Sigh. I’ve adored Rosie Perez since the day she popped and locked it in Spike Lee’s seminal film, Do the Right Thing. She is the quintessential New Yorker: loud, brash, smart, proud of her roots. And she won’t hesitate to check a b*tch. Which is why, today, I love her even more. The award-winning Latina actress teamed up with Actually.org to hit Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney with an uppercut for saying in his infamous, secretly-taped “47 percent” speech to wealthy donors that if he were Latino, he’d have a better chance of becoming president. In Rosie’s video, which I caught just hours before President Obama straight slayed Romney in last night’s political debate, Rosie Perez explains in only the way Rosie can why it’ll take more than being Latino for Mitt to win the election—and the support of Latinos. She’s not wearing boxing gloves in this one. But she delivers a powerful blow on behalf of Latinos and other Americans of color by poking fun at millionaire Mitt’s seriously ridiculous suggestion that if he were Latino, he would have that minority vote all sewed up.
“What if you were just a little bit gay, Mitt,” Perez cracks. “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.” She adds: “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.”
Check out Rosie’s commentary below, and peep Actually.org, too, for more great celebrity videos that fact-check Mitt Romney on his politics and policies as he makes his final run for the presidency against President Barack Obama.
And just for kicks, watch this video, “Why Republicans say you SHOULDN’T vote for Mitt Romney,” starring the stars of the GOP: Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, John McCain, et. al, breaking down just how much of a flip-flopping, lying, job-killing, legislative failure of a politician Mitt Romney is. THEY said it. Just sayin’. (Shout out to my friend, Tarana, for hipping me to this video.)
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