Obama: My idiot VP’s epic gaffe was a “rhetorical flourish”

posted at 3:59 pm on October 22, 2008 by Allahpundit

Best euphemism ever.

“Joe sometimes engages in rhetorical flourishes. But I think that his core point was that the next administration is going to be tested regardless of who it is,” Obama told reporters after meeting with his national security working group. “The next administration is going to be inheriting a whole host of really big problems and so the president is going to be tested and the question is will the next president meet that test by moving America in a new direction by sending a clear signal to the rest of the world that we are no longer about bluster and unilateralism and ideology but we’re about creating partnerships around the world to solve practical problems.”

Choice spin by The One, but in no way is it, shall we say, reality-based. Refresh your memory with Biden’s full quote; per the emphasis on Obama’s age, his point clearly was that enemies will try to take advantage of Obama’s inexperience to see what he’s made of. Say what you will about a former POW and 20-year veteran of the Senate known to sing, “Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran,” but deciding whether to “test” him isn’t a matter to be undertaken lightly. Or are we now so far through the looking glass spin-wise that the guy who’ll meet with anyone without preconditions (even if they won’t meet with him) is the one to be feared while the war hero whom, the left periodically assures us, out-Bushes Bush for sheer bellicosity is the easy mark?

Exit question: What did Biden mean when he said to his lefty audience, “[T]he kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you, not financially to help him, we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right”? I assume that’s a veiled reference to The One possibly having to take military action somewhere, with all the screeching and shirt-rending on the left that it will entail, but opinions differed when this came up in Headlines earlier today.


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Media: it’s just a rhetorical flourish. Nothing to see here.

lodge on October 23, 2008 at 3:27 AM

What did Biden mean when he said to his lefty audience, “[T]he kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you, not financially to help him, we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right”?

Biden meant that Obama has policies that will cost American lives and put American interests at risk.

Bidan also asked his leftist buddies to support them when they fail (not IF they fail.)

Right_of_Attila on October 23, 2008 at 5:56 AM

Budan = Bi-dum

Right_of_Attila on October 23, 2008 at 5:57 AM

I don’t know. I still like “inoperative statement”.

SKYFOX on October 23, 2008 at 6:13 AM

unilateralism and ideology but we’re about creating partnerships around the world to solve practical problems.”

 
That’s right moron, we went all unilateralism on the world. I would be so pissed if I were the other countries that have lost people in the wars and the “new” president was too stupid to even recognize that we were there helping. So BO is not only inexperienced but he is a total moron to boot. Yup the guy I want in office has to be too stupid to not be able to see past the deceptions of his handlers.
 
Personally I am pissed that BO doesn’t seem to realize that the USA does have an ideology and a culture to boot. To not understand this shows that he is not only a clueless moron but one that hates, yes hates his country and everything it stands for. That in a nutshell is what it is about this election. We are a country that is divided between the people that deeply hate and despise this country and hope beyond hope that they can change it into their socialistic/communistic utopia and those that claim to love this country and understand its uniqueness and want to preserve it. My only question is. Why the frack are the conservatives and Republicans that claim to love this country handing it over on a silver platter to this moron leftist?
 
Hopefully our grandchildren can look back and despise the conservatives for destroying this once great country. But hey we can all sleep at night knowing that we didn’t compromise our ideals and elect McCain or that upstart hick from the northern bush.
 
On the bright side I have hope the BO will extend unemployment and give me that promised healthcare. So from me and my family a big thank you to all the conservatives that gave ultimate power to the ultimate moron of our lives.
 

jmarcure on October 23, 2008 at 7:38 AM

Obama bin Lying again

tarpon on October 23, 2008 at 8:34 AM

Personally I am pissed that BO doesn’t seem to realize that the USA does have an ideology and a culture to boot. To not understand this shows that he is not only a clueless moron but one that hates, yes hates his country and everything it stands for.

jmarcure on October 23, 2008 at 7:38 AM

BHO knows that the US has a culture, and he hates that culture. I don’t think his view is very different from most other kids who were raised in Indonesia as muslims.

BHO is a “third-world citizen” in his thoughts and actions (and legally, too, it seems). He carries the view of the third world and is looking to drain the US to fund third world waste – an endless hole that trillions can easily disappear into.

Of course, BHO only appeals to the self-hating Americans who are looking to follow the example of the third world, or to the defeatists … but we seem to have quite a good number of these types, nowadays.

progressoverpeace on October 23, 2008 at 9:46 AM

A flourishing house of cards Mr Obama.

The phrase “rhetorical flourish” is a rhetorical flourish to cover the flourishing truth.

Don’t worry, Obama, he’s just expressing what everyone instinctively knows. Even the lying Left gets it.

Saltysam on October 23, 2008 at 10:06 AM

Here is ANOTHER cadidacy killer for Obama that is getting zero coverage in the media or McCain campaign. Conservatives and McCain are getting panned for saying Obama is a socialist (despite all evidence he is).
Earlier this month Obama’s membership in the New Party, an avowed socialist party, was supposedly “debunked” by Obama with help from the media. Well I guess everyone said well that’s that, it aint true. Check out this link which was scrubbed by the NP website but archived here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20010306031216/www.newparty.org/up9610.html
“Three NP-members won Democratic primaries last Spring and face off against Republican opponents on election day: Danny Davis (U.S. House), Barack Obama (State Senate) and Patricia Martin (Cook County Judiciary)”.

Being a Socialist like Bernie Sanders(D) of Vermont is one thing, but being a socialist and trying to disguise or hide it is ominous. It foretells of a devious politician who has a hidden agenda.

Goodeye_Closed on October 23, 2008 at 12:07 PM

Rush is on this phony grandma is ill but I have time to dance for Ellen scheme right now.

Buy Danish on October 23, 2008 at 12:13 PM


That’s not the Joe Biden I knew.

The ONE has spoken!

Herb on October 23, 2008 at 2:58 PM

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