Joe Biden on Romney and Ryan: “They’re going to put y’all back in chains”
Apparently taking a cue from Patrick Murphy, the Democrats decided to continue their racist, hate filled campaign when speaking at a campaign event earlier today Joe Biden slipped into his best southern drawl and declared of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan that the duo would “put y’all back in chains“ if they won the election.
Clearly a racially insensitive and highly inappropriate comment to make during a presidential election and needless to say the Romney camp called on Joe Biden to apologize for his despicable comment.
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,” Saul said in a statement released by the campaign. ”President Obama should tell the American people whether he agrees with Joe Biden’s comments
The Romney camp got its answer on whether or not Barack Obama agreed with Joe Biden:
The bottom line is that we have no problem with those comments,” Cutter responded. “Those comments, and the full context of them.
The Obama campaign has no problem whatsoever with Joe Biden implying that the Republican ticket would like to see people once again held in slavery.
Putting aside my previous hyperbole, we are talking about Joe Biden here so it is not beyond the realm of possibility that he didn’t actually mean the comment the way it sounded–southern drawl and all–and simply was using a metaphor without thinking of what he was saying. If that is the case we should simply forget this whole episode took place and no apology is needed, right?
Well, this reminds me of something that happened to Mitt Romney back in 2006 when he referred to the “Big Dig” Boston tunnel project as a ‘tar baby.’ Knowing full well that he was considering a run for the presidency in 2008 the mainstream media attacked him for this racially insensitive comment and he was forced to apologize, claiming he had no idea this term had racial overtures:
“The governor was describing a sticky situation,” said Eric Fehrnstrom, the governor’s spokesman. “He was unaware that some people find the term objectionable, and he’s sorry if anyone was offended.”
Personally, I can believe Mitt Romney didn’t know this term could be considered offensive because I didn’t know it either until Mitt Romney came under fire. I always thought it just referred to a sticky situation. But what Mitt Romney meant didn’t matter to the media, the only thing that matters was what he said and Joe Biden should be held to the same standards.
I believe Joe Biden knew what he was saying and he meant it, or at least he wanted his audience to believe it; he even threw in the “y’all” because he thought it would make his comment sound more authentic so I feel as if his comments were more troublesome than Mitt Romney’s all those years ago.
This is all part of the Democrats’ campaign strategy of dividing and conquering the American electorate and the Romney camp is right when it says Barack Obama will do anything to win reelection.
Yes, Joe Biden does owe us an apology and Barack Obama should distance himself from this comment, because if you remember after the Arizona shooting it was none other than Barack Obama who said it was time to use words that heel instead of words that hurt. It is about time his campaign lived up to their own words.