Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Quote Of The Week

Well, I enjoyed this last week so I decided to do it again.

Joe Biden made it easy by giving us a great one to start the week out on Sunday. This is long but I decided to include the whole thing because it works just like it is. The emphasis is mine. Quote taken from here.

"And here's the point I want to make. Mark my words. Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. And he's gonna have to make some really tough - I don't know what the decision's gonna be, but I promise you it will occur. As a student of history and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it's gonna happen. I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate. And he's gonna need help. And the kind of help he's gonna need is, he's gonna need you, not financially to help him, we're gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it's not gonna be apparent initially, it's not gonna be apparent that we're right. Because all these decisions, all these decisions, once they're made if they work, then they weren't viewed as a crisis. If they don't work, it's viewed as you didn't make the right decision, a little bit like how we hesitated so long dealing with Bosnia and dealing with Kosovo, and consequently 200,000 people lost their lives that maybe didn't have to lose lives. It's how we made a mistake in Iraq. We made a mistake in Somalia. So there's gonna be some tough decisions. They may emanate from the Middle East. They may emanate from the sub-continent. They may emanate from Russia's newly-emboldened position because they're floating in a sea of oil."

It’s hard to pick a favorite part out of such a long statement but this is definitely a good one: If they don't work, it's viewed as you didn't make the right decision…

So for the entire quote and this part in particular, I give Joe Biden…


the Dodo bird.



7 comments:

shoprat said...

"His actions give us witness

the man, alas, is witless."

Chuck said...

Shoprat, good one.

MK said...

Yeah that is a good one shoprat.

Mustang said...

I agree that Joe Biden is “witless,” and this causes me to wonder how anyone with an ounce of gray matter could think that Biden is qualified to serve as vice president, and Sarah Palin isn’t.

But let me add this supposition: What if Joe Biden (even if witless) was also being honest? While many of us laugh off his gaffes, and others “clarify what he meant to say,” there is always the possibility that Joe Biden was giving us a clear picture of a likely consequence of electing Barack Obama.

Chuck said...

Mustang, I have not doubted Joe's sincerity much all along. I think he may often speak his mind, he later regrets it, but I think he may believe what he says. A lot of what he's saying now is stuff he said before he was the VP candidate.

cube said...

I think Joe Biden's ego is speaking out, somewhat subconsciously. I think his mind just can't accept that he isn't on the top of this ticket and it shows up when he makes these types of comments.

As much as it pains me to say it, Biden is more qualified. Not than I'm exuberant about his senatorial experience, but at least Biden doesn't have the radical black liberation theology BS that makes Obama feel like this country isn't worth pledging allegiance to, or worth wearing a flag lapel pin for, or being someone OK with listening to Rev. Wright "God Damn" America for 20 years without a complaint.

I can go on & on, but I think you have the gist of what I'm saying. At least on the surface, Biden seems to love his country whereas with Obama, it's not all that obvious with him or Michelle.

How can we trust someone like that to be president?

Chuck said...

Cube, I agree. I think it goes without saying Biden is moer qualified than Obama