Skip to comments.Biden on homophobia: 'I've had it up to here with cultural norms'
Posted on 04/05/2014 6:12:55 PM PDT by Salman
Vice President Joe Biden has never lacked for passion. And his occasional failure to restrain his enthusiasm has sometimes gotten him in trouble. But his over-the-top rhetoric was right on point when he gave the keynote address Saturday evening at the Human Rights Campaigns gala in downtown Los Angeles.
Biden told a story I had never heard, about the first time he saw two men kissing (at minute 14 of the video above). He was in junior high, and his father was driving him to apply for a lifeguard job.
We stopped at a red light and I looked over to my left and there were two men kissing goodby. And it was the first time Id seen that. And my father looked at me and said, They love each other. Thats the end. Thats the end.
Pretty progressive for the mid-1950s.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Video at link, but I didn't watch the whole thing. The printed article is more than enough.
Interesting he was at an event for the bunch the IRS “leaked” info to about who donated to prop 8.
in the 50’s most dads would have beat the guys to a pulp for doing that in public, let alone in front of a kid.
I’m pretty tired of ‘cultural norms’ also such as Political Correctness.
When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didnt just talk about the princes of greed, Biden told Couric. He said, Look, heres what happened.
Biden -- he just makes stuff up.
Like Barry, “Plugs” is a liar.
Biden is a liar. And if he is telling the truth, he is sick.
I think this is an attempt to say “I was pro-perversion before Hitlery!”
Yes he’s as truthful as the Grifters Clinton.
BS Joe. Back then homos were deeper in the closet than the United States is in debt today.
Cultural norms? How is for God’s Law?
Geez, I hope that was when he was in Scranton, and not DE! /s
BTW, this squarely puts Slow Joe against his so called beloved Catholic Church.
When is the bishop of Wilmington going to lay down the law on his head? /s
Hey Biden, Ive had it up to here with your idiocy..does this jackass even realize that people around the world are laughing at him because he is a moron or is he too stupid to realize that
You’re right, never happened.
Explains a lot about this guy
Can you imagine if Bush had said that?
He would have been pilloried for : #1 saying that FDR talked when the stock market crashed. The stock market crashed in 1929, when President Hoover was president. FDR did not become pres. till March 1933.
#2, he would have been mocked for saying that FDR went on TV. TV broadcasting as we know it did not exist at that time. FDR spoke to the nation by radio.
But, since Biden is a good Democrat, none dare give him the Dan Quayle treatment over that statement.
And I’ve “had it to here” with Biden. And the horse he rode in on.
He just makes shit up.
Heres what Biden had to say about Employment Non-Discrimination Act, starting at minute 12 of the video at the top of this post:
My grandkids, my children, and their kids are going to be shocked, it shocks the conscience that this very moment in American history, in some states, an employer can fire you just because of who you are, or who you love. Its close to barbaric. I mean think about this, a man, no I really mean this.
Really, Joe? Tell that to the ex-CEO of Mozilla, ya moron.
I don’t believe a word of it.
If the story is in any way true, it will be someone else’s and he stole it.
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