Shift focus from bad jokes to cooler rhetoric
Published: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 22:09
The Republican Party has proclaimed to the media and the American public that the two important issues in America are the economy and jobs—any other issue is a “non-issues” or “distraction.”
But if those are the issues, the question that must be asked to the head of Republican National Convention and other Republicans is: Why has the “birther” issue not been put to bed?
The weekend before the RNC began, Mitt Romney during a speech at Commerce, Mich. brought the issue up by saying no one had asked him to show his birth certificate.
The reaction from the crowd was loud, obnoxious and disgusting as was the reaction from conservative media to the candidate himself who said America needs “a sense of humor” in this campaign.
That statement was not funny and was absolutely uncalled for given the fact that President Obama released his long form birth certificate over a year ago and also considering Romney has proclaimed that President Obama was born in America.
Most Americans who know Mitt Romney know that he isn’t a “birther,” but by him making that statement knowing where that kind of immature trash talk comes from, he showed that he really does want to win this election by any means necessary.
Perhaps Romney’s statement shouldn’t be a huge surprise given his inability to denounce controversial statements from supporters of his, ranging from shock-jock rocker Ted Nugent regarding guns to real estate mogul/reality show host Donald Trump (the loudest “birther” of them all) and of course who could forget Romney’s reaction to Rush Limbaugh calling Georgetown University Law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute,” to which Romney said that wasn’t the language he would have chosen. But he wouldn’t say anything further than that.
The Republican Party as a group needs to focus less on its sense of humor and more on ending its revolting rhetoric coming from its members or they can kiss the idea of diversity in their party goodbye. Many people would argue they that already have, anyway.