Joe Biden early life and career
- 1 2009–2017: Vice presidency
- 2 Past campaigns
- 3 1973–2009: U.S. Senate
- 4 Early life
- 5 Embarrassing or silly remarks
- 6 In popular culture
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
2009–2017: Vice presidency
- See also: Vice Presidency of Joe Biden (2009–2017)
As he assumed office, Biden's responsibilities as vice president were not made clear. He had no specific portfolio of responsibilities. He alarmed the nation on April 30, 2009, by going on network television to warn Americans to stay out of confined spaces such as subways and airplanes, lest they catch Swine Flu. Health officials rejected his scare tactics and the White House immediately repudiated them.
Under President Obama the budget deficit reached over $1 trillion for the first time in history. When asked over the fate of the United States' going into bankruptcy, Biden stated at an AARP meeting, "Now, people when I say that look at me and say, "What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’" Biden said. "The answer is yes, that's what I’m telling you."
Biden eventually was placed in charge of promoting the Obama administration's Recovery Summer in 2010, an attempt to highlight the Democratic Congress's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, or "economic stimulus program. During Recovery Summer, the workforce shrank, unemployment swelled, and economic growth slowed to less than 2%. More Americans fell victim to Democrat economic policy and by the 2010 Midterm election sweep no less than 27,000,000 people were unemployed or underemployed.
One of Biden's first actions as Vice President was to set off a national panic over the Swine flu which the White House was forced to walk back. Biden warned Americans to stay out of confined spaces such as subways and airplanes.
- See also: Recovery Summer
The Obama administration proclaimed Recovery Summer on June 17, 2010 to spotlight the imapact President Obama's economic program after passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (or "Stimulus package") by the Democratic controlled 111th Congress in 2009. Vice President Joe Biden was placed in charge of the effort.
During Recovery Summer 393,000 jobs were destroyed according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment rose, and economic growth slowed from 5.7% to 1.6%. The number counted by the Department of Labor as unemployed at the start of Recovery Summer was 14,599,000 Americans in July 2010; by September there were 14,767,000 Americans looking for work. 168,000 more unemployed than before President Obama and Vice President Biden announced Recovery Summer had begun.
Seal Team 6
The families of Navy Seal Team 6 blame Vice President Biden for revealing the identity of the Navy Seal Team that killed Osama bin Laden. Seal Team 6 is a covert action force, and all its members are sworn to secrecy to never reveal the actions they participate in. The government likewise is bound to protect their identities against reprisals. In boasting of the killing, Biden named Seal Team 6 by name as the unit that found bin Laden.
On August 6, 2011, the Taliban ambushed a Chinook helicopter carrying 30 U.S. service members — including 15 SEAL Team 6 members — in Afghanistan. Everyone on board was killed. In a show of multiculturalism, the Obama administration insisted a Muslim cleric be present when the bodies were recovered.
Families of the slain SEAL members held a news conference at the National Press Club demanding an investigation into why their sons had been identified, despite specific assurances by the Obama administration their identities would be protected. To add insult, the families complained about the Muslim cleric that the Obama administration required to preside in a ceremony over their remains, damned their souls to hell as infidels in an Islamic prayer proclaiming victory.
- See also: Biden crime family
Five months into the Obama regime in June 2009 Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz, son of Joe Biden and stepson of Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair John Kerry formed Rosemount Seneca. The firm partnered with the Thornton Group run by James Bulger, and the Bank of China, to form Bohai Harvest RST (BHR) in China. Devon Archer is a longtime friend of former Secretary of State John Kerry and of stepson Chris Heinz and James Bulger, the nephew of notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger.
The Bank of China is owned by the Chinese government and closely connected with the Chinese military and intelligence services. Biden, Heinz, and Archer transferred and sold "duel use" technology to the Chinese military which was used to create the Chinese drone program and replicate the Chinese version of the F-15 fighter.
Bohai Harvest RST (BHR) invested in an app the Chinese leftwing Communist regime is using to surveil ethnic minority Muslims in western China. Over one million Muslims living in the region are now incarcerated in Chinese gulags.
- See also: Biden-Ukraine scandal
Vice President Joe Biden oversaw the disbursement of $1 billion allocated by the U.S. to the new government of Ukraine. In 2014, Biden's son Hunter Biden, was appointed to the board of directors of Burisma Holdings, the largest oil and gas company in Ukraine. Hunter Biden was hired by Mykola Zlochevsky, who served as Ukraine's ecology minister in the previous administration. Hunter Biden was paid $166,000 per month. The money was split with the nephew of Whitey Bulger.
Zlochevsky came under investigation by the new administration for alleged embezzlement of $5 billion while ecology minister. The prosecutor traced payments made to Hunter Biden. Vice President Biden threatened the new Ukrainian administration to withhold $1 billion in U.S. allocated funds unless the prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden was fired.
U.S. banking records show Hunter Biden's firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, received regular transfers — usually more than $166,000 a month — from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, during a period when Joe Biden was the main U.S. official dealing with Ukraine. Biden threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending Ukraine toward insolvency, if it didn't immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin who was investigating his son, Hunter. Biden recounted,
|"'You’re not getting the billion'. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money'...Well, [SOB], he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time."|
Yuriy Lutsenko, who replaced Shokin as the prosecutor looking into Burisma, said the evidence in the Burisma case he'd like to present to William Barr, particularly the vice president's intervention.
Between April 2014 and October 2015, more than $3 million was paid out by Burisma to an account linked to Biden's and Devon Archer's Rosemont Seneca firm, according to the financial records placed in a federal court file in Manhattan in another case against Archer. The bank records show that, on most months when Burisma money flowed, two wire transfers of $83,333.33 each were sent to the Rosemont Seneca–connected account on the same day. The same Rosemont Seneca–linked account typically then paid Hunter Biden one or more payments ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 each. Ukrainian prosecutors reviewed internal company documents and wanted to interview Hunter Biden and Archer about why they had received such payments, but couldn't because of Joe Biden's intervention.
Deep State informant Eric Ciaramella was assigned to the Obama White House by Russia collusion hoax mastermind John Brennan..He was detailed to the staff of National Security Council Susan Rice and Vice President Joe Biden. Ciaramella worked on Ukrainian issues for Biden in 2015 and 2016 during the time Biden was the "point man" handing out U.S. taxpayer cash to Ukraine.
Ciaramella worked with Democratic National Committee operative Alexandra Chalupa to dig up dirt on the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election. Ciarmella invited Chalupa into the Obama White House for meetings. Chalupa a key figure behind manufacturing the Russia collusion hoax and in the Ukrainian collusion scandal with the Atlantic Council and Crowdstrike. Ciaramella set the Trump impeachment inquiry in motion.
In May 2017, Ciaramella was instrumental in helping generate the “Putin fired Comey” narrative. A Ciaramella email the day after Comey's firing ended up in the media, which is reported to have allegedly called Comey “crazy, a real nut job.” Ciaramella is said to have argued that “President Putin suggested that President Trump fire Comey.” In the days after Comey's firing, this presidential action was used to further political and media calls for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate supposed ‘Russia collusion.’ Ciaramella was dismissed from the Trump White House in June 2917 and accused of illegal leaks and working against the interests of the United States government. Ciaramella returned to the CIA.
In August 2019 The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG), Michael Atkinson, referred to Ciaramella as one who has
- “some indicia of an arguable political bias … in favor of a rival political candidate"
Senate investigators concluded,
|The records acquired by the Committees show that Hunter Biden and his family were involved in a vast financial network that connected them to foreign nationals and foreign governments across the globe. Hunter Biden and Archer, in particular, formed significant and consistent financial relationships with the corrupt oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky during their time working for Burisma and their firms made millions of dollars from that association while Joe Biden was vice president and the public face of the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy. Rosemont Seneca Thornton, an investment firm co-founded by Hunter Biden, received $3.5 million in a wire transfer from Elena Baturina, who allegedly received illegal construction contracts from her husband, the former mayor of Moscow. Moreover, Archer’s apparent receipt of money for a car from Kenges Rakishev of Kazakhstan while Vice President Biden was in Kyiv is especially concerning in light of the timing. And finally, Biden and Archer’s work with Chinese nationals connected to the Communist regime illustrate the deep financial connections that accelerated while his father was vice president and continued after he left office.
Biden and Archer found willing partners in Chinese nationals connected to the Communist regime. Their work in China began at least in 2009, with the creation of Rosemont Seneca Partners with Heinz, Secretary of State John Kerry’s stepson. Then, several years later, Biden and Archer formed BHR with Bohai Capital and received their business license approval in China shortly after Biden visited China with his father, Vice President Biden.
Hunter Biden’s connections and financial associations appear to have accelerated significantly after he associated himself with Ye Jianming, who had deep connections with the Communist regime and PLA. However, that didn’t seem to have any impact on Hunter Biden, who made millions from the relationship. Indeed, Hunter Biden and his family, to include James and Sara Biden, associated with other Chinese nationals such as Gongwen Dong. In one case, the three of them went on a $100,000 global spending spree after Gongwen Dong and Hunter Biden opened a joint account. In addition, Hunter Biden received millions of dollars over a period of years from Gongwen Dong’s companies. According to records acquired by the Committees, many of these transactions involved potential criminal financial activity.
The $3.5 million from the wife of the Moscow mayor was payment for $200 million money laundering scheme to circumvent the Magnitsky Act. No record of Hunter Biden filing as a lobbyist or agent of a foreign power under the FARA Act exists.
On June 15, 2016 the first Guccifer 2.0 document was created by Warren Flood at 13:38 EDT, modified by Феликс Эдмундович (Felix Edmunovich, the Russian patronymic of Felix Edmunovich Dzerzhinsky, founder of the KGB - a blatantly amateurish attempt to create Russian fingerprints) thirty minutes later at 14:08 EDT. Warren Flood was Joe Biden's former IT director at the White House. A document that Flood authored in 2008, and that was attached to one of John Podesta's emails, was used by Guccifer 2.0 as a template into which he then copied the contents of the Trump Opposition Research, copied from this file:
https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/fileid/26562/7365 (which is also attached to this leaked email). It is Flood's document that the "CONFIDENTIAL" text in the background derives from.
A document that Warren Flood authored in 2008, and was attached to one of John Podesta's leaked emails, was used by Guccifer 2.0 as a template into which he then copied the contents of the DNC's Trump Opposition Research document. It was copied from this file: https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/fileid/26562/7365 which is also attached to this leaked email. It is Flood's document that the "CONFIDENTIAL" text in the background derives from.Guccifer 2.0 was a 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign false flag operation set up to discredit the DNC revelations at Wikileaks. Adam Carter writes,
"one particular group would have been particularly desperate precisely at that time, for the emergence of a narrative about Russian hackers to discredit proper leaks / justify claims that all leaks are 'probably doctored' and they will have very likely known [Warren] Flood too. That group is the Clinton Campaign.
As of June 12th,  they were in a position where Julian Assange had just announced WikiLeaks' upcoming release of Hillary's emails, she was still under FBI investigation, and Trump was attacking Hillary for her use of a private server with his supporters frequently chanting "lock her up!" at rallies.
The campaign was in a desperate position and really needed something similar to a Russian hacker narrative and one where they would be fortunate to have a seemingly clumsy hacker that leaves lots of 'fingerprints' tainting files and bringing the reputation of leaks into question... Sure enough, 2-3 days later, Guccifer2.0 - the world's weirdest hacker - was spawned and started telling lies in an effort to attribute himself to the malware discoveries, etc."
Liberal Biden, notorious for his long-winded speeches and his foot-in-mouth moments, as illustrated by his declaration that "we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt." A favorite of the liberal media, Biden avoids the mockery that greeted a less gaffe-prone predecessor, Dan Quayle.
Biden considered running as a Presidential candidate for the 2004 elections, but then decided against it, saying that it would be "now too much of a long shot.". He was later mentioned as a possible running mate for Democratic Senator John Kerry, but he instead urged Kerry to chose Senator John McCain.
He won few votes when running for president in 2008; he dropped out after placing fifth in Iowa in January, 2008. Biden became Barack Obama's vice-presidential running mate. His campaign stressed his Irish Catholic roots in appeals to working class Democrats, who had deserted Obama in the primaries but returned in the fall.
1988 Presidential campaign
Joe Biden announced his candidacy for President in 1987. He ran on his experience, saying in an campaign advertisement "The White House isn't the place to learn how to deal with international crisis, the balance of power, war and peace, and the economic future of the next generation."  His campaign was short-lived due to controversies. While campaigning in New Hampshire in 1987, a civilian asked about his grades in college, to which Biden yelled, "I think I have a much higher I.Q. than you do." He went on to say that he "went to law school on a full academic scholarship - the only one in my class to have a full academic scholarship" adding that he "ended up in the top half" of his class (Biden graduated 76th in a class of 85) and "graduated with three degrees from college."
Biden explained his comments "I did not graduate in the top half of my class at law school and my recollection of this was inaccurate...I graduated from the University of Delaware with a double major in history and political science. My reference to degrees at the Claremont event was intended to refer to these majors - I said 'three' and should have said 'two'." 
Later in the campaign he was found to have plagiarized a speech from British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock. The plagiarism was considered all the more serious, because it included details of Kinnock's life which were not true in Biden's case. Biden dropped out of the race in December 1987, and did not participate in the 1988 Democratic caucuses and primaries.
2008 Presidential campaign
- Main article: 2008 Presidential election
Biden declared his candidacy for President on January 31, 2007 but withdrew in January 2008 after coming 5th in the Iowa Caucus, receiving only 1% of the vote. He ran on his foreign policy experience and credentials in the Senate. Biden voted for the Operation Iraqi Freedom - the War in Iraq. On November 15, 2007, during the CNN presidential debate, he said
|“||This is not about experience. It's not about change. It's about action. Who among us is going to be able to, on Day 1, step in and end the war?.||”|
In a presidential debate, when asked, “Would you call for tariffs to protect American consumers from unsafe products from China? Are you willing to go there?” Biden answered, “I’m not. No, I’m not willing to go there."
During an ABC Democratic presidential debate, Biden was asked about the statement he made regarding Barack Obama. Biden said:
|“||I think he can be ready but right now, I don’t believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training. I think that I stand by the statement.||”|
Biden told a crowd his homestate
|“||Delaware was a slave state that fought beside the North. That's only because we couldn't figure out how to get to the South. There were a couple of states in the way.||”|
2008 Vice presidential campaignBarack Obama, in that he would add foreign policy experience to the ticket. When asked in June over the speculation, Biden stated, "I'd make a great president. I'd make a great Secretary of State. I'd make a great vice president."  On August 19, Biden was asked by reporters of his VP status, to which he replied "Hey guys, I'm not the guy. See ya."  It was Joe Biden's son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who issued an arrest warrant on fabricated charges to attempt to discredit Larry Sinclair's National Press Club news conference where he alleged a gay affair with Obama and claimed he was using cocaine at the time. Biden was nominated by Obama choice for vice president a week later.
In August 2005 Biden paradoxically and nonsensically said, "John McCain is a personal friend, a great friend, and I would be honored to run with or against John McCain, because I think the country would be better off."
- "Let me introduce to you, the next president — the next vice president of the United States of America, Joe Biden."
Biden took the stage and endorsed Obama, saying,
- "In this election year the choice is clear, one man stands ready to deliver change we desperately need, a man I'm proud to call my friend, a man who will be the next President of the United States, Barack America."
Obama hoped Biden would help the ticket in multiple ways:
- Biden has extensive foreign policy experience in the United States Senate and as such could have helped to bolster Obama's comparative lack of experience in this area.
- Biden is Catholic, and Obama was weak with that key voting bloc; however, the Catholic Church may have taken offense at Biden's pro-abortion positions (see below).
- Biden was born in Pennsylvania, a must-win state for Obama where he was thought to be weak;
- Biden's son is going to Iraq, which may have helped to rehabilitate Obama's image as anti-military; however, Biden himself never served.
- Biden has said: "I am a long-standing supporter of Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to choose." But Biden's own bishop, Bishop Michael Saltarelli of Wilmington, Del., has ... denounced the notion that politicians can 'personally oppose' abortion, but refuse to pass laws protecting the unborn. He made clear that pro-abortion Catholic politicians should refrain from receiving the Eucharist:
- "The promotion of abortion by any Catholic is a grave and serious matter. Objectively, according to the constant teaching of the Scriptures and the Church, it would be more spiritually beneficial for such a person to refrain from receiving the Body and Blood of Christ. I ask Catholics in this position to have the integrity to respect the Eucharist, Catholic teaching and the Catholic faithful."
In September of the campaign Biden asked Missouri State Senator Chuck Graham, who has paralysis, to "Stand up, Chuck, let 'em see you. Oh, God love you. What am I talking about? I tell you what, you're making everybody else stand up, though, pal. I tell you what, stand up for Chuck." 
Biden's Republican opponent for the Vice Presidency was Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. They participated in their first and only Vice Presidential debate on October 2 in St. Louis, Missouri. Biden was elected the 47th Vice President of the United States on November 4, 2008.
2012 Vice presidential campaign
Biden got a pass from fellow liberals in the media despite acting like a rude clown during his vice presidential debate with Paul Ryan in October 2012. Biden repeatedly interrupted Ryan and engaged in other offensive behavior, and even complained about not getting more time despite talking more than Ryan did. At one point Biden even nonsensically interjected, "so now you're Jack Kennedy?" in interrupting a valid point being made by Ryan.
1973–2009: U.S. Senate
The Council for a Livable World (CLW), a communist front organization founded in 1962 by long-time Soviet agent Leo Szilard, is a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to "reduce the danger of nuclear weapons and increase national security", primarily through supporting progressive, congressional candidates who support their policies. The Council supported Joe Biden in 1972 in his successful Senate run as candidate for Delaware.
Biden unseated the liberal Republican Senator Cale Boggs in the 1972 elections. In 1973, he hence became the fifth-youngest U.S. senator in U.S. history. He was later reelected six times.
Biden, as a senator from Delaware from 1973–2009, served on the Senate Judiciary Committee and subsequently the Committee on Foreign Relations, alternating as the chair or ranking member on both committees. Biden in 2007 was ranked as the third most liberal Senator by the non-partisan National Journal.
Biden has close ties with lobbyists, receiving $5,133,072 in contributions from lawyers and lobbyists since 2003. Biden requested 116 congressional earmarks in 2008 alone, resulting in $342 million in taxpayer money.
During a late-night marathon debate over President George W. Bush's tax cut bill, 98-year-old Sen. Strom Thurmond began ailing. Biden told the New York Daily News "I saw Strom sitting in his seat, he looked awful. I said, 'Strom, you should go home'. He's an old buddy."
Biden was for the Iraq War before he was against it.
On June 6, 2012, the Council for a Livable World, along with its sister organizations Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and Council for a Livable World's PeacePAC, celebrated the 50th Anniversary of their founding. An evening celebration was held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Congressman Barney Frank acted as the Master of Ceremonies and, in the process, received a lifetime achievement award from former Rep. Tom Downey, a member of the Council's Board of Directors. The Robert F. Drinan Peace and Human Award was presented to former Representative and PeacePAC Chairman David Bonior and the late Edith Wilkie, a longtime advocate and leader for peace and justice. Videos were shown in which Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren celebrated the organization's 50 years although they were not able to attend in person.
On the abortion issue, Biden is pro-abortion and opposed President George W. Bush's two nominees to the U.S. Supreme court. On Roe v. Wade he said, "I strongly support Roe v. Wade....That’s why I led the fight to defeat [Robert] Bork. Thank God he is not in the Court or Roe v. Wade would be gone by now." He received a 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America in 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2006, but not in other years because of his opposition to partial-birth abortion and public funding for abortions.
He is a strong opponent of 2nd-amendment rights, earning an F by the National Rifle Association. Biden has also voted to give Social Security benefits and citizenship to illegal aliens. On energy, he opposes increased domestic oil production, saying proponents of offshore drilling want to "rape" the Outer Continental Shelf.
|In the spring of 1975, as North Vietnamese divisions approached Saigon, hundreds of thousands of South Vietnamese with connections to the U.S.—soldiers, officials, spies, interpreters, drivers, bar girls, cooks—begged their American friends and colleagues to help them find a way out. But the embassy in Saigon and the Ford administration in Washington were slow to face the gravity of the situation and reluctant to prepare an evacuation for fear of panicking the population into chaos. In mid-April, President Gerald Ford finally realized that the government of South Vietnam might fall, and he asked Congress for $300 million in emergency aid, including money to evacuate the remaining 2,500 Americans and their dependents along with up to 175,000 South Vietnamese.
But Congress, led by Senate Democrats, had no interest in throwing away more money on a lost war that Americans wanted to forget. The prospect of sending U.S. troops to help evacuate Vietnamese along with Americans was a nonstarter. Some of the most strenuous objections came from the 32-year-old first-term senator from Delaware, Joseph R. Biden.
“I feel put upon in being presented an all-or-nothing number,” Biden said at a rare White House meeting between the president and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 14. “I will vote for any amount for getting the Americans out. I don’t want it mixed with getting the Vietnamese out.”
Ford countered: “We opened our door to the Hungarians. I am not saying the situation is identical, but our tradition is to welcome the oppressed. I don’t think these people should be treated any differently from any other people—the Hungarians, Cubans, Jews from the Soviet Union.”
Biden and other Democrats were unmoved. In a Senate speech on April 23, Biden argued that the president lacked the authority to rescue any Vietnamese. “I do not believe the United States has an obligation, moral or otherwise, to evacuate foreign nationals” other than diplomats of third countries, Biden said. “The United States has no obligation to evacuate one, or 100,001, South Vietnamese.” The U.S. should leave the task of protecting them to “the organizations that are available” and “diplomatic channels,” he added. A week later, North Vietnamese tanks entered the grounds of the presidential palace in Saigon just hours after the last helicopter carried the last Americans out of Vietnam.
Biden was a long-time member of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, which he chaired from 1987 until 1995 and served as ranking minority member from 1981 until 1987 and again from 1995 until 1997. Biden read the "N" word into the Congressional Record during an open hearing in 1986. He almost never supported a supreme court nominee who was not in his party and presided over two of the more contentious U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings ever, Robert Bork in 1987 and the racially motivated hearings for Clarence Thomas in 1991.
The debate over the crimes of the Democrats slave power was reopened in 2019 while some far leftists were pushing for slave reparations. During Sen. Biden's decades long collaboration with segregationist Senators, there is no record of Biden ever calling them "clown's, "racists", or telling them to "shut up". Contrarily, Biden had nothing but kind and loving words of praise at their retirements and funerals.
In 1972 Biden re-cycled the racist rhetoric of John C. Calhoun, arguing that school segregation was a "positive good" for Blacks. Calhoun famously laid out his doctrine of separation of the races as a civilizing force among Blacks which became Democrat talking points before the Dred Scott decision, throughout the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Jim Crow era, and the New Deal. In a Democrat filibuster on the floor of the Senate, Calhoun famously said:
|"I hold that in the present state of civilization, where two races of different origin, and distinguished by color, and other physical differences, as well as intellectual, are brought together, the relation now existing in the slaveholding States between the two, is, instead of an evil, a good—a positive good."|
Biden resurrected the idea that segregation was "for their own good" and that Blacks were grateful for it.
|“I think the concept of busing … that we are going to integrate people so that they all have the same access and they learn to grow up with one another and all the rest, is a rejection of the whole movement of black pride, a rejection of the entire black awareness concept, where black is beautiful, black culture should be studied; and the cultural awareness of the importance of their own identity, their own individuality.”|
In the 21st century Biden tried to separate himself from his previous racist statements on school integration:
|"Poor kids are just as smart as white kids."|
Biden led a coalition of segregationists that was opposed by Republican Sen. Edward Brooke, the first African American senator elected since Democrats forced the end of Reconstruction after the Civil War. National Public Radio's David Ensor asked Biden, "What about a constitutional amendment? Isn’t that what you’re gonna have to end up supporting if you want to stop court ordered busing, too?" Biden responded,
|"That would clearly do it. I’m hopeful, and I have — now that I have some sort of new allies in this area, it’s become respectable now for liberals to at least say publicly what they’ve been saying in private, that busing doesn’t work. We are trying to figure out whether or not we can come up with an innovative piece of legislation which would limit the remedy, and I don’t — honestly don’t know whether we can come up with something constitutional. And if we can’t, I will not in an attempt to eliminate busing violate the Constitution. I won’t do that. The only way, if I’m gonna go at it, I’m gonna go at it through a Constitutional Amendment if it can’t be done through a piece of legislation."|
Ensor reported that Biden proposed renewing segregation because busing "wasn't working" ("wasn't working" to the electoral advantage of Democrats and not necessarily to the cause of equal rights for Blacks), and Biden was afraid that older liberal colleagues were blind to how Black separatists felt about their children being bused to white schools.
|"There are those of we social planners who think somehow that if we just subrogate man’s individual characteristics and traits by making sure that a presently heterogeneous society becomes a totally homogeneous society, that somehow we’re going to solve our social ills. Quite to the contrary."|
Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. Biden told the Philadelphia Enquirer on October 12, 1975:
|“Liberals have rejected common sense. Anybody who has studied the area knows that we don't have a workable rehabilitation program. Yet we continue to insist that the function of prison is to rehabilitate, not punish. I think the Democratic Party could stand a liberal George Wallace — someone who’s not afraid to stand up and offend people, someone who wouldn’t pander but would say what the American people know in their gut is right”|
George Wallace praised Biden as "one of the outstanding young politicians of America." Wallace is famous for coining the slogan in a gubernatorial inaugural address,Politico writes of the whole sordid affair,
|Biden morphed into a leading anti-busing crusader—all the while continuing to insist that he supported the goal of school desegregation, he only opposed busing as the means to achieve that end. This stance, which many of Biden’s liberal and moderate colleagues also held, was clever but disingenuous. It enabled Biden to choose votes over principles, while acting as if he was not doing so....In a seminal moment, the Senate thus turned against desegregation. The Senate had supported the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1965 Voting Rights Act and 1968 Fair Housing Act....the Senate remained the last bastion for those who supported strong integration policies. Biden stormed that bastion...|
Sen. James Abourezk of South Dakota related how Biden reacted when Abrourezek tried to block the amendment:
|‘Abourezk, you **********, if I ever vote for another one of your bills, it'll be a cold day in hell.'
‘Calm down, Joe,' I told him, ‘You're eventually gonna thank me for doing this.'
‘Like hell I will you dirty *******.'
A few days later, Biden came into the scheduled committee meeting, this time with a broad, friendly grin aimed directly at me.
‘Jesus, Abourezk, you were right,' he said. ‘I am gonna thank you. You should see the Delaware newspapers—big front-page headlines saying, ‘Biden Battles Liberals in Washington.' He was unabashedly elated. ‘They love me back home, how did you know this would happen?'
The New York Times published a lengthy story on Biden's advocacy of segregation. In a 1977 congressional hearing related to anti-desegregation orders, Biden emphasized,
|"Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle."|
Republican Sen. Edward Brooke, the first black senator ever to be popularly elected, called Biden's amendment “the greatest symbolic defeat for civil rights since 1964.” Brooke accused Biden of leading an assault on integration.
Prof. Ronnie Dunn said opposition to busing was motivated by racism and that without the court-ordered policy Biden probably would not have become vice president in 2009. “What I find ironic is that [Biden] was the vice president under a president who, if it hadn’t been for the social interaction that occurred during the era of busing, I argue we likely would not have seen the election of Barack Obama." Dunn, an Urban Studies professor at Cleveland State University and author of the book Boycotts, Busing, & Beyond, said Biden made the case in favor of maintaining segregation. "That was an argument against desegregation.” Dunn said Biden must address the issue if he runs for president. “People have to be held accountable."
Biden's opposition to integration didn't stop there. HuffPo reported:
|In 1977, two black men nominated for key Justice Department posts by President Jimmy Carter easily won approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee. After confirmation by the full Senate, Drew Days III became the nation’s first black head of the department’s civil rights division and Wade McCree became the second black solicitor general. Only one member of the committee voted against them. It wasn’t segregationists Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) or James Eastland (D-Miss.). It wasn’t even former Ku Klux Klan member Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.). The lone Judiciary Committee vote against the two men was Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.).|
In 1981 Biden said in a Senate hearing, “sometimes even George Wallace is right about some things.” Wallace is famous for saying in 1963, “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” Biden read the "N" word into the Congressional Record during an open hearing in 1986. In a farewell address to retiring Democrat segregationist Sen. John Stennis, Biden said:
|"To think that I would be one day on the floor of the United States Senate, being paid such accolades by such a man of character and courage as John Stennis is beyond my wildest dreams. And I mean that sincerely."|
When Biden announced his candidacy Politico attempted to poo-poo and explain away Biden and liberal Democrat racism with a back-handed slap at school vouchers for minority students, which liberal elites have strenuously opposed ever since the Biden Amendment passed:
|School desegregation, as part of a broader suite of civil rights reforms, was once as a vital component of the Democratic Party platform. Yet since the 1970s, Democrats, in the face of concerted white backlash, have largely accommodated themselves to increasing segregation in public schools across the nation. Party leaders, even the most progressive among them, rarely propose serious solutions to this vexing problem. A sincere critique of Biden’s busing record would require a broader reckoning of the Democratic Party’s—and by extension the nation’s—abandonment of this central goal of the civil rights movement. And it’s hard to see that happening anytime soon.|
|You don’t joke about calling black men 'boys'...frankly, I’m disappointed that he hasn’t issued an immediate apology for the pain his words are dredging up for many Americans. He should.|
Biden crime billThe Biden Crime Bill of 1994, also known as the Superpredator Act, came in response to the Central Park jogger case and trial of the Central Park Five. On its twentieth anniversary the Brennan Center observed,
It expanded the death penalty, creating 60 new death penalty offenses under 41 federal capital statutes. It eliminated education funding for incarcerated students, effectively gutting prison education programs. Despite a wealth of research showing education increases post-release employment, reduces recidivism, and improves outcomes for the formerly incarcerated and their families, this change has not been reversed. And the bill created a wave of change toward harsher state sentencing policy. That change was driven by funding incentives: the bill’s $9.7 billion in federal funding for prison construction went only to states that adopted truth-in-sentencing (TIS) laws, which lead to defendants serving far longer prison terms. Within 5 years, 29 states had TIS laws on the books, 24 more than when the bill was signed. New York State received over $216 million by passing such laws. By 2000 the state had added over 12,000 prison beds and incarcerated 28 percent more people than a decade before.
War on sovereignty
- Main article: War on sovereignty
In 1992, Joe Biden penned a piece for the Wall Street Journal entitled, "How I Learned to Love the New World Order," in which he extolled "collective security" through the United Nations and called for a “permanent commitment of forces for use by the Security Council.”
On July 14, 1993, a little over a year after writing the Journal op-ed cited above, Senator Biden introduced Senate Joint Resolution 112 urging the new president, Bill Clinton, to initiate discussions to establish a standing United Nations army. Under his proposal, United States bases and facilities would be made available to train UN forces, and the president would not “be deemed to require the authorization of Congress” to make American troops, facilities, or other assistance “available to the Security Council on its call.”
He also called for the creation of a “new world order” at the Export-Import Bank conference in Washington on April 5, 2013. “The affirmative task we have now is to actually create a new world order,” he exclaimed.
Foreign Relations Comittee
As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Biden voted against aid to the government of South Vietnam leading to its collapse in 1975.
He voted against the Persian Gulf War in 1991.
Biden voted for the Iraq War in 2002. In a 2005 interview with Meet the Press, Biden advocated a troop surge saying, "I’ve been calling for more troops [in Iraq] for over two years, along with John McCain and others subsequent to my saying that." On July 23, 2007, Biden said, "there's not a single military man in this audience, who will tell this Senator he can get those troops out in six months if the order goes today, let's start telling the truth." He advocated Iraqi federalism based on national and religious differences for Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis.
Biden's vote for the Iraq War is expected to hurt him in the 2020 Presidential Election, as Donald Trump opposed that war and used this issue effectively in 2016 against Hillary Clinton among millennial voters and regions which have suffered more from military casualties.
Biden’s membership came at a critical time for China, when it applied to join the World Trade Organization (WTO). Membership would enable China to trade more freely with the rest of the world to boost its economic development. It would also enable China’s wealthy politicians and politically connected elite to prosper and profit from the trade boom, money which they would later want to invest overseas.
During China’s application, Biden supported free-trade legislation that helped China join the WTO. In 2001, when China was admitted, Biden became committee chairman, now holding a position of significant global influence in which he should strive to act in the US national interest. At a minimum, the SFRC chairman should be free of foreign interference.
In his early days as chairman, Biden was described as a policy hawk. Prior to China joining the WTO, he argued that “...if China continues to behave as a rogue elephant on weapons proliferation, we should be prepared to retaliate with a clear and unequivocal message...denying China most-favored nation trade status.” During the Clinton presidency, the scandal on Chinese access for donations were termed “serious stuff” and should be reviewed for any “correlation of quid pro quo”.
In August 2001, Biden visited China for state-level talks with then CPC Chairman Jiang Zemin (江泽民), where Biden was tough with China on issues such as weapons proliferation, its judicial system, and human rights record. But as the 2000s progressed, Biden became gradually more accommodating of China’s rise. In 2004, he was pictured meeting the Chinese Ambassador to the US at the time, Yang Jiechi.
9/11 attacks and Iran
Biden said in the weeks immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks, “Seems to me this would be a good time to send, no strings attached, a check for $200 million to Iran.” In 2011 a U.S. district court ruled that Iran was complicit in the 9/11 attacks.
- See also: Afghan War
Following the Taliban's repeated refusal to expel Osama bin Laden and his group and end its support for international terrorism, the U.S. and its partners in the anti-terrorist coalition began a military campaign on October 7, 2001, targeting terrorist facilities and various Taliban military and political assets within Afghanistan. On October 22, 2001, Biden gave a speech insisting that U.S. goals—rooting out al-Qaeda and helping establish a friendly successor government to the Taliban—would require U.S. ground troops far beyond the small number of Special Forces already in place. Under pressure from U.S. military and anti-Taliban forces, the Taliban disintegrated rapidly, and Kabul fell on November 13, 2001.
Three weeks after the 9/11 attacks, on October 3, 2001, Biden proposed a billion dollars in aid to a yet to be formed Afghan interim government. The amount was almost twice as much as U.N. General Secretary Kofi Annan proposed and more than triple what the Bush administration asked for. Hamid Karzai formed an interim government on 22 December 2001 until elections could be held after the removal of Taliban rule by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) forces. On January 10, 2002 Biden arrived in Afghanistan on a four-day fact-finding visit and met with Karzai. In 2002 and 2003, when Afghan tribal councils gathered to write a new constitution, the U.S. government gave “nice packages” to delegates who supported Washington’s preferred stance. “The perception that was started in that period: If you were going to vote for a position that Washington favored, you’d be stupid to not get a package for doing it,” according to a U.S. official who served in Kabul at the time interviewed by the Washington Post.
According to The New York Times, beginning in December 2002 throughout Karzai's terms of office, Karzai's presidential office was funded with "tens of millions of dollars" of black cash from the CIA in order to buy influence within the Afghan government. TheNYT stated that "the cash that does not appear to be subject to the oversight and restrictions." An unnamed American official was quoted by The New York Times as stating that "The biggest source of corruption in Afghanistan was the United States."
Biden was born at Scranton State General Hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania and grew up in New Castle County, Delaware, in a middle-class family. His father was a white-collar businessman who did well but had fallen on hard times when Biden was a youth. Biden attended Archmere Academy, a private Catholic college-preparatory high school in the Wilmington, Delaware area, graduating in 1961. Biden took a summer job as a life guard where faced down the notorious Corn Pop of the mean streets of Wilmington to help his family pay for his schooling. Biden received 5 Vietnam war draft deferments. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1965, and from the Syracuse University College of Law in 1968 where he was a member of Non Compos Mentis and graduated near the bottom of his class After finishing law school Biden worked in the Wilmington, Del. public defenders office where he claims to have represented a member of the Black Panthers; no evidence has ever been produced to support Biden's claim he ever represented a member of the Black Panthers.
Biden is a serial plagiarizer. He was accused of, and ultimately admitted to plagiarism while a student at Syracuse Law School. He submitted a paper in which he plagiarized from a law review article. After receiving a grade of F, he was permitted to retake the course.
In 1966, while still in law school, Biden married Neilia Hunter. They had three children together: Joseph R. "Beau" Dien, III, Robert Hunter, and Naomi. Shortly after his election to the Senate in 1972, his wife and infant daughter were killed in a car accident, and his two sons were seriously injured. He eventually remarried to Dr. Jill Biden (née Jacobs), an educator in Delaware's schools. She currently is an instructor teaching at Delaware Technical Community College. Together, the couple added a daughter, Ashley Biden, to the family.
Biden was elected to the U.S Senate from Delaware in 1972. Delaware was a slave state. It did not join the Confederacy partially because President Abraham Lincoln suborned the Maryland state legislature and would not permit it to leave the union. Delaware, separated from the south by Maryland, could not secede on its own. Delaware voters in fact rejected Lincoln's plan to compensate for emancipation of its slaves, paid for by the federal government. Delawares Democrat and racist traditions were still very strong when Biden was elected.,
Joe Biden, his struggles with grief and his unresolved emotional wounds
See also: Joe Biden and grief
Politico in an article entited How Grief Became Joe Biden’s ‘Superpower’ indicates:
|“||There is no person in American politics today whose life has been so shaped by loss and grief. The long arc of Biden’s career is all but bracketed by tragedy. In 1972, his wife and baby daughter were killed in a car accident; in 2015, one of his two sons who had survived the crash died of a rare strain of brain cancer. These wretched tentpoles are not only tragedies the 76-year-old Biden has had to endure. They influenced major decisions he made about his political career—first, his priorities in the Senate; later, his decision to opt out of the presidential election of 2016. And they defined him as a person as well, according to longtime friends, former aides and veteran politicos in his home state of Delaware.||”|
The Washington Post states concerning Biden: "In a candid 2012 speech to military families and friends who had lost a loved one in action, Biden spoke about the anger, crisis of faith and wounds that don't really ever heal."
The Associated Press indicates concerning Biden:
|“|| After the accident, Biden had no interest in the Senate anymore. No ambition for anything, really. His world view shrank to taking care of his boys.
“For the first time in my life, I understood how someone could consciously decide to commit suicide,” he would later reveal.
Biden didn’t just have to deal with grief. He had the added burden of processing it in public. 
Embarrassing or silly remarks
- Biden earned the nickname Butthead Biden in 1989 when he began having hair follicle transplants from his buttocks to his scalp to relieve pressure on his vanity.
- In attempting to quote the Declaration of Independence before Super Tuesday, Biden misquoted, "all men and women created by" and then stumbled saying, "go, you know, you know the thing."
- When Representative Gabrielle Giffords returned to Congress after a long hiatus (which was the result of her being shot in the head), Biden (who had a brain surgery in the past) remarked to her that "Now we're both members of the Cracked Head Club".
- When he met Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, Biden said "God rest her soul" in reference to Cowen's mother. However, it was Cowen's father that died, not his mother.
- At one 2005 political event he said, "The next Republican that tells me I'm not religious, I'm going to shove my rosary down their throat." 
- In March 2007, Biden was criticizing President George W. Bush for vetoing a bill that would set a timeline for troops to be removed from Iraq, saying that Congress should "shove it down his throat."
- In February 2019, Biden criticized U.S. President Donald Trump in Germany, breaking a longstanding tradition of not criticizing the current commander-in-chief in foreign countries.
Quotations about guns
- During a February 2013 interview, Biden said that if there was a “problem” that his wife should “walk out on the balcony here, walk out, put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house.”  Doing so is of course, illegal, and would leave his wife holding an empty shotgun while dealing with the “problem”.
- In another February 2013 interview, Biden said "[if] you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door." Coincidently, a man from Virginia Beach had done just that a few days before, and was arrested.
Remarks about race or ethnicity
- In July 2006, while speaking to a group of Indian-Americans in Delaware, Biden stated, "You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking." His comment was caught on C-SPAN.
- In August 2006, Biden was on Fox News Sunday and bragged about his state being a former slave state. "You don't know my state. My state was a slave state. My state is a border state. My state is the eighth largest black population in the country. My state is anything from a northeast liberal state." 
- Talking about his fellow Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama he said in January 2007, "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy, ... I mean, that's a storybook, man." 
- Joe Biden once told voters that his helicopter was "forced down" on "the superhighway of terror" by Afghan extremists. When actually, snow forced the helicopter pilot to land and wait out a storm.
- In the Oct. 2008 VP debate, Biden made numerous misstatements, on topics ranging from the Constitution to the Mideast.
- He said he was second in line to be President when he was first and Nancy Pelosi was second at the time.
- During the 2008 presidential campaign, Biden said that "When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'look, here's what happened.'" In actuality television wasn't in use for another twenty years and the president during the 1929 stock market crash was Herbert Hoover, not Franklin Roosevelt.
- In another erroneous remark made during the presidential campaign, Biden referred to Sarah Palin as lieutenant Governor of Alaska, when in fact she the state's Governor at the time.
- Biden made yet another deceptive claim during the 2008 presidential campaign in which he asserted that "This guy is brain-dead," referring to then-President George W. Bush . This absurd claim was completely unfounded and demonstrably false.
Biden is known for his speech stealing from multiple politicians in the world. He plagiarized speeches from Bobby Kennedy, British politician Neil Kinnock, and Canadian politician and New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton.
- "Cause if you could take care, if you were a quartermaster, you can sure in hell take care runnin' a, you know, a department store uh, thing, you know, where, in the second floor of the ladies department or whatever, you know what I mean?"
- During the 2008 presidential elections Joe Biden gave a speech in Springfield, Illinois in which he introduced the Democratic nominee for president as "Barack America".
- Biden remarked about the 2010 Midterm “I was amazed at the amount of money, this $200 billion of money that is — where there’s no accountability.” Clearly he meant $200 million says the New York Times. Though just a moment later. “So it really — I’ve never seen this before, so the only caveat I’d put in terms of the House is how much impact this $200 billion are going to mean.”
- During the 2005 confirmation hearings for Justice John Roberts, Biden asked Roberts, "Can a microscopic tag be planted in someones body to track his every move, you will rule on that." 
- He said "Its easy being Vice President." Then a lawmaker said "It's like being the grandpa and not the parent," to which he responded "Yeah, that's it!"
- After ObamaCare was signed into law, Biden was caught swearing on camera while expressing his joy.
- Biden was caught swearing again while speaking to a former Senate colleague.
In popular culture
- The Audacity of Grope
- https://joebiden.info/ A collection of cringworthy moments from Biden's career
- Oliver Stone documentary Ukraine on Fire trailer.
- After Biden occupied office, he brought his dogs with him into the White House. Mainstream media try to ignore Biden's horrible administration and his dementia symptoms to people by bringing up his silly stories with his dogs. Suddenly, the media spread the news that Biden was sending back his dogs to Delaware after one of his dogs bit a security official at the White House. Biden at first tried to hide this incident, but after his White House propagandist Jen Psaki confirmed that he tried to justify what his dog did, despite that his dogs display agitated behavior on multiple occasions, including jumping, barking, and ‘charging’ at staff and security.”
- Joe Biden: ‘We Have to Go Spend Money to Keep From Going Bankrupt’, Cybercast News Service
- Administration Kicks Off "Recovery Summer" with Groundbreakings and Events Across the Country, The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, Press Release, June 17, 2010. Retrieved from www.whitehouse.gov October 9, 2010.
- Whitey Bulger was the head of the Boston Irish mafia who enjoyed federal protection under FBI director Robert Mueller as an informant.
Bulger was convicted of 19 murders that occurred while under Mueller's protection; some have linked the Bulger clan to as many as 52 murders while Mueller was U.S. Attorney in Boston.
Whitey Bulger was murdered in prison at the age of 89 a few months before the Mueller Report was released.
- Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption: The Impact on U.S.Government Policy and Related Concerns, U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, September 23, 2020, p. 84.
- Say “Hi” To Guccifer 2.0, Adam Carter, Disobedient Media, February 24, 2018.
- Why Biden's plagiarism shouldn't be forgotten. - Slate Magazine - Aug. 25, 2008
- Who is in, who is out 2004, CNN
- McCain urged to join Kerry ticket, MSNBC
- Biden's Foreign Policy Background Carries Growing Cachet, Wall Street Journal
- Biden Admits Errors and Criticizes Latest Report, The New York Times
- Biden, Dodd Bow Out of Presidential Race After Poor Showings in Iowa, Fox News
- McCain Launches TV Ad Using Biden’s Words Against Obama, Fox News, August 23, 2008
- The Hill's Blog Briefing Room: Biden: I'd Make a Great President, Secretary of State, Vice President
- Biden on Obama's VP Pick: 'I'm Not The Guy' ABC News, August 19, 2008
- 'Just Words' That Joe Biden Would Like To Forget, National Review Online
- Hillary Clinton defeated Obama by a wide margin in the Pennsylvania primary; in August polls show Obama leading McCain by an average of only 5.8% in Pennsylvania RealClearPolitics Pennsylvania Tracking
- Choice of Biden Re-Opens Catholic Wound, Reuters
- Joe Biden to Man in Wheechair: "Stand Up, Chuck. Let 'Em See Ya!", Rush Limbaugh
- CLW website: Who We've Helped Elect
- CLW bio, accessed July 2008
- Biden's Senate Vote Record, National Journal
- Statesman known for slips of his tongue, Politico
- Biden, Obama helped keep 'Bridge to Nowhere' alive, CNN
- Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation website. Council for a Livable World 50th Anniversary Celebration
- Where Do the Candidates Stand on Abortion?, National Right to Life Committee
- Clarence Thomas High-Tech Lynching
- Sen. Biden: "I think the American public and the Islamic world is fully prepared for us to take as long as we need to take. If it is action that is a mano-a-mano. If it's us on the ground going against other forces on the ground. The part that I think flies in the face of, and plays into every stereotypical criticism of us, is where this high tech bully that thinks from the air we can do whatever you want to do. And it builds the case, for those who want to make the case against us, that all we're doing is indiscriminately bombing innocents. Which is not the truth. Some innocents are indiscriminately bombed. But that is not the truth. I think the American public is prepared for a long siege. I think the American public has prepared for American losses. I think the American public is prepared, and the president must continue to remind them to be prepared, for American body bags coming home. There is no way that you can, in fact, go after and root out al Qaeda and or Bin Ladin without folks on the ground, in caves, risking and losing their lives. And I believe that the tolerance for that in the Islamic world is significant, exponentially higher, than it is for us bombing." @59:43
- Sen. Biden: "U.N. Secretary Kofi Annan has issued an appeal for $584 million to meet the needs of the Afghan refugees and displaced people, within Afghanistan and in neighboring countries. This is the amount deemed necessary to stave off disaster for the winter, which will start in Afghanistan in just a few weeks. We must back up our rhetoric with action, with something big and bold and meaningful. We can offer to foot the entire bill for keeping the Afghan people safely fed, clothed, and sheltered this winter, and that should be the beginning....We can kick the effort off in a way that would silence our critics in the rest of the world: a check for $1 billion, and a promise for more to come as long as the rest of the world joins us. This initial amount would be more than enough to meet all the refugees’ short-term needs, and would be a credible downpayment for the long-term effort. Eventually the world community will have to pony up more billions, but there is no avoiding that now, not if we expect our words ever to carry any weight.
If anyone thinks this amount of money is too high, let me note one stark, simple and very sad statistic. The damage inflicted by the September 11 attack in economic terms alone was a minimum of several hundred billion dollars and a maximum of over $1 trillion. The cost in human life, of course, as the Presiding Officer knows, is far beyond any calculation. Pg. 18464
- Matthew Rosenberg. "With Bags of Cash, C.I.A. Seeks Influence in Afghanistan", 28 April 2013.
- Joe Biden Timeline
- Joe Biden Biography
- Joe Biden's Mythical Blue-Collar Roots, Real Clear Politics
- Archmere Academy  Tuition for 2008-2009 is $18,450.
- Biden Was Accused of Plagiarism in Law School, The New York Times
- Biden Admits Plagiarism in School But Says It Was Not 'Malevolent', By E. J. DIONNE JR., SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, Published: September 18, 1987
- Delaware Technical Community College - College Catalog
- Biden's son a registered lobbyist since 2001, USA Today
- How Grief Became Joe Biden’s ‘Superpower’
- Joe Biden’s heartfelt speech on grief, Washington Post
- Biden’s prism of loss: A public man, shaped by private grief, Associated Press
- Does Joe Biden Have Butt Hair on His Head?, By Jessica Pressler, The Intelligencer, Aug. 25, 2008.
- Dominick Mastrangelo, March 02, 2020 'You know, the thing': Biden botches Declaration of Independence quote during campaign stop The Washington Examiner. Retrieved March 03, 2020
- Biden jokes Giffords is in 'Cracked Head Club' , USA Today
- Joe Biden loses the gift of the gab on St Patrick's Day - The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph
- Does Biden Have a Catholic Problem?, Time Magazine
- Biden on Iraq Bill: 'Shove It Down His Throat', Newsmax
- Gehrke, Joel (February 16, 2019). Biden tells Europeans in Munich that America is 'an embarrassment'. Washington Examiner. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
- Biden Shotgun Advice Draws Quizzical Response, The New York Times
- Biden Advises Shooting Shotgun Through Door, U.S. News & World Report
- Biden explains Indian-American remarks, MSNBC
- Biden's description of Obama draws scrutiny, CNN
- Fact Check: Biden's Chopper Was 'Forced Down' by Snowflakes, Fox News
- Did Biden Get It Wrong? You Betcha, Fox News
- Bozo the VP botches line of succession, Michelle Malkin
- Behind The Scenes With Joe Biden, CBSNews
- Biden's Palin Demotion, Time Magazine
- Irresponsible claim (and wrong medical diagnosis), PolitiFact
- Watch: Johnny Carson Mocks Joe Biden For Stealing Speeches in 1987
- Three decades after Biden stole his speech, Neil Kinnock endorses his 2020 bid
- Biden Caught Plagiarizing Again. Acceptance Speech Pilfered Canadian’s Words
- Barack America and President Biden? Ooops..., Christian Science Monitor
- $200 Billion in Ads, Mr. Biden? That’s Real Money, The New York Times, October 22, 2010
- Biden - "It's Easy Being Vice President", Fox News
- US health care: Joe Biden swears after Barack Obama signs historic reforms, Daily Telegraph
- Joe Biden swearing in senators makes great TV, Fox News
- Joe Biden Defends Dog for Attacking Man at the White House
- Biden On the Issues
- Voting Record, Washington Post
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Hilarious Proof Joe Biden is a Racist; Charlamagne the God is a Liar & will Tim Scott be President, LONNELHARRISLIVE 2, May 28, 2020, YouTube,com.
- Presidential Race Site
- Todos Con Biden
- Joe Biden - Here's the Deal
- Biden Islamic Outreach Video
- RIDING THE DRAGON: The Bidens' Chinese Secrets (Full Documentary), Peter Schweizer, BlazeTV, Sep 4, 2020.