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AdLib On June - 27 - 2012

The Mainstream Media’s financial stake in trying to keep the Presidential race close may explain why the most damaging gaffes by Mitt Romney about the Latino community have been kept out of the news but thanks to a mole in the Romney camp (as opposed to the weasels in it), PlanetPOV has exclusively obtained a list of  them. Here they are:

ROMNEY: “I like Mexicans food, it’s just the right taste. My wife and I often have a case of dillas, typically with cheese.”

ROMNEY: “I’d like to begin with a traditional greeting for my Latino friends that I learned when I was a child, “Ay yi yi yi, I am the Frito Bandito.”

ROMNEY: “I know what a hardship it can be, being Latino instead of white. My car elevator attendant has shared stories with me of the hardship he’s had to endure, on nearly every one of the seven days a week he works for me.”

ROMNEY: “Out of respect for our Latino friends out there, I remember the Alamo only in quiet rooms.”

ROMNEY: “I won’t speak long this afternoon, I know it’s about the time you all take siestas under your comically large sombreros.”

ROMNEY: “What’s this item on your menu? ‘Burrito’? It’s not a problem, my father was born in Mexico so I can speak a little Spanish, I’ll have the ‘little burro’ for lunch with extra jew-wack-a-mole. What’s that? Oh yes, guacamole.”

ROMNEY: “If you, the Hispanic community, elect me President, I will get rid of all government regulations against leaf blowers!”

ROMNEY: “Bwana Nachos! It’s great to be here tonight with so many people who have bravely chosen to be Hispanic!”

ROMNEY: “You know, my favorite cartoon character was always Speedy Gonzales. As an amusing Latino rodent who was constantly being chased by fat cats, he was a great introduction for people like me to your community.”

Word has it that there are many more Romney gaffes about the Latino community that will come to light soon. As always, PlanetPOV will keep you updated!

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. bito says:

    Gotta love that Mitt cites a survey by the Chamber of Commerce concerning the ACA. is this the same group that spends billions against the Democrats, the unions, EPA, health and safety regulations? That group? Why didn’t he just say “the Koch Brothers told me…” 😉

  2. SallyT says:


  3. choicelady says:

    Honest to Pete, I’d think this was impossible for anyone to be this dumb, but some people are SO disconnected from others that, yeah, Mitt could easily be this stupid.

    Some years ago I saw a presentation by the young wife of a banker. She was into historic preservation in Birmingham, AL, and part of the project was documenting the worker housing around the city’s blast furnaces. This included homes of Black retirees and former workers. She told us, a year after her foray, that she, rich WASP southern Belle, had gone to a meeting within the Black community, and oh, my! Wasn’t she Brave! And oh, my! They were really nice! And oh, my! It was just like talking to regular people! Even if they were hard to understand, but she just kept smiling! And didn’t we all think she was MARVELOUS to have done that!

    I am NOT making this up.

    Clueless. Some people are just clueless.

    • AdLib says:

      Reminds me of when Bill O’Reilly did the same and had the same reaction, “They’re just like real people!”

      Bill O’Reilly reported that he “couldn’t get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia’s restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it’s run by blacks, primarily black patronship.” O’Reilly added: “There wasn’t one person in Sylvia’s who was screaming, ‘M-Fer, I want more iced tea.’ ”

      “I think black Americans are starting to think more and more for themselves.”


      The condescension of white people in bubbles like these types is an insult to the rest of us who live in the real world.

  4. SueInCa says:

    The right makes fun of Castro and Chavez all the time. Do you know who were the first two world leaders to get medical supplies to Haiti? Castro and Chavez through Sean Penn. Penn called them and supplies were on the way. It took a bit to clear them through authorities in Haiti but those two men were first up to the plate.

    I am not excusing anything else they might have done but it shows they do have a human side to them as well.

    • AdLib says:

      President Obama is an exception IMO but most leaders of most nations give enemies good reasons to oppose them. I have issues with Chavez and his lust for power and when he was vital, Castro was quite oppressive and enjoyed sticking a thumb in America’s eye.

      Noting that neither are perfect or heroes to most Americans, they have been demagogued by the RW and Corporate America because they stand in the way of corporate domination.

      Whether it was opportunistic or humanitarian, they did respond swiftly to the crisis in Haiti while our government and independent agencies muddled around or acted in a bad faith way.

      On that issue, they get good marks from fair minded observers and prove that they’re not the cartoon “evildoers” the RW would have Americans think.

    • kesmarn says:

      I’ve had the same feeling about both of them, Sue. I’m not white-washing their pasts or their tactics, but there’s a part of me that sees their defiance of American imperialism and recognizes it for what it is.

      I know people were shocked when Chavez stood at the UN podium and said that he could still sense the lingering smell of sulfur in the air after the Devil (Dubya) had been there speaking, but I could not help laughing. He said out loud what so many were thinking.

      • SueInCa says:


        If you think about how Cuba was being run prior to Castro then I would think those who were “the least among them” more likely hailed his coup. Those who were tied to Batista and any people who had business(casinos) down there lost big time. When the rich lose, you should always wonder about the propaganda that follows their trip across that 90 miles of ocean. THIS is why Cubans are not so worried about other Latinos and their immigration status:

        the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 resolved this dilemma. The Act provides that the immigration status of any Cuban who arrived since 1959 and has been physically present in the United States for at least a year “may be adjusted by the Attorney General to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence” (green card holder). The individual must be admissible to the United States (i.e., not disqualified on criminal or other grounds). Among other agreements since and then in 1995 the Wet Foot-Dry Foot Policy, whereby Cubans who made it to shore could stay in the United States – likely becoming eligible to adjust to permanent residence under the Cuban Adjustment Act.

        So Cubans are treated differently than other hispanics

        • kesmarn says:

          I’ve noticed that, BFF. (Sorry for the long delay in responding. I was out “running around” as my mom described doing errands.)

          Well, I gather that Cuban immigrants — since they were fleeing the “evils of Communism” — would be seen as freedom (non)fighters, while folks who were “merely” fleeing the poverty and violence in Mexico would be the next durn thing to terrorists! 😉

      • AdLib says:

        Kes, half or more of our country was aghast at the evil and greedy actions of the Bush Admin. At that time, who was perpetrating the greatest amount of evil, Chavez in his small country or Bush throughout America and the ME?

  5. SueInCa says:

    “Mitt Romney, a man who claims to support legal immigration, used Castro’s famous line – “Fatherland or death, we will prevail” – in a 2007 speech. Quoting Castro is probably not the best way for Mitt to get over with parts of Florida, however, what might be even worse is that Romney incorrectly attributed the quote to Hugo “Whatever, They All Look Alike” Chavez, saying, “Hugo Chavez has tried to steal an inspiring phrase – Patria o muerte, venceremos. It does not belong to him. It belongs to a free Cuba.” Considering many Latinos are disillusioned with how immigration has been handled under Obama’s watch, I can’t imagine that Romney – a man who can’t bother to learn the difference between Fidel Chavez or Hugo Castro – would be any more appealing.”


    • AdLib says:

      Sue, Romney supported illegal immigration into Mexico by his polygamous grandfather but opposes illegal immigration into the US by monogamous Latinos. Figure that one out.

      Fatherland or death, we prevail? Mitt has quoted Castro, I wonder if he mentions something about taking back the Rhineland to a Jewish Community Center in Miami?

      • choicelady says:

        I want to know first how many grandmothers Mitt has. Then I want to know where he keeps his secret other wives.

      • SueInCa says:

        Yet no one asks the question when immigration comes up. We have to have the most ignorant media in the world.

        • AdLib says:

          It’s no accident. I just posted a great episode of Bill Moyers on the MSNBC thread in which it’s discussed that the corporate media profits from keeping the public ignorant and forgetful.

          Here’s a link to my comment and the video:


          • SueInCa says:

            Adlib that was the best show I have seen him do in a long time. Thank you so much for pointing me to it. It was very enlightening and I think a story is brewing in my head. You or Kalima will be the first to know if it comes to completion

            • AdLib says:

              Very cool, Sue! I felt the same way, it’s the kind of discussion I’m hungry for and wish that we could see on MSNBC.

              A huge problem with MSNBC is that they are forbidden to be self-critical in a profound way. Sure, they play the game of manufacturing stories over, “Is this a story we should be spending so much attention on?” but never will you see this kind of clarity about the corruption of the news business.

              It’s like having good people working for the Wizard of Oz who never pull the curtain back and allow the charade to continue, even if what they do is positive and constructive.

              I’m not saying that they should single out MSNBC or bite the hand that feeds them, just that it seems a bit bizarre that MSNBC hosts can comment on anything except the corporate control and influence over the news…unless it’s to criticize a competitor.

          • SueInCa says:

            Looks like our fasting from the MSM is actually a really good thing. You know I don’t really miss them. I read a hell of a lot more now.

            Great show I would love to talk with Mr. Kaplan

            • AdLib says:

              Sue, I’m in total agreement, just as Kaplan expressed, making a conscious decision to disengage from the MSM is actually good for your mental health.

              I still watch a little MSNBC here and there but I see it very differently now, even the “good” shows are have a lot of non-nutritional adversarial content instead of actual news and exploration of truth and facts.

              And always keeping in mind that all news channels are just entertainment nowadays, helps put things in perspective.

              It doesn’t mean they’re not influential or poawerful, for that reason I think it’s important to keep tabs on them, but in the end, their agenda is to have an entertaining show first and an informative show second. It’s all about ratings and as Kaplan mentioned, the corporations have decided that hard news and informing the public of what it should know is no longer how things work, they now cover stories that their viewers would be most excited about.

              Happy to be in the club with you, Sue!

          • SueInCa says:


            Am listening to it now. My personal favorite is Orwell Rolls In His Grave.

      • SueInCa says:

        If they were polygamous Latinos they would be ok

        • AdLib says:

          That’s what I’m thinking. And another question, since Romney puts his faith first, what if Latinos were Mormon, would he want them self-deporting? The guy whose religion illegally immigrates dead people into Mormonism?

  6. kesmarn says:

    😆 Another jewel, AdLib

    Mitt would never have noticed a major error in signage that appeared near this little rustbelt town. A local restauranteur, in the hope of increasing traffic intended to put up a sign by the roadside saying: “Let’s Eat Mexican!” What he got — who knows how — was one that read:

    I’m sure Biff Romney’s bus would have pulled right in.

    • AdLib says:

      Kes, thanks so much!

      Romney may indeed believe that “Mexican Food” means food made out of Mexicans.

      He might order a “Jimmy Chonga”.

      • kesmarn says:

        Or possibly an N. Chilada, or a Burr E. Toe with Jal A. Peno.

        • SueInCa says:

          Tor tay

          oh la

          pour kay?
          es tados you need ohs

          bib leo taka

          mi nombre es Mitt y yo no sabes una mierda de su patrimonio

          My name is Mitt and I don’t know shit about your heritage

          • AdLib says:

            ROMNEY: “Yo soy guano! I’m told that means, ‘You know what I’m made of!'”

            • SueInCa says:

              Sabes lo que estoy hecho

              That is You know what I am made ofalthough there are different dialects and torte means different things in different dialects. So guano could mean different things as well.

          • kesmarn says:

            BFF, in my mini-class in Spanish, we were taught the phonetic sounds of the vowels by learning: “ah” “eh” “ee” “oh” “oo” “El burro sabe mas que tu.”

            That Miami crowd should have tossed that “El burro sabe mas que tu” line in Mitt’s direction.

            • AdLib says:

              Kes, I often do create the graphics but in this case, I didn’t.

              Maybe The Planet should start marketing Romney Pinatas! I bet they’d be a “hit” with the Latino community!

            • kesmarn says:

              AdLib, I laughed out loud at your: “People of Miami, I want to be your pinata!”

              😆 😆 😆


              Btw, I crack up every time I look at the graphic for this article! Did you do that?

            • AdLib says:

              Or how about convincing Romney that the Spanish word for “hero” is pinata?

              ROMNEY: “People of the Latino community, I want to be your pinata!”

            • kesmarn says:

              …and we don’t mean a burrito, either.

            • AdLib says:

              Or at least tossed a burro at Romney.

            • SueInCa says:

              I bet the donkey would also agree.

        • AdLib says:

          Don’t forget Margarita, Con Kaso and Chill Lee Pepper.

      • SueInCa says:

        Kind of like Palin just loved those Johnny Choo shoes. I am sure Jimmy was not too pleased.

        • AdLib says:

          Sue, maybe Palin could be Romney’s adviser on Latinos.

          PALIN: “I can see Mexicans from my house!”

          Then again, does Romney need any help on this?

          ROMNEY: “I promise to change the tone in Washington about Latinos so they are no longer demeaned, we are all Dirty Sanchez’s.”

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