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DON’T SCREW WITH BIDEN, SAYS BIDEN
October 22 2011
Washington, D.C. – When Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign chose Joe Biden as his running mate, they knew exactly what they were getting. Biden was well-respected by his party and by voters, had a ton of experience, and had the reputation for getting things done. He also had a reputation for having a big mouth. In his time as Vice-President, Biden has certainly fulfilled all the expectations Obama and his team had and more.
Biden has huffed and puffed his way through the last three years, saying all the wacky and occasionally ridiculous things people expect from him, occasionally running into problems in doing so. Biden, though, despite all criticism against him has always stood by his statements and argued them fervently no matter what anyone else might say, something which in many ways could be his fatal flaw.
After controversial statements relating to a rise in criminal activity should the jobs bill not pass, Biden made it clear to a reporter that he had no interest in messing around with him, and that is he knew what was good for him, he would just keep his mouth shut. After all, he is Joe Biden.
“I didn’t use, no no no…Let’s get it straight, guy. Don’t screw around with me,” Biden told a reporter on Wednesday after being confronted on his controversial statements. Biden also pointed sternly towards the questioner to affirm his point that you just don’t mess around with Joe Biden.
Biden apparently went on a tirade after leaving the reporter, making sure his aides knew who was in charge and that none of them questioned him in any way
whatsoever. Biden then made it clear to himself that he was in charge by punching himself in the leg until he could barely walk.
“Joe Biden is a tough guy. He’s been through a lot over the years and he has always pulled himself up. He has seen the wars, fought in them, and has always come through. He’s a scrapper and he always will be, which is why he gets so agitated when people question him,” said Scrape TV Psychology analyst Dr. Sarah Welp. “He defaults to fighting, that’s just the way his brain works. Rather than engaging in conversation he gets into arguments, but I guess that’s what gets his blood boiling and makes his engine run.”
Biden continued to insist that that not passing the job bill would result in violence, and specifically in sexual assaults which he went on and on and on about.
“One has to wonder if he is like this in person. He does seem very genuine, but is he like this with domestic things. Like say his wife prefers herbal tea over coffee, does he get aggressive with her, make it clear to her that there is no screwing around with Biden when it comes to tea? That would be really telling in regards to his personality,” continued Welp. “I would hope, for his sake, that he doesn’t talk to the President like that. I get that Obama is his junior and far less experienced but he still is his boss and talking to the boss like that is only going to cause trouble, even for Biden who you just don’t screw with.”
Later in the day, Biden apparently made it clear to a McDonald’s order taker that she should mess with Biden after forgetting ketchup in his bag. Biden did receive a healthy sampling of condiments after that confrontation, as Joe Biden is wont to do.
Edward Bastil, Political Correspondent