Joe Biden Was Right

Tiananmen in Tehran and nuclear threats from North Korea turn stumbling VP into soothsayer

As much as it pains me to say it, the same man who asked for a Web site “number” and told a wheelchair-bound state lawmaker to “stand up, Chuck” was dead-on correct when it came to one of his campaign-trail remarks:

Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking.

We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.

He’s gonna have to make some really tough – I don’t know what the decision’s gonna be, but I promise you it will occur. As a student of history and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it’s gonna happen.

Joe Biden was right. Boy, was he right. Six months into Barack Obama’s presidency, Iran stands on the verge of revolution, and North Korea stands poised to test more nuclear weapons and intentionally fire long-range missiles in the direction of the United States of America. International crises are indeed testing the mettle of that “brilliant” 47-year-old senator-turned-president.

And he’s failing the test. As the brutal Iranian regime murders protesters in the streets of Tehran, by some accounts hacking them to death with axes and hatchets, our “brilliant” president still has not taken the invitation to Iranian diplomats to enjoy Independence Day celebrations with American officials off of the table. And North Korea has openly and notoriously challenged the United States, firing missiles and testing nuclear weapons as our “brilliant” president perpetuates his detente-at-all-costs foreign policy and reads, from his faithful TelePrompTer, words about nuclear disarmament.

Joe Biden was right. Unfortunately, American voters were wrong.

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  1. QUIT HIDIN BIDEN says:

    Bidens statement was flawed, Obama is not brilliant.

  2. Gail B says:

    And, Obama says that the Taliban are not terrorists.

    The only terrorist I know of resides in a big white house. He terrifies me!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I would like to know why it is a good idea to get involved in Iran's election? I mean really, no other country's got involved when Al Gore was cheated out of the presidency. There was no outcry from other countries. Once the US learns to mind its own business and quit being the bully, maybe we can achieve some peace.

  4. Larry Walker Jr says:

    Very well put Jeff.

  5. Gail B says:

    It's right sad when the VP can say to his boss, "I told you so!"

  6. LOSER says:

    You need to google the analysis of that election Anonymous. You're beating a dead horse. Get over it. Plus we're safer for Bush having been in there instead of that puss** Gore.

    Our nation is governed not by Webster's dictionary, but by the U.S. Constitution and the state constitutions. These in turn allow the limited creation of laws by federal, state, and local governments representing the people. One provision of the U.S. Constitution is that the president is not elected by popular vote but by electoral vote. The founding fathers set up this provision in part to prevent the voice of less populous states from being drowned out by more populous states. Were it not for the electoral college, this election would have been decided by New York City.

    Al Gore has no business claiming a mandate from a popular vote lead of 0.3%. California declined to count their absentee ballots; Florida Democrats rejected thousands of votes by U.S. service men and women; and Democrats nationwide garnered illegal votes from non-citizens and felons. If these situations had not occurred, Al Gore might not have the popular vote either.

    All votes in Florida were counted twice; some were counted three or four times. Castillo refers to as "uncounted" those votes which did not register a legal vote for any presidential candidate. Actions by Gore supporters in Florida vindicate the state laws and precedents which determined that these ballots did not have a valid vote for any candidate. Most Americans can correctly judge the motives of a candidate who declares "let every vote count", then pursues a selective process to add or fabricate votes in supportive Florida counties and disqualify legal votes in opposing counties.

    The protest by Republicans in Dade County was not a protest of the recount, it was a protest of a violation of the law: the Democratic canvassing board had moved the recount to a location closed to outside observers, a violation of state law. This law was created by democratically elected representatives to prevent a single party from acting improperly during a vote count.

    The ongoing actions by the candidate who lost the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore, are an assault on the democratic institutions that are the basis of this republic. The prevalence of attitudes expressed by some supporters of Gore represent a lack of civic understanding which threatens democracy.

  7. Puss in Hooker Boots says:

    Anon, this is NOT about the election and you know it. These people want FREEDOM, which they DESERVE.

  8. DUH says:

    Peace, through STRENGTH. Ponder that Anonymous.

  9. Anonymous says:

    like a clock, somewhere in the world biden is right at least once a year?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Good work, Jeff. Keep at it… we're reading out here in California!

  11. tm says:

    Is there any doubt that the hand inside the North korea sock puppet is Chinese? Every wack-job dictator now believes they can kick the US around with impunity. I just really hope that this does not open a box we do not want to open. Not with the "in training" in charge.

  12. Jeff says:

    Biden: "Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."

    The word "generated" could be suspicious.

  13. RIDIN BIDEN says:

    Bidens IQ clinic just called to report his IQ test was a false positive

  14. Anonymous says:

    Ah, yes, Anonymous of 10:03 PM, Gore was "cheated" out of the Presidency and the U.S. prevents peace in the world by being a "bully". How perfectly brilliant of you have figured all of this out on your way to the Kool-Aid party.

    But don't be bitter. With a little help from Acorn and Chicago-style politics, you got revenge in 2008. The "Great One", Obama, only bullys U.S. citizens and
    corporations, and as he has said, "you aint seen nothing yet". Now if we can just learn to keep our noses out of Iran's business, we may be able to enjoy the spectacle of Israel being blown off the map. Good ridance, anyway, wouldn't you say? Those Jews are always causing trouble, trying to carve out a place in the world to call their own.

  15. cal says:

    Jeff,
    It is a little late, but the White House has finally rescinded the invitation to Iran to come to the July 4th celebrations:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jun/25/us-nixes-july-fourth-invitation-to-iranians/?source=newsletter_must-read-stories-today_more_news_carousel

    Even yesterday in his press conference Obama was not able to give a clear cut answer as to whether or not the invitations would be rescinded.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I have a comment for Anon straight from Dickens…Mankind is our business; the common welfare…In this case it is a people who are suffering from oppression both politically and religiously. If we stand by and do nothing we will be held accountable as a nation and suffer the same fate. Call it karma or a balancing. This is not about getting involved in an election it is about aiding the down trodden, those less fortunate than ourselves and saying "no" to tyranny for mankind.

    As for Al Gore another arrogant democratic liberal. When Clinton was in the white house, Al Gore was invited to Alaska to give a speech. However, the jet he was taking was not equipped with the heavy de-icing equipment needed so he ordered the pilot and co-pilot to stay on board and keep the jet engines running the entire time he was giving his speech. So much for the great environmentalist. He would also consistently ignore the pilots request for he and his wife to turn off their cell phones at takeoff. There are so many stories about this man and his arrogance and treatment of people around him. His global warming kick is just another way for Gore and his pals to make money at our expense.

    Do you really believe after reading the history of this country we can stand by and do nothing? It is the call to action and the decision to stand up and be counted that has made America the envy of this world. Many look to us with hatred because of it, but many look to us with hope and encouragement. If we fail to be the beacon of hope and stand up to tyranny than the world will truly be in chaos.

  17. EXCUSE ME says:

    Does Biden have gas in that photo?

  18. Anonymous says:

    I wouldn't let this 47 year old manage my ice cream store.

  19. Gail B says:

    All this reminds me of an old song by the Kingston Trio (back in the Stone Age, folks). It says something like "South Africans hate the Yugoslavs; the French hate the Dutch; (somebody) hates the Germans; and I don't like anybody very much!"

    The whole world seems to be in turmoil and has gotten so in the last five months. Hmmm.

  20. John P says:

    Jeff,
    Mike Huckabee has similar concerns on how the Obama administration is handling the security crises.

    http://www.huckpac.com/?Fuseaction=Blogs.View&Blog_id=2660

    June 24, 2009 – 12:52 PM

    Danger Ahead
    by Mike Huckabee

    Most of the world is focused on events occurring on a daily basis in Iran. While that is certainly understandable, there is another dangerous situation going on that we all must pay attention to. North Korea presents a real threat to the security of the world.

    Kim Jong-il, the present leader of North Korea is clearly mentally unbalanced. He heads a secretive, communist regime which tolerates no dissent. North Korea’s economy is in shambles. The country has been hit by natural disasters, poor planning and a failure to modernize. Aid agencies have estimated that up to two million people have died in North Korea since the mid 1990s because of severe food shortages.

    In 2002, the tyrannical Kim-Jong-il, added to the misery of his people by announcing that he had decided to reactivate a nuclear reactor and to expel international inspectors. The United Nations has made feeble and weak attempts to deal with the continuing threat of North Korea to become a nuclear power. As the United Nations spends time drafting a really strong letter in its traditionally meaningless and misguided dysfunction, the burden remains on the United States and China to find a way to contain the growing threat posed by North Korea.

    North Korea has nothing to lose. Vice President Biden said that President Obama would be tested by foreign leaders within six months of becoming President. It hasn’t taken that long. It’s a dangerous situation to have a nation such as North Korea hold the capacity to launch a nuclear weapon. It’s equally dangerous when that country is led by a maniacal dictator, who is accountable to no one, even his own people. When both are present it becomes a crisis.

    Today the United States Navy is tracking a North Korean ship, believed to be carrying dangerous nuclear materials. Unfortunately, our Navy is being restricted from taking any action by the inept United Nations, which has adopted language requiring any Government wishing to inspect a cargo, to ask permission to do so. The UN resolution says that vessels suspected of breaking the embargo must undergo inspection, either on the high seas or at port. But any inspection depends on the cooperation of a ship’s captain.

    How the Obama Administration handles this situation will tell the American people a lot about what we can expect from the President in dealing with foreign crisis. We can only hope that while President Obama is busy running car companies and banks he doesn’t forget that the world is a very dangerous place, especially when an unbalanced dictator is launching missiles and setting off underground nuclear tests just because he wants to.

  21. KISS THE KEESTER BYE BYE says:

    Remember the drill that we got away from after Reagan. Into the halls, along the walls, OR under a desk.

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