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Gaffing Biden Heads Out on Vacation

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.

190 Responses to Gaffing Biden Heads Out on Vacation

    • 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.

    • 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.

  1. 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.

    • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    • 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.

      • “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.

  4. 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).

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

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  5. 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

    • 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.

    • 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…

  6. 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

  7. 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.

    • 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.”

  8. 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 !

    • 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.

  9. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 …

  10. 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 – 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”.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

    • 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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 ….

  21. 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.

  22. 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!