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Biden fires up Democrats near site of Romney’s ’47 percent’ remarks

by George Bennett | September 28th, 2012

Two miles and a few economic strata from the site of Mitt Romney‘s “47 percent” remarks, Vice President Joe Biden told a retiree crowd today that Romney and running mate Paul Ryan don’t understand America and have “bet against the American people.”

Biden stumped for President Obama‘s reelection at the Century Village of Boca Raton retirement community. The legendary Democratic condo bastion is just down Lyons Road from Marc Leder‘s house in upscale Long Lake Estates, where Romney was secretly videotaped telling big-dollar donors in May that 47 percent of Americans are “dependent upon government” and won’t vote for him.

Biden said Romney’s remarks, and remarks by Ryan about a “culture of dependency” on government, show the Republican ticket is out of touch with ordinary Americans.

“I don’t recognize the country they’re talking about,” Biden told the crowd that filled the large lobby of a clubhouse building.

“I know where I come from, Americans got knocked down but they’re getting back up. I know where I come from, nobody feels dependent, all they want is an opportunity. I know where I come from, these people are fighting back with every single thing they have. I don’t sense any sense of dependency. They’re just looking for a little opportunity, a level playing field, a fair shot,” Biden said to loud applause

“Ladies and gentlemen, I got news for Gov. Romney and Congressman Ryan. America and Americans are neither dependent nor in decline. And I’ll say to them, gentlemen, it has never, never, never been a good bet to bet against the American people.”

Biden is scheduled to visit another heavily Democratic retiree crowd this afternoon at Kings Point in Tamarac. He’s also scheduled to campaign in Fort Myers on Saturday.

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch and Debbie Wasserman Schultz also spoke to the crowd before Biden.

Biden made brief mention of Israel to heavily Jewish audience, while Deutch devoted a significant portion of his remarks to defending Obama’s support for the Jewish state. Republicans have tried to peel away traditionally strong Jewish support for Democrats by accusing Obama of being a weak ally of Israel.

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21 Responses to “Biden fires up Democrats near site of Romney’s ’47 percent’ remarks”

  1. Jerry Says:

    How did anybody get a chance to say anything while Shultz was in the area?

  2. dianna ballard Says:

    it’s funny how romney wants to present soooooooooo bad until he forgets that he is not, and as for as loveing his cars sooooo much until he had a elevator built in his house but on the other hand for the same pepole who build those car and may now thanks to our presedent might be able to build him/them one or two thousnd more even better and even more adance that the ones he already own. An he had the nures to say let them go Bankru…… wher is the love for the people ?????? Where???? would you ask him that question for me please. Thanks

  3. Robama Says:

    We know that the mainstream media is in the tank for President Obama.

  4. will allen Says:

    One of 2 words describe Joe Biden – its either idiot or buffoon! Its hard to believe that we have a vp that is more of an idiot than Dan Quayle, but then again our current President is worse than Jimmy Carter!

  5. gethefax Says:

    A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have…Barrack Obama

  6. Searcher Says:

    Boys, the TROLLS are out in strength. Relax people, it’s the weekend!

  7. V Says:

    At least Biden’s son is a Vet. You tea puppets can call him anything you want but he, and his family, are more patriotic americans than anybody on your ticket.

  8. Tony F Says:

    How the heck did Biden ever get to where he is? Does he really believe this junk or does he really know what is happening?

  9. ted Says:

    Hey V, Allen West is a veteran also, what do the Libs and Dems have to say about him?

  10. StopTheWhining Says:

    You people who say the main stream media is in the tank for Obama. If true, why do you think that is? It’s because while he has not and probably won’t ever be the best president, the majority of people know he is much better then Mittens. When you have a president with such a dismal record and yet 38 days from election he is either tied or ahead of his challenger, thats says more about Mittens then Obama. LOL

  11. Same Ole, Same Ole Says:

    Why any Jew would again vote for Obama and his anti-Israel America-wrecking crew is a puzzle?

    Why anyone could care what Bidumb says is a deeper mystery?

  12. Beth Bartz Says:

    When is he leaving??? Are we going to be sitting in traffic tonight? I sure hope not. Please let me know if anyone knows what is going on.

  13. BART FARKEL Says:


  14. mike Says:

    And if brains were dynamite… he doesn’t have enough to rattle his eyes!

  15. V Says:

    Allen Wes is a war criminal that was forced to resign his cmmission or be court martialed. That’s what I have to say about him. but, hey, don’t you let the facts get in your way.

  16. V Says:

    Oh, and last time I looked West wasn’t on your presidential ticket. And, even you nuts know enough to keep someone like him off any national ticket.

  17. robert patton Says:

    To Dianna ballard

    The reason for the elevator is his wife has ALS and it is difficult for her to climb stairs you moron.

  18. robert patton Says:

    Hey Tony,

    Follow the money. That’s how he got there!

  19. gethefax Says:

    Our current administration has absolutetly no depth or character to run a Country of this magnitude…Just like the Captain of the Titantic…pride is what sunk the Titantic…the Captain didnt heed the warnings and wanted to do it HIS WAY.

  20. will allen Says:

    Do you mean Biden’s Son and Brother who may have been involved in two Ponzi Schemes?

  21. Martha hall Says:

    I am so annoyed by Romney’s comments. I have worked all my life, paid taxes all my life, and now it turns out I am irresponsible. I only wish when I paid income tax that I only had to pay 14% of my income. This guy is not in touch.

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