#rsrh Let me do a (rare, at least for me) fisk of the Washington Post.

I normally don’t do this sort of thing, but what the heck.

So.  Biden thinks that he’s been helpful!  The WaPo lists the ways.

In nearly four years as vice president, Biden has been the chief monitor of the economic recovery efforts, coordinating federal projects with mayors and governors.

What economic recovery?

As Obama’s emissary to the Republican congressional leadership during the 2011 debt-ceiling negotiations, he was nicknamed the “McConnell whisperer” by aides, according to Bob Woodward’s new book.

Which were pretty much a disaster.

And he has overseen the U.S. military and reconstruction agendas in Iraq and Afghanistan, while encouraging Obama to hold fast to the troop-withdrawal timelines Biden has advocated since taking office — a point he emphasized repeatedly in his debate with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday night.

Which has resulted in a steadily-deteriorating situation in the latter and stagnation at best in the former.

Sure, let’s have Joe Biden run in 2016. Won’t happen, though: in 2016 he’ll have been a private citizen for four years.  He’ll also be 74, which is four more years for his current… habits… to more properly manifest.

Moe Lane


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