Skip to comments.Rudy Giuliani: If Biden Were a Republican Making These Gaffes 'He'd Be Plastered All Over the Media'
Posted on 08/19/2012 10:52:16 AM PDT by Kaslin
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said something on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday that is such a metaphysical certitude it should be an embarrassment for all so-called journalists across the fruited plain.
"If [Joe Biden] were a Republican, if Sarah Palin made that level of mistakes, Dick Cheney, he'd be plastered all over the media" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
DAVID GREGORY, HOST: You mentioned the thrust and the parry of the campaign this week, and Vice President Biden raising a lot of eyebrows talking about how Romney/Ryan would put yall back in chains was his quote. He went out of his way to say there was no racial implication in all that. You've been tough on Vice President Biden. You said he doesn't have the mental capacity should he become president, that he's not too bright. What's the impact of something like this this week?
RUDY GIULIANI: Well, I was astounded by his remarks. When I first heard it, I didn't see -- I didn't see the -- the tape. I just heard it. And I was really startled by it. I thought, This is a really dumb remark. And that's why I said he's not so bright, and you wonder. And it isnt just that comment. I mean, Joe is, Joe is a laugh line on Jay Leno. He's not a vice president. I mean, he's a joke. You never know what he's going to say.
In one week he thought he was in the wrong state, he thought he was in the wrong century, he didn't know that Paul Ryan was a congressman, and of course he said this awful thing. The other three I don't know. Everybody makes mistakes, but Joe seems to make a disproportionate number of mistakes.
And I really do believe, and don't get offended because Republicans believe this, we all believe this, we believe we're treated more unfairly by the media than Democrats. I truly believe if that were a Republican, if Sarah Palin made that level of mistakes, Dick Cheney, he'd be plastered all over the media. The New York Times would go nuts. They'd be raising questions about is he smart enough, what's going on, how does a guy make so many mistakes? Is he fit to be president? That's really why I said it because I wanted to even up the score.
The fact is what Giuliani said was undeniable.
As such, exactly how do today's so-called journalists square this from a professional standpoint?
Or does that even matter anymore?
Thank goodness Biden can spell POTATO otherwise the media would crucify him!
Can you imagine the outcry if Sarah Palin had ever said something this dumb?
Democrats never have to weigh their words. They know if they say something offensive, dumb or untrue their pals in the media will gloss over it, if they even cover it at all. Thanks to Rudy for telling it like it is.
Not to be a grammar Nazi but you meant “potatoe”, right?
using the < / sarc just ruins the whole thing
>> Not to be a grammar Nazi but you meant potatoe, right?
Quayle spelled it -oe and caught hell for it.
As it turns out, EITHER spelling is technically correct, although -oe fell out of common usage about 20 years ago.
Is Biden alcoholic? Or is it just an aging brain?
IIRC Biden has trouble spelling the three letter word JOBS
Sounds to me like Joe Biden is just plain plastered!
Or does that even matter anymore?
No. I think most of us already knew that many years ago.
I suspect Joe Biden will claim ill health and resign from Zero’s team in order to save the Dems the embarrassment of dropping him.
He is certainly mentally ill, so it would absolutely give some credibility to such reasoning.
I mean they went nuts over the spelling of Potatos (or potatoes, both can be acceptable). Biden is doing the equivalent of setting people on fire and the media doesn’t do anything.
And SNL is just a shill for the DNC. Every opening skit they have reserved to bash on republicans. Thought they might have a new one on after the Olympics but they apparently ran an old one, but of course, it’s never Obama. Romney bashing. I’m not in love with the guy but it’s just so transparent. It’s free guerilla warfare. THey are Alinskying the republicans every opening skit, every week.
I swear the last skit poking any kind of fun at Obama was at least two years ago.
If you say Joe’s last name accenting the syllables, you can make it sound like you’re saying “Bye, then”.
And that is what might happen to ol’ Smoky Joe.
If Biden were a Republican he'd have been out of a job years ago.
Come on, the media still hasn’t figured out how stupid it was for Biden to say that when the stock market crashed FDR went on nationwide TV to reassure the public how he was going to fix things.
I lived in Delaware for 18 years and met Joe a couple of times. He was not too bright then either, but I think he’s gotten worse. Maybe they drilled a little too deep whem he got his hair plugs.
I doubt they would