Rev. CL Bryant, one of the main figures behind the new documentary movie "Runaway Slave," has spoken out against Vice President Joe Biden's remarks that a Mitt Romney presidency would put people "in chains." Bryant instead suggests that the Obama administration has already put the American people in chains.
"You're already there!" said Bryant, a Baptist minister, radio and television host, and one-time NAACP local chapter president. "Chained to the highest unemployment rate, chained to debt, chained to a 40 percent abortion rate!"
On Tuesday in Virginia, Biden spoke to an audience with many African-Americans and said: "[Romney] said in the first hundred days, he's going to let the big banks write their own rules – unchain Wall Street."
He added: "They're going to put y'all back in chains."
Republicans were quick to offer counter-statement against the vice president's remarks, saying that by evoking such a phrase he had crossed the line.
"After weeks of slanderous and baseless accusations leveled against Governor Romney, the Obama campaign has reached a new low," Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul said in a statement. "The comments made by the Vice President of the United States are not acceptable in our political discourse and demonstrate yet again that the Obama Campaign will say and do anything to win this election. President Obama should tell the American people whether he agrees with Joe Biden's comments."
Bryant has now sought to expose the supposed economic slavery of black people, saying that under the current Democratic administration African-Americans have already been oppressed.
"This is a reflection of the history of the democratic party. Their hypocrisy toward blacks was reinforced by this statement made by VP Joe Biden when he used the party's timeless tactic: fear," Bryant continued. "Just another attempt to enslave the vote of a people they have long taken for granted. Also that the VP from the east coast would say 'Put chains on y'all' is evidence of blatant, shameless and misguided pandering to Black folks."
Bryant then suggested that Vice President Biden watch his film "The Runaway Slave," and "think long and hard about the chains placed on groups in our society that lead to destruction."
The documentary features a number of prominent interviews, including radio-host Glenn Beck, former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, and Alveda King among others. The film is currently showing in select cities nationwide.