Monday, July 23, 2007
Mitt Romney is seen not only standing behind the sign with a supporter, but he is also seen holding the sign himself.
Hat Tip: Talking Points Memo
Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney joins other bigots to attack Barack Obama. Once again, the Republicans are associating Obama's name with a major international terrorist and essentially with Al Qaeda. Fox News started this nonsense (associating Obama with Bin Laden) a few months ago. Now the ignorance is spreading.
I knew that Obama would have to deal with these kinds of ignorant attacks, and that the Conservative media would participate, but I did not expect it to be so vicious, so early....and so obvious. I thought that it would be a little more nuanced. But the Republicans apparently have little shame about what they are doing.
This is just the latest in a string of bigoted incidents involving Republican politicians. More recently (late last year) there was the attack on Congressman Keith Ellison because he is Muslim...(with the ignorant White Congressman assuming Ellison was an immigrant due to his religion). And just a few days ago, a Hindu priest, a guest of the U.S. Senate, was heckled as he gave the official opening prayer. This kind of ignorance just never seems to end.
Do Republicans realize how stupid they look when they engage in the kind of behavior shown above?
(Notice how "Mama" is misspelled)