Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Romney's Using a KKK Slogan - Really

Update Dec. 19: Note that Washington Post is now saying it made a mistake. The slogan is not Keep America American, it's Keep America America. Whatever. The message is the same. Mitt and his fellow republicans believe that Obama has somehow changed the fabric of America. In only three years. What is the root of that belief? Not economic policy.

I didn't believe it when I first read it, but it's true. Maybe it's that dog whistle thing, trying to woo more of the conservatives to his side. I can't stand when these guys start talking about Americans and what an American is. What we're witnessing is a very shallow bench at the GOP, a field of candidates way over their heads.
On Tuesday, political commenters reported that GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney has been using a catchphrase in his stump speeches that the Ku Klux Klan favored in the 1920s.

When the white supremacist group used “Keep America American,” it was to rally people against blacks American, gay people, Catholics and Jews. When Romney’s used it, as he did in this Los Angeles Times piece, it was to promise that as president he would “keep America American with the principles that made us the greatest nation on Earth.”WaPo