Willard’s at it again.

As you’ll remember, he inferred recently that the only reason to vote for Obama was to get “free stuff,” a barely-veiled reference to drug addict/closet queen Rush Limbaugh’s tall tales about Cadillac-driving welfare recipients. There was also, of course, the remarks he made in the UK about that damn ni uh, the President’s inability to understand England ‘cuz he doesn’t have an Anglo-Saxon heritage like Willard does. And, of course, there is the constant outright lying about what the President meant when he said “you didn’t build that.” The President was referring to the educational and infrastructure requirements of successful businesses, but Willard has whipped the pointy-hood set into a frenzy by convincing them (yeah, they don’t really CARE, because they want someone to be like they are and think like they think) that Obama meant that anyone who isn’t on the GUBMINT dole isn’t successful.

Willard (metaphorically at least) nailed the cross together, and then he erected it. With his latest racist remarks, he’s poured gas all over it. How long before he starts screaming “DON’T VOTE FOR THAT N____!!!”

 

Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign tried to keep the domestic political focus on the U.S. economy and jobs on Monday, although the effort was overshadowed by more controversy from a foreign trip after he made remarks that upset Palestinians.

 Hoping to take advantage of President Barack Obama’s “you didn’t build that” comment, Romney’s campaign sent teams of high-profile supporters to 18 events in a dozen swing states to hammer home its message that Obama is an anti-business lover of big government.

 One-time Republican presidential rivals Newt Gingrich and Tim Pawlenty, who is now a vice presidential possibility, were among the Romney supporters who fanned out across the country to push attacks on Obama for saying, “If you own a business, you didn’t build that.”

But Romney was forced to fight off his own controversy after he called Jerusalem the Israeli capital and said later that differences in culture powered Israel’s economic success compared with the Palestinians.

 Both comments angered Palestinian leaders, just days after Romney annoyed Britons during a stop in London by questioning their readiness to host the Olympic Games.

Romney pointed to the big difference in wealth between Israel and the Palestinians and suggested Israel’s culture was the reason for the gap.

“If you could learn anything from the economic history of the world, it’s this: culture makes all the difference,” he told a fundraising event in Jerusalem.

The chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat told Reuters that Romney’s comments amounted to “a racist statement that shows a lack of knowledge.”

 He added, “Everyone knows that the Palestinians cannot reach their full potential given the Israeli restrictions imposed on them.”

 

There is, as you know well, a WHOLE lot wrong with this statement, and we’ll discuss that. But first, we should discuss why he said it to begin with.

“The culture makes all the difference” lines up perfectly with “Anglo-Saxon heritage.” Willard didn’t say this just in passing; he is sending, yet again, a coded message to his Klanservative “base” of white-sheet old racists. It really is time for someone in the President’s campaign to begin collecting, and rebroadcasting, these statements. People who aren’t white need to understand what’s at stake here. Namely, that Willard intends to exclude them. He’s not hiding it, and there’s no excuse for not understanding it.

Now…. let’s deconstruct Willard’s latest statement.

Willard claims that it is the Palestinian “culture” that keeps them impoverished. Palestinians, of course, were once the Arab merchant class, shopkeepers and businessmen (nearly) all. Starting with the Balfour Declaration, they have seen their lot steadily erode in the Middle East; Arabs hated them for their historical prosperity, and Israelis have repeatedly warred with them, not without justification many times. As of now, Israelis have basically roped them off into zones, and movement in and out of those zones is extremely controlled. Blaming their “culture” for their present poverty makes about as much sense as blaming Jewish “culture” for the extreme poverty and privation of WWII-era Jewish ghettoes, back when the Nazis did just about what the Israelis have done. No, I am not comparing the Israelis with Germans of the WWII era-I believe the Israeli people are a better lot than their Government would make them appear to be, and I think that saner heads will eventually prevail there. What I AM saying is that factually, the administration of access to and from the occupied zones doesn’t differ much from how the Nazis controlled movement in and out of ghettoes. There isn’t going to be a lot of economic success in such conditions, unless you’re farming rats. As a supposedly successful businessman, there is no way in Hell that Willard couldn’t understand this.

People better look, and listen, real hard whenever Willard makes an appearance. This clown may be the most outwardly racist politician to run for President since David Duke gave it a shot. And I don’t think he’s just pandering, either; the statements his wife and he have both made brand them as elitist, to say the very least. A belief in eugenics would line up with both his upbringing and his religion.

On a lot of levels, people are disappointed with the President. Those same people are quite liable to pine for the good old days of the Obama era if Willard ever gets near the White House. A vote for Willard is a vote for everything that ever was wrong with this country, as well as for the revival of all those things in the modern era.

It’s just that simple.

 

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