Does Mitt Romney want to put us back in chains?


Did Joe Biden cross a bridge too far with the charge that Mitt Romney wants to put us back in chains? Share your thoughts.

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  • mumlawyerlettered2themax  On August 14, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Okay, I don’t know if it was so funny. However, sometimes well meaning people say things that might be perceived wrongly. I think we should cut people slack on both sides of the aisle.

    I am sensitive to racial things or things that seem to allude to some fanning of racial tensions. BUT, everyone should be careful because if everything is about race, then nothing is about it. Racism and Racial issues are minimized when they are under or over represented in the national discourse.
    So it is better to be measured in analyzing what could be benign banter. HA!

    When an issue concerning race could be politically damaging like the oblique statements, for example, in some local elections here in the South, that Mexicans are ALL illegal and sell drugs. In such instances, I have been most vocal about those sorts of unwarranted generalizations. They are damaging.

    But if a politician, Republican or Democrat makes remarks that are evidently meant to sort of enable them appear to be a part of the minority group, or if it clear that they seek to show some understand the regional group they are addressing. Then everyone should just relax, smile and keep it moving.

    http://blackrepublicanandmyworldview.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/it-is-a-moral-and-expected-act-for-a-candidate-to-release-many-tax-returns/

  • EB  On August 14, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I don’t know the “Y’all” that Vice President Biden was referring to, but I do know that the Obama Administration appears to be creating a new Economic Plantation for All Americans. We are being told what to eat; what to drive;how to think; what morals we should relinquish; and althoug the list is lengthy, any Black person in a Public Leadership Position who criticiZes this Administration is denegrated and beaten down in the media. So Vice President Biden should have “qualified” his “Y’all”. On the other hand, if he was referring to Black people, then I am insulted, because to me this means that he, President Biden is bold in expressing a mindset that continues to view Black People as slaves and/or third class citizens. In fact, I personally believe that Vice President Biden as well as Nancy Pelosi have the mindset that they are the Masters and that Black People are mindless, and this is why I chuckled last month when Nancy Pelosi, all dresssed in white, led the Black Caucus out of the House prior to the vote on Eric Holder. I am sure that is Senator Byrd was still alive he would have been extremely happy at Vice Preisdent Biden for his bold statement of “Y’all”, because, as the current Democratic minset goes, Black people are not just plain old American Citizens. We are “Y’all”.

  • RS  On August 14, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    EB, well said. I agee with you 100%. NOONE wants to put ANYONE back in chains. NOONE wants to take away birth control. Obama can’t run on his dismal record, so he is running on fear.

    Can we please worry about the economy, jobs, and our national security?

    I have to give VP Biden this, he is the gift that keeps on giving. He really needs to keep his mouth shut.

  • Toosharp  On August 15, 2012 at 5:31 am

    This is much ado about nothing. Unfortunately this feigning outrage will continue on both sides and we will allow ourselves to get sucked into it every single time. November 6, please hurry and get here.

    • Bill  On August 15, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      Perhaps its much ado about nothing to you but I think its about everything that white liberals think about black people. Disregard the words that Biden spoke. Just ponder tha negroe dialect he spoke in if you want to understand what he thinks about you people who are still on the plantation.

      • mumlawyerlettered2themax  On August 17, 2012 at 5:12 am

        I think your analysis is flawed.

        Biden made a remark that was strange, odd even. However, American politics has always had an undercurrent of racial animus, even when obliquely expressed, especially in politics.

        Since the Civil Rights Act was passed, and Black folks crossed over from the Republican party, they have voted predominantly Democratic, so it is unlikely they would take umbrage at someone who “represents” their party. Racial tensions in America will not be openly addressed unless it is ferreted out of the political discourse– into more open and frank arenas.

        As long as minorities are more concentrated in one party than another, the other party will be viewed with more suspicion. Hey, don’t look at me. I did not create the screwy American racial culture. I am just stating it as I see it.

        I am Republican, but did not, and do not support Romney. He was a horrible governor in our State and showed no concern for our problems. I do not know why some commenters assume he will be a good President. Many of us had to leave MA because there were no jobs.

        I think we had the most massive brain drain in MA, under Romney, and that affected the unemployment numbers. My MA experience might have biased me. But, I am not clear about the indexes many are using in determining that Romney will be a better president than Obama. How so? Are these not the same indexes that were factored when he won the Gubernatorial election in our State. The economy is fragile under Obama, and under Romney it will be better? There is no robust or supportable basis for this assumption.

        I know some people will be furious about my positions, but that is too frickin’ bad. I do not care what Romneybots say, they are just as wacky as the far left Obamabots. Blind adulation and worship. Hyper-partisan emotional and rabid preferences,and suspicion have totally tainted this cycle. This is not the way the political landscape in a health democracy should look.

        I am a true Patriot, and I vote my mind. Country before politics!!

        I do not know who will win the elections, and I hope the economy improves under any president. However, if Romney wins, he would have achieved his ambition, for which MA was used as a stepping stone, and I believe his leadership will be the same as it was in MA, which was horrible.

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