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 Obama_Biden_OddCouple08Democratic 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.

From the Politico, Biden: ‘No coal plants here in America’ and a VIDEO so no one thinks that anything was taken out of context. Do Obama and Biden actually compare notes?

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.

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    11 Responses to “Joe Biden Gaffe Shows he Needs a History Lesson … FDR led when market crashed … Oops, it was Hoover and No to Clean Coal”

    1. Patti on September 24th, 2008 12:39 am


      It’s not that I’m so set against drilling in Alaska, although I DO love trees… But, to have them both going on at the same time is taxing the working class WAAAAAAAY too much. The amount we are paying to keep the gulf open and to keep those oil fields protected, along with our ex-patriots is astounding! Them keeping us at war with them is what will break this country’s back! Wasn’t it decided, long ago, that the responsibility of keeping those oil fields (that we invested in) was the responsibility of the OPEC Nations? If it is OUR responsibility, then Iraq needs to become part of the U.S., in my opinion. Then, we could keep a real close eye on Iran.


      I think our enemies are whoever they tell us they are and we are like little ants, sometimes. But, you gotta admit they’re right, in a way. Why should all the Arab countries be subject to control and weapon inspections, while Israel is free to do as they want… with OUR backing. It wouldn’t be hard to point to US as an enemy in the Middle East and I think we ALL know the power of the press on our emotions, our sense of right and wrong, as well as our ability to love or hate. But, I was informed that there was a poll that asked if Americans could ever vote for a black president and I was disappointed in the results. It is our black brothers who fight by our side for our Liberty. Is it possible that in this land of the free; we still have those that judge a fellow American by the color of his skin, even after ALL these years. Our country is in despair. Everyone loves Obama who fought so valiantly for his chance to become president… and, secretly, fear him. But, I’m sure he knows how to spell sweet potatoes, as we all can.

      Obama can bring us peace in the middle east. He speaks their language. Most people, that I know, would rather hear some talking, at this point. Then, perhaps, put our own people to work building our pipeline and drilling offshore, in the gulf… which needs some economical backing, at this point. But, under no circumstances should there be any off-shore drilling in Alaska… I love polar bears, too!


      I’m sorry for busting in on your, current, discussion.

    2. Richard on September 24th, 2008 7:29 am

      This morning (Wednesday) I saw a poll saying that 18 percent of voters are still undecided. That’s amazing to me. Needless to say, all the people charged with handling the bailout are keeping an eye to the wind in trying to figure out how things will affect their parties and interests.

      Also this morning, there was an article saying that Europe and Asia are telling us … the market collapse is your problem, so you deal with it. Ain’t going to be no big financial package over here.

      Of course, what is said doesn’t have any necessary correlation with what happens. But I think our world leadership of the post-World War II era is a thing of the past.

    3. Rusty Bridges on September 24th, 2008 8:27 am

      There were no TVs in 1929 either.

    4. SUPER DAVE on September 24th, 2008 9:18 am

      Patti: so he speaks their language as in he’s one of them, knows them,or ???

    5. dennisintn on September 24th, 2008 10:51 am

      the dems are going to tell each audience what they think that audience wants to hear. they say whatever they think will get them elected. i like mccain/palin’s proven record of doing and saying what’s right for their constituents and if you don’t like it, tough. palin has made the oil companies pay for what they’re taking from the people of alaska. she’s seen to it that the govt. of alaska provides needed services at a reasonable cost and that they have to vote on things like the rec. center in wassila and pay for it themselves through a sales tax if they want it bad enough to pay for it. she’s made sure that a surplus is being generated through oil royalties for emergencies and returned excess royalties to the taxpayers. if louisiana, florida, mississippi, and texas’ state govts. had followed the same kind of conservative ideas the federal govt. wouldn’t be facing the billions of dollars cost of helping to repair the damages caused by the hurricanes that should have been expected to hit them.

    6. dennisintn on September 24th, 2008 12:15 pm

      patti, what do you mean “obama speaks their language”? how do you not understand our policy of supporting israel who doesn’t have any expansionist plans and don’t want to do anything but protect what they have, and our policy of opposing iran who is so boneheaded they deny the holocaust, are intent on developing a nuclear bomb and has widely broadcast their intention of destroying israel and the u.s. what is it you don’t understand about the stated intentions of the two countries?

    7. Brenda from Virginia on September 24th, 2008 12:49 pm

      Obamanation and Biden can say what they want and their supports are not going to question it. Why? Because most of their supporters are clueless to American history anyway.

    8. Susan on September 24th, 2008 7:54 pm

      OSAMA Barack SADDAM HUSSEIN Obama and Joe Biden have made themselves out to be the laughing stock of the Democratic party :-) Keep up the great work “Dumb and Dumber”…LOL!!

    9. Patti on September 25th, 2008 5:33 pm


      Is it fair to ‘occupy’ a country, with tanks and M-51′s, that only have rocks and sticks to defend themselves?

      It was not the choice of the Palastinians to have all those Jews transplanted onto their land. Nor was it their choice to be evicted from homes and property that they had OWNED for centuries!

      If you are asking me if the nations that, actually, occupy those regions should be happy with their sticks… I say no and, personally, I have seen enough of the bloodshed that has been caused by Israel in that region to last me a lifetime. THEY should be ashamed of themselves! I’d be riotting in the streets and throwing those rocks, right along with any other Palastinian because there is nothing pretty about: OCCUPATION!

      Besides, it goes against our constitution to treat ANY human being the way the Palastinians have been treated. They don’t even have the right to persue happiness and as soon as they think they’ve found it, Israel takes the Gaza strip.

      So no… I don’t think Israel is ALL THAT!

    10. Patti on September 25th, 2008 5:52 pm

      Is it ‘BONE-HEADED’ to be born in a third world country without the knowledge of Hitler and the Jews?

      I don’t think so…


      Obama is compassionate. He’s not interested in becoming rich. He is a modest man of modest means… and he doesn’t look upon Muslims, Arabics or Africans as ‘Bone-Heads’ Perhaps, that is why I like him so much and you seem to hate him so badly. It will take a diplomatic personality to bring an end to the problems in the middle east and other regions of the world. Certainly, being familiar with other cultures is a PLUS!

      Just imagine McCain trying to be a diplomat while his mind is drifting back to all those nights of torture in Viet Nam and the words, “Fight, Fight, Fight” are going through his mind. Sorry, I just don’t think he’s the right guy. Give him a nice sunny house, with about 13 cars parked in the driveway and let him retire!

      Just my opinion…

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