Speaking of making no sense . . .
Via The Hill:
The head of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on Thursday dismissed accusations that Vice President Biden’s “chains” remark was an appeal to black voters, saying the charge “makes absolutely no sense.”
Biden stirred controversy on Tuesday when he said a Mitt Romney administration would give Wall Street free rein and “put y’all back in chains.” Romney accused Biden of fomenting “anger and hate,” which he says is central to President Obama’s campaign.
But Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), the chairman of the CBC, said he made “absolutely nothing” of Biden’s remarks at the campaign event Tuesday in Danville, Va.
“It makes absolutely no sense that some kind of a little throwaway line is now being used to make Vice President Biden appear to have been throwing out these words in order to somehow attract dumb African-Americans who, if they hear the words chains, are going to automatically vote for him and President Obama,” Cleaver said on CNN’s “Starting Point.”
“I would never have even paid much attention to it but for the fact that campaigns nowadays are waiting for any kind of little nugget to try to create an atmosphere of more and more discord.”