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August 24, 2012

Romney lets out dog-whistle: "No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate"


Mitt Romney in Michigan today:
"I love being home, in this place where Ann and I were raised, where but the both of us were born," Romney said after introducing his wife, fellow Michigan native Ann. "No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place where we were born and raised."
Yes, I know we are supposed to see this as a joke, but it's certainly not the first time that Romney or his campaign and surrogates have let loose with the racial and "othering" dog-whistles:
  • Romney's running an ad which falsely claims that Obama has ended work requirements for Americans receiving welfare benefits (Shades of Reagan's "Welfare Queen").

  • Romney boasts proudly about the NAACP crowd who booed him,  "If they want more stuff from the government, tell them to go vote for the other guy — more free stuff." (Because, you know, all blacks only want free stuff.)

  • Romney follows up comments made by campaign surrogate John Sununu, that President Obama needs to "learn to be an American" by saying himself that Obama doesn't understand "what it is that makes America such a unique nation."

  • Romney calls Obama "angry" (right, cause No Drama Obama is such an angry black man) and says Obama wants to "to smash America apart."

  • A Romney advisor claims that Obama doesn’t "fully appreciate" America’s "Anglo-Saxon heritage."

  • Yes, yes. Obama is the angry, black foreigner who wants to give all the free shit that real Americans work hard for to the other blacks because he doesn't understand America because he wasn't born here.

    [sigh]

    And yes, Mitt, you're white and rich so no one has ever asked to see your birth certificate (just the black guy's), but everyone and his brother has asked to see your tax returns -- including fellow Republicans -- so what about that?

    2 comments:

    Dean Dough said...

    Great post! I emailed the RNC and recommended they read it.

    stanchaz said...

    Yeah, sure fella, we just love your
    off-the-cuff attempts at "humor".
    But tell us more, Mitt.
    Why don't you explain to us 
    how and why your More-mon-ey Grandpa 
    packed up and moved to live in Mexico...
    in order to evade the oh-so-harsh 
    monogamy laws back here in the good ole USA?
    Hmmm...it sure seems to me that YOUR family 
    has a long HISTORY of various offshore 
    or foreign evasions of various types...
    whether they be birther-relatd,
    or marital-related, 
    or tax-related.
    Whatever.
    Why don’t you
    show us THOSE  birth certificates,
    AND foreign tax shelters,
    AND secret Swiss accounts,
    AND tax returns?
    People like you Mitt,
    who live in multiple glass houses,
    should be very very careful when they start
    slinging attack-humor stones, dear boy.
    They could backfire...