August 15, 2012
NYC Letter: The Greats Of Political Whoredom -- Début! Joe Biden
Day 1,299 of CHOPE
D-minus 157 Days
Special "Don't Tell Me Words Don't Matter" Edition
Mr. Biden was been at the forefront of political whoredom long before E-N! premiered. We first identified him as a political whore upon his elevation to the 2008 ticket, long before we inaugurated the "The Greats Of Political Whoredom". Mr. Biden's whoring has been treated as a thing apart. Now Mr. Biden gets the trappings that go with grand whoring as we fold him in among the greats of his trade.
August 14, 2012 (Examiner) - Putting on his best faux-Southern accent, Vice President Joe Biden recently stumped before the Democrat faithful in Danville, Virginia.
Presumably speaking directly to the Blacks in the audience, Biden used grand gestures and verbal inflection that would make an Evangelical tent preacher blush.
The man first in line to assume the presidency dramatically stated: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!
As reported by the Washington Free Beacon:Biden was introduced at the campaign event by Center for American Progress Action Fund president Tom Perriello, who called Biden 'the conscience of our nation’s capital'.
In an interview with leftist-friendly Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC, the Obama campaign's Deputy Manager Stephanie Cutter was asked, "Is the bottom line that the president agrees with Joe Biden’s sentiments, but not his comments?"
Cutter forcefully responded:The bottom line is that we have no problem with those comments. Those comments, and the full context of them.
Cutter is the Obama staffer who publically stated earlier this Summer that Mitt Romney is either a liar or a felon in regards to his relation to the investment firm Bain Capital. Much to her chagrin, Cutter was refuted by the liberal-leaning FactCheck.org last month.
In an earlier incident Mr. Biden caught himself before fully employing an entertaining accent.
John Kass at the Chicago Tribune makes the damning, if obvious, point:
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. ... 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? ... 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.
Mr. Biden claims he misspoke and, you know, "So what?"
DANVILLE August 15, 2012 (CBSDC/AP) - Vice President Joe Biden sparked a campaign commotion Tuesday, telling an audience in southern Virginia that included hundreds of black voters that Republican Mitt Romney wanted to put them "back in chains" by deregulating Wall Street. He later mocked Republican criticism over the remark while conceding he meant to use different words.
... Biden, speaking in Wytheville, Va., said he had meant to use the term "unshackled". But he did not apologize and mocked the Romney campaign for showing outrage.
This is Mr. Biden trying to climb aboard the feeble Campaign Barry "clarification", but how does such a substitution make any sense: "They’re going to put y'all back in unshackled!"? No, hold up. He meant to say what he said he says.
Biden says "I know I’m criticized for saying exactly what I mean --- it’s not gonna change."— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 15, 2012
The Village Voice takes a stab at deconstructing Mr. Biden.
August 15, 2012 (VV) - There's good news on the campaign front: Vice President Joe Biden has clarified comments he made yesterday about how Mitt Romney wants to "put y'all back in chains," and has completely (read: not at all) smoothed over any racial insensitivities that may have been suggested in his derp-y comments -- which were made in front of a predominantly black audience in Virginia, of all places, and are now getting used as political ammo by Republicans.
The vice president, it turns out, meant to say that Romney wants to "put y'all back in shackles," not chains. ... So, now that that's all cleared up, can someone get Joe Biden a ball-gag before Mitt Romney waltzes into the White House?
And like a dandruff quietly brushed away goes the irony of Mr. Biden's reach-back accusing the party of Lincoln with the past sins of his own Democrat party.
Here is something Mr. Biden wrote recently that speaks an unintended truth.
Obviouser and obviouser.
Stoking the plantation Democrats.Posted by Damian at August 15, 2012 04:30 PM