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Joe Biden Uses NAACP Convention As Platform To Attack Mitt Romney

Vice-President Joe Biden spent half an hour preaching to the NAACP convention this morning, and nearly all of his speech focused on feverishly attacking the Romney campaign.

On education, Biden spent a few minutes hyping up the crowd on the importance of education for the future of America, and then quickly proceeded to tell the audience that education doesn’t play a role in Mitt Romney’s “vision for the future of America.”

Encouraged by a scattered chorus of boos towards Romney that has become the trademark response of audiences at the NAACP, Biden then doubled-down on his hyperbole.

“It’s (education) on the backburner,” Biden said. “It’s not a priority.”

Biden also attempted to hit Mitt Romney on tax cuts, saying his tax cuts would selectively benefit rich households, while “we [Romney Admin] cut and eviscerate all these other programs.”

“The result? 2.2 million African-American working families will see a tax increase if he [Romney] succeeds,” claimed a somber Biden. “That’s a fact!”

The Vice-President saved civil rights for the end of his speech, and took great care to effectively label Mitt Romney as someone who did not care about civil rights.

“They [Romney Admin] see a future where the Justice Department is even prohibited from challenging any efforts to suppress votes,” said Biden. “Imagine what the Supreme Court would look like after four years of a Romney Presidency.”

With no shortage of gross exaggeration, Biden used his time at the NAACP convention as a national platform on which he tried to smear Mitt Romney, purely for the purpose of helping President Obama get re-elected.

 

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