Twitter has been abuzz with jokes (and no doubt all the late-night comedy and Saturday Night Live skit writers also) after Vice President Joe Biden made an interesting comment about President Barack Obama. While the comment is being seriously taken out of context, it is still making the rounds on the comedy circuit. In a New York speech, Biden referenced the famous Theodore Roosevelt quote:
“Speak softly and carry a big stick.”
Biden was commenting on the possibility of a war in Iran and whether the current administration in the United States was up to the challenge. Biden assured the crowd they had nothing to worry about.
“I promise you, the President has a big stick. I promise you.”
Joe Biden has a long history of saying the wrong thing at the right or wrong moment, depending on how you look at it. He has even dropped the F-word on camera. But this latest misstep may take the cake, as you can bet that it will be all over television. President Barack Obama has not been a president that comedic writers have picked on very much because he has done little to bring it on himself. This quote by Biden will give them some fodder, and no doubt the stereotype that African Americans have “bigger sticks” will be part of the equation.