Joe Biden: Conscience of Our Nation’s Capital?

In the past three and half years, there are two things that Vice President Joe Biden has excelled at: using foul language and making ridiculous statements.

In some of his latest examples of brilliance, Vice President Biden told an audience in Danville, Virginia that they could help him and President Obama win North Carolina.  After confusing Virginia with North Carolina, Biden proceeded to tell the audience that Romney will put them back in chains.

“They’ve said it. Every Republican’s voted for it. Look at what they value and look at their budget and what they’re proposing. Romney wants to let the—he said in the first 100 days, he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules–unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put y’all back in chains. He’s said he’s going to do nothing about stopping the practice of outsourcing…”

The Romney camp quickly replied to Biden’s slavery comments with a statement released by spokesperson Andrea Saul:

“The comments made by the vice president of the United States are not acceptable in our political discourse and demonstrate yet again that the Obama campaign will say and do anything to win this election.  President Obama should tell the American people whether he agrees with Joe Biden’s comments.”

However, I believe the biggest gaff of the day took place when Tom Perriello, President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund introduced Biden as “the conscience of our nation’s capital.”

But the more I think about his description of Biden, the more I think Perhaps Perriello is right.  Under Obama’s leadership, Washington has become the home of outrageous lies, illegal actions, defiance of federal law and the most corrupt and worthless administration in the history of the United States.  In that context, I would have to agree that Biden could be considered the conscience of the nation’s capital since he hasn’t exhibited any sense of decency, honesty or integrity since he became Obama’s clown, er, I mean Vice President.