Joe Biden Unchained

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In the race for the presidency, the mudslinging by Democrats remains at a hyperbolic level. During a campaign speech in Danville, VA, Vice President Joe Biden told an audience including many black Americans that Republicans would “put y’all back in chains” if the Romney/Ryan ticket wins the election. “Romney wants to let the–he said in the first hundred days, he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules, unchain Wall Street,” said Biden. “They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”

Andrea Saul, Mitt Romney’s press secretary condemned the remarks. “After weeks of slanderous and baseless accusations leveled against Governor Romney, the Obama Campaign has reached a new low,” she said in a statement. “The comments made by the vice president of the United States are not acceptable in our political discourse and demonstrate yet again that the Obama campaign will say and do anything to win this election. President Obama should tell the American people whether he agrees with Joe Biden’s comments.”

Gov. Romney himself blasted the Obama camp in much harsher terms. “Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago,” he said, in one of the boldest salvos yet to come from the Republican presidential candidate.

Stephanie Cutter, Mr. Obama’s deputy campaign manager, was quick to defend the Vice President. “We have no problem with those comments,” she said during an appearance on MSNBC. After defending Biden, she was asked if the president also agreed with his remarks. Cutter said he likely did, but that context was important. “[Obama] probably agrees with Joe Biden’s sentiments,” she contended. “[Biden's] using a metaphor to talk about what’s going to happen.” She then directed her remarks at the Romney campaign. “I appreciate the faux outrage from the Romney campaign. But if you want to talk about the use of words, then take a look at Mitt Romney’s stump speech where he basically calls the president ‘un-American,’” Cutter added.

Saul released a second statement following Cutter’s remarks. “In case anyone was wondering just how low President Obama could go in his campaign for reelection, we now know he’s willing to say that Governor Romney wants to put people back in chains,” she said. “Whether its accusing Mitt Romney of being a felon, having been responsible for a woman’s tragic death or now wanting to put people in chains, there’s no question that because of the president’s failed record he’s been reduced to a desperate campaign based on division and demonization.”

Division and demonization are a given, but more curious is whether or not a remark about putting people back in chains, uttered in front of an audience with a large contingent, of black Americans, might have been a purposive reference to slavery to incite racial hatred. New York Magazine’s Dan Amira attempted to deflect that obvious connection. “We guess the question is, if Biden wasn’t making a wildly provocative allusion to slavery, what was he doing?” Amira writes. “Possibly, making a still-over-the-top but not as provocative allusion to the perils of an unrestrained financial industry…In other words, when Wall Street is unchained, the rest of America is ‘back in chains’–that is, back at the mercy of the banks. Hyperbolic? Yes. Demagogic? Yes. But it’s a totally plausible explanation when you consider the context.”

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  • Steve Chavez

    CULT! These people are brainwashed.

    FOR OVER A YEAR, I have been writing about Joe "GAFFY DUCK QUACK QUACK I'M A QUACK" Biden and warning everyone to be ready for him to be replaced by Hillary. This then gets the women vote since they were saying during her run for President, that they wanted to see "a woman President in my lifetime." This GENDER RACISM will then add to those who voted for Obama only due to his skin color to make him "the first BLACK President."

    NOW OTHERS ARE SAYING IT. Sarah Palin said last night that Obama needs to "diplomatically" get rid of Biden and replaced with Hillary giving Obama a greater chance at winning. Rudy Gulianni is saying Biden needs to go. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR! HILLARY ON THE TICKET WILL GIVE OBAMA THE WIN. When Obama sees the writing on the wall AFTER ANOTHER AND ANOTHER GAFFY DUCK GAFFE, Joe will suddenly have "a family issue that requires me to hand over my Vice-Presidency before the end of my tenure." WILL HE BE FORCED TO QUIT BEFORE THE ELECTION where Obama will put in HILLARY AS VP IN AN OCTOBER SURPRISE and also putting her on the ballot?

    OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN SEES DEFEAT AHEAD, especially with Paul Ryan compared to Biden, WHO'S "CHAIN" comment is being played multiple times per hour on several channels and with Obama surrogates AGREEING WITH BIDEN "but you have to take it into context."

    SOLUTION: "JOE BIDEN IS THE BEST VICE-PRESIDENT EVER!" Biden will be "Billy Carter" and "Dan Quayle" and the man who will lead Obama to DEFEAT!

  • andy

    If, indeed, Mitt or any one else promised to "put ya'all back in chains," I'd vote for him four times.

  • pierce

    Joe Biden has the most undisciplined flapper of any public official on record. How did he ever get elected?

    • luvbach1

      Biden could only be elected as a Democrat by the ignorant, is natural constituency.

    • Cuban Refugee

      He's a union tool …

  • Schlomotion

    Andrea Saul, the daughter of the president of a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary is now dictating which kind of content is acceptable or not acceptable in our political discourse. Take your pick: Obama, or Romney. Which corporatist do you want for a "President?" Only take care not to offend DCI Group or any of the front organizations for Bain, Microsoft, General Motors, or the major banks when you use your Wall Street approved nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

    • Stern

      As always, the troll has nothing to say and so it attempts to deflect attention elsewhere because it knows that there is no satisfactory answer.

    • Mo Schlotion

      Who does her mommy work for?

      • Schlomotion

        The Anita (Pate) and Julian Saul Foundation, Inc. in Tequesta, FL.

  • wsk

    Paul Ryan: MBA, Economics expert.
    Joe Biden: Expert plagerist.
    Enough said..

    • Asher

      Paul Ryan is the Budget Genius, and Fiscaly Responsible candidate of the Decade! He is what we need to clean up the Mess in Washington!

  • PaulRevereNow

    When Biden spoke at American University some years ago, he yelled at me for asking an honest question about Amtrak. And its clear that he thinks Danville is in North Carolina, he's not an expert about ANYTHING.

  • patriotwork

    What Biden is comes out of his mouth–incompetent dishonesty. Obama is the same way, even worse, when he is off the teleprompter–rabid, almost foaming at the mouth Marxism. The teleprompter is a necessity for Obama; the teleprompter Obama and the real Barack Obama are not the same. Without it, he would out-gaffe Gaffey. Biden would upstage him.

  • tagalog

    I guess I probably agree that Joe Biden was employing a metaphor when he misquoted Romney/Ryan on unshackling industry (I don't' think there's much of any significant difference between shackles and chains, so the misquote isn't all that bad, just another piece of evidence that compared to Joe Biden, Dan Quayle is a genius of articularity and good sense), but nobody in Biden's presence has ever been in chains, either actually or metaphorically, so the metaphor thing is kind of a red herring.

    But where did Biden get the notion that Romney/Ryan were talking about Wall Street? I thought the "unshackle" talk was about unshackling industry. Maybe that's the giveaway here: Biden and by implication Obama seem to equate industry with the business of investing in industry. That's kind of dumb, and that dumbness has been driving government interference with business for the past four years.

  • http://tarandfeathersusa.wordpress.com/ Iratus Vulgas

    Biden is one of those types with slightly above average intelligence who is certain he's much smarter. Good to have at the poker table. They also make good patsies who will do the dirty work you want done but don't want the blame.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Here is a great Youtube of Katie Couric from CBS interviewing Joe Biden

    Joe Biden Screws Up During Interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jf17Yo7hBM

    "The Best of Joe Biden's Gaffe's; A Continuing Series…" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxdj-ZwKNZ0&fe

  • Asher

    Joe Bite Me, The King of the Gaffes did it again. How would you like to be preached to like this if you were black and a business owner who Did Build your own business? All blacks aren't still on the Plantation! "The Republicans are gonna put YOU ALL in CHAINS." Well what a reminder of slavery. Abraham Lincoln, a White Republican freed the slaves with American blood…(The North and the South) Maybe Romney-Ryan can also free people from the Bonds of Big Government…Ya Think! Its worth a try over this Destructive and divissive administration!