Your Daily Flaming Dumbass: “This ain’t your father’s Republican Party”

RENO — In the first critical week of early voting, Vice President Joe Biden used a 45-minute speech in Reno to convince Nevadans that the responsibility for the collapse of the economy doesn’t belong to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Now that’s what I call a ringing endorsement!

Biden also took more than a few swipes at Reid’s opponent Republican Sharron Angle, likening her to the Republican seeking his old Senate seat in Delaware, Christine O’Donnell.

Fair is fair. Mike Castle was a lot like Harry Reid.

“Having one person with such extreme views is not such a big deal,” Biden told the crowd of about 500 people. “But folks, folks they’re all over the place. This ain’t your father’s Republican Party.

Yes, we are. And no, it ain’t–thank God.

“These women, mean it. They mean it. It would be different if it were a campaign tactic. But they mean it.”

These “women”? Not, these “candidates”? Interesting.

Biden joins a steady stream of national surrogates — both Republican and Democrat — who are using Nevada to deliver the closing arguments of the mid-term elections.

So of course play the hysterical woman card. Excellent strategy.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin rallied in Reno this week and former Speaker Newt Gingrich campaigns for Angle in Las Vegas on Thursday. Former President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama have visited for Reid.

Works for me.

Biden argued the job for Nevada voters isn’t simply to protect one of the Democrats’ most powerful incumbents, but to halt the wave of Tea Party candidates who would make it “more difficult to govern.”

I nearly did a spit take when I read “more difficult to govern.”

The Dem Tone-Deaf Tour, 2010. I’ll work on the t-shirts this weekend.

“The Republican Party is in disarray,” Biden said. “That’s not good for Democrats. That’s not good period. It’s not good to see the Republican Party taken over by the Tea Party.”

Now where did I put my tiny violin?

Oh, here it is.

In his opening remarks, Reid criticized Angle for her belief the doctrine of separation of church and state isn’t enshrined in the U.S. Constitution — harkening again to similar comments made by O’Donnell that have made national news this week.

Not just hysterical women, but hysterical female theocrats?

Have I mentioned that stupid people make me sad, Joe?

“Two months ago she said, get this, that there’s no such thing in the Constitution as separation of church and state,” Reid said. “Try the First Amendment.”

Your support of the DISCLOSE Act speaks volumes for your love for the First Amendment, Harry. Is that how you feel about the rest of the Constitution? Ignore original intent and use the stupidity of your base as a lever?

And, of course, deliberately misrepresent real Constitutional debate as impending Evangelical fascism.

Pathetic.

“If my opponent wants to run on her constitutional expertise, she should at least know what’s in it.”

I’m an atheist; however, if you had been struck by lightning while uttering such a character-deficient steaming pile of bald-faced hypocrisy, I would have fallen on my knees.

Biden used most of his stump speech to deliver Democrats’ closing argument that while the economy is still suffering, they aren’t responsible for its collapse. Instead, he blamed the Bush administration and big banks.

I used to call it OCD, but now it’s starting to look more like autistic repetitive motion.

Returning Republicans to office, he said, would return the policies responsible for collapse.

There lies the great and evil untruth. The policies that the Tea Parties are full-throatedly endorsing the are polar opposite of Progressive and Progressive Lite that has been the Dem and GOP “bipartisanship” of recent years.

We ain’t Bush, asshole.

“I don’t remind you of this because I want to re-litigate the past, I remind you so we don’t relive the past,” he said.

What’s with the trial lawyer lingo?

Lame.

And telling.

But Angle spokesman Jarrod Agen said Biden isn’t an effective messenger for Reid, particularly since Nevada’s economy is struggling so badly.

Nice understatement.

“Nevada voters despise Senator Reid, so Harry has flown in his Washington, D.C. cronies to stick up for him. But ultimately, an appearance by Vice President Joe Biden will do more harm than good for Harry Reid because Joe is one of the main accomplices in destroying Nevada’s economy,” Agen said in a written release. “Spouting the same tired rhetoric we’ve all heard before, Biden ignored the fact that he was standing in a city struggling under the Obama Administration and a state with the worst unemployment in the nation. Voters fell for Biden’s empty promises two years ago, but they won’t be fooled again.”

Cue The Who.

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