There’s no doubt that Vice President Joe Biden is the Dan Quayle of the 21st century. The only difference is that Quayle’s supposed stupidity was lambasted and excoriated from every corner of the media, while Biden’s multiple and frequent facepalm-inducing idiotic comments are buried and ignored. We have yet another example in Biden’s speech to an AARP town hall meeting today which not only are verbally unfortunate but a window into the mentality that drives the Obama administration. From the CNSNews article:
We’re going to go bankrupt as a nation … Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’ The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you.
Got that? So in order to prevent us from running out of money, we have to spend more. It’s like saying the only way to stop running out of food is to eat all the stuff in cupboard. A more apt metaphor for government would be to cure a cocaine addict by giving him more dimebags of his favorite drug. When you consider the sheer inanity of the statement, it boggles the mind to consider that this man is next in the order of succession.
Biden’s absurd comments have been pounced on by many others in the blogosphere, which they well should be. Unlike Biden’s other gaffes, though, I don’t believe that Biden didn’t mean to say what he did. Indeed, the comment illustrates that Biden and the rest of the Obama administration are so invested in the Keynesian model that it doesn’t matter how ridiculous their theories sound when you say them out loud. Democrats and the left have only one solution to any problem that life offers – create a government agency to regulate and then throw taxpayer money at it. It’s a tired prescription that, like Biden’s words, makes no sense and will ultimately prove harmful to the country.