In the earlier article there was mention Mormons are worried about bigotry in the event Romney wins the 2012 presidential election. But Romney and his buddies are smug as a bug in a rug when it comes to profiting from bigotry of their own:
(MSNBC) — Last night, Romney was asked about his association with the nation’s most famous “birther.” His answer didn’t address the controversial topic. “I don’t agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in. But I need to get 50.1% or more, and I’m appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people,” he said, per NBC’s Garrett Haake. By the way, msnbc.com’s Mike O’Brien today will have a more in-depth piece looking at Romney and Trump.
Make no mistake, birtherism is the current slightly more acceptable incarnation of good old-fashioned racism. It’s about capitalizing on the simmering conservative prejudice toward brown skin and funny names, bigotry pure and simple, not to mention ugly and evil. Bill Mahr had a great piece this last week, where Romney’s marriage certificate stood in for Obama’s birth certificate, I’ll see if I can find it. But even that isn’t in the same trashy league as what Trump is pitching on behalf of Mitt Romney.