Originally posted at American Thinker. blog
Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States and unofficial defender of Gotham, has recently warned America that if Barack’s Stimulus II/$450 billion jobs bomb isn’t passed, phantom rapists and murderers will emerge from the shadows to inflict injury on unsuspecting Americans.
Recently, when asked to clarify his statement that, if Stimulus II isn’t passed, “Murder will continue to rise, rape will continue to rise, all crime will continue to rise,” a testy Mr. Biden responded to a persistent inquisitor by saying: “Don’t screw with me.”
Then, when asked about the popularity of thenationwide Occupy movement, Joe colorfully shared a similar sentiment. According to ‘Don’t screw with me’ Joe, Wall Street’s feisty activist demonstrations are popular simply because “The middle class has been screwed.”
So, besides shielding helpless women from rapists, Mr. Biden believes the jobs bill is the key to getting the national screwing to stop.
Yet, for a man so concerned with preventing Americans from being ‘screwed,’ Joe Biden seems relatively unconcerned that Occupy Wall Street is ‘occupying’ the NYPD police force to such a degree that “The number of people shot surged 154 percent two weeks ago — to 56 from 22 over the same week last year — and spiked 28 percent in the last month.”
Playing the murder/rape card for political expediency, Vice President Biden is obviously over-exaggerating. However, what may be closer to the truth is that, in high-crime areas, fewer police on the job could threaten public safety. Take for instance New York City, home to Occupy Wall Street. It’s there that a group of “high-ranking cops point the finger at Occupy Wall Street protesters” for the increase in New York City crime, because “instead of being sent to Jamaica, Brownsville and the South Bronx… special crime-fighting units …are on Wall Street” dealing with dancers, drummers and dumpsters.
According to a NYPD spokesperson, “Normally, the task force is used in high-crime neighborhoods where you have a lot of shootings and robberies.” So while Joe cites fictional 911 operators being unavailable to assist rape victims calling out for help due to lack of a jobs bill, he’s yet to address the large numbers of New York City police officers who are presently unavailable to respond to actual emergencies because so many are preoccupied attending to “rowdy crowds” on Wall Street.
Vice President Biden is worried that if the jobs bill isn’t passed, “murder, robbery and rape will continue to rise.” However, thus far, Joe has chosen to ignore that “when OWS marches, as many as 3,000 cops a day could be called on to keep the peace. That’s about 10 percent of the total force.” A 10% decrease in police presence in historically dangerous urban neighborhoods is, to paraphrase Joe Biden, ‘screwing up’ law enforcement’s ability to maintain a safe environment for “real people” who the Vice President claims need “real relief right now.”
If Mr. Biden feels so strongly about cops being available to prevent imaginary rapes in Flint, Michigan, then where’s his outrage over the actual bullets boomeranging over Broadway that, while he’s out defending his murder/rape theory, injure and kill real human beings?
Moreover, what could possibly be the rationale behind using the threat of a nationwide rape epidemic and making such an extreme argument to justify passing unpopular legislation while ignoring shootings taking place in real time because police are engrossed in controlling a mob marching in support of a bill that Biden claims will ensure police personnel are on hand to put a stop to crime?
The Vice President’s lame attempt to justify thrusting the nation deeper into debt by warning of nonexistent murders and imaginary rapes while simultaneously sanctioning a movement that in actuality does sap much-needed law enforcement from high-crime areas, does nothing more than assist in a type of political screwing that Joe brings up every time he opens his mouth.
Thus, an empathetic Joe Biden’s solidarity with Occupy Wall Street’s demand for a jobs bill is another in a long list of self-defeating examples of the duplicity exposed by his and his party’s over-the-top rhetoric that is repeatedly contradicted by liberals’ utter lack of willingness to take action against any reality that threatens to ‘screw’ with their political agenda.