[Ed. – There’s not a Republican Party, but if those Republicans get elected, there will be. Or something.]
CAMBRIDGE, Md. — Vice President Biden began laying out the Democratic Party’s argument for voters in this year’s elections Friday morning by suggesting that Republicans remain splintered and would quickly seek to pass fiscal policies rejected in recent years if they retake control of Congress.
“There isn’t a Republican party. I wish there were, I wish there was a Republican party. I wish there was one person we could sit across the table from and make a deal and make the compromise and know when you got up from the table that the deal was done,” Biden said in remarks at the House Democratic policy conference being held here.
“There is no — all you had to do was look at their response to the State of the Union, what were there, three or four? I think we should get a little focused here, let’s get a little focused,” he added later.
The vice president also heralded the recent passage of bipartisan budget and spending agreements, but warned that Republicans would quickly seek to pass conservative budget and spending proposals rejected in recent years by the Democratic-controlled Senate.
“Does anybody in this room think that the Republican Party has walked away from the Ryan budget? Does anybody in this room think that if they are able to take the Senate or increase their numbers or maintain their numbers in the House that that’s not what we’re going to get back to?” he asked.