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Joe Biden has officially announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Joe Biden is a man that is no stranger to controversy especially when it involves himself. From his overly-touchy demeanor to him dropping out of the 1988 Presidential Election because of accusations of plagiarism. Here, I am going to list some of his best gaffes. In fact, they need no commenting from me to make him look..well…unpresidential. He suffers from a severe case of “foot in mouth” syndrome.

1) When Joe Biden told a paraplegic to stand up.

“Stand up, Chuck, let them see you” is the exact quote. He follows by saying “Oh, God love ya, what am I talking about?” then says “I’ll tell you what, you’re making everybody else stand up though, pal.” 

2) When Biden made racist remarks.

“I mean, you’ve got the first mainstream African American man who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” 

3) When Joe Biden repeatedly plagiarized or quoted many without credit or citation.

This isn’t something new or different. He was caught plagiarizing in college and here is a video from his plagiarizing speeches: 

4) When Biden was confused which parent of Irish Prime Minister’s was dead.

His mom lived in Long Island for 10 years or so, God rest her soul,” and then he caught his mistake so he followed up by saying “Although she’s, wait. Your mom’s still alive. It was your dad that passed. God bless her soul.”

5) When Biden commented on the increasing Indian American population in Delaware with the worst possible anecdote.

“In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.” 

6) When he couldn’t spell.

“Look, John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: Jobs. J-O-B-S.” 

7) When he said “Barack America”

“This election year, the choice is clear. One man stands to deliver change we desperately need. A man I’m proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next president of the United States—Barack America!” 

8) When he said “30 percent chance we’re going to get it wrong”

His quote being “The president and I were talking about something yesterday in the Oval Office which, with the press here I’ll not suggest what it was, but the response to the folks who were in the office was, if we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, we stand up there and we make really tough decisions, there’s still a 30 percent chance we’re going to get it wrong.” 

9) When Biden was overheard making comments about women to then Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko 

“I cannot believe that a French man visiting Kiev went back home and told his colleagues he discovered something and didn’t say he discovered the most beautiful women in the world. That’s my observation.” 

10) When Biden had words with custard shop manager.

When handed a cone of custard on the house from the manager and the manager making a comment about lowering the taxes in exchange, Biden said “Why don’t you say something nice instead of being a smart a** all the time?”

11) When Biden insinuated that Republicans would bring back a form of slavery.

When speaking to a crowd in Danville, VA that Mitt Romney’s plans for Wall Street, said “They’re going to put y’all back in chains.” 

12) When he said inappropriate sexual innuendo.

In a 2012 speech, Joe Biden said “Now is the time to heed the timeless advice from Teddy Roosevelt: ‘Speak softly and carry a big stick.’ End of quote,” and followed by saying “I promise you, the president has a big stick.” 

Take from this what you will.

Caroline C.
FFL Cabinet Member
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