Sunday, July 5, 2009

Are you Smarter than the Vice President?

Today, Joe Biden was interviewed on ABC's "This Week". Here are some excerpts,  as reported by AP (Biden Says Bad Economy Was `Misread'):

Vice President Joe Biden said the Obama administration "misread how bad the economy was" but stands by its stimulus package and believes the plan will create more jobs as the pace of its spending picks up.

Makes sense. They misread how bad the economy was, so we should trust them to predict what will fix it. Makes perfect sense, to a partisan political hack like Joe Biden.

The figures we worked off of in January were the consensus figures...

Consensus. That is the basis for the global warming scare and the demonization of CO2. The "consensus" was wrong about the economy. How do we know the "consensus" is right about the climate? By the way, Joe, the climate is orders of magnitude more difficult to predict than the economy.

Major programs will take effect in September, including $7.5 billion for broadband Internet service, plus new money for high-speed rail and the nation's electrical grid, he said.

I can not wait. I fully expect upstate New York, economically stagnant for the past 30 years or so, to bounce back in September, when Obama and Biden start working on the electrical grid, and reinventing the internet.

Biden, asked whether the United States would put the lives of U.S. troops on the line should violence flare up again in Iraq, said "no." The U.S. still plans to withdraw all troops by 2011, Biden said. "That is the intention," he said. "We believe the Iraqis will be fully capable of maintaining their own security."

Why will the Iraqi's be fully capable of maintaining their own security. Could it be that the USA has given them their country back, and trained them, and gave them a few years of relative peace so that they could start governing themselves. This is incontrovertible: President Bush was right about Iraq, and our mission there has been nothing short of miraculous.

Biden said if the Iranian government seeks to engage in a dialogue with the United States, the U.S. will engage. "If the Iranians respond to the offer of engagement, we will engage," Biden said. "The offer's on the table."

I hope Der Fuhrer Khamenei and his toady Ahmadinejad treat Biden and Obama better than they treat their own citizens.

Are you smarter than the Vice President? Anybody is smarter than the Vice President.


Bafflegabbed said...

You seemed to have confused scientists and economists.

Desman said...

Consensus is anathema to science.
To paraphrase Groucho Marx,
science goes out the door when consensus comes innuendo.

akates said...

I'm not sure if I'm smarter than Biden...I sure don't understand what either of you are talking about. I do know, though, I'd rather the president have a stupid lackey, than have a stupid president with an evil-genius lackey. I think McCain felt the same way, but he took it a little to far.....

Joe says potato, Sarah says potatoe, and but she called the whole thing off??

I'm punny.

GK said...

desman says: "This is incontrovertible: President Bush was right about Iraq, and our mission there has been nothing short of miraculous."

Accepting this as fact, I can only imagine the Herculean efforts it must have taken Gen. Franks to write his pre-invasion pep talk: "Boys, we're gonna need a miracle to win this thing, now go get 'em!"