By: Hector Galbraith
So in the last political article I stated that it wasn’t the job of this site to push political news but when that same political news becomes unavoidable such as the great memes of the world I have no choice. We, as in myself, a 34 year old Canadian has put together the ultimate list of Joe Biden’s wildest moments. Warning: It’s a long list.
It must be also that during the run up to the 2016 election the Democrats had a swarm of reasons that Donald Trump was “unfit” to be President.
1988 – Joe The Plagiarist
After it was revealed that Biden had swiped language used by a British Labor party leader, Neil Kinnock. He was accused of not only stealing phrases but parts of the his biography. Biden would end up dropping out of the 1988 race.
Clips of the speeches were put together by challengers, damaging Biden’s reputation.
Biden tried to downplay the accusations at the time, but after further evidence of this was brought forward, stretching back years to his law school days, he would halt the campaign.
2006 – “You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts…”
Mr. Biden gets caught on microphone saying: “In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”
2007 – “That’s a storybook, man”
When initially trying to defend himself for the horrible mistake you are about to hear, Joe Biden said that he should have used the word “fresh” instead of “clean” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. I guess that makes him “Joe Fresh”. That’s a reference to a popular Canadian men’s clothing store in case you missed it.
In the midst of his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president in 2007, Biden took swipes at his opponents from Hillary Clinton to John Edwards and even Barack Obama, including one that was very confusing about the future president.
“I mean, you got the first, (sort of) mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
“Joe Biden: moron racist, or poorly transcribed?” the Economist wrote.
2008 – “Stand up Chuck, let them see you!”
When in Missouri running as the Vice Presidential nominee in 2008 Biden called on state senator Chuck Graham to stand up for a round of applause. Graham is unfortunately a paraplegic from a car accident he had at age 16.
“Stand up, Chuck, let them see you,” Biden said. After quickly correcting himself he then added “You can tell I’m new.”
March 2010 – “This is a big fucking deal”
After introducing tje President for a ceremony signing in of a health care reform bill Joe Biden congratulated his boss with a comment that wasn’t supposed to be picked up but was caught on a hot mic.
April 2010 – “Wait…you’re moms still alive.”
In 2010, at a St Patrick’s Day reception for the Irish Prime Minister, Biden got confused over which of his parents had passed away. “His mom lived in Long Island for 10 years or so, God rest her soul,” he said, before catching his mistake. “Although she’s, wait. Your mom’s still alive. It was your dad that passed. God bless her soul. I gotta get this straight.”
August 2012 – “Put y’all back in chains.”
Vice President Joe Biden told an audience which was predominantly African American that Republican economic policies would “put y’all back in chains.”
February 2015 – Joe Gets Handsy
The next example is not so much a verbal mistake but more of a social distancing error made long before the days of Covid-19. Ashton Carter was being sworn in as the secretary of defense at the time and Biden put his hands on his wife Stephanie’s shoulders, rubbing them and appearing to whisper in her ear. Many publications wrote about this and specifically Time magazine wrote “America shouldn’t tolerate Biden being Biden.”.
July 2019 – “Go to JOE 30330”
At the end of the July debate, Biden encouraged voters to “go to Joe 3-0-3-3-0” after laying out his 2020 vision. Both “Joe 30330” and “Joe 3030” trended. We are all still assuming it was supposed to be simply “Joe 2-0-2-0”.
August 2019 – Silver Star Story
According to Biden’s story, a four star general wanted him to pin a Silver Star on a service member, who was reluctant to receive the honor. Joe Biden mistakenly says he met with Parkland victims while he was vice president “He said, ‘Sir, I don’t want the damn thing!’ ” Biden said at the event, seemingly mixing two historical events together into one that didn’t happen. Almost all clips that are not accompanied by a mainstream media narrative of this in order to perform damage control are also mysteriously scrubbed from YouTube.
September 2019 – Corn Pop
In Willmington NC, Joe recounts an incident he had at his local pool with a gang leader named Corn Pop. The story gets very confusing to say the least and takes an extremely odd turn towards roaches and what he describes as his own hairy legs.
October 2019 – “…Clipping coupons in the stock market…”
The question being asked is written on the screen so we have some context.
December 2019 – Republican Running Mate
During a New Hampshire campaign event in December, Biden said that he would consider a Republican running mate. Biden said he anticipated getting “clobbered by the press” after he answered a woman who asked if Biden would consider a Republican running mate. “The answer is, I would, but I can’t think of one now,” Biden said, in a clip from CNN.
Many Twitter users criticized Biden’s remark. “If u still support Biden after he said he would consider a Republican VP, I have no words…this is insanity,” author Tim Wise wrote. I’m positive that Tim Wise is actually the one who is correct here when talking about the Democratic voter base who now in August of 2020 is expecting an announcement of Joe’s final choice for running mate. In contention is Karen Bass (D) representative from California who has previously praised Fidel Castro.
The concept of a Republican running mate has long been forgotten and can be remembered as a very unauthentic suggestion that he would cross the aisle in that regard. Joe Biden has more recently stated that he intends to be “one of the most progressive Presidents in American history.”.
December 2019 – “…Stack spaghetti sauce at a store…”
This next clip really brings out the fiery personality of Joe Biden proving he’s got some spirit left in him. It begins with some inspirational talk about workers being properly compensated but kind of fails to hit the mark toward the end when he begins with a difficult to follow grocery store metaphor.
December 2019 – Biden to miners.. “learn to code”
If you are from the younger generation you might know how insulting it is to tell someone who is a skilled worker, more specifically in a traditional line of work to “learn to code”
It’s kind of like a quick way of saying…I’m really sorry you spent your life learning and doing something but you’re gonna have to learn how to program a computer or something because unfortunately, you’re out.”
January 2020 – Struggling Through the Democratic Debate
February 2020 – “Lying dog-faced pony soldier
In New Hampshire he called a woman who asked him about his Iowa caucus performance a “lying dog-faced pony soldier.” The line is from a John Wayne movie, his campaign said.
June 2020 – “…then you ain’t black”
At the end of an interview with Power 105’s Charlemagne the God, Biden makes his now infamous comment of saying ” Well I’ll tell ya, if you’ve got a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or for Trump well you ain’t black.” right before wrapping up the conversation with the radio personality.
August 2020 – “Why the hell would I take a test?”
Biden snaps at a reporter when being asked a question about if he had taken a cognitive test. “No, I haven’t taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man,” Then he continues and it somehow gets even better. “That’s like saying you, before you got in this program, you’re taking a test whether you’re taking cocaine or not. What do you think, huh? Are you a junkie?”
August 2020 – Suggestions about the diversity in American communities.
Just days later on the same network he makes an odd suggestion that the African American community is not a diverse community when compared to the Latino Community.
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