Ron Rosenbaum, Writer

August 23, 2008

A Huge Mistake

Filed under: Uncategorized — ronrosenbaumwriter @ 7:43 am

Not just my mistake in predicting Nunn for Obama veep (see previous post) even though I stand by my assessment of Biden:

Biden’s sagacity and earnestness act would only go over in the class of dummies that is the U.S. Senate..

But a huge mistake by Obama in choosing a self-important clown for vice president, a choice that is the gift that will keep on giving to his opponent throughout the rest of the election. Biden has proven himself incapable of opening his mouth without making you cringe at his self-congratulatory pretentiousness.

But why? One thing I always felt about Obama was that he wouldn’t be rolled, played, by traditonal pols. And yet there is evidence that’s what happened. It turns out he surrounded himself with top staffers from loser hacks like Dick Gephardt, the kind of people who are revered in the Senate “class of dummies” I referred to. Beltway brilliant. Smart only in sucking up to reporters. The only kind of people who could take Joe Biden seriously and don’t realize how they’ve betrayed the trust of Obama supporters who believed that he was something different. Not only betrayed his supporters, betrayed Obama.

And he seems to have listenened to them. What other explanation for picking a fool who tried to pander to southrn racists in the primaries by calling his own state, Delaware, a “former slave state”. Which he somehow seemed to think would give him common ground with voters proud of their former slave state status. [corected error here:Delaware, a former slave state was not a former Confederate state, which led to confusion on my part. Mea culpa, thanks for calling it to my attention.]. Sorry, this man is a shameful blowhard. Anyone who watched him ask his painfully obvious attempts to show-off phony constitutional erudition at a Supreme Court nominee’s hearing could tell you this.

Doesn’t it count that he used an unmistakable racist slur to describe Obama (He’s “clean” unlike I guess, all the other people of color Biden has encountered in his “former slave state”. The people of color who didn’t work in 7-11s which is apparently all Biden knew of his state’s Indian citizens).

The guy is a walking gaffe, and not innocent gaffes but one that reveal a confused dim witted persona inside.

I have to admit I’m in a state of shock.



  1. […] Ron Rosenbaum: “I have to admit I’m in a state of shock.” […]

    Pingback by Pajamas Media » Biden: Hit or Miss? — August 23, 2008 @ 10:19 am | Reply

  2. Biden is an odd pick for the themes of Obama’s campaign. Could it be as simple as adding someone who can fight dirty while the One floats above the fray? We should also remember that cleanliness is next to, well, impossible.

    Comment by MarkO — August 23, 2008 @ 10:29 am | Reply

  3. How many Delaware corporations has Biden done favors for and why is this obvious relationship never brought up in stories about him? Biden has won his Senate re-elections with a 100,000 votes, that’s how small Delaware is. Your remark about the loser white guys is spot on: Barack truly is an organizational genius to have marshalled this group. More likely though is the sad conclusion that Obama is merely a cat’s paw/tool/mask of the Dem machine. In other words, if you see a turtle sitting on a fence, someone had to put it there. Barack Hussein Obama may just be Warren Gamaliel Harding.

    Comment by charlie finch — August 23, 2008 @ 10:47 am | Reply

  4. One thing I always felt about Obama was that he wouldn’t be rolled, played, by traditonal pols.

    Ron, I’m sorry to be the one to have to ask this, but what in the world ever gave you this impression? Was it just that up until recently we knew next to nothing (in detail) about how he got where he is?

    More likely though is the sad conclusion that Obama is merely a cat’s paw/tool/mask of the Dem machine.

    Hmmm, you mean… like Carter was.

    Oh wait, no that doesn’t really work… I think most people genuinely [i]liked[/i] Rosalynn.

    Comment by goy — August 23, 2008 @ 1:12 pm | Reply

  5. Um, Delaware was a slave state. In fact Mason and Dixon, whose famous Line divided slave and free in later years, were hired specifically to delineate the boundary between Delaware and Pennsylvania.

    Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri and the District of Coulumbia were all slave states that remained within the Union.

    Comment by Bill — August 23, 2008 @ 1:15 pm | Reply

  6. It wasn’t that long ago that many of us were telling Ron that smart isn’t necessarily the smartest thing.
    Loved the “slave state” crack.I served a 42 month sentence in the 50’s at DAFB and it was not much better than slavery.

    Comment by WR Jonas — August 23, 2008 @ 1:27 pm | Reply

  7. Could it be the whole Obama stuttering announcement sequence was because there were so many turn downs, and poor old Joe was the panic call?

    Didn’t Joe earlier in the week say he didn’t want the VP slot?

    Comment by bill-tb — August 23, 2008 @ 1:32 pm | Reply

  8. If the polls are to believed, Obama couldn’t have chosen more poorly. Just one more sign The One is not ready for prime time.

    Comment by Royal Savage — August 23, 2008 @ 1:42 pm | Reply

  9. Delaware WAS a slave state, though it did not secede. Some 900 men from Delaware fought for the Confederacy.

    Comment by Michael Zak — August 23, 2008 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

  10. from Wiki:

    At the onset of the American Civil War, Delaware was only nominally a slave state, and it remained in the Union. Delaware voted against secession on January 3, 1861. As the governor said, Delaware had been the first state to embrace the Union by ratifying the Constitution and would be the last to leave it. While most Delaware citizens who fought in the war served in the regiments of the state, some served in companies on the Confederate side in Maryland and Virginia Regiments. Delaware is notable for being the only slave state from which no Confederate regiments or militia groups were assembled.

    Comment by MIke Reynolds — August 23, 2008 @ 2:36 pm | Reply

  11. Obama is a tool of George Soros, not the typical Dim machine. He even ran somewhat counter, or parallel, actually, to the Dim machine in Chitown. He’s not your typical Dem-puppet, he’s your typical anarchist/marxist-puppet. Soros styled politik is a clash between anarchy & marxism, ex: Ayers, Wright, ACORN.

    Comment by Bearman — August 23, 2008 @ 3:23 pm | Reply

  12. “self-important clown” – so true.

    Slow Joe Plugs Biden – arrogant, boorish, bright, clean and articulate, serial-plagiarizing, Dunkin-Donut-frequenting, elitist, grandstanding, narcissistic, mean-spirited, cerebral welterweight and consummate DC insider. What was BO thinking?

    Comment by John Austin fitness — August 23, 2008 @ 3:38 pm | Reply

  13. I don’t know what planet you live on, but Delaware was a slave state until it was abolished by the constitution. Ignorance? Stupidity? Pandering? Hopefully, you know more about Shakespeare than US history!

    You media guys are all alike. Know nothings who act like you know everything.

    Comment by Rick — August 23, 2008 @ 3:53 pm | Reply

  14. funny…

    as a life long democrat that is personally disgusted at MY party I am laughing hard today…

    the WORST thing for McCain would have been to pick someone like Hillary for Veep (not that I wanted her to be 2nd fiddle to the Messiah) but that time as passed….


    Carter/Dean/Kennedy & company are driving the party off the cliff..

    bye bye, dont let the doorknob hit ya on the ass on the way down…

    Comment by what is "occupation" — August 23, 2008 @ 5:31 pm | Reply

  15. What other explanation for picking a fool…

    Ron — Maybe because Obama is another kind of fool, another “walking gaffe machine”–if you haven’t been paying attention to his remarks off the teleprompter.

    And maybe those who put their faith in Obama are the ones who have been played by a politician with hip cool manners but from the self-righteous populist tradition of Huey P. Long and George Wallace.

    “I’m gonna soak the fat boys and spread it out thin.”

    Comment by burroughs — August 23, 2008 @ 6:14 pm | Reply

  16. I’m going out on a limb here, but I predict that McCain will not, like Obama, choose a running mate who’s 20 years older than he is.

    Biden is one of the handful of men that have been in the Senate longer than McCain. Biden was the genius behind “Borking” Robert Bork. He voted for the war – but now will have to be against it.

    He, like Obama, was certain the surge was a terrible mistake. In April 2007, Biden wrote an op-ed piece for the Washington Post, in which he said with certainty: “I cannot guarantee that my plan for Iraq will work. But I can guarantee that the course we’re on — the course that a man I admire, John McCain, urges us to continue — is a road to nowhere.” We’ll see if he, like Obama, will continue to blindly deny that the surge succeeded.

    Comment by Bob — August 23, 2008 @ 8:25 pm | Reply

  17. Wait… what’s wrong with Dunkin Donuts?

    Obama + Biden = fun. This election is going to be better than I imagined.

    Comment by jvon — August 24, 2008 @ 3:06 am | Reply

  18. Biden uses other people’s speeches just like Obama. They’re perfect for each other. Picking Biden also goes to show that Obama is just another politician. Actually, it shows he’s the worst kind of politician. He should have picked an outsider looking to cross over party lines. There’s nothing in Obama’s campaign that demonstrates he’s working to unite America.

    Comment by JB — August 24, 2008 @ 8:30 am | Reply

  19. Will someone please find the photos of Gasbag Joe Biden, in his recovering from hairplug surgery mode. As I remember, they were pretty funny. And who will write the Gasbag’s acceptance speech? Neal Kinnock? He was the man who had command of the metaphorical lynching of Clarence Thomas, and could have prevented it, but chose not to do so. He allowed the only people more stupid than he (Leahy, Metzenbaum, Simon, et. al.) to beat up on a black man, for the crime of being a Conservative. Yuch!

    Comment by RedneckJD — August 24, 2008 @ 9:58 am | Reply

  20. All the original 13 were slave states.

    Comment by Brett — August 24, 2008 @ 11:18 am | Reply

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