Only guessing, but Biden's presence may be a painful reminder of his most embarrassing gaffe when he promised us quite emphatically, "Obama has a big stick!"Why is Obammy hiding Joe Biden, the only non-partisan in his administration?
Actually, Biden does whatever his boss tells him to. He might well be thinking that loyal-lapdog status will earn him Obama’s endorsement in 2016.
And the report in Politico that Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told the president to keep Biden away from Congress during the shutdown is credible.“None of the deals Biden has struck have aged well from the perspective of the Democratic Caucus,” a Senate Democratic official told Politico.
Which means that, at a notably divisive moment in national politics, the country is being run by Harry Reid.
President Obama has silenced the one player on his team with a proven record of working the middle and instead chosen to go for all-out partisan warfare.
Okey-dokey. Except that doesn’t work when you have a Republican House.
Obama may still think he can go over the heads of his opponents on Capitol Hill and fire up the American people, who in turn will pressure their congressmen to the do the White House’s bidding.
But if so, he’s the only one who thinks that.
Or the painful reminder of being overheard about the passage of Obamacare and it being a "big f--ing deal."
Either/or. Both are now quite embarrassing.