And I’m told that when I made that comment earlier today in Danville, Virginia, the Romney campaign put out a tweet. You know, tweets these days? Put out a tweet, went on the airwaves saying, ‘Biden, he’s outrageous in saying that,’ I think I said instead of ‘unshackled,’ ‘unchained.’ ‘Outrageous to say that.’ That’s what we had. I’m using their own words. I got a message for them. If you want to know what’s outrageous, it’s their policies and the effects of their policies on middle class America. That’s what’s outrageous. – Vice President Joe Biden
THE PERPETUALLY UNHINGED chief surrogate of Team Romney, former Gov. John Sununu, who’s playing the role of Mark Penn for the Romney campaign, has taken to going off with the media, one channel after another, his knack for saying things outrageous making him the clown of the talking head set. Sununu came in handy today after former Reagan budget director David Stockman eviscerated Paul Ryan’s budget in the New York Times.
Sununu and other leading Republicans had a synchronized head exploding episode after V.P. Biden used the word “unchained.”
“Well, there’s going to be folks across the country that will try and take that as some kind of code word that is going to suggest that the Republicans are trying to be racial in their programs,” Sununu said. “That’s ridiculous. “ [TPM]
A contagion of tweets were followed by news organizations dutifully covering Team Romney’s attempt to make Biden look bad, because right now Team Romney’s only goal is to chip away at the character issue, hoping Pres. Obama’s will take a hit.
Considering the tactics Republicans have used to attack and insult Obama, today’s antics by Team Romney, led by John Sununu, who has obviously been charged with lead rhetorical gun turret position, was as obvious as it is tiresome.
So, we were moving right along discussing Ryan’s budget plan and his Medicare ideas, important stuff to debate, when Sununu, Andrea Saul and Reince Priebus suddenly yell “squirrel!”
Evidently, the reaction to Paul Ryan’s choice as vice president wasn’t what they’d hoped, so shifting the conversation away from his budget plan and Medicare voucher scheme discussion is job one.