Skip to comments.Biden recalls own loss while marking 'bittersweet' 9/11 anniversary (What?!)
Posted on 09/11/2012 11:18:18 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Vice President Joe Biden drew on the sorrow of his own personal losses as he addressed the memorial marking 11 years since United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania field.
"It is a bittersweet moment for the entire nation," Biden told families, friends and dignitaries gathered at the memorial to the 40 passengers and crew who died on Sept. 11, 2001.
"We wish we didn't have to be here, wish we didn't have to commemorate any of this," he said, drawing on his own sudden loss, when his first wife and young daughter just before Christmas in 1972.
"I ... know from my own experience that today is just as momentous a day for all of you, just as momentous day in your life, each of your families, as every September 11th has been, regardless of the anniversary," he said. "For no matter how many anniversaries you experience, for at least an instant, the terror of that moment returns, the lingering moment of that phone call, the sense of total disbelief that envelops you. You feel like you're being sucked into a black hole in the middle of your chest."(continued)
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Yeah, it’s all about YOU JOe....
There is a good reason his nickname in the Senate was “Slow Joe” (seriously)
They were probably laughing their ass off when Obambi picked him.
What a TOTAL STUPID [donkey].
Where is the ‘sweet’ part of 9/11?
Must be the old, tell a big enough lie and anyone will believe it.
Did he continue the lie about the ‘drunk’ truck driver? This guy is a donkey’s patoot.
Biden is a moron
Exactly. What is the “sweet” part of 9/11? That the United States was taken down a notch or two? Must be, that’s how many Democrats view that.
Remember the VP (R of course) who was taken down by the press for misspelling a word? (And ironically I just misspelled “misspelled”. Thanks spell check.) This guy commits political suicide on a regular basis if only the MSM reported it.
Bittersweet - means pain and pleasure - wonder what the pleasure part is?
He talked again about hosting them after the election. Win, lose or draw, Im still going to be vice president in January. They should come, he said. Thats a deal. He added: I give you my word. Im not just saying it.
Joe really is a moron...
Clint nailed it, when he called Biden the intellect of the RAT party.
Colossal, stupid ass.
To Joe: Bittersweet.
That word, you keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means.
hey Joe ..you better send a jet to pick those guys up you invited for a beer at the White House...oh by the way did you clear that with your boss first???
the workers and residents of Somerset County are B R O K E... THERE ARE NO DECENT PAYING JOBS AND GAS IS SOON TO HIT 4.00 GAL. so you better arrange transportation and lodging for those fire fighters, I believe they are a VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.. not sure but will check it out...
being at once bitter and sweet; especially : pleasant but including or marked by elements of suffering or regret (a bittersweet ballad)If a Republican had said this it would have been a lead story by the MSM.
Ah, yes. The mass murder of 3,000 Americans sure was sweet, wasn’t it?
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