The Evolution of Joe Biden

erikadprice:

Fun facts about Joe Biden: 

  • He grew up with a terrible stutter, and reading from a teleprompter still causes it to appear. This is why Biden so often speaks off the cuff. 
  • His entire Congressional career, he never lived in Washington. Every day he took a 90 minute Amtrak ride home so his two sons could have stability in their lives. 
  • He was widowed the same year he was elected to Congress, and was a single father to his sons for years. 
  • His wife Jill is the first Second Lady to keep her job while in office. She’s an English professor. 
  • In 2011, Joe Biden looked Vladimir Putin in the eye and told him, “I’m looking you in the eyes, and I don’t think you have a soul.” “We understand eachother,” Putin replied. 
  • Biden is a foreign policy expert, and has written several academic papers on the subject. 
  • Biden is also responsible for the 1994 Violence Against Women Act. 
  • Biden is such a close-talker that he will often bump his forehead lightly against the face of the person’s he’s talking to. 
  • When tapped for the Vice Presidency, Biden initially declined. His wife convinced him to reconsider. She was also the one to chide him into running in the first place. 
  • Biden is an outspoken defender of the rights of trans* people; he calls the fight for trans* rights “the civil rights issue of our time”. 
captainsaltymuyfancy:

"Rape is rape. And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people and certainly doesn’t make sense to me. So what I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women." 
-President Obama

captainsaltymuyfancy:

"Rape is rape. And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people and certainly doesn’t make sense to me. So what I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women."
-President Obama