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Boston Globe slams Joe Biden for gaffes, and liberals for hypocrisy. (That was not a typo.)

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Because I never thought that I would see a major Democratic newspaper lecture a Democratic Vice President like this – and lecture liberals for letting said Vice President get away with murdering his own rhetoric for so long:

Liberals routinely dismiss Biden’s gaffes as the rhetorical excesses of an overly exuberant speaker — it’s “Joe being Joe.” And there can be something appealing about a politician who throws caution and the script that goes with it to the winds. Yet when conservative speakers get overly exuberant and cross a rhetorical line, they are presumed racist or culturally insensitive, rather than refreshingly free-spirited. One standard should apply.

The surreal part? There’s nothing in the editorial that I can legitimately complain about. The closest is when they say “In the fight for civility and substance over pointless hyperbole, Biden may not be the worst offender,” but even then I’m forced to admit that this is true – besides, the editorial immediately followed with “But he’s an offender nonetheless, and he should apologize.” It’s like the Boston Globe decided that it was going to be, well, fair.

Strange days, my droogies. Strange days.

 

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  1. Ohio Dan

    August 19th, 2012

    “One standard should apply.


    Surely you jest.

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  2. Callmelennie

    August 19th, 2012

    Droogies — That’s anti-Slavitic

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  3. Callmelennie

    August 19th, 2012

    Droog means friend in Russian (IHYK)

    IHYK — I’ll Have You Know

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  4. Tim

    August 19th, 2012

    Sure that’s not The Onion pretending to be the Boston Globe?

    Somebody had a glass of clarity?

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  5. Maudie N Mandeville

    August 19th, 2012

    Biden’s name will be right alongside Joe McCarthy’s if they lose. How soon will we see a Newsweek headline:

    ‘Was Joe Biden bought off by the Republicans’ or
    ‘Sabotage Campaign: The Betrayal of Joe Biden’

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  6. Birdie Num Num

    August 19th, 2012

    We don’t need your help ,lefty media snotballs.You created ,enabled and fostered this political mentality and these Dem politicos.

    And the fertilizer of your willful political bias and idiocy is now resulting in a bumper crop of disaster.

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  7. Guitar Mike

    August 19th, 2012

    I think it’s this simple – the main reason you now may have some lefty media come out agains Biden as it has made the ticket vulnerable and they’d rather see Hillary on there. Good thing Barack’s ego is too big to even suggest that he would need to make that significant of a change to maintain the White House.

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  8. Nutjob

    August 19th, 2012

    He stays quiet for a while after a gaffe that everyone tries defending for the next few days, then out of the blue he does it again…opens his mouth.

    Goofey Joe, the gift that keeps on giving, he’s practically become the republicans Everready Bunny.

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  9. Unslung Hero

    August 19th, 2012

     
  10. Xavier

    August 19th, 2012

    Trumka: I can use CWA pressure to bring the entire media back into line, Mr. President, but the next stimulus has to contain at least a billion for unions.

    Barry: Throw in widespread riots at polling places and you’ve got a deal.

    Trumka: Done.

    w

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  11. sandybanks

    August 19th, 2012

     
  12. timmy g

    August 19th, 2012

    look BG, ya do the right thing once – it ain’t gonna gitcha a million new subscribers to save your azzzzzez

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