WELL SPOKEN, Mr. VICE-PRESIDENT.
America needed more of that.
The hoopla or uproar or backlash of what Vice-president Joe Biden said the other day was completely superfluous, with some scholarly black ivy league gentlemen going on TV and addressing the issue in the media as something unheard of before in American history.
Thank G.., he did not use the "n" word; or it would have been "all hell breaks loose" for those, who were assailing him for his "put y'all back in chains" comment in his speech to a predominantly African American audience.
Many people would agree that Joe Biden was such an independent person, he seldom spoke for anyone else; and he was used to parodying with his political statements, they sometimes went past ordinary rhetoric to be more like pure "slapstick comedy" on many occasions.
However, if one would take the trouble to look closely, he used the phrase or term that his critics were so angry about metaphorically. His emphasis was not on "slavery" or even on black people. It was on Wall Street and the kinds of policies that the Republican Party ticket candidates, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, would pursue, if they succeeded in getting elected in the 2012 presidential election.
... and he was damn right, that the prime investment companies in the country would be catered to by a team like that. There was no doubt that Romney represented the private equity sector and Ryan was a quintessential right-wing conservative, who would listen to nothing, but his base.
If those young men, who were on the media trying to distant or exonerate themselves from Joe Biden and condemning his statement knew the people behind the campaign in the forthcoming election, with President Barack Obama and he, Joe Biden, on one side, and the Republican pair on the other, they would think twice before they uttered a single word to show their indignation against his (Obama's) vice-president.
Biden's motive was a very simple one; and that was to point to the fact that huge sums of money was involved in the campaign that could throw the election wide open for someone or a group of people "to buy it".
It was a warning, not just for the sake of race or color. It was one for the whole nation; and he had previously written about the issue of the type of money changing hands in the campaign only a day or two before on the Internet, and he knew what he was talking about.
Now, how would that kind of warning be received, if it came from a low level campaign operative than from the vice-president? He was only alluding to the seriousness of the situation, that if the middle class and working people allowed the election to go the other way, they would have a long time to wait, before the opportunity they presently have came by again.
He was just saying the same thing that Obama has been saying all along, that if there should be a really strong economy that the country needed so much, there must be a reversion in regard to "the system".
Only a few privileged people have control over it (system), and if the voting masses were going to give them more power, then where would any kind of change come from?
The vice-president had the economy, more than just race or ethnicity on his mind; and as outspoken as he was, he might have used a gaffe to help him to get his message across. Yet, if that message was heard loud and clear, he would have done his job; and that was all that he wanted to do.
He might be involved in some outbursts that were rough and even derogatory in a characteristic fashion, once in a while; but he wanted his listeners to hear him well before it was too late.
Those men in smart suits, and appearing on the media, chastising him and showing their outrage did not really know what was going on; but he (Biden) did, and therefore, he must be listened to.
"Put y'all back in chains," was an after thought; and if this was not a case, when the real emphasis was forgotten, but the after thought was getting all the attention it did not deserve, then nobody knew what the whole hullabaloo of Biden's statement was about.