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  • GoinGreen

    No need to try and top El Pinche here – he already kicked ass on the other thread.

  • american mutt

    Thank you Joe.

  • rafflesinc

    ObamaCare is going to make us bid for doctor visits? Wat?

  • ManchuCandidate

    Damn fucking right on, Joe.

  • Mr Blifil

    “How long until we fucking repeal?”

  • AxmxZ

    “Well fuck me!”
    “Later, Joey, later.”

  • FMA


  • Blue_in_VA

    Fuck yeah, Joe!

  • coolcatdaddy

    Obama: “Gee, Joe, you sometimes have a knack for stating the obvious…”

  • Buttery1000

    Finally the Dumbocrats realize they have nuts.

  • arewethereyet

    My Man! Joe “Fuckin” Biden! Couldn’t have phrased it better my own self.

  • Lucidamente

    The mic didn’t pick up the rest of what he said–“and it beats the shit out of having a beer with Henry Louis Gates and that numbnuts cop from Cambridge.”

  • SayItWithWookies

    Biden was within limits. All Hopey asked him to curtail, civility-wise, was the going out on the front portico and firing his shotgun into the air like he does on New Year’s Eve. This is the city, you know.

  • SmutBoffin

    This is an example of Chicago-style politicks, ladies and gents! Even though Biden is from fucking Delaware.


  • Monsieur Grumpe

    Joe’s going to get the soap in mouth treatment tonight.
    But yeah Joe, it is BFD.

  • user-of-owls

    Best fucking VP since Spiro Agnew.

  • Mad Brahms

    Keep fucking those bid deals, Joe.

  • Simba B

    Man, that TPM font isn’t like overstated or anything. You’d think he dropped the f-bomb in front of some church secretary or something.

  • Simba B

    And furthermore, fucking stop it with the fucking “f-bomb”. Joe Biden says a word that every other politican, reporter, and various other adults use all the fucking time.

    Fucking Christ, get over it already.

  • JMP

    America, fuck yeah! And a preemptive fuck you to the media prudes who will be tut-tutting about civility. We got a lot of that locally when, at the celebration for winning the World Series, one of the Phillies shouted, “World fucking champions!”; but most of the regular folks approved.

  • zenferret

    It sucks to be kinda deaf.


  • forgracie

    Keep fucking that chicken….

  • RoscoePColtraine

    Glenn Beck is going to suffer another fit of apoplexy on his teevee show tonight.

    Btw, I turned his show on last night (mainly to see the ads for bladder control products and “We can help you with your IRS problems” companies), and you know what he was doing for dramatic effect? Reminding us all of the good ol’ days when we sat/laid on the floor in front of the Magnavox cathode ray tube set. Yep, it could NOT have been made sillier by anyone, including Jon Stewart.

    Can I please trade my high-def big screen for the old console set? For the nostalgia. And if a veep drops an f-bomb, those old teevees smolder and burn, for democracy and Jesus.

  • El Pinche

    [re=537996]GoinGreen[/re]: It’s fun and games until my boss finds out what I’m doing on company time.

    [re=538040]Simba B[/re]: Sadly, this will probably be higher on the news totem pole than say the bank reform vote on Monday (where again, every single spitting racist GOP Senator vote ….wait for it NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

  • freakishlystrong

    Actually Joe said; “Republicans are fucking retarded”. With that we can all agree.

  • shoeho

    Okay, he stated the obvious, but you’d prefer the late unlamented “Dick” we had before Barry and Joe showed up?

    RoscoePColtraine–Is there any other reason to watch GB than waiting for him to stroke out? I used to think there were no bigger douches in teevee than Sean and Bill! What a child I was.

  • Joshua Norton

    He did tone it down a little. He originally wanted to introduce Barry as “Barack Fucking Obama.”

  • TGY

    Yes, the New Fucking Deal.

  • JMP

    [re=538057]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: It was so disappointing to see that Stewart and Colbert were on reruns last night; you know they would have had good things to say about health reform passage and the racist/homophobic teabaggers. Those are the perils of early scheduling; they can’t be sure when something big is going to happen.

    But here’s an OT buzzkill: according to the AV Club, Discovery has picked up Palin’s latest bit of famewhoring:

  • Come here a minute


  • Marxist-Leninist Papist

    Speaking of major FUs to the reactionary mouth breathers here it is the, the motherload: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHUowgu-51I. Its rocking, its Asian,its commie, and has Mao sprayed over the whole thing. I am going to make it my life’s work (while my boss is not locking) to paste this clusterfuck bomb on whatever unmoderated conservatard site/Youtube video I can find. Who’s with me, comrades ? WHO’S WITH ME ?!?

  • FreshCliches

    The ULTIMATE irony will take place when Dick Cheney holds a press conference to declare that VP Biden is not upholding the honor of the office.

    To which I say, “Fuck you, Dick Cheney”.

  • Norbert

    Healthcare is a valuable fucking thing, you don’t just give it away.

  • proudgrampa

    [re=538060]El Pinche[/re]: “…this will probably be higher on the news totem pole…”


    and finally, tonight, the President signed some sort of bill about something…

  • heathenish

    Fuckin’ A right, Joe! If I was VP of the USA, I’d be JUST like fuckin’ Joe Biden.

  • Accordion-o-rama

    Pretty mild compared McCain’s comments after the bill passed on Sunday.

  • frumious_bandersnatch

    [re=538009]AxmxZ[/re]: It doesn’t count unless you get Rahm in the mix. And possibly Stephen C. to direct.

  • norbizness

    Hey, man, you don’t talk to the Colonel. You listen to him. The man’s enlarged my mind. He’s a poet warrior in the classic sense. I mean sometimes he’ll… uh… well, you’ll say “hello” to him, right? And he’ll just walk right by you. He won’t even notice you. And suddenly he’ll grab you, and he’ll throw you in a corner, and he’ll say, “Do you know that ‘if’ is the middle word in life? If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you”… I mean I’m… no, I can’t… I’m a little man, I’m a little man, he’s… he’s a great man! I should have been a pair of ragged claws scuttling across floors of silent seas…

  • heathenish

    And isn’t he just a fuck of a lot better than that evil fucking bastard Dick Cheney, really? You know I’m right!

  • fork-wielding maniac

    [re=538068]Joshua Norton[/re]: in regards to, also, i think you meant barack fucking HUSSEIN fucking obama.”

    which has nice meter, especially when chanted.

  • Lucidamente
  • Hooray For Anything

    It’s not like what he said was that terribly awful anyways. He could have, for instance, said “what the fuck did we just do?” Or “I’d like to fuck that Norah O’Donnell and fuck her real good.” Or, “I was listening to that song ‘Fuck and Run’ again last night– did you know that’s what they called me in College?”

    See what I mean?

  • Gramps


    Sock it too ’em Joe…!

  • heathenish

    [re=538068]Joshua Norton[/re]: [re=538085]fork-wielding maniac[/re]: YEAH!-I mean FUCK YEAH!(why should the teabaggers get all the caps!)

  • ladymacbeth

    dems swear, repubs heckle.

    and that pretty much sums it up.

  • proudgrampa

    [re=538086]Lucidamente[/re]: Did you see those tats? Go Joe! Fuck, yeah!

  • GOPCrusher

    “You fucking rawk”
    “Fuck the Tea Baggers.”

  • FMA

    [re=538044]JMP[/re]: Yeah! Chase Fucking Utley!

  • Hart88

    pretty sure he said “fuck Jane Hamsher”.

  • notreallyhelping

    Deep down, doesn’t everyone love Spicoli?

  • slithytoves

    That wasn’t Joe Biden, it was me, and what I really said was “Fuck me Jesus, that is one big fucking deal. Holy fuck. We fucking did it. Fuck me.” The end.

  • Limeylizzie

    [re=538068]Joshua Norton[/re]: That would have been excellent.

  • Cape Clod

    This is the kind of language you pick up when you ride the fucking train all the time.

  • thesheriffisnear

    The way we throw MOTHERFUCKER around on this site I can’t imagine a more irrelevant (non) story; eh Katy.

    P.S. We need MORE motherfucker-ers not less in the prez’s circle.

  • twowheeljunkie

    Later he said. “Now lets go fuck those Republicans in the Senate”

    Go get em Joe

  • Gramps

    “Brevity is the sharpest form of wit.”
    Geezers like Joe,learned that long ago!

    Faux News will lead with this for the next two days…they luv real short skirts and anything sensational, especially Olde English expressions.

    You’ll see and hear this over and over again on Bill’O, Glen and Sean’s digs, adinfinitum.

  • qwerty42

    [re=538082]heathenish[/re]: And isn’t he just a fuck of a lot better than that evil fucking bastard Dick Cheney…
    Being human, for one.

  • qwerty42

    [re=538168]Gramps[/re]: and perchance Lady Noonington willst also comment?

  • sezme

    Well I couldn’t hear a fucking thing. (Fuck count on this page so far: 53! We need to get to 500,000 by tonight so we can repeal Glenn Beck!)

  • chaste everywhere

    Someone needs to take our well-mening veep aside and say, “Joe, SPELL the words you don’t want the conservitards to understand. Y’know, ‘This is a notorious b-i-g fuckin’ deal.’ Like that.”

  • The Silver Fox

    I imagine that he had a celebratory nip or two from his flask before the big bill signing, which was the cause for the loose lips. And to think he actually nailed the speech – no gaffes!

  • Mista Eko

    This is a big faggoting deal?

    Please please please please make this a story Fox. Please demand an apology and a return to a tone of civility just so we can add this to the “This is what Republicans said to John Lewis and this is what they whine about” for the next nine months.

  • Holy Cow!!

    Why does Biden hate America?

  • AbstinenceOnly Ed

    [re=538075]FreshCliches[/re]: WIN WINW IWIWNNWIJWNNW i rt’d u on twitter, my name is @GRASSLEYTROLLDOTCUNT

  • Ducksworthy

    Joe’s my kinda pol. He uses fu.cking as a positive adjective (gerund?). This may be what divides us from the GOPers. Fu.king is a good thing.

  • chaste everywhere

    [re=538215]Ducksworthy[/re]: Repubs think it’s a city in China, and how could that be good?

  • One Yield Regular

    I’m beginning to think this is just a hazing ritual for some secret Vice-Presidential fraternity.

  • Hooray For Anything

    [re=538202]Mista Eko[/re]: I know, right. Saying “Baby killer” is SO less offensive than dropping an F bomb.

  • vladster

    Joe’s gonna get a nasty-note from Scott Brown, the queen of etiquette.

  • NotthatLC

    That was totally awesome in it’s awesomeness.

    Besides which, I feel that’s it’s not a good day unless you’ve said “Fuck” at least five times before noon. He was just tying to get his quota in.

  • President Beeblebrox

    I was driving back from an appointment here in the 302, and the local wingnut talk radio guy (my fellow Delawareans here probably know who I’m talking about) kept going on about how awful it was that Obscenity Joe, who has been known to drop the H- and D-bombs during public appearances, could have said the F-word. I thought maybe Joe said it on live TeeVee, in front of an audience of Nuns, or Cub Scouts.

    Then I saw that TPM clip, and I can’t figure out what he said, or when he said it, or why it’s even a big deal to anyone except the wingnuts.

    In the meantime, Barry just sent me an email inviting me to add my name to his on some list because it’s a great day for Murrika, and also to send him my munnies.

  • sati demise

    [re=538215]Ducksworthy[/re]: Fuck yea!

  • DP

    Love the Joe!!! It’s liberating and sometimes just fucking appropriate to say fuck. I work in a public school, where students are suspended if they say fuck (deliberate) or “drop the f-bomb” (usually an impulse or an accident), so I find myself having to resist the impulse-desire-desperate burning need-to drop some fucks into my speech on a daily basis. My burden to bear, but you know, blah, blah, blah role model.

    But come the fucking summer, I fucking swear like a motherfucking sailor, motherfucker.

  • Incredulicious

    At least he didn’t drop the N-word.

  • Yellow Dogge

    I’m pro-f-bomb. My fourteen-year-old dropped me it on me the other day, and I was so proud. Sometimes, nothing else will do, expression-wise.

  • proudgrampa

    [re=538074]Marxist-Leninist Papist[/re]: I’m with you, but we might as well give them an English version with captions:



  • P Drizzle

    Somebody buy this dude an O’Doul’s already.

  • Gramps

    [re=538186]qwerty42[/re]: I standith here with halting breath…

    I waitist… with aching feet from my far travels,this day… yet my heart remains afire for the gentle touch of your soft hand… me,dearest,Lady Noonin…!

  • Allyson

    The media first suspected that the Vice President muttered a profane word to describe the situation when they realized the VP is…Joe Biden.
    And in that spirit: “America fuck yeah”

  • BerkeleyFarm

    This is really fucking awesome.

    Go get ’em, Joe!

  • hotdog

    Why is everyone making such a big fucking deal about an offhand remark?

  • RPolanski

    Well. At fucking least, he didn’t fucking say, “Go fuck yourself, Barack,” to fucking paraphrase, Dick Fucking Cheney, that has fucking been fuckstick.

  • Gramps

    Ok,Ok…yah all… yah, just gotta lightin’ up on “The Ace of Spades” use of complete, perverse profanity here …

    I’m sorry; but it loses its’ bite when “totally” over used…!

  • BeWoot

    [re=538081]norbizness[/re]: Thank you.

  • octupletsmom

    Joe, it’s BIG! LOUDER!

  • Jim89048
  • DoktorZoom

    Butthurt winger on FoxNews DC writes in reply to this story: “Morality has gone out the window with the new administration. I cant even bring myself to tell my children about the current president. We went to Disney and skipped the end of the hall of presidents because of the current direction of the country.”

    There’s just something so…fucked up about that

  • Maxfretless

    Living in Philadelphia it was very easy to think of Joe Biden as really being PA’s third senator, considering he probably showed up in Philly more than our two actual senators. (Probably because he was the one guy who could talk to Philadelphians in a language they understand.) I’ve never met him but know many people who have, and its really not an act: he is this bright, talkative, slightly goofy but fundamentally decent man. I know lots of people, including family members, for whom Obama’s selection of Biden was the move that sealed their willingness to vote for the Unicorn. So there it is: I’m a little gay for Joe. I said it and I’m glad.