Biden: You’re darned right Obama and I want to raise a trillion dollars in new taxes

posted at 5:21 pm on October 4, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via BuzzFeed, reminds of the end of “A Few Good Men,” i.e. a ruinous admission against interest made in a fit of bravado by one of America’s sexiest grandpas. Who ordered the code red on the economy? Obama did, baby. And damned proud of it. See now why Romney’s taken to selling “Honest Joe” t-shirts in his campaign store?

This comes less than a day after The Hill published a piece titled, ominously, “Obama lets Biden talk off-script.” If you want to know what that means in practice, here you go:

One of his interactions, which was particularly priceless, occurred as Mr. Biden stopped at a food counter and poured himself a cup of vegetable beef soup while lamenting that he had to take it to go in order not to be late for the rally.

“They’re hard on me, man,” Mr. Biden said to his fellow shoppers. “This vice president stuff is tough.”…

Mr. Biden also chatted with a woman named Karen Foley, who told the reporter in attendance he jokingly introduced himself as “Joe Finnegan” because she had an Irish last name. When Ms. Foley responded that she was aware of who Mr. Biden really was, she said he responded with a compliment.

“You’re very pretty,” he said.

This is the guy they’re banking on for a debate rebound next week. Against Paul Ryan.

Exit question: Which angle does the GOP take in attacking Obama over this clip? Presumably it’ll be the usual pushback on taxing job creators, which is an especially bad idea when the economy’s still straining to cope with Obamanomics, but I hope someone gently reminds the middle class that even a trillion dollars in new taxes on the rich won’t get us out from under the debt load of Great Society II. If you want Obama-style spending and entitlements, you — Joe Sixpack — had better be prepared to start kicking in a bunch more. I’m hoping Ryan brings this up next week, but given the fears of Mediscaring down the stretch, he might be under orders to tread lightly.



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…wow…just a heartbeat away!

KOOLAID2 on October 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM

This is the guy they’re banking on for a debate rebound next week. Against Paul Ryan.

*CLINKY!*

Seven Percent Solution on October 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

When Ms. Foley responded that she was aware of who Mr. Biden really was, she said he responded with a compliment.

“You’re very pretty,” he said.

This is the guy they’re banking on for a debate rebound next week. Against Paul Ryan.

What a dope.

As someone commented here last night on the 4,500 comment debate thread, seeing Biden at next week’s VP debate is going to be like watching a baby seal get clubbed. It’s going to be brutal and merciless.

UltimateBob on October 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

I hope someone gently reminds the middle class that even a trillion dollars in new taxes on the rich won’t get us out from under the debt load of Great Society II. If you want Obama-style spending and entitlements, you — Joe Sixpack — had better be prepared to start kicking in a bunch more. I’m hoping Ryan brings this up

This. Still waiting to hear it.

HellCat on October 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Muenchhausen laughed his azz off in his grave.

Pinocchio did too.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Still, if I remember correctly, Biden didn’t go down in flames against Palin. He engineered a ‘sit back and dont f*** up’ performance. It worked in ’08. I don’t think he can do that now, however. Good for us…

joejm65 on October 4, 2012 at 5:52 PM

They don’t have Sarah to kick around anymore.

Karma will see to it that Paul Ryan will be extra-specially nice to Joe.

Lily on October 4, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Carl Cameron on FNC just said that Romney’s getting two donations A SECOND right now.

BuckeyeSam on October 4, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Yup, I told everybody she got a COLONOSCOPY the other day,
an damn did she look like it!!

ToddPA on October 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM

That is a GREAT picture. Looks like she can’t decide who to clock first. Why do I get the feeling that SS had hands on guns?

katy the mean old lady on October 4, 2012 at 6:02 PM

*CLINKY!*

Seven Percent Solution on October 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

*CLINK* I raise my glass in a toast to success (a little early).

UltimateBob on October 4, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Most common phrase over heard at the VP debate – “Seriously?”

Tater Salad on October 4, 2012 at 5:51 PM

I dunno. Will it really be used as often as Literally?

tom on October 4, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Doh Biden…. full metal retard.

Key West Reader on October 4, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Drudge has a picture of Michelle and Barry after the debate (on stage with a beaming Mitt). The look on her face is priceless.

Philly on October 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM

hahahha…she looks like someone took away her plate of lobster and butter and told her to go to the back of the house and do the dishes :D

burrata on October 4, 2012 at 6:05 PM

canopfor on October 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Does Biden’s wife know about this?

riddick on October 4, 2012 at 5:28 PM

riddick:Lol,oooooooooooh Jill…..:)

canopfor on October 4, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Obama has no ‘mojo’. Mojo, as defined by Webster’s, is a magical spell, hex, or charm.

Obama has no charm. There is nothing even remotely charming about him. Hence, he has no mojo…unless he possesses a magical spell or hex… or is carrying a magical talisman of some description.

thatsafactjack on October 4, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Drudge has a picture of Michelle and Barry after the debate (on stage with a beaming Mitt). The look on her face is priceless.

Philly on October 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM

It looks like she crapped her pants.

lorien1973 on October 4, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Muenchhausen laughed his azz off in his grave.

Pinocchio did too.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Decisions??? What decisions has Mitt taken this past year?? Or even past years that has been consequential for the country and that he needs to be held accountable for? the man merely ran for different offices, with varying degrees of success :)…Obama has lost it, I think he mistakes Romney for the president :)…

jimver on October 4, 2012 at 6:07 PM

This is the guy they’re banking on for a debate rebound next week. Against Paul Ryan.

*CLINKY!*

Seven Percent Solution on October 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Seven Percent Solution:

Oh Gawd,its going to be a TrainWreck,

*Le Clinky*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-:)

canopfor on October 4, 2012 at 6:07 PM

As someone commented here last night on the 4,500 comment debate thread, seeing Biden at next week’s VP debate is going to be like watching a baby seal get clubbed. It’s going to be brutal and merciless.

UltimateBob on October 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Bring on the popcorn.

JoAnn1965 on October 4, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Democratic voters will NEVER learn….

Ronald Reagan raised taxes 11 times? The real story

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/06/ronald-reagan-raised-taxes-11-times-the-real-story/#ixzz28N2X1WHm

When inaugurated, Reagan inherited a nation with 16 tax brackets — ranging from marginal rates of 14 percent to 70 percent. By 1989, that was down to two brackets — with marginal rates of 15 percent and 28 percent. (Those rates — and brackets — were short lived. By the time Clinton left office, the top marginal rate was back up to 39.6 percent. But you can’t blame Reagan for tax increases that came after his tenure. That’d be like President Obama blaming George W. Bush for tax cuts passed in 2011…)

Why is it important to set the record straight on this?

Because liberals continue to attempt to hoodwink conservatives into supporting deficit reduction plans along the lines of tit for tat. “We’ll cut spending if you raise taxes.”

Looking to history, though, conservatives should be wary of this feint.

Reagan was offered such a deal (a 3-1 ratio of spending cuts to tax increases) in 1982, and it’s the reason he reluctantly agreed to the largest tax increase of his presidency, the “Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982.“

The Democratic Congress then promptly proceeded to ignore the planned spending cuts.

George H.W. Bush encountered the same trick in 1990. It cost him the presidency. The same idea was tossed out last summer — and smartly rejected by the GOP.

redguy on October 4, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I think that Joe, deep down, hates that little jug eared pr!ck too.

katy the mean old lady on October 4, 2012 at 5:47 PM

That’s what I was thinking. :) Biden has probably had to put up with a lot from Obama. And if he has even a drop of good sense, the things he’s seen that we can only speculate about surely scare the heck out of him.

It would make a good movie, anyway–the abused VP takes his hilarious revenge…and ends up saving a nation.

butterflies and puppies on October 4, 2012 at 6:10 PM

If you DID raise income taxes by a TRILLION dollars – that would put the entire world in a depression that it might never recover from….

War would be the rule of the day and there would be no economy.

Think – MADMAX…….

redguy on October 4, 2012 at 6:10 PM

I think Joe is ready to write his biography and cash out……

redguy on October 4, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Drudge has a picture of Michelle and Barry after the debate (on stage with a beaming Mitt). The look on her face is priceless.

Philly on October 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM

I am not convinced Michelle Obama is, in fact, a woman.

Night Owl on October 4, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Oh Gawd,its going to be a TrainWreck,

*Le Clinky*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-:)

canopfor on October 4, 2012 at 6:07

I knew it that canopfor is a bilingual canadian :)

jimver on October 4, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Drudge has a picture of Michelle and Barry after the debate (on stage with a beaming Mitt). The look on her face is priceless.

Philly on October 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM

its going to be tough to have to deal with such a loss. So young…..no skill set. Who’s going to hire this guy when he has absolutely no track record of success whatsoever. Well, he has proven that everything he touches turns to sh!t so, maybe a job spreading manure…..for real this time.

ted c on October 4, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Sarah Palin handed Slow Joe his a%% how soon we forget.

jainphx on October 4, 2012 at 6:18 PM

A trillion-dollar tax hike? About $3200 on every man, woman, and child in this country? I guess I can’t buy that thingamajig for my furnace unless Paul Ryan wins!

Read his lips–New Taxes!!!

The VP debate between Romney’s two running mates should be extremely interesting…Biden-geddon! Pass the popcorn!!!

Steve Z on October 4, 2012 at 6:18 PM

As someone commented here last night on the 4,500 comment debate thread, seeing Biden at next week’s VP debate is going to be like watching a baby seal get clubbed. It’s going to be brutal and merciless.

UltimateBob on October 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

And yet strangely entertaining :-)

MJBrutus on October 4, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Have mercy on the already crushed middle class, SloJoe.

bayview on October 4, 2012 at 6:22 PM

“You’re very pretty,” he said.

This is the kind of thing a candidate can say to a cute little girl who is with her parents, but to a grown woman?

Biden is really starting to creep me out.

INC on October 4, 2012 at 6:27 PM

ted c on October 4, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Michelle Antoinette is giving Mitt the Aunt Esther stinkeye. Watch it, sucka!

Mitt is smiling like the butcher’s dog.

Philly on October 4, 2012 at 6:28 PM

canopfor on October 4, 2012 at 6:07

I knew it that canopfor is a bilingual canadian :)

jimver on October 4, 2012 at 6:14 PM

jimver:Oh ya,I know about 10 words——————–:)

canopfor on October 4, 2012 at 6:29 PM

That’s what I was thinking. :) Biden has probably had to put up with a lot from Obama. And if he has even a drop of good sense, the things he’s seen that we can only speculate about surely scare the heck out of him.

It would make a good movie, anyway–the abused VP takes his hilarious revenge…and ends up saving a nation.

butterflies and puppies on October 4, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Could Joe be the ‘White House Insider’?

slickwillie2001 on October 4, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Obama v Romney/Ryan/Biden

Vote RRB in 2102!

Dusty on October 4, 2012 at 6:32 PM

ted c on October 4, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Michelle Antoinette is giving Mitt the Aunt Esther stinkeye. Watch it, sucka!

Mitt is smiling like the butcher’s dog.

Philly on October 4, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Loool :)

jimver on October 4, 2012 at 6:33 PM

That tactic worked out so well for Mondale that the Dems stole it.

Socratease on October 4, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Over the last few years, I’ve often found myself wondering if old Slow Joe isn’t deliberately out to sabotage Obama.

Not that it would be hard.

RebeccaH on October 4, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Here’s a link to a pic of the stunned royal couple.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/photo-president-obama-and-first-lady-appear-stunned-after-first-debate/article/2509824

Philly on October 4, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Biden stopped at a food counter and poured himself a cup of vegetable beef soup while lamenting that he had to take it to go in order not to be late for the rally.

“You’re very pretty,” he said.

I think I see why he had to take his soup to go. A minute longer and he would have shoved his tongue down the woman’s throat.

RedCrow on October 4, 2012 at 6:38 PM

There was a C-Span coverage of the swearing in of the new Senators in 2010 by VP Biden. They kept the cameras rolling (as they sometimes do) while ole slo Joe took had his picture taken with the newly minted Senator and the member’s family.

In each group JB would find the youngest, cutest member of the family and zero in on her and use some of his ’70′s slimy disco “charm” on them.

It was revolting and disgusting and embarrassing. He’s that old high school teacher who’s eyes creep over the students and who still thinks he’s cool and attractive. Yuck.

Marine WX on October 4, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I bet we can run the most inept campaign in history and still get elected.

One dollar, Mortimer! One dollar, Randolph!

tdarrington on October 4, 2012 at 7:11 PM

his ’70′s slimy disco “charm”

I’ve met him a couple of times and you’ve nailed it! He is really creepy up close.

tdarrington on October 4, 2012 at 7:14 PM

ted c on October 4, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Philly on October 4, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Wow! Even Aunt Esther never hated on Fred Sanford with those kind of dagger eyes.

He’s that old high school teacher who’s eyes creep over the students and who still thinks he’s cool and attractive. Yuck.

Marine WX on October 4, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Exactly.

INC on October 4, 2012 at 7:23 PM

“Obama lets Biden talk off-script.”

Well we all saw what Obama looked like “off-script/prompter” last night. Biden will have to pull out all the stops to top that.

rightConcept on October 4, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Joey, hard working? The same type of job that Patches Kennedy had – and said “I haven’t worked a day in my life!”?

GarandFan on October 4, 2012 at 8:15 PM

When 47% don’t pay any income tax… that’s called Fairness

roflmmfao

donabernathy on October 4, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Mr. VP, you may want to reconsider your debate with Congressman Ryan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zPxMZ1WdINs

diogenes on October 4, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Only ad they need to run is Joe admitting to the Tril, calling it fair, then cutting to

Eastwood: “Holy shite

budfox on October 4, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Let loose the cracken!

Can’t wait to hear what Joe will say next week. My daughter too, she has a crush on Paul Ryan, lol!

Jvette on October 4, 2012 at 10:59 PM

This is the guy they’re banking on for a debate rebound next week. Against Paul Ryan.

It would be easy to snark about the mismatch and how slimy Greasy Joe is, etc., but think about this seriously for a moment — this nitwit is the man the Democrats chose for Vice President. Twice. They ask him to do somewhat important government work…sometimes.

Really.

Jaibones on October 5, 2012 at 12:20 AM

We want to let that trillion dollar tax cut expire so the middle class doesn’t have to bear the burden of all that money going to the super wealthy.

Oops.

naleph on October 5, 2012 at 2:54 AM

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