Sunday, July 19, 2009

Biden's gaffes -- truer words have never been babbled

Thank goodness there is still one politician in the White House we can trust to tell the truth, or at least the germ of the truth. As James Lileks notes in this article,

... in early July, Biden said "We misread how bad the economy was." This one is a bit different to explain away, since the administration billed itself as having super-genius comprehension of the problem and the necessary solutions. Now, many suspect, President Obama finds himself staring at a portrait of FDR, murmuring "Help me, Obi-Wan. You're my only hope."

What Biden meant to say, in his puckish way, [is] that they misunderstood what an economy is, and how it works. Piling up a mountain of proposed taxes, mandates, regulations, do-nothing programs and pork unseen in such dimensions since Pink Floyd floated a dirigible pig over an outdoor concert might, in fact, prevent recovery.

So do not criticize him; applaud his palaver, and hope for more.

4 comments:

alstry said...

Scott,

As you know, institutions and businesses are rapidly shutting down across the nation. Evidence of the above is an article in the local paper indicating the entire campus of UC San Diego is possibly shutting down.....potentially destroying massive economic value around the area. (When you have a $26 Billion dollar deficit, that is a lot of cutting so there will likely be a lot more shutting down)

Assuming Mr. Biden tells the truth as you represent, how do you propose we solve the problem that our nation is broke?

The following is a very recent comment by Mr. Biden.


“And folks look, AARP knows and the people with me here today know, the president knows, and I know, that the status quo is simply not acceptable,” Biden said at the event on Thursday in Alexandria, Va. “It’s totally unacceptable. And it’s completely unsustainable. Even if we wanted to keep it the way we have it now. It can’t do it financially.”

“We’re going to go bankrupt as a nation,” Biden said.

Ryan said...
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Paul said...

Scott,

Biden says that, but The Messiah says, "There's nothing that we would have done differently."

MW said...

Scott, please can you start moderating the comments? That would seem to be the easiest way to avoid Alstrynomics.