Posts Tagged ‘Joe Biden
An electoral college computer model which has accurately predicted every Presidential election since 1980 is signaling a landslide victory for Romney in November, 320 to 218.
While media outlets generally call the race with a slight Obama victory, those analyses rely on current polling data and do not take into account how trends will break as the election nears. This model, on the other hand, examines more meaningful data like economic statistics from individual states. It suggests voters hold Democrats responsible for high unemployment, and Republicans responsible for low per-capita income. Democrats tend to lose the White House anytime unemployment is above 5.6%.
It’s worth noting that Dick Morris has been predicting a big Romney win for awhile now.
Of course it’s still too early to truly call this race and anything can happen between now and November. Still, the results of this prediction have to be concerning to the Obama re-election team.
Ok…I know this isn’t a big story (considering there is a lot happening in the world) but….I find this very amusing.
( FoxNews) The vice president’s press secretary has apologized to a local political reporter after he was kept in a storage closet during a Florida fundraiser.
Scott Powers, a reporter with the Orlando Sentinel, was relegated to the storage space during a fundraiser Wednesday for Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., apparently to prevent him from speaking to people before Vice President Biden showed up. The Orlando Sentinel published a brief account of the incident earlier in the week.
Biden spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander, responding to coverage of that account, said in a written statement Sunday that the decision to hold Powers there was a “mistake” and that the reporter has accepted her “unequivocal apology.” The apology was made shortly after the fundraiser.
“This was the unfortunate mistake of an inexperienced staffer and the vice president’s office has made sure it will never happen again,” she said.
She explained that “hold rooms” are typically provided for pool reporters covering the vice president when he speaks at private homes. In this case, Biden was speaking at the home of a wealthy developer and the reporter was told to wait in a storage closet — which Alexander said contained open space, as well as a table and chair where the reporter could work. She said the space was chosen because of its “close proximity” to the room where Biden was speaking.
“A hold room, however, should not be a storage room,” she clarified.
The Sentinel originally reported that, while about 150 guests waited for Biden to arrive at the $500-a-head fundraiser, somebody from Biden’s advance team ordered Powers to stay in the storage closet until Biden took the podium.
To enforce the order, the staffer stood watch outside the door, according to the Sentinel, which posted a photo Powers took of his cluttered “temporary prison.”
Powers eventually left the closet to watch the vice president. He later sent out a lengthy report on his remarks to members of the media. The report itself did not mention the closet, saying only that “press coverage was limited to a single pool reporter, who was allowed to listen to the remarks but not given an opportunity to talk with anyone at the event.”
Powers later gave a more detailed account of what happened to The Drudge Report, saying he had to wait in the closet for about an hour and 15 minutes before emerging to hear Biden and Nelson speak.
This is just the laugh I needed on this rainy Monday.
Joe Biden’s in Chicago tonight.
There’s actually some summer-peach-pie Eddy’s in the freezer, so I’m concerned Biden might detect it with his superhuman ice cream sensing abilities and end up here at Buzzquarters. Though, to get to us, he’d have to pass right by a Whole Foods with their fancy gelato display…and Bobtail’s homemade ice cream’s not that far away either…so even if Biden’s ampullae of Lactosezini zero in on the slightly ice-chip encrusted container we’ve got, I’m hoping he goes for the bigger score elsewhere. Could you just imagine if Joe Biden showed up to your door one day, looking for ice cream?
The latest poll shows Bill Brady ahead by 9% for Governor…but there are 19% undecided, which is bizarre to me.
I have a hard time understanding anyone who is “undecided” about anything.
How hard is it to make up your damn mind?
Either you like having a Democrat as Governor, or you don’t. The current Governor is a Democrat, but maybe some people don’t know that and hence their indecision. They know Blagojevich was forced out, but many aren’t sure why…and, actually, because of all the attention Blago still gets, there could be a percentage of these people who still think he’s in office, come to think of it.
I wonder how many people actually know Pat Quinn’s name.
Quinn is actually a good man, and people I know work for his campaign. I’m voting for Brady because the culture of corruption in this state needs to end and Democrats can’t be trusted with statewide office here in Illinois anymore.
I really don’t see how Biden campaigning here helps Quinn. In the slightest.
What incentive to vote for Quinn does Biden provide?
What percentage of that 19% “undecided” are people who have been breathlessly waiting for Ice Cream Burglar Joe Biden to appear to tell them how they should vote?
Things like this really remind me what a bizarre state Illinois is to live in.
UPDATE: This is kind of funny.
I just checked my personal email box and at around 10 or so this morning someone in local politics emailed me to see if I wanted to meet Biden today while he was at the event here in Chicago.
Normally, if I’d miss a chance like this to get face time with someone like the Vice President or whatever, I’d be disappointed I didn’t check my email sooner.
But, you know what, I really didn’t care.
I’ve met Biden before, and he’s a very nice man, but I have almost no respect for him.
He’s been sent out so many times to attack the Tea Party, to demean Americans who oppose this administration, that I couldn’t care less about not seeing him today.
Or ever again.
I think that’s an interesting reaction…because I love politics and enjoy running into people from both sides of the aisle…but even if I had read this when it was sent to me in the morning I don’t think I would have gone to the event.
I stopped going to almost all the Democrat stuff I get invited to because I just don’t want to be around all those union members, crazy people, and other props the Democrats use to pump up their crowds. Since nothing particularly interesting would have been said at this Biden appearance, it wouldn’t have been any fun for me to go to.
That’s a very big change since 2008 for me…and I wonder how many other former lifelong Dems feel that way too.
Joe Biden is often a mystery wrapped in riddle cloaked in nonsense…and covered in ice cream.
He’s now made another of his ridiculous statements. This time he says, “If we lose (November 2nd), we’re going to play Hell”.
Grammatically, I can take this several ways:
(1) Instead of doing whatever it is he’s supposed to do all day, Joe Biden intends, beginning November 3rd, to start dressing up in red-sequined leather, carrying a pitchfork, and having this Secret Service detail gussied up like living flames, Vegas-style, so he can “play Hell”. The way children “play house”…or Rahm Emanuel “plays doctor” at Man’s Country. Say ahhhhhhh!
(2) Biden could have also meant, “if we lose, we are going to “play Hell”, which is a place we are going to”. I imagine “Play Hell” is something like Dave & Busters or Chuck E. Cheese’s, where Joe Biden can be a kid. I’ve taken various kids I’ve babysat to places like Dave & Busters, and it’s so loud in there with all the video games, and the screaming, and the kids running around high on soda, that “Play Hell” is an accurate description of the place. Does Biden mean that if (or rather, when) Democrats “lose” he is going to be put out to pasture…or pasteurize, since I imagine he’ll have unlimited dairy products in his “Play Hell” so he can eat ice cream all day instead of contributing to any more Democrat losses.
(3) Was there a missing comma in the above? As in, “If we lose, we’re going to play, Hell”. Haven’t these clowns been playing nonstop this whole time? For the last two years. Hell. That’s what it looks like to me, anyway.
There’s a very, very small part of me that’s going to miss Joe Biden when he’s moved out of the Naval Observatory in 2013 and he retires from the political scene.
He’s actually a VERY nice man in person. I have heard from dozens of people I personally know that through the years on visits to Washington they’ve run into him and he was incredibly kind to all the tourists…which is sadly rare with the men and women who we elect to high office.
But, he’s still ridiculous.
A ridiculous, nice man, heading for play Hell, however you want to interpret that.
Creative Writing Assignment of the Day: What would other presidents be doing to address the Gulf Spill Disaster?
We’d love you to chime in with a bit of creative thinking today, and imagine alternate dimensions where different people are President of the United States right now. Everything else is the same in the scenario involving oil seeping out of the floor of the Gulf, but instead of Dr. Utopia the Lightbringer as president, someone actually equipped and able to do the job is sitting behind the Resolute Desk.
What do you think the following people would be doing to handle this catastrophe and how effective do you think they would be:
(1) Hillary Clinton
(2) Sarah Palin
(3) John McCain
(4) Joe Biden
We didn’t make things TOO radically different from our own reality, in that all of the people above COULD be president right now if a few things played out differently between 2008 and today. Clinton won the Democratic nomination and general election. Palin became McCain’s VP, and after he resigned for health reasons, she was made 45th POTUS. McCain won the general. Biden was elevated to president after Obama resigned due to Parkinson’s complications, etc.
Take as many of the above as you’d like, but just imagine how each of them would be performing right now, what she or he would be doing to stop the leak and avert further disaster, and how the Media would be treating their efforts.
It’s an exercise that proves just how much voting in the right person really does matter, because we believe all the tools and resources are available RIGHT NOW, in this dimension, to solve this problem. The only thing we lack is a president competent enough to effectively marshal them.
Contrarian Take: Can you make an argument that what Democrats are doing now will actually HELP them in November?
We have a friend who is a falling-down drunk. Not an alcoholic, because he’s too anti-social to go to meetings. The guy is an ass whenever he’s had more than two drinks, which is most of the time, even very early in the mornings. When he’s sober, though, Wayne is nice enough…and other friends of ours insist we keep giving him a third, fourth, fifth, sixth, eleventyeth chance. Because, apparently, he’s a Northwestern MBA, a day trader, or something, and is very smart in some areas, but incredibly sloppy, pigheaded, and self-destructive in others.
Wayne was living with the most amazing girl last year named Liesel, who was just GORGEOUS. Honestly, the kind of girl we wish we had straight brothers to set her up with, because not only was she pretty, but she was smart, classy, kind, and so much fun.
Needless to say, Liesel kicked Wayne to the curb. There are only so many times a woman can come home to find her boyfriend laying on the floor covered in his own vomit, having soiled himself, with half-empty bottles laying all over the place — just because he could. Wayne has a lot of money. The liquor store is more than happy to take that money. No one, apparently, can stop Wayne’s drinking, because Wayne believes he is master of his own domain where consequences will never catch up with him.
Liesel took it for as long as she could, then moved back to Philadelphia, where we’re sure she’s found a new, non-drunk to spend her time with. She deserves it, and won’t be coming back to Wayne no matter how much Wayne begs.
More and more, we see the Democrat party as Wayne…with voters being Liesel.
Voters got in bed with the DNC in 2008, with Obama being their rebound guy, after a bad relationship with George W. Bush.
But, increasingly, voters are seeing what happens when Democrats get drunk with power and think consequences won’t come for them. Flush with cash, controlling nearly all three branches of government, Democrats are Wayne the Drunk, soiling themselves, leaving bottles everywhere, making a giant mess, not believing the Liesels at the ballot box will ever abandon them.
The Media is like Wayne’s friends…who enable his alcoholism, who make excuses for him, and who repeatedly tried to keep Liesel from leaving him. That’s just what the MSM is doing for Obama and Leftists.
But, will it work?
We don’t think this is something Biden was sent out there to say; he came up with this on his own. It has “Biden” written all over it. It’s what he really believes.
He really and truly believes Democrats will be better off in November for doing as many crazy, drunken, stupid, dangerous things as possible. It’s like Wayne believing the more he drinks, the more he pisses himself, the more BMs he deposits into his Brooks Brothers pants, the better his life is. An apartment full of empty bottles. A stench to high Heaven. Red splotches on his face, glassy eyes, cotton mouth, no idea where time has gone. Hope! Change! Better off!
We just can’t find a way to ever convincingly argue that people like Wayne are ever better off for doing MORE of the things that destroy them. We can’t picture a scenario where Wayne doing all the things that drove Liesel away wins Liesel back by doing MORE of those things, with more gusto, on an even bigger scale.
Just like we can’t see a contrarian view where Democrats actually WIN seats, convince Independents and moderates to return to their side, and do better in November’s elections by maintaining their destructive Leftist bent.
Putting aside all your personal bias, can you sit down and logically think of an argument that supports Joe Biden’s contention that Democrats will do better in November the more crazy things they force on the public against voters’ will?
It’s a lot like asking how a raven’s like a writing desk, in that we don’t have an answer to this riddle of our own, but assuming Biden’s not had some sort of stroke and still maintains mental faculties sufficient enough to have some sort of logic behind his statements, exactly WHY does the Vice President believe November’s elections will be any better for Democrats than Thursday night’s binge drinking will be for Wayne?
What think you?
Years ago, a friend of ours in New York lived in an apartment with cockroaches. Her landlord, however, insisted those were “just hugabugs”.
“Yah, think of them as hugabugs and they aren’t so bad. They’re more afraid of you than you are of them and they eat old food, so they are like little helpers. You should be happy they’re there.”
Honestly, that’s what the man said to her.
The British press started admitting there’s a global Depression on months and months ago. In the US, the White House has been insisting it’s only “The Great Recession”. Operative letter, “R”. That’s a load of hugabugs from the Utopia Administration.
Those were cockroaches in that Brooklyn walk-up.
We’re in a Depression now.
Joe Biden has finally admitted it.
How long until the MSM and White House admit it too?
Joe Biden says he is going to travel around the country and be a pain in the neck to people.
That’s a good use of Air Force Two if ever there was one.
If we could fly around the country doing that, we totally would as well (though, honestly, we’d probably dedicate most of our time to driving Bill Richardson, Claire McCaskill, and the Kennedys crazy, because you know how much we love the lot of them).
In relation to the Trillion Dollars in Spending Obama’s pushed through Congress, with close to another half billion approved yesterday, Biden needs to especially keep an eye on Dr. Steven Chu at Energy, Ray LaHood at Transportation, and whomever finally is installed at Health and Human Services, because these three departments have the potential to waste and squander the most of the spending billions.
If Biden is really going to be an effective Spending Cop, then LaHood, most of all, needs to be watched like a HAWK.
Is Biden up to the challenge? Time will tell. But, it sure will be interesting to watch.
We hate to say this, but Bobby Jindal’s speech last night was actually worse than Kathleen Sebelius’ disastrous response to Bush’s 2008 State of the Union Address.
And Sebelius made the Cryptkeeper seem both lively and relevant.
There are moments in Jindal’s speech where he seems actively crazy, but for most of it he just comes off as a talentless high school drama club member. When he told the story about rescuing people in boats after Katrina, we flashed back to far too many productions of Bye, Bye Birdie or, worse, the train wreck that happens whenever politicians host Saturday Night Live.
Jindal will not beat Obama. Republicans, keep letting the media push him as your 2012 candidate at your own peril.
His jokes are bad, but he thinks he’s funny.
He’s a smart and apparently nice man, but he embarrasses himself on television.
He tells odd stories with tenuous ties to relevance.
Bobby Jindal is a Republican Joe Biden.
The less we see of him, the better for everyone.