Joseph R. Biden Jr.

(Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.)

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(Commenting on the qualifications of Daniel A. Manion for a Federal judgeship:) His academic distinction and scholarship are similar to my own, and I wouldn't put me on the bench. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
(Referring to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:) A fine, honest gentleman with whom I agree with on almost nothing. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
… a future where we promote the private sector and not the privileged sector. Business, Commerce & Finance
Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget. Budgets & Budgeting
Drug education is the only vaccine we have against the danger of drug abuse of our children. Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
For God's sake, if you acknowledge that you should not put children to death, acknowledge that you should not put to death the mentally retarded. Capital Punishment, Dealth Penalty & State Execution
Governor Romney wants those who have less to do more, and those who have more to do less Taxes
I got tested for AIDS. I know Barack got tested for AIDS. There is no shame in being tested for AIDS. It’s an important thing. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I think that you are a war criminal, and I am going to do everything in my power to see that you will be tried as one. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
I’m incredibly reluctant to amend the Constitution for any purpose. Constitution / Bills & Declaratiobns of Rights
If you attack innocent American civilians, we will follow you to the end of the Earth. Terrorism
If you do politics the right way, I believe, you can actually make people's lives better. And integrity is the minimum ante to get into the game. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
If you give the keys to the White House to any of these guys, they will bankrupt the middle class AGAIN! Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
I'm always impressed by your disdain for Congress. That's one of the reasons you have such good relations with us. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
It’s very hard for any administration, and I’ve worked with seven, to focus on any more than one major thing at a time. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
Mr. President. You have not only put us in harm’s way. You have harmed us. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
No matter how well formulated a foreign policy may be, it cannot be sustained without the informed consent of the American people. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
No nation should have the right to simply grab land from another nation. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
No one’s ever made money betting against America. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
The Congress decides when to make war and the President decides how to make war. War & Peace
The major role of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is not legislative; it is educational. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
The only accountability-free zone in America: Washington DC. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The only conflict that is worse than one that is intended is one that is unintended. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
There’s a minimum threshold any man or woman has to cross on national security and foreign policy for the American people to think you’re remotely eligible to be president and these guys have a long way to go. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Things are changing so rapidly, it’s going to be a political liability in the near term for an individual to say “I oppose gay marriage.” Mark my words. Families, Children & Parenting
We can not want Democracy more than they [the Iraqis] do and expect to succeed. Democracies & Republics
We have a right to know and a duty to discover what you think of the great constitutional issues of our time. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
We have no intention of downsizing the American Dream. Miscellaneous
What is permitted is not always wise. Policy & Policy Making
When a country harbors or assists terrorists, that nation forfeits its sovereignty. Terrorism
When is the last time we had a tax cut before going to war? Taxes
Without the burden on the police to adhere to the requirements of the 4th Amendment, you loose the dogs. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
You have to speak diplomatically. I don't. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
You'd make a great Secretary of State because State Department personnel don't answer questions completely either. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes