So yeah, this happened.
Right wing blogger Caleb Howe pretty much nails it with his commentary:
It’s funny because - wait for it - frank racism is okay when you’re Progressives, especially, black Progressives!
A Romney son lives up to his principles and adopts a child in desperate need of a loving, stable family. Why do I say “desperate”? Because more black children are put up for adoption care and into foster care than children of other ethnic groups. Because these black children have the hardest time finding adoptive families. Many white Americans would rather go anywhere else than adopt a black child, especially a black boy. Not this Romney fellow. He does the right thing. For this you laugh at him.
A Romney son manages to put the racist element of Mormon theology - now repudiated, but essential to the church for decades - behind him. For this, he gets no credit, just ridicule.
Now, if we dig a little deeper, MHP, we can’t help but confront some ugly facts. Facts which I’m sure you, an expert on The State of the Race, are intimately familiar with. To wit, three quarters of black American children are born into single mother households. Among black Americans, rates of child abuse and neglect, and rates of child poverty, are higher than other ethnic groups - with the exception of Native Americans on some indicators. Abortion rates are also quite high among black Americans. Let’s face it, the Romney kid is getting something that most black kids don’t - two loving parents in a stable, resource rich environment.
Not to mention the obvious fact that you’ve got more than a few white folks in your family tree. Were they mismatched? Are you? After all, nobody would confuse you and Michelle Obama for sisters. Of course, those white folks would never claim you the way the Romneys have claimed their baby boy.
You done fucked up. I don’t want to tell MSNBC their business, but if they fired you, they wouldn’t be wrong.