Saturday, August 25, 2012

Romney Goes Birther

It was typical of Mitt Romney, who has no principles except for getting elected, to not repudiate Donald Trump's birtherism. Yesterday in Michigan, however, Romney spread the birther garbage himself. Referring to his and his wife's roots in the state, Romney said, “No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place where we were born and raised.” Romney can say he was joking, but he was throwing red meat to his responsive crowd and he knew it. He proved more than ever how desperate and debased his campaign has become. Make no mistake, birtherism is racism. As Andrew Rosenthal wrote in the New York Times, "The point is to remind voters that his father was Kenyan and that Mr. Obama is a man of mixed race with brown skin. It’s racism, pure and simple." Perhaps Romney figures that African Americans, according to an NBC-WSJ poll, registered a literal 0 percent support for him, so he can afford to make racist comments for cheap applause. America, however, doesn't need a birther-in-chief. Watch as Romney makes clearer than ever how unsuited he is to assume the presidency:


Michael The Molar Maven said...

Nobody may have asked to see his birth certificate, but we did ask to see some tax returns. Truthfully, these are not real issues. I read Romney's Op Ed piece in The Wall Street Journal the other day at the insistence of a conservative friend of mine. He told me that it would go a long way towards convincing me how good a president Mitt Romney will be. Romney explains his tenure at Bain Capital, the good work the company did - that it was good for America - and what he can bring to the presidency from what he learned at Bain. It was a piece of rationalization, but when I spoke with mhy friend afterward, I granted him all Romney's points for argument sake. So he asked me if I changed my mind about for whom I will be voting. I told him niether Bain Capital nor his undisclosed tax returns matter much to me. I wouldn't vote for any republican because the agenda republicans support go against almost everything in which I believe. I just thought you'd like to know...maybe not.

Jeff Tone said...

Yes, i'd like to know. I wouldn't have granted Romney's points. At Bain, he loaded companies up with debt, sold them and threw many out of work. He invested in firms that shipped jobs overseas. Exactly what did he learn there that he could bring to the presidency?

Also, I am interested in his tax returns. First, the issue points to a lack of transparency. Second, I'd like to know if we have a prospective president who stashed so much money overseas; quite a patriot! Third, he is exactly the type of billionaire who pays less percentage in taxes than I do and who would benefit from the budget plan devised by his prospective vice president.