Mensa Joe Biden, who has been exiled to solid-blue states where he can do the least damage, said in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Tuesday that Mitt Romney and his allies “sound like squealing pigs”:
In spite of that, in spite of Governor Romney’s insistence to let Detroit go bankrupt, we rescued the automobile industry, saved a million jobs and created 200,000 brand-new good paying jobs. Over the objection – though they sound like squealing pigs – over the objections of Romney and all his allies, we passed the toughest Wall Street regulations in history, turning Wall Street back into the allocator of capital it always has been and no longer a casino, and they want to repeal it.
First Mensa Joe said Romney would put people back in chains; now he visits a farm state and calls Romney a squealing pig. The man has a snake-like way of darting his venomous tongue at the most opportune moments.
As for Mensa Joe’s specious argument that Obama saved a million jobs, and created 200,000 “brand-new good paying jobs”, perhaps someone could remind him of these hard facts: in January 2009, when the Anointed One took office, unemployment was 7.6%, it is now 8.3%; as the Wall Street Journal has noted, “there hasn’t been one day during the entire Obama presidency when as many Americans were working as on the day President Bush left office.”
Total jobs today are 500,000 less than in January 2009 when Obama entered office; fewer workers are being hired now than during the average recession month between 2007 and 2009; and America has suffered 42 straight months of unemployment over 8%, which the Joint Economic Committee of Congress confirms is the worst recovery from a recession since the Great Depression. The number of unemployed Americans has risen over the last 3 months by 76,000 people.
So, to borrow Biden’s technique of using metaphors, the best way to size up Mensa Joe’s lying while making appearances in a prairie state like Minnesota would be thus: he’s a snake in the grass.