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Biden Has 'Gravitas' Going
For Him In Debate
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Stand Up, Chuck! Todd Says
Biden Has 'Gravitas' Going
For Him In Debate

NewsBusters, by Mark Finkelstein

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 10/11/2012 1:13:26 PM

I say "Joe Biden," you say . . . . Joke? Gaffe machine? Not Chuck Todd. In his pre-game commentary for tonight's debate, the NBC political director claimed that, as with Cheney versus Edwards and Bentsen versus Quayle, Biden—matched up against Paul Ryan—has "gravitas" going for him. View the video after the jump, along with a list of some of Grandpa Gravitas's most famous gaffes.Note: speaking of gaffes, you might sayTodd had one of his own. Todd did acknowledge that Biden is prone to "hyperbole." Problem was, he pronounced it something like

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Blah, blah, blah. Does gravitas mean the same thing as a political hack? Todd's pronunciation of "hyperbole" is hysterical. I'm sorry I missed that one.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/11/2012 1:20:29 PM     (No. 8925961)

The oldest lightweight in captivity has gravitas?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: shalimar, 10/11/2012 1:24:05 PM     (No. 8925974)

Didn't I just read a poll about Joe that found the first word 40% of respondents used to describe him was IDIOT?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/11/2012 1:30:56 PM     (No. 8925989)

Just a few examples of Biden's gravitas:

When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'

Now, people when I say that look at me and say, 'What are you talking about, Joe? You're telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?'. The answer is yes, that's what I'm telling you.

I support immediate financial assistance to the newly elected Palestinian president. Now, I don't know what those numbers will be, and I don't know how it's going to be framed.

This is deadly earnest. How they can justify raising taxes on a middle class that has been buried the last four years? How in Lord's name can they justify raising their taxes with these tax cuts?



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 10/11/2012 1:36:25 PM     (No. 8926002)

Chuckie Todd exposing his aught daily now.

There will be no life after Obama/MSNBC for you Todd, you have bespoiled yourself.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: horacer, 10/11/2012 1:38:10 PM     (No. 8926012)

These idiots have no idea of the word origin or meaning. They just like saying gravitas. I can't stand it. Joe Biden does not have gravitas.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/11/2012 1:38:20 PM     (No. 8926013)

What a surprise coming from messnbc! Not! Of course, next to the bottom-feeding=knee-pad-wearing-F-Chuck-Todd, old joe biden may indeed have "gravitas"! What a joke!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/11/2012 1:39:28 PM     (No. 8926018)

Gravitas? Oh, that arrogance that comes with being a DIM...I get it! or, is it that he defies gravity when he levitates on his own gas?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kjack, 10/11/2012 1:42:34 PM     (No. 8926027)

Mr Vice President, can you explain your "not guilty" vote at the impeachment trial of President Clinton?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: snapper451, 10/11/2012 1:45:17 PM     (No. 8926039)

A lead weight has more gravitas than Joe Biden. Maybe the "village" will be watching tonight so they can re-claim their idiot! Will you be watching in Delaware? PLEASE DO!
However, no returns will be accepted.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Kurto, 10/11/2012 1:50:59 PM     (No. 8926059)

He's the smoothest bumbling clod in the world. Nobody inserts foot in mouth with the same style and flare. BiteMe.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mitzi, 10/11/2012 2:07:12 PM     (No. 8926098)

I think he also mispronounced another word. He said gravitas instead of gravity.

Biden won't float off into space. He has gravity.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/11/2012 2:12:29 PM     (No. 8926109)

Gravitas -> Gravity -> Mass -> Density -> Dense


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Reply 13 - Posted by: geminale, 10/11/2012 2:19:58 PM     (No. 8926119)

I think Biden would do well if he had a record to support him. He is experienced, after all.

But even the best debater doesn't want to be stuck with a resolution where the warrants and contentions are so flimsy.

Biden's only hope is throwing Ryan off his game, through intellectually dishonest tactics. Hopefully those efforts will show up as the acts of desperation. Paul needs to keep his cool and speak to the country, not react to his opponent.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JonBoy54, 10/11/2012 2:34:47 PM     (No. 8926158)

"Biden has Gravitas"

"Prone to hyper-bowl"

I haven't laugh so hard since I saw a cover of NEWSWEEK proclaiming Al Gore as "The Thinking Man's Thinking Man"!

What Bizarro planet does F. Chuck live on?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Nimby, 10/11/2012 2:35:55 PM     (No. 8926160)

"Grave it ass"??

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JAN, 10/11/2012 2:38:59 PM     (No. 8926164)

Pore ole chuck, imagine being him!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 10/11/2012 2:45:25 PM     (No. 8926177)

"Gravitas" probably just means "mean" to people like Todd. Biden fights mean, but he's also stupid, and stupid negates gravitas. As long as Ryan expects both things of Biden, he'll do fine. Dodge the mean, point out the stupid.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Davids918, 10/11/2012 2:57:06 PM     (No. 8926217)

Really, Chuck? Biden has gravitas?

Obama doesn't even have gravitas.



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Reply 19 - Posted by: tearza, 10/11/2012 3:19:54 PM     (No. 8926295)

I thought journalist were supposed to be neutral.....This sounds like he is rooting for biden

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Reply 20 - Posted by: jt26, 10/11/2012 3:20:36 PM     (No. 8926299)

Maybe Chuck meant to say "grab-it-ass".
If so then Plugs has it in spades.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Theeo, 10/11/2012 3:35:36 PM     (No. 8926339)

Ah Pronunciation! Split gravitas in two, then pronounce the word grave itas, and you'll understand what Joe is suffering from, "Don't take me serious; I'm a fool."

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Reply 22 - Posted by: formerlyphelps, 10/11/2012 3:52:58 PM     (No. 8926394)

A person can say asinine things in a serious way and have “gravitas”. If that's all they can come up with, I don’t think it’s much of a compliment.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: LovsGOP, 10/11/2012 5:07:15 PM     (No. 8926595)

New Jeopardy question:

Answer: Chuck Todd

Question: What is the noise a cat makes when they barf up a hair ball?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: franq, 10/11/2012 5:55:15 PM     (No. 8926658)

Gravitas, oh gravitas.
I can hear your hot air blowin'
I can see the tax you're owin'
Plagiarize, show wild eyes
You've still got gravitas...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Smaj, 10/11/2012 6:14:06 PM     (No. 8926684)

He has the gravitas of a village idiot. My apologies to village idiots everywhere.

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