Even though Media Matters for America listens to him so we don't have to, I wondered on to Rush today:
From the planet "The Way Things Aren't" Limbaugh has been complaining that the media has been unfair about going after Romney about Trump going birther again.
He's been making the point that Trump claims to have been "sandbagged" in his recent interview when he delved into his birther talk again. He wondered why Trump even did a show like this as he must be smart enough to know this would happen. Hey Rush it's because Trump is a publicity whore.
Limbaugh has seized on this. He's also pointing out that Trump has said that regarding his relationship with Romney he "advises" him on things like how China is cleaning our clock while Obama watches, etc.
And he's repeated Romney's response that Trump is just a supporter-he can't control what he thinks on everything:
"I don't agree with all the people who support me. And my guess is they don't all agree with everything I believe in," Romney said. "But I need to get 50.1 percent or more. And I'm appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people."
This misses the point even when you add this:
"While Romney briefly addressed the issue Monday, senior aide Eric Fehrnstrom declined to condemn Trump's remarks in a recent interview."
"I can't speak for Donald Trump ... but I can tell you that Mitt Romney accepts that President Obama was born in the United States," Fehrnstrom said. "He doesn't view the place of his birth as an issue in this campaign."
Again missing the point. If a KKK guy talked about how N-ers are the scum of the earth would you hang out publicly with him? What good does it do to say that Romney knows Obama was born in the US and hang out with a birther like Trump the two of them smiling for the birdy?
Would he get his picture taken with a KKKer or Neo Nazi. I'd like to think not though come to think of it Romney is also buddies with Kris Kobach-the GOP Secretary of State from Kansas who inspired the draconian immigration laws in places like Arizona. If you get into Kobach's background he at least knows some neo-nazis.