"When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened,'" Barack Obama's running mate Joe Biden recently told the CBS Evening News.
Alice just reminded me that a Democrat might stumble over this, and think: "What's the problem?" so I had better spell it out.
First, the stock market crash began October 28, 1929 and FDR became President over three years later on March 4, 1933.
Second, although experimental television broadcasts began in 1928, the first commercially licensed television stations weren't established until 1941 in New York and Pennsylvania.
As Joe Biden says: "Part of what a leader does is to instill confidence, is to demonstrate that he or she knows what they are talking about and to communicating to people...this is how we can fix this."
Joe, you're instilling a lot of confidence in Republicans by the way you're demonstating what you know. How are you going to fix this?
Remembering the grief Dan Quayle got for misspelling "potato," I predict that the darling Main Stream Media will easily totally overlook Joe Biden's flub of his own party's sacred history. Biden has got to be the first Democrat since the 1929 Stock Market Crash to not proudly trumpet that a Republican was president.
Biden is the Democrat's gift to Republicans that keeps on giving.