Biden Being Biden

October 11, 2012 - 5:29 PM

"Joe just needs to be Joe," Pres. Obama said prior to Vice President Joe Biden's debate with Rep. Paul Ryan, the Associated Press reports.

"Biden has been a controversial figure, occasionally prone to making rhetorical gaffes," the AP story says.

Here's a sampling of Joe Biden quotes that have made headlines in the past.

Spending/Economy:

Joe Biden: 'We Have to Go Spend Money to Keep From Going Bankrupt'

Biden: 'It Won't Cost the Government a Penny' to Help People Pay Mortgages

Biden: 'Yes, We Do' Want to Raise Taxes by a Trillion Dollars

Facts:

Biden Refers to Ryan as 'Governor'

Biden: Who Says U.S. Can't 'Lead The World in the 20th Century'? (Aug. 15, 2012)

Biden Overstates U.S. Forces in Afghanistan--By 582,000; Calls Combat Troops Part of Romney's 47% Dependent on Gov't

Biden Tells Virginians: 'I Mean This: With You, We Can Win North Carolina'

Biden: 'Imagine a World in Which Hunger Is Vanquished by Crops That Don't Depend on Soil, Water or Fertilizer'

Civil Discourse:

Biden Jokes about Secret Service Threatening to Shoot Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioner

Biden: 'They're Gonna Put You All Back in Chains'

Biden: 'I Wish' Jobs Bill Critics Knew What It Feels Like to be Raped, Robbed

Biden: 'Barack Makes Me Sound Like I Just Climbed Out of a Mine'

Biden's Solution to Dating Violence: 'Knock Them on Their A...'

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