Vice President Joe Biden gave a talk last Friday at a banking conference and he uttered a line that was absolutely certain to make the wingnuts lose their minds. He said that as the world changes rapidly, we need to create a “new world order.” Aaron Klein of the Worldnutdaily reflexively took the bait:
Delivering the keynote address at the Export-Import Bank Conference in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Biden stated “the affirmative task we have now is to create a new world order.”He continued: “Because the global order is changing again, and the institutions of the world worked so well in the post-World War II era for decades, they need to be strengthened, and some need to be changed.”
“So we have to do what we do best, we have to lead,” he stated. “We have to update the global rules of the road, we have to do it in a way that maximizes benefits for everyone, because obviously, it’s overwhelmingly in our interests. This is not a zero sum game, it’s overwhelming our interest, that China prosper, that Mongolia prosper, that nations big and large, East and West (prosper). We have to level the playing field so that companies and workers can compete in the world, that the competition is fair and it’s healthy.”
You can almost hear Biden chuckling to himself as he uttered that phrase, knowing it was catnip for wingnuts.