The American Spectator: Biden Suggests a Vote Against Jobs Bill is a Vote For Rape
From a Philadelphia, PA non-campaign campaign event today:
“”The other thing I’ve heard from my friends who oppose this – this whole jobs bill – [is] that this is just temporary,” Biden said.
“Well let me tell you, it’s not temporary when that 911 call comes in and a woman’s being raped, if a cop shows up in time to prevent the rape. It’s not temporary to that woman,” said Biden. “It’s not temporary to the guy whose store is being held up and there’s a gun pointed at his head, if a cop shows up and he’s not killed. That’s not temporary to that store owner. Give me a break! Temporary. ”
“I wish these guys who thought it was temporary, I wish they had some notion of what it was like to be on the other side of a gun, or [to have] a 200-pound man standing over you, telling you to submit,” Biden told a crowd at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on Tuesday, adding, “Folks, it matter, it matters.”
How the president’s $440 billion second stimulus plan–also known as the “Jobs Bill” that President Obama has been campaigning on, using taxpayer funds in the process, over the past few weeks–equates with forced rape or other violent acts is beyond me. If the vice president really wants to look out for the health, safety, welfare and well-being of women and others vulnerable to the criminal actions of 200-pound men, the answer is simple: nationwide concealed carry.
Biden, one of the authors of the 1994 assault weapons ban, which not only barred the manufacturing of nearly two dozen brands of firearms but placed government restrictions on magazine capacity, has previously stated in a presidential debate that the American gun owner who asked a question should “have his head examined.”
Barack Obama’s newest purported “jobs” legislation would be more of the same bitter, poisonous medication that drained federal coffers, added to our debt, and fueled the uncertainty that has perpetuated this economic downturn. If the president and vice president truly want to protect women, they should acknowledge a simple fact — when seconds matter, the police are minutes away; no matter what kind of funding they receive, having a cop perpetually on every corner is simply unrealistic. The better answer is the creation of an environment in which those prospective victims are permitted to take their health and safety into their own hands.
This is what the Democrats do. They demagogue. They employ over-the-top, angry rhetoric. It doesn’t benefit anyone. If the Democrats were as interested in finding solutions as they are in demonizing Republicans with such rhetoric, we’d all be better off. Not only was this statement irresponsible, but it was downright idiotic.