Well, that Biden speech gave me whiplash

Obama, Biden and and Jill Biden.

If you, like me, flipped on the radio while driving north on Buffalo Drive from a morning appointment and caught Joe Biden speaking in the Rose Garden talking about the country needing a “moon shot” to cure cancer and the need for compromise and the need to end hate and create equality, you were probably thinking: Well, now the Dems have a race, too.

It was not until the Fox News announcer came on and said those who dialed in during the speech probably thought they were hearing an announcement of Biden’s 2016 presidential bid, but they had missed his opening paragraphs in each he said he is not running.

“Unfortunately, I believe we’re out of time — the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. But while I will not be a candidate, I will not be silent. I intend to speak out clearly and forcefully, to influence as much as I can where we stand as a party and where we need to go as a nation,” Biden said.

Darn, could’ve used a real contest in both major parties.

But from listening the speech it sure sounds like he was setting himself up as the party savior if Hillary gets indicted.

 

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49 comments on “Well, that Biden speech gave me whiplash

  1. Steve says:

    DNC deathly afraid of Sanders, a Biden candidacy would take away from Clinton strengthening Sanders.
    DNC, between a rock and a hard place, may well end up with Sanders nominee. DNC cannot abide this.
    There will be more attempts to push Sanders out of the race.

  2. nyp says:

    yeah, you can tell from the polls how much trouble Hillary is in.

  3. Steve says:

    Never said Clinton is in trouble.

    Said DNC is seriously afraid of Sanders. So much that DNC was pushing for someone, anyone to take numbers away from Sanders. Biden was taking away from Clinton. DNC can’t have that.

    Clinton still the anointed “one”, but Sanders still scaring the DNC.

  4. nyp says:

    don’t think so, ‘bro

  5. Steve says:

    Boston Globe has them in a NH dead heat…I think DNC is very worried. Schultz and Clinton BFF’s and want Sanders gone.

  6. John Gordon Edwards says:

    This could leave me with a dilemma. I don’t want to vote for the front-runner in either party. Hilary is smart but untrustworthy and stands for nothing except getting herself elected. Trump is shallow, narcissistic and an unguided missile.

  7. Patrick says:

    Here’s another:

    Hillary is the “best” republican in the race.

    The delicious irony is, like Bill when he ran, republicans hate her (like they hated Bill) because of one small misnomer; she’s got a “d” by her name.

  8. nyp says:

    I don’t agree with Paul Ryan about very much, but I admire his principled commitment to comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to citizenship

  9. Steve says:

    Yup, Ryan’s ideas on the subject are much better than Obama’s ideas.

  10. nyp says:

    no, they both support CIR

  11. Barbara says:

    The fact that Ryan is supported by Harry Reid should tell Republicans that he should not be Speaker.

  12. nyp says:

    He may be conservative, but he is a man who knows how to compromise with liberals.

  13. Steve says:

    Harry Reid, with nothing to lose is a 15 month GOP nightmare.
    Don’t believe any bit of what he said about Ryan had anything at all to do with sincerity or support.

    Reid knows precisely what he wants and that is, in no way at all, a unified Republican party.

    Ryan may be the last best hope for getting a few of the right’s wants into actual law.

    Sometimes you have to accept what you need.

  14. Steve says:

    Nyp, CIR not so much as written…Ryan would try to make needed serious changes to it.

    He’s evolved and (interestingly) has become more like Jack Kemp, do what you have to in order to get as much as you can.

  15. Steve says:

    And there is this, a poll from Facebook showing Bernie Sanders winning the first debate with 81% to 13% for Clinton.

    Nyp, I think you need to take off the rose colored glasses and see what is happening in your party.

    You might have to select guest and other then accept the terms but the vote is closed and the results are there.
    https://www.facebook.com/cnn/app_1667241686824039

  16. nyp says:

    ah, a facebook poll.
    That decides it.

  17. Rincon says:

    Both parties have problems. The Democratic Party has no depth. Are there any party members who have anywhere near the name recognition of the many Republican contenders?

    The Republicans’ big problem is that they are two parties trying to function as one. The Freedom Caucus, which is uninterested in compromise, represents the greatest party split in memory. If you add the poll numbers of Trump, Carson, Fiorina and Cruz, 60% of the voters want to elect an outsider to the Presidency. There’s no unity.

  18. Rincon says:

    Sorry. I should have said about the Democrats, any party members other than Clinton and Sanders.

  19. Stick your finger to the wind…measure the response with focus groups…then change your statement. The female Brian Williams should be in great form today…(with all the week long prep)…after all, what difference does it make?

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/10/20/us/politics/hillary-clinton-emails-statements.html?_r=1

  20. David Brock will be throwing a major hissy fit after reading the NYT article…after all, he is the female Brian Willam’s chief attack pit bull with a pink collar…

  21. nyp says:

    “a pink collar”
    Mr. Mitchell’s website continues to be my go-to source for homophobia

  22. phobia…”persistent fear or aversion to.” Memo to the little nyper…I harbor no fear of any one in the LGBTSTGNC community. Put that in your leftist pipe and smoke it…

  23. nyp says:

    even those you contemptiously refer to as “wearing a pink collar.”

  24. Steve says:

    A live FB poll commissioned by CNN, closed to new votes.

    Coupled with the Boston Globe poll for NH…..
    That makes a difference.

    You guys better get ready to “feel the bern”

  25. That’s correct…I detest David Brock, and everything he and his Media Matter’s hit team is involved in…but I have no fear of him because of his bizarre proclivities…

  26. nyp says:

    “his bizarre proclivities”

  27. And just for the record little nyper…I have no aversion to “pink” either…it’s my granddaughter’s favorite color…

  28. nyp says:

    you find someone being gay a “bizarre proclivity”

  29. Perhaps you should ask William Grey of the purported alcohol & cocaine fueled trysts on the boardroom tables in the wee hours of some mornings at Media Matters…

  30. nyp says:

    It’s the gay part you find to be a bizarrwe proclivity, not some double hearsy gossip you dig out of the internet, right?

  31. Oh that’s right…you can’t, because the lawsuits have been settled and those little details and financial shenanigans are now sealed.

  32. nyp says:

    which leads you to spread any unverifiable bit of dirt you can find about someone on the other side of the political spectrum — especially someone who wears a “pink collar.”

  33. That’s a laugh…innuendo, speculation, and subterfuge are always in play from your side of the aisle…but back to the subject at hand. Rep. Jim Jordan was particularly prickly and troubling to Hillary’s fairy tale at the Select Committee hearings this morning…can’t wait to post the video.

  34. nyp says:

    Unlike you, and other posters on this blog, I have never belittled, insulted, or spoken disparagingly about another person’s sexual identity.

    Why don’t you simply do the decent thing and apologize?

  35. And why don’t you KMA?

  36. nyp says:

    Let’s have some more hearings. Preferably the night before the New Hampshire primary.

  37. Steve says:

    Actually, nyp is right. Clinton will need all the “help” she can get before NH.

    Bloomberg/St. Anselm 10/15 – 10/18 400 RV 36 41 10 1 0 0 Sanders +5
    WBUR 10/15 – 10/18 401 LV 38 34 9 2 1 0 Clinton +4
    PPP (D) 10/16 – 10/18 393 RV 41 33 11 2 4 2 Clinton +8
    Boston Herald/FPU 10/14 – 10/17 403 LV 30 38 19 1 1 1 Sanders +8
    Boston Globe/Suffolk 10/14 – 10/15 500 LV 37 35 11 3 1 1 Clinton +2

  38. nyp says:

    I guarantee you after this hearing she will be well in the lead.

  39. Steve says:

    “What difference, at this point, does it matter?”

    yup

  40. None of the information in the video above is in the magnanimous Accountability Review Board findings (ARB) that the lefties love to quote…Why? Because they never interviewed Hillary Clinton. It’s what’s known as a DC whitewash in Washington parlance.

  41. Another nugget turned over in the dry river bed today by the committee…the esteemed Admiral Mullen, co-chair of the ARB…called Hillary’s Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills (who was Hillary’s lawyer before she was Chief of Staff…and then her lawyer again…nice how they shuffle that attorney-client privilege around) to tell her it would be a bad idea to send Charlene Lamb to their hearing to testify because she doesn’t come across very well about the security situation at the Outpost in Benghazi. How do they know this??? Because he was called to testify before the select committee under oath. He apologized and said he had made a mistake in judgement. So much for the esteemed ARB.

  42. Nyp says:

    I think that entire hearing has to be reported as an in-kind contribution from the GOP to Hillary’s campaign.

  43. Steve says:

    A dynasty (UK /ˈdɪnəsti/, US /ˈdaɪnəsti/) is a sequence of rulers from the same family, usually in the context of a feudal or monarchical system but sometimes also appearing in elective republics.

    Just in case the message was not clear.

  44. Rincon says:

    The Bushes and Clintons are examples of American elected dynasties. The Walton and Mars families are examples of America’s unelected dynasties.

  45. Yes, Joe Biden’s rose garden message was as clear as mush…typical for the Vice President!

    http://news.investors.com/photopopup.aspx?id=776764

  46. nyp says:

    I am trying to think of why Hillary Clinton is a member of a “dynasty.” She came from solid middle-class circumstances. Her husband’s upbringing was a little poorer. What “dynasty”?

  47. The little nyper can’t recognize a political dynasty when he sees one. Perhaps you should take off those cobalt blue colored glasses once in a while and take in the full spectrum of the myriad of colors around you.

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