The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.
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“Bernie Sanders Clarifies How Many Pairs of Underpants He Owns”—headline, Huffington Post, Oct. 19
Maybe He’s the Sane One
“Vice President Joe Biden—who is reportedly on the verge of making an announcement about a potential bid for the presidency—may have taken veiled shots at potential rivals Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) in a speech Monday,” reports Business Insider’s Maxwell Tani:
“[Rep.] Darrell Issa, not a Republican friend of mine, he’s a friend. I don’t consider Republicans enemies, they’re friends,” Biden said, while discussing the implementation of the 2009 stimulus. “Even Darrell Issa said that this is how every government program should be administered.”
And while speaking about renewable energy policies several minutes later, Biden also made a quick aside about his lack of animosity towards Wall Street. . . . “By the way, I’m not one of the guys, you know, ‘Let’s go after the rich and the powerful and they’re the problem.’ They’re not a problem, but everybody has to do their part, man,” Biden said.
What does it say about the state of the modern Democratic Party that Joe Biden is the voice of reason?
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