Since the whole birth certificate thing didn’t pan out, Republicans are trying a new approach. RNC chairman Reince Preibus is claiming that Obama doesn’t live on Earth.
Video courtesy of Think Progress:
Transcript from Fox News Sunday:
ROBERTS: Mr. Chairman, you talk about feeling and Steve Schmidt, who was one of the top officials at the McCain campaign, also worked for the Bush White House said this. He said, “There’s a lot of anxiety about the economy in the voters. The campaign that wins is the campaign that can best address the anxiety. It’s a comfort argument.”
But if you look at polling in the battleground states, President Obama leads on the economy by nearly 10 points. So, obviously, the feeling at the moment is with the president. Why can’t Mitt Romney get some of that feeling as well?
PRIEBUS: Well, I think, John, when I mean, I don’t know what poll you are looking at. I am not doubting one of the polls, but I know that there are a lot of polls and many of them that we have — that we get every single day that actually show the opposite, that actually people are tired of this president. They’re tired of the speeches. They’re tired of the words.
The fact of the matter is, is that people understand that the president is the head of this country, the fish rots at the head. And the president right now hasn’t fulfilled the promises that he made to the American people. And the reality is, is that this president is going from battleground to battleground, asking the question to his own crowds saying, are you satisfied? And these crowds are cheering back, no, we’re not satisfied.
He’s acting as if he’s not the president. The American people are going to hold accountable the president of the United States for the current state and condition for this country. And I don’t think a whole lot of people were cheering when the fireworks were going off, we were not excited about this country, but we’re also not excited about what’s happened over the last four years.
I don’t think people are begging for another four years of this misery, John. And that’s what they’re going to be thinking about in November. Do we want another four years of this stagnant job growth where the president that acts like he’s not living on Earth.
I know you can’t say it out loud, Chairman Preibus, so you had to put it in code. What you were trying to tell us is that Barack Obama really isn’t “one of us.”
This is definitely taking the othering of President Obama to a whole new galaxy. Not only is Obama not like “real America,” because he was obviously born in Kenya, but he is not even like us earthlings. Obama is so out of touch that it is like he living on another planet. He just doesn’t see reality.
According to Preibus what the country really needs is someone who can connect with the everyday experiences of the American people like Mitt Romney.
What American hasn’t felt the financial insecurity sweep over them when their car elevator broke down? Mitt Romney is real America, real white, real rich, and real out of touch with people which is the new Republican way.
Having established in their minds that Obama is un-American, the Republican Party has moved on to declaring that Obama isn’t even a human being. I guess the Republican Party found us out. Democrats have been running an advanced race of socialist aliens for the presidency since 2000.
Republicans have tried to make America hate President Obama for four years based on his birth certificate and his race. Having failed at both, the GOP is now going the sci fi route.
When the best thing that Republicans can say about their candidate is that he lives on Earth, they think, the GOP has a lot of problems.
All Hail Barack Obama and his White House rotating among the moons of Jupiter, may our non-Earth residing overlord be blessed with a second term.