Crazy Uncle “Lunch Bucket” Joe
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Last week was the one and only Vice Presidential debate between current Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan. These events are the only time that we, the
American public, and for that matter the rest of the world get to see these individuals who hold, or who are wanting to hold the second highest political office in the land. This is due to once attaining that office, they essentially disappear from public view for the remainder of their term. (ie: something akin to those disappearing socks in your dryer)
Vice President Biden, has often been referred to by the media as, “your crazy Uncle Joe,” or “Lunch Bucket” Joe in various media pieces. Lest we forget, the media and the vice president will fondly refer to his working class upbringing or calling Biden an, “Irish Catholic lunch bucket Democrat.” These monikers evoke visions of coal miners, construction workers and steel workers, all backbones of what build America.
However when looking at the vice president and his fellow senators, we’re treated to an entirely different story. Only in the reality distortion vortex that is inside the beltway of Washington D.C., is someone who has spent 35 years in political office, referred to as a working class stiff. Biden has never held a job other than a political office since he graduated from law school.
During the recent debate the vice president made a couple of notable gaffes, misquotes, or patently false statements. First, Biden claimed he did not vote to invade Afghanistan or Iraq. A quick search of congressional records shows Biden voted for the congressional resolutions authorizing the use of force in Afghanistan, on September 14, 2001 and again for Iraq on October 11, 2002. Secondly, “Irish Catholic lunch bucket Democrat,” Biden wasn’t truthful about the Obamacare abortion drug mandate. Vice President Biden stated:
“With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear. No religious institution—Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital—none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact. That is a fact.”
Seeing as the vice president was intimately involved with the crafting of the “accomodation” he should know full well that his statement isn’t factual. That exemption that was made final in February 2012 does not extend to “Catholic Social Services.” So places like, Georgetown Hospital, or any hospital, or any other religious charity that offers its services to all, regardless of the faith of those served are not included.
Maybe we’d all be best served by having the vice president simply riding the rails back and forth from Delaware to Washington, continuing to support Amtrak.