VP Biden: Dignity trumps ring-kissing etiquette - news.yahoo.com
“NEW YORK (AP) – Joe Biden doesn’t kiss up to anyone – whether a queen or a pope. The vice president told a gathering of Irish-Americans in New York City on Thursday that as a young U.S. senator he was to meet the queen of…”
this fascinates me.
“Biden says his mother told him that no one is “better” than him. And while Biden should treat everyone with respect, his mother said her son should also “demand respect.’”
the Queen of England? The Pope? whom else might have earned a hell of a lot more respect than a boorish Vice President of the United States? the Queen inherited her title. but, those two people have to earn their titles every day. Biden was a runner-up.
my own parents, and their parents, as it turns-out, often reminded me that its better to earn respect, not “demand” it.
this, unfortunately, speaks to the whole entitlement issue represented by the Obama administration, and everyone associated with it.
I suppose Biden is a successful politician, for what that’s worth. but, he is just not likable. and, how much do we respect him now that he has basically told the world, and let’s not even get started over our staunchest ally, in Great Britain it can, collectively kiss his ass, because his Mommy said so.
Joe Biden is a BAD BOY.
it’s likely that Pope Francis has washed and kissed poor people’s feet. in fact, that thought may have crossed his mind when Biden failed to respect the Papal influence. Pope Francis’s entire platform is based on humility.
this is about Joe Biden being for himself. not we the people.
Biden and Obama always come across like the bad guys. smarminess smacks of evil. although Israel did give Obama the Obama awarded Israel’s Presidential Medal of Distinction recently. I wonder if he will wear it while he plays golf with the
philandering re-surging Tiger Woods? I wonder what he might say to his daughters if they ask him why they like Tiger? all of that’s a head-scratcher. however, it probably also involves some shadowy dealings that were deemed necessary.
from Obama’s award speech:
“All things are possible, even those things that, in a moment of darkness and doubt, may seem elusive,” Obama said.
that evidently includes sincerity.
…as opposed to simply respecting meaningful traditions that bind society around great deeds.
how did the United States Diplomacy Corps liaison help Biden drop the ball on this one? an entire globe now sees’s the abject ignorance of an arrogant and insecure American blue-blood.
AMENDMENT TO POST (as discussed on Linkedin):
Read the entire message, Ken.
Ali, Churchill, Lombardi et al collectively earned our respect. Ali may have been more brash than the others. But, they all inspired us.
I have yet to see such a quality in Mr. Biden.
“Ken Willis wrote: What??????? Demanding/commanding respect is an entitlement??? Guess Mohammed Ali, Churchill, Lombardi, MJordan (and my football coach) were wrong. What am I missing?? – Ken Willis“
ORIGIN: Joe Biden is a BAD BOY http://j.mp/XuO71C EXCERPT: the Queen of England? The Pope? whom else might have earned a hell of a lot more respect than a boorish Vice President of the United States? the Queen inherited her title. but, those two people have to earn their titles every day. Biden was a runner-up.
peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
brian patrick cork