Well, my first thought was that this was nonsense, and that Vice President Biden was using a figure of speech by suggesting Romney want to put people in chains.
But unfortunately, this is completely consistent with other Obama campaign efforts to inject race into the campaign – whether it’s Attorney General Eric Holder implying that voter ID laws are about suppressing the black vote, or Vice President Biden telling Hispanics that those who want to limit immigration are racist, or the constant claims by President Obama and Michelle that they want to win so people can succeed “no matter what you look like.”
There’s more, but I won’t list it all here. But know that Biden’s metaphor fits naturally into what is a clear strategy to make minorities afraid of Republicans. Whether planned or not, it emanates from the campaign playbook. It stinks.
Here’s the quote, from Biden earlier today in Danville, Virginia:
Romney wants to, he said in the first 100 days, he’s gonna let the big banks again write their own rules.”Unchain Wall Street!” They’re going to put you all back in chains.
And here’s the video:
Notice Biden has slipped into a black accent. So there’s one hint he’s talking to black people about Romney putting them back in chains.
What’s more, according to NBC, Danville is about 50 percent African American, and the audience reflected the area’s demography.
What’s with all these chameleons? Hillary, Biden, and Obama himself all start talking black when they appear in front of blacks.
The campaign gives Biden its seal of approval:
This came after a long duel in which Cutter tried not to specifically say that the Obama campaign condoned the actual words. Didn’t earn her paycheck today.
And one other thing. I’m beginning to have a lot of trouble imagining Biden as president. And it’s not linked to politics.
I can just see him in the middle of the night with nothing on but his slippers, and his finger on the nuclear button: “DONT MAKE ME DO IT! DON’T MAKE ME DO IT!”
And now for the musical entertainment portion of our post:
The Beatles did a good version too, but this one is better, in my opinion.