Maybe Biden Was Right Not to Trust Him

I am always a little skeptical of people who write tell all books. A former Biden aide wrote one. He was bitter that the VP never seemed to fully trust him. I wonder why? Nevertheless, I am sure that the big banks controlling both parties is true and the President and VP have no understanding of finance and economics. That is not a revelation to most of us, but it is nice to remind you undecided voters of that fact from an insider.
“Money is the basis of almost all relationships in D.C.,” he writes. “And, in a nutshell, this is why our political campaign system and DC’s mushrooming Permanent Class — who alternate between government jobs and lawyering, influence-peddling and finance — mean Wall Street always wins.” Democrats, he argues, aren’t much different than Republicans when it comes to selling out. Connaughton describes the Washington taxonomy of the lobbyists, consultants and lawyers he calls “Professional Democrats.” “If the Marine Corps’s hierarchy of allegiance is unit, corps, country, God, then the hierarchy for a Professional Democrat is current firm, former-elected-official boss, the congressional Democratic leadership, and the president (if he or she is a Democrat),” Connaughton writes. That was the true faith he lived by for about 25 years until he finally left the capital, bought a dog and took refuge in Savannah Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82897_Page4.html#ixzz2Ad9D6ZtD

6 thoughts on “Maybe Biden Was Right Not to Trust Him”

  1. It is a very difficult question to know WHEN it will be “FOR THE GREATER GOOD” to expose to public scrutiny what really goes on behind closed doors.

    The tea party in particular is based on the idea that the best interest of the country and our future has to come first, and we have to stop putting allegiance to a politician or a party above what is ultimately best for the community or the country.

    Obviously, common sense and Christian belief makes it most important to try to fix problems quietly and behind closed doors whenever possible. But when one has exhausted all opportunities to fix problems quietly, what is left?

    At what point does one have a moral and political duty to make public what goes on behind closed doors? Certainly not until every opportunity ahs been exhausted to fix problems outside of public view.

    The most important priority must always be REDEMPTIVE and RESTORATIVE action, not just throwing stones. Everything has to be measured against what will hopefully produce some postiive improvement or correction.

    For example, Paul Bodenweiser hates his brother Eric Bodenweiser. Has Paul’s public participation been constructive? Many times on these pages I tried to encourage Paul to reach out to and talk to his brother Eric even if it is difficult, even if it doesn’t work the first time. I mentioned how I fought with my own brother and have now been reconciled, and we are now working together very productively and amiably.

    Former Joe Biden staffer Connaughton describes Biden as “as an “egomaniacal autocrat” who was “determined to manage his staff through fear.”

    Would you want someone like that (if it is true) holding political power over you or others?

    Would it be relevant and important to know if soemone who is proposing to hold POWER is “an egomaniacal autocrat” who was “determined to manage his staff through fear” ? Wouldn’t voters need to know that — if it were true?

    “It’s time people understand why – and how – Wall Street always wins,” Connaughton writes at the outset of his book.

    He is harshly critical of his own party and the Obama administration, arguing that the president is no different than most other Washington Democrats in his willingness to kowtow to Wall Street.

    President Obama and Biden, he writes, are “both financially illiterate.”

    But the diversion trying to hide the expose begins:

    Author Jeff Connaughton, a Biden Senate staffer turned lobbyist, is by his own admission deeply disillusioned with the capital and embittered about his experience with the man who inspired him to enter politics.

    Shouldn’we ask WHY a person is disillusioned?

    We know people whose favorte word to dismiss criticism is to say the person is “DISGRUNTLED.”

    Obviously, this raises the question: WHY? WHY are so many people disgruntled with the same person, one after another?

    What causes one to be disgruntled? Is it just like catching a cold, that happens for no apparent reason? One day a person is happy and then — INEXPLICABLY — they are magically disgruntled?

    If everyone who eats at a certain restaurant always ends up becoming disgruntled, ALL of them, should we wonder why?

  2. “Biden said his private reaction was, ‘Whoa. Where did this come from? …”

    Biden added: “I’m going to have to earn his trust, BUT I’M NOT GOING TO GROVEL TO THIS GUY. MY MANHOOD IS NOT NEGOTIABLE.”

    Exactly. Once people go into politics, they lose touch with common sense and reality.

  3. He tells of raising money for the senator and getting little in the way of appreciation – not even a thank-you note until he dropped a hint he wanted one – and of Biden treating young aides poorly.

    Oh, yeah. There we go! Contrast this with my very successful brother-in-law, whom I remember at his rehearsal dinner taking the time to sincerely and personally thank the piano player, the caterer, the wedding planner, the facility director, the Maitre D, etc. His gigantic wedding was filled with a who’s who of political VIP’s, everyone who is anyone in the conservative movement.

    Yet he took the time to thank the lowliest person on his payroll. And that is one reason why he is very successful and others are not.

    It taught me more about leadership to watch him get up from the table with his soon-to-be-bride and both families the day before his wedding and take a moment to carefully show appreciation and give thanks to all the people whom he could very easily take for granted, because they were being paid.

  4. Connaughton says he asked Kaufman, then Biden’s chief of staff, if the senator could put a call into Abner Mikva, Bill Clinton’s White House counsel. Kaufman told Connaughton that Biden wouldn’t do it because Biden didn’t like Mikva.

    “Ted tried to console me,” Connaughton writes of Kaufman: “ ‘Jeff, don’t take this personally. Biden disappoints everyone. He’s an equal-opportunity disappointer.’ ”

  5. …until he finally left the capital, bought a dog and took refuge…

    Good idea, it’s rule by narcissists and psychopaths at this point. I would say to focus on decentralizing from the executive, to the congress and on down to local politicians who may be more likely to care. But it’s probably time to face facts here, as most are destroying their own power due to their own forms of narcissism anyway. Maybe they can join those at a national level who engage in “top secret” entertaining ceremonies about the dulling or cremation of caring in front of big American idols and so on. Fun times. Too big to fail = too big to care…. and their entertainment and propaganda, it’ll be the death of us.

    In any event, I think I may buy a dog too. They may be more civilized than people soon.

  6. When it was necessary due to protocol to invite Biden, hosts had no choice- otherwise, Mr. Choo Choo was never wanted. Why? Because he’s a certified jackass.

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