Oooooh, Mitt Romney made a joke about his own birth certificate, and the MSM and nutroots go wild!
Ben Howe at Redstate has the details and video:
Some politicos are upset about a joke that Mitt Romney made today at President Obama’s expense.
Romney: “I love being home, where but the both of us were born. No one asked to see my birth certificate. They know this is where we were born and raised.”
The Obama campaign was immediately flabbergasted that Romney would sink so low, releasing this statement.
“Throughout this campaign, Governor Romney has embraced the most strident voices in his party instead of standing up to them. It’s one thing to give the stage in Tampa to Donald Trump, Sheriff Arpaio, and Kris Kobach. But Governor Romney’s decision to directly enlist himself in the birther movement should give pause to any rational voter across America.”
As Howe points out, the person who jokes the most about birth certificates the most is the Obama campaign:
But really, Romney was just following the Obama Campaign’s own instructions as seen on their website store where you can purchase a coffee mug with Obama’s birth certificate printed on the side. Their description makes clear that birther jokes aren’t only ok, they want people telling them.
MADE IN THE USA MUG
There’s really no way to make the conspiracy about President Obama’s birth certificate completely go away, so we might as well laugh at it — and make sure as many people as possible are in on the joke. Get your Obama birth certificate Made in the USA mug today.
Now can we call go back to the civility of Obama surrogates calling Romney a murderer and Obama making Seamus the Dog jokes?
@conncarroll: I’m confused: Can only Democrats tell birth certificate jokes, only black people, or only black Democrats?
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) August 24, 2012
The subtext of all this DMM faux outrage: Why can’t Romney be a gentleman like John McCain and lose gracefully?
— DrewM (@DrewMTips) August 24, 2012
Update: Hilarity is breaking out all over ….
— Political Math (@politicalmath) August 24, 2012