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Biden: Obama Will Be Tested Immediately

From ABC News:

Biden to Supporters: “Gird Your Loins”, For the Next President “It’s Like Cleaning Augean Stables”

October 20, 2008

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe Reports: Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., on Sunday guaranteed that if elected, Sen. Barack Obama., D-Ill., will be tested by an international crisis within his first six months in power and he will need supporters to stand by him as he makes tough, and possibly unpopular, decisions.

“Mark my words,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”

“I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate,” Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities. “And he’s gonna need help. And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you – not financially to help him – we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.”

Not only will the next administration have to deal with foreign affairs issues, Biden warned, but also with the current economic crisis.

“Gird your loins,” Biden told the crowd. “We’re gonna win with your help, God willing, we’re gonna win, but this is not gonna be an easy ride. This president, the next president, is gonna be left with the most significant task. It’s like cleaning the Augean stables, man. This is more than just, this is more than – think about it, literally, think about it – this is more than just a capital crisis, this is more than just markets. This is a systemic problem we have with this economy.”

The Delaware lawmaker managed to rake in an estimated $1 million total from his two money hauls at the downtown Sheraton, the same hotel where four years ago Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., clinched the Democratic nomination. Despite warning about the difficulties the next administration will face, Biden said the Democratic ticket is equipped to meet the challenges head on.

“I’ve forgotten more about foreign policy than most of my colleagues know, so I’m not being falsely humble with you. I think I can be value added, but this guy has it,” the Senate Foreign Relations chairman said of Obama. “This guy has it. But he’s gonna need your help. Because I promise you, you all are gonna be sitting here a year from now going, ‘Oh my God, why are they there in the polls? Why is the polling so down? Why is this thing so tough?’ We’re gonna have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years. So I’m asking you now, I’m asking you now, be prepared to stick with us. Remember the faith you had at this point because you’re going to have to reinforce us.”

“There are gonna be a lot of you who want to go, ‘Whoa, wait a minute, yo, whoa, whoa, I don’t know about that decision’,” Biden continued. “Because if you think the decision is sound when they’re made, which I believe you will when they’re made, they’re not likely to be as popular as they are sound. Because if they’re popular, they’re probably not sound.” …

After speaking for just over a quarter of an hour, Biden noticed the media presence in the back of the small ballroom.

“I probably shouldn’t have said all this because it dawned on me that the press is here,” he joked.

“All kidding aside, these guys have left us in a God-awful place,” he then said of the Bush regime, promptly wrapping up his remarks. “We have the ability to straighten it out. It’s gonna take a little bit of time, so I ask you to stay with us. Stay with us.”

Lest we forget, the man to whom Mr. Biden compared Obama, John Kennedy, failed his test so miserably that he brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.

Isn’t this yet another reason not to elect such an inexperienced man as President?

“It’s gonna take a little bit of time, so I ask you to stay with us. Stay with us.”

Sort of like the way the Democrats stayed with George Bush after 9/11.

“I’ve forgotten more about foreign policy than most of my colleagues know…”

Mr. Biden is a dangerously deluded buffoon.

And he is supposed to supply the reassuring balance to this preposterous ticket.

And what does that say about the judgment of the man who picked him as a running mate?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, October 20th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

34 Responses to “Biden: Obama Will Be Tested Immediately”

  1. wytammic says:

    This guy is nuts. Though, he speaks the truth here — what better reason NOT to vote for The One?

    I think the drugs they give Joe to sedate him must have worn off while no one was looking.

  2. Media_man says:

    JFK escalated Vietnam so as not to appear weak on Communism.

    I suspect 0bama will do something similar to compensate for his perceived weakness on matters of defense.

    I also suspect the US casualties will make the 4,000 Iraq/Afghan KIA list seem like a picnic by comparison.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    But I thought that we needed obama because the world hates us! Whats’ it gonna be there guys? If you clowns do get something started, are we just sending the whites over to fight your war because everyone knows that only poor,disenfranchized blacks have fought the last 7 years. I swear Joe….why don’t you come on over to our side. You have the makings of a good yellow dog!

  4. wytammic says:

    Liberals Demise makes a good point. If the world is going to love us once The One is elected … why on earth would they test him? Me thinks they might love The One for all the wrong reasons. :-O

  5. Anonymoose says:

    “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy.”

    Okay, is he preparing for the inevitable end of the Obama honeymoon when he falls from grace?

    ” And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you – not financially to help him – we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.”

    ???? I can see the black helicopter crowd having a field day with this, I couldn’t imagine Bush saying something like that and not having the Daily KOS go into overdrive. But wait! Obama is the savior! What does he need us for? Isn’t he going to CHANGE all this?

    “Gird your loins,” Biden told the crowd. “We’re gonna win with your help, God willing, we’re gonna win, but this is not gonna be an easy ride. This president, the next president, is gonna be left with the most significant task. It’s like cleaning the Augean stables, man. This is more than just, this is more than – think about it, literally, think about it – this is more than just a capital crisis, this is more than just markets. This is a systemic problem we have with this economy.”

    Sounds also like a perfect excuse to say the system’s too broken, we need something new and Obama(tm) approved.

    “I’ve forgotten more about foreign policy than most of my colleagues know, so I’m not being falsely humble with you. I think I can be value added,…..”

    And I’m supposed to feel good hearing that? I thought he was the more experienced of the two!

    “Because I promise you, you all are gonna be sitting here a year from now going, ‘Oh my God, why are they there in the polls? Why is the polling so down? Why is this thing so tough?’ We’re gonna have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years. So I’m asking you now, I’m asking you now, be prepared to stick with us. Remember the faith you had at this point because you’re going to have to reinforce us.”

    Grumble…….something is very fishy in the state of Denmark, and it’s not the stale taco I just ate. This is confident leadership? The people who are going to save us? He’s already making excuses and they’re not even elected yet!

  6. Not all Republicans are rich says:

    We should all pre-order our “I Told You So” bumper stickers. But here is to hoping that we will never need them. Please America – see the light and vote McCain – for the greater good.

  7. wardmama4 says:

    I can’t decide if this guy is setting up the 0% favorable (remember the lowest evil bushitlerburtonco went was 29%) rating for an Obama Administration – or if Biden (who is just fresh off the FBI brief on threats) – is just spouting off like some kid who got an in to the final exam and wants to lord it over the rest of the class.

    In any case, he is still a schmuck – and moroon – whom I do not want a heartbeat away from the Oval Office.

  8. Reality Bytes says:

    If Joe Biden says something INCREDIBLY STUUUPID

    And no one pays attention

    Is it still stupid.

    It’s not actually stupid. IT’S THE TRUTH. What would you do if you were the Chicoms, Vlad Putin, Ahmadenijad, Chavez, who else, Dr. Evel, et al. Did I forget someone? Oh yeah, George Soros – cause if Obama’s elected, it’s payback time & the check will be made payable to Soros.

  9. aze_216 says:

    If Biden’s right and there is a major attack is Obama going to send Colin Powell to the united nations to validate the intelligence data on who did it and what we should do about it? There’s “judgement” for you.. the actual guy who made the case to get us into the war is now a trusted advisor to the guy who insisted the people who made the case were liars, thieves and worse.

    Now there’s “change” you can believe in.

  10. BillK says:

    That’s OK, if the world “tests” Obama, he’ll be happy to speak with whomever it is to resolve things… without precondition.

  11. VMAN says:

    Plugs Biden is talking to a group of libs and he thinks that their going to say WHOA!! to something Obama is going to do? I can’t even imagine what that could be. Hopefully if this idiot is elected in 2 years the Good Guys will flood back into office and we will finally be done with these bozos (and I apologize to Bozos everywhere)

  12. RightWinger says:

    Obama has already been tested. He and his Obamabots have been brought to their knees by a single guy – “Joe the Plumber”.

    Think about it. Obama and Biden and the Dems and the MSM cannot do enough to try to destroy this guy. Now imagine what will happen the first time somebody along the lines of Kim Jung Mentally Ill from North Korea decides it’s Obama’s turn to be bitch slapped. How is this 10 year old boy trapped inside a man’s body going to react? Hide behind Katie Couric’s skirt and wait for her and Gibson and the AP to dig into Kim Jung’s North Korean Tax records? Is Obama going to wait for the NY Slimes Frank Rich to write a nasty editorial so he will feel better?

    If Obama cannot handle “Joe”, we are seriously f***ed if he becomes President.

  13. JohnMG says:

    Oh, yeah!! I’ll stand united behind “the One” just like Biden and his cronies stood behind Bush. I hope they reap the wind, but cringe at the thought that it will take a major crisis to reveal these idiots as the poseurs they are. Then the real adults will once again take over and right the ship of state. But oh the damage to be dealt with.

  14. Byrd says:

    “Gird your loins,” That means you better watch your a&&. You are fixin to get molested.

  15. LastconservativeinMA says:

    Last week we had the “three letter word – jobs” and now this. For we Republicans, Biden is the gift that keeps on giving!

  16. right4us says:

    Or, what if this is a prelude to something more omnious – like martial law, gun consfication, activation of his civillian force – remember much of our military is over seas. Oh yea, trust him!

    Maybe we are to resist aiding Isreal, or other allies – so as to “not bring on a larger conflict” in the event of an “internation crisis”. Just trust him.

    He has already stated an $850 billion give away to the UN for poverty, who’s next, Iran as Biden previously wanted to do? Or others? Is he going to give up some of our oil to others, and say we need to to pay down debt? But, what ever it is, “stand with him”. “Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.”

    Whatever happens, don’t go against the one – “community organizers and civillian forces” along with the media – will go after anyone they need too. Just ask Joe the plumber, the radio stations and writers/reporters who meet the wrath of corrupt power.

    Maybe I’m getting carried away too much here – but, color me a little nervous to hear Biden say these things. (oops was that racist in this age of Democrat defined speech control?)

  17. Lipstick on a PIAPS says:

    Obama Bin Biden is a terrorists wet dream. They are licking their chops in a way not seen since Saddam Hussein was firing his rifle into the air to celebrate the victory of Bill Clinton over George H. W. Bush! Our reward for that “enlightened” choice was of course now history. If we vote for these bastards we will deserve these bastards. Even BIDEN knows that! LMAO

  18. GuppyNblue says:

    If anyone believes liberals won’t make war remember Bill Clinton’s fallowing. He took us to war and unlike Bush, he didn’t get U.N. or Congressional approval. Where were all the smelly libs yelling Warmonger! There’s no limit to the double standard. With Bush it’s just another of their radical tactics.

    It’s hard to believe that this is just another poor choice of words for Biden. Whatever he’s alluding to, he’s one sick SOB.

  19. sheehanjihad says:

    he will need supporters to stand by him as he makes tough, and possibly unpopular, decisions.”

    Yes, like surrendering. That may fall under the “unpopular” department.

  20. JohnMG says:

    Everybody better stock up on reloading supplies!

  21. sheehanjihad says:

    I remember a video of Zilla hitting a molecule at fifty thousand yards…..gives me inspiration to do better.

  22. platypus says:

    I’d like both of these retards tested for drugs.

  23. Grassy Knoll says:

    Well, let’s see … If Obama loses it will be because of racism and/or voter fraud. And if Obama wins he can’t be expected to do much because of the mess the country is in and because there are enemies out there who want to “test” him. So if The One loses we have only ourselves to blame for not voting in “change.” And if he wins everything is going to go to hell for while, but stick with him. It’ll get better, I guess. We may have one or two more little wars to clean up but all we have to do to solve that situation is get out of Iraq. I can’t wait for Election Day.

  24. Liberals Demise says:

    Mohhamad Yofas of the political arm of the terrorist group, “HAMAS” has said they will send a letter of congradulations to obamy when he wins the POTUS. Joe the Biden is the kind of person they feel they can get to do their bidding in the Middle East!! People….this is serious “Brown 25″(sh!!te)

  25. Paulajay says:

    Biden said we won’t like what their response will be to this “crisis”. If it’s another Islamist attack, the response from Obama will probably be imposing Sharia Law. But not to worry, we’ll get “free” government – supplied burkas.

  26. Liberals Demise says:

    OH GOODY!! Sharia Law…….I guess the men that dont lose their heads will get a prayer rug and a compass that points east. Oh, and a book of Satanic Verses!!

  27. 4USA says:

    I’d like to see Biden on O’Reilly or on Hannity’s Sunday night show, like Palin went on the liberal talk shows. He hasn’t stuck his head out hardly at all, and he’s a complete disaster when he does. The idea of Biden being one heart beat away from POTUS is far worse than Palin.

    Biden’s comment about the pending decisions necessary to handle the almost certain crisis, seems to me like he’s asking for a blank check. Martial law, 1st and 2nd amendment abolition, invasion of privacy, jailing conservatives for sedition, forced work-camps, or maybe he just starts bombing Israel to placate our enemies. Who knows, he hasn’t defined anything other than we’re in for change. That’s the only thing he’s said that I believe.

  28. Bobbybankston says:

    According to this website, Obama is just part of the plan:
    http://www.islamicstateofamerica.com

  29. GetBackJack says:

    Sheesh. The first thing that came to my mind was Reichstag. Biden knows they have a major disaster laid on in order to create national chaos and allow The Chosen One to declare a National State of Emergency and using that artifice, remake, reshape the US government. Never forget Turnspeak Propaganda … accuse your enemy of what you actually do. In this case, all that which our Domestic Enemies have been accusing GWB of, they will now set in motion.

  30. GetBackJack says:

    Nobody’s thinking Chavez, but what I see is a Chavez-styled takeover happening right in front of my eyes.

  31. take_no_prisoners says:

    There is no F{}@ing way a Chavez-style takeover could happen in the U.S. We can thank the 2nd Amendment and the N.R.A. for this. Even most of the upper-class, super-rich banker, wall street investor, hedge-fund manager, venture capitalist types own guns (and usually a lot of different exotic, and very powerful guns, handguns, rifles and fully automatic weapons) and have friends amongst us poor folks, who also happen to own a fair number of less sophisticated but effective firearms.

  32. BillK says:

    Please.

    A SWAT team on your front doorstep would be enough for 95% of people to give up their guns, and the other 5% would be treated as “dangerous radicals” and their neighbors would help drag them away.

    The Second Amendment is basically one SCOTUS decision away from applying to “well regulated militias” only and it being decided the founders meant today’s National Guard units.

    Really, the whole concept is outdated. The military has lots of automatic weaponry and tanks; were the Revolutonary War held today a group of Redcoats with M-16s would take out the Minutemen quite handily.

  33. sheehanjihad says:

    A SWAT team on your front doorstep would be enough for 95% of people to give up their guns”

    That will work for a while BillK….until those swat teams discover that taking fire from all sides by a fed up populace isnt so comfortable after all. The other thing is too, most members of SWAT arent exactly liberal leftists either….and convincing them to forcefully take other people’s weapons wont sit so swell with them either.

    Remember….the left, the democrats, the socialists all hate the military, the police, or any authority other than their own. Those are the very people who will be tasked with disarming and angry public. It may look good on paper, but forcing real Americans to enforce socialist policies wont work in the long run.

    Remember the Eastern Bloc countries? The population had just had enough. They said, “no more” and the entire Soviet Army was helpless to stop them. That is what is going to happen here, not some out and out civil war. The leftists have the hubris to think that they are in the majority. They arent even close. Americans will prevail. It will just take longer than it should.

    Oh yeah, I like to think I will be in that .05%. In the factual history of things, people wont act until they see others acting on their behalf, or someone dear to them is killed or imprisoned. Once they see that these roaches can be stopped….the flood of support will be overwhelming, and being a liberal or a socialist will be a direct threat to one’s ability to stay alive.

    I serve a warning to the entire batch of deluded morons who will willingly vote for this: do NOT wake the sleeping giant~! Once stirred and angered, there will be no limit to the wrath of those who will fight for their country. The one you are hijacking as we speak. No, it wont be easy. But we will prevail.

  34. 1republicanscientist says:

    “Obama Will Be Tested Immediately”……oh yes indeed, and biden will be holding the (piss) cup.


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