Friday, October 12, 2012

Longer Joe Biden

Biden “Let me have a chance to translate,” Biden said. “I was there with Ronald Reagan. He gave specifics in terms of tax expenditures.”

Bentsen: Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy, Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy.

Longer Biden: Congressman, I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy, Jack Kennedy was a friend of Tip, Congressma, you're no Ronald Reagan.

Ouch.  

Actually speaking of Ronald Reagan, do you remember the second time he said "There you go again." in a debate ?  It was 1984.  It worked so well in 1980 v Carter that he said it again to Mondale.  Mondale smiled and pointed out that Reagan had said to to Carter when Carter claimed Reagan was going to propose Social Security cuts.  Then he smiled wider and noted that Reagan had cut Social Security.

Didn't someone tell Ryan he shouldn't compare himself to a beloved historical figure when debating Joe Biden who was there (I mean in DC not Kentucky) at the time ?

Omigod.  I honestly didnt' read the transcript down to the megawonderful part


“Jack Kennedy — lower tax rates increased growth,” Ryan said.
“Oh, now you’re Jack Kennedy?” Biden said.
Joe Joe Joe, he was asking for it. And at least you have to note that Kennedy signed a bill establishing a top marginal income tax rate of 70% and the economy boomed.   How about asking Ryan if he likes the Kennedy era tax code so much that he wants to re-enact it ?  

OK OK Biden did very well.




1 comment:

Will said...

Didn't Reagan preface his reuse of "there you go again" with something like, "I said I wasn't going to say this, but..."? All scripted, I'm sure.