Democrats in 2002, 2004, and 2006 were apparently focused on helping Bush and Republicans win re-election.
At least that’s my take away from this Washington Examiner story where he’s quoted as saying:
“Imagine where we’d be if the Tea Party hadn’t taken control of the House of Representatives,” Biden said adding that they were “a group set on obstructionism.”
“They have one overwhelming goal: prevent President Obama from a second term, with no – apparently no care of the consequences to the economy,” he said. Biden insisted that the president persevered in spite of their obstruction and demonstrated “important progress” that could be measured.
Wow – this is special. I’m not a big believer in the ‘Obama’s gonna choose Hillary in 2012 because Biden is dumb’ meme that seems to appear from time-to-time on the internet. But if Super-Joe keeps this up, it might just happen. Does he really intend to imply that the opposition party – when Democrats are the opposition – are usually helping the President? Does he need a reminder that unemployment bottomed at 4.4% under Bush until the Democrats took the majority of both houses and pushed their laws? [IIRC – May 2007 or 4 months after the Dems took over.] It took the Dems 4 months to start to destroy the prosperity under Bush, and over 3 years later they claim they can’t get it back because Republicans took control of the House with the help of the Tea Party.
A special thanks to all those media organizations that pushed Obama/Biden in 2008 because the VP candidate on the Democrat side was so super-smart.