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Sharpton Says Biden's 'Chains' Remark Possibly 'Over the Top' - Then Reverts to Apologist
NewsBusters.org ^ | August 16, 2012 | Jack Coleman

Posted on 08/16/2012 6:28:46 PM PDT by Kaslin

For a hot minute, it looked like Joe Biden might have lost Al Sharpton. And just as quickly, Sharpton returned to the fold.

Biden has another possible entry to Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, along with his open-mic boast to President Obama in 2010 that passage of Obamacare was "a big f***ing deal." (audio clip after page break)

That time Biden was vulgar. This time he was obscene.

Speaking before a largely black audience in Danville, Va., on Tuesday, Biden said this --

(Romney) said in the first 100 days, he's going to let the big banks once again write their own rules -- unchain Wall Street. (Pause, then affecting Southern accent). They're going to put y'all back in chains. 

Sharpton's response was initially surprising before becoming kneejerk predictable. Here he is on his radio show yesterday speaking with David A. Wilson, managing editor of theGrio.com (audio and transcript courtesy of Brian Maloney at Radio Equalizer) --

SHARPTON: I think that unquestionably (Biden) is speaking in front of a black crowd, but I think he said the middle class. I think he clearly did not say blacks whereas they (Republicans) have been more direct, so I don't think it's a double standard. I think it was, I think he used the wrong term, I think he might have been over the top. But what, hateful? If he was referring to the middle class, even in front of a black audience, I don't know how you make that hateful.

WILSON: Yeah, yeah, I, you know, I don't know, I don't know. I mean, if (laughs) it is one of those things where I think they're just simply trying to, uh ...

SHARPTON: Reach ...

WILSON: ... reach and they're trying to, to sort of, uh, tag this onto President Obama. One of the things I've noticed about Mitt Romney's campaign stump speech is saying how divisive President Obama is and I think that's a line that the Republican Party is going to really try to stick to ...

SHARPTON: Yeah.

WILSON: ... saying that President Obama is promoting hatred and divisiveness. Uh, so, you know, I, I don't know how that's going to stick and I doubt it will, but it's certainly something that they're trying to make.

SHARPTON: And I also think that we should deal with the fact that even if they're, let's say they're not being political and I think they are, even if they really thought this was some borderline hate statement, they'd have more credibility if they said -- and we should stop saying things too. But to just jump on Biden when you are out there with birther and out there with food stamp president and out there with, you know, I told them they're not getting more free stuff, and act like there's nothing wrong with that but I'm gonna take this stretch here, is crazy.

I mean, I've said things that I've said, no, I shouldn't have said that and therefore I can question him about food stamp president, but you can't give yourself immunity and then turn around and jump on somebody else without people saying, wait a minute, you don't have the moral standing to take that position.

WILSON: Yeah, yeah, I, it, and that's so true. I mean, I think that, you know, uh, the Romney campaign, they can't complain about anyone using racially charged rhetoric when they've been the, you know, they've been the main ones doing it.

Hardly a surprise that Sharpton doesn't see Biden's remark as "hateful," seeing how he's built a career as shakedown artist saying things just like it.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: biden; chainocrats; chains; partisanmediashills; sharpton

1 posted on 08/16/2012 6:28:56 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Racism is as racism does.


2 posted on 08/16/2012 6:34:57 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Biden: "HOPE and CHAINS for all 57 states".)
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To: Kaslin

3 posted on 08/16/2012 6:37:04 PM PDT by BigLittle
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To: Kaslin
Biden said they want to put y'all back in chains. Who was ever in chains in America? Irish? Germans? Tall people? Fat people?
4 posted on 08/16/2012 6:37:04 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Kaslin

Al’s way of saying “PAY ME”


5 posted on 08/16/2012 6:38:11 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: All

Al knows better. He don’t want to upset his masters on Uncle Barry’s plantation.


6 posted on 08/16/2012 6:40:27 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Kaslin
The "He didn't mean that" line might wash with some--if he hadn't used the southern "y'all" along with the word "back." This combination reveals his deliberate attempt at imagery designed to elicit/evoke an effect before the specific audience he was addressing.
7 posted on 08/16/2012 6:44:42 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Kaslin

they put “Rev” in front of their name like “rev” jackson and then spit on the Bible and its teachings.

if you believe in the Bible, you cannot support a rat.

Blessings, bobo


8 posted on 08/16/2012 6:46:08 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Kaslin

Why does anyone not point out that it was the southern democRATS that supported slavery and the northern Republicans (by other names too) that opposed slavery. Abe was a Republican. In the 1960’s the ‘Rats finally voted to end segregation and racial discrimmination, but at a price. They have been trying to enslave the working class to the government by playing cllass and race warfare. Slavery is slavery no matter the boundary that is put up between master and slave. I have made up my mind that I am not going to be a compliant, passive slave. FUBO!


9 posted on 08/16/2012 6:48:53 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: Kaslin

Uh oh. Maybe this is a little balloon raise in prep for the Hillary-Biden swap.


10 posted on 08/16/2012 7:00:39 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Kaslin

Saw Sharpton in a TV ad a few days ago. Yikes! Looks like he’s wasting away! That is not a diet!


11 posted on 08/16/2012 7:01:59 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some prettyI good ideas.)
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To: bobo1

Google, and you’ll see how they were able to use the title “Reverend.” Sharpton is the biggest joke.


12 posted on 08/16/2012 7:04:46 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some prettyI good ideas.)
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To: Kaslin
Obama and Sharpton may be the most successful charlatans in the history of the world.
13 posted on 08/16/2012 7:05:22 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Kaslin

Wow. If Sharpton can describe a Dem’s rhetoric as being “over the top”, it must be REALLY over the top.


14 posted on 08/16/2012 7:09:10 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Right. He said y'all. He did not say us. Meaning he was clearly NOT referring to the population at large. He was referring specifically to those within his eyesight.
15 posted on 08/16/2012 7:40:08 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Kaslin

It was black slaves that were brought here in chains. If he was talking about the “middle class” or the “poor” why did he put the emphasis on the word “back”.....”They’re gonna’ put ya’ll BACK in chains.”


16 posted on 08/16/2012 8:45:11 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To my kin and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: Kaslin

Remember several months ago when Joe spoke out against Obama’s policy on gay marriage? Man, everyone was shocked with Bidens “going against the prez” recall that? Because it was no accident, he was Obama’s frontman. It wasn’t ten days later that Obama changed his position on the issue. Biden was just setting the stage. So what is the ploy this time?


17 posted on 08/16/2012 8:54:44 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: sickoflibs; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; NFHale

Al Sharpton is a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.


18 posted on 08/16/2012 11:43:02 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Bonedigger, bonedigger, dogs in the moonlight, far away my well lit door.
Mr. Beerbelly, beerbelly, take thiese mutts away from me, ‘cause I don’t find this stuff amusing anymore.

I’ve been watching Al Sharpton make a fool of himself since the mid-to-late 1980s, when he was a frequent guest on the Morton Downey, Jr. Show. Even back then he was a caricature of himself.


19 posted on 08/17/2012 3:11:13 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Kaslin
RESIST.... we much!
20 posted on 08/17/2012 5:26:55 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: BipolarBob

I would bet Sharpton, et al, would scream “RACIST” and bloody murder if someone proposed removing all race-based policy from government at all levels,

even though this would be the exact opposite of being racist.

Expecting everyone in the society to live by the same standards is “racist”.


21 posted on 08/17/2012 5:34:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj

Sharpton’s stuff hasn’t amused me since he ran for President, so long ago when Barack was just a twinkle in Soros’s eye!


22 posted on 08/20/2012 12:05:55 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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