"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Joe Biden, Arch-Demagogue

Vice-President Biden hit a new low this week when he said that more women will be raped if Republicans don't pass Obama's latest mini-jobs bill, which includes $5 billion for police and firefighters (and $30 billion for teachers' unions).   And he compounded it by berating a young reporter from the conservative website Human Events who had the audacity to call him on it:

Two things: first, note the young staffer at the end who asks the reporter "who are you with?"   What she means is that the Democrats don't expect to have to answer tough questions from the "real" media, so he must be from some low-life Internet news outfit.   They know that the "real" media is 95% ultra-liberal Democrats, and they expect to get a pass on their demagoguery from those "real" reporters.

Second, and along the same lines, doesn't Biden's whole finger-pointing seem extraordinarily unseemly for an elected official in a democracy responding to a reporter's questions?   His attitude is the attitude of John Kerry... "don't you know who I am?"

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