Obama: Race-Baiting Comments I Put Biden Up To Were Taken Out of Context

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 at 9:43 pm
Barack Obama

This cat’s a laugh riot.

President Obama on Wednesday defended Vice President Joe Biden’s “chains” comment, saying it was not meant to “connote” anything other than the Wall Street reform he was discussing at a campaign rally.

The vice president made headlines and drew swift criticism from Republicans Tuesday after he told a crowd at a campaign stop in Virginia that Mitt Romney’s policies would put “y’all back in chains.” The Romney campaign seized on the comment to say that the Obama campaign had hit a new low.

But an “unrattled” Obama told People Magazine the comment was taken out of context and that Biden was discussing that “consumers, the American people, will be a lot worse off it we repeal these [Wall Street reform] laws as the other side is suggesting.”

“In no sense was he trying to connote something other than that,” Obama said. “The truth is that during the course of these campaigns, folks like to get obsessed with how something was phrased even if everybody personally understands that’s not how it was meant. Thats sort of the nature of modern campaigns and modern coverage of campaigns.

Oh, OK, thanks for clearing that up. People magazine? Really? Nice to see he’s sitting down with tough reporters finally.


11 Responses to “Obama: Race-Baiting Comments I Put Biden Up To Were Taken Out of Context”

  1. P. Aaron on 15/15/12 at 10:06 pm

    Figures, a gov’t man like Obama starts talking about ‘context’. Next thing you know, there’s a shortage of it.

  2. BD57 on 15/15/12 at 10:29 pm

    Biden tells a crowd with an “above average” African-American component that the opposition is going to “put ya’ll back in chains.”

    There’s your “context.”

  3. Waffle King on 15/15/12 at 10:40 pm

    When a Hawaii-born, highly-credentialed internationalist like Obama says “folks”, it is about as authentic as Biden saying “y’all”. Please, folks, won’t y’all just pack up your patronizing condescension and go away?

  4. Blue Hen on 16/16/12 at 12:47 pm

    I’ve had to listen to that brainless vicious idiot for over 30 years. I live in Delaware. He’s never been recorded using “ya’ll”. This was deliberate. Then again, so was him lying about the driver involved in the car accident that resulted in the death of his first wife. He was falsely claiming that the driver was drunk until the man’s daughter finally got someone to question the campaign. Then it disappeared down the rabbit hole. There’s nothing mild or nice about this tax fattened hyena. This is the hack that invented ‘borking’, and he’s proud of it.