Blog Running – Mitt Romney’s vision for America – ‘Mitt Romney Plays the Birther Card’
Come on America!
We need to get behind the honesty, integrity – the sterling character of Mitt Romney for President!
Mitt Romney – “[O]ur campaign would be — helped immensely if we had an agreement between both campaigns that we were only going to talk about issues and that attacks based upon — business or family or taxes or things of that nature.”
From : http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/08/romney-wants-his-taxes-business-record-off-table-131665.html
Mitt Romney is running on his ‘experience’ at Bain Capital……….but won’t talk about it when pressed for details.
Mitt Romney releases only a part of 1 year of tax returns and his wife Ann says ‘You people have all you need to know’.
Mitt Romney offers a budget but won’t give details on the cuts to spending to off set massive tax breaks for the rich so the ‘budget’ can’t be scored.
Mitt Romney lies and the press allows him to get away with it.
And now……….the ‘dog whistle’ of birtherism.
It’s not just Mitt Romney.
It’s not just the Republican Party.
If you see, hear hate and DON’T speak up, you are just as much to blame.
Ask your Republican friends how it feels to run a campaign on hate instead of, as Mitt Romney said, a campaign on issues.
‘Politicians sometimes think they can get away with saying something profoundly offensive or just plain stupid by acting like it was a joke. It never works, just like it didn’t work today when Mr. Romney shamelessly played the birther card in what seems like an increasingly desperate campaign against President Obama’.
‘Speaking in Commerce, Mich., about his Michigan roots, Mr. Romney said: “No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.”
‘Get it? Everyone knows he’s from Michigan, but nobody is really sure where the president is from’.
‘In April 2011, Mr. Romney himself used the “well if he says so” dodge that many Republicans love. “I think the citizenship test has been passed,” Mr. Romney said. “I believe the president was born in the United States. There are real reasons to get this guy out of office.”
‘Citizenship test? Barack Obama did not have to take a citizenship test. And why couldn’t Mr. Romney cut out the “I believe” preamble? The president was born in the United States’.
‘But today’s crack was way over the line. His audience laughed and applauded, probably not because they thought Mr. Romney was doing hilarious stand-up comedy, but because they knew exactly what he was up to’.
‘The Romney campaign’s response was especially lame. An adviser, Kevin Madden, said Mr. Romney was “only referencing that Michigan, where he is campaigning today, is the state where he himself was born and raised.” Right’.
From : http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/24/mitt-romney-plays-the-birther-card/