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Biden declares ‘America has turned the corner’ ("..We are on our way.")
Yahoo! News ^ | 9/6/12 | Olivier Knox

Posted on 09/06/2012 8:48:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Vice President Joe Biden has famously distilled President Barack Obama's argument for re-election to a simple phrase: "Osama Bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive." On Thursday evening, the scrappy former senator delighted Democrats gathered at their national convention in Charlotte with a long-form version of that slogan.

Speaking from his "ringside seat" to Obama's struggles since January 2009, Biden praised the president he has watched at work and told Americans worried about the still-sputtering economy that "America has turned the corner."

"Yes, the work of recovery is not yet complete, but we are on our way," said Biden. "The journey of hope is not yet finished, but we are on our way. The cause of change is not fully accomplished, but we are on our way. So I say to you tonight, with absolute confidence, America's best days are ahead of us, and, yes, we are on our way."

The speech was vintage Biden--peppered with "literally" (not always used correctly) as well as "folks," and leavened with snapshots from his working-class upbringing. And in classic Biden style, he drifted from his prepared remarks almost immediately.

The vice president roughed up Mitt Romney, suggesting that the former Massachusetts governor would have failed both the GM and the bin Laden tests (though it's worth noting that Biden himself has said he opposed the bin Laden raid).

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: america; biden; corner; declares
we are on our way.

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and so are you, Joe. Start packing.

1 posted on 09/06/2012 8:48:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
I guess that sums up what was "Hope and Change", $6 Trillion in debt and a 16% real unemployment rate...

"Osama Bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive."

2 posted on 09/06/2012 8:53:57 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wow! After this many gaffes, the MSM still describe Biden as “scrappy” instead of “a joke” or “pathetic”. I will never forget how despicable they were toward Sarah Palin.


3 posted on 09/06/2012 8:54:00 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: NormsRevenge

Is the Joe who promised recovery summer?


4 posted on 09/06/2012 8:55:35 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: NormsRevenge

Wait until the jobs numbers hit tomorrow.

Biden, you are on the way out!

Ding! Ding!

The train will leave the station with the end of the Obama Regime around the corner.


5 posted on 09/06/2012 8:59:38 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: NormsRevenge

Help is on the way! That was Senator John F’n Longface (who served in VietNam) Kerry’s sorry-ass slogan in the 2004 campaign


6 posted on 09/06/2012 9:10:26 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: NormsRevenge

Osama Bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive.”

We can thank the Navy Seals for Osama
The Chinese who got the jobs that GM closed in America thank General Motors.
So why would we vote for Obama again???


7 posted on 09/06/2012 9:10:56 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: NormsRevenge

And it only took a 1/3 increase in the national debt in 4 years to make ever single economic measurement for average Americans worse then it was when 0bama took office,.


8 posted on 09/06/2012 9:13:04 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: NormsRevenge
Let's pause to hear from AlGore about the state of the Juan's economy ... (here)
9 posted on 09/06/2012 9:16:55 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: NormsRevenge
"America has turned the corner."


10 posted on 09/06/2012 9:21:23 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: NormsRevenge
Hallelujah!!!

It's the Summer Fall Winter Spring Summer Fall Winter Spring Summer Fall Winter Spring Of Recovery!!!

11 posted on 09/06/2012 9:29:01 PM PDT by Skibane
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To: NormsRevenge

we are on our way.


We’re circling the drain! Going, going, gone.


12 posted on 09/06/2012 9:32:15 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Got that right. You or I could have killed osama with Seal Team Six behind us. And GM is now building a new plant in Mexico. Still waiting for my $53 a share to break even.


13 posted on 09/06/2012 9:37:45 PM PDT by gotribe
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To: NormsRevenge
"‘America has turned the corner’ ("..We are on our way.")



Thomas Andrews: Here's the situation. Water in the forepeak, the mail room, the hold, and boiler rooms 6 and 5. That means a 300 foot-long gash from there to there. Agreed?"

Captain Smith:Well, what's the answer?"

Thomas Andrews: She's going to sink, Captain.

Captain Smith: But she can't sink! she's...she's unsinkable!

Thomas Andrews: Well, she can't float!
14 posted on 09/06/2012 9:50:12 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXh4xf49hYk


15 posted on 09/06/2012 9:52:03 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator
Actually, that still and the dialogue is from 1958's "A Night to Remember", which for my money is infinitely better than Cameron's sprawling monstrosity.

Two of the finest British cinema actors are in that scene, too. Laurence Naismith as Captain Smith, and Michael Goodliffe as Andrews.

Very good movie...almost a docudrama, the sets are magnificent, and the modelwork, (for 1958), is spectacular....check it out sometime....its all here, albeit in 13 parts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ChwGrhx9Lc
16 posted on 09/06/2012 10:01:54 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t understand why commentators are saying it was a great speech.

The only thing I can think of is that perhaps the expectations for the gaffe-prone Biden were so low.

It was filled with the usual oleaginous platitudes and straw men that political speechwriters typically fill such speeches with. Yes, Biden used the teleprompter well and made an effective delivery.

But the part of the speech when he went on at length about the “courage” of Obama in giving the order to get bin Laden was downright offensive. Obama didn’t risk a hair on his head. SEALs can get killed just in training. And we know from Richard Miniter’s book that Obama and Jarrett had to be dragged kicking and screaming to give the go-ahead for the mission. That part of Biden’s speech was just disgusting.


17 posted on 09/06/2012 10:14:56 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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18 posted on 09/06/2012 10:42:36 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: NormsRevenge
"America has turned the corner"

I can see how plugs could interpret the edge of a cliff as a kind of "corner."
19 posted on 09/06/2012 10:54:03 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: NormsRevenge

FedEx, UPS, all the trucking companies and all the rails indicate that Biden is full of caca. Everything is going in the wrong direction, just like this administration.


20 posted on 09/06/2012 10:58:31 PM PDT by Betis70
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To: NormsRevenge

Joe, what corner have we turned and which way are we going?


21 posted on 09/06/2012 11:42:51 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: NormsRevenge
He also had this line :

"My dad respected Barack Obama - would've respected Barack Obama if he'd been around":

Well, it doesn't really matter that much. Being a good Democrat, he probably has already cast his vote for him from beyond the grave.

22 posted on 09/07/2012 12:10:39 AM PDT by TheCipher (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself- Mark Twain)
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To: Iron Munro

Wow, and from 2 yrs ago too.


23 posted on 09/07/2012 1:47:42 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 60 days away.)
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To: NormsRevenge

WINTER OF RECOVERY VERSION 4.0!


24 posted on 09/07/2012 4:32:20 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yes we have. We are now in Detroit.


25 posted on 09/07/2012 4:48:22 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: NormsRevenge

Someone who is honest and frank about their failures will be a much candidate to receive grace than someone who in their pride stubbornly holds onto their pride, does not openly admit their failures and tries to put the blame on others.


26 posted on 09/08/2012 12:05:35 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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