Joe Biden: “There isn’t a Republican Party”

posted at 3:21 pm on February 14, 2014 by Allahpundit

He said this at a conference organized by House Democrats, who’ve spent several years in the minority and are doomed to spend at least a few more at the hands of The Party That Doesn’t Exist. My favorite part in the clip below is where he touts the fact that ObamaCare, which has been underwater in public approval since the day it was signed, nonetheless hasn’t annoyed quite enough people to build a majority in favor of repeal (yet). To hear him talk, there must be a Democratic landslide brewin’ in November.

But he’s not wrong about the fracturing of the GOP, really, after a week when the Speaker of the House couldn’t find 218 votes in his own caucus for any debt-ceiling package. This is a nice bookend to yesterday’s posts, in fact, about Republicans trying to hide their vote-switching on the debt ceiling from the base and then blaming Ted Cruz for somehow singlehandedly derailing the big amnesty jamboree. Thought experiment: If you were proposing a major piece of legislation and were eager to get the two parties on board, who would you want to sit down with to guarantee smooth sailing towards passage? For Democrats, that’s easy: Since 2006, Pelosi and Reid have been enough. For Republicans, you’d start with Boehner and McConnell but you wouldn’t end there. You’d need Ted Cruz at the table for sure; there’s no one else in either chamber with as much sway over tea-party opinion. You might want Rand Paul too if you’re proposing something a bit more liberal on social policy, to try to bend grassroots righties towards the libertarian position. In the House, you’d need Paul Ryan if your bill involves centrist fiscal policy; if there’s anyone who can sway Republican undecideds in the caucus to support economic measures they’re leery of, it’s him. And you’d probably want several House tea partiers to round things out since there’s no obvious leader of that group. Raul Labrador and Tim Huelskamp, for starters, would be helpful.

There’s at least two fairly distinct ideological strains represented by the crowd I just mentioned and, if Rand Paul continues to win people over, a third in the making. Which is not a critique: As Paul himself said yesterday, “There is a struggle going on within the Republican Party. It’s not new and I’m not ashamed of it. I’m proud of the fact that there is a struggle.” But Diamond Joe does have a point. Let that be his consolation when he loses the Senate this fall.


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He’s right.

Schadenfreude on February 14, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Good ol’ Joe. Once in a while he gets it.

Schadenfreude on February 14, 2014 at 3:21 PM

This is sooooo coool. It w/b pure schadenfreude if in MI a R woman would replace the monster Carl Levin.

Schadenfreude on February 14, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Joe, here’s one for you, smartypants.

Schadenfreude on February 14, 2014 at 3:24 PM

And there isn’t two brain cells in this morons head to rub together.

jawkneemusic on February 14, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Well I’ll be damd – he’s right.
I only see the Dems and Dem-lites these days….

dentarthurdent on February 14, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Let that be his consolation when he loses the Senate this fall.

If this happens even you might waver on the existence of God.

Schadenfreude on February 14, 2014 at 3:28 PM

’cause i care so much what Biden thinks. has he been right about anything in the past 40 years?

jlw on February 14, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Joe Biden: “There isn’t a Republican Party”

Hard to argue with this.

Is there any proof that the Republican Party actually exists?

sharrukin on February 14, 2014 at 3:33 PM

F U Joe – moron.

ObamatheMessiah on February 14, 2014 at 3:34 PM

….and sadly, with Lil’ joey biden, there isn’t a functioning brain.

GrassMudHorsey on February 14, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Good ol’ Joe. Once in a while he gets it.

Schadenfreude on February 14, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Broken clock and all that.

Someone else had them as the Gutless Old Party.

DinaRehn on February 14, 2014 at 3:36 PM

But he’s not wrong about the fracturing of the GOP, really, after a week when the Speaker of the House couldn’t find 218 votes in his own caucus for any debt-ceiling package.

That is because Boehner isn’t a leader. He didn’t even try to find some sort of unifying common ground. He and McConnell both just unilaterally decided that the GOP would cave on raising the debt ceiling. There has been suggestions that they are playing long ball (keep the focus on Obamacare) but I suspect it was purely out of spite that the Tea Party Republicans are not obeying their establishment masters.

Happy Nomad on February 14, 2014 at 3:37 PM

It just shows you how many enemies the democrats have. Lots of opposition is not a good thing. Biden is a twit… but we already knew that.

aniptofar on February 14, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Diversity of thought is so passe.

CycloneCDB on February 14, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Joe Biden: “There isn’t a Republican Party”

Hard to argue with this.

Is there any proof that the Republican Party actually exists?

sharrukin on February 14, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Only as much as people know about the Washington Generals….

As they say out of the months of babes.. ??

DinaRehn on February 14, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Speaking of the State of the Union…

Want a laugh riot? Read this masterful blog post from a couple of weeks ago by P.J. Gladnick, who also blogs at NewsBusters. It’s about how the obnoxious Democratic Underground hero William Rivers Pitt spent his SOTU evening:

Pitt Pulls Quick 180 On SOTU

If you want WILLIAM RIVERS Pitt to change his mind, then just wait a minute. This happened stunningly fast last night when Pitt went from happily hyping a SOTU that he hadn’t even seen yet to angrily slamming it less than 4 hours later. Here is Pitt in SOTU happy hype mode, I am a total sucker for the annual State of the Union speech at 7:59 P.M. to angrily denouncing it at 10:38 P.M. with his vulgar F*CK.

Be sure to read the whole thing, it’s hilarious. To make a long story short, Pitt excitedly blogged about how wonderful his CUlt Leader’s SOTU speech would be (before he even heard it) and then he got mugged by O’bama Reality.

His Low-IQ Democrat Meltdown is epic.

Del Dolemonte on February 14, 2014 at 3:39 PM

BTW, Ted Cruz is really going have his work cut out for him in 2017.

Happy Nomad on February 14, 2014 at 3:39 PM

OMG…not options and differing opinion, we can’t have that (Sarcasm).

MoreLiberty on February 14, 2014 at 3:41 PM

He wants to divide up the GOP, just like he wanted to do to Iraq.

itsnotaboutme on February 14, 2014 at 3:42 PM

A blunder–when a politician accidentally speaks the truth.

Leave it to Clueless Joe.

God, I hope he runs….

Art Vandelay on February 14, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Being in the minority has been pretty good for Pelosi. Boehner has been doing her job.

Wigglesworth on February 14, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Hey Alla, if you’re going to keep on capitalizing Republican can you at least spell TEA Party correctly as well? You know, since the TEA Party is the one keeping everything from happening in DC, according to Reid and gang.

LoganSix on February 14, 2014 at 3:46 PM

crazy uncle joe said something smart for once, it seems!

Sachiko on February 14, 2014 at 3:46 PM

There’s at least two fairly distinct ideological strains represented by the crowd I just mentioned and, if Rand Paul continues to win people over, a third in the making.

Big-tent politics. Exactly what the republicans have been saying they need. Desperately.

And you might wonder whether I mean “desperately” as in “they need it desperately” or “they say it desperately“.

Answer: Yes.

jaime on February 14, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Tune in tomorrow when we discuss the fact
that there is No Democrat Party…

..as in Truman Democrat

ToddPA on February 14, 2014 at 3:47 PM

If we could only goose-step in unison like the democrats, sigh.

HumpBot Salvation on February 14, 2014 at 3:47 PM

He wants to divide up the GOP, just like he wanted to do to Iraq.

itsnotaboutme on February 14, 2014 at 3:42 PM

That is the Dem plan. Get McConnell out of the Senate by any means and leave Boehner alone to run unopposed in the House for some reason.

These two things do not go together. Everyone says both are RINOs and spineless but people are only screaming for McConnell to leave. Odd.

Johnnyreb on February 14, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Remember the movie Water Boy?

Well, Adam Sandler’s character was Joe Biden circa 1960′s

“There’s something wrong with that boy’s Medulla Oblangata”

ToddPA on February 14, 2014 at 3:50 PM

That is the Dem plan. Get McConnell out of the Senate by any means…

Johnnyreb on February 14, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Since McConnell gives the Democrats everything they could possibly want why would they him out?

sharrukin on February 14, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Is there any proof that the Republican Party actually exists?

sharrukin on February 14, 2014 at 3:33 PM

I think I met one once.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Since McConnell gives the Democrats everything they could possibly want why would they him out?

sharrukin on February 14, 2014 at 3:51 PM

It is a mystery.

Johnnyreb on February 14, 2014 at 3:54 PM

That’s why Priebus wants to shorten the 2016 calendar.

I am telling you because the primaries will be over in 3 months, the establishment will be able to jam their lackey down the throat of the base.

No chance for Santorum surge a la 2012, no chance for a Hermain Cain type to lead the polls or a left for dead Newt Gingrich to revive himself.

The 2016 Republican primaries will be over before you know it. And a Jeb Bush or Scott Walker will be installed as a nominee. Would have been Christie but he is politically dead now.

Might_Is_Right on February 14, 2014 at 3:54 PM

If we could only goose-step in unison like the democrats, sigh.

HumpBot Salvation on February 14, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Here’s the thing. Boehner and McConnell are forgetting their manners. Instead of finding a path to civil discussion about the issues that separate real conservatives from the surrender weasels (I know a decidedly uncivil term to use), they demand lock step unity to their strategy.

A local talk show pundit claims that Boehner and McConnell and all the surrender weasels are fundamentally in the same place as the Tea Party Republicans in wanting fiscal responsibility and smaller government. I am pretty sure I disagree. They talk in terms of fiscal responsibility and then they send Paul Ryan out there to loot military pensions even as he defends tax credits for illegals. IMO, there is a fundamental difference in priorities between the TPM and the surrender weasels.

Happy Nomad on February 14, 2014 at 3:54 PM

You’d need Ted Cruz at the table for sure; there’s no one else in either chamber with as much sway over tea-party opinion.

Cruz doesn’t have “sway over” Tea Party opinion. He just happens to be in agreement with it most of the time. There is no “sway”, though.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 14, 2014 at 3:55 PM

What surprises me more is that Slow Joe can even be cognizant after his lobotomy.

Thomas More on February 14, 2014 at 3:55 PM

I must admit there are times when I think the Republican Party has flatlined.

rplat on February 14, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Get McConnell out of the Senate by any means and leave Boehner alone to run unopposed in the House for some reason.

Interesting strawman created there.

Care to offer some specific examples of those who are fed up with McConnell’s leadership and remain enthralled by Boehner’s leadership?

The angst of those who are standing against the GOP establishment aren’t just picking on McConnell despite your desire for that to be the case. The angst is against the entirety of the GOP establishment and equally against the Congressional GOP leadership.

Athos on February 14, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Thank you, Allah (curses be upon you),

Luckily, I’ve never been in a coma, but watching that idiotic video must be a close simulation!

Now, how do I cash in my AP coin to get back those minutes of my life?

Oh, the banal Bideninty!!!!!!!!

ZeusGoose on February 14, 2014 at 3:56 PM

But Diamond Joe does have a point. Let that be his consolation when he loses the Senate this fall.

With Mitch McConnell likely to lose his seat, I don’t see why this keeps being bandied about like it’s pre-ordained. Don’t get me wrong, I’d like for it to happen, but there’s an old saying: don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched.

Stoic Patriot on February 14, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Well the Democrat Party has morphed into the Gimmedat Party, with Joke Biden wanting to be their next leader. Assuming King Putt leaves office and graciously fades away.
Which we all know is not going to happen.

Joke Biden will be the perfect leader for the Gimmedats in 2016.

Missilengr on February 14, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Broken cuckoo clocks can still correctly show the time of day…

Ukiah on February 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM

I hate it when I agree with Joe Biden.

What Joe doesn’t say is that this split is a good thing – not a bad thing. The right side of the Republican party is making ourselves heard and getting a place at the power table. We are increasing our influence and expect further gains.

Look out Joe.

joecollins on February 14, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Blind nut finds a squirrel…

Film at 11.

Snowblind on February 14, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Isn’t this the same clown who said of the Tea Party ‘It’s nothing to worry about!’

GarandFan on February 14, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Don’t be too hard on Joe. He can’t help the dementia.

Laura Castellano on February 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

With Mitch McConnell likely to lose his seat, I don’t see why this keeps being bandied about like it’s pre-ordained. Don’t get me wrong, I’d like for it to happen, but there’s an old saying: don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched.

Stoic Patriot on February 14, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Here in Kentucky we say…don’t count your Chickens before they cross the road.

Johnnyreb on February 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Is there any proof that the Republican Party actually exists?

sharrukin on February 14, 2014 at 3:33 PM

They’ll be the ones trashing conservatives nonstop in a few months.

Laura Castellano on February 14, 2014 at 4:09 PM

BTW- it isn’t enough that Mooch’s considerable rear end was swathed in a $12,000 gown this week. Seems as if the income inequality between us and the rat-eared wonder, Mooch, and their worthless brats continues.

Of course I could be wrong. I’m sure there are HA contributors out there golfing in California while the rest of the family goes on a ski trip to Aspen. Right?

With another Presidents’ Day bachelor holiday planned by President Obama, this time golfing in California, and Aspen, Colo., resort reporters on the lookout for the annual first lady ski trip this weekend, the taxpayer’s tab for the first family’s vacations has topped $2.4 million.

Happy Nomad on February 14, 2014 at 4:10 PM

“There isn’t a Republican Party”

There certainly isn’t an EFFECTIVE Republican Party in Illinois!

And in California the only Republican Mayor just got elected in San Diego – probably because the ex-mayor was such a sleeze.

CiLH1 on February 14, 2014 at 4:15 PM

GaffeBiden Gaffes once again!!

canopfor on February 14, 2014 at 4:21 PM

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canopfor on February 14, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Broken clock; Twice a day…
…you know.

And good. The establishment and elite of ‘The Republican Party’ *should* go away. Forever. Gutless weasel-faced little sellouts.

a5minmajor on February 14, 2014 at 4:23 PM

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Once again, press given the boot as Pres Obama begins to take questions from House Dems.
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“Thanks for hanging in there,” says Pres Obama to House Dems about support for ObamaCare. Says it’ll be seen as “a monumental achievement.”
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Plug pulled on press coverage as VP Biden takes questions from House Democrats.
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Biden tells Dems the American people “are already with us” & Dem prospects in midterms will be “a whole helluva lot brighter” by September.
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“I don’t get it,” says VP Biden, accusing GOP of recalcitrance about funding for building infrastructure.
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Biden says middle class Americans “overwhelmingly” support Democrats on the issues including ObamaCare.

canopfor on February 14, 2014 at 4:24 PM

I take the fact there were several responses to the state of the union as a sign of diversity, not as something bad. But then again I am a knuckle dragging conservative troglodyte.

ojfltx on February 14, 2014 at 4:27 PM

The Party consists of a big group of statist pols using their big business cronies’ money to try and fool conservatives into voting for them. With a few notable exceptions, such as Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee.

besser tot als rot on February 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM

A question: Does the name “Biden” belong in the same sentence with the phrase “not wrong”?

MTF on February 14, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Joe Biden
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Vice President Joe Biden at Democratic retreat: ‘There isn’t a Republican Party. I wish there were. I wish there was 1 person we could sit across the table from’ – @mikememoli

canopfor on February 14, 2014 at 4:34 PM

You’ve got to hand it to old Joe. He’s right on this one. The democrats lock arms and goose step together no matter what happens.

TarheelBen on February 14, 2014 at 4:35 PM

True.

Which is why the party should be reconstituted.

Clearly if the establishment were valid then this rebellion wouldn’t be so widespread.

The party is non-viable as it was before. We need to change the platform to something we can actually get behind.

The evangelical crap is dead. I’m sorry if that is your camp… but the national party can’t sustain it. Many of us don’t believe in it and it turns away a lot of people that would otherwise support us.

We need to push a more libertarian agenda. We can peel members of the Dems away with that. And it lets the social issues voters do what they want so long as they’re happy with letting other people do as they please as well.

Doubtless some will find this confrontational or weak willed or something else unpleasant. I wish you no ill, guys. None. But we can’t win with that platform and I don’t want to give the democrats control over everything just because you are too stubborn to realize things have changed.

We can win in a meaningful way that rolls the democrats back and helps our communities. But to do it, we need to pick our battles more carefully and operate much more strategically.

Cut off the money and their whole power structure dies. That has to be the battle cry. The money. Go for it. Shut it off and they wither.

Karmashock on February 14, 2014 at 4:35 PM

****** Monumental ***:

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President Obama says years from now, people will regard Affordable Care Act as ‘monumental achievement’ that wouldn’t have happened without House Democrats pushing it through – @dsupervilleap
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canopfor on February 14, 2014 at 4:39 PM

For once Uncle Jackwagon is right. I would ask – GOP ARE YOU LISTENING? – but that would be silly.

ghostwalker1 on February 14, 2014 at 4:40 PM

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Pres thanks House Dems for “hanging in there tough” on Obamacare.Says 10 or 5 years from now, it will be seen as “a monumental achievement.”

canopfor on February 14, 2014 at 4:44 PM

A question: Does the name “Biden” belong in the same sentence with the phrase “not wrong”?

MTF on February 14, 2014 at 4:32 PM

How about this-

Joe Biden proves that it is not wrong to advocate for stronger mental health laws.

Buy a shotgun!

Happy Nomad on February 14, 2014 at 4:47 PM


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canopfor on February 14, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Where is Biden pulling his statistics from? His butt?

onlineanalyst on February 14, 2014 at 4:50 PM

You’ll pardon me if I interject a little Biblical perspective into an otherwise political issue but I can’t help but be reminded of this verse:

“…for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.”
1 Cor. 11:19

Cleombrotus on February 14, 2014 at 4:51 PM

“I think it would be a sin if we didn’t talk about income inequality,” Biden tells House Dems.
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I think it would be a sin if we didn’t talk about how government interference in the private sector is the biggest single driving force responsible FOR that inequality.

Cleombrotus on February 14, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Says 10 or 5 years from now

So now we officially have the Soviet 5-year plan.

It was inevitable.

Art Vandelay on February 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 7h

Biden says middle class Americans “overwhelmingly” support Democrats on the issues including ObamaCare.

canopfor on February 14, 2014 at 4:24 PM

This Biden claim particularly cracks me up. The Obymsal crew has been most destructive to the middle class via its income redistribution plan. The middle class has shrunk, and it has become even more dependent on the STATE.

onlineanalyst on February 14, 2014 at 5:01 PM

“we’re going to look back on this

Who’s this we, Tonto?

You own it, douche.

And now the useful idiots are beginning to realize it.

Art Vandelay on February 14, 2014 at 5:03 PM

t has become even more dependent on the STATE.

Thus Biden’s statement is probably true.

Art Vandelay on February 14, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Like Gene Hackman as a polish paratrooper jumping out of his plane near Arnhem in the movie “A Bridge Too Far” asking the Big Guy to bless the field marshall.

I climb into my dirty old Honda to pick up the dog and say:

“God bless Tea Partiers Ted Cruz and Rand Paul!”

KirknBurker on February 14, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Joe Biden: “I’m stupid! I here!
Get USED to it!”

ExpressoBold on February 14, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Karmashock on February 14, 2014 at 4:35 PM

I would qualify your point with this…

1) Move social issues out of the ‘national’ level platform and focus on those issues that are national including an emphasis on Constitutional government and reform and reducing the size and budget of the government.

2) Emphasize religious FREEDOM and that this struggle one that is for each state/county/town/neighborhood to build. Attack the Dems one-size fits all Secular Religion.

3) Note that this still leaves state-level and lower levels of Americans full action to build their local issues at that level.

4) Regarding abortion, it is decided by Roe vs. Wade and that that decision would need to be overturned and thus the issue would reside at the state-level.

5) Emphasis the right to defend yourself not only at the individual level but at the federal level via protecting the 2nd Amendment rights to fight a government that uses the agencies to politically terrorize Americans. THAT MUST STOP!

6) State clearly that we will OBEY the laws of the USA even if we don’t like them. That ordered liberty is worth struggling for as previous generations of Americans.

KirknBurker on February 14, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Where is Biden pulling his statistics from? His butt?

onlineanalyst on February 14, 2014 at 4:50 PM

He lifted them from Neil Kinnock, of course!

Del Dolemonte on February 14, 2014 at 5:19 PM

For the first time in my adult life I agree with VP hyena

Brock Robamney on February 14, 2014 at 6:26 PM

The bumbler has stumbled uncontrollably into the truth!

flytier on February 14, 2014 at 6:42 PM

KirknBurker on February 14, 2014 at 5:18 PM

I agree with you and Kamashock. We would get more support if we get off religion. Good behavior, honesty, etc. are not relegated to religion. Those things are universal.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Punch line: Joe Biden

Supply your own joke

cosifantutte on February 14, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I had a nightmare last night that Joe Biden was Vice President of the United States.

tenore on February 14, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Why would anyone trust a Democratic politician?

oldennis on February 14, 2014 at 10:05 PM

I had a nightmare last night that Joe Biden was Vice President of the United States.

tenore on February 14, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Joe would make a far better president than the current jackass.

slickwillie2001 on February 15, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Is there any proof that the Republican Party actually exists?

sharrukin on February 14, 2014 at 3:33 PM

I’ve been to a party with Republicans before- does that count? :D

In all seriousness, though, I’m not sure why it’s a problem that people on the right have different opinions and/or perspectives on different issues. The problem is that we’re currently failing to overcome that and work together to meet the objectives on which we agree.

Cheshire_Kat on February 15, 2014 at 1:07 AM

Oh, there’s an element in the party that needs to be courted, but it’s not Rand Paul…it’s Mr. Cruz which many of my fellow conservatives have duly noted here.

As much as you idiot establishment Republicans would like to lump Rand Paul in with the entire Tea Party, the reality just doesn’t play out. Rand Paul garners a sliver of the libertarian strain, while Ted Cruz has tapped a groundswell of conservative thought; including some of the libertarian movement….

Vanbasten on February 16, 2014 at 4:12 AM

Joe Biden may be eventual the nominee, but I’m more concerned about Holder, who is the natural standard-bearer of the Obama left.

Democrats could be dreaming of a Biden-Holder (1 term), Holder-(N E Marxist) (2 terms) leftist dynasty of presidential succession.

virgo on February 16, 2014 at 1:13 PM