I spend a lot of time wishing I had more time to write. And then there are times when the stuff just writes itself.
Caught on camera recently, Mitt Romney admits that, Reina Romney’s quaint overtures to La Raza notwithstanding, he has a Latino problem. He joked recently at a fundraiser:
“My dad, as you probably know, was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico… and had he been born of Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot at winning this. But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico. He lived there for a number of years.”
But, seriously, el chistoso continued: “I mean, I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.”
Ay, Guantecito. No seas tonto. You don’t have to be one of us.
You just have to, you know, not surround yourself with people who hate us — people like Kris Kobach, author of Arizona’s SB1070, and that state’s immigrant-hating birther hero, Joe Arpaio.
It is those associations, and your extreme policies, that has Latinos turning away from you, Rey Romney, in droves.
You have to give Guantecito this – he seems to have finally fingured out he does have a problem: “we are having a much harder time with Hispanic voters, and if the Hispanic voting bloc becomes as committed to the Democrats as the African American voting block has in the past, why, we’re in trouble as a party…”
Yes, you are.
¡Somos el 47%!
Of course, Latinos were only one part of the populace Guantecito showed disdain for in the video David Corn of Mother Jones released today:
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.”
It’s nice that we Latinos are included in some part of the Mitt Worldview. We are all on Team Disdained! And Mitt wants to be one of us! We have arrived!
On the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, we learn Rey Romney thought we got our slogan all wrong. We are the 47%! We are the 47%!
Not quite the same ring, but I’ll go with it.
Talking about that dependent, non-tax-paying lumpen, El Rey declared: “[M]y job is is not to worry about those people.”
Right back at you, Guantecito.