The Obama Campaign Calls Romney a Hypocrite For Outrage Over Biden Remark

Tired of playing games, the Obama campaign has called out Mitt Romney for his hypocritical outrage over Joe Biden’s in chains remark.

The Obama campaign had a strong response for Mitt Romney’s latest attempt to avoid talking about the issues.

Here is the statement from Obama For America:

For months, Speaker Boehner, Congressman Ryan, and other Republicans have called for the ‘unshackling’ of the private sector from regulations that protect Americans from risky financial deals and other reckless behavior that crashed our economy. Since then, the Vice President has often used a similar metaphor to describe the need to ‘unshackle’ the middle class. Today’s comments were a derivative of those remarks, describing the devastating impact letting Wall Street write its own rules again would have on middle class families. We find the Romney campaign’s outrage over the Vice President’s comments today hypocritical, particularly in light of their own candidate’s stump speech questioning the President’s patriotism. Now, let’s return to that ‘substantive’ debate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan promised 72 hours ago, but quickly abandoned.

The Romney campaign has been doing their best to gin up outrage over Biden’s, “in chains” remark today. In fact they are trying to get any controversy going that doesn’t involve discussing how Mitt Romney feels about Paul Ryan’s record, Ryan’s budget, Ryan’s stance on Medicare, or Paul Ryan in general.

It’s pretty easy to see what’s going on here. This is another attempt to try to change the narrative of the day, and put the Obama campaign on the defensive.

The Romney campaign is reeling right now. To the surprise of no one but the Romney folks, the selection of Paul Ryan has been controversial. The Romney campaign can’t talk about their position on the issues, and the only consistent thing that Mitt Romney has campaigned on is that he thinks Barack Obama is really, really bad.

Mitt Romney’s campaign about nothing keeps promising a substantive debate about the issues, while spending all of their time avoiding giving specific details about their positions on any issue. The biggest Romney hypocrisy is having the nerve to repeat their lie about welfare to work over and over again on the campaign trail, while accusing the Obama campaign of lying.

The Obama campaign seems to be done playing games with Mitt Romney. They are in charge of the narrative, and they aren’t going to let Romney changed the subject. Much of Romney’s summer from Hell has been caused by the Republican’s inability to steer the national conversation. Obama has been able to define Romney and change the subject of discussion at will. Romney has spent the summer on the defensive, and today’s outrage was an attempt to go on offense.

It didn’t work.

The Obama campaign has steered the conversation towards exactly what they want to talk about. Mitt Romney’s plan to deregulate Wall Street. The impotent and incompetent Romney campaign is too weak to win a test of wills with Obama.

2012 is turning into Barack Obama’s campaign, with Mitt Romney along for the ride.

23 Replies to “The Obama Campaign Calls Romney a Hypocrite For Outrage Over Biden Remark”

  1. To quote Republicans, “Oh, look! The Romney camp is playing the race card!” (That they got from their own party).

    And yet none of them are a minority. Odd. Sad. Pathetic. Transparent.

    What about Ryan’s budget, Medicare, and your tax returns– and don’t throw us out! :-)We’re “just asking”.

  2. Republicans have said that “the Democrat Party wants to put Black Americans on a plantation” and none of the republicans have been outraged, but let VP Biden mention slavery and chains in relation to financial regulation, and they need to be resuscitated. It’s all Bull Stank, every bit of it. Romney wants to do anything to get out of the corner that he’s painted himself into, and I’m so glad that President Obama and his campaign team are calling them out for their faux outrage and making them stay in that corner.

  3. It amazes me how a man with romneys wealth can be such a shell of a man.

    I feel sorry for the guy.

  4. “The Romney campaign is reeling right now. To the surprise of no one but the Romney folks, the selection of Paul Ryan has been controversial.”

    Could this be an “Eagleton Moment” for the GOP?



  5. Nice! The Obama campaign has shown gravitas in their response to Right Wing faux outrage time and again. So far the Romney Campaign’s smoke and mirror tactics has been ineffective against Axelrod and the boys. They are solid. I’m proud to be supporting a winning team.

  6. The Republicans will turn VP Joe Biden’s remark about chains into the “Unchained Melody” just for their advantage.

  7. “derivative”
    Team Obama! Zorro. rapier. shredded upholstery on the Republican fainting couch. Ha.Ha.Ha.Ha.Ha… Carry on.

  8. Oh, for gawdsake, Mitt, stop your whining and crying and get over it. Are you that much of a wimp?

    Didn’t you know that Presidential election politics is a full body contact sport?


    Oh, go ahead. Call the waaaambulance.

  9. Mitt should look up the definition of hypocrite in the Webster’s Dictionary. He’s trying to turn Joe Biden’s remark about chains into the unchained melody. Just his religious belief of Mormonism says a lot for this man. Just ask him about the Curse of Cain that is suppose to be upon the black people and I’m sure he’ll wiggle off the stage with his strange underwear.

  10. Is anyone else, tired of Romneyhood CRYIN AND WHINING like a lil BITCH….I mean , come on dude ” MAN UP “……WTF…..DAMNED SISSY

  11. The ROMNEYHOOD RATS keep making inferences to ” CHICAGO STYLE POLITICS “….well , they ought to know that they are in a F N fight… they need to stop acting like a bunch of LITTLE GIRLS…..ok, maybe their not acting…….my apolygies to ” LITTLE GIRLS ‘

  12. Great to see Joe Biden out campaigning.

    Biden is one of the great minds among the Senate.

    No doubt he has been stung by the media coverage portraying him as a gaffe prone dufus.

    Biden is great campaigner and is highly motivated in this, his last campaign. He will be an asset to Dems all up and down the ballot.

  13. Gail, years ago we lived across the street from a Mormon couple, the woman being one of Phil McConkie’s nieces.

    Mr. McConkie was the Mormon President, who after years of anguish over the mark of Cain doctrine, received the revelation to change it.

    I am willing to take this all as a sincere repentance, and leave Romney’s religious beliefs out of the discussion.

    That still leaves his POLITICAL beliefs to chew over though.

  14. Projection..blaming others for what you are doing…

    As a woman, I assure you that if we do not have control over our reproductive and health care rights we end up CHAINED to the system and the males.

    If we do not have clear voting rights we are CHAINED by and to politicians who are mostly white males! !!!

    Back to the McCarthy era for all of us by ryan/ romney! Unhinged and dangerously immoral!

  15. Gail, I believe the republican party should not be called the conservative party. It should be called the hypocrite party.

  16. Romney tells lies about the President and EXPECTS us to put up with it. President Obama tells the TRUTH, with facts to back it up, romney whines, cries “foul”, says President Obama is hitting below the belt and DEMANDS an apology! Romney is the epitomy of “spoiled brat bully” who, when cornered, starts the foot stomping, throws the temper tantrum and starts screaming “not fair”! Romney’s bullbleep is what’s not fair but that wimp couldn’t “man up” if his life depended on it. I’m sure he’d just run back to mommy ann and batboy paulie, cry awhile, then take some laps on his jet ski or play with his car elvator!


  17. Mittens: quit yer whinin’ and take your coming eleotoral smackdown like a man!
    By the way, Mittens’ hypocrisy again proves that one of the 8 cornerstones of the GOP, hypocrisy, is 1,000% correct

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