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Rangel Admits: Biden “Chains” Comment was Stupid

So, what do you end up with when New York congressman Charlie Rangel criticizes Vice President Joe Biden? I suppose an insufferable, unscrupulous, corrupt blowhard knocking an insufferable, unscrupulous, bumbling blowhard. Still, we’ll cheer anytime any liberal hack speaks truthfully about another one …

After Vice President Joe Biden infamously told an audience that Mitt Romney is “going to unchain Wall Street,” and concluded they are “going to put y’all back in chains,” Mr. Romney’s campaign cried foul. This was an obvious and unfair allusion to slavery, Mr. Romney’s surrogates argued.

Well, count veteran Congressman Charlie Rangel among Mr. Biden’s critics on the Democratic side of the aisle.

“The Vice President said he’s going to put “y’all in chains,’” Mr. Rangel told The Perez Notes in a recent free-wheeling interview. “Was he talking about slavery? You bet your ass he was. Was he using the vernacular? Yes, he was. Did he think it was cute? Yes, he did. Was it something stupid to say? You bet your life it was stupid … ”

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