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Old 23rd February 2015, 09:36 AM   #1
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Who's embarrassed by Joe Biden?

I am, even though I have never supported him to be anything other than a side kick for a late night talk show host. Would the media handle things differently if he were a Republican? I think so.

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It was just another Tuesday for the vice president of the United States, and another week in which the mainstream media turned their genteel eyes away from the highly questionable conduct of the figure of low comedy whom tragedy might make our president.

On Tuesday morning, Joe Biden was photographed placing his hands in a cringe-inducingly inappropriate manner on the shoulders of a much younger woman ó the wife of the about-to-be-sworn-in secretary of defense ó and keeping them there . . . and keeping them there . . . and keeping them there . . . for 28 full seconds.
Yuk.
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Old 23rd February 2015, 09:43 AM   #2
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It's going to be so much fun watching him run for President again.

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Old 23rd February 2015, 09:50 AM   #3
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Darth Cheney never had this problem because cameras were not allowed in the Undisclosed Location Lair.
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Yeah, Biden is not exactly the most embarrassing VP we've had. He may be deserving of some ridicule now and then, but he isn't a monster like his predecessor.
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Old 23rd February 2015, 10:07 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by sunmaster14 View Post
I am, even though I have never supported him to be anything other than a side kick for a late night talk show host. Would the media handle things differently if he were a Republican? I think so.



Yuk.
There, there. [Places arm around sunmaster14's shoulders in a totally non-creepy way.]
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Old 23rd February 2015, 10:12 AM   #6
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I am. Not only is he a drooling idiot, the creep factor on that guy is through the roof. I can't think of a single politician that I find as repulsive as he is.

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No man has a right to touch a woman without her consent, and that's what we've got to get across.
Maybe Joe should take his own advice.
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Old 23rd February 2015, 10:12 AM   #7
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I love it when the media complains about the media.
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What?!? Joe put his hands on a good-looking woman? Ew! Disgusto!

I would never do such a thing. Would you? Well of course not.
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Old 23rd February 2015, 10:25 AM   #9
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It's great to see what Conservatives get offended by. Government forcing Christianity? Denying evolution? Denying AGW? Accusing the president of not loving his country?

Nah, that's nothing. What's really important is Biden's hands.
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Old 23rd February 2015, 10:31 AM   #10
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Accusing the president of not loving his country?
You seem upset. Do you need a fainting couch? I wouldn't want you to get hurt when you swoon.

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Nah, that's nothing. What's really important is Biden's hands.
These are the rules that liberals (including Biden himself) set up. If they have a hard time playing by them, oh well.
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It's great to see what Conservatives get offended by. Government forcing Christianity? Denying evolution? Denying AGW? Accusing the president of not loving his country?

Nah, that's nothing. What's really important is Biden's hands.
I have no idea what the first thing is about, nor why I should be offended by the other things, but I will say this. Biden seems to have a lot more love for the Defense Secretary's wife than Obama does for the country. I'm not asking Obama to give the country a neck and shoulder massage or anything, while sticking his nose deep in our hair, but an acknowledgement that we look nice once in a while wouldn't hurt.
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As someone who generally votes on the liberal side, I find Joe Biden's actions creepy and he should know better given his history. I will not try to defend his actions.
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Originally Posted by sunmaster14 View Post
I have no idea what the first thing is about, nor why I should be offended by the other things, but I will say this. Biden seems to have a lot more love for the Defense Secretary's wife than Obama does for the country. I'm not asking Obama to give the country a neck and shoulder massage or anything, while sticking his nose deep in our hair, but an acknowledgement that we look nice once in a while wouldn't hurt.
Just how much does Obama love this country anyway? I know it's not as much as you love it, but is it more or less than 3/5 as much as you love it?
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Originally Posted by sunmaster14 View Post
I have no idea what the first thing is about, nor why I should be offended by the other things, but I will say this. Biden seems to have a lot more love for the Defense Secretary's wife than Obama does for the country. I'm not asking Obama to give the country a neck and shoulder massage or anything, while sticking his nose deep in our hair, but an acknowledgement that we look nice once in a while wouldn't hurt.
You have never heard or read Obama acknowledging his love of country? Have you tried looking?
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Why can't he shoot someone in the face like a real VP?
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This was inappropriate. It also has next to nothing to do with democrats or politics beyond that whole appearance of character for an office holder thing.
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It was creepy when Bush did it, its creepy when Biden does it.

eta: All things considered, I'm not a tenth as embarrassed of Biden as I am/was of Bush.
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Why can't he shoot someone a lawyer in the face like a real VP?
FTFY.
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It was creepy when Bush did it, its creepy when Biden does it.

eta: All things considered, I'm not a tenth as embarrassed of Biden as I am/was of Bush.
Just don't apogize for him to foreigners or your country music career will be over.
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What?!? Joe put his hands on a good-looking woman? Ew! Disgusto!

I would never do such a thing. Would you? Well of course not.
Try doing that to a coworker's wife some day and let us know if you still have your job the next day.
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Old 23rd February 2015, 12:37 PM   #21
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I am. Not only is he a drooling idiot, the creep factor on that guy is through the roof. I can't think of a single politician that I find as repulsive as he is.
Seriously? You find this more repulsive than the (R) with the "wide stance" or the (D) who tweeted pix of his rooster to young not-his-wife, or the (R) who sent sexually explicit emails to young men?

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Saturday night I put on arm on the back and held the other hand of various women that I did not know at all, holding them close for several minutes, and telling them, with physical contact what to do.

Ballroom dancing is great! Except for the one who kept stepping on my Capezios.

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This incident is way creepier:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4OYPiV1GsY
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This incident is way creepier:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4OYPiV1GsY
Good grief. Old men are the worst. I hope I never become one.
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Socially awkward and outright silly.

But able to soundly beat every Republican he's debated against.

So for all his embarrassing actions, I still want more than anything for Hillary Clinton to pick him as her VP.
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I am, even though I have never supported him to be anything other than a side kick for a late night talk show host. Would the media handle things differently if he were a Republican? I think so.



Yuk.
You poor man!

I am sure that fromer VPs like Dick Cheney, Dan Qualye, George. H. W. Bush or the late Spiro Agnew will be able to give you so much comfort.
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It has always amused me that the same people who got the vapors at the notion of Sarah Palin being a heartbeat away from the presidency seem to think Joe Biden is well-qualified.
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It has always amused me that the same people who got the vapors at the notion of Sarah Palin being a heartbeat away from the presidency seem to think Joe Biden is well-qualified.
You know Palin and Biden had a debate, right?

And how that went?
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You know Palin and Biden had a debate, right?

And how that went?
My memory might be a little fuzy, but I'm pretty sure Biden rubbed her shoulders while Palin read all the newspapers.
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It has always amused me that the same people who got the vapors at the notion of Sarah Palin being a heartbeat away from the presidency seem to think Joe Biden is well-qualified.
Well, ...

Palin should be pleased to hear that there is one person in the world who thinks that she would be a better president than Biden.
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I've always wondered what the Vice President actually does.

I remember watching "Air Force One" and Glenn Close just cried a lot
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Yeah, Biden is not exactly the most embarrassing VP we've had. He may be deserving of some ridicule now and then, but he isn't a monster like his predecessor.
I agree; and I'll bet he can even spell potatoe, errr, potato, unlike a certain former VPOTUS.

For all Biden's faults and gaffs, I am glad he's VP, instead of the former lady governor of Alaska (even if she is cuter )
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Cheney was condemned by the press so he's known as a villain. Biden is treated like someone's loopy uncle by the press, so no one cares.
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Cheney was condemned by the press so he's known as a villain. Biden is treated like someone's loopy uncle by the press, so no one cares.
Yup, perfect example of equivalence. One was vilified for WMD's, they'll welcome us like hero's, basically stuff that resulted in deaths. Biden? Yeah, same thing
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Yup, perfect example of equivalence. One was vilified for WMD's, they'll welcome us like hero's, basically stuff that resulted in deaths. Biden? Yeah, same thing
Don't forget championing torture, ten and now, because I know I haven't.

But yes, totally the same thing as being handsy to the point of creepy. Also, the only reason Cheney is vilified is because of his bad press, not because of cartoon villainous actions.
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Yup, perfect example of equivalence. One was vilified for WMD's, they'll welcome us like hero's, basically stuff that resulted in deaths. Biden? Yeah, same thing
Yeah, what has Biden actually done wrong besides not keep his hands to himself?

I mean, he should work on that, but what wars of choice did he get us involved in so his mercenary corporation could get work and send him money for it?
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Cheney was condemned by the press so he's known as a villain. Biden is treated like someone's loopy uncle by the press, so no one cares.
Cheney is actually a villain - he's a war criminal and probably a psychopath.
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Yeah, what has Biden actually done wrong besides not keep his hands to himself?

I mean, he should work on that, but what wars of choice did he get us involved in so his mercenary corporation could get work and send him money for it?
Afghanistan and Iraq II.

eta: Kosovo and Libya
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The thing is, the media used to filter this crap out.

Surprise!

Our elected officials are indeed human and may have some of those disgustingly human motivations at times. Did anyone think otherwise?
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Afghanistan and Iraq II.

eta: Kosovo and Libya
Joe Biden got into those wars for his mercenary corporation? What mercenary corporation does Joe Biden?
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