The Democratic nominee for vice president has come out slugging in recent days. A report on Politico suggests that our vice presidential nominee will deliver a major and hard-hitting address today in Michigan. According to Politico:
While the lines of attack have long been drawn, Biden will assert . . . that a McCain presidency would amount to a third Bush term and will focus, in a detailed, comprehensive and aggressive way, on John McCain's domestic policies and harsh campaign tactics.If his speech hammers at away at a point he made the other day in Saint Louis, I think it may have some impact. The St. Louis Dispatch the other day reported that Biden in a Missouri stop hammered away at McCain's proposal to tax your healthcare benefits:
Taxing American workers' health care is not the answer, he said. Under McCain's plan, Biden said, a person earning $50,000 a year, with employer-provided health care worth $12,000 a year, would be subject to income taxes on all $62,000. Now, no taxes are levied on (workers') health care benefits.Yeah, that's change we can believe in, Senator McCain.
McCain has been highlighting his proposed $5,000 a year tax credit to offset some of that tax hike, but Biden said that at least $7,000 would still be subject to the tax.
Meanwhile, Sarah "Lying Sack of Shit" Palin was widely panned on the Sunday talk shows:
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said on CBS’s "Face The Nation": “She doesn’t know anything, and she is not ready to be vice president."
New Mexico Democratic Governor Bill Richardson said on Wolf Blitzer's "Late Edition": “Here’s the issue with Gov. Palin. She’s a governor. … That’s good executive experience. She’s telegenic. She’s smart. But there are just a lot of distortions about her record that are coming out."
Senator Claire McCaskill said on ABC's "This Week": "Sarah Palin this summer called Hillary Clinton a whiner. And now it’s oh, you know, they are being disrespectful to Hillary. I didn’t hear her say that when she was asked that before she was the vice presidential pick."
Updated: TPM has put together this montage of Sunday talkshows: