Vice President Joe Biden, perhaps overcome with excitement during his speech congratulating President Obama on the passage of health care reform, dropped an F-bomb on live television when he turned to Obama and said, "This is a big fucking deal."
The microphone just barely catches it, but listen closely and you'll hear it. This is surely a high point in Biden's long history of verbal gaffes.
UPDATE 12:54 PM The White House must not be too upset about Biden's comment -- Press Secretary Robert Gibbs just tweeted:
"And yes Mr. Vice President, you're right... "
Before his election as Vice President in 2008, Joe Biden served Delaware in the United States Senate for 36 years. During his Senate career, Biden maintained full-time residency in Delaware, commuting via AMTRAK an hour and one-half each way, each day from Wilmington Delaware to Washington, DC and back. With implementation of the health care law in full swing in his beloved home state, we can now see just what it is that VP Biden was so excited about.
In a 300 percent increase from its initial reported figures in mid-October, Delaware now has four insurance enrollees under Obamacare, officials report. Beside its four total enrollments, Delaware has received 31 applications to enroll and 218 accounts total have been created on the exchange.
With four community organizations using a $4 million federal grant to aid people in buying insurance on the marketplace, the federal government is currently seeing a return of one enrollee for every $1 million spent to help people navigate the exchange.
Two insurance providers in Delaware, the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care and Westside Family Healthcare, have neither processed an enrollment nor received an application. No accounts have been created to view their plans.With the exclusivity of enrollment in Delaware comes special privileges, including a special guest appearance and warm Presidential reception in the Rose Garden to celebrate the roll out of the new law.
|Barack Obama receives Janice Baker, 25 percent|
of the Delaware enrollment contingent. USA Today.
Delaware Health and Social Service officials were reportedly so happy upon signing up their first enrollee, Janice Baker, in mid-October that they celebrated. President Obama had Janice Baker introduce him before his October 21 speech in the Rose Garden in which he praised the successes of Obamacare.
Biden's excitement could perhaps be explained if he contemplated the House amendment to require Congress to participate in Obamacare would pass, doubling the number of Delaware enrollees by picking up the First State's two Senators, its at-large House member and even Biden himself (Article 1 of the Constitution designates the Vice President as President of the Senate).
And fourking out a million bucks per enrollee, who says Obamacare doesn't create jobs?
Way to go Joe!
Way to go Joe!