I Guess It All Depends On What You Consider Middle Class

I love Joe Biden. He provides a perspective on things that just seems to be unique. Ed Morrissey at Hot Air posted an article today quoting some of the Vice-President’s recent statements at a Democratic fundraiser.

The article reports:

Biden told attendees that he is confident about Obama’s reelection because Republicans are being open about their intent to cut programs important to a large swatch of the electorate — the middle class.

“These guys don’t have a sense of the average folks out there,” he said. “They don’t know what it means to be middle class.”

Ok. So let’s take a closer look at the fundraiser where these statements were made. It was held at the Georgetown home of Senator John Kerry. Couples paid $10,000 to attend. The menu was char-grilled grass-fed New York strip steaks and white truffle mashed potatoes. I’m not sure I have ever even seen white truffle mashed potatoes. I am pretty sure they don’t serve them at my local steakhouse. 

The article mentioned some of the guests:

Pool reporter Tracy Jan of The Boston Globe noted some high-profile guests at the fundraiser, including “Elizabeth Bagley, former ambassador to Portugal and attorney specializing in trade and international law; Matthew Barzun, former Ambassador to Sweden who Obama has tapped to be his 2012 campaign finance chairman; Steven Green, former ambassador to Singapore; Bob Barnett, a Washington attorney who’s worked on eight national presidential campaigns helping candidates prepare for debates; Tom McMillen, former Maryland congressman; and Jack Manning, co-founder of Boston Capital.”

Ed Morrissey rather wryly comments at the end of the article:

But don’t worry — these folks know the middle class.  They hire them to clean up afterwards.

Meanwhile, I just want to know what white truffle mashed potatoes look like.

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