That was then: Over six years ago, then-vice president Joe Biden (D) was campaigning for a second term for the Democratic administration of Barack Hussein Obama and himself with this proud theme:
If you are looking for a bumper sticker to sum up how President Obama has handled what we inherited, it’s pretty simple: Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.
He was referring, of course, to the assassination of terrorist Osama bin Laden, indicating a successful American foreign policy during the Obama administration, and simultaneously the government bailout of General Motors indicating a successful domestic policy of providing for American workers.
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At that time, after four years of Obama’s rule, the U.S. unemployment rate was 8%.
Well, the theme worked, and that dynamic Democratic duo – plus others – were re-elected for a second term in November 2012.
But a year later, Biden was relatively silent when (emphasis added):