By September 25, 2008Briefly Legal, Labor Unions

Jake Tapper of ABC notes remarks of Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) at a fundraiser sponsored by the American Association for Justice, the trial lawyers’ lobby.

Biden said that he’s “done more than any other senator combined” for trial lawyers. 

“There are two people — you’ve heard me say it before — two groups that stand between us and the barbarians at the gate,” Biden said. “It’s you and organized labor. That’s it. That is it. So, mark my words, mark my words, if we lose this election, you are going to continue to see a continuation of the onslaught on everything we care about. For real. For real. So, I’m not only thanking you for your help. I would think you’re all absolutely brain-dead if you didn’t help. And I mean it.”

Who are these barbarians in Senator Biden’s eyes? Business owners? Coal miners?

(Hat tip: Walter Olson)

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