Saturday, July 18, 2009

Will Biden Make the Ticket in 2012?

This is not a question about should he be on the Ticket, but if he will be on the ticket?

What prompted this was looking at the Drudge Report this AM and seeing another Bidenism:  "We Have to Go Spend Money to Keep From Going Bankrupt."  The source was a CBS News Web Page. This one reminded me of the line from Viet-nam—"We had to destroy the village to save it."

In this news story the Vice President asks:
"Would they not give a tax cut to 95 percent of the American people? Would they sit back and do nothing as our economy collapsed?"
Of course I would love to give a tax cut to 95 percent of the American People, assuming we are really saying 95% of the American Federal Taxpayers. The only problem is, of those who file, most pay little or no tax. This 95% number is meaningless.

The Biden line
"I ask those critics.... Would they not help the states prevent lay off thousands of teachers, firefighters, cops?"
is great, but our economy is about more than teachers, firefighters and cops. It is about workers who provide the economic base to support those teachers, firefighters and cops.  What are we doing to help them, and thus help all of us?

I don't dislike Vice President Biden. He seems a nice enough chap and the way he held his family together after his first wife's death is an example to all of us. That said, he isn't my favorite left wing politician. For instance, I would pick Neil Kinnock over Joseph Biden.

Then there is the theory he is the Al Gore of unemployment. Per this post, where he goes to tout the success of the President's stimulus plan unemployment figures then go up.

The LA Times, which I do not consider a friend of Republicans, has been picking on the VP. Here is an extract from a recent column on the VP:
Loyal Ticket readers know that, as a patriotic duty, we monitor the longtime senator's schedule with a close eye for detail because, after all, this man is only a heartbeat away from having to give a toast at a G-8 summit. We've especially noted Biden's innumerable "private meetings" that are closed to the press because, well, they're private.

And we've wondered aloud how this Democratic VP's private meetings with unnamed people on unnamed subjects differs from the private meetings with unnamed people that his evil predecessor had that got so many Democratic senators and representatives worried about nefarious secrets.
I think it is time for the Obama Administration to track down where then VP Dick Cheney used to hide out and send the current VEEP there and keep him there.  Then, in 2012, nominate a new VP, maybe Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Regards  —  Cliff

2 comments:

The New Englander said...

Cliff,

Any chance the Biden-Kinnock comparison was pure coincidence?

best,
gp

C R Krieger said...

I am of Welsh stock—partly—and we did live in the UK for a year, but our Member of Parliament was a Mr William Van Straubenzee (Strawberry Knees to the kids).

In two words, not likely.

Regards  —  Cliff