Biden's dating advice
August 13th, 2012
09:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden's dating advice

(CNN) – While glad-handing with supporters Monday at an impromptu stop at a fire station in North Carolina, Vice President Joe Biden offered his trademark dating advice to young female supporters.

"No dates until you're 30," Biden told a young girl as he greeted firefighters and their families in a small crowd at Hillsborough Fire Department.

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The vice president took a break from the campaign trail to pander to local supporters. Biden smiled and shook hands, even calling some of the firefighters by name.

As he worked his way through down a line of families, Biden stopped to talk to another young woman who introduced him to her cousin and brother.

"Know what my dad... used to say? You have one job: Keep boys away from your sister," Biden said to the brother.

Biden has offered similar dating advice in the past, most notably to some of the young daughters of newly-elected senators who Biden swore in last year.

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  1. Sniffit

    "Thank you for confirming what we already knew... Biden isn't qualified to be President, which means he should [NOT] be the VP."

    Notice that I carefully said "POTUS-elect." My piont, as you well know and then ignored in order to twist what I said, was simply that he wasn't electable as POTUS, not that he wasn't qualified. Biden most assuredly is qualified to be POTUS. I was commenting on public perception at the time and in the context of the primary and the race that year. But that's ok...you go tapdance in your clown shoes with your strawmen if that's what makes you happy.

    August 14, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  2. GOP = Greed Over People

    "Pandering is the act of expressing one's views in accordance with the likes of a group to which one is attempting to appeal. The term is most notably associated with politics. In pandering, the views one is verbally expressing are merely for the purpose of drawing support up to and including votes and do not necessarily reflect one's personal values."

    I am sure Joe is stating his beliefs since he said they were passed from his Dad.

    Looks like CNN is "pandering" to be Fox Lite,

    August 14, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  3. truth hurts

    >Sniffit - Health care costs have been increasing at multiple times the rate of inflation

    Because there is a limitless pool of government money (until we go bankrupt) and nobody cares about how much things costs because it isn't their money. You're seeing the same thing with college costs. Everything the government touches turns to crapola.

    August 14, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  4. inathens

    I see CNN is hard at work. They've got a half dozen articles on what Paul Ryan would do to everything from medicare, technology and the economy. And they've got this cute little piece about Biden's dating advice. It's fine to have light-hearted pieces, but can they spend equal time doing the tough work too?

    August 14, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  5. Lynda/Minnesota

    "I'd LOVE to get all my social security money back from the government so that I could invest it how **I** wanted it invested."

    I'd rather you didn't, you know. You see, it might cut down on MY earnings, and well, I know there's not accounting for it, but I'd rather not be forced into allowing Wall Street to control my earnings. I'm still digging myself out of the last hole they dug for me. I'm too old now to hope for the whole "becoming a millionaire" investment scene. No apologies, mind you ... just the way it turned out for me.

    August 14, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  6. Doyle Wiley, MI

    For anyone that found anything other than a light-hearted-commit from the Vice President, I recommend eight hour of stress relief. It's just a joke, you know, haha.

    August 14, 2012 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  7. truth hurts

    Sniffit
    "Thank you for confirming what we already knew... Biden isn't qualified to be President, which means he should [NOT] be the VP."
    Notice that I carefully said "POTUS-elect." My piont, as you well know and then ignored in order to twist what I said, was simply that he wasn't electable as POTUS, not that he wasn't qualified. Biden most assuredly is qualified to be POTUS. I was commenting on public perception at the time and in the context of the primary and the race that year. But that's ok...you go tapdance in your clown shoes with your strawmen if that's what makes you happy.
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    it's much more fun to watch YOU tap dance in your clown shoes above!!! hahahhaha....

    Biden... qualified to be President? Looks like only 2% of Democrats agreed back then. It is probably much less now that they know he's pretty much a senile gaff-o-matic, and one heart beat away from the presdiency and the launch codes. VERY scary stuff. Obama should be voted out for this reason alone.

    When is Biden going to release all of his medical and psychological examinations? The American people have a right to know if their VP is losing his mind.

    August 14, 2012 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  8. No-surprise

    Where is the left wing outrage on Joe's comments?

    Where is Sandra Fluke (Fluck)? She must be livid. With her needs for birth control products paid for by taxpayers for kids at college or high school, Joe's comments on no dating until 30 hurts the Obama cause. That is the group having the most s-e-x and abortions in this country. And wants 4 mores years (tears) of this guy?

    What was he thinking?

    August 14, 2012 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  9. v_mag

    For Romney's vision of America, look to El Salvador, where the 1% coffee plantation owners have for so many years made misery for the 99%. Romney took $9M from these guys to start Bain, and they have used their returns to perpetuate death squads, killing thousands of innocent people, including Archbishop Oscar Romero. Death squad funding is apparently a type of job creation.

    This is all very old news, but no Repugnant challenger to Rob-money brought it up during the primary. Why? Because their demi-god Ronald Reagan was famously involved with funding death squads in El Salvador. Ever hear of Iran/Contra? The Contra part refers to these terrorist 1%ers.

    All these connections are extremely well documented online. Rob-money would like to see the same vast separation of the 1% from the 99% in America that the Salvadoran elites enjoyed in Central America. Business man Romney has bloody hands from his dealings with Salvadoran death squad sponsors. Very dirty business indeed.

    August 14, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  10. Sniffit

    "The Democrats want to keep social security in the hands of the government for ONE reason, because it is a huge money stream that they can tap into and use how they want."

    Both parties have done that since the 1983 changes to contribution rates started creating a surplus. Sure, I know yo'd love to blame it all on one party, but the reality is it has been both parties, both directly and indirectly, doing it for 25 years. It is very fixable. Privatization, however, doesn't fix it at all...it just brooms the problem into the private sector and we'll end up with myriad people and families suffering like they did prior to SS being enacted. Wall Street CANNOT be trusted with that money after causing the recession and proving that deregulation leads to irresponsible, greed-is-good shenanigans that threaten to tear down the economy. SS was a promise. it has not been broken yet, but is in danger of being broken. The way you address it is to take the steps to make sure it is not broken...not by throwing up your hands, giving up, assuming it will be broken and just breaking it all the sooner.

    August 14, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  11. v_mag

    Other outlets are reporting the long-established connections between Bain Capital and Salvadoran death squads. Romney personally made deals with several prominent right wing families from El Salvador who were deeply involved in sponsoring death squads, including the murder of archbishop Oscar Romero, in church. Romney got $9 million, or 40% of Bain's start up capital from them. This brings up some interesting questions:

    1) Are there further confirmations of the Romney/death squad connection in Romney's taxes? Is that a reason he doesn't want them released?
    2) What will the Catholic Church think of so-called Catholic Paul Ryan being associated through Romney with the terrorists who killed the Archbishop, and thousands of others in Central America?

    To read the full story, look up Bain death squad. Lots of source material there.

    August 14, 2012 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  12. No-surprise

    I can't wait until the VP debates.

    Ryan will clean Joe "gaff" Biden's clock.

    What a joke this guy is. And he is one heart beat away from being our president. LORD help us...

    August 14, 2012 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  13. No-surprise

    Pick Hillary for VP... then you can win in November.

    August 14, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  14. Sniffit

    "Biden... qualified to be President? Looks like only 2% of Democrats agreed back then. "

    Primary voters choose who they believe MOST qualified. Their votes have nothing to do with making a statement of whether someone is unqualified. You're reading too much into it and it sounds foolish.

    August 14, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "Ryan will clean Joe "gaff" Biden's clock."

    Biden has 36 years of experience in Congress and years of practice in prime time debating. Ryan has almost nothing compared to that and has only managed to pass two bills in his time in Congress...one of which was renaming a freekin post office...which is pitifully low considering the prominent position he was handed on the Budget Committee.

    The reality is, if the MSM grows a pair and asks Ryan how he reconciles his budget with his alleged faith, and the church's complete bodyslam of his budget as not compatible with said alleged faith, Ryan is going to be stuck like a deer in the headlights spewing a pre-prepared answer that nobody is going to find credible. Should that happen, he's done.

    August 14, 2012 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  16. truth hurts

    >Sniffit - Wall Street CANNOT be trusted with that money after causing the recession and
    >proving that deregulation leads to irresponsible, greed-is-good shenanigans that threaten
    >to tear down the economy.

    Wall St caused nothing that the government didn't help them cause. All those people with houses they knew they couldn;t pay for undermined the stability of the entire financial sector which is the source of credit that all of us and businesses rely on. BTW, trillions in 401K funds are there and doing quite well. How is that 2% return we're getting from Uncle Sam doing with the current inflation?

    >SS was a promise. it has not been broken yet, but is in danger of being broken.

    Well the promise was broken when the trust fund disappeared as far as I am concerned. At that point the promise became a ponzi scheme and that scheme is collapsing, as they always do. Corporations couldn't raid their pension funds and leave IOUs. People would have been jailed yet the politicians do it because they make the laws and do whatever they want. I DO NOT want my money being held under these conditions. It is NOT being held to benefit me, it is being taken and misused to benefit the politicians and I get left with a bag of IOUs. The younger kids should be rioting in the streets over this joke of a system.

    August 14, 2012 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  17. ThinkAgain

    "I'd LOVE to get all my social security money back from the government so that I could invest it how **I** wanted it invested."

    Interesting, given how reckless with others' money Wall Street was, to the point that we had to bail them all out. Why not just eliminate the middle man and flush your money down the toilet?

    August 14, 2012 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  18. Sniffit

    "Wall St caused nothing that the government didn't help them cause."

    Indeed. Deregulation was proven to be a terrible idea. Wall Street was not forced to engage in the shenanigans in which it engaged with the mortgage backed securities. You're blaming the woodcutter for an arsonist stealing his kindling and running off to start a forest fire. Sure, it was bad kindling...maybe a little too dry...but its existence does not ipso facto result in someone piling it up and striking a match in the middle of the dry forest from whence it came. No, Wall Street is to blame for what happened because of what Wall Street did by creating and playing games with those securities and the derivatives based thereon....games that were allowed to be played as a result of deregulatory policies, including the functional deregulation known as "lax oversight."

    August 14, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  19. Sniffit

    "At that point the promise became a ponzi scheme and that scheme is collapsing, as they always do. "

    Incorrect. Go learn how a ponzi scheme works.

    August 14, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  20. truth hurts

    >Sniffit - The reality is, if the MSM grows a pair and asks Ryan how he reconciles his
    >budget with his alleged faith, and the church's complete bodyslam of his budget as
    >not compatible with said alleged faith,

    Ryan understands he represents his constituents which are comprised of many faiths and some of no faith. He is proposing what he believes is best for his country with no regard for a persons religion.

    What is all this leftist concern with religion and the budget? You are all screaming about seperation of religion and government and now want to use religion to further your cause. Talk about devious hypocrites. Either you want religious vales used or you don't. You can NOT use them when you want to (budget) then attack them when you don't like them (birth control, abortion).

    This just shows how deceitful the left is and the way they USE religion. This is exactly what Obama does, just USE religion. I doubt very much that he is a true believer.

    August 14, 2012 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  21. Sniffit

    "What is all this leftist concern with religion and the budget? You are all screaming about seperation of religion and government and now want to use religion to further your cause. Talk about devious hypocrites. Either you want religious vales used or you don't. You can NOT use them when you want to (budget) then attack them when you don't like them (birth control, abortion)."

    Oh please. Get some nuance. Ryan claims to be Catholic and claims that it informs his decision-making as a congressperson. It's a fair criticism to point out that the Catholic church apparently diagreed heartily in terms of his Pathology of Plutocracy budget plan. Ryan claims one thing and his actions speak differently. Pointing out his hypocrisy does NOT inherently constitute a demand that the budget be based on what it says in the bible. I'll hand it to you though...you have a real talent for ignoring the point people are making, attributing some other point to what they said and then railing against that imaginary point you invented to hide that you have no argument against what they really said.

    August 14, 2012 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  22. No-surprise

    George Wallace – Democrate

    Southern Democrate police attack, beat and jailed blacks during the 60's

    Democrates created Welfare, the walfare to work requirement, and now takes it away.... Creating more hand out dependancy on US taxpayers.

    Joe needs to take some history lessons before he tries to accuse Republicans of wanting the worse for blacks and poor people or seniors.

    Start telling the turth Dems, stop the lies, stop the kool-aid drinking talking points from Axelrod and Debbie WS.

    August 14, 2012 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  23. truth hurts

    I have replaced "purported returns" with "SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENTS"
    I have replaced "investors" with "RETIREES"
    I have replaced "new investors" with "FUTURE RETIREES"

    What is a Ponzi scheme?
    A Ponzi scheme is an investment fraud that involves the payment of SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENTS to existing RETIREES from funds contributed by FUTURE RETIREES. Ponzi scheme organizers often solicit FUTURE RETIREES by promising to invest funds in opportunities claimed to generate high returns with little or no risk. In many Ponzi schemes, the fraudsters focus on attracting new money to make promised payments to earlier-stage investors and to use for personal expenses, instead of engaging in any legitimate investment activity (my note: is investing in oneself, government bonds, legitimate?).

    Why do Ponzi schemes collapse?
    With little or no legitimate earnings, the schemes require a consistent flow of money from FUTURE RETIREES to continue. Ponzi schemes tend to collapse when it becomes difficult to recruit FUTURE RETIREES or when a large number of CURRENT RETIREES ask to cash out. (my note: which they cannot by law)

    August 14, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    "Democrates created Welfare, the walfare to work requirement, and now takes it away.... Creating more hand out dependancy on US taxpayers."

    Nobody has taken away the work requirement. In fact, the administration specifically required that in order to get a waiver, the applicant state has to show demonstrable evidence that the changes they want to make will help get more people to work. Moreover, the time limits explicitly cannot be waived. YOU are the one lying by claiming that the waivers will get rid of the work requirement. It's nothing but a big fat intentional mischaracterization of it to scare and anger the right wing extremist base driving the GOP/Teatroll clown car.

    You know who requested waivers from the welfare time limits when in office? Mittens.

    August 14, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  25. Sniffit

    "Southern Democrate police attack, beat and jailed blacks during the 60's"

    And they all became the current Republican party after passage of the Civil Rights Act caused Southern Dixiecrats to leave the Democratic Party. So, to beg the question, what's your freekin point?

    August 14, 2012 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
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