Biden: You know, in a way, Obama’s faced tougher decisions than FDR did

posted at 8:50 pm on March 30, 2012 by Allahpundit

I like to think of him as the Brick Tamland of the Obama administration. Not a bad guy. Just … “special.”

“I’ve watched him make decisions that would make another man or woman’s hair curl,” Biden told the crowd of 150 inside the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee, according to a pool reporter on scene…

“I think I can say … no president, and I would argue in the 20th century and including now the 21st century, has had as many serious problems which are cases of first-instance laid on his table,” Biden said. “Franklin Roosevelt faced more dire consequences, but in a bizarre way it was more straightforward.”

The vice president claimed that the complexity of the 2008 financial crisis presented challenges in a way the Great Depression of 80 years ago did not.

The Great Depression and a surprise attack leading to a two-front world war weren’t serious problems of “first instance,” but the financial crisis — part of which was “solved” under Bush when TARP passed — and taking down an enemy leader like Bin Laden were? I don’t begrudge him wanting to spin Obama’s record in the best light but it’s bizarre to see him reach for these grandiose historical analogies (remember this insanity?) when his own base is putting out satirical clips about how disappointed they are in The One. And he can’t seem to get over the fact that O ordered the Bin Laden raid even though Panetta was the only member of the national security team who agreed with the decision. Go figure that the guy who actually has to face the electorate in the fall didn’t want to run the risk of this headline appearing three weeks before the election: “SOURCES: OBAMA HAD REASON TO BELIEVE BIN LADEN WAS HIDING IN PAKISTAN SAFE HOUSE, REFUSED TO ORDER SEAL OPERATION.” If you try and fail, you can point to your good intentions and faith in the troops to defend your decision. If you don’t go at all despite there having been a fair chance that OBL was there, what’s the excuse?

In honor of the man who’s given us so much content today, a clip I’ve been meaning to post all week. I’ll be there opening night for the sequel. With a trident.


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AGAIN??

J-Paul00 on March 30, 2012 at 8:52 PM

facepalm

rbj on March 30, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Getting Hitler was a bigger BFD than getting Bin Laden.

wildcat72 on March 30, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Biden: You know, in a way, Obama’s faced tougher decisions than FDR did

Yes, like how am I going to get these shoes on my feet…

ray on March 30, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Biden should know. He used to watch FDR on TV.

kingsjester on March 30, 2012 at 8:55 PM

0bama came up with the three same answers to every question, SPEND, REGULATE, and TAX.

Not impressed with him and still believe he has, at best, a mediocre intelligence.

jukin3 on March 30, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Pearl Harbor…Korea…9-11-2001…

cozmo on March 30, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Biden, as a child, in a sing-song voice:

“My daddy’s bigger than your daddy! Nanny-nanny-boo-boo!”

Biden, 50 yrs later, in a sing-song voice:

“My boss is better than your boss! Nanny-nanny-boo-boo!”

itsnotaboutme on March 30, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Thank you, Dr. Pepper!

Philly on March 30, 2012 at 8:56 PM

LOVE the clueless Joe “Burgandy” Biden screencap.

Harbingeing on March 30, 2012 at 8:57 PM

…He’s not only the Vice President.
He’s Ed McMahon reincarnated.

itsnotaboutme on March 30, 2012 at 8:57 PM

“I think I can say … no president, and I would argue in the 20th century and including now the 21st century, has had as many serious problems … ,” Biden said.

Yes, it’s true. Obama does have many serious problems.

Syzygy on March 30, 2012 at 8:57 PM

And by flute, I mean my turgid…

John the Libertarian on March 30, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Joe “Short Bus” Biden…

Gotta love the guy…

This is what happened to a promising man who spent his entire working life in DC.

turfmann on March 30, 2012 at 8:59 PM

What, is he walking back the 500 years comment?

John the Libertarian on March 30, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Getting Hitler was a bigger (deal) than getting Bin Laden.

wildcat72 on March 30, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Getting Gorbacev to buckle was also a bigger deal than getting Bin Laden.

wildcat72 on March 30, 2012 at 8:54 PM

itsnotaboutme on March 30, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Excuse me whilst I throw up.

BUT, I pray that Plugs will stay on the front lines of Obamba Ville all the way to Nov. Stand up Plugs! Speak your mind! Tell us what you and HIM really plan. PLEASE????

Dingbat63 on March 30, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Once I understood that everything coming out of this Administration is a lie…

… the rest is easy.

Seven Percent Solution on March 30, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Don’t know much about history…

Moose Drool on March 30, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Slow Joe’s on a roll this week.

Philly on March 30, 2012 at 9:03 PM

“I’ve watched him make decisions that would make another man or woman’s hair curl.”

His hair is already curly. I mean … is Biden making a joke?

Paul-Cincy on March 30, 2012 at 9:03 PM

When you get ‘plugs’…can your hair curl?

What comedy club does this clown play at every Friday?

KOOLAID2 on March 30, 2012 at 9:04 PM

idiot

cmsinaz on March 30, 2012 at 9:04 PM

OK, Joe – we get it. You’ve got a heavy man-crush on the dude. The decision to finish the back nine or pose for a photo acting like you’re watching the bin Laden hit must have been wrenching. But, jeez, stow all the gushing over your boss. It’s embarrassing.

av8tr on March 30, 2012 at 9:06 PM

“Biden: You know, in a way, Obama’s faced tougher decisions than FDR did”

Mmmkay. Decisions like whether to use his 7-iron or his pitching wedge? (Plus I’m sure Joe would have invited FDR to join their foursome) Or,where he’s going to vacay NEXT? Or which lie he’s going to tell on any given subject is easier to spin?

Oh, you meant presidentin’ decisions? – meh, just go ask Valerie.

Harbingeing on March 30, 2012 at 9:07 PM

BHO: “shrimp, or waffles….”

MO: “Shutup and eat your peas”

BHO: “Yes m’am.”

By the way, isn’t referring to curly hair and black people in the same sentence racist?

BobMbx on March 30, 2012 at 9:07 PM

He’s got a point, his hair does look curled.

2ndMAW68 on March 30, 2012 at 9:08 PM

BREAKING:

Han Solo about to shoot first on the SPIKE network.

BobMbx on March 30, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Biden: The gaffe that keeps on gaffing.

As for for a sequel to Anchorman, Allah, meh, you can have it and Wee Willy Ferrell. Didn’t want to see the first, not waiting for the second…

This however…I will gladly wait in line for at the local IMAX…even *if* they’re scooting too close toe OWS dirt bags…

http://youtu.be/GokKUqLcvD8

Or, if i want to satiate my Tango hunting blood lust:

http://youtu.be/ZnlPgo9TaGo

Yeah i know its out, but again…IMAX, comfy seat, watching terros getting their comeuppance?

Good times, good times.

BlaxPac on March 30, 2012 at 9:11 PM

BREAKING AGAIN:

History re-written, Greedo fired first

BobMbx on March 30, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Don’t know much about history…

Moose Drool on March 30, 2012 at 9:03 PM

something tells me you don’t know much about much

sorry, missed my chill pill dude. so not radical

DHChron on March 30, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Just watch on Hannity the future of America President Mitt Romney and Vice President Paul Ryan. They just both just slapped down Joe Plugs Bitme.

Sparty on March 30, 2012 at 9:14 PM

idiot

cmsinaz on March 30, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Worse. Vice-President.

EVEN Worse. Still better than the current President…we can distract him with shiny things, while his boss is distracted with turning us into Greece 2.0

BlaxPac on March 30, 2012 at 9:14 PM

“I’ve watched him make decisions that would make another man or woman’s hair curl.”

That would be Obama advising Michelle of a new hair salon he heard his folks talking about one day.

ss396 on March 30, 2012 at 9:16 PM

BlaxPac on March 30, 2012 at 9:14 PM

*sigh*

I need another drink

cmsinaz on March 30, 2012 at 9:17 PM

“I’ve watched him make decisions that would make another man or woman’s hair curl.”

I wholeheartedly agree. And that is exactly why he should never have been President in the first place and why no sane person would seriously consider his reelection..

HotAirian on March 30, 2012 at 9:18 PM

“I’ve watched him make decisions that would make another man or woman’s hair curl.”

His decisions have made all our hair curl. And the Constitution curl as well.

Christian Conservative on March 30, 2012 at 9:18 PM

From a piece that I wrote awhile ago, but was reminded of this afternoon by Vice-President Brain Fart:

“Again, we look back to the most trying times in the history of this land – the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War I, the Great Depression and World War II. Americans understood what was at risk. Americans understood the risks because they understood the facts and were told the truth. The best leaders do not strive to sugarcoat bad medicine. While I have huge philosophical differences with FDR, he was a leader. He chatted with Americans as if he was sitting on their porch in a rocking chair. He leveled with them. He could say to the public that the “only thing we have to fear is fear itself” because they understood the depth of the problems facing the country. Compare Roosevelt to Obama…Roosevelt: Your government has unmistakable confidence in your ability to hear the worst without flinching and losing heart.” Obama: “We don’t “always think clearly when we’re scared”. Japan and Germany were our enemies. Today, Obama considers Iran a friend with which to work and Americans are the real enemies. But, moving along… When our leaders would rather spin and obfuscate, they are harming much more than their own credibility. Sun Tzu wrote: “If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt, if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete” and “He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared” and “If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.” Knowledge is power. Truth is strength. Our “betters” do us no favours with their paternalistic posture. In fact, they cause great harm. We cannot face our tasks if we are in the dark as to what they are. We cannot conquer our challenges if we are oblivious. If we are treated as imbecilic children, we cannot understand why some sacrifice today is necessary so that our children, like us, can inherit a better and stronger country than even that which was built by the giants of this nation – the learned, honourable men that created the best system of government ever devised and the men and women that fought, sacrificed, toiled, laboured and died to build this shining city on a hill.”

From Understanding The American People

Resist We Much on March 30, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Joe has always wanted to do stand up. He’s pretty good at it.

a capella on March 30, 2012 at 9:19 PM

“I’ve watched him make decisions that would make another man or woman’s hair curl,” Biden told the crowd of 150

The decision-making prowess of Obama obviously explains Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s coiffure.

A crowd of 150??? Man, that’s a BFD!

onlineanalyst on March 30, 2012 at 9:21 PM

There should be a per diem limit on Joe “Plugs” Biden stories. I reached my limit this afternoon and now I’m just being supportive, increasing page view count and comment count. That’s loyalty.

ExpressoBold on March 30, 2012 at 9:21 PM

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” Biden said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

tom daschle concerned on March 30, 2012 at 9:22 PM

cmsinaz on March 30, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I think we’re into multiple bong rip territory right now.

Jus’ sayin’

BlaxPac on March 30, 2012 at 9:23 PM

“I’ve watched him make decisions that would make another man or woman’s hair curl,”

Meet your new stylist at the salon, Barack Obama, and get the latest in liberal fashion: the decisive perm.

YiZhangZhe on March 30, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Joe seems to be playing a game of “Can you top this?” with SNL satirists and The Onion writers.

farsighted on March 30, 2012 at 9:25 PM

This is a BFD.

Rusty Allen on March 30, 2012 at 9:27 PM

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” Biden said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

Hey, dimwit, he’s half white and not particularly articulate,, bright, and definitely not a storybook, except perhaps a treacherous fairy tale.

chai on March 30, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Biden, go peddle that trash to some of your brain impaired constituents, they may actually believe you.

rplat on March 30, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Thank you Joe Boxer

burrata on March 30, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Ha! You only wish you had some hair to curl, Joe. Your administration is “hair-raising” though, I’ll give you that.

Buy Danish on March 30, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Seriously, Joey “The Ingratiation” Biden is going to someday be standing at a podium somewhere telling the crowd that the dooker Obama left in crapper that morning “…should have been commissioned by the U.S. Navy and been covered with two squadrons of F-18 Superhornets. A very big f’in’ deal.”

M240H on March 30, 2012 at 9:35 PM

“I’ve watched him make decisions that would make another man or woman’s hair curl.”

decisions like —how can I harm Americans today ?

burrata on March 30, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Our high corporate tax rate has long made the U.S. an uncompetitive place for new investment. This has driven new jobs to other, more competitive nations and meant fewer jobs and lower wages for all Americans.

Other developed nations have been cutting their rates for over 20 years. The U.S. did nothing.

The U.S. was at least able to stay out of the top spot until now, because Japan had also failed to get its corporate tax rate in line with other more competitive nations. But Japan has finally seen the light and reduced its rate as of April 1.

Japan’s rate was 39.5 percent. That was just barely ahead of the U.S. rate of 39.2 percent (this includes the 35 percent federal rate plus the average rate the states add on). Japan’s rate now stands at 36.8 percent after its recent cut.

Obama is worthless when it comes to economics. He doesn’t even qualify as the “smartest man in an empty room.”

J_Crater on March 30, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Can Biden be a more pathetic Obama lapdog? I don’t think so.

SlaveDog on March 30, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Well, relative to their abilities as President, he may be right.

Then again, running a McDonald’s franchise would probably be harder for Obama than WWII was for FDR.

Socratease on March 30, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Slo Joe appears to be working hard to break his own record for saying the most stupid things in a 24 hour period. But just remember that Sarah Palin is the dumb one because the media told us so.

bw222 on March 30, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Yeah, just keep yapping and grinning there, Plugs.

minnesoter on March 30, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Was Biden trying to appeal to the Italian Community Club by speaking near a poster of Obama with his Mussolini-like snoot in the air?

onlineanalyst on March 30, 2012 at 10:06 PM

And to think that the Dems had/have the gall to trash VP Cheney.

onlineanalyst on March 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

He really has no clue how much blame the Democrats will dump on him when Obama loses this November.

txhsmom on March 30, 2012 at 10:08 PM

this from a man earlier in the week that said he wouldn’t want to be mayor as that was too much work and that was why he was a senator so he didn’t have to work.

so we are to think that some how obambi has had tougher decisions than FDR? yeah, i guess any work looks tough and hard to a lazy aZZ like him.

uhangtight on March 30, 2012 at 10:10 PM

When this man speaks, people want to vomit. It is sickening what comes out of his mouth.

Ken James on March 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

He really has no clue how much blame the Democrats will dump on him when Obama loses this November.

txhsmom on March 30, 2012 at 10:08 PM

That’s a good point. We can debate what little Bammie might do in the future, but Joke Biden is definitely toast. If he has any thoughts of 2016 he’ll be laughed out of the room.

slickwillie2001 on March 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

I dunno. I think operating without a conscience makes decision making a whole lot easier, not harder.

Cleombrotus on March 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM

The difference Joe, is Obama created this mess. He took a weak economy and turned the nation into a cripple. As for his prowess at decision making, he shows all the instincts and knowledge of a Chicago community organizer with a college degree in Black Studies.
Your dual major and plagiarism is impressive compared to him. At least you know how many States there are and are pretty good at Indian accents.

pat on March 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Biden is Living Proof of the Utter Hypocrisy of the Democrat Party.

After all, like Dick Cheney, he Dodged the Draft Five (5) Times.

Why are The Koch Brothers Evil now? Simple. Because not only is Dick Cheney no longer VP, but because George Soros bought $62 million worth of Halliburton a few years back.

I really feel sorry for the O’bama Fluffers who had to try and scrub all mention of the 2009 No-Bid Contract O’bama gave to Halliburton when we started to leave Iraq.

Del Dolemonte on March 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Bo Bo da clownnn !!!

Hummer53 on March 30, 2012 at 11:32 PM

In a way Biden is right. Obama did face tougher decisions. In a time of national financial crisis with the nest eggs of millions of Americans wiped out, Obama had to figure out how to shovel billions of dollars to campaign supporters while at the same time try to make the average American feel like he was doing something to help them.

Very difficult job, indeed.

crosspatch on March 30, 2012 at 11:40 PM

And this Bozo is just a heartbeat away from the Presidency?

Yet another sterling reason why Team Obama must be defeated in November.

coldwarrior on March 30, 2012 at 11:59 PM

@coldwarrior

At least we dodged the bullet of having Palin as VP.[/sarc]

jukin3 on March 31, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Obama’s administration is “shovel ready”.

crosspatch on March 31, 2012 at 12:14 AM

This is a drop-dead serious question. How brain damaged is Joe Biden?

cptacek on March 31, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Just off the top of my head, here are a few Presidential decisions from the past 100 years that were far tougher, more controversial, and more world-changing than ordering the Bin Laden raid, or any decision that Obama has had to make:

1. FDR’s decision to focus on defeating Germany first and allocating resources to that end, even though it was the Japanese who had actually attacked us.

2. Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan.

3. JFK’s decision to reject the recommendation of his Joint Chiefs of Staff to launch a massive airstrike against Cuba (a course of action that, while we didn’t realize it at the time, would almost certainly have resulted in full-scale nuclear war).

4. Nixon’s decision to order the “Christmas bombing” of 1972 to force the North Vietnamese to the negotiating table, knowing that American POWs were in harm’s way.

5. Carter’s decision to launch the attempted Delta Force rescue attempt in Iran. (Far ballsier than ordering the Bin Laden raid, since the lives of hostages were at stake).

6. Reagan’s decision to switch from a policy of “containment” to one of “rollback”, ultimately hastening the demise of the USSR.

7. George H.W. Bush’s decision to commit troops to Saudi Arabia following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and the later decision to launch Operation Desert Storm to expel Iraqi forces. (Remember, when Bush made these decisions, all the “experts” were expecting a long, grinding war with thousands of U.S. casualties; nobody was predicting the relatively quick and easy victory we ultimately experienced).

8. George W. Bush’s decision to order the “surge” in Iraq, when, once again, all the “experts” were predicting it would fail and actually make the violence worse.

Anyway, those are just a few I thought up in a few seconds. Deciding to bail out GM doesn’t really compare to any of them. Oh, and I’m seriously convinced that Biden is not just dumb, but actually mentally retarded, in the clinical definition of the word. I wish I was joking.

Hayabusa on March 31, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Biden: You know, in a way, Obama’s faced tougher decisions than FDR did

Truer words were never spoken. Seems Obama had only brain-dead morons to pick from for a running mate. Tough decision if you ask me.

Squiggy on March 31, 2012 at 7:19 AM

“I’ve watched him make decisions that would make another man or woman’s hair curl,”

…me too special Joe, me too.
*sigh*
I’m sure W had it easy on 9-11. /

askwhatif on March 31, 2012 at 7:40 AM

Pearl Harbor…Korea…9-11-2001…

cozmo on March 30, 2012 at 8:56 PM

“I’ll just look at them through binoculars and make a really mean face. That’ll do it” – Obumbles

askwhatif on March 31, 2012 at 7:44 AM

What. A. Dick.

Spots the Dog on March 31, 2012 at 7:49 AM

“I’ll just look at them through binoculars and make a really mean face. That’ll do it” – Obumbles

“..and follow that up with a really mean letter!!
But don’t mail it Joe, it’ll take too long.”

askwhatif on March 31, 2012 at 7:50 AM

I definitely agree that President Obama has made decisions that make my hair curl.

Jeff A on March 31, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Biden 2016.

eagleriverboy on March 31, 2012 at 8:58 AM

“I’ve watched him make decisions that would make another man or woman’s hair curl.”

For instance:

“Should I try to hit between the trees, or just chip out onto the fairway?”

“Martha’s Vinyard or Waikiki?”

“Take out Bin Laden or play the back nine?”

“Ride with Michelle or take my own plane?”

kbTexan on March 31, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Anchorman was a terrible movie; I don’t understand why the hell anyone likes it. It’s even worse than Elf. It was Ferrell’s Zoolander. Christina Applegate was the only thing worse than the overall movie.

John Kettlewell on March 31, 2012 at 10:01 AM

You’ve heard of doubling-down, and tripling-down. Ole Joe is now quadrupling-down on his “Obama is a mancho man” meme.

olesparkie on March 31, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Gonna be a tough campaign for the Barry and Joe Show if they have to keep all these so-called tough decisions secret.

Can’t think of a single Obama decision made that comes close to many of FDR’s, and a host of other former Presidents from Washington through Dubya.

OK, Joe…specifically, in your own words….your own words…name them…any of them.

coldwarrior on March 31, 2012 at 11:42 AM

I’ve watched him make decisions that would make another man or woman’s hair curl

I think this shows more about what Joe thinks about us poor idiots that he and Barry need to tell what food to eat, what cars to drive, what health insurance to buy, what kind of power to us in our cars/houses what ever.

I really think that Joe and Barry think we would not survive with out them making the tough decisions for us, you know those decisions we lay awake at night pondering, do I send my kid to school with a turkey or ham sandwich? should I buy a car that I can afford that is powered by fossil fuels or one that I can’t in hopes of future savings on fossil fuel, at the same time telling us electricity prices need to rise?

I don’t think he is saying how smart he thinks Barry is, I think he is saying how dumb he thinks us peasants are.

dutch love on March 31, 2012 at 8:07 PM

dutch love on March 31, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Well, it took a hell of a lot of dumb peasants to elect these two idiots.

coldwarrior on March 31, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Well, it took a hell of a lot of dumb peasants to elect these two idiots.

touche,

was it Churchill who said the best argument against democracy was spending five minutes with the average voter?

dutch love on April 1, 2012 at 11:05 AM