Beau Biden unscripted

posted at 4:01 pm on June 17, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

Father’s day may be precisely the right occasion for a story like this. Few figures in modern American politics have provided the unintentional laughs and gaffes that Vice President Joe Biden has. And now his son Beau seems to be joining in on the family tradition. At an appearance supporting the President in North Carolina, Biden the Younger decided to go off script and take a quick shot a Mitt Romney.

What could possibly go wrong?

Beau Biden, the son of the Democratic vice president, went “off script,” as he called it, to fire a shot a Republican Mitt Romney but hit Gov. Bev Perdue at the same time.

At the N.C. Democratic Party’s annual fundraising dinner, Biden mentioned that Romney didn’t seek a second term as Massachusetts governor, suggesting his failed economic policies hurt him. “I’ve never met a successful politician who didn’t run again,” said Biden, the Delaware attorney general.

As the article notes, there was an audible groan from the audience rather than the cheers which would normally follow a quick, anti-Romney applause line. I guess he forgot that Democratic Governor Bev Perdue also recently made the decision not to seek a second term.

Nothing like letting your host know that she’s a failure in her home state, eh? Nice work, Beau. We look forward to your next campaign trail offerings with breathless anticipation.


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Boo.

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 4:03 PM

But these guys are hella-smart.

arnold ziffel on June 17, 2012 at 4:04 PM

The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.

GarandFan on June 17, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Don’t blame him….it’s genetic.

Blake on June 17, 2012 at 4:05 PM

“Plu-Perfect Idiocy!!”

…it’s Genetic!

williamg on June 17, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Well in his defense Bev Perdue is a horrible tyrannical failure of a politician.

Gingotts on June 17, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Gaffemaster,Junior

NoFanofLibs on June 17, 2012 at 4:07 PM

That apple is rotten.

upinak on June 17, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Ufffda…

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2012 at 4:08 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

God Bless you Beau! Stand up!

Idfaciam on June 17, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Certainly SloJoe provided the kid cover with ‘This is no big f**king deal!’

socalcon on June 17, 2012 at 4:10 PM

George W. Bush’s fault.

rbj on June 17, 2012 at 4:10 PM

lol, everyone including the Donks bust on Bev in the great State of North Carolina. Why should Biden Jr. be excluded?

Now, if he made fun of my friends down in Robeson and Scotland County working at a Kangaroo Quick Mart, them’d be fightin words.

hawkdriver on June 17, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Goober One is responsible for Goober Two…

Tbone McGraw on June 17, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Hahahahaha.

See, this is how the pols think. It’s a lifetime appointment in their minds.

We have created a new class of people in this country and we can’t get rid of the leeches until we get term limits passed.

ButterflyDragon on June 17, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Ready! Fire! Aim!

a capella on June 17, 2012 at 4:15 PM

“What, do you get a free bowl of soup with this hat? Oh, but it looks good on you.”

Flange on June 17, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Apple, tree….. Discuss……

t on June 17, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Let us hope that Rand Paul is no way no how like ron? I sure don’t want like dad like son with Rand!

I say just keep both biden’s out doing what they do best, give us laughs of the day! Between dear joe, son, and carney things are a hoot a day!
L

letget on June 17, 2012 at 4:16 PM

With the amount of gaffes and downright ignorance coming from the VP office during this administration its mind boggling that we crucified a VP for reading an answer card which had a misspelling of Potato”e”.

Koa on June 17, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Biden’s retardation must be genetic. He can pass it on to his spawn.

Cicero43 on June 17, 2012 at 4:17 PM

It’s sad that we have such a moron as Biden in the V.P. seat. On the other hand, he’s the one who has provided practically all of the comic relief from this nightmare administration.

And if Biden the Younger is angling for a place at the Dummycrat table, I’m sure he’ll be welcomed with open arms.

MisterElephant on June 17, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Biden’s retardation must be genetic. He can pass it on to his spawn.

Cicero43 on June 17, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Retardation? He has a higher IQ than you…just ask him.

GOPRanknFile on June 17, 2012 at 4:18 PM

“He was born that way” – Lady Gaga

ImageSniper on June 17, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Another up and coming generation of entertainment.

Woohoo.

listens2glenn on June 17, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Man, that Palin is stupid isn’t she?

WitchDoctor on June 17, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Delawhere?

Akzed on June 17, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Beau Biden, the son of the Democratic vice president, went “off script,” as he called it, to fire a shot a Republican Mitt Romney but hit Gov. Bev Perdue at the same time.

This is inflammatory language that causes people to go crazy, isn’t it? (as per Lib rules)

portlandon on June 17, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Doh Biden Syndrome.

Key West Reader on June 17, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny

Not-a-Marxist on June 17, 2012 at 4:27 PM

The Biden family represent everything that is wrong with our political system: successive generations of corrupt politicians and lobbyists producing nothing but bigger and more intrusive government, and then selling access to that government to all the special interest groups seeking favors.

AZCoyote on June 17, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Retardation? He has a higher IQ than you…just ask him.

GOPRanknFile on June 17, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Oh I have yet to meet a liberal who didn’t think they were the smartest guy in the room.. even when they had demonstrated a pedestrian IQ at best.

Hubris is largely a liberal failing.

mark81150 on June 17, 2012 at 4:30 PM

The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.

GarandFan on June 17, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Nut is a good choice of words.

banzaibob on June 17, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Beau Biden…..

Liz Cheney….

Jenna Bush…….

George P. Bush…..

Ron Reagan, Jr…….

George W. Bush…..

Jeb Bush…..

RFK, Jr……..

Joe Kennedy (Barney Franks replacement)…..

Andrew Cuomo…..

Patrick Swarzenegger…..

Chelsea Clinton…..

…..America’s next round of Ruling Class leaders.

Enjoy your new Monarchy everyone.

PappyD61 on June 17, 2012 at 4:31 PM

The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.

VorDaj on June 17, 2012 at 4:35 PM

The feces doesn’t fall far from the rectum.

esnap on June 17, 2012 at 4:35 PM

PappyD61 on June 17, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Tea Party Winners in the Senate (5):

Rand Paul, Kentucky
Marco Rubio, Florida
Ron Johnson, Wisconsin
Mike Lee, Utah
Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania

Tea Party Winners in the House of Representatives (33 possibly more due to undecided races):

Sandy Adams, FL-24
Justin Amash, MI-03
Rep. Michele Bachmann, MN-06
Dan Benishek, MI-01
Rick Crawford, AR-01
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, TN
Robert Dold, IL-10
Renee Ellmers, NC-02
Tom Graves, GA-09
Tim Griffin, AR-02
Michael Grimm, NY-13
Paul Gosar, AZ-01
Rep. Joe Wilson, SC
Vicky Hartzler, MO-04
Nan Hayworth, NY-19
Randy Hultgren, IL-14
Adam Kinzinger, IL-11
Raul Labrador, ID-01
Jeff Landry, LA-03
Rep. Tom McClintock, CA
Kristi Noem, SD
Rep. Mike Pence, IN
Rep. Tom Price, GS
Jon Runyan, NJ-3
David Schweikert, AZ-5
Robert Schilling, IL-17
Tim Scott, SC-1
Steve Southerland, FL-02
Marlin Stutzman, IN-03
Scott Tipton, CO
Todd Young, IN-09
Tim Walberg, MI-07
Allen West, FL-22

Tea Party Winners in Governor Races (2):

Nikki Haley, South Carolina
Paul LePage, Maine

This list doesn’t include State Houses

Key West Reader on June 17, 2012 at 4:39 PM

The “stupid” gene shows no mercy in the Biden clan…

joe btfsplk on June 17, 2012 at 4:40 PM

I guess he forgot that Democratic Governor Bev Perdue also recently made the decision not to seek a second term.

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Not to mention Democrat legend, Lyndon Baines Johnson who famously and unequivocally, on national tv, refused to run for a second term.
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Good Going, Beau! (The presidential dog’s name sounds like your name, you know?)

ExpressoBold on June 17, 2012 at 4:41 PM

The feces doesn’t fall far from the rectum.

esnap on June 17, 2012 at 4:35 PM

I’d say the people in the car behind Romney’s during his vacation trip would disagree.

Rod on June 17, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Key West Reader on June 17, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Good Job KWR!

Tim Zank on June 17, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Biden = Stupidiot

/Yes, we had to invent a new word

Key West Reader on June 17, 2012 at 4:45 PM

portlandon on June 17, 2012 at 4:23 PM

I have clearly incited violence and the use of surveying marks. Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa.

Jazz Shaw on June 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Put Joe and Beau together and you’d still be a lot of fries short of a Happy Meal.

VorDaj on June 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM

“Son, when you grow up, you can have bad hair plugs just like your old man! It’s a big Fu**ing deal!”

1984 in real life on June 17, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Bidenosis is passed down along with the Y-chromosome.

Lunch-Bucket Beau, since Beau is such a blue-collar name.

Hening on June 17, 2012 at 4:56 PM

You know, back in the 19′th century and before, whole families of people who made hats were known to be quite insane, thus the term, “mad as a hatter”. Thing is, that the salts used to cure pelts that they used for the hats they made were heavy in mercury and constant exposure caused dementia.

Since Biden hasn’t done a day’s worth of work in his life, I’m not sure what that family’s excuse is.

AZfederalist on June 17, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Key West Reader on June 17, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Heh…

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2012 at 5:11 PM

This idiots idiot father is second in line to the Presidency. Think about that.

And people called the Palin’s dumb.

jawkneemusic on June 17, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Joe Biden might be the biggest idiot of our political generation. It should be no surprise that his spawn is an idiot, as well.

Jaibones on June 17, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Who woulda thought Biden’s kid is a complete dipstick?

billypaintbrush on June 17, 2012 at 5:30 PM

the clown nose does not roll too far away from the clown.

Sacramento on June 17, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Key West Reader on June 17, 2012 at 4:39 PM

You forgot Susana Martinez

bw222 on June 17, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Joe Biden might be the biggest idiot of our political generation. It should be no surprise that his spawn is an idiot, as well.

Jaibones on June 17, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Remember the “Conehead” family on SNL back in the day? the biteme’s should change thier last name to “boneheads’

VegasRick on June 17, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Remember the “Conehead” family on SNL back in the day? the biteme’s should change thier last name to “boneheads’

VegasRick on June 17, 2012 at 5:35 PM

From coneheads to boneheads. SSDD.

Key West Reader on June 17, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Beau proves he is a BFD just like daddy. A Big F***ing Dunce.

ndanielson on June 17, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Enjoy your new Monarchy everyone.

PappyD61 on June 17, 2012 at 4:31 PM

You keep using that word

WeekendAtBernankes on June 17, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Mental illness is the Bidens most endearing family trait.

Pork-Chop on June 17, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Are you sure this was a gaffe? Maybe, with respect to Gov. Bev Perdue, he was just being truthful!

IrishEyes on June 17, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Loose lips sink ships

patch on June 17, 2012 at 6:47 PM

PappyD61 on June 17, 2012 at 4:31 PM

I would exclude Liz Cheney from that list. From the economy to foreign policy and everything in between, she’s outstanding. And she would be a damned good veep pick in my estimation.

And, for all his problems, I’ll take the statistical full employment under W any day of the week.

Rixon on June 17, 2012 at 6:52 PM

I watched this speech on c-span for about 3 minutes.

All I could hink of was the boss in the sitcom The Office.

The resemblance was eery….

Marine WX on June 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Beau Biden unscripted

Oh, that’s who you meant, Joe’s son.

I was thinking the Vice President also had a dog named Beau (Bo?), & was wondering how a dog could get off script.

:P

itsnotaboutme on June 17, 2012 at 7:13 PM

You plant corn, you get corn. D’oh!

Naturally Curly on June 17, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Beau??? Seriously??????????????????

WryTrvllr on June 17, 2012 at 8:09 PM

A$$hole,A$$hole,A$$hole,A$$hole,A$$hole,A$$hole,A$$hole,A$$hole,A$$hole,A$$hole…the crowd chants

DevilsPrinciple on June 17, 2012 at 8:16 PM

The Bidens. The gifts that keep giving.

CW on June 17, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny

Not-a-Marxist on June 17, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Embryonic Parallelism… Nicely played sir!

Hazzard on June 17, 2012 at 9:29 PM

The feces doesn’t fall far from the rectum.

esnap on June 17, 2012 at 4:35 PM

…ok!…I like that! I’ve heard that one’s a pile too!

KOOLAID2 on June 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Tell me Biden’s kid doesn’t look like Andy Bernard from the Office (the weirdo nemesis of the other weirdo, Dwight Schrute).

The Count on June 17, 2012 at 10:36 PM

PappyD61 on June 17, 2012 at 4:31 PM

I was bummed when Ron Reagan, Jr. won that election for… oh wait, that was Liz Cheney… no?… I must be thinking of Jenna Bush? Chelsea Clinton?

Oh, the heck with it.

/John Quincy Adams

mankai on June 17, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Thanks Beau for p!$$ing in the North Carolina swimming pool.

Now go sit down.

itsspideyman on June 17, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Low tide in the gene pool…

ghostwalker1 on June 18, 2012 at 12:12 AM

The boy be none too smart.

MNHawk on June 18, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Nothing like letting your host know that she’s a failure in her home state, eh? Nice work, Beau. We look forward to your next campaign trail offerings with breathless anticipation.

Oh good lord! The boy is as stupid as his dad.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 7:43 AM

Beau knows… nothing.

ya2daup on June 18, 2012 at 9:40 AM

More popcorn please, and an ice tea for the party.

jake49 on June 18, 2012 at 10:55 AM

are we talking about Beau… Obama’s dog? Tell me it is not a wife cheating … skirt chasing Beau Biden! Oh he is like daddy …. prone to brain bleeds…. he needs to resign he is a libtard

charmingtail on June 18, 2012 at 11:09 AM

biden-itis is gene passed thru the ass…. typical Biden

charmingtail on June 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Science has finally discovered the dumb-arse gene – in the Biden DNA.

PJ Emeritus on June 18, 2012 at 12:33 PM

The Acorn doesn’t roll very far from the tree, does it?

kens on June 18, 2012 at 2:11 PM

At the N.C. Democratic Party’s annual fundraising dinner, Biden mentioned that Romney didn’t seek a second term as Massachusetts governor, suggesting his failed economic policies hurt him. “I’ve never met a successful politician who didn’t run again,” said Biden, the Delaware attorney general.

As the article notes, there was an audible groan from the audience rather than the cheers which would normally follow a quick, anti-Romney applause line. I guess he forgot that Democratic Governor Bev Perdue also recently made the decision not to seek a second term.

Nothing like letting your host know that she’s a failure in her home state, eh?

Schadenfreudelicious!!!

ITguy on June 18, 2012 at 2:55 PM