Vice President Biden today offered up more evidence that the White House has relocated to dream world and taken up residence for the remainder of the year, stating that President Obama has faced down worse problems than any president in the 20th century, including Franklin Roosevelt.
Never mind that Roosevelt was confronted with the Depression and fought simultaneous total wars in Asia and Euyrope, while Obama is merely managing our retreat from Afghanistan after having completed it in Iraq.
And things are bad, but we haven’t had bread lines yet.
The Cuban Missile Crisis and the 9/11 attacks were for sissies, it seems.
From ABC News:
“I’ve watched him make decisions that would make another man or woman’s hair curl,” Biden told the crowd of 150 inside the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee, according to a pool reporter on scene.
Biden, who has said he’s the last man in the room with Obama before a tough call, often attests that his boss has a “backbone like a ramrod.”
And today he said that mettle — and the “serious problems” Obama faced upon taking office — put the president in a class of his own.
“I think I can say … no president, and I would argue in the 20th century and including now the 21st century, has had as many serious problems which are cases of first-instance laid on his table,” Biden said. “Franklin Roosevelt faced more dire consequences, but in a bizarre way it was more straightforward.”
The vice president claimed that the complexity of the 2008 financial crisis presented challenges in a way the Great Depression of 80 years ago did not.
Wait a second. This also – I’m sure it’s just a mistake – but it kind of leaves aside whether Obama has SUCCEEDED AT ALL IN ACTUALLY SOLVING the problems he has faced. It’s enough, it seems, just to have had to deal with them.
H/T to Doug Powers over at Michelle Malkin’s blog.