Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Mitt Romney: Tax Cheat, Felon, Murderer And Now SLAVE TRADER
Just when you think the Obama campaign has reached bottom, they keep digging to a new low.
Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden insulted GOP candidate Paul Ryan by invoking Ryan's deceased father. Today, not only does he accuse Romney of being a slave trader before a predominantly African-American audience, he goes into an insulting parody of black dialect that the media would scream 'racist' over if it was done by a Republican:
They’ve said it. Every Republican’s voted for it. Look at what they value and look at their budget and what they’re proposing. Romney wants to let the—he said in the first 100 days, he’s goin' let the big banks once again write their own rules–unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put y’all back in chains. He’s said he’s goin' to do nothin' about stopping the practice of outsourcing…
Oh, by the way, Slo-Jo also said that 'if we win you, we win North Carolina.'
This speech was made in Danville, Virginia.
This goes beyond a mere political disagreement. It is an arrogant assurance on Biden's part that the people he's speaking to are too stupid to realize that they're being offensively pandered to and that he's lying outright.
What Romney actually said about Dodd-Frank it is he favors keeping some of the consumer protections but getting rid of some of the onerous federal regulations in the bill:
"Of course you have to have laws and regulations to make free markets able to produce and to be effective," Romney said at a fund-raising event in London last month. "But you have to make the regulations modern and up to date."
"Dealing with all the new regulatory burden has caused a lot of community banks to pull back–at the very time we'd like them to step forward and provide financing to small business," Romney continued. "I'd like to get rid of Dodd-Frank and go back and look at regulation piece by piece."
And it's not just the community banks. The cost of Dodd-Frank can be seen in the new, higher rates and fees reflected on bank loans, credit card statements and bank accounts across the board. And by the way, such costs disproportionally affect the black community.
Romney campaign spokesperson Andrea Saul said that Biden's remarks represent a new low, and that President Obama should tell America whether he agrees with this.
Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said Monday the campaign has “no problem with those comments,” in an interview with Andrea Mitchell.
Of course they don't. Does anyone think this wasn't scripted in advance? The only misstep was Biden forgetting what state he was in, and that will be covered by the silence of a complicit media.