dont be edukated like the geenyess Jo Biden, we wil eyether b stuck as dum plummers with no job or b stuck in Irak.

Abby Adams on October 16, 2008 at 12:37 PM

SO not qualified…

heldmyw on October 16, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Russia and China are really going to be intimidated by Barry and Joe at the helm, aren’t they? They wouldn’t dare do anything with those two geniuses in charge. :O

RBMN on October 16, 2008 at 12:37 PM

If only he would have been a conservative, the jokes and comedy about him would have been hilarious…but alas he is a liberal so he is under the “cone of silence”.
One of the truly pathetic creatures in congress…

right2bright on October 16, 2008 at 12:38 PM

Biden is, as Biden does.

Smooth Rooster on October 16, 2008 at 12:39 PM

I have one word for Joe Biden: Stupid Imbecile

carbon_footprint on October 16, 2008 at 12:40 PM

Hmmm…I’m sure they will go after him after this the way they went after Quayle for potato. Oh wait they won’t because they are in the tank.

theguardianii on October 16, 2008 at 12:41 PM

I must have been on vacation on the day when Obama explained exactly WHY he chose Biden. There’s no way it was based on his resume. Comic relief?

perroviejo on October 16, 2008 at 12:42 PM

Democrats just don’t know math…

But it’s the same math they used in the Community Reinvestment Act. It worked so well there.

RedWinged Blackbird on October 16, 2008 at 12:42 PM

Notice the background behind Joe? It says, “Baracko”.

Heh.

At least I find it funny.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 16, 2008 at 12:43 PM

Another botox side effect.

Limerick on October 16, 2008 at 12:44 PM

But it’s the same math they used in the Community Reinvestment Act. It worked so well there.

RedWinged Blackbird on October 16, 2008 at 12:42 PM

Such a shame they didn’t get to implement their suicidal global warming crap, too … not yet. They still have a chance to totally destroy Western civilization.

progressoverpeace on October 16, 2008 at 12:44 PM

I guess our educational system really does need an overhaul:

Of course, Obama thinks we need more community-organizing training.

But what does community organizing have to do with employment? Rather, than learning the fine art of community organizing, why doesn’t Obama encourage students to study harder or learn a trade or both? More money to schools? We already pour way too much money into public schools with no results. Obama really ought to drop out and travel the country encouraging inner-city kids to work at their schoolwork. I tutored in an inner-city school for three years before I had to let it go. For 2 out of 10 kids, it was rewarding. But to 8 out of 10 kids, working hard at schoolwork was denigrated as trying “to be white.”

Obama should find another use for his Ivy League degrees–and one of them should be dumping the idea that community organizing is some kind of a productive activity.

BuckeyeSam on October 16, 2008 at 12:44 PM

This is not a good reflection on Obama’s intellect in choosing Biden as VP.

So I say phuey!!

Mcguyver on October 16, 2008 at 12:45 PM

When asked what he had done to reduce his carbon footprint, Biden stated, “Take longer strides.”

pherrman on October 16, 2008 at 12:45 PM

Obama should find another use for his Ivy League degrees–and one of them should be dumping the idea that community organizing is some kind of a productive activity.

BuckeyeSam on October 16, 2008 at 12:44 PM

Frankly, I can’t believe that the American people don’t laugh him off the stage when he talks about his “community organizing”. It’s beyond a joke.

progressoverpeace on October 16, 2008 at 12:46 PM

STAND UP JOE!! STAND UP!! LET ‘EM SEE YA! GOD LOVE YA!!

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 12:47 PM

Joe BS

Kini on October 16, 2008 at 12:47 PM

VOTE FOR JOE!
(the plumber)

NellE on October 16, 2008 at 12:48 PM

J O E B S
A five letter word

Kini on October 16, 2008 at 12:48 PM

Hey, Joe, how many letters are in idiot?

On-my-soap-box on October 16, 2008 at 12:48 PM

Why can’t Biden count?

because the Democrats destroyed the public educational system in this country. Good new is, he knows how to radicalize a community and put a rubber on a cucumber.

TheBigOldDog on October 16, 2008 at 12:49 PM

Hahahaha — say it ain’t so Joe!! Senator Gimp strikes again!

Richard Romano on October 16, 2008 at 12:50 PM

Three letter word——————- J O B S !

Outstanding!

What school did GaffeBiden attend,me wonders!

canopfor on October 16, 2008 at 12:51 PM

Proof hair plugs cause stupidity.

Black Adam on October 16, 2008 at 12:52 PM

GaffMeister 5000!!

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 12:52 PM

Hahahaha — say it ain’t so Joe!! Senator Gimp strikes again!

Richard Romano on October 16, 2008 at 12:50 PM

Stand up for Jobs…. Gawd Luv Ya!

TheBigOldDog on October 16, 2008 at 12:53 PM

I guess you have to rise up to governor before people will call you a moron.

Chuck Schick on October 16, 2008 at 12:53 PM

I’m sure the Obama campaign has already started inquiring about that “undisclosed location” that the Vice President now inhabits … and possibly the quality of cell service there.

GoHskrs on October 16, 2008 at 12:54 PM

Biden,is like ‘Young Frankenstein’!

Abby Normal brain!!Haha.

canopfor on October 16, 2008 at 12:54 PM

My question to Biden:

What JOB would be available to someone who can’t count to four? (Other than government work)

progressoverpeace on October 16, 2008 at 12:54 PM

When asked what he had done to reduce his carbon footprint, Biden stated, “Take longer strides.”

pherrman on October 16, 2008 at 12:45 PM

LMAO…

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 12:54 PM

wtf, my computer hijacked itself…

Finishing my prior comment… LMAO… I can’t tell if that’s real or a joke but either wouldn’t surprise me!!

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 12:55 PM

GaffMeister 5000!!

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 12:52 PM

That would make a funny SNL skit – remember way back when SNL was good and Dan akroyd used to do the Ronko spoofs? That would be funny…

TheBigOldDog on October 16, 2008 at 12:57 PM

You’d think he could count to four. He can at least spell M-B-N-A.

dinobalz on October 16, 2008 at 12:58 PM

Dubya is the stupid one, remember that when you listen to this.

Let’s all meet at Katie’s Diner for lunch, say about noon?

Bishop on October 16, 2008 at 12:58 PM

When asked what he had done to reduce his carbon footprint, Biden stated, “Take longer strides.”

pherrman on October 16, 2008 at 12:45 PM

Wasn’t that Larry Craig’s defense?

highhopes on October 16, 2008 at 12:59 PM

Using “Biden” and “intelligent” in the same sentence?

In the words of Sam Goldwyn: “In two words, im possible!”

MrScribbler on October 16, 2008 at 1:00 PM

I must have been on vacation on the day when Obama explained exactly WHY he chose Biden. There’s no way it was based on his resume. Comic relief?

perroviejo on October 16, 2008 at 12:42 PM

I’ve been thinking about this since the day Biden was selected.

If O is elected, not long after the inauguration, Biden will “voluntarily” retire and President O will have to pick a new VP–Michelle, or someone even scarier (if that’s possible). This as yet imaginary chain of events would have to happen with a Democrat Senate who was still on its honeymoon with the Chosen One.

baldilocks on October 16, 2008 at 1:05 PM

If Sarah Palin had said half the sh!t that Biden has been saying, the media would provide non stop coverage.

I still think Palin isnt smart enough for the job, but she is smart to stop talking when she doesnt know what she is talking about…like foreign policy, economic and fiscal policy, etc…but she has clearly been treated unfairly.

Roger Waters on October 16, 2008 at 1:06 PM

Why Biden can’t count — Missing brain cells.

tarpon on October 16, 2008 at 1:06 PM

I am starting a coalition called C.A.B.: Coulrophobics Against Biden. You are all welcome to join me.

capitalist piglet on October 16, 2008 at 1:08 PM

GaffMeister 5000!!

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 12:52 PM

That would make a funny SNL skit – remember way back when SNL was good and Dan akroyd used to do the Ronko spoofs? That would be funny…

TheBigOldDog on October 16, 2008 at 12:57 PM

That would be hilarious. There’s just so much material!

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 1:08 PM

Why can’t Biden count?

Because he is stupid.

/blunt

Abby Adams on October 16, 2008 at 1:09 PM

Reporter inquires about Joe’s love life

Joe: Infrequently

Reporter: Is that one word or two?

Joe: Three

On-my-soap-box on October 16, 2008 at 1:11 PM

Why can’t Biden count?

Not knowing how to count is a prerequisite to be a career senator. How do you think the budget “grows” every year?

Brass Pair on October 16, 2008 at 1:11 PM

The “stupid” President responds:

Fuzzy math.

Steve Z on October 16, 2008 at 1:12 PM

If O is elected, not long after the inauguration, Biden will “voluntarily” retire and President O will have to pick a new VP–Michelle, or someone even scarier (if that’s possible). This as yet imaginary chain of events would have to happen with a Democrat Senate who was still on its honeymoon with the Chosen One.

baldilocks on October 16, 2008 at 1:05 PM

If a VP Biden resigned, wouldn’t the “chain of command” (and yeah it is the one Obama will be beating us with) kick
in and Pelosi would get the empty spot (Pres>Veep>Speaker)?

*SHUDDER*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 1:12 PM

I have an idea.

John Kerry can help young people in school so they don’t get “stuck in Iraq” due to lack of education.

Joe Biden can teach people how to count and maybe some Middle Eastern geography and politics. Because it’s important to know that JOBS is a three letter word and that Hamas won an election in the West Bank.

mjk on October 16, 2008 at 1:14 PM

J.O.B.S. = Joe & Obama Bull Sh!t

Steve Z on October 16, 2008 at 1:15 PM

If a VP Biden resigned, wouldn’t the “chain of command” (and yeah it is the one Obama will be beating us with) kick
in and Pelosi would get the empty spot (Pres>Veep>Speaker)?

*SHUDDER*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 1:12 PM

That’s not what happened when Agnew resigned (Nixon’s first VP).

baldilocks on October 16, 2008 at 1:16 PM

That’s not what happened when Agnew resigned (Nixon’s first VP).

baldilocks on October 16, 2008 at 1:16 PM

Ah, didn’t know about that. That answers it then :) Thanks

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 1:16 PM

Has any one asked Obama about Joe attributing this to Obama? Maybe Obama thinks JOBS is a three letter word. Then again, mayber he’ll throw Joe under the bus.

jerseyman on October 16, 2008 at 1:18 PM

Joe Biden can teach people how to count and maybe some Middle Eastern geography and politics. Because it’s important to know that JOBS is a three letter word and that Hamas won an election in the West Bank.

mjk on October 16, 2008 at 1:14 PM

And that Iraq will get split into three pieces!!

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 1:19 PM

Ok, I read the sign behind Biden which only shows
WWWBARACKO
as
WACKO.

I know, I know… raaacissst!

Y-not on October 16, 2008 at 1:25 PM

I would like to encourage a buzz up by everyone who has a yahoo account on this story. The head line just looks to good on the buzz page. ;-)

kahall on October 16, 2008 at 1:32 PM

He also can’t count the number of plumbers who “live in his neighborhood”:

Correct answer: 0

Buy Danish on October 16, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Poor old Joe. He rants and raves and no one takes him seriously. Come to think of it, that’s a good job description for an Obama VP.

jeanie on October 16, 2008 at 1:38 PM

My father used to quote Samuel Goldwyn:

“In two words — im-possible.”

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on October 16, 2008 at 1:39 PM

Why Biden can’t count? oh, that’s easy. He’s an intellectual, not necessarily intelligent.

I R A Darth Aggie on October 16, 2008 at 2:13 PM

Is it just me?

The Zoo Keeper on October 16, 2008 at 2:17 PM

Is it just me?

The Zoo Keeper on October 16, 2008 at 2:17 PM

ROFLMAO!!!

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 2:38 PM

We need a no Chia Pet left behind math program in this country.

Western_Civ on October 16, 2008 at 2:53 PM

I think it’s because, in his alphabet, BS is so important as to be its own unique letter.

malclave on October 16, 2008 at 2:53 PM

If a VP Biden resigned, wouldn’t the “chain of command” (and yeah it is the one Obama will be beating us with) kick in and Pelosi would get the empty spot (Pres>Veep>Speaker)?

No. The President nominates a replacement, to be confirmed by majority votes in both Houses of Congress. (25th Amendment)

The Speaker only becomes Acting President if botht he President and the Vice President are out of the picture.

malclave on October 16, 2008 at 2:57 PM

J.O.B.S.

stands for Joe (biden) & Obama’s B.S.

poxoma on October 16, 2008 at 3:32 PM

Why can’t Biden count?

Because Joe only has one mommy?

andycanuck on October 16, 2008 at 3:50 PM

I’m guessing that Biden and Barack Obama both consider BS to be one letter, which makes sense after seeing how much they toss it around on the campaign trail.

Another belly laugh. Thanks, again, Ed.

Wildcatter1980 on October 16, 2008 at 3:51 PM

Why can’t Biden count?
Because Joe only has one mommy?

andycanuck on October 16, 2008 at 3:50 PM

Hmm, may be Joe is confused because he has TWO MOMMIES.

poxoma on October 16, 2008 at 4:01 PM

I’m genuinely concerned that Biden could be one heartbeat away from the Presidency. He’s had more than his share of senior moments.

But I suppose I shouldn’t be too hard on him. After all he’s never really held a real job, so it’s no surprise that he’d not know how many letters are in the word ‘jobs’.

God love him.

techno_barbarian on October 16, 2008 at 5:03 PM

It has been 14 1 day since the last Biden gaffe…

Cr4sh Dummy on October 16, 2008 at 5:41 PM

Why would Saturday Night Live make stuff up, when they could just show this for a few good laughs?

stan on October 17, 2008 at 12:07 AM