VIDEO: Jill Biden Promotes President’s, VP’s Support for Women

The vice president’s wife spoke during a campaign stop in Hopkins on Friday.

Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, stopped by in Hopkins on Friday to emphasize how her husband and President Barack Obama have supported women.

“I’ve seen firsthand how Barack and Joe stand up for the rights and freedoms of women everyday,” Biden said.

The “Women for Biden-Obama Grassroots Event” was part of a campaign tour through Minnesota, Michigan and Pennsylvania over the weekend. In addition to the Hopkins stop, Biden’s Minnesota visit included events at North Hennepin Community College and Macalester College.

Biden touted the Violence Against Women Act her husband drafted and helped pass in 1994 as an example of his support for women’s issues over the years. She also pointed out Obama’s signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 and his appointment of women to cabinet and judicial positions.

Democrats across the country have targeted women’s issues as a potential Republican vulnerability in a campaign against what they say is a “war on women.”

Republicans say there’s no such war. The same day Biden spoke in Hopkins, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann told an audience at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., that the Democrats’ claims are manufactured.

“And before I start, I just want to say a word about this concept that you’ve heard about called the war on women, the so-called war on women,” Bachmann said. “And I just want to say I think it has about as much reliability and truthfulness as Bill Clinton’s arithmetic.”

But Biden insisted there could be consequences if Democrats don’t show up to vote in November.

“So there’s so much at stake at this election, and I’m sure that’s why you’re all here. And for women of my generation, one thing is for sure: We know how important it is for us to keep moving forward to make decisions about our own healthcare,” Biden said. “We can’t go back and refight those same battles that we fought years or decades ago. We’ve got to realize how far we’ve come, and we’ve got to keep doing all of our part to make sure that we keep moving forward.


(Watch the video above to see Biden’s entire speech and then share your thoughts in the comments below.)

Al Anderson October 30, 2012 at 03:17 PM
I did not vote for Obama last time -- as I cannot vote for politicians who would steal freedoms and would advocate for the additional theft of one's labor to the benefit of chosen others. Obama has been almost exactly as I thought he would be -- someone more interested in making more and more people dependent on federal or state government -- while robbing from future generations by borrowing more and more. I did not vote for McCain last time (wrote in Ron Paul) - but given the despicable nature of the Obama campaign and the fiscal ledge we are on - I will give my vote to Romney this time.
Chadwick October 30, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Ann; you seriously need to read something other than the DailyKooks. You are so far out in left field its sad.
Chadwick October 30, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Fair share? You have some funny arithmetic. I'm guessing that since you don't want to publish your name your are embarrassed by your baseless accusations that you know are completely false. Here are some facts for you: In 2009 alone, millionaires made up 0.1 percent, or just fewer than 240 thousand of the 140 million tax returns filed that year. Despite their small demographic imprint, the magnitude of their contribution in paid taxes is hard to overlook. Over the past ten years, millionaires have paid 17 to 28 percent of total income tax returns per year. http://mercatus.org/publication/share-total-income-taxes-paid-millionaires
Chadwick October 30, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Umm, thanks for reminding me why it's so important to vote for Romney. If this is the argument for Obama then you have already lost.
Chadwick October 30, 2012 at 08:13 PM
John, social contract? I guess I must have missed that in the constitution. You see it used to be a personal contract between neighbors to provide and help each other. This meant that churches and local citizense took care of each other. Now the democrats have continually burdened our country down by castigating rich people as the enemy and telling us to pay more in taxes while at the same time avoiding paying their own. It's also a fact that Republicans donate at double the rate that Democrats do. It's funny how the Dems are willing to take someone else's money for a handout but not their own. Getting govt out of every little aspect of our lives will increase the survivability of our nation. Like the saying goes; if your not a liberal when your young you have no heart, if your not a conservative when your an adult you have no brain.


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