Paul Ryan accuses Biden of stoking 'fear and envy'
Romney running mate says VP has sunk to low levels in campaign
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate Paul Ryan
has taken umbrage over Vice President Joe Biden's recent remarks. Ryan
declared that Biden's remarks that Republicans "are going to put y'all
back in chains" and says that it is the sign of a "desperate" campaign
trying to "stoke the emotions of fear and envy."
Obama VP Joe Biden bid controversy when he said, 'Look at what they [Republicans] value, and look at their budget. And look what they're proposing. [Romney] said in the first 100 days, he's going to let the big banks write their own rules - unchain Wall Street. They're going to put y'all back in chains.'
Ryan says that this will hardly be the first negative comment voters will hear from the Obama campaign, he believes "people are going to see through this.
"To try and you know, stoke the emotions of fear and envy, and it's just not going to work. People are going to see through this. We've gone from hope and change to anger and division and blame and attack and I think people are going to see through this," Ryan said.
Biden bid controversy when he said, "Look at what they [Republicans] value, and look at their budget. And look what they're proposing. [Romney] said in the first 100 days, he's going to let the big banks write their own rules - unchain Wall Street. They're going to put y'all back in chains."
Biden's comments were made at a rally in Danville, Virginia. A serious brouhaha has since erupted regarding the question of racial insensitivity on the part of the vice president.
Many feel that Biden's statement was exclusively geared to African-Americans, due to the history of slavery in the U.S. Much like the proverbial saying of "Let's take our country back," the idea of putting people "back in chains" is widely perceived to be a dog whistle for putting minorities, specifically African-Americans, back into some form of a subservient role.
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