The Gafftastic World Tour continues with yet another racist dog-whistling moment for Mitt Romney. Instead of whistling at his usual target — President Obama — this time Mittens thought he’d compare the Israeli and Palestinian cultures and decide which one was better:
Huffington Post: “Mitt Romney told Jewish donors Monday that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who called his comments racist and out of touch. “As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,” the Republican presidential candidate told about 40 wealthy donors who breakfasted around a U-shaped table at the luxurious King David Hotel.
“The reaction of Palestinian leaders to Romney’s comments was swift and pointed. “It is a racist statement and this man doesn’t realize that the Palestinian economy cannot reach its potential because there is an Israeli occupation,” said Saeb Erekat, a senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. “It seems to me this man (Romney) lacks information, knowledge, vision and understanding of this region and its people,” Erekat added. ‘He also lacks knowledge about the Israelis themselves. I have not heard any Israeli official speak about cultural superiority.’”
This is like telling the U.K. that you have a special shared Anglo-Saxon heritage, except it might be worse. Hey everyone in America who’s not a millionaire like Romney: his “culture” is better than yours, obviously.
I honestly think Romney is socially retarded.