Jewish World Review Aug 16, 2012/ 28 Menachem-Av, 5772
Who's Smarter: Joe Biden or Yogi Berra?
By Bernard Goldberg
Take his latest gems.
Cranking it up at a roaring campaign rally, Biden says: "With you we can win North Carolina."
He was in Virginia at the time.
Earlier, he told the crowd, ""Romney wants to, he said in the first 100 days, he's going to let the big banks once again write their own rules. Unchain Wall Street."
Then slipping into a southern accent, he finished with, "They're going to put y'all back in chains."
Nice move, Joe … except the many black folks in the crowd weren't laughing.
A day later on the campaign trail he tells supporters: "Folks, where's it written we cannot lead the world in the 20th century in making automobiles?
Okay, so the guy doesn't know what century we're in? He can't know everything!
And bless his heart, remember when Joe, at a rally in Washington, had those nice things to say about the guy's dead mother.
"His mom lived in Long Island for ten years or so. G0d rest her soul. And- although, she's- wait- your mom's still- your mom's still alive. Your dad passed. G0d bless her soul."
Make fun of him if you will … but Joe Biden is the kind of guy who acknowledges the little people in the crowd …
"Stand up, Chuck, let 'em see ya."
He was referring to Missouri State Senator Chuck Graham who is in a wheelchair.
Hey, anybody can make a mistake. At least Joe cares about the middle class. In Athens, Ohio, campaigning in 2008, he got the faithful going with a shot at John McCain …
"Look, John's last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs."
Yes, Joe, and 2 plus 2 equal 6,000.
Speaking to the House Democratic Caucus, at a retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia, Biden channeled his inner Yogi Berra and said, "If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there's still a 30% chance we're going to get it wrong."
Maybe, but what are the chances that he's going to get the name of the guy who put him on the ticket wrong.
"A man I'm proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States Barack America!"
Asked about Biden's flubs on a cable TV show, Rudy Giuliani, said "I mean, this guy just isn't bright. He's never been bright. He isn't bright. People think well, he just talks a little bit too much. Actually, he's just not very smart."
Really? Why? Just because he doesn't know what century we're living in?
I don't know about you, but I'm hoping we get the opportunity to miss Joe Biden.
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JWR contributor Bernard Goldberg, the television news reporter and author of several bestselling books, among them, Bias, a New York Times number one bestseller about how the media distort the news. He is widely seen as one of the most original writers and thinkers in broadcast journalism. Mr. Goldberg covered stories all over the world for CBS News and has won 10 Emmy awards for excellence in journalism. He now reports for the widely acclaimed HBO broadcast Real Sports.
He is a graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey and a member of the school's Hall of Distinguished Alumni and proprietor of BernardGoldberg.com.
© 2011, Bernard Goldberg