Skip to comments.Joe Biden calls Jerry Brown 'smartest guy in American politics'
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."
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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!
Well I guess compared to Joe Biden, Moonbeam does look pretty smart.
Biden makes Forrest Gump look like a genius.
Yes, by filling up that slot with the former upper class.
Quite a compliment, coming from a brachycephalic mouth-breather.
I am sorry just reading the headline has made me laugh so hard, I can’t even read the article.
Dear Joe, “rich” and rich people spending and investing money=good.
Idiots praise other idiots. No shocker here.
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
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...
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.
Willy Brown is way smarter...
Jerry Brown’s toll free number: 1-800-NUT-CAKE.
Every day the MSM tells me that Obomba is the smartest guy in American politics. How can Plugs not know that?