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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:33 PM

Enlighten me: What is the faux outrage from the right about Biden's "buried" comment?

I only caught a little bit of the coverage, but apparently the Vice President said something about the middle class being "buried"?

So why is that controversial? I'm confused.

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Reply Enlighten me: What is the faux outrage from the right about Biden's "buried" comment? (Original post)
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2012 OP
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #1
goclark Oct 2012 #2
Lucy Goosey Oct 2012 #3
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2012 #4
BlueStreak Oct 2012 #5

Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:35 PM

1. Biden said the middle class was buried - referring to the 47%

And Ryan quickly turned it around and claimed they were buried because of Obama's "FAILED" policies.

I have not heard any outrage, just the usual twisting by the republicans.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:40 PM

2. me too confused

I thought he meant "buried in debt "while the one percent is flying high.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:45 PM

3. It's being treated as if...

It's being treated as if VP Biden "confessed" that Obama's policies have buried the middle class. If you're now thinking, "that's a bit of a fucking stretch, isn't it?", you are correct.

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Response to Lucy Goosey (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:01 PM

4. Oh, okay.

So they totally decided to make up their own quote and placed it into what the Vice President actually said, so that what he said wasn't actually what he said?

Gotcha.

Par for the course. Nothing shocking there.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:13 PM

5. Just their usual straw man BS

They take a phrase -- on in this case a single word -- completely out of context and then develop their own story line around it and then attack that bogus straw man narrative.

Same as with Obama's "redistribution" comment from 15 years ago.

Yawn. That's pretty old by now.

Seriously. Is the all you got? This and a 5-year old tape of a speech that Hannity already covered 5 years ago? That's it? That's the best ya got?

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