Example: [Collected via e-mail, April 2012]
Mitt Romney was addressing a crowd in Prattville, Alabama, when he stated:
I understand how difficult it can be for an African-American in today's society. In fact, I can relate to black people very well indeed. My ancestors once owned slaves, and it is in my lineage to work closely with the black community. However, just because they were freed over a century ago doesn't mean they can now be freeloaders. They need to be told to work hard, and the incentives just aren't there for them anymore. When I'm president I plan to work closely with the black community to bring a sense of pride and work ethic back into view for them.
Origins: The quote cited in the Example block at the head of this page about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's addressing a crowd in Alabama and proclaiming that he "understands how difficult it can be for an African-American in today's society" and that he "can relate to black people very well indeed" because his "ancestors once owned slaves" and therefore it is in his "lineage to work closely with the black community" is not something that was actually stated by Mitt Romney. It's an unattributed excerpt from a spoof article published on