Biden on GOP: “They don’t know what it means to be middle class”

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 at 9:17 am

He actually said this at a $10,000 a head dinner. Yes, really.

Biden made the remarks at the Georgetown home of Senator John Kerry, where some 87 guests paid a minimum of $10,000 per couple to dine on char-grilled grass-fed New York strip steaks and white truffle mashed potatoes beneath a tent basked in soft pink lighting. Biden told attendees that he is confident about Obama’s reelection because Republicans are being open about their intent to cut programs important to a large swatch of the electorate — the middle class.

“These guys don’t have a sense of the average folks out there,” he said. “They don’t know what it means to be middle class.”

Pool reporter Tracy Jan of The Boston Globe noted some high-profile guests at the fundraiser, including “Elizabeth Bagley, former ambassador to Portugal and attorney specializing in trade and international law; Matthew Barzun, former Ambassador to Sweden who Obama has tapped to be his 2012 campaign finance chairman; Steven Green, former ambassador to Singapore; Bob Barnett, a Washington attorney who’s worked on eight national presidential campaigns helping candidates prepare for debates; Tom McMillen, former Maryland congressman; and Jack Manning, co-founder of Boston Capital.”

Obviously all those guests are members of the middle class, right?

H/T Gabe Malor.

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4 Responses to “Biden on GOP: “They don’t know what it means to be middle class””

  1. EBL on 13/13/12 at 9:58 am

    We call can’t be Dwight Schrute from Scranton, PA. The truth is the GOP party base is probably more economically diverse than the Democrats.

  2. Blue Hen on 13/13/12 at 10:15 am

    This is the idiot who lives in Montchanin (where upscale pretenders in Delaware live) and decries the nearby ‘Greenville rich’ (which is where the upscale pretenders WANT to live). This is the Catholic that threatens people with rosary beads. For the crime of questioning his grasp of Catholicism. This is the idiot that thinks he’s second in line to the Presidency. This is the jerk tat voted for Operation Iraqi Freedom, then reneged, then criticized the surge, then tried to take credit for it. This is the jerk that boasted that he was “forced down” in a helicopter in Afghanistan (they were ordered to land due to bad weather). he is the perfect sidekick for Captain Kickass. He will say or posture about anything.