VIDEO: Romney: ‘No One’s Ever Asked To See My Birth Certificate’

What is Mitt Romney looking to accomplish with his birth certificate joke? Today Mitt Romney said, “No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate.” He said this during a campaign stop in Michigan. Why does Romney feel the need to play to the racist and ‘head up the ass’ fringe of the Republican base when he should be trying to win over the few remaining undecided voters? Surely these undecided voters are in the moderate camp and not likely to subscribe to the absurd birther movement.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Hires Muslim, Tea Party Bigots Go Insane

Tennessee Republicans and bat-shit-crazy Tea Party activists are steaming mad that their governor, a Republican, had the gall to hire a well qualified person to a government position. That well qualified person’s name is Samar Ali. Oh, and did I forget to mention that she’s a Muslim? Ah, now it makes more sense, right? Not really, but at least it’s not beyond the realm of expectations for a southern state.

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Chris Hayes: The basic reality of American politics

The “black vote” isn’t overwhelmingly Democratic because they are biased. It’s not blacks who are the problem in this equation, it’s the Republican Party that is the problem. There was a time when blacks did vote Republican in large numbers, but that was before the civil rights movement that was embraced by the Democratic Party, the party that had been the party of many southern white racists. This is the reason the south shifted from blue to red. The south used to be where Democrats could expect to win votes but now the south is where Republicans are in control, and the reason is the civil rights movement. White racists left the Democratic Party and they joined the Republican Party which apparently welcomed them with open arms.

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