Biden to Gabby Giffords: “Welcome to the Cracked Head Club”

posted at 8:30 pm on August 2, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via Breitbart TV. Since we’re grooving on insane left-wing double standards today, here’s the second thing this guy has said in the past 24 hours that would have become a national media scandal had his party affiliation been different. And before one of our three lefty readers wonders — no, this isn’t a Fox scoop. Other reporters heard Biden say it, including one from the Boston Globe. Which raises the question, what’s the dumbest part of this? That he’d joke about a cracked skull with Gabby Giffords, who may very well prove to be permanently disabled from having “joined the club”? Or that he found it amusing enough to share the anecdote with reporters later on? Free advice for conservatives and independents: Do not attempt this “joke.” Not only is it tone-deaf and callous, but you won’t get graded on the curve afterward. (“Oh, that Joe!”)

Giffords herself, you’ll be glad to know, is coming along well enough that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz thinks she can make it back to Congress. But reports early this morning that she’s planning to run for reelection turned out to be wrong. They’re hopeful that she’s well enough, but it’s still wait-and-see.

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Where did you go, Joe?
On that endless, senseless, demented drift
Where did you go, Joe?
Into the woods, into the trees, where you move and shift
Where did you go, Joe?
All dressed up in your ridiculous seersucker suit
Where did you go, Joe?
With that strew of wreckage
Forever at the heel of your boot

Kenosha Kid on August 2, 2011 at 11:42 PM

A list I made a year or so ago of 31 Biden gaffes:
http://jgapinoy.blogspot.com/2008/10/were-just-biden-our-time-until-next.html
If I had kept at it, it might be up to 40 by now.

itsnotaboutme on August 2, 2011 at 11:59 PM

There does really need to be a book: The Wit and Wisdom of Joe Biden !!!!

Dhuka on August 3, 2011 at 12:01 AM

He does a lot of amateur, embarrassing stuff. I’ve never had much respect for Biden and his performance as the second Ø hasn’t improved my opinion. He’s too stinking stupid for me to really, viscerally hate him, though. Mostly, I just wish he would get lost on his way to the office one morning and nobody would miss him until, oh, late January of 2013.

ExpressoBold on August 3, 2011 at 12:12 AM

Is Biden still on crack?

Lon Chaney on August 3, 2011 at 12:49 AM

There does really need to be a book: The Wit and Wisdom of Joe Biden !!!!

Dhuka on August 3, 2011 at 12:01 AM

For you reading pleasure here is a copy of the whole thing -

Lon Chaney on August 3, 2011 at 12:50 AM

Vice is right.

Joe’s head must be in one.

Cracked, indeed.

profitsbeard on August 3, 2011 at 1:02 AM

Wow! And he thinks that he’s the smartest thing that ever walked.

Ladies and Gentlemen:
“Plugs Biden”

Thanks to our ever-vigilant media, it only took two years to realize that the only experience that these two idiots have is with ACORN and The Hair Club For Men…

SIGH

shorebird on August 3, 2011 at 1:09 AM

Well Joe… Now we know the why.
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RalphyBoy on August 3, 2011 at 2:18 AM

Biden is a survivor of 2 brain surgeries for near fatal aneurysms in 1988. And we don’t know if Giffords took offense to the statement. Given that conservative bloggers have derided Biden’s brain surgeries as thoroughly unsuccessful, it’s a bit difficult to claim to be standard bearers on Joe’s conduct. Plus, since he too was near death, he probably has more standing than others to offer some dark humor (and Giffords is more likely to receive his offering as encouragement). Plus his line is a bit funny, here we have 2 politicians who have literally had their heads cracked open, examined and repaired — yet they remain politicians.

Mark30339 on August 3, 2011 at 3:39 AM

Either cracked head club or crack head club: it pretty much sums up the Democrat party.

Marco on August 3, 2011 at 6:54 AM

It is pretty much a known fact that Joe Biden is a frigging blithering boneheaded idiot of the absolute lowest caliber.

My question is how come the media used to go after Dan Quayle for some of the things he said when he was VP, but they give this assclown Biden a pass each and every time something stupid comes flying out from between his teeth?

If anything, it’s obvious that even the Boston Globe is having a hard time stomaching this certified fool.

pilamaye on August 3, 2011 at 7:18 AM

And there’s uncle Joe he’s a move’n kinda slow at the junction.
TRIPLE FACE PALM!
Leave the shields up.

onomo on August 3, 2011 at 8:17 AM

That idiot should wake up every morning and apologize for what he might say that day because it’s become clear that he’s more likely to make some idiotic remark than not.

scalleywag on August 3, 2011 at 8:30 AM

A simple reminder of why Obama has any approval numbers remaining. A simple, two-word reminder:

President Biden

Freelancer on August 3, 2011 at 8:45 AM

There does really need to be a book: The Wit and Wisdom of Joe Biden !!!!

Dhuka on August 3, 2011 at 12:01 AM

There is one, an empty Post It note.

So, we have cracked head Biden and crack head Obowma.

dthorny on August 3, 2011 at 8:49 AM

The crackhead Sheriff is back in town. Were they keeping him in a bunker?

MJZZZ on August 3, 2011 at 8:52 AM

Plus his line is a bit funny, here we have 2 politicians who have literally had their heads cracked open, examined and repaired — yet they remain politicians.

Mark30339 on August 3, 2011 at 3:39 AM

His comment is so insensitive and thoughtless that it boggles the mind to think you support/defend/excuse him. Could it even be possible that Giffords may not even know of Biden’s health issues 30 years ago? The man is a jerk. Period.

chai on August 3, 2011 at 9:06 AM

I would like to register my astonishment that that man can even tie his shoes in the morning.

I don’t know whether Obama did it on purpose or not, but Biden is the best life insurance policy possible.

DailyDanet on August 3, 2011 at 9:40 AM

There is now no question that Obama picked him to insure his own safety…

PatriotRider on August 3, 2011 at 10:18 AM

When he’s no longer Vice President after next year he has a great future in comedy – maybe he can join the cast of Saturday Night Live. Or even get his own comedy specials on HBO !

LODGE4 on August 3, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Extremely insensitive, to say the least. “Cracking heads” is also gang-slang for riots and physical violence, and Giffords probably prefers not to be reminded of the vicious attack that left her incapacitated for months and killed six people at the rally in Tucson.

Is Biden implying that other people will be “cracking heads” on Capitol Hill ?

Steve Z on August 3, 2011 at 10:24 AM

But, as Liberals are sure to remind us:

Sarah Palin is/was unfit to serve as Vice-President.

And,

Michele Bachmann’s husband is crazy.

franksalterego on August 3, 2011 at 10:40 AM

Joe recently won a unanimous vote for President of the EMPTY HEAD CLUB.

Years ago VP Agnew was thought to be a no brainer – Biden makes him look like a genius.

IlonaE on August 3, 2011 at 10:40 AM

And, he’s only a heartbeat away.

How’s that, for a chill up your spine?

franksalterego on August 3, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Was Joe the inspiration for the term ‘CRACK POT’.

meci on August 3, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Well that’s a classless thing to say but it’s not the first or last classless thing he is going to say.

Dr Evil on August 3, 2011 at 10:50 AM

“Oh, Joe, say it ain’t so.” /from his Sarah Palin debate

maverick muse on August 3, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Biden is just another political moron, like his running mate Obama.

tx2654 on August 3, 2011 at 11:18 AM

I don’t think anyone would mind seeing Biden’s head crack open a little more.

Western_Civ on August 3, 2011 at 11:48 AM

When he’s no longer Vice President after next year he has a great future in comedy – maybe he can join the cast of Saturday Night Live. Or even get his own comedy specials on HBO !

LODGE4 on August 3, 2011 at 10:21 AM

SNL is the perfect venue for Plugs Biden. It hasn’t been funny since before Biden’s ‘successful’ surgeries.

maryo on August 3, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Frankly, I think it is a disservice to the courage of Gabby Giffords to suggest that she is too fragile to appreciate the dark humor offered by fellow brain surgery survivor, Joe Biden. It’s not a joke the rest of us can make, but it’s clearly offered in support. My guess is that Giffords received it as encouragement and appreciated its ice-breaking effect. By the way, when did conservatives turn into the sensitivity police?

Mark30339 on August 3, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Poor old Joe. It’s impossible to hate his cheery self, no matter what he says (I think the “tea partiers are terrorists” comment was just Joe parroting what he heard). The eternal question is: why on earth did Barack Obama think he would make a good VP?

RebeccaH on August 3, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Sharpton’s head cracked

NEW YORK (AP) — Pat Buchanan says he didn’t mean to slur President Barack Obama by referring to him as “your boy” during a discussion with Al Sharpton.

The former GOP presidential candidate and current MSNBC analyst appeared on “Morning Joe” Wednesday to explain remarks he made on that network’s Sharpton show 12 hours earlier. Buchanan was discussing Obama’s political strength with Sharpton when he referred to Obama as “your boy.”

Sharpton responded: “My what? My president, Barack Obama? What did you say?”

Buchanan said Wednesday that he was using a boxing analogy. “Some folks took what I said as some kind of a slur,” Buchanan said. “None was meant, none was intended, none was delivered.”

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Biden is a survivor of 2 brain surgeries for near fatal aneurysms in 1988. And we don’t know if Giffords took offense to the statement. Given that conservative bloggers have derided Biden’s brain surgeries as thoroughly unsuccessful, it’s a bit difficult to claim to be standard bearers on Joe’s conduct. Plus, since he too was near death, he probably has more standing than others to offer some dark humor (and Giffords is more likely to receive his offering as encouragement). Plus his line is a bit funny, here we have 2 politicians who have literally had their heads cracked open, examined and repaired — yet they remain politicians.

Mark30339 on August 3, 2011 at 3:39 AM

What conservative bloggers have made light of Biden’s brain surgery? I haven’t seen any. I don’t even recall any commenters on this site making fun of Biden in that regard, if there have been some, they are few and far between.

Regardless, even if some conservative blogger somewhere “derided Biden’s brain surgeries as thoroughly unsuccessful”, that shouldn’t disqualify the rest of us from identifying it as the cheesy, uncouth comment that it is.

And if Quayle or whoever had made the same comment, it would have been the subject of endless derision in the press, whether they had brain surgery themselves, or not.

Dreadnought on August 3, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Biden (the walking gaff machine) is a total A-Hole.

He started out as a conservative then had 3/4 of his brain removed and became a lib.

And, he’s only a heartbeat away.

How’s that, for a chill up your spine?

Kuffar on August 3, 2011 at 1:26 PM

No, he didn’t.

Ye gods.

J.E. Dyer on August 3, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Now I get it. Obozo picked Biden for the express purpose of making himself look smarter. And it’s a work in progress. lol

kg598301 on August 3, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Poor Joe Biden. He was at the White House the other day and was on the escalator when it broke down. He was stuck there for three hours.

pdigaudio on August 3, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Terrorist.

Philly on August 3, 2011 at 5:04 PM

it’s a dumb joke, and in poor taste.

the poor women literally had her brains blown out by a lunatic.

ferchrissakes joe, get it together man!

DrW on August 3, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Well this is the first I have heard that has had 2 craniotomies. Has he been given tests to see if he has the mental ability to be president? After all he is just 1 heart beat away. I am sure the press would be asking that demanding that answer of a Republican candidate. Look at all the crapola that was flying over bachmanns migrains.
This is of true concern to the nation and national security.

ColdWarrior57 on August 3, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Well this is the first I have heard that has had 2 craniotomies. Has he been given tests to see if he has the mental ability to be president? After all he is just 1 heart beat away. I am sure the press would be asking that demanding that answer of a Republican candidate. Look at all the crapola that was flying over bachmanns migrains.
This is of true concern to the nation and national security.

ColdWarrior57 on August 3, 2011 at 7:37 PM

The most foolish Vice President in modern history by far. I am beginning to think liberalism (as clearly shown in the press on this example as you pointed out) is a flat out evil philosophy and way of life.

scotash on August 4, 2011 at 1:08 AM

The first signal that showed Obama was totally unfit to lead a group of homeless lemmings down a back alley was his selection of the dumbest redneck in Congress to be his vice president. It all becomes so obvious now, doesn’t it?

volsense on August 4, 2011 at 9:40 AM

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