GOP feigns outrage over Biden’s ‘chains’ remark

 GOP feigns outrage over Biden's 'chains' remark
GOP feigns outrage over Biden's 'chains' remark

Republicans are expressing faux outrage yet again, this time over remarks by Joe Biden.

The vice president told supporters in rural southern Virginia today that Romney and Ryan are “good men” but with “fundamentally flawed judgment.”

Biden predicted Republicans would put them “back in chains” by getting rid of regulations on financial institutions that Obama signed into law.  

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 ”Look at what they value and look at their budget and what they’re proposing,” Biden said.  ”Romney wants to, he said in the first 100 days, he’s gonna let the big banks again write their own rules.  Unchain Wall Street.  They’re gonna put you all back in chains.”

The Romney campaign pretended to flip out, with spokeswoman Andrea Saul writing that Biden’s comments are “not acceptable in our political discourse” and represents a “new low.”

A new low?  This from the “Obamacare creates death panels” crowd?

Then, former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, a Romney surrogate, said the Biden remark has racial undertones.

“Well, there’s going to be folks across the country that will try and take that as some kind of code word that is going to suggest that the Republicans are trying to be racial in their programs,” Sununu told msnbc’s Andrea Mitchell Reports program. “That’s ridiculous. “

The Obama campaign countered that it was clear that Biden was talking about the risks of letting Wall Street operate without strong oversight.

More likely than not, Biden was responding to a classic Republican line, that Romney himself used in a recent op-ed for USA Today, claiming:

“If we remove the shackles of government, if we unburden ourselves from the mountain of debt that we have been saddled with, we can become the Opportunity Society that we once were.”

Joe Biden and Mitt Romney

GOP feigns outrage over Biden's 'chains' remark