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In another silly, ill-advised, racist misspeak by Vice President Joe Biden, Uncle Joe told a predominantly Black audience (in Ebonics no less) that a President Romney/Republican administration would put “Y’ALL back in chains.”
Since when did Joe Biden toss the Queen’s English overboard for slang? I know Obama is biracial and has a race card by default, but who gave Biden a race card?
[And as an aside just because one is biracial does not mean they should automatically get the coveted race card. We mixed folk ain’t all born into Black liberation! But that discussion is for another time.]
Here is an interesting observation; Uncle Joe does not use altered dialect with whites or other groups. He does not speak much Spanish to Hispanic assemblies. Why did he feel it was permissible to “get comfortable” when formally addressing African Americans?
Once again Negros get the back end of the donkey’s…..you know what I mean. We sat idly by while Obama scolded us and told us we were lazy and to take off our slippers. Now we allow a white man (with a history of racially cantankerous messages) to “jive talk” us? What next? Hills will resume her southern slang when she hits the stump? Why not just add black face and make it a real minstrel show! Go all out!
Outrage from African Americans, “hell to the naw!” in my “Madea” voice.
Black folk don’t usually utter a complaint when they perceive the messenger to be Democratic or of the left because they are always on “their side. Let that have been Romney or Ryan talkin’ chains, we would be talking about crucifixion times or what country to exile them for eternity!
We would not be side stepping this with a “birther” joke. And yes it was a joke. The same joke told by Leno, Kimmel, Fallon, Letterman, Maher, etc… All made the same type of birther joke, all white, and no one made a peep about racism then. So don’t come claiming it now! Unless, you are okay with being a hypocrite or Democratic shill, you can’t claim it to a logical thinking person ever!
If a racist act is a racist act, than it must always be a racist act not when it suits us or makes us feel better. Logic, simple logic. What is unacceptable for one white man must be unacceptable for all white men otherwise it looks self-serving and sheepish. Why do I feel like Mr. Spock could really be an asset right now? #LLAP!
With all that being said, here is an interesting article for us ponder about who really has us in chains.
If you see the light, you know that answer very well!
Preacher Says Biden and Democrats are the Ones Putting Black People in Chains
A pastor claims that Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks about Republicans putting black people in chains was not off the mark. But the twist is that the pastor himself believes that it’s the Democrats who have been seeking to keep people in chains, not the Republicans.
Rev. CL Bryant, who does not appear to be a very big fan of President Barack Obama, is one of the people behind the new documentary “Runaway Slave.” He says that the Democrats have been controlling black people for a very long time and kept them in slavery with social programs, pandering and taking their vote for granted.
“You’re already there!” said Bryant. “Chained to the highest unemployment rate, chained to debt, chained to a 40 percent abortion rate!”
Speaking in Virginia to a mostly African American audience, Biden said that the Republicans are going to “put y’all back in chains” by letting banks write their own rules.
The Republicans immediately fired back, stating that Biden has gone too far in his comments.
“After weeks of slanderous and baseless accusations leveled against Governor Romney, the Obama campaign has reached a new low,” Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul said in a statement. “The comments made by the Vice President of the United States are not acceptable in our political discourse and demonstrate yet again that the Obama Campaign will say and do anything to win this election. President Obama should tell the American people whether he agrees with Joe Biden’s comments.”
Bryant feels that part of the reason that black people are suffering so much is because they pin too many of their hopes onto the Democratic Party.
“This is a reflection of the history of the Democratic party. Their hypocrisy toward blacks was reinforced by this statement made by VP Joe Biden when he used the party’s timeless tactic: fear,” Bryant said. “Just another attempt to enslave the vote of a people they have long taken for granted. Also that the VP from the east coast would say ‘Put chains on y’all’ is evidence of blatant, shameless and misguided pandering to Black folks.”
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