Yesterday, Joe Biden said a thing about chains that was basically Joe Biden’s way of using a common metaphor employed by Mitt Romney to attack Mitt Romney. Why is Joe Biden so racist against Romneys?
Mitt remarked, sensibly mind you, that the Obama campaign is a vile cesspool of filth and “ethnic” hatred out of which the monsters of terror come to abduct our women.
“This is an election in which we should be talking about the path ahead, but you don’t hear any answers coming from President Obama’s reelection campaign,” said Romney, accusing Obama of “taking things to a new low.”
And also “being divisive” and “attacking Mitt Romney.”
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Referring to Joe Biden’s comment that Romney and Republicans would let big business put Americans “back in chains” Romney said Obama’s “campaign and his surrogates have made wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the presidency. Another outrageous charge just came a few hours ago in Virginia.”
“This is what an angry and desperate presidency looks like,” Romney said. “He won’t win that way.”
Following this, the Obama campaign called Romney’s comments “unhinged,” which is really unfair given that all Romney did was go apeshit over a metaphor about market regulation. But really, we found his apeshit response more “miffed” than unhinged, as he whined soulfully about how Joe Biden wasn’t being “uplifting” enough while attacking his Mittness.
When asked on CBS about his remarks and the Obama campaign’s response, Mitt responded quite eloquently that “I can be much more dramatic.” He then snapped his fingers and rolled his neck at the camera, and muttered, “Don’t sass me, bitch.” That part was edited out.
The best part is when the reporter directly asks Romney why Biden’s remarks that “unshackling Wall Street” will lead to the middle class being “back in chains” are offensive, and he just forlornly states that it sinks the White House even lower, because you know what chains meant to Romney’s people. I mean, you do know, right? Because Your Wonkette does not. It is almost as if he can’t actually bring himself to make the completely disingenuous statement that Biden thinks and/or said that Romney will reinstate the Middle Passage.
Also, because he must make up for his inability to lie in one place, Romney pouts that Biden’s attack — that the Romney camp wants to deregulate the banks again — was “inaccurate.” Why, nobody is calling to deregulate Wall Street, he averred, right after he vowed to repeal Dodd-Frank. It is on his official Mitt Romney shopping site and everything.
It is truly a sad day when Obama’s campaign of racial, ethnic, age and income terror has led to this moment, where an insanely rich, privileged Republican is forced to flee to national television with hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign funds just to defend himself from someone stealing his metaphor.