vp biden’s foreign policy speech

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52 Responses to “vp biden’s foreign policy speech”

  1. 4 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    April 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Gonna press this one really hard ….


  2. 5 hgerhard
    April 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Great speech.

  3. April 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm

  4. 13 Tally
    April 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm

  5. April 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    The Obama campaign isn’t shy about using the raid that killed Osama bin Laden as a political cudgel. But the White House’s record may get a boost from the GOP’s choice of nominee, whose previous presidential campaign included a spat with fellow Republicans over the relative unimportance of catching the Al Qaeda leader.

    In the campaign’s first major election speech on foreign policy, Vice President Joe Biden made extremely prominent use of an April 2007 Romney quote on bin Laden, in which he told the Associated Press “it’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.”

    “I was a little more direct,” Biden said in his speech. “We will follow the SOB to the gates of hell.”

    Romney’s “heaven and earth” line proved a gaffe at the time as well. Sen. John McCain, who tried to portray Romney throughout the race as weak on national security, told blogger Jennifer Rubin that “it takes a degree of naiveté to think [bin Laden is] not an element in the struggle against radical Islam.”


    • 15 theo67
      April 26, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      McCain should be ashamed that he endorsed Romney – especially after his effective attacks in 2008. Shows very little character or personal integrity, and spitefulness.

    • 16 utaustinliberal
      April 27, 2012 at 11:59 am

      VP Biden is freaking awesome. He’s direct and blunt but still so lovable and compassionate. I watched his speech and watched it again at 6AM ET on C-SPAN and it was riveting.

  6. 17 ctgirl7
    April 26, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    VPOTUS rocked it out of the park!

    On the campaign trail Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee’s foreign policy proposals: “What would Gov. Romney do? The truth is, we don’t know for certain. … To the extent he’s shown any foreign policy vision, it’s through the glass of a rearview mirror.”
    Indeed, in the relentless effort to depict President Obama as weak on national security, Romney, his advisers and surrogates have had a hard time letting go of the last century, with references to the “Soviets,” gone these past two decades, and numerous other tells. Biden, self-deprecating about his own renown for verbal gaffes, said the Romney team’s comments befitting Cold War realities are more than mere slips of the tongue—they reflect “a mind-set.”


  7. 20 hopefruit2
    April 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I can’t wait for those debates — I can’t wait to see VP Biden wipe the floor with whomever Karl Rove/Luntz/Koch etc. select to be their deputy puppet. That will be a fine piece of cinema.

    • April 26, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      And it’s a great way if getting our message out.
      Remember, a lot of News, especially Fox, gives conflates or even false reports on this President accomplishments.
      Heck, boner said today that the President is the Emperor with no clothes.
      Boy, are some people going to be surprised what the President has done!

  8. April 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm

  9. 27 sherijr
    April 26, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I enjoyed every minute of VP Biden’s speech today, he really took it to Romney with the FACTS and Romney’s own words. Can’t wait to see what knucklehead they choose for VP 🙂

  10. 29 Debz
    April 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Our wonderful VP mopped up the floor with Willard in that speech. And all Willard could give us was Rubio??? LOL

  11. April 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I just heard from my #2 who is currently residing in LA after spending time in DC and NYC. She and a friend were looking for a way to help the campaign. They decided to do t-shirts that would appeal to the 18-25 year old. They have some cute sayings and she thinks they’ll do well. They’ve done a little market research by polling their friends on whether they’d purchase them and at what price. So far, the response has been pretty positive, except folks asking why so early. They’re considering going all out to have them done and maybe putting them on-line, with some of the proceeds going to the OFA or DNC campaign. hopefully this will work for them.

    • 39 elo4obama/biden
      April 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      That is a great idea! Keep us posted Cookemom. I’ve got to get some Tees for my nephews. Sometimes ya know kids are just too cool, and they might want something different from what’s “official”. Actually I’m hoping to get some from outside sources too over the next few years.

      Wow! I love my prez and vp. Oh heck I loves my whole first and second family. I thank God these fine people wanted to serve this country at this time and in this way. They both ( and spouses) knew, they knew it was not going to be easy! I think any less skilled and humane president would not be so well liked, popular or respected. It’s just amazing what has been achieved by the Obama administration. I know that years from now ( just based on what has already been achieved) pundits, news folks and historians will marvel at these fine men, their spouses and the whole administration. PBO is a policy wonk, and chief organizer and obviously very good at chooseing personnel! My sister and I say all the time that they are leaving some big shoes to fill. Raising the bar every day!

  12. 40 LOL
    April 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Medal of Freedom Honorees

    Madeleine Albright

    John Doar

    Doar was a legendary public servant and leader of federal efforts to protect and enforce civil rights during the 1960s.
    Bob Dylan

    William Foege

    A physician and epidemiologist, Foege helped lead the successful campaign to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s.
    John Glenn

    Gordon Hirabayashi

    Hirabayashi openly defied the forced relocation and internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
    Dolores Huerta

    Huerta is a civil rights, workers, and women’s advocate.

    Jan Karski

    Karski served as an officer in the Polish Underground during World War II and carried among the first eye-witness accounts of the Holocaust to the world.
    Pat Summitt

    In addition to accomplishing an outstanding career as the all-time winningest leader among all NCAA basketball coaches, Summitt has taken the University of Tennessee to more Final Four appearances than any other coach and has the second best record of NCAA Championships in basketball.

    • 41 aquagranny911
      April 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      I’m so delighted to see Dolores Huerta honored in this way. She is an amazing woman & she and Cesar Chavez did so much to help farm workers.

    • 43 anniebella
      April 26, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      Now if we had Pelosi as Speaker, she would have been working with the President for the American people. She would not have been working against them like Boehner, McConnell, Canter, and all the other Republicans did. We work have seen jobs bills passed to help the poor and middle class. We’ve got to re-elect President Obama and give the House back to the Democrats.

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  15. April 26, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Bashir and Co. had some fun and some giggles about Biden assuring us that President Obama has a big stick. 🙂

    • 49 elo4obama/biden
      April 26, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      oh no he di’n say that! 😀 😀 🙂

    • 50 globalcitizenlinda
      April 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      oh dear, you know that a number of people may end up on the Naughty Mat in relation to this Biden’s statement!

      • 51 anniebella
        April 26, 2012 at 6:33 pm

        Okay ladies, remember we are ladies. Don’t let our mind go there. I have to admit I laugh with Bashir and his guest. But I did try not too.

  16. 52 vitaminlover
    April 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Vice-President Biden is so in step and in tune with President Obama. Bident has it going on himself. He has a dazzling megawatt smile, also. He’s also cool. He made his points during his speech in such a calm and decisive manner. I enjoyed that. What an intelligent man.

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