GOP campaign has >1 drop of un-American
Imagine someone saying something in a personal conversation about America’s “Anglo-Saxon heritage.” Would it be a person you wanted to hang out with? Would it be a person you wanted running anything? A school? A prison? The country?
It’s at moments like this that I find myself thinking about Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
From Think Progress via Jacob Clifton:
By Judd LegumAn 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.”
The comments were the latest attack by the Romney campaign on Obama’s multi-cultural heritage. Last week, Romney campaign co-chair John Sununu said Obama didn’t understand the “American system” because he “spent his early years in Hawaii smoking something, spent the next set of years in Indonesia.” Sununu also said Obama needed to “learn how to be an American.” (Sununu later apologized for that remark.) Later that day Romney called Obama’s policies “extraordinarily foreign.”
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