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« on: August 24, 2012, 11:52:36 am »
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Mitt Romney made a joke about his birth certificate at a rally in Commerce, Mich. on Friday.

Speaking about his Michigan roots, he said, "No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised."

The joke was received with a hearty applause by the audience. Still, it was an awkward moment for the candidate to play on the birth certificate conspiracies that have plagued Barack Obama since he ran for president in 2008, even after the president released his "long-form" birth certificate in 2011.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/24/mitt-romney-birth-certificate_n_1828095.html

Are you serious Mitt
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 11:54:58 am »
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Oh stop it was just a joke.
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 11:58:36 am »
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Oh stop it was just a joke.

Why joke about this?
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2012, 11:58:53 am »
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Oh stop it was just a joke.

I'm sure the Trump wing of the party had a good laugh.
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2012, 12:01:13 pm »
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I expect to see more and more racially tinged comments like this and the welfare ad as we head into the fall.
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012, 12:02:04 pm »
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Oh stop it was just a joke.

Why joke about this?
To drive home the message that while Barack Obama was technically not born a hateable furriner, he might as well be for all that the Republican electorate, and thus Romney, cares. "Nobody doubts my Americanness - I'm a clean whitebread Protestant Ur-American! (Apart from actually being a Mexican Mormon, of course.) Now Mr Obama, on the other hand... he's a Black, you see, and a Black Exotic at that. He's so Unamerican we needed to see his birth certificate."
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 12:02:19 pm »
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Such a piece of slime
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2012, 12:05:20 pm »
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Oh stop it was just a joke.

Why joke about this?

What else is Mitt Romney to joke about? Remember, the man can only be programmed to say so much.
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2012, 12:30:57 pm »
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"No one as ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know this is the place I was born" Mitt Romney

I was wondering how long it would take him to go the birther route. This confirms what we all know, Romney is behind, he knows it, the GOP establishment knows it, and they are going to have to go Nuclear to even have a shot.

Voting starts in a couple weeks but ends on Nov 6. My guess is they are starting to see the writing on the wall. 

Quick time to dream up more voter suppression tactics!

Anyone want to take a guess as to how soon before we see the first birther television ADS?
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2012, 12:31:34 pm »
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I wouldn't call this a joke, it's not funny. It's just a racist comment.
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2012, 12:34:30 pm »
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Mitt should just go back to describing Obama as having a "foreign outlook" and other dogwhistles. This was just clumsy and will only backfire
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2012, 12:40:13 pm »
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Very moronic. Willard can't claim the high road anymore.
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2012, 12:44:04 pm »
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"No one as ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know this is the place I was born" Mitt Romney

What we don't know is his "home state".
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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2012, 12:46:04 pm »
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Mitt Romney represents the state of New Hampmassautahchiganafornia.
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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2012, 01:02:22 pm »
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Oh stop it was just a joke.

Why joke about this?

Why did obama joke about seamus on the car?
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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2012, 01:04:39 pm »
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Mitt uses "Humor!"

But it wasn't very effective...
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« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2012, 01:05:28 pm »
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Oh stop it was just a joke.

Why joke about this?

Why did obama joke about seamus on the car?

Because a dog and the President are EXACTLY the same.
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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2012, 01:06:55 pm »
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bbbbbut I read on the Atlas Forum that only Democrats make petty attacks while Republicans stick to the real issues...
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2012, 01:07:48 pm »
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Oh stop it was just a joke.

Why joke about this?

Why did obama joke about seamus on the car?

Because a dog and the President are EXACTLY the same.

It was also a joke about something that, you know, actually happened.
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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2012, 01:12:03 pm »
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I honestly don't get how this is being interpreted as a joke.
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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2012, 01:35:16 pm »
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Mitt, that wasn't funny at all. I think you need to replace your humor circuits.
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« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2012, 01:42:34 pm »
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I really do despise this man.
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« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2012, 01:43:27 pm »
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LOL.

Obama's reply:

http://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/239062043368509440
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« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2012, 01:47:23 pm »
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LMAO
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« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2012, 02:18:43 pm »
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Good one, Mitt.
I enjoyed that joke so much that I'm going to send in a donation.
To your opponent.

EDIT:  I'm perfectly aware that both campaigns have hit below the belt.  Obama and his surrogates have made often irrelevant and sometimes quite offensive stabs at Romney.  So, in the abstract, turnabout is fair play, and the stakes in this election are far more important than this comment.  But pandering to birthers just gets under my skin, even as a snide or clueless joke.  
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