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  Mitt Romney would restore 'Anglo-Saxon' relations between Britain and America
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AuthorJon Swaine
MediaNewspaper - Daily Telegraph
News DateWednesday, July 25, 2012 01:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionAs the Republican presidential challenger accused Barack Obama of appeasing America's enemies in his first foreign policy speech of the US general election campaign, advisers told The Daily Telegraph that he would abandon Mr Obama’s “Left-wing” coolness towards London.

In remarks that may prompt accusations of racial insensitivity, one suggested that Mr Romney was better placed to understand the depth of ties between the two countries than Mr Obama, whose father was from Africa.

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”.
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LAB:1731L'illusionniste ( 561.8354 points)
Wed, July 25, 2012 07:38:51 PM UTC0:00
hahaha

 
D:2109Andy ( 4160.6357 points)
Wed, July 25, 2012 09:08:31 PM UTC0:00
but barry said 57 states lol

 
R:1153J.R. ( 744.6801 points)
Wed, July 25, 2012 11:02:54 PM UTC0:00
Is this the same advisor who said the Etch-a-Sketch thing?

 
D:6086Jason ( 7718.4429 points)
Wed, July 25, 2012 11:48:49 PM UTC0:00
Romney isn't racist. He just has a poor understanding of what "Anglo-Saxon relations" might imply.

The real question is how someone could be that ignorant up to the age of 65.

 
R:7206Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! ( 290.2565 points)
Thu, July 26, 2012 12:14:43 AM UTC0:00
Making any favorable reference what-so-ever to shared ethnicity is clearly Hitleresque.

Still, you'd think Romney's campaign staff would realize that in the lame-ass age in which we inhabit, this sort of thing would be unwise, but his staff doesn't seem very bright.

 
D:479Brandon ( 1558.3782 points)
Thu, July 26, 2012 12:29:49 AM UTC0:00
Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!: Making any favorable reference what-so-ever to shared ethnicity is clearly Hitleresque.

Ah, another one of your "obviously making any sort of disparaging remark about gays makes someone a homophobe" or "clearly making any statement about how women are less reasonable than men is anti-woman."

Well....yeah.

When a statement about Anglo-Saxon solidarity is made and then contrasted favorably to Obama through an implication about how he "doesn't understand the shared history" (obviously because he's black), then yeah, that IS somewhat racist....

You know, it's not as if every last thing Hitler said on the subject of race was as overt as "let's invade every country in Europe and gas all the Jews we can get our hands on."

 
D:6086Jason ( 7718.4429 points)
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Thu, July 26, 2012 12:32:24 AM UTC0:00
Making any proposal to gas the Jews is clearly anti-Semitic. Haw haw haw!

 
D:2109Andy ( 4160.6357 points)
Thu, July 26, 2012 12:59:25 AM UTC0:00
Mentioning Hitler in any argument automatically invalidates the argument! Godwin's law rofl you all lose or should I say "Jew all lose"

 
R:549kal ( -57.2262 points)
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Thu, July 26, 2012 01:08:02 AM UTC0:00
“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special. The (Obama) White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”.

I'm not seeing what's supposed to be so controversial.

The Brits have felt snubbed by Obama and they have been our closest ally for about a century.

That being said, I can compeletely understand the Obama campaigns desperation if they try to imply the comment is racist.

 
LBT:6309Silver Dime ( 94.8693 points)
Thu, July 26, 2012 07:52:21 AM UTC0:00
Oh, this is a racist thing. I thought he pulled a McCain-like statement when I saw "Anglo-Saxon." (I reminded me more of the Angles and the Saxons of centuries ago and not about the WASP's.)

I thought it sounded kinda McCain-like because it reminded me when McCain in '08 called one of the Eastern European countries "Czechoslovakia."

 
R:7206Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! ( 290.2565 points)
Thu, July 26, 2012 08:18:46 AM UTC0:00
When a statement about Anglo-Saxon solidarity is made and then contrasted favorably to Obama through an implication about how he "doesn't understand the shared history" (obviously because he's black), then yeah, that IS somewhat racist....

Obama has implied that his Kenyan ancestry gives him a special insight into that part of the world, so what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. Or at least it should be.