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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Joe Biden and Y'all's Chains.

Joe Biden today made reference to the Romney campaign’s desire to “unchain” Wall Street, by freeing them from various onerous regulations.  He then added “They gonna put y'all back in chains,” to the general amusement of the audience.  Republicans have fairly fainted from shock at this use of racial “code words” and have called Biden’s remark a “new low” in American politics. Pretty sensitive bunch, these Republicans, unless it’s one of their own doing the talking (think Rush Limbaugh, Ted Nugent, Allen West, Michelle Bachmann, etc.)

Joe Biden mixed “chains” with “y’all”
And it looks like he’s started a brawl
Mitt’s folks are just shocked
At the language he talked
“A new low” is their horrified call.

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