VP Biden to Teamsters: If You Vote Republican, ‘Don’t Come to Me…You’re On Your Own, Jack!’

Jul 5, 2011 2:23pm

At the Paris Las Vegas Hotel on Friday, Vice President Biden addressed a convention of the International Teamsters, telling the union members to vote Democratic next year.

"And don't any of you, by the way, any of you guys vote Republican,” the garrulous Vice President started to say, after which he caught himself. “I'm not supposed to say, this isn't political, I'm not supposed to say this.”

The crowd cheered him on.

“Guys!” Biden continued. “Let me put it this way! Don't come to me if you do! You're on your own, Jack!"

At another point, the Vice President told the crowd, "Your logo is a horse's head. Theirs should be the horse's other end.”

The vice president’s message was clear: he and the president stand with organized labor, while the Republicans seek to undermine their achievements.

"Look at Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, Florida, Pennsylvania. Did you ever think in 2011 you would be fighting for the right to work for less again?” asked the vice president. “What in God's name did any organized labor union do to the collapse of this economy?”

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