ADVISORY: THE VIDEO CONTAINS LANGUAGE THAT MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME (BUT APPARENTLY NOT TO THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.)
As much as Barack Obama seems to care less and less about the constitutional consequences of what he does, Joe Biden continues to show that he really doesn’t care about the cultural consequences of what he says.
The vice president is, without a doubt, inclined to shoot from the hip…at least that’s the general location from which he shoots off his mouth. For some it’s a disturbing sign of a deteriorating political culture. For others, it’s a refreshing expression of an everyman kind of candor.
Before we get to Biden’s latest instance of “Joe being Joe,” let’s revisit some of his more recent gaffes, courtesy of a piece on time.com:
Speaking at the Democratic Women’s Leadership Forum, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday praised former Sen. Bob Packwood, who resigned in 1995 after 19 women accused him of sexual harassment and assault.
On Wednesday, he called lenders of bad loans to people serving in the military “Shylocks,” a derogatory name for Jews, earning him a rebuke form the Anti-Defamation League.
Also, this week, Biden referred to the First Prime Minister of Singapore as “the Wisest Man in the Orient,” an antiquated word deemed offensive by many Asians.
And at an event in Iowa, Biden seemed to leave the door open for ground troops in Iraq to fight the militant group ISIS, a day after President Barack Obama specifically rejected such an option.
Add to that list of Joe Biden’s more memorable moments what he just said during a presentation at the prestigious Institute of Politics at Harvard University. This Biden-ism was something for which the vice president felt the need to tells the students six times that he was only joking.
You can watch the brief video above.
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