Obama Finally Helps a White Guy
Vice President Joe Biden has been in hot water after saying, in a speech, that Republicans are "going to put y'all back in chains." Subsequently, critics have been putting pressure on President Barack Obama to denounce the remark, to apologize for it. Obama did respond to the controversy today — but admitted no wrongdoing on Biden's part.
"Joe Biden has been an outstanding vice president. He is passionate about what's happening in middle-class families," Obama said in an interview with People magazine. "So I will be talking to him a whole lot about the campaign generally."
He further said that Biden's remarks were taken out of context and didn't bear an deeper connotation. Biden was only saying "you, consumers, the American people, will be a lot worse off if we repeal these [Wall Street reform] laws as the other side is suggesting," he said. "In no sense was he trying to connote something other than that."
See President Obama Defends Biden’s Controversial ‘Chains’ Remark at Mediaite
http://www.mediaite.com/online/president-obama-defends-bidens-controvers... (Accessed 17 August 2012)
Granted, it was a weak attempt at defending the indefensible, but it was a noble try to Help a White Guy. We are glad that Biden's comment calling Barack Obama the “first mainstream African-American who is bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” was also swept under the rug. This statement, made when he was also saying that Obama was not a great presidential candidate, made the gaffe that Obama was a mainstream AA. This is, in hindsight, indefensible as well.