Skip to comments.Obama's Media Begin New Coordinated Attack On Romney With Unnamed 'Anglo-Saxon Heritage' Quote
Posted on 07/25/2012 9:47:36 AM PDT by mandaladon
If you haven't heard about an unnamed Mitt Romney adviser discussing America's "Anglo-Saxon heritage" with a British reporter yet, you will.
On Tuesday, Britain's Telegraph published the following:
As the Republican presidential challenger accused Barack Obama of appeasing America's enemies in his first foreign policy speech of the US general election campaign, advisers told The Daily Telegraph that he would abandon Mr Obamas Left-wing coolness towards London.
In remarks that may prompt accusations of racial insensitivity, one suggested that Mr Romney was better placed to understand the depth of ties between the two countries than Mr Obama, whose father was from Africa.
We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special, the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: The White House didnt fully appreciate the shared history we have.
Notice how none of the advisers including the one quoted were named.
Not surprisingly, this has already gotten the attention of many Obama supporters here at home.
Salon's Joan Walsh wrote Wednesday morning, "In an [sic] stupidly racist gaffe, a Romney advisor tells a British paper his boss better appreciates our former overlord."
Walsh, Salon's editor at large, shouldn't call anyone stupid if she thinks "an" goes before "stupidly."
But she wasn't the only Obama sycophant jumping on this foolishness. Slate did as well, as did the New York Daily News, and New York magazine.
It seems a metaphysical certitude this will be featured all day long on CNN, MSNBC, and the broadcast evening news programs.
Of course, Romney's people are denying the entire story, but that's not going to prevent the President's media from advancing it.
I thought Obama was part Irish.
Actually it’s a “Judao-Christian” Heritage.
So, basically, hussein is telling people not to vote for romney because he is white? I wonder how that would play the other way around?
Desperation run amok.
What’s wrong with Anglo-Saxon heritage?
talking of “black” heritage is not racist, but talking of “anglosaxon” heriage is
I’ve called him Barry O’bama before.
“...Notice how none of the advisers including the one quoted were named....”
The sources of the Obama campaign lies, other than Obama himself, are NEVER named. Most of it is fabricated anyway so it really doesn’t matter.
But wasnt the United States once a colony of England or something?
“This fascinating book is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins.”
Unless you are French, German, or liberal, nothing... though “heritage” was not the right word to use and it was a stupid gaffe. We have an Anglo-Saxon economic model, which is what the advisor was probably trying to get to get to and which Obama hates. Obama prefers the German-EU social market economy, which is essentially mercantile capitalism.
Making up stuff out of whole cloth to try and get everyone’s mind off of the “you didn’t build that” groaner? Won’t work, but nice try.
The Irish aren't Anglo-Saxon.
I thought Calypso Louie claims we were once an African colony. Or something.
Ha! Just as I thought. According to Wikipedia we were indeed once a British colony:
They are so desperate, they are grabbing on to anything and everything. Everything is a racist code word. Everything is a racist dog whistle. Romney could wish someone a happy birthday and the left would see something racist in it. They have, in less than 4 years, set back race relations in this country so far it will be next to impossible to improve them again. And thats exactly how they want it. Race against race.
It’s a lie unless they can name the “advisors” and the “advisors” admit to saying it.
This is their plan, just say anything. Prove it’s not true.
In fact, so were the Angles.
I’ve seen this in 4 different places, already today.
The Obama Journo-listers are at it again.
That’s correct, always moving West. There were tribes of Celts all over the place before moving toward Gaul and eventually across to the Isle.
It’s all so convenient for King Barack. Now the media will obsess on this for the rest of the week and ignore talking about his record. They think his record is great, so why they want to avoid bragging it up is beyond me. And next week they will find something else to obsess on.
Not a damned thing. Name anything even close that has come out of sub Saharan Africa or the near east. Cannibalism, slavery and Islam.
Wouldn’t surprise me in the least if these anonymous “advisers” were sent to the UK by obama to pose as Romney people.
Of course it was just fine when Hussein simgled out the black community in saying he “had their back” and they need to have his.
Not true. They were a “Germanic” tribe during the times of the Roman Empire, buy they were not the same people we refer to today as “Germans”... there was a lot more movement and migration in ancient times.
I love that book, I read it once or twice a year.
You mean O’Bama is not Irish??? Well I guess I’ll have to vote for the other guy this time. . . . /sarc
The Angles and Saxons were the Germanic tribes which invaded Great Britain after the fall of the Roman Empire. And they became the dominant groups in what became England. There were also the native Brits who survived the invasions along with descendants of Viking invaders who decided to settle down in GB.
Anglo-Saxon is an accurate term (though very un-PC) to describe the dominant European settlement of what is now the USA, and about 90% of the white population during the revolutionary war were English.
Churchill wrote many soaring lines about the Anglo-Saxon influence in the old and new worlds.
But though a very descriptive term to describe the dominant influences of England and colonial America, Anglo-Saxon would be uber UN-PC these days.
NBC/WSJ POLL - Wed, July 25, 2012
(How? democrats were 'oversampled' by 11%)
('predicting' the exit poll % on November 6, 2012)
50%-50% NBC/WSJ POLL - Wed, July 25, 2012
(democrats 50% - Republicans 50%)
(minus 5.5% OBAMA - plus 5.5% ROMNEY)
In what way? How many Jews were on the Mayflower?
Correct. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Saxons were under fire from the expanding Frankish tribes. They invaded modern day England to avoid the Franks. At the time, the inhabitants of England were Celtic and some settled Romans. Some of them melted in with the Saxons, but most scattered into Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and even Northern France (most people don’t know this, but the King Arthur story originated in France as a Celtic, anti-Saxon folk hero). Of course there was later influence by the Danes (Vikings) and Normans, though the populace of modern day England remained mostly Saxon. The reference of a people as “the Germans” didn’t come about until the Holy Roman Empire. “The Germans” are more Frankish, or French, genetically than they are Saxon.
5. of or relating to Britain and the US, esp their common legal, political, and commercial cultures, as compared to continental Europe
Oooo. How racist.
Without the Jews there would be NO Christians. Now go away and get educated before you make yourseld look STUPID again.
I do think an Anglo-Saxon would better understand the relationship between England and America than would a Kenyan reject.
He attained his present encyclopedic knowledge of our country's anglo/saxon birthright during his extensive tutelage at the knee of Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
But I'm just speculating.
Whoa ! Better be careful where you say that. :^)
Actually, given the fate of the Winston Churchill bust that used to grace the Oval Office, I think the use of ‘heritage’ is spot-on.
Which was the point of the statement, if anybody even made it, and absolutely true.
But we already knew the Kenyan is offended by American history and, apparently, world history - which is quite a trick when he doesn't know any.
And we're supposed to care? Sorry, but the more un-PC a term is, the more I like it.
Don't Mexicans call white people "Anglos"? You mean (horrors!) somebody else is "racist" besides us??