Biden throws the race card

Vice president invokes slavery as loathsome campaign scare tactic

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When Joe Biden inexplicably asked voters in Virginia to help the Democrats win North Carolina in November, that was a gaffe. He forgot where he was.

But when the vice president used racially toxic language against his Republican opponents in a speech Tuesday, that was no blooper. A mistake, absolutely. But not a boo-boo.

He absolutely meant to say it. It’s clear from watching him.

In fact, he even changed his speaking style to sound southern for emphasis when uttering the phrase to a heavily African-American audience, “They’re gonna put y’all back in chains.”

Really? Is that how y’all talk in Delaware, senator?

How despicable. And how low will the Obama ticket go to win re-election?

Even liberal blacks ought to be outraged at Biden’s self-serving use of such a horrifying image from America’s past for cynical partisan gain.

Biden was talking about what regulatory restraints the Republican candidates might remove from Wall Street banks – but there can be little doubt that the barely subliminal message was racial. And way out of line, even for this campaign.

“If Paul Ryan, the Republican (vice presidential) candidate, said that to an African-American audience, there would be calls this morning for him to get out of the race, for Mitt Romney to withdraw from the race,” said Willie Geist, of the liberal MSNBC’s Morning Joe show.

Likewise, if the tongue-tripping Biden were a Republican, he would’ve been given a heavy dose of the Dan Quayle treatment years ago. Columnist John Fund correctly notes that the “mainstream” media never label a Democrat as intellectually challenged. It’s only Republicans. It’s a pattern that stretches back decades.

The closest thing to such an honest critique on Biden has been the whimsical assertion in The Washington Post that he’s like “Grandpa after he has had a Scotch too many.”

So Biden continues to get a pass. Even when using disturbing racial images to sell a point about financial regulations. That has the double benefit of Biden being able to say, “They’ll hurt you financially and, oh by the way, they’re racists.”

This is not a surprise, sad to say, from an increasingly desperate Obama campaign that sees character assassination as the only road to re-election.

Instead of painting the opposition as Bull Connor, why doesn’t the vice president compare and contrast his team’s ideas with theirs?

Then again, that would chain Mr. Biden to policies that have clearly failed.

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Techfan
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Techfan 08/16/12 - 05:07 am
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The GOP threw the race card

The GOP threw the race card long ago. It hasn't even been in the deck for years.

carcraft
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carcraft 08/16/12 - 05:25 am
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If it isn't in the deck why

If it isn't in the deck why do the Democrats keep using it?

carcraft
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carcraft 08/16/12 - 05:33 am
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I wonder if Biden is capable

I wonder if Biden is capable of being president. When Biden's wife was killed in a car wreck Biden accused the driver of the truck that hit her of being drunk. From the evidence it seems Biden's wife pulled out in front of the truck and the driver could not stop or avoid the accident. Biden has repeatedly said the driver drank his lunch. Biden plagiarized a speech by Kinnock, and the speech really didn't apply to Biden at all. Biden lied about the restaurant he visited when he debated Palin. The Restaurant had been closed for ten years. Biden recently said "there is no reason America can't be the leading car manufacturer in the 20th century". Biden gaffs and makes misstatements continually and sometimes he doesn't even seem aware of what is going on. Who can forget the "stand up Chuck" to the guy in a wheel chair!

Techfan
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Techfan 08/16/12 - 06:19 am
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Romney is the GOP candidate

Romney is the GOP candidate and you want to talk about gaffs? A GOP Presidential candidate that can't decide what side of an issue he's on and a GOP VP candidate who developed his political philosophy from an atheist writer of bad fiction. Go for it.

Rhetor
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Rhetor 08/16/12 - 07:04 am
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Boehner used the same

Boehner used the same expression in a similar context, and Biden was essentially responding. If you're not prepared to criticize Boehner in equally strong terms, why are you so outraged about Biden?

jack234
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jack234 08/16/12 - 07:07 am
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It is a shocker to me that

It is a shocker to me that the Staff really thought that this was big enought to write an editorial about. It seems like the staff biggest priority is to defeat the present president. What the republicans, tea party, conservative radio and TV nut cases, Fox contributors don't seem to realize is that the more they hate on the president the more we independents are determoned to see to it that he is relected. The Obama Train is rolling down the track and coming to your neighborhood soon. I will be knocking on your door. Just last Sunday, we registered 200 new voters at my church. TOOT! TOOT!

KSL
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KSL 08/16/12 - 07:10 am
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Pretty pathetic defenses of

Pretty pathetic defenses of Biden, but typical.

Angie H
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Angie H 08/16/12 - 07:11 am
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"A GOP Presidential candidate

"A GOP Presidential candidate that can't decide what side of an issue he's on"

Techfan....do you mean Obama's changing stand on gay marriage? Or do you not hold Obama to the same standard that you hold Romney?

Angie H
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Angie H 08/16/12 - 07:12 am
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KSL....I'm just waiting for

KSL....I'm just waiting for someone to claim he was taken out of context....that seems to be the usual response.

Angie H
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Angie H 08/16/12 - 07:13 am
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"The GOP threw the race card

"The GOP threw the race card long ago. It hasn't even been in the deck for years."

When.....give examples.

Angie H
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Angie H 08/16/12 - 07:15 am
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Jack...how are you going to

Jack...how are you going to relect the president? I'm not sure if he wanted to be lected in the first place, much less getting re-lected. :-)

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dichotomy 08/16/12 - 07:42 am
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Boehner's remark of

Boehner's remark of "unshackle the economy" is NOT similar and nowhere close to "put y'all back in chains". Biden's remark was intended to conjure visions but what it did was reveal the only thing the Democrats have left to run on......the race card.

TParty
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TParty 08/16/12 - 07:42 am
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Angie

I'm not siding with Biden- but you want examples of the GOP using the race card?

I remember Barack the Magic Negro was popular when Obama started out. Accusations of there being a terror fists bumps, the who birther issue, I can provide links of leaders of the Tea Party making a lot of racist jokes during meetings where the item up for discussion should be about fiscal issues. I can go on with this- but I need to go to work. I think it's amusing the GOP is just shocked about this.

Biden still sucks.

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justthefacts 08/16/12 - 07:45 am
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Leave em alone

This is great stuff. Only the most dimwitted Democrats believe the mud the Obama campagne is slinging. Indys are going to be turned off big time. Don't discourage it. Laugh at it.

Angie H
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Angie H 08/16/12 - 07:48 am
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Which presidential or vice

Which presidential or vice presidential candidate can you link the "Barack the magic negro" to, TParty?

Let's see those links.

Angie H
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Angie H 08/16/12 - 08:05 am
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JTF....except for the

JTF....except for the die-hard democrats who lie and say they are indys...like someone I've seen. TOOT TOOT

justthefacts
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justthefacts 08/16/12 - 08:11 am
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Word

Yeah, I know. Funny though. Keeps you laughing.

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myfather15 08/16/12 - 08:30 am
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@Tparty

Barack the magic negro was started by a RADIO TALK SHOW HOST, not a sitting member of congress, senate, vice president or any other politician whose responsibilty is to LEAD this Country and lead us away from racial divide. Most right wing folk (myself included) I know do not listen to Rush's mouth. That was a pathetic comparison.

The birthier issue CAN NOT be PROVEN as a racist issue, so I guess we are just suppose to take liberal's word for it that it is, right? Have you ever heard the term "Crying wolf"? People are becoming numb to the term racism because it is used so much and in situations where there is no evidence, such as the birthier. Just because someone disagrees with you, or wants the President to prove the location of his birth, doesn't make them a racist. The problem with liberals is, if you disagree with them, especially a black liberal (as the President), then you are a racist in their eyes. Doesn't matter that you absolutely love Allen West and want him as the President. I'm still a racist because I don't like the current President. Pathetic!!!

You said you could post some links about the tea party leader, but you won't. Again, I guess you just expect us to take your word for it. Hhhhhhmmm, I think I'll pass on that.

allhans
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allhans 08/16/12 - 08:36 am
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The first black governor of VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/nations-first-elected-black-gov-virg...

At least this man recognizes what Obama and biden are up to. What a shameful act by the Dems.

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Jane18 08/16/12 - 08:41 am
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Joe Biden

No sooner does ole' Joe put a foot in his mouth, he turns around and has to put the other foot in......................You need to zip it Joe, zip it, zip it, zipppppppppp ittttttttttttt!!

allhans
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allhans 08/16/12 - 08:43 am
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All of this caused by Romney

All of this caused by Romney saying lift some of the restrictions on banks so that small business and home buyers could get loans. (He did not say, let them make up their own rules - or some such gibberish). Talking to a mostly black audience and using such taCTICS should make everyone shudder. "And One step away from the Oval Office. This "mad uncle"."

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Bruno 08/16/12 - 08:47 am
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Techfan goes for the tired

Techfan goes for the tired "you did it first" line. Also, every presidential candidate in recent history on both sides has changed sides on issues. This is nothing new. Accusing one side of doing it without acknowledging that your side does it to is pure partisanship.

TParty, the instance you chose was not given by the vice-president or vp candidate so the two are not analogous.

Biden is the US equivalent of Prince Philip.

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nofanofobama 08/16/12 - 08:47 am
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barack the magic negro was

barack the magic negro was picked up by Rush...it was started by a african american comedian i believe...maybe it started when obmuler said now is the time when the oceans will recede now is the time when we can truly care...etc..he does have a messiah complex and the media runs with it like his halo on his pictures...and the lefts concern about what ryan read as a college student is laughable... a lot like digging up a story of romney being a bully as a youngster..lets talk about obumler academic record, a pot smoking kid who by his own admissions skipped school and goofed off and YET got into the most prestigious schools in the country..lets look at his reading habits...opps i forgot he sealed them lets talk about his rev in chicago who spewed all that hate...opps i forgot he idint hear that stuff in 20 years..how convienent ..

justthefacts
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justthefacts 08/16/12 - 08:53 am
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Offended

They should be. If I was an African American, I would be offended by the entire Liberal agenda as it relates to Black people.

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Riverman1 08/16/12 - 09:00 am
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Wait a second. Let's get this

Wait a second. Let's get this straight. Barack the Magic Negro came about from a black, liberal LA Times writer. Rush picked it up and made fun because he was showing the double standard.

Seriously, if you look closely at Biden's frontal skull you can see the marks where holes were drilled because of his brain surgery. Have a little sympathy for him, but if he is ever the man, God forbid, have someone keep the red phone way on the other side of the room when he starts twitching.

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nocnoc 08/16/12 - 10:10 am
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Why is the Race Card owned by the Democrats?

1830's-1865 Plantation owners owned 90+/-% of all slaves. A vast majority were Democrats.

1863 - A Republican called President Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863,freeing the Slaves.

CSA - while having no political party, immediately denounced the Emancipation Proclamation. After the CSA broke up only freed slaves, carpetbaggers, transplants were Republicans for the next 80 plus years. In short the former CSA went mainly Democrat.

1865-1965 a majority of the Southern Democrats did everything in their power from Gerrymandering, Jim Crow laws, to the lynchings to keep the black non voting citizens / slaves. The DNC on a national level quietly allowed them to do so as long as they voted with the party on bigger items.

KKK members 1865- mid 1970's were mainly if not all democrats, none openly republicans.

1962 - A Northern Democrat from Mass. working with his brother fought and won more battles for equal rights than were fought in the previous 90 years by the rest of the democrat party. One was assassinated by a former democrat turned socialist Lee Harvey Oswald and the other assassinated by a Sirhan Sirhan a illegal Jordanian citizen not allowed to vote.

1963-64 The filibuster to stop the 1964 Civil Rights Act was conducted by Democrats, It took Republican votes to force cloture and a vote. Voting results Democratic Party: 63% YES and the Republican Party: 80% YES.

James Earl Ray - registered Democrat(1952-55) when he could vote before becoming a federal inmate 1955-58, goes on to murder Dr. King. April 4, 1968.

An now Biden wants the black community to think the Republican Candidate from Mass. wants to be the new slave owners and want to put them back in chains.

Last time I check the Federal government was the new master of food, housing and treatment. NOT Romney, or Ryan, or the Republican party that want everyone to become all they can be and not look for the next hand out from a more powerful master of their lives.

In short Biden is a few fry's short of a happy meal.

KSL
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KSL 08/16/12 - 09:17 am
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Actually started by a March

Actually started by a March 2007 op-ed piece in the LA times. Y'all ought to Google the words "Obama the magic Negro" from the article for "the rest of the story."

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Granddaddy John 08/16/12 - 09:27 am
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IF THE MOVIE 2016 COMES TO
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IF THE MOVIE 2016 COMES TO YOUR AREA ITS A MUST SEE.

allhans
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allhans 08/16/12 - 09:27 am
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Biden: Could it be that

Biden: Could it be that damage was done during his hair implants.

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