Romney's 'big role' for Trump: Talking†'birther'

Mitt Romney "jokes" about the racist birther attacks on the president. But the short-fingered vulgarian Donald Trump, slated for, in his words, "a big role" at the Republican National Convention, is deadly serious about it. After receiving the "Statesman of the Year" award (I kid you not) from the Sarasota Republican Club, Trump said:

[S]ome people thought [Romney's quip] might not be a joke. It happens to be an issue that a lot of people believe in. [...] Letís just say this thereís a huge group of people that are not believers in what [Obama] did, what he said and where he came from. Weíll see what happens. Well see what happens over the coming weeks and months."

[...] I had a big role tomorrow night. You know what happened tomorrow night. So itís now up to them. [Ö] Itís totally up to them, whatever they like," he said. "They gave me a big role and I was looking forward Ė I was actually going to Tampa right after this, right after this dinner, but now I probably will be going back to New York. I may come back but Iíll probably be going to New York after the dinner. Asked to elaborate on what the "big surprise" was, Trump just said it was a "very big thing." "I think they're still going to probably do it," he added.

A very big thing from the leading birther in the nation for the Republican National Convention. Suuuure Romney was joking.

NOTE: Due to Hurricane Isaac, Trump has been bumped from the schedule.

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    Romney's "joke" (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by cal1942 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 05:50:14 PM EST
    was, IMO, nothing less than a birther charge.

    When GOP flaks use Obama's "joke" at the Correspondent's Dinner in a lame attempt to deflect criticism and claim  equivalence I'm reminded of when my brother's right hand was amputated.  No one, but no one joked about that terrible tragedy.  My brother, to set people at ease, joked about it.  Still no one else ever joked about his loss, a loss that profoundly changed his life.

    Saying something that is clearly not (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by Anne on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:41:36 PM EST
    funny, and then claiming it was a joke, is about as passive-aggressive as it gets; bullies engage in this kind of behavior all the time, and the more we learn about Romney, the more obvious it is that that's part of who he is.

    And he was simply giving that schoolmate (none / 0) (#11)
    by shoephone on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 08:24:14 PM EST
    of his a groovy new haircut. Because Mitt was a nice boy and good at styling. Even though he doesn't remember that incident at all. A truly selfless guy, that Mitt. Not an ounce of bully in him.

    I think Trump secretly asked (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by shoephone on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 05:56:31 PM EST
    to be removed from the convention schedule. You can imagine how embarassing it would be for hurricane force winds to whip that crazy hairpiece off and send it flying into the face of the nominee.

    Double Post Alert, BTD... (none / 0) (#1)
    by Anne on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 02:47:10 PM EST
    I'll wait and see which one survives before commenting further...one Donald Trump is more than enough.

    Now that I've satisfied myself as to (none / 0) (#2)
    by oculus on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 02:48:53 PM EST
    the proper attribution for the phrase "short-fingered vulgarian," let's see what develops here.  

    Thanks (none / 0) (#3)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 03:13:33 PM EST
    Honestly (none / 0) (#4)
    by Ga6thDem on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 04:02:30 PM EST
    I'm not sure whether the GOP actually believes some of this stuff or it's fodder for the "rubes" so they ignore the fact that Romney really has no solution to our economic problems.

    Bump the Trump... (none / 0) (#5)
    by unitron on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 04:02:47 PM EST
    "Due to Hurricane Isaac, Trump has been bumped from the schedule."

    It's an ill wind, indeed, that blows no one any good.  : - )

    No great loss, he was going to get up and aim his trademark line at Obama and the crowd was going to roar as though it were the height of wit (although for that bunch it probably is).

    He wasn't on (none / 0) (#6)
    by jbindc on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 04:05:37 PM EST
    the offical schedule anyways.

    Look at this as some kind of stunt for TV.  Some people will tune in to see if and when he is at the convention and what he will do.

    My money is still on zip lining down to the convention floor.


    But you know... (none / 0) (#10)
    by unitron on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:44:14 PM EST
    ...they're going to take the "YF" line and aim it at Obama every 5 seconds.