Civility: Biden Says Labor Unions are Keeping the ‘Barbarians at the Gates’

Posted by on Feb 05, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Who are these barbarians you speak of, Joe?

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday praised labor unions, saying they were “keeping the barbarians at the gate” by opposing forces weakening America’s middle class.

“The truth of the matter is you built the middle class. Labor built the middle class. And there’s a reason why the middle class is shrinking,” said Biden in an address to the United Automobile Workers Community Action Program Conference in Washington, D.C.

I know I got in trouble for saying this before, but I’m going to say it again. You guys are the only guys keeping the barbarians at the gate, man. That’s the deal,” he added.

The people hurting the middle class are Obama, Biden and their party. This is what the left thinks of you:

1. A member of a people considered by those of another nation or group to have a primitive civilization.
2. A fierce, brutal, or cruel person.
3. An insensitive, uncultured person; a boor.

Sure, we can work with these people.


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3 Responses to “Civility: Biden Says Labor Unions are Keeping the ‘Barbarians at the Gates’”

  1. Blue Hen on 5/05/14 at 1:09 pm

    Gee….Ain’t that a tad judgemental and intolerant of other cultures (or their lack thereof)? Is he a philistineaphobe? And I thought that gates and fences were bad things?

  2. junior on 5/05/14 at 4:07 pm


    I think the proper phrasing is supposed to be that they’re keeping the barbarians back from the gates. Biden’s phrasing suggests that the unions are in actuality keeping the barbarians from leaving the gates, which actually seems quite accurate given the thuggish scare tactics that many of the unions employ.

  3. Redwine on 6/06/14 at 4:30 am

    Umm… Hey, Joey. Take a look at the economic growth in Wisconsin ever since union thuggery was reined in. Can you say “Gov. Walker”, eh, Joey?