100 Responses to ““Joe, You are My Brother.””


  1. 1 desertflower
    June 6, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I love them. Beautiful men

  2. 27 Wanda N VA 4 Obama
    June 6, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    This was such a beautiful memorial service.

  3. 28 desertflower
    June 6, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Such love, respect and admiration they each have for one another. It is palpable and a beautiful thing.

  4. 29 Wanda N VA 4 Obama
    June 6, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    The bond between Pres. Obama and VP Biden is so apparent and so strong.

  5. June 6, 2015 at 1:35 pm

  6. 32 donna dem 4 obama
    June 6, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    I need some fresh air. Love you all and am grateful to be able too spend this service with you.

    My heart goes out to the Biden Family

  7. 34 MightyPamela
    June 6, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Beloved. So truly beloved. _/I\_ ❤ Thank you. ❤

  8. June 6, 2015 at 1:37 pm

  9. June 6, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Listening to the commentators on MSNBC…they seem to *finally* get that there is a special relationship – a special bond — between President Obama and Vice-President Biden. Paraphrasing their commentary, a bond unlike any they know of between a Pres and VP in history.

    Not news to us in the village.

    • June 6, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      Bringing this from last thread…..you and I on the same page:

      Funny, our media. Switched to MSNBC after WH feed left. On air hosts speaking about the closeness displayed between PBO and VP. Never in recent history such a close relationship, according to the speakers. But, hey, we already KNEW how close they are. It’s their cynicism which keeps them unaware of what we already get. I am grateful we have these 2 as our leaders. All followers may pale in comparison if they haven’t learned anything from this day. Good day, TOD.

      • June 6, 2015 at 1:47 pm

        I have to agree though that I can’t remember any previous Presidents/Vice-Presidents that have the sort of relationship — both working and personal — as our POTUS and VPOTUS. When other Presidents and Vice-Presidents seem to go their separate ways at their term is over, President Obama and VP Biden AND their families will continue to be an extended family.

    • 39 Dudette
      June 6, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      Exactly!

  10. 40 Dudette
    June 6, 2015 at 1:37 pm

  11. 41 Dudette
    June 6, 2015 at 1:38 pm

  12. 42 Dudette
    June 6, 2015 at 1:39 pm

  13. 43 mecasey2012
    June 6, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I started to choke up when Hunter told the story when they were in the hospital as toddlers. Both of my brothers are one year and 3 days apart. John was with my Mom when she passed away. I am dreading the day when John will no longer be here.

  14. 44 Dudette
    June 6, 2015 at 1:46 pm

  15. 45 Dudette
    June 6, 2015 at 1:47 pm

  16. 46 arapaho415
    June 6, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    As devastating as burying #Beau has been for the Biden family, was really impressed by Ashley and Hunter’s eulogies — so heartfelt and real.

    Very sad for Hailie, Natalie and Hunter, but they are embraced by the most amazing family.

    How many of us wish we had an Uncle Hunter and Aunt Ashley to be there for us after this shattering loss?

    A personal observation, and may be completely off-base… know nothing about Catholic traditions — but Beau’s wife Hailie was dressed in white, his daughter Natalie in black and white stripes… so that they would stand out in the crowd and be immediately visible to Beau’s spirit?

    • June 6, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      I too was impressed with Hunter and Ashley’s eulogies. They opened their hears to us all about their relationship with Beau Biden and how Beau looked out for everyone. I especially liked Hunter’s assurance to Natalie and young Hunter that their family will always be there for them; that they are surrounded by the special love and strength of their family — a strong family.

    • 48 Obama Grandmama
      June 6, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      The funeral in the Catholics Church is considered a celebration of life and dressing to celebrate rather than mourn has been encouraged for awhile now. Most still traditionally dress in black. I found this out upon my late husband’s celebration. Note the priests’ robes were white also.

  17. June 6, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    This family, these Bidens, embody what it means to live your values, live your love. I’ve never seen such an outpouring of authentic family grief and love.

  18. 50 Dudette
    June 6, 2015 at 1:52 pm

  19. June 6, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Good afternoon, TOD. Been lurking here throughout the service; too emotional to speak… Thank you, TOD, for the comfort that only a family can provide in this time of sadness…

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  21. 53 hopefruit2
    June 6, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    What an incredible bond these two men share! I don’t think this country has ever quite seen such a bond between two individuals – who happened to be President and VP in the same administration. Bless the entire Biden family. Beau has two incredible siblings – may he rest in peace, knowing that his wife & kids will have the richness of a loving extended family to get them through this difficult time.

  22. June 6, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Morning/afternoon/evening all.

    I have the service DVR’d, and am preparing to tear up later.

    Right now getting ready for Juventus v. Barcelona. And, of course, the usual “we’re not racists” are trashing Serena online.

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  26. 68 Nerdy Wonka
    June 6, 2015 at 2:53 pm

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  29. June 6, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    President Obama was visibly distracted. “He was just staring out the window, and it was clear he wasn’t paying attention,” recalled David Axelrod, who was serving as a White House senior adviser at the time. It was May 2010 and Vice President Biden’s oldest son, Beau, had just suffered a stroke. “ ‘I don’t know how Joe’s going to go on if this doesn’t work,’ the president said,” Axelrod recalled in an interview Friday. A week later, when Biden returned to the West Wing, Obama sprinted out of his office to welcome him back.Five years later, as Biden dealt with the prospect that Obama dreaded, he asked the president to deliver a eulogy for his son, to take on the task of giving voice to the intense private grief of a family that has spent decades in the public limelight. Biden’s request underscored just how much the personal relationship between the two men has evolved in the seven years since they first forged their political partnership….

    … “We came to office at such a miserably difficult time and had to face some very difficult challenges, and I think that’s part of what forged that relationship,” Axelrod said “It was in this crucible of crisis where they really had to rely on each other.” At times, according to several current and former officials, Biden has served as the president’s foil on issues. Former White House press secretary Jay Carney, who served as Biden’s spokesman for two years before serving in that position, recalled attending a meeting in 2011 in the Roosevelt Room where roughly a dozen advisers had reached a consensus on the matter in question before the vice president said that he disagreed. “The vice president finished and the president said, ‘I think Joe’s right,’ Carney said, adding that on that and other occasions that Biden “created space for the president to take a contrarian view and created more room for his decision-making.”…But Biden has not been a freelancer during his time in the White House, and his intense loyalty to the president has earned him considerable affection among not just from Obama but other top aides as well. The warmth of the Obama-Biden relationship stands in contrast to the last Democratic administration, when President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore established an early collaborative relationship that eventually frayed because so much of the second term was colored by Gore’s presidential ambitions….continued”

  30. June 6, 2015 at 3:07 pm

  31. 81 globalcitizenlinda
    June 6, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Another thing that struck me is the love & respect expressed for Major Beau Biden by his Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno. It says a lot to be so loved, respected, & loved by your superiors who have nothing to gain by expressing those sentiments out loud. Gen Odierno even said what we have expressed here: that he knew that Beau, had he lived, was destined to be POTUS one day. Oh what might have been!!

  32. June 6, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    The DARPA Robotics Challenge

    “The DRC is a competition of robot systems and software teams vying to develop robots capable of assisting humans in responding to natural and man-made disasters. It was designed to be extremely difficult. Participating teams, representing some of the most advanced robotics research and development organizations in the world, are collaborating and innovating on a very short timeline to develop the hardware, software, sensors, and human-machine control interfaces that will enable their robots to complete a series of challenge tasks selected by DARPA for their relevance to disaster response. The DRC Finals will take place from June 5-6, 2015 at Fairplex in Pomona, California. The DRC Finals will require robots to attempt a circuit of consecutive physical tasks, with degraded communications between the robots and their operators; the winning team will receive a $2 million grand prize; DARPA plans to award $1 million to the runner-up and $500,000 to the third-place team. Technologies resulting from the DRC will transform the field of robotics and catapult forward development of robots featuring task-level autonomy that can operate in the hazardous, degraded conditions common in disaster zones.”

    You may have to click on the robotchallenge.org link above (has all 4 courses) if the Youtube channel won’t run on WP

    The final tasks of the competition are being attempted now…some crazy technology went into the development of our future overlords!

    • June 6, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      Currently in 2nd place with 7/8 points. Only task it did not complete was falling and getting up on its own:

  33. 84 globalcitizenlinda
    June 6, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Not surprised that Ambassador Caroline Kennedy was present at Major Beau Biden’s service. If I recall right, didn’t she & AG Holder lead the search for PBO’s VP? I have always suspected that Sen Kennedy put in a strong recommendation for VP Joe Biden because he knew the deep integrity of his friend. Mrs Vicki Kennedy was at the service too.

  34. 85 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    June 6, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I AM NEVER GOING TO FORGET THIS SERVICE FOR BEAU OR ALL OF THE PEOPLE THERE…MY HEART HAS A HOLE IN IT!

  35. June 6, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    I smiled a little when Hunter mentioned his older brother Beau as one year and one day older than him. My Hubby is one of five boys. He had one brother constantly telling him he was one year, eleven months and eleven days older than Hubby. ❤️

  36. 88 Nena20409
    June 6, 2015 at 4:01 pm

  37. 92 Nena20409
    June 6, 2015 at 4:02 pm

  38. 93 Nena20409
    June 6, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Full Video of Pres Obama’s Eulogy for Major Beau Biden on June 6th, 2015

  39. June 6, 2015 at 4:08 pm

  40. 97 Nena20409
    June 6, 2015 at 4:10 pm

  41. 98 Dudette
    June 6, 2015 at 4:17 pm


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