Vice president Joe Biden visits McConnell Center


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Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Mitch McConnell
I was told, but I don't know if it was true, that this is one of the larger gatherings at the center here.
I don't know if that's true, but I know if it is true the reason why.
You want to seewhether or not a Republican and a Democrat really like one another.
Well I'm here to tell you we do.
Many of you will have the opportunity to literally shape, few generations ever have the opportunity to bend history
just a little bit, few ever have that opportunity.
This generation, we do.
There is a fundamentally new congress headed by Republicans, a new breed of Republicans.
I mean that not in any negative sense, a new breed of Republicans like every party changes and moves.
And a senate which is almost evenly divided, where as we at one point had 60 votes. They say nothing can be done.
I don't accept that.
I don't accept that because I accept as a basic premise that all the men and women elected to the congress from Liberals to Conservatives, Tea Party to Blue Dogs
main stream Republicans to main stream Democrats, however you want to characterize it.
They all ran for office because they love their country.
When it comes to our jobs, there are three key places we don't think we can compromise.
We think we have to invest while we're cutting other, in some cases, worthwhile programs.
And those areas are: Education, Innovation and Infrastructure.
We don't think we can lead the world if we fail to innovate.
Lead in innovation and biotechnology, renewable energy, and other cutting edge resource.