Thursday, July 19, 2012

Was Ann Romney's "You People" Gaffe Somewhat Racist?!?

How do ya' like that headline. #SEO

Anyways, Mitt Romney's mostly milquetoast wife seems to have stepped into a pile of dressage horse doo doo this morning.
Ann Romney dismissed concerns about her husband’s tax returns Thursday, contending that the two of them have “given all you people need to know.”

“You know, you should really look at where Mitt has led his life, and where he’s been financially,” the potential first lady said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “He’s a very generous person. We give 10 percent of our income to our church every year. Do you think that is the kind of person who is trying to hide things, or do things? No. He is so good about it. Then, when he was governor of Massachusetts, didn’t take a salary for four years.”

“We’ve given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and how we live our life,” she added later.
Moving pictures for the illiterate.

A few of things stand out here.

1) Romney's on some seriously entitled sh*t right here. The whole "the nerve of ya'll to ask me and my husband for perfectly sensible financial documents for the sake of full disclosure" is rather ballsy, and well, elitist. It is what it is.

2) That said, the "you people" portion here is being blown out of proportion. She clearly means "the media".

3) That said, how odd is it that she just so happened to say it to a black woman? I'm just gonna chalk that one up to odd coincidences and whatnot.

4) I hate stating the obvious, but imagine if Michelle Obama, a person considered snooty and elitist in Conservative circles, had said something so callous. The internet probably would have exploded by now.

I'm gonna officially call this one "no biggie". But since people's antennas are already up, Mrs. Romney might wanna watch that tone and her word choice in the future.

Question: What your read on this? Why is Ann Romney so defensive? Aren't rich people supposed to be proud of their wealth? If you had Romney's W2, wouldn't you make that your Facebook profile photo?

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