Biden Quote Could Mean Political Trouble, Or Not

Quotes can come from so many different sources and you never know when one will be a great one. Often times politics and politicians provide us with some of the most ridiculous (or inspiring) quotes that we have on record. Here at we try to keep up with quotes from the political realm.

Turns out just today, August 13th, Vice-President Biden has stated something that the ever-vigilant media pounced on. When politicians make one tiny mistake people dissect their words immediately. Things are taken out of context and the blogosphere goes nuts.

So let’s get to what Vice-President Biden actually said (the full quote, all the context!):

“Romney wants to let the – he said in the first hundred days, he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules, unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put you all back in chains.”

Two little sentences and the web has exploded. When you read the whole quote it doesn’t look too bad. Admittedly it’s a little risky a thing for a politician to say during today’s world of hyper-political correctness. From the looks of a C-Span video of the remarks, “the audience does not appear to react negatively to Mr. Biden’s phrasing; indeed, laughter can be heard among the crowd.”

Of course, the Romeny campaign came out and immediately said the statement was “a new low” and that the phrasing was “not acceptable.” Of course, now the back and forth between the campaigns has begun and probably won’t go away until the next quotable statement comes out of someone in either campaign.

According to Politico, the “Obama campaign is refusing to back away from Vice President Joe Biden’s accusation that Mitt Romney and the GOP will put Americans in “chains” if they are elected.” Their deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter told MSNBC, “We have no problem with those comments.”

This is probably just another little harmless quote that the campaigns will repeat into oblivion. It’s pretty doubtful that this will have any significance in the campaign. It might just turn out to be the source of a few harsh political ads and then disappear.

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