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Gaffing Biden Heads Out on Vacation

by Keith Koffler on May 29, 2012, 8:58 am

Updated at 11:20 am

Vice President Biden, who has been increasingly prone to gaffes and veering off message as of late, is taking the week off.

Biden will be at home in Wilmington, Delaware. He is taking time away from work at least in part to prepare for his daughter’s wedding this Saturday in Delaware. And with Congress out of town, it makes sense for Biden to go on vacation.

But he seems to need the rest.

While always prone to saying the wrong thing, Biden in recent weeks has been on a roll.

Most famously, he blurted out on Meet the Press that he favored gay marriage, forcing President Obama to hastily emerge with his own statement of support.

But Biden has been the victim of many other self-inflicted wounds during the past several weeks, including calling Obama “President Clinton,” calling Romney “President Romney,” suggesting the Irish drink too much, crossing himself in front of a meeting of over 1,000 conservative rabbis, and paying a visit to Florida’s “Evergators,” as he put it.

Odder still, he began raving uncontrollably during a speech for no particular reason, fulminating about how his parents “dreamed as much as any rich guy dreams.”

So the week may do him some good. And by the way, let’s give him credit for not jetting off with an entourage to some far-flung locale at taxpayer expense.

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Karen May 29, 2012 at 9:19 am

He needs more than a week off.

Dick Tuck May 29, 2012 at 9:46 am

He got a HAIR transplant, he NEEDs a brain transplant.

Lizsalander May 29, 2012 at 9:53 am

I agree – I think he and his boss of the “57 states, corpsemen, and Austrian language” gaffes should definitely have the next four years off.

Moses O'Brien May 29, 2012 at 9:57 am

This bozo has been a brainless blow hard his entire life. Obama isn’t far behind. All talk and no action, ego the size of Jupiter, with nothing to back it up. They’re two peas in a pod.

Jsmith May 29, 2012 at 9:20 am

I don’t believe for a second that Biden was speaking out of school when he announced his support of so-called “gay marriage”. While I’m not a conspiracy theorist, this sure looks like it was cooked up in the White House to me.

maxvordriv May 29, 2012 at 11:10 am

Dead On!! Obama just happened to be on a talk show a few nights later and gave a big speech at his hollywierd fundraiser right after and both were the topics of conversation. Not a coincidence at all, but the press would rather have us believe it was than look past their noses.

Lizzy May 29, 2012 at 9:20 am

I think ole Joe is already in a far- flung locale in his own head. Far out:)

YES WE CON! May 29, 2012 at 11:56 am

Say it ain’t so, Joe. Say it ain’t so…

lel2007 May 29, 2012 at 9:23 am

Joe Biden is the same old Joe he’s always been. I expect he’s always been the quintessential cajoling back slapping baby kissing everybody’s pal politician. He’s been pretending concern for his constituents for so long he now has difficulty distinguishing reality from make believe.

Dick Tuck May 29, 2012 at 9:38 am

Good one!

pfl May 29, 2012 at 9:47 am

Great Name (Dick Tuck). A Legend.

JungleCogs May 29, 2012 at 9:25 am

Obama and Biden; the Laurel and Hardy of the White House. November can’t arrive soon enough!

Susan May 29, 2012 at 9:28 am

During his vacation, planned or not, he should take the time to get a physical exam. Anybody who has experience with dementia can recognize something is not quite right with this man’s erratic behavior.

Dick Tuck May 29, 2012 at 9:39 am

Not sure, seems like classic liberalism to me.

Panther May 29, 2012 at 10:15 am

He’s suffered two brain aneurysms already. Maybe he’s having some more. If it’s not a medical reason, then we’ll have to assume he’s just felony-stupid. Which is to say, no worse than the rest of the trolls in D.C.

Lindy May 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm

“He’s suffered two brain aneurysms already.”

Having had one of those myself (mine didn’t burst and has been treated with surgery, but a friend’s mother had one that did), even in the best case scenario those who are afflicted DO have some brain damage.

In my case, I often cannot come up with the right word or phrase and I’m a travel writer so that’s a serious problem at times. My short term memory is also not so good. In Old Joe’s case, he’s far more brain impaired. I recognize the symptoms. Quite frankly, he scares the crap out of me.

SparkyVA May 29, 2012 at 9:29 am

Hmmm, forgive my suspicious nature, but this looks like he might be doing a “reassessment of his job” with the conclusion to drop out of the ticket for reasons of _______ (fill in the blanks).

Dick Tuck May 29, 2012 at 9:41 am

Lets see…. like Doddering Chris Dodd “to spend more time with his family”. (after taking his hand out of the cookie jar)

Sadie May 29, 2012 at 10:09 am

Dodd is now the CEO of MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America). We can all stop wondering now, how Hollywood gained access.
President Obama’s Defense Department did provide Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal access to high-level information and resources — including a “planner, Operator and Commander” of the Navy SEAL team that successfully captured and killed bin Laden last year.

RufusVonDufus May 29, 2012 at 11:04 am

Boy did he ever have his hand in that cookie jar. Him and Bawney made a good couple. Dodd/Fwank gave us the housing bust but will not admit it. Fwank thinks he did a good job.

Col. Kelly May 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm

And along came Hillary to save the day!!!!

This is definitely a prelude to the setup for Hillary’s arrival.

deedeemao May 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Not likely that Hillary wil be picked as VP. As it is Obama had to scrape the very bottom of the barrel to g=fined someone who woutl make him look intelligent by comparison.

Obama is so patholigically narcissistic that he could never share the spotlight with anyone but a total dimwit like Joe, ‘this is a big ‘effing deal’, Biteme.

Tommy Boy May 29, 2012 at 9:31 am

Probably need’s to get his Plug’s re strung. His tiny little brain was starting to seep out of the holes.

Dick Tuck May 29, 2012 at 9:38 am

I think the plugs did permanent damage.

bootsy57 May 29, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Tommy & Dick , you guys are killing me! I love it!

John May 29, 2012 at 9:32 am

If obumma had a father hat wasn’t a drunk illegal he would look like joe

Joe Doakes May 29, 2012 at 9:33 am

I remember when Joe Biden called people who wanted to spend a bit less federal money terrorists . . . what a nut.
. . .

Gently and Wisely . . .

August 2, 2011

Dear President Obama,

I often wonder after one of these debates you, Boehner, and Reid, lie in bed, gently sharing a cigarette, and ask the open question, “Was it good for you?”  Because, Mr. Obama it wasn’t good for the American people, frankly, we are left wanting.  We got the aggravation, but no action.  He!!, we can’t even have a cigarette anymore to calm our nerves.  Frankly, Sir, I don’t smoke, but even I could use a cancer stick about now.  In fact if I could buy America one thing, other than a Coke, it would be a cigarette and place to smoke it free from some goody-two-shoes telling them to put it out.

Towards the end of this debate I was likened to a terrorist by Joe Biden.  This coming from a guy from the same party that has sit downs with real terrorist like Basher Assad.  I, and no one I’ve ever met who wants government to be even marginally more responsible, is a terrorist.  If I thought they were I would call my friend in the FBI and ask him if I should report the situation.  We are regular people who have credit cards who think that when the bank sets a limit, it’s for a good reason, and if we want an increase we have to justify it and they have to make a determination based on past experience.  In this present case the American people determined that enough was enough, and it was time to stop the bleeding and save good old Uncle Sam from an early demise.

For this we are vilified.  We are called racists.  We are likened to the deepest evils to have ever roamed the earth.  Just because we want to gently and wisely begin to affix a bandage to our Uncle Sam and get him back on his feet while not billing taxpayers for that 5th pair of orthotics that he could pick up at a local Walgreens for far less cost.  We do not want to end these programs that tens of millions of Americans and some future Americans rely on.  We want to save them.  We want to create a better way for the next generation to save for retirement and their eventual infirmity.  We want to have family and faith and not government at the center of their lives.  We want community not to be organized around race or economic class, but comity and common purpose.

Are these pipe dreams?  Maybe.  But they are worth the fight.  They are worth an argument, and they certainly are worth a few hurt feelings.  One of the reasons we all fight so hard is because we are Americans and we find losing hateful.  In this most recent debate and vote Americans, once again, lost against a stacked deck.  Some day soon we are going to take that deck and shuffle it a few extra times and we are going to be certain those cards hit face down.  A casino is the place for gambling, the federal government is not the proper venue especially when lives are on the line.  Last November we said enough is enough on November 6, 2012 we will do it again.  If my math is right you’ll be short a few more Democrats, and I’ll be showing a few more Republicans of the TEA Party variety.  That’s a deck “We The People” can’t wait to play with:)


Joe Doakes

Dick Tuck May 29, 2012 at 9:43 am


Susan May 29, 2012 at 10:09 am

Another excellent letter Joe. I’ll be doing my part to shuffle the deck this morning. Today is primary day in Texas – finally. I’m on my way to do a little RINO hunting at the polls. I’ll also be casting my vote for Ted Cruz, a true constitutional conservative, as our new Texas senator.

AFVET May 29, 2012 at 10:53 am

Well said Susan, I wish I could vote for Ted.
Ted for senate majority leader !!!!! ooo-rah !

nineteeneleven May 29, 2012 at 12:55 pm

You probably could vote for Ted, early and often, if only you were a registered Demoncrat!

Ellie Lightt May 29, 2012 at 10:48 am

git em Joe I agree,, but lets not forget the DNC’s (Debbie Wasserman-Schultz ) famous words — I Quote her “THE REPUBLICANS WANT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION TO BE AGAINST THE LAW” — Well Debbie last time I checked ILLEGAL did mean against the law — as is going to school on a foreighn student scholership to lets say Harvard??? care to make a comment publicy on that Debbie?

you need to Join Jumpin Joe on vacation as everytime you open your pie hole it hurts the office of DNC — no wait keep it up you are doing a “Great” Job ( ha ha grin snicker snicker) no need for a vacation yet just wait until November to make plans on leaving the country to vacation in Kenya with your Boss…

RufusVonDufus May 29, 2012 at 11:07 am

That is one ugly broad I can’t stand. She is right in line with Billary!

bootsy57 May 29, 2012 at 4:34 pm


Patty Joe May 29, 2012 at 9:36 am

He is the one person in the administration I wish would never take a day off. He’s always good for some slapstick-highjinx. They don’t let him play with matches, so nothing really bad can happen. But, darn he’s just so funny. You can’t write this stuff.

“Stand up, Chuck, let ‘em see ya.” –-Joe Biden
Defeating Obama: Joe Biden, an army of one

Dick Tuck May 29, 2012 at 9:37 am

Biden, using politics to rise MANY pay grades too far. Tell us about how you dodged the draft five (5) times, Joe.

Patriot4life May 29, 2012 at 9:39 am

Biden is one of the most Idiotic, Stupid, DUMB, Jerks i have ever heard!!… He comes from PA… He runs down the people in PA… Calls them Bitter Clingers… So what do the people from PA do… VOTE FOR THIS IDIOT!!.. Unbelievable.

Dick Tuck May 29, 2012 at 9:45 am

Never underestimate the desire of certain portions of the American public to vote for people who will “give them something for nothing”. As Geroge Bernard Shaw once said: He who robs Peter to pay Paul will always find a friend in Paul.”

RufusVonDufus May 29, 2012 at 11:08 am

Yes, but sooner or later Peter’s money runs out!

Frank May 29, 2012 at 9:46 am

No doubt he’ll have a 24 pack of beer nearby, which he’ll probably finishing all on his own.

mmilesll May 29, 2012 at 9:49 am

Just this week? He and the clown are always on vacation

DeniseVB May 29, 2012 at 9:49 am

Didn’t he bring up his family tragedy in a Memorial Day speech? I thought that was an odd topic to bring up when honoring fallen soldiers.

Just as it’s odd when Michelle brings up Barack missing the family dinner to connect with spouses of deployed troops in war zones.

Oddball administration indeed !

PittsburghAAA May 29, 2012 at 6:56 pm

When news was @ replacing him with Hillary, at a speech, he oddly referenced family tragedy preventing his rising to top and even his considering suicide @ that time.

Tom Nelson May 29, 2012 at 9:53 am

While I am far from a defender of Biden, that Biden crossed himself “in front of a meeting of over 1,000 conservative rabbis” I don’t ‘take as one of his gaffes. While he has been a “cafeteria” Catholic, Catholics are expected to bless themselves whenever they cross a tabernacle (e.g. riding in a car which passes a Catholic church) or when concluding a prayer without respect to the forum in which the prayer has been offered, in addition to private prayer.

Mike May 29, 2012 at 9:55 am

Ya – and Biden is as close to a devout Catholic as they come, right?

Mike May 29, 2012 at 9:55 am

October Surprise…Hillary.

Moses O'Brien May 29, 2012 at 10:00 am

Don’t think Bill and Hill would be STUPID enough to hitch their wagon to the ever imploding Barry… if anything they’ll wait until 2016. Bill will feign supporting Obama with back-handed compliments he’s already started.

Jim in Houston May 29, 2012 at 11:12 am

O’Blamer would be afraid that Billary would pull a Vince Foster on him.

nineteeneleven May 29, 2012 at 1:01 pm

And with very good reason !

Car in May 29, 2012 at 10:04 am

That’s what I’m thinking. I don’t know if she would be “stupid” enough … hard to say. If she joins Obummer, she’ll have a leg up in 2016 should they win. Of course, then they’d have to put up with Bill – remember how he stole the limelight from Obama had that one press conference, and teh One marched off dejected?

H ah ahaa haaaa …

Moses O'Brien May 29, 2012 at 9:56 am

This bozo has been a brainless blow hard his entire life. Obama isn’t far behind. All talk and no action, ego the size of Jupiter, with nothing to back it up. They’re two peas in a pod.

Steve May 29, 2012 at 10:06 am


Sadie May 29, 2012 at 10:24 am

Steve – We’re reading here. It does not require you to shout in CAPS.

Make a note to yourself:
Subject of this thread is Biden not Bush nor Obama. It appears that you are still suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome. It’s a serious condition or as Joe would say, “It’s a big f__king deal”.

Cbinflux May 29, 2012 at 10:41 am

Deep Breath, Stevie. Your Socialist is on the way out.

MDWhite May 29, 2012 at 10:44 am

Steve: Did you go to graduate school at Berkeley or were you born a complete idiot??? Also, no chance you ever criticized Obama when he drove the economy out of the ditch and over the cliff.

RedStateLady May 29, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Keith wasn’t criticizing the number of vacations Biden has taken. He was complimenting Biden for taking one, and taking it ala Bush – at his own home.

RedStateLady May 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Keith wasn’t criticizing the number of vacations Biden has taken. He was complimenting Biden for taking one, and taking it ala Bush – at his own home. And, yes, this blog is an opinion blog and never makes claims to the contrary.

Beedogs May 29, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Poor widdle Stevie. Dumber than even old Joe BiteMe.

Jayba May 29, 2012 at 10:08 am

Who’s Joe Biden?

Bill McDonald May 29, 2012 at 10:10 am

I mean nothing at all malicious here as I suggest that “Smokin’ Joe” probably incurred some permanent brain damage from those strokes he suffered back in the nineties.

Panther May 29, 2012 at 10:11 am

Word on the street is that Biden will be filling in for Jeff Dunham’s ventriloquist dummy “Walter,” while Walter is in the shop for repairs.

Shaler May 29, 2012 at 10:12 am

Delaware, what were you thinking electing this guy 6 times? Are you all brain dead from Dupont chemicals???

Girly1 May 29, 2012 at 10:13 am

Ole’ Joe is just another ‘bright shiny object’!

Tom Leone May 29, 2012 at 10:15 am

Biden, Like Obama is a pompous A$$. Living on the Government payroll for 30 years, he and obama have done NOTHING good for America. They both need to trade in their traitor status for silent retirement. BUT NO….they both will be BLOVIATING for years because the left has given them both a platform to BLOVIATE from by electing these two fools.

Dugway May 29, 2012 at 10:21 am

He will return, mention all the deep reflection and contemplation he has had a chance to do over the week, and announce that he is not going to be on the 2012 ticket.

Frankie D May 29, 2012 at 10:21 am

Well, you can bank on this…they’re gonna convice Bite-Me Biden to bow out before the convention and let Hillary be the VP nominee. Joe will have some sort of excuse, and they will take care of him, but without any doubt, the ticket will be Obama/Clinton 2012. It’s easier for Hillary to run for Pres in 2016 after being VP…that’s how the Clintons have planned it.

Jim in Houston May 29, 2012 at 11:15 am

Two words explain why O’Blamer won’t have Billary on the ticket – Vince Foster

sjr96_06 May 29, 2012 at 10:22 am

Awe €:°{ Now I’m sad. I’ll miss my morning dose of coffee, cigarette, and a good Joey Biden gaffe. €:°{

L.R. Mack May 29, 2012 at 10:23 am

One week off? The man has had the last three and a half years off! Maybe he is just re-tooling for some more “stand up, Chuck” moments!

Jim in Houston May 29, 2012 at 11:16 am

He has been “Off” his entire life.

Lindy May 29, 2012 at 7:12 pm

He’s been “off” for a long, long time.

howard lohmuller May 29, 2012 at 10:26 am

Might it be possible that Biden is going to be dumped as VP this week? More than a few Dems have complained about the Obama-Biden campaign and are worried about their own reelection. Attention to Hillary as a replacement seems to be building. If Obama wants to stop the movement toward Hillary, it would seem he should appoint someone else now.

DeniseVB May 29, 2012 at 11:05 am

I don’t think Mrs. Obama would allow Hillary on the ticket and steal her thunder. Also, Mr. Obama’s ego is too fragile for anyone to steal any of his spotlight.

If he really wants to win, and if the Dems want to keep the WH another 12 years, they’d put Cory Booker on the ticket. Newark’s Superhero Mayor :D

Hey You May 29, 2012 at 10:26 am

Biden is a poster child for the failings of democracy.

Bill deBurgh May 29, 2012 at 10:30 am

Yep, probably heading to Chantilly, VA for the Bilderbergs conference, where they’ll tell him to shut up and prepare for Rubio to be the newly, globalist-appointed VP. for full coverage.

Bob May 29, 2012 at 10:31 am

Early stages of Alzheimers.

HB May 29, 2012 at 10:33 am

After a quick glance at the markets, and in rememberence of his empty economic promises that played favorites to costly unions (read: stimulus money-grovelling union bosses and organizers) on thing is for certain; this UNION STOOGE picked a heckuva week to take off! lol

Cbinflux May 29, 2012 at 10:36 am

Damage Control. …He needs the week off before tendering his resignation.

GDB May 29, 2012 at 10:36 am

Is it time to have Plugs pee in a bottle?

Ellie Lightt May 29, 2012 at 10:39 am

Biden will be at home in Wilmington, Delaware for the rest of the week.

OBumbles & MOOCHIE should take a hint and vacation at home instead of running all over on the taxpasyers dime — week off on the re-election campaign trail — guess OBumbles campaign committie cannot afford any more Jumpin Joe comments ….

Bill May 29, 2012 at 10:42 am

A week off? I didn’t know he ever started working!

Al Czervik May 29, 2012 at 10:45 am

Sounds like Lunch Pail Joe is setting himself up for becoming Dementia Dan. Now Barry can blame someone from the 57th state instead of focusing on this disastrous economy.

Timmy May 29, 2012 at 10:46 am

Why is telling the truth a gaffe?
The Democrat party is a JOKE

ren May 29, 2012 at 10:47 am

“Biden Heads Out to the Office This Week.” Now that would be news…

zerozeroisland May 29, 2012 at 10:49 am

obvious to me that his brain has been on vacation for many many years….
Clown Prince of politics – Joe ‘PLUGS’ Biden….

J. Waurishuk May 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

Watch for a photo-op of Joe clearing brush at his home in Wilmington, Delaware…

miked May 29, 2012 at 10:52 am


Just2old May 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

Yep, the poster child for term-limits needs a break…and we need a premanent one from him and his boss!

RufusVonDufus May 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

Ah shoot, man, what am I going to do for laughs this week? Biden is about the biggest buffoon I have ever encountered. How could Obumbler have ever chosen him as his running mate? Just goes to show how smart the American people are. ABO in ’12!

TMA1 May 29, 2012 at 11:02 am

I worked with an idiot who told me she was voting for BO and Bite Me because Bite me lived 20 miles from where she lived. That is how Dem/Commies make up there minds. Also, on the day of BO’s win she came up to me and said ‘ I never noticed he was black before’.

So when you are talking to a Dem/Lib/Commie always remember – they are STUPID LIARS.

Jim in Houston May 29, 2012 at 11:08 am

He is having a surgical procedure to remove his feet from his mouth.

Art Woosley May 29, 2012 at 11:08 am

How this dimwit brain dead old geezer was given the plum job of useless VP is simply amazing.

But then again we are talking about the regressive democrat socialist party so the most repulsive stupid things are standard for them.