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Quotes From Joe Biden

Updated 11 April 2013

We proudly present a collection of Quotes from Vice President Joe Biden. This is maintained for the historical record. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

"But they own guns for one of two reasons - self-protection or they just like the feel of that AR-15 at the range... They like the way it feels. It's like driving a Ferrari, you know. And so my impression is there's not the same sort of cultural norm about gun ownership with a lot of people who are buying guns now."
-- Joe Biden, Vice-President of the United States(Dem-DE) in an interview taped Wednesday (4/10) and aired Thursday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe", 11 April 2013

"If you want to protect yourself, get a double barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house... To keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door."
-- Joe Biden, Vice-President of the United States(Dem-DE)

"I think he can be ready, but right now I don't believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training."
-- Senator Joe Biden, (Dem-DE)

"The more people learn about them (Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton) and how they handle the pressure, the more their support will evaporate."
-- Senator Joe Biden, (Dem-DE)

"If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there's still a 30% chance we're going to get it wrong."
-- Vice-President Joe Biden, (Dem-DE), speaking to members of the House Democratic caucus who were gathered in Williamsburg, Va., for their annual retreat, 06 February 2009

"When this campaign is over, political slogans like 'experience' and 'change' will mean absolutely nothing. The next president has to act."
-- Senator Joe Biden, (Dem-DE)

"My impression is Obama thinks that if we leave, somehow the Iraqis are going to have an epiphany" of peaceful coexistence among warring sects. "I've seen zero evidence of that."
-- Senator Joe Biden, (Dem-DE)

"If Iowans believe campaign funds and celebrity will fix the debacle in Iraq, put the economy on track, and provide health care and education for America's children, they should support another candidate," said Biden for President Campaign Manager Luis Navarro. "But I'm confident that Iowans know what I know: our problems will require experience and leadership from Day One. Empty slogans will be no match for proven action on caucus night."
-- Senator Joe Biden, (Dem-DE)

"There's less than one percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than four of five percent that are minorities. What is in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you're dealing with."
-- Senator Joe Biden, (Dem-DE)

"I think the only reason Clarence Thomas is on the court is because he is black"
-- Senator Joe Biden, (Dem-DE)

"You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.... I'm not joking."
-- Senator Joe Biden, (Dem-DE)


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