Skip to comments.Black Like Us: The Race Clownery of Obama-Biden
Posted on 08/15/2012 3:32:00 AM PDT by Kaslin
Looks like Vice President Joe Biden has been taking extracurricular Democratic jive-talking lessons. The results of condescending liberals' cynical racial pandering attempts are, as always, seismically cringe-inducing.
At a campaign event in Danville, Va., the gaffetastic veep dropped his g's and picked up a bizarre twang in front of an audience of black voters. Middle-Class Joe swapped his Home Depot apron for an A.M.E. preacher's robe and sermonized about the big, bad GOP.
Romney's "gonna let the big banks once again write their own rules," Biden shouted. "Unnnn-chain Wall Street," he exclaimed with pulpit bravado. "They're gonna put y'all back in chains," the pasty Delaware wheeler-dealer faux-drawled. Extra-emphasis on the "y'all."
Yes, Biden is rattling chains like an extra in "Roots." This is the same politician of pallor who cracked jokes about Indians who work in 7-Elevens and who referred to his now-boss as "clean" and "articulate." Yet, Biden's demagoguery was met with approving hoots and hollers. Or rather, hollas.
Naturally, the defiant Obama campaign backed up Biden and gave a shout-out of its own. Welcome to the new tone -- and the same old slime. Prevaricating spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter (last seen defending the phony, indefensible Romney-killed-a-steelworker's-wife ad run by Obama Super PAC Priorities USA) chimed in after Biden's speech. "We have no problem with those comments," she told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. Biden "was using a metaphor" with which the president agrees.
Timing matters. Biden's race-baiting came after a weekend clogged with divisive jabs at GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's announcement of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate.
Democratic Rep. Donna Christensen, the non-voting delegate from the U.S. Virgin Islands to the U.S. House of Representatives, tweeted: "Wait a minute! Are there black people in Va? Guess just not w Romney Ryan! At least not seeing us. We know who's got our back & we have his." Left-wing actress Mia Farrow watched the announcement and derided a "whole bunch of white people." They were joined by countless "progressive" social media users who mocked the GOP's "white guy, white guy 2012!!!" Sirius XM radio host Dave Rubin -- himself the color of discount Charmin toilet paper -- called Romney-Ryan "the whitest ticket since the KKK voted for their box social chairperson."
Gotta love post-racial America!
The poisonous slavery allusion echoed the former pastor of Biden's boss. Rev. Jeremiah Wright, you may recall, used the same "chains" imagery to justify his "God Damn America" diatribe. "America," he inveighed in Obama's old Chicago-based Trinity United Church, put blacks in "chains ... and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America'? No, no, no. Not God bless America; God damn America!"
Biden's stunt also echoes Hillary Clinton's infamous black church minstrel performances in which she unleashed a mortifying Southern-spiced-with-street accent to show her street solidarity: "For the last five years, we've had No. Power. At. All. And that makes a big difference, because when you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run, it has been run like a plantation. An' yew know what ah'm talkin' about." At an event with race-hustler Al Sharpton, she poured it on thicker: "I'm afraid I'm gonna lift up the rug, and I'm goin' to see so much stuff uh-nder thar. ... You know, what is it about us always havin' to clean up after people? ... But this is not just goin' to be pickin' up socks off the floor. This is goin' to be cleanin' up the government."
At least the only thing she manufactured was her patronizing dialect. Remember candidate Barack Obama's 2007 Selma, Ala., speech? To court black voters, Obama claimed that President Kennedy had sponsored the airlift in Africa responsible for bringing his family to the U.S. and asserted that Selma's 1965 Bloody Sunday demonstration brought his parents together and led to his birth. Of course, JFK didn't take office until two years after Obama's father arrived in the U.S., and the president was born four years before Bloody Sunday.
Obama-Biden 2012: Never let facts, civility or scruples get in the way of a racist racial pander.
When the Halfrican and the Halfwit are in front of black audiences, they affect “Airplane” jive talk. It’s a ‘Rat pandering disease — see Bubba and Hellery.
Anyone remember the outrage at Ross Perot’s “you people” “gaffe”?
But the plantation folk just eat it up. They love the Massa.....
Yes, and how have blacks fared economically under the Obama administration?
Funny how the liberals conveniently forget that it was th Democrats who owned the slaves, sold the slaves,founded the KKK, authored and enforced the Jim Crow laws and fought against the Civil Rights Act.
Before the Democrats used Anita Hill and Rodney King, and then OJ Simpson to start the whole racial politics theme in the early to mid 1990s, I thought we had made such progress in race relations. By the early nineties, TV shows with black leads were very popular.
Now look at the polarization we have seen ever since the Kenyan usurper took office.
Where a Democrat Vice President of the United States can adopt a false black preacher dialect and tell black people that Republicans will put them BACK into chains , with a “y’all” thrown in, whe nit was the Republicans who emancipated them from the Dems trhe Democrtas fashioned for them 150 years ago.
And all the libs with a knee jerk reflex hail the statement, while if a Republican had said it, we would not hear the end of it for the rest of the election.
4%...... if they lose a measly 4% of the black vote they lose.
The problem with trying to act black is that it doesn’t persuade turnout. If only 2% don’t summon up the wherewithal to go vote and if 2% more see the light, the election is lost.
When people laugh about feeling the chains, the effort was wasted
Ah ain’t noways tahd!
To us, they seem to be stupid, arrogant, and condescending ... but they know their voter base.
:: Funny how the liberals conveniently forget that it was th Democrats who owned the slaves, sold the slaves,founded the KKK, authored and enforced the Jim Crow laws and fought against the Civil Rights Act. ::
I always remind my liberal SIL that it was Cleagle Robert Byrd that filibustered the Senate during the Civil rights Act vote; and he was called a hero for it by the D-party (and press).
Great point, Bert, and worth repeating.
Stephanie Gutter et al. have NO problem with Baiter Biden making those comments because it's exactly what they've now tasked their number one Useful Idiot to do: Escalate.
The problem is though that, as usual, they've sorely misjudged, miscalculated, and mistimed.
Team Obama doesn't know today's Black American general coterie condition...which is (duh) that they're Americans, not Marxists.
And Black America is hurting under The Marxist...and Team Obama's race-baiting is realized by most probable Black voters as ignorant, offensive and REPULSIVE.
With Black unemployment at 25% under Obama, if the Axelrod/Obama/Gutter plan to 5h*t Disturb was to come to blows, I believe it will BACKFIRE. They will LOSE more black votes than they'll gain, and much of other would-be suburban Obama voters will turn.
But as the epic failures that they now are, race-baiting-to-rumbling...and voter fraud is all they have. Sad.
Racist Team Obama doesn't realize that it's not their grandfather's Plantation Blackfolk anymore.
At least he didn’t say “macaca”.
As long as whites continue to be defensive and guilty for being white, the race card will work. Why should we have to offer explanations in defense of “crimes” we haven’t committed, it just makes us appear guilty and defensive? In the grand scheme of history, why are whites any more “guilty” than any other race?
rap mogul Russell Simons, “Biden was speaking the truth,”
Russell Simons,Farakhanfollower & black radical financier, ,rap filth hes made billions from,is the real reason blacks are still in chains!
.Sharon Stone and Vice President Joe Biden both survived (brain) aneurysm rupture and emerged unimpaired. They were the lucky ones. When those brain bubbles pop, massive bleeding can occur, killing 33 percent of those afflicted and permanently damaging the brains of many survivors.
.Vice President Joseph Biden shared his deeply personal story of brain trauma at the annual Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) fundraising gala on Tuesday. He told the Chicago crowd gathered at Navy Piers Grand Ballroom about the life-threatening aneurysm and two subsequent seizures he suffered in 1988. Biden called epilepsy a terrible lightning storm in the brain.
sold the slaves....Actually, that would be the Mooslimbs, in the inception of the sale. Jungle Jim (the white guy) wasn’t into much of that capture business.
True, the Africans sold their enemies into slavery to the Muslim slave traders.
My comment was meant more about the selling of slaves here in the South, after they got here.
The Dems have a lot to answer for, and it is way past time they are held to account.
The politics of distraction, race baiting, and constant baseless attacks have to be countered forcefully by all of us.
There is too much at stake.