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While some politicians are known for their eloquent communication skills, others suffer from the gift of gaffe—meet Joe Biden. The scrappy Vice President has a history of not knowing whether or not he's an active public figure or a tipsy uncle yelling at the TV. On Tuesday, Biden made headlines once again when he was overheard telling President Obama that the health care bill is "a big fucking deal." And it is. The President even co-signed his remarks the next day. Unfortunately, not all of Biden's unscripted statements have been humorous and the habit even strained his relationship with Obama during the election. To put his latest comment in context, here's a look at some of the most awkward lines from Joe The Gaffla...

STEREOTYPES INDIAN-AMERICANS
• During his pursuit of the Presidential nomination, Biden thanked a supporter by turning him into a one-dimensional racial caricature. Claiming that people in his state cannot enter a 7-11 or Dunkin' Donuts without a slight Indian accent, the Delaware Senator then assured the constituent: "I'm not joking". *Crawls under a hole and dies* Makes one wonder if Biden's behind these latest MetroPCS commercials.

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CALLS OBAMA FIRST "CLEAN" BLACK CANDIDATE
• When asked about his primary rival, Barack Obama, the Scranton-raised Senator sounded more like Michael Scott from The Office than a presidential contender. Describing the Chicago candidate as "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden also simultaneously throws all of Obama's predecessors under the bus. He later apologized, elaborating that "my mother has an expression: clean as a whistle, sharp as a tack." Just stop, Joe. Please.

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CLAIMS HILLARY WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER V.P.
• Self-deprecation has its uses. But in a highly contested presidential race where every decision is scrutinized, it's not a great idea to question your running mate's judgment. While trying to big up Hillary, Biden concedes that the former first lady might have been a better pick. Obama was reportedly pissed and asked his advisers, "How many times is Biden gonna say something stupid?" No one had an answer.

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URGES PARAPLEGIC SENATOR TO STAND UP
• While applauding the work of state official Chuck Graham, Biden urged the Missouri Senator to do like Ludacris and stand up. Only problem was that Graham is confined to a wheelchair. Clearly embarrassed, Biden follows up by asking, "What am I talking about?" If we only knew.

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INTRODUCES "BARACK AMERICA"
• On the scale of Biden gaffes this was one of the smallest. But it gave new ammo to the theorists who speculate Biden might be throwing back a few cold ones before grabbing the mic. Confused as to whether or not he was introducing Barack Obama or Captain America, the VP candidate combines the two names. Either way, both have action figures.

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PROMISES IMMEDIATE CRISIS FOR OBAMA
• Perhaps the strangest prediction from the psychic Senator was a guaranteed international crisis for Obama in his first six months in office. It was never clear why Biden felt the need to escalate public fears more than his rivals already had. Co-opt the message? But in all fairness, Biden was actually describing the current situation—two wars and a world economy meltdown. Hello, crisis.

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CONFUSES FDR, STOCK MARKET CRASH, AND TV
• After John McCain exposed his cluelessness about the economic meltdown, the Democrats tried to capitalize. Although Biden had the gist of the argument correct—namely, the other side's wack and can't lead—his facts were shoddy. While referencing the stock market crash of 1929, he claimed FDR got on television to quell fears. Only thing is that Herbert Hoover was prez at the time and TV wasn't invented until 1939. But we get the point, Joe. Good job.

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CONFUSES IRISH LEADER'S MOM AS DECEASED
• To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, the White House invited Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen to experience the Biden charm firsthand. Never one to disappoint, the Irish-American VP asked for God's blessing for the leader's late mother. But she's actually alive. Lucky charm?

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CALLS HEALTH CARE BILL A "BIG FUCKING DEAL"
• One always wonders what sort of witty comment politicians say to one another when they're passing the mic as the crowd roars. So it was pretty amusing and insightful to hear the VP speak so informally at such an historic gathering. The gaffe made news, but at the end of the day, big fucking deal.

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