Mitt Romney’s campaign is inching closer and closer to being accused of racial insensitivity. An adviser to the Romney campaign said the GOP presidential candidate would restore the Anglo-Saxon relationship with Britain, since Obama’s left-wing tendencies has made it hard for him to do, plus Romney was “better placed to understand the depth of ties between the two countries than Obama, whose father is from Africa,” the Telegraph reports. In other words, the white guy knows how to get along with Great Britain, not the black guy, right? In Mitt Romney’s eyes, the black guy just doesn’t get the whole Anglo-Saxon heritage thingy, right? Can you spell racial insensitivity? I seriously doubt the adviser could explain what the Anglo-Saxon heritage means. I shouldn’t be surprised with this latest dig from Romney since he is part of a religion that discriminated against blacks until the late 1970s:
In 1978, the church abolished a long-standing practice that kept black men from seeking priesthoods and black women from participating in temple ceremonies. In 2006 Mormon president Gordon B. Hinckley publicly declared the faith open to all people. Aw geez, only two years ago? That doesn’t bode well for this religion, no matter what people say. Source
Um, I grew up in Jamaica, which is a part of the Commonwealth, does that disqualify me from understanding the whole Anglo-Saxon angle? Please, spare me the bullsh*t. It is quite clear that Mitt Romney will literally say anything to get in the White House. Newsflash to Mitt Romney, in addition to whites in Great Britain, there are blacks, Indians, Asians, Latinos and Middle Easterners.
As the Republican presidential challenger accused Barack Obama of appeasing America’s enemies in his first foreign policy speech of the US general election campaign, advisers told The Daily Telegraph that he would abandon Mr Obama’s “Left-wing” coolness towards London.
Romney’s campaign adviser told the Telegraph, “We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special. The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.” Source: UK Telegraph
As part of the sucking-up process, Romney, who gives the word patronizing new meaning, plans to reinstate the Churchill bust that was displayed in the Oval Office during George W. Bush’s tenure, but was returned to British diplomats by Obama when he took office in 2009. The Telegraph reports one adviser said Romney viewed it as symbolically important, while the other said Romney “is naturally more Atlanticist.” Um, why didn’t the Telegraph reveal the names of the two advisers? While spewing this bullsh*t neither adviser could tell the Telegraph how policy towards Britain would differ under Mr Romney, with one conceding ignorance on what their policy is on the European crisis. Um, I’m pretty sure Obama’s people would have an answer. To use a phrase from “Bringing Down the House,” to Mitt Romney and his team — “keep talking teabag[s], keep talking.”
Mitt Romney’s family loved their Anglo-Saxon heritage so much that they ran to Mexico. Congrats to the Romney campaign, all the white supremacists are lining up right behind you and have your back. Just last week Cuban-born surrogate John Sununu said Obama needs to learn how to be an American. He later issued a half-ass apology. Romney himself attacked the president’s multi-culturalism saying his policies are foreign.
Here’s the reaction on Twitter to Anglo-Saxon racist dig:
Dear Mitt Romney advisers, not all white people are anglo saxon. So says a Celtic-Hebrew-Austrian, for example. #50shadesofwhite
— jgerber (@sailorboyj) July 25, 2012
Romney just insulted every black person in America. Nothing less than RACISM by Romney & Campaign. Disgusting. telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…
— Micheal Stinson (@Symbolman) July 25, 2012
Romney say’s he’s Anglo Saxon but what about his father’s Mexican birth, his Mexican relatives he disavowed? Romney is out of control RACIST
— Gloria Kennedy Fleck (@mssenator) July 25, 2012
Because really, what WOULD someone whose father grew up under British colonialism know about an “Anglo Saxon” heritage.
— Irin Carmon (@irincarmon) July 25, 2012
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) July 25, 2012
Romney restoring Anglo-Saxon relations is a bit more subtle than having him just say “I’ll put the white back in white house”
— The Democrat Machine (@DemocratMachine) July 25, 2012
telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews… Interesting that so many of Romney’s advisers have a hard time containing their bigotry.
— Ric Caric (@riccaric) July 25, 2012
— @boopumpkins (@boopumpkins) July 25, 2012