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Liberal Boston Globe Demands Biden Apology

by Keith Koffler on August 19, 2012, 10:54 am

When you’ve lost the Boston Globe . . .

From the Globe editorial:

When Vice President Joe Biden warned a Virginia rally of hundreds of African Americans that Republican efforts to loosen bank regulations meant “They’re going to put y’all back in chains,” Stephanie Cutter, Team Obama’s deputy campaign manager, said the president would have “no problem with those comments.”

But imagine if Republican Paul Ryan uttered comments like that. Mitt Romney’s pick for vice president would be pilloried for racial insensitivity — and so would Romney. In the fight for civility and substance over pointless hyperbole, Biden may not be the worst offender. But he’s an offender nonetheless, and he should apologize.

This belies the Obama campaign line that it’s all a “distraction.” What Biden said was contemptible. It was one of his patented inane remarks leavened with extraordinary malice.

What’s also striking about Biden’s remarks that I haven’t seen noted is how condescending they are towards blacks. Put y’all back in chains. Like big daddy white man is warning a group of children about the boogeyman.

What a double standard. If Paul Ryan did this Romney would be announcing a new vice presidential pick today.

Of course, Biden not only got away with “first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean,” he became the clean black man’s vice president. No Republican would have survived such a remark.

H/T to Dylan Byers at Politico.

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Cara August 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

Very true. Biden gets away with a lot

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Just2old August 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

He may get away with it in the MSM but not with voters paying attention. I’m very glad obama didn’t drop him.

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SaveUsGod August 19, 2012 at 11:26 am

I feel this is very telling. The bottom line is that no matter how agregious the comments from the left are that prove they are truly racist, only the right is considered racist. The most amazing thing that I have noticed is that the right wants to help everyone to become better off. Only the left needs to keep the different races “in their place” so they can maintain their power. What amazes me is that the different races don’t catch on to this! This has to be from the indoctrination from K-12 and then reinforced in higher education. My kids when to Catholic schools and didn’t get the indoctrination and so they are confused by the politics of this. Frankly, so am I.

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Radegunda August 19, 2012 at 11:52 am

Dem-leftists apparently view “people of color” as incapable of deciding which political philosophy and policies best suit their needs. Any strays have to be taunted & cajoled to get back into the Dem party corral.

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nellyq August 19, 2012 at 12:11 pm

What surprises me is that the black audience doesn’t seem to realize just how condescending the Dems are when they speak to and about them. I also am baffled by how apparently the blacks didn’t seem to realize just how awful the campaign against Herman Caine was–how it used the ancient slander that black men are unable to control their sexual impulses in the presence of white women. I don’t remember hearing a thing about this. . .

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srdem65 August 19, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Could it be that the once-lapdog left-leaning MSM is also alarmed by the turn of the Obama campaign? No matter what their opinions of MrRomney, surely they think the Romney-killed-a-woman-with-cancer or the ad showing a Ryan look-a-like pushing a handicapped senior woman over a cliff are too far, too much for a national campaign.

VPBiden didn’t just have that phrase jump into his head, he was reading from a teleprompter. The intent was clear; Repubs want to put the “chains” of segregation and discrimination back on the Black community.

I don’t care if VPBiden apologizes or not, he wasn’t talking to me or about me. If the Black community believes that the Dems will support them contrary to all historical evidence, and MrObama’s devastation of the Black middle class, no apology or claification will change their minds.

MrBiden owes an apology to MrRomney.

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Susan August 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm

This just goes to show the sycophant media is upset with ol’ Joe. For some odd reason, that never translates to criticism of King Kardashian. I don’t read too much into one editorial in the Boston Globe. Nothing more than a lovers spat…soon they’ll be back spooning and crooning like nothing ever happened.

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cincycinco August 20, 2012 at 8:34 am

Obama wouldn’t know anything about this since he never ran anything but his mouth, but the behaviour of the boss is ALWAYS reflected in his employees. If he’s undisciplined, so will they be; if he’s lazy, everyone reporting to him comes in late too, etc. You may have noticed that everyone from Joe Biteme to the Secret Service and every Federal agency in between is acting like they can do as they please, and that laws don’t apply to them. Wonder where they got that idea?

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Julie Brueckheimer August 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Not just yet, but I think Republicans could make an issue of the vice presidency this year. Already, without being very well known yet, Ryan out polls Biden as to who would be the better Vice President. After the Democratic convention and when Biden is officially locked in, I’d like to see some discussion about who one would rather have “a heartbeat away from the presidency”.

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Just2old August 19, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Good points…

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Cooper August 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm

In spite of whatever the dems and Hillary are saying about her replacing JoeyPlugs, I have this gut feeling they will dump Joe in Charlotte. If not Hillary they will find someone else. Joe has become another albatross around O’s already bird girdled neck.

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Darkangel August 19, 2012 at 9:16 pm

What I find interesting in this is that the paper that’s calling Biden out on this is from Boston. Read that: New England. Read that: wasn’t a slave state.

Where was the Atlanta Journal-Constitution? The Richmond Times-Dispatch? The Charlotte Observer? The Virginian-Pilot? The Raleigh News and Observer? The Tennessean?

Where were the papers from the Old South? They should have taken PARTICULAR offense to those remarks: some old wounds just shouldn’t be re-opened. And yet, the one paper that’s calling Biden’s racist pandering out as the racist pandering that it is, is from…Boston.

For some reason, I find that curious. Can anyone explain?

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Girly1 August 19, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Biden is just an old fool who is being used as a tool by his racist boss. He is a multi-millionaire elitist – a politician from the old school who believes that shouting makes stupid people listen better. I don’t believe Biden is a racist in the true sense of the word – he has lived his entire life believing that minorities belong in the steerage section of the ship. Obama chose him as VP simply because he is a useful idiot.

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aunty M April 15, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Hypocrites all. I don’t know one democrat who isn’t hypocritical.
God help us all.

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