Sometimes following Joe Biden’s logic is like trying to find a coherent thread in the ramblings of a man who’s had one too many glasses of gin. At a Philadelphia fundraiser in Philadelphia Friday, the 38-year Washington veteran “compared Republicans in Congress to people who excuse rapists by blaming their victims“:
“When a woman got raped, blame her because she was wearing a skirt too short, she looked the wrong way or she wasn’t home in time to make the dinner,” Biden said.
“We’ve gotten by that,” he said. “But it’s amazing how these Republicans, the right wing of this party – whose philosophy threw us into this God-awful hole we’re in, gave us the tremendous deficit we’ve inherited – that they’re now using, now attempting to use, the very economic condition they have created to blame the victim – whether it’s organized labor or ordinary middle-class working men and women. It’s bizarre. It’s bizarre.”
If a Republican had said this, it would lead the evening news. Oh yeah, I know . That’s been said before.
And what cheek for Biden to blame the Republican for giving us this tremendous deficit they’ve “inherited.” The deficit, after increasing in the first three years of the Bush Administration was declining until Biden’s Democrats recaptured Congress in 2006. And then increased even more rapidly when Biden’s ticket won the White House. As per Allahpundit:
And so, two years and two months into The One’s presidency, with the new Republican House desperate to get him to slash spending and reform entitlements, somehow even the unfathomably huge deficits he’s running are an intractable problem he’s inherited from the GOP.
So, if Republican are like those who attempt to blame the victim for a rape, what’s Biden doing? Eschewing blame for himself and his party?
He’s kind of like the kid who’s caught with his hand in the cookie jar, while his pockets are stuffed with cookies and his mouth full, blaming his brother, who is now is trying to give up sweets while encouraging little Joey to go on a diet, for stealing cookies more than four years ago.