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Joe Biden calls Jerry Brown 'smartest guy in American politics'
Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/19/12 | David Siders

Posted on 06/19/2012 10:32:51 PM PDT by SmithL

Vice President Joe Biden was in town this afternoon. Here's The Bee's pool report from the event:

Vice President Joe Biden arrived before 3 p.m. - a bit earlier than expected - at a fundraiser at the Sutter Club, near the state Capitol in downtown Sacramento.

Pool was ushered into the hall about 3:17 p.m., just in time to hear Gov. Jerry Brown at the podium ahead of Biden. Biden started speaking about three minutes later to a crowd of about 130 people.

"Nothing has changed," Biden said of Brown, who was governor before from 1975 to 1983. Biden said he met Brown in San Francisco in the 1970s. He said, "He was the smartest guy in American politics then. He's still the smartest guy in American politics."

"He speaks his mind," Biden said, and the crowd laughed when he said, "I like guys like that."

Biden said the fundamental question of the campaign is, "Are we going to restore the American middle class?"

"It's a simple proposition: When the middle class does well, the poor have a shot, and the wealthy do very well. When the middle class is not doing well, and atrophies, the poor, they're in trouble, and only a certain part of the super-wealthy do very well."

Biden said, "Ladies and gentlemen, I'm all for people being wealthy. It's a good thing; it's not a bad thing. I come from the state of Delaware, one of the wealthiest states in America, and I have never played this populist card because I don't believe it. Wealthy people are just as patriotic as poor people. But the truth is it doesn't trickle down."

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: bds; jerrybrown; joebiden; moonbeam

1 posted on 06/19/2012 10:33:00 PM PDT by SmithL
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"We believe that the way to deal with this God awful recession we've inherited is that everyone is in on the deal."
Still Bush's fault!
2 posted on 06/19/2012 10:34:53 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Well I guess compared to Joe Biden, Moonbeam does look pretty smart.


3 posted on 06/19/2012 10:35:46 PM PDT by GR_Jr. (Vote Obama out now.....deal with Romney later.)
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To: GR_Jr.

Biden makes Forrest Gump look like a genius.


4 posted on 06/19/2012 10:39:30 PM PDT by twister881
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To: SmithL

5 posted on 06/19/2012 10:43:15 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SmithL
Biden said the fundamental question of the campaign is, "Are we going to restore the American middle class?"

Yes, by filling up that slot with the former upper class.

6 posted on 06/19/2012 10:44:40 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SmithL

Quite a compliment, coming from a brachycephalic mouth-breather.


7 posted on 06/19/2012 10:46:53 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: SmithL

I am sorry just reading the headline has made me laugh so hard, I can’t even read the article.


8 posted on 06/19/2012 10:47:52 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: SmithL

Dear Joe, “rich” and rich people spending and investing money=good.


9 posted on 06/19/2012 10:51:37 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: SmithL

Idiots praise other idiots. No shocker here.


10 posted on 06/19/2012 10:52:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SmithL
I'm thinking the source of the comment should be taken into consideration. After all, Joe doesn't have the big stick but he talks about it so I guess that qualifies as big stick envy.
11 posted on 06/19/2012 10:56:02 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: SmithL
Brown was asked about the budget today and he said that Bidden should lobby it. The reporter was almost speechless.
12 posted on 06/19/2012 11:00:56 PM PDT by Domangart
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Too bad you and Jerry didn’t go to school together, Joe. You
could have had tons of great term papers to copy. You guys
deserve each other. As for Brown, here is a governnor who believes
his mandate is to run business out state. As the tax base dwindles
the tax users increase. What is his remedy? Why, convince tax
payers to vote themselves a tax increase. This from a man who
had no qualms about taking the voter to


13 posted on 06/19/2012 11:11:51 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: SmithL

Biden and his boss did such a bang up job of restoring the middle class over the last 4 years... Now suddenly they’re really going to do it... If just given another 4 years...

Stupid is as stupid does...


14 posted on 06/19/2012 11:21:38 PM PDT by DB
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To: svcw
I am sorry just reading the headline has made me laugh so hard, I can’t even read the article.

The ONE thing I'm going to sorely miss when Maobama leaves office is Joe Biden.

His perpetual buffoonery is just priceless comedy - to the point where he's endeared himself to my entire family of conservatives.

15 posted on 06/19/2012 11:22:50 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: SmithL

Willy Brown is way smarter...


16 posted on 06/19/2012 11:24:07 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: SmithL

I laughed.


17 posted on 06/19/2012 11:26:33 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: SmithL

Jerry Brown’s toll free number: 1-800-NUT-CAKE.


18 posted on 06/20/2012 1:04:47 AM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent, for the coming of the Lord is nigh.)
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To: SmithL
I'm not sure being called “the smartest guy in American politics.” By a man with the IQ of a rotten squash would be very reassuring...
19 posted on 06/20/2012 1:10:57 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: SmithL

Every day the MSM tells me that Obomba is the smartest guy in American politics. How can Plugs not know that?


20 posted on 06/20/2012 1:16:03 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: SmithL

Everyone looks smart to Slow Joe......


21 posted on 06/20/2012 2:03:24 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: SmithL

When you are dumb as Plugs everyone looks smart.


22 posted on 06/20/2012 2:55:27 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: SmithL

When you are dumb as Plugs everyone looks smart.


23 posted on 06/20/2012 2:55:49 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: SmithL
Biden said: "He was the smartest guy in American politics then (in 1970s). He's still the smartest guy in American politics."

This of course is using Joe Biden as a standard!

24 posted on 06/20/2012 3:04:32 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: SmithL

Didn’t he say the same thing about Corzine?


25 posted on 06/20/2012 4:23:41 AM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: SmithL

Dumb and Dumber


26 posted on 06/20/2012 4:44:03 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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To: SmithL

Coming from plugs that’s nothing to brag about.


27 posted on 06/20/2012 4:45:53 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: SmithL

When you are as dumb as a box of rocks(Biden), a package of sliced baloney(Brown) looks intelligent.


28 posted on 06/20/2012 4:49:52 AM PDT by Wizdum (My job is to get you to shoot soda out your nose)
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To: Wizdum

My brother came to visit me in the hospital last year. We got around to talking politics - dangerous ground for us. He made an off-handed, unsolicited remark, saying Biden was one of the smartest guys he’d ever seen. I put up my hand and said, “Bro, we just can’t talk politics anymore. Can it.” He is a big Obozo fan. My sisters, on the other hand, are good solid conservatives.


29 posted on 06/20/2012 5:34:26 AM PDT by Ax
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To: SmithL

Wealthy people are just as patriotic as poor people. But the truth is it doesn’t trickle down.

Poverty does trickle down and Obama&Co, have proved it for the last 3 1/2 years.


30 posted on 06/20/2012 6:03:39 AM PDT by Vaduz
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Where does that leave our fearless leader, Barak?


31 posted on 06/20/2012 6:57:28 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Common sense although common knowledge is seldom common practice.)
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To: stocksthatgoup

Out of office and hopefully out of country.


32 posted on 06/20/2012 7:34:42 AM PDT by Vaduz
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