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Biden: 'I've Never Found' Women in Workforce to Be 'Kinder and Gentler'
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Posted on 12/03/2013 11:28:21 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Biden: 'I've Never Found' Women in Workforce to Be 'Kinder and Gentler' Daniel Halper December 3, 2013 7:26 AM

Vice President Joe Biden says that women are not "kinder and gentler" in the work place than men.

"I've never found that to be the case," Biden told a Japanese audience. "They're as tough, they're as strong, they're as everything as a man is - and vice-versa."

Via the Associated Press:

At a roundtable later with business executives, Biden said he'd heard some say women are good in the workforce because they are kinder and gentler.

"I've never found that to be the case," Biden said to laughter. "They're as tough, they're as strong, they're as everything as a man is - and vice-versa."

The vice president is in Asia this week for an official state trip, where he's also expressed concern about China's recent activities:

Vice President Joe Biden says the U.S. is deeply concerned about China's attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the East China Sea.

Biden says China's declaration of a new air defense zone has raised regional tensions and increased the risk of accidents and miscalculation.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bidengaffes; hillary2016; hillaryclinton; sexism
Buffoon...............
1 posted on 12/03/2013 11:28:21 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I just love him. Keep talking, Joe!


2 posted on 12/03/2013 11:31:06 AM PST by fullchroma
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To: Sub-Driver; Revolting cat!
Joe's an old softie.


3 posted on 12/03/2013 11:32:31 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, he did have to work with Hillary!


4 posted on 12/03/2013 11:35:31 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Sub-Driver
What workforce have you ever been in, Joey?

Aren't you a career government bureaucrap?

5 posted on 12/03/2013 11:38:57 AM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Actually....I agree with him, for once. The women I’ve worked with were as varied as the men, but I wouldn’t say they were particularly “kinder and gentler.”


6 posted on 12/03/2013 11:39:59 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: Sub-Driver
For once I don't find a statement from Biden to be buffoonish or just plain wrong. I'm not sure what the big (f-ing) deal is about what he said.

(It could be because I'm warming to the idea of a 1.75 year Biden presidency after Zero gets impeached & convicted…)

7 posted on 12/03/2013 11:40:54 AM PST by Yossarian
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To: Sub-Driver

Nine times out of ten I would rather a female bag my groceries instead of a male - they are definitely gentler with my groceries.


8 posted on 12/03/2013 11:42:55 AM PST by greatvikingone
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To: Sub-Driver

I once was appointed manager over a group of 14 women. The manager who hired them had quit. He selected them based on their looks.

A bunch of very pretty evil sneaky lazy incompetent women. About 1/3 could do their job.


9 posted on 12/03/2013 11:42:59 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Even for perhaps the most inept human in the mutiverse (close competition with the Obamadork), the Biden comment contains a vestige of truth.

My wife (who is orders of magnitude more intelligent than the two cretins mentioned above) has stated that women are meaner and less tolerant when in positions of power.

One can only imagine the evil which will be unleashed should the Hillabeast achieve power. Just think pure evil coupled with her small amount of intelligence. Be afraid. Be very afraid.


10 posted on 12/03/2013 11:42:59 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

Biden could simply recite the date and time, and it would come off awkward.


11 posted on 12/03/2013 11:43:24 AM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: fullchroma
Reminds me of an old joke from my foreman at my first job. This was back in the early 1970s before you could get hung out to dry for making a statement which even hinted at sexism.

One of the women in the company is making a Joe Bidenesque statement which ends with the declaration "I can do anything a man can do!"

The foreman turns to her and says "I'll bet you can't stand on the edge of the bathtub and pee in the toilet!"

12 posted on 12/03/2013 11:44:44 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Sub-Driver

WTF is this idiot talking about ?


13 posted on 12/03/2013 11:45:43 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

and this is going to negotiate with China over their air defense ID zone??


14 posted on 12/03/2013 11:46:53 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL
I think he's going to ask for General Chow's chicken recipe.
15 posted on 12/03/2013 11:50:39 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Sub-Driver

buffoon, yes, but his statement is not inaccurate....

(people are what they are, methinks, they are not necessarily nicer or gentler just because they are females or females in the workforce...)


16 posted on 12/03/2013 11:53:42 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, there was nothing kind or gentle about any of the women in the Clinton or the Obama Administrations, or among the Democrat women in the House and Senate.

Reno. Hillary! Sebelius. Power. Napolitano. etc.

So the guy has a point!


17 posted on 12/03/2013 11:54:02 AM PST by Skepolitic
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To: Sub-Driver

Ok; let’s play the same mental exercise here again.

Imagine Dan Quayle said this; or GWB; or Reagan, or Palin.

The press reaction would be the same!!??


18 posted on 12/03/2013 11:56:05 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

lol

“This is Chairman Xi”

“Zee Who? I’m looking for that Jinping guy”


19 posted on 12/03/2013 12:01:07 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Imagine Dan Quayle said this; or GWB; or Reagan, or Palin.

Or Mitty. BINDERS and BINDERS of kinder and gentler women ...

20 posted on 12/03/2013 12:01:07 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sub-Driver

The US where wimmin are wimmin and mens are scared.


21 posted on 12/03/2013 12:03:46 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s because you’ve never had a job, Joe.


22 posted on 12/03/2013 12:06:07 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver

Mostly, Joe....YOU have never BEEN “in the workplace”!!!


23 posted on 12/03/2013 12:06:24 PM PST by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Da Coyote

True story. Women can be ruthless in the workforce. The amount of back stabbing is limitless.


24 posted on 12/03/2013 12:15:53 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: faithhopecharity

Well, has anyone had a hit single titled “Evil Man”? Or made a film called “Mean Boys”?


25 posted on 12/03/2013 12:30:12 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

no, but there was “Wild Boys”


26 posted on 12/03/2013 12:31:33 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Babe! I've never found women in the workforce to be kinder and gentler ... they're all crazy wild like you ...

27 posted on 12/03/2013 12:45:51 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sub-Driver

BIDEN HAS NEVER BEEN ABLE TO FIND HIS BOTTOM WITH BOTH HANDS!


28 posted on 12/03/2013 12:50:50 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: miliantnutcase

I found that out up close and personal with a wacko female IT supervisor that I honestly think was deranged.

She darn near succeeded in driving me to a nervous breakdown. Most everyone seemed satisfied with my work and would tell her to her face. She tuned that out apparently. Every day, usually a few times, I got snapped at, glared at, chewed out (legitimate or not), accused of all kinds of things and generally made miserable.

I took a lower paying but for most part better job outside of state gov. Besides I wasn’t going to get any kind of reference. After a while I went into contract work and later I got a very good support job that pays more than her state gig. I heard she left for a job at TD bank. I feel sorry for any males and conservative females that inherited that fat, ugly hag.


29 posted on 12/03/2013 12:58:44 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I've never found that to be the case," Biden said to laughter. "They're as tough, they're as strong, they're as everything as a man is - and vice-versa."

Wow. What guts. He will not equivocate.
He will flip or flop depending on which way the wind is blowing.

30 posted on 12/03/2013 1:00:39 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority...")
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To: miliantnutcase

I’m a woman and supervised up to 100 women at a time. Men were so much easier to work with. Women are awful, always starting junk with each other. I’d rather herd rattle snakes.


31 posted on 12/03/2013 1:37:08 PM PST by Himyar
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To: Sub-Driver

Just curious, when was Uncle Joe ever a member of the private sector workforce?


32 posted on 12/03/2013 1:38:53 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: Sub-Driver

What does he know about a workforce - any workforce???


33 posted on 12/03/2013 1:54:49 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: wally_bert

Your story is all too true. I work IT in a private company at the moment, but I know females in IT tend to congregate to management instead of skill areas. I’ve had female managers and a lot of them have a chip on their shoulders.


34 posted on 12/03/2013 3:10:08 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: Vigilanteman

Ha ha! You’re right, that settles it, men ARE superior to women!


35 posted on 12/03/2013 9:51:26 PM PST by fullchroma
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow. I agree with Biden about something (in general, of course). Problem is, they are that way because they need to be in order to have the men trust them to be tough managers. The stereotypes of women operate even when the women are promoted. If they didn’t act like Wanda the Witch, they would be thought of as cream puffs.

We women who worked for women bosses understood that and gave them slack on it. Only the very few horrible true witches were disliked.


36 posted on 12/03/2013 10:01:37 PM PST by firebrand
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