Obama campaign spokesman: We have no objection to Biden’s “chains” comment

posted at 4:41 pm on August 14, 2012 by Allahpundit

A glorious return to the spotlight for Stephanie Cutter, who canceled her weekend appearances on national news shows after she got caught lying about Team O’s last big smear. The defense here, as always when someone in Obamaland says something stupid and unhelpful, is that Biden’s being taken out of context. Watch the whole clip, she says, and it’s clear that he’s talking about Wall Street deregulation, not slavery. Which is super, but it doesn’t remotely explain the sudden change in accent and diction. If he wanted to make a point about deregulation, however hysterical and unfair, he could have said, “They want to put you in chains.” He didn’t. Jake Tapper:

“We got a real clear picture of what they all value,” Biden said. “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 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.”

An Obama campaign official tells ABC News that “as the full quote makes obvious, the Vice President was clearly using a metaphor to describe the devastating impact of deregulating Wall Street and the financial industry, as well as how Governor Romney’s policies would take us back to the same failed formula that led to the 2008 financial crisis – the same failed formula that benefitted a few, but crashed our economy and hurt the middle class.”…

Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul said, “In case anyone was wondering just how low President Obama could go in his campaign for re-election, we now know he’s willing to say that Governor Romney wants to put people back in chains. Whether its accusing Mitt Romney of being a felon, having been responsible for a woman’s tragic death or now wanting to put people in chains, there’s no question that because of the President’s failed record he’s been reduced to a desperate campaign based on division and demonization.”

I think Biden laid it on even thicker than that: To my ear, it sounds like he says “they,” not “they’re,” at the start of the money line. How come? Does he typically lapse into southern vernacular, replete with “y’alls,” when he’s in Virginia or discussing financial deregulation? Or is this exactly what it looks like, a racial smear aimed at Romney that Biden, in his immaculate idiocy, felt he needed to deliver in a “black accent” just in case anyone missed the barely-veiled double meaning? Other prominent Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Al Gore most notably, have also experienced miraculous metamorphoses in their speech patterns in front of black audiences. (Hillary’s been especially sleazy with her choice of racial metaphors at times too, which is why it was so enjoyable to watch Team O and its surrogates lob charges of racism at her during the primaries four years ago.) But this is the first time I can recall one of them changing their accent to punctuate a racial dig at the opposition. Makes sense, though: Per Jim Geraghty’s post yesterday, they’re in a mad scramble right now to destroy Paul Ryan’s Boy Scout image and frame him as something evil. A slavery metaphor aimed squarely at black listeners shows they’re not messing around.

Here’s Cutter rubber-stamping what he said. Why shouldn’t she? The campaign almost certainly put him up to it.

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Stephanie Cutter – just another whore for Obama.

Too bad Sheriff Joey didn’t mention how well the current administration is making inroads on minority unemployment figures. Bet the crowd would have been impressed. MORE unemployment insurance. MORE foodstamps. MORE disability claims.

Yes indeed. Won’t be long before they’ll all be movin’ on up to the Eastside. Right Joey?

GarandFan on August 14, 2012 at 6:25 PM

LBJ and other Progressive Democrats told the Black community they could have WELFARE if they would just try on these nice shiny bracelets.

MLK and the rest willingly put them on and then next came the leg irons and now nearly 50 years later the black community has the neck collar on too.

Uncle Sam now have rechained the Black community. Yet they continue to scream for more of the same.

Joe Biden got the chain part right……..but like all Progressive Democrats they just PROJECT THEIR OWN SINS.

Progressivism is just plain EVIL.

PappyD61 on August 14, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Next week you can expect someone from their side to say Romney and Ryan are being fitted for their white sheets.

logman1 on August 14, 2012 at 5:58 PM

“Romney” means “pointy hood” in Mormon.

“Ryan” means “whip with many drops of black blood” in Biden.

profitsbeard on August 14, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Can’t view half of HA’s embedded vids on iphone: Fix this!

Sherman1864 on August 14, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Stephanie Cutter + Andrea Mitchell = double down on low sloping foreheads.

Wolfmoon on August 14, 2012 at 6:32 PM

OT: Do not miss this…

OmahaConservative on August 14, 2012 at 5:50 PM

I miss that man so much. Watching the clip and thinking about the fix this country is in makes me sad.

arnold ziffel on August 14, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Moooving on up…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYcqToQzzGY&feature=youtube_gdata_player.

Yea, not so much with barky.

wolly4321 on August 14, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Obama/Biden 2012
Rope and Chains. For America.

TXUS on August 14, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Stephanie Cutter + Andrea Mitchell = double down on low sloping foreheads.

Wolfmoon on August 14, 2012 at 6:32 PM

I think Stephanie is quite pretty. Once she starts talking though she makes me realize that exterior merely covers the reptile.

arnold ziffel on August 14, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Nice Southern Delaware touch, that “y’all.” Racist panderer.

de rigueur on August 14, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Aw, C’mon, you know you’re just reacting to the “black cadence”, ya racist!

You know, like Obama and his Captain Kirk staccato “You didn’t build that…….somebody elsssssse…..made that happen.” Black cadence, like that.

That’s what I would like to see: the Dems start a floater that we conservatives are so racist that we can’t stand black dialect no matter who does it. That would be the topper.

Axeman on August 14, 2012 at 6:37 PM

The hotness of Stephanie is best enjoyed with the TV on mute. Less painful on the ears and certainly more pleasant to the eyes.

swoon..

analog kid on August 14, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Tell you what, Cookie Cutter! Let’s play a merry game of WHAT IF?

WHAT IF it had been Romney or Ryan who said to the masses “They (meaning Obama and Biden) want to keep ya’ll in chains!“?

Exactly how many seconds do you think would elapse, Cookie Baby, before every major mainstream media outlet, liberal commentator, social advocate, and the entire membership of moveon.org, the NAACP, the AFL-CIO and every other liberal outlet in between who is in George Soros’ pocket would be howling RACISM!!!! at the top of their collective lungs from one end of this country to the other?!!!!!

So why is your guy Joe getting the proverbial pass? And exactly how much more of this blatant hypocrisy do you think We The People are going to take before we say enough is enough?

pilamaye on August 14, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Why doesn’t Andrea Mitchell just wear a Team Obowma T-shirt…?

Seven Percent Solution on August 14, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Slo-Joe steps in it again.
Don’t worry folks, it is way early in this here campaign.
Grab your beverges and popcorn this is going to be entertaining.
Best of all will be the contortions the Lying Manipulated Stories Machine will have to endure to cover for Slo-Joe and his minions.
He is after all, the sitting Vice President of the United States.

And here I’ve been complaining that King Putt was a Complete and Utter FRAUD. Now, we have TWO on the SAME TICKET.

Missilengr on August 14, 2012 at 6:44 PM

What would be hilarious is if stage directions were found on the teleprompter feed: (Use Southern drawl here).

RedRedRice on August 14, 2012 at 6:59 PM

I think Stephanie is quite pretty. Once she starts talking though she makes me realize that exterior merely covers the reptile.

arnold ziffel on August 14, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Please don’t reference DWS, even obliquely. We don’t need to encourage AP to put up another screen pic of The Bride of the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

TXUS on August 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM

That’s what I would like to see: the Dems start a floater that we conservatives are so racist that we can’t stand black dialect no matter who does it. That would be the topper.

Axeman on August 14, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Y’all may be right, cain’t stand this ‘un no way no how neither!

What is wrong with these (white) people?

de rigueur on August 14, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Why doesn’t Andrea Mitchell just wear a Team Obowma T-shirt…?

Seven Percent Solution on August 14, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Doesn’t need to. I’m told she wears the campaign’s logo’d panties 24/7.

TXUS on August 14, 2012 at 7:03 PM

THIS (and sure, That…and that other thing too…and sure, that other thing was the lowest…too…but um, this is now the LOWEST..again, I guess…)
Sorry…

THIS is an “OUTRAGE!” ™
(© Romney 2012)

verbaluce on August 14, 2012 at 5:18 PM

The more of this the better in my opinion. Show the world what a$$holes y’all really are.

Night Owl on August 14, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Just to be clear, are you saying that Biden tried to talk “in a Negro dialect?” Because I think Harry Reid says that’s fine, as long as you wanted to.

Unless he only meant that was fine for Barack Obama? No, that couldn’t be right.

tom on August 14, 2012 at 7:05 PM

The defense here, as always when someone in Obamaland says something stupid and unhelpful, is that Biden’s being taken out of context.

“Context” means the most flattering interpretation of something a Democrat says and the most damning of something that a Republican says.

Scrappy on August 14, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Good God that’s horrifying. Hillary, Hillary, Hillary.

libfreeordie on August 14, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Y’all may be right, cain’t stand this ‘un no way no how neither!

What is wrong with these (white) people?

de rigueur on August 14, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Just sick. She talks like she is one of them and they foolishly buy into it. Wonder how many votes she got in the primary from the parishoners vs Obama?

arnold ziffel on August 14, 2012 at 7:34 PM

WHEN WILL THE MEDIA ASK OBAMA TO RENOUNCE?

faraway on August 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM

My first thought when I heard that was that it was so typically condescending. As though biden’s audience was stupid enough to buy what he’s pushing. They take the voters for fools….but people are waking up. I just don’t know why they aren’t called on it.

Paddington on August 14, 2012 at 7:45 PM

I’m waiting for Mr. Biden to go full “Denny Crane” — the character William Shatner played on Boston Legal who claimed he had ‘Mad Cow Disease‘ whenever he wandered into the office without pants, or blurted out something crazy like, “I have an erection!” or “Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!” in the middle of a court case.

:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on August 14, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I’d like to see Stephanie Cutter hogtied and ball-gagged. Otherwise she’s just stomach-turning and revolting.

MisterElephant on August 14, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Good God that’s horrifying. Hillary, Hillary, Hillary.

libfreeordie on August 14, 2012 at 7:27 PM

I think it’s probably too late for that. Obama would’ve had to beat Romney to the punch on VP. He’d have to be proactive – something he has never been able to do his whole life.

oldroy on August 14, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Allah misses the other hilarious slang “I’m a black southerner” twist by Greasy Joe: “they gon’ put y’all …”

Seriously. My theory is that O’Bozo’s handlers are sending Greasy Joe out with crazier and crazier statements, waiting for the press to finally declare he’s gone too far, and then and only then can they dump him and put Hillary in there. But the press won’t bite, and they keep ignoring the greasy one.

Axelhead has to be wondering what on earth he’s got to say to get criticized by his own kook-fringe media sycophants.

Jaibones on August 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Good God that’s horrifying. Hillary, Hillary, Hillary.

And here’s the link to my theory from a resident butt-boy.

Jaibones on August 14, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Ok, one more blast. Is it me or are all of the craziest nitwits in politics liberals?
Cutter, Biden, Pelosi, the CBC, Reid, DWS … This is bat-shit, industrial strength crazy.

Jaibones on August 14, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Of course Joe has to speak in language that blacks will understand.

The Dems think blacks are so pitiful they can’t even get an ID to vote, so pitiful that gov’t must do everything for them.

Blacks should be insulted but of course they won’t be.

Is this friggin nightmare ever going to end?
Can America survive four more years of these morons?

bailey24 on August 14, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Ok, one more blast. Is it me or are all of the craziest nitwits in politics liberals?
Cutter, Biden, Pelosi, the CBC, Reid, DWS … This is bat-shit, industrial strength crazy.

Jaibones on August 14, 2012 at 9:07 PM

What else do they have, but failure and crazy?

Nothing. Absolutely. Nothing.

98ZJUSMC on August 14, 2012 at 9:23 PM

What is it with Dems and they’re wanting to channel their inner brotha/sista?

CycloneCDB on August 14, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Simply, if they ever lose the black vote, they become a footnote to history.

*Sudden Schadenboner*

98ZJUSMC on August 14, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Good God that’s horrifying. Hillary, Hillary, Hillary.

libfreeordie on August 14, 2012 at 7:27 PM

…her pants suits?

KOOLAID2 on August 14, 2012 at 9:47 PM

The repellent Greazy Joe Biden sets a new low. I know, I know, I didn’t think it was possible but there it is….

A Northerner, Joe Biden, saying “Y’ALL” to a predominantly black audience, saying that Romney/ Ryan will put them back in chains?

Thst’s right down there with that tone-deaf idiot Ross Perot saying “YOU PEOPLE” in 1992 to a focus group consisting of black voters.

Perot’s campaign went down in flames right then & there. But where’s the Liberal outrage over Greazy Joe’s mutterings? Where’s the public outcry from the black community?

Oh, I see, it’s fake outrage against Perot but Biden gets a pass because he’s a Libtard. LIBERAL HYPOCRISY.

CatchAll on August 14, 2012 at 10:06 PM

She’s got a perty mouth.

lorien1973 on August 14, 2012 at 5:20 PM

At night all cows are black.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2012 at 5:21 PM

All cats are gray in the dark.

Solaratov on August 14, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Today’s two stories tell so much about the Democratic ticket. First this by Joe. How can you say it’s not about class warfare when you imply that releasing one group from chains (of regulation and taxes) only, inevitably, leads to chains on another group. So a non-sequitur accompanied by a warning about racist Republicans.

And the President’s main point today was to reprise the theme “Romney’s weird”, when he engaged in some highschool-level chiding on Romney. He found Mitt’s comment that you can’t put windmills on cars telling as to the entirety of Mitt’s Energy Plan. (No lie.) But all he really wanted to do is make a riff “I know Romney’s put some strange things on top of cars, but I didn’t know a windmill was one of them.”

So it’s not like he’s even arguing something, Yes We Can put windmills on cars, he just brings it up to bring back into mind that Romney does some stuff that not many people would do…you know, kind of like an individual. So 2) not a point, with some ragging about Weird Ol’ Romney.

Those two soundbites tell you quite a bit about the quality of Democratic campaigning. Republicans are racist; Mitt is weird; neither of us has a point or an intelligent argument behind it.

Axeman on August 14, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Doesn’t need to. I’m told she wears the campaign’s logo’d panties 24/7.

TXUS on August 14, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Huh! You can get logos on Depends. Who knew?

Solaratov on August 14, 2012 at 10:35 PM

My take.

kingsjester on August 15, 2012 at 6:38 AM

Those two soundbites tell you quite a bit about the quality of Democratic campaigning. Republicans are racist; Mitt is weird; neither of us has a point or an intelligent argument behind it.

Axeman on August 14, 2012 at 10:22 PM

I’m perfectly willing to have a talk with the President on why his idea of all of the above on energy:

1) involves violating the courts on issuing the paperwork to allow US firms to drill for oil in our gulf

2) involves “putting coal out of business” given it is easily one of our 3 most abundant energy resources

3) 37-100 billion in gifts for imaginary solar panel companies with the taxpayer getting stuck with the bill.

4) dragging his feet on shale production by blocking a deal from Canada so good even Joe Biden is capable of reasoning out “take it”….

Instead a guy who is on camera discussing EATING dog wants to talk about how Mitt Romney takes care of his dog….

Game on Donks…..

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 6:42 AM

WHEN WILL THE MEDIA ASK OBAMA TO RENOUNCE?

faraway on August 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM

LOL, what? Obama is just president; he’s not responsible for ANYTHING!

TarheelBen on August 15, 2012 at 7:31 AM

LOL, what? Obama is just president; he’s not responsible for ANYTHING!

TarheelBen on August 15, 2012 at 7:31 AM

Except planning your kid’s lunch and having his wife scold Olympians on their meal choice…..

Picking companies who should get billions in free money?

Yeah he’s that guy….

Controlling Uncle Joey Plugz?

Not his job pardner

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 7:36 AM

Actually, Joie said they gonna put y’all back in chains. He must be taking diction lessons from Prezzy Pass That Farm Bill. If someone from DE who has lived in DC all his life gave a speech and lapsed into a different speaking manner to try and sound like he I talk, I’d be highly offended and insulted.

Kissmygrits on August 15, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Taxpayers had to bail out the auto company unions and we have a problem with that.

ctmom on August 15, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Did anyone else get a kick out of Plugs Biden shifting into his best impression of Obama channeling Hillary channeling Jesse Jackson channeling the stereotypical black minister-speak?

I think he’s truly mentally challenged.

smfic on August 15, 2012 at 11:38 AM

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