Republican Racism: Birther Joke of the Day
August 25, 2012 5 Comments
So yesterday the brave white man running for office made a joke about how no one has accused him of being non-American. Mitt Romney was speaking in Michigan, in front of a proud sea of white spectators, who laughed and applauded at the following…
MITT ROMNEY: No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place where we were born and raised.
I do wonder how these people would respond if Barack Obama took a shot at Romney’s religion, making a joke about how no one has accused him of believing in the special powers of magic underwear?
Romney, of course, was a proud member of a church which banned black priests until he was in his thirties. He grew up in the world where Randy Bott’s attitude towards blacks were the norm. On the issue of banning blacks from the priesthood…
Bott opined that it was due to the Biblical curse of Cain, and that black men were blessed by God in not receiving the priesthood until their race was ready for it.
The birther obsession is rooted in rabid racism, and Romney is comfortable in that world.
Of course, racism is a joke to conservatives, in that it’s something to be laughed about rather than redressed. When conservatives take racism seriously, it’s when they employ it as a way to win elections, by suppressing the vote in states such as Ohio and Florida. The more obvious racist moments such as Romney’s birther joke aren’t the exceptions to the rule — they’re the dots that make up a pattern.
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