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.
Note to Biden: You wouldn't know how to "level" and be truthful if your life depended on it and that goes for, not all, but the majority of the Democratic party.
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.
Biden was generally critical of the far left wing of his party and of the strategies the frontrunners are using to win the nomination.
Asked if he thinks, as he suggested recently in another interview, that the other candidates tend to think the American people are stupid or easily fooled, he said, “Well, I do.”
Hence the reason that the Democrats continue to lie regarding the progress and success we are having in Iraq and deny it even though the MSM has finally been reporting it. They think the American public is too stupid to read and comprehend the decreasing violence trends, the decreasing loss of life, the decreasing bombs etc....
It is the reason the continue to try to hide behind children like human shields instead of fixing the SCHIP bill, because the think they can simply "con" the American people into thinking it is a good bill, as written.
It is the reason they lied before the November elections and then proceeded to break every campaign promise, because they think the American people, especially the Democratic supporters, are too stupid to realize they have been lied to.
It is the reason people like Hillary Clinton thought she could get away with giving one answer, changing it within two minutes, the next day changing it again and two days later making her fourth change...all to the same question and subject.
They think American are too stupid to notice and to call them on it.
Wizbang puts this very well:
See, to liberals, we're all idiots. We can't take care of ourselves, we can't make rational decisions, and if the government was left in our hands, it would be a catastrophe. This inherent mistrust and condescension is easily seen by the very insistence of a liberal, socialist nanny-state -- and goes against everything this country was built on. If libs thought we were intelligent people capable of running our own lives, why would they insist on putting us in a cradle-to-the-grave nanny state which does everything for us?
They want us to remain "stupid" and reliant on the government, thus the denial of the voucher system, for example. They want us to be mindless drones who worship at their altar and utterly rely on them to take care of every single little thing for us. Then, they can be the powerful, important elites looking over the masses. Then, they can celebrate themselves as champions of the "little people" and the "oppressed". People actually thinking for themselves and being self-reliant is the worst nightmare of Shrillary, Pioneer Pelosi and crew.
In less than a year the Democratic politicians have managed to drive their approval ratings to the lowest point of all time in the history of polling Congress....and they deserve it.
They don't trust us? WE aren't the ones that lied to get where we are and are continuing to lie.
They are and guess what?
WE ARE SMART ENOUGH TO SEE RIGHT THROUGH YOU.