Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Big Deal

Vice President Joe Biden, the lip flapping wonder of presidential politics, uttered another hyperbolus inanity following the debt deal.

Biden lashed out at tea party Republicans Monday who refused to toe the line of Republican party leadership and would not budge despite intense arm twisting.
They “acted like terrorists” declared Biden.
It was the same carping that Biden had just been hearing at a closed door Democrat caucus meeting. Apparently Joe was parroting Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania:
“We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry Doyle said, according to sources in the room. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.”
Are you brain dead, Doyle? We are in hawk 14.5 trillion dollars, with 1.65 trillion being added to the national debt in this year alone. And for what? It's all government give aways in one entitlement program or another, payoffs and sweat heart deals to donors and government directed expenditure programs. Should it not be difficult for you to spend our money?

Tell you what, Doyle, give me access to your finances so that I can spend it as I see fit for a more just and fair America. What, you don't want me spending your money without having any say so? You want to make that difficult for me?

Biden, driven by his Democratic allies’ misgivings about the debt-limit deal, responded: “They have acted like terrorists,” according to several sources in the room. Earlier, Biden had told Senate Democrats that Republican leaders have “guns to their heads” in trying to negotiate deals. Guns to their heads, Joe? Wouldn't it work better if they were holding the guns to someone else's head?
Democrats had no shortage of colorful phrases in wake of the deal. Representative Emanuel Cleaver called it a “Satan sandwich,” and his Housemate from Illinois Luis Gutierrez seemed to enjoy the heat analogy, saying: “the Tea Partiers and the GOP have made their slash and burn lunacy clear, and while I do not love this compromise, my vote is a hose to stop the burning. The arsonists must be stopped.
That's what we're trying to do, and I'm sorry to say that this deal doesn't constrain you and your ilk enough.
Biden told Democratic lawmakers that the deal would take away the tea party’s “weapon of mass destruction” — the threat of a default on U.S. debt obligations.

“They have no compunction about blowing up the economy to get what they want,” Doyle told POLITICO after the meeting.
Look around, bozo. The economy already has been blown up.



  1. Biden now claims he never said it, ABC made it up. And the diaper-pundits are jumping on Sarah Palin's response to Biden comments with shouts of "Liar!" and "Extremist!" as if Sarah was the one who said it in the first place.

    The Democrats are the enema that this country has been waiting for. Let's schedule it for November 2012.

  2. It's a Politico piece which cites multiple sources from the room. It seems strange that when Democrats are calling the other side the "satan sandwich", "arsonists" and "terrorists" to think they believe they could get away with calling the other side extremist. Look, Joe is on the record and in multiple media sourcing. They would have been better off just brushing it off as 'just Joe being Joe' instead of reaching for something so clearly false that is utterly laughable. Those guys are weird.

  3. You're right about Politico. I knew ABC was in the story someplace in what I read. Maybe he started the denial tour there.

    They would have been better off just brushing it off..

    If it were a Republican saying something, he'd never pull off the denial, not only because of honor, but because they would know that there had to be dozens of digital recorders in use at a gathering like that to get the quotes right for print, and probably a nmuber of video cameras. A transcript of one of those tapes would be up before the Republican even finished his denial. But the in-the-bag Press will keep those tapes hidden--if not erased--until the next Ice Age when a Democrat is involved. Twenty-year-old expunged court records show up for Bush while nothing in Obama's past is ever leaked. The whatever-they-are-calling-Jounolisters-these days crowds have already been dispatched on right-wing blogs all over the net pushing this meme and calling commenters liars.

  4. They “acted like terrorists” declared Biden.

    To which the appropriate response is: Okay, then: For what you're doing to future generations, you are pedophiles. Own it.