UHHHH  3:44 pm December 13, 2011

Why Is Mitt Romney Recycling a KKK Slogan In His Campaign Speeches?

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

Who needs speechwriters when you've got old racists you can quote all the time?

People who apparently actually read transcripts of Mitt Romney’s as-brittle-as-they-are-vacuous stump speeches noticed that he has been promising lately to “keep America American,” which is a creepy enough little nonsense phrase on its own presumably meant to ingratiate good ol’ boy Mittens with the feverish crowd of wingnut olds whose general political philosophy rests on the willful insistence that enough twangy repetitions of the word “MURIKA” will convince the Good Witch (Jesus) to magically transport them back home to a nice movie version of pre-civil rights Kansas. But because he is Mitt Romney and he isn’t quite creative enough to come up with these sorts of pandering slogans on his own, he seems to have “borrowed” it from some old KKK campaigns.

From Booman Tribune:

Here’s the title of a pamphlet published in 1920 by the United Klans of America, as found in the catalog of Yale’s Beinecke Library:

Why you should become a klansman : of interest to white, protestant, native born Americans who want to keep America American.

And on the eve of World War II, a group called the American Coalition, using the slogan “Keep America American,” pressured the U.S. government not to admit Jewish refugees.

AMERICABlog also notes that Mittens has been using the phrase in campaign ads.

We would “hope” that Mitt Romney used this terrible phrase by mistake, but last we heard “hope” died somewhere in the course of 2009, so… probably not. [Booman Tribune/ AMERICABlog]

 
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RedneckMuslin December 13, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Yes, he Kan!

paris biltong December 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm

In a Krux.

memzilla December 13, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Mitt: Get a Klu.

rickmaci December 13, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Well done!

Extemporanus December 13, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Ya know, RedneckMuslin, I've been patiently waiting all fucking year for the absolute perfect post to appear on which I could unload a "YES WE KLAN!" comment, and then you just cold flip open yer handy ol' Kloran there and go all caganer on my dream right outta the goddamn gate.

Hope you're happy — my Christmas is now officially fucking ruined.

not that Dewey December 13, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Klighten up, Francis.

rickmaci December 13, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Spelled KKKan.

Judith_Priest December 13, 2011 at 10:37 pm

"Yes he KKKan!"

Fixed.

MOG2410 December 13, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Hey, it was good enough for them! And really, why spend time creating your own slogan when this one was just lying around, not being used.

MrFizzy December 13, 2011 at 3:47 pm

The only thing whiter than those pointy hats is Mittens.

Geminisunmars December 13, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I don't know…have you seen Callista lately?

Biff December 13, 2011 at 4:40 pm

That's pretty white, damn near translucent.

dadanarchist December 13, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Look, after so many facelifts, the skin is stretched to a translucent hue.

That's how they made vellum in the medieval period – you stretch and scrape an animal skin until its white and translucent.

Newt should know these things – he's an "historian."

MrFizzy December 15, 2011 at 11:46 am

Can you imagine her on the beach? Yipes.

snackypants December 13, 2011 at 5:17 pm

The pointy hat protects his hairdo.

Negropolis December 14, 2011 at 2:21 am

Martha Stewart and Ozzie & Harriet libel!

smoothmineral December 13, 2011 at 3:47 pm

If he keeps this up, he just might get the Republikkklan nomination after all…

BaldarTFlagass December 13, 2011 at 3:48 pm

There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home.

FlownOver December 13, 2011 at 3:48 pm

There it is, America – the Romney caganer. Don't forget to turn out the lights.

GregComlish December 13, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Idiot. Romney could go burn a cross on the White House lawn wearing tidy white sheets ironed by his Mormon wife, and Southerners still wouldn't vote for him.

Barrelhse December 13, 2011 at 3:53 pm

It's the underwear.

LettucePrey December 13, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Does he still have to wear the magic underwear under the robe? I am curious about the interfaith sartorial etiquette.

OkieDokieDog December 13, 2011 at 4:03 pm

What's the matter with Mittens underwear? Don't you like Hello Kitty?

chicken_thief December 13, 2011 at 4:02 pm

So, there is hope for them? I mean, pink dildos, tranny porn, anddddd they hate Romney? That's all cool.

hilbillyheroine December 13, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Oh, but the stiff, fake, waxy, shifty, flakey, fake, lying, motherfucker still BETS they will.

nounverb911 December 13, 2011 at 3:48 pm

The KKK admits Mormans?

paris biltong December 13, 2011 at 3:53 pm

If they drop the second "m".

GOPCrusher December 13, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Well, it's not like they're Catholics or something like that.

hilbillyheroine December 13, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Joseph Smith, the MASTER of a "good con", is turning over on his "planet" (or in his dirt nap spot).

memzilla December 13, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Well, how about using "America First?" Oh wait… another bad association.

actor212 December 13, 2011 at 3:49 pm

He's the All-American American, that Mittens! White, rich, Christian…wait…what?

nounverb911 December 13, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Mitt's so American he dodged the draft while living in Paris.

chicken_thief December 13, 2011 at 4:05 pm

After the embarrassment of that last debate, the next time he makes a public bet he'll do so in French and bet Euros.

DustBowlBlues December 13, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Hemingway was way cooler on this.

Callyson December 13, 2011 at 3:49 pm

From the America Blog link:
Keep in mind, that even Romney is now claiming, between the lines, that President Obama is a socialist. So why shouldnt' America be asking if Mitt Romney is a Klansman?
Mittens: Klansman…or SATAN?
We report, you decide…

bureaucrap December 13, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Keep American American — Paleface go home! If your ancestors arrived in the US after 1491, you don't belong here!

BaldarTFlagass December 13, 2011 at 3:50 pm

South American? Central American? North American? White American?

MissTaken December 13, 2011 at 5:02 pm

America Ferrera?

Biff December 13, 2011 at 5:40 pm

No, I'm pretty sure Ferraris are Italian.

paris biltong December 13, 2011 at 3:50 pm

It also sounds like a rewording of the Monroe Doctrine: keep the Americas American. How does he plan to do that?

chicken_thief December 13, 2011 at 4:06 pm

The same way Newt plans to "fundamentally restructure entitlements". That is, he doesn't have a fucking clue.

prommie December 13, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Well, the Mormonians didn't allow Blacks to be full Mormonian Gods until the 1970s, so the Mitt-ster is probably fondly remembering those days when Amurrika was 100% white Amurrkan. BTW, all Mormons become Gods of their own universe upon their death. I should say 'all Mormon men," sorry for the mistake. Women get to be cum-dumpsters and baby-factories.

Barrelhse December 13, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Lucky stiffs.

dadanarchist December 13, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Yes, their Sky Pop-pop was bestirred not by issues of morality or racial justice, but the threat that the (all-white) BYU basketball team was going to be expelled from the NCAA.

DustBowlBlues December 13, 2011 at 4:18 pm

As I read this, I couldn't help hearing "I Believe" playing in my head.

BelleSC December 14, 2011 at 9:14 am

Great show!

Geminisunmars December 13, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Even in heaven we are still cum-dumpster and baby-factories? Hmmm. What's the hell like?

Biff December 13, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Wait 'til you hear the fable myth doctrine of your Heavenly Mother…

johnnymeatworth December 13, 2011 at 3:52 pm

This campaign's gritty reboot of the 3/5 Compromise?

Douché December 13, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Just like a good Christian… err wait a cotton 'pickin minute.

bureaucrap December 13, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Also, Mittens, while you're at it, don't forget "One People, One Government, One Leader" (translated from the German).

PubOption December 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm

The teabaggers prefer the version that seems to involve 'One South African currency'.

Generation[redacted] December 13, 2011 at 4:19 pm

May I suggest a new slogan to further the cause of welfare reform: "Work sets you free."

reliefsinn December 13, 2011 at 5:11 pm

And, "Gott Mitt Uns"

Puffperney December 14, 2011 at 1:13 am

Ein Volk! Ein Fuhrer! …er, what was the third one?

Negropolis December 14, 2011 at 2:25 am

Hitler's slogan was way too (theoretically) inclusive for Mitt.

LettucePrey December 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Ah, a Mormon in a hood. Guess we won't be able to recognize him now.

chicken_thief December 13, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Mittens will be swaddled in the sheets with the off the chart thread count – I'll betcha $10k on that!

LettucePrey December 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Where does one get such fine sheets? At the K-K-Kmart?

ManchuCandidate December 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm

But Mittens had all these great white hooded robes for the campaign workers to wear.

Baconzgood December 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Keep America American? That's a shitty motto. What else would it be? Let's keep lemon aid lemon.

dadanarchist December 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Let's keep lemon aid lemon.

It's government regulation like that which has made Amurikkka double-plus-un-good.

DustBowlBlues December 13, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Oh, but to give you thumbs up cubed.

SorosBot December 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm

How shocking; I mean it's not as if Romney's "keep America American" is a phrase obviously designed to pander to the racists who currently are directing most of their hatred at two other minority groups, Latino immigrants and Muslims.

arihaya December 13, 2011 at 4:39 pm

and GHEYS !!

did you seriously think that wingnuts considered gays "Americans" ?

Negligently_Joe December 13, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Honestly, if not for this Klan revelation, I totes wouldn't have made the connection.

Totes.

Allmighty_Manos December 13, 2011 at 3:56 pm

"But because he is Mitt Romney and he isn’t quite creative enough to come up with these sorts of pandering slogans on his own, he seems to have “borrowed” it from some old KKK campaigns"

It is called working the base.

chicken_thief December 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm

"It is called working the base. "

~ Levi to Bristol, circa 2007

Negropolis December 14, 2011 at 2:26 am

Ha!

BaldarTFlagass December 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm

"native born Americans who want to keep America American."

Your move, Russell Means.

slowhansolo December 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm

The KKK burned crosses. Romney just burned companies.

hilbillyheroine December 13, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Or, maybe the angel, "MORON", spoke this to him in a dream????

RadioYKWE December 13, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I'm Dreaming of a White, White Christmas.

ShitFilledExistence December 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm
Dok-cupy Everything December 13, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Or maybe something from the White Album?

Biff December 13, 2011 at 4:52 pm
horsedreamer_1 December 13, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Merry fuckin' Christmas!

Love,

Thorazine

Dok-cupy Everything December 13, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Let's also keep the X in Xmas.

dadanarchist December 13, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Romney has twisted himself into such a pretzel that he's beginning to resemble a swastika.

Chillwaver December 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Laugh now, libruls. Mittens/Duke 2012 is gonna crush it!

Extemporanus December 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm

"Keep America American," says the former resident of France and future god of an alien planet with the Mexican father and Welsh father-in-law.

Buzz Feedback December 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Nothing stains your hood like like dog $hit flying off the top of the family station wagon.

MissTaken December 13, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Nothing panders to the evangelicals like some KKK slogans thrown in for fun!

SorosBot December 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm

The only better way to pander to the overt racists would be to launch your campaign with a speech on "States' rights" in a town in Mississippi where three civil rights worked had been murdered just sixteen years before.

Negropolis December 14, 2011 at 2:28 am

Reagan was an evil, venal motherfucker, wasn't he? But, all anyone ever seems to remember is a smiling, grandfatherly figure. That was a mean, petty little man-like creature, that Reagan.

spends2much December 13, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Keep America American, by busting up companies and outsourcing jobs to China!
Nice work, Mittens.

weejee December 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Mittens is finishing a memoir upgrade entitled "Ihre Papiere sind nicht in Ordnung."

Biel_ze_Bubba December 15, 2011 at 9:18 am

My German is rusty, but I think this translates to "This page intentionally left blank."

SayItWithWookies December 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm

To be fair to Mitt, he was talking about European socialism — so his usage isn't racist so much as it is xenophobic, in that he's stoking fear of white foreigners too.

Mumbletypeg December 13, 2011 at 4:12 pm

"Keep America American"

I could swear Ricky-Rick Santorum marched his campaign kickoff around a similar bleat.

Zero points for creativity Mitts, and -1 for copying a competitor, -2 for thinking it worthwhile to copy, and – infinity for redundancy.

ETA: Santorum's original slogan was abandoned when someone pointed out that the "make America America again"imitated a gay poet's titled work.

Negligently_Joe December 13, 2011 at 5:34 pm

So Mit gets one point back for actually managing to plagarize an appropriate ideology for th intended message at least, right?

bureaucrap December 13, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Keep America American, because even though we have 20% unemployment, crumbling infrastructure, massive layoffs, pathetic educational institutions, prisons filled to overflowing, massive gun violence, shrinking pay and eroding standards of living, it's important to keep our eyes on the real issue of… "American-ness."

GOPCrusher December 13, 2011 at 5:03 pm

But, by God, we don't want President Obama to fundamentally change America!

Biff December 13, 2011 at 5:43 pm

1) Lower taxes.
2) Build more prisons.
3)???
4) Profit!

Negropolis December 14, 2011 at 2:30 am

The (Magic) Underpants Gnomes are out in full force, I see.

Sue4466 December 13, 2011 at 4:13 pm

So apparently Mittens has started blowing his own dog whistle.

Dok-cupy Everything December 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

That's just going to upset the poor dog strapped to the roof of his car…

Sue4466 December 13, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Gail Collins, is that you?

FlownOver December 13, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Good, but one word too many.

Negropolis December 14, 2011 at 2:31 am

Mitt Romney blows dogs?! By god, he's never denied it.

Doktor Zoom December 13, 2011 at 4:13 pm

One odd bit of my own family history touches on this: my adoptive father, who was born in Texas in 1899, apparently belonged to the local Klan for a time in the 1920s. He died when I was 10, and I learned about his Klan membership when I was in high school. My mother didn't know much detail about this; from what he'd told her, it was sort of like a racist fraternity where they'd drink some beer, complain about how the Catholics were taking over, and burn a cross–to the best of her knowledge, he never did anything violent, and in later years, even converted to Catholicism when he met her. On the other hand, he always called Brazil nuts "nigger toes" and thought that Martin Luther King was a communist. One of these days, I should probably do some reading on the 1920's incarnation of the Klan–from the little I know about it, it had a broader membership than the more paramilitary version of the KKK that we know of in the 50's and 60s, and while it was certainly involved in lynchings and other violence, it also functioned like a kind of racist Rotary Club–just something that young white men joined as a matter of course.

We live in a pretty weird country, is what I'm getting at.

Monsieur_Grumpe December 13, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I remember back in Michigan, where I went to high school, I had a friend of a friend that I would occasionally hang out with. I barely noticed he often used the word nigger. My upbringing did not allow me to say the N word without punishment, but what the hell, I didn’t think too much of it. One day the kid told me that his dad was a leader in Battle Creek's local KKK. I decided to avoid him after that. That was probably one of those incidents that set me along the liberal path. Thanks KKK!

real_dc_native December 13, 2011 at 6:42 pm

My Mom's family was chased out of their DC neighborhood by the Klan in the '20s for being Catholic. Must have made quite an impression on her. We could never drive past the Washington Monument without her remarking that it reminded her of a Klansman.

My dad was Jewish and now I'm an atheist. If these people get into power I'm fucked.

flamingpdog December 13, 2011 at 8:06 pm

In the first half of the 1920s, Colorado was a BIG Klan haven. The mayor of Denver, Ben Stapleton, who subsequently had the Denver airport named after him was elected with strong Klan support.

mayor_quimby December 13, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Yes, that is true. We are basically one generation removed from some really fucked up shit.
My mid-30ish GF's parents were part of a program where a large, evil chemical company sent her dad to the south so the employees could get used to having black managers. IN THE 1980's!!
And the white chick I used to date in high school gave me one of these in key chain form: http://i.imgur.com/yRZGY.gif

I have to find that damn thing, it was an awesome gift she got me while her mom and redneck boyfriend took her to a roadside klan museum.
So, yeah, very weird country in very many ways.

Negropolis December 14, 2011 at 2:34 am

The Nazi had their own social clubs, too; that's how these hate-filled ideologies sustain themselves, you try to normalize it. People are people, even when they try to deny other people the recognition of being people, too. They'd go home and read bedtime stories to their children, and have barbeques…Doesn't make them any less evil.

MissTaken December 13, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Keep Whites White!

Extemporanus December 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Keep caucuses Caucasian!

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 13, 2011 at 4:44 pm

And today is Empire Day, when we try to remember the names of all those from the Sudbury area who so gallantly gave their lives to keep China British.

Extemporanus December 13, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Keep remembering Remembrance Day!

SayItWithWookies December 13, 2011 at 4:46 pm

And the Transcaucuses tranny!

Extemporanus December 13, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Keep our men Armenian!

horsedreamer_1 December 13, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Rob Kardashian, Jr., is no man.

RadioYKWE December 13, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Keep cocks cocky.

Extemporanus December 13, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Keep Mormo Mormon!

[Note: Though completely unrelated (??) to your cockamamie comment, I nonetheless thought that you might enjoy the link.]

ShaveTheWhales December 13, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Who the hell are those guys?

LetUsBray December 13, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Keep Lesbos Lesbian!

RadioYKWE December 13, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Not less lez's.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

But how does one keep America American? Based upon Romney's political records, it is by increasing taxes, offering up health care for everyone, and being better on gay rights than Ted Kennedy.

Mitt Romney: Secret Klansman or Secret Obama sympathiser? Who the hell knows anymore.

arihaya December 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm

split personality at its best

Streiffert December 13, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I first read "split personality test"

Is there such a test?

Crank_Tango December 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

You know who else…

anyway, is this where I complain about Olivia Munn not being naked enough? Because she is not naked enough, and I would like a full refund of my subscription price for this month.

ttommyunger December 13, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Didn't even click on it. Want to, but I have enough disappointment in my life without going out of my fucking way to find it.

weejee December 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm

American Motors?

What, they're defunct? Well wouldn't that make them like Mittens?

BaldarTFlagass December 13, 2011 at 4:20 pm

And his dad, who was CEO of American Motors from 1954-1962. Truth is stranger than fiction. Mitt certainly reminds me of a Rambler.

flamingpdog December 13, 2011 at 4:29 pm

♪ Lord, I was born a Ramblerin' man ♪

Geminisunmars December 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Strikes me as an Edsel.

weejee December 13, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Mittens a bit like an Oldsmobile sucking an orange? Yeah, that fits!

RadioYKWE December 13, 2011 at 6:03 pm

He needs to Pacer himself.

yyyaz December 13, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Uh, that would be "Oldsmobile sucking a lemon." Historical accuracy, uh NEWT, uh, buttsechs. Carry on.

x111e7thst December 13, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Ein Volk! Ein Reich! Ein Mittens!

actor212 December 13, 2011 at 4:27 pm

And the other five reindeer.

poncho_pilot December 13, 2011 at 5:49 pm

aber die andere Hand wird kalt.

real_dc_native December 13, 2011 at 7:04 pm

segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!

Come here a minute December 13, 2011 at 4:20 pm

He should follow Herman Cain's example and stick to Pokémon. "GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL!"

Negligently_Joe December 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm

As an immigration slogan, that's pretty much just as bad.

LiveToServeYa December 13, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Poop-bucket is full of poop.

OT, but the Donald has decided he'll be better off not murderating the next debate. To keep his options open for a 3rd party run and not at all because most dropped out.

orygoon December 13, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Newt is about to point out that Americans are "imaginary people", right?

snackypants December 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Americans are corporations too!

Eve8Apples December 13, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Foolish white man. Who will build the Romney palace, tend to the Romney garden, watch the Romney offspring and wipe the Romney ass if he doesn't let the Messicans in?

NYNYNYjr December 13, 2011 at 6:23 pm

"Keep America American" says anchor baby Mittens W. Romney, son of Mexican immigrant George Romney. George's nickname with the Los Angeles Mormons was "Mex" .

arihaya December 13, 2011 at 11:54 pm

if Georgia and Alabama are to be lessons: prisoner slaves

orygoon December 13, 2011 at 4:36 pm

But what about the honesty? Somebody ought to point out that Americans are just not up to the tasks of roofing houses in broiling hot weather, or picking strawberries in any weather. (In fact, they are already noticing this in Alabama.)

I just especially hate the demagoguery of this issue every goddamned election. It's phony and it's tiresome and it's racist.

Geminisunmars December 13, 2011 at 4:50 pm

…and apparently resonates too well for a certain section of America's America.

GOPCrusher December 13, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I think they are up to the task. Just not for less than minimum wage and no benefits.

dadanarchist December 13, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Yeah, Georgia had to make prisoners pick crops when their idiotic anti-immigrant laws drove legal and illegal immigrant farmworkers out of the state right before the harvest.

Some estimated the losses at up to $1 billion.

The farmers – not being total idiots – opposed the laws.
http://www.gpb.org/news/2011/06/23/crop-losses-co

elfgoldsackring December 13, 2011 at 6:04 pm

No, no, you misunderstand. He doesn't want to get rid of the illegals doing shit jobs, Moroni forfend, he just wants to make sure they and their children never gain any rights or services.

arihaya December 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm

the word, Kirsten, is "pandering"

An_Outhouse December 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Do you know who else wanted to keep the homeland for the homers?

mereoblivion December 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Odysseus?

MissTaken December 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Does homer have anything to do with a naked Brad Pitt in that movie about Brad Pitt's naked ass? The war over Trojan condoms, right?

ThundercatHo December 13, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Is that the one where Brad and Orlando Bloom part their leather split skirts and make hot, sweaty man-love on a balcony and then a war is blamed on some chick who had nothing to do with it? Cuz that movie really, really, really sucked.

Negligently_Joe December 13, 2011 at 4:46 pm

The New York Yankees?

Geminisunmars December 13, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Bart Simpson?

GOPCrusher December 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Ty Cobb?

Nostrildamus December 13, 2011 at 11:56 pm

More of a hit-and-run kinda guy, actually.

SorosBot December 13, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Claire Danes?

Negligently_Joe December 13, 2011 at 5:10 pm

The No Homers Club?

horsedreamer_1 December 13, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Marge Bouvier?

LetUsBray December 13, 2011 at 7:41 pm

With the slogan, "Let the bears pay the Bear Tax. I already pay the Homer Tax."

Negligently_Joe December 13, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Rather off-topic, except for the whole "hey fascist assholes" factor, but behold the trailor for the new Rainbow Six game.

Honestly, it shouldn't surprise me that the rest of Clancy's stuff is pepperred with wingnutty fever-dream crap, given that the antagonists in Splinter Cell: Double Agent were randomly called "John Brown's Army", but this in particular seems… unsubtle.

sbj1964 December 13, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Yes, a Republican using a racist slogan ,Who'd a thought?

MissTaken December 13, 2011 at 4:47 pm

It's okay, some of my best friends are American.

SaintRond December 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm

That piece of shit.

Redhead December 13, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Well he had to do SOMETHING to get attention away from Perry and Niggerhead Ranch.

actor212 December 13, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Rumour has it that Mitt will swap his campaign song out for the latest Prussian Blue hit, "Why Am I So White and You So Dead?".

Biff December 13, 2011 at 4:59 pm

If it's all white, it's all right.

Generation[redacted] December 13, 2011 at 5:09 pm

If it's brown, vote it down.

rickmaci December 13, 2011 at 5:09 pm

I don't for a minute think that Willard is a KKK symp. But this is what comes from idiotically and uncritically dipping into the slop bucket of Christo-fascist RepubliKKKan Pandering. His campaign is now officially a rotting heap of elephant s***.

yyyaz December 13, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Not to quibble, but a rotting heap of dung, any dung, is pure gold in its fecundity and usefulness. Mitt's campaign is more akin to M. Creosote at the moment of truth. If, that is, if M. Creosote were a bloated pus sac rather than merely obese.

Bluestatelibel December 13, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Well said, friend.

Poindexter718 December 13, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Keep Kommander-in-chief Kenyan, you fekking Moroni-worshipping, scratchy skivvie-wearing, fudge-fingering Klantard!

DerrickWildcat December 13, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Since Corporations are people, Anheuser-Busch should probably pack their bags and leave since they're owned by INBEV which is a Belgian/Brazillian conglomerate.

Oh yeah, Miller is owned by SABMiller (South African)

And Coors is owned by Molson.

Outta my country shitty beer!

dadanarchist December 13, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Tis a great, irony, really: eating and drinking locally is denounced as pointy-headed gay elitism, but drinking shitty beer made by a foreign conglomerate and eating mass-produced hamburgers with foreign-raised beef makes you A-Real-Amurkin.

elfgoldsackring December 13, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Yeah, we had the media trying to inflame a bit of patriotic outrage here in Australia when SABMiller took over Fosters recently. Um, yeah, we live in an age of global capital, brainiacs — it's fairly irrelevant which continent the executive washroom is on. And Fosters is a shitty beer, also but.

Biff December 13, 2011 at 6:20 pm

But those Foster's oilcans are a brilliant marketing tool.
I must say I was a bit cornfused when I saw Jim Beam livery on Aussie V8 Supercars, which are awesome, btw.

elfgoldsackring December 13, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Are you kidding? Bourbon-n-Coke is like mother's milk to the mouth-breathers down here. Hell, they probably put it in babby's bottle to pacify it.

Biff December 13, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Nothing home-grown? I admit to never having been to Australia, and also not imbibing in alcohol.

mayor_quimby December 13, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Finally, the other person in the US that has seen V8 Supercars. They are awesome, and you can buy something that they are sorta based on, unlike fucking NASCAR (by stock, they mean non-stock)

Biff December 13, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Until 2013 when the “Car of the Future” takes over, anyway, and I predict it'll be like what the “Car of Tomorrow” did to nascar. Other than the V8's actually turning left and right, that is. And the Pontiac G8 was built by Holden on the Commodore chassis, pretty cool car for a sedan. But I'm a FPR guy, true blue…

Generation[redacted] December 13, 2011 at 7:30 pm

After you've had a few cans of Fosters, it becomes extremely relevant which continent the executive washroom is on.

actor212 December 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm
GOPCrusher December 13, 2011 at 5:33 pm

BREAKING NEWS: All 12 members of an evangelical group have announced their endorsement for Michele Bachmann to be the Repuliklan nominee. They stated that Michele is the only candidate "Biblically qualified" to be President of The United States.
I guess this campaign is officially over.

BarackMyWorld December 13, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Biblical?
What they means is Old Testament, real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes! The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!

Generation[redacted] December 13, 2011 at 7:29 pm

It's like the constitushun sez: "There shall be a religious test for president."

That's what it sez, right? Cuz that's what we've been doing for the past two centuries.

BarackMyWorld December 13, 2011 at 8:02 pm

You're quoting the Constitution and I'm quoting Ghostbusters, and we're talking about the same comment.

Only on Wonkette.

Rotundo_ December 13, 2011 at 5:49 pm

WIth Newt chewing at his behind and the rest of the pack trailing, the poor bastard has to try to appeal to a base that is so rabid that fascism is middle of the road. But he actually is a *rich* bastard and comes off as sincere as a Miss America pageant runner up's peck on the cheek of the newly crowned winner. Face it Mitt, you don't have any shit on your boots or blood on your hands, the bubbas ain't buying. Newt can at least confuse or bore them into a semicoma, Mitt doesn't have the authenticity to be inauthentic. He's like Dan Quayle if Danno had better impulse control over his mouth.

Biff December 13, 2011 at 5:51 pm

As long as his caganer accurately depicts him pooping in a bucket, it'll be OK.

OneYieldRegular December 13, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Whether or not that phrase had been used by the KKK, it's offensive on its face, and comes replete with racist, xenophobic overtones and undertones. One would have to be either evil, or a moron, or both to live in this country and not understand that.

Biff December 13, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Not really worse than "Homeland" Security.

Hey, wait a minute…

OneYieldRegular December 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm

When that term ceases to be the name of a cabinet level department, maybe then I'll start to feel like the U.S. is on the road to regaining some respectability.

yyyaz December 13, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Plus, we've already had (and were had, in the process of appointing) an evil moron as "leader of the Free World." Mittz proves again that there is no direct correlation between brains and munniez.

poncho_pilot December 13, 2011 at 6:06 pm

carpetbagger.

MissTaken December 13, 2011 at 6:09 pm

GOPers use bigoted speech when pandering to their base? Next you're gonna tell me that women across Very American America are waxing their pubic hair off! Blasphemy!
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/12

Negligently_Joe December 13, 2011 at 6:19 pm

As a verile 20-something, I have basically never encountered this phenomenon in person. Is there something wrong with me? I mean, other than the long-term dry spell, of course.

mayor_quimby December 13, 2011 at 9:59 pm

You're missing out dude, I look askance at any more than some peach fuzz on the vagiins that I encounter. This thread branch is rapidly approaching TMI territory, isn't it?

elfgoldsackring December 13, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Wow, The Atlantic is so up on the hip modern trends! What's next, "Easter Bonnets Passé"?

Biff December 13, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Just another fad, right? Hey, they said Hula-Hoops and pet rocks wouldn't last, either…

horsedreamer_1 December 13, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Caitlin Flanagan, Sandra Tsing Loh, & Megan Mc Cardle could slather their shorn Mons Venus in guacamole, but I still wouldn't go near.

Nostrildamus December 14, 2011 at 12:02 am

The Atlantic editors are totally up this waxing trend. Look for celeb snatch pix of Cullen Murphy and Andrew Sullivan in the next issue.

real_dc_native December 13, 2011 at 6:28 pm

"but last we heard “hope” died somewhere in the course of 2009"

Thanks to our president, hope is a four letter word.

DahBoner December 13, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Keep America American means…

…we shouldn't dilute our "brand" image with un-american connotations, so that, after the next Republican-induced GlobalMarket Crash, we can get a slightly higher prices for our assets, when selling off to Foreigners…

Streiffert December 13, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Does "Keep America American" include Mormons?

hilbillyheroine December 13, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Do spankx work the same as majik mormon underpanties?

Jukesgrrl December 13, 2011 at 7:02 pm

I don't think the Republicans want pre-civil rights Kansas. I think they want pre-Civil War Kansas. When wimmens weren't allowed to vote, the darkies didn't even have last names, only robber barons sent their chillun to college, and nobody ever heard of no dam computer.

gurukalehuru December 13, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Apparently, the magic underwear is now being worn on the outside.

El Pinche December 13, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Mormons, KKK….tomato , tah-mah-to.

DaRooster December 13, 2011 at 7:12 pm

"Why Is Mitt Romney Recycling a KKK Slogan In His Campaign Speeches?"

Uh… 'cuz he really is out of touch and stupid?

Tommmcattt December 13, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Ah, they are defeating themselves, aren't they? Which is good, because I loathe them and wish them all nothing but misery.

fitley December 13, 2011 at 7:22 pm

That's the problem these days, we can't let racists be racists. You have to dog whistle everything just to get your point across. Inbred racist hillbillies can barely remember if they crapped today let alone knowing the latest phrase that substitutes for Ni@@er. C'mon give a tard a break already.

BarackMyWorld December 13, 2011 at 7:31 pm

A Romney defender might say that there's no way Romney would've known the racist origins of that phrase, or that he's talking about "America for American values" and is not really peddling xenophobia.

And that Romney defender would be a gullible idiot.

rickmaci December 13, 2011 at 8:11 pm

He is either ignorant or evil. No two ways to cut this one. Either way, he is a giant FAIL as presidential material.

ShaveTheWhales December 13, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Redundant.

not that Dewey December 13, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Ah, the "No True Mormon" fallacy.

LowProfileinGA December 13, 2011 at 7:34 pm

In fairness, whatever that means in 2011; pre-Civil War Kansas was a Free State and a hotbed of abolitionism. Its previous liberalism and the sorry state it's in now are the basis of the book "What's the Matter with Kansas." (What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America, by Thomas Frank – 2004 – ISBN-10: 0805073396
ISBN-13: 978-0805073393)

Negropolis December 14, 2011 at 2:40 am

You read that wrong. The post said pre-civil rights Kansas.

horsedreamer_1 December 13, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Today, we are all Italian cartographers.

DustBowlBlues December 13, 2011 at 8:05 pm

This being the season and all and PBS running the first Mormon Tab Choir special I've had the chance not to watch this season, you know what I want for this and many more Xmases to come? A production of "The Book of Mormon" performed by the MTC. Awesomest Xmas, ever. And fuck me, they're semi-dancing in old timey Mormons crossing the frontier clothes.
Makes me wonder what they've got under there.

Anyway, fuck the Mormons and fuck Mittens and fuck Newt and fuck Rove. Fuck the whole bunch of them. Ho-Ho-Ho. To all a good night. (Because if I don't get away from the keyboard, now, I'll be adding to the fuck them list all night. I've already gone back and added to it twice already.)

mourningnmerica December 13, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Romney: "It may have sounded racist, but I didn't planet that way."

mayor_quimby December 13, 2011 at 9:00 pm

In the words of Dave Chappelle " Take it from somebody who says nigga a lot, Trust me that motherfucker says nigger every day!"

user-of-owls December 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Ahem, missy. AHEM. You lift darling Lizzie's scoop on this from last night without so much as a by your leave.

Well that's just not cricket, young lady. Not cricket at all is what that is. Harumph!

ttommyunger December 13, 2011 at 10:35 pm

AMERICA!!!! Always on the cutting edge, that Mitt. Next he's going to come out in favor of the Flag, then Apple Pie, then prolly motherhood. He's out there all by himself, he's is own man, a leader, innovator, risk taker…..sorry, can't tap this out while laughing….

Pop_Socket December 13, 2011 at 11:20 pm

These dog whistles are making my ears bleed.

mavenmaven December 13, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Next motto: Kitchen, Church, and Children!

dogscantlookup December 14, 2011 at 1:43 am

Free Men!
Come home and bring your guns!

Negropolis December 14, 2011 at 2:12 am

Forget about the Klan connection, the slogan is truly terrible, generalist, nativist bullshit all by its lonesome. The Klan connection just makes it worse. I wish that I thought Mitt Romney was self-aware enough to be willfully racist. Hell, I wish that he wasn't an alien.

Bless his heart, he's just trying to find his way back home. And, the only way to do that is to become president so that he'll have the clearance to access the saucer that crashed at Roswell.

Negropolis December 14, 2011 at 2:43 am

I agree; let's keep America, American. That means all of you that aren't Native American get out. GET THE HELL OUT!

This reminds me of Sarah Palin's "Real" America bullshit. This is what happens when your party's built around fear and blinding ignorance. They can't but help pull this out of the hat of pre-packaged GOP talking points.

A Mormon using fear of others to garner support? Why do they keep beating the corpse of irony?

RadioYKWE December 13, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Let's keep weird, weird.

RadioYKWE December 13, 2011 at 8:12 pm

We need more mormo's, not less.

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