Things are getting ugly in the presidential race. Vice President Joe ...
Things are getting ugly in the presidential race. Vice President Joe Biden has come under fire for likening the Republican party to slave masters. The verbal misstep took place during Biden's speech at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, in Danville, Va. Tuesday (Aug. 14), in front of a diverse crowd, and was not well received.
“[Mitt Romney] said in the first hundred days, he's going to let the big banks once again write their own rules — unchain Wall Street,” Biden said before uttering the line that drew criticism across the board. “They're going to put y'all back in chains.”
Given the obvious comparison to slavery, the Romney campaign shot back at Biden. “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,” said Romney campaign spokesperson, Andrea Saul. “President Obama should tell the American people whether he agrees with Joe Biden's comments.”
A representative for Obama's campaign pegged his competitors response to Bidens words as “'hypocritical,” and tried to deflect the possible double meaning of the statement.
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