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Class war and race.
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Biden took a race card from the deck of Team Obama 2012, and stuck that race card to the tip of his shoe, and then slammed the whole darn thing into his mouth so hard that it must have scraped off half of the vice presidential taste buds.
"Look at what they value and look at their budget and what they're proposing," Biden said of the Republicans at a campaign stop in Danville, Va. "Romney wants to let the — he said in the first 100 days he's going to let the big banks once again write their own rules."
Then it happened. Biden began waving his right hand, palm up, and he adopted what he must have thought was the accent of a black minister.
"Unchain Wall Street," said Preacher Joe, reaching to the heavens, "They're going to put y'all back in chains."
Is that how people in Delaware talk? Or is it how white Democratic politicians speak when they're using dialect to talk down to black voters? What's next, Preacher Joe? Spirituals? Or are you going to carry around copies of "A Raisin in the Sun" and "To Kill a Mockingbird"?
Team Obama tried to defend Biden, but it was nonsensical babbling. And the Republicans were eager to pounce.
"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," said Andrea Saul, Romney's press secretary. "President Obama should tell the American people whether he agrees with Joe Biden's comments."
Biden isn't just some hack on the stump. He's the vice president. And he clearly played the race card and the slavery card. Biden may have been talking to all of his audience when he used the word "y'all," since both blacks and whites use the term in the South. But the "back in chains" part wasn't for whites because whites weren't the ones in chains in Virginia.
It should be a defining moment in the campaign, but that depends on people in my business. Only a few weeks ago, Obama personally slapped small-business owners in the face, telling them "you didn't build that" about their businesses, as if some benevolent Obamaesque government shouldered the load. And immediately, many in my line of work twisted themselves like Gumby to argue he didn't mean it the way it sounded.
But Biden meant what he said. It was ugly and racist and crude. He knew what he was doing.
For all his vulgarity and faux-preacher dialect and smarmy pol tricks in Virginia, Biden showed the American people what they can expect from the Obama campaign in the months ahead. And he distilled the Obama re-election effort down to its basic elements:
Class war and race.
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281 days ago
What is it with RAT politicians like Hitlery Clinton and Slo Joe Biden going Al Jolson and using their lame Black dialects? I would be insulted if I were Black and saw this transparent atttempt at pandering.
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