“Angry Joe Biden” Drives a Point Home About “Wealth Envy” and Succeeds in His Delivery

May 16, 2012
9:18 pm

Today in Ohio, Vice President Joe Biden got angry. Really angry. And he has a point about "wealth envy," one of the talking points of the GOP.

Here is what was spot on (around 39 seconds is). This is what the GOP is missing. And angry Biden was pretty effective today.

And by the way, one thing I do resent. I resent when they talk about families like mine that I grew up in. I resent the fact that they they think we're talking about, we're envy [ok, that was a flub, but he was on fire, Ed], it's job envy, it's wealth envy, that we don't dream. My mother believed and my father believed that if I wanted to be President of the United States, I could be, I could be Vice President. My mother and father believed that if my brother or sister wanted to be a millionaire, they could be a millionaire. My mother and father dreamed as much as any rich guy dreams. They [the Republicans] don't get us. They don't get who we are. They don't understand, it seems to me. Again, they're not bad, they just don't get it.