Joe Biden: “Being A Plumber Doesn’t Qualify You To Be President”

How about being a community organizer who wrote a few books and started his political career off in the living room of domestic terrorists? Never having done any actual work in the private sector, never having had to lead a company, make a profit, balance a spreadsheet? Does that qualify a person?

(MSNBC) “Your job as president is to promote the common good,” he said, comparing the job of a president to that of a private equity mogul. “That doesn’t mean that private equity guys are bad guys; they’re not. But that no more qualifies you to be president than being a plumber!”

Except, the plumber might understand economics a bit more than a community agitator. But, if the president’s job is to “promote the common good”, then why has Obama saddled the US with well over $5 trillion in new debt in just over 3 years on the job? Why did he waste hundreds of billions financed by China to repay campaign contributors? Why did he waste billions on “green” companies that were bound to fail?

Biden, who spoke to a crowd of over 450 supporters and students at Keene State College, called the private-equity business itself “legitimate,” but pushed the administration’s argument that its imperative of wealth creation for investors doesn’t translate to the skill set of a national leader.

“Folks, making money for your investors, as Romney did very well, is not the president’s job,” he said. “The president has a different job.”

Going by Obama’s job performance, it would appear that the job is to play golf, take lots and lots of vacations, bow to foreign leaders, and campaign. He rarely positions himself as President Of the USA. He mostly acts as a thin skinned dictator who brooks no disagreement.

But, Biden is kinda right: nothing qualifies anyone to be the most powerful person in the world. Some, though, have a better shot at being successful because of their backgrounds. Someone who has dealt with running a big company, who understands how the economy really works, and has been responsible to hundreds, if not thousands, of people, plus has experience being the governor of a State certainly has a better chance of not be a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure than a Marxist community agitator.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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