When our democracy is hijacked by Wall Street, the too-big-to-fail banks and the Koch brothers, then we are ALL in chains.—
Michael Moore (@MMFlint) August 15, 2012
Never mind that the White House itself has chosen to double down on Vice President Joe Biden’s comment to a crowd in Virginia Tuesday that a President Mitt Romney would “put y’all back in chains.” Moore, Biden admirer and author of “Stupid White Men,” has deemed the backlash “made-up outrage,” picked up the tasteless metaphor and run with it.
The transparent race baiting of Biden’s slavery metaphor was bad enough, but worse still is how casually the metaphor can be extended, apparently with a straight face. Student loans are the equivalent of chains? Who fit those chains, exactly?
Speaking of jobs…