Mitt Romney campaign’s new pitch: He’s white!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 @ 10:49 am | Racism

After too long saying, “I know you are but what am I?” to anybody pointing out that Republicans have frequently behaved in horribly racist ways since President Obama first ran for president, the enabling has reached its culmination. At least I hope it doesn’t get worse than this:

“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 didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”.

What is there to say? Except too many will not say, because it just seems so improbable that a campaign official would be that openly racist, surely there must be some excuse! But shouldn’t we wait to hear what that excuse is from Mitt, instead of making it for him?

What’s up, Mitt? Do you stand by your advisor’s blatantly racist attack on President Obama?

-hw

UPDATE: Romney spokesman denies any agreement with advisor, which is to be expected, I suppose. We can afford it the standard weight any Romney camp denial warrants. Can we find out more about who this advisor was, Mitt? Nobody buys that you don’t know who it was.

13 Responses to “Mitt Romney campaign’s new pitch: He’s white!”

  1. George Says:

    Anonymous source, gosh, what a ‘credible’ story!

    “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Barack Obama

  2. mike Says:

    Cut and pasting a sliced and diced quote makes you a liar, George.

  3. mike Says:

    The full quote:

    “Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something—there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet. The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.”

  4. George Says:

    No, denying what the President really thinks makes YOU the liar. You’re intellectually dishonest. My opinion is based on the ENTIRE context of what the President said, and he hates business people. Period. GOT IT?

  5. Henry Whistler Says:

    That’s an assertion without a scrap of evidence, so please do try to support what you say around here. We kind of already know you’re a propagandizing shitbird, so if you’d like to rise above that level, the level of sheer troll that you so deliciously embody, you’re going to need to actually say something of substance.

    And thanks for trying to stick to one name lately. Perhaps honesty does, occasionally, tempt you?

  6. Henry Whistler Says:

    Notice, again, how you couldn’t really defend against this story, so you immediately changed the subject by lying about President Obama.

    You’ve got no pants on, Thayer.

  7. George Says:

    Everyday is casual day here at the Coralville Courier, Mike and I both wear shorts during the summer months. Mike is partial to jean style shorts and Hawaiian shirts, I like Docker style shorts and polos.

    At any rate, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Barack Obama

    That’s a quote of Obama’s own words, not sliced, not diced, not taken out of context. It’s what Obama believes. As one of our readers phrased it, “I don’t believe “you didn’t build that” was a gaffe, but a summary of progressive philosophy.” And here’s the dirty litle secret, Obama has made similar statements in the past.

    The evidence is in Obama’s record. That is, if you care to truly be objective and actually look at it.

    Regarding a fake charge a foreign paper claims to be true from an anonymous source. Well that’s not something I need to defend, it’s something that is to be challenged, something that needs to be demonstrated as being valid before any supposed “defense” even becomes necessary. You haven’t done anything of the sort. You’ve taken the anonymous source b.s. at face value. Tsk, tsk. The onus isn’t on me, the onus is on you to prove the negative.

  8. AJKamper Says:

    Except in context, “that” is the roads and transportation system he was referring to in the previous paragraph.

    This is the definition of lifting something out of context. No one is outraged by this unless they want to be.

  9. George Says:

    “that” is a flat out lie. That’s spin, not reality.

    If Obama is the ultra-articulate guy you liberals claim him to be, then he would have said “those” if he was referring to roads.

    You can’t have it both ways.

    Your dawg don’t hunt. Or should I day, “You’ve got no pants on.”

  10. Henry Whistler Says:

    So I guess it’s just a) take quote out of context, b) say it’s not out of context, c) call people who point out that it’s out of context are liars, d) repeat lots of times.

    Which is how a liar operates. Your problem, George, is that you’re so far out to pasture you don’t even understand what honesty is. Or the English language, apparently.

    There’s no obstacle to understanding what Obama said or what he thinks except your rabid rightwing agenda. Everybody else gets it just fine.

  11. Phoenician in a time of Romans Says:

    My opinion is based on the ENTIRE context of what the President said,

    Then why do you have no choice but to resort to quoting ONLY 14 words, when other people can quote the FULL PARAGRAPH and show you to be a liar?

    and he hates business people.

    And how long have you been under the delusion you can read minds, idiot? What else do the voices in your head tell you?

  12. Jldmeyer Says:

    When you look at the true context of the President Obama quote, he is referring to the support of the government for businesses. And who exactly was there to help Mitt Romney when the Salt Lake City Olympics needed support. And not the “leadership” support either. I mean money to the tune of 1.3 billion tax dollars from the US Government. He may claim it was for security but oh the hypocrisy of going to England and shoving security problems in their face. Nothing like 60,000 people chanting “Yes We Can” in the face of an embarrassed candidate trying to look the part of diplomat. Or how about this quote from their Prime Minister:

    “We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere,” Cameron said.

    That’s not the way one Anglo-Saxon should speak to another Anglo-Saxon! Taking words out of context is one thing but I’d say we better not take Romney out of his comfort zone of constituents!

  13. Henry Whistler Says:

    Spot the commie, George:

    “Separate an individual from society, and give him an island or a continent to possess, and he cannot acquire personal property. He cannot be rich. So inseparably are the means connected with the end, in all cases, that where the former do not exist the latter cannot be obtained. All accumulation, therefore, of personal property, beyond what a man’s own hands produce, is derived to him by living in society; and he owes on every principle of justice, of gratitude, and of civilization, a part of that accumulation back again to society from whence the whole came.”

    What America-hater said that, George?