Biden's Backup: Trial Lawyers and Big Labor

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Sep 24, 2008 10:20 AM
Not something I'd brag about, but then again we're talking about Joe Biden here.

Biden told a group of lawyers McCain has "never, never, never, never, never, never, never shared the values set that you share." And then he went on to say Big Labor and trial lawyers will protect America from "the barbarians at the gate."

I'm not making this up. Here's the transcript:
BIDEN: There are two people -- you've heard me say it before -- two groups that stand between us and the barbarians at the gate. It's you and organized labor. That's it. That is it. So, mark my words, mark my words, if we lose this election, you are going to continue to see a continuation of the onslaught on everything we care about. For real. For real. So, I'm not only thanking you for your help. I would think you're all absolutely brain-dead if you didn't help. And I mean it."
Yeah, you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours, eh?

These kind of tit for tat cozy promises are exactly why a lot of people think people like Biden, union thugs and the trial lawyers ARE the barbarians at the gate.