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By Anonym 14 Sep

Joe Biden

It is no secret that I believe my son, Attorney General Beau Biden, would make a great United States senator - just as I believe he has been a great attorney general. But Beau has made it clear from the moment he entered public life, that any office he sought, he would earn on his own.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Biden

Think about the decade after Iraq, not just the day after.

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Joe Biden

The greatest gift is the ability to forget - to forget the bad things and focus on the good.

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Joe Biden

It's easy being vice president - you don't have to do anything.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Biden

I always kid the president in different circumstances. Mr. President, a country's never going to be more optimistic than the president.

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Joe Biden

It's gonna be one of the great achievements of this administration.

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Joe Biden

No Ordinary American Cares About Their Constitutional Rights

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Biden

If you're in a confined aircraft; when one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Joe Biden

The senate is a place filled with goodwill and good intentions, and if the road to hell is paved with them, then it's a pretty good detour. Hubert Humphrey, as quoted by Biden, p. 134

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joe Biden

My dad always said, 'Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.'

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Biden

The spirit of Thanksgiving rests in our recognizing the blessings in our lives, and as we all take stock, I hope you will join me in expressing sincerest thanks to our soldiers serving in harm's way in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. May God bless you on this day of thanks, and may God protect our troops.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Biden

The most powerful military in the world cannot invade, kill or capture a network or destroy every loose weapon on the planet. The best response to this network of terror is to build a network of our own -- a network of like-minded countries and organizations that pools resources, information, ideas, and power. Taking on the radical fundamentalists alone isn't necessary, it isn't smart, and it won't succeed.

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Joe Biden

614246 "... in an airport in '64, Goldwater said, 'Well, keep punching, Hubert' during a chance meeting there. By the end of 1977, it became increasingly clear that the Boss (Hubert Humphrey) would not be around much longer. And on the Senate floor one day, Barry Goldwater walked across the aisle and enveloped Hubert Humphrey. Goldwater was so big and Humphrey so frail that Humphrey almost disappeared. The two men stood for a long moment, locked in a hug, and I could see that both men were crying. They made no effort to hide it." — Joe Biden (Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics)

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Joe Biden

Mike Dukakis? He's the salt of the earth.

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Joe Biden

We have to make sure that not only we [politicians] actually focus on, but the entire nation knows we're focusing on, growth and competition within the United States of America and compete internationally. I don't know anywhere where it's written that we have to be number two.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Biden

How I learned to love the New World Order.

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Joe Biden

Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy.

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Joe Biden

The single biggest stimulus to the economy are the unemployment benefits we're paying. These people go out and they spend the money. They go out and they have to get by to everything from paying their mortgage or buying food or just getting by. It has a significant impact on economic growth and the continuation of economic growth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Biden

The next person that tells me I'm not religious, I'm going to shove my rosary beads up their ass.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Biden

First of all, there are Persians and Arabs. The fact they share a religion, a Shiite religion, does not mean that they're close. It doesn't work that way. There is a relationship because there is a long border. There is going to be trade between them. They should have a relationship. They want to make sure that - though, that there is no undue influence coming from Iran or any other country in the region.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Biden

You know we're going to control the insurance companies.

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Joe Biden

Over the objections, where they sound like squealing pigs, over the objections of Romney and all his allies, we passed some of the toughest Wall Street regulations in history, turning Wall Street back into the allocator of capital it always has been and no longer a casino. And they want to repeal it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joe Biden

Matter of fact, the way we got a path, a great friend, Arlen Specter, I convinced him to switch parties. Not a joke. Not a joke. He was the deciding vote.

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Joe Biden

The one place that David is equal to Goliath is in the Supreme Court.

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Joe Biden

You want to know whether we're better off? I've got a little bumper sticker for you: Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive. Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive! Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joe Biden

Some of my best friends are Jewish contributors to the Democratic Party.

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Joe Biden

I'd be lying if I said that I knew I was there. I'm being completely honest. Nobody has a right in my view to seek Presidents office unless they are willing to give it 110 percent of who they are.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Biden

There's no reason the nation of Africa cannot and should not join the ranks of the world's most prosperous nations in the near term, in the decades ahead. There is simply no reason.

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Joe Biden

There's about 100 different cancers in a cancer cell. And so what we're finding out is, they're finding out ways to deal with one or two of the cancers there, with certain medicines. But they don't know why, if you have that cancer and I have that cancer, and I get the therapy and you get it, I don't live and you live. That - they don't know why.

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Joe Biden

I've been a strong supporter of public financing my whole career. I'm the first guy to introduce a public financing bill to the United States Senate in 1973.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Biden

What's four years in our long American history? Remember when I asked that wheelchair-bound politician to "stand up." It turns me off when people say Donald Trump is authentic. Just because he says "Mexican rapists." What about me? I am the real deal.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Biden

Acknowledging that a woman's right to be safe from a gender-based attack was a "civil right," I believed, was critically important in changing the American consciousness. When a right reaches the status and categorization of a "civil right," it means the nation has arrived at a consensus that is nonnegotiable. Violence against women would no longer be written off ... Once our criminal justice system -- at the local, state and federal levels -- recognized these as serious and inexcusable crimes, women could stop blaming themselves.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joe Biden

It's amazing to me that no matter what city, what state, no matter where I am, a woman will come up to me and say "Thank you, thank you" for writing the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, which funds services for victims and pushes to put more assailants behind bars.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Biden

I remember George Mitchell - I was doing the Clarence Thomas hearing, and there were 48 senators declared they were not prepared to vote for him at the front end. We could have filibustered that and stopped it. George and I - George was the leader at the time - took the heat from every liberal group saying, "No, no, that's not the way the system is supposed to work, since the Constitution - the president shall propose and the Constitution shall dispose, we're going to let them hear this.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Biden

Hilary Clinton might have been a better pick than me.

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Joe Biden

The fundamental disagreement most Republicans have is they don't think health care is a right. They think it is a privilege, not a right.

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Joe Biden

Well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.

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Joe Biden

Mr. Trump's a good man, but he doesn't know much about the health care system.

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Joe Biden

I'm prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception. But that is my judgment. For me to impose that judgment on everyone else who is equally and maybe even more devout than I am seems to me is inappropriate in a pluralistic society.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Biden

We don't have to reinvent the wheel, just go back to what it was in terms of how corporations acted in terms of their collective responsibility just 20 years ago.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Joe Biden

The conservatives could sneer about "social engineering" if they wanted, but I thought that most people believed as I did that government should embody our best hopes and lend a hand to people who were struggling.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Biden

I still care deeply about so many thing. And so I'm going to be engaged. I'm going to be out there as - with a platform to talk about the things that I care about: foreign policy and, you know, violence against women, you know, the inequity in the tax structure.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Joe Biden

My own father had always said the measure of a man wasn't how many times or how hard he got knocked down, but how fast he got back up.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Biden

As you probably know, some American politicians and American journalists refer to Washington, DC as the "capital of the free world." But it seems to me that Brussels, which boasts 1,000 years of history and which serves as the capital of Belgium, the home of the European Union, and the headquarters for NATO, this city has its own legitimate claim to that title.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Biden

This [Judge Samuel Alito] may be one of the most significant or consequential nominations that the Senate will vote on since I've been here in the last three decades.

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Joe Biden

The reason I talk so much about the middle class is it's the glue that holds America together. It really is. And we don't speak enough to their legitimate concerns.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Biden

During the 60's, I was, in fact, very concerned about the civil rights movement.

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Joe Biden

You know whether you have a real relationship with the president when you know it's real.

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Joe Biden

Thus, in setting an American agenda for a New World Order, we must begin with a profound alteration in traditional thought.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Biden

Every other country where there's absolute chaos now, what is it? They're pluralistic without consensus. Look at almost every single country, from Syria, to Iraq, to Iran, Ukraine, no matter where it is. I just think it is totally counter to our tradition.