History UsefulNotes / JoeBiden

8th Feb '16 6:59:25 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: InvokedTrope. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violence_Against_Women_Act Violence Against Women Act of 1994]] was in his words "...the single most significant legislation that Iíve crafted during my 35-year tenure in the Senate."
19th Dec '15 11:25:27 AM DoctorCooper
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* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Robinette is certainly no Hussein, but nonetheless not a middle name most guys would be proud of.

* IWasQuiteALooker: Dude was ''handsome'' in his [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7vu-YqcZpY8/UHx1VyaTuAI/AAAAAAAABTU/aSKYeuif_BY/s1600/Young+Biden.jpg younger days]].
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* %%* IWasQuiteALooker: Dude was ''handsome'' in his [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7vu-YqcZpY8/UHx1VyaTuAI/AAAAAAAABTU/aSKYeuif_BY/s1600/Young+Biden.jpg younger days]].

* LongRunners: He technically has more seniority than current President Pro Tempore Patrick Leahy, and thus if he weren't already VP after UsefulNotes/DanielInouye died, ''he'' would be the President Pro Tem.
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* LongRunners: %% He technically has more seniority than current President Pro Tempore Patrick Leahy, and thus if he weren't already VP after UsefulNotes/DanielInouye died, ''he'' would be the President Pro Tem.

* OpenMouthInsertFoot: When you ask a wheelchair-bound veteran to "Stand up and take a bow", you deserve the reputation for this.
19th Nov '15 11:00:28 AM themisterfree
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* ButtMonkey: ''TheOnion'' sees him as this. For a list of their articles on him, see [[http://www.theonion.com/topics/joe-biden/ here]].
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* ButtMonkey: ''TheOnion'' sees him as this.a mix of this, TheCasanova and TheStoner. For a list of their articles on him, see [[http://www.theonion.com/topics/joe-biden/ here]].
9th Nov '15 6:23:24 PM nombretomado
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* DarkHorseVictory: His first Senate election in 1972: The incumbent Senator [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Caleb_Boggs J. Caleb Boggs]] was considering retiring, and the only two Republicans running were tearing each other apart in the primary. RichardNixon stepped in and convinced Boggs to run again, and no one other than Biden tried running against him. His zero dollar campaign was run primarily by his sister Valerie. He trailed Boggs as far as 30%, but come election day he won by 50.5% to Boggs 49.1%, by only 3162 votes.
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* DarkHorseVictory: His first Senate election in 1972: The incumbent Senator [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Caleb_Boggs J. Caleb Boggs]] was considering retiring, and the only two Republicans running were tearing each other apart in the primary. RichardNixon UsefulNotes/RichardNixon stepped in and convinced Boggs to run again, and no one other than Biden tried running against him. His zero dollar campaign was run primarily by his sister Valerie. He trailed Boggs as far as 30%, but come election day he won by 50.5% to Boggs 49.1%, by only 3162 votes.
18th Oct '15 2:13:38 PM RoseAndHeather
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* HiddenDepths: Yeah, he has a reputation for being a bit of a goof with foot-in-mouth disease, but he's also spent four decades in Washington and is shockingly well-versed on, among other things, foreign policy. See also: his trouncing of Paul Ryan in the VP debate. When Joseph Biden decides it's time to be serious, whatever's in his path usually gets ''steamrollered''.
14th Sep '15 9:18:43 PM bombadil211
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* PrecisionFStrike: See his above quote about the passage of the healthcare bill. It punctuated just how much of a landmark the ACA was at the time and ended up being a much-repeated quote for the next several days.
10th Sep '15 11:12:48 PM bombadil211
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* HeroicBSOD: He admits that he could barely function after his first wife and daughter were killed and would spend hours wandering around rough neighborhoods looking to get into fights. It took him a while to realize that he needed to snap out of it and take care of his sons.
6th Jun '15 4:54:14 PM bombadil211
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* {{Determinator}}: After the death of his wife and daughter he threw himself into being a single father to his sons, commuting one and a half hours from Wilmington, Pennsylvania, to DC everyday so that he'd be able to take them to school in the morning and tuck them in at night. This led to him becoming one of America's leading proponents of rail travel and Amtrak would even delay departures by several minutes specifically so that Biden could make it home.
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* {{Determinator}}: After the death of his wife and daughter he threw himself into being a single father to his sons, commuting one and a half hours from Wilmington, Pennsylvania, to DC everyday so that he'd be able to take them to school in the morning and tuck them in at night. This led to him becoming one of America's leading proponents of rail travel and Amtrak would even delay departures by several minutes specifically so that Biden could make it home.

* RailEnthusiast: A vocal supporter of Amtrak, he regularly commuted by train from his home in Delaware to Washington during his time in the Senate. Amtrak responded by naming the Wilmington train station after him.
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* RailEnthusiast: A vocal supporter of Amtrak, he regularly commuted by train from his home in Delaware to Washington during his time in the Senate. Amtrak responded by naming the Wilmington train station after him.him and would even delay departures by several minutes just so that Biden could make it home.
6th Jun '15 4:49:42 PM bombadil211
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* {{Determinator}}: After the death of his wife and daughter he threw himself into being a single father to his sons, commuting one and a half hours from Wilmington, Pennsylvania, to DC everyday so that he'd be able to take them to school in the morning and tuck them in at night. This led to him becoming one of America's leading proponents of rail travel and Amtrak would even delay departures by several minutes specifically so that Biden could make it home.

** {{Determinator}}: How many men would try so hard?
31st May '15 6:54:37 PM toongrrl1990
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** Had lost his baby daughter, Naomi, in a car accident that also killed his first wife and injured his sons back in the 70s.
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