What if Romney Was a Gay Latina? (VIDEO)

Mitt Romney once said he would have a better shot at being president if he was Latino. Now, Rosie Perez is calling him out on it.

The Thing You Maybe Didn’t See in the Romney “47%” Video

During Mitt Romney’s presidential bid, he’s said a lot of stupid things. But Romney’s infamous “47% are freeloaders” comment, made to wealthy donors and secretly videotaped, has perhaps taken the crown.

Now actress Rosie Perez, appearing in a video for Actually.org, a super PAC-powered campaign backed by the Jewish Council for Education and Research and the American Bridge 21st Century, is calling out another of Mitt Romney’s devastatingly moronic verbal outpourings from that same video.

Romney, jokingly he assured us, said that if his father had been born of “Mexican” parents he would have had a “better shot at winning” the presidential race. He went on to say that he thought it would be “helpful to be Latino.”

This, yet again, shows how utterly divorced from reality Mitt Romney is, and in the video Rosie Perez is keen to highlight that fact with some comedic panache.

“That is so true… Think of all of our Hispanic-American presidents,” Perez riffs. “From Jorge Washington to Jorge Bush. And who can forget Presidente Jimmy Smits.”

Perez then questions why Mitt should stop there?

“What if you were just a little bit gay, Mitt,” Perez asks. “Think of all the advantages that would provide. No, wait for it … what if you had a vagina. If you were a gay Latina, this election would be in the bag for you.”

“Unfortunately for you Mitt, you were cursed with the hard-knock life of growing up as the son of a wealthy governor and auto executive.”

Watch the hard-hitting video below:

Polls suggest that, nationally, Obama currently has a big lead with the Hispanic community, with around 70% saying they would vote for the incumbent. However, Romney may have been able to narrow some of those gaps in states like Florida where recent polls suggest the gulf is now much less pronounced.

Romney’s words are made twice as egregious by the fact that Republican backed voter ID laws, as a remedy to a problem that has not been evidenced, have dealt a big blow to the Hispanic community.

A recent study suggests that as many as 10 million Hispanic voters may be affected by voter ID laws by their demand for proof of citizenship that, due to logistic and monetary concerns, may mean members of the Hispanic community simply do not attempt to cast their vote at all.

If only Romney were a gay Latina, he might understand this fact. Then again, were that the case, he probably wouldn’t be running as a Republican presidential candidate.


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Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson5 years ago

love this.

timothy m.
timothy m5 years ago

If Mitt were a gay latina, then Ann Romney would be a lesbian.

Gina H.
Gina H5 years ago

Rosie Perez, go get im'! Hey Bill E. and marc p., Just think he could have his own tv sitcom called "Ugly Mitty"...LOL! Wait... he already does under the guise "presidential debate"! I have to disagree with the CDC's announcement that we're not threatened by zombies because it appears they're digging up more than few willing to vote for him.

jessica m.
jessica m5 years ago

Warren B.- the subjunctive in English is disappearing slowly as every living language naturally changes and gets rid of the redundant/unnecessary. if it makes you feel better, i'm sure centuries ago English speakers complained about grammatical gender being lost. it's gonna be ok, i promise.

Back to the real issue: This video makes such an important statement when much of the media focused on the 47% comment and many people did not have an opportunity to see the rage his "better off Latino" joke had caused. this comment serves to delegitimize the Latino community as a simple voting bloc that would vote for "mexican romney" despite his odd, apparently self-hatred induced idea of self-deportation. think about if romney had wished to be african american. the result is the same "light-hearted" racism that almost makes you forget the person joking about it is joking at the expense of the group he mockingly pretends he wants to be a part of

Katie K.
Katie K5 years ago

You go Rosie.

Warren B.
Warren Biggs5 years ago

"What if Romney *WERE*..." It is called the subjunctive, folks. Use it. It is, "If I WERE a rich man..." not "If I WAS a rich man..." The subjunctive is for doubt of the actuality of the situation or outright untruths. Sorry for the rant, but this poor use of grammar is egregious.

John B.
John B5 years ago

Thanks Steve for the great article and the awesome video.

Beth M.
Beth M5 years ago

Love the video! Had to share on FB.

Ian Fletcher
Ian Fletcher5 years ago

If he were gay, latina and a democrat, Romney would and should win presidency. Sure!

Manuela C.
Manuela C5 years ago

LOL, very good!