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.”
WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: How Mitt Romney Mentally Castrated The Obama Campaign
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.
“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.
If the last four years are an example of blackness then a little whiteness sounds pretty good right now.
I won't even waste my valuable time to read all the way thru the 1 commentary.
the race card.... it’s all they have apparently
Obama should have quit while he was ahead but he kept doubling down on the tax returns. Payback is a b%*tch.
No irony there.
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.
Romney’s living in the heads of the MSM, too. This was the top story on ABC’s top of the hour radio news!
She’s older than I am (52, she’s 54) so I’m hoping she’s pretty much through menopause, but who knows?
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.
The Left sees everything through the lense of their butthole.
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.
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?
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.
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]
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!
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.
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
Lutheran Hospital, Denver, Colorado.
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.
Like shooting fish in a barrel. LOL!
Those on the Left don't have a problem even if he IS foreign born. Ideology trumps law.
“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”....
Sounds like the woman owns an old Maytag “wringer” washer...
CBS as well.
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