Gaffe watch: Joe Biden addresses the NAACP in Houston!/NAACP/status/223422337725366272

President Obama is a little busy this morning, what with his empty schedule, so he sent Vice President Joe Biden to address the NAACP in his place.

At NAACP, Romney got boos but also praise for showing up, proving Woody Allen's old adage — 80% of success is simply showing up

— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) July 12, 2012

Of course, who ISN'T showing up is President Obama — VP Biden today addresses NAACP in Obama's stead

— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) July 12, 2012

Any words of wisdom for the NAACP before letting Biden loose to rebut Mitt Romney’s speech?

The NAACP might want to implement a 10-second delay during Biden's speech.

— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) July 12, 2012

Even liberals are expecting Biden to step in it.

I'm taking bets! Will VP Joe Biden cuss when speaking to the @naacp? LOL

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 12, 2012

Twitchy will monitor the speech this morning and update as needed.


Hey, looks like Obama found the time to speak to the NAACP after all. Via video:

President Obama addresses NAACP via video. VP Biden to speak next in person. #2012

— Phil Elliott (@Philip_Elliott) July 12, 2012

Obama says via video that he is "sorry" he is unable to speak to them in person this year #NAACP

— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) July 12, 2012

Obama to #NAACP in video message: "I stand on your shoulders."

— Rebecca Kaplan (@RebeccaRKaplan) July 12, 2012

Pres Obama promises NAACP he'll continue to fight as hard as he can "for the America we love."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 12, 2012

Obama tells NAACP: "If you keep standing with me, I know we can arrive there together."

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 12, 2012

#Obama "phoned in" a message to the NAACP… it's almost as if he knows he has their votes no matter what.

— PPD (@P_P_Depaula) July 12, 2012

Biden’s speech is coming up after the musical interlude.

Earth Wind and Fire – "Shining Star" – getting piped out on CSPAN before Biden speaks. Ok, I do like that.

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 12, 2012

There's some kind of delay on Biden at @NAACP; track playing India Arie's "There's Hope" #HouNAACP #hounews #NAACPHOU12

— Cindy George (@cindylgeorge) July 12, 2012

11 a.m. EDT and Biden still hasn’t started speaking. Maybe they’re hoping viewers will move on to other things before he gets going.

Biden's in the building, I'm told. We still wait in the dark. #HouNAACP #NAACP

— joe holley (@holleynews) July 12, 2012

.@CNN reports NAACP crowd half-fills the room for Biden–roughly same size crowd for #Romney. VP running late in his stand-in for #Obama.

— Neil W. McCabe (@NeilWMcCabe) July 12, 2012

They are now doing the white balance for the cameras. Yep, almost time for VP Biden at the @naacp

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 12, 2012

And it begins:

.@JoeBiden appears to extended standing ovation & EWF's "Shining Star" #HouNAACP #hounews #NAACPHOU12 @Joe_Biden

— Cindy George (@cindylgeorge) July 12, 2012

NAACP official: Give Biden a "WARM" and "FAMILY" welcome.

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 12, 2012

Biden to #NAACP: "You know what they say, flattery is alright as long as you don’t inhale."

— Rebecca Kaplan (@RebeccaRKaplan) July 12, 2012


Biden says he's lifelong member of NAACP: "There's that old expression, you go home with those that brung you to the dance."

— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) July 12, 2012

Shout out time:

Biden: "Hey mouse, how you doin' man?"

— Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) July 12, 2012

And Biden starts name-dropping … with Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

Oh no he didn't. YES HE DID: Joe Biden reminiscing about sitting in REVEREND WRIGHT'S CHURCH. #naacp

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 12, 2012

Biden went to Rev. Wright's church, too?!

— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) July 12, 2012

But back to how awesome Obama is.

And right after rescuing Rev Wright from under the bus, Biden says: "The presidency is about character." #naacp

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 12, 2012

VP Biden: "He (Obama) stepped up and rescued the American auto industry. It was not popular….and he was right".

— Pam Bullock (@pamannb) July 12, 2012

And there we go…Biden says "Obama passed the Affordable Care Act".

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) July 12, 2012

Vice President Biden to NAACP: 8 million Black Americans would never had insurance without ACA

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 12, 2012

Biden: "bin Laden is dead and America is more secure" because of Obama. #NAACP

— Kyle McCown (@kylemccown) July 12, 2012

Vice President Biden to NAACP: Only 3 Republicans voted for Equal Pay Act

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 12, 2012

Biden says Obama cut 10 billion dollars from national debt over the next 10 years? Did he forget about the 5+ trillion he added?

— Bryce Bender (@brycebender) July 12, 2012

Biden cites Draper book to argue Republican obstructionism was a "plan."

— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) July 12, 2012

"This is a man, a president, who has the character of his convicintions," says Biden of Pres Obama.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 12, 2012

VP Biden to @NAACP refers to Pres. Obama as "my guy."

— PETER MAER (@petermaercbs) July 12, 2012

Whose guy? My guy, says Uncle Joe.

Biden: "(Republicans) have never let up. But neither has my guy! Neither has President Obama! That's what the presidency is all about."

— Loop21 (@theloop21) July 12, 2012

Biden calls Mitt Romney "a fine family man…driven by what he believes," but differences with Pres Obama "so basic."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 12, 2012

Now we’re moving on to the evil Republican approach to education.

"Education isn't a priority for Romney. Doubt me, look at his plan. It's on the backburner. Cuts of Pell Grants. " Joe Biden at the @NAACP

— April (@ReignOfApril) July 12, 2012

Biden repeats Romney: He says reducing class size hurts education, tell that to private schools" #CutsInEducation #NAACP

— Politicolnews (@Politicolnews) July 12, 2012

And asthma.

Talking about Asthma among Black children because of their environment. Joe Biden at the @NAACP

— April (@ReignOfApril) July 12, 2012

I think Biden just told the NAACP that Obama would cure asthma.

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) July 12, 2012

And Biden, of course, is totally For the Women™.

Biden talks about women's rights and gets a standing Ovation

— Rodney Hawkins (@RodneyCBSNews) July 12, 2012

Vice President Biden to #NAACP: Romney wants to overturn Roe v. Wade and "get rid of" Planned Parenthood.

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 12, 2012

"Government should not make decisions for women. Women should have access to contraceptives, planned parenthood, child care…" Biden

— Yael Karakowsky (@yaelkf) July 12, 2012

BIDEN: Violence Against Women Act "the proudest achievement of my career"

— M.G. Dawson (@RUNMGD) July 12, 2012

Yeah, he loves the ladies. Except for the Chinese ones. And the unborn ones. And the … yeah, not so much for the ladies, huh?

Vice President Biden to #NAACP: "We see a system where everybody pays their fair share."

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 12, 2012

“Fair share.” Drink!

Biden looks for country "where everyone, and I mean everyone, has skin in the game and no one gets played for a sucker."

— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) July 12, 2012

Vice President Biden to #NAACP: Romney sees health care "controlled by insurance companies"

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 12, 2012

Biden touts Obama's "investments" in medical innovation & research. This from admin taxing medical devices out of existence. #naacp

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 12, 2012

Biden yells about expanding Medicare and Medicaid. Crowd roars! WHOOO!!!! #naacp

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 12, 2012

Just a brief timeout from speech coverage to share this tweet with you:

Dare I say Biden 2016! #NAACP

— ✨ Edward Herveaux ✨ (@DarthShada) July 12, 2012

Really? Really?

Now back to Romney and his foreign policy:

Biden: "These guys have a social policy out of the ‘50s." and he said Romney's foreign policy is from the Cold War. #utpol

— RobertGehrke (@RobertGehrke) July 11, 2012

Biden is criticizing Romney for his view of Russia. Biden declares "The Cold War is over"

— Cindy Cooper (@CindyCoops) July 12, 2012

Putin just laughed at Biden's the cold war is over statement. #TCOT

— Justen Charters (@JustenCharters) July 12, 2012

Holder shout-out!

Biden says "we, me the President, Eric, all of us" see voter suppression as a thing of the past. No distinctions made on race, gender.

— April (@ReignOfApril) July 12, 2012

And now for the real pander-monium:

VP Biden: we see a future where racial profiling is a thing of the past. #NAACPHOU12

— Tom Abrahams (@tomabrahams) July 12, 2012

Vice President Biden to #NAACP: GOP Republicans voted to prevent the Justice Department from investigating voter suppression.

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 12, 2012

Biden: he goes off script and speaks to the core of the @naacp and goes IN on voting rights.

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 12, 2012

Biden: "This ain't your father's Republican Party."

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 12, 2012

Biden just invoked Robert Bork working in a Romney Dept of Justice.

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 12, 2012

"Imagine what Romney's Justice dept would look like…Imagine what the Supreme Court would look like" -Biden

— lind$ey (@lmbellezza) July 12, 2012

And we’re done preaching to the choir.

Biden: "There's a lot more to say, but this is preaching to choir." Crowd: Preach! preach! Say! Say! #naacp

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 12, 2012

Preacher Joe ends with scripture. Crowd erupts. #naacp

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 12, 2012

And…Biden closes with "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" blaring again… #naacp

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 12, 2012

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