First they claimed Mitt Romney said “I can relate to black people, my ancestors once owned slaves.”

That was a lie.

Then they claimed Romney wants to get rid of Martin Luther King Day and called the holiday “irrelevant.”

Those were lies, too.

Now they are claiming Romney’s campaign slogan, “Keep America American,” is identical to a slogan once used by the Ku Klux Klan:

Once again, the claim is completely untrue.

As Snopes noted,

[T]he phrase “Keep America American” is not (and never has been) the slogan of Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. Romney’s official campaign slogan, which he began using in April 2011, is “Believe in America.”

The “real reporters” in the mainstream media started this smear back in December 2011. When the lie was exposed, an embarrassed Washington Post ran this Editor’s Note:

This posting contains multiple, serious factual errors that undermine its premise. Mitt Romney is not using “Keep America American,” which was once a KKK slogan, as a catchphrase in stump speeches, as the posting and headline stated. In a YouTube video that the posting said showed Romney using the phrase, Romney actually used a different phrase, “Keep America America.” Further, the video that the blog posting labelled “Mitt Romney 2012 Campaign Ad” is not actually a Romney campaign ad. The video itself states “Mitt Romney does not actually support this ad.” The posting cited accounts of Romney saying “keep America American” at an appearance last week. Independent video from the event shows him saying “Keep America America.” The Post should have contacted the Romney campaign for comment before publication. Finally, we apologize that the posting began by saying “[s]omeone didn’t do his research” when, in fact, we had not done ours.

Even MSNBC host Chris Matthews, not known as an apologist for the Republican Party, called the Klan claim “irresponsible and incendiary.”

In recent years, only one former Klansman reached the top echelons of national politics. His name was Robert Byrd. He was the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate from 1977 to 1981 and 1987 to 1989. He died two years ago.

Of course, Byrd was a Democrat. Perhaps, then, the liberals who claim Romney is a secret Klan member or supporter are engaging in a form of projection.


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