Mitt Romney thinks he made a funny with his “no one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate” line in Michigan yesterday:
“In an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley on Friday, Mitt Romney played down the remarks he made about President Obama’s origins, arguing that they amounted to a joke and not a “swipe” at the president.
“No, no, not a swipe,” Romney said. “I’ve said throughout the campaign and before, there’s no question about where he was born. He was born in the U.S. This was fun about us, and coming home. And humor, you know — we’ve got to have a little humor in a campaign.”
Romney’s “joke” certainly resounded with Limbaugh and the sheep who hang on every word Rush says. Limbaugh lapped up Romney’s “humor” and predicted it was a sign of things to come at the Republican National Convention next week.
No Mitt, no one’s ever asked for your birth certificate. Just in case you don’t realize why your “joke” might not have been a knee-slapper to anybody other than you and Rush and Trump and the other dogs who heard the whistle, a few other ‘no one’s evers’ you haven’t experienced:
No one’s ever asked to see your proof of citizenship because you ‘look like’ you might not be in the country legally.
No police officer has ever stopped you for no reason other than driving in the ‘wrong part of town’ at night.
No store owner has kept an especially close eye on you as you shop.
No ladies have ever clutched their purses just a little tighter when you pass them on the sidewalk.
No one behind you in the checkout line has ever shaken their head, scoffed, and mumbled ‘welfare bum’ under their breath because your family has fallen on hard times and needs some assistance in making ends meet.
No one has ever passed laws with the deliberate intention of making it as difficult as possible, and hopefully impossible, for you to exercise your right to vote in an election.
Why have none of these been part of the life experiences of Mr. Romney? Could it be the same reason no one in the birther crowd has asked to see his birth certificate, but they have asked ad nauseam to see President Obama’s birth certificate.? Nah, couldn’t be. Must be something else. Let’s think.