Sunday, May 06, 2012

Joe Biden: Rex Murphy's Towel Boy

Official portrait of Vice President of the Uni...
Official portrait of Vice President of the United States . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Rex Murphy mops the floor with the Obama Admin:

"Joe Biden, the administration’s all purpose towel boy, was heard at a fund raiser to praise Obama’s decision to authorize the raid as “the most audacious in the last 500 years.”.... History and Joe Biden must not be on speaking terms."

Indeed. And we used to think Winston Churchill was something!

Bumped into Rex a couple of times. Last sighting was down by the Toronto waterfront a year or two ago. My wife and I were too politely Canadian to bother him, but I think he noticed we spotted him. What a great guy.


Anon1152 said...

Um... you do recall the Bush Administration, don't you?

RkBall said...

Very well.

You think Bush's actions were the most audacious in 500 years?!

Anon1152 said...

"You think Bush's actions were the most audacious in 500 years?!"

No more than I think Obama's are the most audacious in the last 500 years.

But I expect people to... um... exaggerate at "fundraisers". It was a fundraiser that Biden was speaking at.

And... how do you think the Bush Administration would have treated the Death of Bin Laden if he'd been killed on Bush's watch? Bush was the guy who "flew" a fighter jet onto an aircraft carrier sporting a giant "mission accomplished" sign.

And Bush himself, a few months after 9/11, seemed to have lost interest in Bin Laden:

RkBall said...

"how do you think the Bush Administration would have treated the Death of Bin Laden if he'd been killed on Bush's watch?"

With more class. I've heard Dick Cheney in person. I think he has substantially more substance than Joe Biden. Sorry.

Anon1152 said...

So the "mission accomplished" moment was "classy"? (I hasten to point out that the mission had not really been accomplished).

RkBall said...

As I recall the Bush team was not responsible for the Mission Accomplished signage. Nor do I recall them suggesting it was the bravest, most bestest thing done in 500 years.

500 years is a shark-jump worthy of derision.

Anon1152 said...

Jon Stewart addressed the Republican reaction to this.

Please forgive the liberal source.

I found it amusing.

Anon1152 said...

You're comparing Biden saying Obama's the most Audacious president in 500 years at a fundraising event (that I assume was more or less private... most of us are priced out of those events) to Bush publicly landing on an Aircraft Carrier?

As for who was responsible for the signage... I'd like to see the details. But I'm proud of your willingness to split hairs. I love splitting hairs. Metaphorically.

RkBall said...

So, you think Dick Cheney climbed the mast and erected the Mission Accomplished sign himself?

Listen to Rex. He's old. He's been around. He's witnessed what, 40 years of US Presidential politics. If he says it's tawdry, and without parallel, you can count on it.

Obama the great pacifist, the great reconciler, the great resetter; he's driving the US economy Forward over the cliff and the only weapon he's got in his quiver is strutting around as the big killer of Osama Bin Laden -- something that the hated Bush set in motion.

Sorry, I'm not buying it. And the bravest, boldest decision in 500 years?


Anon1152 said...


RkBall said...

Bush said,

That at least sounds Presidential. And it's not all about "me" "me" "me". Obama's is the most self-referential presidency of the past 500 years. Scratch that. Ever.

RkBall said...

"The battle of Iraq is one victory in a war on terror that began on September 11, 2001, and still goes on." -- Bush.

Anon1152 said...

The article also says that while the sign was, apparently, the Navy's idea... the White House made it. That sounds as if the Bush team was, at least in (large) part responsible for it.

Also, as the Jon Stewart clip makes clear (with... more clips), Obama has not made it all about "me me me". (Or should I say "him him him")?


"Obama's is the most self-referential presidency of the past 500 years."

Are you now trying to compete with Biden?

Anon1152 said...

You shouldn't. I'm sure Biden will win every time when it comes to ridiculous statements.

Anonymous said...

anon. bush is not the president. please get something for the bds you are suffering from.

Anonymous said...

I thought Biden had confessed earlier this year that he had advised Obama against the raid!

RkBall said...

THAT's what makes Obama's brave actions so bodacious -- going against and beyond his VP's quivering mass of fear! It was the most bodacious act in 500 years.

500 bottles of fear on the wall, 500 bottles of fear, take one down, pass it around, 499 bottles of fear on the wall!

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"