Joe Biden’s view of the Democratic Party

He said “we constantly made a mistake of not speaking to the fears, aspirations, concerns of middle class people … you didn’t hear a word about that husband and wife working, making 100,000 bucks a year, two kids, struggling and scared to death. They used to be our constituency.”

Twice median household income is the D constituency?

22 comments on “Joe Biden’s view of the Democratic Party

  1. Elite. Ruling Elite. Democrats. Anti-smoking Industry’s And Global Climate Change Taxers’ Best Bed Pals Too, he forgot to say.

  2. Twice median income *is* the D constituency – which is why they lost. They’re the party of the Limousine Liberal.

    The *unionized* working class (the un-unionized WC vote R, L, or I) used to be their constituency – they’ve been shitting on those guys for a decade now.

    And don’t let anyone tell you that the ‘poor’ or ‘minorities’ have ever been their constituency. They’ve been the party of straight out racism until the 1960’s and the party of thinly veiled racism hidden behind efforts to ‘help’ since.

  3. Trump won the bottom two income ranges, the Democrats won the others. Trump outflanked the Democrats and burned their baggage train, then rolled up the rear.

  4. Of course, this statement could be more plausibly ascribed to the fact that Joe Biden is a witless spastic.

  5. Sounds like good politics to me. Tell the voters you’re trying to appeal to that they’re not just struggling, but so far behind the ante that even if they doubled their income to $100k a year they’d still be struggling. Essentially it’s doubling down on ‘you’re barely getting by’ to ‘you should have double what you do now’.

  6. It’s difficult to listen to the concerns and fears of the people Biden mentions when you can’t hide your absolute contempt and hatred for them.

  7. Putin to Democratic Party: You lost, get over it.

    That was how Putin answered a question Friday about whether Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election in favor of Donald Trump at the Russian leader’s nationally televised annual news conference

    “Democrats are losing on every front and looking for people to blame everywhere,” Putin said in answer to a Russian TV host, one of 1,400 journalists accredited to the marathon session. “They need to learn to lose with dignity.”

    The Kremlin leader pointed out Republicans had won the House and Senate, remarking “Did we do that, too?”

  8. If Biden had been a Republican he would have been a national joke for the past eight years. But he gets a pass from the ‘Fact Sherpas’ as he is a Democrat.

  9. I like Biden. He’s a fun guy. He’s welcome to join our golf group.

    As a politician, yeah, he’s a joke. But I’d still buy him a beer.

  10. “making 100,000 bucks a year, two kids,”

    It’s the aspirational lifestyle. But it’s split into two factions. One achieves it by, ultimately, suckling off the taxpayer’s teat. The other is that taxpaying teat. Their interests are diametrically opposed.

  11. “100,000 bucks a year, two kids, struggling and scared to death. They used to be our constituency.”

    Used to be. Today’s constituency is well beyond 100k bucks a year.

  12. To Biden and the rest of the democrat (and republican) elite, 100k is dirt poor living on pocket change. Everyone below that is from the ‘hood.

    None of them ever think the solution is to cut the biggest single expense to those who are earning that much (or less).

  13. $100k a year, two kids – depends where you are. San Francisco or New York City, housing will crucify you. Somewhere quiet and cheap will be completely different.

  14. “None of them ever think the solution is to cut the biggest single expense to those who are earning that much (or less).”

    Indeed. Cut alcohol duty NOW.

  15. I actually lived for a few years where housing was a bigger financial burden than tax.

    I then managed to slash my housing outlay, and it’s back to being tax again…

  16. @Agammamon, December 23, 2016 at 9:33 pm
    “The *unionized* working class (the un-unionized WC vote R, L, or I) used to be their constituency – they’ve been shitting on those guys for a decade now.

    And don’t let anyone tell you that the ‘poor’ or ‘minorities’ have ever been their constituency. They’ve been the party of straight out racism until the 1960’s and the party of thinly veiled racism hidden behind efforts to ‘help’ since.”

    Perfect description of UK Labour party.

  17. @ dearieme
    He’s not Teddy Kennedy.
    Some years ago I was chatting to Anglophone, non-British, CEO of a FTSE-100 company (because chatting to CEOs was part of my job) and he said that he wouldn’t trust Teddy Kennedy with his American mother-in-law, let alone his daughter …

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