Biden tells $10K-a-couple fundraiser audience that GOP doesn't know the middle class

Via JWF and Gabe Malor, this is why Republicans pray that Barack Obama keeps Joe Biden on the ticket.  The Veep had a few things to say last night about the Republican Party and the middle class:

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.”

And where exactly was Joe Biden speaking?  At a local Perkins Restaurant?  Perhaps a nice Red Lobster or Olive Garden?  Not exactly:

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.

Ah, yes.  Nothing quite says middle class like grass-fed beef and white truffle mashed potatoes at the home of a multimillionaire, while bathed in soft pink lighting and collecting $10,000 checks.  And who were the middle-class attendees who ponied up the big bucks?

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.”

But don’t worry — these folks know the middle class.  They hire them to clean up afterwards.

Update: I originally had the headline as $10K a plate, but it was $10K per couple.  I’ve changed the headline, and thanks to the commenters who caught the error.

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