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If you are a victim of Hurricane Sandy, relax. Vice President Joe Biden says you have a "homeboy" who understands.



Why is Biden allowed to continue speaking?

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Seeking to reassure victims of Hurricane Sandy following a tour of the damaged boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J., Vice President Joe Biden told residents Sunday that he spent a lot of time on the New Jersey shore while growing up and that they’ve got a “homeboy” in the White House who “gets it.”

Here are Biden’s remarks, from the pool report:

“If you’re not an Easterner it’s hard to understand that the ocean to us is the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park and everything else combined. It is a gigantic part of not only our economy but who we are. It’s a gigantic part of the culture as well.

“And every time the rest of the country is in real trouble, New Jersey and Delaware and New York and Connecticut, et cetera, we respond, we respond. And it’s going to be a heavy lift. These are difficult times in terms of budgets but the president has made it clear that we are going to do everything we can to make sure that the Corps is fully funded, that FEMA has their needs and that all the programs that exist under the auspices of the federal government not only continue to exist but are funded so that we can make sure that this area of the country is fully fully fully restored.

“So as the president said when he was up here with the governor, we’re not going anywhere. We’re not going anywhere. And you’ve got a homeboy in the deal who gets it.”
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Joe Biden to Sandy victims: ‘You’ve got a homeboy’ who ‘gets it’

Joe is a good motivational speaker, and I'm sure his presence helps them know we haven't forgotten them. The President has appointed a man in charge of rebuilding and relief efforts as far as coordinating with the federal government is concerned.
It is such a tragedy and some stories are heartbreaking. still the determination and strength of ordinary people is something I find astounding and inspirational.
But yeah sometimes words can help heal.
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Racism is alive and not on the side everyone says it is...

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Racism is alive and not on the side everyone says it is...

I wonder what the daily outrage would be today if this was a Republican using the word, "Homeboy?"

That is a rhetorical question. No need to answer. We all know what the dialogue in the mainstream media and Democratic party would be. They would be running, not walking, to the nearest microphone to scream about racism. Hell, Democrats are already accusing Republicans of racism and sexism over them being critical of Rice. Apparently the only reason conservatives do not like Rice and are grilling her is because she is a black woman.
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o jeezus you guys are too much
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I use that phrase all the time. so do a lot of people. it has become part of our Americana lingo. or didn't y'all notice while you were nose first in propaganda?
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Biden was born in Pennsylvania but raised in Delaware for much of his early life.
"Homeboy" just means he comes from the same place as the people he's addressing. I call people my "homies" and "peeps" all the time. It can mean people from your family, or your neighborhood, or your community, or your general geographical area (and can be used to signify as broad a region as the entire South, or the whole of New England), or even your socio-economic demographic (ie, "my working class homies"). It means people you feel some sort of affinity with.

I'm not getting the reference to race; it is not a racial thing. It is a hipster thing. White people probably use this vintage slang far more often than black people do, generally tongue in cheek. It's not been used in earnest by people of any race since about the mid-1980s.
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Oh, the contortions the lefties are using to excuse Biden.
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Oh, the contortions the lefties are using to excuse Biden.
Oh the contortions the right uses to try to make people they dont like look bad. y'all are now acting like the mean queen in the snow white affair.
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