Joe Biden on domestic violence: Not ‘your garden variety slap across the face’ [video]; Updated

This is what our vice president has to say about domestic violence:

[Editor’s note: This video cuts off just before Biden says that even a “garden variety slap” is “totally unacceptable in and of itself.”]

Pardon our French, but what the hell is the matter with this guy?

Only a heartbeat away, folks.

Gladly. In the mean time, we hope Jill Biden will have a heart-to-heart with her garden-variety jackass hubby.



#GardenVariety war on women: Joe Biden’s putrid abuse-diminishing ‘garden variety slap’ remark sparks backlash

Editor’s note: This post has been updated to include more from Biden’s remarks. While he did minimize the seriousness of a “garden variety slap,” he also called such abuse “totally unacceptable.”

We’ve learned that certain behaviors on the part of an abuser portend much more danger than other behaviors. For example, if an abuser has attempted to strangle his victim, if he has threatened to shoot her, if he has sexually assaulted her, and there’s a number of other signs, about eight others. These are tell-tale signs to say this isn’t your garden-variety slap across the face which is totally unacceptable in and of itself.

  • sdoyle

    Joe Biden goes old skool on domestic violence. Slap your Ho, but dont rape or strangle her!

    • Linda Ponzo

      Guess a bitch slap is fine with Joe.

  • CatHerder

    Leave it to the veg-head to come up with something like this.

  • Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Joe considers himself to be a leading Dem candidate for Preezy in 2016.
    And he is.

    • Lady 12

      Not Hilliery?

  • Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    How do you rate a “slap upside the head,” Joe?

    • Paladin

      “Happens all the time.” -Joe

  • w00tbart

    Why do I get the feeling that Slo Joe tried to sneak some tomatoes out of Michelle’s WH garden, and got caught?

    • TugboatPhil

      Yes! When I heard “garden” I knew it was a dog-whistle. Wonder if Tingles will hear it?

  • Tangchung

    Garden variety slap is what Whoopi gives her boyfriend before she garden variety rape-rape him.

    • Calcat36

      You mean girlfriend, right?

  • mdtljt

    Holy Christ…$$…wonder how Jill feels about that?? Considering he kinda looks like a snake…and has proven he’s lower than snakesh*t do y’all think he has the requisite jaw that unhinges as well? He damn sure better considering how he collects feet in his mouth…

  • Lord Foggybottom

    I’d like to say Biden’s stupidity is garden variety but I think he’s actually dumber than most of the people who voted for him.

  • sdoyle

    Thank goodness Joe thinks its okay to bitch slap. I keep a list of folks that need a good one.

    • eve

      awe your defence” Uncle Joe” said it’s ok

  • Lyle E Long

    you got your garden variety slap which is ok to Biden but the assualt slap needs to be banned

    • Jack Deth

      I’m wondering how Joe would react to a ‘garden variety” vertical or lateral butt stroke from a Bushmaster or M-1 Garand?

    • Jillane Kent

      Especially if it is the “military style” assault slap.

  • Renny

    Whenever Biden speaks there should be the sound of cuckoos in the background.

  • Mike Peterson

    Its okay to slap if your in the garden? I think is what he means.

  • Craig Rhew

    and people state they didn’t vote for McCain because of Palin- and this is what we get ?

    • eve

      ya how ya like it…..Up here in “igloo” country we are just wondering how that “hope and change” is working out!

  • Richard J Sunkle

    Won’t that lead to the little woman firing a few garden variety rounds through the front door?

  • Jillane Kent

    Joe knows all about abuse. He has been part of an administration that routinely practices horrific acts of economic battery…


    Sean Penn was a “Man of Peace” when he bitch- slapped Madonna!!

  • Jack Deth

    Once again, “Shotgun” Joe Biden trips over his dick without being aware of it.

  • Spatial Awareness

    Biden’s kind of STUPID is a “F*CKING BIG DEAL”.

  • $29561723

    If that slap doesn’t shut her up Joe, put her in chains.

  • Calcat36

    When, Sir, was the last time you gave your wife a garden variety slap in the face?

  • Firebrand98

    Has anyone checked to see if JB has the OK to own his shotgun? Run him through the national database.

  • Calcat36

    #askFCOTUS: Has Bite Me ever given you a garden variety slap on your face in the garden?

    OH WAIT: Chris Brown is chiming in… “Heard dat bro! Sometimes ya’ gotta put ’em in their place, Joe! I’ll use that excuse at my next arraignment!”

  • Carrie-Lee Touhey

    My favorite part is where the tape cuts right off when he says, “…which
    is totally unacceptable in and of itself”. But half truths don’t make
    for good news.

    • Jillane Kent

      No matter how you spin it, it is still a tone deaf phrase to use and shows a lack of empathy for those who have been the victim of domestic assault. Kind of like saying-Your husband (garden variety) slapped you, which is totally unacceptable, but at least he didn’t hit you with a belt.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Sorta like the infamous 47% tape, you mean?

  • aliwilcox

    Wish someone who ask Ashley Judd what she thinks about it. Let’s ask Shultz, Pelosi, Michelle Obama. A direct question that will surely result in a lot of ‘humina humina humina.” I divorced my garden variety slapper.

    • mdtljt

      Good for you!!!

  • Maxx

    The fact that this kind of weekly ignorance from a Vice President of the United States is dismissed by liberals as “it’s just Joe being Joe” explains everything one needs to know about the lowering of standards and expectations that runs top to bottom with the Democratic Party.

    A celebration of ignorance by the nation’s court jesters. How pathetic.

  • BigFurHat
    Joe shows you how to strengthen your pimp hand

  • SophieRo3

    “garden-variety slap across the face”


    Not a “slap-slap”

    As in:

    “Officer, yes, I slapped my wife, but it wasn’t a slap-slap. There’s a difference. Just ask Joe Biden and Whoopi Goldberg. There are DEGREES of violence against women when you are a Democrat…by the way, here’s my voter registration card proving that I’m a card-carrying member of the Stop The Republicans’ War On Women Party.”

  • capisce

    “They want to put you all back in chains, “. I just want to knock you around a bit.

  • RightThinking1

    “Never garden variety slap a woman who’s chewing tobacco.”– With apologies to Will Rogers.

  • RightThinking1

    Hmmm…, for some reason, I just recalled the slap scene in Trinity is Still My Name. Here’s the clip:

  • ceemack

    I think we should call this guy “D’oh! Biden”.

  • Mike Clings Bitterly

    Joe Biden . . . “garden variety” idiot!

  • Denise Gabbard

    FULL Biden quote: “This isn’t your garden variety slap across the face, which is not acceptable in and of itself.”

    • Jillane Kent

      The full quote is still ill advised and displays a lack of empathy for those who have suffered domestic abuse. His use of the term “garden variety” seems to marginalize abuse.

    • grais

      So what? Whatever a “garden variety slap across the face” is, is it not also a “telltale sign?”
      The guy’s an animal.

    • marvgoux1

      Hey Denise that makes it all better! I’m sure OJ gave Nicole a few garden variety slaps before he finally decided to take care of the problem.

    • Denise Gabbard

      My point was NOT that a slap is okay— it clearly is not. I am just sick to death of the fancy editing jobs…

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Which, of course, is why you’re *also* posting in the “47% taper” thread decrying the missing part in the middle…right?


  • tacticomp

    Hey Joe, If we slap you silly for being an MORON–would that qualify as ‘Garden Variety”?

  • remo

    You’ve heard of the 5th Beatle – Joe is the 5th Marx Brother

  • Dennis E. Amnott

    It’s quite embarrassing to have to admit to people that this freak actually got elected to the 2nd. most powerful position in the world. Of course the joker who holds the #1 slot I don’t consider that much brighter either.

  • Jack Jolly

    Misleading editing is a regular despicable tactic of the left that should be called out for what it is when a misguided conservative employs it. Joe is a walking gaff machine, but he deserves a pass this time. What he said was “This isn’t your garden variety slap across the face, which is not acceptable in and of itself,” . I agree still dumb, but not as bad as when the last clause is dropped. Be patient and he’ll deliver something better soon,

  • don

    I hope he runs for President next time—easy pickins

  • Don

    Isn’t that what in modern culture as “bitch slapping”.

  • marvgoux1

    Will this wake up no info voters?

  • WVS

    The Vice President needs a garden variety slap across the face, or a few million