Jumping Joe Biden was in Boston today on the anniversary of the Marathon bombings. Biden told the survivors of last year’s terrorist attack – “It was worth it.”
“To those quote “survivors,” My God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth… It was worth it. I mean this sincerely, just to hear each of you speak. You’re truly, truly inspiring. I’ve never heard anything so beautiful with what all of you just said.”
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More… Patty added:
Vice President Joe Biden delivered a speech to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce yesterday werein he remarked that people who’ve come to the United States illegally are already Americans.
“You know, the eleven million people living in the shadows, I believed are already American citizens,” he said.
Biden then attempted to quote Theodore Roosevelt in support of his insane view:
“Teddy Roosevelt said it better. He said Americanism is not a question of birthplace or creed, or a line of descent. It’s a question of principles, idealism and character.“
Of course, crazy Joe not only misquoted the former President, he also failed to finish the quote.
Here’s what Roosevelt actually said:
“Americanism is a question of spirit, conviction, and purpose, not of creed or birthplace. The politician who bids for the Irish or German vote, or the Irishman or German who votes as an Irishman or German, is despicable, for all citizens of this commonwealth should vote solely as Americans.“
Oh, and Teddy wasn’t referring to illegal aliens who sneak across our borders in the dead of night when he made that statement. But then, Democrats never let little things like proper context distract them from making their ludicrous points.
Just in case some of you are interested in what our nation’s 26th President really thought about immigrants and Americanism, here’s a few more quotes for your consideration.
“In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with every one else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birthplace or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American.“
“There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all.“
“If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part as an American.“
“We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile. We have room for but one language here and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, and American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding house; and we have room for but one sole loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people.“
“The effort to keep our citizenship divided against itself, by the use of the hyphen and along the lines of national origin, is certain to breed a spirit of bitterness and prejudice and dislike between great bodies of our citizens. If some citizens band together as German-Americans or Irish-Americans, then after a while others are certain to band together as English-Americans or Scandinavian-Americans, and every such banding together, every attempt to make for political purposes a German-American alliance or a Scandinavian-American alliance, means down at the bottom an effort against the interest of straight-out American citizenship, an effort to bring into our nation the bitter Old World rivalries amd jealousies and hatreds.“
“Let us say to the immigrant not that we hope he will learn English, but that he has got to learn it. Let the immigrant who does not learn it go back. He has got to consider the interest of the United States or he should not stay here. He must be made to see that his opportunities in this country depend upon his knowing English and observing American standards. The employer cannot be permitted to regard him only as an industrial asset.“
Before you say something
stupid, really stupid, Uh-Oh too late
Via USA Today:
Even Republican senators are starting to ask: Where is Joe Biden?
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., while calling for President Obama to get more involved in shutdown and debt ceiling talks — “I hope the president will get more engaged” — also told CBS’ Face The Nation:
“Maybe we need to get Joe Biden out of the witness protection program.”
Biden, a senator for 36 years before becoming vice president, played a key role in agreements to resolve previous standoffs over the debt ceiling, government funding, and so-called fiscal cliff.
The vice president has kept a low profile during the current dispute, in part because President Obama has said he will not negotiate on what he calls Congress’ responsibilities to keep the government open and increase the debt ceiling.
There goes “Maverick” again, good grief!
Tom Harkin really hates those damn Tea Party types. I mean come on, common Americans getting involved in the political process? That is like soooo inconvenient for Statists like Harkin
Via The Hill:
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on Friday said that the Tea Party movement is just as dangerous for America as the Civil War.
“A small group of willful men and women who have a certain ideology about how our country should run and what we should do cannot get their way in a normal discourse and votes,” Harkin said. “Since they can’t get their way they’re going to create this confusion and discourse and hope the public is so mixed up in who to blame for this that perhaps they’ll blame both sides.”
“That is the path they see for taking over the government. It’s dangerous, very dangerous. … Every bit as dangerous as the break up and the Civil War.”
Well first off the “Civil War” is not an accurate name for that conflict. A civil war would be two or more factions fighting to control government. The Confederate States seceded, formed a NEW nation, and fought only to defend the right to do so. But, more to the point. Harkin calls the Tea Party “willful” as if they are children throwing a tantrum. Actually, they, unlike parasites like Harkin, they Care about our nation and the Constitution, which, of course can make life tough on Harkin who really does not give a rats ass about the Constitution!