BAY -- Making a stop here just two days before the start of the Democratic
National Convention, Vice President Joe Biden took shots at Mitt Romney and
Paul Ryan, saying the GOP ticket offers nothing new or different.
“We’ve seen this movie before and we know how
it ends. It ended in the Great Recession of 2008,” Biden said. “They want us to
go back to the social policies of the 1960s, foreign policies of the Cold War
and the economics that led to the Great Recession. Do they think we have
amnesia? That we don’t remember who was in charge when things fell apart? They
stop at the National Railroad Museum on his way to the convention in Charlotte,
N.C., gave the crowd a taste of what to expect at the convention as the vice
president talked up the Obama Administration’s successes.
country faces the most starkest differences in a presidential election that I
can ever remember. President Obama and I want to keep moving the country
forward in the right direction while Romney and Ryan want to take us back to
failed policies that didn’t work,” Biden said.
boos rang out over the mention of his Republican rivals, Biden said, “We need
more than your boos. We need your votes. We need you to help us finish what we
started. We need you to get out there and help us win Wisconsin and help us win
Romney campaign responded to the appearance in a statement saying the vice
president offered no solutions to the country’s problems, “just false attacks
and failed policy proposals that have led the country in the wrong direction.”
fact is Americans are not better off today than they were four years ago,
something even the president’s own surrogates concede,” Romney spokeswoman
Allie Brandenburger said. “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s economic plan will bring
relief to the middle class and ensure that the next four years are better than
is to campaign in Greenville, N.C., tomorrow.
said President Obama began his presidency faced with huge deficits and severe
economic woes, but that he “righted the ship.” The president led the effort to
successfully bail out the auto industry, which has put thousands of people back
to work, he added.
love how the Republicans discovered the middle class at the convention, talking
about how their plans will help them, but if you take a closer look, their tax
policies will only hurt the middle class,” he said. “This isn’t your father’s
Republican Party. This is a different breed of cat.”
the Democrats descend on North Carolina for their convention this week, Biden
said Americans can expect to hear real solutions from himself and the president
and not “the vague plans the Republicans have.”
vice president also highlighted the differences between Obama’s healthcare
policies and Romney’s.
are for Medicare; they are for voucher care,” Biden said.
also played to the audience by praising the Green Bay Packers and noting how he
was a fan of the team as a youngster since his private Catholic school was run
by Norbertines, who are headquartered in nearby DePere. He said the nuns always talked up Lombardi and the Packers’ stars from the
1960s, including Bart Starr.
we loved the Packers. On Mondays after a Packers victory, we had our last
period cancelled as a reward,” he joked.