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Biden Calls Working Man “A Smart Ass”

From Milwaukee’s ABC affiliate WISN 12 and the New York Daily News:


Vice President Joe Biden caught on video calling custard shop manager a ‘smarta–‘ after taxes quip

By Michael Sheridan   

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Maybe Vice President Biden had a case of brain freeze.

The sharp-tongued politician took a foul-mouthed jab at a custard shop manager who made a tax quip.

Biden was in Milwaukee to talk about jobs on Saturday, and made a stop at a Kopp’s Frozen Custard outside the city.

"What do we owe ya?" the vice president asked after enjoying some of the cold treats.

"Don’t worry, it’s on us," the unnamed store manager replied, but then added: "Lower our taxes and we’ll call it even."

A few minutes later, Biden indicated he didn’t exactly appreciate the remark.

"Why don’t you say something nice instead of being a smarta– all the time?" he said to the manager, in an exchange captured on video by local station WISN. "Say something nice."

It’s unclear if the store manager had said anything else to the vice president, but he told WISN News that he didn’t feel slighted.

"I don’t think he liked it," he said. "But later on he whispered to me, ‘I’m just kidding.’"

Let’s review. The manager of an ice cream parlor gave Mr. Biden a free ice cream cone and made a harmless pleasantry. For which Joe ‘Bite Me’ called him “a smart ass.”

Mr. Biden is not sane. And that cannot be a good thing for our country.

By the way, it would appear that the local Milwaukee TV station later deleted Mr. Biden’s clever riposte and claimed instead that Mr. Biden “ignored the manager’s comment.”

What media bias?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Sunday, June 27th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

18 Responses to “Biden Calls Working Man “A Smart Ass””

  1. Liberals Demise

    Takes one to know one and Sheriff Joe is no dummy.

  2. bobdog

    After Biden’s comment, I would have rung up the sale and handed him the bill.

    • Mithrandir

      Exactly, AND politicians aren’t supposed to be treated like royalty and be given handouts.

      I would have done the same thing, “not to be a smartass, but here is your bill, since this ain’t a charity.”

  3. BigOil

    Smokin Joe Biden should be considered an expert in making ass-inine comments. He is a dumbass, leader in the jackass party, and has an ass kicking boss.

  4. Petronius

    “Why don’t you say something nice …?”

    Since when is lowering taxes not a nice thing?

    It is never the rich for whom these Bolshevik thugs reserve their special venom.

    Rather, it is the upper working class merging into the middle class. It is that largely anonymous, amorphous, unregarded group who fight the country’s wars, pay taxes, strive to make a better life, and cling to their guns and religion.

    Unlike the rich, they don’t have tax lawyers and accountants to protect them. Instead, they bear the full brunt of the redistributions. And they have come to see their simple patriotism derided, their religion and morality despised, their work ethic ridiculed, their savings and 401ks wiped out, and their money devalued.

    They cause no trouble. Trillions of dollars of public money is not siphoned into their pockets, nor into their neighborhoods as payoffs, to bribe them into civic virtue. They are born with civic virtue. Until creeps like Joe Biden come along to rob them of even that last shred of dignity. And if they make a mistake in life, no army of journalists, sociologists, lawyers, intellectuals, and psychoanalysts rushes forward to condone their inadequacies on grounds of poverty or environment.

    If they protest that their cities have become alien colonies and wastelands, that their children are taught left-wing rubbish in overcrowded schools where 90 percent of the children speak no English, that they have lost their jobs to illegal aliens, then they are sure to be lectured about the cardinal sin of racism by these limousine Liberals who send their children and grandchildren to Sidwell Friends.

    Is there any creature more vile than the American Liberal?

  5. proreason

    Mr. Biden’s dream of following a triumphant Obamy presidency with one of his own is cratering.

    He’s a bit testy about it.

    Perhaps he’s contemplating what a guillotine fees like.

  6. Rusty Shackleford

    Joe Biden: “What do we owe ya?”

    That’s a hot one.

    So, who’s really the smart-ass here?

  7. MinnesotaRush

    “Joe Biden: “What do we owe ya?”

    How about some sincere apologies from you and your boss along with your resignations.

    Oh .. and take Pelosi with ya!

  8. Clearly the custard shop owner forgot his true place in society. I hope he’s prepared for an IRS audit.

  9. Joe Biden: “What do we owe ya?”

    New Loins.. “Girding” wasn’t enough

  10. Mithrandir

    Bumbling Joe Biden’s Gaff-tastic Cavalcade of Bumbling Gaffs

    Presents: Episode 55

    “Bumbling Joe’s Freeloading and Callous Insults to Small Business Owner in America.”

    (what did you expect a democrat to say to a taxpayer?)

  11. AcornsRNutz

    This man is an absolute sh*theel. I can’t imagine how he knew the guy was a smart ass all the time if he jkust met him, nor can I imagine what would posess a man to give this ass a free ice cream. I’d have charged him what a plate at an obama black tie dinner is valued at.

  12. Doesn’t Joe end all his interactions with people by telling them that he’s kidding?

    1. Obama is too inexperienced to be president. Just kidding…
    2. I’d gladly be on a ticket with John McCain. Just kidding…
    3. Stand Up Chuck… Oh, you can’t… God love ya… Just kidding…
    4. You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent…. I’m not joking… Just kidding…
    5. FDR got on television” and explained to the American people what happened… Just kidding
    6. The number one job facing the middle class is a 3 letter word. J-O-B-S jobs…. Just kidding

    • JohnMG

      Joe’s just like one of those ‘See-N-Say’ toys where the string is out of sync with the picture, and the sentence that comes out when you pull the string never makes sense……but it is funny, in a perverse sort of way.

      As for why the manager gave him the cone……well, you know, Joe WAS the poorest man in the Senate before he became Obama’s life insurance poli…….oops, I mean Vice-President.

  13. AmericanIPA

    Manager counters that Biden is a dumb-ass, so they’re even :)

    Come on folks, we all know this is why Ol’ Joe is the VP now. He’s good for a stupid, loudmouth comment or to lie out of his ass at the drop of a hat. That keeps the focus off Barry and the spendthrifts…when they want the focus off of them that is. He’s the perfect distraction while the inmates are running the prison.

  14. fallingpianos

    This incident would never have happened in a union custard shop.


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