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Get a load of this craziness, courtesy of the GOP's nominee.

My heritage, my dad as you probably know was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico, and, uh, had he been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I'd have a better shot at winning this. [Rich donors cracking up]

But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico. He lieved there for a number of years. And, uh, uh, I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be, uh ... Latino.

What a dick.

First of all, had his grandparents been born in Mexico, he never would've gotten the GOP nomination. Second of all, if his grandparents were Mexican, he'd have asshole Republicans demanding to see his birth certificate, and sheriffs in Arizona and secretaries of states in Kansas claiming that his birth certificate was fake.

Thirdly, his problem with Latino voters has nothing to do with his pastiness, and everything to do with the fact that he's against everything that's important to the Latino community, from comprehensive immigration reform, to the DREAM Act, to his association with the likes of Joe Arpaio and Kris Kobach.

Because you don't need to have Mexican grandparents to do well with Latinos. Barack Obama doesn't. Neither does Harry Reid. Or John Kerry.

Finally, if you think Latinos are so shallow that they'll vote for you because of your grandfather's last name, then fuck you. Seriously, just fuck you.

Originally posted to kos on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 02:15 PM PDT.

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