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Joe Biden confuses Poland with Portugal in latest embarrassing gaffe for the vice president
telegraph.co.uk ^

Posted on 02/05/2013 10:33:20 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Joe Biden confuses Poland with Portugal in latest embarrassing gaffe for the vice president

By Nile Gardiner World Last updated: February 4th, 2013

Joe Biden is in Europe this week, meeting with leaders in Berlin, Paris and London. Tomorrow he drops by Downing Street to see David Cameron, and Nick Clegg is also on the agenda. Over the weekend the US vice president attended the Munich Security Conference where he delivered a speech on the Obama administration’s foreign policy, expressing a willingness to sit down in direct negotiations with the Iranian regime over its nuclear programme, an approach that can only be described as naïve in the extreme. On Europe, he spoke about the “unfinished business in our common project of a Europe whole and free,” describing Europe as “America’s indispensable partner of first resort.”

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:

We have seen positive steps recently to address the eurozone crisis, with the European Central Bank pledging to stand behind countries willing to launch reforms, and with Greece, Ireland, Poland* [*sic-Portugal], Spain and Italy all taking important steps to put their economies on a sounder path. Governments across the eurozone must also remain focused on growth and jobs. These may be fundamentally European problems, requiring European solutions, but their resolution has tremendous impact on the United States of America and on the global economy.

Needless to say, Poland is not even a member of the Eurozone, and its economy is in considerably better shape than that of debt-ridden Portugal. Biden’s blunder is the latest in a series of Obama presidency insults relating to Poland.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; bidengaffes; blitheringidiot; doublestandard; dumberthanquayle; joebiden; mediablackout; poland; portugal; pravdamedia; revionisthistory; usefulidiot

1 posted on 02/05/2013 10:33:25 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

0’s life insurance policy is at it again...


2 posted on 02/05/2013 10:35:05 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a dupek.


3 posted on 02/05/2013 10:38:34 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course the MSM will gloss over these gaffes as they always do for Democrats.....unlike the way they scrutinized every single word Mitt Romney said when he visited Europe as a presidential candidate.


4 posted on 02/05/2013 10:42:16 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Sub-Driver

What difference does it make? They are all like connected, right?


5 posted on 02/05/2013 10:43:02 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s the next president of the United States.


6 posted on 02/05/2013 10:46:15 AM PST by Oratam
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To: Sub-Driver
Dim Joe Biden, the smartest vice president since ............
hmmm let me see...............oh yeah, Dick Cheney
7 posted on 02/05/2013 10:51:19 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: Sub-Driver; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Biden referred to Portugal, as Poland, a mistake subsequently corrected in the official White House transcript:

VTOTUS was at fault. Honest.


8 posted on 02/05/2013 10:51:53 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

9 posted on 02/05/2013 10:53:27 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

How do you say UP YOURS in Polish?


10 posted on 02/05/2013 10:57:59 AM PST by certrtwngnut (')
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To: Sub-Driver

How dumb must Poland be if even Slo Joe can confuse them?


11 posted on 02/05/2013 11:01:26 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: certrtwngnut
Pierdol się!

(Warning: If you are easily offended don't go and translate it with Google Translate)

12 posted on 02/05/2013 11:01:45 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

Choices: Crooked, Half-Black Communist or an Idiot. You decide! Personally, I’d take the Idiot. He would do less damage, and he would make a lot of “material” for “late night TV.”


13 posted on 02/05/2013 11:02:14 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Sub-Driver
Biden: Governments across the eurozone must also remain focused on growth and jobs.

How dare he say that? If he won't focus on jobs and growth, how can he demand they do so?

14 posted on 02/05/2013 11:06:07 AM PST by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: a fool in paradise

As Hildegarde Rodham meant to say but lost her train of thought, “Same difference!”


15 posted on 02/05/2013 11:07:45 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Sub-Driver

How embarrassing could this be when Biden is held accountable for it? Dan Quayle puts an E on the end of potato at an elementary school over 20 years ago and he still catches crap to this day. Meanwhile, the buffoon Biden steps on his johnson at an international conference and nary a peep.


16 posted on 02/05/2013 11:08:16 AM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Look. VisePrezdent Joe Biden is smarternyou, peasant.

If he wants to call it Porltugaland, then he can.

Nuff said.


17 posted on 02/05/2013 11:08:47 AM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Sub-Driver

He and his boss give idiots a bad name.


18 posted on 02/05/2013 11:10:54 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey, at least he didn’t offer an alternate spelling of P-O-T-A-T-O-E....... /s


19 posted on 02/05/2013 11:17:08 AM PST by DKM
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To: Sub-Driver

"Y'know, Poland, where they make those great little cocktail weiners, ya put 'em on the ends of toothpicks! I useta stick 'em on a rubber band in the Senate cafeteria and shoot 'em at Rick Santorum's head, ya know what I mean, pal?"


20 posted on 02/05/2013 11:24:16 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Sub-Driver
Photobucket 0 has a plan for him.
21 posted on 02/05/2013 11:35:16 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: Sub-Driver
This must have happened on one of Plugs’s *good* days.On one of his *typical* days he would have mistaken Poland for Burkina Faso.
22 posted on 02/05/2013 12:00:17 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
Nope they are saving them up. When Biden goes against Hillary for the 16 nomination they will trot them out.
23 posted on 02/05/2013 12:02:52 PM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s one of those European countries that starts with a ‘P’.
What difference does it make?


24 posted on 02/05/2013 12:57:07 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Sub-Driver

If Drunken Joe Biden’s IQ were only seven points higher, he would be a houseplant.


25 posted on 02/05/2013 1:07:55 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Sub-Driver

At least Joe said a country that actually exists


26 posted on 02/05/2013 5:19:16 PM PST by varyouga
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