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JOE BIDEN IS JUST A HOMETOWN GUY LIKE EVERYONE ELSE IS THIS WHY THE REPUBLICANS FEAR HIM?

BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/07/05 13:28:21
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Vice President Joe Biden turned a Fourth of July celebration into a campaign stop to stress his deep roots in Pennsylvania, which has become a battleground state in this presidential election campaign.


After signing autographs for youngsters at the Little League field where he once played baseball, Biden went downtown to regale hundreds watching in camp chairs and blankets on a warm, sticky Tuesday evening with childhood stories.

He called the blue-collar, northeastern city of Scranton the "grit, sinew and soul of what freedom is all about."

"This county, this city, has gone through some tough times. It's had its heyday. It's come back," Biden said. "So many sons of Scranton have been knocked down, but they've gotten back up, time and time again."

He didn't make a reference during his 10-minute speech to his boss, President Barack Obama, or presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The event itself wasn't organized by the campaign _ Biden crashed Scranton's annual holiday celebration on a park dedicated to military veterans in between the federal and Lackawanna County courthouses.

Regardless, Biden tried to score points with voters in familiar territory, in a state that once again is seen as competitive in this fall's election _ even though Pennsylvania hasn't gone Republican since backing George H.W. Bush in 1988.

Obama is scheduled to campaign in Pittsburgh on Friday, his second trip to Pennsylvania this year. The visit coincides with the Obama's campaign release of a new TV ad in Pennsylvania this week that criticizes Romney's economic philosophies.

Biden on Tuesday was joined by another Scranton native, fellow Democrat and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, who is also running for re-election. There was no mention of the economy by either Biden or Casey _ but plenty of talk about the vice president's Scranton ties.

Also joining Biden onstage were his sister, Valerie Biden Owens, and son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden. Wearing khakis and a light-colored dress shirt unbuttoned at the collar, the vice president spoke on a humid night under menacing gray clouds

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  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/07/05 13:45:51
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    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +12
    FEAR????? LOLOL

    No one in any party any where in the entire world fears Joe; he is, however, very very entertaining - His gaffs (or more rightly, his absurdities ) are priceless. Rather like ones crazy uncle talking hence the universal words applied to Joe by both parties in US; "That's just Joe" accompanied by a horse laugh

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  • Dwight 2012/07/05 17:10:28
    Undecided
    Dwight
    +5
    That's just funny as hell.

    this one has been in Washington way too long and needs to go!

    but joe biden is just a normal guy from down the street?
    anti joe biden mitch mcconnel

    What a joke.
  • ruthannhausman 2012/07/05 17:08:57
    Undecided
    ruthannhausman
    Too bad the "good old boy" isn't listening to his own tales about how he grew up and all those experiences in between because he sure would not be playing patsy for an anti-American socialist like Obama. Methinks he's either a wee bit tetched in the head or he's caught the power-greed bug and can't shake loose of it.
  • luvguins 2012/07/05 17:07:50
    No, they don't how to deal with him
    luvguins
    +3
    Joe knows the people in PA, and they know him as a smart guy especially in foreign affairs.
  • EDWARD G luvguins 2012/07/05 17:39:27
    EDWARD G
    +3
    Joe was in Congress for Delaware, he left Pa at age 10, 60 years ago. Who does he know in Pa? I know more people in Pa than he does.
  • luvguins EDWARD G 2012/07/05 17:51:18
    luvguins
    +1
    Politicians have more contacts than you. They make lasting friends.
  • EDWARD G luvguins 2012/07/05 18:00:25
    EDWARD G
    +4
    Friends as in partners in crime? Joe's friends are in Delaware.
  • luvguins EDWARD G 2012/07/05 18:33:36
    luvguins
    +2
    Give it a rest. I still have friends in another state I lived in 30 years ago. Go pick a fight with someone else.
  • marcuss... luvguins 2012/07/05 20:18:55 (edited)
    marcuss....PHART
    +1
    "STAND UP AND TAKE A BOW" to the paraplegic Chuck Graham. Biden is a MORON.
    I guess ol Joe didn't notice the WHEEL CHAIR when he met him.
  • OneOfTheAmericanPeople 2012/07/05 16:59:20
    No, they don't how to deal with him
    OneOfTheAmericanPeople
    +1
    Ok it's easy do you really think for one second The Kenyan Kings administration is strong Biden is a hidden Republican waiting to strike, same as Clinton
  • Charles E 2012/07/05 16:56:33
    Undecided
    Charles E
    +4
    Biden's "Hometown" for most of his life has been Washington DC. He has become wealthy with taxpayer paid paychecks and insider information.

    He pretends to be a good ol boy but if the Republicans could get the truth out he is just another professional politician out of touch with the people and perpetually feeding at the public trough.
  • EDWARD G Charles E 2012/07/05 17:40:10
    EDWARD G
    +3
    Biden left Pa at age 10.
  • Charles E EDWARD G 2012/07/05 18:04:46
    Charles E
    Thanks for sharing.
  • beach bum 2012/07/05 16:50:14
    Undecided
    beach bum
    unsure
  • mich52 2012/07/05 16:34:57
  • Lady Wh... mich52 2012/07/05 19:54:16
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    agreed
  • Wayne mich52 2012/07/05 20:05:39
    Wayne
    +2
    Liberals are the poster child of narrow minded.
  • mich52 Wayne 2012/07/05 20:28:25
  • Demonic Rat Hunter 2012/07/05 16:34:48
  • Joel 2012/07/05 16:30:16
    No, they don't how to deal with him
    Joel
    +4
    Joe Biden is a truth-teller and plain spoken so the GOP is naturally confused. Obama/Biden 2012!
  • TheTailor 2012/07/05 16:29:33
    Undecided
    TheTailor
    +5
    Biden is a dope, nobody fears him.
  • BUCCANE... TheTailor 2012/07/05 18:04:05
    BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    He has a tad of third rate entertainment value,don't you think?!
  • TheTailor BUCCANE... 2012/07/05 18:06:19
    TheTailor
    +3
    Yes, and it can be said Biden has a lot of class, all third.
  • frank 2012/07/05 16:28:55
    No, they don't how to deal with him
    frank
    +4
    Just how do you deal with a babbling IDOT?
  • Don 2012/07/05 16:18:59
    Undecided
    Don
    +4
    Fear him?
    Every time he opens his pie hole he shows his ignorance and gives a boost to the RNC.
  • Luke 2012/07/05 16:14:27
    Undecided
    Luke
    +4
    He's a blithering jerk........He has less intelligence than his boss....
  • BUCCANE... Luke 2012/07/05 18:04:53
    BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    His boss being a turd of course!
  • MindaBrown 2012/07/05 16:11:43
    Undecided
    MindaBrown
    +4
    Biden is one of the freeloaders.
  • Charles E MindaBrown 2012/07/05 17:07:50
    Charles E
    +3
    Like his boss, no work record that involved actually producing anything of value.
  • The Electrician 2012/07/05 16:05:50
    YES, he sure is and that scares them.
    The Electrician
    +1
    Just like his boss, he's sincere and that's what scares them, they know if the Obama Administration succeeds, the GOP can't continue to "rape" America.
  • BUCCANE... The Ele... 2012/07/05 18:06:41
  • Max7 2012/07/05 16:04:25 (edited)
    YES, he sure is and that scares them.
    Max7
    +5
    I love Joe Biden, what you see is what you get, he's old school, and was reared like the majority of us with a good set of core values. He's a god fearing person, who believes in family, friends, his country and the well being of the American people. If he see's something he say's something. A lot of what he say's might sound screwed up, especially to those who oppose the Obama administration, but usually what he say's merits truth. Last week I loved the comment he made about supporting Mitt Romney. He said, " You have to give Mitt Romney credit for creating jobs, and that you could probably get a job if you want to go to Singapore, China and overseas." Say what you will Joe is a good Joe!
  • TheTailor Max7 2012/07/05 16:35:09
    TheTailor
    +3
    Right, you see an imbecile and that's what you get.
  • Max7 TheTailor 2012/07/06 05:15:35
    Max7
    Whatever your pleasure is, go with it! However, be careful, it takes an imbecile to know one!
  • TheTailor Max7 2012/07/06 14:23:13
    TheTailor
    That's a falsehood, imbeciles don't have the capacity to recognize one of their own. Read the writings of the leftist hero Margaret Sanger.
  • Charles E Max7 2012/07/05 17:08:39
    Charles E
    +2
    Joe who?
  • Max7 Charles E 2012/07/06 05:16:45
    Max7
    A good Joe
  • Joyfullymeallen 2012/07/05 16:02:45
    No, they don't how to deal with him
    Joyfullymeallen
    +3
    i wouldn't say that they dont know how to deal with him.. how does anyone deal with a fool? you let them talk and show how foolish they really are. i have never thought highly of the guy. He bumbles around like a chicken with no head. I know I'm not scared of him. Why would anyone be scared of someone that can't talk without saying something wrong?
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2012/07/05 16:02:36
    Undecided
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    +3
    He is an Idiot and will lie about anything with a smile. I don't think they fear him they just get tired of correcting him.
  • SoCalEx-Dem 2012/07/05 15:56:48
    Undecided
    SoCalEx-Dem
    +4
    I don't think anyone fears Joe, he is amusing at times but never honest.
  • The Ele... SoCalEx... 2012/07/05 16:08:38
    The Electrician
    How so ?

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