Slate has created a web page for collecting what it calls “Bidenisms” — verbal malapropisms of the Vice President. The inaugural list is already quite long.
A statement becomes Bidenesque when his over-the-top attempts at folksiness fail. Unlike their distant cousins, Bushisms and Palinisms, Bidenisms generally stem more from arrogance or obliviousness than from difficulty with the English language or ignorance.
Joe Biden has always struck me as a goofy old uncle who enjoys being the center of attention at family reunions, but whose verbal mishaps leave relatives rolling their eyes. His penchant for saying dumb things makes him a fitting poster child for the Obama administration — cocksure and incompetent.
In an AARP town hall meeting, Vice President Joe Biden made the following statement concerning Obama’s health care plan:
“People . . . look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’” Biden said. “The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you.”
So according to Joe, we have to spend money to keep from going bankrupt.
If that is the logic that drives this administration — and the American people are okay with it — there is no hope. I tell you, we’re doomed.
I thought Joe Biden’s job was to help draw voters to Obama’s candidacy. But watch this video, and tell me how many average, ordinary Americans will be drawn to the ticket by this kind of talk.
Sheesh, if I didn’t know better, I’d think Biden is a McCain mole.