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  • Confident Biden sets timeline for presidential candidacy

    12/10/2014 11:21:17 AM PST · by PROCON · 68 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    Vice President Biden said Tuesday he’ll make up his mind about whether to run for president “at the end of the spring or early summer. "I honest to God haven't made up my mind,” Biden said at a ‘Women Rule’ event hosted by Politico. “I'm confident I'd be in a position to be competitive." "The one thing that moves me — I think that I have the ability to bring the sides together,” he added. Biden’s daughter Ashley appeared on stage with him at the event, and called his potential presidential aspirations a “family decision.”
  • Do Biden's gaffes matter anymore? (LAUGH ALERT)

    09/21/2014 9:15:27 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 20, 2014 | Clarence the Crosseyed Page cpage@tribune.com
    Our famously gaffe-prone vice president, Joe Biden, has outdone himself. He stumbled through not one, not two, but three gaffes in less than 24 hours. For him, that's a personal best or, more accurately, a personal worst.. Yet if it is better to be criticized than ignored in politics, he can take little comfort from the way that hardly anyone outside of the Republican National Committee, whose website called it "Gaffetastic," seemed to care.
  • Biden’s on a Roll . . . Again: VP Praises (Sexual Assaluter) Bob Packwood at Women’s Event

    09/19/2014 9:13:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 19, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Joe Biden’s gaffe machine is in full force this week. Speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership forum, the vice president touted disgraced former senator Bob Packwood, who resigned in 1995 amid allegations of sexual harassment and assault. Biden name-dropped the senator as he reminisced about past bipartisan efforts in the Senate.
  • Jewish group chides Biden for using 'offensive' term

    09/17/2014 6:12:50 AM PDT · by McGruff · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | September 17, 2014 | Ashley Killough
    Vice President Joe Biden "should have been more careful" in a speech when he used a term that some consider anti-Semitic, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League said Tuesday. "That's one of the things that he finds was most in need when he was over there in Iraq for a year," Biden said, "that people would come to him and talk about what was happening to them at home in terms of foreclosures, in terms of bad loans that were being...I mean these Shylocks who took advantage of, um, these women and men while overseas."
  • EXCLUSIVE: Joe Biden Wields Military-Style Assault Weapon in a Crowd of Children

    06/23/2014 2:45:25 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 23 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Vice President Joe Biden wielded a military-style assault weapon (of war) in front of a group of children, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. The following image, obtained exclusively by the Free Beacon, shows Biden wielded what appears to be bright yellow object resembling an “assault weapon.” The photo was taken at the vice president’s annual summer kick-off party at the Naval Observatory. It is unclear if the weapon is loaded. The shocking image is at odds with Biden’s support for a ban on “military-style assault weapons.” In 2013, Biden told NPR that he “hasn’t given up” his pursuit...
  • ‘Damned lunatic’: Brainless Joe Biden tells survivors that Boston bombing ‘was worth it’ [video]

    04/15/2014 3:11:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | april 15, 2014
    RickLeventhalFoxNews        ✔ @RickLeventhal VP Biden: "my god, u have survived & u have soared. it was worth, it was worth it. i mean this sincerely, just to hear each of u speak." 3:47 PM - 15 Apr 2014
  • Biden on homophobia: 'I've had it up to here with cultural norms'

    04/05/2014 6:12:55 PM PDT · by Salman · 81 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 26, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
    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 Campaign’s 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...
  • Anita Hill Explains How Joe Biden Screwed Up Clarence Thomas' Confirmation

    03/21/2014 7:34:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/21/2014 | CAITLIN MACNEAL, TPM
    Anita Hill, the woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, on Thursday said that as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Vice President Joe Biden did a "terrible job" overseeing Thomas' confirmation hearings in 1991. Hill said on HuffPost Live that Biden failed to call witnesses and experts to testify who could have shed light on the sexual harassment claims made about Thomas.
  • Biden: 'I've Never Found' Women in Workforce to Be 'Kinder and Gentler'

    12/03/2013 11:28:21 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    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...
  • Failure to lunch: Biden cash-strapped during stop (Slow Joe comes up short)

    11/22/2013 9:37:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/22/13 | S.A. Miller
    The vice president went to pick up sandwiches Thursday for himself and President Obama but didn’t have enough money to pay the bill. Luckily, the veep doesn’t travel alone — he called on an aide, who reached into his pocket for a 10-spot so that Biden and his boss wouldn’t go hungry.
  • 11 Liberal Rules for Racism in America

    08/13/2013 11:19:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2013 | John Hawkins
    When America was a racist country, Democrats were primarily the ones engaged in racism. However, now that racism has been largely relegated to the fringes of American society (the KKK, the New Black Panthers, the Nation of Islam, La Raza, MEChA, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, American Nazi Party, etc.), the Democrats are constantly wagging their fingers about it. Of course naturally, given the racist history of the Democrat Party, liberals have managed to rig the rules in order to benefit themselves and hurt their political opponents. That's a pretty neat albeit despicable trick that they've managed to pull off. 1)...
  • Joe Biden’s Diner Shtick Doesn’t Work in Singapore

    07/26/2013 4:52:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 26, 2013 | by Matt Masilogambos
    It's a common sight when Joe Biden walks into a restaurant: big, glowing white teeth smiling, a squint in his eyes, aviators off, and cheese-ball antics in full force. The vice president loves this kind of thing, but it doesn't always work. Take Thursday afternoon, when Biden, traveling overseas in Singapore, stopped at a local food stall known for its prawn noodle soup and fried rice. Veep did his normal routine, greeting the owners and onlookers. Then Biden sat next to one diner so the two could take a photo. The problem: The man didn't know who Biden was. "Who...
  • Biden Cracks Joke at Memorial Service for Slain Police Officer

    04/24/2013 11:06:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 24, 2013 1:48 PM | Daniel Halper
    <p>"One of my favorite poets is Seamus Heaney," said Biden, who is of Irish descent. "I know the congressman thinks I always quote Irish poets because I'm Irish. That's not the reason I do it. I quote Irish poets because they're the best poets and that's the reason why," Biden deadpanned. "And the Collier family knows that, right?"</p>
  • Biden: Gabby Giffords 'Was Shot and Mortally Wounded'(video at link)

    03/21/2013 12:04:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 81 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden incorrectly stated early today that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had been "shot and mortally wounded":
  • "Shotgun Joe" ... Shooter Takes VP Joe Biden’s Advice — and Lands in Trouble with Cops

    03/02/2013 1:09:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Shooter takes VP Joe Biden’s advice — and lands in trouble with cops Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a Field & Stream reporter in a published report on Monday that if “you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” That same day, a 22-year-old man in Virginia Beach, Va., did just that — and was charged with reckless handling of a firearm. WAVY 10 reported that the man was in his bedroom when two armed masked men leaned through the window and warned him to close the bedroom door. The 22-year-old...
  • Joe Biden confuses Poland with Portugal in latest embarrassing gaffe for the vice president

    02/05/2013 10:33:20 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    Joe Biden confuses Poland with Portugal in latest embarrassing gaffe for the vice president By Nile Gardiner World Last updated: February 4th, 2013 Joe Biden is in Europe this week, meeting with leaders in Berlin, Paris and London. Tomorrow he drops by Downing Street to see David Cameron, and Nick Clegg is also on the agenda. Over the weekend the US vice president attended the Munich Security Conference where he delivered a speech on the Obama administration’s foreign policy, expressing a willingness to sit down in direct negotiations with the Iranian regime over its nuclear programme, an approach that can...
  • Joe Biden Gets Frisky with Senator's Wife (Video)

    01/03/2013 7:23:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/3/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Vice President Joe Biden got a little frisky with the wife of Senator Angus King at today's ceremonial swearing-in at the Capitol:
  • Biden accidentally says he's 'never' been proud of being Obama's vice president

    11/02/2012 12:38:10 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    Biden accidentally says he's 'never' been proud of being Obama's vice president By Daniel Strauss - 11/02/12 02:18 PM ET Vice President Biden seemed to have mistakenly said Friday he has never been proud of being President Obama's vice president. Biden, speaking at a campaign event in Beloit, Wis., meant to say that he has always been proud of being Obama's vice president, as he's repeatedly said before. Instead, Biden said that "there's never been a day in the last four years I've been proud to be his vice president." Some attendees at the event said it was unclear whether...
  • Biden: 'You’ll Vote for Me in 2016'

    10/31/2012 12:03:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Biden: 'You’ll Vote for Me in 2016' Daniel Halper October 31, 2012 2:25 PM According to the pool report, Vice President Joe Biden said on the campaign trail, "You'll vote for me in 2016." [Biden] then takes the phone of the woman with the Republican brother. VP jokes that his sister talked about him being Republican, and he asked her to call him, so “we’re bound to lose his vote for sure.” The conversation quickly gets serious with the man seemingly talking to the VP about the health law. “I think he met his match,” one man standing nearby said...
  • GOP pounces on Biden flub in Virginia (Crazy Uncle Joe Gaffes again)

    10/28/2012 4:53:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/28/2012 | Carrie Dann
    Vice President Joe Biden earned ridicule from foes Saturday when he twice referred to the Democratic Virginia Senate candidate by the wrong first name. Biden began his remarks to an enthusiastic crowd of about 1,500 at the Lynchburg Armory by praising former Gov. Tim Kaine with the correct name but later declared two times that he is "a big Tom Kaine fan." Kaine is running against Republican George Allen for the seat vacated by Democrat Sen. Jim Webb, who is retiring. The vice president went on to offer similar compliments for ex-Rep. Tom Perriello, whose first name is Tom. A...
  • 'They are counting on Americans having amnesia': Biden attacks GOP rivals, before forgetting...

    10/28/2012 3:25:33 PM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies
    Original title: 'They are counting on Americans having amnesia': Biden attacks GOP rivals...before FORGETTING Senate Candidate's name ------------------------- Joe Biden once again is sticking his foot in his mouth. While on the campaign trail for Obama in the battleground state of Virginia on Saturday, the vice-president gave a shout-out to Senate hopeful Tim Kaine but referred to the local candidate by the wrong name. 'I'm a big Tom Kaine fan, a big Tom Kaine fan,' Biden said enthusiastically.
  • Fact Check: Top Ten Worst Lies by Joe Biden in VP Debate

    10/12/2012 5:21:51 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 14 replies
    Briebart.com ^ | 10-12-12 | by Joel B. Pollak
    Once again, Joe Biden lied his way through a Vice Presidential debate--just as he did in his contest with Sarah Palin in 2008. This time, the media caught a few of Biden's worst "malarkey" moments--as did his opponent, Paul Ryan, when he could get a word in edgewise. Here are the top ten worst lies told by Biden during the debate: Update - Honorable Mention: "There's not one Democrat who endorsed his...plan." Biden lied--as Ryan pointed out, amidst the Vice President's interruptions--about the fact that Ryan had worked with both Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and former Clinton budget...
  • Ryan: 'I'm not counting on a gaffe' from Biden

    09/30/2012 3:52:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/30/12 | Greg Clary
    Ryan: 'I'm not counting on a gaffe' from BidenPosted by CNN's Greg Clary September 30th, 2012 09:54 AM ET (CNN) – GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Sunday he's not counting on gaffes from Vice President Joe Biden when they debate on October 11. "I don't think he will. You know he doesn't do that in debates. The gaffes - he's kind of legendary for this - that's not in these kind of situations," Ryan said on "Fox News Sunday." "He's a very disciplined person when he speaks in these kinds of situations. He doesn't produce gaffes in these moments....
  • Biden on cheerleaders: ‘The stuff they do on hard wood, it blows my mind’

    09/21/2012 4:38:39 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/21/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Vice President Joe Biden may have stuck his foot in his mouth again on Friday, using an awkward off-the-cuff phrase to compliment high school cheerleaders during a campaign stop. According to a pool report from Biden’s stop at Newport High School in Newport, N.H., the vice president arrived to talk to “about 100 students in their sports uniforms waiting for him in a semi-circle.” “He cradled a football under his arm as he spoke,” the pool report, written by The New York Times’ Trip Gabriel reads. “He began by asking which teams were represented — football, soccer, lacrosse and cross-country....
  • Biden's Green Bay Gaffe: Claims Only 1,980 Troops Have Died in Afghanistan

    09/03/2012 4:46:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 9/3/12 | Tim Graham
    ABC reporter Arlette Saenz reported for The Note on Joe Biden’s speech Sunday in the Green Bay area, including this statement: "In Afghanistan, we have lost 1,980 fallen angels as of yesterday, and I’m precise because every single one of those lives deserves to be recognized. Wrong: The U.S. death toll in Afghanistan at the end of August was 2,101. Biden somehow subtracted from the Defense Department count, ignoring three civilian casualties and 118 soldiers who died elsewhere after medical evaluation. Did they not deserve to be recognized? Saenz led with Biden attacking Paul Ryan for failing to admit in...
  • Biden: ‘Did Caspy the ghost do that?’

    08/31/2012 2:09:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/31/12 | Staff
    Vice President Joe Biden repeated one of his favorite campaign lines Friday at a Lordstown, Ohio, campaign stop — but with a new nickname for Casper the Friendly Ghost. “As my little seven-year-old granddaughter would say,” Biden said, “‘Pap, did Caspy the ghost do that?’ I mean who did it? How did we get here?” Biden introduced himself as “Joe Bidenopoulos” to a table of Greeks at a diner later in the day, according to pool reports.
  • Frenzied Media Give Four Times More Coverage to Akin Flap Than Biden's 'Chains' Smear

    08/22/2012 5:25:31 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 16 replies
    A week after giving relatively light coverage to Joe Biden's "chains" smear, the broadcast networks eagerly dove into the Todd Akin controversy, giving over four times more coverage to an uproar involving a statewide (conservative) politician than a controversy involving a national (liberal) politician. NBC, CBS and ABC's evening and morning shows have devoted an astonishing 88 minutes (or 40 segments) of coverage to Congressman Akin's "legitimate rape" remark. Over a similar three day period, the networks allowed a scant 19 minutes (or ten segments) to a racially charged gaffe by the Vice President of the United States.
  • TMI: Biden: ‘I’ve known 8 presidents, 3 of them intimately’

    08/22/2012 6:05:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | August. 22, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Carrie Dann @CarrieNBCNews Sentences VP says: "I can tell you, and I've known eight presidents, three of them intimately..." 22 Aug 12 Oh, my! That’s what she said. And what Biden said, evidently, when speaking at an event in Detroit today: ”I can tell you, and I’ve known eight presidents, three of them intimately…” Three, Biden! Sheesh, you sure get around! Vice President Biden is on a gaffe-tastic roll, providing much-needed comic relief. This latest rambling is no exception; the giggles cannot be controlled.
  • Flashback: Biden Blames Rape on GOP

    08/21/2012 6:19:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 21, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's turn back the hands of time. Let's go back to the Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorites, to our audio archives, October 12th of 2011 in Flint, Michigan, at the downtown fire department. Here was Vice President Bite Me. BIDEN: In 2008 when Flint had 265 sworn officers on the police force, there were 35 murders and 91 rapes in this city. In 2010, when Flint had only 144 police officers, the murder rate climbed to 65 and rapes, just to pick two categories, climbed to 229. In 2011, you now only have 125 shields. God only knows...
  • Joe Biden 2008: Hillary Might Have Been a Better Pick Than Me

    08/17/2012 10:10:01 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 5 replies
    rightnewz ^ | 8/17/12 | Biden
    <p>Joe Biden at a rally in New Hampshire in 2008 ...'Let’s get that straight. She’s a truly close personal friend, she is qualified to be president of the United States of America, she’s easily qualified to be vice president of the United States of America, and quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me"</p>
  • Update: Secret Service denies thanking baker for rejecting Biden visit

    08/17/2012 2:07:17 PM PDT · by Justaham · 39 replies
    Did Secret Service officials associated with Vice President Joe Biden thank a baker for refusing to host the vice president at his shop on Wednesday, as local media reported? The U.S. Secret Service says it didn’t happen. “[O]ur personnel were not involved in making that statement,” U.S. Secret Service spokesman Max Milien told National Review Online’s Daniel Foster. “Milien said there were agents in the bakery, along with (similarly dressed) local law enforcement, but that USSS was there merely to thank the shop owners for their trouble and apologize for any inconvenience the advance team may have caused them,” National...
  • Rolling Stone Editor Defends Biden: Everyone Knows He's an Idiot [VIDEO]

    08/16/2012 7:32:00 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 08/16/2012 | Libby Sternberg
    On Wednesday, August 15, MSNBC’s noon show, “NOW With Alex Wagner,” featured a brief but revealing segment on Vice President Joseph Biden’s recent gaffe. This was the one where Biden addressed a crowd, mostly of African-Americans, and, using what sounded like a Southern accent, said of the Romney/Ryan team: “They’re going to put ya’ll back in chains,” supposedly with deregulation of Wall Street. The “NOW” panel was urged to address this by host Alex Wagner, but from a specific standpoint – “How do we get past this and get to the big issues?” One of her guests, Eric Bates, executive...
  • (-:(-:(-:THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD:-):-):-)

    08/17/2012 5:40:07 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 82 replies
    Gaffetastic! Where Am I...? During an August 14th speech, Biden attempted to fire-up the audience when he told them:  "We need you to go out there and make sure, ladies and gentlemen, that with you, and I mean this: With you, we can win North Carolina again.  And if we do, we win the election if we win you." Unfortunately for Biden, the speech was delivered in Danville... Virginia. Who Is He...? One upping himself, the following day the VEEP made another campaign stop at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Va. The former member of Congress seems to have...
  • Chuck Todd Calls Biden’s Staff Influencing Pool Reports An ‘Outrage,’

    08/16/2012 1:51:27 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 23 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12:18 pm, August 16th, 2012 | by Noah Rothman |
    On Thursday, Chuck Todd, NBC News’ White House Correspondent and Political Director, called a Politico report which revealed that Vice President Joe Biden’s staff actively attempted to edit pool reports, which are used to inform reporters about events on the campaign trail, an “outrage.” He said that the system of distributing pool reports through political staffers may have to change as a result of Biden’s staffer’s behavior. RELATED: Biden’s Staff Tried To Influence Reporting On His Virginia Trip, According To Report Politico reporter Jonathan Martin, who originally reported the infraction by Biden’s staffers, said the attempted influencing of pool reports...
  • Biden sent home by the boss

    08/16/2012 4:20:06 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-16-15 | Neil Munro
    Vice President Joe Biden is going home to Delaware. The updated White House calendar for Aug. 27 reports that “in the morning, the Vice President will meet with senior advisers. Later, the Vice President will be in Wilmington, Delaware.” “There are no public events scheduled,” said the 5:36 p.m. White House announcement, titled “Daily Guidance for the Vice President.” Biden’s retreat home during the increasingly frenetic 2012 race comes amid increased criticism for his campaign-trail performance. Biden was slated to share an uncomfortable lunch with President Barack Obama on Thursday, following his disastrous week on the campaign trail, which culminated...
  • Top Five Biden Race Gaffes (Vice President has history of racially insensitive rhetoric)

    08/16/2012 5:22:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2012 | Bill McMorris
    Vice President Joe Biden is currently under fire for adopting a drawl and telling a group of black supporters that Republicans “gonna put ya’ll back in chains.” But this is not the first time the vice president has been dogged by offensive remarks. ONE. Biden kicked off his 2007 White House run by condescending to his current running mate, saying that then-Sen. Barack Obama was the “first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”He later apologized for the incident—but his penchant for crossing the line stuck with him on the campaign trail.TWO. Biden falsely...
  • Barack Obama Dismisses Sarah Palin’s Hillary Suggestion – Will Keep Joe Biden on Ticket

    08/16/2012 5:44:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Sarah Palin told Obama to dump Joe Biden yesterday. Barack Obama defended Joe Biden yesterday for his outrageous racial remarks. He also told reporters that he will keep Joe on the ticket despite calls (from Sarah Palin) to dump him. FOX News reported, via Free Republic: President Obama defended Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday against criticism of his remarks that Republican repeal of Wall Street regulations would put voters “back in chains.” Obama also brushed off Sarah Palin’s suggestion on Fox News that he drop Biden from the ticket in favor of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Palin, the...
  • Biden Mocks Sign Language Interpreter

    08/15/2012 6:47:04 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 28 replies
    Vice President Biden in Danville, VA on 8/14: "I have more to say, but I am saying too much already because these guys get me going... and you're gonna have trouble translating all this! The poor lady, she's gonna have tendonitis by the time she finishes this."
  • Biden: 'Where's it Written We Cannot Lead the World in the 20th Century in Making Automobiles?'

    08/15/2012 12:28:31 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 19 replies
    MY COMMENT: Yesterday, the addled old clown didn't know he was in Virginia...today he doesn't know we're in the 21st century. And these DemoCrites called Palin dumb? VIDEO AT THE LINK 'Folks, where's it written we cannot lead the world in the 20th century in making automobiles?," said Biden. UPDATE: Ryan Williams, a spokesman for the Romney campaign, responds: “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will ensure America leads the world in the 21st century by strengthening middle-class families and creating jobs. President Obama and Vice President Biden have taken our nation backward with failed policies that have resulted in higher...
  • Joe Biden clarifies "in chains" remark

    08/14/2012 4:55:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 14, 2012 | by Brian Montopoli
    Vice President Joe Biden has clarified a comment he made earlier today in which he said presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney would "put you all back in chains" by unshackling Wall Street. "And I'm told when I made that comment earlier today in Danville, Virginia, the Romney Campaign put out a Tweet, you know Tweets, and went on the air, went on the airwaves saying 'Biden's outrageous in saying that - I think I said, instead of unshackled, unchained or - anyway, outrageous to say that, that's what we meant. I'm using their own words. I got a message for...
  • Axelrod attacks Romney for ‘phony outrage’ over Biden’s ‘back in chains’ line

    08/14/2012 3:32:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/14/12 | Joel Gehrke
    David Axelrod, President Obama’s top strategist, believes that the reaction to Vice President Joe Biden’s comment that Romney will “put y’all back in chains” if he is elected. “Enough phony outrage from Team Mitt, while they pour millions into ads that blatantly, brazenly lie about POTUS record on welfare to work,” Axelrod tweeted. Biden, recalling that Romney wants to “unchain Wall Street,” predicted that such a policy would “put y’all back in chains” during an event in Danville, Va., which has a 48 percent African-American population. The Romney campaign condemned the comment. “After weeks of slanderous and baseless accusations leveled...
  • Team Obama confident Biden can take on Ryan despite new gaffe

    08/14/2012 6:47:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | August. 14, 2012 | Amie Parnes
    DANVILLE, Va.— The Obama campaign said Tuesday it is confident Vice President Biden will be an effective foil against GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan despite his latest gaffe. Biden on Tuesday made headlines when he told a crowd here that the GOP ticket’s policies would put “y’all back in chains.” The remark was about Wall Street regulations, but the Romney campaign seized on the imagery of slavery to say Biden and Obama had hit a new low. The unscripted comments highlighted Biden’s propensity for off-the-cuff statements —which at times have caused the White House embarrassment. But Biden aides...
  • Biden on Romney: ‘They’re going to put y’all back in chains’ (Calls Economic Freedom 'Chains')

    08/14/2012 10:08:51 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 10 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden told supporters that Republicans would “put y’all back in chains,” during a campaign speech Tuesday in Danville, Va. VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: They’ve said it. Every Republican’s voted for it. Look at what they value and look at their budget and what they’re proposing. Romney wants to let the—he said in the first 100 days, he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules–unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put y’all back in chains. He’s said he’s going to do nothing about stopping the practice of outsourcing… Biden was introduced at the...
  • As Romney Finishes Visit to Polish Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Press Screams, "What About Your Gaffes?"

    07/31/2012 6:14:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 169 replies
    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Kristinn
    Reporters accompanying presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney yelled questions at Romney about his so-called mistakes and gaffes on his foreign trip as the candidate left the Polish Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw today.The barrage prompted one of Romney's press aides, Rick Gorka, to lose his cool at reporters. Of course, those reporters are making the aide's profanity the story and not their own incredible rudeness.A transcript of the incident via CNN's Jim Acosta in Warsaw:CNN: "Governor Romney are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip? NYT: "Governor Romney do you have a statement for...
  • Biden: "Children should be educated to the degree they are educable."

    07/12/2012 9:00:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/12/12 | goprapidresponse
    Vice President Joe Biden at the NAACP conference says that "Children should be educated to the degree they are educable." (July 12, 2012)
  • Joe Biden: Rich Guys Like Mitt Romney Just Don‘t Understand ’Middle Class Folks Like Me’

    07/11/2012 11:35:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/11/12 | Jason Howerton
    As Keith Koffler of the White House Dossier points out, Vice President Joe Biden actually thinks he’s part of the middle class. This, despite the fact he made nearly $400,000 in 2011, placing him comfortably in the “rich” category President Obama has created in his bid to raise taxes on the country’s top income earners making over $250,000-per-year. However, addressing the National Council of La Raza in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Biden — without mentioning he and his wife had an adjusted income of $379,000, according to his 2011 tax return — suggested he is just your average middle class...
  • Joe Biden Makes Sign of the Cross in Front of Rabbis

    05/10/2012 6:04:18 PM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 8, 2012 | Jake Tapper
    Vice President Biden today spoke in Atlanta to The Rabbinical Assembly, an international group of more than 1,600 conservative rabbis. A moment of levity early on…. The rabbi introducing him says, with Biden standing behind him to his right: “Were Joe Biden not the Vice President of the United States, but still a senator from the state of Delaware, a position that he held with great distinction for 36 years, it would still be a signal…” At the mention of how long he served in the Senate, Biden makes the sign of the cross on himself – to laughter and...
  • Biden: Before We Took Office, U.S. Was “The Problem” On Iran

    05/08/2012 11:04:38 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    Buzzfeed.com ^ | 5/8/12 | Zeke Miller
    Vice President Joe Biden offered a sharp defense of President Barack Obama's friendship to Israel and leadership in preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons in remarks to a Jewish group in Atlanta today. And Biden blamed the Bush Administration for the foreign policy challenges Obama inherited — specifically the lack of international pressure on Iran. "When we took office... we were the problem," referring to the way America was viewed in the world at the time. "We were diplomatically isolated in the world, in the region, in Europe.” Shouting at times, Biden said voices in the Jewish community who say...
  • White House spokesman grilled over Biden’s same-sex marriage comments

    05/07/2012 1:44:07 PM PDT · by South40 · 13 replies
    WaPo.com ^ | 5/7/2012 | Felicia Sonmez
    A day after Vice President Biden said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he is “absolutely comfortable” with gay couples having the same rights as heterosexual couples, the White House press secretary found himself furiously fighting back at suggestions that the president and vice president are out of step on same-sex marriage. More than 50 times, reporters pressed spokesman Jay Carney on President Obama’s position on gay marriage at Monday’s White House briefing. And each time, Carney’s answers elicited a new torrent of questions about the president’s views.
  • Biden calls Everglades 'The Ever-Gators'

    04/23/2012 4:21:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/23/12 | Charlie Spiering
    During Vice President Joe Biden's campaign event at the Everglades, he referred to the national park as the 'Ever-gators.' "Back in '28 when it was built, they didn't realize that they effectivly created a dam through half of the Ever-gators - through half of the Everglades - cutting off the water supply that these wetlands depend upon," Biden said. Biden told the crowd that his Secret Service agent would "shoot the alligator" if he ended up in a wrestling match with one.