Mitt Romney Angers Palestinians for Economy Comments
Well-respected political scientist at Harvard the late Samuel P. Huntington wrote that as we moved deeper into the 21st Century, we would start to define ourselves more and more by what we are not and from whom we are different. However, he said nothing about other people trying to define groups. This is usually a big no-no and is quite telling that, if these were the exact statements made, that Romney might not be on the same page as many people and the commenters below. Such actions continue to bring up race in the wrongfully termed "post-racial" era, no?
During his trip to Israel, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told Jewish donors that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians. The comments outraged Palestinian leaders who said this was a racist statement. They added Romney was of touch with the realities of the Middle East. Romney's campaign later said his remarks were mis-characterized.
What Others Are Saying...
It just amazes me how anyone … can actually say they will vote for Mitt Romney. He will clearly say ANYTHING to get elected. He will pander to the lowest common denominator all the time and I've actually heard him switch positions on a topic several times … It is truly mind boggling that a Party that produced such great men as Abraham Lincoln … can just let this guy run rampant saying such stupidity.
Romney is showing everyone that the referendum is actually on him and the GOP. Voting for Obama may very well be stimulated as a way to keep Romney out of the White House. … Romney would get us into more wars, increase the gap between the wealthy and the poor. …
This certainly does sound racist … so much aid given over decades. ….Israel probably does look more “Advanced” … But this provides no indication of the two culture’s levels of “Advancement” at all—(would GNP, be a better indication instead ?)