Skip to comments.Old Smirkin' Joe
Posted on 10/11/2012 2:58:00 PM PDT by IbJensen
Paul Ryan readies for the Biden Treatment.
I'd like to share a story on Senator Joe Biden that happened 31 years ago, and may be relevant to Biden's Thursday evening debate with Paul Ryan. It involved Biden's international humiliation of a good man, and it became a habit for Biden.
The "good man" I'm referring to is William P. "Bill" Clark, also known as Judge Clark. Clark, now 80 years old, living in Paso Robles, California, was Ronald Reagan's confidant, closest aide, and single most important adviser in the effort to take down the Soviet Union.
...a grinning Joe Biden was poised to embarrass Reagan's new guy. So, on February 2, 1981, Clark took questions from the senators, including Biden, who launched into what the Washington Post would call, "The Interrogation of Justice Clark."
Biden began by patronizing Clark for his ability to put himself through school as the son of a poor rancher. "I, for one, think it admirable the way in which you have conducted yourself in getting to and through school," began Biden. "I have a great deal of admiration for you."
"I sincerely hope you can answer these questions," averred Biden. "Let me begin with southern Africa -- not South Africa, but southern Africa, such as Namibia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique, Angola and so on . Can you tell me who is the prime minister of South Africa?" Clark answered: "No, sir, I cannot."
As the cameras clicked and the evening-news crews started salivating, Biden pressed on: "Can you tell me who the prime minister of Zimbabwe is?" Clark: "It would be a guess."
The press feeding frenzy abated momentarily on February 24, when Clark's appointment came before the full Senate, which easily approved his nomination.
Clark stoically took the beating.
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
Is that what Mr. Kengor is saying?
My rebuttal to any such Stratagem from Vice President Moron would be: Mr. Biden. Do you realize that JOBS has 4 letters, not 3?
I would ask him if he thought that his Vote to Stab the South Vietnamese in the back, by Cutting of the Arms that we PROMISED THEM, so they could Defend themselves from the Vietcong, was the right thing to do.
I would ask him if he thought that his Votes against Putting Medium Range Nuclear Missiles in Germany, to Counteract the Medium Range Nukes that the Soviets placed in the Warsaw Pact Nations, was the right thing to do.
What about his Votes against Greneda, Panama, and the First Gulf War, when Saddam Hussein had Invaded Kuwait?
What about his 180 on the Second Iraq War, after having Voted TWICE, for a Resolution to Use Force against Saddam Hussein, when things got tough?
Ask him why he's so persistent that the Terrorists in Gitmo, recieve Teddy Bears and Roses, as well as a Civilian Trial, that the Geneva Convention Explicitly Denies them?
What he did to Judge Clark was 35 Years ago.
He's now 35 Years STUPIDER than he was back then.
Plus he's got a RECORD, now.
When this is over?
Judge Clark will Enjoy his Revenge, which is best Served Cold.
A Fosters Oil Can, perhaps?
I guarantee that moderator ,Radats , gave Biden and his keeper the questions ahead of time and someone has written attack answers to those set up questions and had plugs Biden memorize these attacks.
that moderator is a media reporter so it is a socialist/democrat pos.They will both biden and radats tag team attack Romney/Ryan at the debate
I’d ask Biden who J. Christopher Stevens is ....
Joe Biden: “I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do. I went to school on a full academic scholarship, the only one in my, in my class . . .”
I would love to see a classic Joe moment in this debate. Joe Biden: “the intellect of the Democratic Party”, according to Clint Eastwood at his most entertaining.
The worst part is Biden has been around forever, it seems - I remember the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings in 1991 and his leering, condescending, arrogant BS made my blood boil at the time. He truly is despicable.
Id ask Biden who J. Christopher Stevens is ....
...and name the other three people who will killed with him. No way ole Joe would know that.
Totally agree. Tonight’s debate will be a total setup, as will be the Townhall debate next week.
his leering, condescending, arrogant BS made my blood boil at the time. He truly is despicable.
Let’s hope that karma pays him a visit tonight and that the bombastic old fool gets his comeuppance.
How people forget...
From Going Rogue:
Jason [Recher, a Palin aide] and I hit my toe mark precisely on time. On the other side of the stage, Biden was supposed to hit his at the same moment. But when I looked across, his spot was empty. Seconds ticked by, an eternity in a tightly scripted television production schedule. Still no Joe.
Dang, I thought. Hes still running on Senate time.
An aide poked his head into the empty space where the senator was supposed to be, swiveled his head, withdrew. Looking back, it couldve been backstage chaos causing the delay, or it couldve been a strategy, sort of like icing the kicker just before a field goal.
Finally Biden appeared, as usual looking impeccable in his dark suit, tall and confident, his distinguished silver hair flawlessly groomed. I had never met him before, but now I tried to catch his eye, to give him, I dont know, a friendly nod, a thumbs-up, something to acknowledge that, hey, ultimately were all on the same team. Go, U.S.A.! But Senator Biden didnt make eye contact.
Instead he looked past me. His features then hardened into what can only be described as a game face. I could respect that. I knew what it was like to get into a zone before a big game.
Then the senator started to stretch. Literally.
He put his hands on his hips and, staring grimly at some point behind me, began to bend at the waist, bouncing first to the right, then to the left. Then the neck rolls started, presumably to get rid of all that nasty tension from being the front-runner. After that, the senator from Delaware began stretching his quads, grabbing his dress shoe and pulling it up behind his designer-suited rear end. Right leg, then left.
Im thinking, O-kay. Didnt know this was going to get physical.
I looked at Jason to mouth, What the heck? Should I be doing that, too?
But Jason was looking at his watch, counting down to go time. He didnt tell me then, but his plan was to push me out five seconds early so that I could cross more than half the stage and meet Biden, symbolically, on his turf.
Seconds later, Jason gave me a gentle nudge. Go! he said. And remember, think hair plugs!
I hustled onstage, where I shook hands with Senator Biden and asked, Hey, can I call you Joe?
VP azzhat reminding us all how wonderful he is.
I have NO respect for this dirt ball. Biden showed “who” he was when he pulled the biker chick on his lap. My gosh..the world pays attention..he and Obama never cease to embarrass the country.
Bully Joe Biden.
Like any bully, he needs to take some of his own medicine.
I hope Ryan hands it out in good measure.
Imho, many have been fooled by Biden’s manner. He is not the affable man that many perceive him to be.
Agreed. They and the rest of their administration are the crudest bunch of louts ever in the history of our country.
Nothing is too low or disgusting for this group.
I struck up a conversation and found that she was his wife. I told her to complement him on his Senate Committee testimony, and she said that I did not know the half of it.
After Lt. Robinson had testified, Biden had a staffer call Robinson's police department to apply pressure to try to get him fired. Very close to Stalinist tactics, that.
When trashing tradition and running on a platform of CHANGE it is always
a good thing to pick a running mate who has been in the senate for 100 years.
Biden is a liberal fascist.
Its time to string them up as soon as they reveal themselves.
We all have had enough of them, and they need to be run out on rails.
Good Read on the nature and origins of Obama fascism:
Biden would also win the prize as one of the most ignorant men in the senate. ‘Scranton Joe’ they called him (he said) but nobody remembers him there.
I remember that line that was used, of all places and many years ago, in the New Yorker magazine. He uttered the line while standing in front of a zoo’s monkey cage.
Raddatz invited Brack to her daughter’s wedding....and he came. They’re old friends.
Yes exactly. It’s Raddatz asking gotcha setup questions to smear Romney.
There was a famous time when Teddy interrogated Al Haig and asked him a hypothetical question that required a convoluted and hypotetical answer from Al. Al responded by saying to Teddy “ We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it, senator.”
The chamber was deathly still and Teddy had no more questions for Al.
This is classic "Joe":
" When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk
about the, you know, the princes of greed.
He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'."
We all know the questions...and more importantly...we all know the issues.
Ryan is deferential but wields a very sharp sword and wields it like a Samurai.
Biden is well beyond his sell date. His head will tumble off the stage before his body is even aware of the separation.
The clarence thomas hearing is what made me an anti liberal forever. truly a decent man.
If we’re going to play Trivial Pursuit instead of debate policy, maybe we can get the presidential nominees involved as well. I’m glad I have Romney on my side rather than “57 states” Obama.