Thursday, July 26, 2012

Romney Not the Man McCain Was When it Comes To Stopping Racist Attitudes

As if it wasn't clear already, (see all the remarks from Romney referring to Obama as foreign), one angle of the Mitt Romney presidential campaign strategy is to peg Obama as foreign and somehow un-American because of his racially diverse background.  Wednesday morning, the British paper The Telegraph quoted an anonymous Romney advisor who stated that the President's White House did not sufficiently appreciate the shared “Anglo-Saxon” heritage of the United States and Britain.

Although the Romney team disavows the comment, the Telegraph holds steady, so someone is lying, my money is on the politicians. Take this in with another recent event where Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R) said that the voter ID law passed by the legislature would help deliver the state for Mitt Romney in November. From his speech as he discusses the republican agenda: "...Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done."  

So it's not about fraud, (which only the weak minded actually believed), it's always been about preventing some voters from voting easily. It is about alienating poor voters, ethnic voters, voters who have limited access to money and transportation (to get neccessary documentation), who largely would vote for Obama.  

We have repeated efforts from the Romney team trying to capitalize on making Obama appear foreign, which is racist. The McCain campaign dutifully stayed away from this kind of attack, thanks in large part to McCain himself who would not allow it. It is sad and frankly disgusting that Romney would sink to such lows. Romney at no point in time has even disavowed fully the birther nonsense, choosing rather to bypass such things with comments like "it's not my job to defend the president". What a gutless man Romney is; a gutless man in which it's damn hard to understand what he actually believes in.

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