Thank you, Senator Biden. NOT.
by Rob in Vermont, Sun Nov 05, 2006 at 11:56:46 AM EST
On Face the Nation this morning, Bob Scheiffer asked Joe Biden (who somehow managed to find himself on a Sunday morning show) something like "What should Americans expect the Democrats to do if they win back the Senate?"
Biden mentioned a push to increase the minimum wage, he made a softball remark that the adminstration would probably have to start listening to other points of view in foreign policy, and he said that Bush would have to nominate more moderate judges to the Supreme Court if he has another chance to. Then he added "But you won't see anything radical, because we'll still have a Republican president".
Thanks, Sen. Biden, for associating the Democrats with radicalism at a time when the nation so desperately needs a Democratic Congress to rein in an utterly radical White House.
What he should have said was something like "As long as we have a Republican president, it'll be tough to accomplish many of the things Americans really care about and Democrats really care about and are fighting for, like ensuring that everyone can get good health care coverage. But if Democrats win control of Congress, we can ensure Americans that we will protect the things they care about. We will protect Social Security and not allow the president to privatize it. We will not allow the President to let millions of taxpayer dollars simply disappear unaccounted for in Iraq. We will make sure Congress plays its proper role of oversight in domestic and foreign policy. We will make sure, as Democrats always have, that the real security concerns of this nation are not ignored, and we will protect the liberties guaranteed by our Constitution."