Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Team Romney uses an "anglo-saxon" gaffe

A Romney adviser said this to a London newspaper

We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.

This implies President Obama is unaware of or ignores American history because his father was African.

When the US was founded, there as many German settlers as those from the UK. In fact, there was a debate whether the new country would speak English or German

The Angles, Jutes and Saxons were West German tribes that emigrated to the UK and overwhelmed the native Celtic tribes. The Celts include the Welsh, the Scots and and the Irish. These Germanic tribes left the mainland of Europe permanently.

To Strormfront and other white supremacist organizations in the US, the term "anglo-saxon" is a mythical pure white person akin to the Nazi Aryans. 

"Anglo-saxon" is code that white supremacists use in the US.

 It is unfortunate that anyone in the Romney organizations would use the term "anglo-saxon" talking to a UK media. The term often has a different meaning in the US than it does in the UK. 

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