From full-on dementia.
Our esteemed Vice-President has really done it this time. Yesterday in the wake of the Congressional Budget Office warning all of us that National Health Care would be the last crack in the wall of our economy to make the entire thing tumble down, Joe Biden states without laughing, “We have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt.”
But let’s give the man from Delaware a break shall we. I mean this statement is an obscene display of ignorance–but it is not the first. For example, take a moment and laugh at these zingers:
“A man I’m proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States — Barack America!”–Joe Biden, at his first campaign rally with Barack Obama
“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”–Joe Biden on Barack Obama
“You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent…. I’m not joking.”–Joe Biden
“Jill and I had the great honor of standing on that stage, looking across at one of the great justices, Justice Stewart.”–Joe Biden, mistakenly referring to Justice John Paul Stevens, who swore him in as vice president, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009
“When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.”–Joe Biden, apparently unaware that FDR wasn’t president when the stock market crashed in 1929 and that only experimental TV sets were in use at that time, interview with Katie Couric, Sept. 22, 2008
“Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see ya.”–-Joe Biden, to Missouri state Sen. Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair, Columbia, Missouri, Sept. 12, 2008
But maybe I’m being too harsh on that jolly ole’ Biden. Maybe there is something to what he said. You have to spend money to keep from going bankrupt. How would that logic translate into other areas of our life? Hmmmm….
How about these ideas?
1. You have to keep drinking if you want to avoid becoming an alcoholic.
2. You have to leap from the edge to avoid falling off.
3. You have to keep on cheating to keep from committing adultery.
4. You have to drive faster to keep from being charged with speeding.
5. You have to keep on eating to avoid becoming obese.
6. You have to keep voting Democrat to keep from thinking for yourself.