- 18+ 1- 0
Biden refers to asia as the orient
At a speech in Iowa on September 17, 2014, Biden described Lee Kuan Yew, founding father of modern Singapore, as "the smartest man in the Orient." The use of "orient" and "oriental" is widely considered outdated and offensive by Asians.
- 17+ 6- 3
I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now.
"I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now. … When one person sneezes it goes all the way through the aircraft. That's me. I would not be, at this point, if they had another way of transportation, suggesting they ride the subway."
Joe Biden, providing handy tips to protect against the swine flu and freaking us out, "Today Show" interview, April 30, 2009
- 16+ 7- 4
Looking across at one of the great justices, justice stewart - correction - justice john paul ...v
"Jill and I had the great honor of standing on that stage, looking across at one of the great justices, Justice Stewart."
Joe Biden, mistakenly referring to Justice John Paul Stevens, who swore him in as vice president, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009
- 15+ 8- 5
My memory is not as good as chief justice roberts'
"Am I doing this again? For the senior staff? My memory is not as good as Chief Justice Roberts'."
Joe Biden, mocking Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' botched effort to swear in Barack Obama as Biden was set to swear in White House senior staff one day after the Inauguration snafu, Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2009
- 14+ 10- 6
Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me.
- 13+ 13- 9
That is a big f*%&ing deal!
- 12+ 13- 7
...first mainstream african-american who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking ...
- 11+ 13- 6
You cannot go to a 7-11 or a dunkin' donuts unless you have a slight indian accent.... I'm not ...
- 10+ 13- 6
An hour late, oh give me a f**king break.
- 9+ 13- 6
You know, I'm embarrassed. Do you know the web site number?
"You know, I'm embarrassed. Do you know the Web site number? I should have it in front of me and I don't. I'm actually embarrassed."
Joe Biden, speaking to an aide standing out of view during an interview on CBS' "Early Show," in the midst of encouraging viewers to visit a government-run Web site that tracks stimulus spending, Feb. 25, 2009
- 8+ 9- 2
Thank you, Dr. Pepper...
"Thank you, Dr. Pepper, and thank you, Chancell... Dr. Paper. And thank you, Chancellor."
At a campaign stop in Eastern Iowa in March of 2012, Biden accidentally thanked "Dr. Pepper" rather than the woman who actually had helped organize the event, Scott Community College President Dr. Theresa Paper. Fortunately for Joe, he caught his mistake right away and corrected himself.
- 7+ 14- 5
When the stock market crashed, franklin d. Roosevelt got on the television...
"When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened."
Joe Biden, apparently unaware that FDR wasn't president when the stock market crashed in 1929 and that only experimental TV sets were in use at that time, interview with Katie Couric, Sept. 22, 2008
- 6+ 16- 6
...a three-letter word: jobs...
- 5+ 18- 5
If we do everything right...there's Still a 30% chance we're going to get it wrong.
- 4+ 18- 5
A successful dump!
- 3+ 20- 5
Stand up, chuck, let 'em see ya.
- 2+ 20- 3
...she's- wait- your mom's still- your mom's still alive.
"His mom lived in Long Island for ten years or so. God rest her soul. And- although, she's- wait- your mom's still- your mom's still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul."
Joe Biden, on the mother of Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, who is very much alive, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2010
- 1+ 28- 6
The next president of the united states — barack america!v
"A man I'm proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States — Barack America!"
Joe Biden, at his first campaign rally with Barack Obama after being announced as his running mate, Springfield, Ill., Aug. 23, 2008