Posted by: Rick | Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Birtherism Lite™

I estimate that hardcore birthers comprise at least a third of the Republican electorate. The Romney campaign cannot officially indulge these lunatics, but the birther beast must be fed somehow.

Enter Birtherism Lite™. Here’s a sample of the latest teabagger taste sensation:

Dreams from My Father reveals Barack Obama as a self-constructed, racially obsessed man who regards most whites as oppressors. It is the work of a clever but shallow thinker who confuses ideological cliché for insight — a man who sees U.S. history as a narrow, bitter tale of race and class victimization. The Barack Obama presented in these pages is not electable to national office. No wonder that Obama, aided by a compliant media, has created a new self for public view, one the Obama of Dreams wouldn’t recognize and probably would disdain.

This is from a blog post at National Review Online entitled “Who Is Barack Obama?” The post was not written to make a compelling case against Obama that would appeal to independent voters. It was written to keep the Republican birther beast from going on a racist rampage and getting blood all over Mitt Romney’s freshly pressed moderate blue jeans. Sorry, birthers. This is all you’re going to get from Willard’s team. A few measly code words.

And if Barack Obama has to talk about Kenya and Jeremiah Wright, won’t Mitt Romney have to talk about polygamy and Planet Kolob?

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  1. It’s amazing how hard Romney tries to be all things to all people, and how badly he fails at it.


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