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2020-12-05 9:49:49 AM  
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2020-12-05 10:16:40 AM  
I don't have an issue saying that.
 
2020-12-05 10:27:49 AM  

italie: I don't have an issue saying that.


But you are smart enough to understand what he was saying. Daily Caller type folks don't have that advantage.
 
2020-12-05 10:30:15 AM  
Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.
 
2020-12-05 10:30:20 AM  
Subidiot apparently reads like a trumper, i.e., at a third grade level, er, turd grade level.
 
2020-12-05 10:41:10 AM  

gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.


I disagree. I understood him just fine. The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.
 
2020-12-05 10:46:18 AM  
20 years from now: "President AOC".
 
2020-12-05 10:47:11 AM  

TwoHead: The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.


The VP does not "serve at the pleasure of the President" like a political appointee.
 
2020-12-05 10:49:05 AM  
Facepalm, subby?

Just a heads up... You aren't related to a Nigerian prince, chucklenuts.
 
2020-12-05 10:49:16 AM  
He needs to serve for 2 years so we can have 10 years of Harris (or of Dem control)
 
2020-12-05 11:00:45 AM  
lol
 
2020-12-05 11:06:47 AM  
You can read that two different ways.

I'm fine with both interpretations.

Moving along....
 
2020-12-05 11:07:26 AM  

TwoHead: I disagree. I understood him just fine. The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.


Back in the day, the VP was the presidential runner-up.

The VP does not serve the president.
 
2020-12-05 11:14:20 AM  

italie: I don't have an issue saying that.


Agreed. I'm 100% OK with President Harris.
 
2020-12-05 11:22:27 AM  
20 years from now: President Pocky-san AI Maid Edition.
 
2020-12-05 11:26:06 AM  

TwoHead: . If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.

 
2020-12-05 11:37:49 AM  
Some of the commenters are accusing the source of irresponsible editing. It is the Daily Caller which is not the most reliable source. Is there non-DC footage of the wider conversation?
 
2020-12-05 11:42:29 AM  
Unlike Trump, Biden is saying he knows how to deliberate with his Administration to reach consensus and delegate when possible.

But hey let's pull out one phrase and make it something it's not amiright?
 
2020-12-05 11:47:16 AM  

gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.


Anyone who tries to laugh at or scream about some innocuous gaff Biden makes is most likely a Trump supporter - you can just whip out any of literally thousands of tweets and utterly idiotic, clueless and outright dumb statements made by Trump that was met with silence from those same idiots.  Hell, just show them a pic of Trump and say "fark off."

This is like how right-wingers biatch about Democrat hypocrisy when any Democrat politician anywhere as much as farts and "liberals" are "silent" on the matter
 
2020-12-05 11:58:34 AM  

gilgigamesh: What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy.


That's obvious to everyone.

gilgigamesh: But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.


There was no rake. Subby's trying to pretend there is one.
 
2020-12-05 12:51:00 PM  

TwoHead: gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.

I disagree. I understood him just fine. The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.


Ok, but I dont think you understood me. Maybe I need to clarify.

I said what he said was clear. I'm saying he gaffes and says shiat that is open to misinterpretation, and his enemies are going to exploit it. So we need to get used to that happening, and be ready for it.
 
2020-12-05 12:57:08 PM  

thorpe: gilgigamesh: What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy.

That's obvious to everyone.

gilgigamesh: But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

There was no rake. Subby's trying to pretend there is one.


Yep.  Biden was the VP at the time, not the Pres.  The President isn't the one to walk away.
 
2020-12-05 1:05:42 PM  
English, Subby [and Daily Caller], do you speak it?
 
2020-12-05 1:36:24 PM  

gilgigamesh: TwoHead: gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.

I disagree. I understood him just fine. The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.

Ok, but I dont think you understood me. Maybe I need to clarify.

I said what he said was clear. I'm saying he gaffes and says shiat that is open to misinterpretation, and his enemies are going to exploit it. So we need to get used to that happening, and be ready for it.


No, you were clear on that and that is how I understood you.

I'm saying it wasn't a gaffe. He conveyed a clear message; "If there are any disputes between the VP and P, the P has final say. If the VP doesn't like it she can leave, but the President is the boss."

I'd also say that no matter what words he chooses, on any subject he speaks on, his words will be misinterpreted by his enemies in order to exploit those stupid enough not to know better. People who know better shouldn't help them do that.
 
2020-12-05 2:16:28 PM  

gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.


It's a nothing burger. Don't try to make a big thing of it. It doesn't even reach 3 microTrumps worth of absurdity.
 
2020-12-05 2:19:20 PM  
Inaguaration day on the steps, Biden takes the oath then immediatly resigns and Harris steps to Roberts and places her hand on the still-outstretched Bible. Troll factor infinity.
 
2020-12-05 2:34:45 PM  

gopher321: 20 years from now: "President AOC".


Yeah if the country still exists by then and it isnt a Trump 2.0 dictatorship or nuked into oblivion when the next GOPer starts a nuclear war with China or something.
 
2020-12-05 3:06:03 PM  

PreMortem: Inaguaration day on the steps, Biden takes the oath then immediatly resigns and Harris steps to Roberts and places her hand on the still-outstretched Bible. Troll factor infinity.


I like you.
 
2020-12-05 3:39:49 PM  

lolmao500: gopher321: 20 years from now: "President AOC".

Yeah if the country still exists by then and it isnt a Trump 2.0 dictatorship or nuked into oblivion when the next GOPer starts a nuclear war with China or something.


You make it sound like nuclear war is a bad thing.
 
2020-12-05 3:55:30 PM  

theteacher: He needs to serve for 2 years so we can have 10 years of Harris (or of Dem control)


I dunno, Republicans sounded pretty ok with ignoring the two term limit.
 
2020-12-05 3:55:34 PM  
I'm fine with this as long I get that COVID vaccine.
 
2020-12-05 3:58:27 PM  

gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.


If by "rake" you mean the utter morons at the Daily Caller desperately trying to use a minor non-gaffe to rile up the other morons that make up their readership, then sure.
 
2020-12-05 3:58:38 PM  

italie: I don't have an issue saying that.


I would have a big biden grin saying President Harris.
 
2020-12-05 3:59:06 PM  

TwoHead: gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.

I disagree. I understood him just fine. The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.


lol, OMG such a gaffe! How embarrassing that Biden said something... uhhhh... not embarrassing at all?

Maybe from the last four years some people are just so used to every little thing coming out of a president's mouth being stone cold idiocy that they aren't used to hearing normal speech yet. They need time to come to terms with change.
 
2020-12-05 3:59:06 PM  
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2020-12-05 3:59:15 PM  
If he needed to develop a disease, there is no shortage of cancer in the comment section of a Daily Caller tweet.
 
2020-12-05 4:00:13 PM  

Porkbelly: Subidiot apparently reads like a trumper, i.e., at a third grade level, er, turd grade level.


But unlike your butt boy trumper, biden knows not to step on shiat.
 
2020-12-05 4:01:43 PM  

gopher321: 20 years from now: "President AOC".


Sounds good to me.
 
2020-12-05 4:01:58 PM  

theteacher: He needs to serve for 2 years so we can have 10 years of Harris (or of Dem control)


2 years and 1 day
 
2020-12-05 4:02:02 PM  
Daily Caller trash disguised as Twitter link.

GTFOOH.
 
2020-12-05 4:03:02 PM  

GardenWeasel: TwoHead: The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.

The VP does not "serve at the pleasure of the President" like a political appointee.


Good point
 
2020-12-05 4:03:55 PM  
Whatever, the only things that matter are the policies.
 
2020-12-05 4:03:59 PM  

gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.


That wasn't a gaffe, the sentence structure was logical and made sense.  It isn't his fault people can't understand more than a baseball cap logo of information at a time.

What he gave them was a sound bite of him saying "I have a disease and will resign" devoid of context, but they could have, and will, put together worse things without him actually saying it.

If I was them I'd be more concerned about Kamala shaking her head as he was saying it.  She's not going anywhere.

\she was probably signaling "you said something stupid".
 
2020-12-05 4:04:04 PM  

gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.


They're going to deliberately misunderstand him no matter what he says.  We'd best get used to defending him, because agreeing with them is not only idiotic, it props up fascist propaganda even more.
 
2020-12-05 4:04:25 PM  
Did he inadvertently start a global crisis?

Did he order children to be put in a cage?

Did he order the assassination of a diplomat on foreign soil where neither are the sovereign nation?

Did he attempt to provoke a country in to nuclear war?

Did he pull us out of some treaty that would have been beneficial to everyone?

Did he attempt to hock a good or service that he(or his family) could potentially profit from?

Did he embarrass himself to a degree that leaders of other nations were publicly mocking him?

Did he attempt to subvert the (conservative) sacred free market by putting his thumb on economic scales, possibly to the benefit of either himself or his family?

Did he attempt to absolve a lackey of crimes by gaslighting people in to believing that they did not see and hear what they just saw and heard?

Did his actions or inactions lead to a plurality of the 276,000 deaths that have already occured during this pandemic?

No? Then I don't care.
 
2020-12-05 4:04:34 PM  
If you want to see a pretty good (albeit fictional) portrayal of a President with an adversarial relationship with his VP. watch the first few seasons of the West Wing.  Bartlett had to put a conservative Democrat from Texas on the ticket and he's constantly sabotaging Bartlett's agenda.  It's always better when POTUS and VPOTUS are on the same page (or at least VPOTUS knows their place)
 
2020-12-05 4:05:01 PM  

make me some tea: Unlike Trump, Biden is saying he knows how to deliberate with his Administration to reach consensus and delegate when possible.

But hey let's pull out one phrase and make it something it's not amiright?


Cause murcans are great!!
 
2020-12-05 4:05:59 PM  
The only areas where the VP can act unilaterally are when executing the powers granted to the VP by the constitution, namely casting tie breaking votes in the senate, and making decisions concerning the 25th amendment. Any other role the VP fills in an administration is at the pleasure of the president.
 
2020-12-05 4:06:24 PM  
Uh, Biden's a little long in the tooth in case it's hard to notice. I've been practicing "President Harris" for months.
 
2020-12-05 4:06:43 PM  

UberDave: gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

Anyone who tries to laugh at or scream about some innocuous gaff Biden makes is most likely a Trump supporter - you can just whip out any of literally thousands of tweets and utterly idiotic, clueless and outright dumb statements made by Trump that was met with silence from those same idiots.  Hell, just show them a pic of Trump and say "fark off."

This is like how right-wingers biatch about Democrat hypocrisy when any Democrat politician anywhere as much as farts and "liberals" are "silent" on the matter


Righties pick on trivia because they have no legitimate arguments.

They are desperate.

Like the Word Police on Fark.
 
2020-12-05 4:08:07 PM  

gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.


What people on the left freaking out about something about democrats and making it a big deal when it's not?

I'm pretty sure that has existed way before Biden.
 
2020-12-05 4:08:10 PM  
I can't find the original video but people are saying the audio on this was altered from the original airing and he didn't say that. Anyone watch it live to confirm?
 
2020-12-05 4:08:46 PM  

PreMortem: Inaguaration day on the steps, Biden takes the oath then immediatly resigns and Harris steps to Roberts and places her hand on the still-outstretched Bible. Troll factor infinity.


The gop would explode like a ripe shiathouse in the summer sun.
 
2020-12-05 4:09:24 PM  

vudukungfu: PreMortem: Inaguaration day on the steps, Biden takes the oath then immediatly resigns and Harris steps to Roberts and places her hand on the still-outstretched Bible. Troll factor infinity.

I like you.


I think hes amazing.
 
2020-12-05 4:09:52 PM  

gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.


You know what? fark what Republicans think.
 
2020-12-05 4:09:59 PM  

GardenWeasel: TwoHead: The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.

The VP does not "serve at the pleasure of the President" like a political appointee.


They kinda do. Especially if the president is an old ass man claiming illness in a pandemic. Guess what he could do.
 
2020-12-05 4:09:59 PM  
Why are you not practicing president MAUDIBJR
 
2020-12-05 4:10:04 PM  
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/I asked you to scare Joe, not break his legs. Do you even understand Russian?
 
2020-12-05 4:10:18 PM  
who gives a shiat? Trump is still a loser.
 
2020-12-05 4:10:57 PM  
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2020-12-05 4:11:50 PM  

Porkbelly: Subidiot apparently reads like a trumper, i.e., at a third grade level, er, turd grade level.


They were smart enough to submit a Twitter link because a Daily Caller link would never get greenlit. That site is a plague.
 
2020-12-05 4:12:45 PM  

mongbiohazard: TwoHead: gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.

I disagree. I understood him just fine. The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.

lol, OMG such a gaffe! How embarrassing that Biden said something... uhhhh... not embarrassing at all?

Maybe from the last four years some people are just so used to every little thing coming out of a president's mouth being stone cold idiocy that they aren't used to hearing normal speech yet. They need time to come to terms with change.


Murcans are known for President worship.

They need a father figure on earth instead of in the sky.
 
2020-12-05 4:13:52 PM  

TwoHead: gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.

I disagree. I understood him just fine. The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.


Actually no, the President can't fire the VP.  He could ask her to resign but she's under no obligation to do so.
 
2020-12-05 4:14:42 PM  

leeksfromchichis: GardenWeasel: TwoHead: The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.

The VP does not "serve at the pleasure of the President" like a political appointee.

They kinda do. Especially if the president is an old ass man claiming illness in a pandemic. Guess what he could do.


Fat fingered the reply button.

He can just step down.Then the VP loses the V and becomes full P.  Most VPs would like that, I bet, but what if they didn't and just wanted to coast as vp?  Their potus would have a sword of damacles over their head for four years.
 
2020-12-05 4:14:43 PM  
Hey look, a president that makes nonracist, and non sexist jokes,
 
2020-12-05 4:15:03 PM  

ColonelCathcart: [Fark user image image 390x512]

/I asked you to scare Joe, not break his legs. Do you even understand Russian?


Poody Poot putin cant hamstring biden like he did his in debt trumper.
 
2020-12-05 4:15:09 PM  
If it wasn't a gaffe why are you all here defending him?  Who cares right?
 
2020-12-05 4:15:10 PM  

Mike_LowELL: lolmao500: gopher321: 20 years from now: "President AOC".

Yeah if the country still exists by then and it isnt a Trump 2.0 dictatorship or nuked into oblivion when the next GOPer starts a nuclear war with China or something.

You make it sound like nuclear war is a bad thing.


Depends...are we nuking Florida first?
 
2020-12-05 4:15:51 PM  

gilgigamesh: What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.


It is what he meant to say. It is also what he did say. Biden is gaffe prone, but this is most empathically not a gaffe.
 
2020-12-05 4:15:54 PM  

NateAsbestos: TwoHead: I disagree. I understood him just fine. The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.

Back in the day, the VP was the presidential runner-up.

The VP does not serve the president.


They do, though - it's not "back in the day" anymore.
 
2020-12-05 4:16:10 PM  

leeksfromchichis: GardenWeasel: TwoHead: The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.

The VP does not "serve at the pleasure of the President" like a political appointee.

They kinda do. Especially if the president is an old ass man claiming illness in a pandemic. Guess what he could do.


Ah oh
Another butt hurt trumper fan venting on fark.
 
2020-12-05 4:16:39 PM  

Skleenar: gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.

You know what? fark what Republicans think.


Hear ye!!
 
2020-12-05 4:18:02 PM  

Mike_LowELL: lolmao500: gopher321: 20 years from now: "President AOC".

Yeah if the country still exists by then and it isnt a Trump 2.0 dictatorship or nuked into oblivion when the next GOPer starts a nuclear war with China or something.

You make it sound like nuclear war is a bad thing.


It is a bad thing.  You don't get the cool mutations for at least a hundred years or so.
 
2020-12-05 4:18:16 PM  
President Harris is fine with me
 
2020-12-05 4:19:52 PM  
There is not a big enough Tina Fey eyeroll gif large enough to match the jerk-off motion in my soul at this headline.
 
2020-12-05 4:20:26 PM  
You know why Trump can say anything and it's considered not a big thing?

Republicans line up behind him.

You know why whenever a democrat does anything it's a big deal?

Because democrats freak out.
 
2020-12-05 4:20:30 PM  
He was talking about having an argument and resigning from the argument. He wasn't talking about the presidency.

Morons.

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2020-12-05 4:20:49 PM  

NateAsbestos: TwoHead: I disagree. I understood him just fine. The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.

Back in the day, the VP was the presidential runner-up.

The VP does not serve the president.


Of course realized how effing stupid that system of electing the VP was and got rid of it damned fast (after just four elections, only two of which were really contested).

And while, no the VP doesn't technically serve the President, in practice this has been the case. If the VP couldn't work with the President any more it would absolutely be expected that the VP resign.
 
2020-12-05 4:22:47 PM  
JFC, the derp of the Reich-wing follow-up to that original tweet is ridiculous.

The passing around of the obviously fake "fraud" video, and then basically accusing Biden of everything that Dotard is guilty of (dementia, etc).

These people are creating a whole new level of stupid.
 
2020-12-05 4:23:50 PM  

JRoo: He was talking about having an argument and resigning from the argument. He wasn't talking about the presidency.

Morons.

[media.tenor.co image 498x241]


Who tf says "resign from an argument" though?
 
2020-12-05 4:24:04 PM  

Snapper Carr: If you want to see a pretty good (albeit fictional) portrayal of a President with an adversarial relationship with his VP. watch the first few seasons of the West Wing.  Bartlett had to put a conservative Democrat from Texas on the ticket and he's constantly sabotaging Bartlett's agenda.  It's always better when POTUS and VPOTUS are on the same page (or at least VPOTUS knows their place)


Which is why President-Elect Biden should appoint trump as the new VP, a sort of compromise to get the rigged election mess cleared up.

trump would keep the prosecution protections from crimes that he currently has, and as VP no one would care that he was golfing every day. Plus trump could hold weekly rallies across the country for his 2024 Presidential run, making it an historical first time a sitting VP ran against a sitting President in an election.
 
2020-12-05 4:24:23 PM  
I'm ok with that.
 
2020-12-05 4:25:49 PM  
Harris was rejected by the voters. She's only a "thing" because she was selected by the Democratic power base. Remember that when people say the voters choose who's in power.
 
2020-12-05 4:25:52 PM  
gilgigamesh:

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.


He literally said what you are saying he meant to say.
 
2020-12-05 4:26:33 PM  

WithinReason: Snapper Carr: If you want to see a pretty good (albeit fictional) portrayal of a President with an adversarial relationship with his VP. watch the first few seasons of the West Wing.  Bartlett had to put a conservative Democrat from Texas on the ticket and he's constantly sabotaging Bartlett's agenda.  It's always better when POTUS and VPOTUS are on the same page (or at least VPOTUS knows their place)

Which is why President-Elect Biden should appoint trump as the new VP, a sort of compromise to get the rigged election mess cleared up.

trump would keep the prosecution protections from crimes that he currently has, and as VP no one would care that he was golfing every day. Plus trump could hold weekly rallies across the country for his 2024 Presidential run, making it an historical first time a sitting VP ran against a sitting President in an election.


Wow, Vlad Putin is that you?
 
2020-12-05 4:27:18 PM  
Don't wish ill-health on anyone, but Biden is up there.  Death is probably unlikely, but mental or physical factors could very well cause him to step aside.

I hear and read people giving him lots of flak for gaffes, but I think holds his shiat together remarkably well for 78.  I've met people that age whose life has been reduced to a chair and TV.

From a spectator standpoint, it would be amazing to see Harris accede, if for no other reason than to watch the cultural shockwaves.
 
2020-12-05 4:28:52 PM  

WithinReason: Snapper Carr: If you want to see a pretty good (albeit fictional) portrayal of a President with an adversarial relationship with his VP. watch the first few seasons of the West Wing.  Bartlett had to put a conservative Democrat from Texas on the ticket and he's constantly sabotaging Bartlett's agenda.  It's always better when POTUS and VPOTUS are on the same page (or at least VPOTUS knows their place)

Which is why President-Elect Biden should appoint trump as the new VP, a sort of compromise to get the rigged election mess cleared up.

trump would keep the prosecution protections from crimes that he currently has, and as VP no one would care that he was golfing every day. Plus trump could hold weekly rallies across the country for his 2024 Presidential run, making it an historical first time a sitting VP ran against a sitting President in an election.


Username most especially does NOT fit.
 
2020-12-05 4:29:53 PM  

gopher321: 20 years from now: "President AOC".


White Moderate™ Dems will cockblock that.
 
2020-12-05 4:30:36 PM  
Conservatives have difficulty with new things: new ideas, new people, new approaches, New York, nuance; it goes on and on.
 
2020-12-05 4:31:20 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Depends...are we nuking Florida first?


Of course.  Any attempt to take over the United States begins begins with securing a large army of alligators that will take free food from anyone trying to stop them.

Just give me like fifteen minutes of warning before the nukes drop.  I'm going to make a fort out of my pillows and blankets.  Maximum protection from nuclear warfare, baby.  Me and my Kaname Chidori body pillow are in this together.

Fart_Machine: It is a bad thing. You don't get the cool mutations for at least a hundred years or so.


On the contrary, you will be playing real-life on the maximum difficulty level, with no food and no water and pretty much everyone holed out every five or so miles with sniper weapons, shooting and killing people for no practical purpose.

I'm guessing you're one of those casuals who wants to play with the "Intact Government" option on.
 
2020-12-05 4:31:52 PM  

recombobulator: TwoHead: gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.

I disagree. I understood him just fine. The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.

Actually no, the President can't fire the VP.  He could ask her to resign but she's under no obligation to do so.


Can't fire, but can make them irrelevant, (except for tie breaking votes in the Senate) by giving them "no portfolio" to handle and then give an Eisenhower/ Nixon style endorsement of


" Dwight D. Eisenhower on Richard Nixon contributions as his vice president:"If you give me a week, I might think of one. I don't remember."

 
2020-12-05 4:33:57 PM  

gameshowhost: gopher321: 20 years from now: "President AOC".

White Moderate™ Dems will cockblock that.


But they'll tell you that they totally want to have the policies that AOC proposes - yet will mysteriously refuse to back her, and oft hamstring the shiat out of her instead.

/zero-risk incrementalism prioritizing mimosa brunches
 
2020-12-05 4:34:11 PM  
Our current president praises white supremacists, peddles wild conspiracy theories, kowtows to our foreign adversaries, and has allowed hundreds of thousands of Americans to die of COVID-19 because of his utter lack of leadership.

I'm sorry, Biden said what, now?
 
2020-12-05 4:34:20 PM  

leeksfromchichis: JRoo: He was talking about having an argument and resigning from the argument. He wasn't talking about the presidency.

Morons.

[media.tenor.co image 498x241]

Who tf says "resign from an argument" though?


People with a good education and grasp of the English language.
 
2020-12-05 4:37:19 PM  

JRoo: leeksfromchichis: JRoo: He was talking about having an argument and resigning from the argument. He wasn't talking about the presidency.

Morons.

[media.tenor.co image 498x241]

Who tf says "resign from an argument" though?

People with a good education and grasp of the English language


don't say that.

But gaslighting nerds on an obscure internet forum trying to cover the latest gaffe or intentionally misinterpret an unambiguous statement OTOH....
 
2020-12-05 4:38:38 PM  
IDGAF who is president as long as it's not tRump, Pence or any of the people who didn't stand up to either one of these.  I sure as hell hope Pence's elected political career is in the toilet.  God, I will be glad when I get off and can get a drink.  It's Noir night on TCM.  I will be drunk and watching movies after 7.
 
2020-12-05 4:42:31 PM  

frestcrallen: Don't wish ill-health on anyone, but Biden is up there.


It's oddly refreshing to be able to immediately dismiss a psychopath. You just went right there.
 
2020-12-05 4:42:49 PM  

gopher321: 20 years from now: "President AOC".


I hope I'm alive to vote for her and see her win.
 
2020-12-05 4:45:40 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: It's oddly refreshing to be able to immediately dismiss a psychopath. You just went right there.


I don't know what that means.
 
2020-12-05 4:45:46 PM  

gopher321: 20 years from now: "President AOC".


20? i think withen 10. Depending on two things, how 2024 turns out (if trump wins his second term we could see aoc run in 2028 and win) or if shumer retires or dies there will be calls for aoc to run for ny senate.  But under 20 is my guess. might even be 2024.
 
2020-12-05 4:48:09 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Gyrfalcon: Depends...are we nuking Florida first?

Of course.  Any attempt to take over the United States begins begins with securing a large army of alligators that will take free food from anyone trying to stop them.

Just give me like fifteen minutes of warning before the nukes drop.  I'm going to make a fort out of my pillows and blankets.  Maximum protection from nuclear warfare, baby.  Me and my Kaname Chidori body pillow are in this together.

Fart_Machine: It is a bad thing. You don't get the cool mutations for at least a hundred years or so.

On the contrary, you will be playing real-life on the maximum difficulty level, with no food and no water and pretty much everyone holed out every five or so miles with sniper weapons, shooting and killing people for no practical purpose.

I'm guessing you're one of those casuals who wants to play with the "Intact Government" option on.


Fncking casuals.
 
2020-12-05 4:51:57 PM  

DarkDawg: gopher321: 20 years from now: "President AOC".

20? i think withen 10. Depending on two things, how 2024 turns out (if trump wins his second term we could see aoc run in 2028 and win) or if shumer retires or dies there will be calls for aoc to run for ny senate.  But under 20 is my guess. might even be 2024.


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2020-12-05 4:52:29 PM  

italie: I don't have an issue saying that.


I wish every VP had that stance
 
2020-12-05 4:54:08 PM  
Pretty sure he was joking
 
2020-12-05 4:55:32 PM  

frestcrallen: PartTimeBuddha: It's oddly refreshing to be able to immediately dismiss a psychopath. You just went right there.

I don't know what that means.


It means he thinks you wish death upon Biden.  Your comment was ambiguous and he read it as "up there on the list" instead of "up there in age."  In context that's not a reasonable interpretation, but this is Fark.
 
2020-12-05 4:57:38 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: frestcrallen: Don't wish ill-health on anyone, but Biden is up there.

It's oddly refreshing to be able to immediately dismiss a psychopath. You just went right there.


It certainly is, and you certainly did.
 
2020-12-05 4:59:00 PM  

PreMortem: Inaguaration day on the steps, Biden takes the oath then immediatly resigns and Harris steps to Roberts and places her hand on the still-outstretched Bible. Troll factor infinity.


This is exactly how to handle this kind of thing, thank you very much for your demonstration.

/Also that would be awesome.
 
2020-12-05 4:59:15 PM  
so we are going from a president who makes decisive decisions, to a president who is openly admitting that he is going to call in sick and give up when presented with ideas that don't fit his worldview.
 
2020-12-05 5:02:50 PM  

dywed88: NateAsbestos: TwoHead: I disagree. I understood him just fine. The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.

Back in the day, the VP was the presidential runner-up.

The VP does not serve the president.

Of course realized how effing stupid that system of electing the VP was and got rid of it damned fast (after just four elections, only two of which were really contested).

And while, no the VP doesn't technically serve the President, in practice this has been the case. If the VP couldn't work with the President any more it would absolutely be expected that the VP resign.


So, if HalfScoop gets elected in 2024 (Barf), and appoints D2S as VP (Chunder), D2S will be honour-bound to observe unwritten protocol and always defer to DHS?

And D2S would never engineer DHS resigning after 2 years and a day, thereby setting y'all up for 6 years more of D2S for POTUS.

Because D2S has always taken the high moral ground.

You guys and gals have a seriously weird political system...
 
2020-12-05 5:03:30 PM  
The VP has two responsibilities. 1. Tie breaker in the senate. 2. Be alive.
 
2020-12-05 5:05:18 PM  

RI_Red: WithinReason: Snapper Carr: If you want to see a pretty good (albeit fictional) portrayal of a President with an adversarial relationship with his VP. watch the first few seasons of the West Wing.  Bartlett had to put a conservative Democrat from Texas on the ticket and he's constantly sabotaging Bartlett's agenda.  It's always better when POTUS and VPOTUS are on the same page (or at least VPOTUS knows their place)

Which is why President-Elect Biden should appoint trump as the new VP, a sort of compromise to get the rigged election mess cleared up.

trump would keep the prosecution protections from crimes that he currently has, and as VP no one would care that he was golfing every day. Plus trump could hold weekly rallies across the country for his 2024 Presidential run, making it an historical first time a sitting VP ran against a sitting President in an election.

Username most especially does NOT fit.


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2020-12-05 5:06:30 PM  

gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.


At least he's not suggesting injecting bleach, or sticking a light up us our asses to cure COVID.

I'll take a gaffe over that idiocy; although this really was not a gaffe, more just a poor a sentence structure.
 
2020-12-05 5:07:06 PM  
I voted for these stooges, but what else was I going to do? 
Great we get two years of Biden, then two to ten more of an extension of the Willie Brown machine. 

We had so many good choices, but nooooooooo.. we need an old white guy!
 
2020-12-05 5:08:42 PM  

recombobulator: It means he thinks you wish death upon Biden.  Your comment was ambiguous and he read it as "up there on the list" instead of "up there in age."  In context that's not a reasonable interpretation, but this is Fark.


Ok, thanks for clarifying.  I thought "up there in age" was pretty evident in context to the rest of my post, but I see the confusion.  Here's my edit:  "I don't wish ill-health on anyone, but Biden is elderly."

It doesn't take much for things to spiral away in crazy directions in these political threads.
 
2020-12-05 5:08:59 PM  
When you type in Google "Biden resign," or "Biden would resign if disagreement," you get tabloids, right papers, or sketchy sites. Most are mocking him, or saying he is joking. I watched the clip, and I don't get what the big deal is. Biden was clearly trying to make a joke, and it didn't really land. Trump spews far worse gaffs.
 
2020-12-05 5:10:07 PM  

Russ1642: The VP has two responsibilities. 1. Tie breaker in the senate. 2. Be alive.


I'm betting Harris will be given a lot of responsibilities.
 
2020-12-05 5:11:22 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: [Fark user image image 768x489]


"I haaad Snoo-Snoo"
 
2020-12-05 5:11:23 PM  

gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.


It's just gonna be really weird coming off of four straight gaffe-free years.
 
2020-12-05 5:12:01 PM  
At least he isn't asking for a third term before he has even had a second term, right?
 
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2020-12-05 5:18:07 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Harris was rejected by the voters. She's only a "thing" because she was selected by the Democratic power base. Remember that when people say the voters choose who's in power.


So was Biden in 2008. Your point?
 
2020-12-05 5:23:38 PM  

frestcrallen: recombobulator: It means he thinks you wish death upon Biden.  Your comment was ambiguous and he read it as "up there on the list" instead of "up there in age."  In context that's not a reasonable interpretation, but this is Fark.

Ok, thanks for clarifying.  I thought "up there in age" was pretty evident in context to the rest of my post, but I see the confusion.  Here's my edit:  "I don't wish ill-health on anyone, but Biden is elderly."

It doesn't take much for things to spiral away in crazy directions in these political threads.


I did a double take when I first read the first sentence, but in context I thought it was pretty clear you were talking about his age and the increased risk of a natural death because of it, instead of wishing death on him.  I guess people see what they want to see.
 
2020-12-05 5:27:13 PM  

Original: Original Tweet:

DailyCaller: Joe Biden is asked about his disagreements with Kamala Harris on certain issues: "Like I told Barack, if I reach something where there's a fundamental disagreement we have based on a moral principle, I'll develop some disease and say I have to resign." https://t.co/SLcvrwaPCA


Didn't he push Obama into repealing DADT and opening LGBTQ+ rights on the Federal Level?
 
2020-12-05 5:27:42 PM  
President Harris: tell the White House Chef to make me a sammich
 
2020-12-05 5:30:07 PM  

leeksfromchichis: GardenWeasel: TwoHead: The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.

The VP does not "serve at the pleasure of the President" like a political appointee.

They kinda do. Especially if the president is an old ass man claiming illness in a pandemic. Guess what he could do.


fix the cable?
 
2020-12-05 5:31:45 PM  

MHudson: NateAsbestos: TwoHead: I disagree. I understood him just fine. The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.

Back in the day, the VP was the presidential runner-up.

The VP does not serve the president.

They do, though - it's not "back in the day" anymore.


The president can fire those that serve at his pleasure. Presidents usually request resignations for a little bit of political cover, but the power to fire is certainly there for cabinet secretaries and other political appointees.

The vice president is a constitutional officer in her own right, elected on her own. The president cannot fire the VP any more than he can a member of congress or a governor.

The president can certainly reduce the VP's portfolio beyond her constitutional duties to nothing. But the president cannot stop the VP from presiding over the senate, or force the VP  from office.

Which is exactly the opposite of what "serves at the pleasure" means.
 
2020-12-05 5:32:25 PM  
Maya Rudolph will have work for many years
 
2020-12-05 5:38:54 PM  

GardenWeasel: TwoHead: The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.

The VP does not "serve at the pleasure of the President" like a political appointee.


While true, that basically means he gets to sit in the Senate and preside when he wants to.  The only duties the Constitution prescribes for the VP is that, and being the understudy for the President.  Every other responsibility is "at the pleasure of the President"
 
2020-12-05 5:40:51 PM  

peasandcarrots: Porkbelly: Subidiot apparently reads like a trumper, i.e., at a third grade level, er, turd grade level.

They were smart enough to submit a Twitter link because a Daily Caller link would never get greenlit. That site is a plague.


The butthurt level is rising fast and apparently spilling over onto Fark.
 
2020-12-05 5:45:29 PM  
Oh who the hell cares. Sounded to me like a rhetorical statement meant to illicit a chuckle, and it fell flat.

And really, even it he meant it as said, who the hell cares? They're both well aligned on all the big issues, they're both experienced and competent, and we all knew damned well we were electing a really old dude during a deadly pandemic who might not make it 4 years.

All I really give a shiat about right now is that we have a couple of DECENT people about to waltz into the White House. No one is ever going to please everyone on policy positions, but I genuinely feel that Biden has zero interest in consolidating a dynastic family control on the planet, and that whatever choices he makes will align by and large with his moral center.

The farkleheads we have in there right now have no moral center. None at all, and anyone who claims otherwise is as culpable for Trumpian evil as are the Trumps.
 
2020-12-05 5:51:07 PM  

gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.


I don't think you need to interpret it, that's exactly what he says in the quote. Or am I missing something? 🤔
 
2020-12-05 5:53:06 PM  
the daily caller is a garbage site.  Subby,don't be garbage.
 
2020-12-05 5:55:40 PM  

Russ1642: The VP has two responsibilities. 1. Tie breaker in the senate. 2. Be alive.


Doesn't the President of the Senate also wield some turtle like control on the order of business done too?

Calling the result of voice votes at least.
 
2020-12-05 6:01:55 PM  

leeksfromchichis: He can just step down.Then the VP loses the V and becomes full P.  Most VPs would like that, I bet, but what if they didn't and just wanted to coast as vp?  Their potus would have a sword of damacles over their head for four years.


Seeing as how the VP is a POC, shouldn't we worry about the GOP in the KKK? 'Cause if they all believe Q she could end up MIA, and then we'd all be SOL.
 
2020-12-05 6:05:04 PM  
I don't trust a Daily Caller link.
 
2020-12-05 6:07:49 PM  

gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.


There is no "rake". He made what we like to call "a joke".
 
2020-12-05 6:08:49 PM  

KingOfTown: leeksfromchichis: He can just step down.Then the VP loses the V and becomes full P.  Most VPs would like that, I bet, but what if they didn't and just wanted to coast as vp?  Their potus would have a sword of damacles over their head for four years.

Seeing as how the VP is a POC, shouldn't we worry about the GOP in the KKK? 'Cause if they all believe Q she could end up MIA, and then we'd all be SOL.


Harvey & Sheila
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2020-12-05 6:10:33 PM  
Subby is just terrified that President Black Lady is gonna turn him KWEEEEEEERRR!
 
2020-12-05 6:15:16 PM  

TwoHead: The VP serves at the pleasure of the President


Oh hell no. The VP is elected and can only be removed via impeachment or resignation.

(However, the VP also has basically no constitutional power, so can be sidelined at the pleasure of the president.)
 
2020-12-05 6:18:25 PM  

yakmans_dad: KingOfTown: leeksfromchichis: He can just step down.Then the VP loses the V and becomes full P.  Most VPs would like that, I bet, but what if they didn't and just wanted to coast as vp?  Their potus would have a sword of damacles over their head for four years.

Seeing as how the VP is a POC, shouldn't we worry about the GOP in the KKK? 'Cause if they all believe Q she could end up MIA, and then we'd all be SOL.

[YouTube video: Harvey & Sheila]


I was going for Cronauer, but illallowit.jpg

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2020-12-05 6:18:27 PM  
Is it wrong that this is what I secretly hope for, if not just to hear the millions of cries from the Trumpublicans that will suddenly be silenced.
 
2020-12-05 6:23:32 PM  

rjakobi: I'm fine with this as long I get that COVID vaccine.


I'll race you for it.  Manual wheelchairs over 50 yards.
 
2020-12-05 6:24:19 PM  

Zagloba: TwoHead: The VP serves at the pleasure of the President

Oh hell no. The VP is elected and can only be removed via impeachment or resignation.

(However, the VP also has basically no constitutional power, so can be sidelined at the pleasure of the president.)


While I would typically agree with you, 2020's been one hell of a year.  What happens if one seat goes to each party in Georgia ?  That's right - Vice President Harris becomes the tiebreaker veep.
 
2020-12-05 6:26:41 PM  

leeksfromchichis: GardenWeasel: TwoHead: The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.

The VP does not "serve at the pleasure of the President" like a political appointee.

They kinda do. Especially if the president is an old ass man claiming illness in a pandemic. Guess what he could do.


Now that you mention it, The President is an old ass man who is claiming illness in a pandemic.
 
2020-12-05 6:28:21 PM  

positronica: The only areas where the VP can act unilaterally are when executing the powers granted to the VP by the constitution, namely casting tie breaking votes in the senate, and making decisions concerning the 25th amendment. Any other role the VP fills in an administration is at the pleasure of the president.


P can't dismiss VP but he can give him no authority to do anything (other than two cases mentioned).
 
2020-12-05 6:29:37 PM  

C18H27NO3: [i.redd.it image 850x918]


It's staggering that the actions of a US president could be so remarkably dangerous and irresponsible without whole-scale outcry.

AJC: Georgia Hospitals Already Pushing Capacity

He does not give a shiat if people die. And all just to give this piece of shiat one of his ego-orgies.
 
2020-12-05 6:31:37 PM  

gameshowhost: gopher321: 20 years from now: "President AOC".

White Moderate™ Dems will cockblock that.


Won't be any left in 20 years, they'll all be dead or disabled due to cannabis overdoses.
 
2020-12-05 6:34:12 PM  

Russ1642: The VP has two responsibilities. 1. Tie breaker in the senate. 2. Be alive.


3. Sign unlimited pardon if POTUS resigns.
 
2020-12-05 6:34:54 PM  

Original: Original Tweet:

DailyCaller: Joe Biden is asked about his disagreements with Kamala Harris on certain issues: "Like I told Barack, if I reach something where there's a fundamental disagreement we have based on a moral principle, I'll develop some disease and say I have to resign." https://t.co/SLcvrwaPCA


I wandered around the Twitter thread and there are wa-a-a-ay too many commenters who seem to be projecting One Term Whiner's faults onto Biden.
 
2020-12-05 6:37:23 PM  

recombobulator: I guess people see what they want to see.


When I have political discussions with friends, we all know each other, and so we can speak in shorthand.  I forget sometimes that when you're posting on a forum, everything needs to be spelled out in exact language to prevent misinterpretation.

But misinterpretation generally happens anyway.
 
2020-12-05 6:37:31 PM  

gopher321: 20 years from now: "President AOC".


The GOP Cult is already grifting off that boogeyman.
 
2020-12-05 6:45:40 PM  
This wasn't some cryptic goddamn Q communique.  He was saying he would have resigned if he had disagreed strongly enough with Obama when he was Veep, and expects Harris would do the same if she disagrees that strongly with him.  Wow.  Groundbreaking political stuff, there.

Some goddamn stupid people in this country.  At least 73 million dumbfarks.
 
2020-12-05 6:50:23 PM  

frestcrallen: recombobulator: It means he thinks you wish death upon Biden.  Your comment was ambiguous and he read it as "up there on the list" instead of "up there in age."  In context that's not a reasonable interpretation, but this is Fark.

Ok, thanks for clarifying.  I thought "up there in age" was pretty evident in context to the rest of my post, but I see the confusion.  Here's my edit:  "I don't wish ill-health on anyone, but Biden is elderly."

It doesn't take much for things to spiral away in crazy directions in these political threads.


but Biden is elderly so he can die?
 
2020-12-05 6:56:05 PM  

JRoo: leeksfromchichis: JRoo: He was talking about having an argument and resigning from the argument. He wasn't talking about the presidency.

Morons.

[media.tenor.co image 498x241]

Who tf says "resign from an argument" though?

People with a good education and grasp of the English language.


You attended a TTT and make a mediocre income. Tighten up
 
2020-12-05 6:57:03 PM  

haknudsen: but Biden is elderly so he can die?


But Biden is elderly, so there is a stronger likelihood that health factors related to his age might compromise his ability to continue to function effectively as POTUS in the long term.

How's that.  Did I miss anything
 
2020-12-05 6:57:26 PM  

snowshovel: so we are going from a president who makes decisive decisions, to a president who is openly admitting that he is going to call in sick and give up when presented with ideas that don't fit his worldview.


When you blow your troll account there is no going back.
 
2020-12-05 7:03:11 PM  

gameshowhost: gameshowhost: gopher321: 20 years from now: "President AOC".

White Moderate™ Dems will cockblock that.

But they'll tell you that they totally want to have the policies that AOC proposes - yet will mysteriously refuse to back her, and oft hamstring the shiat out of her instead.

/zero-risk incrementalism prioritizing mimosa brunches


And Fark's establishment zealots will out in droves to fall on that sword, handing out ultimatums that we peons will get progress on THEIR terms, or none at all. ("And while we're at it, STOP comparing me to MLK Jr.'s White Moderate! I sound NOTHING like that!")
 
2020-12-05 7:06:10 PM  

ImpendingCynic: Republicans sounded pretty ok with ignoring the two term limit.


They were also talking themselves into letting immigrant citizens be president when it looked like Arnold might run. Then Obama ran, the birther movement kicked off, and suddenly that never happened in their minds.
 
2020-12-05 7:06:27 PM  
I have no problem saying that, and please let it happen as soon as possible after Inauguration. Biden, like Trump, is much too old to be President. Coffin-dodgers have no business trying to mind our business.
 
2020-12-05 7:09:33 PM  

gopher321: 20 years from now: "President AOC".


I'd let her gerrymander my constituency.
 
2020-12-05 7:16:08 PM  

frestcrallen: haknudsen: but Biden is elderly so he can die?

But Biden is elderly, so there is a stronger likelihood that health factors related to his age might compromise his ability to continue to function effectively as POTUS in the long term.

How's that.  Did I miss anything


What's the worst that can happen? Still be worshiped as a Demi god despite developing relatively severe Alzheimer's which will be covered up by his administration? And his cult of personality will be co-opted by a reality tv star?
 
2020-12-05 7:43:56 PM  

Moopy Mac: What's the worst that can happen? Still be worshiped as a Demi god despite developing relatively severe Alzheimer's which will be covered up by his administration? And his cult of personality will be co-opted by a reality tv star?


1)  I don't personally know anyone who is worshipping him.  I don't know anyone who worships anything, for that matter, but I'm canadian.  He's a president-elect and a career politician who is an immeasurable improvement over his immediate predecessor.  Globally, I think most sane people are relieved about this.

2)  I don't know if Biden has Alzheimer's.  If he does, you can't reasonably expect him to remain in office, which is what I was getting at in my original post.  For all its flaws and internal strife, the U.S. is not a backwater third-world nation where infirm national leaders are propped up so shadow councils can keep running things status quo.  If he's sick, he'll step aside, and then Harris is there.

3)  There's no doubt that Trump will continue to have a voice once he's out of office, and there's loads of doomsday speculation about how influential his voice will be.  Personally, I hope he loses relevance as quickly as Sarah Palin did.
 
2020-12-05 7:46:12 PM  

gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.


let's hope it stays within the confines of our nation.
 
2020-12-05 7:46:53 PM  
I'm so happy. It just keeps getting better and better. I love them both. Won't last, but I will sure take it for now.
 
2020-12-05 8:21:45 PM  
I predict the only bad thing to come out of the Biden administration is that we have to put up with Jim Carrey's lame-ass impression for the next four years. Jason Sudeikis had the best Biden impression.
 
2020-12-05 8:22:26 PM  

gilgigamesh: I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.


At least Biden stepped on that rake in a garden and didn't assume that Scandinavians raked their forests and other wilderness areas.
 
2020-12-05 8:45:27 PM  
Daily Caller is a right-wing bullshiat rag.  The fact this was greenlit is more newsworthy.  Be better.
 
2020-12-05 8:48:13 PM  

TwoHead: It has always been understood to be the case.


Actually, about 50% of VP's have historically not agreed... and nobody cared what they thought.

People in Washington will pat the VP on the head and (usually) politely ignore them.
 
2020-12-05 8:48:33 PM  

gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.


....and it's still a canyon-wide better than the last four years.
 
2020-12-05 8:51:44 PM  

I Like Bread: gameshowhost: gameshowhost: gopher321: 20 years from now: "President AOC".

White Moderate™ Dems will cockblock that.

But they'll tell you that they totally want to have the policies that AOC proposes - yet will mysteriously refuse to back her, and oft hamstring the shiat out of her instead.

/zero-risk incrementalism prioritizing mimosa brunches

And Fark's establishment zealots will out in droves to fall on that sword, handing out ultimatums that we peons will get progress on THEIR terms, or none at all. ("And while we're at it, STOP comparing me to MLK Jr.'s White Moderate! I sound NOTHING like that!")


"hE wAs TaLkiNg AbOuT pRoGrEsSiVeS!!1"
 
2020-12-05 8:58:18 PM  

jso2897: leeksfromchichis: GardenWeasel: TwoHead: The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.

The VP does not "serve at the pleasure of the President" like a political appointee.

They kinda do. Especially if the president is an old ass man claiming illness in a pandemic. Guess what he could do.

Now that you mention it, The President is an old ass man who is claiming illness in a pandemic.


Donald Trump vs Joe Biden. Epic Rap Battles Of History
Youtube FkGK7bitav0
To be specific, check out 1:18 ish.
 
2020-12-05 9:24:53 PM  

Rwa2play: ....and it's still a canyon-wide better than the last four years.


In the same way that hypertension is better than a heart attack - but guess what happens when you let hypertension go untreated?
 
2020-12-05 9:33:39 PM  

I Like Bread: In the same way that hypertension is better than a heart attack - but guess what happens when you let hypertension go untreated?


it fixes the cable?

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2020-12-05 9:33:55 PM  

I Like Bread: Rwa2play: ....and it's still a canyon-wide better than the last four years.

In the same way that hypertension is better than a heart attack - but guess what happens when you let hypertension go untreated?


Wow, no.   However, do go on making mountains out of molehills; seems to be the only thing you're good at.
 
2020-12-05 10:24:30 PM  

I Like Bread: Rwa2play: ....and it's still a canyon-wide better than the last four years.

In the same way that hypertension is better than a heart attack - but guess what happens when you let hypertension go untreated?


Hypertension is infinitely better than a heart attack.  Hypertension is very treatable and might lead to conditions like a heart attack eventually.  A heart attack is killing you right that very moment and you have a couple of minutes to live.  You need to work on comparisons before the next parent-teacher conference.
 
2020-12-05 10:39:45 PM  

Aquapope: I Like Bread: Rwa2play: ....and it's still a canyon-wide better than the last four years.

In the same way that hypertension is better than a heart attack - but guess what happens when you let hypertension go untreated?

Hypertension is infinitely better than a heart attack.  Hypertension is very treatable and might lead to conditions like a heart attack eventually.  A heart attack is killing you right that very moment and you have a couple of minutes to live.  You need to work on comparisons before the next parent-teacher conference.


You need to work on basic reading comprehension the next time you try to act like a smartass. The operative word in my post was "untreated".
 
2020-12-05 10:45:04 PM  

TwoHead: I disagree. I understood him just fine. The VP serves at the pleasure of the President and politely gets out of the way if needed. It has always been understood to be the case. If people are dumb I don't have to agree with them.


My wife and I have this disagreement about politics frequently. She is fundamentally a peacemaker, and I am fundamentally an absolutist.  She tells me that I have to acknowledge other views, and that I can't just brand conservatives as all awful, and unworthy of attention.  I have the advantage of being right.  However, I also enjoy being married so I try to temper what I say to her. Doesn't always work, but I try.

I don't need to acknowledge things that are simply wrong. I will not engage in a debate about equal rights, healthcare for all, or quality education for all. There is no debate on those topics. My position is correct, people who disagree with me are wrong. Unless the data has a clear conservative bias, i.e. done by a clearly partisan group, no data contradicts my positions. There is no reason to debate people who have no facts that support their positions.
 
2020-12-05 10:45:18 PM  

I Like Bread: Aquapope: I Like Bread: Rwa2play: ....and it's still a canyon-wide better than the last four years.

In the same way that hypertension is better than a heart attack - but guess what happens when you let hypertension go untreated?

Hypertension is infinitely better than a heart attack.  Hypertension is very treatable and might lead to conditions like a heart attack eventually.  A heart attack is killing you right that very moment and you have a couple of minutes to live.  You need to work on comparisons before the next parent-teacher conference.

You need to work on basic reading comprehension the next time you try to act like a smartass. The operative word in my post was "untreated".


Untreated hypertension doesn't kill you in 90 seconds either, it takes years to progress to cardiac emergency.  So, untreated or not, hypertension isn't any kind of reasonable comparative for a heart attack.  Smoking isn't the same thing as terminal lung cancer and a box of oily rags in the basement isn't the same thing as a burning house.
 
2020-12-05 11:07:29 PM  

Aquapope: Untreated hypertension doesn't kill you in 90 seconds either, it takes years to progress to cardiac emergency.  So, untreated or not, hypertension isn't any kind of reasonable comparative for a heart attack.  Smoking isn't the same thing as terminal lung cancer and a box of oily rags in the basement isn't the same thing as a burning house.


You're not very good at metaphors, are you? I never said the two things are the same, only that one thing is only "better" than the other if inaction doesn't lead from one to the other. One thing's for sure, though - you absolutely will be one of those slobs idly entertaining the idea of eating more vegetables right up until the moment you keel over.
 
2020-12-05 11:22:24 PM  

I Like Bread: Aquapope: Untreated hypertension doesn't kill you in 90 seconds either, it takes years to progress to cardiac emergency.  So, untreated or not, hypertension isn't any kind of reasonable comparative for a heart attack.  Smoking isn't the same thing as terminal lung cancer and a box of oily rags in the basement isn't the same thing as a burning house.

You're not very good at metaphors, are you? I never said the two things are the same, only that one thing is only "better" than the other if inaction doesn't lead from one to the other. One thing's for sure, though - you absolutely will be one of those slobs idly entertaining the idea of eating more vegetables right up until the moment you keel over.


Well, yeah.  Eating more vegetables is actually a very good idea and something almost every American doesn't do enough of.  I wouldn't say I'm idly entertaining the idea, I wholeheartedly endorse the idea.  Are you saying that eating vegetables isn't a good idea, or that I think it will keep you from dying?
 
2020-12-05 11:31:11 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Russ1642: The VP has two responsibilities. 1. Tie breaker in the senate. 2. Be alive.

I'm betting Harris will be given a lot of responsibilities.


I meant constitutional responsibilities. As in, the only job the VP is really there for is to be alive to take over if the president dies.
 
2020-12-06 12:20:41 AM  

gilgigamesh: Alright, this is what we voted for, so it's time to admit it and deal with it. Biden is a gaffe machine, and we are in for four years of him being a rhetorical minefield.

What he clearly meant was that when he was veep, he and Obama had an agreement where he would make an excuse and walk away if they reached a fundamental impasse on governing philosophy. And it'll be the same with him and Harris.

I know that's what he meant. You know it. His Republican enemies know it. But he walked right into that rake, and now we have to deal with the fallout.

We'd best get used to it, because this is gonna keep happening.


"rake"... sounded good to me. I guess my perspective makes that statement sound much more positive than you do and that is okay. The guy is old, he's done his job, now he should get to relax.
 
Juc
2020-12-06 12:20:53 AM  
I don't think they're that misaligned that it'd be much of an issue anywho.
 
2020-12-06 12:32:38 AM  
Her best chance is 2 Biden terms and a strong finish.   There's always this belief that a sea change is permanent.  People sell books when it happens.  It'll flip again.  The other side gets to sell books after that.
 
2020-12-06 4:24:59 AM  
I thought that this was the plan from day one?
 
2020-12-06 5:37:02 AM  

make me some tea: Unlike Trump, Biden is saying he knows how to deliberate with his Administration to reach consensus and delegate when possible.

But hey let's pull out one phrase and make it something it's not amiright?


Hey, the right wing is still claiming Obama doesn't know how many U.S.states there are, simply because he stumbled over his tongue once in an unscripted conversation. Which happens occasionally to EVERYONE who utters more than ten consecutive words -- but that's all they remember.

Biden has been at this for a very long time and he's a very smart guy. He's not defined by the occasional poorly worded off-the-cuff comment, especially when it's taken out of context.
 
2020-12-06 9:19:19 PM  
The guy at Jiffy Lube who changes Harris' oil would be a better president than Trump.

/most anyone Harris sent to jail would probably be a better president than Trump
 
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