Former Vice President Joe Biden kicked off his presidential campaign with a video highlighting President Trump’s remarks on the Charlottesville situation in the summer of 2017, but he went in a different direction with his first speech. Appearing at a Teamsters banquet hall in Pittsburgh on Monday, Biden took aim at the Trump economy, telling the crowd that he was proud to be a “union man” and vowing to fight for the working class folks that Republicans had left behind.
“The country wasn’t built by Wall Street bankers, CEOs and hedge fund managers,” Biden told the crowd. “It was built by you. It was built by the great American middle class. We need to reward work in this country, not just wealth.”
We suppose this means that Biden is breaking from his old boss’ contention of “you didn’t build that,” although that was aimed at small business owners, if we remember correctly. In any event, this is just more of the same old, same old class warfare. Oh, I’m better than you because I work with my hands and you go to the office in a fancy suit, blah blah blah. It’s typical for politicians to do this kind of pandering, and it’s not just limited to Democrats. It still sucks either way.
“There was a $2 trillion tax cut last year. Did you feel it?” Biden asked.
They shouted “No!” as they were supposed to.
“Of course not!” he said. “It’s a one-way street these days.”
But good ol’ Uncle Joe is going to make everything better.
Folks, do we really want to go back to the Obama/Biden economy?
Rush Limbaugh had a great segment the other day on this. Let’s listen to his words of wisdom, because they are timely.
“It was the Obama-Biden years that gave us a ‘new normal’ of economic growth of 1%, Biden and Obama were both telling us, ‘Get used to it. This is the new normal.’ They went so far as to tell manufacturing employees out of work in the Midwest, ‘Those jobs, they’re never coming back. I don’t know how Trump thinks he’s gonna bring ’em back. What’s he gonna do, wave a magic wand? How’s he gonna do it?’ They’re back. Jobs are roaring. These people literally told the American people that America’s best days were behind us,” Limbaugh reminded listeners.
Trump’s leadership – hell, his positive outlook on what America can be – has changed things in a dramatic way. But we could easily return to those dark, gloomy days where most polls reflected an almost suicidal outlook on this country’s future.
Joe Biden’s about the only Democrat in the race who isn’t a complete farce of a candidate, but he’ll stick a fork in this country’s economic growth just as fast as he’ll give a woman an unwanted back rub. Let’s #Resist that, shall we?