Joe Biden Calls GOP Squealing Pigs, Plans To Crash Convention
August 22, 2012 4 Comments
Vice President Joe Biden is the gift that keeps on giving. This man has created more problems for the Obama campaign then Romney can create. He screwed up the homosexual marriage announcement, he got Obama off message last week with his ridiculous accusation that the GOP would “put y’all back in chains” complete with phony southern accent. Now he’s claiming the Republicans are like squealing pigs. His speeches are getting less and less dignified, which only makes Paul Ryan look more qualified. Biden is coming to Michigan this week, I almost can’t wait. He’s sure to put his foot in his mouth again and that can only be good for the GOP.
But it gets even better. Joe Biden is planning on holding campaign events in Tampa next Monday and Tuesday. That’s right, Biden is going to crash the GOP Convention. There are several ways to look at this. Obviously this is completely undignified, not to mention incredibly narcissistic and arrogant on the part of the Obama campaign. It is unprecedented for a President or Vice President to crash the other party’s Convention, holding rallies and such in the same town. Generally candidates back off a little bit during the other party’s convention, not so with Obama’s. Obama wants his campaign in the forefront. But rather than do it himself, he’s sending Biden.
So while this is incredibly arrogant and inappropriate, the Republicans must be jumping for joy. Biden will almost certainly say something completely outlandish, he won’t be able to help himself with so many Republicans in town. The opportunity to lampoon Biden throughout the Convention will likely be taken by nearly every speaker. It’s almost to easy though it serves an important purpose. Joe Biden is a heartbeat away from becoming President. Do we really want four more years of that sort of risk?
But the best part about Obama sending Biden to Tampa is that the GOP can respond in Charlotte the next week. As Reince Priebus points out, the Republicans can see what sort of shenanigans Biden pulls in Tampa and respond ten fold in Charlotte. My thought is that the Romney team should send Paul Ryan on a tour of North Carolina during the Democrat Convention. He can give speeches in front of closed factories, have lunch with the chronically unemployed and speak at some of the retirement complexes which are becoming more popular in North Carolina. He doesn’t even have to go to Charlotte, though I’m sure with its 10% unemployment there are plenty of closed factories and businesses and plenty of chronically unemployed people to have lunch with.
Obama said his Presidency would be post-partisan, he was going to be the guy to put the partisan bickering aside and do what’s right for the country. His Presidency of course has been the most bitterly partisan in history. Obama is at the center of that but Joe Biden is awfully close. Just in the month of August Biden has proven that the administration is bitterly partisan. The only thing he hasn’t done, in public anyway, is snort like a pig at the Republicans. Otherwise he’s engaged in personal attacks, baseless innuendo and now he’s crashing the Convention. All of this while not engaging in a serious discussion of Barack Obama’s vision for a second term.