In a recent interview with a London paper, an adviser for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says President Obama doesn’t appreciate the “Anglo-Saxon Heritage” of Britain and its upstart child, America.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the Romney camp promises to “restore the Anglo-Saxon relations” between the two countries. Maybe they plan on making Beowulf required reading?

The Telegraph reports:

As the Republican presidential challenger accused Barack Obama of appeasing America’s enemies in his first foreign policy speech of the US general election campaign, advisers told The Daily Telegraph that he would abandon Mr Obama’s “Left-wing” coolness toward London. 

In remarks that may prompt accusations of racial insensitivity, one suggested that Mr. Romney was better placed to understand the depth of ties between the two countries than Mr. Obama, whose father was from Africa.

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr. Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”.

These remarks come just as Romney gets ready to visit London for the Olympic Games and meet with several world leaders from Britain, Israel, and Poland.

This line of attack, that President Obama doesn’t understand America or its history, isn’t new. Last year, Newt Gingrich accused the president of having “anti-colonial” views passed down by osmosis from his absentee dad, and the refrain that Obama isn’t quite American is evident by birthers who still feel he isn’t a citizen.

Although the Romney camp denies the comment, Amanda Henneberg, a campaign spokeswoman, told reporters, “If anyone said that, they weren’t reflecting the views of Governor Romney.”

So … I guess that solves it?

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  • Did we define ‘Anglo-Saxon Heritage’? I’m confused.

    • Yeah it’s called “if your white your alright, if your black get back”

  • flower

    Yea by not understanding colonialism Obama didn’t have a slave mentality and that why he’s the first black president in a 245 year old “democratic” country

  • Can someone send this man a history book. The US went to WAR with Britain for our independence… what roots is he trying to water here. Independence Day Part II? National Minute Man Day– shoot a Brit while he isn’t looking in celebration?

    What the hell does he even mean by that?

  • omfg

    i love how all the hoods are coming off.

  • my_reply

    In case you haven’t watched Fox News, just know that there are some angry white people out there. There are a lot of angry white people in the UK as well. Things like immigration, the rise of China, the recession, liberalism, and America’s low rankings in academic fields have them going crazy. They think the West is slipping while Asia rises, and they fear a less white America. There was an article on Yahoo News a couple of months ago about white Americans being outnumbered by minorities. You should have seen the comments. They are trying to appeal to those crazy people.

    I think Fox News and these conservatives are very irresponsible. They are encouraging all these paranoid people and planting crazy ideas in their head. Look at that shooting incident last year in I think Norway and that guy who shot Gabby Giffords. Look at the tea party. The number of militias has risen dramatically since 2008. They are so irresponsible in encouraging this hatred of minorities and liberals. They are very concerned with othering people and talking about who is a real American.