Skip to comments.Biden Tired of Palin's "Politics of Division"
Posted on 10/17/2008 3:19:44 PM PDT by pissant
(MESILLA, N.M.) - Joe Biden says hes tired of the type of politics of division he heard in Sarah Palins comments last night, when she told a North Carolina fundraiser that she liked to visit pro-American parts of the country.
It's disappointing, and I hope it's a slip of the tongue and she doesn't mean it, but she said it. It was reported she said that she likes to visit, quote, pro-American parts of the country, said Biden, leading into a lengthy dissection of the remarks.
Ladies and gentlemen, I, like your senator and governor, have been all over this great land. I've never been to a state, I've never been to a state that hasn't sent its sons and daughters to serve and die for this country. Right here in New Mexico right now, there are 1,400 Mexican sons and daughters -- New Mexican sons and daughters deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Thirty-six of them have already given their lives for this country.
Folks, it doesn't matter where you live, we all love this country. And I hope it gets through. We all love this country. Folks, one of the reasons why Barack and I are running is that we know how damaging the politics of division that continues to be practiced by the McCain, how damaging this policy of division has been. It's time to put this behind us.
Folks, it is not a corny thing. It's real. We are one nation, under God, indivisible. We are all patriotic. We all love our country in every part of this country. And I'm tired. I am tired, tired, tired, tired of the implications about patriotism.
Folks, that's the reason why Barack and I are running. We are absolutely, totally, thoroughly confident that we can get through these difficult times and like every generation before us be better for it.
Palin responded today to questions about her remark, telling reporters, Every area, every area across this great country where were stopping and where also the other ticket is stopping and getting to speak at these rallies and speak with the good Americans, its all pro-America.
I was just reinforcing the fact that there, where I was, theres good patriotic people there in these rallies, so excited about positive change and reform of government thats coming that they are so appreciative of hearing our message, hearing our plan. Not, not any one area of America is more pro-America patriotically than others, said Palin.
Biden not only went after Palin this afternoon, but also had the crowd laughing at Joe Wurzelbacher, now known famously as Joe the Plumber after being mentioned 26 times in the final debate between John McCain and Barack Obama.
Were going to start with real meaningful tax cuts. I promise you, if you're unlike Joe the Plumber be nice if he got a license, said Biden to cheers from the crowd.
But, Joe the Plumber -- I know you got a lot of plumbers out here making over 250,000 grand, he said to supporters. Raise your hands, please.
At that point, a young man raised his hand, which appeared to be in jest.
There's a man, said Biden. Go borrow money from him, the guy in the green shirt. He makes more than two-fifty. He looks like he's only 18 years old which means he earned it the hard way. He inherited it.
McCain spokesperson Ben Porritt fired off an email to press members at the comments, saying Joe the Senator continued his angry campaign today fresh from his performance attacking Joe the Plumber on national television last night.
While Barack Obama attacks small town Americans for 'clinging' to guns and religion, his running mate is busy attacking hardworking Americans who oppose the socialist tax policies of Barack Obama. If anyone is paying attention to Barack Obamas running mate they will see a serial exaggerator whose only job is to conceal Barack Obama's profound lack of experience, record, and judgment, wrote Porritt, who titled his email Biden Irrelevance Tour Continues.
Biden speaks in Henderson, Nevada tonight as he continues a weekend sweep of West Coast states, including California and Washington.
Slow Joe, the ignorant little worm that opposed missile defense systems. Slow Joe, Daniel Ortega's butt boy in the US Senate.
Slow Joe, the man who voted to defund the troops in Iraq after voting to send them into battle.
Slow Joe, the man who is singing the praises of a marxist, crypto muslim, Ayers' disciple at each campaign stop.
If you are patriotic, Slow Joe, then I'm the King of Elbonia.
Put a sock in it, Joe. You’re old news.
Yeah, we much prefer Obama’s politics of subtraction - as in taking our money.
joe trying to play race card?
These people are just unreal.
The worst form of hypocrites. No one is more divisive than Barack Obama and his lemmings, and if someone doesn’t believe me, we’ll see if (God forbid) they get into office.
I’m tired of Joe the six term Senator. How many letters is that Joe??
Running against a Democrat is divisive.
From the network that brought you the National Guard documents fresh from the Kinkos!
After this election is over, win or lose, it’s time equip the torches and pitch forks and march to the media!
3-letter word: J-O-B-S
There, fixed it...
(rim shot) I'd rather listen to Triumph the Insult Comic Dog than this tired old comedy act.
Sit down Joe!
Only the socialist are allowed to speak.
Welcome to “THE NEW PARTY”
As said by the VP candidate of the Party that lives to incite Race and Class divisions (and warfare)...
Your words are worthless, Joe...
Here in SC you can’t even see the name Biden on the Obama /Biden signs. They have his name written in blue on a blue background.
I’m tired of Biden’s stupidity and lies.
Stand up Joe... tell us how many letters it takes to spell jobs.
The people who want to raise taxes on “the rich” are tired of the “Politics of Division.”
The man who made a career of playing class warfare is now tied of all the division?
I heard a good one yesterday.....trickle up poverty.
Maybe she meant she didn’t like visiting places like Murtha’s district where his people are racists
I work in Cambridge, MA.
Not exactly a pro American city, to say the least.
Wake up Joe!!
Sounds like Joe is about to become hysterical. Look for some yucks over the next few weeks as the Obama camp reaizes that all is not well with the Kulaks.
THese people bawl about everything.
Calling them crybabies would stop the complaints; otherwise they would look like crybabies.
Mr. Biden, I’m tired of NOT hearing in the so-called journalistic community about how you: 1) cheated in law school and had to take a course over; 2) have slandered a dead man and hurt his family for cheapest of political points, the truck driver who was in a tragic accident with your deceased wife whom you lied about, claiming he drank his lunch (no evidence of alcohol was found nor was he found culpable, she ran a stop sign into him); 3) you scream about compaission, yet you gave an average of 0.1 percent (that’s ONE-TEHTH of one percent) annually to charity, including a munificent $ 125 last year; 4) have gotten Hizbollah out of Lebanon (they’re still there and they largely run the country); 5) your son got a job as chief of a hedge fund at $ 1.2 million annually with no relevant experience when the hedge fund was started by a bank over which your Senate committe had oversight; 6) how you live in a neighborhood of mansions, yet you speak of your working class neighbors, breakfasts with them at a restaurant that hasn’t existed for 18 years, and constant buying at Home Depot where none of the workers have ever seen you. I’m tired of your politics of lying, Mr. Biden and I’m tired of the tail-kissing, one-sided sycophants in the “press” that protect your falsehoods.
Oh, yeah. Biden. I forgot about him....
Oh, I wouldn't say that about a certain neighborhood in Chicago.
Joe! Sarah Palin is NOT Monica Lewisky. Get that idea out of your mind.
Many Americans like to visit pro-American parts of the country. As a matter of fact its the basis for a whole sector of our tourist industry. The Patriot Trail!
Joe, you just have to STFU!
Gosh I thought an election was all about the politics of division.
Slow Joe’s just used to the last 4 years of W being rolled and refusing to use the bully pulpit.
The PitBull cometh.
Hey, Joe, Palin is - a six-letter-word “tough” — oh, sorry Joe, that’s a five-letter-word but you know how it is counting letters in a word.
These people are amoral and traitors, IMO. They trashed Sarah and her entire family, they’ve trashed Bush for eight years, they’ve trashed the American people and they whining about what?
hey, Joe’s a standup kinda guy......LOL
We need a VP who can do some algebra, at least.
That is a good one. Now that they succeeded in giving all the poor suckers mortgage debt they couldn't afford and the taxpayers are having to pay it off, they want to "give" the people even more that we can't afford by taking more money from Joe the Plumber and every other hard working American.
If Barack gets his way the poverty won't be trickling up, it'll be a broken water main gushing like a geyser. The division happening in this country is the Democrats dividing us between the workers and the takers.
Joe the Plumber knows. First they take from the rich and when there are no more rich they come after the ones that still want to be rich. Soon enough, anyone who owns anything is rich enough to take more from.
Well stated! I heard Joe’s rant and he sounded quite defensive and angry! But of course that won’t be noted by the MSM, only conservatives are capable of “rage” and “hostility”;)
Joe’s charge is all over the MSM- which is understandable given that he was speaking before a crowd of a “few hundred”. If it wasn’t for his media buddies, no one would even know he was there.
THE “BIDEN IRRELEVANCE TOUR”...heeheee. This knucklehead gasbag should thank Sarah everyday...she got him the biggest audience (70 million) his sorry ass ever dreamed of getting.
Is he for real? Their division!? Please, give me a break!
Truth now equals division. Go figure. hm hm HAHAHAHA! Insane!