COMMENTARY: There is a certain level of hubris and unfairness inherent in the Republican Party and its de facto leaders like Rush Limbaugh, Donald Trump and Sheldon Adelson,who is trying to buy the election by throwing millions at the Romney campaign. Do as I say, but not as I do is their mantra. Mitt Romney and his lackeys cried like a bunch of babies over Vice President Joe Biden’s comments Tuesday that Wall Street and the banks want to put ‘y’all back in chains.’ Um, let’s see, under the Bush Administration, Wall Street and the banks were just one step from bringing us to our knees. In fact, there are many people who have lost their homes to foreclosure and their jobs to the recession. We are talking about the middle class being virtually decimated and some now making up the poor. Just take a look at the number of people who are on welfare and Medicaid. Yes, they are shackled with economic chains. Newsflash, that shift mainly occurred under a Republican administration with many career politicians in Congress who are still there — Sen. Jeff Sessions, Sen. Orrin Hatch, Rep. John Boehner, Rep. Eric Cantor and so on. So Mitt Romney claiming that Obama is tearing apart this country with hatred, is bogus. He needs to STFU and tell us exactly what he will do for the middle class and poor instead of dancing around the issues with a whole lot of nothing, all the while being the lackey of Sheldon Adelson and Donald Trump.
Rolling back the modest consumer protections enacted by President Obama would in fact have an adverse effect on the middle class, the black community and the poor. So, like Bob Marley says, don’t let them fool you. We have seen the hell many people were put through when the banks almost collapsed. Many didn’t want to work with homeowners who sought some assistance. The banks preferred to snatch their houses out from under them. In fact, the robosigning of foreclosure documents ruled the day until the court stepped in. So, no, Joe Biden wasn’t wrong when he said they want to put us in chains again. The Tea Party (many of whom are getting some type of entitlement benefit) and those fiscal conservatives, as well as right wing evangelicals want to roll back anything that doesn’t fit their viewpoint of being necessary. Even if it means it will have an adverse effect on a segment of the population.
It’s funny that Mitt Romney should get so bent out of shape with Biden’s comments, which hit a nerve, while unemployment levels in the black community hovers at 14.4 percent. Um, who is in economic chains? The headlines all over the Internet state “Romney delivers tough message.” Give me a break. Romney is ignoring the fact that the word “shackles” has been used quite a lot by his Republican homeys — Rick Santorum, who insulted “blacks on welfare” but he didn’t denounce his comments because it didn’t matter. The black community isn’t important to him. Well, except that handful of black supporters he claims to have — J. C. Watts, Ron Christie, etc. Romney denounced Joe Biden’s comments as “what an angry and desperate Presidency looks like.” Let’s just revisit what a desperation looks like — Mitt Romney being so bearish on his own chances at the presidency that he picks Paul Ryan, who is mired in poop over his budget plan that will literally “throw momma from the train.” That’s desperation. His vice presidential pick is overshadowing him. He also said ”Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.” Did he renounce surrogate John Sununu’s remarks that Obama should “learn to be an American?” How many times did he refer to the president as a “foreigner?” Code word for BLACK. So, let’s not play innocent and caring of the whole slave thingy in this country. We are being enslaved once again — economically.
Vice President Joe Biden clarified his comments, but dug in, slamming the right wing hypocrisy head-on. Mitt Romney and his posse are too stupid to realize the Democrats will use the “chains” remark to reinforce the fact that the Republican Party is the party of Wall Street and the rich.
“We don’t have to imagine anymore. The details are there. Here’s what Congressman Ryan said. He said, ‘We believe a renewed commitment to limited government will unshackle our economy.’ The Speaker of the House said, used the word ‘unshackled’ as well, referring to their proposals. The last time these guys unshackled the economy, to use their term, they put the middle class in shackles. That’s how we got where we are.
“Nine million jobs lost. Wage stagnation. 16 trillion dollars in wealth you all lost in your home equity, in your 401Ks and your pension plans. You’re the ones that got nailed. All of America, except the very few.
“And I’m told that when I made that comment earlier today in Danville, Virginia, the Romney campaign put out a tweet. You know, tweets these days? Put out a tweet, went on the airwaves saying, ‘Biden, he’s outrageous in saying that,’ I think I said instead of ‘unshackled,’ ‘unchained.’ ‘Outrageous to say that.’ That’s what we had. I’m using their own words. I got a message for them. If you want to know what’s outrageous, it’s their policies and the effects of their policies on middle class America. That’s what’s outrageous.” Source: Politico
Mitt Romney’s decision not to allow the press to attend campaign event with Sheldon Adelson speaks volumes. In Mitt Romney’s eyes, money talks. So much so that he can’t do anything without consulting Sheldon Adelson first. Mitt Romney, why can’t you explain what part of Paul Ryan’s budget you don’t agree with or how different the plans are? Um, he can’t because he so desperate to gain the love and admiration of the Tea Party and right wing evangelicals he would gladly do whatever they say. In closing, where was Mitt Romney, Rush Limbaugh and others when Mary Mary released their hit song “Shackles” in which they said “you broke the chains now I can praise Him?