Vice President Joe Biden to Democrats: 'We should not apologize for a single thing'

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  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    March 1, 2014 5:32 p.m.

    CPA Howard

    "I wonder how they'd treat him if he were a republican, probably how they treated Nixon."

    Nixon broke the law acting like a thief. President Obama has worked within the limits of his constitutional powers.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    March 1, 2014 11:38 a.m.

    Biden is right.

    Democrats have nothing to apologize for.

    Republicans, on the other hand, owe a huge apology to the American people.

    They spent four years sabotaging America in the hope the electorate would blame Obama.

    Fortunately, most Americans proved smarter than that.

  • CPA Howard Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    March 1, 2014 10:04 a.m.

    Baccus0902 A poll also said if people knew on election day what they know now about the President, Mitt would be the president. After the Ukraine falls, America will wake-up and realize we have a newer version of Jimmy Carter in the White House.

    President Obama did fulfill his campaign promise to fundamentally transform america. He did, our Military is weak, more americans receive government assistance than ever, and we're afraid to speak out because he'll use the full weight of the government to squash his critics. He said in said in 2008, if you bring a knife we'll bring a gun.

    The disfunction we see in our government is due to a president isn't willing to negotiate in good faith with the other side. He believes he can use the executive branch to put his agenda in place by ignoring the law or using regulations. The sad part is the press is nowhere to be found because either they fear the President or agree with his policies. I wonder how they'd treat him if he were a republican, probably how they treated Nixon.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    March 1, 2014 9:57 a.m.

    Biden is right. The Democrats have absolutely NOTHING to apologize for.

    Republicans should do the apologizing.

    I see Republicans complaining about high unemployment in these comments, but Republicans are directly responsible for that high unemployment.

    Republicans in Congress overwhelmingly voted down the 2011 Job's bill presented by the Obama administration that would have put millions of Americans back to work building necessary infrastructure.

    And then in 2014, the Republicans approved an extension of unemployment benefits.

    As as result, we're paying millions of people billions of dollars to do NOTHING, when we could be paying them to build and refurbish needed infrastructure.

    It's a huge waste.

    I really don't see how anyone Republican can blame the Obama administration for high unemployment.

    Sure, I realize that back in 2011, the Republicans in Congress dedicated their efforts first and foremost to making sure Obama couldn't be reelected, and they thought that keeping unemployment high was the best way to do that.

    Fortunately, the majority of American voters proved more savvy than Republican strategists believed.

    Of the two major political Parties, which one should apologize to the American people?

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    Feb. 28, 2014 2:47 p.m.

    Why to so many who think they are in the know have so much trouble citing their sources. The "90%" we've read in these comments is so ridiculous it's laughable.

    The fact is that those who are the least credible are the first to spout exaggerated claims and, as already mentioned, their claims are "sourceless."

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    Feb. 28, 2014 1:43 p.m.


    Obama may be the best Democrat to be President, but no where near the best person. Two years in the Senate and he runs? That just shows how weak the Democrat Party is if he was their "best man". Fortunately it looks like the American people are finally waking up to what a mistake this guy was. Ironic that it might be the signature issue of Obamacare that ends up causing the defeat of the next Democrat to run for President. As for any polls that now show Hillary winning. Remember, President Dukakis? He had a huge lead on the sitting Vice President Bush. Remember President Gore? No poll at this stage says anything meaningful. The real campaign is two years away.

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    Feb. 28, 2014 12:01 p.m.

    Vice-President Biden is absolutely correct.

    This Presidency has a lot to be proud and should mention and use the many successes in preparation to coming elections.

    Interestingly enough, 59% of Americans claim to be disappointed with President Obama. However, if elections were held again today, President Obama running again any mentioned (so far) possible Republican candidate for 2016, he would still win.

    Of course, he cannot run for re-election. But if Mrs. Clinton were to run, different schematics indicate she would win for a landslide against any possible Republican candidate that have been mentioned.

    More and more people are seeing/receiving the benefits of ACA, a growing economy and reduces unemployment, military strategies and many other initiatives.

    Personally, I disagree with some of the political decisions of this administration e.g. Drones, position on Edward Snowden, continuation of Bush programs on civilian surveillance, Guantanamo.
    But at the end of the analysis he is still the Best man to be the President of the United States today.

  • bandersen Saint George, UT
    Feb. 28, 2014 10:49 a.m.

    Biden is Biden! The problem is an ignorant and gullible electorate that elects people like Biden. Anyone that thinks the government is anything but a cesspool of power hungry sycophants is severely removed from reality.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 28, 2014 8:44 a.m.

    It's one thing to make horrible mistakes - it's another to be so dense to not reconize them as mistakes, but it's even worse to be so arrogant to refuse to admit your mistakes.

    actually we're better off if biden does NOT try and do his job

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    Feb. 28, 2014 7:24 a.m.

    This sounds like the Republican Party during the last days of Bush. Bad omen for the Democrats. Biden. The gift that keeps on giving. As one poster noted above, I hope he is out there talking and gaffing and stumpling all over the country for the next 8 months. And can you imagine if Biden runs for President? Boy I hope he runs. Please please run against Hillary, Joe. That would be quite a cat fight to watch in the primaries. And then if Kerry decided to do a Nixon and try again himself, that would be the best reality show on TV. Those three, all who worked for Obama, running away from Obama as if he were Vladimere Putin. Such fun we could have if this comes to pass.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Feb. 28, 2014 7:10 a.m.

    "He said he has signed up to participate in more than 120 races...."

    When does he propose to do the job we pay him for? Oh, right, never.

  • Dr. Thom Long Beach, CA
    Feb. 27, 2014 8:14 p.m.

    Joe Biden has officially proven that "Ignorance truly is bliss."

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Feb. 27, 2014 6:09 p.m.


    You need to check your favorite search engine for "labor participation rate" - you may learn something.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Feb. 27, 2014 5:32 p.m.

    atl134. The government only counts a small part of unemployed people. If the government counted all the people who have GIVEN UP looking for work there are 90 million unemployed people in America. Yes, its that bad! Forbes magazine had an article confirming this unfortunate fact recently.

  • Arizona1 Tucson, AZ
    Feb. 27, 2014 5:19 p.m.

    If there is nothing to apologize for, then why does the administration keep postponing the implementation of certain parts of Obamacare? Could it be that they would be too damaging come election time?

  • golfrUte SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 4:58 p.m.

    Best thing the Republican Party can hope for is more Joe Biden on the campaign trail "helping" Democratic candidates.

    Please Mr Biden speak up as much as possible wherever possible!!

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 4:38 p.m.

    "or why we have 90 million Americans unemployed"

    We do not have 90 million unemployed, otherwise we'd have ~35% unemployment since the work force is only around 130 million. Why are you counting stay at home parents? Or seniors?

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 3:52 p.m.

    If the Democrats want to remain in power their best strategy would be to remain quiet and let the GOP do all the talking.

  • Objectified Tooele, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 2:56 p.m.

    From talking with a multitude of people, it now seems evident that the idea of getting stuck with Biden as president is the primary reason Obama has not yet been impeached for obvious abuse and over-reach of presidential powers. Biden was evidently picked as an insurance policy for Obama. And it's working.

    That would be like jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Danged if you do and danged if you don't.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 2:49 p.m.

    Dang right, say it ain't so, Joe?

    No one should apologize for being a got exactly what you voted for!

    Obamacare is the greatest failure in American History orchestrated by the looney left!

    And Guess what Joe?...You own it, dude! ...and we wouldn't think of forgiving you for it!

  • 1conservative WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 1:59 p.m.

    I suppose Biden is right, as long as voters don't ask about Obamacare, or why we have 90 million Americans unemployed (while Obama tries to give amnesty to 20 million illegal aliens), or why his attorney general refuses to enforce laws, or Benghazi, or why we send guns to Mexico, or why Obama's IRS is abusing their authority, or why the EPA is providing inside information to "environmental" groups, or why......

    As long as voters don't ask about any of those issues - the democrats are in good shape for the 2014 elections!