Friday, August 24, 2012

Outrage over Gov. Romney's birther joke

The Obama campaign is beside itself with indignation that Gov. Romney dared to make a joke today about birth certificates, harrumphing
...Governor Romney’s decision to directly enlist himself in the birther movement should give pause to any rational voter across America.
Pause, indeed. Gov. Romney's comments are beyond the pale. The President's U.S. nationality has been firmly established, and jokes about the President's origins have no place--no place whatsoever--in our political discourse.

As it turns out, the joke was captured on video, so everyone can see how mean-spirited and divisive it was.

Oops, I meant this mean-spirited and divisive joke.



James said...

Obama's response should have been:

No one has asked to see your birth certificate Mr. Rmoney? Isn't that interesting. It reminds me that no one has asked to see my tax returns.

Jeri Johnson said...

I would never have imagined such a deft maneuver at drawing attention to Obama's unAmerican nature would have emanated from Romney.