Skip to comments.BFD: A Biden Fabulist Dud
Posted on 07/28/2012 3:49:35 AM PDT by Kaslin
Vice President Joe Biden, America's textbook Beltway barnacle, still labors under the illusion that he is America's middle-class Everyman. And now, he's gone and dragged his adult children into the land of Democratic make-believe. This is a BFD: a Biden Fabulist Dud.
As usual with White House class-warfare demagoguery, reality doesn't fit the wealth-bashing narrative.
At the International Association of Fire Fighters 51st Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Biden stoked passive-aggressive resentment of the 1 percenters. "The wealthy," he sniveled. "God bless 'em," he snarked. "I wish my kids would become wealthy," he sighed before railing against tax relief for all those evil, privileged rich people earning more than $250,000 a year.
Does Biden have kids we don't know about? Because his three children with wife Dr. Jill Biden all appear to be, well, doing just fine. Way more than just fine.
Daughter Ashley, a social worker in the Delaware state bureaucracy, graduated from Tulane University and has a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She's married to an otolaryngologist/plastic surgeon at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia. Along the way, Ashley's husband also racked up a Ph.D. and snagged a slot as an assistant professor of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery and as a director of the Herbert Kean Center for Facial Aesthetics.
Not exactly Occupier-level poverty in that line of business.
Oldest son Beau is the current attorney general of Delaware, a former Justice Department official and federal prosecutor, a former partner in the Wilmington law firm Bifferato, Gentilotti, Biden and Balick, and a career beneficiary of the Biden dynasty.
Then there's younger son Hunter. Vice President Biden, meet your well-heeled and wildly successful lobbyist/lawyer offspring.
Hunter Biden now fronts Eudora Global, "a uniquely organized growth and acquisition firm focused on purchasing and accelerating the development of high potential enterprises in industries that meet its selective investment profile." He co-founded the firm with Jeffrey Cooper. Who is Jeffrey Cooper?
Cooper helped build one of the biggest asbestos litigation firms in the country. SimmonsCooper, based in Madison County, Ill., has donated a whopping $196,050 to the senior Biden's campaigns since 2003, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics in Washington, D.C. In that same time frame, the firm poured $6.5 million into lobbying against a key tort reform bill -- which Sen. Biden worked hard to defeat. Cooper also contributed to Beau Biden's first attorney general campaign and paid Beau for legal work on Delaware asbestos litigation cases.
Hunter Biden was previously a top official at PARADIGM Global Advisors, a hedge fund holding company founded with Vice President Biden's brother, James, and marketed by convicted finance fraudster Allen Stanford. As Paradigm chairman, Hunter Biden oversaw half a billion dollars of client money invested in hedge funds while remaining a lobbyist at Oldaker, Biden and Belair. Cooper chipped in $2 million for the ill-fated venture, which went down in flames amid nasty fraud lawsuits.
Before all that, Hunter Biden was a senior vice president at MBNA America Bank, one of his dad's wealthiest corporate campaign donors. An MBNA bank official helped facilitate an eyebrow-raising real estate deal for Daddy Biden that paved the way for the acquisition of a custom-built house in Delaware's ritziest Chateau Country neighborhood.
While raking in consultant payments at MBNA, Hunter Biden also served as a founding partner in D.C. lobbying shop Oldaker, Biden and Belair. His lobbying for drug companies, university earmarks and other clients and causes brought in nearly $4 million in 2007 alone.
Nice Beltway influence-peddling work if you can get it. As I noted in my book "Culture of Corruption," one client seeking federal government earmarks told The Washington Post, "Biden's parentage was a selling point."
Nepotism has its privileges -- and the Biden children, despite Papa Joe's lamentations, have enjoyed far more than their fair share.
Sadly thier lazy, sloth like dependent,drones will never read into anything more than what comes out of thier lying mouths.
Maybe Obama was right, if he’s thinking about Hunter’s business or Beau’s career— they didn’t build that.
I have been an IAFF member for 48 years.
I am a Republican and am continuously angered by IAFF’s ass kissing attitude toward the Democrat party.
President Shitberger could care less about the Republican members of the IAFF , and there are many. Shitberger does not represent rank and file members of his union.
NY POST PAGE SIX---Obama still has some friends in investment banking. Chad Leat, managing director and chairman of Alternative Asset Group Investment Banking at Citigroup Inc., is hosting a $10,000-a-plate dinner for Vice President Joe Biden on Aug. 24 at his home, The Barnyard in Bridgehampton. Leat is described in Hamptons Cottages and Gardens as a banker, dedicated equestrian and imaginative host, with an elegant, but hip home. On the table for discussion will undoubtedly be the economy and jobs. Probably not up for discussion will be that in 2008 Citigroup got a $45 billion government bailout in two installments .
NY POST PAGE SIX--- Nathan Lane will host an Obama fund-raiser attendedby Joe Joe Biden at the Bridgehampton home of Ellen Chesler and Matthew Mallow. The Aug. 24 event, called "East End for Obama," will feature a performance by singer James Taylor. Hosts include actress Julianne Moore, Sopranos star Edie Falco and Jane Holzer. This is one of the few Obama fund-raisers in the Hamptons, Chesler bragged and e-mailed media that the event began in the arts community out East but has morphed into what we understand will be the major Obama campaign event this summer in the Hamptons. Tickets range from $500 to $10,000 to join the host committee and get a photo with Biden
"Hi there, Americans. Obama put me in charge of the trillion dollar stimulus. My son and brother are gonna help me disperse the money. "
Offshore Fraudster had links to offshore fund run by VP Biden's relatives
Reuters on Yahoo | 2/23/09 | BY Ajay Kamalakaran
(Reuters) A fund of offshore hedge funds run by two members of VP Joe Biden's family was marketed exclusively by offshore firms controlled by Texas financier Allen Stanford, charged by regulators with an $8 billion fraud, the Wall Street Journal said.
The Bidens $50 million fund was jointly branded between the Bidens' Paradigm Global Advisors LLC and the offshore Stanford Financial Group entity headquartered in Antigua, and was known as the Paradigm Stanford Capital Management Core Alternative Fund, the paper said. Stanford-related offshore companies marketed the Biden fund to investors and also invested about $2.7 million of their own money in the fund, the paper said, citing a lawyer for Paradigm.
Paradigm Global Advisors is owned through a holding company by the vice president Biden's son, Hunter, and Joe Biden's brother, James, according to the WSJ. Paradigm's attorney, Marc LoPresti, who represents Hunter Biden and James Biden, as well as Paradigm, told the paper he did not know which Stanford entity invested the roughly $2.7 million. (Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
NOTE A lawyer for Hunter Biden and James Biden told reporters the Bidens NEVER met or communicated with Stanford. (/snicker)
Mr. Biden reminds me of Ed Shultz on MSNBC.
Only Republicans go to jail. Scooter Libby spent time in prison for the trumped up Valerie Plame kerfuffle, essentially for misstating a date in his testimony.
In an effort to make him look good, Obama’s White House has blabbed crucial intelligence information to the NYT that endangers the CIA’s operations, and nothing will happen.
This outrageous double standard can only go on because Republicans let it.
“Mr. Biden reminds me of Ed Shultz on MSNBC.”
You should not have said that! I will be going crazy for days trying to figure out which one you insulted.
“You should not have said that! I will be going crazy for days trying to figure out which one you insulted.”
Even though they’re all clones, they figured out how to make the faces different.
Since they’re all the same, there’s really no way to figure out who is who because who is the same as any other Progressive who.
It has gone well beyond laughable how much the press/media actually cover-up the destruction created by this regime.