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jinxmchue
09-24-2008, 01:08 PM
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JonLP24 Donating Member (401 posts)
Wed Sep-24-08 01:39 AM
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5. I don't consider that gaffe

He did lead during the great depression and he probaly even got on TV(where they around in 1930)

Stock market crash != Great Depression, dumbass. Biden wasn't talking about the Great Depression. And television wasn't introduced until 1939.


bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Wed Sep-24-08 01:40 AM
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6. Biden has already proven he is not a dummy

And honestly, the guy makes so many gaffes that nobody really cares, unless it is a really major screw up, which this is not.

LALALALALALALALALA!!!! I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!!!!


AchtungToddler Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Wed Sep-24-08 01:46 AM
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7. I suspect he was thinking of FDR's famous "fireside chats" on the radiop

Yeah, he started those WAAAAY before he was president.


SurferBoy (263 posts)
Wed Sep-24-08 01:46 AM
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8. I really don't see how it's a gaffe.

Edited on Wed Sep-24-08 01:48 AM by SurferBoy
Yes, the Stock Market officially crashed in 1929 and Hoover was POTUS.

However, there was still a huge massive bear market in 1932 and the market had reached one of it's lowest points in history in July 1932, with the Dow being just 41 points. That's right, 41 points.

It wasn't until FDR took office in January 1933 and helped pass the Glass-Steagall Act that the market began to slowly recover.

So, therefore, FDR led when he took office.

And this explains the gaffe... how?


sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Wed Sep-24-08 01:51 AM
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9. It crashed in 1937 too

That's probbly the crash he was referring to because I just can't see Biden making that kind of mistake.

Again, television wasn't around until 1939. Why would FDR address something that happened 2 years before, particularly as if it had just happened as Biden was saying?


jbnow Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Wed Sep-24-08 02:16 AM
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11. "Gaffes" that are about history aren't as troubling

as those about here and now.

Well it could be if it was big and well known facts that they were wildly off about.
If he said Roosevelt was a German general who rode space ships that would be bad.

But saying TV and not radio and relating him to the time of the stock market crash instead of the depression that followed...not such a big deal. He wasn't there and he isn't running for history teacher.
(The TV part is funny though)

lol! Well, if you compare it to something so completely ludicrous, well, I guess it wasn't so bad after all. :whatever:


Tiggeroshii (1000+ posts)
Wed Sep-24-08 03:14 AM
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13. In 1929, didn't the stock market only fall about 18 points?

From what I understand it didn't hit bottom until after FDR was president, right?

Yeah, just make shit up about history, just like Biden. It went from 381 to somewhere around 200 (I can only find really hard to read graphs right now). 18 points? Dumbass.


CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Wed Sep-24-08 03:40 AM
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14. confusing a tv with radio in the 1930's is better than not knowing where Pakistan is in 2008

Oh, that's what he did? He was just confused between radio and TV? What else is he confused about?

linda22003
09-24-2008, 01:11 PM
And Roosevelt didn't take office in "January of 1933". The DUmmies assume that because inaugurations are in January now, that they always have been. :rolleyes: Roosevelt was inaugurated for his first term on March 4, 1933.

Eilise
09-24-2008, 01:22 PM
bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Wed Sep-24-08 12:40 AM
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6. Biden has already proven he is not a dummy

When did he prove he's not a dummy? He screwed up so many times this week alone that the Biden Gaffe Clock couldn't keep up.

ralph wiggum
09-24-2008, 02:37 PM
sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Wed Sep-24-08 01:51 AM
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9. It crashed in 1937 too

That's probbly the crash he was referring to because I just can't see Biden making that kind of mistake.

A more fitting name for this DUmmy would be HEAD-IN-THE-SAND-N-SEA.