Joe Biden: Mitt Romney Will "Put Y'all Back in Chains"

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Vice President Joe Biden raised eyebrows at a Virginia campaign rally today when he said Mitt Romney and his economic ideas would "put y'all back in chains."

Of the Republican ticket and newly-minted VP nominee Paul Ryan's budget plan, Biden said: "They’ve said it. Every Republican’s voted for it."

"Look at what they value. Look at their budget and what they’re proposing. [Romney] 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."

While Biden likely meant that Americans would be shackled, metaphorically, by corporate greed, his words conjured up more provocative imagery.

Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul said “The comments made by the vice president are not acceptable in our political discourse and demonstrate yet again that the Obama campaign will say and do anything to win this election."

Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter didn't back down.

"I think [President Obama] probably agrees with Joe Biden's sentiments," Cutter said. "He's using a metaphor to talk about what's going to happen."

"I appreciate the faux outrage from the Romney campaign. If you want to talk about use of words, take a look at [Romney's] stump speech where he basically calls the president un-American. The bottom line is that we have no problem with those comments."

What do you think? The Romney campaign making something out of nothing, or remarks laden with racial overtones unreasonably deployed by Biden?

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Spoiled sport! {insert loud, echoing laugh with head thrown}


@PUMA I hear ya alright! Let's face it--Old Joe is one big poor EXCUSE for a VP...and there isn't ENOUGH excuses that could be made by the Liberal Media Wackos to sufficiently cover this senior citizen's gaffes. Maybe Joe could become the first experimental patient for acute senior dementia under Obama Care. I think the therapy would consist of merely some play-doh to piddle with or some dried reeds to commence learnin' basic basket-weaving with a nurse aide passing by on the hour sayin, "Good boy, Joe!" accompanied by a pat on the back!


Just like the rest of the Progressive media, you're making excuses for Joe "the Gaffe Master Racist and Bigoot" Biden. For years, Progressives have been excusing Biden's racist remarks. STOP IT.


@Eyes- Jim Lehrer a 78 yr. old journalist will be the 1st moderator when PBS puts on the 1st debate. He was born in Wichita, raised in Texas. You'll recognize him when you see him. If he can just keep them on topic then that will be a plus. Domestic issues is the topic. Maybe he will even bring up the 47 million on food stamps.


Give ole Joe a yo-yo or a bright, shiny object to entertain himself with till Nov. 6th and get the mics away from him! What an idiot! The only "chains" Americans need to be concerned about are those forged by the failed policies and abysmal leadership of Barack Obama.


obama 2012 thats for sure, mitt romney is digging his own grave for presidency

Wv peach

Obama 2012!!!


And the fearmongering has begun!!Someone needs to lock that man in a closet and shut him up!!The ppl that attended that should be ouraged and in an uproar!What an idiotic comment.Just imagine him and Ryan debating......Ryan will chew him up and spit him out.This guy has the intellect of an ant.


Now that Palin is " Mothballed" we can concentrate on all the good in the Democratic Party! ! When Romneys not committing a Felony, killing women with Cancer or not paying taxes for 10 years according to Biden- Romney will unchain Wall Street, Big Banks will roll again and Romney will do nothing to stop outsourcing! To boot he will " Chain y'all " or put y'all back in Chains! How does that work exactly? We talking "Roots Chains" or we talkin Chain you to accountability! Liberals have no shame! There's nothing they won't say! Their Media makes the storyline up as they go along and actual facts are not a prerequisite. There is nothing worse than a group who feels entitled to what others have. How can a person keep from cheering for their failures. Sooner or later... Topic-Economy!


Obama 2012. I can't see Romney being head of this country. But that's just me.

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