I like to rotate the morning news channels. No sense watching just one. So, occasionally I have to pull myself off of “Morning Express with Robin Meade” which I consider to be like watching the news read by high school girls. Fluff stories read by eye-candy. Not a bad concept when you want a break from the dog-eat-dog political channels.
So, on CNN’s “New Day” last week, Chris Cuomo and Ted Cruz have a heated exchange on Obamacare. In case you’ve not watched it, Chris Cuomo has kind of a smarmy personality to begin with. But, Chris, there’s no reason to be so obvious about your stripes. If you’re so worried about people losing their health insurance, maybe you should upbraid someone from the Obama administration. They’ve invested their entire administration into a failed train wreck, and you’re asking Ted Cruz why he doesn’t fix it? So Cuomo says to Cruz: “You’re being a little dangerous with how much political spin you put on something that’s so central to the well being of so many families?” You’re lecturing Ted Cruz about political spin when the White House just met with a group of liberal reporters to start an all-out recovery campaign on Obamacare?
Chris have you been watching the news about Obamacare? Oh that’s right, you are the news. Nevermind.
Yesterday on “The Morning Joe” on MSNBC, they had a short video of Joe Biden buying some food in some subway stand. The bill was $56, he only had fifty, and had to borrow a few bucks from someone with him. Typical Biden-type stuff. However, the co-host of The Morning Joe, Mika Brezinzski, squealed in delight “Don’t you just love him? He should be the Vice-President for life!!”
No, Mika I don’t think so. I think it was dumb for you to even say it. Really, occasionally I’ve thought you were like a real journalist. I’ll never learn. As far as Joe goes, botox, teeth-whitener and the tanning booth have taken him about as far as he can go. We still have him on the Big Board, but let’s be serious. Your statement though does show the blind partisanship of yourself and the network to the party.
Hey Mika, just for a nostalgic stroll, let’s take a look at a few of Biden’s more notable gaffes. Just because it’s funny.
“I promise you, the president has a big stick. I promise you.” –Joe Biden, citing Theodore Roosevelt’s famous quote, “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” (April 26, 2012)
“This is a big fucking deal!” –Joe Biden, caught on an open mic congratulating President Barack Obama during the health care signing ceremony, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2010
“You know, I’m embarrassed. Do you know the Web site number? I should have it in front of me and I don’t. I’m actually embarrassed.” –Joe Biden, speaking to an aide standing out of view during an interview on CBS’ “Early Show,” in the midst of encouraging viewers to visit a government-run Web site that tracks stimulus spending, Feb. 25, 2009
“Jill and I had the great honor of standing on that stage, looking across at one of the great justices, Justice Stewart.” –Joe Biden, mistakenly referring to Justice John Paul Stevens, who swore him in as vice president, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009
One of my favorites:
“Look, John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs.” –Joe Biden, Athens, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2008
“Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see ya.” –-Joe Biden, to Missouri state Sen. Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair, Columbia, Missouri, Sept. 12, 2008
“You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent…. I’m not joking.” –Joe Biden, in a private remark to an Indian-American man caught on C-SPAN, June, 2006
“A man I’m proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States — Barack America!” –Joe Biden, at his first campaign rally with Barack Obama after being announced as his running mate, Springfield, Ill., Aug. 23, 2008
Biden Gaffes reference
Vice-President for life? Nah, don’t think so. Although, in honesty, he’s probably at least as funny as Will Ferrell. Go back and look at the list and read those quotes in your mental “Will Ferrell” voice. That’s comedy right there!
Well, back to Robin. Lovely ear-rings this morning! I love those baby pandas and water-skiing squirrels!!