Vice Presidents normally are completely superfluous. They go to State funerals. They act as attack dogs on the campaign trail. When they actually are experienced, with solid policy and legislative successes in their backgrounds, they can do good helping a president shepherd desired legislation through Congress. (This is not the case when the VP has been wrong on every single foreign policy issue his entire career, however, and is treated as a complete supernumerary by the president, as with VP Biden.)
In addition to the above almost unnecessary “work,” in addition to holding an office that was once described by FDR’s first VP, John Nance Garner as “not worth a bucket of warm piss,” there is a real responsibility to this position. It is a responsibility the current VP seems completely unable to handle – intellectually, experientially, and from any standpoint of understanding the current world and current issues: To be ready and able to assume the presidency should that be required.
Here are some of our current VP Laughingstock’s moments demonstrating exactly that he is NOT capable of assuming that position.
- “My mother believed and my father believed that if I wanted to be president of the United States, I could be, I could be vice president!”
- “A man I’m proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next president of the United States — Barack America!”
- “Stand up, Chuck, let ‘em see ya.” Ohio Sen. Chuck Graham is in a wheelchair…
- “Hillary Clinton is as qualified, or more qualified, than I am to be vice president. Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me.”
- “I promise you, the president has a big stick. I promise you,” referencing the Theodore Roosevelt quote, “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”
- “I guess what I’m trying to say without boring you too long at breakfast — and you all look dull as hell, I might add. The dullest audience I have ever spoken to. Just sitting there, staring at me. Pretend you like me!”
- “Look, John’s [McCain’s] last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the No. 1 job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs.”
- “I mean, you got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
- “You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”
- “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.” –Joe Biden, apparently unaware that FDR wasn’t president when the stock market crashed in 1929 and that only experimental TV sets were in use at that time
So why would America PUT Slow Joe Biden, the dumbest employed man in America, in that position?
Romney / Ryan 2012. Two adults.