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Biden and His Mouth

October 21, 2008

Joe Biden said via ABC Political Radar about Barack Obama and possible crises he may face:

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.”

“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.”

These sound like statements that supports of George W. Bush could say/have said. Once again –

…it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.

…if they’re popular, they’re probably not sound.

Translation: We may have to make decisions similar to those George W. Bush made, and the right decisions may be similar to the decisions for which we ridiculed and raked him over the coals.

Updated:

Alternate Translation:  We may not do a damn thing since we are pacificsts.

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