Friday, August 22, 2008

The One picks the None

Me thinks that Barack Obama has just shot himself in the foot with a machine gun. That is how terrible is his choice of Joseph Biden as his vice presidential candidate. Of course, since I am hoping with all possible hope that Obama does NOT become our next president, then I am pretty ecstatic about his choice.

I mean, really, Biden? You would have thought that the Obamessiah would have picked someone a bit more inspiring to be his running mate. Maybe Obama was simply charmed by Biden's kind words about him, uttered last year:
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy, ... I mean, that's a storybook, man."
I have always been amused by thinking about what Biden meant by "clean." Did Jesse Jackson not shower or bathe during the elections of 1984 and 1988? Of course, racially speaking, that is not the first time that Joe Biden has stuck his foot in his mouth:
"You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking."
What I find particularly amusing about Biden being picked is that it would appear by his past statements that he shouldn't be supporting the candidacy of Barack Obama in the first place. A bit of hay was recently made about one of then-presidential candidate Biden's television ad in 1988, where he spoke of a lack of experience disqualifying someone from holding the office of president because the Oval Office is not the place for "on-the-job training" in regards to foreign policy.

Additionally, in 1992, Biden, while speaking of Clarence Thomas' nomination to the Supreme Court, had this to say:
"I think that the only reason Clarence Thomas is on the Court is because he is black. I don't believe he could have won had he been white...."
Hmmm, couldn't the same thing be said about the Democrats nominating Obama? If experience is so important to Joseph Biden, how does he feel now that his running mate is a neophyte U.S. Senator with 143 days of non-campaign service under his belt whose only foreign policy experience is his college degree in international relations? Would Obama be where he is in this presidential campaign were he not black?

I was listening to Hugh Hewitt the other day on my way home from work. He was talking about the potential picks for Obama's VP candidate, and wishing, hoping that Obama would pick a sack of dead weight like Biden - even whispering, "please, please," in the hopes that Obama's final choice would be Biden. Well Hugh, it looks like Obama came through.

Good Day to You, Sir


M.A. said...

One of my insanely liberal in-laws was absolutely giddy about Obama's pick of Biden. I just don't get it. Maybe it just shows how delusional they are. As if we needed more proof. I mean, this is the party that believes the U.S. is at fault for all evil in the world, healthcare should be nationalized, illegal aliens should be given asylum (and perks), heinous child molesters and murders should not be killed, etc.

Darren said...

Biden doesn't like macacas.

Chanman said...


Darren, that is frickin' hilarious!

Law and Order Teacher said...

BO just admitted that he knows nothing about foreign policy. So he bolsters his lack of knowledge by picking Biden who opposed the surge and said that Iraq should be divided into three separate areas, Kurd, Shia, Sunni. Nice pick, BO. Wrong on both counts.