Election 2012

Man On Fire

Even though he's prone to gaffes, it's hard not to love Joe Biden, especially when he displays the fire he showed today while speaking in Florida on the 2nd anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.

...see the thing that I get angry about. They look at people like you and me and they think all we care about, after all you've done for the nation, is that all we care about is ourselves. After a lifetime, a lifetime, of you not only caring about yourselves but caring for all those people you love. Caring for your community. And they turn around and say, as long as we tell you 'you won't be cut' you won't mind if your children, you won't mind if your grandchildren, you won't mind if your younger neighbors and friends end up having to pay. They don't understand us.

Look, the cap they talk about, is the cap on what we ask of the wealthiest Americans, the top percentage of Americans, and what they pay to make this country work. And the balance they talk about is they balance the budget on the backs of seniors and middle class Americans. Why? So that they can preserve. This is not your father's Republican party guys. So that they can preserve a trillion dollar tax-cut. A new trillion dollar tax-cut for the wealthiest Americans. And that's not hyperbole folks. That is not hyperbole. That's what this is about.

Governor Romney supports Cut, Cap, and Balance, and which is yet another demonstration that there is no daylight between Governor Romney and Republican leaders on the most important issues facing this country. And not even Romney’s Etch A Sketch can change that. You're not going to be able to do that. He may buy a new one, but he can't do it.

If you want to know why our national conversation is focused on birth control, ultrasounds, secret-Muslims, and religous liberty. This is why. Because they have no credible response to this.

Their response is more tax cuts. Their response is to give less people healthcare.

Their policies do not reflect the realities of living in America, because the only America they know is the one that exists in their heads. And the America that exists in their heads has been warped by a lifetime of privilege.