Vice President Biden, what about your GAAAAAAFFFES?

posted at 8:01 pm on February 5, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

Our veep has been touring Europe and bumbling all the way. Weird we haven’t heard much about that, huh? But of course, the media coverage of an official’s mistakes while overseas are commensurate with the amount of power that official has, and who can blame the press for thinking candidate Mitt Romney was far more consequential than Joe Biden?

Today, after attending a UK national security council meeting, Biden said that he was “delighted to do it, I spent half my life on OUR national security council,” according to the pool report. In fact, Biden has only been on the U.S. National Security Council for four years–the four years the 70-year-old vice president has served in the Obama administration, and not the 35 years he suggested.

Also in London, Biden praised the tight bond between the U.S. and Britain by calling it an “open relationship.” “We have a great relationship, and as you all know, the most open relationship we have with any nation in the world is with Great Britain,” said Biden.

Biden also got Portugal mixed up with Poland. The UK Telegraph calls it the vice president’s “latest embarrassing gaffe for the vice president.”

“Biden has a well-earned reputation as a gaffe-maker extraordinaire, and this speech was no exception. In a key passage on the Eurozone debt crisis, Biden referred to Portugal, as Poland, a mistake subsequently corrected in the official White House transcript,” reports the Telegraph.

E.M. Zanotti offers this highlight: Biden gives finger guns to the foreign minister of France

And, there’s this gem:

“It’s great to be back among friends,” said Biden, according to a White House transcript of his remarks. “When I say among friends, I mean not only the distinguished guests that are from around the world who have joined us in this conference. I also mean to be back here in Germany, to be back here in Europe. I have traveled over 640,000 miles since I’ve been Vice President, and most of the time the President sends me to places that he doesn’t want to go. (Laughter.) So I’ve spent an awful lot of time with McCain and others in Afghanistan and Iraq, and so it’s nice to be here in Germany. (Laughter.) It’s nice to be invited back. (Applause.)”

The British press has obliged with the some of the same coverage it gave Romney’s gaffes, or “gaffes.” The American press has neglected to do the same.


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Whatcha gon’ do when Joe-mentum runs wild on you?

Robert_Paulson on February 5, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Finger guns? Biden needs to be suspended!

rbj on February 5, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Sloe Joe.

KCB on February 5, 2013 at 8:12 PM

If Biden was a Republican we’d be hearing about his gaffes non-stop 24/7. Since he part of the O regime….they cover it up as –that is just Joe!

CoffeeLover on February 5, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Sloe Joe.

KCB on February 5, 2013 at 8:12 PM

sounds like a drink!!!

CoffeeLover on February 5, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Vous pompeux vieux fou frauduleuse!

Scrumpy on February 5, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Good thing Palin didn’t become VP, whose greatest “gaffe” in my memory was identifying Reagan’s college town as Eureka, California rather than Eureka, Illinois. What a stupid, gaffe machine of a slu+ snowbilly b!tch she is. She got the Eureka state wrong! HAHAHAHAAHAHA.

/eleventy@!!111!!!1

Paul-Cincy on February 5, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Every time Joey opens his mouth, he proves how dumb he really is. Maybe he’s decided to give up on 2016.

Or can American citizens really be that stupid?

GarandFan on February 5, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Awwww shucks it’s just ol’ joe b, he’s so funny!…

Scrumpy on February 5, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Giggles, loves the headline.

thebrokenrattle on February 5, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Biden/Napolitano 2016

Don’t think they could win? LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Remember who they would be running against…

…the pathetic republicans.

PappyD61 on February 5, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Joe is in Germany?

I didn’t know this admin. allowed him out of the US.

Stupid is as stupid does.

Cody1991 on February 5, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Don’t forget……

…..to tens of millions of Americans Animated Joe Biden beat the Robot Wonk Paul Ryan.

PappyD61 on February 5, 2013 at 8:23 PM

sounds like a drink!!!

CoffeeLover on February 5, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Sloe Joe Fizz

jtgun on February 5, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Good thing Finger Guns Biden didn’t do that in an elementary school. He would get suspended.

Resist We Much on February 5, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Hey, Joe. :) It’s great to see you. Have a seat.

Joe, you know — everyone loves you. You’re an affable enough guy, easy to talk to. You can squeeze a baby like nobody’s business, shake hands with the common man, wander into the halls of power and pass a note with giants. You’re a man for all seasons.

Except this one. I’m sorry Joe.

Things are a little serious right now, Joe. Hell-in-a-hand-basket territory, IYKWIMAITYD, heh. And Joe, you’re more a clown than a dramatist, more for slide-whistles and **BOING** sounds than serious monologues.

We need to let you go.

It’s not personal. Don’t say anything Joe — you are kind of a d*** and — you don’t want to say anything you’ll regret. Let’s leave security out of this. Here’s you check. Grab your gear. And good luck! :)

/spontaneous daydream

Axe on February 5, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that finger gun hand?

Sorry, Mr. H.

How ’bout I keep the gun and just give Ol’Joe the finger?

M240H on February 5, 2013 at 8:26 PM

We have a great relationship, and as you all know, the most open relationship we have with any nation in the world is with Great Britain

Is that like an “open marriage”?

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canopfor on February 5, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Every time Joey opens his mouth, he proves how dumb he really is. Maybe he’s decided to give up on 2016.

Or can American citizens really be that stupid?

GarandFan on February 5, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Americans voted the Obama/Biden ticket twice.

So, yes, Americans are completely that amazingly stupid.

Varchild on February 5, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Gee, I guess the skeet shooting thing misfired, so it’s time for another Joe Biden “gaffe” thread.

The election was three months ago people!
You lost and you’ll still be losers when you wake up tomorrow!

Fox has fired Dick Morris. If you can’t find solace in that, then you’re hopeless.

Oh, and The Quitter’s gone too.

chumpThreads on February 5, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that finger gun hand?

M240H on February 5, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Scrumpy beefing up on the Spanish? ;-)

tommy71 on February 5, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Bless his heart….

ProfShadow on February 5, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Gaffes? What gaffes? Its all a vast right wing conspiracy, I tell ya. /progs

tommy71 on February 5, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Big F-ing deal.

Yeah we really want a president like that.

Speakup on February 5, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Our veep has been touring Europe and bumbling all the way.

At least he wasn’t putting a biker chick on his lap with her husband looking on.

At least he didn’t plagiarize for the umpteenth time.

Or did he?

itsnotaboutme on February 5, 2013 at 8:40 PM

You lost and you’ll still be losers when you wake up tomorrow!

chumpThreads on February 5, 2013 at 8:30 PM

You, too, pal.

We all lost in November.

itsnotaboutme on February 5, 2013 at 8:41 PM

chumpThreads on February 5, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Your President can’t allow an examination of his grades, after running as the ‘intelligent’ choice. His Reverend and his Attorney General vent their racism by holding two races to two different legal and moral standards. His wife was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to divert impoverished people of color away from premier healthcare. His past and present Secretary of State married their way into political power. His daughters attend a private school with armed guards while the poor and middle class are directed without recourse to union-extorted failing moneypits of substandard teaching and non-existent security.

You embrace it, we rebel. Who’s the loser?

M240H on February 5, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Should be a seamless transition from our current Dope In Chief to the next..

hillsoftx on February 5, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Our veep has been touring Europe and bumbling all the way. Weird we haven’t heard much about that, huh?
====================================

True Dat,but boyo,the MSM covered every second and movement
of Romney’s European Tour!!!

canopfor on February 5, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Who’s the loser?

M240H on February 5, 2013 at 8:45 PM

That’s easy.

You are.

chumpThreads on February 5, 2013 at 8:50 PM

His past and present Secretary of State married their way into political power.

M240H on February 5, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Interesting point.

itsnotaboutme on February 5, 2013 at 8:51 PM

chumpThreads on February 5, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Bless your blackened partisan heart.

nobar on February 5, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Ooooh, I called a name by an internet eunuch troll; I’m crushed.

M240H on February 5, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Any chance we can get Europe to keep him? I mean, we could just tell him that Air Force 2 can’t take off until he gets a bucket of rotor wash or 100′ of Flight line…

MunDane68 on February 5, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Finger Guns? REally???

did he slap the Queen on the a$$ too? Have Angela Merkel sit on his lap?

ted c on February 5, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Big F-ing deal.

Yeah we really want a president like that.

Speakup on February 5, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Rude, gross, crude. Right up there with the behavior of Bill “Oral Office” Clinton. To say that, or have that reaction at that point in time. Forrest Gump was smarter, and had much better manners and sense of place and decorum than “it’s just Joe being Joe”.

Paul-Cincy on February 5, 2013 at 9:02 PM

I’d love to have Sarah Palin as our VP. I’d be so proud of her, and she’d live up to that too.

Paul-Cincy on February 5, 2013 at 9:03 PM

You lost and you’ll still be losers when you wake up tomorrow!

chumpThreads on February 5, 2013 at 8:30 PM

If you earn an income, you are a loser under this president. Unless you got a substantial pay raise last year, your paycheck went down between skyrocketing health costs and the payroll tax hike. My wife and I make $180k combined, and we’re paying about another $300/mo on account of this a-hole. I left her health plan and got my own because costs are going through the roof.

You’re probably one of Obama’s parasite class dependency base, so I can see why you’d be happy. Congrats. I’ll be laughing at you when even your gov’t handout can’t keep up with inflation. How are you liking that $3.50+ gas…in February?

crrr6 on February 5, 2013 at 9:08 PM

I have traveled over 640,000 miles since I’ve been Vice President, and most of the time the President sends me to places that he doesn’t want to go. (Laughter.) So I’ve spent an awful lot of time with McCain and others in Afghanistan and Iraq, and so it’s nice to be here in Germany.

In Bite Me’s defense, it’s not a gaffe to tell the truth.

TXUS on February 5, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Thank goodness for official White House transcripts….

Our national media is a national disgrace.

FerdtheMoonCat on February 5, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Chump, this isn’t an episode of American Idol, or a high school football game. This is YOUR future, as well as the rest of ours. You know what your Party is doing will make it impossible for you to ever move out of your mom’s basement, or start any kind of meaningful life. It’s easy to get incensed at your adolescent spitballing (and I suspect that’s the whole point) but at the end of the day all any decent person can feel is pity for you. You have no life, no job, and no future. Just too much time, chronic loneliness (the internet is not a real friend) and a keyboard.
To borrow a line:
“Take a good look at yourself and describe what you see…”
We all await your pithy, and predictable reply.

analysis off/

teacherman on February 5, 2013 at 9:12 PM

did he slap the Queen on the a$$ too? Have Angela Merkel sit on his lap?

ted c on February 5, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Hope not. That biker woman he got attached to ain’t gonna put up wiff no sh!t.

TXUS on February 5, 2013 at 9:12 PM

You lost and you’ll still be losers when you wake up tomorrow!

chumpThreads on February 5, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Go take a Midol and put a warm compress on your belly, honey, you’ve had a long day.

itsspideyman on February 5, 2013 at 9:13 PM

You lost and you’ll still be losers when you wake up tomorrow!

chumpThreads on February 5, 2013 at 8:30 PM

When I wake up tomorrow, I’ll still be secure in the knowledge that I didn’t vote for the stupid son of a bi$*h..

….or his pathetic, incompetent, butthurt boss.

BigWyo on February 5, 2013 at 9:18 PM

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canopfor on February 5, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Palin as VP would have been offset by the sellout Juan McCain.

Sadly, look what we have instead.

#disaster

PappyD61 on February 5, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Poor Chump ….. what a tiny wee little person.

CW on February 5, 2013 at 9:25 PM

You’re probably one of Obama’s parasite class dependency base, so I can see why you’d be happy. Congrats. I’ll be laughing at you when even your gov’t handout can’t keep up with inflation. How are you liking that $3.50+ gas…in February?

crrr6 on February 5, 2013 at 9:08 PM

No kidding…wait until July…

…and what makes you think that potato head owns a car???

BigWyo on February 5, 2013 at 9:30 PM

can you spell “dementia”?

losarkos on February 5, 2013 at 9:34 PM

No kidding…wait until July…

…and what makes you think that potato head owns a car???

BigWyo on February 5, 2013 at 9:30 PM

“Obamacar!” Just give it time. ;)

arnold ziffel on February 5, 2013 at 9:35 PM

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RE:Santa Cruz 8.0 EarthQuake!

Agence France-Presse ‏@AFP

#BREAKING: Villages destroyed by quake in Solomon Islands: hospital director #AFP

https://twitter.com/AFP

canopfor on February 5, 2013 at 9:21 PM

jeez, was this after your tsunami warning about an hour ago?

arnold ziffel on February 5, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Oh, and The Quitter’s gone too.

chumpThreads on February 5, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Nope. Kerry’s SecState – hardly gone!

massrighty on February 5, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Wow, nearly an hour since the last Chump Thread. Looks like somebody here struck a nerve.

BTW, crrr6 your handle is deliciously ironic. I salute you sir/madam!

teacherman on February 5, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Canopfor, that 8.0 quake was followed by a 6.6, 6.4 and a 5.2 in the same location. Can’t be much left that’s standing.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

countrybumpkin on February 5, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Is it just me or is our Vice-President looking more and more every day like a lounge lizard-crooner in a dive bar in Vegas?

Resist We Much on February 5, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Is it just me or is our Vice-President looking more and more every day like a lounge lizard-crooner in a dive bar in Vegas?

Resist We Much on February 5, 2013 at 9:57 PM

You don’t think plugs has the Carey Grant, Sean Connery look eh?

arnold ziffel on February 5, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Vice President Biden, what about your GAAAAAAFFFES?

posted at 8:01 pm on February 5, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

…good one! MKH!

KOOLAID2 on February 5, 2013 at 10:18 PM

One heartbeat away. God help us.

RoadRunner on February 5, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Maybe it’s just me but I have a soft spot for slow, dumb animals.

Kingfisher on February 5, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Vice President Biden, what about your GAAAAAAFFFES?

posted at 8:01 pm on February 5, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

.
I think the term you are looking for is ” misspeaks ” , when referring to anyone in this incompetent administration who utters something so profoundly stupid – like Doh Joe. Gaffes sounds too critical.

Sarah – why aren’t you asking Couric or Stewart what they think of Biden’s idioms ? (Even via FB?)

FlaMurph on February 5, 2013 at 11:09 PM

The British press has obliged with the some of the same coverage it gave Romney’s gaffes, or “gaffes.” The American press has neglected to do the same.

The American media has morphed into a democrat party organ, Pravda West… How do these scum sleep at night?.. I read a Kurtz column again apologizing for the media being strongly left wing, but still lamely insisting they “try” to be fair.. what a joke..

You get more honesty in a banana republic where at least they admit they are owned by the tyrant in charge..

Every writer in the media for the major outlets should be shamed as often as humanly possible, demanded by the public when they show up.. “another puff piece for your party”?.. or are you going to suddenly be struck down with a case of rampant integrity and write the truth.. for once.

mark81150 on February 5, 2013 at 11:15 PM

It’s California, where the surfer dude with only one name and a bloody hatchet is not the craziest guy in the story.

MikeA on February 5, 2013 at 9:22 PM

It’s a Biden thread.

It doesn’t have to make sense.

Bruno Strozek on February 5, 2013 at 11:37 PM

E.M. Zanotti offers this highlight: Biden gives finger guns to the foreign minister of France

Caption contest!

Shy Guy on February 6, 2013 at 12:37 AM

I love to start my day reading the posts on the net. Some are sos but some put the coffee out my nose and thanks for the humor that heals the rot. I’m still laughing.

mixplix on February 6, 2013 at 6:47 AM

You know, you people are just jealous that Joe Biden connects with us on the most basic level, our IQ.

chumpThreads on February 5, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Indeed.

MNHawk on February 6, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Resist We Much on February 5, 2013 at 9:57 PM

How dare you!

Insult lounge lizards like that!

GWB on February 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM