Where’s Joe Biden’s “Reset” Button?

Posted: Jul 29, 2009 12:00 AM

Bill Kristol may have been trying to make mischief earlier this year when he suggested that Barack Obama may dump Joe Biden as Vice President in 2012 in favor of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. However, Joe Biden’s latest kerfuffle raises questions about whether he’ll even make it that far.

Republicans in my view failed last fall to point out Biden’s train wreck of a record. They allowed the American people to be told that Joe Biden has foreign policy credentials. They never pointed out that Joe Biden spent 26 years in the U.S. Senate and that his fellow Democrats never considered him for Majority Leader. Over the past few weeks, we’ve all learned why.

Biden recently stepped all over his boss’s lines about Russia. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—however clumsily—have been trying to “reset” our relationship with Russia. Hillary even went so far as to give the Russian Foreign Minister a Staples-made red button with the Russian word for “reset” regrettably misspelled.

Obama has just returned from a stumbling start in Moscow. There, he dissed Russia’s real boss, Vladimir Putin, and cozied up to Putin’s puppet, Dmitiri Medvedev, getting tangled up in the process.

Now, Biden has tripped over his own shoelaces. He recently gave an interview on U.S.-Russian relations in which he brags that the U.S. is in the catbird seat while Russia is in decline.

Biden said: “[The Russians] have a shrinking population base, they have a withering economy, they have a banking sector and structure that is not likely to be able to withstand the next 15 years, they’re in a situation where the world is changing before them and they’re clinging to something in the past that is not sustainable.”

Russia does have a shrinking population, attributable in no small part to the average of nine abortions endured by Russian women of child-bearing age.

Apart from that condition, Biden might have been describing the U.S. under his and Obama’s administration. And they’re working hard to make America’s population shrink.

Consider this: The health care takeover both Obama and Biden back will make abortions free. More than that, they are showering population control outfits like Planned Parenthood with billions in federal funds.

If “shrinking population” is something that is bringing Russia down, why do Obama and Biden want to import it to the U.S.? Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has already told us why liberals want to fund abortions—it’s so we can get rid of “populations we don’t want top many of.” Perhaps we should be asking the Joe Biden what he thinks of Ginsburg’s statement and why he wants his government takeover of health care to offer free abortions—just like Russia’s. Or maybe we can just press Joe’s “reset” button.

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