Sen. Joe Biden said in an interview at the New Hampshire Union Leader this afternoon that too many Democrats, including the frontrunners for the presidential nomination, do not have faith in the American people.
“We’ve got to trust the American people more,” Biden said.
“I think they’ve really lost faith in the American people in terms of leveling with them,” he said of his leading rivals.
When he asks groups of Democrats if they think the American people are stupid because they elected George W. Bush twice, most respond that, yes, they do, he said. He said he thinks that attitude is a real problem for the Democrats, who fail to understand how smart and pragmatic the American people really are.
Seriously, think about it. The entire Democrat platform is based on not believing you can take care of yourself ... that they need to help you in some way.
Even their stance on the military right now is the same thing. The poor, uneducated, helpless military needs us to help them understand what is really happening around them. They are just kids who had no alternative but to enlist, and the idea that they support this war just shows that they are truly naive ... we Democrats must help them.
Richard Belzer best summed it up when he said:
That's bull---t: ask them! They're not, they don't read twenty newspapers a day. They're under the threat of death every minute. They're not the best people to ask about the war because they're gonna die any second. You know, the soldiers are not scholars, they're not war experts.
Now Belzer is a third rate actor on a popular third rate show, and shouldn't be taken seriously ... I know. However, he isn't the first or last Democrat to say such things. Keep in mind he was responding to Congresswoman Ileanna Ros-Lehtinen statements about her visit to Iraq in which she stated that the military personnel she spoke with told here:
"We're proud of our mission, we know what we're doing over here. We don't want you guys in Washington to lose it over there."
That's when Belzer blew up.
Then Ros-Lehtinen cited the knowledge of her Marine officer stepson in Iraq. To which Belzer responded by saying:
“Doesn't mean he's a brilliant scholar about the war because he's there.”
See? They can't take care of themselves.
Biden is generally a distasteful man, but he is right on here. The conservative movement has dominated the liberal movement because we have faith in the American people, and the left doesn't. We believe you only need opportunity to succeed. You don't need your hand held, nor do you need handouts to get by. When Republicans start ignoring this premise, and believing that they know better than the people ... the people don't show up to vote, and Congress is taken over by the Democrats.
Should the American people always be trusted? No. Should they never be trusted? No. The middle ground is where we will find success. You can't always do what the people say, but you should always listen to what they have to say because they will surprise you.