Facepalm – VP Edition

Biden: ‘This Isn’t Your Garden-Variety Slap across the Face’

Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a new domestic-violence-reduction initiative in Maryland this morning. Unfortunately, Biden’s choice of words seemed to downplay certain forms of domestic abuse:

We’ve learned that certain behaviors on the part of an abuser portend much more danger than other behaviors. For example, if an abuser has attempted to strangle his victim, if he has threatened to shoot her, if he has sexually assaulted her, and there’s a number of other signs, about eight others. These are tell-tale signs to say this isn’t your garden-variety slap across the face which is totally unacceptable in and of itself.

Okay, he qualified it by calling it totally unacceptable but still . . .

Good thing we didn’t elect that stupid Caribou Barbie, huh?

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37 Responses to Facepalm – VP Edition

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Luckily for Hairplug Joe the media will focus on the new Pope and ignore his latest gaffe.

  2. myiq2xu says:

  3. angienc (D) says:


    Good thing we didn’t elect that stupid Caribou Barbie, huh?


    *However, if McCain had won in 2008, not only would he have not have made everything worse (as Obama has), but Hillary would have stayed in the Senate & not tainted herself covering for Obama and *she* would have easily won the Dem. nomination & the GE in 2012, and we’d actually be on track right now instead of playing Obama’s bullshit sequester games.

  4. yttik says:

    For your garden variety slap, we suggest you take a shotgun, go outside, and fire two shots in the air.

    I’m not sure how this will help, but maybe the perp will decide you’re just too fricken nuts to mess with anymore??

    • OldCoastie says:

      I thought Joe recommended taking your double barrel shotgun and putting both rounds thru the front door…


  5. myiq2xu says:


    What we’ve learned, in Shotgun Joe’s own words, is that a “garden-variety slap across the face” might not be any big deal, but that the following may be Warning Signs:

    1. If a domestic abuser attempts to strangle you.

    2. If a domestic abuser threatens to shoot you with a gun.

    3. If a domestic abuser sexually assaults you.

    Yes, these are the things that Shotgun Joe didn’t know, but now does, thanks to VAWA.

    So if your husband strangles you, rapes you, or threatens to murder you with a firearm, you now know, courtesy of Shotgun Joe’s government-funded study, that you might be married to a domestic abuser.

  6. t says:

    Someone really ought to wire his jaws shut and tube feed him….

  7. yttik says:

    When confronted by Joe Biden, should you pee yourself, poo yourself, or go find a call box?

  8. foxyladi14 says:

    Surprised those guy’s with butterfly nets aren’t after him. 😆

  9. myiq2xu says:

    Flipping channels and on Katie I see a strange woman with a voice I recognize. Fran Drescher must have “had some work done” but her voice hasn’t changed a bit.

    She’s pretty but her voice is like nails on a chalkboard.

  10. HELENK says:

    backtrack and joey gaffe have the devil’s luck.

    backtrack lies on tv tries to shift the blame, gets caught
    joey gaffe makes his usual stupid comments about abuse of women

    the world gets a new pope and that overshadows backtrack and joey gaffe

  11. HELENK says:

    Obama at Organizing for Action dinner: ‘All I’ve been doing is calling folks and trying to see if we can break through some of the gobbly gook of our politics here’ – @NBCNews

  12. wmcb says:

    BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Freaking hilarious purported propaganda film. Behold the horrible wasteland that is the USA, subsisting on handouts from North Korea. There are no birds. WHERE ARE THE BIRDS??!

    Oh, and snow coffee. We are allowed one cup per day.

  13. wmcb says:

  14. driguana says:

    love this fight….but who would even want to visit the White House during this Reign of Error????

  15. HELENK says:


    wonder why? just because we have a liar as president and a fool as vice president doesn’t mean we are not nice people
    Mexico likes us. after all most of their economy is based on money from us

  16. HELENK says:

    Bartender Scott Prouty reveals himself as the man who shot the Romney ’47 percent’ video – @washingtonpost

    if this silly a$$ thinks backtrack will do something for him, his is in for a big shock. His usefulness is over. Under the bus he goes

  17. HELENK says:


    just pull an obama, I didn’t know what the people under me were doing and you get your job back with back pay

  18. insanelysane says:

    What can you say?

  19. swanspirit says:

    from my FB The Cardinals knew that if there’s anyone who can shelter a German from being prosecuted for human rights violations, it’s someone from Argentina. Jeremy McLellan

  20. fif says:

    It’s like he has a verbal tick or something – it’s uncanny how often he does it. Poor Joe, he’s hopeless. AND he still wants to run for President. Given the standards we have, I no longer say, “He’ll NEVER be elected.” It’s obvious now that anyone can be.

  21. wmcb says:

    In truth, I really don’t believe that Joe Biden thinks it’s perfectly okay to smack women. Nor do I believe that Todd Akin, ass that he is, thinks it’s okay to rape women.

    But dammit, no matter what you really meant in your heart, you can’t just blurt those kind of clueless, insensitive things. Them’s the rules. And if them’s the rules then EVERYBODY gets held to them.

    • indigogrrl1 says:

      As our good friend Donna Brazile would explain da roolz are da roolz til they are no longer da roolz.

      • HELENK says:

        did anyone notice that after donna broke every rule in the book to get backtrack in office, no one hears much from her.

        • sleepyhead says:

          She’s sitting alone in her room sobbing about the increase in her health insurance premiums.

  22. myiq2xu says:

    The test is “What if (insert Republican’s name here) said/did that?”

  23. HELENK says:

    Iowa Hawk

    Piers Morgan and Joe Biden currently in steel cage death match for Stupid Quote of the Day. #evergreentweets

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