Joe Biden Gaffe Shows he Needs a History Lesson … FDR led when market crashed … Oops, it was Hoover and No to Clean Coal
The Obama – Biden Odd Couple are at it again.
The Biden Gaffe-o-Meter has been working overtime these days. Biden praised Democratic President FDR and said today’s leaders should take a lesson from the history books and follow fellow Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt’s response to a financial crisis. Rather than taking a lesson from a history books, maybe Obama’s pick for VP should in fact read a history book. Maybe one say, regarding the stock market crash in 1929. The hell with reading a book, just do a google search and read the Wiki. It was not FDR who resided over the stock market crash, it was Herbert Hoover.
“When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened,’” Barack Obama’s running mate recently told the “CBS Evening News.”
Except, Republican Herbert Hoover was in office when the stock market crashed in October 1929.
Possibly even more comical that Biden’s blunder when it came to who was in office during the stock market crash of 1929, was the following comment regarding instilling confidence in what a leader knows and communicating it to the people. I guess its safe to say, by Biden’s own definition, that since Biden seems to know nothing regarding the crash … he instills no confidence either.
“Part of what being a leader does is to instill confidence, is to demonstrate what he or she knows what they are talking about and to communicating to people … this is how we can fix this,” Biden said.
Ace of Spades reiterates the fact that the “Dangerously Unprepared Vice Presidential Candidate Embarrasses Himself With Steady Stream of Ignorant, Dishonest Gaffes”. Obama knew that Biden was a walking, talking gaffe machine and still chose him as his VP candidate. We already knew Biden was an accident waiting to happen; however, it speaks volumes as to Obama’s decision making ability. No to clean coal, hmm, the voters of Pennsylvania should find that factoid interesting especially since Obama claims he was for it.
Joe Biden: We don’t support clean coal. Barack Obama’s stated position is that he (and therefore “we”) does support clean coal.
The answer seems to play into John McCain’s case that Obama has been saying “no” to new sources of energy.
In the primary, Biden opposed Obama’s push for clean coal, which is seen as a way of maintaining or expanding America’s coal-burning power plants — many of which are in rust belt swing states.