Yes. Yes it did. If by “real,” you mean “fake.”

Not quite. Onion-wannabe website The Daily Currant, wanting to capitalize on the furor over the “secret” Romney tape, published a satirical article yesterday about a yet-to-be-released missing segment in which Romney referred to Latinos as “taco jockeys”:

Romney responded by saying that it was futile to even try to get Hispanics to vote Republican because their “primitive culture” was antithetical to Republican values.

“Hispanics will never vote for me because they can’t possibly understand my ideas. They are descended from a primative culture. They were sacrificing 9 year olds to the gods before Cortés came.”

“And these people. The ones that come to the U.S.. …these people are losers. They couldn’t cut it in their own countries, and now they want to freeload in ours. When I’m president I’ll send Mexico a message – take ’em back. We don’t want these taco jockeys anymore.”

Mother Jones, which takes credit for releasing the tapes to the public, was forced to acknowledge a gap in the “full” tape, but we’re quite confident that the gap in question had nothing to do with denigrating Latinos.

What’s really offensive is that there are people out there who genuinely believe that Mitt Romney harbors a secret hatred of Hispanics. The idea is ludicrous, plain and simple. Nevertheless, swarms of lefties accepted the article at face value, and they practically fell all over themselves jockeying for the top position on the outrage heap:

https://twitter.com/Benzzo/status/248075569571442688

https://twitter.com/BeBusinessOrg/status/248203308773281792

https://twitter.com/HRISTexas1/status/248489780730544130

https://twitter.com/belle_noire/status/248187368291581954

https://twitter.com/queen_elisheba/status/248100336403881984

https://twitter.com/brooklinegirl/status/248221011282100224

https://twitter.com/ChristopherFTL/status/248124878358708224

https://twitter.com/MarcelaPelaez/status/248424281019658240

A handful of folks managed to keep their wits about them, and they pointed out that the story was, in fact, a heaping helping of B.S.:

One Progressive news outlet even acknowledged its mistake in initially running with the fake article:

Even after learning that the story wasn’t true, though, some people just couldn’t resist pointing out that Romney is, like, totally still a racist and stuff:

Muy patético.

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Related:

#Youpeople Desperation: Rage against … the pronoun? Libs, media unhinged over Ann Romney; Update: She never said it

Left continues to mock Ann Romney for something she didn’t say

Liberals, media attack Bristol and 3-year-old Tripp Palin for something he didn’t even say

Anti-Romney crowd flips after candidate bashes Paul McCartney … in obviously fake news story

Left, duped by Onion parody, condemns Michele Bachmann for reaction to shooting

Oops: Anne Rice uses fake Ann Romney quote to blast GOP for ‘irresponsible extremism’

Liberals fall for Daily Currant Akin breast milk satire; fall all over themselves to smear GOP with a spoof

Left falls for fake Romney quote: ‘I can relate to black people, my ancestors once owned slaves’

Ezra Klein: Romney canceled an ABBA gig because the band’s music is so angry

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  • TroyGates

    I think the term for these people is “band-wagoners”

    • Garth Haycock

      I think “dumbass” is more accurate.

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    Idiotas pendejos!

  • William J. Miller

    Liberalism.
    No critical thinking.
    No (or extremely weird) sense of humor.
    Perpetually offended.
    Professionally offended.
    Emotionally reactionary.
    Liberalism.

  • http://twitter.com/GearyMarks Geary Marks

    This is very telling. Those guys will believe anything that fits in their narrow world view. It is shameful, really. An uneducated vote is a wasted vote.

  • DailyCurrant

    MICHELLE WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!

  • grais

    Every one of those boneheads should have his/her voting rights suspended immediately.
    And maybe their driving privileges, too. And they certainly shouldn’t be allowed to procreate.
    This is scary-stupid

    • Hello Jerry (D)

      Hear Hear!

  • tjp77

    I mean, they were sacrificing nine year olds to their gods before Cortez came.

  • Elaine

    They are so angry and nasty. Just couldn’t WAIT to attack an innocent man because it fit their own narative. Sickening.

    • DailyCurrant

      Romney created the narrative when the pro-immigrant Governor of Mass. attacked Rick Perry as soft on immigration. The man has no principles. He is the kind of person who would tell a racist donor what he wanted to hear.

      • Fire and Adjust!

        Seems to me you took a narrative and bastardized it to fabricate your own narrative…….. A pro-immigrant governor, criticizing a soft on immigration governor, does not a racist make………and what particularly is racist about a person being pro-LEGAL-immigration and wishing to follow EXISTING immigration laws?……….Laws based on nationality and not on race…….

        • DailyCurrant

          That’s not a very convincing argument.

          If Conservatives were so worried about law breaking, why aren’t they equally outraged over marijuana use or drunk driving, two laws as equally ignored as those on immigration?

          Why is this particular law so important?. Why do some conservatives build their whole lives around this issue, living in the dessert with night vision goggles surgically attached to their heads?

          If it was legality that mattered to conservatives, why not increase immigration quotas? Why not make it legal for any non-criminal to immigrate to the U.S. no questions asked?

          You hide behind ‘respect for the law’. But we make the law. And if we wanted to we could change it.

          So why don’t we? Simple. Because this debate is not about legality, it is about the level of immigration.

          Conservatives think that immigration levels are too high, and the easiest way to reduce them is to stop the flow of illegals.

          That’s a respectable position to take for many reasons, and one many liberals might share.

          But the mad fervor for this issue on the right. The anger. The passion. To me that indicates something more primal is motivating these feelings.

          To me that indicates that conservatives don’t like the idea of a country that is majority non-white. They have a sense that they are “losing their country”. And the only way to prevent this catastrophe is to cut immigration by half – ie stop the illegals from coming across.

          Its not everyone. But a significant minority of conservatives simply do not want this country to be majority non-white by 2050, and that is what is driving their opposition to illegal immigration – not any facile talk of ‘respecting the law.”

          • Fire and Adjust!

            Who says conservatives aren’t equally outraged over illegal drug use or drunk driving? You? Do you speak for conservatives? Do you have definitive proof that all conservatives don’t care about illegal drug use or drunk driving? I digress, that is not the topic of discussion.

            Do you have definitive proof that all conservatives want to reduce immigration levels? Has there been any conservatives go before congress and openly assert a desire to lower immigration levels? Better yet, has there been any significant attempt by democrats to raise immigration levels (especially when they had the House, Senate, and Presidency for 2 years)? No, it appears democrats just want to make it easier to evade existing laws.

            And to devolve the entire immigration discussion to “conservatives don’t like the idea of a country that is a majority non-white” is ridiculous. The sense that people feel that they are loosing their country stems more from a tide of other people trying to “fundamentally change this country”

            But you continue with your outrage, since as you put it only “a significant minority of conservatives” ………………”significant minority”……………. either it is a significant number, or a minor number……….. when you make your mind up you feel free to let everyone know.

          • DailyCurrant

            Tom Tancredo

            And none of you have said you are comfortable living in a majority non-white country.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            I would be delighted beyond words to live in a majority black/Spanish United States, as long as they were people who respected the heritage of freedom and Constitutional values upon which this country is founded — far more than a leftard sewerhole run by the pastiest-faced WASP white boys with pretentious degrees from Columbia, Harvard, and Yale.

          • Fire and Adjust!

            Who says conservatives aren’t equally outraged over illegal drug use or drunk driving? You? Do you speak for conservatives? Do you have definitive proof that all conservatives don’t care about illegal drug use or drunk driving? I digress, that is not the topic of discussion.

            Do you have definitive proof that all conservatives want to reduce immigration levels? Has there been any conservatives go before congress and openly assert a desire to lower immigration levels? Better yet, has there been any significant attempt by democrats to raise immigration levels (especially when they had the House, Senate, and Presidency for 2 years)? No, it appears democrats just want to make it easier to evade existing laws.

            And to devolve the entire immigration discussion to “conservatives don’t like the idea of a country that is a majority non-white” is ridiculous. The sense that people feel that they are loosing their country stems more from a tide of other people trying to “fundamentally change this country”

            But you continue with your outrage, since as you put it only “a significant minority of conservatives” ………………”significant minority”……………. either it is a significant number, or a minor number……….. when you make your mind up you feel free to let everyone know.

          • JesLHW

            “Why do some conservatives
            build their whole lives around this issue, living in the dessert with
            night vision goggles surgically attached to their heads?”

            Because living in the dessert is delicious.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            My wife loves it when I spend a weekend in her pie.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            I like it almost as much as spending 15 minutes in the back seat with Daily Currant’s mom giving me a slice of her lemon tart.

          • JesLHW

            “Why do some conservatives
            build their whole lives around this issue, living in the dessert with
            night vision goggles surgically attached to their heads?”

            Because living in the dessert is delicious.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            Then you are equally outraged about the immigration laws of Mexico and the way they enforce it on their own southern border? They actually use their military and do some pretty nasty stuff to the Central Americans trying to cross to the north.

          • DailyCurrant

            I would prefer a world where immigration is easier, but outrage is a little strong since I am not a Mexican citizen.

          • Phantom Stranger

            HAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAA!

            Yes, conservatives are afraid of a majority non-white country. That’s why they favored integration against vicious Democratic opposition, that’s why a Democrat stood in the door of a schoolhouse to keep blacks from getting in.

            Have you considered that perhaps the passion for curbing illegal immigration stems from another source that Republicans and conservatives go apesh*t over,the economy? That,in fact, an unchecked flow of illegal immigrants is a drain on taxpayer funds that could be used on legal citizens,and that this dovetails nicely with what is historically provable about conservatives,unlike your a$$-backwards racism theory (Psst. Democrats fought for slavery and segregation)?

            Maybe it is part of another value they go apoplectic over,national pride and the desire to see our country come out victorious over other countries in the world market and military arenas,whatever our country’s racial makeup?

            Could something provable,like pride in America and the desire to see America outperform other nations,be the real reason why conservatives want to check illegal immigration, or is it some jackass cockamamie idea about racial superiority which the Republican record stands in diametric opposition of and for which a more convincing case could be made of Democrats….Hmm,I wonder?

          • DailyCurrant

            I don’t really know what to say here.

            Yes Democrats used to be the party of racism. Then Nixon came along with his Southern Strategy and now all the racists vote Republican.

            What’s your point?

            The argument isn’t about history, its about the present.

            No one would deny that if you count all the years of American history the Democratic party had a much much more shameful history of Racism then the Republicans.

            That doesn’t excuse Republican racism today.

          • Penmar

            Our point is the over use of the word ‘racism’. It diminishes those who truly are victims of racism. Just because a person disagrees with your assessment of a situation or how a particular person handles a situation or does not vote for a designated person does not make them a racist. Every time a conservative minority speaks out it is followed by a diatribe from the left of “Uncle Tom” “Aunt/Uncle Tom”.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            Oh dear, do we really have to go here again? I suggest, young fellow, you spend a little time on this site:
            http://www.black-and-right.com/

            and particularly on this page:http://www.black-and-right.com/the-democrat-race-lie/

            I won’t spoon feed you, but will trust you to do the right thing and read it in full before spouting off YOUR racist billshirt around here any more.

          • Penmar

            I am a conservative, my sister was hit by two different drunk drivers, my cousin was almost killed by a drunk driver, if you think I’m not passionate about people drinking and driving, using drugs illegally, that includes using legal drugs they aren’t supposed to have in their possession. You are confusing ‘conservative’ with libertarian, whose beliefs more align with the idea of removing laws making drug use illegal.

          • EastValleyConservative

            People, don’t answer this dolt. He is just looking for something to build another fake article with.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            Is your use of the word “dessert” another feeble play on words like “Currant” or were either of those actually intentional?

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            Is your use of the word “dessert” another feeble play on words like “Currant” or were either of those actually intentional?

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        If we ever run across any racist donors, we’ll send them right along to you, that’s obviously much more up your alley. Meanwhile, thanks so much for helping us expose leftardery as the sewer of idiocy and hate which it is.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        If we ever run across any racist donors, we’ll send them right along to you, that’s obviously much more up your alley. Meanwhile, thanks so much for helping us expose leftardery as the sewer of idiocy and hate which it is.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Anyone else notice that the libs who were happily tweeting “taco jockey” in the above comments, would have at least probably used “N-Word” if the fake story had said Romney used the word ni**er? They love throwing the slurs around.

    • DailyCurrant

      There’s a big difference between making up an imaginary slur and using the N-word.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        A slur is a slur. Own it if you’re proud of it. If you’re scared, just say you’re scared.

      • Fire and Adjust!

        The “N-word” was once only a made up imaginary slur until someone used it…….. Congratulations on your contribution to the human race!

        • DailyCurrant

          The N-word has a 500 year history as a racial slur, and taco jockey is a phrase invented to make people laugh at a blog post on the internet.

          Do you really feel comfortable equating the two? I would be embarrassed to be making the argument you are making, and doubly embarrassed to be making it as ineptly as yourself.

          • Fire and Adjust!

            And as I said, at one point the “N-word” didn’t have a 500 year history as a racial slur, but it does now because someone introduced it…………..and you are to be credited for introducing another slur, which may eventually also have a 500 year history…………stay tuned and check back in 499 years and 364 days from now

          • DailyCurrant

            If your argument rests on building a time machine, you’ve lost.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            You’ve already lost, Failboy. Go crawl back under your rock and take your wanna-be “humor” site with you.

          • Fire and Adjust!

            And as I said, at one point the “N-word” didn’t have a 500 year history as a racial slur, but it does now because someone introduced it…………..and you are to be credited for introducing another slur, which may eventually also have a 500 year history…………stay tuned and check back in 499 years and 364 days from now

          • Love of Country

            You’re the alleged racist who chooses to be in the Party that fought for slavery and invented Jim Crow Laws, invented Segregation, invented the KKK and invented premeditated welfare dependency ….. all in the name of controlling black people for one reason or another until this very day…

          • Love of Country

            You’re the alleged racist who chooses to be in the Party that fought for slavery and invented Jim Crow Laws, invented Segregation, invented the KKK and invented premeditated welfare dependency ….. all in the name of controlling black people for one reason or another until this very day…

      • Love of Country

        There’s an even bigger difference in making up an imaginary slur and actually putting those disgusting words in someone else’s mouth to try and put them at odds with an entire race of people.

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          I think what this Daily Cu(rre)nt did is a hate crime.

      • Love of Country

        There’s an even bigger difference in making up an imaginary slur and actually putting those disgusting words in someone else’s mouth to try and put them at odds with an entire race of people.

  • fedfire

    again as I have said over and over , liberalism is a mental disorder and ya just cant fix stupid!

  • fedfire

    again as I have said over and over , liberalism is a mental disorder and ya just cant fix stupid!

  • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

    Jeez…you’d think after getting busted falling for all these fake news stories, idiot leftoids would wise up!

    • Love of Country

      IMHO, they (the Left) actually don’t care if there’s any truth in any of the stories …. they’re terminally desperate and dishonest haters all too happy to slander anyone they disagree with using falsehoods and blatant lies if that’s all they’ve got.

    • Love of Country

      IMHO, they (the Left) actually don’t care if there’s any truth in any of the stories …. they’re terminally desperate and dishonest haters all too happy to slander anyone they disagree with using falsehoods and blatant lies if that’s all they’ve got.

  • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

    Jeez…you’d think after getting busted falling for all these fake news stories, idiot leftoids would wise up!

  • Matt Jones

    They had the same problem telling Sarah Palin from Tina Fey in 08. Bunch of dim bulbs.

  • Matt Jones

    They had the same problem telling Sarah Palin from Tina Fey in 08. Bunch of dim bulbs.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    I wasn’t going to give that website traffic, but wanted to see how close it compared to a satire website like The Onion. The Daily Currant isn’t really a satirical website so much as a left loving attack website that is scared of offending a Democrat.

    Very brave satire, going after Republicans. Gosh, where on the internet can you find something like that? Oh yeah, everywhere.

  • http://twitter.com/JH101960 Wulfheard

    How much stupid can the average lefty contain? Not sure anyone will ever really know.

  • John Fowler

    Those last three tweets were essentially, “I initially believed it because I read it on the internet, but I just found out it’s not true…I’m still going to believe it because stuff I read it on the internet that reflects my preconceived notions feel true even when they’re unfactual.”

  • EastValleyConservative

    Never underestimate stupid. Just remember…..to this day, even politicians are still quoting Tina Fey on SNL as if it was actually Sarah Palin who said it.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Aww, isn’t it great when you see all these leftards making such first-class @ssholes of themselves? It really warms my Ice Cold heart.

    Heh heh, my wife calls me her big ol’ taco jockey.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Aww, isn’t it great when you see all these leftards making such first-class @ssholes of themselves? It really warms my Ice Cold heart.

    Heh heh, my wife calls me her big ol’ taco jockey.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Daily CU (rre) NT’s mom gives good taco, jockey.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Meanwhile, hot off the AP wire (a usually-reliable comrade of the Collaborationist Media):
    “Nearly 6 million Americans — significantly more than first estimated — will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama’s health overhaul for not getting insurance, congressional analysts said Wednesday. Most would be in the middle class.”

    Forward!

  • writer59

    But people will still insist he really said it and spread the lie and others will believe it without doing any research and spread it some more. You would hope that this kind of idiocy would backfire on the people spreading it, but it won’t. It will hurt Romney because there are too many people who believe whatever they are told without checking facts for themselves and then, unfortunately, they vote. SNL told these voters that Palin was stupid and they voted accordingly, never acknowledging that basing your vote on information from a lame comedy show might mean you are the stupid one.

  • writer59

    But people will still insist he really said it and spread the lie and others will believe it without doing any research and spread it some more. You would hope that this kind of idiocy would backfire on the people spreading it, but it won’t. It will hurt Romney because there are too many people who believe whatever they are told without checking facts for themselves and then, unfortunately, they vote. SNL told these voters that Palin was stupid and they voted accordingly, never acknowledging that basing your vote on information from a lame comedy show might mean you are the stupid one.