Hot dang! Did Romney really throw down a "bless his heart"?! #bestillMYheart—
Cindy Cooper (@CindyCoops) August 22, 2012
Oh, yes, he did. He dropped the most awesome insult ever.
Romney in Iowa: "President Obama, bless his heart, has tried to substitute government for free people, and it has not worked.”—
Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) August 22, 2012
Swoon! Romney’s point is, of course, correct and needs repeating. But the “bless his heart” is getting more play as of now; it was the delicious final touch on the pro-freedom message. Of course, lefties react in typical fashion.
When Romney says "Obama, bless his heart," is that one of those secret unwanted Mormon baptisms?—
(@capitolization) August 22, 2012
But most Twitter users delighted in his turn of phrase.
Some think that Romney should not be allowed to use the oh-so-awesome Southern slam.
Excuse me. Mr. Romney isn't southern, therefore he cannot use "bless his heart" appropriately! For shame.—
Leslie (@LStevens83) August 22, 2012
We disagree and are totally on board with anyone using “bless your heart,” Southern or otherwise. To mix it up, he should add a little “isn’t he just precious?” That always adds some extra oomph.
BREAKING: -MS NBC to air in-depth investigation on roots of "Bless His Heart" as racist.—
(@bradcundiff) August 22, 2012
A preemptive “don’t even try it” to the media: It is not racist in the slightest. “Bless your heart” is totally an equal opportunity disguised obscenity. It’s very PC that way. And polite!