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“Middle Class Joe” Takes Thanksgiving on Nantucket

Vice President Biden, who thinks of himself as middle class and self-identifies with average Americans, embarked Tuesday for the exclusive resort island of Nantucket, where he and his family spend Thanksgiving every year.

According to Nantucket’s Inquirer and Mirror, it’s the 36th straight year the Biden clan has celebrated the holiday on the island.

Biden used to journey by boat from Hyannis – the ritzy island enclave where President Obama vacations during summer – to Nantucket for Turkey Day, the newspaper reports. But as vice president he descends from the clouds at taxpayer expense aboard Air Force Two.

Biden, who along with his wife Jill earned $379,000 in 2011, proclaimed himself in a speech this past July to be a member of the middle class:

For middle class folks like me and most of you, owning a home is maybe the single most consequential element of our existence to be able to provide for our families.

Biden was employed by the Obama 2012 campaign as kind of an ambassador to the working class, presented as an “average Joe” from Scranton, Pennsylvania who says what’s on his mind.

263 thoughts on ““Middle Class Joe” Takes Thanksgiving on Nantucket”

  1. hyannis is not an island, and obama used to vacation on martha’s vineyard, which is an island several miles off the coast of cape cod where hyannis actually is.

  2. America is now living in a moral cess pool of corruption class warfare, gender warfare, racist warfare all coming from the party of THE PEOPLE.
    The Obama bloodsucking machine is running on full throttle right down the
    road to oblivion for the honest earning middle class American, soon to be the full time slave laborer for the CommuSlamic new World order run by the UN
    Global billionaires Russia, China and the emerging Islamic Caliphate.

    Watch and see as the Yuan becomes the world currency…..

  3. Nantucket is hardly an exclusive resort island. Is that all you’ve got?
    Oh NOS! The VP of the United States is having Thanksgiving dinner on an upscale island. He can’t truly be “one of us” unless he’s dumpster diving with the rest of the people on Staten Island who lost their homes or clearing brush in Texas.
    How would you like the Vice President of the United States to descend from the clouds, puddle jumper? VPOTUS gets Air Force Two and security detail whether he’s Dem or Rep or rich or poor. Get over it.
    $380,000 between a VP and a professor with a doctorate? Ok. He has money fine.
    The Obama campaign has made him out as an ambassador to represent the middle class. Maybe that’s because Joe Biden, even with his $380,000 annual household income, has done more for the middle class already then what Mr. Romney or any Republican congressman of note has done.

  4. “Average Joe”? Yeah, whatever. And now they have a fake “Cherokee Indian” sitting in the US Senate.

    Ever get the impression the entire Party is fake?

  5. From a much better site than yours (because you know your blog sucks and you should be ashamed) :

    A Thanksgiving day in Nantucket
    Sure sounds like a relaxing junket
    Over at Fox News
    A chorus of boos
    Now who would have possibly thunk it?

    Meanwhile at Chez Karl Rove
    The meal that awaits on the stove
    Comes straight from Ohio
    It’s called Humble Pie, oh!
    So eat it you fat f**k, by Jove

    And at the Romney bungalow
    Ann has a surprise for her beau
    She instructed her staff…
    Wait, I’m telling riff raff
    That’s all you people need to know

    Now let’s fly to DC in a jet
    Where the White House table is all set
    B. Hussein goes full throttle
    And uncorks a new bottle
    Of Republican tears, crisp and wet

    1. You guys just can’t take it when people use the same tactics against BO and Biden that you used to a much greater degree against Pres. Bush and Vice-Pres. Cheney. Your hypocrisy is amazing.

  6. The world would be a better place if you had bleach instead of stuffing for Thanksgiving. I’m not being facetious, we’d be healthier as a species if you were dead.

  7. Wow, lots of conservative tears on this site.
    Buck up children, you’ll be real boys and girls soon.

    Btw, you people should really look up the definitions of the words you use because it’s obvious you’re not using them right.

      1. Crude: Lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive
        Use a dictionary. Nothing crude about the comment I posted.

        Argument: A course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating truth or falsehood
        I made no argument. I was offering an insight that Conservatives don’t know the meanings of the words they use. Thank you for proving me correctly.

        You’re fucking moron and your party lost because it’s filled with morons.
        That’s a crude argument dumbass.

          1. And again, I reiterate, you are a moron that needs to use a dictionary.

            Here’s another word for you to learn: hypocrite.
            I notice you didn’t make a similar effort to chide your intellectual compatriots when they use crude and offensive language. Perhaps you should spend some time cleaning up your own house before you point that boney finger at others. So take your “do as I say not as I do” attitude and stuff it you hypoctite.

            Until then, I’ll enjoy your tears.
            Enjoy the next 4 years.

            And if you don’t mind, I’ll use the same language repubs used when Bush won his second term …
            “We won, you lost, get over it”

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  9. He has done this every year for 36 years. It is a family tradition. Don’t you fools ever get tired of whining … the rest of us get tired of listening to you.

    1. And he and BO have asked people to make sacrifices. Don’t see either of them doing it. Talk about major hypocrisy. BO and MO’s vacations cost taxpayers when they can least pay for it hundreds of millions of dollars.

  10. i found this page rather accidentally and I am left with a few questions. Did every president & vice president before not celebrate thanksgiving and when they travelled anywhere, did they walk?
    The reason I ask is because the article which goes on about things that would appear to be commonplace not only for the majority of Americans but all of the executive regardless of party.

    1. Not during a time when we as a country were in such economic peril. Why doesn’t BO and Biden lead in the sacrificing like they preach to the rest of us?

      1. Would a nice nosh in the servant-stuffed Naval Observatory mansion we provide him have been so bad? Oh, who cares? I can’t get interested in this–of course, our leaders will stuff their faces and not cook it themselves. Whatever.

  11. Joe Biden has been making a 6-figure salary for quite some time.

    You DO realize that that’s one of the perks of being a Senator and Vice-President, yes?

    1. Biden has been in DC he does not even know what life is outside of it. He along with the rest of you really need to start facing some reality. And do it soon.

  12. What a waste of time. You are just looking for things to complain about on the left. Yawn. This type of idiotic Right wing politics hurts true conservatives.

    1. It isn’t us who don’t support Israel and the Jews. I do believe it is you lefties. You guys have more to do with people like Goebbels than we do.

  13. Yeah, that would be a few hundred yards from the Bush place. Remember them? Isn’t it a bit soon to be playing the elitist card? I mean, your party just saw the defeat its corporate-raiding, multi-millionaire, draft-dodging, Mormon bishop from Harvard candidate. You know, the one with the dancing horse? Yeah him.

    1. You mean the place that the Bush family OWN??? Money that they did work to purchase property?? They didn’t need to rent a place. They worked enough to have money to buy what they own.

  14. So now he’s not allowed to have dinner with his family b/c conservatives are jealous that someone in his family lives on Nantucket? Wow. Conservatives really are nothing but communists themselves.

    1. You lefties have much more to do with communism than we do. Class warfare (which you lefties started). Spreading the wealth (your leader’s favorite). Unfettered support of unionism (does Hostess debacle sound familiar?). Enough with this stupidity. If you don’t know that you leftists are closer to communism than any of would ever be, you are beyond any help.

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