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Former Joe Biden aide writes angry tell-all
Politico.com ^ | 10/25/12 | Jonathan Martin

Posted on 10/25/2012 3:08:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Adding another wild-card to the 2012 campaign’s final days, a former aide to Vice President Joe Biden has written a tell-all Washington memoir in which he lacerates the former Delaware senator as an “egomaniacal autocrat” who was “determined to manage his staff through fear.”

The book is hardly an objective study of the vice president, however. 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.

Connaughton wrote “The Payoff,” which came out last month, in the fashion of guilt-racked whistle-blower: he was a party to a corrupt system and now wants to blow the lid off the game.

“I came to D.C. a Democrat and left a plutocrat,” he confesses.

As chief of staff to former Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.), Biden’s successor, Connaughton was radicalized by his unsuccessful experience trying to get an amendment to the Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill that would have broken up the country’s largest banks. So he left Washington politics and wrote what he believes is the unvarnished truth about the country’s political system. The big reveal: Big banks control both parties.

“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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Delaware; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: aide; angry; connaughton; joebiden; payoff; plugs; tellall
He says that like it's a bad thing, for some. :-}

“egomaniacal autocrat” = pain in the arse

1 posted on 10/25/2012 3:08:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Definitely Not on Oprah’s Book of the Month selection list..


2 posted on 10/25/2012 3:10:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
Brain surgery ~ Biden had it three times, unsuccessfully.
3 posted on 10/25/2012 3:14:37 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NormsRevenge

The slap downs just keep on coming.


4 posted on 10/25/2012 3:14:45 PM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the time of no return?)
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To: NormsRevenge
He also carries with him at all times TWO cell phones. One for his wife's calls and one for all of his girlfriends.

I know this through a friend whose business partner got dumped by Biden after a brief affair.

So, he's also a horndog.

5 posted on 10/25/2012 3:17:14 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: NormsRevenge

Aw, this is a shock. Joe’s always seemed like such a genuinely nice, kind, sincere guy. /s


6 posted on 10/25/2012 3:18:00 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: muawiyah
Brain surgery ~ Biden had it three times, unsuccessfully.

They found it? Each time?

7 posted on 10/25/2012 3:18:58 PM PDT by Noumenon (“The other side wants everything in America to be free, except us.” -- Paul Ryan)
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To: NormsRevenge
President Obama and Biden, he writes, are “both financially illiterate.”

Whether the book is objective or not, I'd bet most everyone believes that as well as in other categories. LOL!

8 posted on 10/25/2012 3:19:04 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: CatherineofAragon

And he’s got a GREAT sense of humor!


9 posted on 10/25/2012 3:21:07 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: NormsRevenge

Nothing like observing ZombieCrats eating one another. Washington stooge and insider wannabe trashing his former boss, The Gaffe-O’-Matic. Gotta love it.


10 posted on 10/25/2012 3:24:05 PM PDT by twister881
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To: NormsRevenge

Any idiot that believes “banks control” anything is suspect.

This is yet another left wing moron that is just pissed we aren’t left wing enough.

I’m sure, along with the “banks”, he blames “the jews”.

Sounds like a putz to me.


11 posted on 10/25/2012 3:24:39 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
In some DC cirlces Joe's also known as


12 posted on 10/25/2012 3:25:15 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: NormsRevenge
The time for this to be news or even of concern to people with a brain is long-past.

Nice to see it in print, nonetheless.

13 posted on 10/25/2012 3:27:20 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: NormsRevenge
The book is hardly an objective study of the vice president, however.

Coming from Politico, that's really pretty funny.

14 posted on 10/25/2012 3:31:23 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t know why this guy thought Biden would give him a helping hand, since he’s a cheapskate when it comes to charities.


15 posted on 10/25/2012 3:31:47 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: jazusamo

“both financially illiterate.”

As was their hero, FDR, whose playbook they have been using.


16 posted on 10/25/2012 3:34:42 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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I'M A CHEAPSKATE, A CROOK AND A REAL JERK, BUT I'M STILL VICE PRESIDENT, SPARKY!

17 posted on 10/25/2012 3:35:08 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Slyfox

Are you SERIOUS??? SLOW JOE is CHEATING on JILLY the DOCTOR?? WHO would want that Certifiable Insane person anywhere NEAR them??? Really, Joe Bite Me is SCARY.


18 posted on 10/25/2012 3:37:27 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Slyfox
He also carries with him at all times TWO cell phones. One for his wife's calls and one for all of his girlfriends.

He's got a good boy phone and a naughty boy phone...

19 posted on 10/25/2012 3:46:24 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: Norm Lenhart

I forgot about that!


20 posted on 10/25/2012 3:51:31 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Covenantor

LOL

Perfect.


21 posted on 10/25/2012 3:52:26 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: eartrumpet

He’s got a good boy phone and a naughty boy phone.

And Jill (miss Phd in English) probably bought them for him.


22 posted on 10/25/2012 3:53:02 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: NormsRevenge
Anyone who followed this a$$hat's career through the senate knew what a scheming, conniving, smarmy (though not as bad as Schumer) POS he was. Thoroughly anti-Second Amendment.

And he was always the "smartest man in the room," and he'd demand that everyone know it.

Ugh, I couldn't stand the guy just for his work with John Chaffee and Howard Metzenbaum in the senate to outlaw gun ownership.

Mark

23 posted on 10/25/2012 4:00:50 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: NormsRevenge

24 posted on 10/25/2012 4:11:25 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: NormsRevenge

We all knew Joey B was a POS 40 years ago.
After this election we’re going to see a Sea Change in political information. This will be the death of the old media and the rise of the new within the mainstream. The silent majority is rising fast and it is fear that finally woke them up. I’ve been digging for news for 25 years and shut off the MSM so many years ago I can’t remember. Few people are left that believe a Good Morning America or CNN broadcast. Just 5 years ago they were highly trusted. Now people openly laugh in cafes and bars at the MSM lies.


25 posted on 10/25/2012 4:12:47 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: NormsRevenge

former Delaware senator as an “egomaniacal autocrat” who was “determined to manage his staff through fear.”

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The laugh-gaffe master is a jerk-wad boss?

I could see that. He is a small man. No virtues.


26 posted on 10/25/2012 4:29:26 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Paine in the Neck
instead of Financially ignorant I think it is more correct to call them either economically ignorant.
27 posted on 10/25/2012 4:30:22 PM PDT by bt-99 ("Get off my Lawn")
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To: NormsRevenge

My nephew was in the service with a former military attache who had been assigned to Al Gore
Said he was the biggest SOB he ever worked for

Those democrat Veeps and politicians in general are just great human beings


28 posted on 10/25/2012 4:36:29 PM PDT by uncbob
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Fight back.
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29 posted on 10/25/2012 4:48:24 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: jazusamo
President Obama and Biden, he writes, are “both financially illiterate.”

Maybe after they lose they can throw all they money into a bed & breakfast like McGovern.

30 posted on 10/25/2012 4:53:10 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: NormsRevenge
“egomaniacal autocrat” = pain in the arse

AKA .... douchetastic.

31 posted on 10/25/2012 4:59:02 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: bt-99
I think it is more correct to call them either economically ignorant.

I'd make that "Abysmally Ignorant" to cover all the eventualities.

Regards,
GtG

32 posted on 10/25/2012 5:24:34 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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Maryland “Freak State” PING!


33 posted on 10/26/2012 2:06:56 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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