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Biden: ‘[Republicans Are] Going To Put Y’all Back In Chains’

Campaigning in Danville, Virginia on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden adopted a southern drawl when he told an audience of supporters of President Barack Obama’s reelection effort that Republicans aim to put “y’all back in chains.”

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“Look at their budget, and what they are proposing,” Biden said. “Romney wants to let–he said in the first hundred days, he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules. Unchain Wall Street.”

After a pause, Biden said, “they going to put y’all back in chains.”

Later on in that stump speech, Biden told the audience of Southern Virginians that “[w]ith your help, we can win North Carolina again.”

UPDATE: The Romney campaign called Biden’s statement “unacceptable.” An Obama campaign spokesman responded to the Romney campaign by telling MSNBC that “we’re fine” with Biden’s comments.

Watch the segment of the speech below via C-SPAN:

h/t The Weekly Standard

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