“I don’t believe, the president doesn’t believe that the Tea Party is -- is a racist organization. I don’t believe that,” Biden said. “Very conservative. Very different views on government and a whole lot of things. But it is not a racist organization.”
(Via Outside the Beltway; H/t: Instapundit) If this seems surprising, it shouldn't be. The NAACP has a goal; minimizing the Democratic Party's losses in 201[0*] (via the use of a smear campaign). Vice President Biden also has a goal; re-electing the President (and, incidentally, himself) in 2012. The two goals are incompatible. A Democratic majority in Congress means that the President will either have to assert control over determining the nature of the bills that get submitted for his signature, or else have to sign more popularity-killing monstrosities like the stimulus or Obamacare. The first is beyond both the President's official powers and personal skill set, and the second will get him defeated handily in two years.
So... it's nothing personal, but it's time for progressives/liberals to be publicly embarrassed again. They will, of course, be expected to take it without murmuring. Which they will, of course. I mean, what are they going to do? Vote Republican?
PS: You mentioned an alleged racial epithet being slung at a Congressman, VP Biden. Just so you know: Andrew Breitbart's offered 100K for video evidence of that happening. I assume that you have said video evidence? No? Then please be more precise in your language, thank you.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.