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Bidenís Tourrette Problem
Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2012 | Shawn Mitchell

Posted on 08/19/2012 11:03:17 PM PDT by Kaslin

Joseph Biden’s career is chock-full of career-threatening gaffes--had they been committed by a conservative. But last week was exceptional, even for Joe.

Telling a largely black audience that Republicans want to “put y’all back in chains” was a burst of verbal flatulence the media just couldn’t deodorize. Hence, the week’s other stinkers also got noticed: He forgot what state he was talking to, what century we’re in, and that Paul Ryan isn’t a governor, but a member of Congress. Small things, maybe, but not as small as the “e” that’s not at the end of potato.

But there’s something more important than the crazy uncle’s belated unmasking. There’s glimmering awareness of the professional courtesy that’s sheltered his career. Does the public know the man’s a walking grenade, threatening small explosions at any moment? Not till the closing months of his second campaign for Vice President they didn't.

It’s time for a reckoning, or at least some soul searching.

Does the media ever look in the mirror? Like wonder why they labored to excommunicate Dan Qualye from respectable society for a few things like a zinger of a debate insult by Lloyd Bentsen and misspelling potato? Or the decency of their nuclear assault on Sarah Palin, grasping for anything--anything—damaging they could scream about?

Meanwhile, this dufus has bumbled for decades in a praised senate career and become Vice President of the United States, while the professional media looked respectfully away from his stream of idiocy. Only now, under the glare of ubiquitous scrutiny, social media and a hotly contested presidential race, they can’t quite keep him under wraps.

So, kind of like Obama being forced to drop Van Jones for various extremist outrages-- some insane, others just Marxist--before the national media even deigned to report a controversy existed, suddenly there's talk of whether Ole' Joe should be dumped.

Replace the Vice President?! But there haven’t been any dog piles or death watches! Nothing of the kind that Bush Secretaries Don Rumsfeld, Alberto Gonzalez, and John Ashcroft endured, and before them, Regan aides Ed Meese, James Watt, Ann Burford, and others.

Certainly there’s been nothing like the extended crucifixion Palin and Quayle endured.

Even after Biden’s last unchained performance, the AP stoically stuck to the script, insisting the Obama team “sees Biden as one of its most valuable assets.” Seriously, you can google it. But further stumbles forced the president to send Biden home to his room.

Do reporters ever ponder that Republican presidents, from Ike to Ford, Reagan, and the Bushes are portrayed as stupid, clumsy, or out of touch, but Democratic presidents seldom if ever get that treatment? Are Republicans just dumber? Or are reporters in chains to their ideology?

Why did we know within days of citizen Joe the Plumber’s query to candidate Obama that Joe had tax and child support issues? But it took four years, to 2012 to learn the best-selling memoir of the president of the United States is largely fiction!

Most the public still doesn’t know the original “birther” was Barack Obama, whose literary agency publicized him for a decade in printed and online information as a Kenyan-born Harvard Law grad. That entry was quietly edited a few weeks into the promising senator’s presidential bid. The dogs of the press are sitting and heeling for him on that story. (Disclaimer: I believe the president was born in Hawaii. I also believe he misrepresented that fact for academic and professional advantage before the presidency was a consideration.)

Why did the national media camp in Crawford Texas for weeks to amplify and glorify the bereaved, slightly deranged Cindy Sheehan, but the parents of Border Agent Brian Terry, slain in Obama’s monstrously conceived Operation Fast and Furious, grieve in obscurity?

How is it that an international scandal involving illegal gun sales forced by the administration to drug lords, with hundreds of dead Mexicans and a dead US Border agent, has been virtually blacked out by the national media? When Obama forced their hand by declaring executive privilege over hundreds of thousands of documents sought by Congress, they grudgingly reported that fact, with a cramped summary of the previously unreported scandal for their uninformed viewers. Follow up since then has been essentially nil.

It seems futile to scream about the eternal double standard. Screaming has cost me media friends. Yet, it’s impossible to forget or ignore. For all the proliferation of new media, the major broadcast networks and papers still paint the baseline of general public awareness. And that’s a problem.


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1 posted on 08/19/2012 11:03:27 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I have been posting that if Palin, Ryan, and even Romney had been putting out the gaffes that Biden has become known for the liberal press and Obama enablers would be out in force questioning their rational and probably their mental condition. For some that might be stretching decent /appropriate criticism. Even your presentation does not go that far. However at this point I believe it is a wise game to look at Biden’s past health problems in respect to his seemingly irrational verbal outbursts.


2 posted on 08/19/2012 11:24:35 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Kaslin

The Marxist infiltration and eventual takeover of the media is but one front on the Communist “Long March Through the Institutions” of the United States and other once free, sovereign nations.

The heads of the five media conglomerates are all members of the Bilderberger Group, BTW, for those of you not sheep enough to be intimidated by the charge of “conspiracy theorist nut”. And, to those who like to level that charge, those of us who were called crazy conspiracy nuts when we said we saw silent black helicopters years ago were obviously correct. :)


3 posted on 08/19/2012 11:34:41 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Kaslin

>>Screaming has cost me media friends.<<

Therein lies the problem. The Left is NOT your friend. Given the chance, they would kil the men, rape the women and sell the children into slavery. The sooner we realize that, the sooner we can defeat the enemy.


4 posted on 08/20/2012 12:58:13 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: NTHockey

Actually, given their pink Nazi proclivities, they’re more likely to kill the women and rape the men. As for the children, they’ve supported butchering them wholesale in the womb. Multiple millions of them.


5 posted on 08/20/2012 1:10:08 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Kaslin

Biden is such a great VP, the most brilliant man in the universe, and Obama would be a fool to get rid of him. The only way Obama can win is with Biden by his side. He is Obama’s everything, a long, cool breeze in the unbearable heat of this campaign, and without him, Obama would be poop on a stick.

There, Y’all join me in supporting Biden during his hour of need.


6 posted on 08/20/2012 1:14:59 AM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

If he’s labeled as having Tourette’s syndrome he’d be all the more pitiable and since the left tends to confuse pity with love, it’s a plus for the campaign.


7 posted on 08/20/2012 2:54:32 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth again.)
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To: Kaslin
...a burst of verbal flatulence...

A better description of what proceeds from the mouth of Joe Biden I have not seen.

8 posted on 08/20/2012 3:11:13 AM PDT by Semper Mark (EAT MOR CHIKIN!)
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To: Kaslin

...and, to help you all sleep better tonight...this idiot is a heartbeat away from the Presidency of the United States of America.


9 posted on 08/20/2012 3:27:42 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RightOnline

“to help you all sleep better tonight...this idiot is a heartbeat away from the Presidency of the United States of America.”

Still better than the commie who’se in office now. Stupid is better than evil.


10 posted on 08/20/2012 3:33:26 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("When America ceases to be good, she'll cease to be great!¬Ē - de Tocqueville)
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To: RightOnline
this idiot is a heartbeat away from the Presidency of the United States of America.

I thinks its become the general consensus that Biden is Obama's assassination insurance.

11 posted on 08/20/2012 3:36:20 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: pallis

I almost thought you were serious


12 posted on 08/20/2012 3:38:00 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: NTHockey

Amen. I don’t have any friends among the Communist,socialist media that is trying to destroy America.


13 posted on 08/20/2012 3:41:55 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

Starting to believe the Biden sideshow is just that a side show to take the attention off of the economy and thier failures. Ol joe gets pushed out on stage makes a ruckus the lock step media jumps in front and vwalla, headline controversy that peters in a few days or weeks and gets everyone talking and the heat is off the failures until joe is needed again


14 posted on 08/20/2012 3:43:20 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (BB)
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To: Kaslin

I fear Obama might come to his senses and replace Biden on the ticket.


15 posted on 08/20/2012 4:37:57 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Honestly, I doubt it. That arrogant pos is stuck on stupid


16 posted on 08/20/2012 4:39:51 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I hope you’re right.


17 posted on 08/20/2012 4:41:00 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Kaslin

The central problem is that Biden is an idiot. He doesn’t have the IQ power to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. I think Obama is actually an intelligent person who lacks any sense of morality. His policies aren’t naive but are calculated around his anti-American worldview. Thats what makes him dangerous.


18 posted on 08/20/2012 5:29:05 AM PDT by Woodsman27
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To: Kaslin
For all the proliferation of new media, the major broadcast networks and papers still paint the baseline of general public awareness. And that’s a problem.

EXACTLY
19 posted on 08/20/2012 5:31:54 AM PDT by uncbob
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