Joe Biden will be helping to steer the Good Ship Obama through the rocks and shoals of everyday president, uh, stuff..
He announced on ABC’s “This Week” that he will “oversee a task force on how to build the middle class..”. No mention if that includes destroying the wealthy who actually employ the middle class with “J.O.B.S”. You know, that “three letter word“?
He continues with this foreboding warning to Obama:
I said I want a commitment from you that in every important decision you’ll make, every critical decision, economic and political as well as foreign policy, I’ll get to be in the room,” Biden said.
He said that Obama agreed and has adhered to that commitment.
God help us.
Among other issues, Saint Joe offered the following commentary:
— The loan agreement for automakers will require sacrifices from all segments of the industry. While saying organized labor did not bring the carmakers to the brink of collapse, unions in particular are “going to have to make some additional sacrifices, and they know it and they understand it.”
–The economic aid plan being readied by the Obama team will focus on creating a strong energy grid, will pay for thousands of new jobs focusing on making buildings and homes more energy efficient and will help health care providers invest in electronic record keeping for patients. “The end result, though, the money we’re spending, we’re going to get back three- and four fold.”
–The military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should close, and the U.S. reputation abroad has suffered as a result of the Bush administration’s policies on surveillance and detainees. “To quote from a previous national security report put out by the intelligence community, we have created, not dissuaded, more terrorists as a consequence of this policy,” Biden said.
–It’s up to the Justice Department to determine if charges should be filed against any member of the Bush administration for prisoner abuse that occurred at Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo. “President-elect Obama and I are not sitting thinking about the past,” he said.
Ooooh.. That last qoute is a juicy one.
At the first sight of troubled waters for The Good Ship Obama, with his drooling, zombified media, calls will go out for the heads of Bush and members of his administration.
It’ll be like “Wag the Bush”.