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Ed Schultz calls ‘You need an American’ line a ‘bone throw to the birthers’!/Mr_Fastbucks/status/241381525491425280

Mitt Romney’s brief tribute to astronaut Neil Armstrong and the American space program in his acceptance speech seemed to be an obvious tribute to American exceptionalism. But when “American exceptionalism” isn’t in your vocabulary and the constant ringing of dog whistles has affected your hearing, things come across differently.

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz is certain that Romney’s claim that “when the world needs someone to do the really big stuff, you need an American” was code language for … birtherism? Rachel Maddow, maintaining a straight face, agreed without question.

Ed Schultz is a one trick pony. A big fat disgusting pony. #Birthers

— LMX (@laurenmarie10) August 31, 2012

Special Ed wins the "birthers!" game! And follows it up with dog whistle!" A Twofer!

— wiserbud (@WiserMeany) August 31, 2012

Ed Schulz on MSNBC says Romney's line about "we need an American" was a bone to the birthers. Maddow agrees. #unhinged

— Ryan Streeter (@streeterryan) August 31, 2012

Ed Shultz has jumped the shark with the code in "we need an American" You know that was dog whistle to birthers..@maddow heard it too @msnbc

— Twin66 (@Twin66) August 31, 2012

enjoying a laugh before bed watching #MSNBC Ed & Rachel say Mitt's line about American exceptionalism is a secret handshake with birthers

— Mike Stone (@MikeStoneGtown) August 31, 2012

Ed Schultz: "When the world needs big things, the works needs an American" = Mitt appealing to birthers. #asshead

— Matt Rechner (@mrr009) August 31, 2012

Wow, @EdShow finds birther "dog whistle" in Romney's speech at the point he was praising American Exceptionalism." What an idiot. #p2 #tcot

— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) August 31, 2012

Chris Matthews wasn’t at the desk with Schultz and Maddow, but wherever he was, we’re sure he heard it too.

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