Biden forgets what state he’s in, tells voters Republicans want to ‘put y’all back in chains’
[Standard Joe Biden disclaimer: this man is the Vice President of the United States. He was placed in that position by Barack Obama, who is fully accountable for making that decision. It is not unreasonable to quote Biden just because everyone knows he’s not playing with a full deck. If he’s not responsible for what he says and does, he doesn’t belong anywhere near the White House.]
Joe Biden gave a rip-snorting campaign address in Virginia on Tuesday, in which he apparently forget what state he was in, telling Virginia voters that “with you – and I mean this – with your help, we can win North Carolina again.” Either he’s terribly confused, or he’s encouraging vote fraud. (Hat tip to the Washington Free Beacon for the video.)
Biden also regaled his audience with a little slavery metaphor, saying of his Republican opponents: “Look at their budget, and what they are proposing. Romney wants to let–he said in the first hundred 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.” (Hat tip to The Weekly Standard.)
You might have missed the part of Mitt Romney’s campaign platform where he said he’d let banks write their own rules. It’s right next to the part where he says he wants to bring slavery back.
This is your campaign, Democrats? This is your “new tone” of high-minded civility? This is how you’re going to deal with the economic and fiscal crisis Barack Obama has inflicted on this nation through his policies – by telling them Republicans want to “put y’all back in chains?”
When Barack Obama spoke in Arizona, after the awful shooting rampage that left so many innocent people dead, he said it was “important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.” It was a big applause line, even though it was thin gruel, considering that Obama knew perfectly well liberals – all the way up to the New York Times – were openly blaming conservatives for inspiring that killing spree, merely by expressing their ideas. The Obama campaign now seems dead-set on making a fool of everyone who applauded his hollow, meaningless rhetoric.
Update: Another great catch from the same Biden speech by Breitbart News, in which Biden actually makes fun of the sign-language interpreter for his speech. No need to worry about her developing tendonitis, Mr. Biden. It’s not that hard to make yapping gestures with one hand, and trace a “cuckoo” circle in the air over your head with the other.
Update: Andrea Saul, press secretary for the Romney campaign, felt Biden’s buffoonish performance in Virginia was no laughing matter: “After weeks of slanderous and baseless accusations leveled against Governor Romney, the Obama Campaign has reached a new low. 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. President Obama should tell the American people whether he agrees with Joe Biden’s comments.”
Update: Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, last seen claiming she never heard of steelworker Joe Soptic even though she had previously hosted him in a conference call, claims the President has “no problem” with Biden’s appalling “they’re going to put y’all back in chains” comment. At least she’s willing to admit she knows who Joe Biden is without 48 hours of intense media pressure.