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Show Of Hands August 18th, 2012 12:00am

Should VP Joe Biden apologize for his "put y'all back in chains" comment at a campaign rally?

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
08/18/12 10:40 pm

He should, but I really hope he doesn't...

praetorianus65
08/18/12 10:34 pm

Y'all are making a mountain of a molehill methinks.

Brrrrrrrrr
08/18/12 10:34 pm

No, we don't hold the senile to the same standard as regular functioning humans.

clvrgrl777 California
08/18/12 10:33 pm

He's old. I wish President Obama would pick a new VP however, but I will vote the party line regardless...Obama 2012!

veritas1 Panda
08/18/12 10:31 pm

@Think. Since when is "y'all" a racial reference? I wasn't even aware that it was uncommon...but I live in Texas so…

grant1626
08/18/12 10:29 pm

if it was about finance, why did he need to turn his black voice on?

Think Lovin Life
08/18/12 10:24 pm

Y'all Democrats can find racial bias when there is none intended, but when it slaps all of us in the face like Mr Biden, you can't see it???

The key is you believe that y'all believe that racial bias can only be declared by a Democrat and never against a Democrat. We call that hypocritical.

Think Lovin Life
08/18/12 10:21 pm

That's right Veritas ... Crazy uncle Biden said "y'all", he didn't say "US". I'd like to hear the dancing Democrat who tries to explain how that WASN'T a racial reference.

There's no moral equivalence the unshackling Wall Street. Since when do they say "y'all" in Connecticut? It was pandering!

scottstots Georgia
08/18/12 10:20 pm

People demanding apologies are ridiculous.

fotoguy Florida
08/18/12 10:18 pm

Biden is an embarrassment. That's why he's nowhere near a microphone this weekend. The gaffe machine has been unplugged for a while.

giottoblu Connecticut
08/18/12 10:15 pm

It wasn't about race; it was about finance.

veritas1 Panda
08/18/12 10:14 pm

…own rules. Unchain Wall Street.
They going to put y’all back in chains.”

veritas1 Panda
08/18/12 10:14 pm

Haha. So many people commenting about it when it's clear they've never heard. It ha. Nothing to do with black people. Full quote:
"Look at their budget, and what they are proposing. Romney wants to let–he said in the first hundred days, he’s going to let the big banks once again write their…

natedog1
08/18/12 10:05 pm

If a republican said that the media WOULD be ALL OVER him/her! It is a racist comment intended to make conservatives to look like racists!

centexken Republic of Texas
08/18/12 10:00 pm

Everyone is so PC these days. I don't think he should apologize and I'm not a democrat.

praetorianus65
08/18/12 9:55 pm

Can somebody please enlighten me about the context? I voted only on the information given but missed the event. My no vote is based on the principle that if you say something don't backpedal - you've made your bed...

mnmbuchanan Tacoma, WA
08/18/12 9:53 pm

If a republican had said something like that, the media would be all over it and demanding an apology!

jfljoe The Greenhood
08/18/12 9:52 pm

C'mon, my fellow Dems - his comment was wildly inappropriate and hugely embarrassing.

TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
08/18/12 9:40 pm

Jliss, out of context?? It was racist and you know it! Stop apologizing for Democrats, and making excuses, it belittles your intelligence. Context, you guys make me sick.


08/18/12 9:36 pm

he misspoke, yes. but the context in which he said it ("they want to unchain wall street...it'll put y'all back in chains") was clearly NOT racist. so if he apologizes, it should only be for not realizing how the statement might later be misconstrued.

besmart
08/18/12 9:30 pm

I said no, because it's too late. Besides, he isn't sorry for what he said. He meant to be spiteful, so an apology would be empty.

sheriboo
08/18/12 9:22 pm

Biden is an idiot, he should just be thankful he's not a Republican, because then he'd really be up a damn tree.

Fact FL
08/18/12 9:21 pm

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EarlyBird Portland
08/18/12 9:21 pm

I wonder if Joe thinks he's "smarter than average".

lmurder MDK
08/18/12 9:11 pm

Guys an idiot. If Obama died tomorrow it would be the end of the world for us.

praetorianus65
08/18/12 9:10 pm

Switch on brain before you open your mouth Biden.
IF he apologizes it shows he didn't - if he stands by what he said I'd have more respect even if I disagree.

honored
08/18/12 9:09 pm

Seriously? I have nothing else to say.

belabour
08/18/12 9:06 pm

Oh well black folks won't vote for Obama now

SnowKatcher The Road To Nowhere
08/18/12 9:04 pm

It was in poor taste, but to be honest, too many are too sensitive about things said. People in general need to get a thicker skin and stop whining about every little thing they disagree with.