Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Biden's remarks kill two birds with one mouth

Earlier today, I posted on Senator Joe Biden's starting out his run for the White House by dissing the other candidates.

Aside from his classless remarks about Senator Clinton and John Edwards, he had this to say about Senator Barack Obama: "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."

Needless to say, that's the one the media went with and splashed all over the place.

It ranks up there with Biden's lil' ethnic joke about Americans of Indian heritage and 7-11's,

Now, Senator Obama decided to go Biden one better:

He released a statement seizing on Biden's use of the word `articulate'.

"I didn't take Sen. Biden's comments personally, but obviously they were historically inaccurate," Obama said. "African-American presidential candidates like Jesse Jackson, Shirley Chisholm, Carol Moseley Braun and Al Sharpton gave a voice to many important issues through their campaigns, and no one would call them inarticulate."

Most of the people he cited could be described as greedy, corrupt, self serving, parasitic, racist and anti-Semitic maybe..but not,G-d forbid, inarticulate!

These, along with another self serving bigot and anti-Semite, Malcolm X appear to be Senator Obama's heroes and role models. And that says everything about him that I or any other decent American should need to know.

Hey, I always hoped Joe Biden would turn out to be good for something besides a few cheap giggles. It appears he's inadvertently outed another bigot hoping to sneak into the White House.


Anonymous said...

is it coincidence, or fluke, whatever, that from time to time the photog that ff chooses to use say something that isn't mentioned in the essay.
case in point, as i read this essay i was suprised to get to the end of the essay ........ and ff had not touched on the obvious fact that joe boy and saint obama are faith healers.
why did ff leave that obvious point out?

Anonymous said...

on second thought, senator joe looks more like a vulcan mind meld.

61 Degrees North said...

Senator Joey was correct. I don't think that any of the folks in Obama's press release are articulate. Maybe Obama should have included Joycelyn Elders. She WAS her own way.

Rosey said...

What was her name, Cynthia McKinney? She was articulate....but not a prez cnadidate...