Biden Declares He Will Appoint Barack Obama to the Supreme Court; ‘Hell Yes I Would’
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On an appearance of “The Late Show” with host Stephen Colbert on Wednesday, Joe Biden declared that he would appoint Former President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court. Colbert had asked the former Vice President, “Would you appoint him [Obama] to the Supreme Court?” Biden responded back, “Hell… yes! I don’t think he’d do it but… he’s fully qualified.”
“Would you appoint him to the Supreme Court?” Colbert asked flatly.
“Hell yes,” he responded as the audience cheered.
“I don’t think he’d do it, but I…” Biden trailed off as Colbert made the pitch.
“He’s a constitutional professor at the University of Chicago,” Colbert said.
“No, no, I understand, he’s fully qualified, fully qualified,” Biden responded.
When asked if he’s spoken to Michelle Obama for advice, Biden said, “Only to be my vice president, I…” he said, again trailing off as the crowd went wild.
“I’m only joking. Michelle, I’m joking,” Biden insisted, looking into the camera.
Biden understands that the only reason he has a chance at becoming president is because he formerly worked with Obama. The former Vice President is clearly using his former boss to increase the likelihood that he gets elected. Although Biden is using his former boss to prop himself up, Obama has yet to endorse Biden and it doesn’t appear that an endorsement from the former president will be coming any time soon.
Biden has been gaffe prone for decades, and those gaffes have intensified since he threw his name in the ring for the Democrat Presidential nomination. While the majority opinion believes that Biden is the only one who can beat President Trump, some are beginning to believe that it just might not be the case.
Even Salon.com is pretty worried: “Amid the rising tide of “gaffes,” Joe Biden looks less electable every day”
First of all, Biden’s unfortunate tendency to say dumb or untrue things, which helped end his presidential ambitions in 1988 and 2008, is proving yet again to be a little more troublesome than the word “gaffe” implies. On the contrary, it’s starting to seem more like an indifference to the truth that borders on mendacity, or an ego too big to admit that it’s naughty to tell lies. Or, as some have suggested, it could also be evidence that Biden, who will be 78 years old on Inauguration Day in 2021, is slipping mentally.
In an interview released Tuesday on NPR, Biden made flatly false statements about his record regarding the Iraq War.
Biden voted in 2002 to authorize then-President George W. Bush to go to war with Iraq. He now claims he only did so because Bush assured him he wouldn’t actually start the war and that “he needed the vote to be able to get inspectors into Iraq.”
Biden went on to say that after Bush began a bombing campaign against Iraq, “I came out against the war at that moment.”
That’s not true. Months after the invasion started, Biden told a crowd at the Brookings Institution, “I voted with my colleagues to give the president of the United States of America the authority to use force, and I would vote that way again today.” He didn’t publicly come out against the war until 2005, well after the emergence of an anti-American insurgency that made it clear the conflict could continue indefinitely.
The worst part is that Biden made these remarks to NPR as part of a clean-up effort for another flatly false thing he said last week at a campaign stop in New Hampshire. Claiming it was “the God’s truth” and “my word as a Biden,” Biden told a dramatic story about flying to Afghanistan to pin a Silver Star on a Navy captain who had rescued the body of a fallen comrade.
The problem is, that didn’t happen.
So what happens from here? Biden continues to hold a substantial lead above Warren and Bernie, who are staying tied for 2nd. Without one or the other dropping out, it seems no matter how many gaffes Biden makes, neither can catch up.
The primary and caucus season will most likely shake things up a bit, but how much?
We will see!