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EXCUSING THE INEXCUSABLE

June Smith

Caution: The following commentary contains mindboggling comments made this week by Biden, Obama and his fork-tongued spokeslitherers, and others regarding Joe Blow’s “chains” comment. Side effects may occur and include trouble breathing; tightness in the chest; increased eye blinking; involuntary facial movements; lip snarling; confusion; the desire to go postal; tics; neuropsychic-like symptoms associated with hearing socially inappropriate and derogatory remarks; fast or irregular heartbeat; the desire for hearing loss; flipping around like a flounder in a frying pan; numbness of the brain; observing political and liberal media one-sidedness; headaches or dizziness; nausea; increased alcohol intake; sudden anger; diminished logic; vomit that looks like coffee grounds; and intellectual stagnation.

These possible effects should not be used as a reference, resource or for diagnosis. Those experiencing side effects, questioning the logic, actions, comments or political opinions of the aforementioned shouldn’t bother consulting a physician or mental health expert. It’s not you, it’s them.

I have standards. They are low, but I have them. I’m typically amused by political campaign mudslinging, but Biden changed the mud to fecal matter with his tawdry, shameful “put y’all back in chains” comment, adding insult to injury with a distasteful, phony dialect.

There’s no excuse for his comments and the excuses for his inexcusable comments have been ridiculous and riddling.

Obama defended his VEEP, telling a People magazine reporter that “the remarks need to be seen in their regulatory context” and gave blathering Joe a vote of confidence. He said that “the nature of modern campaigns is to blow up remarks into something they are not.”

When Romney expressed his outrage at the Biden comments and called for the President to take his “campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago and let us get about rebuilding and reuniting American”, Ben LaBolt, one of Obama’s many press secretaries, quickly issued a statement that “Romney’s comments tonight seemed unhinged, and particularly strange coming at a time when he’s pouring tens of millions of dollars into negative ads that are demonstrably false.”

Earlier in the day, Biden said, “I am told when I made that comment earlier today in Danville, Va., the Romney campaign put out a tweet, put out a tweet, went on the air, went on the airwaves saying, ‘Biden was outrageous in saying’ — I think I said, instead of unshackled, unchained — ‘outrageous to say that!’”

He didn’t stop there. “I got a message for them: If you want to know what’s outrageous, it’s their policies. Their effects on middle-class Americans, that’s what’s outrageous. That’s what’s outrageous,” he said, using the past tense verb “got” when he should have used the verb “have”.

But I digress…

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, one of many who raced to Biden’s rescue, brought Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson into the fray to thwart the incident. Dyson quickly gave Biden a pass and took on Romney and the GOP, saying “How can a Republican Party that has played dog whistle politics and whose expertise is in racial codes calling President Obama a monkey, an ape, an un-American, a Kenyon, somebody who was not born in America, a communist, and on and on and on. He doesn’t share the Anglo-Saxon heritage from Mitt Romney’s own campaign.”

Don’t even try to make sense of that sentence. Or diagram it.

Chris Matthews wasn’t feeling the Obama “thrill” up his leg as he attempted to explain Biden’s comments. It’s not easy to explain his explanation. Just consider the source.

FYI: Today, a “Joe Biden Chains Comments” Google search brought up about 65,300,000 results in 0.34 seconds; “niggerization” brought up about 102,000 results in 0.17 seconds.

CBS and the other liberal media outlets were quick to hang the “chains” comment around Romney’s neck as well and have moved on to feasting over the alleged “murderer”, “thief “ and “tax cheating” Romney’s “racist comments”.

MSNBC’s “The Cycle” co-host Touré shocked co-panelists with he accused Romney of engaging in the “niggerization” of the campaign.

“That really bothered me,” he said. “You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us.”

“I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is ‘niggerization.’ You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear,” Touré said.

There’s no excuse for Biden’s comments. Those in the Obama posse and in media making excuses for it do it “for the cause” and for a living.

As for Biden, he was sent home to Delaware Friday to get an early start on the weekend. Neil Munro reported in “The Daily Caller” (http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/16/biden-sent-home-by-the-boss/#ixzz23uT4veFO) that “The updated White House calendar for Aug. 17 reports that ‘in the morning, the Vice President will meet with senior advisers. Later, the Vice President will be in Wilmington, Delaware.’

“There are no public events scheduled,” said the 5:36 p.m. White House announcement, titled ‘Daily Guidance for the Vice President.’

“Biden’s retreat home during the increasingly frenetic 2012 race comes amid increased criticism for his campaign-trail performance.

“Biden was slated to share an uncomfortable lunch with President Barack Obama on Thursday, following his disastrous week on the campaign trail, which culminated with a racially inflammatory warning to African-American supporters that Mitt Romney will “put y’all back in chains.”

Hmmm. Haven’t heard Obama, LaBolt, Schultz, Matthews, Touré or any of the other usual suspects commenting on the “uncomfortable lunch” or Joe’s timeout in Delaware…

The gloves are off, guts are spilling, bad blood is boiling and there are still eighty days of “niggerization” and “otherization” to go until Election Day.

Microsoft Word’s Spelling & Grammar: English, (U.S.) had no spelling suggestions for the two new buzzwords of the week, only options to “Ignore Once”, “Ignore All;” or add them to the dictionary.

Oh, would that I could “Ignore Once” or “Ignore All” but since the truth must be told, they’ve been added to my Word dictionary.

More’s the pity.

June Smith is the widow of Ron Smith, WBAL Talk Show Host, Emmy® Award winner, and Baltimore Sun columnist, who was a media titan in Maryland area and beyond for almost forty years. Her tribute website, founded in his memory, is www.friendsofronsmith.com. She is working diligently to raise one million dollars for the Ron Smith Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at Johns Hopkins. Her email is june@friendsofronsmith.com.






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