Just this morning, RNC chairdouche Reince Preibus got clowned by Chris Matthews for exploiting race to win votes, and for doing and saying nothing in response to Mitt Romney alluding to the long-since debunked claim that President Obama was born in a pod somewhere in Kenya. Priebus called it a joke, and complained that Chris Matthews hates laughter. Matthews pointed out that it’s not a joke and nearly had a glorious aneurysm.
Tweety is right.
Last week, Romney also claimed it was a joke (it wasn’t), while Karl Rove had the chutzpah to complain that Obama “never said thank you” when Mitt Romney acknowledged that President Obama was born in the USA (is he fucking kidding?).
It’s not a joke.
See, here’s the thing: Making comments about the birth certificate issue plays to the racist wing of the GOP, just as the “Obama removed the work requirement from ‘welfare to work,'” line plays to the racist wing of the GOP whose greatest fear is that Negroes are trying to steal all their hard-earned money.
(And just in case you weren’t positive that Mitt Romney plans to race-bait his way into the White House if we let him, Romney told USA Today that he thinks Obama weakened the work requirement in welfare to “shore up his base.” Get it? Zero percent of black people support Mitt Romney because Obama has bought the black vote through handouts. Ni-CLANG!)
Romney and the GOP know exactly what they are doing, and I expect that the race-based attacks are only going to get worse. And as the Morning Joe clip demonstrates, most of the media is perfectly willing to let these attacks continue. Watch as Tom Brokaw, Mika, and Joe Scarborough sit with their collective thumb up their ass, chortling uncomfortably as Chris Matthews tears Priebus a new one — it is embarrassing. Watch as Priebus tries to claim that errrrybody knows that the birth certificate is a non-issue. It was a joke that misfired!
Again, no it wasn’t. It was calculated. The audience practically high-fived Mitt Romney as they cheered the fact that the President has a funny name and lived in funny places. He’s black, you know. OMG.
Nope. It wasn’t a joke. And if you need any further evidence that it’s not a joke, the Orange Supremacist came right out and said so at a shindig in Florida on Sunday night:
“What I think doesn’t matter — he has his views and many other people disagree with him as you know,” Trump said. “…But he did make a joke, and some people thought it might not be a joke. It happens to be an issue that a lot of people believe in … many, many people believe in it so maybe I would have handled it differently, but he’s running for president and I’m with him 100 percent.“
Trump, who has focused on Obama’s birth certificate in the past, said that whether he raises the issue again going forward is an open question.
“Let’s just say this there’s a huge group of people that are not believers in what [Obama] did, what he said and where he came from. We’ll see what happens. Well see what happens over the coming weeks and months.”
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