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Rumors Swirl About Biden Sleeping During Obama Speech

April 15, 2011 by  

Rumors swirl about Biden sleeping during Obama speechVice President Joe Biden was caught with his eyes closed during President Barack Obama's recent speech about the Federal deficit, which has prompted speculation that Biden may have fallen asleep.

During Obama's address on April 13 at George Washington University, cameras recorded Biden with his eyes closed for several seconds. Eventually, the Vice President opened his eyes and then bowed his head as his boss discussed Medicare.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, a rumored candidate for the GOP Presidential bid, told FOX News that Biden was praying, not sleeping.

"He was praying that nobody will find out just how disingenuous they are about actually cutting the expenses and hoping and praying that the American people don’t catch on to the games that they’re trying to hoist upon us," Huckabee told the media outlet.

According to a poll conducted by The Huffington Post, approximately 64 percent of respondents believe that Biden nodded off during Obama's speech, compared to only 36 percent who said that he was "deep in thought."

This wasn't the first time that a high-ranking White House official appeared to fall asleep during an Obama address. At an April 2009 meeting in which the President discussed the nation's credit card system, National Economic Council Chairman Lawrence Summers was pictured with his eyes closed and his head on his hand.

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  • TIME

    The real answer is that the drugs in the DC beltway are far better than any you can buy anywhere else.
    So Joe was just in a dream state as he visualized world peace and how good he would look in a Roman Senate tunic with that deep purple on white silk, with the special golden brocade.

    And we all know how much energy the Roman senate used after a meeting, well first there was the drinking and hookers, then off to the games for a week of watching the slaves kill each other.
    Then back to the drinking and eating and well the Hookers.
    And who can forget all the fun of watching a few Slaves being eaten by wild beast, while drinking Grapa & eating grapes and figs fed to you by HOOKERS.

    Then back to the drinking, and HOOKERS, and then well the trips to the beach having your body rubbed with OILS, and eating Figs and Grapes while drinking GRAPA, and well – yes the HOOKERS!

    Ok so now that I have explained all this you can better understand why Joe needs a few moments of shut eye.
    Have a great day, and May the HOOKERS be with you.

    • Isaac Davis

      Hilarious…man, we need this after another week of the jackass and his court of clowns.

      • granny mae

        When looking at the clip it was clear that Biden had fallen asleep and so did the person behind him and also the person behind and to his right was having a lot of trouble keeping her eyes open ! That was one boreing speach ! LOL !

        • kimber1614

          Granny Mae – I guess you fell asleep during ‘spelling’ in grammar school!!

          • Dan az

            Get a life!

          • libertytrain

            kimber1614 – granny has mentioned many times the difficulty she has with her eyes. You apparently don’t read her posts. Biden falling asleep during his bosses chit-chat is not quite the same as someone with very limited eyesight misspelling on a blog post. I’m just grateful she takes the time to post despite her difficulties.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            your complaint is assenine!!! Of course, that is to be expected as it comes from one!!!

  • Kookie

    He was definitely bored and went to sleep.

    • wandamurline

      Absolutely, he was as bored and unimpressed with the speech as the rest of America. What we heard again and again that we have heard before and before…what I heard was blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. How could help themselves from sleeping throug it?

      • Bus

        Agree, the poor guy has to act like he cares. He doesn’t have the luxury we enjoy of just turning the telepromter reader off.

    • Tom S

      He sure as hell wasn’t deep in thought, he’s incapable of deep thought or any thought for that matter.

    • EddieW

      Listening to Obozo, our Liar in Chief, was probably just too much, and though I doubt he slept, just tripped out to a better place!!

    • BDOG

      The truth is that Biden has the concentration span of a flock of pedgions and he’s just tired from carrying the Obama water

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Reminds me of Klintoon at Reagans funeral!! If I remember right both of them were dozing!!!

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    A man his age needs more sleep than when he was younger. And besides he has heard it all before and doesn’t really need to listen to all the lies again.

    • EddieW

      Think your right…listening to Obozo, our Liar in Chief…he’s heard all the lies by now!!

    • Warrior

      Come on now. If you were up to the wee hours and were responsible for tracking the stimulus spending you’d be exhausted too.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Yeah, they been tracking it all right!!! That’s why they can’t account for about 15 million of it!! more like sleepless nights worrying about getting caught!!!

  • Jay

    Joe Biden, what an insignificant boob! Has done absolutely nothing worth mentioning and is rarely mentioned in media. Does anybody know what this idiot does?

    • Carlucci

      Yes. He goes and gets more hair plugs.

      • Jay

        I have never seen a more useless and non-involved Vice-President, as this Joe Biden! Looks more like a gangster then a Vice-Pres! Hair plugs? I’d rather give him a kick in the jewels!

    • Bob from SoCal

      Its hard to get anything done with your foot shoved that far into your mouth. Its a good thing that poor old joe has good insurance (exempt from Obummer Care). He will certainly need a good Dentist and a good Podiatrist with all the oral foot shoving that he does.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Randy 131

    Biden was just trying to set an example for the Air Traffic Controlers, so they won’t get fired, they’re suppose to wait until Obama is giving a speech, then when they sleep their job will be safe as is Biden’s, any other time they get fired.

    • Isaac Davis

      According to the secretary of transport, they wouldn’t sleep until they could guarantee that they’d gotten the controller problem figure out–and here’s our proof that the problem is solved!

      That droning on by oboingo cannot be uplifting to those stuck in the vortex known as the “inner circle”. I bet for some of them with any sense left at all that 2012 cannot get here soon enough to get off this swing set.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Randy 131,
      See now you don’t give Nobummer any credit! He was simply giving a test! Anyone that could stay awake during his speech has now passed their first hurdle to being hired as an air traffic controller!!! Pretty slick, huh???

  • http://charter howe

    Vice President Biden was just resting his eyes, after all when you have Obama giving a teleprompter speech, nothing could be more exciting or interesting. Maybe Biden is weary from working so hard doing all the important work that Obama gives him to do, like taking the trash out, shining the shoes, walking the dog etc.

    • clh

      No we the taxpayers pay $120,000.00 a year for someone to take care of and walk the dog. If they got rid of the dog we could save some money there. It would take me 5 6 years to make that much, working much harder.

    • newland65

      don’t forget about kissing his behind,and shinning the old know what

  • Joey Biden

    I wasn’t really sleeping. I was counting the trillions on the inside of my eyelids.

    • TIME

      Oh come on now, don’t piss on my leg and tell me its raining.
      I know where all the Trillions are said Joe, I got a trillion in dis bank and dat bank, and did I cash my check last week, damm I better get there soon or it may bounce!

    • JCT

      Yah(lol) the trillions that we owe or the trillions that have been lost, squandered, or embezzled?


    And we pay him for this? Can he be fired?

    • TIME

      Now how special is that, don’t you get paid to sleep at work?

      Hey just think what if JOE had to take over the alledged POWER of being POTUS… WOW – can you fathom that, as Joe says to his aids; “don’t wake me unless its really realy super Impotent.” I gotta catch up on my Zzzzzzzzzzzzeeeeeee’s.

      Afterall both Joe and Barry made a big deal about be qualified for these jobs back in 2007 -08, They both stated there was as no one else that could do as well as they could.
      They are X SPurts in zitti 101.
      Its really – Kind of like Micky Mouse driving a space ship.

    • http://yahoo richard

      yes in 2012

  • Bert Cundle

    O’Bomba is an Extreem Seditive… Makes ya wanta Sleep or Shoot!

    • Bert Cundle

      In The old theaters… The audiance would yell, GET THE HOOK…

      • http://?? Joe H.

        I think joey is beyond the hook, I think the audience would be throwing rotton vegies!!!

  • evirg

    This is part of the problem. We spend so much time worrying about little crap like this that nothing gets done about the real problems.
    Is there anyone out there who has never become heavy lidded during a speech or presentation?
    Wake up America!

    • Sandra

      Biden is the one that needs to wake up my friend. Why is this important? Because it is symptomatic and rather iconic about the way business is being handled in Washington. Watch some C-SPAN and see how empty the chambers often are. They don’t have the courtesy to listen to their peers. They rather play solitaire on their laptops. If you are engaged in what is being said you don’t fall asleep.

  • http://na Wethur

    It is time for “someone” to publish a financial Balance Sheet
    of the USA government. This will wake-up everyone.

    • newland65

      If that were done, there would’nt be enough room on the bridge for everyone to jump off of.. these people are going to tank this country,and they could give a @#&* less,they have all the money they need.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        I only hope that all that money they have is greenbacks!!! They’re almost as worthless as the pols are!!!

    • Tom S

      It’s been done by the unbiased CBO and it did nothing to rock the establishment boat.

  • JCT

    What does it matter anyway? Even when his eyes are open, he is asleep!

  • John R. Harbison

    Please guys, let them sleep. We are much better off while there sleeping. They cant do near as much harm while asleep

  • Teri B.

    Lol, well thanks so much for “reporting” rumors.

  • http://com i41

    Biden was just enjoying the toe jam off his weekly sucking on his foot in the mouth last speach. He knew Onumnuts wasn’t going to say anything new just keep spouting the same b–l s–t of democrap diaharria of the brain coquorinated with their mouths.

  • Palin12

    I doubt very much that Sarah Palin would have fallen asleep on her boss if she were Vice President. But then, she doesn’t work for the Teleprompter-in-Chief and doesn’t have to listen to Obummer’s boring, uninspiring speeches.

  • Charles

    OBAMA PLAYS!!!!!! BIDEN SLEEPS!!!!!! What a pair to run this country
    of ours.

  • Charles

    I think Sarah Palin is one of the few people other than
    Michele Bachmann, who aren`t afraid of Nancy Pelosi. I use to think
    Hillery Clinton wasn`t, but I think she shakes in her boots when Pelosi is around. I know Harry Reid and John Boehner and maybee Obama himself are very much afraid of this women. So, THE BLACK WIDOW SPINS HER WEB!!

    • http://?? Joe H.

      How do you think her HUSBAND feels??? He has to wake up next to ole’ Fish Face every day she’s home, which is a lot more now that she’s not speaker anymore!!!

      • BILL


    • granny mae


      I certainly agree with you. I don’t know what the hold is that she has but she sure has something and in my opinion a brain dead witch !


    When things get hard and tough you can always get a laugh from the daily antics of Curly Joe Biden, in this case poor Ol’Joe was caught trying to live thru another histerical* epic speech by the uncredentialed Mystery Man….You know even though he is a Deemer of the 1st order, you really can’t blame him for being discerning of a boor.

  • Palin12

    This is what we pay an annual salary of $230,700 for:
    Catching a few Zzzzzzs.

  • Sandra

    His head nodded forward a bit. I have seen my husband fall asleep enough to know that he wasn’t praying. I turned the President off after a while because it was the SOS.
    I got an email of the congress with a fellow congressman speaking on their laptops playing solitaire. No wonder they don’t get anything done. they don’t even listen to each other. I was watching Hoe from TX speaking and the place was empty. He speaks on foreign aid and it’s worth going to you tube and watching it.

  • jopa

    Charles: I now fit into the ranks of Sarah Palin and Michele Bachman in that I am not afraid of Nancy Pelosi like you and you claim the rest of the people are.If you ever go to Washington let me know and I will have someone walk with you until you overcome your fear.I am pretty sure she won’t hurt you.

  • http://azbob BOB JONES


  • Pastor Carmen

    I seen People fall asleep at the helm of a Ship and crunch What else These moron’s been asleep at the helm from day one. BHO and Joe two pee’s in a pod.

  • jopa

    I would never fall asleep in a Palin or Bachman speech.Those two are hilarious when they start talking and don’t know what they are talking about.Anybody else I would probably doze of.

    • Palin12

      I usually mute the TV if the Hildebeast is speaking. Can’t stand her whiny, shrieking voice or her arrogant demeanor. I don’t blame Bubba for cheating on her many times.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Yup, the only thing worse than her speaking voice is her laugh!!! It sends chills up your spine!!!

  • jopa

    Palin and Bachman I must admit are pretty but the message is a little distorted.

  • katana5.56

    lyden sleeping doesnt surprise me 1 bit for he is the second stupidest man in america! how did this once great nation elect the very kind of people our forefathers would have run out of the country is the question? i fear it may be to late as they are doing whatever they please including not upholding our constitution and running us into poverty. politicians especialy career ones all are in it for themselves and they need to be held accountable as any other job would demand or be fired!live free or die!


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