Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Romney Whistles to the Racists

Speaking before a friendly crowd in the Detroit suburb of Commerce, Romney noted that he and his wife, Ann, were born at nearby hospitals.

"No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised." he said.
The whole "birther controversy" is nothing than disguised racism. Romney was not making an awkward joke, he was signalling to the Birthers that he is with them.

The press plays along, of course. The reporters see no difference between Romney dog-whistling to the racists and Obama making jokes about Romney strapping his dog to the roof of his car. Because one is a reference to racist conspiracy fiction and the other is a reference to an event that really happened.

The Birther crap is racist fiction. What isn't fiction are these points: Romney strapped his dog to the roof of his car, keeps much of his money in foreign banks to avoid paying taxes, took several deferments to stay out of the Vietnam War, and falsified documents submitted to the SEC. If that pasty tax-dodging, draft-dodging, animal-abusing felon wants to keep this up, fine.

3 comments:

John Milton said...

Please explain how keeping money in a foreign bank allows you to not pay taxes.

Comrade Misfit said...

You mean that he was keeping money in the Caymans and Switzerland just so he didn't have to pay the ATM fees when he visited those places?

The only reason for Mittens having his money there is the traditional one: To hide it.

D. said...

Gawker has documentation relating to Mr. Romney's financial dealings; his investments deliberately minimized tax liability. He did manage not to serve in Vietnam. I would say "possible felon" until he's convicted, though.