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  •  I think that slavery comment (1+ / 0-)
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    JBL55

    from a month or two ago rubbed a lot of people the wrong way and it got a lot of play in the media.

    What'd he say to a african american audience - "the GOP was to make you slaves again" or something similar?

    •  He used the word "chains." (0+ / 0-)

      I forget the exact line.  Not that it matters AFAIC.

      "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

      by JBL55 on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 10:46:45 AM PDT

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    •  No, the word was "chains" (2+ / 0-)
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      Steve Magruder, filby

      "unshackle" morphed into "unchain"
      ..."they want to 'UNCHAIN' the banks--they're gonna put you back in chains."

      Made sense to me.
      I think the audience had African Americans in it, but I believe Biden was addressing them as "ordinary people," not as African Americans specifically.

    •  I know that was controversial but I think that is (0+ / 0-)

      the truth and Joe nailed it. I knew the media will be screeching about it as would the GOP but I like Joe saying it how it is.

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      by wishingwell on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 10:58:19 AM PDT

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