The Romney campaign’s television ads about welfare are surely one of the most offensive things I’ve ever seen in a political campaign. And I don’t mean that hyperbolically. Not only are they stone cold wrong, they’re eye-wateringly offensive.
I don’t suppose I have any readers who’d like to defend them? Surely not. They’re naked attempts at race-baiting in addition to being shameful lies. What’s worse, when Romney is confronted about it he just doesn’t seem to care. The ads continue. I read that there’s five of them running now. FIVE. That’s more than the number of ads he has running on any other issue.
It appears that Romney is doing so poorly among ethnic minorities he feels he needs a very high margin among white voters. This, it would seem, is his attempt at making that happen.