As supporters of Mitt Romney lined up outside Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, the site of a Monday night rally, ProgressNow Action wanted to hear what those Romney supporters had to say as they strolled past the group’s cardboard cut-out of President Barack Obama. A Video camera caught every word:
“Go back to Kenya!” one person says.
“Strangle him!” says another.
Some of the comments were directed at the ProgressNow staffers holding up the cut-out and the video camera.
“Is that your Muslim communist buddy?” one person asks.
“Why are you supporting an Islamist, Marxist idiot?” asks another.
“He looks real good standing on a street corner,” one passerby says. “In about three months, he’ll be doing that all the time.”
The Obama cut-out was also wearing a button that said, “Thanks, Obamacare.”
When asked what they want people who watch the video to see, Joanne Schwartz, executive director of Progress Now had this to say:
“It’s clear that not all, but many within Romney’s base of support dislike the President for irrational and often hateful reasons. Comments like ‘go back to Kenya,’ and asserting Obama is ‘black and used up’ reflect a much uglier prejudice than most Americans would identify with.
“Others continue to repeat discredited race-baiting falsehoods about the President’s religion and nationality,” Schwartz continued.
“Everyone we videotaped yesterday has a right to free expression, but others have the right to publicly reject intolerance. In a free society, we have an obligation to call this out.”
I was a bit surprised that the hate speak was coming from all age groups, and virtually all of the Romney supporters. And they were all fully aware that they were being filmed! This video really confirmed for me what I've already suspected; that Mitt Romney has run the nastiest and most hate-filled political campaign that I've ever witnessed in my lifetime.
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