Oh my gawl, you guys, did you hear? Uncle Joe used slavery as a metaphor for what Mitt Romney and Wall Street have planned for us hapless
99 percenters Negroes Latinos immigrants women seniors POCs LGBTers Americans and the Romney campaign is outraged by the slander! Outraged, I say! This is a new low in politics!
TO THE FAINTING COUCH!
“After weeks of slanderous and baseless accusations leveled against Governor Romney, the Obama Campaign has reached a new low,” press secretary Andrea Saul said in a statement. “The comments made by the Vice President of the United States are not acceptable in our political discourse and demonstrate yet again that the Obama Campaign will say and do anything to win this election. President Obama should tell the American people whether he agrees with Joe Biden’s comments.”
The Obama campaign isn’t having any of it:
The Obama campaign is refusing to back away from Vice President Joe Biden’s accusation that Mitt Romney and the GOP will put Americans in “chains” if they are elected.
‘We have no problem with those comments,” said Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”
Pressed on whether President Obama himself agrees with those comments, Cutter said the full context of the remarks was important.
“[Obama] probably agrees with Joe Biden’s sentiments,” Cutter said. “He’s using a metaphor to talk about what’s going to happen.”
“I appreciate the faux outrage from the Romney campaign. But if you want to talk about the use of words, then take a look at MR’s stump speech where he basically calls the president ‘un-American,'” Cutter added.
Senior strategist David Axelrod also denounced the controversy, tweeting: “Enough phony outrage from Team Mitt, while they pour millions into ads that blatantly, brazenly lie about POTUS record on welfare to work.”
[full post at ABLC]