Grin Break: Joe Biden

It’s Friday, we Ricochetti are understandably nervous about next Tuesday, and we could use a laugh, right?  Who better to deliver one than the most gaffe-tastic vice president ever, our beloved Joe Biden.

  1. Scott Abel

    Yeah, Mark, I agree. Listening to it on day 2, the crux of it is is there’s a double-negative employed. So factually, he said what he wanted to say, although it’s a train-wreck, grammatically.

  2. She

    On the member feed, several hours ago.

    Reiterating:

    Isn’t this the guy who, when Paul Ryan gently twitted him on his ‘words not always coming out the way you want them to,’ put on his rictus grin and confidently stated, ‘but I always say what I mean.’ (Or was it ‘mean what I say?’)

    Either way, there you go.

  3. Clandesteyn

    Give him time.  It took Michelle over 40 years to be proud of her country.  Once the Obama administration gets close to the length of Castro’s, Joe might have a change of heart.

  4. Scott Abel

    Funny, I’ve seen this a lot on Facebook today, but I still hear ‘hasn’t been’ with a hiccup, like the cadence was off but the content was there, like Armstrong’s mangled moon landing dedication. I think it caught caught on his tongue a little bit, but he said it. But maybe it’s just my ear.

  5. Klaxton Gruppers

    honestly i think he said ” I ain’t been proud” in a unconvincingly folksy way, sort of like Hilary’s “i ain’t in no ways tired” .  which is awful and patronizing but not a gaffe.

  6. Whiskey Sam

    Uncle Joe rides again!

  7. Anselm-Chin Jeres

    I am 34 years old now.  When HW Bush was in office I remember several derisive comments from my mother about VP Quayle.  Funny enough, she is full of excuses for ‘ol Joe.

  8. Scott R
    Klaxton Gruppers: honestly i think he said ” I ain’t been proud” in a unconvincingly folksy way, sort of like Hilary’s “i ain’t in no ways tired” .  which is awful and patronizing but not a gaffe. · 3 minutes ago

    Agreed. It was more a glottal stop than a full “ain’t”, but it was there, I think.

    Still, I’m all for not giving him the benefit of the doubt, just cuz it’s so much fun to make fun of him.

  9. KC Mulville

    Biden has instant “plausible deniability” about everything he says. Maybe as a response to his plagiarism, he embarked on a strategy to use stupidity to excuse anything that might come back to haunt him. 

  10. Jimmy Carter
    EstoniaKat: ……. but I still hear ‘hasn’t been’ with a hiccup, like the cadence was off but the content was there, like Armstrong’s mangled moon landing dedication. I think it caught caught on his tongue a little bit, but he said it. But maybe it’s just my ear. · 18 minutes ago

    Edited 18 minutes ago

    I concur.

  11. Winchester1886

    I have a 6 month old Yellow Lab with more brains than Biden.

  12. RightinChicago

    Joe Biden has done to the English language what Jim Jones did to Kool-Aid. Surely there must be a level of Hell, that Danté overlooked, reserved solely for this particular Vice- Jack-Ass,

  13. Essgee

    The one time you can be absolutely sure is he is actually speaking the truth!

    Go Joe.

    Please Go……

  14. Richard Fulmer

    But the audience cheered!  Aren’t we supposed to be the stupid party?

  15. George Savage
    C

    Funny I don’t hear any glottal stop or an “ain’t.”  What I get is, “There’s never been a day in the last four years when I’ve been proud to be his vice president, not one single day … not one single day.”

  16. Arahant
    RightinChicago: Joe Biden has done to the English language what Jim Jones did to Kool-Aid. Surely there must be a level of Hell, that Danté overlooked, reserved solely for this particular Vice- Jack-Ass, · 42 minutes ago

    Flavor-Aid!  Arrrrrgh!

  17. Severely Ltd.
    Scott [roy-sir]

    Klaxton Gruppers: honestly i think he said ” I ain’t been proud” in a unconvincingly folksy way, sort of like Hilary’s “i ain’t in no ways tired” .  which is awful and patronizing but not a gaffe. · 3 minutes ago

    Agreed. It was more a glottal stop than a full “ain’t”, but it was there, I think.

    Still, I’m all for not giving him the benefit of the doubt, just cuz it’s so much fun to make fun of him. · 1 hour ago

    If it didn’t fit the pattern, it wouldn’t be any fun. It may be fake but it’s accurate.

  18. Sandy
    George Savage: Funny I don’t hear any glottal stop or an “ain’t.”  What I get is, “There’s never been a day in the last four years when I’ve been proud to be his vice president, not one single day … not one single day.” · 36 minutes ago

    Edited 35 minutes ago

    Agree with those who hear his version of “I haven’t been proud” which comes out as  something like “I ‘nt been proud.”   Sadly I no longer find it amusing to make fun of him.   He is not only wrong-headed, he’s capable of being as mean as a snake, and  it’s shameful that he is our vice president.

  19. Donald Todd

    Senility?  Alzheimers?  What ever is going on, Biden is losing his mind.  Perfect fit to be a heart beat away fm the presidency.

  20. FX Meaney

    And he could be president.  Some joke.

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