VP Joe Biden is known for his colorful metaphors. At a Phoenix fundraiser Thursday, he explained that President Obama makes decisions “from the perspective of what’s best for average Americans,” even if it’s unpopular. He went on to say, “Obama knew that some actions were going to be unpopular, such as the financial sector bailout. That would be like legalizing rattlesnakes in the lobbies of hotels in Arizona. That’s why I love the guy.”
(And that’s why we love Joe Biden!)
Biden Attacks GOP
Biden alluded to the “radical” budget proposal from Paul Ryan and told supporters, “[For] the first time in my career, the Republicans aren’t hiding the ball. They’re saying exactly what they believe… As my mother would say if she were here, ‘God love ‘em.’ ”
Romney Fires Back
Mitt Romney called VP Biden “the gift that keeps on giving.” He poked fun at Biden’s comment about establishing a global minimum tax. “I don’t know how he intends, exactly, to apply that,” Romney laughed.
Biden has also recently called on the former governor to release his tax statements for 2011. In a New Hampshire campaign speech, Biden said: “If Governor Romney has his way, we’ll have the Romney Rule. The Romney Rule says, ‘Let’s double down on tax cuts for the wealthy.’ ” Later, he couldn’t believe that Romney characterized President Obama as “out of touch,” positing the question: “How many of you all have a Swiss bank account?”
Romney predicted this back in January by saying: “Every time we release things drip by drip the Democrats go out with another array of attacks.” More recently, he accused the Democrats of “trying to distract from the real issues,” and promised that he would release 2 years of tax information before the 2012 election.