October 7, 2010

Biden to people in Madison: "You’re the dullest audience I’ve ever spoken to."

Uhhh...

64 comments:

The Crack Emcee said...

So says Mr. Excitement.

Jeez.

Big Mike said...

Hey! If the shoe fits ...

Crimso said...

So now we have established that he has in fact never talked to himself.

ndspinelli said...

Biden must have been @ a Ken Macha convention

AllenS said...

His message will resonate in Madison. Same with the Obama. This is a big fucking deal. Feingold will sweep Madison in votes.

Drew said...

You know, for an administration that tries to stage-manage everything, they still can't manage to keep the actors on script.

Matt said...

He's probably right. So what? Wisconsin is economically depressed, they want change and they are not enthused. Makes sense because no matter who they vote for it will make no difference. And they know it. It will take a whole heck of a lot more than any politician can do at this point to get the economy going.

The Republicans have no better plans. But voters go back and forth between parties every couple of years thinking they do.

ndspinelli said...

3 University of Minnesota students were killed by a Madison drunk driver early this morning. That's not dull..just your typical day in the Land of Intoxication.

madawaskan said...

He does go on:

He continued, saying, “You’re the dullest audience I’ve ever spoken to," at which point he got applause and laughs. "Do you realize how many jobs Wisconsin lost? It’s staggering!"

Uhhhh...

E.M. Davis said...

'we've been in that oven before ... '

Any Holocaust survivors in the audience?

edutcher said...

Halo Joe, the dullard's dullard.

I'm no fan of the Demos, but Roosevelt, Truman, JFK, and Johnson must be spinning as they watch what's become of a very well-oiled machine.

MadisonMan said...

I'm sure he meant it in the nicest possible way.

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Martin L. Shoemaker said...

To be fair to the Vice-President... I think his (poorly worded) point was that he had just made a comment he expected to fire up his supporters, and they responded with a dull silence. So he turned that into a joke (a poor one), and they responded to that.

His base is dejected. Trying to provoke them from "dejected" to "motivated" is all he can try at this point.

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MadisonMan said...

3 University of Minnesota students were killed by a Madison drunk driver early this morning.

I'm not a big fan of driving at night for this very reason. You get a flat tire, and you are a sitting duck. Too many drivers are either drunk or asleep.

El Pollo Real said...

Why was he saying or expecting that from a Madison audience? Madison hasn't lost a lot manufacturing jobs to China. Madison is a pro-government growth town.

Milwaukee on the other hand...

traditionalguy said...

Biden thinks the audience is stupid enough to think that describing the problem has anything to do with solving the problem. China suddenly turned capitalistic and is booming with our jobs and our tecnologies...so Obama and biden tell us to end capitalism here and become socialist serfs. That is no solution at all. Biden is lucky that Dems are not yet Tea Party people and therefore did not shout him down. But that day is coming in the privacy of voting booths.

AllenS said...

Do you realize how many jobs Wisconsin lost? It’s staggering!
Gird your loins!


[Applause]

Somewhere, Feingold was applauding.

Well, thank God, the University of Madison isn't laying people off. Oh, maybe some dufuses, like carpenters, electricians, and other non intelligent people, but who cares, right?

Gina said...

Good ol' Joe is out in the wild. This can only be a good thing, for Republicans and for comedians.

Calypso Facto said...

"Do you realize how many jobs Wisconsin lost? It’s staggering!"

A big thanks to you and your party for THAT, Joe!

Calypso Facto said...

I didn't know there'd be a Biden thread or I'd have saved this comment from the last one:

Well, VP Biden, that soon-to-be deciding vote, closed down traffic to my business this morning and afternoon as he made his way across Madison to stump at a fundraiser. Hot on the heels of his boss' visit last week. Please guys, your administration's policies have done enough damage, there's no need to personally come inflict any more...

Tibore said...

""Biden to people in Madison: "You’re the dullest audience I’ve ever spoken to.""

http://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671723650

AllenS said...

Applause? Who in the fuck is this idiot addressing? I'll answer that, Liberals. Oftentimes, the most educated of our population is also the dumbest.

john said...

Maybe he tried a Henny Youngman-type joke. Came off sounding like Don Rickles. I didn't know Biden was Jewish.

Tony said...

How has Biden managed to stay employed for 38 years straight? He strikes me as the quintessential corporate VP with a corner office with no apparent duties or responsibilities but he never gets the axe no matter how far the company's financial condition sinks.

john said...

Was there a *ba-dum-bum-CHING* after the joke?

Jason (the commenter) said...

Earth to Biden: you were in a room full of OBAMA voters, who even halfway through his presidency still decided to come hear YOU speak. What did you expect?

Calypso Facto said...

Apparently jokes play differently in front of a crowd paying $250 a plate than in front of a crowd bussed in by a union....

Pogo said...

Biden went full retard.

Everybody knows you never go full retard. You don't buy that? Ask Sean Penn.

Pogo said...

Waitaminnit....

My brother is retarded.
I have never seen Biden and my brother in the same room together.

Nahhh; couldn't be.

Calypso Facto said...

Biden off his leash and impromptu = comedy gold for Stewart, et. al.

wv: railmifo
Gotta be an updated version of ralmfao that my kids haven't told me about yet, right?

murgatroyd666 said...

The Obama administration reminds me of Alexis A. Gilliland's adage:

Politicians and comedians both say things that please their audiences. The difference is that the audience laughs at the comedian, and the politician laughs at the audience.

garage mahal said...

I didn't even know Biden was in town. Explains the hordes of cops.

Jason (the commenter) said...

garage mahal :I didn't even know Biden was in town. Explains the hordes of cops.

"It's a politician! Guard the women and children! Guard the young boys! Everyone hold tight to their wallets!"

pst314 said...

How did that old bumper sticker go?
"I'm from Wisconsin. And that's not funny!"

Peter V. Bella said...

I have said it before, will say it again, and keep on saying it.

Joe Biden is the dumbest White man in America.

wv: messes= What Dumbocrats create

pst314 said...

"reminds me of Alexis A. Gilliland's..."

Gilliland had a lot of incisive comments, and excellent cartoons.

AllenS said...

garage mahal said...
I didn't even know Biden was in town. Explains the hordes of cops.

Did they catch him?

AllenS said...

Mr. Bella,

You'll get no argument from anyone.

dbp said...

Clapping is what "smart" people do when they hear a joke that:

1. Isn't funny, or they would have laughed

2. Want to establish that they got it.

3. Feel like a fake laugh is beneath them.

Added: You see this all the time in stand-up comedy when there is an un-funny political joke. Here there is the 4th reason, which is to signal that they agree with the sentiment and are presumably okay with a comic wasting their time being un-funny.

Jeremy said...

Whine and bitch, whine and bitch, whine and bitch, whine and bitch, whine and bitch, whine and bitch...

A tea bagger suck party.

AllenS said...

Wouldn't it be appropriate, that when there is a statement from Joe
Biden, that it is in the font Comic Sans.

garage mahal said...

How did that old bumper sticker go?
"I'm from Wisconsin. And that's not funny!"


I seen an oldie on a truck visiting family this summer, creatively edited to read: Wisconsin: You're Hmong friends".

LOL

Jeremy said...

You want funny?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/07/tea-party-song-parody_n_754874.html

ricpic said...

Whatever may be going on inside them midwesterners are outwardly phlegmatic, noticeably so in comparison to northeasterners. Not laidback bordering on spacey that you get with a lot of Californians. Phlegmatic.

Peter V. Bella said...

Wisconsin is acutually picking some jobs, or will be in the future. Some large Illinois companies are relocating or expanding their operations there. Illinois, under the disasters known as Pat Quinn and the Democrat Party hve made it impossible for businesses to operate at a profit.

Fen said...

Bumblefuck Biden.

The only reason he's VP is as insurance against an impeachment of Obama.

edutcher said...

Again, maybe Morris is right. Jeremy is here for no reason with nothing to say.

(I know, fill in the punchline)

Trooper York said...

If Brett Farve was awake he would say that was racist.

Trooper York said...

Right before he emailed a photo of his junk to Bristol Palin.

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DADvocate said...

It's reported the audience laughed at the comment. Biden probably meant, jokingly, that the audience was dull, as in boring, but the audience was actually dull, as in not to smart. Neither was Biden for making a comment so easily taken as an insult. But he is an expert at that.

c3 said...

I tell ya, I get no respect
(tugs at necktie)

Methadras said...

The polydent denture wearing VP let his teeth a little loose today. You can actually hear them go clickity-click. These leftards are ignorant fools. We all know why jobs have left many states and have gone overseas and yet these idiots continue to peddle their dead marxist theologies.

Mr. D said...

The real question for Biden: is this the dullest audience Neil Kinnock has ever spoken to?

John Lynch said...

I love Joe Biden.

Some politicians get in trouble for lying.

Biden gets in trouble for telling the truth.

Ritmo Brasileiro said...
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Ritmo Brasileiro said...

It must really suck having people in office who won't lie to you and kiss your butt.

garage mahal said...

If Brett Farve was awake he would say that was racist.

If Brett Favre were awake he would say "when in doubt, whip it out".

A.W. said...

He is probably the dullest vice president we have ever had. and by "dull" i don't mean boring. Lord, the man is not boring.

former law student said...

back when the tourist bumpersticker was "Escape to Wisconsin," the creative edits were "Escape Wisconsin" and "Escape to sin."

jr565 said...

Everybody knows you never go full retard. You don't buy that? Ask Sean Penn.


Sean didn't have too far to go to get to full retard.