Even Liberal Boston Globe Demands Apology from Obama’s VP for Biden’s comment … “going to put y’all back in chains”
Houston Barack Obama – Joe Biden you got a problem … So this is what has become of ‘Hope & Change’.
When the far left, liberal pages of the Boston Globe demand an apology for Joe Biden’s ill-advised and race-based comments, “going to put y’all back in chains,” the Barack Obama reelection team has a huge problem. It would seem that Biden may have finally crossed the line of “Joe being Joe” gaffes. Normally Biden is given a free pass for his gaffes no matter if they were just ignorance like not knowing what state he was campaigning in or the correct century for that fact. But also making such racial profiling stereo-types comments about Indians and donut shops and the biggy that Barack Obama was the first mainstream African American (VIDEO)who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. However, Biden’s racially charged comment, they’re “going to put y’all back in chains,” meant to instill fear into blacks and a not so vale inference to slavery was reprehensible and over the line even for the libs at the Boston Globe.
What an embarrassment
When Vice President Joe Biden warned a Virginia rally of hundreds of African Americans that Republican efforts to loosen bank regulations meant “They’re going to put y’all back in chains,” Stephanie Cutter, Team Obama’s deputy campaign manager, said the president would have “no problem with those comments.”
But imagine if Republican Paul Ryan uttered comments like that. Mitt Romney’s pick for vice president would be pilloried for racial insensitivity — and so would Romney. In the fight for civility and substance over pointless hyperbole, Biden may not be the worst offender. But he’s an offender nonetheless, and he should apologize.
Barack Obama, Team Obama and his talking point minions defended Biden’s inexcusable comments as if it was just another incident of Joe being Joe and a Republican distraction. However, this matter is not going away even though Obama has put Biden in the witness protection program, out of site so that he cannot open his trap any more. As opined at the White House Dossier regarding the call by the liberal MSM, “this belies the Obama campaign line that it’s all a “distraction.” What Biden said was contemptible. It was one of his patented inane remarks leavened with extraordinary malice.”
Does anyone think that a Republican candidate would have even survived such a comment even if they had apologized? The answer is no. The NAACP, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the Congressional Black Caucus, Democrats and the MSM would have not demanded an apology, they would have demanded they step down.
The pressure is going to mount that there be an apology by Biden, otherwise this small story is going to haunt the Obama-Biden message. Powerline asked, Why didn’t Team Obama walk back Joe Biden’s remark?
Why did Obama campaign dig in its heels and refuse to walk back Clueless Joe’s comment? By doing so, it could have minimized the damage and allowed the conversation to shift to other subjects.
Perhaps Obama and company thought that the MSM would cover for Obama and Biden, as it normally does. By the time they realized the MSM wouldn’t do so, it was too late.
Or maybe Team Obama is just so locked into full-tilt attack mode that it has lost the ability to retreat strategically, even to the limited extent of walking back a silly comment by its appendage.
Sadly, in the end there can be most likely one, if not two reason why there was no Obama apology. One, Obama cannot can’t run on their record so maybe they revel in the fact that this issue is more important to the media than the economy, jobs, unemployment and the debt. Two, which is even more hideous and pathetic, Obama wants Biden to fan the flames of racial divide.