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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:33 PM

 

Joe Biden deserves major kudos as well!!!

Biden has been in Congress for years and has an established presence given his years of service. BFD JOE!!! Love him!!!! Great Vice President!!!

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Reply Joe Biden deserves major kudos as well!!! (Original post)
Mdterp01 Jan 2013 OP
gateley Jan 2013 #1
flamingdem Jan 2013 #2
gateley Jan 2013 #5
flamingdem Jan 2013 #8
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #3
Cha Jan 2013 #4
Mdterp01 Jan 2013 #10
Cha Jan 2013 #14
politicasista Jan 2013 #16
fadedrose Jan 2013 #6
gateley Jan 2013 #12
gateley Jan 2013 #7
Mdterp01 Jan 2013 #9
politicasista Jan 2013 #11
onestepforward Jan 2013 #13
malz Jan 2013 #15
CTyankee Jan 2013 #17
FleetwoodMac Jan 2013 #18
Revolutionary Girl Jan 2013 #19
gateley Jan 2013 #23
hfojvt Jan 2013 #20
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #21
Enrique Jan 2013 #22
kentuck Jan 2013 #24
Enrique Jan 2013 #25
AngryOldDem Jan 2013 #26
goclark Jan 2013 #27

Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:35 PM

1. I think he deserves the TOP kudos! Not sure Obama could have pulled it off like

Joe did -- doesn't have the history or relationships with those people.

They are a GOOD team!

LOVE Joe!

And he looked almost giddy standing behind Obama! I bet there were times during his negotiating with McConnell he was thinking we were doomed.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:35 PM

2. He was impressive

Would have loved to be a fly on the wall in those talks

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:36 PM

5. I heard one of the Dems today thank Joe for being so 'frank' with them.

I bet he was!

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Response to gateley (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:37 PM

8. woo hoo!

Oh I hope they tell us more!

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:35 PM

3. Cheers, Champ!

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:36 PM

4. Of course he does! They're a TEAM!

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:41 PM

10. Coolest President/VP duo EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!

 

N/t

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Response to Mdterp01 (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:49 PM

14. Yep.. And, we

gotta 'em!

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:28 AM

16. +1 n/t

Last edited Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:30 AM - Edit history (1)

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:36 PM

6. I loved him long before he was impressive...

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:44 PM

12. No, you loved him before everyone else realized how impressive he is!

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:37 PM

7. And welcome to DU, Mdterp01!

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Response to gateley (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:41 PM

9. Thanks babe!!!

 

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:43 PM

11. Kick

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:46 PM

13. Lots of love for Joe!

Even more as the years go on!

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:56 AM

15. Most underrated member of the Administration

 

You rock, Joe!

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Response to malz (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:40 AM

17. I am in awe of what he has done...he pulled off a really difficult thing...

He would have made a great president had things turned out differently in 2008.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:26 AM

18. Biden is a legend!

He is a true patriot, an amazing dad, and a man of uncommon integrity.

Barely 41 days after winning a fiercely contested Senate election, the 30-year old Biden was confronted with the shocking news that his wife and one-year-old daughter were tragically killed in an automobile accident just a week before Christmas in 1972. His two sons, who were also in the vehicle at the time, were critically injured and placed under intensive care.

Faced with the task of looking after his boys, and the enormous pressure of his new job in Washington, Biden had to make a backbreaking, daily, 400km, 3 hour, roundtrip commute from Dover. More than that, Biden was facing a serious crisis of faith.

I liked to go at night when I thought there was a better chance of finding a fight. I was always looking for a fight. I had not known I was capable of such rage. I knew I had been cheated of a future, but I felt I'd been cheated of a past, too. The underpinnings of my life had been kicked out from under me... and it wasn't just the loss of Neilia and Naomi. All my life I'd been taught about our benevolent God. This is a forgiving God, a just God, a God who knows people make mistakes. This is a God who is tolerant. This is a God who gave us free will to be able to doubt. This was a loving God, a God of comfort. Well, I didn't want to hear anything about a merciful God. No words, no prayer, no sermon gave me ease. I felt God had played a horrible trick on me, and I was angry. I found no comfort in the Church. So I kept walking the dark streets to try to exhaust the rage.
Promises to Keep, by Joe Biden (ISBN: 9780739383902)

Rumors were swirling thick and fast that the young Senator was on the verge of resigning. Congressional aides were even placing wagers on the date of his resignation...


The second twist to the Biden story occurred in 1988. Unbeknownst to Biden and his physicians, there was a time bomb inside his head. For several months since the late 1987, Biden had been suffering acute neck pains. It became so bad, his physicians, who wrongly diagnosed it as a pinched nerve, ordered the Senator to wear a neck brace.

However, the pain persisted, and it began to make him nauseous so much so, he struggled throughout the hearings for the nomination of future Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in January 1988. He failed to show up for the vote. At the urging of friends and family, he agreed to go for some tests at the Wilmington Memorial Hospital in Delaware, where doctors finally discovered that Biden had a brain aneurysm that was so advanced, the blood vessel was literally moments away from exploding. It was a miracle that he was still alive.

He was immediately rushed to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. The situation deteriorated so rapidly, that a priest was called to the hospital to administer the last rites for the then 46-year old...


http://2012.presidential-candidates.org/Biden/

And to top it off, he is the poorest member of Congress - because he is one of the few that has never taken an outside consulting or advisory position. Heck, he is still paying for his house mortgage!

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:47 AM

19. Joe is America's Hero.

I didn't think it was possible for me to love that man more than I already did. It's just another way that he's extraordinary that he made me do so. Biden 2016!

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Response to Revolutionary Girl (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:55 AM

23. I like that -- America's Hero. He really is.

I'm with you for the 2016 -- he was my first choice in 2008. SO happy he became VP.

And welcome to DU Revolutionary Girl!

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:56 AM

20. yeah, sure Traitor Joe

belongs right up there next to Ralph Nader

Nader gave us the Bush tax cuts

Biden was essential to preserving them - twice now.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:54 AM

21. K & R

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:59 AM

22. Mitch McConnell asked Biden to get involved in the negotiations

after Harry Reid refused to budge on $250,000

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:05 PM

24. Joe made the deal happen.

When no one else could do it. It is a BFD!

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:31 AM

25. dance partner

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/harry-reid-fiscal-cliff-fireplace_n_2396606.html

Reid's staff then called McConnell's office with a simple message: Our last offer stands. There will be no further concessions. McConnell took to the Senate floor, complaining that he had no "dance partner" in Reid, and called Vice President Joe Biden, a man he assumed would be more willing to give. McConnell was right.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:39 AM

26. Yep.

Under that happy persona lies a real badass, I think.

Things sure did get rolling the minute he got involved, didn't they?

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:11 AM

27. He would be a GREAT PRESIDENT !

Would he be too old to run?

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