Biden slams ‘Neanderthal crowd’ in House for blocking VAWA renewal

It’s nice to hear Vice President Joe Biden lay off of the “black helicopter crowd” (Second Amendment advocates) and branch out a bit. Tonight at an event marking the 19th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, Biden warned the audience he was going to say something outrageous — not that anyone was caught by surprise. He then blamed “this sort of Neanderthal crowd” in the House who let VAWA expire at the end of the year. (A five-year reauthorization then passed in March.)

Lost in the fiction is the fact that the Neanderthals running the GOP-led House were prepared to renew VAWA on schedule, but Democrats insisted on adding explicit new protections for LGBT, immigrant and Native American women.

It does seem a strange way to drum up support for that authorization of force in Syria the White House seems to want so badly. Perhaps Biden’s counting on Neanderthals in the House to club Assad into submission.

  • Jack Deth

    To quote John Travolta in the film, ‘Broken Arrow’:

    “Yeah… Ain’t it cool?”

  • gman213


    • Jeremy

      ha ha I saved that pic.

    • WhoMeToo

      ….But he’d actually have to have some kind of self awareness to pen that, which I’m afraid he is sorely lacking.

  • Maxx

    Don’t we already have laws in place for violence against humans? Why are we categorizing people and treating them differently? Committing battery on an aging white veteran results in less charges against the hoodlum than a similar crime against a black transgender?

    Labels are for soup cans.

    • Matthew Koch

      Like Napolean said in Animal Farm, “some animals are more equal than others…”

      • tops116

        Somehow, I think the reference will be lost on Biden. He probably “Animal Farm” was a pop-up book for preschoolers.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          Or a petting zoo.

    • NTGH

      Yeah. What is a “hate” crime? If I commit a crime against you, it’s pretty evident I don’t care much for you.

    • Paul

      there’s an idea… how about drunken uncle joe?

      • QueenB

        He’d probably start making sense if he was drunk.

    • Bemani Dog

      Because Obama’s idea of “American exceptionalism” is different from ours.

      • tops116

        So is Obama’s idea of “Obama’s exceptionalism.”

    • tops116

      The only way to achieve equality is… to treat everyone differently.

      Democrats really ought to consider listening to Dr. King’s dream speech again and actually pay attention for once.

  • MNWoman

    The problem with laws given names like this is people do not look past the title.

    Of course the dems love it if republicans vote against this. People will hear the title and think it is unforgivable that anyone would vote against it. I think that is why the dems knew they could add whatever they wanted to it.


    • nickdqwk

      “Affordable Health Care Act” not one republican vote!

  • Matthew Koch

    You could rewrite the law to legalize sexual assault and if the title was still the “Violence Against Women Act,” a majority of idiots would still support it. Republicans still wouldn’t vote against it either.

    • MNWoman

      I wrote a similar thing in a comment below, but you’ve stated it much better.

      • Matthew Koch

        Thank you for the kind words MNWoman. You made a great point about the Dems adding in whatever they wanted too. I forgot about that part

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Bob Filner would love the hell out of that.

    • Shawn Smith

      Well, you know how it goes–we have to pass these bills to find out what’s in them.


    Jeff Dunham needs to put Walter back in his box

    • Matthew Koch

      Hey Joe, “Shut the He– Up!”

  • Matthew Koch

    These victim categories are profoundly ignorant.

    As a wise man once said,

    “It don’t matter if you’re black or white.”

  • trixiewoobeans

    This, from Mr. “Garden-variety slap?” Somebody please release the Kraken!

  • Roto

    Neanderthal – primitive, unenlightened, or reactionary; culturally or intellectually backward.

  • Paul

    wouldn’t it be fun to smash this morons face in just once for good measure?

  • drw

    The sad part is this is coming from VPOTUS and NO ONE is surprised.

  • Zach Smith

    For some reason, violence against men (who are far more likely to be the victims of violence) is not a priority.

    • tops116

      And remember, Joe just spent the last two weeks arguing for a unilateral war–Congressional approval or not. Apparently, he wasn’t concerned about the violence that would cause toward the men and women in uniform. What a neanderthal, right?

  • Peter Boddie

    #Biden uses race code “Neanderthal crowd” while criticizing Americans of European decent in House over War on Women issue. Shameful.

  • Peyton

    Joe’s a Neanderthal expert.

  • descolada9

    Joe ain’t as stupid as he looks (well, yeah, he is…). If he can upset the GOP enough and the Dems in the House can pack the bill full of enough trash to make it impossible for GOP to pass, then they have an automatic issue for the the next election cycle. “Oh, look, GOP refused to renew VAWA!”

    • Bathing Suit Area

      So “protections for LGBT, immigrant and Native American women” counts as trash now?

      • Michael Anderson (WB)

        The way it’s written, yes it does.

      • Jay Stevens

        All of that is already illegal.

      • MarcusFenix

        By definition, those things are already illegal by law, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. While some of the tribal additions might be worth noting, the rest is just something for him to whine about and blame something, on someone, somewhere.

  • Jeremy
  • Axelgreaser

    WHAT A F*CKING MORON! Those ‘Neanderthal’s’ were elected by THESE Neanderthal’s: “We the people!” How many times can we say it? How many times will we be astonished to the point of apoplexy at the ignorant liar Biden? You just never get used to the monumental embarrassment of the Obama White House.

    Biden’s highest achievement as Vice President? Besides actually HELPING to wake the nation up to the the atrocious, grievous error in judgment it made not once but an astounding two times by electing a radical ‘amateur’ and an old man who makes faces and behaves like a buffoon in debates in a video feed that surrounds the world. Biden’s legacy will be singing in near perfect pitch while not fully ‘in charge.’

  • Damien Johnson

    Feminist outrage in 3, 2…

  • Hi This Is My Username

    So women must be put into categories before they can be protected from abuse? I am confused. I thought all women were included? Sounds like typical Democratic ass hattery.

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      This isn’t about reducing violence against women. This is about expanding the authority of the tribal courts to include off reservation crimes. The evidence requirements are so low in these courts that a mere accusation is enough to get someone drug into court and often convicted.

      This expansion of authority to non-tribe members means that the Democrats could work in concert with the tribes to charge their opponents with rape in tribal courts. Sure the charges might be dropped after the election, because who cares then?

    • TugboatPhil

      California has enacted a law that allows “transgendered” people to use whatever bathroom they want to, regardless of whether or not they’ve had a sex change operation. So basically they only have to say they are a woman and the state says recognize them as a woman.

      So using liberal “logic” (man, it hurt to type that), everyone in America can say they are a woman and the Democrat version of VAWA applies to them.

  • MNWoman

    You know, the one thing I will probably remember most about Joe Biden’s vice-presidency is his debate wtih Paul Ryan last year. I am not sure what he found to be so hysterical, but he looked like a smiling moron.

    By the way, I think the real winner of that debate was Joe Biden’s dentist 😉

    • Kimihiro Watanuki

      He was ultra creepy during that thing. I wanted to play a drinking game, but all could do was sit there and shake my head.

      • Deborah Hallsted

        I wondered what meds he was on.

    • Julescat
    • Shawn Smith

      Also the assholish way he kept interrupting Ryan. If you’re genuinely confident in what you have to say, you can let your opponent speak. If you have no substance, you’d better cut him off every opportunity you get.

  • PChandler

    I have a penis and I don’t like to be the victim of assault, battery, kidnapping, torture, homicide…. etc. If Biden, or a male relative of his, is into BDSM, please, stop projecting that onto me and other males who do not enjoy being the victims of violence in any way, shape or form.

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  • EyesWideOpen

    Joe, does the Neanderthal crowd include those who endorse the “garden variety slap?”

  • tops116

    Biden sure talks tough for a guy in an administration that pays female staffers less than the men doing the exact same job.

  • Gammi2Anna

    It angers me that our politicians are wasting time on such asinine, sexist matters while our country is rapidly sliding into a government run by tyrants. Women do not need a separate law to protect us from violence. If a person is murdered, raped, or robbed, I don’t believe gender would enter into the punishment decision. If that is the case, then shouldn’t we have individual laws for children, short people, tall people, fat or skinny people, people with blue eyes versus brown eyes. We probably need to throw the book at a criminal that harms a person with freckles.
    Ladies, we are not “damsels in distress” and need to stop allowing politicians to use our gender to garner votes. As a matter of fact, I believe we have seen recently that politicians are committing the majority of crimes against women. Even Joe seems to have issues with his touchy, feely, condescending actions toward women. I’ve actually noticed that sometimes he gets a little too familiar with males too. Enough with their violence against women, job equality for women, and war on women slogans that are nothing more than just slogans they pull out at election time. We don’t need no stinkin’ politician to get where we want to go in life.

    • Bill Phillips

      Gammi ….I wish I could give you a million ‘up’ votes for your outstanding reply! Well done!

    • conservative2012

      You are so right! No violence against anyone! I’m a woman, and I don’t want to be treated special because of my gender.

  • jukin

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  • David

    Man, my knuckles really, really hurt today. How about you?

  • Bill Phillips

    Biden is just envious of all Neanderthals …and hopes that some day his brain will possess a Neanderthal’s level of development!

  • Bill Phillips

    Biden is a worthless POS! We now know without a doubt why Obama chose him to be his running mate! Biden was the ONLY person on the planet that had the ability of making Obama look relatively intelligent!

  • Michael Bird

    That Geico caveman must be pissed…and he votes, so beware Smokin’ Joe!

  • bicentennialguy

    Now we are at the point where elected officials openly and with great grandeur vilify large percentages of the population. Progress!

  • Bill Phillips

    Knowing Bidens’ penchant for saying the inappropriate ….One wonders if he was whispering this little gem:

  • ceemack

    Universal concealed carry sounds like the best “violence against women act” they could pass. But I’m guessing that’s not under consideration.

  • ceemack

    Universal concealed carry sounds like the best “violence against women act” they could pass. But I’m guessing that’s not under consideration.

  • Mamaelk09

    I love how they name call (anarchist, neanderthal) and then assume everyone will cooperate. Sheesh.

  • Mamaelk09

    I love how they name call (anarchist, neanderthal) and then assume everyone will cooperate. Sheesh.

  • The Jackal

    Biden’s a total Ass. Another lying,cheating piece of shit politician. What a waste of a human being.My dog is smarter than him. Fucking Traitor!


    VAWA is a sexist, biased and discriminatory piece of legislation that completely ignores “Violence Against Men and Boys”. It needs to be repealed or at least, renamed and re-adjusted to reflect the truth that women are violent as well.

  • RedSoloCup