The appeal of Bernie Sanders is his authenticity and uncanny ability to sniff out hot piles of BS. But prior to the Bern man, there was Joe Biden–someone who has never allowed the facade of politics these days to prevent him from speaking his mind. The Vice President’s greatest moment of clarity came during a foreign policy segment in a 2008 Presidential Debate, where he hilariously said the following about the 2008 GOP Candidate Rudy Giuliani:
Rudy Guiliani, probably the most underqualified man since George Bush to seek the presidency. I mean, think about, there’s only three things Rudy Giuliani mentions in a sentence: a noun, a verb, and 9/11.
Not only did he just hand Mr. Lispy 9/11 his own a**, but he invited him to eat it too. Brilliant!
Apparently maintaining his candor and sharp-edged tongue years later, Vice President Biden took down Ted Cruz and his treasonous obstruction during a candid interview with Rachael Maddow. The interview occurs at a time when President Obama is preparing to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Obviously, the President is constitutionally mandated to nominate a replacement despite there being just a year left in his own term. Joe Biden, who served in the Senate for many years before becoming VP, spoke very bluntly about the obstruction his boss is getting. Biden, who was in the senate during Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearings, discussed what it would be like if he and other senate democrats filibustered Thomas.
Doing so would have been a ‘prostitution of the Constitution.’ We have a dysfunctional Congress now, he said. We don’t need an institutionally dysfunctional Supreme Court.
Watch the whole interview below: