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August 16, 2013

Report Corrected: He Didn't Say It. Exciting New Messaging From The GOP: Mitt Romney Is A Racist
UPDATED With "Obviously Racist" Quote From GOP Platform

Above the post update:
Business Insider which had the original story issued a correction. Priebus never said "racist".

Some of you may have noticed I'm not the biggest fan of Mitt Romney. No, it's true. But even I wouldn't have called him a racist. Then again, I'm not the head of the DNC, er...RNC.

Behold the political stylings of RNC Chairman Reince Preibus.

“Using the word ‘self-deportation’ — it’s a horrific comment to make,” Priebus said, in a forceful rebuke. “I don’t think it has anything to do with our party. When someone makes those comments, obviously, it’s racist.”

Preibus spent much of a mid-afternoon session with reporters defending the party’s progress with Latino voters and steps on immigration reform, which it made a priority five months ago in its touted Growth and Opportunity Project.

So to recap...the Chairman of the Republican National Committee just endorsed every Democrat who spent the last 2 years calling Romney, and by extension the GOP, a racist.

That's....an interesting position for the Chairman of the GOP to take. Makes you wonder who exactly Preibus is trying to impress.

Question for the Chair...does he think internal enforcement that leads to illegal aliens leaving the country (which is what "self-deportation" meant) is racist or does he just reserve that for the term itself?

Update: Um, Reince? Have you looked at page 26 of the 2012 GOP Platform lately (pdf)?

We will create humane procedures to encourage illegal aliens to return home voluntarily

Below the fold, relive the racism (according to Preibus) of Mitt Romney.






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