Obama to upstage GOP convention by unleashing garrulous idiot on Tampa

posted at 4:01 pm on August 21, 2012 by Allahpundit

No word yet on what they have planned but, Joe being Joe, expect a press conference aimed at Cuban-Americans with Biden speaking in a fakey Latino accent. And maybe wearing a sombrero, like all the real Cubans wear.

He knows how to “connect” with blue-collar minority communities, you see. The media keeps telling me that, so it must be true.

Vice President Joe Biden will hold a rally with supporters next Monday in Tampa, on what will be the first day of the Republican convention, according to a Democratic source cited by the Washington Post.

It would be an unprecedented move for a presidential or vice presidential candidate to crash a rival convention; the parties have traditionally allowed each other to take center stage during their convention week and used the time to fundraise and rest.

The White House says he’ll be there on Tuesday too, which is plenty of time for some table-pounding about the middle class and maybe a joke or two about Indian convenience-store clerks. And yes, before you ask, there will be Republican reprisals:

“I think it’s pretty common among parties to play with each other’s conventions, and we’ll have a pretty big presence in Charlotte as well,” [RNC chief Reince] Priebus said. “The nice thing about going first is that whatever they do to us, we can do ten times over to them.”

Does that mean that Romney may counter-program the Democratic convention in Charlotte next month? Priebus replied “You never know where we are going to be.”

“I’m a big believer in: if they punch us, we put on the brass knuckles and punch back,” he added.

Who could the RNC send to Charlotte to make a big splash while the Democratic convention is going on? I’m thinking Christie: The point of counterprogramming the other party’s convention is to intrude on their week-long media monopoly, and no one would draw media like Christie in tough-guy mode on Democratic turf would. He’d be fresh off his keynote at the convention too, so if that goes well (as everyone expects it will) there’ll be even more public interest in him. Short of that, who else? Rubio, maybe? Or what about Nikki Haley? She’s from a neighboring state and would challenge the round-the-clock “war on women” crapola that Democrats are planning for their convention. And if you think I’m exaggerating that, check out who’s just been invited to speak.


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Obama is a degenerate.

Uncle Joe will be entertaining.

Schadenfreude on August 21, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Ron Paul?

Corsair on August 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

I hope he doesn’t use a Cuban cigar in his presentation…bad connotation for Dems.

d1carter on August 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Does he get to speak from one of those chain linked squares ?
I say show up at his speeches and heckle the h*ll out of him.

Jabberwock on August 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

OT – New MI poll has Romney up by 4; RCP moves MI from Leans Obama to Toss-Up.

22044 on August 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Mitt does not seem like a brass knuckles kind of guy, but Ill play along.

Philly on August 21, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Whose idea was to put this moron front and center?! It’s not as if he can counter the immensity of the RNC cheerleading, so the best he could do is blunder verbally on camera.

Not that I’m complaining mind you, and it does give us a good excuse to crash their convention.

WolvenOne on August 21, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Who could the RNC send to Charlotte to make a big splash while the Democratic convention is going on?

Sarahcuda, who else.

TXUS on August 21, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Barry/Axelrod have no regard for proper political etiquette or protocol. But two can play, a**holes. See you in Charlotte.

bayview on August 21, 2012 at 4:06 PM

And if you think I’m exaggerating that, check out who’s just been invited to speak.

Ah yes. Just like the “potato kid” William Figueroa in 1992, we’ve got to get the DNC circus act in.

KingGold on August 21, 2012 at 4:06 PM

And if you think I’m exaggerating that, check out who’s just been invited to speak.

Heh, Fluke them all, not in a good way. She’s ugly, inside and out.

Schadenfreude on August 21, 2012 at 4:06 PM

It would be an unprecedented move for a presidential or vice presidential candidate

There’s been a lot of that going around the last 3-plus years.

Bitter Clinger on August 21, 2012 at 4:07 PM

& Priebus rocks!

22044 on August 21, 2012 at 4:07 PM

I understand that Joe had his bikini area waxed and has been practicing his keg-stand skills, so, Lord only knows what he has planned for Tampa, but we can be sure that it ain’t gonna be pretty.

Pork-Chop on August 21, 2012 at 4:07 PM

The Donald

paulsur on August 21, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Joe being Joe, expect a press conference aimed at Cuban-Americans with Biden speaking in a fakey Latino accent.

“Republicans want to send you back to Cuba!”

squint on August 21, 2012 at 4:07 PM

garrulous

is that a great word, or what.

RushBaby on August 21, 2012 at 4:07 PM

This is a big effin’ deal.

Corporal Tunnel on August 21, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Gee, it sure would be nice if all these PAID CIVIL SERVANTS actually spent a little time on running the damn country instead of grandstanding and feeding their own egos.

KMC1 on August 21, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Biden speaking in Tampa:

“And with you, we can win North Carolina again!”

Trafalgar on August 21, 2012 at 4:08 PM

The clown-cade commith! Exit….really, really, stage left!

rocker98 on August 21, 2012 at 4:08 PM

And if you think I’m exaggerating that, check out who’s just been invited to speak.

The Fluke, you say. Her 15 minutes were up a long time ago. And I don’t care what she says…she can buy her own damn birth control.

changer1701 on August 21, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Why not send Mckasil to show everyone how wonderful the current regime is? You could also send the guy from MN to give tips on how best to pick up young boys and “mentor them”. You could also have Reid show up and educate the people on his budgetary prowess.

A regular twilight zone freak show that would be covered as like
Krystal Nacht was back in the 30′s.

acyl72 on August 21, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Who could the RNC send to Charlotte to make a big splash while the Democratic convention is going on? I’m thinking ChristiePALIN

Awwww c`mon Allah, your slipping…just a lil FIFY. Palin would drive them insane to the point where folks would be saying “what convention…there`s a convention around here somewhere?” air.leave.room.

NY Conservative on August 21, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Has there ever been such a childish and petty administration like this one?

the new aesthetic on August 21, 2012 at 4:09 PM

I want to see Joe in Cuban heels. High heels.

vityas on August 21, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Having a panhandling college coed speak on issues is like having an actress testify about a farm bill because she once played a farmer’s wife.

If Uncle Ho Joe stays true to form, the Pubs can show videos of his gaffes to keep the audience entertained and fired up. Biden is his own punchline, and could end up doing more for the Pubs than against them.

Liam on August 21, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Who could the RNC send to Charlotte to make a big splash while the Democratic convention is going on?

Come on now. Who sends libs into spasmic attacks like no other? A certain former governor of Alaska springs to mind.

Bitter Clinger on August 21, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Who could the RNC send to Charlotte to make a big splash while the Democratic convention is going on? I’m thinking Christie.

Excellent choice. No one could counterbalance the complete idiot with someone as grounded in reality as Christie.

itsspideyman on August 21, 2012 at 4:09 PM

I assume Claire McCaskill may now change her mind about attending. May even be given a speaking spot. Perhaps something with Fluke?

a capella on August 21, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Anyone remember Kerry giving his midnight drunken speech immediately after Bush finished his convention address in 2004? That plan worked out really well too.

rw on August 21, 2012 at 4:10 PM

“Republicans want to send you back to Cuba!”

squint on August 21, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Hehe… Like they’d believe that after the Sinkmeister abducted Elian Gonzalez by force a few years back. Conservatives and Republicans have always been on the side of Cuban dissidents and Democrats hate them because Cubans in Florida know this and vote accordingly.

Corporal Tunnel on August 21, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Just put out on Twitter and Facebook that there will be free pot/Doritos buffet bar and eight balls for OWS’er who’ll take a dump on any part of the festivities. Especially news vans. And only legitimate rape will be prosecuted.

BKeyser on August 21, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Now that’s how you write a headline.

Chuck Schick on August 21, 2012 at 4:11 PM

And if you think I’m exaggerating that, check out who’s just been invited to speak.

LOL, what a complete bunch of utter clowns. Dear God, please let us be rid of them in November.

Midas on August 21, 2012 at 4:11 PM

NY Conservative on August 21, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Agreed. Send them Palin. Democrats would be furious, mocking and careless. She always exposes their nasties.

rhombus on August 21, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Two can play this game.

stenwin77 on August 21, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Come on now. Who sends libs into spasmic attacks like no other? A certain former governor of Alaska springs to mind.

Bitter Clinger on August 21, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Heh. Perfect!

a capella on August 21, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Boy when you thought bho/biden/team could not get any nastier, well you slug bunch, you out did yourself with this krap, IMO!

I hope Mitt/Ryan will be out campaigning near the d convention and see how many people show up compaired to bho’s?
L

letget on August 21, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Who could the RNC send to Charlotte to make a big splash while the Democratic convention is going on?
Sarahcuda, who else.

TXUS on August 21, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Beautiful.

Tenwheeler on August 21, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Poor Joe will think he is at the DNC in Charlotte.

“I’ve always loved coming to Charlotte to fish for mackerel in the Gulf of New Mexico and ling off the Tampa Bay Buccaneer waterfront.

the new aesthetic on August 21, 2012 at 4:13 PM

I love Christie… but why not go nuclear?


Send in Ryan and Romney!

Have them drive around the convention center in an open topped double decker bus with a big ass sign that says “23 million unemployed Americans couldn’t afford to be here so they sent us!

Alberta_Patriot on August 21, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Who could the RNC send to Charlotte to make a big splash while the Democratic convention is going on?

Send in Palin. She’ll draw huge crowds and drive the Dems nutz.

Doughboy on August 21, 2012 at 4:13 PM

IIRC, it was Bill Clinton that did this first to Bush 41. Just the first of low-class moves he introduced to Presidential politics. Prior to ’92, every presidential campaign took the week off during the other party’s convention week.

hamnj7 on August 21, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Biden Comedy Gold from DUmmie Funnies

Del Dolemonte on August 21, 2012 at 4:14 PM

This could become a reality:

Shirtless Biden Washes Trans Am In White House Driveway

Chuck Schick on August 21, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Garrulous idiot, perhaps, though maybe he made his (high) position (vp) for a reason. To reiterate a conspiracy theory type view of the whole Biden bit, it seems his last gaffe worked as a Trojan Horse to get in in an uncontested fashion the point about we “want to unchain Wall St.” That little destructive (to us) snippet got huge airplay, and the “main” part of his gaffe tended to focus attention on O’s race, which also seemingly helped O. And no one cares if Biden is a bumbler, it’s almost cute: translation, there are ~ no votes lost for O if Biden seems to be even more of a bumbler.
Biden may be going to Tampa, and he may do it as the “designated gaffer” all election long, to make a Trojan Horse gaffe that brings some other “collateral” thing in that hurts us. Never look a gift Trojan Horse in the mouth.

anotherJoe on August 21, 2012 at 4:14 PM

And if you think I’m exaggerating that, check out who’s just been invited to speak.

Odds she mentions Akin’s rape comments and attempts to tie them to R & R: 100.

Odds she’ll address credible charges of rape against Bill Clinton: 0.

Kataklysmic on August 21, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Come on now. Who sends libs into spasmic attacks like no other? A certain former governor of Alaska springs to mind.

Bitter Clinger on August 21, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Heh. Perfect!

a capella on August 21, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Also, makes for a nice little duel of ’08 VP adversaries.

Bitter Clinger on August 21, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Why the hell would they do this? You know the GOP is going to send an army of volunteers to embarrass Joe much like they did with Axelrod when he tried a similar dirty stunt.

Punchenko on August 21, 2012 at 4:15 PM

There he goes again…

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/biden-likens-republicans-squealing-pigs_650403.html

Brat on August 21, 2012 at 4:15 PM

SloJoe picked up that reference from his favorite love story of all time, Deliverance .

the new aesthetic on August 21, 2012 at 4:16 PM

…is he going to be wearing pants?

KOOLAID2 on August 21, 2012 at 4:16 PM

…is he going to be wearing pants?

KOOLAID2 on August 21, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Better yet, will he be wearing chains?

Bitter Clinger on August 21, 2012 at 4:17 PM

No, no, no. The GOP needs to welcome Uncle Joe with open arms. Give him a seat front and center at the convention. Make sure he gets plenty of attention and then introduce America to the real Joe Biden. Play all the clips of him being stupid. Starting with the “clean and articulate” one, moving on to the “convenience store” one, etc. And end it with the one where he tells a constituent how smart he is and how is IQ is higher than hers.

Then have someone with a microphone standing next to him and the person on stage ask him questions (since the MSM will never ask him). Starting with his plagiarism, how someone who has been a public servant his entire adult life ends up a multi-millionaire, and does he think it is reasonable for the taxpayer to shelling out $15K/month to lease his “estate” to the secret service. I mean the US should cover reasonable expenses such as electricity, cleaning, etc while they are there…but does that really cost $15K/month?

Then ask him to invite Pelosi to the convention so we can ask her some questions as well.

ramrants on August 21, 2012 at 4:17 PM

So, the Dems are running short on ideas, and all they can think of is to “crash” the Republican convention?!

And they send Sheriff Joe?!

This is so cheap and silly as tactic that the only thing that makes sense is for Joe to lose his mind and………..STRIP!

Cody1991 on August 21, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Village idiot belong in Scranton, not Tampa.

Amazingoly on August 21, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Biden’s only retort if Palin showed at the Dem convention would be a squeaky, “We won.”

The Dem convention could be even more fun for us than we thought!

Liam on August 21, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Let’s ask Jon Lovitz to follow him around and mimic his voice, while saying really stupid stuff like “you need to have an Indian accent to walk into a 7-11!” or “he gwan to put y’all back in chains!”.

That would make some news.

MTF on August 21, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Peeping Joe?

faraway on August 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Palin would drive them insane to the point where folks would be saying “what convention…there`s a convention around here somewhere?” air.leave.room.

Yeah, but they’re not going to send her a swing state, though.

Allahpundit on August 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Village idiot belong in Scranton, not Tampa.

Amazingoly on August 21, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Paging Michael Scott Joe Biden…

22044 on August 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM

There can be only one…

Palin.

trigon on August 21, 2012 at 4:20 PM

There he goes again…

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/biden-likens-republicans-squealing-pigs_650403.html

Brat on August 21, 2012 at 4:15 PM

He also said the middle class is coming back:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/08/21/biden_middle_class_is_coming_back.html

You can always count on Joe to help out when we’re Akin.

Doughboy on August 21, 2012 at 4:20 PM

More like nutball.

speaking of which, that’s why they are sending him there. To serve as proximate flag-bearer so all the OWS freaks will increase their attacks on the GOP convention. Not meaning to inflate that egregious dumbass Biden, but it’s little different from a feudal kinglet presiding over a battlefield. He’s there to incite to ‘activist’ retards to greater heights.

rayra on August 21, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Maybe ask Lovitz to walk up to reporters saying “I am confident that I have a higher IQ than you do.” or get him a soapbox and ask him to recite a famous Neil Kinnock speech or two outside a Biden event.

This has real possibilities, I’m telling you!

MTF on August 21, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Yeah, but they’re not going to send her a swing state, though.

Allahpundit on August 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM

North Carolina ain’t a swing state this time around.

Doughboy on August 21, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Well that should take care of getting Akin out of the news cycle.

Thanks Joe.

gophergirl on August 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Blithering idiot Joe Biden or thoughtful smart guy Paul Ryan? Whom do you want a heartbeat from the presidency?

rbj on August 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Maybe he will show up in one of those Volts and try for a record of how many clowns he can fit in it.

docflash on August 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Yeah, but they’re not going to send her a swing state, though.

Allahpundit on August 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM

You think Palin would cost us North Carolina? Please.

Bitter Clinger on August 21, 2012 at 4:23 PM

North Carolina ain’t a swing state this time around.

Doughboy on August 21, 2012

News to me.

Allahpundit on August 21, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Pic of the Day: Caged Heat

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/08/pic-of-day-caged-heat.html

M2RB: Katy Perry

Resist We Much on August 21, 2012 at 4:24 PM

“I’m a big believer in: if they punch us, we put on the brass knuckles and punch back,” he added.

Cancel the Amber Alert, the GOP testicles have been safely located.

hillsoftx on August 21, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Who should show up to upstage the DNC? Who would make the biggest splash?

This is easy: W.

Fish on August 21, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Joe crakin’ jokes about Cubans, cigars and Fidel…

This outta be good…

PatriotRider on August 21, 2012 at 4:26 PM

OT, but I loved the picture of Obama that Reuters posted:

JoAnn1965 on August 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Oops. Here’s the picture:

http://www.reutersgallery.com/reutersgallery/?mode=view&id=1060

JoAnn1965 on August 21, 2012 at 4:28 PM

OT – I’m not to hopeful it will help, but Romney calls Akin?

http://therightnewz.com/?p=7372

MontanaMmmm on August 21, 2012 at 4:29 PM

“Hey, this GOP convention is a big effin’ deal……er, stand up, GOP……er, …….. chains anyone?”
/Slow Joe

Bitter Clinger on August 21, 2012 at 4:29 PM

The media will follow Biden…

“What GOP Convention?”

Seven Percent Solution on August 21, 2012 at 4:29 PM

“I’m a big believer in: if they punch us, we put on the brass knuckles and punch back,” he added.

So he’s sending PALIN into Charlotte??

ToddPA on August 21, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Sarahcuda, who else.

TXUS on August 21, 2012 at 4:06 PM

My thoughts exactly.

WisRich on August 21, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Obama to upstage GOP convention by unleashing garrulous idiot on Tampa

They should send in EVEN MORE CLOWNS that just bumbling Bite-Me to entertain the convention participants.

TeaPartyNation on August 21, 2012 at 4:31 PM

So,

When Ryan shows up for an event Sept 6 over in say, oh, Linconton and reminds people of the history of Lincoln and the Republican party, that’s all good.

Turnabout is fair play and all, right…

ProfShadow on August 21, 2012 at 4:31 PM

crud,

Lincolnton, NC, that is..

Wonder what the employment stats, etc., that are there that might be useful to the Republican party…

ProfShadow on August 21, 2012 at 4:32 PM

And maybe wearing a sombrero, like all the real Cubans wear.

Under communism, nobody in Cuba gets sombreros anymore.

Cicero43 on August 21, 2012 at 4:32 PM

News to me.

Allahpundit on August 21, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Seriously? The most recent poll listed there is from 2 1/2 weeks ago. Rasmussen’s is 3 weeks old and that has Romney up 5. And BTW, that’s before the Paul Ryan VP choice which already paying off in other states. If Romney doesn’t take NC by at least 8 points, I’ll be stunned.

Doughboy on August 21, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Whose idea was to put this moron front and center?! …the best he could do is blunder verbally on camera.

WolvenOne on August 21, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Can Obambi & Co. rescue defeat from the jaws of victory (Thanks Todd Akin you self absorbed @#$%tard)?

Yes they can!

Alberta_Patriot on August 21, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Wow. What could possibly go wrong with this stunt? Between Cutter and Biden I get the feeling the Obama reelection crew are intentionally trying to lose.

Ellis on August 21, 2012 at 4:34 PM

“it’s great to see all of you. You know this election is about the future of women in this country. It’s about our daughters and our granddaughters. Since I’m in Tampa on this beautiful day, I want to tell you about the tampon. Mitt Romney may think women still use a rag, because he’s out of touch like Claude Akins. Barack, please please let me tell you. It’s true, because I’m old enough to remember when “on the rag” wasn’t just an expression. But let me tell you the tampon will be free under the Affordable Care Act…”

Ted Torgerson on August 21, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Since Biden is supposed to be there on Tuesday, maybe, Christie will say something along the lines of:

“Mr Vice-President, on behalf of the Republican Party and the residents of this great state, welcome to Alaska!”

Resist We Much on August 21, 2012 at 4:34 PM

TXUS on August 21, 2012 at 4:06 PM

I can not for the life of me understand why Sarah isn’t going to speak at the convention? We have that blowhard christie and dear john there, why not Sarah? Do they realize that millions of American’s love that gal? Guess not?
L

letget on August 21, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Seriously? The most recent poll listed there is from 2 1/2 weeks ago. Rasmussen’s is 3 weeks old and that has Romney up 5. And BTW, that’s before the Paul Ryan VP choice which already paying off in other states. If Romney doesn’t take NC by at least 8 points, I’ll be stunned.

Doughboy on August 21, 2012 at 4:33 PM

I’m wichu

Fish on August 21, 2012 at 4:35 PM

My thoughts exactly.

WisRich on August 21, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Bush.

Fish on August 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM

“I’m a big believer in: if they punch us, we put on the brass knuckles and punch back,” he added.

Good. Do it, don’t just talk it.

If Uncle Ho Joe stays true to form, the Pubs can show videos of his gaffes to keep the audience entertained and fired up. Biden is his own punchline, and could end up doing more for the Pubs than against them.

Liam on August 21, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Yeah. He’s just the warm-up act before the big show with the adults.

What morons.

IrishEyes on August 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM

And maybe wearing a sombrero, like all the real Cubans wear.

Or, he can get some temporary lifts so that he’ll have high cheekbones like the real Seminoles have!

Resist We Much on August 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Okay, I don’t understand the celebrity status of Ms. Fluke. Did she get more traction than I thought?

Cindy Munford on August 21, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Sic both on them: Christy can be the warm-up for Palin at the DNC.

IrishEyes on August 21, 2012 at 4:37 PM

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