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Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:31 AM

romney makes racist comments in isreal

calls Jews better than Palestinians because they're good with money. Manages to dis Mexicans and Ecuadorians too somehow.

Enjoy

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jUO0F3oTD_POLpUvSsyDkIYj1SWA?docId=f2542195c4d04d0b99881100e2a317df

Edited to say: to clarify, I am not saying "Jews are good with money." Romney's comments amounted to as much. He thought he was complenting them (in an Archie Bunker sort of way) but be was actually playing up an old stereotype.the Palestinians he insulted by saying they were inferior to the Jews.

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Reply romney makes racist comments in isreal (Original post)
arely staircase Jul 2012 OP
arely staircase Jul 2012 #1
robinlynne Jul 2012 #2
arely staircase Jul 2012 #4
robinlynne Jul 2012 #18
arely staircase Jul 2012 #20
Chorophyll Jul 2012 #6
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2012 #8
Chorophyll Jul 2012 #10
arely staircase Jul 2012 #11
arely staircase Jul 2012 #21
Chorophyll Jul 2012 #22
Jim__ Jul 2012 #3
Lawlbringer Jul 2012 #15
arely staircase Jul 2012 #17
Chorophyll Jul 2012 #5
arely staircase Jul 2012 #7
Chorophyll Jul 2012 #9
arely staircase Jul 2012 #12
KamaAina Jul 2012 #13
arely staircase Jul 2012 #14
jillan Jul 2012 #16
arely staircase Jul 2012 #19
arely staircase Jul 2012 #23


Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:37 AM

2. "They're good with money", your words, are racist. Romney did not use those words. Sorry to

say it, but it's true.

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Response to robinlynne (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:44 AM

4. bullshit what he said was

Racist and my post is an accurate paraphrase of what he said. But feel free to defend him.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:56 PM

18. What he said was racist against palestinians. What you said was racist in another way.

"good with money" is a stereotype which makes me cringe. Hitler used it quite widely. just telling you it is offensive.
What Romney said is absolutely insane. What you said was offensive to me.

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Response to robinlynne (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:19 PM

20. it was racist against both

By saying Israel was more economically successful because of their culture he was using an age old stereotype of Jews. So it was racist against Jews. It was also racist against Palestinians because he basically said they were inferior to Jews.

I wasn't saying Jews were good with money
Romney did

If you are offended by what I.said you totally misunderstood. Sorry of that was my fault. But other Jewish DUers understood my.post perfectly.

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Response to robinlynne (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:49 AM

6. From the article:

"And as I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I recognize the power of at least culture and a few other things," Romney said, citing an innovative business climate, the Jewish history of thriving in difficult circumstances and the "hand of providence." He said similar disparity exists between neighboring countries, like Mexico and the United States.


Trust me, I'm Jewish and I'm offended by Mitt, not by the OP. To me, "the power of culture" = "Jews are good with money." And that "hand of providence" line should offend EVERYONE. The man's a buffoon.

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Response to Chorophyll (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:52 AM

8. Should my mexican side be offended

and my Jewish side pleased? Or neither?

God what an ass!!!

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:54 AM

10. He's the universal offender.

The ultimate Republican.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:54 AM

11. mine is

The Mexican part. My other part is Scottish so I will have to Waite till he goes to Scotland and makes men in dress comments.

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Response to Chorophyll (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 02:48 PM

21. btw

I appreciate your post. Another poster had me wondering if I had made myself clear. I edited to op to clarify I wasn't saying Jews are good with money but rather paraphrasing what he said.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:31 PM

22. No worries. I actually heard about this on NPR this morning just as I was waking up,

and my first thought was, "omg, he basically just said Jews are good with money." So I thought your paraphrase was fine.

His understanding of Jews (Israeli or otherwise), Palestinians, and everyone else is based on stereotypes. The guy is World War III waiting to happen.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:43 AM

3. Once again, romney displays an astonishing ignorance.

From the article:

...

The economic disparity between the Israelis and the Palestinians is actually much greater than Romney stated. Israel had a per capita gross domestic product of about $31,000 in 2011, while the West Bank and Gaza had a per capita GDP of just over $1,500, according to the World Bank.

Romney, seated next to billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson at the head of the table, told donors that he had read books and relied on his own business experience to understand why the difference is so great.

His comparison of the two economies did not take into account the stifling effect the Israeli occupation has had on the Palestinian economy in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem areas Israel captured in 1967 where the Palestinians hope to establish a state.

...

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:33 PM

15. The old standby

"I READ BOOKS ON IT! I KNOW!"

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Response to Lawlbringer (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:54 PM

17. that was priceless nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:46 AM

5. That "good with money" gene skipped my family, dammit.

This guy could not spout more faux pas if he tried. I really did not believe anyone could make Bush look smart, but Mitt's doing it.

What's next, lightbulb jokes in Poland?

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Response to Chorophyll (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:50 AM

7. if you read the whole story

He craps on Mexicans too while trying to defend his crap on the Palestinians and his Archie Bunker insulting praise of Israelis.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:53 AM

9. He's a panderer and a bigot, and he's just awkward.

He's not going to make friends anywhere.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:22 PM

13. Once again MittWit flunks geography

Chile is not particularly close to Ecuador. There's this thing called Peru in between.



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Response to KamaAina (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:25 PM

14. bwahahaha!

Im kinda embarrassed I missed that. But:

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:38 PM

16. As someone who is Jewish, I'm offended to see pics of Mitt wearing a yarmulke knowing that

his church posthumously converts Jews to Mormons.

He is such a piece of dreck.

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Response to jillan (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:56 PM

19. did nobody in the israeli press ask him about that?

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 06:54 PM

23. now gingrich is defending rommeys racist bs

He is also defending the refusal to release tax returns. Hos reasoning? He raised it in the primaries and he lost so clearly nobody cares.

http://www.examiner.com/article/gingrich-defends-romney-on-tax-returns-israel-palestine-comments

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