This is supposed to be a hit on Paul Ryan for his descriptions of what his father, who died when he was 16, left him values-wise.
“My dad used to have another saying, for real,” Biden said. “And, by the way, I’ve been saying this for 30 years. And I’m glad to see that Congressman Ryan likes his dad, too, and quotes his dad. I mean that sincerely. But my dad [had] a lot of wisdom. Every time someone tell you, say, ‘Look, let me tell you what’s important to me, what I value.’ My dad would go, ‘No, no. Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I will tell you what you value.'”
OK, we’ll play. Mr. Vice President? Show us YOUR budget.
Oh, you don’t have one?
Does that mean you don’t value anything at all?
This is a gaffe. We can talk about some of the “gaffes” out there in which true expressions of philosophy or policy are let loose to a public which will likely disagree with them, but those aren’t gaffes.
When you say something that makes you look like an unmitigated buffoon, it’s a gaffe.
Biden is a gaffe machine. Paul Ryan is a serious legislator. That’s going to become patently obvious as this campaign continues.