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Biden: Plumbers Aren’t Qualified To Be POTUS

From NBC News:

Biden: Romney no more qualified to be president than a plumber

By NBC’s Carrie Dann
May 22, 2012

KEENE, N.H. — Someone page “Joe the Plumber.” He might want to hear this one.

As the Obama campaign continues its assault on Mitt Romney’s record as the CEO of investment firm Bain Capital, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the business experience like the presumptive GOP nominee’s is no more qualifying than that of a Roto-Rooter.

“Your job as president is to promote the common good,” he said, comparing the job of a president to that of a private equity mogul. “That doesn’t mean that private equity guys are bad guys; they’re not. But that no more qualifies you to be president than being a plumber!”

That Biden does not realize plumbers contribute to ‘the common good’ only shows that had no understanding of the meaning of the phrase “the common good.’

For the record, we have had a haberdasher (Harry Truman), a tailor (Andrew Johnson) – even a hangman (Grover Cleveland, as a local sheriff, personally executed two men at the gallows) as President. And we now have a buffoon as a Vice President. So what is the risk of trying a CEO or even a plumber?

By the way, we remember when some people saying that an actor (Ronald Reagan), wouldn’t make a good President, either.

Biden, who spoke to a crowd of over 450 supporters and students at Keene State College, called the private-equity business itself “legitimate,” but pushed the administration’s argument that its imperative of wealth creation for investors doesn’t translate to the skill set of a national leader.

Notice that, just like always, Biden was speaking to a college crowd. They know that they would be laughed off the stage by an adult audience.

“Folks, making money for your investors, as Romney did very well, is not the president’s job,” he said. “The president has a different job.”

Yes, according to Biden and Obama, the President’s job is to redistribute money.

With a nod to the equine Triple Crown competitor recently in the news, Biden said Romney’s affinity for policies of the past has the same ring to it as the colt’s name.

“He begins to sound a little like the horse that just won the Derby and the Preakness. “I’ll Have Another.” Except the horse was a real winner!” Biden exclaimed

The way Biden talks, it sounds like “I’ll have another” come regularly to his lips.

While the Scranton-born pol took heat from Republicans last week for calling himself “Middle Class Joe” despite a $2m Wilmington home, Biden made a point today to note his humble roots and his subsequent success as a public servant.

“I don’t live like I did when I was growing up,” he said. “I have a beautiful home. You pay me a lot of money. But I remember.”

In fact, according to the New York Times in 2008, Biden’s “6,800-square-foot custom-built colonial-style house on four lakefront acres, is worth close to $3 million.”

But, in any case, it is clear we pay him a lot more than he is worth.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Biden: Plumbers Aren’t Qualified To Be POTUS”

  1. River0 says:

    I’m so glad we have the superbly qualified “community organizer” and drug user as president. As a politician he voted “present” with great conviction most of the time.

    Biden is showing signs of dementia these days, and his delusions will work nicely in the campaign. He can say anything and pass a lie detector test.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    How come this guy isn’t under United Nation Treaty orders for the good of mankind to be permanently hooked up to an IV drip of Thorazine and Lithium?

  3. untrainable says:

    Biden came from humble beginnings and has made his money as a public servant. So regular Joe made his money the old fashioned way. He wheeled and dealed and stole it from the American people. Romney at least doesn’t owe his fortune to personal access to public coffers for his own enrichment like regular ole’ Joe. Romney made his money honestly. It’s too bad that neither Biden or Obama can make that claim.

  4. artboyusa says:

    Sent off my application for an Absentee Ballot today. I can’t wait to not vote for Obama, absolutely can’t wait. You’re going down, Barry…

    A couple of Barry-related thoughts: someone once told me that Obama hated America. I don’t think he hates America; I think he just doesn’t believe that America is anything special or have any respect for people that do. And I don’t think he’ll mind losing all that much, since he never thought the job was good enough for him anyway. His narcissism, his sense of his own significance, is so enormous that even if we made him ‘Super Dooper Ooper President’ it wouldn’t be good enough.

  5. mr_bill says:

    Was the Pipefitters Local 303 unavailable for reaction to Bitme’s comment?

    Can Biteme give us a list of occupations that do qualify a candidate for president? I would think that CEO of a successful business is a bit of a better resume than pot-smoking, coke-snorting, lay-about, community agitator.

  6. AcornsRNutz says:

    Just a thought, but isn’t one of the recent OWS terrorists arrested during the NATO conference from Keene? I’ve been there, it and it’s hoplelessly liberal and largely worthless Keene State students are about the only place left to pitch this crap. I literally saw a girl swoon over a pumpkin crudely carved to resemble obama in this loony bin town. Oh well, the campaign is lucky biden didn’t propose the dedication of a statue to the kid who wanted to blow stuff up to protest wars.

  7. canary says:

    All Plumber need to boycott doing any work on Joe Biden’s home(s)

    Let Biden learn to do his own plumbing and clean up his own s***

  8. canary says:

    Acorns, are you talking about the black masked occupiers protesting a summit in Chicago?

    One of the cable news showed footage they said no news outlet was showing. An example is a video at link, of protestors and police in Chicago. However, the footage I saw on TV the protestors were all wearing black masks and hoodies and they were beating the heck out of the police. I thought it was a protest like you see the muslims do in UK. But, no Chicago IL, USA.


  9. Mithrandir says:

    Do you know WHO ELSE Joe Biden said wasn’t qualified to be President? Obama!

    “I don’t live like I did when I was growing up,” he said. “I have a beautiful home. You pay me a lot of money. But I remember.”
    So if you are a filthy rich democrat, you can just claim you “remember” being less than filthy rich, and that’s good enough.

    Republicans get unabashed scrutiny because they are guilty of, living life as Republicans. It’s not racial profiling, but is never-ending suspicious political profiling.

  10. wirenut says:

    Bitme doesn’t have the IQ. of a plunger, and the plunger has a purpose.Whats his?? Let’s all send joe a plunger

    • canary says:

      The only use of Biden’s brainless head is to use it as a plunger.

      Maybe someone will design plungers with Biden’s head, to stimulate elbow work and make plunging more enjoyable.

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