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Geoffrey Fieger's new 'racism' ad chides critics of Obama

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Outspoken attorney Geoffrey Fieger is out with a new ad that has a lot of people talking.  In it he accuses President Obama's critics of racism.

"If President Obama was white, do you really think there would be people questioning his birth certificate and whether he was born in the United States?  Perhaps you don't remember that Mitt Romney's father, George Romney, ran for president in the 1960s.  George Romney wasn't born in the United States.  He was born in Mexico.  And do you remember anyone questioning whether he was a real American citizen or whether he could run for president?  Every time I hear someone insinuate that President Obama is a Muslim or a Communist or a radical or a foreigner, all I really hear them say is that he's black, and as a white man in America, I know damn well that it really bothers some of my white brethren that a black family is occupying the White House."

So, is this a campaign ad for President Obama's re-election?  Even thought it sounds like one, Fieger says no.

"It really has nothing to do with the election.  I think they go beyond the election.  I did not run these in terms of any support of President Obama.  Some things I agree with him.  Some things I don't, and I happen to live in a house that's directly across the street from where Mitt Romney grew up and he was an American even though his dad was Mexican.  Of course, his dad was born in Mexico, but nobody thinks of him as a Mexican because he was white, of course."

Yes, it's true that George Romney, Mitt's father, was born in Mexico and that his ancestors practiced polygamy.  Howver, George Romney was also the child of monagamous American citizens in Mexico and thus was still considered an American.

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