Ed Driscoll

More Violent Eliminationist Rhetoric from White House

“Biden: If I hear one more GOP budget gripe, ‘I am going to strangle them'”, The Hill reports:

Vice President Biden jokingly expressed his frustration toward Republicans on Tuesday, accusing them of harboring insincere concerns about the budget deficit.

Biden jokingly said that GOP protests about the need for a balanced budget made him want to strangle them, which the vice president quickly clarified was a figure of speech.

“If I hear one more Republican tell me about balancing the budget, I am going to strangle them,” Biden said at a fundraiser in Minnesota, according to a pool report. “To the press, that’s a figure of speech.”

I dunno — as Richard Cohen would say, “his words were ugly;” this sounds like a powerful leader “enthralled by toughness, violence.”