Mitt Romney made a birth certificate joke today, prompting President Obama’s campaign to accuse him of lining up with the so-called “birther” movement.
During an appearance in his native Michigan today, Romney said: “No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate — they know that this was the place we were born and raised.”
That isn’t a joke. It’s a nasty crack designed to appeal to racist freakjobs, and nothing about it is funny. While I appreciate the reporting of this as though it’s important — it is — the word “joke” is an implication to let Romney off the hook because hee hee, just kidding lol!