Skip to comments.Rolling Stone Editor Defends Biden: Everyone Knows He's an Idiot [VIDEO]
Posted on 08/16/2012 7:32:00 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
On Wednesday, August 15, MSNBCs noon show, NOW With Alex Wagner, featured a brief but revealing segment on Vice President Joseph Bidens recent gaffe. This was the one where Biden addressed a crowd, mostly of African-Americans, and, using what sounded like a Southern accent, said of the Romney/Ryan team: Theyre going to put yall back in chains, supposedly with deregulation of Wall Street.
The NOW panel was urged to address this by host Alex Wagner, but from a specific standpoint How do we get past this and get to the big issues?
One of her guests, Eric Bates, executive editor of Rolling Stone, had this to say in response to Wagners question:
ERIC BATES: I think its going to blow over pretty quickly, so I dont think we will have to do much to get past it. I think Romneys response, even the rhetoric of his response, is interesting. He called the Obama administration angry and desperate. Well, you can call Obama a lot of things. Angry isnt one that comes to mind very often, and I think a lot of his own supporters would like to see President Obama more angry than he is. Desperate? If you want a sign of desperation, latching on to something Joe Biden says, as evidence of anything, thats an act of desperation.
When others on the panel pointed out that Biden is, after all, vice president, and thus the gaffe is fair game, Bates went on to say:
ERIC BATES: Im not saying it its not fair game. Hes almost gaffe-proof in that weve come to expect that from him so much, and its a reflection of who he is and how he talks, and everybody kind of gets that.
Whats striking about this exchange is how cavalier a major editoreven of a publication such as the Rolling Stoneis about a gaffe-prone vice president, making excuses for him the way one would for, say, a goofy uncle. As others on the panel rightly pointed out: Joseph Biden is not just anybody; hes the vice president, a heartbeat away from the presidency.
When Bates says everybody gets that about Biden, what does he really meanthat we all know Biden is not as dumb as he repeatedly sounds? Or is he saying Biden is as dumb as his gaffes make him appear, but it doesnt really matter? If the former, wheres the evidence? If the latter, should an editor be shrugging off this story?
Heh..some endorsement. A heartbeat away as they say.
I’m lovin these photos. Very creative minds.
Very pathetic that this idiot is the second best that we have in this country.....
This tripe from the same rag that disparaged Palin as a dolt and how the VP should be qualified and “prepared to assume the Presidency”. These idiots talk so much smack they forget what they say days after they say it.
Are they still selling that fish wrap?
Every free weekly rags by libs I always use to line the bottom of my garbage bags.
He’s a moron, he’s an idiot, he’s a buffoon. He may even be mentally unstable. And even if he is a “heartbeat away” from being president, that’s no reason to not to vote for the ticket./s
Biden was selected .... wait for it .... because he was not in any way competition for Obama.
The top dog cannot abide competition!!!
Really, who' s in chains here?
CREEM was “Americas Only Rock and Roll Magazine”
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Because of course they gave Palin the same grace. And SHE is as sharp as a tack, and ten times as qualified as Obama.
It was NOT a Southern accent.
It was a lame attempt at a Negro Dialect.
This was painful to watch. It was a cornucopia of leftard opinion, conflict of interest, distressingly bad grammar (”the cap doesn’t fit too GOOD;” “the reason is BECAUSE” (the reason is always “that.”)), and, IMO, complete ignorance of what most Americans believe. Really, it was worse. I just don’t feel like writing an essay.
When the only articulate member of the panel was a dude from the NY Times, you know it was a pathetic panel.
The ringleader, in particular, is a real dunce.
And he’s one step away from being the idiot president.
So they admit they voted for an idiot...