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Biden: One more GOP budget gripe and 'I am going to strangle them'
The Hill ^ | 1/14/11 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 01/13/2011 7:06:35 PM PST by FromLori

Vice President Biden jokingly expressed his frustration toward Republicans on Tuesday, accusing them of having insincere concerns about the budget deficit.

Biden jokingly said that GOP protests about the need for a balanced budget made him want to strangle them, which the vice president quickly clarified was a figure of speech.

“If I hear one more Republican tell me about balancing the budget, I am going to strangle them,” Biden said at a fundraiser in Minnesota, according to a pool report. “To the press, that’s a figure of speech.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dupnik; giffords; heated; liberals; rhetoric; sheriffdupnik; violence
Isn't that Violent? Slip of the lip Biden when he does it no big deal only a figure of speech.
1 posted on 01/13/2011 7:06:41 PM PST by FromLori
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To: FromLori

Democratic civility. They can use all the violent metaphors they want. Republicans who use them are viewed as incivil.


2 posted on 01/13/2011 7:08:29 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: FromLori

I wish he’d try that, and then we could get rid of him. snicker.


3 posted on 01/13/2011 7:10:22 PM PST by potlatch ( !/ ~*coincidences usually aren't *~\!)
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To: FromLori
The only thing worse than banned words is using a banned word and droning on with a qualifier.

4 posted on 01/13/2011 7:10:36 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: FromLori

the democrats KNOW the media will let them off the hook and I think Biden knows Palin was unfairly attacked thats why he’s trolling with this


5 posted on 01/13/2011 7:11:40 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: FromLori

Strangling is OK. It’s only shooting that’s out of bounds.


6 posted on 01/13/2011 7:11:51 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: FromLori

He pointed it out, though. He is actually making fun of his own proclivity for gaffes, which is probably just as well.

Next time he says something stupid, he will turn around and blame those who took it seriously.


7 posted on 01/13/2011 7:12:14 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: I see my hands

What’s hilarious is seeing liberals having to excuse common every day expressions. Oh well - they brought it on themselves.

Slow Joe, Tone It Down!


8 posted on 01/13/2011 7:12:39 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: FromLori

A threat.


9 posted on 01/13/2011 7:14:40 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: FromLori

Did Biden inspire the Boston Strangler?


10 posted on 01/13/2011 7:15:03 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Brilliant; I see my hands
Strangling is OK. It’s only shooting that’s out of bounds.

Can you fire a bullet into their throat and then tell them "I hope you strangle on it"?

11 posted on 01/13/2011 7:15:22 PM PST by bigheadfred (As a rapturous voice escapes I will tremble a prayer and I'll ask for forgiveness...)
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To: goldstategop

Biden have a habit of slipping out the truth


12 posted on 01/13/2011 7:15:23 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: Dallas59

I want to hear Jim Clyburn demand Biden be arrested, quartered and hung for that comment!


13 posted on 01/13/2011 7:15:45 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: FromLori

Well, OK. As long as he doesn’t publish a map with surveyors marks over their districts because then that would really be some vitriolic, violent rhetoric.


14 posted on 01/13/2011 7:17:34 PM PST by Spiff
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To: FromLori

Biden’s a chump.


15 posted on 01/13/2011 7:17:41 PM PST by popdonnelly (Your political opponents want you to shut up.)
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To: goldstategop

It has nothing to do with incivility, and everything to do with blaming the shootings on the Republicans.


16 posted on 01/13/2011 7:18:36 PM PST by popdonnelly (Your political opponents want you to shut up.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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17 posted on 01/13/2011 7:19:48 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: FromLori

Now, now we can’t have any of that violent talk. Someone might get murdered. Oh I forgot, silly me, the left can say whatever it wants to with impunity.


18 posted on 01/13/2011 7:23:15 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: FromLori
“If I hear one more Republican tell me about balancing the budget, I am going to strangle them,” Biden said at a fundraiser in Minnesota, according to a pool report. “To the press, that’s a figure of speech.”

I took that to be a joke on the press for the way they twisted everything. I laughed when I read it.

19 posted on 01/13/2011 7:23:52 PM PST by publana (Time to go Galt.)
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To: FromLori

Biden, Gibbs and Dupnik must have a bet on who can say the stupidest things. I’m glad I don’t have to be the judge.


20 posted on 01/13/2011 7:27:39 PM PST by Hunton Peck ("Round up the usual Tea Partiers!")
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To: publana

Will all future strangulations across the country be blamed on Joe Biden?


21 posted on 01/13/2011 7:28:46 PM PST by profit_guy
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To: popdonnelly

Cries on uncivility are nothing more than attempts to try to censor conservatives.


22 posted on 01/13/2011 7:31:17 PM PST by profit_guy
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To: FromLori

He has a point. Bush/Hasteret/Lott. The GOP on spending is a dry hole. Boob bait. For suckers.


23 posted on 01/13/2011 7:33:11 PM PST by Leisler (They always lie, and have for so much and for so long, that they no longer know what about.http://ma)
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To: FromLori

“Biden jokingly expressed......”

“...I am going to strangle them...”

“........that’s a figure of speech.”

I am thinking that if I made a similar “joke”, directed at Biden or Obama, in a “figure of speech” sort of way... the secret service would be at my doorstep in the morning.


24 posted on 01/13/2011 7:37:32 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Rocky

Man. FReepers to the rescue again. I was going to post this.


25 posted on 01/13/2011 7:38:46 PM PST by BenKenobi (The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there)
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To: Hunton Peck

Off topic , but I have a question . Today I heard biden say his flight home from Iraq was the first he did not have to fly home with the body of an American soldier . Yesterday I heard a news report saying it was biden’s first trip to Iraq . Who’s lying ?


26 posted on 01/13/2011 7:38:50 PM PST by katykelly
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...
...which the vice president quickly clarified was a figure of speech.
And plagiarized, but no surprise there. Thanks FromLori.


27 posted on 01/13/2011 7:38:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: FromLori

Not very civil Mr VP


28 posted on 01/13/2011 7:41:19 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: I see my hands

Still spending time putting black lines around your comments, hm? Pathetic. Maybe try to distinguish your comments by the content, rather than the black borders you add. Pathetic. You’re no FReeper.


29 posted on 01/13/2011 7:43:01 PM PST by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: goldstategop

“Oh well - they brought it on themselves.”
Yeah—hold them to their own rules.


30 posted on 01/13/2011 7:47:54 PM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: FromLori

A little mandantory anger management and sensitivity training appears in order. Mr. Biden appears to be totally insensitive to the concerns and needs of conservatives! He is not being inclusive with us. He is not being fair. WWWaaaaaaaggggghhh!!!


31 posted on 01/13/2011 7:49:20 PM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: FromLori

Where’s the civility, Joe?

I certainly am hell not going to let the democrats and the liberal media define “civility” for everyone. Not when Pelosi or anyone else ever reigned in Alan Grayson, or Obama, or Biden, or Dean, or any of them that were far, far worse. Hell they can’t stop putting Grayson on for hate-spewing interviews and he isn’t even in Congress anymore.

Time to end this crap about civility. What happened this January when the 112th Congress was seated was “civility”. The smooth transition of power is civility. The 2010 elections where people elected leaders is civility. Not coups. Not bloody revolts. Not chaos.

We already have civility. Have some balls and say ‘civility’ is a DEMOCRAT code word for CENSORSHIP. A liberal nut shoots his liberal congressperson for not being liberal enough and the democrats and media try to spin this as a ‘civility’ issue.

We need to stop playing the left’s game because we have Obamacare to roll back or defund. Real work needs to get done. Not the fairness doctrine, not killing 1A or 2A rights.


32 posted on 01/13/2011 7:55:35 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: FromLori

Yeah Biden Ha Ha, but what about balancing the budget???


33 posted on 01/13/2011 7:58:15 PM PST by savage woman
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To: RatRipper

You forgot “hateful”. Joe was hateful. Divisive. Why the hate, Joe? You have the White House. Why are you clinging to your bitter hate, Joe?

Why do you rail on the republicans when a left wing loon shoots his left-wing congressperson for not being liberal enough? Why do you hatefully try to portray it being the fault of republicans and talk radio? He isn’t a right wing guy, Joe. He’s one of YOUR guys Joe.

He was pissed Giffords didn’t vote for Pelosi to be minority leader, Joe. That was the last straw. that was her not being liberal enough for him.

Why the lies and the hate Joe? Can you just not help yourself?


34 posted on 01/13/2011 7:59:39 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: FromLori

Ew! How vitriolic!


35 posted on 01/13/2011 8:03:30 PM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: FromLori
They're democrats...their corruption incivility doesn't count.
36 posted on 01/13/2011 8:26:49 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: katykelly
I don't know whether that was his first trip to Iraq or not, but (dusting off the ol' Clinton Parse-o-matic 98) if it was his first trip to Iraq, and he didn't have to fly home with the body of an American soldier, then, technically speaking, what he said was true.

Disclaimer: The Clinton Parse-o-matic 98 has NOT been tested on subjects with subnormal IQs, so accuracy is not guaranteed in this case.

37 posted on 01/13/2011 8:27:44 PM PST by Hunton Peck ("Round up the usual Tea Partiers!")
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To: FromLori

The MSM ‘knows’ it’s a joke when said by a Dem. Same thing said by a conservative would be classed as hate speech.


38 posted on 01/13/2011 8:28:58 PM PST by GOPJ (."Blood libel" - - when the MSM incites hatred and violence against conservatives based on lies.)
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To: FromLori
No! No! No! When Joe or another Dem says things of this nature, it is a jest. Only out of the mouths of conservatives is it a vitriolic and chilling threat which must be stifled.

vaudine

39 posted on 01/13/2011 8:35:01 PM PST by vaudine
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To: Spiff
In addition to surveying the circle/plus sign is also the astronomical symbol for Earth.
40 posted on 01/13/2011 8:41:14 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Secret Agent Man

Forgive me!! How could I forget hate?? The topic of the week!!!! Confess your hate, Joe!!!! Repetance and humility is good for the soul!!! LOL!!!! Libs are all mega-turds!!!!!


41 posted on 01/13/2011 9:03:03 PM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: FromLori

Yeah, isn’t he being violent?


42 posted on 01/13/2011 9:27:10 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: katykelly

Off topic answer.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125303460261012653.html

Three trips and his comment makes one wonder about how politicians define hostilities.

As in, hostilities ended.

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/no-hostilities-have-not-ended-in-iraq/


43 posted on 01/13/2011 9:49:56 PM PST by MurrietaMadman (Luke 23:31)
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To: FromLori

Not the first time. In 2008, he told reporters that if one more person questioned his religion, he would stuff his raosry beads down their throat. It took me about 5 seconds to question his religion. I’m still witing for him to make good on his threat.


44 posted on 01/14/2011 2:36:54 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: MurrietaMadman

Yes , I took note of that , also .


45 posted on 01/14/2011 7:53:36 AM PST by katykelly
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To: FromLori

Biden can’t even get this right.

“Holding the bag” is a figure of speech.
“Left out in the cold” is a figure of speech.

What’s a threat of strangulation a metaphor for in this instance?


46 posted on 01/14/2011 9:34:07 AM PST by j-damn
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