Skip to comments.Joe Biden: “There isn’t a Republican Party” ("On every single issue, Americans agree with Dems")
Posted on 02/15/2014 12:06:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
He said this at a conference organized by House Democrats, whove spent several years in the minority and are doomed to spend at least a few more at the hands of The Party That Doesnt Exist. My favorite part in the clip below is where he touts the fact that ObamaCare, which has been underwater in public approval since the day it was signed, nonetheless hasnt annoyed quite enough people to build a majority in favor of repeal (yet). To hear him talk, there must be a Democratic landslide brewin in November.
But hes not wrong about the fracturing of the GOP, really, after a week when the Speaker of the House couldnt find 218 votes in his own caucus for any debt-ceiling package. This is a nice bookend to yesterdays posts, in fact, about Republicans trying to hide their vote-switching on the debt ceiling from the base and then blaming Ted Cruz for somehow singlehandedly derailing the big amnesty jamboree. Thought experiment: If you were proposing a major piece of legislation and were eager to get the two parties on board, who would you want to sit down with to guarantee smooth sailing towards passage? For Democrats, thats easy: Since 2006, Pelosi and Reid have been enough. For Republicans, youd start with Boehner and McConnell but you wouldnt end there. Youd need Ted Cruz at the table for sure; theres no one else in either chamber with as much sway over tea-party opinion. You might want Rand Paul too if youre proposing something a bit more liberal on social policy, to try to bend grassroots righties towards the libertarian position. In the House, youd need Paul Ryan if your bill involves centrist fiscal policy; if theres anyone who can sway Republican undecideds in the caucus to support economic measures theyre leery of, its him. And youd probably want several House tea partiers to round things out since theres no obvious leader of that group. Raul Labrador and Tim Huelskamp, for starters, would be helpful.
Theres at least two fairly distinct ideological strains represented by the crowd I just mentioned and, if Rand Paul continues to win people over, a third in the making. Which is not a critique: As Paul himself said yesterday, There is a struggle going on within the Republican Party. Its not new and Im not ashamed of it. Im proud of the fact that there is a struggle. But Diamond Joe does have a point. Let that be his consolation when he loses the Senate this fall.
There is something of a Tea Party, which really needs to bring itself out and run.
The GOP is not our friends.
Enough. Tea Party.
I really don’t see much difference between rats and pubs.
Well he’s right on the first part.
That is the RESOLUTE DESK, fashioned from the timbers of the British warship HMS Resolute. It was a gift from the British to President Hayes in 1880. The Moron-n-Thief HATES the Brits due to his delusional fabrication about them having imprisoned and tortured his father when Kenya was still a British colony. That's BS on two levels: It never happened and FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS (his biological baby daddy) was NEVER IN KENYA!
That is total BS. I do not agree with the sinking Obamanites and Bidenlyingnites one stinking bit. NOT ONE!!!!
According to Plugs Boden, “A Mind IS a Terrible thing.....”.
I think Bite me Biden has gotten into some of that weed in Colorado.
Well he got the first part right. For Biden 50% of the truth is a big thing.
I agree that there is no GOP. At least not one worth saving. There hasn’t been one of those since Bush I went back on his “read my lips” pledge.
This is your vice president........ this is your vice president with an alcohol soaked cranium.
Since the Republican Party doesn’t exist, then all the Democrats can go back to owning the black people as slaves.
Maybe one of the very few times Ol Joe has been right. With Cornyn’s, McConnel’s and McCain’s FREQUENT votes supporting the rat causes, there is only a very small contingent (Cruz, Lee, Paul and a few others) that will defy the demmanazis. In effect, there is no Republican Party. The GOP is dead, long live the Tea Party.
On far too many issues, Republicans agree with Democrats
Joe must have visited Colorado and smoked some serious weed...
The press protects mccain and graham just as much as they protect democrats.
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