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Biden recalls own loss while marking 'bittersweet' 9/11 anniversary (What?!)
The Politico ^ | September 11, 2012 | Jennifer Epstein

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)

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 911; biden; bittersweet; obama; pennsylvania; wot
They're leading in the polls? Seriously?!
1 posted on 09/11/2012 11:18:28 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


2 posted on 09/11/2012 11:21:31 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a TOTAL STUPID [donkey].

Where is the ‘sweet’ part of 9/11?

FOOL


3 posted on 09/11/2012 11:21:50 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Must be the old, tell a big enough lie and anyone will believe it.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 11:23:57 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did he continue the lie about the ‘drunk’ truck driver? This guy is a donkey’s patoot.


5 posted on 09/11/2012 11:28:56 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Biden is a moron


6 posted on 09/11/2012 11:29:04 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bittersweet? Huh?


7 posted on 09/11/2012 11:29:25 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: RexBeach

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.


8 posted on 09/11/2012 11:33:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


9 posted on 09/11/2012 11:37:23 AM PDT by Calpublican
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Whenever there's a tragedy the Dems always seem to have one of their own so they can commiserate with the crowd.
10 posted on 09/11/2012 11:41:13 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; pookie18
biden asset, Biden, the ASSet.
11 posted on 09/11/2012 12:01:47 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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Rush was as astounded at the choice of this word as I found myself to be. Then it hit me. “Bittersweet” makes perfect sense if you remember that obamao is a communist muslim and that he has to play like he cares about America to be reelected.

LLS

12 posted on 09/11/2012 12:02:55 PM 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: RexBeach

Bittersweet - means pain and pleasure - wonder what the pleasure part is?


13 posted on 09/11/2012 12:17:22 PM PDT by unique1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well.... how about this remark while talking to firefighters today.

He talked again about hosting them after the election. “Win, lose or draw, I’m still going to be vice president in January.” They should come, he said. “That’s a deal.” He added: “I give you my word. I’m not just saying it.”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/biden-firefighters-were-going-call-no-bullshit_652166.html

14 posted on 09/11/2012 12:23:25 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Joe really is a moron...


15 posted on 09/11/2012 12:28:42 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Clint nailed it, when he called Biden the intellect of the RAT party.

Colossal, stupid ass.


16 posted on 09/11/2012 1:01:05 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
and to think that this clown VP was added to the ticket to provide “gravitas” to the Obama administration. As if Biden is some type of intellectual heavyweight.
17 posted on 09/11/2012 1:09:12 PM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To Joe: Bittersweet.

That word, you keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means.


18 posted on 09/11/2012 1:23:24 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: tapatio

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...


19 posted on 09/11/2012 2:06:06 PM PDT by haircutter
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Definition:
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.
20 posted on 09/12/2012 3:09:55 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah, yes. The mass murder of 3,000 Americans sure was sweet, wasn’t it?


21 posted on 09/13/2012 10:35:42 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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