Vice-president Joe Biden’s recent remarks about police and crime evince the folly of liberal pseudo-thinking. It is a hideous exposure of the heinous abuse language, emotion, and political office. And, naturally, Biden justified his remarks when they were questioned.
“Murder will continue to rise. Rape will continue to rise. All crime will continue to rise,” Biden said last week, if Congress fails to pass Barry’s government jobs act. Wednesday (October 18) he dramatized the incendiary slogan further.
The other thing I’ve heard from my friends who oppose this – this whole jobs bill and this – that this is just temporary,” Biden said. “Well let me tell you, it’s not temporary when that 911 call comes in and a woman’s being raped if a cop shows up in time to prevent the rape, it’s not temporary to that woman. It’s not temporary to the guy whose store is being held up and a gun is being pointed to his head. If a cop shows up and he’s not killed, that’s not temporary to that store owner. Give me a break, temporary! I wish these guys that thought it was temporary, I wish they had some notion what it’s like to be on the other side of a gun or a 200 pound man standing over you telling you to submit. Folks, it matters. It matters!”
Biden severely rebuked a Human Events reporter, with a threatening word and gesture, and urged with exigency his slogan, No jobs bill, more rape.
In his calculated enthusiasm (or feigned authority), Biden completely ignores the reality of police work. Police are not a preventative agency. They do not stop crimes. This is a profoundly mistaken expectation, which many emotionalists in the country share, along with the Democrat Vice-president of the United States. Police don’t prevent crime. Police are a clean-up crew. They enforce the law on criminals–after the criminal has committed a crime. The police do not follow criminals around to make sure they don’t commit crimes.
But the Democrat use of provocation and emotion is standard. The Democrat is not embarrassed by obvious error, as long as the emotion is right, and the notion is visceral. Democrats want jobs (particularly union jobs and government jobs), therefore, anyone against them doesn’t want jobs. And, in the case of police, anyone who doesn’t want more police wants to see more women raped.
Nancy Pelosi said Republicans want women to die on the floor because Republicans are against tax-supported abortion.
Republicans want old people to die, because the party does not support ObamaCare. Republicans want dirty air, dirty water, and higher temperatures. This is the standard sophomoric pretense that characterizes Democrat demagogues. It is prepubescent, and appeals to the uneducated, uninformed, and non-thinking. It appeals to feeling, outrage, and, in a way, serves as a kind of auto-erotic, or, to use an Obama term, self-stimulating self-righteousness. To be outraged at wrong, to feel indignation, this alone constitutes religion and righteousness for the Democrat mind–at least that mind display ad nauseum in Washington and its media.
Biden’s statistics about crime in Flint, Michigan have been challenged, as well, as if facts matter to a Democrat politician. PolitiFact.com says that, with the reduction of police officers from 265 (2008) to 144 (2010), rapes went down from 102 to 93. This, according to FBI figures, not city figures. In fairness, PolitiFact.com did admit that what Biden said about crime in Flint, Michigan was mostly true. It just isn’t related to the Obama government jobs bill.
But the question is—is it right for an American leader to abuse common sense? That’s what the Human Events reporter was trying to get out of Biden, really. Is it right for the Vice-president of the United States to so blatantly trespass logic, to rape reason, in an yellow news attempt to get an abominable bill passed in Congress? (The bill doesn’t even provide police jobs. It provides money to cities to do what the bosses want to do with it. That generally means more funding for “education.”)
“Don’t screw around with me,” Biden threatens the Human Events reporter, while Biden screws around with the American public.