By Tom Quiner
I guess I’m a barbarian.
Vice President Biden was explicit:
“This is a different kind of fight,” Biden said to union members. “This is a fight for the existence of organized labor. You are the only folks keeping the barbarians at the gate. That’s why they want you so bad.”
Teamster president, Jimmy Hoffa was equally eloquent in his derision of the Tea Party and conservatives:
“Let’s take these sons of a b*tches out.”
What is it that makes us so barbaric in the eyes of these elite?
Is it our desire for fiscal restraint? For balanced budgets?
Is it our desire for long term solvency of Medicare and Social Security? They’re going broke. The government tells us so. Republicans have presented solutions. Are the solutions bad? If so, how about if the elites present their own plan?
Is it our respect for the dignity of human life that makes us seem so barbaric in the eyes of the elite? But if that’s the case, how does ripping a pre-born child out of the mother’s womb qualify as being civilized?
Is it defining a marriage as being between a man and a woman, just as Jesus did? If that’s barbaric, tell them to take it up with Jesus.
Is it our call for fairness in squaring extravagant federal union perks with the economically-challenged needs of the working class families paying for those perks?
The elites know what’s best.
The vice president says so. So does a union boss.
Be sure to catch the “barbarians at the debate” tonight at 7 PM central time on MSNBC to find out what makes them so uncivilized. If you learn what it is, let me know.