Romney Campaign Using Ku Klux Klan’s ‘Keep America American’ Slogan

Update: Snopes points out that Romney has in fact been using the phrase “Keep America America.” A harmless variation? Meaningless historical coincidence? Decide for yourself…

Not that the GOP is subliminally race baiting or anything, but Mitt Romney is urging the public to vote out Obama and thus (borrowing a classic KKK catchphrase) “keep America American.” Via the Huffington Post:

On Tuesday, political commenters reported that one of Romney’s go-to campaign catch-phrases, “Keep America American,” was a central theme of Ku Klux Klan publications in the 1920s, and served as a rallying cry for the white supremacist group’s campaign of violence and intimidation against black Americans, as well as Catholics, gay people and Jews.

The progressive Americablog first posted examples of the overlap. Americablog includes a video of Romney speaking, in which he certainly sounds like he’s using the slogan. Romney is also quoted in an L.A. Times piece repeating the phrase.

The slogan was first used in the 1850s by members of the anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic movement called the “Know Nothing Party.”

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  • guest

    Not a Romney supporter by any stretch,but http://www.snopes.com/politics/romney/slogan.asp

    • Matt Staggs

      Excellent catch, guest and Yomamaeats. Forwarding to the author.

  • Yomamaeats

    Seriously, this is a story from 2011 and it isn’t even accurate.  Romney stinks but, come on.

  • Joni
  • ThanksABunchJohn

    So…  Keep America America is different in meaning from Keep America American  HOW??  Still has blatant racial code either way…  Or has the President proposed calling our country Obamaland and I missed that?

  • http://skadhitheraverner.wordpress.com/ Skadhi_the_Raverner

    Its such a simple slogan, any two idiots could have come up with it independently. That’s why its Americans using it as a slogan maybe.

  • Blackpowermangukaha

    fucking faggot bitches!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SJOVGY7WQKO5JRUOAVPJMAFV44 Charles Martel

    Didn’t you nitwits even bother to check Romney’s site? His campaign theme/catch-phrase is “Believe in America.”

    • Viri0807

      Haha,nitwits? Seriously?
      But it doesn’t matter what’s on his website. The point is that he’s used this phrase on more than one occasion.
      You nitwit. Lol

    • Viri0807

      Haha,nitwits? Seriously?
      But it doesn’t matter what’s on his website. The point is that he’s used this phrase on more than one occasion.
      You nitwit. Lol

  • lisa

    Romneys “New” Billboard
    WELCOME TO AMERICA
    Help fight integretion and communism

  • Guest

    Look at Obama’s slogan: “Foward!” (Same slogan used by the Communist propaganda efforts and by the Hitler Youth Program. )

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