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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:00 PM

Watching VP Biden's speech and press conference right now and I noticed something.

He took a question from a reporter.

And when he took it, he smiled.

A real smile.

Not a smirk.

Not a grimace.

Not a scowl.

But a genuine, heartfelt smile.

To a member of the press, who presumably will be as tough on him as they would be on any other President, because that's just the nature of the job.

But it was just a simple human moment that before 2016 probably wouldn't have gotten any attention.

But the feeling that we might have a person back in the White House who can show genuine, positive, graceful emotion again....

All I am saying is we better win this.

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Reply Watching VP Biden's speech and press conference right now and I noticed something. (Original post)
Tommy_Carcetti Jun 30 OP
Gothmog Jun 30 #1
monmouth4 Jun 30 #27
KatyBR Jun 30 #2
lark Jun 30 #3
lillypaddle Jun 30 #5
lark Jun 30 #13
onetexan Jun 30 #25
Susan Calvin Jun 30 #9
ananda Jun 30 #20
Demsrule86 Jun 30 #6
crickets Jun 30 #22
Cha Jun 30 #24
crickets Jun 30 #28
Hermit-The-Prog Jun 30 #29
Harker Jun 30 #4
spanone Jun 30 #7
Vinca Jun 30 #8
mwb970 Jun 30 #19
Laelth Jun 30 #21
lastlib Jul 1 #37
Nay Jul 1 #40
Evolve Dammit Jun 30 #10
jorgevlorgan Jun 30 #11
BannonsLiver Jun 30 #12
kentuck Jun 30 #14
LiberalFighter Jun 30 #16
PatSeg Jul 1 #41
calimary Jun 30 #15
George II Jun 30 #17
peggysue2 Jun 30 #26
mwb970 Jun 30 #18
Cha Jun 30 #23
Totally Tunsie Jun 30 #30
Blue Owl Jun 30 #31
niyad Jun 30 #32
Dark n Stormy Knight Jun 30 #33
Skittles Jun 30 #34
True Blue American Jul 1 #35
dai13sy Jul 1 #36
augyboston Jul 1 #38
brewens Jul 1 #39

Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:16 PM

1. I noticed that also

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:48 PM

27. I noticed the reporter smiled back, it was a nice exchange. n/t

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:22 PM

2. How do we get on this press conference list?

Sorry to miss this moment

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Response to KatyBR (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:15 PM

3. It was on MSNBC.

and it was a good one. May have been on CNN too, don't know?

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Response to lark (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:17 PM

5. Joe was outstanding.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:36 PM

13. He was!

I so can't wait until he is our actual president!!

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:31 PM

25. I w need to watch it on replay. Great to hear our POTUS did well :)

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Response to lark (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:23 PM

9. It was on CNN as well.

It made me feel a lot better.

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Response to lark (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:55 PM

20. I saw the last 10 or 15 minutes.

Biden was just fine. No problems at all.

I loved the ending where he said he would be
glad to compare his cognitive ability to Trump's.

Lol

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Response to KatyBR (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:20 PM

6. MSNCB covered it entirely. I was driving and I heard it.

They may have it up.

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Response to KatyBR (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:22 PM

22. If you missed it, you can watch it in a couple of places:




Twitter vid - Joe starts immediately.



YouTube vid - Skip ahead to just after the 14 minute mark.

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Response to crickets (Reply #22)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:30 PM

24. Thank you, crickets!

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Response to Cha (Reply #24)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:55 PM

28. You're welcome, Cha!

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Response to crickets (Reply #22)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:57 PM

29. Thanks for both!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:16 PM

4. I think a sufficient number know

who is truly the enemy of the people.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:22 PM

7. Here's a clue. Joe is not an asshole. He's a genuine guy.

not like the phony fuck in the white house.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:22 PM

8. I think that's what I'm looking forward to most: a smile from the POTUS.

That and Trump's perp walk.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:53 PM

19. Does trump ever smile in a genuine, normal way?

He certainly has zero sense of humor, that's for sure.

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:13 PM

21. Not that I can recall.

Everything is an act for him, and itís exhausting.

-Laelth

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:44 AM

37. The only time I've seen anything resembling a smile, he looked....

..like the cat swallowing the canary, saying, "Yes, it was me--whaddya gonna do about it?"

And usually in the same kind of scenario.

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:40 AM

40. No, because he lacks the emotions required for a normal smile. He's a psychopath, so you

get the grimace, the sneer, the smirk. Not a true smile.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:27 PM

10. So refreshing to see a rational human being at the podium who has served as VP

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:29 PM

11. the two candidates are not the same regardless of whatever troll decides to say otherwise

One is older, with a good heart that should be cared for. The other simply has no heart. Or brain for that matter.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:36 PM

12. Him talking about how he would handle Russia makes me happy

A lot of people care about healthcare, and police reform, and I do as well. Tremendously so. We have to fix those things if we are to survive. But I also want a president who is clear eyed on the menace that is Putin and Russia and Joe spoke to that today.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:36 PM

14. ...and he did not interrupt before the question was asked.

As Trump does every damn time.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:45 PM

16. Another key point.

I get irritated when loser Trump does that.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:58 AM

41. Also

I loved that his people were trying to rush him, because apparently he was running late - "Okay, just one more question" and there were several "one more questions". This is something he is known for. He gets very engaged with people and it is hard to keep him on schedule. He was such a gentleman.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:43 PM

15. LOVE it!

Damn - had to take a phone call so I missed it. But just seeing him start it made me feel a little better. Isn't this how we should feel when our president takes to the microphones?

Hopefully that's how it'll be next January!

VOTE, DAMMIT!!! As though your life depended on it. As though your whole battered country depended on it. As though the whole idea of American democracy depended on it.

Because it DOES. And it WILL. For absolute sure.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:52 PM

17. I saw how polite and genuine he was with each reporter who asked him questions...

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It was refreshing. He was even polite with the guy who asked him THREE obnoxious questions toward the end. I wanted to smack that guy, with his "gotcha" smirk on his face.

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Response to George II (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:42 PM

26. I saw/heard that too, George.

The last man jammed his three questions when Biden was finishing up. And that last question dealing with Biden's cognitive capacity was insulting. The jerk had just listened to a prepared speech and a followup Q&A. There's no reason, Joe Biden should need to defend his mental health unless you're deliberately trying to provoke something.

He didn't get an angry flash from Biden. Grace under fire, as they say. In fact, Biden said he couldn't wait to measure his own cognitive ability against that of Donald Trump. So, the gotcha question was thrown back with a nice spin.

Good job from Biden all around, an example of what an actual leader looks and sounds like.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:52 PM

18. America deserves a human president.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:27 PM

23. Thank you for that observation, Tommy..

I haven't seen it but I know what you say is significant beyond words.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:17 PM

30. It was wonderful...

dare I say pleasant, intelligent, and humane? It was delightful to see a presidential image who could string two consecutive sentences together. Made my day!

More of this, Joe!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:01 PM

31. Fuck Trump and his rapey-shushy responses to female questions

n/t

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:22 PM

32. I only caught a few minutes of the presser, but cracked up when he flubbed the name of his

Hometown paper, and then said something about,"oh, I should get this right", smiled, and called on that paper's reporter, who had a smile on her face.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:27 PM

33. How can any human being,

who's not a psychopath, not see this as a million times more admirable & appropriate behavior for any human, and even more so for a POTUS, than that of whiney, nasty, belligerently ignorant Pissolini?

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:56 PM

34. it's something I really miss

an intelligent president, able to handle the clamoring press, answering with grace and humor

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Response to Skittles (Reply #34)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:03 AM

35. He was laughing with the question at the end. Enjoying every minute.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:11 AM

36. YES

I could not have said it better. Joe's smile covers his whole face and he's not afraid to answer any question and he's so gracious and well-spoken but firm in his beliefs. I want Joe to be our President so we can all be proud to say "This is our guy and he knows what to do!" I'm with you Tommy!!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 06:24 AM

38. No comparison...

I get a kick out of tRumpsters trying to say Joe Biden is feeble and senile while totally ignoring the orange clown's nonsensical ramblings. Don the Con never directly answers a question and random words come out of his pursed lips that make no sense at all and generally have nothing to do with the subject matter.

Joe Biden has more mental acuity in his baby toe than tRump has in his entire being! Joe also has more humanity and empathy than the entire tRump clan put together.

The People are coming and tRump and his corrupt cronies are going!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 07:09 AM

39. Did he listen to the whole question and also answer it? A President doing that would be refreshing

don't you think?

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