October 18th, 2008
11:28 AM ET
6 years ago

Biden: GOP's going to throw more than the kitchen sink

Biden campaigned in Nevada Saturday.
Biden campaigned in Nevada Saturday.

HENDERSON, Nevada (CNN) – Joe Biden warned supporters Friday night to not get comfortable with the Democratic ticket’s current lead in the polls, saying Republicans may have thrown the kitchen sink but “other parts of the bathroom are coming.”

“We cannot be complacent about this, man. You know what these guys are going to do,” Biden said to a crowd of several thousand outside of Las Vegas.

“You know, as that old saying goes, I thought they already threw the kitchen sink, but I think more is to come. I think other parts of the bathroom are coming. I don’t know, man, they’re going up and getting the bathroom sink. So look, we have a lot of reason to be encouraged but it is far, far from over.”

The Delaware senator addressed comments made by Sarah Palin Thursday night that she enjoys visiting “pro-America” parts of the country. He acknowledged that CNN had told him during an interview that she had clarified her remarks, but Biden argued the divisive tone is still present.

“It doesn’t matter where you live, We all love our country Governor Palin, we all love our country!” Biden bellowed. “Barack Obama puts his country first! I put my country first! These people put their country first!”

“Ladies and gentlemen, Gov. Palin may have stepped back from some of the divisive rhetoric today. But the Republican campaign has stepped up its attacks that are just as divisive.”


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Joe Biden • John McCain
soundoff (223 Responses)
  1. surprised??????

    Sen. Obama socialist?.....piglin did exactly the same as senile is talking about....raised taxes on oil companies and gave checks to every man, woman and child in Alaska???? so she must have received about $20,000 plus and a free house...mc c STFU

    October 18, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  2. Size10

    Great job! Don't relent Joe. Let's build the country up and not down!

    October 18, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  3. Say it ain't so Joe.

    Joe, they've been throwing the toilet...they skipped right over the kitchen and went straight for the bathroom!

    October 18, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  4. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    It's only a matter of time before the "Did you know Obama is a Black, Muslim terrorist phone calls go out?!"

    And now "Joe The Plumber" has been outedas aphony, and McCain is going to take him on the road with the the Queen of The Phonies, Sarah Palin, who fosters a relationship, along with Todd, with a seccessionist group in Alaska!

    The GOP – The Party Of Family Values!!! LOL!!!!!!!

    October 18, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  5. S. Boatman

    The Republican Strategy Is The Reason I Am Voting For Obama! If Mccain Cant Stay On The Issues During The Campaign He Wont Stay On The Issues In The White House!

    October 18, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  6. Joe

    It is the republican way of life. When the Republicans outed a CIA agent, we questioned their integrity and we were anti-American. When the Republicans fabricated evidence to lead us into war with Iraq, we questioned their truth and we were anti-American. And now Republican Sarah Palin tells me that she believes if a woman is raped, that the woman must be forced to have a rapist's child. I question that, and if John McCain and Sarah Palin want to label me as anti-American, then go ahead.

    October 18, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  7. McCain Slim

    The McCain and GOP are going to throw their filthy bathroom toilet at Obama.

    McCain is not presidential material.

    October 18, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  8. surprised??????

    mc c suggested "joe the plumber" for vp........doesn't he know he already has one??????? it must be CRS= Can't Remember S__t

    October 18, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  9. Lee From Treasure Island Florida

    Robo calls inciting terror, fear and race. I ask...where is the John McCain I admired and honored. The man who spoke out against these types of attacks. Where is John McCain? One can lose an election and still maintain his dignity and honor in tact. That's what a Maverick would do, someone who crosses parties lines, who wants to bring the country together, who puts country first.
    Where is John McCain?

    October 18, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  10. george

    What else is remaining, Rev wright?

    October 18, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  11. Al Mellen

    Divide and conquer,,,,,,,,,that's what Hitler did,,,,,,,the Bush, McCain administration has a reputation of this kind of politics. If McCain was truthful about this election,,,,,,,he himself on national television would have told the Senator from Alaska to either cleanup her act or shut up. He did neither,,,,,,he still has illusions of grandeur, sleeping in the white house. The more McCain and Palin speak,,,,the more they become a disgrace to America.

    October 18, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  12. Johnson Mugenyi

    Senator Joe Biden should not take some of the losely spoken lines of Gov. Sarah Palin too seriously; sometimes she suffers from mental lapses. She mistook cheering supporters for protesters at a certain rally of hers. At an interview with Cocic she could not even remember what newspapers she reads, if she does! She thinks having a border with Russia is part of Foreign Policy experience for her! The list goes on and on.
    I think in her mind if you do not favor the McCain/Palin ticket the you qualify to be labelled ANTI-AMERICAN.
    i.e. Anti Mccain=Anti-America.

    October 18, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  13. Barney

    It seems that it is about time for the major news outlets such as CNN to get on the relationship of Gordon Liddy and McCain, who call each other friends, and not leave it up to David Letterman to bring out. We have had enough of the Ayers-Obama connection for now.

    October 18, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  14. Olivia

    Biden is misrepresenting what Palin said and i can't stand that kind of politics. Biden has always been the 'bull in a china shop" type of person and he's doing it here.
    These democratics are good at presenting a different take on things...like the tax break for many who don't pay tax....calling the refund a "payroll tax, specifically a social security tax refund. Am I missing something here? Don't we get this after age 62 or later? I'm totally confused.

    October 18, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  15. Linda

    Lou Dobbs is wrong with his statements about Joe the Plumber and what Obama was trying to say!

    Both my sons are plumbers and they don't even come close to $250,000.00 a year in earnings. In my mind and I'm sure others McCain started on Joe the plumber in the debate. McCain is for the wealthy. Obama is going to do better for the Low to Middle income families across the US.

    Obama was not putting down the working people in this Country! He was simple and correctly stating that no matter which trade you are working in (ie) plumbers,electricians,nurses,teachers etc. you are Not making those kind of wages.

    Joe the plumer probably wised he had a license becaue then he may make $25.00 an hour. A far cry from $250,000.00 per year.

    Thank You!

    October 18, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  16. Travis

    My best friend lives in Michigan which is a blue state. Does that mean I'm cavorting with an anti-American?

    October 18, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  17. Barbara CA

    The robocalls, the names being called at rallies, the stuffed monkeys and the watermelon and fried chicken flyers; doesn’t McCain feel that any of these attacks from party members might turn off his own party's African American Republican voters?

    I have never heard him speak about it, so I wonder if he has ever really given any though to this problem at all.

    I feel the republicans are losing some of their own best supporters by throwing the 'kitchen sink ' at the Democrats.

    Obama/Biden. One man, one vote.

    October 18, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  18. Independents for Obama

    Who is Palin to decide which parts of the country are patriotic and true Americans? We all love our country in different ways and for different reasons. Of any country in the world, I've never seen one with people more proud. Perhaps there are some out there, but our citizens are certainly going to give them a run for their money! Tell you what Joe, if they're going to throw the kitchen sink, you can throw them the commode to put the nonsense and crap in it where it belongs! Etch a sign on the side telling them not to forget to flush! Go get em and voters out there, we have alot of time left to Barack the vote! The GOP will not stop, he is right, and it's up to us to finish this race and take back our country from these nut jobs. We're with you Joe!!!

    October 18, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  19. voter

    I don't understand the McCain campaign talking about socialism. The republicans socialized the financial markets by buying banks. The republicans are socialists not democrats.

    October 18, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  20. Kathryn

    This Election is so pathetic it's pitiful. In my history of voting, I have never experienced seeing or hearing so much controversy. First, there was Mr. Obama's pastor, then there was the lie that he was somehow tied to Bin Laden, Who can forget this one, He was a Muslim! Now we have the Misleading Meter. What's next? Mr. Obama "IS" The Better Man for this Election. Should something happen to John McCain, Sarah Palin is definitely not A Presidential hopeful and, she does not have any experience. I can at least say that Mr Biden would be the best choice should something happen to Mr Obama (Hopefully that want happen) John McCain & Sarah has used so much of their time saying nasty, negative, and corruptive lies about Mr.Obama and, not focusing on their campaign until, most of the people in my State are saying they wish they did not have to see them on the air anymore. John McCain really suprised me. As, he does not act his age! He does not seem serious about what's going on in this Country. McCain says that he has so much more experience than Mr Obama, He sure does not act it. People are really watching his body language, his speeches, and the lies he and his running mate are telling about Mr Obama is really a true "TURN OFF" They should go forward with their business! And with that said,
    God Bless America & The People who Are chosen to run This Wonderful Country! Oh yes, another thing, people are beginning to wonder did McCain send Joe the Plummer to ask Mr Obama about purchasing His own Plumming Business. Seems this would be a stunt that John or Sarah would Pull. We are Just Wondering! Again, God Bless America!

    October 18, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  21. MoxieGurl

    You tell them Joe!!! This coming week expect to see a toilet full of S**t! coming from the rethugs.

    Obama supports duck, fight back, get to work and VOTE!!!!!!!!

    October 18, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  22. Amy: God Bless McCain/Palin

    The Democrats don't care about the little people at all. All they wanna do is take everyone's money and give it to all the people on welfare and make our country a welfare nation. You hard working people better wise up before all your money goes to lazy do nothings.
    VOTE FOR MCCAIN/PALIN

    October 18, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  23. CliveC

    As a Canadian it fascinates me how many Americans continue to vote against their own self-interest. The Republicans demonstrably do not give a hoot for the average man on the street yet many apparently working people still flock to their rallies and cheer them on. Please America, kick the bums out this time.

    October 18, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
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