The new focus on Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan must be a nice respite for the Obama campaign's Joe Biden babysitting team. The man who is "one heartbeat from the U.S. Presidency" has become our nation's largest producer of gaffes. Below are a few of our favorites:
Biden Lives in the State of Intoxication: Look, we've been known to imbibe every once in a while. But, then again, we aren't the Vice President of the United States. But, hey, if Biden wants to drunkenly sing about the "Villages" while Paul Ryan is out there talking about real issues, who are we to stop him?
BFD: Biden was really excited about Obamacare, so much so that he had his own hot mic incident, noting, "this is a big f%&^ing deal". Yes, Mr. Vice President, we also think that the largest tax increase in the history of the United States is a pretty big effing deal.
Big Stick: When President Obama was running in 2008, now First Lady Michelle Obama gave the nation insight into all things Barack, including his smell in the morning ("stinky"). Um, thanks, we think. But, Biden unintentionally took us where no first lady was willing to go. Oddly, the audience gets it, but Biden just keeps on trucking.
Swine Flu: Remember when the government was working overtime to minimize mass hysteria over the swine flu, and Biden went on the Today Show and went all germophobe on us? We'll bet he didn't get a Christmas card from the CDC that year.
Give This Guy a Break: Biden's down home "charm" might be endearing in this video in which he shrugs off his title of Vice President, if he didn't disrespect the office of Vice President by acting like such a complete clown in every other clip in this post.
Not a Mathematician: Is this why we don't have a budget? Can Biden really not count past three? In this clip, Biden calls J-O-B-S a three-letter word. Too bad its actually a "four-letter word", which may have made more sense given the Obama/Biden commitment to strangling our economy.
You Know, That Guy in the Black Robe: Just one day after his swearing-in as Vice President by Supreme Court Justice Stevens, Biden has already forgotten his name. There are only nine of them….
Biden Heals the Sick: While many consider Barack Obama the second coming, in this clip, Biden shows Obama who is actually Jesus by commanding a state senator from Missouri to rise from the wheelchair to which he's been confined for decades.
So Fresh and So Clean: Biden has perfected the art of the backhanded compliment in this clip. Who knew America had never seen an articulate and clean black presidential until Obama showed up on the scene? We're sure that Bill Clinton, America's first black president, would disagree.
Did You Bring Your Indian Passport: In this infamous faux pas, Biden declares that you can't go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts without a slight Indian accent. In case you thought he was joking, he follows that statement with, "I'm not joking". In related news, the Denver Police Department is now holding "Slight Indian Accent" training classes to prevent starvation within the force.
Delaware Was a Slave State: When thinking about the plight of slaves prior to the Emancipation Proclamation, one might think about Virginia, or South Carolina, perhaps Mississippi. Delaware is pretty low on the list, despite Biden's attempt in this 2008 clip to demonstrate why he's well-positioned to win in South Carolina by linking the two states’ histories of slavery. The only problem – Delaware's slave trade was minimal, and pretty much over by the early 1800s. Of course, any history is bad, but surely the two states have more in common than that.
But, Biden Lives in the State of Intoxication: Look, we've been known to imbibe every once in a while. But, then again, we aren't the Vice President of the United States. But, hey, if Biden wants to drunkenly sing about the "Villages" while Paul Ryan is out there talking about real issues, who are we to stop him?