Remember those days when you just knew that you were going to be called into the principal’s office? Joe Biden is likely going to be pulled into President Obama’s office after he hears about remarks that Biden made on a radio show this week. On the show, Biden said that it’s time to stop blaming the poor economy on the Bush Administration and start putting the blame on the shoulders of the Obama Administration.
“Right now, understandably — totally legitimate — this is a referendum on Obama and Biden and the nature of the state of the economy,” Biden said on WLRN in Florida.
He continued on the issue, dismissing polls that said that Bush was partly to blame for America’s economic mess.
“Even though 50-some percent of the American people think that the economy tanked because of the last administration, that’s not relevant,” Biden said. “What’s relevant is we’re in charge. And right now we are the ones in charge and it’s gotten better, but it hasn’t gotten good enough.”
“I don’t blame them for being mad. We’re in charge,” Biden acknowledged.
You have to wonder if Joe Biden is the right man to serve as President Obama’s vice president. Three years ago, Biden put his foot in his mouth by stating that President Obama was the first black presidential candidate to be “clean” and “articulate.” This was just the latest time that Biden has embarrassed himself and Obama. Maybe there’s writing on the wall about Biden’s resignation.
At the same time, some may interpret Biden’s remarks to mean that the administration is taking responsibility for the downturn and are willing to work hard to fix it. No matter how you slice it, this is going to be used as ammunition by the GOP.