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  • Trump win confounds critics who thought gaffes would do him in

    02/21/2016 10:45:10 AM PST · by ripnbang · 105 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 21, 2016 | Byron York
    For months, Donald Trump's antagonists in rival campaigns, in the GOP establishment and in the punditocracy have believed the time would come, someday, when Trump would say something so outrageous, so over-the-top, so out there that the scales would finally fall from his supporters' eyes and the Trump candidacy would collapse. The South Carolina campaign, some believed, would be that time.
  • ‘Amazing and embarrassing’: Obama SOTU gaffe almost goes entirely unnoticed

    01/14/2016 1:11:26 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 13 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 1/14/2016 | Russ Reid
    President Barack Obama's gaffe Tuesday night during his State of the Union address when referencing Russia has gone largely unnoticed by listeners and pundits alike. "Even as their economy contracts, Russia is pouring resources to prop up Ukraine's and Syria - states they see slipping away from their orbit," said Obama. There's a key discrepancy here: While Russia has been "pouring resources" into the conflict, it certainly has not been to "prop up" Ukrainian government, it has instead gone to those who seek to bring it down. Russia made headlines across the world starting in 2014 when Russian forces were...
  • 7 Gaffes that might haunt Mitt Romney in 2016

    01/15/2015 9:52:06 AM PST · by Din Maker · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 15, 2015
    Seven (7) of the former Republican presidential nominees most cringe-worthy moments: 1. 47 PERCENT Less than two months before the November 2012 election, Romney committed a gaffe that he even admitted did real damage to his campaign. The left-leaning magazine, Mother Jones released secretly-recorded videos of the candidate at a private fundraisers telling donors: There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter whatwho are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care,...
  • The 15 Worst Democrat Gaffes This Election

    11/02/2014 10:37:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    This started as a top ten list.Let's face it, with President Obama's awful approval ratings and the unfortunate consequences ofObamacarefelt like a sting around the country, Democrats were already vulnerable in this year's midterm elections. These gaffes certainly won't help. Let's take a look at some of the worst mistakes Dems have made on the campaign trail so far:1.) That awful/insensitive/shameful and now infamous ad from the Wendy Davis (D-TX) gubernatorial campaign. 2.) Those colorful campaign memos from Michelle Nunns (D-GA) campaign, in which her own campaign referred to her as a lightweight. 3.)Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) saying he was...
  • Michelle Obama Repeatedly Flubs Candidate's Name While Campaigning For Him

    10/11/2014 12:19:44 PM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    Fox ^ | October 10, 2014 | Staff
    Whats in a name? For Michelle Obama, a whole lot of confusion. While campaigning in Des Moines, Iowa Friday for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley, she referred to him multiple times as Bailey before she was corrected by someone shouting from the audience. The flub came despite a huge array of signs in the hall where she was speaking, all spelling Braleys name correctly
  • Good Old Joe

    10/09/2014 2:44:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    What do you suppose our ebullient vice president says to his sorely pressed staff when he rolls into the office at the end of the day and discovers that, yes, he has done it again? He has committed another verbal blunder, a gaffe as it is called. My guess is that he laughs it off. That is what he does in public. Why should he act any differently in private? He has been committing gaffes since the beginning of his career. Sometimes they have forced him to cancel a presidential race as in 1988 when he was caught using vivid...
  • Duke of Edinburgh's best gaffes

    06/23/2014 9:56:04 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/13/2013 | The Telegraph
    Here is a selection of his most notable quotes as he offers his own unique advice to people all over the world. 1963 Speaking about the rate of British tax, he said: "All money nowadays seems to be produced with a natural homing instinct for the Treasury." 1965 On seeing an exhibition of "primitive" Ethiopian art, he muttered: "It looks like the kind of thing my daughter would bring back from her school art lessons."
  • Obama Makes Two Major Foreign Policy Gaffes on Europe Trip

    03/27/2014 4:31:51 PM PDT · by Nachum
    Breitbart ^ | 3/27/14 | Raheem Kassam and Andre Walker
    President Obama has made two major gaffes so far during his Europe trip. After falsely claimed that Kosovo held a UN-assisted referendum on self-determination, he then wrongly said that Georgia was not being considered for NATO membership. Speaking on Kosovo yesterday, Obama said : "...Kosovo only left Serbia after a referendum was organised not outside the boundaries of international law, but in careful cooperation with the United Nations and with Kosovos neighbours. None of that even came close to happening in Crimea." But none of it came close to happening in Kosovo either, as Milos Subotic, the International Relations Officer...
  • MSNBC President Dismisses Anchors' Gaffes, Says They Haven't 'Hurt Us in Any Way'

    01/16/2014 5:25:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/16/14 | Randy Hall |
    Phil Griffin, head of the MSNBC cable television channel, told Marisa Guthrie of the Hollywood Reporter that he accepts responsibility for recent embarrassments that led Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir to leave the network and Melissa Harris-Perry to offer a tearful on-air apology. "These were judgment calls made by some of our people. We handled them. We were transparent. That is our philosophy: Be factual, and step up when you make a mistake, Griffin asserted. We took responsibility for them and took action. They were unfortunate, but I don't think it hurt us in any way. While known as a...
  • 10 most cringeworthy on-air gaffes of 2013

    01/01/2014 5:17:36 AM PST · by Dartman · 16 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 1/14 | QMI Agency
    The news can be pretty depressing, but it has its hilarious moments too. Here's our list of the 10 most memorable live news gaffes and bloopers that went viral in 2013. WARNING: Some videos contain explicit language In Lodi, Calif., Fox 40 reporter Sabrina Rodriguez had to do a live segment while contending with a handsy baboon. Mickey shook her hand and promptly grabbed ...
  • Obama's Latest Gaffe: 'Like Eating Your Corn Seed'

    08/23/2013 11:12:00 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 91 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Somebody should tell President Obama to forget the folksy metaphors. The prez sounds phony mouthing them, and since they are unfamiliar to him, he's apt to get them wrong. As was the case at today's townhall at Binghamton University, when Obama claimed that reducing spending on government programs would be "like eating your corn seed." You might have thought the man from Illinois would have known that the phrase is "eating your seed corn." Then again, they don't raise much maize in Hyde Park. For good measure, Obama assured the audience that "we don't have an urgent deficit crisis." Let...
  • AP Admits Covering Up Obama's 'Gulf' Gaffe

    08/11/2013 5:36:12 AM PDT · by don-o · 52 replies
    Breitbart - Big Journalism ^ | August 9, 2013 | John Nolte
    During his Wednesday appearance on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show,' President Obama made three factual gaffes; one of them involved the claim that cities not found along the Gulf of Mexico are. Were Obama a Republican, these gaffes would have led news coverage for the next forty-eight hours. Not only did most of the media ignore or downplay these gaffes; the Associated Press went so far as to cover one of them up.
  • SALON: Sorry, conservatives, Obama didnt gaffe on Leno

    08/10/2013 11:32:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    SALON ^ | 08/09/2013 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    SNIP SNIP The narrative here would seem to be that Obama is dumb and doesnt even know basic geography. But no one really believes that and even Obamas most ardent critics have never questioned his intelligence. Instead of the hapless dunce in the mold of liberals anti-Bush caricatures, conservatives see Obama as a conniving radical. Or an out-of-touch, former law professor, ivory tower elitist. Either way, not dumb. Ted Cruz said today that he modeled his campaign after Obamas because it was so smart and effective. Meanwhile, downplaying the threat of terrorism is plainly not a gaffe its an...
  • ABC, CBS and NBC Morning Shows Bypass Obama's Gaffes on Jay Leno (Watch Video Clips)

    08/10/2013 11:03:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 08/08/2013 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Barack Obama delivered one gaffe after another in his August 6 interview with Jay Leno, but the networks that usually mock every mistake or slip of the tongue made by Republicans ignored the President's verbal mishaps. ABCs Good Morning America, CBSs This Morning and NBCs Today show, on Wednesday morning, all bypassed the chance to criticize Obama for: downplaying the threat of terrorism; falsely claiming Vladimir Putin once ran the KGB; placing the Atlantic coast cities of Savannah, Charleston, and Jacksonville on the Gulf of Mexico; confusing the Winter Olympics with the Summer Olympics. First up, on the August 6...
  • Judge: Obama sex assault comments 'unlawful command influence'

    06/14/2013 12:45:30 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 94 replies
    Two defendants in military sexual assault cases cannot be punitively discharged, if found guilty, because of unlawful command influence derived from comments made by President Barack Obama, a judge ruled in a Hawaii military court this week
  • Biden Gaffes His Way Across Europe

    02/06/2013 11:49:40 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 7 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 5, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    In his first foreign trip in the second term of President Barack Obama's presidency, Vice President Joe Biden is gaffing his way across Europe. Biden's three country trip has taken him from Germany to France and, finally, to the UK, where he's just finishing meetings. Today, after attending a UK national security council meeting, Biden said that he was "delighted to do it, I spent half my life on OUR national security council," according to the pool report. In fact, Biden has only been on the U.S. National Security Council for four years--the four years the 70-year-old vice president has...
  • Obama on Benghazi: If four Americans get killed, it is not optimal

    10/18/2012 7:11:43 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    People are e-mailing about it so Im giving you the transcript, but I want to see the clip before making a judgment. Stewart: Is part of the investigation helping the communication between these divisions? Not just what happened in Benghazi, but what happened within. Because I would say, even you would admit, it was not the optimal response, at least to the American people, as far as all of us being on the same page. Obama : Heres what Ill say. If four Americans get killed, its not optimal. Were going to fix it. All of it. And what happens,...
  • 'If four Americans get killed, it's not OPTIMAL': Obama's extraordinary response

    10/18/2012 4:24:01 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10/18/13 | Toby Harnden
    full title...........'If four Americans get killed, it's not OPTIMAL': Obama's extraordinary response to Comedy Central question about fiasco after Benghazi attack President Barack Obama, during an interview to be shown on Comedy Central, has responded to a question about his administration's confused communication after the Benghazi attack, by saying: 'If four Americans get killed, its not optimal.' Obama was speaking to Jon Stewart of The Daily Show for a programme to be broadcast tonight. Stewart, a liberal whose young audience is full of potential voters prized by the Obama campaign, asked the president about his handling of the aftermath...
  • Joe Biden's Gaffes Call For A Thorough Neurological Examination ~ Forbes

    10/13/2012 12:51:14 PM PDT · by Elle Bee · 46 replies
    FORBES ^ | 8.20.12 | Dr. Henry I. Miller
    As the political silly season approaches its climax, the media seem preoccupied with minutiae that have little to do with suitability to hold office or what is good for the nation. Conspicuously absent is concern about politicians intelligence and mental health.
  • The Inexhaustible Vice President, Or: Of Hogs, Acorns and Joe Biden

    10/05/2012 5:07:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    The worst gaffe a politician can make, it's been said, is not the mistakes he makes on the campaign trail but when he tells the truth. The vice president of the United States, who's a kind of genius at embarrassing himself, did it again the other day when, almost in passing, he mentioned the hallmark of this president's stewardship of the American economy, "the middle class that has been buried these past four years." Oops. Even a blind hog will stumble across an acorn now and then, but this time the vice president had hit on an essential truth, one...
  • Quips, Slips and Gaffes in Presidential Debates

    10/04/2012 4:43:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Mitt Romney was 13 years old and Barack Obama had not been born when an energetic-looking John Kennedy, 43, and a tired-looking Richard Nixon, 47, walked into the WBBM-TV studio in Chicago for the first general election debate between presidential candidates. It is generally held that television viewers felt Kennedy won the first debate, while those listening on radio, unaware of Nixon's improvised makeup, felt Nixon won. That's probably overstated. Contemporary accounts suggest most viewers felt both candidates did well, while the single poll of radio listeners had a small sample possibly tilted toward pro-Nixon rural areas lacking TV reception....
  • Ryan: 'I'm not counting on a gaffe' from Biden

    09/30/2012 3:52:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/30/12 | Greg Clary
    Ryan: 'I'm not counting on a gaffe' from BidenPosted by CNN's Greg Clary September 30th, 2012 09:54 AM ET (CNN) GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Sunday he's not counting on gaffes from Vice President Joe Biden when they debate on October 11. "I don't think he will. You know he doesn't do that in debates. The gaffes - he's kind of legendary for this - that's not in these kind of situations," Ryan said on "Fox News Sunday." "He's a very disciplined person when he speaks in these kinds of situations. He doesn't produce gaffes in these moments....
  • President Obama and Mitt Romney must deliver to crucial undecided voters in Wednesday's debate

    09/30/2012 2:37:31 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/29/12 | Thomas DeFrank
    WASHINGTON With a handful of genuinely undecided voters holding sway in a tight race, Wednesdays Denver debate will likely determine the next President. One way or another, debates are almost always decisive. Just ask Texas Gov. Rick (Oops) Perry who couldnt remember a cabinet agency hed shut down in this years GOP primaries or veterans of Gerald R. Fords 1976 campaign. At the second debate, in San Francisco, Ford made a lethal unforced error, declaring, I dont believe that the Poles consider themselves dominated by the Soviet Union. The first question asked at a postdebate press conference...
  • Obama misspeaks: "I want to see us export more jobs"

    09/26/2012 3:41:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/26/2012
    Speaking at Kent State University in Ohio on Wednesday, President Obama misspoke, stating, "I want to see us export more jobs." Quickly correcting his remark to be, "export more products," he joked, "I was channeling my opponent there for a second."
  • The Obama Press Votes Early

    09/25/2012 5:07:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Mona Charen
    "Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring." --Ann RomneyMrs. Romney's exasperation with conservative critics is understandable. The mainstream press has been like a school of piranhas swarming around her husband. To receive fire from her own side as well -- even constructive advice -- may seem too much to bear. Mitt Romney is facing perhaps the most corrupt and tendentious coverage in presidential history, as members of the fourth estate eschew any semblance of integrity in their attempt to skew interpretations in favor of their pinup, Mr. Obama. The examples would fill volumes....
  • Now it's Biden's wife making gaffes as she makes accidental X-rated joke about her husband

    09/24/2012 8:54:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 22, 2012 | Laura Cox
    Things went from bad to worse for Jill Biden on Friday after accidentally cracking a joke about her husband's manhood. Captured on video, this is the moment the Second Lady lost her cool at a New Hampshire campaign event, giggling like a schoolgirl as the crowd roared with delight. Passionately describing Mr Biden's work ethic she began: 'I've seen Joe up close,' making a wide motion with her hands, before blushing as she realised the innuendo she had just made. 'It's in my remarks, really,' she insisted. A wave of amused titters swept the audience, Mrs Biden allowing herself an...
  • Romney: Obamas 47% of the electorate is dependent on government

    09/17/2012 4:47:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/17/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via Mother Jones and Ace, watch this now if you haven't seen it elsewhere because political media will be having 20 heart attacks about it tomorrow and you'll want to be up to speed. This was recorded awhile back at a fundraiser, just like Obama's infamous "bitter/clinger" comments in 2008. Remember how big that blew up? That's how we ended up with President McCain.The dirty little secret of most "controversial" political statements is that voters pay them little mind, especially when they’re preoccupied with bread-and-butter issues. The GOP spent three days in Tampa hammering Obama for the “you didn’t build...
  • Obama Campaign Tweets Sweatshirt Sale as Coffins Arrive from Libya

    09/14/2012 8:26:18 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 14, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Even as the coffins containing the bodies of the Americans murdered at the Libyan consulate in Benghazi arrived back in the United States, Barack Obamas twitter account let Americans know what really matters: Winter is coming, but these sweatshirts are perfect for fall.
  • President Obamas Ally Remark on Egypt Was Not Intended to Be a Factual Statement

    09/13/2012 9:13:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New Yorg magazine ^ | 9/13/2012 | Dan Amira
    In 1989, Egypt was officially designated as an American ally specifically, a "Major Non-NATO Ally," a status granting it various privileges and it has remained one ever since. That is, until yesterday, when President Obama made a surprising remark in a Telemundo interview: Jose Diaz Balart: Would you consider the current Egyptian regime an ally of the United States? Pres. Obama: I dont think that we would consider them an ally, but we dont consider them an enemy. Theyre a new government that is trying to find its way. They were democratically elected. I think that we are...
  • Obama says Egypt neither friend nor foe after attack

    09/13/2012 2:36:40 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    jerusalem post ^ | 9/13/2012 | reuters
    The United States does not consider Egypt's Islamist-led government an ally or an enemy, US President Barack Obama said in a television interview aired in full on Thursday. "I don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy," Obama told Telemundo, a Spanish-language network, on Wednesday after mobs of demonstrators angry over a film they consider blasphemous to Islam assaulted the US embassy in Cairo. He said the newly formed Egyptian government, which was democratically elected, is trying "to find its way." If government officials take actions showing "they're not taking responsibility," then...
  • Obama Admits He Lost Egypt as American Ally

    09/13/2012 9:15:38 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 68 replies
    n a stunning admission a media currently obsessed with manufacturing a gaffe for Romney can hardly bring itself to report, President Obama made a tacit admission yesterday that he has lost Egypt as an American ally: President Obama says the U.S. would no longer consider the Egyptian government an ally...
  • Biden: Did Caspy the ghost do that?

    08/31/2012 2:09:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/31/12 | Staff
    Vice President Joe Biden repeated one of his favorite campaign lines Friday at a Lordstown, Ohio, campaign stop but with a new nickname for Casper the Friendly Ghost. As my little seven-year-old granddaughter would say, Biden said, Pap, did Caspy the ghost do that? I mean who did it? How did we get here? Biden introduced himself as Joe Bidenopoulos to a table of Greeks at a diner later in the day, according to pool reports.
  • Democrats Unleashing Secret, Very Destructive Weapon On Republicans In Tampa

    08/24/2012 4:37:50 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 11 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 08/24/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
  • TMI: Biden: Ive known 8 presidents, 3 of them intimately

    08/22/2012 6:05:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | August. 22, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Carrie Dann @CarrieNBCNews Sentences VP says: "I can tell you, and I've known eight presidents, three of them intimately..." 22 Aug 12 Oh, my! Thats what she said. And what Biden said, evidently, when speaking at an event in Detroit today: I can tell you, and Ive known eight presidents, three of them intimately Three, Biden! Sheesh, you sure get around! Vice President Biden is on a gaffe-tastic roll, providing much-needed comic relief. This latest rambling is no exception; the giggles cannot be controlled.
  • Akin Tries To Explain Legitimate Rape Comment, Speak With KMOXs Charlie Brennan (9:20 Central)

    08/20/2012 7:07:41 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 182 replies
    KMOX ^ | August 19, 2012
    Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, a conservative Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, sparked a furor and earned a rebuke from Mitt Romneys campaign after saying in an interview broadcast Sunday that womens bodies can prevent pregnancies in a legitimate rape and that conception is rare in such cases. Akin, a six-term congressman running against incumbent Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, was asked in an interview on St. Louis television station KTVI if he would support abortions for women who have been raped. It seems to me first of all, from what I understand from doctors, thats really rare, Akin said. If...
  • 'Republicans trying to take women back to the Dark Ages': DNC fundraises off of Akin's comments

    08/19/2012 9:28:58 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 36 replies
    rightnews ^ | 8/20/12 | DWS
    DNC already on it. "The Republican Partyled by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryanis dangerously wrong for women" ..."now Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri claims there's a biological defense against pregnancy from "legitimate rape."....
  • Coulter: 'Bidens Gaffes Aren't That Damaging to Obama

    08/19/2012 9:50:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 19, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    "The other reason I think Bidens gaffes aren't that damaging to the president is because the media is so playing a part in this campaign. I think this is going to be the worst media bias weve seen since the 1992 election. We can bring back those old bumper stickers. It was 'Annoy the Media - Vote Bush.' Now its 'Annoy the Media Vote Romney.'So said conservative author Ann Coulter on Sunday's Fox & Friends Weekend (video follows with transcript and commentary): Coulter: 'Bidens Gaffes Aren't That Damaging to Obama Because Media Is So Playing a Part in This...
  • What Has Happened Since Joe Biden Lost His Mind? (Literally)

    08/19/2012 5:09:44 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 12 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 08/19/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Joe Biden's gaffes are famous, not just for the self-inflicted foot swallowing that he is most known for, but also for the liberal media's obvious ignorance and non reporting of those said numerous gaffes. Its just the same as when Franklin Delano Roosevelt's crippling polio paralysis was hidden from the American public - as FDR's staff members would prop him up into a standing position - just to show how able-bodied he was. It was all a charade aided and abetted by the press, which had just as many communist sympathizers then as they do today. But Senator Biden's problem...
  • The Top 5 Racist Biden Gaffes

    08/18/2012 8:36:34 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 8 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | aug 16, 2012 | Bill McMorris
    Vice President Joe Biden is currently under fire for adopting a drawl and telling a group of black supporters that Republicans gonna put yall back in chains. But this is not the first time the vice president has been dogged by offensive remarks. ONE. Biden kicked off his 2007 White House run by condescending to his current running mate, saying that then-Sen. Barack Obama was the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. He later apologized for the incidentbut his penchant for crossing the line stuck with him on the campaign trail. TWO....
  • Rolling Stone Editor Defends Biden: Everyone Knows He's an Idiot [VIDEO]

    08/16/2012 7:32:00 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 08/16/2012 | Libby Sternberg
    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...
  • Top Five Biden Race Gaffes (Vice President has history of racially insensitive rhetoric)

    08/16/2012 5:22:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2012 | Bill McMorris
    Vice President Joe Biden is currently under fire for adopting a drawl and telling a group of black supporters that Republicans “gonna put ya’ll back in chains.” But this is not the first time the vice president has been dogged by offensive remarks. ONE. Biden kicked off his 2007 White House run by condescending to his current running mate, saying that then-Sen. Barack Obama was the “first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”He later apologized for the incident—but his penchant for crossing the line stuck with him on the campaign trail.TWO. Biden falsely...
  • Biden sent home by the boss

    08/16/2012 4:20:06 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-16-15 | Neil Munro
    Vice President Joe Biden is going home to Delaware. The updated White House calendar for Aug. 27 reports that in the morning, the Vice President will meet with senior advisers. Later, the Vice President will be in Wilmington, Delaware. There are no public events scheduled, said the 5:36 p.m. White House announcement, titled Daily Guidance for the Vice President. Bidens retreat home during the increasingly frenetic 2012 race comes amid increased criticism for his campaign-trail performance. Biden was slated to share an uncomfortable lunch with President Barack Obama on Thursday, following his disastrous week on the campaign trail, which culminated...
  • Paul Ryan in Ohio just now: As Joe Biden might say, its great to be here in Nevada!

    08/16/2012 9:12:10 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/16/12 | Chris Moody
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  • Biden Mocks Sign Language Interpreter

    08/15/2012 6:47:04 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 28 replies
    Vice President Biden in Danville, VA on 8/14: "I have more to say, but I am saying too much already because these guys get me going... and you're gonna have trouble translating all this! The poor lady, she's gonna have tendonitis by the time she finishes this."
  • Team Obama confident Biden can take on Ryan despite new gaffe

    08/14/2012 6:47:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | August. 14, 2012 | Amie Parnes
    DANVILLE, Va. The Obama campaign said Tuesday it is confident Vice President Biden will be an effective foil against GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan despite his latest gaffe. Biden on Tuesday made headlines when he told a crowd here that the GOP tickets policies would put yall back in chains. The remark was about Wall Street regulations, but the Romney campaign seized on the imagery of slavery to say Biden and Obama had hit a new low. The unscripted comments highlighted Bidens propensity for off-the-cuff statements which at times have caused the White House embarrassment. But Biden aides...
  • FAIL. Obama Slams Paul Ryan For Not Passing Farm Bill That He Passed 2 Weeks Ago (Video)

    08/13/2012 6:23:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/13/12 | Jim Hoft
    In 2010 Barack Obama said this on the Ryan Roadmap: This is an entirely legitimate proposal. Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, August 13, 2012, 5:07 PM In 2010 Barack Obama said this on the Ryan Roadmap: This is an entirely legitimate proposal. The Free Beacon reported: President Obama in 2010: I think Paul [Ryan], for example, the head of the Budget Committee, has looked at the budget and has made a serious proposal. Ive read it. I can tell you whats in it. And theres some ideas in there that I would agree with but theres some ideas we...
  • Manufacturing Gaffes

    08/02/2012 4:58:21 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Wednesday, August 01, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you read the newspaper, watch the telly or turn the radio dial to something besides talk or the greatest hits of the 70's, 80's and today, then you know that Romney's international trip was a disaster. How do you know that? Well you know it the same way that Soviet citizens knew that their economy was booming and it would only be a matter of time before the oppressed slaves of capitalism threw off their shackles and bowed their arrogant heads to the hammer and sickle. They read it in the paper. We read things in the paper too....
  • Wall-to-wall gaffes, by the media

    08/02/2012 1:39:23 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 1, 2012 | By Jennifer Rubin
    Ive written it before, but yesterday I saw it to a degree I thought impossible, even in the mainstream media. The political press created a feeding frenzy over nothing, actually building an entire narrative on its own ignorance. The topic was the connection between culture and prosperity. The media en masse decided this was either racist or radical. Its neither. In fact since 1961, USAID has been promoting civil society with the hope that this will help build more prosperous, freer societies. Its Web site states: As the Arab Spring powerfully reminded the world in 2011, democratic governance and human...
  • WHITE HOUSE GAFFE: Uses Female First Name for Japan's (Very) Male PRIME MINISTER (Donilon Trip)

    07/29/2012 12:23:38 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 50 replies
    < The Japanese major television network JNN (and others) reported on its national news today as well as website a hefty diplomatic faux pas by the Obama White House and national security team in advance of White House's National Security Advisor Tom Donilon's trip here to Tokyo.The gaffe is referred to in this short video clip (at link) of JNN Network News today.Go to link, hit white arrow in center of photo to stream; stream may be up one more day and may not work on all systems. Hilarious.
  • Pelosi: President Obama's Been to Israel Over and Over Again

    07/28/2012 10:22:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Pelosi: President Obama's Been to Israel Over and Over Again William Kristol July 28, 2012 10:43 AM Daniel Halper has called attention to Nancy Pelosi's remarkable interview with Al Hunt on the topic of Barack Obama and Israel. I'd note one comment in particular: Pelosi's claim that President Obama "has been there [Israel] over and over again." Wow. I'm involved with the Emergency Committee for Israel. We have an ad up in several states calling attention to the fact that President Obama, who's been quite the world traveler, has never visited Israel as president. Did we make a terrible mistake?...