Joe Biden and Barack Obama worked together for eight years.
But Obama never thought much of Biden and didn’t endorse his candidacy until there were no other Democrats left in the field.
And Joe Biden admitted something about Barack Obama that left Democrats’ jaws on the ground.
Joe Biden appeared virtually to speak to the House Democrat Caucus Issues Conference to sell the party on the benefits of the $2 trillion bailout bill that is the centerpiece of Joe Biden’s agenda.
Biden compared this bailout bill to the nearly $1 trillion dollar “porkulus” bill Barack Obama rammed through Congress in 2009.
Joe Biden falsely claimed that legislation “saved” the economy.
“[T]he economists told us we literally saved America from a depression,” Biden stated.
After Democrats passed that bill, Republicans won a net gain of 63 seats in the 2010 midterm elections, the biggest rout in American political history.
Joe Biden then told the lie of the year when he explained to Democrats that the only reason Democrats lost the 2010 election so badly is because Barack Obama was too humble to sell his achievement to the American people.
“[W]e didn’t adequately explain what we had done,” Biden added. “Barack was so modest, he didn’t want to take, as he said, a ‘victory lap.’”
Biden added to the fib by claiming Obama told him he didn’t want to take a victory lap and that is why the last Democrat majority in the House of Representatives was wiped out.
“I kept saying, ‘Tell people what we did,’” Biden added. “He said, ‘We don’t have time. I’m not going to take a victory lap.’ And we paid a price for it, ironically, for that humility.”
Democrats are worried about their fate in the 2022 midterms.
Just nine percent of the $2 trillion Democrats loaded up this bill with will be spent on Coronavirus relief or vaccine distribution.
The only thing in the bill the Democrats did cut was the $1,400 checks to Americans, down from Biden’s promise of $2,000.
Democrats put all of this together and realize that while they took their shot and funded their wish list, they may have sown the seeds of their eventual political defeat.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.