Romney the Birther

Today in Commerce, Michigan Mitt 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.”  perpetuating the racist myth that President Obama was born in Kenya.  Last December his son Matt joined the far right in questioning Obama’s birth certificate and college transcripts,  implying the President got into Harvard because of affirmative action.

Someone needs to remind Romney that his father was born in Mexico, and yet was qualified to run for president.  John McCain was born in Panama, and he too was qualified to run for president.

So Mr. Romney, we’ll take you up on it.  Let’s see your birth certificate.  Let’s see your college transcripts, since we all know money can fast track your application into Harvard (or Yale).  And while you’re at it, let’s see your tax returns for the last five years.

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  1. Mitt just wants to remind us he’s white, as if anyone could forget.

  2. Neil Armstrong, First Man on Moon, Dies at 82

    Neil Armstrong, a quiet, self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step on the moon, has died. He was 82.

    Mr. Armstrong died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, a statement Saturday from his family said. It didn’t say where he died.

    Mr. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969, capping the most daring of the 20th century’s scientific expeditions. His first words after setting foot on the surface are etched in history books and the memories of those who heard them in a live broadcast.

    “That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind,” Mr. Armstrong said.

  3. tempebev

    I wonder if the “God” that so many on the right believe in and believe speakes to them, are wondering why he(?) has unleashed his fury in the form of a hurricane (an “act of God”) in the state of Florida while they’re trying to hold a convention. Is this a sign that he’s trying to tell them something? Things such as you’d better start paying attention to women’s rights, climate change, getting along with the other one’s across the aisle, and thinking about the people instead of yourselves. Just wondering . . .

  4. Bev it doesn’t work that way, it’s only God’s handy work when bad things happen to New Yorkers or gays.

  5. tempebev

    Thanks for setting me straight – I’m going to pretend that God is pissed at the repugs for all the sh-t they have said and done. Some must be NYr’s and maybe even closet gays in Tampa.

    Hope things are going well wherever you are – can’t remember which state. Which place has better weather? NY or where you are now?

  6. Kentucky, Louisville to be exact.

  7. I knew is all along, Ann and Mitt are just regular folk!

  8. tempebev

    Regular folk my a..! Wow, Ann bought me 3 shirts in a pak and they’re nice shirts. Maybe he provides them as rags to his lackies who polish Ann’s caddies. I think I’ll choke if I hear they also shop at Walmart!

  9. Still smiling over Chris Matthews taking on Reince Preibus yesterday on Morning Blow.

    Kudos, Mr. Matthews. More of that, please.

  10. Dog bless those in the path of Isaac. Rain can do a lotta damage, especially if the storm is slow moving.

    You guys watching the convention? I’m thinking it might be entertaining, with the sound off and a good book and drink at hand. Seriously curious about the, uh, demographics in the hall.

    God, I miss Lee.

  11. tempebev

    We all miss Dooty. His posts would have been truly enjoyable this election. Belated thanks to D for the great background info on Lee.

    • dnd

      I thought it was pretty funny that Ann Romney gave a treacly speech about love, followed by Chris Christie giving a mean spirited, anger filled speech where he said: “Tonight we’re going to choose respect over love.”

      Reince Preibus is a scheduling genius.

  12. tempebev

    I didn’t watch the convention, but definitely read about the different tones of the two speeches. Perhaps Chris Matthews and Reince P could talk about scheduling.

  13. tempebev

    Wow, even Chris Wallace, of FOX news ripped o Christie. The count of “I”, “me,” etc. was outstanding in a keynote speech. As the articles said, it was a speech for Christie for 2016.

  14. Bev I didn’t see the speech, these days I’m asleep by that time but I haven’t seen anyone say anything positive about it or any aspect of this convention, tisk-tisk.

  15. Ok, I tuned in, the only word for this gathering is dreary.

    • dnd

      Warmonger and sore loser Grampy McStinkypants is speaking now. Repeating all of the right wing lies. I’m waiting for him to call Obama a Kenyan socialist.

  16. tempebev

    This was on the local news and has also gone viral. I saw it and said to myself, “WTF?” God was speaking to her 🙂

    TAMPA, FL – One day after endorsing GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer gave a live interview to MSNBC, apparently slipping up and endorsing his opponent President Barack Obama.
    The video is so hot on the Internet, the Governor’s office released a statement to ABC15 Wednesday night saying the Governor mispoke, and she isn’t the first official to do so amid the noise and chaos of the crowd.

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