Joe "put y'all back in chains" Biden

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One more faux pas from Biden. Actually two.

http://www.boston.com/news/politics/articles/2012/08/15/biden_draws_romn...

"They're going to put y'all back in chains."

"In a less-noticed gaffe Tuesday, Biden told the crowd he was confident their support would help the Obama-Biden ticket carry North Carolina. He was speaking in Virginia at the time."

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Is this guy an idiot or what? Obama must have choosen Biden so he wouldn't come accross as a bigger idiot.

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So, with DodddFrank, the taxpayer is no longer on the hook to bailout the banksters. Romney's top agenda item is to undo DoddFrank, making the taxpayer again beholden to the banksters, coerced at gunpoint, to borrow the libertarians' language, to either accept the "heads banksters win when their bets win, tails taxpayers pay when the bets go bad" model. Great idea. And Rmoney will not regulate these pirates, they will crash the economy again without regulations, and there is nothing that will stop the next congress from trying to save America from economic collapse.

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The discussion has nothing to do with Dodd Frank. It is the stupid comment made by Biden.

If Romney, Ryan, or any other republican had said that, it would be the three hour talking point on every progressive show in the United States for weeks. Sharpton would be organizing the march on republican headquarters with his always ready to jump in Schultz, Press, and I've got a tingle up my leg Chris Matthews.

Their silence on Bidens asinine statement says it all.

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Their silence on Bidens asinine statement says it all.

That's right Linda, it's not important at all, and was the truth in the first place.

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God forbid this idiot ever be put in position of having to serve as POTUS. He does not have the mental capability to handle it.

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Why do you think Obama selected him as VP. "Never hire/appoint someone you think is smarter than you".

He also dumped Hillary off to travel around the world to make sure she was out of his hair.

Then appoint a history breaking number of "czars" that have no responsibility.

You have just removed yourself from threats to your job from within.

A better option

http://www.jillstein.org/

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It's not a stupid comment. The Republican plan is to make us all serfs, take away our homes, put us into labor camps to make cheap goods for the new middle class of India and China. "Chains" is metaphorical.

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Biden has been and will prove out to be a better VP than Paul Ryan could ever hoped to be.

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It's not a stupid comment. The Republican plan is to make us all serfs, take away our homes, put us into labor camps to make cheap goods for the new middle class of India and China. "Chains" is metaphorical.

So is "Y'all back in chains" a metaphor?

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You tell em Joe!

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It's not a stupid comment. The Republican plan is to make us all serfs, take away our homes, put us into labor camps to make cheap goods for the new middle class of India and China. "Chains" is metaphorical.

So is "Y'all back in chains" a metaphor?

Of course, didn't you take English in high school? LOL!

I've been reading how the pea-brained right wing has been twisting what Biden has been saying to fit their hatred of Obama. This may well turn out to be the most vile election year in history but then it won't be boring. <smile>

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Any chance Ryan has a quote on shackles, slavery, or serfdom? The little Eddie Munster lookalike quotes Ayn Rand, and Hayek.

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Just close your eyes and imagine if Romney or Ryan had said that. Think you would feel the same?

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Just close your eyes and imagine if Romney or Ryan had said that. Think you would feel the same?

Exactly right. For me it's not what Biden said, it's the double standard.

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Quote jan in iowa:Biden has been and will prove out to be a better VP than Paul Ryan could ever hoped to be.

I guess you could say he's been a VP and Ryan hasn't, thats about it. Can't wait until the VP debates. I have a feeling Ryan will make him look like the clown he is.

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You must really love those empty suits, Brookie. The best thing I can say about Ryan and cannot about Romney is that nobody says that he is "almost lifelike." He is a much better actor than Mitt. He can make nonsense sound as if it ought to be intelligent, unless you actually follow his argument. In that sense, he is far more dangerous as a sociopath than the Ken Doll in EctchaSketch wardrobe. When Romney opens his mouth, the image is shattered. Ryan makes image and message connect in an effective conjob.

There is no question that anyone, including Obama, who runs for the Presidency has abnormal ambition. Even Dubya the Incompetent was driven by a Freudian desire to compete with Daddy enough to spend eight years in public acting out. I am sure that Romney thinks that he will save America because he always wins, or at least other people pay his losses.

Ryan is more aware of climbing into the Elite from small town royalty. Ryan has a very narcissistic sense self, and will also convince himself that America needs him and his strong guiding hand. He will get lots of ego strokes as he serves the 1%, and he can blame his opponents for dividing America with Class War. Moral austerity and discipline, the Paul Ryan Program for American Weightloss, Diet and Exercise. Brought to you by fees instead of taxes. Liberte!

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You fain expertise and know-it-all when passing your opinion off as authority regarding Ryan and Romney. Yet Obama as a messiah with ambition. Romney thinks he will save America=ambition. What Obama wants to do to America=destroying middle class America, scary. You think Romney and Ryan are in the pockets of the elite. SO IS OBAMA! Obama is dividing America with class warfare. Biden shoud put on a big fat red nose and join the circus as the clown he is.

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Quote jan in iowa:Biden has been and will prove out to be a better VP than Paul Ryan could ever hoped to be.

I guess you could say he's been a VP and Ryan hasn't, thats about it. Can't wait until the VP debates. I have a feeling Ryan will make him look like the clown he is.

The debates should be a great BBQ since Ryan flunk his first interview on Fox, if Right Wing Nut can make it on fox, he sure and heck isn't going to make any where.

Biden is a VP the same way Harry Truman was VP to Franklin Roosevalt, he tells it like it is. What upsets the Romney/ Ryan/ Rand ticket is so upset is that Biden exposed their plans for the future of most Americans, they will put us in economic chains.

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The class warfare you wingnuts like to mention all the time was started by your late hero ronny raygun policies.....Your side has won for most of the last 30 years so why are you whining?

WHY DO YOU TROLLS COME TO THIS WEBSITE?.......Seriously?

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Were the image not apt enough in the economic servitude metaphor, there might have been a grain of gratuitous "blackness" to this offense to the integrity of the Neocons and Tea Partiers. No matter how extreme or gratuitous the rhetoric of the Right has been and continues to be, any "crossing of these lines" must mean Joe must Go. After Cheney and Alberto G. hung around and flipped us off. And all because he told the truth and broke the bubble of "couth."

Bullies really cannot take being punched back or kicked in the nuts. Whiners.

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I am exposing a plan that the community organizer has been secretly implementing and putting in place his minions and lackies. A second term will allow him to go forward with that plan, no matter how unfair or unpopular it will be when fully exposed , unfettered or hampered by having to deal with another election. Lame Duck if you will. If the community organizer is allowed to follow through with his agenda, you, I and the rest of middle America will sorely regret giving him any power, ever!

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I am exposing a plan that the community organizer has been secretly implementing and putting in place his minions and lackies. . . . . .

Gee for a minute I thought you were talking about the plot to The Lord of the Rings....

But no, just more drama about that scary guy in the White House.

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Joe Biden went way overboard with this one, I’m afraid.

Anyone remember Tom Delay’s Saipan scandal, where the GOP enabled foreign oligarchs the ability to profit from unregulated sweatshop conditions yet enjoy a “Made in USA” label?…….Nothing more shows the GOP’s views on labor and the middle class.

A description of the working conditions, per CNN: “……immigrants -- from China, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh -- were being paid barely half the U.S. minimum hourly wage and were forced to live behind barbed wire in squalid shacks minus plumbing, work 12 hours a day, often seven days a week, without any of the legal protections U.S. workers are guaranteed…...”

And Delay crowed to the sweatshop owners: "You are a shining light for what is happening to the Republican Party, and you represent everything that is good about what we are trying to do in America and leading the world in the free-market system"

Later, DeLay crowed that the low wage, documented sweatshop conditions of the Marianas exhibited "a perfect petri dish of capitalism. It's like my Galapagos Island."

Again, what did Tom Delay say about the deplorable labor conditions on the Marianas Islands?

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“YOU ARE A SHINING LIGHT TO WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, AND YOU REPRESENT EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD ABOUT WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO IN AMERICA”

How DARE Joe Biden suggest the GOP wants folks back in SHACKLES! Modern labor relations, using intimidation, squalor, and indentured servitude don’t require shackles!

Anyone who votes for these kooks has their head in the sand.

Way to go Joe!

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Obama overs his measured response

In interviews with People magazine and "Entertainment Tonight," Obama sought to put Biden's remark, which drew angry denunciations from Republicans, in context and said voters aren't focused on the stir it created.

"Most folks know that's just sort of a WWF wrestling part of politics," Obama told "Entertainment Tonight." "It doesn't mean anything, just fills up a lot of airtime."

When asked by People magazine whether he would talk to Biden in the aftermath of that remark, the president offered the verbal equivalent of a shrug.

"Joe Biden has been an outstanding vice president. He is passionate about what's happening in middle-class families," he said. "So I will be talking to him a whole lot about the campaign generally."

Biden meant that "you, consumers, the American people, will be a lot worse off if we repeal these [Wall Street reform] laws as the other side is suggesting," Obama told People. "In no sense was he trying to connote something other than that."

This is about as much of a scandal as Gabby Douglas's uniform color was to fox. Fox has shown themselves to be a WWF contestant, which anyone not a WWF fan knew already. I see we have a gaggle of WWF fans on this board.

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Why is money gushing to Ryan from outside of his own district? His dedication to tax breaks for the rich, most likely, and his position as chairman of the House Budget Committee, where he tries to make those gifts to the rich a reality.

The Journal Sentinel article also talks about problems he faces with donations from a wealthy Wisconsin businessman:

"In recent days, several news outlets have delved into the Journal Sentinel's past coverage of Ryan's financial connections to former Kenosha trucking magnate Dennis Troha, whose family gave $58,102 to the congressman. Troha pleaded guilty in 2008 to two misdemeanors for funneling campaign donations through family members to then-President George W. Bush's campaign and the Democratic Party. In 2005, Ryan called federal regulators at Troha's request to discuss the businessman's proposed $808 million Indian casino in Ryan's district. Ryan maintained he was neutral on the project, though records show Ryan told federal officials that his constituents wanted the casino.

No Quarter also disclosed in 2007 that Ryan was one of several congressmen who helped insert a provision in a highway spending bill that allowed trucking firms such as the one previously owned by Troha to haul more cabs on each route. Troha received at least $107,000 in consulting fees from the trucking company because the legislation became law."

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VP Biden, when asked about the shackles comment outrage replied that what is outrageous are the Romney proposals.

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McMahon is the WWF exec running in CT. She is also distancing herself from Ryan.

When a WWF figure thinks a poli is extreme shouldn't WWF fans think about it?

To the WWF fans trolling here, listen to one that knows.

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"Because they will put you in chains called Obamacare,” Santorum said at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 12, 2011

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"Because they will put you in chains called Obamacare,” Santorum said at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 12, 2011

How could he say the word chains! It's appalling Santorum would ooze this frothy substance!

The word chains should never be used by anyone.

It's shackled to the irons of slavery, and we cannot talk about that.

Santorum should be arrested and tried for something, somewhere, for even saying the word.

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It is amazingly hilarious how when idiot Biden says something (or any moonbat politician) for that matter) contoversial, inflamatory, or out right lies, it is shrugged off as taken out of context. And the rest of their worshippers buys it. Yet, let a pol or media pundit say something that the moonbats dislike and even those here break into hyperventilated indignation, accusation and outright disgust. Blatant HYPOCRISY.

jan in iowa, what you say might mean something if you had a clue as to what is really happening. Your marching in lock step with the moonbat crowd is typical of blind, clueless, unthinking allegiance. If Biden was a chimpanzee, it wouldn't matter.

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It is amazingly hilarious how when idiot Biden says something (or any moonbat politician) for that matter) contoversial, inflamatory, or out right lies, it is shrugged off as taken out of context. And the rest of their worshippers buys it. Yet, let a pol or media pundit say something that the moonbats dislike and even those here break into hyperventilated indignation, accusation and outright disgust. Blatant HYPOCRISY.

jan in iowa, what you say might mean something if you had a clue as to what is really happening. Your marching in lock step with the moonbat crowd is typical of blind, clueless, unthinking allegiance. If Biden was a chimpanzee, it wouldn't matter.

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jan in iowa, what you say might mean something if you had a clue as to what is really happening. Your marching in lock step with the moonbat crowd is typical of blind, clueless, unthinking allegiance. If Biden was a chimpanzee, it wouldn't matter.

BLAH BLAH BLAH

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SCARY GUYS ARE IN THE WHITE HOUSE

AND GEEE I'M SO AFRAID!!!!!

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No, you are blind.

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Brookie, throughout this thread you have slung the usual Rightie whine when anyone on the Left/Center punches your party's bully nose. After the Bush/Cheney years and after three decades of being "unAmerican" because I take "liberty and justice for all" seriously, I ain't takin' any crap from the bullies and bullshitters. Yeah, RandR will put the metaphorical chains back on us. Biden was not wrong, he was just too clear about who the opponents are.

Democrats get roasted for being nice. They deserve to be roasted for triangulation where you give the narrative away to rewrite how you do in a chapter or two. They deserve to be blamed for allowing the Populist anger to lie there for the Tea Party to exploit when the champions of the underdogs didn't show up. But, they do not deserve to be blamed for uncouth rhetoric or lying by those who have mastered the practice and use it shamelessly.

Way to Go Joe! Just like your Grannie taught you. And take back our lunch money too!

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No. It is about a unthinking dopey white boy trying to use a black accent to remind the African American audience that their ancestors were once sold into slavery and were kept in chains, and implying the evil republicans were the creators of their enslavement.

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No. It is about a unthinking dopey white boy trying to use a black accent to remind the African American audience that their ancestors were once sold into slavery and were kept in chains, and implying the evil republicans were the creators of their enslavement.

Listened to that video a couple of time and didn't catch the whole "unthinking dopey white boy trying to use a black accent" thing. Are you sure that's what he did? Or is that what you wanted to hear?

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How many times have you heard a dopey boy from Pennsylvania and Deleware try to put a southern drawl into the words "y'all"?

Not since this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaDQ1vIuvZI

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Gee Redwing, I think it is quite a stretch to say that Biden was "implying the evil republicans were the creators of their enslavement." We all know that the history is more complex and that the Republican Party began as abolishonist and the Democrats up to Johnson had the Solid South of Jim Crow. That would make it wrong to say that the republicans were the "creators" of their enslavement meaning historic slavery.

It would not be wrong to say that the same people who are now Republicans were Democrats before the Civil Rights Act. The Klan kept its robes and changed its labels and badges. In that sense, Biden is correct about the evil and the creation of slavery.

But that begs another question, how much is the present responsible for the past? We are not as free from it as many "end of racism" arguments would have it. Dare I mention "affirmative action" as part of the responsibility of the present for the sins of the past and their damage to fairness today? Don't bother, Kerry. You won't convince me this time that redress of race must be racist and unfair.

The point here is that Biden is totally correct about the evil and those who have inherited the tradition of enslaving others. RomneyRyan represent a more economic than racial "enclosure," but the national demographics make the racial impact a serious part of the evil represented in this moral blindness and fiscial con game on the Right. It may be Credit Card indentured servitude instead of field work on the Plantation, but the difference is slight when it comes to the soul or honoring human freedom and dignity.

Biden did get a bit of soul in his delivery. I did not find it phoney and the people there did not have to be polite about the White Geek coming to show he can weather the storm. Joe had permission to relate to them because they like him and what he represents. I know it pisses off the racist Right to see a light-skinned European going "black" and being accepted. Joe has earned his street cred.

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To me, it all comes down to this:

What did GOP leader Tom Delay say to the oligarchs who controlled a Saipan sweatshop that had workers that were being paid half the minimum wage, and forced to live in squalid shacks without plumbing, behind barbed wire, working 12 hours a day sometimes 7 days a week, where women workers were forced to have abortions?

Tom Delay said:

Quote :

“You are a shining light for what is happening to the Republican Party, and you represent everything that is good about what we are trying to do in America…”

And you believe Joe Biden was exaggerating?

Posted earlier, no comments from those who are criticizing Biden?'s "chains" comment?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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I say again. If Romney or Ryan had made this statement you would be singing a different song.

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Quote Redwing:

I say again. If Romney or Ryan had made this statement you would be singing a different song.

So what would Romney/Ryan say? "We're trying to put you back into chains?" Yep, that would get a negative reaction, for sure. So you're right, Redwing.

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We will never know will we. Putting words in someones mouth is best left to fearless leader.

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Quote Brookesmith:

I am exposing a plan that the community organizer has been secretly implementing and putting in place his minions and lackies. A second term will allow him to go forward with that plan, no matter how unfair or unpopular it will be when fully exposed , unfettered or hampered by having to deal with another election. Lame Duck if you will. If the community organizer is allowed to follow through with his agenda, you, I and the rest of middle America will sorely regret giving him any power, ever!

Contact Wikileaks with the News!

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The progressives here and the corporate media will give foot-in-the-mouth Biden a pass and not even examine his bogus campaign comments. He also thinks that most Americans cannot remember past yeasterday. This was his comment, "They’ve said it. Every Republican’s voted for it. Look at what they value and look at their budget and what they’re proposing. 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 – unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put y’all back in chains. He’s said he’s going to do nothing about stopping the practice of outsourcing…"

Oh really? Are the moonbats so infatuated with the clown that they forget it was Clinton that crammed NAFTA down throat of the American people that started the outsourcing game. Does anybody see Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership lurking on the horizon? The outsourcing will continue.

Kurt Nimmo is right, "More than ever, the false left-right paradigm, the same old Democrat-vs-Republican crapola is being used by the political class to pull the wool over the eyes of the masses as the Grand Game of Musical Chairs we call a national presidential election approaches. When the music stops, the same old gaggle of insiders and professional teleprompter readers will grab a chair. The rest of us will be out here in the bleacher stands watching; that is, if we can stand to watch."

Both sides lie like dogs, I just can't stand the hypocrisy of the left. Biden is still an idiot, IMO.

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Our hero Julian Assange is a tad busy right now hiding from pending sexual assault charges in Sweden.

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Quote DynoDon:
Quote Brookesmith:

I am exposing a plan that the community organizer has been secretly implementing and putting in place his minions and lackies. A second term will allow him to go forward with that plan, no matter how unfair or unpopular it will be when fully exposed , unfettered or hampered by having to deal with another election. Lame Duck if you will. If the community organizer is allowed to follow through with his agenda, you, I and the rest of middle America will sorely regret giving him any power, ever!

Contact Wikileaks with the News!

Better yet, put Joe Arpaio on the case!

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Questionable charges. Sex without a condom is rape in Sweden. The women took their time to report.

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Both sides lie but you hate the liberal hypocrisy. So you assume repubs to be hypocrites and hold demos to a higher standard? You might want to spend your time for the next few months on something other than parsing campaign words. Welcome to the liar's club of elections. It's like giving out sppeding tickets at the Indy 500.

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