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Ear to the Ground

Biden Grins at Rove’s ‘Doofus’ Diss

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Posted on Sep 2, 2008
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Biden’s not bitin’! But the talkative Joe Biden may be just biding his time.

Either Joe Biden is practicing a kinder, gentler form of campaign-trail politics or Karl Rove’s got another thing coming ... just not right this very moment. On Tuesday, after hearing that Karl Rove called him a “big blowhard doofus” at the RNC the previous day, Biden just had a smile and a patriotic compliment for Bush’s one-time sidekick.

CNN’s Political Ticker:

On hearing the news, Biden grinned and said “he’s a great American.”

The blog Politicker ME reports that at a Maine delegate breakfast at the Republican National Convention, Rove, the so-called “architect” of the Bush administration, called Biden a “big blowhard doofus.” Biden, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, is notorious in Washington for being talkative at Senate hearings.

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By wfairbrother, September 3, 2008 at 12:40 pm Link to this comment
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yo, I have to agree…

the Rove, Cheney, Bush government, in that order, has messed things up

w.

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By Big B, September 3, 2008 at 8:44 am Link to this comment

Thanks, mom!(I mean Tony)

Language aside, it still doesn’t change the facts that Biden is pro-businees, bought and paid for, pro-war scum. He hangs around Barry’s neck like an albatross. We liberals should all be worried that, in his first major decision, Barry chose this SHMUCK as his second in command.
Each politican has a defining moment. Biden’s was when he pushed thru a bankruptcy bill that Tom Delay himself would be proud of.
All Barry had to do was pick some young, energetic liberal as a running mate and he would have put more distance between himself and mcsame. Instead, he picks a moderate, Washington insider, with dubious ties to the big credit card companies. If he even gets elected now, who’s he going to pick as his sec of defense, fucking Rumsfeld?
McCain has done everything in his power to lose this election. Yet Barry and the rest of the Dimmos keep dragging him along, making their own hideous decisions.
It sickens me that they thought Biden was their best choice.
One thing I could always say about the scumbag Rove, He was always in it to win it!

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By Tony Wicher, September 3, 2008 at 7:12 am Link to this comment

By Big B, September 3 at 5:51 am #


Joe Biden is not a doofus. He is a lying, cheating, shmuck in the back pocket of the credit card industry, but no doofus.
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You can call him that too, if you want. It only proves that if you don’t change, you too will become an asshole. Really, you should watch your language.

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By Big B, September 3, 2008 at 6:51 am Link to this comment

Joe Biden is not a doofus. He is a lying, cheating, shmuck in the back pocket of the credit card industry, but no doofus.
Karl Rove is an example of what happened to that kid everybody picked on. Poor Karl, never had an identity of his own, always borrowing one from the rich kids he envied. He is in many ways, an american everyman. He is what we could all become if we don’t change.
These facts don’t absolve him from being an asshole, however.

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By MarthaA, September 3, 2008 at 6:08 am Link to this comment

What about the tone and inflection in Biden’s answer?  Inflection and tone make all the difference in the world.  Biden, who is a diplomat,  diplomatically and courteously said with his answer that Rove is a poor excuse for an American, much less a human being.  It is apparent from Rove’s statement, Rove is full of himself, has no honor whatsoever, and is deliberately trying to destroy the United States government within and without by leading the RIGHT in such a manner.

Besides Sen. Joseph Biden being a diplomat, he has excellent unrivaled experience working in government as he has been in Congress most of his life.  Senator Biden is similar to an exceptional attorney who can adequately represent either side of an argument, and Joe Biden has chosen to represent Barack Obama’s CHANGE in our government, in the nation and to the world.  Obama represents REAL CHANGE, and Biden has the ability and the diplomacy to represent the change Obama represents, which is something Rove knows nothing about.

Rove is a vile, crude and rude person who knows only war, death, destruction, and poverty for the 70% common population, as we have seen with the Bush administration under Rove’s guidance; and Rove is leading McCain/Palin as well. 

There is another way and it is through the leadership and guidance of Senator Barack Obama and Senator Joseph Biden.  WE THE PEOPLE have gone down Rove’s destructive path for the last 8 long years; it is time to choose a new path, a path to PEACE for mankind and prosperity for America.  It is time to choose Obama/Biden.

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By Thomas Billis, September 2, 2008 at 10:53 pm Link to this comment

It must bother Rove that Biden speaks english and that his boy George Bush is in a constantly battle to express his thoughts in english.Yes Biden can be loquacious but that is a habit that only someone with a good mind and command of the english language can acheive.Sorry George Bush do not apply.

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By cyrena, September 2, 2008 at 10:27 pm Link to this comment

“..Biden addressed the criticism during a flight on his campaign plane Monday evening. A reporter asked if the senator would now answer to “Senator Doofus.”
“You can call me anything you want,” he said. “I learned a long time ago you can call me anything you want.”
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PERFECT responses from Biden!!! Especially the part about Rove being a great American. I think Rove has played the last of his trick cards..

Talk about Doofus. These moron repugs ALWAYS overplay their hands.

Samosamo,

I was wondering the same thing about Rove being back, and having the nerve to show his turd face somewhere.
Tony says Cheney is in Georgia now, so I guess he sent Rove back to keep an eye on George.

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By Tony Wicher, September 2, 2008 at 10:14 pm Link to this comment

Yep, I sure hope that blowhard dufus Biden gets the last laugh by putting old Turblossom behind bars. It could happen!

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By LibertyWatch, September 2, 2008 at 7:50 pm Link to this comment

Perhaps Biden knows the arrest warrants are already signed??? Right after Obama/Biden are sworn in in the new year, they can serve the warrants for all of the BushCo members and send them to Gitmo to experience that non-torture the criminals in charge devised for a few hundred innocent people so they could locate a handful of actual enemy personnel. . .


It would be refreshing to see several of these Bush Whackers face the real court of law and not their crony CYA politicos covering for them!

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By Mudbones, September 2, 2008 at 6:09 pm Link to this comment

Doofus??? Next thing you know he’ll say he has kooties (sp)

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By BigIslandDave, September 2, 2008 at 5:29 pm Link to this comment
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The little doughboy—probably picked last for sports teams by his grade-school classmates, and almost certainly unable to get any girlfriends—has quite the nerve calling the honorable and estimable Mr. Biden a doofus. But then, he’s a Republican. And a horrible excuse for a human being as well. He should be wearing a prison jumpsuit. He’s a traitor.

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By Wayne, September 2, 2008 at 4:27 pm Link to this comment
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Karl Rove is one of those guys you don’t really like at first and gradually learn to hate.

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By samosamo, September 2, 2008 at 3:32 pm Link to this comment

KKKrove back in the US? Isn’t he supposed to be arrested and brought before an oversight committee for failure to respond to a subpoena? Or I have I missed something somewhere?

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By cann4ing, September 2, 2008 at 3:20 pm Link to this comment

Biden has what Rove sorely lacks—Class!

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By jobart, September 2, 2008 at 2:58 pm Link to this comment
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Biden should “bring up” his refusal to comply with a lawful request from the U.S. Congress and tell him to stop hiding behind the “President’s” skirt. And how, should he continue in his intransient behavior, that the Demo’s will find him in comtempt and, with or without the DOJ’s approval, have him arrested by the Sragent-at-arms and detained indefinitely.  That should, effectively, cause him to be silent.

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