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Romney goes birther: Makes joke about BC, makes clear his strategy of doubling down on whiteness
Salon ^ | August 24, 2012 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large

Posted on 08/24/2012 11:37:15 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Donald Trump: You’re fired!

With his joke today that “No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate,” Mitt Romney moved down to the lowest rung of the Republican Party – the racist demagogues who know better.

(VIDEO AT LINK)

I don’t forgive poor, isolated, ignorant whites their racism, but you can understand some of the cultural programming that embedded it. Romney knows Obama was born here. And he also knows exactly what he’s doing with his birth certificate joke: he’s telling the bedrock Republican reactionary base to pay no attention to that Todd Akin mess, Romney will cater to their basest political desires.

We know Romney knows better, because his son Matt made the same joke, and had to apologize (if Tweeting “My bad” is an apology.) This time, he didn’t have one of his sons, or even Paul Ryan act as surrogate: Romney himself is willing to wade into the muck himself.

If you had any doubts about the racial animus behind Romney’s lying welfare ads – which polls show conservative whites view through a racial lens, thanks to Ronald Reagan painting “welfare queens” in such vivid terms – Romney’s descent into birtherism should dispel it.

Talk about doubling down on whiteness.

Mitt Romney should be ashamed of himself, and so should anyone who votes for him.

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Joan Walsh is Salon's editor at large and the author of "What's the Matter with White People: Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was."


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; birthcertificate; certifigate; ivorytower; liberalbigot; mi2012; obama; playtheracecard; progressiveattack; racecard; reverseracism; romney; salongbias; whitepeople
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The comments there are exactly what you'd expect. I'm guessing she has her staff members writing them.
1 posted on 08/24/2012 11:37:21 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney said, “Nobody has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know I was born and raised in Michigan.”


2 posted on 08/24/2012 11:39:28 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If everyone KNOWS Obama was born here then why does he keep releasing FAKE birth certificates?

Two so far...


3 posted on 08/24/2012 11:40:59 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A lot of leftist hate and in that article and comments.


4 posted on 08/24/2012 11:41:42 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hahahaha! They really are petrified!
5 posted on 08/24/2012 11:42:26 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just a bunch of canned responses. Same old tired and worn out lefty crap.


6 posted on 08/24/2012 11:42:35 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Team 0bama will be so pleased with this screed!! TELL Joan Walsh what prizes she’s getting Johnny!!

“Ohhh that lucky Joan Walsh will be getting a swag bag with a Barack Chia Pet, tofu trail snacks with Moochelle’s autograph AND a Planned Parenthood coupon for a free complimentary abortion procedure!”


7 posted on 08/24/2012 11:42:35 AM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: JennysCool

—Hahahaha! They really are petrified!—

Yep. They got a glimpse of the post-convention race.


8 posted on 08/24/2012 11:44:03 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, Leftists.... WE’RE GOING TO RUB YOUR NOSES IN IT TOO!!!!


9 posted on 08/24/2012 11:44:48 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Joan Walsh is one of the worst people on MSNBC. Unlike some of the others, she’s smart enough to know exactly what a lying POS she is.


10 posted on 08/24/2012 11:45:53 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I recognize that the libs are very, very sensitive about the BC issue. They have invested huge amounts of time in demonizing anyone who would question the birthplace of Obama. They invented the term “birther” to facilitate their campaign.

And the “birther” campaign has been an overwhelming success - at least up until now.

But when did “birther” become “racist”. Beats me. I’m pretty tuned in and I missed it. Too much time on FR and not enough MSNBC time I guess. I’m sure there’s a connection somehow. Maybe just challenging Obama on any issue whatsoever is racist. Could be.


11 posted on 08/24/2012 11:47:10 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I didn't think Romney had it in him, but I think he is actively starting to live inside Obama’s head.

For the last few weeks he has been doing precisely what would most unhinge a person with Obama’s psych issues. I wonder if they've done a full psych profile on Obama and are aiming push him into unscripted rants.

12 posted on 08/24/2012 11:47:41 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Racist my eye.

The Left knows it isn't racist...but the race card is all they've got.

13 posted on 08/24/2012 11:48:56 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: All

The media just said.. Congressman Todd who.. birth certificate.. squirrel..


14 posted on 08/24/2012 11:50:17 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Serious, almost everything these politicians say is calculated. What do you think his intent here was?


15 posted on 08/24/2012 11:51:16 AM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Romney ask about his college transcripts.


16 posted on 08/24/2012 11:51:16 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: InterceptPoint

They are not that upset. Barry has no problem pimping his BC coffee mugs for 22 dollars


17 posted on 08/24/2012 11:52:47 AM PDT by italianquaker ( 17 percent of the tea partiers support barry obama, the fox poll said so lol)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s official: Democrats are humorless.


18 posted on 08/24/2012 11:52:52 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: ColdOne

That’s some mighty fine Eye Poking there Mitt.


19 posted on 08/24/2012 11:53:42 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: MNDude

Probably to remind voters that when it comes to the President and America, the President’s relationship status on Facebook is: “it’s complicated.”


20 posted on 08/24/2012 11:54:11 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: SampleMan

WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: How Mitt Romney Mentally Castrated The Obama Campaign
http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/07/31/white-house-insider-how-mitt-romney-mentally-castrated-the-obama-campaign/


21 posted on 08/24/2012 11:56:04 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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“Nobody has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know I was born and raised in Michigan.”

Yes. And if Romney would hit BO for his, I'd be able to vote for Romney without having to pinch my nose so hard. Ryan already makes it smell better.

22 posted on 08/24/2012 11:57:44 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Mitt Romney should be ashamed of himself, and so should anyone who votes for him. “

Poor little white blogger. Afraid that people will stop talking about Akin?

btw It worked.


23 posted on 08/24/2012 11:58:27 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Talk about doubling down on whiteness."

If the last four years are an example of blackness then a little whiteness sounds pretty good right now.

24 posted on 08/24/2012 11:58:51 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I take it one must have an IQ that matches their shoe size to either work or comment at that site.

I won't even waste my valuable time to read all the way thru the 1 commentary.

BORING Joan.

25 posted on 08/24/2012 12:00:38 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the race card.... it’s all they have apparently


26 posted on 08/24/2012 12:01:02 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: KansasGirl

Obama should have quit while he was ahead but he kept doubling down on the tax returns. Payback is a b%*tch.


27 posted on 08/24/2012 12:01:19 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So the author of ""What's the Matter with White People: Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was." is crying racism.

No irony there.

28 posted on 08/24/2012 12:01:28 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A bad attitude and a perpetual grimace is no way to go through life, Joan.
29 posted on 08/24/2012 12:02:26 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: SampleMan
I didn't think Romney had it in him, but I think he is actively starting to live inside Obama’s head. For the last few weeks he has been doing precisely what would most unhinge a person with Obama’s psych issues. I wonder if they've done a full psych profile on Obama and are aiming push him into unscripted rants.

I think that's a lot of what's going on. Make some "good natured" jokes that have the effect of kicking Zero in the b@lls. He can't take it and the race card ain't gonna work.

30 posted on 08/24/2012 12:02:55 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: NewHampshireDuo

Romney’s living in the heads of the MSM, too. This was the top story on ABC’s top of the hour radio news!


31 posted on 08/24/2012 12:04:41 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool
Especially when they resort to their overused, racist name calling, Alinsky tactics.
32 posted on 08/24/2012 12:05:39 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: mkjessup

She’s older than I am (52, she’s 54) so I’m hoping she’s pretty much through menopause, but who knows?


33 posted on 08/24/2012 12:05:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

Barry made the “dog on the car roof” joke three times in one day recently, did he expect no push-back? Say what you will, Mitt Romney is no John McCain.


34 posted on 08/24/2012 12:08:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Left sees everything through the lense of their butthole.


35 posted on 08/24/2012 12:08:19 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I used to want to change the world. Now, I want to stop the world from changing me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She might be 54, but it sounds like she's definitely doing some PMS-stressing
(I was going to make a joke about 'being on the rag' but thought better of it ;).
36 posted on 08/24/2012 12:08:46 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, pardon us hicks...but most of us know which hospital we were born in. As far as we know, Obama lists two hospitals. He is weird from the get-go.


37 posted on 08/24/2012 12:09:48 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are gay dope addicted welfare “queens” as well.

Engaging in fraud isn’t a racial thing.

How many times can the media use “but he’s WHITE” as a reason to oppose a candidate or job seeker?


38 posted on 08/24/2012 12:16:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Even though they cannot admit it outright, the left has proved the birther issue is real as they went and played the RACE CARD (aka Toure syndrome) thus admitting they have run out of any debate points to refute the provable edits to the BC and Obama’s Senate campaign running him as Kenyan born.

VICTORY.


39 posted on 08/24/2012 12:16:45 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Read over the squib twice. There is no causal relationship between the assertions & the quotes--none. The "Editor-at-large," would flunk English in any respectable Grade School.

Of course, she is using Leftist "buzz-words," that are intended to achieve a Pavlovian response among those Lenin described as "Useful Idiots."

That said, I would hazard a guess that the hate driven lady does not believe that a family, community or nation should have a multi-generational perspective. She is harping on non-sequiturs that reflect a loathing of heritage.

William Flax [Truth Based Logic]

40 posted on 08/24/2012 12:17:51 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: SampleMan
No, Romney's trying to get Conservatives to vote for him.

His internal polls show him, if not his advisors, his weak points, and, as usual, several conservative factions in the Republican 'big tent' coalition are in the regular practice of walking out on the party when it fails to deliver.

Even with a serious fall off in Obama's popularity, Republicans can win the Presidency ONLY if they get out a very larger percentage of their base to vote.

Since Romney has become more educated about what really goes on inside the Republican party (having been away from that part of politics for most of his life) he has decided that the ABOs, the GOP-e, the high finance part of the Fiscalcons, as well as the Mainline Church crowd, and quite possibly the LDS have nowhere to go (like are they gonna' vote for 'bama), and he still needs more votes to insure a victory ~ so "Birthers" he's got your number. Of course if Romney wins nobody has to be a Birther anymore, eh! Still, he can use every Republican vote he can find.

Next stop, snakes in church ~ watch Governor Romney attend services at Mountain Top First Snake Apostolic Pentecostal ~ 9AM - Sunday. Git thar' 'arly. Parkin' be limited!

41 posted on 08/24/2012 12:18:22 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mitt Romney should be ashamed of himself, and so should anyone who votes for him.

No, he should be doubling, tripling-down on invective.

"I don't kneel to the East to pray five times a day."

"I can prove I actually went to college."

"I may be a Mormon, but I'm not a pansy and I don't ride a girl's bicycle."

"My wife doesn't need a lead and chase car with "wide load" signs when she goes for a run"

"My wife can actually dress herself tastefully; she doesn't need Barnum and Bailey's Tent Makers to dress her.

You get the picture....rinse and repeat.

42 posted on 08/24/2012 12:18:57 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: mkjessup

Salon. Everybody doesn’t know THE FOREIGNER was born in Hawaii. Only the SOCIALIST DEMOCRATIC FRAUDS like you. The left would believe his birth certificate was real if it was printed in crayon on a piece of toilet paper. Everybody also doesn’t know about his background. His college years. Why he is using a FRAUDULENT SS CARD, why his draft card has been analyzed and found to be doctored. You why why EVERYBODY DOESN’T KNOW SALON. Because the FOREIGNER is fighting the release of his background because he knows it will destroy him politically. Never the less, he is political history come November


43 posted on 08/24/2012 12:19:20 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: txrefugee

Lutheran Hospital, Denver, Colorado.


44 posted on 08/24/2012 12:19:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yup. Obama and his team are rude and crude, Chicago thugs one and all. Romney and his folks (at least enough of them) are much smarter and will annoy Barry to no end, while still getting their message out. Barry will not be able to effectively defend himself and will be off balance once things really get going.


45 posted on 08/24/2012 12:21:28 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like shooting fish in a barrel. LOL!


46 posted on 08/24/2012 12:22:04 PM PDT by CityCenter
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To: InterceptPoint
But when did “birther” become “racist”.

Those on the Left don't have a problem even if he IS foreign born. Ideology trumps law.

47 posted on 08/24/2012 12:23:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Gaffer

“My mentors were never from the Weather UnGround, they might have worried about the Weather while planting Carrots underground, but those carrots never blew anything up”....


48 posted on 08/24/2012 12:23:49 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like the woman owns an old Maytag “wringer” washer...


49 posted on 08/24/2012 12:25:49 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: JennysCool
This was the top story on ABC’s top of the hour radio news!

CBS as well.

50 posted on 08/24/2012 12:26:27 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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