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Joe Biden Asks: Hey, America, Why So Serious?

mileaway Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 11:18 AM
It was obvious that the Obama administration believes "we" the American public are not smart enough to understand the "Obama" policies and have the right to laugh in our face when we want answers to serious questions. I don't find the state of the nation or the world to be funny. I don't think it's funny when I go to the grocery store or the gas station. Actually, quite the opposite and many expletives arises as I look at the $100 bag of groceries or the $150 meter at the pump. Of course if I were Obama and Biden on the Golden Taxpayer Paid Road of retirement, NOT paying the same bills as you and I, I would be laughing too. Laughing at all the idiots that ALLOW Congress to continue to vote themselves pay raises and special healthcare.
faoman Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 11:51 AM
"Laughing at all the idiots that ALLOW Congress to continue to vote themselves pay raises and special healthcare." Which is why I have always advocated that those elcted to Congress should be paid by the States they represent. This would certainly make them much more accountable.

Well, at least Joe Biden helped Obama keep one campaign promise: He certainly changed the tone of our political debate last night.  Too bad he took it to a disrespectful new low.  Watch and be appalled.  (HT: Correspondent Doug for the Batman reference; update: Jim Geraghty's got it, too -- must be a guy thing?!):

A couple of other observations:

(1) Joe Biden sacrificed his likability in order to try to erase the perception that the Obama-Biden ticket is weak and passive.  He probably could have achieved more of his objectives if he had been...