Set the Way-back Machine for 1929 ...
In today's Episode of the "Peabody's Improbable History" Professor Peabody will be paid by Joe "Gaf Machine" Biden and his pet boy Sherman will be played by Barrack Hussein Obama. (Ok so that's a atrocious pun and it's meant in the spirit of the shockingly tasteless puns that each of the 91 original episodes.)
Barack Obama’s Washington insider running mate, Joe "Gaf Machine" Biden said “When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened,”‘
Vice presidential candidate Joe "Gaf Machine" Biden thinks today’s leaders should take a lesson from the history books and follow fellow Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt’s response to a financial crisis.
OK, as a student of history, Biden had me confused and thinking maybe my 5th grade US History teacher had made some mistakes but I reminded myself this is the running mate of the man that thinks we have "57 states" plus Alaska and Hawaii and one other. It's Obvious which "leaders" need to do some remedial studies when it comes to history.
In case you are not convinced I will spell it out for you. Biden attended the University of Delaware in Newark, where by his own later description he was a lazy student. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in history and political science in 1965, ranked 506th of 688 in his class. (In the Bottom 25% of his class) He went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 1968,] where by his own description he again underperformed and ranked 76th of 85 students. (in the Bottom 15% of his class). During his first year there, he was accused of having plagiarized 5 of 15 pages of a law review article. Biden said it was inadvertent due to his not knowing the proper rules of citation, and Biden was permitted to retake the course after receiving a grade of F, which was subsequently dropped from his record.
Although, I am sure Biden's words made for good TV and the Democrats ate up his pandering. It, like most of Obama's Speeches and ads, was full of factual errors and mis-statements’. (Down South we call those things lies.)
The problem is, Herbert Hoover was in office when the stock market crashed in October 1929 not FDR. AND There also was no television at the time; TV wasn’t introduced to the public until a decade later, at the 1939 World’s Fair.
FDR was elected three years later when voters denied Hoover a second term. The FDR appealed to the “forgotten man” by promising a “new deal” to solve the Depression era.
So, I guess we can assume that either Joe Biden does not know History, or has some how invented his own Way-Back Machine and is going to change things.
Either way, I can't wait to see Palin mop the floors with Biden in the VP debate and use his words against him. "Part of what a leader does is instill confidence and demonstrate that he or she knows what he is talking about and communicates with people that 'if you listen to me and do what I'm saying we can fix this." Then in the very next breath he proves that he doesn't know what the flux he is talking about. Classic Mr Peabody …err… I meant Biden.