Democrats like Joe Biden are so over-inflating their claims that now even the New York Times can’t cover for them:
Conservative groups have not dumped $200 billion in political ads on the heads of Democratic candidates.
It evidently just feels that way to the White House.
In an interview with Al Hunt of Bloomberg News scheduled to be shown Friday night, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. commented on the need for disclosure when corporate interests contribute to political groups.
â€œI was amazed at the amount of money, this $200 billion of money that is â€” where thereâ€™s no accountability,â€ he said. â€œWhen I say accountability, we donâ€™t know where itâ€™s coming from. Thereâ€™s no disclosure, so the folks watching the ad canâ€™t make a judgment based upon motive when you say itâ€™s paid for by so-and-so.â€
Mr. Biden clearly meant â€œmillionâ€ with an â€œM,â€ not â€œbillionâ€ with a â€œB.â€
But his tongue slipped again a moment later. â€œSo it really â€” Iâ€™ve never seen this before, so the only caveat Iâ€™d put in terms of the House is how much impact this $200 billion are going to mean.â€
It’s not a “slip of the tongue” — these guys throw numbers without knowing or caring what they mean or if they’re accurate. Besides, great wasters of other peoples’ money in Washington are probably unable to comprehend anything under a billion, so we’ll have to forgive Biden’s apparent inability to wrap his head around an amount lower than that.
And remember, this is “Sheriff Joe,” the guy who’s in charge of keeping track of every dollar of stimulus money. I’d hate to see what number somebody whose not dedicated to accuracy and accountability would come up with. Somebody who can’t catch the difference between a million and a billion twice in the same short interview? Sure, let’s put him in charge of monitoring the outlay of a trillion taxpayer dollars (or was that a billion? Or a million? Eh, doesn’t matter…)
Biden’s saying that a lot of that money the GOP is spending on ads — a quadrillion bazillion according to Joe’s latest count — comes from foreign PACs. Democrats don’t do that. What? Oh, nevermind.