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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

"A leader must know what he's talking about." (- Joe Biden)

Before you read this article, keep in mind that in talking about the economy, Joe Biden not only didn't know who was President when the stock market crashed, he apparently didn't know that television didn't exist at the time. How could the President, whoever Biden thinks it was, have gone on television? What is Joe Biden talking about?


Biden Slips, Suggests FDR Was President When Market Crashed

WASHINGTON — Vice presidential candidate Joe Biden says today’s leaders should take a lesson from the history books and follow fellow Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt’s response to a financial crisis.

“When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened,”‘ Barack Obama’s running mate recently told the “CBS Evening News."

Except, Republican Herbert Hoover was in office when the stock market crashed in October 1929. There also was no television at the time; TV wasn’t introduced to the public until a decade later, at the 1939 World’s Fair.

FDR was elected three years later when voters denied Hoover a second term. The Democratic challenger appealed to the “forgotten man” by promising a “new deal” to solve the Depression era.

Democrats usually like to remind the public that a Republican was president during the 1929 stock market crash. During the 2004 presidential election, John Kerry’s campaign repeatedly cited Hoover as the last president until George W. Bush to oversee a loss of jobs during his time in office.

Biden was commenting on the stock market crash when he said leaders should explain the current economic crisis and how to solve it to the public.

“Part of what being a leader does is to instill confidence, is to demonstrate what he or she knows what they are talking about and to communicating to people … this is how we can fix this,” Biden said.

Biden’s spokesman, David Wade, countered: “I’m proud to say that we Democrats aren’t experts at Herbert Hoover depression economics like John McCain and his pals. From Franklin Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, we just get elected to clean up the economic mess these Republicans leave behind.”

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

weak. see two posts below on this blog for the real news of the day.

September 24, 2008 5:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Biden not knowing who the president was during the stock market crash?

He's making it up as he goes.

I hope Obama wins. Biden will set a new low for stupidity.

September 24, 2008 5:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:41, you mean lower than the low Haikula just set?

September 24, 2008 5:50 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

Perhaps you can tell us specifically what you're talking about. I'm just posting a story written by someone else.


September 24, 2008 6:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But Joe Biden isn't running for president.

September 24, 2008 6:18 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

Hmmm, so why is everyone so up in arms about Sarah Palen? She's not running for president, either.

September 24, 2008 6:29 PM  

Anonymous survey says said:

The Economist uses an online poll to ask people all over the world whether they would vote for Obama or McCain if they could vote.

View results by nation or as a grand total of popular votes and electoral votes that they invented for this survey.


September 24, 2008 6:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haikulatwat, it's spelled "Palin."

September 24, 2008 6:55 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

Silly little baby. U make me quake. U are amazingly unable to respond to the point.

September 24, 2008 7:27 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

6:55 doesn't seem to know the difference between bore, boor, and boar, but seems to enjoy traveling around and reading my posts.

I have a groupie! C'mon baby. Let's have a look at that kisser.

September 24, 2008 7:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I like how Haikula just about has a converstion with herself on the comment section. hahahaha

September 24, 2008 9:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I would love to quiz Sarah Palin on the U.S. presidents. I'll bet Sarah would not know which President signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.

Can Haikula be any more biased and ridiculous, Sarah Palin is only allowed to read a prepared rah-rah speech does Haikula follow Higby's logic since Sarah Palin is hot let's vote for her?

Oh wait I forgot Higby also has the hots for Haikula, Higby's cyberspace flirting and romancing might be clouding her judgement.

September 24, 2008 10:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

McCain wants to hide the bimbo in the closet.


(CNN) — McCain supporter Sen. Lindsey Graham tells CNN the McCain campaign is proposing to the Presidential Debate Commission and the Obama camp that if there’s no bailout deal by Friday, the first presidential debate should take the place of the VP debate, currently scheduled for next Thursday, October 2 in St. Louis.

In this scenario, the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin would be rescheduled for a date yet to be determined, and take place in Oxford, Mississippi, currently slated to be the site of the first presidential faceoff this Friday.
Graham says the McCain camp is well aware of the position of the Obama campaign and the debate commission that the debate should go on as planned — but both he and another senior McCain adviser insist the Republican nominee will not go to the debate Friday if there’s no deal on the bailout.

September 24, 2008 10:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LOL 9:53! Haikook has 40% of the comments on every thread!!

September 24, 2008 11:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Obama IS the Bimbo in the Closet...

September 24, 2008 11:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe Biden, Gaffemeister of the Democratic Party.

The guy makes Dan Quayle look smart.

September 24, 2008 11:44 PM  

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