Op-Ed: He Really Is Crazy Uncle Joe Biden
The first rule in retail politics is candidates shouldn’t insult potential voters. It should go without saying that candidates should also avoid threatening them with war. This happened. Literally a threat on American citizens with U.S. military might, invoked by a guy who once had access to the nuke codes.
Former Vice President Biden did it, though. He told rally-goers in Hudson, N.H., just days before they cast their primary ballots, the government would lay waste to them with total warfare if they deemed to exercise their rights by owning semiautomatic rifles as a defense against a tyrannical government.
“The fact is, if you’re going to take on the government you need an F-15 with Hellfire Missiles,” Biden said. “There is no way an AK-47 is going to take care of you if you’re worried about the government knocking down your door.”
Whoa. This a guy who was literally a heartbeat away from the nuclear football.
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