Biden on Obama: There’s never been a day in the last four years I’ve been proud to be his VP

posted at 4:01 pm on November 2, 2012 by Allahpundit

Somewhere in the gray area between a gaffe and a Freudian slip lies this bon mot. I know where he’s coming from, though: There hasn’t been a day in the last four years when I wasn’t not proud to have this guy as VP.

I’m also not unashamed of The One. His latest revisionism, in fact, leaves me nonplussed:

Despite saying in 2009 that failing to right the economy in three years would mean a “one-term proposition,” President Obama on Thursday may have moved the goalposts.

“Now, we knew from the beginning that our work would take more than one year, or even one term — because let’s face it, the middle class was getting hammered long before the financial crisis hit,” Obama said in Green Bay, Wis., as he ventured back onto the campaign trail after a three-day hiatus due to super storm Sandy.

The only comfort to a bitter loss on Tuesday will be the prospect of Biden running in 2016 on the idea that, in fact, now that they’ve taken a gooooood long look at the numbers, it’ll actually take at least three or possibly even four consecutive terms of Democratic governance to get the economy moving again. The man who would be king is the first clip below; the second is the former king uttering today’s other big gaffe, which strikes me as distinctly of the Kinsleyan variety. The Biden vs. Clinton primary war four years from now will be traffic gold.

Update: A couple of readers e-mail to say they think Biden said “ain’t” or just sort of slurred over “haven’t been” instead of “I’ve,” as my headline has it. You make the call!



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I thought I heard “aint” when Rush played it, and I kind of think Rush knew he said aint, because he didn’t play it again. You can even kind of telling just by watching crazy Joe’s mouth while he’s talking. Joe has so many gaffes, and the poor guy knows his real good thing is about to end, so I’ll give him a pass on this one.

BettyRuth on November 2, 2012 at 4:43 PM

ted c on November 2, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Hahaha!

Abby Adams on November 2, 2012 at 4:43 PM

For HAL

3 more days.

Strike Hornet on November 2, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Me on Biden on Obama: There’s never been a day in the last four years I’ve been proud that you’reyour Obama is President and you are his VP. I also can’t find a single day in your 13,167-day senate career in which to take pride.

Resist We Much on November 2, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Strike Hornet on November 2, 2012 at 4:44 PM

lol! Yes, three more days.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 4:45 PM

This Biden gaffe should have made front page of every news site and channel. If it had been Ryan who said so about Mitt, the MSM would have been killing themselves covering it.

Not to worry….even before R&R are sworn in, we’ll be experiencing via all media every gaffe, misstep, and misquote uttered by R&R. The LSM is prepared and awaiting every opportunity…..even if it has to make one up.

hawkeye54 on November 2, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Resist We Much on November 2, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Nicely done, and for Biden and Obama, so richly deserved.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 4:46 PM

HAL, your age? I’m being serious and courteous.

Bmore on November 2, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Biden has had two strokes back in the early 1990s. Why has no one from Romney’s campaign questioned Biden’s mental competence. He is ONLY one heart beat away from the presidency.

Like Clint Eastwood said: “Biden is the intellectual heavyweight of the Democrat party.”

Raquel Pinkbullet on November 2, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Biden on Obama:Biden: “There’s never been a day in the last four years I’ve been proud to be completely coherent as his VP”

Better.

hawkeye54 on November 2, 2012 at 4:48 PM

I predict several Troll meltdowns between now and Tuesday.

kingsjester on November 2, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Like Clint Eastwood said: “Biden is the intellectual heavyweight of the Democrat party.”

Sadly, Clint speaks the truth.

hawkeye54 on November 2, 2012 at 4:49 PM

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Tell us why your mother likes this song you keep talking about.We know her name is Daisy but you are yet to tell us why you keep telling us she likes the song.

HotAirLib on November 2, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Not to worry….even before R&R are sworn in, we’ll be experiencing via all media every gaffe, misstep, and misquote uttered by R&R. The LSM is prepared and awaiting every opportunity…..even if it has to make one up.

hawkeye54 on November 2, 2012 at 4:46 PM

And I wish someone would walk up and literally kick them in the butt every time they do.

Midas on November 2, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Bubba may claim he’s more enthusiastic, but he looks and sounds dog tired.

Gingotts on November 2, 2012 at 4:52 PM

lol! Yes, three more days.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Three more days till you tell us more about your mother? Why can’t you do it now? Just do it.

HotAirLib on November 2, 2012 at 4:53 PM

HotAirLib on November 2, 2012 at 4:50 PM

You’re rambling, HAL, and I can feel you weakening.

Answer Bmore’s polite request, and I may show you some consideration.

HAL SINGS DAISY

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Joe has so many gaffes, and the poor guy knows his real good thing is about to end, so I’ll give him a pass on this one.

BettyRuth on November 2, 2012 at 4:43 PM

He has to be terrified. He’ll no longer even be a Senator. No more captive audiences. No cheers, applause, mindless audience chants of loyalty.

a capella on November 2, 2012 at 4:55 PM

HotAirLib on November 2, 2012 at 4:53 PM

You’re so weak you’re down to parroting and echoing, HAL.

What’s wrong?

Can’t you produce a coherent original thought of your own?

Particularly one that doesn’t demonstrate that mommy fixation of yours?

You know how it ends, HAL.

Sing it. Sing DAISY.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Biden might not know where he is most of the time, but he said what we’ve been thinking for almost four years.

savage24 on November 2, 2012 at 4:56 PM

First, Biden needs to be examined by his doctor to determine if he is competent to serve in his office.You know the routine-What day is it? What year is it? Who was the first President?What’s 2+2?Why can’t you stop laughing?

Second, the media enabled hubris of Obama to simply ignore his prior statements is indeed breathtaking.Imagine having the power to “mulligan” anything you have ever said and/or done simply because the mainstream media has your back!

redware on November 2, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Freudian slip, anyone?

DopLar on November 2, 2012 at 4:58 PM

I think HAL may be afraid. Honesty is difficult.

Bmore on November 2, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Bmore on November 2, 2012 at 4:58 PM

I think you’re right.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Dennis Miller was funny the other night when talking about the blackout in the East. He said that if he were any more in the dark he’d be Joe Biden.

rjoco1 on November 2, 2012 at 5:02 PM

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 4:56 PM

You are the one who brought your mother’s business to a public blog. Anytime i ask you a question, you answer by stressing how much your mother likes to sing. Can you tell everyone why she likes to sing? Simple request.

HotAirLib on November 2, 2012 at 5:13 PM

You make the call!

I’m with you, Ed. Joe forgot a word (or, maybe, he didn’t, lol.)

Ole Joe flew into the airport near my mom’s nursing home. An aide was reading the newspaper to them today:

“We were notified Monday afternoon we would be having a visit from the vice president,” said Mike Dunn, airport director.

“Tuesday, the Air Force C-17 with the vice presidential cars and Secret Service equipment arrived, and we stored the four cars inside a building. We assigned airport personnel to assist the Secret Service, setting up a communications network, touring the airfield, moving all sorts of airport dump trucks and snowplows along a fence line for protection,” Dunn said.

The airport will go through the same drill with Biden’s departure. Dunn estimated that federal, state, county and city police “numbered in the hundreds.”

Biden did not speak to reporters.

What a treasure. Rockford is a pretty depressed area.

Fallon on November 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

You know, I joke about VP Foot In Mouth Disease, A LOT! But, he is truly a never ending source of EMBARRASSMENT! To think that this blithering Idiot, is one heartbeat away from the Presidency, is a never ending source of nightmares! Just another Big reason to vote out, Benedict Obama!
Adeendum on the fight against Obama’s Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on November 2, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Jackie HAL seems to be particularly smitten with you. Perhaps you should ask him his age. Again I think he fears me. I named him, I pet him. He’s hand shy. Not a favorable trait in a pet.

Bmore on November 2, 2012 at 5:18 PM

HotAirLib on November 2, 2012 at 5:13

I’ve never mentioned my mother on this blog, HAL. Never.

That’s all you, all the time. It’s become an obsession with you. You are fixated. Mommies boys usually are.

Now, do yourself a favor, scrape up whatever tattered remnants of your dignity that remain to you, and bow out.

HAL SINGS DAISY.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Lunch pail Joe: the gift that keeps on giving.

faol on November 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Bmore on November 2, 2012 at 5:18 PM

I think it’s his mother fixation. But, very well, Bmore, if it pleases you, I’ll ask him.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM

HotAirLib on November 2, 2012 at 5:13

HAL… how old are you? You needn’t be shy. You can tell us.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Three more days till you tell us more about your mother? Why can’t you do it now? Just do it.

HotAirLib on November 2, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Are you in kindergarten or something? LOL, seriously, ‘mother’ jabs is the best you can manage?

Midas on November 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I’ve never mentioned my mother on this blog, HAL. Never.

That’s all you, all the time. It’s become an obsession with you. You are fixated. Mommies boys usually are.

Now, do yourself a favor, scrape up whatever tattered remnants of your dignity that remain to you, and bow out.

HAL SINGS DAISY.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM

You are a liar. You posted weeks ago that your mother’s name was Daisy. You then mentioned that she likes to sing. When asked why you keep posting your private business, you avoid the question.

HotAirLib on November 2, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Finally Biden says something that makes sense – and it is, of course, an accident. Besides the many other good reasons to vote obama out of office, the thought of Biden being one heart beat away from the presidency is another VERY good reason to vote Romney/Ryan.

lukjuj on November 2, 2012 at 5:26 PM

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Thank you Jackie, he does seem partial to you. ; ) Ladies pet better? Or have you implemented the FURminator?

Bmore on November 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM

HAL… how old are you? You needn’t be shy. You can tell us.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

As soon as you answer why you keep telling us why your mother likes to sing.

HotAirLib on November 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM

HotAirLib on November 2, 2012 at 5:25 PM

You are mistaken, I was there, I have a copy. Tell me your age and I might share the copy with you.

Bmore on November 2, 2012 at 5:28 PM

What are the odd that Slick Willy is playing hide the pickle err..the cigar with the chick in the red shirt right about now?

poohrat on November 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM

HotAirLib on November 2, 2012 at 5:25 PM

HAL.. I never mentioned my mother. You did. You are delusional, you’ve walked yourself into a corner, and you’re desperate.

Post the quotes where you contend I said anything about my mother.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Bmore on November 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM

LOL! No. I believe he’s the hairless variety.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

LOL! No. I believe he’s the hairless variety.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Excellent point! I have a copy of the exchange in question. I just need his age. ; )

Bmore on November 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

You are mistaken, I was there, I have a copy. Tell me your age and I might share the copy with you.

Bmore on November 2, 2012 at 5:28 PM

The term you are looking for is “crazy making.” Standard domestic violence tactic.

Christien on November 2, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Bmore on November 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

He’s likely run away again. He does that when confronted with reality. Another very bad trait in a pet.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Floating on e-mail:

Bill Clinton was disbarred from practicing law in Arkansas and was also disbarred from practicing law in front of the Supreme Court over the Lewinski incident.
He also paid a $25,000.00 fine over the Lewinski incident.
He also paid an $850,000.00 settlement over the Lewinski incident.
He was also fined $90,000 for giving false testimony in the Paula Jones case.
So Bill Clinton, a disbarred lawyer, a President who was fined for lying under oath, asks the American people to believe him when he says the best thing for this country is 4 more years of Obama.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Christien on November 2, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I had to run this comment by my better half. I was unfamiliar with it. She says that if she understands your point correctly. Good Point! ; )

Bmore on November 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Very good. You did omit that he also shattered his wedding vows, repeatedly. I know that’s a minor point to progressives, but still, I think it’s a hallmark of his character.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

He is feverishly looking for the comment and can’t find it. There is a reason for that, it escapes him. Lol! ; )

Bmore on November 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Bmore on November 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I think he’s cognizant of his lies, and he’s trying desperately to figure a way out of the corner he’s maneuvered himself into at this point.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

But why did Biden have to reassure everyone of this…were people questioning his loyalty…or sanity?

albill on November 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

You may be giving him too much credit. I’m not sure he has a handle on and understanding of corners. Geometry is difficult also. ; )

Bmore on November 2, 2012 at 5:56 PM

He is feverishly looking for the comment and can’t find it. There is a reason for that, it escapes him. Lol! ; )

Bmore on November 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I remember the exchange, and I agree that asking for age is a good idea — must be very young to not understand either the HAL or the Daisy reference. Why he/she/it is still trying to turn the whole thing into a your momma joke is beyond me.

Sockpuppet Politic on November 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM

HAL SINGS DAISY.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM

The only song HAL knows is gargling at the rest stops.

arnold ziffel on November 2, 2012 at 6:12 PM

HAL sing it!!!

CW on November 2, 2012 at 6:15 PM

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM

That is from what floats in e-mail.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 6:18 PM

I understand, my error. I simply can’t countenance the man and think he should, necessarily, answer for ALL of his failings, personal, and professional.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Soon youll be riding Amtrak on your own dime, Joe.

Philly on November 2, 2012 at 6:23 PM

HAL… how old are you? You needn’t be shy. You can tell us.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

As soon as you answer why you keep telling us why your mother likes to sing.

HotAirLib on November 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Oedypal complex much, pal? I hope it’s not of the worst kind…what’s sith this fixation of yours with a poster’s mother?? It is not healthy. Not that any liberal is mentally healthy, but still, there are degrees…

jimver on November 2, 2012 at 6:25 PM

The stupidest VP in history memory. A horse’s ass for the ages.

Jaibones on November 2, 2012 at 6:26 PM

HAL SINGS DAISY.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM

The only song HAL knows is gargling at the rest stops.

arnold ziffel on November 2, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Accompanied by foot tapping :)…to keep the rhythm, you know :)…

jimver on November 2, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Update: A couple of readers e-mail to say they think Biden said “ain’t” or just sort of slurred over “haven’t been” instead of “I’ve,” as my headline has it. You make the call!

Yeah, sounded to me like that’s all it was.

Still, I’m glad this was posted. After all, one of things that makes this site so awesome is that even when the topic of the post itself is rather mundane, there are all sorts of fun surprises waiting in the comments. The very first comment that caught my eye:

You are a liar. You posted weeks ago that your mother’s name was Daisy. You then mentioned that she likes to sing. When asked why you keep posting your private business, you avoid the question.

HotAirLib on November 2, 2012 at 5:25 PM

When you file for the restraining order, I recommend you just show this to the judge right off the bat to expedite the process.

RINO in Name Only on November 2, 2012 at 6:28 PM

“We were notified Monday afternoon we would be having a visit from the vice president,” said Mike Dunn, airport director.

“Tuesday, the Air Force C-17 with the vice presidential cars short bus and Secret Service equipment arrived…”
Fallon on November 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Better, no?

OkieDoc on November 2, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Update: A couple of readers e-mail to say they think Biden said “ain’t” or just sort of slurred over “haven’t been” instead of “I’ve,” as my headline has it. You make the call!

I dunno. Sounds like “I’ve” to me.

Then again, slurring is not uncommon for Vice Presidentures.

Norwegian on November 2, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Biden gaffe

Here he is saying it. I think he said “I’ve”… but judge for yourselves.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 6:48 PM

The only song HAL knows is gargling at the rest stops.

arnold ziffel on November 2, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Lol!

Bmore on November 2, 2012 at 6:49 PM

A couple of readers e-mail to say they think Biden said “ain’t” or just sort of slurred over “haven’t been” instead of “I’ve,” as my headline has it. You make the call!

What nationality was the audience?

Ronnie on November 2, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Better, no?

OkieDoc on November 2, 2012 at 6:29 PM

I dunno. How much more damage can he do with a short bus?

Fallon on November 2, 2012 at 7:18 PM

You are a liar. You posted weeks ago that your mother’s name was Daisy.

HotAirLib on November 2, 2012 at 5:25 PM

It wasn’t weeks ago, it was just last week. And no, it was you that brought it up trying to deflect and be funny in a smug, dorky way.

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Hilarious … my monkey with cymbals just exploded!

kregg on November 2, 2012 at 7:34 PM

I dunno. How much more damage can he do with a short bus?

Fallon on November 2, 2012 at 7:18 PM

To himself?

OkieDoc on November 2, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Joe, there’s never been a day in the last four years I haven’t cringed at the thought of either of you.

Yephora on November 2, 2012 at 7:47 PM

That was one of the slurriest slurred speech micromoments I think I’ve ever heard in a while. And what an odd moment to stumble over a word, or words, that are at the heart of the point he was trying to make. Or was it some other point he was going for.

It’s crazy, but I just think Joe is the quantum politician; you can never be exactly sure of where he is at any given time.

Apparently Joe doesn’t know either.

SEE!!!!

dissent555 on November 2, 2012 at 7:50 PM

I’m surprised to hear this from Biden because he once said Obama was so very clean.

Axion on November 2, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Bill Clinton was disbarred from practicing law in Arkansas and was also disbarred from practicing law in front of the Supreme Court over the Lewinski incident.
He also paid a $25,000.00 fine over the Lewinski incident.
He also paid an $850,000.00 settlement over the Lewinski incident.
He was also fined $90,000 for giving false testimony in the Paula Jones case.
So Bill Clinton, a disbarred lawyer, a President who was fined for lying under oath, asks the American people to believe him when he says the best thing for this country is 4 more years of Obama.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 5:45 PM

That is classic Schadenfreude.

Sticky Wicket on November 2, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Don’t be so hard on the Veep. That was a pretty long sentence. Chances of it making sense were slim for him.

Finbar on November 2, 2012 at 8:32 PM

HotLips!…quit humming and start singing!
…DAISY!…HAL…DAISY!…come on…come on!

KOOLAID2 on November 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM

That’s not what he said.
This is dishonest and stupid. Something the huffington post would print about someone on the right.
It was very clear to me what he said and the quote at the top of this post is NOT it.
geez…as if there isn’t enough to pick on Joe Biden about without making sh** up….

bridgetown on November 2, 2012 at 9:18 PM

bridgetown on November 2, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Thank you for being a lifelong Republican who voted for Reagan 47 times and is concerned about the direction of conservatives , the Tea Party and the Republican party.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on November 2, 2012 at 11:50 PM

mindless audience chants of loyalty.
a capella on November 2, 2012 at 4:55 PM

That’s what I don’t get. They go to a rally to hear a speech, then Plugs and BJ give them the full load and the crowd explodes in wild applause. They’re like a bunch of walruses.

HellCat on November 3, 2012 at 1:49 AM

Allah: The audio is perfectly clear. Biden said it exactly as you have it in your headline. The people who are claiming otherwise are TROLLS. Why give them the credence of an update?

Biden paused over “I’ve.” It seems he realized he was uttering another gaffe, but it didn’t stop him from gaffing continuing to gaffe it out like the gaff-tastic fruitcake he is.

Alec on November 3, 2012 at 4:23 AM

Biden in 2016??

Whoever believes this is on the same meds Biden is on.

itsspideyman on November 3, 2012 at 4:42 AM

If anything, after Tuesday, there is a very strong possibility Joe may have found his true calling……….as a lounge lizard late night stand-up comedian at some 2-bit club in Hoboken that is in desperate need of a visit from the Spike TV “Bar Rescue” gang.

pilamaye on November 3, 2012 at 7:34 AM

It doesn’t matter if it’s a “gaffe or a Freudian slip”. I just know that calling Biden a lightweight is an insult to lightweights. Except for his propensity to spew quotable idiocies, he would go down in history as the most forgettable of all VP’s. That in itself is quite an achievement.

swinia sutki on November 3, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on November 2, 2012 at 11:50 PM

wha???

bridgetown on November 3, 2012 at 10:50 AM

I looked up buffoon under Wikipedia and they had a picture of this idiot there.

Hummer53 on November 3, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Who leader of club that made for you and me? Joe Biden not know, but it Mickey Mouse!

Dunedainn on November 3, 2012 at 9:12 PM

It’s organic, he’s not right in the head. Tumor or something but he’s not right.

FireBlogger on November 3, 2012 at 11:50 PM

This difference between Joe Biden and a wooden dummy is the guy who controls the them knows what will come out of the dummy,s mouth!!!!!!!

logicman_1998 on November 4, 2012 at 12:28 AM

The key phrase that he slurred over is “I ain’t been proud”. A couple of people I know (including one, sadly, in my family tree) slur over the phrase “I ain’t been” in the same way, so it’s relatively easy for me to recognize when someone is doing that.

As much as I’d like to toss another one on the mile-high pile of gaffes this moron has uttered, I don’t think this is one of them.

It’s a bit white-trash, but it’s not a gaffe per se in my book. Give him a few minutes, he’ll come up with another real one before you know it.

VekTor on November 4, 2012 at 7:32 PM

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