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Biden: Romney’s Bain experience ‘no more qualifies you to be president than being a plumber’
WASHINGTON POST ^ | 5/22/2012 | Felicia Sonmez

Posted on 05/22/2012 7:03:26 PM PDT by tobyhill

Vice President Biden on Tuesday weighed in on the ongoing debate over Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital, arguing at a New Hampshire campaign event that the presumptive GOP nominee’s investment-firm background no more qualifies him to serve as president than would experience working as a plumber.

“Your job as president is to promote the common good,” he said, comparing the job of a president to that of a private equity mogul. “That doesn’t mean that private equity guys are bad guys; they’re not. But that no more qualifies you to be president than being a plumber!”

Biden, who spoke to a crowd of over 450 supporters and students at Keene State College, called the private-equity business itself “legitimate,” but pushed the administration’s argument that its imperative of wealth creation for investors doesn’t translate to the skill set of a national leader.

“Folks, making money for your investors, as Romney did very well, is not the president’s job,” he said. “The president has a different job.”

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1 posted on 05/22/2012 7:03:36 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

And being a 36-year Amtrak bar-car commuter to the Senate makes you what?


2 posted on 05/22/2012 7:06:01 PM PDT by JacksonCalhoun (CT Yankee in NC Exile #quitblaminyankees)
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To: tobyhill

And what were Obama’s qualifications for being president?


3 posted on 05/22/2012 7:06:10 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: tobyhill

Joe the question should be how could a “community organizer” compare to someone who has run a business, run a state and saved the Olympics?


4 posted on 05/22/2012 7:06:23 PM PDT by kempster
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5 posted on 05/22/2012 7:07:33 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: tobyhill

And Rimshot’s hairplugs ‘no more qualifies him to be vice president than being a hair dresser’. Rimshot’s hairplugs are either too tight or he’s starting to worry about Hillary taking his job.


6 posted on 05/22/2012 7:09:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: doc1019

He’s black.


7 posted on 05/22/2012 7:10:12 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: kempster
Obama never had a job in his life. His whole legacy as President in the next few months will be, “First Black President”, end of story.
8 posted on 05/22/2012 7:11:07 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: tobyhill

Obviously the Obama regime has serious contempt for the average hard working man. Successful plumbers are exceptionally hard working individuals and are excellent representatives of the American “can do” work ethic.


9 posted on 05/22/2012 7:12:54 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: tobyhill

I’m not a big Romney supporter but his qualifications are certainly better than O’s. If he wasn’t a RINO he would be perfect.


10 posted on 05/22/2012 7:16:08 PM PDT by kempster
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To: tobyhill
Obama never had a job in his life. His whole legacy as President in the next few months will be, “First Black President”, end of story.

If we use the NY Times' new classification system that would be the first "white african American president" [lower cases all intentional]

11 posted on 05/22/2012 7:18:24 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: EEGator
There is that. LOL!
12 posted on 05/22/2012 7:18:41 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: tobyhill

I guess the dems have given up on the plumber vote.

Whats wrong with being a plumber? It is a much more honorable profession than management consultant, or investment banker pimp whore.


13 posted on 05/22/2012 7:20:07 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: tobyhill

Interesting choice of professions for this comparison. As it happens, Joe the Plumber would have been much better than Obama, and Joe Biden seems oblivious to that obvious fact.


14 posted on 05/22/2012 7:23:04 PM PDT by Pollster1 (“A boy becomes a man when a man is needed.” - John Steinbeck)
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To: tobyhill

I love it! These lines just don’t make themself up!

Zer0’s experience is:

Never wrote a paper whilst the Head of Harvard’s law school!
Never had a job where anyone ever reported to him.
Never worked in the private sector.
Failed (per his personal account) at being a “community organizer”.
Voted “present” in many IL legislative votes, while the rest of his tenure has been “lost”!
Attended the US Senate for a few days, before the One declared that he was ripe for the Presidency!
Never even set up a lemonaid stand to learn how to count ‘change’, or ‘hope’ for that matter!

And he questions his opponent? And the unwashed lap it up!


15 posted on 05/22/2012 7:23:10 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: FlyingEagle

(Is this about Joe the Plumber?). No job is stupid or dishonorable, I wish Biden’s own plumbing to go to crap and a nice boycott on repairs to his problem.

Interesting how democrates get away with belittling soldiers and workers like that after saying they are the party of the little people.

American idolers are idiots for voting in self hate like this.


16 posted on 05/22/2012 7:26:41 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Pollster1
Exactly, Joe The Plumber is more qualified to be President than Obama.
17 posted on 05/22/2012 7:30:00 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: tobyhill

What a dumb cluck Biden is.


18 posted on 05/22/2012 7:32:33 PM PDT by madison10 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. TJ)
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To: tobyhill
"Obama never had a job in his life...."

Come on, fair 's fair. Obama did some hack work in landlord tenant court for that Chicago slumlord Rezko.

19 posted on 05/22/2012 7:32:33 PM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: tobyhill

So Biden is now confessing that Obama was unqualified for public office?!!


20 posted on 05/22/2012 7:33:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: tobyhill

Did everyone in Democratic party forget Romney actually ran a state unlike Obama who ran nothing at all before he was elected?


21 posted on 05/22/2012 7:36:32 PM PDT by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: tobyhill
If Romney has the nuts, he should run with this, hard:

"I'm proud to say that I'm as qualified to be President as a plumber, or an electrician, or a nurse,...."

(Anything but bloodsucking attorney or community organizer.)

22 posted on 05/22/2012 7:37:52 PM PDT by Vide
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To: tobyhill

Some of my best friends are plumbers! Biden, you are a d**k h**d.


23 posted on 05/22/2012 7:37:58 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: tobyhill
His whole legacy as President in the next few months will be, “First Black President”, end of story.

Yup, his legacy will be a lie due to his WHITE mother.

24 posted on 05/22/2012 7:43:10 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: deweyfrank
Being a hair-plug testimonial and 7-11 customer doesn't get you box seats at the ball game either, Gomer.
25 posted on 05/22/2012 7:44:17 PM PDT by CT
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To: tobyhill

I disagree. If you’re a successful CEO, you’ve learned how to pick qualified people for your department. This is an advantage Romney would have over Obama, who hasn’t run anything in his life.


26 posted on 05/22/2012 7:44:37 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: tobyhill

May I state this clearly:
The average US plumber is FAR better qualified to serve as president than either the current occupant of the White House or Biden.


27 posted on 05/22/2012 7:45:26 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: garbanzo
“Update, July 25: Three weeks after we posted this story, the Obama campaign listed some additional jobs the candidate held during his college years. Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor said that Obama had three summer jobs Vietor didn’t tell us about for our original article: one at a gift shop in Hawaii after his first year of college; another making sandwiches at a deli counter, also in Hawaii; and a third with a company that processed health records of police or firefighters. In addition, Vietor said, during one school year Obama worked as a telemarketer selling New York Times subscriptions over the phone. Without additional information, which we have asked for but which, so far, has not been provided by the campaign, we haven’t been able to independently verify this information.”

http://www.factcheck.org/2008/07/obamas-work-claim/

Obama’s resume.

28 posted on 05/22/2012 7:47:31 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: tobyhill

I’d be careful about mentioning plumbers if my name was so similar to bidet. Kind of invites jokes.


29 posted on 05/22/2012 7:52:21 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: tobyhill

Joe the Plumber was the one that exposed Obama’s true thinking concerning wealth. Didn’t Slow Joe just tell us the other day about his parents and grandparents telling him he could be anything he wanted to be because he lived in AMerica. Sorry plumbers, but you are no longer qualified to become president. Joe told us so.


30 posted on 05/22/2012 7:52:39 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: CT

I’ve never been called Gomer before. But I did have box seats at the Phillies/Nats game last night.


31 posted on 05/22/2012 7:53:56 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: tobyhill

If all the politicians disappeared the world wouldn’t miss a beat. If all the plumbers disappeared we would be up to our necks in SH*T!


32 posted on 05/22/2012 7:59:02 PM PDT by golf lover (going)
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To: doc1019

Obama was never even a plummer! I would trust Joe the Plummer over this community organizer. As we have seen, Obama just isn’t up for the job.


33 posted on 05/22/2012 8:09:33 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: tobyhill

Let’s talk qualifications:

35 years of age.

Natural Born Citizen.

Questions?


34 posted on 05/22/2012 8:19:01 PM PDT by magellan
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To: tobyhill

Let’s talk qualifications:

35 years of age.

Natural Born Citizen.

Questions?


35 posted on 05/22/2012 8:19:22 PM PDT by magellan
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To: tobyhill

Which one was more qualified?
(Hint: the one on the right)

36 posted on 05/22/2012 8:25:44 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Rimshot”

Thats a good one...Haa Haa Haa!

I think there could be someone who could be worse than Obama......

As Bugs Bunny would say...”What a Maroon”

He He He...


37 posted on 05/22/2012 8:32:54 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: tobyhill

Does Plugs realize that some plumbers are members of UNIONS, who launder money for the DNC? Probably not...


38 posted on 05/22/2012 8:34:54 PM PDT by Hammer Tym (Skateboarding is a crime)
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To: tobyhill

What a dumb ass - my plumber would be a better President than the current occupant. And - he’s disparaging plumbers with this statement but is too stupid to realize it.


39 posted on 05/22/2012 8:46:46 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: tobyhill

Fubo never ran so much as a lemonade stand.


40 posted on 05/22/2012 9:01:37 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Brandonmark

Which one was more qualified?
(Hint: the one on the right is the plumber!)

41 posted on 05/22/2012 11:07:03 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: tobyhill
“Your job as president is to promote the common good,” he said, comparing the job of a president to that of a private equity mogul. “That doesn’t mean that private equity guys are bad guys; they’re not. But that no more qualifies you to be president than being a plumber!”

What a moronic tool. I heard most of Comgress can't speak above a 10th grade level - I doubt most of them can think above a 3rd grade level.

42 posted on 05/23/2012 4:14:27 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: tobyhill

Sometimes little Plugs can say the cutest things!


43 posted on 05/23/2012 4:19:24 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: deweyfrank

Haha. You are a good natured guy.

Our neighbor plays for the Phillies. Mike Stutes.

My son and he played HS football together.

Good kid.


44 posted on 05/23/2012 11:05:15 PM PDT by CT
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To: tobyhill
Obama worked at the Baskin Robbins near Punaho, the elite school in Hawaii.

He once was a soda jerk. Now he is just a jerk!

45 posted on 05/23/2012 11:08:38 PM PDT by CT
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