These remarks by Joe Biden, made earlier today in Danville, seem pretty obvious to me, pointing out that the only thing Romney et al. would accomplish by (metaphorically) “unchaining” Wall Street is to put the middle class and working people in “chains,” again metaphorically speaking. Of course, the Romney campaign probably doesn’t know what a “metaphor” is, plus they’re undoubtedly hypersensitive these days because of their racial “dog whistle” (and utterly false/debunked) welfare ads, so they predictably have gone into full, faux “outrage” mode, psychologically projecting (or is it transference?) and claiming it’s actually Biden who used a racial “code word” (the masters of dog whistle politics certainly would know! lol) or whatever.
Anyway, here’s the Obama campaign’s response to the latest Romney pathological lying and idiocy. God, I’m so sick of this campaign…is there a gong somewhere to get Romney and Ryan off the stage already?!? Gack.
For months, Speaker Boehner, Congressman Ryan, and other Republicans have called for the ‘unshackling’ of the private sector from regulations that protect Americans from risky financial deals and other reckless behavior that crashed our economy. Since then, the Vice President has often used a similar metaphor to describe the need to ‘unshackle’ the middle class. Today’s comments were a derivative of those remarks, describing the devastating impact letting Wall Street write its own rules again would have on middle class families. We find the Romney campaign’s outrage over the Vice President’s comments today hypocritical, particularly in light of their own candidate’s stump speech questioning the President’s patriotism. Now, let’s return to that ‘substantive’ debate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan promised 72 hours ago, but quickly abandoned.
Yeah, good luck with anything “substantive” from the right-wing demagogues.