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.