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It’s become clear in the past week that the Presidential Election has entered into a new phase: it’s teenage years. Yes, the race which already wasn’t a winner is now full of nasty accusations and general teenage bitchyness. The New York Times literally wrote a “that’s the ugliest effing suit I’ve ever seen” piece this week. Sure they were right, but the Mean Girls-ification of this race is probably here to stay.

Over the past few days of course the Right has been freaking out about some dumb comments made by Joe Biden, where he said (and I’m sure this is the 50,000th time you’ve heard this) that Romney is “going to let the big banks once again write their own rules — unchain Wall Street… (then) They’re going to put y’all back in chains!” Did I mention he said this before an audience in Virginia that was about half African American? Yikes.

If nothing else this leads credence to my campaign to get Northerners to stop saying “y’all”. Biden is from Scranton. He should say “you’se guys” and then cough up some coal dust.

The problem of course with Right feigning shock at Biden’s  comments is that we EXPECT Joe Biden to say stupid things occasionally. In fact, I think a lot of people like Joe Biden’s occasional gaffes because they remind us he is human (unlike Romney, whose gaffes remind us that he is in fact a robot). Now I’m not saying Biden’s “chains” comment was appropriate – it made me groan like everyone else – but Joe Biden is a public figure who wears his unctiousness on his sleeve, and seeing him pander to an audience basically seems natural. Now is his bad behavior appropriate? No. But we don’t blame dogs for licking their balls and thus we shouldn’t blame Joe Biden of all people for acting like a politician.

Republicans could really learn a thing or two from Democrats, who became a lot happier once they decided to accept the fact that Sarah Palin would occasionally self awful things. A lot happier.


Written by Your Benevolent Editor

August 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm

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