Biden "No Coal Plants Here in America"
Biden Gaffe: Asks a Gentleman in a Wheelchair to Stand Up
Biden on FDR's experience and management of the 1929 crash
(Hoover was President in 1929 and the speech he's referring to wasn't on television as it had yet to be released to consumers)
GLENN: Dan, can you take me to the take me to Joe Biden, will you? Here's the latest Joe Biden that's a personal favorite of mine.
BIDEN: Part of what a leader does is to instill confidence, is demonstrate that he or she knows what they're talking about and communicates to people.
GLENN: Stop, stop, stop, stop. Hang on just a sec. Stu, I want can we make a list here? Because my pen just went dry.
STU: We want to know what his job is?
GLENN: I want to know what his job is. Part of what a leader does, what was it, Dan?
BIDEN: Part of what a leader does is to instill confidence.
GLENN: Okay, stop. Instills confidence.
BIDEN: Is to instill confidence and demonstrate that he or she knows what they're talking about.
GLENN: Stop, stop. That he or she knows what he or she is talking about.
BIDEN: And communicates to people. If you listen to me and follow what I'm suggesting we can
GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. If you listen and then can convince people, and can convince people hang on. This is starting to sound like Jesus I'm sorry Obama.
GLENN: If he could just convince me that if we just listen to him and follow him, he can fix this problem. That's great.
STU: I think convincing people you can fix the problem starts with really understanding how we got there, what the history is.
GLENN: You've got to know these things. That was covered in point number two, wasn't it?
STU: Demonstrate that you know what you're talking about, instill confidence.
GLENN: There's more. Go ahead. We've learned what he has to do. Okay, good. So
BIDEN: We can fix this. Stock market crash, Franklin Roosevelt got on television and didn't just talk about, you know, the princes of greed. He said, look, here's what happened.
GLENN: Okay, okay, okay. Hang on.
STU: Why are you laughing? He was in the middle of
GLENN: I know, during the stock market crash in '29.
STU: Demonstrate he knows what he's talking about and convincing people he can fix the problem.
GLENN: Right. He didn't just go after the ministers of greed, which is exactly what Roosevelt did. Unfortunately he did it on radio, not television. And a few years after the stock market crash because Hoover was the President! Of course also the inventor of the vacuum cleaner.
STU: So he instilled confidence there.
GLENN: No, he didn't no, uh uh.
STU: You are now confident that he knows
GLENN: No, I
STU: He's imagined other scenarios that could have happened in the Great Depression.
STU: He's demonstrating he knows what he's talking about. He predicted no, listen. He predicted that the television was coming.
GLENN: But he's already missing the television coverage it's like he didn't know that it was on radio.
STU: The television was coming. He predicted that Roosevelt would be President. And imagine what would have happened and he's convincing people that if Roosevelt were President on TV, that wouldn't be the right thing. Joe Biden is the correct this guy could be a heartbeat away from the presidency any day. I mean
GLENN: Give me some of the other Joe Biden stuff today. Give me some of the other Joe Biden stuff today, will you? Who was the one you know, I just heard today for the first time, and I just love this. I know I read about it and everything else, we talked about it, but I haven't actually heard about it. Do you have the "Come on, Senator, stand up, Senator, go ahead. Give those legs a try." Who was the senator he was talking about? Some state senator, right?
STU: Yeah, I'm not sure of the name, but I can say that he was instilling confidence in him. You should stand up, you should be able to have the confidence to rise.
GLENN: Yeah, he was in a wheelchair.
STU: Right. And then he was demonstrating he knew what he was talking about.
GLENN: No, because he was in a wheelchair. The guy can't stand up.
STU: Right, but he knew that afterwards and corrected it. He convinced people he can fix the problem. He was saying stand up; that would fix his problem. If the guy would have stood up, he would have been able to walk, he wouldn't have needed the wheelchair.
GLENN: He should have known that he was not....
(Savior of the universe music).
GLENN: Only Barack Obama can look at a man in a wheelchair and say, Senator, rise up!
(Savior of the universe music).
GLENN: Only Barack can do that. Instead Joe Biden does this.
BIDEN: I also am told that Chuck Graham, state senator is here. Chuck, stand up, Chuck. Oh, God love you. What am I talking about? I tell you what, you're making everybody else stand up, though, pal. Thank you very, very much.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh, stop! Can you stand up for Chuck? Unless you're in a wheelchair. Oh, dear God, I'm in a nursing home. Oh, boy. I didn't realize I was speaking at the convention of MS. I holy cow, I just thought these were convenient chairs. I'm so sorry. Jeez! Can you imagine if George W. Bush no, no. No. What's the guy that made the JFK movie, got the new one coming out on W? Oh, pinhead, he changes history and everything. Named Nixon? You know who I'm talking about?
STU: Why his name?
GLENN: Because we're smart, we've got other things in our head besides this loser's name. What's his name? Do you know how to use a computer or are you John McCain?
STU: Well, I
GLENN: Is that what it is?
STU: Are you trying to make some sort of a
GLENN: John McCain doesn't he can't use a computer. He doesn't use it. He doesn't like it. He doesn't understand it. He's old. He was watching Woodrow Wilson on TV.
STU: Oliver Stone. That takes so long. I have no brain.
GLENN: That's a good thing. A badge of honor man, Oliver Stone. So can you imagine if Oliver Stone were a conservative and Joe Biden would have said that? Can you imagine what would have can you imagine if Michael Moore were a conservative and he would have said something like this? Play that again. That's just amazing to me. Play these, just these two clips back to back and listen to this guy.
BIDEN: And I also am told that Chuck Graham, state senator is here. Chuck, stand up, Chuck, let everybody see you. Oh, God love you. What am I talking about? I tell you what, you're making everybody else stand up, though, pal. Thank you very, very much. I tell you what, stand up for Chuck.
GLENN: Holy and then this one.
BIDEN: Part of what a leader does is to instill confidence and demonstrate that he or she knows what they're talking about and communicates to people. If you listen to me and follow what I'm suggesting, we can fix this. In the stock market crash Franklin Roosevelt got on television and didn't just talk about, you know, the princes of greed. He said, look, here's what happened.
GLENN: No, he got on and talked about the princes of greed, but it was on radio and it was in 1933 or '34! That's when he did it! It was Hoover. And then, of course, Joe Biden does this.
COURIC: Are you disappointed with the tone of the campaign, the lipstick on the pig stuff and some of the ads? And you guys haven't been completely guilt free making fun of John McCain's inability to use a computer?
BIDEN: I thought that was terrible.
COURIC: Why did you do it then?
BIDEN: I didn't know if we did it. And if I knew we did it, we would have never done it. If Barack you know, I just think that was
GLENN: (Laughing). Stop.
STU: That's the greatest
GLENN: This was the greatest thing. This has made McCain/Feingold worth it. This has made McCain/Feingold worth it. John McCain, this will be the one and only time I thank you for your stupid, stupid bill that requires people to say, "I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message." Thank you, John McCain. Then here's Joe Biden, "I didn't approve that and I don't think Barack Obama approved... apples, this guy has apple juice. Who wants apple juice? What is that, a stick burning? I've got to go, bye." I mean, it's unbelievable. And for some reason the press just... it's just Joe being Joe.
STU: We have to see if Joe did his did he do his list of tasks on that one? Did he instill confidence?
GLENN: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. Instill confidence? Yeah, he was instilling confidence. That was wrong.
STU: He confidently said it was terrible.
GLENN: Yeah, it was terrible.
STU: He confidently said his own job was bad.
GLENN: But he didn't approve it. No, no, but he thought it was terrible. He didn't approve it. "I'm Barack Obama and I approved this message."
STU: Look, I don't think Barack approved... would you like a prune? I don't think he approved
GLENN: That was a Barack Obama impersonator.
STU: Yeah, totally.
GLENN: "I'm Barack Obama and I'm an impersonator of this message."
STU: Did he demonstrate that he knew what he was talking about. If he didn't know what he was talking about, he would have said, "I don't think Barack Obama approved of that message." But he knows that he did. He demonstrated by stopping three quarters of the way through the sentence.
GLENN: You could just see. It was like, you know, the train lights. You know how the gates come down and you're like, bing, bing, bing, bing, bing, bing, bing, bing. You know, the gates come down and the big red lights. You know that's what was going on in his head. Play that audio again. Just imagine the train coming. Go ahead.
BIDEN: I thought that was terrible.
COURIC: Why did you do it then?
BIDEN: I didn't know we did it and if I knew we did it, I would have never done it and I don't think Barack I just think
GLENN: Go back. I thought she said it, I thought she came in. (Laughing). "No, I didn't do it."
STU: He gets all the way to the name before he figures out he needs to stop.
GLENN: It's like, holy cow, there's a train. And then here's the train. Do it again. Do it again.
GLENN: Stop. Stop. Katie, you're just like, oh, good God, it's a freight train and it looks just like Katie Couric.
STU: Katie Couric does a great job there because she just says, well, why did you do it then? (Laughing).
GLENN: (Laughing). I can't believe it. In one break I said thanks to John McCain for the McCain/Feingold ad, and Katie Couric was great, wasn't she?
STU: Wait, wait. The third Joe Biden requirement of his job, we have to see if he's done that. Convince people he can fix the problem.
GLENN: Yes. Yes, I'm convinced. He shut his mouth halfway through.
STU: He's always doing his job, this guy.