The Vice Presidential Gaffe Machine was turned on yesterday, producing this laugher.
Vice President Joe Biden today assured a group of campaign donors in Wisconsin that Republican criticism of President Obama’s leadership style doesn’t match up with what he’s witnessed firsthand.
“I’ve watched him make decisions that would make another man or woman’s hair curl,” Biden told the crowd of 150 inside the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee, according to a pool reporter on scene.
Biden, who has said he’s the last man in the room with Obama before a tough call, often attests that his boss has a “backbone like a ramrod.”
And today he said that mettle — and the “serious problems” Obama faced upon taking office — put the president in a class of his own.
“I think I can say … no president, and I would argue in the 20th century and including now the 21st century, has had as many serious problems which are cases of first-instance laid on his table,” Biden said. “Franklin Roosevelt faced more dire consequences, but in a bizarre way it was more straightforward.”
The vice president claimed that the complexity of the 2008 financial crisis presented challenges in a way the Great Depression of 80 years ago did not.
I would be stunned, were it not for the fact that we are used to this sort of mindless drivel from the man who Obama strangely believed was the best available Democrat to take his place in the event of his resignation, impeachment, incapacitation or death.
By the way, I will note one similarity between FDR and BHO -- both adopted policies in the face of an economic crisis that expanded government power and increased government spending. Oh, yeah -- and which failed to solve the economic crisis the nation faced. It took WWII for the US to truly come out of the Great Depression -- and economic indicators don't really point to a significant recovery from the Great Dem-Pression that set in following the Democrat congressional victories in the 2008 elections.