…What? Joe Biden Calls Woman “Lying Dog-Faced Pony Soldier” At New Hampshire Event
Joe Biden called a woman a “lying dog-faced pony soldier” at a campaign event in New Hampshire on Sunday, raising questions as to what the former Vice President even meant with his use of the colorful phrase.
Biden was taking a question from the woman in regards to his poor performance in the Iowa caucus. Her apparently took offense to her questioning the viability of his campaign after a fourth place finish, making excuses related to the quaint structure of the Iowa tradition.
To make his point, he asked the woman if she’d ever been to a caucus, an unlikely event considering the town hall was held in New Hampshire where a caucus format isn’t used. The woman indicated that she had, to which Biden responded with the 19th-century style insult.
It’s likely the woman misunderstood that Biden was specifically referring to a caucus, conflating both caucus and primaries. Alternatively, she may have been a prior resident of a state such as Iowa or Kansas where a caucus format is used in primary elections.
It’s unclear how serious Biden was being with the colorful remark, and it’s possible he quickly pivoted away from his conversation with the woman when he realized his words could be construed in a personal manner.
This isn’t the first time that Biden has dismissed or outright insulted voters who interact with him at his campaign events. He’s told Democratic primary voters who question his record to “vote for someone else” in various forms numerous times.
Judging from his collapsing campaign and disastrous showing in the Iowa caucuses, it’s possible Democratic voters are taking his command that they vote for someone other than him more seriously than he had imagined they would.