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Bungling Biden may ruin Obama, fear top Democrats as he tells disabled politician to 'stand up'
Daily Mail UK ^

Posted on 09/14/2008 12:05:30 PM PDT by Chet 99

Bungling Joe Biden could wreck Barak Obama’s chances of victory in November’s presidential election, senior Democrats feared last night.

Even the 65-year-old veteran senator conceded last week that Hillary Clinton was better qualified to be Mr Obama’s running mate.

It was just one of a series of gaffes that have seen Mr Biden become a liability while his Republican counterpart Sarah Palin has invigorated and transformed John McCain’s campaign fortunes.

Just a day after musing that Mrs Clinton ‘might have been a better pick than me’, Mr Biden left an audience cringing in Columbia, Missouri, when he urged a paraplegic state official to stand up and be recognised.

‘Chuck, stand up, let the people see you,’ he shouted to State Senator Chuck Graham before realising, to his horror, that the local politician uses a wheelchair.

‘Oh, God love ya,’ added Mr Biden. ‘What am I talking about?’

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; biden; gaffe; obamabiden
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1 posted on 09/14/2008 12:05:30 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

LOL. He’s such a dope...


2 posted on 09/14/2008 12:07:07 PM PDT by Riodacat (Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus.)
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To: Chet 99

Too late! The tooth paste is already out of the tube! STEW IN IT YOU RATS!!


3 posted on 09/14/2008 12:07:24 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Chet 99

When he said Hillary would be a better VP pick is what is sinking him.


4 posted on 09/14/2008 12:07:28 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Chet 99

Actually that was an honest mistake, sometimes under pressure a person can forget surroundings. That I can forgive.

I cannot overlook the “lipstick on a pig” comment which was absolutely deliberate...and Obama knew it, too.


5 posted on 09/14/2008 12:07:47 PM PDT by madison10 (Pray every day for McCains, Palins and the USA...and the rest of us, too.)
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To: Chet 99

Biden had also referred to Chuck as his good friend. Ha, he didn’t know him at all.


6 posted on 09/14/2008 12:07:52 PM PDT by GregoryFul
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To: Chet 99
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Nah . .

7 posted on 09/14/2008 12:08:14 PM PDT by atc23 (Community Organizer? You mean Street Hustler?)
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To: Chet 99

But if the messiah told him to stand up he could have. he is the magic negro


8 posted on 09/14/2008 12:10:32 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: Chet 99

“‘Oh, God love ya,’ added Mr Biden. ‘What am I talking about?’”

Conservatives have been wondering that for decades!

Sen. Joseph Biden - Bearing false witness...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2069846/posts


9 posted on 09/14/2008 12:10:36 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Chet 99

Curly Joe Biden is welcome to join in, but Moe-bama doesn’t really need any help. He and his campaign stooges are self-sabotaging nicely.


10 posted on 09/14/2008 12:11:58 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Chet 99

11 posted on 09/14/2008 12:14:16 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies; Palin wants to raise babies and kill taxes.)
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To: Chet 99

Obama was in decline even before the Biden pick. It was hoped Biden would cover for Obama’s lack of experience. The actual case is that Biden has not had any positive impact and has brought nothing to the table.


12 posted on 09/14/2008 12:14:30 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Ann Archy

why isn’t this a commercial??
the most important decision a future president can make, even his vice presidencial nominee said he got it wrong.
clip
obama- not ready to lead
not right for america.


13 posted on 09/14/2008 12:14:34 PM PDT by genghis
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To: A_Former_Democrat

We need the “Stand Up, Chuck” Peanuts cartoon, stat!


14 posted on 09/14/2008 12:14:43 PM PDT by ajwharton
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To: GregoryFul

Can you imagine the reaction if a Republican politician had asked a wheelchair bound person to stand up and take a bow? They would have ridiculed such a person endlessly, and even dug up his/her voting record on handicapped/disability issues if it would make him/her look foolish.


15 posted on 09/14/2008 12:19:11 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Chet 99

It was an innocent mistake that any politician could make, and having seen the video, I think Biden made a gracious recovery as best he could.

Only interesting thing about it is how demonized he would have been if he had been a republican doing the same thing.


16 posted on 09/14/2008 12:20:46 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: madison10

I cannot overlook the “lipstick on a pig” comment which was absolutely deliberate...and Obama knew it, too.

Sure he did.
He’s walking, talking & sounding more like a thug every day!


17 posted on 09/14/2008 12:21:29 PM PDT by FES0844 (FES0844)
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To: Chet 99

Boy wouldn’t that be a tragedy? NOT.


18 posted on 09/14/2008 12:22:05 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Congrasites = Congressional parasites.)
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To: Chet 99
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“Get up Chuck... get off that contraption! WALK I SAY... WALK!!”

19 posted on 09/14/2008 12:22:29 PM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: Riodacat

Obama is doing it to himself. Biden is just helping.


20 posted on 09/14/2008 12:22:45 PM PDT by television is just wrong (The Democrats have lost cabin pressure and the oxygen masks have dropped.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Can you imagine the reaction if a Republican politician had asked a wheelchair bound person to stand up and take a bow? They would have ridiculed such a person endlessly, and even dug up his/her voting record on handicapped/disability issues if it would make him/her look foolish.

It would have been on every newscast, every Sunday show, every newspaper and late-night comedy show. Not so with Biden...I was telling a group of people about this on Friday. Some were McCain supporters, some Obama supporters. No one had heard of the Biden Wheelchair Gaffe.

When people express shock about not hearing about this, ask them to consider why their sources for news would not report it.
21 posted on 09/14/2008 12:23:07 PM PDT by LostInBayport (John McCain is the Luckiest Man Alive...mere mortals such as we can only wonder why...)
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To: umgud
You have plugs on the one hand, a glad handing, friendly enough Statist, and on the other hand you have the bitter, pantsuit attired Ramrodder, named for Sir Edmund Hillary before he climbed Mount Everest. Take your pick and attach one to the former community agitator, I mean organizer.
22 posted on 09/14/2008 12:23:14 PM PDT by ashtanga
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To: Chet 99

23 posted on 09/14/2008 12:25:13 PM PDT by Dan Lacey
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To: Chet 99

OK, here it is.....Prior to the Biden announcement, a loss was certain.

Biden was picked to have a guranteed the scapegoat


24 posted on 09/14/2008 12:25:21 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Conservation? Let the NE Yankees freeze.... in the dark)
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To: Chet 99
It seems to me that each of Biden's "gaffes" - except for the one where he demands that a paraplegic stand - are not so much gaffes as subliminal messages.

When he calls John McCain - whom he has known personally for a quarter century - "George McCain" it seems like a deliberate attempt to link Senator McCain to President George Bush.

When he calls Senator Obama "Barack America" it seems like a deliberate way of equating voting for the senator as a form of patriotism.

When he calls Governor Palin "Lieutenant Governor Sarah Palin" it seems like he is deliberately diminishing her status and qualifications.

25 posted on 09/14/2008 12:26:26 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: Chet 99
Critics point to his absentmindedness by mistakenly telling rallies he’s campaigning as president, not vice president. He referred to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as the state’s lieutenant governor.
They need to leave poor Joe Biden alone!
He's had two brain aneurysms.
 
26 posted on 09/14/2008 12:27:14 PM PDT by counterpunch (Country First)
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To: Mount Athos

I despise all of the rats, but I think that they are simply saying stupid things because they are off teleprompter and under stress. God knows I say some idiotic things in the course of a day, and I sure try to watch my words. It is not their words so much as they ideas that shock and offend me. Their ideas are so fiendish they are never articulated, lest their party whither away.


27 posted on 09/14/2008 12:27:17 PM PDT by ashtanga
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To: Chet 99

‘Oh, God love ya,’ added Mr Biden. ‘What am I talking about?’

This is easily my most favorite line of the election thus-far.


28 posted on 09/14/2008 12:27:54 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (No Obama, No Way, No How)
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To: Dan Lacey

ROFLMAO!!!!!!


29 posted on 09/14/2008 12:28:51 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (No Obama, No Way, No How)
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To: ajwharton

I wonder if Bi-den had been the arresting officer he might have said: “Walk a straight line, Chuck”

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2007/10/21/sen-chuck-graham-arrested-suspicion-driving-while-/


30 posted on 09/14/2008 12:30:04 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: madison10
 
Actually that was an honest mistake, sometimes under pressure a person can forget surroundings. That I can forgive.

I agree it was an honest mistake, understandable in the whirlwind of a campaign. But - what was deadly about it was what he said immediately in the aftermath of it - in trying to extract himself from the blunder. It exposed the "used car salesman" Joe Biden that we all recognize is there, but don't always explicitly acknowledge. And he laid it right out there. And since it was funny that he handled it so badly - it will be repeated over and over and over, and it will drive home the point about him. He is a phony. It was a moment of self revelation, and it wasn't to his benefit.


31 posted on 09/14/2008 12:31:25 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: All

Just leave ol Joe alone. He is very good at putting his foot in his mouth and he will run on and on while impressing everyone within ear shot of the exuberance of his verbosity!!


32 posted on 09/14/2008 12:32:08 PM PDT by cousair
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To: madison10

I totally agree. Biden made a clumsy mistake; Obama purposefully insulted a good woman.


33 posted on 09/14/2008 12:58:01 PM PDT by keats5 ("I hope for his sake, Joe Biden got that VP thing in writing."- Rudy)
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To: cousair
Just leave ol Joe alone.

I agree! With any luck at all, 'ol Joe will get the blame for the 0bama fiasco, and they will delud... No, convince themselves that 0bama should have a second chance! ;)

34 posted on 09/14/2008 1:12:16 PM PDT by kAcknor ("A pistol! Are you expecting trouble sir?" "No ma'am, were I expecting trouble I'd have a rifle.")
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To: wideawake

I’d say those gaffes are sign of old age getting the best of him.


35 posted on 09/14/2008 1:15:31 PM PDT by TomasUSMC
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To: Chet 99

At least Biden didn’t mock the guy for not being able to run.

Biden just made a mistake. Obama deliberately ridiculed a wounded veteran for his disability.

And the media is almost completely ignoring it.


36 posted on 09/14/2008 1:16:01 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Chet 99
Mr. 0ctober?!

Stand up, Chuck ... dammit!

37 posted on 09/14/2008 1:21:47 PM PDT by maggief (Read my lip-stick!)
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To: madison10

hmmm he will be “Bidened” just as he “borked” Bork.


38 posted on 09/14/2008 1:29:40 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: johnny7

badum chhhhhh!


39 posted on 09/14/2008 1:30:31 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: Chet 99
Just a day after musing that Mrs Clinton ‘might have been a better pick than me’, Mr Biden left an audience cringing in Columbia, Missouri, when he urged a paraplegic state official to stand up and be recognised.

‘Chuck, stand up, let the people see you,’ he shouted to State Senator Chuck Graham before realising, to his horror, that the local politician uses a wheelchair.

‘Oh, God love ya,’ added Mr Biden. ‘What am I talking about?’


40 posted on 09/14/2008 1:34:16 PM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
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To: umgud

Interesting point. I have puzzled over why Obama picked Biden to begin with since he really doesn’t add very much to the ticket. The only conclusion I could come to was that somehow Biden was forced on, or foisted on, him by the Clintons. The Clintons know full well Biden would be an anchor on Obama, helping to ensure Obama loses. Obama would not be the incumbent in 2012, thus clearing the way for Hillary to run. The one thing the Clintons didn’t plan on was Palin.


41 posted on 09/14/2008 1:34:30 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: ops33

Wan’t it a relative of Bidens that had Larry Sinclair arrested before a press conference he had scheduled, to announce some dirt on Obama?


42 posted on 09/14/2008 1:45:01 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. FReerepublic,com baby)
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To: mware
Wan’t it a relative of Bidens that had Larry Sinclair arrested before a press conference he had scheduled, to announce some dirt on Obama?

Sinclair was arrested after the press conference. Apparently Biden's son was involved.

43 posted on 09/14/2008 1:48:20 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: Chet 99; Fred Nerks; Coyoteman; RightWhale; neverdem; SunkenCiv; Smokin' Joe; Tax-chick; ...
Here's the video.

Just great. Now Biden thinks he's the Messiah, too.

Cheers!

44 posted on 09/14/2008 2:08:29 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

bttt


45 posted on 09/14/2008 2:12:05 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: Chet 99
"Stand up, Franklin! Stand up!"


46 posted on 09/14/2008 2:12:09 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Chet 99
Mr Biden left an audience cringing in Columbia, Missouri, when he urged a paraplegic state official to stand up and be recognised...and this guy, along with his running mate who criticized John McCain for not being able to use a computer when in fact McCain can't raise his arms high enough to reach a keyboard because of injuries suffered when he was a POW, wants to base our foreign policy on more negotiation and diplomacy - with their genius for putting their own feet in their mouths, they'd have the US in major wars all over the world within weeks of their inauguation......
47 posted on 09/14/2008 9:05:11 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
Just a day after musing that Mrs Clinton "might have been a better pick than me", Mr Biden left an audience cringing in Columbia, Missouri, when he urged a paraplegic state official to stand up and be recognised. "Chuck, stand up, let the people see you," he shouted to State Senator Chuck Graham before realising, to his horror, that the local politician uses a wheelchair.
See, experience counts. He's got more than Hillary. She'd have reminded Graham that Gandhi would have operated a convenience store. Thanks neverdem.
48 posted on 09/14/2008 10:20:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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Whoops! Sorry. Thanks *grey_whiskers*. :’)


49 posted on 09/14/2008 10:21:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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What is worse, biden is now going after the down syndrome baby. He is belittling Sarah for not supporting stem cell research when she has a down syndrome baby.

I am shock ... I heard it on the radio tonight....

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder .... No stem cell project is going to fix that. Biden is just stupid and nasty.

50 posted on 09/14/2008 10:43:03 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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