Where’s the Mockery of Joe ‘Dubya’ Biden?
Comedians and media types who loved to ridicule Bush's gaffes are stunningly silent about the VP.
May 27, 2009 - 12:00 am
It was less than a month before this mistake that Biden said he would tell his family members to avoid confined spaces and not to travel through the airlines due to the swine flu infections that were causing a near hysteria among the media and American public. If the average American wasn’t panicked then, they probably were after seeing that quote.
It’s almost as if the comedians are so shocked by each gaffe that they forget about the previous one, and instead of making jokes about the pattern, they make some light quips about the most recent trip-up and repetitive jokes about how cool, fly, glorious — or any other positive adjective — Obama is. Occasionally they’ll make a joke about the overly high expectations people have of him, but even that is a joke highlighting his positive qualities.
From saying that then-Senator Obama was the “first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy” to making the type of ethnic-based jokes that today’s anti-P.C., South Park generation loves, such as when he said, “You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking,” Biden is a ready-made redux of Bush-era comedy. Yet it seems no one is willing to make the comparison, as if Bush owns the arrogant, wanna-be action hero persona.
While Bush was derided for his acts of bravado like getting in a flight suit with a premature “Mission Accomplished” banner above him, Biden not so humbly mentions how he was “shot at” in Iraq. “Shot at” quickly turned into “I was near where a shot landed,” as in he was in the Green Zone and an enemy projectile landed outside the building. With that show of manliness failing, he later boasted about how his helicopter was “forced down” over the terrorist “superhighway” of the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border, conveniently leaving out the unflattering fact that the helicopter went down because of snow.
He’s told a wheelchair-bound state senator to stand up at a rally. He’s received a disapproving father-like look from President Obama for saying, “My memory isn’t as good as Justice Roberts.” He said during his introduction as Obama’s vice-presidential pick that the next president would be “Barack America.” He said that “‘jobs’ is a three-letter word.” He’s referred to FDR’s appearance on TV to address the stock market crash that caused the Great Depression, an event that occurred in 1929 when FDR was not president and TVs weren’t in private homes.
“If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still a 30 percent chance we’re going to get it wrong.”
With all this, the elite comedian class depicts Bush, and not Biden, as a moron? As Biden would say, “Gimme a f—ing break!”