Joe Biden in Arvada: Mitt Romney's a liar, doesn't believe in average Americans

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Obama supporters in Colorado have had fourteen opportunities this year to see the president in the flesh, but very few chances to catch Vice President Joe Biden, who is famous for sometimes saying strange and impolitic things. But this weekend, Biden appeared before hundreds in Arvada, delivering a lengthy, zinger-filled speech in which he told supporters that Mitt Romney is a liar who lacks confidence in average American people.

"Look, folks, I want to remind you -- this is the end of daylight-saving time tonight," Biden told an estimated 900 supporters inside Arvada West High School on Saturday early on in his nearly forty-minute speech. "It's Mitt Romney's favorite time of the year, because he gets to turn the clock back."

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Slideshow: Joe Biden at Arvada West High School.
The comment spurred loud applause from the crowd and set the tone for a rally filled with digs at Romney, who Biden painted as a lying, flip-flopping candidate who, at the end of the day, lacks character and can't be trusted.

"He wants to turn that clock back so desperately. This time, he can really do it tonight," Biden said with a laugh, adding, "I am so ready to win this election, man."

His speech lined up with the message of president's large rally in Boulder two days prior, in which Obama told thousands of supporters that the country knows who he is and that they have to vote for the person they can trust.

The Romney insults were arguably more direct and frequent in the rally speech Biden delivered over the weekend, in what was only the vice president's second trip to Colorado this year.

After a prolonged and, according to Biden, off-script riff on how much he values veterans -- following an introduction from a Vietnam veteran -- the vice president, like Obama, praised the bipartisanship of officials' response to Hurricane Sandy's devastation on the East Coast.

"The president and I have spoken every day with the governors of the states affected by Hurricane Sandy, and the mayors and with all our teams.... And the reason I bother to tell you that, folks, is a lot of people are still hurting, but you guys have been through difficulties of your own in the past, and you all know that the immediate response says a lot about the American public," Biden said, "And what I felt so good about, and I mean this sincerely, being on those calls.... It was so reassuring.... I heard a genuine, genuine bipartisan commitment."

He added, "That's how it's supposed to work, folks. That's how it worked when I started. That's how it has to work again. That's how it was most of my career.... We used to cross the aisle all the time.... When this election is over, we need to get back to working together."

His talk of cross-party collaboration transitioned into a list of his administration's achievements and the problems that the country would face under a Romney presidency -- as much as people can know given that at this stage in the game, Biden said, the Republican candidate is so prone to changing his position.

"They're both decent fathers, they're both good family men," Biden said of Romney and Obama, "But they have a fundamentally different view of America and a fundamentally different value set."

Referencing the debates, the first of which took place in Denver and dealt a major blow to the Obama campaign, Biden said, "You began to wonder, Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan seemed to be running as fast away from their positions as they can. It's like watching a little...kid trying to outrun his shadow!"

To loud applause, he added, "The shadow couldn't go away until the sun goes down.... It's going down Tuesday night."

Referncing the final foreign policy debate, Biden continued, "I didn't know whether Governor Romney was gonna go around and endorse Barack or debate him."

A Romney reply that deserves close scrutiny, Biden told the crowd, refers to the Republican's response to questions on the war in Afghanistan: "It depends."

"It depends on the day! It depends on the hour! It depends on the weather! It depends on whether the sun is shining!" Biden said, to laughs. "It depends on who's looking! It depends on who's asking!"

Continue for more from Vice President Joe Biden's speech in Arvada and for more photos.



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Dustin Hoeft
Dustin Hoeft

He is right about romney though. Giant douche and a tird sandwich

Don Finley
Don Finley

plagiarist Joe Biden can't string a sentence together without lying so it's ironic they use that word so frequently.

genesis667
genesis667

Poor senile old Joe...Just another typical angry old hateful liberal...What a disgusting party the democrats are...Pure Filth!

thomasmc
thomasmc

I've stopped listening to anything Republican candidates say. All they ever do is lie. They couldn't speak the truth to save their lives. The GOP has become the party of pathological liars.

cja1
cja1

Big Mouth Joe loves to hear himself rant and rave.......just the guy America needs a heart beat away from the Presidency. NOT!!!!!

Emerald
Emerald

Biden makes the Irish proud. Smart, funny, and irrefutable. That's why people attack him personally, because they have no response to his substantive conclusion that Romney is a lying, flip-flopping salesman with no conviction whatsoever. Hey Romney supporters, give us one example where Romney has maintained a consistent position; and "I really, really, really, want to be President" doesn't count.

Paha
Paha

Joe Biden is a ticking time (and also a gaffe) bomb, ready to explode whenever he opens his big mouth. He lacks the mental balance and intellect to be a heartbeat away from becoming our President. For that reason alone, Obama must NOT get anyone's vote for a second term. Not to mention the other obvious reasons for NOT voting the Obama ticket:    monumental failure of Obama's first term, disastrous economic situation of the country, financial debt Obamama has incurred, NO viable plan for the next 4 years (more of the same failed policies) & for being an incompetent Commander-in-Chief (Benghaze - need I say more?). How can so many Americans be blind to these obvious FACTS. Blinded by their unconditional devotion to Obama, they are willing to destroy this country by re-electing him, and in doing so destroy their own futures. Come on people, see the light and wake-up before its too late.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

The Mormon Church condones and approves of LYING -- it's part of their church doctrine!

 

 

constructionexpert20
constructionexpert20

Obama Intellectual Dishonesty, Example No.1:  In his September interview with 60 Minutes he said that 10% of the deficit increase since 2009 is his, and 90% is Bush's. At the time, he takes full, unqualified credit for "getting OBL", while giving Bush absolutely no credit for setting up the procedures in 2002 for operations that resulted in the kill, which is also an expression of Obama's ingratitude. In truth, all Obama did was not interfere with or stop the ongoing Bush OBL protocols and investigations. If I had the interest, I could also show you where in a 2012 campaign speech (May?) Obama said, "none of the U.S. debt is mine." No objective thinker would believe such irrational statements. 

constructionexpert20
constructionexpert20

Hey Joe, Either Ringling Bros. or Barnum & Bailey will hire you back next year, but you have to bring your old Bozo custom with you.

PoppyMarkSr
PoppyMarkSr

@GOPandME @joebiden Poor ol' Joe...he thinks "character" is a person in a movie...because he has none! You're projecting again...Joe!

adriananderson587
adriananderson587

 @genesis667 Well sometimes you need to sink to the level of your opponents to battle 'em. Take the beam out of your own eye before seeing to the splinter in your brother's.

michael.roberts
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 @cja1 Thanks for sharing your thoughts, cja1. Much appreciated.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

 @Emerald Thanks for the post, Emerald. We're going to make it a co-Comment of the Day. Much appreciated.

michael.roberts
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 @Paha Appreciate the post, Paha. We're also going to feature it as a co-Comment of the Day. Thanks.

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