Skip to comments.Romney goes birther: Makes joke about BC, makes clear his strategy of doubling down on whiteness
Posted on 08/24/2012 11:37:15 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Donald Trump: Youre 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 dont 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 hes doing with his birth certificate joke: hes 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 didnt 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 Romneys lying welfare ads which polls show conservative whites view through a racial lens, thanks to Ronald Reagan painting welfare queens in such vivid terms Romneys 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.
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."
Romney said, “Nobody has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know I was born and raised in Michigan.”
If everyone KNOWS Obama was born here then why does he keep releasing FAKE birth certificates?
Two so far...
A lot of leftist hate and in that article and comments.
Just a bunch of canned responses. Same old tired and worn out lefty crap.
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!”
—Hahahaha! They really are petrified!—
Yep. They got a glimpse of the post-convention race.
Hey, Leftists.... WE’RE GOING TO RUB YOUR NOSES IN IT TOO!!!!
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.
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.
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.
The Left knows it isn't racist...but the race card is all they've got.
The media just said.. Congressman Todd who.. birth certificate.. squirrel..
Serious, almost everything these politicians say is calculated. What do you think his intent here was?
Hey Romney ask about his college transcripts.
They are not that upset. Barry has no problem pimping his BC coffee mugs for 22 dollars
It’s official: Democrats are humorless.
That’s some mighty fine Eye Poking there Mitt.
Probably to remind voters that when it comes to the President and America, the President’s relationship status on Facebook is: “it’s complicated.”
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