August 20th, 2010
02:05 PM ET
4 years ago

Biden: Democrats will keep the House and Senate

Paraphrasing Mark Twain, the vice president said that reports of the death of the Democratic Party have been greatly exaggerated.
Paraphrasing Mark Twain, the vice president said that reports of the death of the Democratic Party have been greatly exaggerated.

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden had a strong message for fellow Democrats on Friday: After Election Day, expect to keep a majority in Congress.

"I'm here to tell you that on November 3, the day after this coming election, there will be in Washington, D.C., a Democratic majority in the House and a Democratic majority in the Senate," Biden said at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. He joked, "and were it not illegal, I may book on it!"

Paraphrasing Mark Twain, the vice president said that reports of the death of the Democratic Party have been greatly exaggerated.

Polls have shown that congressional Democrats are facing an uphill challenge this year. Biden said that a large part of that has to do with Americans blaming their problems on the people at the top.

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  1. terry,va

    What is this boy smoking? He must be getting his smokes from Mexico!!! Maybe that is why he and Obummie don't want to secure the borders.

    August 20, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  2. jim

    And then i'll wake up and realize it was all a dream and that i still have my money.Boy that was some good kool-aid. !!!!

    August 20, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  3. Samantha

    Is Biden saying that Americans are supposed to blame the people at the bottom? No wonder the Democrats are in trouble. Leadership means taking responsibility for your actions – or the lack thereof – to improve the security and quality of life for the people you represent. I do not see that happening either on the international or domestic arena. I do not see that happening in American homes, in our schools and on our streets.

    I hope this was another Biden gaffe, because if it wasn't, it raises very serious questions about the outlook of this Administration.

    August 20, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  4. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    And we're supposed to believe Biden why?

    That's whistling-in-the-dark wishful thinking, and everyone knows it. The Dems are going to be hammered hard in November. If they keep the Senate at all, it's likely to be 53/46; the House likely 218/217.

    The cool thing is that, with Congress likely deadlocked, the idiots won't be able to do the country any further damage for a couple of years and, by enforced inaction, keep Obama from doing any more damage.

    August 20, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  5. Jerry - Florida

    This "bufón", just like his boss, are delusional. He's part of an administration that is taking our country over the cliff.

    And, yes, I am a life-long Democrat.

    August 20, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  6. Odalice Feliz

    Is true we always tend to blame the people at the top, when is usually the people!!! I mean 1 person can't do it by itself!

    August 20, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  7. rob

    With this guy running his mouth out there, this may be the funniest election season ever.

    I see on some other stories on the Ticker that the Editors at CNN are bringing back the term "Wedge Issues". It has a negative connotation and is usually used by Dem Pols and the liberal media to bash Republicans.

    Look for this election to be very dirty. The Dems are desparate and they will use fear, smears and lies to keep their hold on power. They will pit different groups against others, they will call names and label their opponents unfairly. They won't campaign on the laws that were passed in a hyper partisan votes this last tem because they know how unpopular they are, instead, they will run against the very things that most of them voted for and the sad part is the Liberal media won't ask the tough questions or report the truth about the deception.

    Lets hope the Polls are real and the Republicans are swept to power in Nov. I feel that this time the Republicans will hear the voice of the real majority of Americans of all groups, and put a stop to the madness the democrat party has created since 2007.

    August 20, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  8. Jeff from Chicago

    Just another gaffe in a long line from the human gaffe highlight reel.

    August 20, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  9. Jeff from Chicago

    Remember "Shoeless Joe Jackson"

    Welcome to .....

    "Clueless Joe Biden"

    August 20, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  10. hypocricnnation

    A Death Greatly Exaggerated By Republicans And By The Journalism Malpractice In The 24 Hour News (Opinions Wrapped Up In Excrement) Media!

    August 20, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  11. Paul from Phoenix

    Biden is probably right, because the GOP has too much ground to make up.

    Here is the real story, with a historical advantage in both houses, and with the same party in the White House, this administration has proven inept at getting any legislation passed. Do not forget, for almost 8 months, dems had a filibuster proof senate.

    August 20, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  12. Kevin from Co

    I think he's a bit out of touch with reality. They are even talking about replacing him with Hillery next go around.

    August 20, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  13. Von Bismark-Vienna

    Do these hypocrites who oppose the centre know that Americans are fighting,dying and killing muslims in the name of liberating muslims? The American Embassy in Bagdad is the biggest in the world and this in a country where Americans have killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people (among whom women and children) and displaced millions others.
    Was the sensitivity of the slave owners taken into consideration when Americans fought and died for its abolition? Is there a lesson the American can learn in Rwanda and Burundi?

    Infact I can't believe that in this century many Americans can still have cheese under the skull bone!

    August 20, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  14. Bill

    This is good news. He is wrong about everything.

    August 20, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  15. Vote Often

    "Vice President Joe Biden had a strong message for fellow Democrats on Friday: After Election Day, expect to keep a majority in Congress."

    Could this be because Biden knows the electronic voting machines are "rigged" to give Democrats the advantage?

    August 20, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  16. Common Cents

    Mr. Vice-President, I stand firmly and flat-footed with you and boldly declare this to be TRUE! (I'm willing to be the farm on it!)

    August 20, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  17. NYC REPUB

    Well Mr. VP, we're going to work hard to keep that a reality.
    The GOP, deserve a vote of "NO". At the polls. They've done nothing to help the DEMS help America.

    August 20, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  18. Laura, Boston

    As the Every Brothers sang Joe: "Dream"

    August 20, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  19. Dar

    Biden: Democrats will keep the House and Senate

    This statement comes from the most useless VP in history and hes going to bet on it too. To funny, TOOOOOOO FUNNY.

    August 20, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  20. glib lib

    The majority means nothing. With the Repo's filibustering everything you need 60 votes in the Senate to get anything passed. They will pout til they get their way. Just like my 4 year old. Grow up

    August 20, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  21. Stacey

    Yes, Mr. Vice President. The Dems will keep both the House and the Senate!

    Vote NO to the Party of NO in NOvember!!

    August 20, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  22. gt

    of course you will becasue we all know joe and he is never _ _ _ _ _ _ wrong about anything .... joe shut your pie hole ... your a foul mouth idiot...

    August 20, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  23. C Smith

    Amen Biden. Tell the Tea Party, oh I mean the Republican Party what they don't want to hear. Not one single idea has come from the GOP in almost 2 years. Get them out of here.

    August 20, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  24. WeThePeopleOfVirginia

    This guys must enjoy eating crow.

    August 20, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  25. greenfish

    Go Joe – let's hear it for the power of positive thinking!!!

    August 20, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
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