We didn't want to news chase but this was just too rich to pass up. Accused of being a felon, then of being responsible for the death of the wife of an out-of-work steel plant worker, is anyone surprised they waited until the 3-hole to play the race card in the next major smear of Team Romney?
Here's Joey Choo-choo Biden in
North Carolina Virginia, ummm... appealing to the base?
VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: They've said it. 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 100 days, he's going to let the big banks once again write their own rules-unchain Wall Street. They going to put y'all back in chains. He's said he's going to do nothing about stopping the practice of outsourcing.(italics and emphasis, definitely Biden's)
Color us alternately appalled and amused by these comments. After all, it is this country's crazy Veep Uncle who escapes the basement every once in a while to make our eyes roll at the dinner table. Just a heartbeat away, America, just a heartbeat away. Now, in this era of the new civility, if Team O didn't have a problem with Mitt-as-murderer, they sure as hell weren't going to have a problem with Biden going all racialist. Armed with the fact that no one knew a damn thing about him 4 years ago, it was so much easier to stay above the fray and not be such a sleaze-ball Chicago pol that America is increasingly finding him to be.Oh, and the tweets:
@EWErickson The party that gets upset when you call Obama a Marxist is cool claiming the GOP will enslave black people. @deanriehm Joe Biden doesn't need know stinking dog whistle. @iowahawkblog If the GOP uses a racist dog whistle, Joe Biden uses a racist kazoo. @deanriehm Signs that your campaign is tanking: your 70-something white running mate from Delaware goes minstral #JoeBiden. @deanriehm #Biden sounding "blacker" than the President. Somewhere, #HarryReid is smiling. @iowahawkblog President Obama won't let Romney & Ryan destroy Medicare as we know it. He appointed time to do that job. (so, "time" is the CMS czar?) @deanriehm The only things missing were a top hat, a megaphone, the bearded lady and 3 rings. #assclown #JoeBiden(Apologies for the formatting of last two paragraphs. Blogger not responding well to the heat)