Monday, August 20th, 2012
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Racist Appeal Virtuoso Offers His Expertise On The Subject

"That was an absolutely blatant appeal to racism. I would consider [his statement] to be an absolutely disgusting appeal to racial sentiment."
—Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani discusses Vice President Joe Biden, proves that irony is officially dead.

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Dave Bry (#422)

Yes. That takes some kind of cake. Also funny to hear from the mouth of a man very famous for appearing in drag on Saturday Night Live: "He's a joke on late-night television."

Karl Marx called. He wants his chains back.

dado (#102)

What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.

hershmire (#233,671)

Only 79 days until election season is over.

Pop Socket (#187)

Republicans redefine 'chutzpah' on a daily basis.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

@Pop Socket Typical Democrat antisemitism.

NeonTrotsky (#2,249)

Look, I'm sure that Danville, VA, where Biden spoke and proud capital of the Confederacy for one week in 1865 has never known (or heard talk of) chains, enslavement or oppression!

deepomega (#1,720)

But… it was. It was super fucking racist. He put on a fake southern accent said "they wanna put ya'll back in chains" to mostly-black audience. If a Republican said that to a black audience about, say, a progressive income tax, Democrats would be all over it. But comparing deregulating Wall Street to slavery is ok because it was Joe Biden.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@deepomega Do you have a non-Breitbart source on the "mostly-black audience" bit?

deepomega (#1,720)

@boyofdestiny TheAwl ate my second response, which included a link to CSPAN video of the whole event. In case you want to develop your own theory of how many minorities an audience has to contain before Biden counts as racist.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

@deepomega Comparing deregulation to slavery is indeed unforgivable. The correct analogy is to sharecropping.

deepomega (#1,720)

Yep! Here is a truly wrong-headed defense of Biden that describes the audience as "predominantly African-American." http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-witcover-biden-20120817,0,1692517.story

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