Rush Limbaugh on Thursday accused Vice President Joe Biden not only of being “deranged” during a recent speech criticizing Mitt Romney, but also of committing the “destruction” of America’s economy.
“So Joe Biden is off the reservation…. Two days in a row now he’s gone nuts,” said Limbaugh on his afternoon talk show. “When you see Biden’s face, when you see his eyes, when you see the facial expressions … well, I wouldn’t call it demonic. I’d call it deranged.”
Speaking at an Ohio manufacturing plant Wednesday, a fiery Biden didn’t name Romney when he said, “My mother and father dreamed as much as any rich guy dreams. They don’t get us. They don’t get who we are.” But there was little doubt who the implied target was.
Limbaugh left zero doubt about his own target.
“You, Vice President Biden, are responsible for this destruction of the U.S. economy,” he said, according to a transcript of the show. “You are responsible for irresponsible debt creation. You are responsible for people all over this country thinking it’s over for their own kids and grandkids.”
“Nobody associates economic growth with you. Nobody associates prosperity with you or the Democrat Party. Nobody associates escalating opportunity and the opportunity to become a millionaire with the Democrat Party,” he added.
Limbaugh speculated that Biden is desperate not to lose his spot on the presidential ticket.
“When you see Biden … he looks off balance, out of kilter, not all there in the eyes. It is the strangest, strangest thing,” said Limbaugh. “One of the theories is that Biden is genuinely fearful that they’re gonna get rid of him, and he’s doing everything he can to stay on the ticket.”
The conservative radio host also posited that recent poll results are worrying the Obama campaign.
“So one of the theories is that everybody on the Obama side is panicking right now because nobody thought that Obama would be where he is in the polls,” he said.