Biden Gives Shout Out To “Butt Buddy”

Via the New York Post:

Joe Biden put his foot where the sun don’t shine at a speech in Iowa when he punctuated his remarks by giving a shout-out to his “butt buddy.” At one point during the talk in Des Moines, the Vice President declared: “Neal Smith, an old butt buddy. Are you here, Neal? Neal, I miss you, man. I miss you.” If the bizarre use of 80s teenage slang was a stutter or a slip up, the Vice President didn’t stop to correct himself. Neal Smith is a 94-year-old former Iowa congressman who was pals with the VP when Biden was a Senator.

Wingnuts are mocking up a storm.

  • Todd20036

    I’m sure he meant it as a point of endearment versus something more literal.
    Kind of hard to care what the wingnuts think when they already hate him

  • Gustav2

    Poor man is always sticking a foot in his mouth.

    • j.martindale

      He is not self-conscious or vain. I find those admirable traits.

      • nowaRINO

        I’m sure when he is told the alternative meaning of the phase he will have an expletive, then laugh his butt off.

    • kanehau

      Size 10 to 13?

      • Ray Butlers

        Don’t believe everything you hear about big shoes.

        • bambinoitaliano

          It’s always the skinny and scrawny one.

  • Gigi

    It’s a common term for someone who likes to share a cigarette (“butt”) with you. In England he might have said “my fag buddy.”

    • Gustav2

      That’s what he meant, but the newer usage makes it fodder for those who are obsessed with anal sex.

      • oikos

        aka RWNJ’s

    • I was going to make a similar comment. I can”t believe that those right wing critics are so morally and emotionally messed up that everything they hear has to be about sex.

      • BearEyes

        3rd graders. Go figure.

    • guest

      Yes, but do we know that a cigarette smoking buddy was what he meant?

      And while I am at peace with Hillary being better than any righty and I want to make sure we win in 2016,with our best shot, since there will be 4 or 5 Supreme court justices to replace, I also would enjoy the humor that Joe would add to the nation.

      • Fyva Prold

        I’m afraid Joe is in the early stages of dementia. Some vague signs indicate that. Do you want Reagan 2.0?

        • guest

          Please prove that statement. We do not know anything that even remotely points toward that. Joe has always been goofy, since he was in the Senate.

          His plagiarism years ago is more of a concern, in my opinion.

    • JW Swift

      Ah, thanks for that. I hadn’t even THOUGHT of it being a reference to a cigarette butt.

  • The right gives us SO MUCH to make fun of, I think Biden was just throwing them a bone.

  • GarySFBCN

    Urban dictionary: “Two very close friends that spend a lot of time together, and are rarely seen apart from each other.”

    But seriously, who gives a fuck. The word “butt” shouldn’t always stimulate a Pavlovian response by us.

    • Butt…

      See? You were wrong. It shouldn’t, but there you go. Now get your hand out of your pocket.

      • DonnaLee

        MD is you dear, you just bring it out in the boys….

  • TimCA

    If it were only true and I was around in 1963
    …….sad sigh

    • NMNative

      Exactly what I was thinking. The man was a hunk in his day. Not bad now come to think about it.

    • oikos

      Damn , he was a looker. I’d hit that.

      • Canadian

        Actually, even nowadays, you can see he’s quite handsome. So no surprise that he was that good looking when younger.

      • DonnaLee

        I would have a hard time talking to a guy that good looking. Growl…..

    • Robert

      Jesus, he was hot..

    • Boy Elvis

      In a way this explains a lot about old Smokin’ Joe, the cocksure way he carries himself. He’s probably had the ladies falling all over him his whole life.

      • guest

        Very true

    • guest

      His sons are rather hot too. But Joe at this age was smoking.

    • sherman

      The riches of the Democratic Party – the young Howard Dean:

      • another_steve

        Howard Dean has become a staple of MSNBC programming, so we get to see a lot of him these days. Boyfriend’s still got it goin’ on.

        Those intense, intense eyes of his.


        • guest

          He has not been on MSNBC for months, all shows throughout the day until about a week ago.

          About 6 to 8 months ago, he had guest hosted 2 shows. He did OK, better than Chris Hayes or Chris Matthews ever does, in my opinion. And yet Dean was not smooth. He needs more practice.

          • another_steve

            I like Chris Hayes. He’s cute and 100 percent together on LGBT issues. Problem is, he suffers from Chronic Nerdism. Listening to him interview an economist, for example, is like when I took Economics 101 in university and didn’t know what the fuck the professor was talking about.

            Thank goodness for DVRs.

          • guest

            Hayes is annoying….next. He waves his fingers in everyone’s face and cuts them off all of the time. I cannot count the number of guests who have a look of horror when he waves his fingers in their face, like 3 inches from their face. Watch for the end of segments.

            His show is the same as others said on day #1. His show is a dead raccoon. And as proof his ratings have slipped from what Ed Schultz had at that time slow. He held those ratings for only the first couple of months. Now watch Rachel get tossed a “warm lead / hand off” from him. You can tell she is not that fond of him. Then watch Rachel during a “warm lead / hand off” to Lawrence O’Donnell. there is warmth there and Rachel’s face is happy.

            And I do not find him cute. The annoying factor would destroy that.

            And yet, I note you have a right to your opinion, wrong as it is. 😉

          • another_steve

            Look babe, I can deal with all of them, but (and I hope I don’t get skewered for this) the only MSNBC personality I have serious viewer issues with is Al Sharpton.

            The man is super-smart and 100 percent on almost all the issues I care about, but he doesn’t do teleprompters well and is an awful interviewer. When he’s on, I find myself saying to the TV screen “Come on baby, they’re tunin’ out all across TV Land. Get it together.”

            Just my opinion.

            Everyone reading here, please continue to love me. 🙂

          • Acronym Jim

            Agreed. I’m in line with most of Al Sharpton’s principles, but ffs, most news presenters are able to give the impression that they’re commentating on the fly rather than reading a teleprompter; meanwhile Sharpton just looks like he’s moving his lips while reading.

            I know he can do better than the stilted, uncomfortable style he’s presenting. The man’s got great passion and is a fantastic orator; he just needs to apply it to his commentary.

          • guest

            And the “next” refers to his begging people to keep watching and what he says as a segment is ending and he is trying to tease you for the next segment. He has only teasers left. While Phil G. is reviewing every show, expect Chris Hayes to go this year;

      • guest

        I want him to run again for President. A scream by Dean is not a reason to not run. Compare his scream to War Criminal Bush’s actual crimes.

        I would take a Dean – Warren ticket in a heartbeat!

      • Calpete

        I’d take either of them in a heartbeat and gladly bear their children. Hoo, boy!

    • Ray Taylor

      I was in Hawaii in ’62. Must have just missed him, damnit.

    • Acronym Jim

      Today, when he’s just being his affable self, he’s still quite sexy; on the other hand, when he’s sitting behind the president during state of the union speeches and being all serious, all I can think of is Jeff Dunham’s “Walter” puppet.

  • Robert

    He meant cigarette butts…

    And it’s not as bad as when George H. Bush, in response to Michael Dukakis questioning his manhood, said, “I’ll put my manhood up against his manhood any day.”

    Now that was fun..

  • lymis

    In fairness, we’d be having a field day if some conservative anti-gay bigot had said the same thing.

    • Robert

      Hell, we’re having a field day with this one..

      No hypocrisy here.

    • sherman

      When it comes to conservative anti-gay bigots, I feel no need for fairness unless it is for the rest of their lives stripping the rights from them that they have denied us.

  • geru
    • Brian in Valdosta

      Once again, South Park nails it!!!
      Thanks for sharing.

  • JoyZeeBoy

    For all we know “butt buddy” might be an Inside Capitol Hill term of endearment used by senators and congresscritters in reference to each other.

  • pablo

    I wonder if it was an attempt to say a clean version of “asshole buddy”? It’s a non sexual term for a close friend used mostly by the WWII generation. I believe the origin is from WWII GI’s and refers to a person your so close with that you’re familiar with the workings of his anus.

    • Octavio

      Nope. It’s all about bumming cigarettes.

  • I should really know better

    I’d totally shag Joe Biden. He’d keep you laughing for the whole time until he gave you a big cum blast in the face. And probably after. And for a guy in his 60s, he’s pretty hot.

    • Tor

      Watch it, young man……

  • Traxley Launderette

    Diamond Joe is that one uncle who shows up late at the wedding reception, parks his badass white Trans Am on the lawn, brings a 30 rack of Natty Ice and throws a can to each bridesmaid, and yells “What’s crappenin’, y’all?” across the banquet room.

    He’s the guy who high-fives all the kids, makes borderline inappropriate compliments to the grandmas, drags the groomsmen outside for a smoke and some dirty jokes out by his car, where he blasts Iron Maiden on his cassette player.

    One the ballroom floor, he yells his requests for some Skynyrd at the jazz trio until they finally relent.

    He’s the last one to leave, sober, and tears off the lawn into the night.

    He is a goddamn hero.

  • JCF

    Aw, who doesn’t want to be butt buddies w/ Uncle Joe? <3

    [President Joe? Maybe not quite so much…]

  • TheManicMechanic

    I would like to think that was a jab (heh) at the right wing crazoids who are now going nuts as if on cue.

  • DaveMiller135

    Maybe it meant something different back before the great vowel shift.

    I shouldn’t joke like that. I keep thinking I’m someone like Murray Bartlett’s age, and finding out I’m closer to Scott Bakula. Not good looking like either of them, just meaning that I’m liable to look up Joe Biden and find out we have the same birthday.

  • Jeffrey

    Ever see pics of young Joe Biden? Rawr! He might have had some butt buddies for sure! He could have given Aaron Schock a run for his money.

    • Tor

      This guy is much hotter than Schock. AND he’s a Democrat, to boot!

  • Tor

    I have an idea what butt buddy might mean to me, but what does it mean to the VP?

  • fkevin

    If Biden runs for President, the gay support staff has something to put on tee shirts: Joe’s Butt Buddies

  • Tom Chicago

    I can remember my father referring to pals as “asshole buddies” back in my youth. It was a kind of goofy colloquialism that I would not expect Joe (even Joe) to use explicitly. When I first heard of this kerfluffle, that is the association I made: Joe was using a euphemism.