What a smart-ass.
Joe Biden joins earlier Democrats FDR and Harry Truman in violating Godwin’s Law, though without the gravitas of actually, you know, winning World War II along the way:
Vice President Biden is out with an alarmed e-mail cash appeal warning that the GOP will mount a “blitzkrieg” against Democrats in the fall.
Comparing GOP tactics to the fast-striking forces of Nazi Germany, Biden warns in a message sent by the DCCC today: “As things heat up, you can expect House Democrats will be hit with a GOP blitzkrieg of vicious Swift-Boat-style attack ads, Karl Rove-inspired knockout tactics, thinly veiled attempts at character assassination and tea party disruptions.”
And while the GOP is mounting a blitzkrieg, Democrats are the allies.
“Our Democratic allies in the House need your help, and the President and I hope we can count on you to come to their defense so we can hold onto our Democratic Majority and continue moving American forward in a new direction,” Biden writes in the appeal.
Subtle? Not so much.
Update: Republicans were not amused by the implications of the e-mail.
Kevin Smith, spokesman for Minority Leader John Boehner, e-mailed a comment that seems sure to get under Democrats’ skins: “When will Democrats learn that invoking the Nazis’ crimes against humanity in a political debate is simply inappropriate?”
When asked about his intelligence in a famous 1988 clip from his Neil Kinnock-plagiarizing, grade inflating days, “It seems to me that if you can speak, you’re at a liability in the Democratic party anymore.”
No wonder Joe’s risen to the second highest office in the land.
(And he couldn’t have done it without the media. In 2008, Katie Couric let his FDR on TV in 1929 gaffe slide; back in the mid-1980s, Joe had People magazine telling him how unbelievably sexiful he looked: “Hot, Handsome Joe Biden Is the Dems’ New White House Hope,” a headline from back then read. No, really!)
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