Rush Limbaugh spent some time on his radio show, Wednesday, lampooning Vice President (Joey Choo-Choo) Biden for making an awkward comment at the Boston bombing memorial, Tuesday. As you may have heard, the Vice President had a “Biden” moment, and said something totally inappropriate to the crowd of survivors. I wrote about it at Breitbart’s The Conversation, yesterday.
In visiting Limbaugh’s site looking for something else I heard Rush say, today, I was surprised and delighted to find that he had quoted me from the post I wrote at the Conversation.
RUSH: Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston Marathon bombing memorial yesterday… By the way, Obama went out there and spoke, too. Do you know he never used the words “terrorism” or “militant Islamist” or anything of the nature about what it was? He just called it a “tragedy.” But the real fun began when the vice president stood up there.
Less than a minute into his speech, Vice President Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of survivors, “It was worth it.” You want to hear? It’s only 14 seconds. We’re gonna have to replay this. I’m sure the shock here is such that we’ll have to play it a couple of times.
BIDEN: Let me say, uh, to, uh, those, uh, quote, “survivors,” my God, you have survived, and you have soared. It was worth… It was worth it!
AUDIENCE: (stunned silence)
My post at the Conversation:
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that “it was worth it.”
After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, “let me say to those ‘quote survivors,’ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely – just to hear each of you speak. You’re truly, truly inspiring.”
The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, “I’ve never heard anything so beautiful than what all of you just said.”
He went on to describe how “the first responders” (aka the MSM) handled the gaffe, which was to ignore it entirely – something I had also noted in my post:
RUSH: He went on to say, “I mean this sincerely. Just to hear each of you speak, you are truly, truly inspiring. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely. Just to hear each of you, it was worth it,” to find out how good you were. It was worth it to find out how strong you are. It was worth it to find out how strong we are. The audience, of course, sat there in stunned silence.
And after a moment of stunned silence, Biden then said, “I’ve never heard anything so beautiful than what all of you just said.” They didn’t say anything. “I’ve never heard anything more beautiful than what you’ve just said.” Of course, the Democrats say, “That’s just Joe being Joe. Ah, it was just Joe being Joe.” Let Bush or Cheney show up at this thing and tell ‘em it was worth it and you see what would happen then.
RUSH: It’s fascinating, by the way, to take a look here, folks, at how the left reacts. I call ‘em the left-wing first responders. Whenever Biden steps in it or Obama or any Democrat makes a mess of things and causes an emergency, then you have the first responders (i.e., the Drive-By Media) come out and deal with the carnage and try to recast it. In this case, the Regime’s first responder was the Atlantic.com website, rushing to Biden’s defense.
Here’s what they said: “We, like most viewers of the speech, assumed Biden was (poorly) talking about coming to the event, rather than the bombings themselves. Despite getting flagged by a Fox News reporter, the quote didn’t even make it into the news channel’s write-up of the tribute. ” Of course not! Of course. That’s what the first responders do, is they keep it out of the news. But we, ladies and gentlemen, found it. We’re not gonna shield you from it.
So the Drive-By first responders’ emergency services personnel arrive on the scene, and clean up the mess that Biden makes. “Oh, no, he wasn’t talking about the bombing being worth it! No, no, no, no, no. He was talking about it was worth it attending the event, that everybody in the audience attending the event was worth it.” Okay. Well, let’s listen again. What is a “quote, ‘survivor,'” by the way?
But of course, that was just Joe being Joe. The MSM knew exactly what the Vice President meant to say, and thus it wasn’t a story, today:
We, like most viewers of the speech, assumed Biden was (poorly) talking about coming to the event, rather than the bombings themselves. Despite getting flagged by a Fox News reporter, the quote didn’t even make it into the news channel’s write-up of the tribute.
No, of course it didn’t. Joe meant well. If a Republican had said something similarly stupid and awkward, though, he would have been crucified – because in the media’s eyes no Republican ever means well.
Via the Daily Rushbo: SHOCK! RUSH: Biden Goes Tragically Off Script:
Limbaugh’s website linked to my post at the Conversation and a couple of other websites.
And now I can’t remember what it is that I was originally looking for.