Romney goes there (and by “there” I mean the depths of manipulative cynicism):

There’s dog whistles –  and then there’s dog whistles. To quote Duane Graham of The Erstwhile Conservative:

If you ever wondered why Mitt Romney won’t swat away that pesky dung fly named Donald Trump, now you know.

No tsking, tsking allowed for those of us from Missouri though. Just consider who’s who in state politics:

State Rep. Timothy W. Jones (R-Eureka) of the Missouri House of Representatives was unanimously elected by the new Republican caucus to be the next Majority Floor Leader. Why is that newsworthy? Because he was represented by “Birther Queen” Orly Taitz in a federal case alleging that President Barack Obama was secretly an Indonesian named Barry Soetoro and ineligible to be President of the United States.

Afterthought:  This line coming from a guy who keeps his tax returns hidden is almost too rich. (Did he or didn’t he actually pay taxes? How many millions sitting in the Cayman Islands? How about that IRA?). His latest dodge: it’s against his religion – although as Greg Sargent points out, that didn’t keep his father from releasing many years of tax returns, or keep Mormon John Huntsman from calling for Romney to do the same.

The Last Word: Dave Weigel explains to the slow-witted just why you can’t excuse Romney by claiming “he did it too”: Four Laughable Explanations for Mitt Romney’s Birther Joke. Read; there’s nothing else that needs to be said – although folks will probably continue to say it anyway.