Romney’s Embraces Birtherism
“No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that I was born and raised.”
With that comment to a crowd in Michigan, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney officially embraced the “birther” movement and touched off a firestorm of protest across the airwaves and internet.
Of course, those protesting didn’t include his live audience or the extremists on the right. Nor, given Romney’s embrace of Donald Trump, should we be surprised by this joke-that’s-not-a-joke. Ari Melber of The Nation put it succinctly: “Jokes can be more revealing than talking points.”