Wanker Of The Day

June 1st, 2010at 04:01pm Posted by Eli

This is truly ridiculous dreck, even for Jonah Goldberg:

“Joe Biden”: With the exception of “broken teleprompter” these are the scariest two words in the White House communications shop.

A teleprompter joke?  Seriously?  This is still what passes for wit in the George W. Bush/Sarah Palin Articulous Speakitude And Hand Writing Party?

It would be one thing if all Biden did was offer the occasional Washington gaffe (i.e., accidentally telling the truth), or if he merely talked as if he learned history from Monty Python skits (as when he claimed that FDR went on TV to reassure Americans after the 1929 stock market crash. FDR wasn’t President. No one had TV). But that’s not how he rolls.

Last month, Biden spoke to the European Parliament in Brussels. “As you probably know, some American politicians and American journalists refer to Washington, D.C., as the ‘capital of the free world.’ But it seems to me that this great city, which boasts 1,000 years of history and which serves as the capital of Belgium, the home of the European Union and the headquarters for NATO, this city has its own legitimate claim to that title.”

Okay, so at this point I’m assuming that Jonah’s going to explain how Brussels is not 1,000 years old, is not the capital of Belgium, is not the home of the EU, and not NATO HQ,especially with this lead-in:

Still, I’d give him a pass, too, if this was crazy Joe talking. We’d all just roll our eyes if he came in there reciting Irish limericks in Klingon and claiming that we can switch from fossil fuels to Grape Nuts cereal.

Hahaha!  It’s funny ‘cuz that is totally stuff Joe Biden would say!

And now here is Jonah’s actual expert “dismantling” of Biden’s Horrible Ridiculous Gaffe:

Let’s look at Biden’s case for Brussels as Freedom Command Alpha. It’s 1,000 years old! OK. But for most (all) of that time Brussels was hardly synonymous with “freedom.” Beijing is twice as old as Brussels, Cairo older still. Does that burnish their liberty-loving street cred?

Aha, but Biden adds that Brussels is the capital of Belgium! While I’m sure that’s a huge matter of pride in high school ping-pong competitions against Antwerp, does anyone else care?

It’s true that Brussels is the headquarters for NATO, but NATO takes its orders from a different capital — Washington, D.C.

Then there’s the fact that the EU has set up shop in Brussels. Surely this was really Biden’s only point. He was telling the unaccountable Lilliputians of the EUrocracy that Gulliver sees them as equals now.

In other words, his rebuttal is not that anything Biden says was untrue, but rather that he, Jonah, simply doesn’t care.  Really, is that seriously the best he can do?  He couldn’t write something about how gargantuan oil spills are good for our health, or how the Gaza flotilla was actually a deadly invasion fleet come to wipe Israel off the map in a firestorm of nuclear death?  Very, very disappointing, even for Jonah.

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