Monday, August 24, 2015



Esquire Magazine's list of the 10 dumbest vice-presidents ever includes these  post 19th- century VPs:



Dan Quayle (...because he had a habit of saying really dumb things.. )
Spiro Agnew (... the public was largely willing to overlook his habit of using terms like "fat Jap" — but we do like them to turn down bribes ...)
Dick Cheney (He voted against the Head-Start program!)
What?  No Al Gore?  No Joe Biden, fer chrissake?  I mean, is it possible that anyone, ever, compiled a list of more outrageously stupid quotes than has Joe Biden?  Did I say ever?

Al Gore - About 401,000 (0.45 seconds)
Jo Biden- About 412,000 (0.44 seconds)
Dick Cheney-About 343,000 (0.46 seconds)
Dan Quayle (198,000 (1.01 seconds)

Hell, I double dog-dare you to produce more insanely stupid quotes by an Executive team, than have Obama/Biden so far racked up! 

Biden's sudden recovery, of course, is due to Hillary Clinton's woes (can you believe that she supposedly still beats the GOP front runner Donald Trump, despite being 2 inches away from a prison cell - for the 32nd time in her career?).  Stalwart Dem voters are left with Bernie Sanders or Martin O'Malley.  O'Malley is still my guess to get the nomination. Both are losers. But so is Biden-in spades!

Tangentially, in trying to reconcile how so many Dem voters can be so gullible, and/or flat stupid, I'm struck by this personal observation. 

Nobody I know, who has a life, spends much time (if any) on the social networks like Facebook, Twitter, etc.  They are,  all of them, politically  conservative.  Of those I know who are immersed in social networking, almost all have a pronounced liberal bent.  I dawdled myself with a Face Book (family) account for a few months, and straightaway I was blasted (and banned) by a family member for disagreeing with a leftist article
on his Timelinewhich caused considerable embarrassment. That cloistered mindset, where viewpoints that challenge  group doctrine are blocked,  is responsible for the sorry state we find ourselves in.

Liberals are often driven by a single self  serving  issue that trumps any E Pluribus Unumcy they may have once possessed.  Call  it a compound fracture of the body politic.


OregonGuy said...

Yet, no one questions whether John Quayle had any success following his term as our Vice-President.

He snickers at this silly article.

DougM said...

So, Joe's gettin' promoted from "impeachment insurance" to "standard-bearer"?

Jess said...

I'm thinking it's a game of Mexican Sweat. Obama doesn't know what Hillary has on him, and Hillary doesn't know what Obama has on her. Joe is the first bluff.

Kaptain Krude said...

I got a great laugh the other day. A columnist for our state-wide paper wrote that he and two other respected political observers sat down recently, and the columnist asked the two of any likely Democrats who were in the wings and had the name recognition, money, and clout to run for President. They sat in silence for a couple of moments, and couldn't think of one. Everybody they could think of was over 60. The columnist later in the article mentioned Martin O'Malley.

That's funny enough, but it gets better. A frequent commenter (liberal) on the paper's website was incredulous that the columnist couldn't think of anybody, and obliquely reference O'Malley (proving once again that liberals have reading comprehension problems), and then, in all seriousness, mentioned Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

I'm still laughing about that so much, I haven't gotten around to mocking him for that yet.

Stu Tarlowe said...

I'm going to a Halloween party as Joe Biden. I'll spend most of the evening creepily nuzzling all the women, but every so often I'll go out on the porch and fire a double-barreled shotgun in the air.

Oh, remember when Biden plagiarized British Labour pol Neil Kinnock's speech? It gave rise to this joke:

Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and Joe Biden are on a sinking ship. The captain announces, "To the lifeboats! Women and children first!"
Nixon says, "Fuck the women and children!"
Clinton says, "Do you think we have time?"
And Biden says, "Do you think we have time?"

Dean said...

I guess it all comes down what is good for the party and not the people. Both sides of the aisle does it. Think Hillary from Arkansas to Wash D.C. to NY just so the party retains Monahan's Senate seat. Think Libby Dole and obvious Wash insider for 20+ years suddenly deciding she could represent the folks back home.
I think it's time we started thinking about what's good for the people of the country again and not the party.

Helly said...

I, for one, am giddy about Biden taking the nomination away from Clinton. This is so much more humiliating for her than simply losing the election.

It also sets her up for a protracted and debilitating prosecution. Makes me wonder if Bill set her up to advance his position in a divorce.

Kim du Toit said...

"I'll spend most of the evening creepily nuzzling all the women, but every so often I'll go out on the porch and fire a double-barreled shotgun in the air."

Stu, if you substitute "Colt .45" for "shotgun", you have my typical party behavior pretty well nailed.

And nuzzling women at parties isn't "creepy"; it's called "flirting", and we adults do it all the time.

Steve in Greensboro said...

When your plan B is Slow Joe Biden, you have a real problem.

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