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Aside from the obvious ethnic insult, I'm taking this little gem from the Romney video on a couple of different levels. You don't have to look very hard to smell the unmistakable taint of birtherism in there too, just sanitized enough for the tasteful consumption by the elites. Notice the laughter?

Oh sure Willard, my family found it quite helpful to leave everything behind and come up here from Mexico in 1950. My mother was asthmatic and couldn't take the dust and weeds in the that part of the world, so my family came to Chicago. You know, that same place that my president calls home.

We lived in a succession of poor neighborhoods escaping urban decay until I was a sophomore in high school. When my grandmother died in Mexico my mother inherited a very modest sum of money-- just enough for the down payment on a three bedroom bungalow on the south side. My family had already been in the country for 23 years by then. I don't remember my parents getting a check from the government for that.

No Willard, we didn't demand anything from the government. My father worked as a mechanic for Ford and was paid by the job. Sometimes the work just wasn't there and we ate tortillas with a little butter on them just to have something to eat. I don't recall my parents ever receiving a dime from the government to feed me and my three sisters, although they probably could have.

We didn't demand that the government make the landlords of the apartments we lived in eradicate their buildings of roaches and mice. It was only until much later that we found out that all the walls in those places had been painted with many layers of lead paint. We made no claims about the asbestos used to insulate those old rat traps or the asbestos dust my father inhaled on the job.I don't recall any money given to us for any of those things even after my father died from lung cancer.

So fuck you Willard Mitt Romney. Those Latinos who are my family never needed a handout from you or your kind and would probably spit in your face if you tried to give us one. We know all we need to know about you now.

There was nothing helpful about growing up as "the other" in this country, so don't even joke about it or insinuate my president is any less American than you are, you ignorant son of a bitch.

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