The following article is found on ABC News Blogs... and people are quite dismayed by Biden's comments. Hell... towards the end of the 15+ minutes he was speaking he finally noticed the media was in the room. Finally noticed? I doubt it... I think he knew they were there and by playing dumb, he can later say to Barack "sorry dude, I didn't mean to dis you like that". Yet another "throwing in" of the towel by Barack's running mate.
Biden to Supporters: "Gird Your Loins", For the Next President "It's Like Cleaning Augean Stables"
October 20, 2008 7:35 AM
ABC News' Matthew Jaffe Reports: Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., on Sunday guaranteed that if elected, Sen. Barack Obama., D-Ill., will be tested by an international crisis within his first six months in power and he will need supporters to stand by him as he makes tough, and possibly unpopular, decisions.
"Mark my words," the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. "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."
"I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate," Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities. "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."
Not only will the next administration have to deal with foreign affairs issues, Biden warned, but also with the current economic crisis.
"Gird your loins," Biden told the crowd. "We're gonna win with your help, God willing, we're gonna win, but this is not gonna be an easy ride. This president, the next president, is gonna be left with the most significant task. It's like cleaning the Augean stables, man. This is more than just, this is more than – think about it, literally, think about it – this is more than just a capital crisis, this is more than just markets. This is a systemic problem we have with this economy."
The Delaware lawmaker managed to rake in an estimated $1 million total from his two money hauls at the downtown Sheraton, the same hotel where four years ago Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., clinched the Democratic nomination. Despite warning about the difficulties the next administration will face, Biden said the Democratic ticket is equipped to meet the challenges head on.
"I've forgotten more about foreign policy than most of my colleagues know, so I'm not being falsely humble with you. I think I can be value added, but this guy has it," the Senate Foreign Relations chairman said of Obama. "This guy has it. But he's gonna need your help. Because I promise you, you all are gonna be sitting here a year from now going, 'Oh my God, why are they there in the polls? Why is the polling so down? Why is this thing so tough?' We're gonna have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years. So I'm asking you now, I'm asking you now, be prepared to stick with us. Remember the faith you had at this point because you're going to have to reinforce us."
"There are gonna be a lot of you who want to go, 'Whoa, wait a minute, yo, whoa, whoa, I don't know about that decision'," Biden continued. "Because if you think the decision is sound when they're made, which I believe you will when they're made, they're not likely to be as popular as they are sound. Because if they're popular, they're probably not sound."
Biden emphasized that the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border is of particular concern, with Osama bin Laden "alive and well" and Pakistan "bristling with nuclear weapons."
"You literally can see what these kids are up against, our kids in that region," Biden said in recalling when his helicopter was forced down due to a snowstorm there. "The place is crawling with al Qaeda. And it's real."
"We do not have the military capacity, nor have we ever, quite frankly, in the last 20 years, to dictate outcomes," he cautioned. "It's so much more important than that. It's so much more complicated than that. And Barack gets it."
After speaking for just over a quarter of an hour, Biden noticed the media presence in the back of the small ballroom.
"I probably shouldn't have said all this because it dawned on me that the press is here," he joked.
"All kidding aside, these guys have left us in a God-awful place," he then said of the Bush regime, promptly wrapping up his remarks. "We have the ability to straighten it out. It's gonna take a little bit of time, so I ask you to stay with us. Stay with us."
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At the time I posted this, there were 1161 comments under this article above and here is a couple:
Posted by: Scott Oct 20, 2008 3:15:25 PM
Biden says the world will test Obama within six months and Obama may have to make unpopular decisions but all of us should prepare to stick with him. Just like it happened to Kennedy. Hmmmm. Let's review. Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missle Crisis, I'd say he pretty much failed but we stuck with him. Bush administration, actual massive attack on America, Bush had to make unpopular decisions, did Biden stick with him? Did Barack? Did the media?
Biden wants you to prepare for the impending disaster that is Barack Obama and as the going gets worse and worse, well, you just remember what Big Joe predicted and stick with them. Joe Biden - the gift that just keeps giving. Stand up for Joe and give him a hand, everyone!
Posted by: Steve Oct 20, 2008 3:15:48 PM
"Gird your loins" ??!???!??
this? Some kind of Monty Python skit?
"We're gonna win with your
help, God willing, we're gonna win,..."
Is Biden channeling Osama now,
I like what Scott is saying above... Biden is preparing the masses for a disaster while Barack is the president so he can later say "I told you he would need your help and that you need to stick with him". You can't request that we "stick with Barack" if you're unwilling to stick with the current president, George Bush.
Hypocrites the lot of them.
And if Obama is loved by everyone, why does anyone have to ask the American public to stick with him? Perhaps it's because they’re using him as a catalyst to propel the Left into power that will lead into socialism. If this county is socialistic… other countries will have more opportunities to become stronger and eventually overthrow the United States and cause us to be considered our own little Third World country.
Conspiracy theory? I wonder
I do so love the analysis from David: Biden Says Electing Obama Brings Crisis
I thought Obama was beloved by "the whole world," that "the world is waiting for a leader like Obama." I thought Obama was "going to bring appeasement and pacifism peace and unity to the entire planet"? This is what his Cultists say about him. Why would anyone "test Obama?"
This comes down to a simple issue of trust and experience. Who do you trust to deal with terrorists and terrorism, John McCain or Barack Hussein Obama, Junior.
Biden is saying we're safer under McCain and that our Allies can depend on us with McCain. Can't say the same for Obama.
An Obama presidency will bring "an international crisis." Fantastic, Joe, great job. I wonder how much the Clintons are paying him to make statements like this?
Exactly... how much is Biden getting paid to throw this election? If Obama loses it won't be because he's black (as the Liberals and the Left are claiming)... it will be because Biden isn't really on Obama's side and he's giving a lot of us a very good reason not to vote for The One.
Is Senator Biden trying to throw this election?
Here is the whole post as originally posted at the link above:
In his own words he would have been honored to run WITH or AGAINST John McCain (see video below). So... since he couldn't run with him did he take on running against him just to be honored in so doing it? He states he thinks the country would be better off... better off in what way? More than likely he was stating the country would be better off with a man like McCain leading it.
So why did Joe Biden accept being Obama's VP running mate? Doesn't it seem odd that he would take the seat below a man he feels is not experienced enough to lead the country (see the two videos below).
And just today he claims Hilary would have made a better choice than him for Vice President. If that's true, then why did he except the position? Why didn't he tell Obama to choose Hilary? Or maybe he did but he was told "no" so he decided to do the next best thing.
It just seems a little fishy! Perhaps Joe Biden took this on because he feels he can help in sabotaging Obama's campaign. News for you JoeBama... he doesn't need your help in losing this election; all Barack has to do is speak in front of a camera and he adds yet another reason NOT to vote for him.
But seriously... why would he agree to running next to a man he doesn't believe in? I submit that Senator Biden is either trying to help Obama lose (again, he doesn't need help) or he's just so desperate to get his tush in some sort of presidential seat that he will run with Obama even though he's the wrong man for the job. Either way... he's a conniving politician who gives other politicians wet dreams.
After viewing the wonderful video files below, here are some more Biden facts: David Drake and his latest post about poor old pal of Biden: David Drake: Biden Asks Wheel Chair Bound Man To Stand Up
Video Files of Biden's Election-Throwing Techniques
Today, 9/10/08, Senator Biden claims that Hilary would make a better pick
for VP than him. Sounds like he's saying that Barack Obama made a mistake...
and if his campaign continues like this, that will definitely be true.
And definitely(?) an innocent mistake... but still another one of those goofs... ooops!
I'm wondering... if Senator Chuck Graham is Joe's "old pal", then how is it he
"forgot" that his "old pal" was in a wheelchair and COULDN'T stand up. Nice.
And here we have Joe Biden's own words about Barack Obama's readiness
for the presidency in August of 2007... has Obama gained enough experience
and knowledge in just one year to change Joe's mind?
So... I suppose SOME would say this is funny but how funny is it when you hear
a politician say one of those "old jokes everyone says"? Is it cute or innocent... or
just stupid to make stereo-typical jokes when there's A CAMERA RUNNING?
Video took place in June 2006. Clearly Joe's intent was to compliment... did he?
In 1988, Senator Biden felt that the white house wasn't the place to learn-as-you-go...
the candidate needs to know the territory in order to be a great president. He said
it again in August of 2007 but apparently, he has changed his mind.
A few links:
Wake up America: Joe Biden Admits Hillary Clinton Might Have Been A Better Pick As Veep - Wow... there's some real self confidence!
Gateway Pundit: LIPSTICK LIBERALS... Obama Camp Gangs Up On Alaska Mom - Looks like Obama really doesn't need your help Joe.
David Drake: Biden: "Hillary a better VP choice than me." - Doesn't it make you confident in Obama and Biden?
Additions from today's post:
You Must Trust Dear Leader During Coming National Crisis
If Obama Is Elected There Will Be A International Crisis
UPDATE: Palin's Response