The media has been all abuzz about a remark from the Romney team that they perceive as racist:
“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Romney, according to the Telegraph: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.“
Now, the Romney camp completely denied that this was Mitt’s position, and since the quote was from an anonymous source, we’re left to wonder how accurate it is.
As far as I can tell, the only reason they’d deny this position is because people infer some racist implication. In almost every other way, it’s just simply true. Who would deny that the first colonials from Britain that landed on American shores were Anglo? Will the politically correct historical fascist police remake our beginning with a racial rainbow of equally represented ethnicities? Simply absurd.
Beyond that, it would take some incredible mental gymnastics to deny the Angl0 traditions in relation to citizenship, the rule of law, and other developments of political science. Just where else did we get these if not England?
Further, that Obama didn’t “fully appreciate” the relationship is absolutely corroborated by headlines from the very same news source as this previous story, the Daily Mail! [emphases added]
Barack Obama has declared that France is America’s greatest ally, undermining Britain’s Special Relationship with the U.S.
The President risked offending British troops in Afghanistan by saying that French president Nicolas Sarkozy is a ‘stronger friend’ than David Cameron.
The remarks, during a White House appearance with Mr Sarkozy, will reinforce the widely-held view in British diplomatic circles that Mr Obama has less interest in the Special Relationship than any other recent American leader. Continue reading