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Biden Gaffes His Way Across Europe

In his first foreign trip in the second term of President Barack Obama’s presidency, Vice President Joe Biden is gaffing his way across Europe. Biden’s three country trip has taken him from Germany to France and, finally, to the UK, where he’s just finishing meetings.

Today, after attending a UK national security council meeting, Biden said that he was “delighted to do it, I spent half my life on OUR national security council,” according to the pool report. In fact, Biden has only been on the U.S. National Security Council for four years–the four years the 70-year-old vice president has served in the Obama administration, and not the 35 years he suggested.

Also in London, Biden praised the tight bond between the U.S. and Britain by calling it an “open relationship.” “We have a great relationship, and as you all know, the most open relationship we have with any nation in the world is with Great Britain,” said Biden.

Biden also got Portugal mixed up with Poland. The UK Telegraph calls it the vice president’s “latest embarrassing gaffe for the vice president.”

“Biden has a well-earned reputation as a gaffe-maker extraordinaire, and this speech was no exception. In a key passage on the Eurozone debt crisis, Biden referred to Portugal, as Poland, a mistake subsequently corrected in the official White House transcript,” reports the Telegraph, pointing to this excerpt:

We have seen positive steps recently to address the eurozone crisis, with the European Central Bank pledging to stand behind countries willing to launch reforms, and with Greece, Ireland, Poland* [*sic-Portugal], Spain and Italy all taking important steps to put their economies on a sounder path. Governments across the eurozone must also remain focused on growth and jobs. These may be fundamentally European problems, requiring European solutions, but their resolution has tremendous impact on the United States of America and on the global economy.

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h/t  Mary Jane Anklestraps

» 13 Comments

  1. Diann

    February 6th, 2013

    My brother and I were talking about the bad lip reading videos last night. I had just watched the one of Obama taking the oath of office and Beyonce singing. OMG I howled.

    Anyway, my brother texted me, “They also have one of Biden that makes him look stupider than he already is.”

    I texted back: “Are you sure it wasn’t just Biden?”

    The choice of Biden as our VP is the clearest indication that Obama thinks very little of this country.

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  2. thirdtwin

    February 6th, 2013

    Yeah I’m sure the US MSM steno pool is all like, “Mr. Biden! Oh! Oh! Call on me! Oh! Oh! Mr. Biden! What about you gaaaaaaaffes??!!”

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  3. the aardvark

    February 6th, 2013

    I will not act like an idiot is what should be going through Joey’s head. What an imbessill!

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  4. joe

    February 6th, 2013

    I feel so confident with the stupidest man in the country as vice president.

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  5. super toe

    February 6th, 2013

    If there is one reason and one reason alone for term limits it is to prevent an imbecile like this for getting this close to the presidency.

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  6. BILL

    February 6th, 2013

    well here is joey crossing europe to beef up his foreign policy experience to use in his run for the potus.

    crossing europe eating crayons and licking windows passes for foreign policy experience in USA politics.

    we are the dumbest voting electorate ever if we swallow this crap!

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  7. BILL

    February 6th, 2013

    OT
    The Seventeenth Amendment (Amendment XVII) to the United States Constitution established direct election of United States Senators by popular vote. The amendment supersedes Article I, § 3, Clauses 1 and 2 of the Constitution, under which senators were elected by state legislatures. It also alters the procedure for filling vacancies in the Senate, allowing for state legislatures to permit their governors to make temporary appointments until a special election can be held. Under the original provisions of the Constitution, senators were elected by state legislatures; this was intended to ensure that the federal government contained representatives of the states, and also to provide a body not dependent on popular support that could afford to “take a more detached view of issues coming before Congress”.[1] However, over time various issues with these provisions, such as the risk of corruption and the potential for electoral deadlocks or a lack of representation should a seat become vacant, led to a campaign for reform.

    why wouldn’t we also want to directly elect the cabinet posts as well as heads of all bureaucracy positions, EPA, DOE, etc?

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  8. BILL

    February 6th, 2013

    OT
    i also think we should increase the number of representaives in the house of representatives to have one congressman to represent every 30,000 citizens.

    435 people making up all these freedom grabbing laws has to come to a stop.

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  9. VaGal

    February 6th, 2013

    All I can say is “Thank goodness we did not end up with that stupid Sarah Palin” end sarc.

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  10. Mr.Pinko

    February 6th, 2013

    Obama’s insurance

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  11. thirdtwin

    February 6th, 2013

    VaGal, they warned me that if I voted for McCain, we would end up with an ill-informed, gaffe-prone VP.

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  12. norman einstein

    February 6th, 2013

    Awww…Joe’s just being Joe. Ain’t he cute?

    The writer of this article missed an obvious one.
    He focused on the “open relationship” reference in Joe’s comment about “Britain”.
    Joe: “We have a great relationship, and as you all know, the most open relationship we have with any nation in the world is with Great Britain,” said Biden.”

    There is no such nation as Great Britain.
    Since he was in London, it’s assumed he was talking about the U.K.
    “Great Britain” refers to the island that is home to England, Scotland and Wales.

    Mr. Pinko nailed it

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  13. Carlos The Jackal

    February 6th, 2013

    “Biden also got Portugal mixed up with Poland.”
    No biggie.
    He gets his mouth mixed up with his ass all the time!

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