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Joe Biden Quotes

Yep, He Said it...Or the Teleprompter Told Him To Say It

Joe Biden's below-average public-speaking skills and advancing age show through with each passing month as the 'Walking Gaffe Machine' continues to supply political history with new instances of disconnect from his surroundings. As the Left-wing-dominated, Democratic Party-supporting Main Stream Media (MSM) typically moves on quickly from such gaffes (and the American voting public, in turn, quickly forgets what was said), this page attempts to permanently record choice quotes from the acting president as they happen.
"I want to thank all of you here, including bipartisan elected officials like … Senator Braun, Senator Booker, Representative … Jackie, Jackie are you here?" Biden said. "I think she was going to be here to help make this a reality."
(September 2022; Representative Jackie Walorski, 58, had died a month earlier in a tragic car accident along with two of her staffers, Biden's own administration issued its condolences in writing)
"The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with Covid. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. It’s – but the pandemic is over"
(September 2022, this as most of America has moved on from the pandemic since early-mid 2021)
"For those brave right-wing Americans who say it’s all about keeping America independent and safe, if you want to fight against the country, you need an F-15. You need something more than a gun."
(August 2022, mocking 2nd Amendment Supporters and law-abiding citizens at a speech promoting stricter gun laws for all Americans)
"Inflation in July 2022 was zero percent."
(July 2022, this during a month when inflation ran at 8.5%)
"My mother droves us rather than us being able to walk and guess what? The first frost, you know what was happening? You had to put on your windshield wipers to get literally the oil slick off the window. That’s why I and so damn many other people I grew up with have cancer and why for the longest time, Delaware had the highest cancer rate in the nation."
(July 2022, talking about God knows what)
"Republicans are doing nothing but obstructing our efforts to crack down on gas-price gouging, lower food prices, lower healthcare costs, and hopefully, soon, lower your prescription drug costs. This is not right. And that’s why this election is going to be so darn important."
(July 2022, this as the Democrats hold majority control in the White House, Senate, AND Congress)
"It is noteworthy that the percentage of women who registered to vote and cast a ballot is consistently higher than the percentage of the men who do so. End of quote. Repeat the line."
(July 2022, reading teleprompter directional text out loud EXACTLY as it appeared)
"By the way, my sympathies to your – the family of your CFO, who dropped dead very unexpectedly. My best to their family, that's tough stuff.."
(June 2022, rather crudely referencing the death of Jo-Ann Stores CEO Wade Miquelon who passed away the day prior)
"First of all, it's not inevitable. Secondly, we're in a stronger position than any nation in the world to overcome this inflation."
(June 2022, regarding the impending recession which has led to dire warnings from economists for 3Q)
"If it’s my fault, why is it the case in every other major industrial country in the world that inflation is higher? You ask yourself that? I’m not being a wise guy."
(June 2022, in reference to rising inflation and a recession being all but an inevitability; other countries were not showing higher rates of inflation than the U.S. at the time)
"Why don’t they drill more?"
(June 2022, calling oil companies to help lower gas prices; the Democrats have been staunch supporters of anti-oil/gas initiatives and supporters of doing away with fossil fuels altogether)
"You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed."
(May 2022, calling for stricter gun laws following the mass shooting at Uvalde, TX; his repeated statement has been proven untrue several times prior)
"I've been in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan of over 40 I think 38 times..."
(May 2022, speaking to U.S. Naval Academy graduates. Once again, the White House later had to apply a correction saying the number was actually 21)
"Yes. Yes, we have a commitment to do that..."
(May 2022, when asked whether the U.S. would come to the military aid of Taiwan from Chinese aggression. The White House then had to backtrack on the comment to reassure strategic ambiguity was still the U.S. course of action')
"When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available."
(May 2022, official WH Twitter feed touting admin gains; the vaccine had been available under Trump since Dec 2020')
"Use these funds we made available to you to prioritize public safety...Do it quickly, before the summer, when crime rates typically surge. Taking action today is going to save lives tomorrow. So, use the money. Hire the police officers...Invest in proven solutions."
(May 2022, on using America Rescue Plan funds to fund law enforcement, this after not denouncing the BLM-riots of 2020 while on the campaign trail and now five months ahead of mid-term elections predicting a Red Wave')
"But no amendment — no amendment to the Constitution is absolute."
(April 2022, in a Rose Garden speech on Gun Violence Prevention)
"One of the things I found out as President of the United States, I get to spend a lot of that money...We’re spending billions of dollars to do it"
(Apr 2022, referring to making every vehicle in the U.S. Military 'climate friendly')
"I’m deeply proud of the work she is doing as First Lady with Joining Forces initiative she started with Michelle Obama when she was Vice President and now carries on."
(Apr 2022, Michelle was First Lady)
"For God's sake, this man cannot remain in power."
(Mar 2022, calling for removal of Russian leader Putin, much to the chagrin of EU leaders)
"There’s been a little change in arrangement of who is on the stage because of the First Lady’s husband contracting COVID."
(Mar 2022, referring to Vice President Harris and her husband)
"As you've heard me say I grew up in a family, like many of you, where the price of gasoline was discussed at the kitchen table."
(Mar 2022, on rising gas prices)
"We will not fight the Third World War in Ukraine...that's called World War III."
(Mar 2022, on the possibility of U.S. troops fighting in Ukraine)
"The drawdown is proceeding in a secure and orderly way, prioritizing the safety of our troops as they depart."
(Aug 2021, on the Afghanistan exit which left 13 U.S. Marines and at least 60 Afghans dead; Iraqi civilians were seen falling from the wings of outbound transports)
"None whatsoever. What you had is you had entire brigades breaking through the gates of our embassy. Six if I'm not mistaken. The Taliban is not the South, the North Vietnamese army. They're not - they're not remotely comparable in terms of capability. There's going to be no circumstance where you're going to see people being lifted off the roof of a embassy."
(Jul 2021, on comparisons between the exit of Kabul and Saigon in which the former eventually had eerie similarities to the latter)
"Today, while the virus hasn't been vanquished, we know this: it no longer controls our lives."
(Jul 2021, one month before Delta surge)
"No amendment, no amendment to the Constitution is absolute."
(April 2021, said while revealing new executive orders on gun control)
"Wear the Damn Mask."
(Oct 2020, talking down to non-maskers; cloth masks eventually found to be largely ineffective)
"Now we have over 120 million dead from COVID."
(Jun 2020, actual COVID fatalities at the time were 120,000)
"If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."
(May 2020, on African-American radio show)
"You ever been to a caucus?...No you haven't. You're a lying dog-faced pony soldier."
(May 2020, said to a young female voter at rally)
"I may be Irish but I'm not Stupid."
(Dec 2019)
"Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids."
(Aug 2019)
"Now is the time to heed the timeless advice from Teddy Roosevelt: 'Speak softly and carry a big stick'. I promise you, the president has a big stick."
"I cannot believe that a French man visiting Kiev went back home and told his colleagues he discovered something and didn't say he discovered the most beautiful women in the world. That's my observation."
"A man I'm proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States - Barack America!"
(Aug 2008, on running mate Barack Obama)
"If John McCain wants to know where the bad guys live, come back with me to Afghanistan. We know where they reside, and it's not Iraq."
(Jul 2008)
"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."
(January 2007, on Barack Obama)
"In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7/11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking."
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