SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — There have been some classic insults over the years.
“Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.”
“Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?”
Or this one:
“Jane you ignorant slut!”
Former Vice President Joe Biden decided to dig up an insult from an old movie and direct it at a young voter in New Hampshire.
The former V.P. was taking questions from voters in Hampton on Sunday.
One of them was 21-year-old Madison Moore. She asked Biden why he’d done so poorly in last week’s Iowa caucuses.
Biden admitted it was a good question then asked one of his own.
He asked if Moore had ever been to a caucus.
She nodded an affirmative but Biden didn’t believe her and replied:
“No, you haven’t. You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier.”
When video of the exchange began making the rounds in viral-ville, Biden’s campaign press secretary tweeted that the comment was a joke and Biden was quoting an insult a Native American character aimed at John Wayne in a 1950s western. They also stated he has used that phrase in the past.
He may have been joking and some in the crowd can be seen laughing at his response BUT…the quote did not come courtesy of the Duke.
It was likely from a a 1952 film called “Pony Soldier”..starring Tyrone Power.
This isn’t the first time Biden has been caught on video hurling insults at campaign events.
At a stop in Virginia back in December, he commented on a man’s weight after calling him a “damn liar”.