Most of the time I am a man of my word; however, today I have to break one rule I try to abide by on this blog.
I'm going to resort to name calling.
Joe Biden is weird. And maybe a little crazy. I take that back; he's a lot of crazy. Crazier than your craziest, weird, awkward uncle that you purposely avoid, except during the holidays, at weddings, and funerals - and even in those instances, you do your best to stay away.
Yeah, he's that crazy-weird. I think he's literally the weirdest vice-president. Ever. Literally.
It might be tough to believe, but I'm not just saying this because he's a Democrat and I don't agree with him on, well, literally anything. The guy is just weird.
To see what I mean, check out this article from The Weekly Standard. Interspersed are my comments.
Biden Calls Republicans 'Neanderthals'You can read the rest of the story here.
Says he understands 'the Senate better than any man or women who's ever served in there.'
Vice President Joe Biden said Repulican (sic) opposition to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in the House of Representatives came from the "Neanderthal crowd." [He called names first! But seriously, really? Neanderthals? Stay classy, Joe.] And he gave himself credit for coming up with the law almost 20 years ago. [I'm not sure if this is true or not, and I don't care to look. Either way, rather braggadocios don't you think?]
"Packed into the front room of the Vice President's residence just before 7pm, Biden spoke for about half an hour to the crowd of several dozen people, most of whom played a role in making VAWA a reality. The room was full of chatter as Biden was standing at the mic waiting to talk, so he turned around and let out a piercingly loud whistle, [Maybe a little unprofessional, coming from the vice president himself.] and the room went quiet. He talked about when he first came up with the idea for VAWA legislation in the early 1990s," according to the pool report from an event last night.
"I caused a lot of trouble because I just started writing," Biden said to laughs. "I'm serious. This isn't one of these cases, I didn't ask for staff help, I didn't ask for any help, I was so God darn-- gosh darn mad."
Biden said everyone in the room has helped to save other people's lives through VAWA -- "that's not hyperbole, that's a fact" -- and that they should look back on that reality with pride. He said he's traveled 800,000 miles as vice president (!), and that he's seen how VAWA has had an impact on other nations too.
"It's been "absolutely fascinating to see the ripple effect of this little old Act we passed 19 years ago," he said.
Biden talked about his days as a Delaware senator, working with police, prosecutors and corporations in his home state to try to change the culture of silence around domestic violence. Literally."I literally asked for a summit of all the judges in the state. And because I chaired the Judiciary Committee, they were worried they'd never be elevated," he said to laughs. "All kidding aside ... literally every judge in the state but one or two showed up. We laid out ... literally what we expected of them. And things began to change." [What professional over the age of 25 talks like that, let alone the vice president? For pete's sake, what self-respecting person over the age of 13 talks like that? There's more that could be said, but I couldn't put it into print. Biden is just plain weird.]
But be careful! You might want to literally pull your hair out. Literally.
Let's hope this guy doesn't run in 2016. Or, on the other hand, that would be really, really entertaining, so maybe we should hope he runs.