Skip to comments.Video: Rudy Unloads on Biden over 'Chains' Remark
Posted on 08/15/2012 4:53:07 PM PDT by Kaslin
Rarely do prominent American politicians directly and unapologetically abandon perfunctory genuflections of respect toward fellow members of the governing class -- in public, at least. When pols savage each other and their policies, even the most caustic criticism is typically couched in a forced lexicon of camaraderie ("my friend from across the aisle," "the gentleman from Indiana," etc). But Rudy Giuliani wasn't much interested in keeping up appearances last night when he appeared on CNBC's The Kudlow Report to react to Vice President Biden's odious "chains" comments in Virginia. Allahpundit thinks Rudy may have been waiting for an opportunity to nuke Slow Joe ever since Biden took a memorable shot at the former New York City Mayor over 9/11. Regardless of Giuliani's motive, he didn't mince words (skip ahead to the 3:00 mark):
I think if it came from somebody serious maybe we’d get all excited about it. But the — I think the vice president of the United States has become a laugh line on late night television. I mean, he — I’ve never seen a vice president that has made as many mistakes, said as many stupid things. I mean, there’s a real fear if, God forbid, he ever had to be entrusted with the presidency, whether he really has the mental capacity to handle it. I mean, this guy just isn’t bright. He’s never been bright. He isn’t bright. And people think, ‘Well, he just talks a little too much.’ Actually he’s not very smart.
Rudy had better watch his back; Biden is infamously defensive about his IQ:
1988 Road to the White House with Sen. Biden
A pretty angry and forceful response. I wonder if Biden plagiarized that, too. I'll leave you with this clip -- also from last night's Kudlow Report -- in which I joined a discussion about Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate, and the obnoxious, anonymous torrent of freaked-out nattering from professional worriers inside the Beltway:
I lived in NYC under the Giuliani administration (light years beyond Mayor Dinkins’ administration) but always thought Rudy was the überdouche Rino ~ now I must confess I’m starting to like Guiliani just a wee bit...
"So, I make a few gaffes now and then!"
I’m always glad to have Rudy on our side. I didn’t support him for president, but every ally doesn’t have to be conservative on every issue. I hope the GOP uses him where he’s most effective.
Rudy would make a good, honest Attorney General.
We just have to change his name from “Plugs” Biden to “Chains” Biden.
And liberals say Sarah Palin is stupid. There are people who are no longer welcome in my home for blurting out, for no reason without anyone even talking about politics, “Sarah Palin is stupid.” They’re like robots. Their brains work just like Biden’s brain. And only a robot or a retard would think Biden wasn’t in special ed.
I’m glad Rudy said it. And as Mark Levin says, Biden used to be the dumbest man in the Senate (dumbest woman is Patty Murray); now he’s the dumbest Veep in our nation’s history.