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If the Romney campaign wants to run on an open platform of white supremacy (oh I’m sorry “Anglo-Saxon heritage”), I say that’s the greatest thing since, well, ever. Nothing screams candidate of 21st century America like open white supremacy. I guess if Romney’s goal is to win less than 25% of the under 30 vote, this is a good start!

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  • firefall

    Nothing screams candidate of 21st century America like open white supremacy

    You may think you’re being ironic, but I think this is literally true, for a Republican candidate. And I’m fairly sure the Rmoney campaign has already written off all the non-white & most of the under-30 year old vote anyway, and are depending on frenetic elderly voters and soured/unemployed working stiffs, and banking on the crappy economy swinging it for them.

    Which, given the staggering ineptness his campaign has displayed pretty much all year, is about the only way it will work. I was contemplating gathering a book together of all his cockups, lies, and missteps, and titling it ‘How to win a campaign without even trying’ … or ‘How tolose a campaign without even trying’, depending on Nov 6 of course

    • Cody

      Yes, I was thinking the exact same thing actually. He’s waiting for someone to say they were being racist. At which point he will immediately scream “There’s that Black President playing the race card again!!!”, and every right-winger will immediately want to vote for him even more than before.

      • NonyNony

        If he’s waiting for Obama to call him out for being racist, he’s going to have to do something more extreme than this. Obama’s most famous campaign trait is that he remains unflappable under pressure.

        Essentially about the only way to get Obama to complain that Romney is race-baiting is to stop using the dog whistle and make it obvious. That might (might mind you) get Obama to say “wow get a load of how racist this guy is”.

        • Cody

          Good Point. I imagine he’s more than aware of the Right’s desire to get him to speak out on it.

        • Informant

          It doesn’t have to be Obama or anybody from his campaign. If a DKos poster with the handle “xxKidIcarusxx,” writes that it’s racist, the Right Wing Noise Machine will announce that Obama is playing the race card (as they already do on a regular basis).

          • NonyNony

            Yeah but so what? That’s background noise at this point – it’s been going on for over 4 years at this point.

            What matters is if the campaign makes a big deal out of it OR some PAC associated with the campaign starts making a big deal out of it.

            And they won’t. Because Obama doesn’t need to advertise “hey the Republicans this year? They’re racist.” Because Republicans have decided to campaign on “hey vote for us – we can pander to racists!” Anyone paying attention who cares about racism has figured it out – and anyone who doesn’t care or isn’t paying attention isn’t going to be swayed by Obama complaining about it or pointing it out at this point.

            So Romney needs to basically drop an n-bomb to get Obama to complain. And even then the best he’d probably get from Obama is a shake of the head and a “can you believe this guy thinks that’s the way a President should talk” response.

        • DrDick

          They have retired the dog whistles in favor of klaxons.

          • Bill Murray

            Anglo-Klaxons?

            • DrDick

              Maybe Grand Klaxons.

            • dangermouse

              White noise

  • rcobeen

    The article is indeed scary, but can we make sure we keep things accurate. The adviser quoted above wasn’t directly discussing Argentina and is rather obviously not talking about Argentina. The phrase “reach out to America’s adversaries” is code for Muslim nations and another way to imply that Obama is Muslim. That’s worth emphasizing, not pretend snark about Argentina being referenced as an adversary.

    • Malaclypse

      The adviser quoted above wasn’t directly discussing Argentina and is rather obviously not talking about Argentina.

      Neither was Loomis.

      • DrDick

        Concern troll is so concerned he cannot read.

        • rcobeen

          How exactly am I a “concern troll”? I suggest you take your own advice.

          • Hogan

            Seriously, Erik did not mention Argentina. Did you post that comment on the wrong blog?

          • Cody

            Well, the only mention of Argentina is in the linked article. There is NO mention of Argentina in this blogger’s post. I think the concern troll thing is just a normal mean internet thing, you shouldn’t be surprised.

            • rcobeen

              When it was originally posted there was a whole second part about the Argentina quote and a quote earlier in the story. Don’t know why it was removed.

              • Malaclypse

                Which doesn’t actually change the point that Loomis nowhere discussed Argentina, just the “Anglo-Saxon” nonsense.

                • rcobeen

                  Yes he did, in the original post. He had the quote from the adviser “In contrast to President Obama, whose first instinct is to reach out to America’s adversaries” follow by saying it was in reference to Argentina. This part was was removed. You either didn’t see it or are being deliberately obtuse.

          • Anonymous

            There was actually a paragraph about Argentina in the original post. It disappeared sometime in the night.

            • Bill Murray

              you know how it is at night, you start exchanging glances, wondering what are the chances and who know’s where you end up

    • Anonymous

      rcobeen,

      You will not find honest debate at this blog. In their eyes, if you don’t drink the koolaid, drink it all and fast….then you’re just a troll. Don’t question liberal orthodoxy. Don’t explore issues, for God’s sake!

      You will only find cheerleading for the socialists, communists and anarchists at this site…and everybody but you knows it.

      • Sherm

        the socialists, communists and anarchists at this site

        Don’t forget about the misguided “art” and “theater” college students (and other liberal college brats, studying useless subjects with other people’s money), hip-hop thugs, welfare queens, homosexuals, marijuana smokers, intellectual marxists, drunks, atheists, and other reprobate trash who read this site.

        • Linnaeus

          And Methodists.

          • JohnR

            ..through the Vatican?

            • Left_Wing_Fox

              Kinky! Sign here.

        • Cody

          Don’t forget people reading blogs while at work!

          • Malaclypse

            Please. we’re not monsters here.

        • Bexley

          And Europeans.

          • Emma in Sydney

            And Australians! With health care! And gun control!

        • You’re making me want to visit Richmond, Sherm.

        • mark f

          Well, you’ve got me pegged.

        • Jon H

          You forgot the Muggletonians.

        • My goodness, that sounds familiar.

          Signed,

          Reprobate Trash.

          • timb

            Julia, you forgot “reprobate Trash, xxxx, Virginia” One must sign one’s missives correctly for Rick.

            I like how he’s chosen “anonymous” though. It’s a nod to classic commenting

      • DrDick

        the socialists, communists and anarchists

        You say that like it is a bad thing. Beats the hell out of brain dead and delusional cryptofascist racist misogynists like yourself.

    • To be fair, I did put a paragraph in about Argentina that I took out 5 minutes later. I guess this comment slipped in during that time.

  • This is what happens when you leave your dog whistle in your other khakis.

    • TT

      The wingnuts are tired of dog whistles. They want it (i.e. the “vetting” McCain supposedly denied them in 2008) all out there front and center this go-around.

      • joejoejoe

        Shorter Republican base: Lick my face! Lick it! That’s a good boy! Don’t mind the drool. Lick me wet and lick me now!

        • DrDick

          That is not their faces that are being licked.

  • Pseudonym

    You know who else loved to emphasize the importance of pure undiluted Germanic bloodlines?

    • Informant

      Cecil Rhodes?

      • wjts

        Harrumph.

      • Thom

        Good answer, and a closer analogy to Romney than what Pseudonym was going for.

    • Spuddie

      Its the same people who also are all in favor of deporting 8-10 million people at a clip they consider “undesirable”

  • c u n d gulag

    In the Conservatives desire to ‘take America back’ to pre-Civil Right’s days, it sounds like Mitt’s campaign staff is missing an opportunity – they should stick Mitt in a button-down cardigan sweater, give him a pipe, and make political ads about ‘My Five Sons.’
    Of course, they’ll still have to install the “Thoughtfulness” and “Empathy” software that he lacks, and Fred McMurray oozed.
    The only thing Mitt oozes is disingenuousness.

    And I am heartily sick of all of the ‘Code-talking.’ Look, just go ahead and say what you want to – the “N-word.’ You’ll all feel better – and it’s not like “Rational America” doesn’t know what all of the bullsh*t you’re spewing is really about – racism as a wedge issue.

    • mingo

      Conservatives desire to ‘take America back’ to pre-Civil Right’s War days

      enhanced that for you.

      • JohnR

        It was a better, simpler time, then. Diphtheria, polio, outhouses, childhood mortality, and no commies, liberals or gays. The good things in life.

        • rm

          Once we are there, we will start to hear about the Jacobin, abolitionist, suffragist, Mexican, Barbary, Cherokee and Canadian menaces.

          • chris

            You left out Catholic — all those untrustworthy, un-American Italians and Irish used to be a threat to our American way of life, until suddenly they weren’t because there were bigger threats to obsess over.

            • Pseudonym

              I assume you mean Papist.

        • mark f

          You know, JohnR, you really should provide a link when you’re quoting from George Will’s columns.

          • Lee

            It can’t be from George Will article. There wasn’t a rant about jeans in it.

  • George Romney would be proud.

  • herr doktor bimler

    From the Daily Torygraph story:

    Mitt Romney would restore “Anglo-Saxon” understanding to the special relationship between the US and Britain, and return Sir Winston Churchill’s bust to the White House, according to advisers.

    Perhaps someone should advise the advisers — and the Daily Telegraph — that the Epstein bust of Winston Churchill belongs to the UK Government Art Collection, and although Romney may be used to things he wants simply appearing when he snaps his fingers, in this case it is not his decision.

    • herr doktor bimler

      The underlying message might have been “I will make England the US’s bitch again and pillage it at leisure, in the best Anglo-Saxon tradition”… but it could have been expressed more clearly

      • Cody

        If Romney runs on this platform, then maybe I will vote for him!

        Quick, someone contact his campaign team.

    • rea

      This “Churchill bust” thing is a longstanding rightwingnut complaint about Obama, and a complete mystery. What, the US should honor the UK by stealing its property?

      • NonyNony

        You don’t understand at all. For that you should be happy because it probably means that you don’t know any “I’m not racist but” Republicans (or you don’t engage them in conversation).

        The “giving the Churchill bust back” is supposed to show Obama’s contempt either for our shared English heritage (because Obama isn’t a part of that shared English heritage because he’s a Kenyan Muslim blackity black guy – and yeah, they mean WASP here when they say “English”, though they’ve forgotten what all of those letters after the W mean) OR his contempt for conservatism (because Churchill).

        If you’re conservative but not racist, the “contempt for Churchill’s memory” bit leaps up. If you’re conservative and mildly racist, the “contempt for our history with England” bit leaps up. If you’re conservative and wildly racist it transforms into “Obama wants to help Kenyan Muslims overthrow the British government and implement Shari’a Law at Westminster” or something equally stupid.

        The actual underlying fact – that it was a loan from the UK government returned when Bush left office – is unimportant. Because the factoid isn’t relevant for anything real, it merely reinforces the idea that Obama has contempt for something that the listener thinks is important and works on multiple levels. If you’re not already pre-disposed to think that Obama is going to wreck the country, then it passes right by you as a “WTF are you talking about” moment. A dog-whistle, in other words.

      • Getting rid of the Churchill bust shows that Obama is anti-colonial.

        This is a bad thing, you see. No, seriously.

        Hell if I know; they’re wingnuts.

      • Spuddie

        What, the US should honor the UK by stealing its property?

        The Greeks had the same questions about the Elgin Marbles

        • JohnR

          That’s different. Also, possession is 9 points and squatter’s rights, so there.

    • Bill Murray

      If Romney wins, shouldn’t we get a bust of Æthelred the Unready, as it seems more apropos and is very Angle-Saxon

    • Njorl

      But Jennie Churchill’s bust was 100% American!

  • Sly

    At last, a President of the United States with the courage to tell the Normans to go fuck themselves.

    • Heron

      Ha!

    • Malaclypse

      Nonsense. Who among us can forget

      Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the line of Harold. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Saxon kings. The world knows we do know how to save them. We — even we here — hold the power, and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the line of Harold, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just — a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless.

      • timb

        Is that Palin’s speech from the ’08 convention?

        • Malaclypse

          No, hers was the prescient prediction that Obama would abandon our only ally in the Middle East – the Jutes.

          • rea

            Jute-baiting? Surely not!

            • rea

              Although anyone who ever heard Palin speak knowns that she is anti-semantic.

              • Linnaeus

                That’s an angle I never considered.

                • NonyNony

                  ouch.

              • Furious Jorge

                Harumph.

          • The Lodger

            Funny, they don’t look Jute-ish…

          • Warren Terra
        • Is that Palin’s speech from the ’08 convention?

          Being a community organizer is kind of like being the President, CEO, sole stockholder, and Chairman of the Board of a large venture capital corporation, except you have actual responsibilities.

          • Bobby Thomson

            Stealing this.

          • Cody

            Sadly true. After all, Romney didn’t “Work for Bain Capital” in 2001 and 2002. According to Conservative principals, one gets paid for what one does (merit!).

            He claims he wasn’t actually working there, but was drawing the same salary as before. Following their logic, he must have been doing the same amount of work BEFORE 2001 when he says he was working there.

            But I guess the fact that as CEO and Managing Partner he probably did nothing except make money off his money is pretty obvious to anyone who cares…

    • Timb

      I love this comment and I have it on good authority that the Emperor of Byzantium (some guy with an antique shop on the Greek side of Cyprus) applauds this announcement and is now waiting on the Romney position regarding the Turks

      • Hogan

        The day after his inauguration, Romney will land at Gallipoli with wave after wave of Australians.

        • JohnR

          Would that be one Aussie waving twice?

          • No, just Eric Bogle & Rolf Harris making rude gestures.

        • Emma in Sydney

          Nah, we learned our lesson when Churchill pulled that stunt.

      • Darkrose

        Romney’s position is that Istanbul should be Constantinople.

        • mds

          When asked why Constantinople got the works, President Obama claimed it’s nobody’s business but the Turks’. Yet another example of surrender to militant Islam.

          • Malaclypse

            You win the thread.

    • CWild

      *slow clap*
      European Rivalry humor: you’re doing it right.

      • giovanni da procida

        This kind of thing just isn’t properly Pictish.

    • Njorl

      The Danelaw for the Danes! Free Jorvik!

  • Heron

    He’ll restore our “Anglo-Saxon” connection, huh? He’ll be well-disappointed, then. Genetic studies as far back as the late 90s have consistently shown there hasn’t been any significant change in the genetic make-up of the inhabitants of the British isles over, at least, the last 3000 years. The “English” aren’t Anglo-Saxons; they’re Celts(or more accurately, whoever the hell lived there before Celtic culture spread to the islands) who, for reasons a history book can explain far better than a blog comment can, speak a polyglot language influenced by pretty much every other language spoken in the lands bordering the North Sea. Except for Finnish. Unless they were born in Saxony or the Danish peninsula, A US or English citizen is only “Anglo-Saxon” is a rather limited cultural sense.

    And just because it’s a pet peeve, most historians of the period of the “Anglo-Saxon invasion” agree that many if not most of the invaders and immigrants were Frisians rather than Angles or Saxons. Where’s the love, Romney?

    • Dave

      Which makes you wonder, rather, why the Welsh have such a f*cking big chip on their shoulder.

      • Heron

        Probably because they’ve spent most of the last thousand years being called foreigners in their own country, though I’d wager it has more to do with the violence of Longshanks’ invasion and the later campaign to suppress their language and culture. Lots of this stuff gets generalized over time as well. What began as ill-will among a displaced elite centuries ago becomes, by virtue of being written down, how later generations end up remembering the event. The role played in English identity by the works of Bede and Geoffrey of Monmouth are both good examples of that tendency.

        • Dave

          My point, I think – genetic ‘ethnicity’ is for the birds compared to cultural nation-building and all its prejudicial possibilities.

          • DrDick

            “Genetic ethnicity” does not exist, as ethnic identity is a cultural construct based on competition between groups and is fluid and contingent.

            • Dave

              Umm, yeah, I think we got that.

      • timb

        Maybe because no one can pronounce anything in their language?

        • firefall

          Well the english stole all their spaces, resulting in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch and other nightmares

          • Holden Pattern

            And you win the internets today. I am actually laughing out loud.

          • DrDick

            Well the english stole all their spaces

            Not to mention the vowels.

          • timb

            The Welsh: We didn’t want to live in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch. The English made us do it! And, then took our damn longbows so they can fight the French, and then…”

            They trailed off when they realized the 1500 year tradition of not listening to anything they said was happening again.

      • Hogan

        “The Welsh character is an interesting study,” said Dr. Fagan. “I have often considered writing a little monograph on the subject, but I was afraid it might make me unpopular in the village. The ignorant speak of them as Celts, which is of course wholly erroneous. They are of pure Iberian stock– the aboriginal inhabitants of Europe who survive only in Portugal and the Basque district. Celts readily intermarry with their neighbours and absorb them. From the earliest times the Welsh have been looked upon as an unclean people. It is thus that they have preserved their racial integrity. Their sons and daughters rarely mate with human-kind except their own blood relations. In Wales there was no need for legislation to prevent the conquering people intermarrying with the conquered. In Ireland that was necessary, for there intermarriage was a political matter. In Wales it was moral. . . . I often think,” he continued, “that we can trace almost all the disasters of English history to the influence of Wales. Think of Edward of Carnarvon, the first Prince of Wales, a perverse life, Pennyfeather, and an unseemly death, then the Tudors and the dissolution of the Church, then Lloyd George, the temperance movement, Nonconformity and lust stalking hand in hand through the country, wasting and ravaging.”

      • JohnR

        They’re Welsh; what more do you need to say?

  • Warren Terra

    I just want to know which is the greater sin against Anglo-Saxon solidarity in the minds of Torygraph readers: Obama’s Kenyan heritage or his Irish heritage?

    • Oliver Cromwell

      Your comment is beyond the Pale.

      • Eric

        You just won the internet.

        • Jay C

          With Oak Leaves….

    • rea

      Irish heritage?

      O’Bama?

      • timb

        You don’t remember? On his mom’s side? He even made a visit over there to celebrate it and everything

  • muffler

    This isn’t even a dog whistle… it’s a direct statement. Funny though… Mormons aren’t part of either the Roman Catholic Church or the Church of England, so it always amazes how people choose which level of discrimination they wish to subscribe to as if it can’t be applied to them. Well MItt… you may be white, but your not anglo-saxon.

    • Rarely Posts

      This. He forgot the “P” in “WASP.” All the more reason to forget the whole package of discrimination.

      • Cody

        I thought the “P” stood for “People with money”.

        Is that not right?

      • Bobby Thomson

        Actually, Mormons are Protestants.

        • Malaclypse
          • Bobby Thomson

            I can call a tail a leg, but that doesn’t make it one. In the common meaning of the term, which is “Christians who aren’t Catholic,” and not “Christians descended in an intellectual tradition from Luther and Calvin,” yes, they are, too.

            • Malaclypse

              Mormons don’t consider themselves Protestant. Do you consider Greek Orthodox to be Protestant? Copts? There are lots and lots of Christian traditions that are neither Catholic nor Protestant.

              • Emma in Sydney

                Bloody splitters.

                • Malaclypse

                  The filioque remains an abomination.

        • Rarely Posts

          Whether or not the word “protestant” includes Mormons depends on the context and how you’re using the word.

          As used in the word “WASP,” “protestant” does not include Mormons. “WASP” is used to refer to a certain high status, privileged elite. That elite was defined in part by the inclusion of Mainline Protestants deriving from the Reformation, and by the exclusion of religious outsiders (such as Jews and Catholics). Because the term was primarily used in the past to describe the power dynamics of the United States and specifically the Northeast, it did not include “Mormons” because they were viewed (and are often still viewed) as religious outsiders–just as it would not include Greek Orthodox, Copts, etc.

          Of course, the entire term “WASP” is mostly a reference to a past social dynamic and has little resonance today, given the decline in emphasis on ethnic/religious differences among Americans descended by Europeans. For example, for a long time, the Supreme Court was dominated by WASPs. Now, it consists of Catholics and Jews.

          The end of discrimination along those lines is one of the triumphs of the last century. But, for the same reasons, we shouldn’t be discriminating on the basis of “Anglo-Saxon” or “White” identity either.

          • Rarely Posts

            Also, the Supreme Court has never included a Mormon, despite a large numbers of Mormons in the United States.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_Supreme_Court_of_the_United_States#Religion

            Compare that to the massive representation of the groups typically identified as “protestant” for the purpose of the word “WASP”–33 Episcopalians, 18 Presbyterians, nine Unitarians, five Methodists, three Baptists, and lone representatives of various other denominations

          • Malaclypse

            Whether or not the word “protestant” includes Mormons depends on the context and how you’re using the word.

            As someone raised in the LDS church, please believe me that Mormons don’t consider themselves Protestant. I can bore people with a discussion of Mormon understandings of apostolic succession, but the short version is that Mormons consider protestants to be completely devoid of any justifiable spiritual authority.

  • Anonymous

    So thin…it’s embarrassing to see Erik carrying water for the extremists of his party.

    Few voters will agree with any of this.

    • herr doktor bimler

      Rather than water, Erik, any chance of a beer?

      • ploeg

        Water is one of the four key ingredients in beer.

        And I’m sure that other examples of this type of thinking will manifest themselves in the days to come.

        I actually thought that this quote was more interesting: “Obama is a Left-winger. He doesn’t value the Nato alliance as much, he’s very comfortable with American decline and the traditional alliances don’t mean as much to him. He wouldn’t like singing ‘Land of Hope and Glory’.”

        Land of Hope and Glory, Mother of the Free,
        How shall we extol thee, who are born of thee?
        Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set;
        God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet,
        God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet.

        • Sev

          Great flick, “Hope and Glory.” So Mitt wants to recover the pink bits for us ungrateful little twerps.

        • rea

          If Romney weren’t such an ingnoramus, one might almost think he is advocating abandoning independence and returning to the “mightier yet” British Empire . . .

        • He doesn’t value the Nato alliance as much, he’s very comfortable with American decline and the traditional alliances don’t mean as much to him.

          What the hell? Barack Obama of Libya-operation fame doesn’t value our NATO alliances as much as…whom? The guy whose SecDef called them “the cheese-makers?”

          Yeah, there’s someone who really valued our traditional alliances. BTW, do the Canadians still hate us?

        • timb

          He won’t even say “God Save the Queen”! He’s so….you know

    • Malaclypse

      Concern troll is concerned.

      • DrDick

        Concern troll is confused and thinks he is still over at Stormfront.

        • Clearly, Stormfront is the new voice of the GOP’s moderates.

          • DrDick

            Has been for a while.

  • Steve LaBonne

    Proof positive that they regard this as almost purely a base-turnout election. (Rightly so- polls are showing only around 8% of the electorate that isn’t firmly locked in.) Since Obama is very much a known quantity, this dog-whistling (or by now, screaming) strategy of “othering” is good for nothing except as a lame attempt to excite the most troglodytic elements of their base.

  • Sherm

    Every day this jackass wastes talking foreign policy is a good day for the Obama campaign.

    • Steve LaBonne

      That’s pretty much true of every day this jackass wastes talking, period.

    • Cody

      I’m rather disturbed they said they would reverse Obama’s policy of decreasing Defense spending and repairing strained relationships. I knew the first one was coming, but isn’t reversing the second one basically stating that he’s going to flip off the whole international community if elected?

      Obama hasn’t exactly been overseas bribing foreign nations in his term. Unless you mean bribing them with drone strikes…

      • Steve LaBonne

        You should be even more disturbed that they have all the true crazies, like John Bolton, on board and just waiting to work their magic in an Rmoney administration. IOW it’s a lot worse than just loose talk.

        • Sherm

          And that’s my point. There is no way in hell the undecided swing voters are clamoring for a return of Bush’s foreign policy. Obama’s Europe trip in 2008 served a purpose. This trip serves none other than to remind voters of a foreign policy which they largely disliked.

          • firefall

            Oh, and to let Mitt visit his money

            • Sherm

              Very good. And Obama’s campaign should use that when asked to respond to any comments made by Romney while overseas.

  • Lee

    Isn’t the term Anglo-Saxon a bit old-fashioned even for a baby-boomer? The only people who should be capable of using the term non-ironically should have adults when Romney was a kid.

    Besides, Romney’s dark hair clearly identifies him as a Norman. The Anglo-Saxons were blondes.

    • The Lodger

      Ah, the Norman Mormon.

      Traveling, no doubt, with Suze Orman, George Foreman, Martin Bormann, and Carlton the Doorman.

      • Njorl

        Aaah! That’s the second reference to “Rhoda” I’ve come across today. The second in the last ten years, too.

      • herr doktor bimler

        The stormin’ Norman Morman.

  • That will go over big in South Boston.

    • Davis X. Machina

      Obama carried Southie (Ward 6) 60-40 in 2008, surprisingly enough.

      • flaherty

        I too was shocked that the descendant of an Ulster planter did so well. I blame gentrification.

  • Joshua

    Will Mitt Romney also restore the custom of giving foreign leaders impromptu massages? Because Obama has shamefully abandoned that one too.

  • DMN

    “he feels that the special relationship is special,” Don’t worry about a racism here. Pay attention to the lameness factor, though. As far as “appeasement,” Mitt’s just trying to lubricate his “special relationship” prior to his upcoming visit to the U.K.

    • Cody

      It’s only appeasement if it’s to non-WASPs.

  • meese

    Lee Atwater’s corpse just got monster wood.

    • Lee

      Ew.

    • Lee

      Ew.

    • DrDick

      Actually that is just the stake we tried to drive through his heart. Sadly, we missed because it was so damned small and withered.

  • mike in dc

    Shorter Rmoney campaign: “The President is a-near!”

  • Bart

    When Willard speaks to Israelis, in full Kow-Tow mode, he will invoke our Judeo-Christian heritage, even though his appears to be neither.

    • Malaclypse

      If Cthulhu loves me, Mittens will slip up and call the Israelis Gentiles.

      • BigHank53

        Maybe he’ll start chatting about the lost tribes–that’ll be a hit, too.

    • Cody

      Well, Mormons are descended from the Jewish via the Lost Tribes (according to Mormonism), right?

      • Malaclypse

        No. Native Americans are descended from Jews. Mormons are merely the spiritual heirs of the Abrahamic Covenant, which makes everybody else, including Jews, Gentiles.

  • tomstickler

    So, is the Romney campaign channeling an old Glenn Beck conspiracy theory about why the Churchill bust was sent back?

    See

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/2010/06/29/obamas-grandfather-churchill-bust-wacky-beck-co/166993

    for the debunk. Hint: it was on loan to Dubya, and was scheduled to be returned no matter who was elected in 2008.

  • So the Rmoney crew fired back:

    Today, the race for the highest office in our land was diminished to a sad level when the Vice President of the United States used an anonymous and false quote from a foreign newspaper to prop up their flailing campaign. The President’s own press secretary has repeatedly discredited anonymous sources, yet his political advisors saw fit to advance a falsehood. We have very serious problems confronting our nation and American families are hurting, yet the Obama campaign continues to try to divert voters’ attention with specious shiny objects. We have more faith in American voters, and know they will see this latest desperate ploy for what it is.

    1. What kind of newspaper was that, Chip? Ah, that kind. Figures.

    2. Rule of thumb: When a campaign uses the word “desperate” to describe an attack, that means it hurt.

    • herr doktor bimler

      specious shiny objects

      I WANT ONE NOW.

    • Hogan

      When a campaign uses the word “desperate” to describe an attack, that means it hurt.

      You can do a surprising amount of damage with a flail.

      • Linnaeus

        d6+1, as a matter of fact.

  • Malaclypse

    Eric Rauchway for the win:

    When Theodore Roosevelt is less racist than you are, you have some work to do.

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    • Malaclypse

      Aw, The Donalde is still grumpy at us.

      • Oh The Race Card was played today, but not by the Obama Campaign

        • Cody

          Didn’t Biden make remarks about the adviser’s comments?

          • Malaclypse

            He never mentioned the Anglo-Saxon thing.

    • Scott Lemieux

      Wow, the academic job market is supposed to be terrible, and yet Loomis got a job teaching political science with a PhD in history!

      • Robert Farley

        And now Loomis is gonna act all insulted.

        • DrDick

          As he should. ;-)

  • Shannon

    Actually, an all white Anglo-Saxon party should be successful, considering the country still is 70% white. I never could understand all the media attention on say, who the Jews will vote for, there are only 2% of the population. Or we have to have the Hispanic vote, what for, they are only 20% of the population, or blacks were only 11% of the population. Let all the minorities be Democrats, and of course the so-called white progressives. But even white progressives are waking up to the fact that their children be born into a world where they already are minorities, hated minorities, in which no appeasement by liberals who are white can ever amend. It really is time to start thinking about the future of our children as minorities, I know what it’s like to be a white minority, I grew up in Hawaii as a white minority ruled over by Asians.I learned how to think like a minority, because I was a minority, there is actually strength in being a hated minority.if you don’t think so, ask most hated minority in the world how they fare, the Jews. Being hated for the Jews has been a blessing, they are the richest people in the world can have at home country. Time for people to start thinking like Jews, why not, you are already hated and blamed for everything like the Jews used to be except for now it is white people who are hated.

    • DrDick

      Slow day over at Stormfront? That is two of you mouth breathing whackloons today.

    • Cody

      Wait… what?

      I think Progressives are the only ones PREPARED to be a minority. They believe minority’s have the right to be represented and respected. More importantly, they believe being a minority shouldn’t make it harder to have a good life. However, Conservatives believe the only way to deal with a minority is suppress its votes and take away their rights’. Once you become in the minority, you will indeed be loss. You’ll suddenly find yourself stripped of your rights if you keep following your own policies, or discover you’re just radical racists.

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