Skip to comments.Biden calls on governors to lead nation
Posted on 07/11/2014 7:29:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation out of this mess while insisting that Congress approve billions of dollars to repair the countrys aging infrastructure.
The way things have gotten today, and Im not singling out any party or any group of peoplethe politics, the culture in Washington, its become too personal, its too corrosive, Biden said during a meeting of the National Governors Association. I think youve got to lead us out of this mess were in.
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Yes, the governors need to lead the nation and defend from Obama and his hordes of illegal alien invaders.
I can think of a couple of governors that I wouldn’t mind leading us out of this mess.
Then again, I can think of a couple others that should be led to their cells in handcuffs.
I’m thinking the governors would probably do a better job, just give the tax dollars back and they’ll handle it.
Biden should be in Super Max with Bubba as a cellmate.
Governors, close your boarders Now!
Hey, Mr. Vice Moron. Congress gave your boss nearly a Trillion Dollars a number of years back to fix our nation's broken infrastructure. Why don't you ask him for the money?
As a side note concerning the federal government's constitutionally limited powers, please consider the following. The states would sure be a dull, boring place to grow up and live in if parents were to make sure that their children were taught about the federal government's constitutionally limited powers as the Founding States had intended for those powers to be understood. /sarc
Thomas Jefferson had put it this way:
Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, judges and governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature. - Thomas Jefferson (Letter to Edward Carrington January 16, 1787)
OK Biden, back a new Constitional Convention.
Every time state governor’s try to lead (not from behind) by trying to secure their borders, the federal government slaps them down with court orders from federal courts!
“Biden calls on governor’s to lead”
Indeed! Slow Joe Biden: his father was just a half-wit, but he’s a complete fool.
So much of what the federal government is doing these days should properly be done instead by the states (or locals), ... or just not done at all. Constitutionally speaking... and just practically the feds are not in a very good position to be conducting so many direct-to-individual programs ...
It would be better if more of our taxes could be paid instead to your local state .... and then your state could either continue or improve or scale back each program that doesn’t belong in WashDC.
Is he doing an act like the guy in Olympus Has Fallen, when he tells Bannon, ‘hey, this Kane guy, he’s crazy’ ?
Seems we would be better off just keeping all that money for ourselves.
Can the Governators Impeach and convict the pResident and the Slow VP?
Exactly! One of the main ways the federal government justifies its existence is by coordinating the national defense from invasion.
Mexico and Guatemala reach and agreement to coordinate the ongoing invasion and the federal government demands more money to, among other things, build permanent infrastructure, e.g. housing, for central Americans.
Call your congress varmint: grab him by the ears and tell him, “Not one more nickel of American tax dollars to pay for the ongoing invasion of our country by central America and Mexico!”
You (mostly Republican) Governors....
I want to put Biden in chains
The States should ignore the federal courts like Obama ignores current immigration law. The States should deploy their forces on the border and drive the invader back into Mexico. The only thing Obama could do in response is deploy federal troops to protect the illegals. I would love to see how that would play out.
"[a] strict observance of the written law is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to the written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the ends to the means." - President Thomas Jefferson
I’ve been calling on governors to lead, too. Particularly Perry. He should call up the NG.
While I would like to see the GOP governors of TX, NM, and AZ do this (and maybe the governors of LA, AL, and GA joining in by sending units also), there must be some reason they haven't done it. AG Eric Holder? BHO trumping the governors and federalizing the NG? Or as BO'Re said last night on "The O'Reilly Factor" - costs too much $$$ and they would rather have the Fed do their job. The ship of state is leaking and sinking. Instead of the rats leaving the ship, they are flocking here in droves from SotB.
They can worry about the expense and see their states invaded to the point of no return. Or they can accept Obama isn’t going to do a damned thing and step up and fulfill they’re state constitutional duties.
In otherwords govorners do exactly what Obama commands them to do to so Obama doesn’t get the blame for his own failures.
I agree with Rimshot Joe because the scumbag college kiddies in Washington sure aren’t doing it. We need the governors to do the job the scumbags we elected in Washington don’t want to do. Those greedy, commie bass turds are too busy “fundraising”.
fta: ... I think youve got to lead us out of this mess were in.
Finally, an admission from Biden that he and Obama are not capable of leading anyone.
The Red State Governors should have said they can do so, IF the damned Feds would stop interfering with stupid regulations, executive orders and failure to enforce laws.
out of this mess” a mess or should we say “GENERATED CRISIS” they planned all along. Hey joe have you heard orange is the new black and we have an orange jumpsuit just for you if you can escape the gallows
Many governors are bound by state constitutions to balance their budgets. We could try that in Washington. I’m surprised no one has thought of this. ;)
If, even, BiteMe understands we are being lead down an abyss, I don’t think Governors can get us out. The only one I can think of, ran for VP 6 years ago.