Romney Surrogate Sununu Dives Into the Xenophobic Gutter
When Republicans are backed into a corner, the usual response is to start fear mongering like crazy to take attention away from their own problems, and that’s exactly what former New Hampshire governor John Sununu did today, spewing xenophobia and far right hatred at Barack Obama: Romney Surrogate Sununu: ‘I Wish This President Would Learn How to Be an American’.
The Romney campaign ratcheted up its language on Tuesday in a conference call on which former New Hampshire governor and White House chief of staff John Sununu said he wished President Obama “would learn how to be an American.”
Sununu led a series of Romney surrogates in questioning the president’s commitment to economic freedom, dredging up the president’s ties to Tony Rezko; another speaker on the conference call said Obama’s policies were akin to “socialism.” …
“The president clearly demonstrated that he has absolutely no idea how the American economy functions. The men and women all over America who have worked hard to build these businesses, their businesses from the ground up is how our economy became the envy of the world — it is the American way,” Sununu said in his opening remarks of the conference call.
He added: “I wish this president would learn how to be an American.”
The first question to Sununu later in the call was about that comment, which exploded quickly on Twitter for its stark claim about Obama.
“What I thought I said, but I guess I didn’t say, is that the president has to learn the American formula for creating business,” he said. “If I didn’t give all that detail I apologize.”
Politics ain’t beanbag, this is true. Also true: John Sununu is a racist dog-whistling jackass.