Biden 2016: GOP Talks 'About Things That Have No Relationship to Reality'

In a speech to the South Carolina Democratic Party, Vice President Joe Biden issued a warning to his Republican colleagues: It's "never” been “a good bet to bet against the American people."

“One of the things that bothers me most about the new Republican Party is how down on America they are, how down on our prospects they are, how they talk about how we’re getting clobbered, how they talk about things that have no relationship to reality. All in the name of making sure the very few at the top do very well,” Biden said in Columbia, S.C., on Friday night.

C-SPAN branded the speech as the kickoff of its Road to the White House 2016 coverage. South Carolina is an early primary state, and Biden’s address struck many of the same notes as his Campaign 2012 stump speeches.

“They’re not bad guys. They actually believe it. They actually believe if you free up completely somehow all this will tickle down. It never has. It never will. My Republican colleagues who talk about us being in decline, let me remind them, let me remind them, it’s never ever in the history of this country, been a good bet to bet against the American people.”