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September 22, 2014

At Last, Our Long National Nightmare is OVER

I do not know how you peoples have been living with the suspense.

I really don't. Shockingly, he's not even a Rethug:

For days, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has refused to reveal which male colleague called her "chubby," an anecdote she's used to demonstrate problems facing female politicians.

Now, the New York Times reports that it was the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii.

Inouye allegedly squeezed Gillibrand's waist and said, “Don’t lose too much weight now. I like my women chubby!”

I wouldn't read too much into this, peoples. After all, when a Rethuglican misspeaks, I think we can all admit that's some kind of Freudian slip that inadvertently reveals a putrid, seething mass of intolerant HomophobicRacistOtheristSexistPiggery. But when a Democrat says the same thing, hey, it just shows he's human:

The vice president's gaffe history is legendary; mistakes are expected. But three slips in the space of a mere 24 hours? That's a Biden record.

In a Tuesday speech, the vice president referred to people who sold bad loans to service members as "Shylocks," a Jewish slur derived from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.

[But unlike the entire Republican Party...] Biden doesn't have a history of antisemitism or racism toward Asian people. "Clearly, there was no ill intent here," said Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, of Biden's Shylock comment. "There is no truer friend of the Jewish people than Joe Biden."

He does, however, have a storied history of blunders. One of the most memorable came in 2007, when he called Obama "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy." That didn't prevent the two from teaming up for the Democratic ticket.

Leave Joe Biden alone. HE'S A HUMAN!!!!

Posted by Cassandra at September 22, 2014 08:03 AM

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Joe Biden: He's not a racist, he's just a moron! Thats much better.

Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at September 22, 2014 12:31 PM

...and who better to be our next president, I ask you?

Posted by: Cassandra at September 22, 2014 01:06 PM