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White House: Joe Biden 'one of the leading statesmen of his time'
The Washington Examiner ^ | 1-7-2014 | MEGHASHYAM MALI

Posted on 01/07/2014 9:34:47 PM PST by smoothsailing

January 7, 2014

White House: Joe Biden 'one of the leading statesmen of his time'

MEGHASHYAM MALI

The White House on Tuesday pushed back at criticism from former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates directed at Vice President Joe Biden, saying that President Obama respected and valued the counsel from his number two.

“The President disagrees with Secretary Gates' assessment - from his leadership on the Balkans in the Senate, to his efforts to end the war in Iraq, Joe Biden has been one of the leading statesmen of his time, and has helped advance America's leadership in the world,” said national security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden in a statement.

“President Obama relies on his good counsel every day,” she added.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: number2; rolf; vpbiden
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1 posted on 01/07/2014 9:34:47 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Baaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!


2 posted on 01/07/2014 9:36:33 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: smoothsailing

3 posted on 01/07/2014 9:37:59 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: smoothsailing

UUGGHH!!!


4 posted on 01/07/2014 9:39:44 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: smoothsailing
We are talking VP Joe “Plugs” Biden, right? A statesman? You have to be dead to be one of those. Oh, wait. “Plugs” has been brain dead for years, so I guess you could elevate him to “statesman” status. Otherwise, not so much.
5 posted on 01/07/2014 9:40:02 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Empireoftheatom48

History will record him as the dolt and stooge he is.


6 posted on 01/07/2014 9:40:12 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: smoothsailing

LOL! That’s some funny stuff.


7 posted on 01/07/2014 9:40:29 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you like your ObamaCare, you can keep your ObamaCare. I'll pass. PERIOD!)
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To: smoothsailing

And this idiot is only a heart beat away form being the President.


8 posted on 01/07/2014 9:40:50 PM PST by doc1019
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To: smoothsailing

Yes, and Obama is the greatest leader/president the world has ever known. Even Hitler would agree.


9 posted on 01/07/2014 9:41:00 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: smoothsailing

“White House: Joe Biden ‘one of the leading statesmen of his time’”

As funny as as me playing football in the NFL!!


10 posted on 01/07/2014 9:43:09 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: smoothsailing

I want some of what THEY in the WH are drinking!


11 posted on 01/07/2014 9:44:41 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: smoothsailing

Can never forget all that grinning he did during the VP debate with Ryan. It was truly indicative of a very disturbed person.


12 posted on 01/07/2014 9:44:43 PM PST by allendale
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To: smoothsailing

ROFL!


13 posted on 01/07/2014 9:45:09 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: smoothsailing

Looks like the White house is anti Hillary. LOL They would rather back a charlatan than a liar. either way, we lose.


14 posted on 01/07/2014 9:46:35 PM PST by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: smoothsailing
White House: Joe Biden 'one of the leading statesmen of his time'

There's another Joe Biden??? Why isn't THAT guy VP? Or even POTUS?

15 posted on 01/07/2014 9:47:04 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: smoothsailing

I feel so much better now to know this!


16 posted on 01/07/2014 9:47:25 PM PST by faithhopecharity (no)
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To: smoothsailing

A people gets the government they deserve - CHILLING.


17 posted on 01/07/2014 9:47:48 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office)
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To: smoothsailing

18 posted on 01/07/2014 9:48:35 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Slyfox

HA! :)


19 posted on 01/07/2014 9:50:55 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I wouldn’t say leading, although he is giving VP Al Gore a run for his money as the biggest running joke in America.


20 posted on 01/07/2014 9:53:54 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: smoothsailing

Biden probably is smarter than Obama. Nevertheless, I challenge anyone to document one smart thing Biden has ever said.


21 posted on 01/07/2014 9:54:14 PM PST by stevem
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To: smoothsailing

A SINGLE off-the-cuff statement by Biden completely sabotaged Obama’s plans for Syria.

I LOVE BIDEN —EXQUISITE FOOL...!


22 posted on 01/07/2014 10:02:54 PM PST by gaijin
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To: smoothsailing

Talk about an idiot. Statesman? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia4csoQLvGY


23 posted on 01/07/2014 10:03:15 PM PST by realcleanguy
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To: smoothsailing

That’s a big effin’ deal...


24 posted on 01/07/2014 10:03:39 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: smoothsailing

The leading airhead in government that has no business being in government.


25 posted on 01/07/2014 10:03:45 PM PST by plainshame
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To: plainshame

Thus saith the Ministry of Truth.


26 posted on 01/07/2014 10:07:13 PM PST by Gasshog (These introductions of non-native species have consequences, like allowing Obama back into the U.S.)
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To: smoothsailing

The next article posted is “Michelle Obama Tells Supporters: We Don’t Believe in Handouts and Free Rides”. I expect the upcoming articles will include features on Bill Clinton’s honesty, Barney Frank’s masculinity, and Hillary’s sex appeal.

If a ‘Rat ever says 2+2=4, it will be wrong.


27 posted on 01/07/2014 10:07:57 PM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: smoothsailing
Joe Biden 'one of the leading statesmen of his time'

If the WH thinks Biden is a "leading statesman", no wonder US foreign policy is in such a mess ...

28 posted on 01/07/2014 10:09:42 PM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: smoothsailing

Oh, puke! They really think we are stupid....


29 posted on 01/07/2014 10:10:04 PM PST by kcvl
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To: smoothsailing

Lord have mercy!
That is insane!


30 posted on 01/07/2014 10:13:05 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: smoothsailing

I couldn’t get past the headline. The administration is even developing a deadpan cynical sense of humor.


31 posted on 01/07/2014 10:16:20 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: gaijin

He should be in jail.
He got all those seal team six guys killed with his big mouth.


32 posted on 01/07/2014 10:20:50 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: smoothsailing
Sure, and Pee Wee Herman is actually a badass spec ops warrior.


33 posted on 01/07/2014 10:31:41 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: smoothsailing

I guess it all depends on what you mean by “our time.” If you look at it as just since odumber hit the WH then yeah, Joe starts to look pretty good. I mean, who else does bammy have in his administration? They aren’t exactly setting the bar very high.


34 posted on 01/07/2014 10:34:29 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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35 posted on 01/07/2014 10:36:49 PM PST by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: smoothsailing

What else won’t they lie about?


36 posted on 01/07/2014 10:38:23 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: smoothsailing

“President Obama relies on his good counsel every day,”

That explains a lot.


37 posted on 01/07/2014 10:40:34 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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We all know what happened.

Jokin Joe identified them and they all mysteriously died in a tragic accident.

BAH!!


38 posted on 01/07/2014 10:40:38 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: gaijin

“A SINGLE off-the-cuff statement by Biden completely sabotaged Obama’s plans for Syria.”

Yes, and when Obama was planning to break the big news that now he Supports Gay Marriage!, Biden stoled the glory by saying HE supports gay marriage the day before.

(No one in the WH told Plugs).


39 posted on 01/07/2014 10:41:12 PM PST by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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40 posted on 01/07/2014 10:42:34 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: smoothsailing

Guess that pretty much sums up our current times then.


41 posted on 01/07/2014 10:48:49 PM PST by Lady Heron
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The seal team six debacle was not just joking joe.
The MSM was complicit, hollywood was complicit and someone high up in the military was complicit.

You dont tag all those guys and then put them all on a chinook by accident.


42 posted on 01/07/2014 10:50:14 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: smoothsailing

Biden’s time was between 1808 and 1809. He missed it, but THAT MUCH!


43 posted on 01/08/2014 12:09:33 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: smoothsailing

Is this one of those semi-satire articles?


44 posted on 01/08/2014 12:25:14 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SpaceBar

Let me get just a wee bit morbid for a moment. After Uncle Joe, passes, (years and years from now) the coroner will report overwhelming data that concludes Joe Biden lived the last thirty years of his life with an acute case of Mad Cow disease as evidenced by the profound deterioration of the brain. The frontal lobe was missing.


45 posted on 01/08/2014 1:03:06 AM PST by lee martell
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To: smoothsailing; Fred Nerks
White House: Joe Biden 'one of the leading statesmen of his time',>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Buahahahahahahaha! Not according to Sec. State Robert Gates : Book review: ‘Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War’ by Robert M. Gates (WaPo) WaPo ^ | 1/7/2014 | Greg Jaffe http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3109436/posts "Joe Biden haters will enjoy Gates’s description of the vice president as loud, garrulous and obsessed with politics over substance. “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades,” Gates writes. He accuses the vice president of poisoning Obama’s relationship with his generals: “I thought Biden was subjecting Obama to Chinese water torture, every day saying, ‘the military can’t be trusted.’ ” Hair Plugs Joe will be relegated to the bufoon dust bin of history, unless his idiotic peregrinations happen to cause WWIII.
46 posted on 01/08/2014 1:40:21 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: smoothsailing

Curious....so what the WH is saying that plagiarism equates to statesmanship?

The man is a conniving, lying antagonistic buffoon. There is nothing ‘statesmanlike’ about him. He is the personification of a huckster.


47 posted on 01/08/2014 2:38:48 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: allendale

Well, based on Ryan’s post-election performance thus far, I’d say that Biden knew exactly what Ryan’s game was and was and is ‘okay’ with it. It was actually a pretty big joke on all of us conservatives out here in real America.


48 posted on 01/08/2014 2:40:11 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: smoothsailing

No rodeo would hire this old clown. This is why respect for the liars in the White House is at an all-time low.


49 posted on 01/08/2014 2:55:34 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: smoothsailing

You know what is really frightening? They aren’t wrong.


50 posted on 01/08/2014 3:40:48 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people's than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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