I don't think Slow Joe was expressing these sentiments with the ideological malice that his big-eared boss would have. The veep isn't all that deep of a thinker, after all, though he's not completely anencephalitic, like Donald Trump is. V.P. Rogaine is that verbally incontinent crazy uncle in the attic that we've come to know and tolerate over the years for his good-natured, Herb Tarlek-esque unwitting self-lampoonery, which is precisely why The One has kept him in the White House attic for most of the past seven and a quarter turns.
So when Hairplugs is deployed to take his turn at Bibi-bashing - and you can tell how low a priority to which the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has sunk on the White House priority list if it's been delegated to Biden to give him something else to do besides waving his Johnson in front of his female Secret Service detail - it's kind of like showing off a trained parakeet, or a pre-programmed robot, or a singing frog....
Okay, so maybe it wasn't that entertaining. Too bad O couldn't have sent out Trump instead, since he basically shares the same anti-Israel hostility:
Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged “overwhelming frustration” with Israel’s government on Monday and said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s administration has led Israel in the wrong direction, in an unusually sharp rebuke of America’s closest ally in the Middle East.
You mean like "national survival"?
Biden, in a speech to the advocacy group J Street, offered a grim outlook for peace efforts, reflecting dim hopes for progress during the remainder of the Obama administration. Although he said Israelis and Palestinians shared blame for undermining trust and shirking responsibility, he was emphatic in his critique of Netanyahu’s government, suggesting his approach raised “profound questions” about how Israel could remain both Jewish and democratic.
The strengthening and securing of the only true Western democracy in the Middle East against the bloodthirsty Hamastanis who are relentlessly trying to wipe it out is going to make Israel less Jewish and less democratic? I'd have loved to ask him to elaborate upon that charge if I thought he had the mental wattage to spontaneously spin the requisite anti-Semitic BS on the spot. That, and he'd probably have had to resort to more Johnson-waving to cover the brain crickets.
“I firmly believe that the actions that Israel’s government has taken over the past several years — the steady and systematic expansion of settlements, the legalization of outposts, land seizures — they’re moving us and more importantly they’re moving Israel in the wrong direction,” Biden said.
The steady and systematic expansion of settlements ON THEIR OWN TERRITORY, the legalization of outposts ON THEIR OWN TERRITORY, land seizurs ON THEIR OWN TERRITORY....Are you learning anything yet, Joe? With years-ongoing mayhem like this, I would think that encouraging and reducing one's guard against being besieged in one's own country would constitute "moving Israel in the wrong direction".
But I keep looking at it from the Jews' point of view, not Red Barry's "legacy," don't I? Like gifting nuclear weapons to the Iranian mullahs isn't enough of one.
Although credit where credit is due, Slow Joe did contribute one semi-parse-able thought (which is why I rank him a smidge lower than Trump on the dumb-o-meter):
He said those policies were moving Israel toward a “one-state reality” — meaning a single state for Palestinians and Israelis in which, eventually, Israeli Jews will no longer be the majority.
“That reality is dangerous,” Biden added.
Let's examine that notion for a minute. A "one-state solution" with the Palestinians in control would mean Final Solution II, so that would be dangerous to the Jews. A "one-state solution" with the Israelis in control would be....the status quo ante before the past quarter-century of endless violence-spawning "peace processes" in which Israel was strong, secure, and its Arab citizens enjoyed more freedom and a higher standard of living than any place else in the Middle East. A "two-state solution" is more or less the current status quo in which Hamas runs Gaza and Fatah runs the West Bank and both have territory from which to launch endless jihad against the Jewish State between them, which has led, under Prime Minister Netanyahu, to the policy "direction" that Vice President Tarlek calls "wrong". That suggests that, contra Joe, it is the "peace process" that has been the "wrong direction," has gotten thousands of Jews killed who may not have if the Israelis declined to pursue it, and Prime Minister Netanyahu is trying to extricate his country from that grievous error. Which is the entirely appropriate thing for the leader of the Jews to do.
Hey, I didn't say crazy Uncle Delaware had a semi-intelligent thought.