Romney adviser says Obama doesn’t appreciate America’s white heritage

Why doesn’t Romney simply start running ads saying “Vote Romney, he’s whiter.”

In an age in which it’s apparently okay for Mitt Romney to repeatedly just make stuff up about President Obama, this interpretation of these incredibly inappropriate comments by a Romney advisers is more than fair.  From ThinkProgress:

An adviser to Mitt Romney told a London paper that Obama has not been an effective partner for Britain because he doesn’t “fully appreciate” America’s “Anglo-Saxon heritage.” The racially tinged comments come hours before Romney lands in London for a series of high level meetings and the opening of the Olympic Games.

Jon Swaine of the Daily Telegraph has the story:

In remarks that may prompt accusations of racial insensitivity, one suggested that Mr Romney was better placed to understand the depth of ties between the two countries than Mr Obama, whose father was from Africa.

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.”

Funny, because America’s Anglo-Saxon heritage wasn’t very important to the Romney family when they abandoned America and moved to Mexico in order to avoid US anti-polygamy laws (the 19th century’s version of the Swiss bank account).  Even Mitt Romney’s father was born in Mexico.  Not very Anglo-Saxon of him.  Not that I care, but Romney obviously cares – so he needs to explain the contradiction: Does he love America or not?

I don’t know about you, but my family never abandoned America.  Romney’s did.


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