Pol­i­tics Rosie Perez mocks Mitt Romney’s ‘it would be help­ful to be Lati­no’ com­ment in new video…

Rosie Perez mocks Mitt Rom­ney in new video.

Mitt Rom­ney says it “would be help­ful to be Lati­no” to gain the White House. “Actu­al­ly,” actress Rosie Perez says, it would prob­a­bly be help­ful if Rom­ney had a his­to­ry les­son.  Perez mocks the Repub­li­can nom­i­nee in a YouTube video post­ed Sun­day — part of a series of humor­ous ads tar­get­ing Rom­ney, enti­tled, “Actu­al­ly … the truth mat­ters.”  The super PAC-pow­ered cam­paign, which is backed by the Jew­ish Coun­cil for Edu­ca­tion and Research and the Amer­i­can Bridge 21st Cen­tu­ry, aims to spread “the truth, because the truth mat­ters — even in pol­i­tics,” accord­ing to the actually.org web­site.

The video begins with an excerpt from Romney’s infa­mous remarks to wealthy donors made ear­li­er this year when he called “47 per­cent” of Amer­i­cans gov­ern­ment free­load­ers.  The excerpt includes Rom­ney say­ing it “would be help­ful to be Lati­no” in his effort to win the elec­tion.   Then Perez appears, laugh­ing.  “Think of all of our His­pan­ic-Amer­i­can pres­i­dents. From Jorge Wash­ing­ton to Jorge Bush. And who can for­get Pres­i­dente Jim­my Smits,” Perez cracks in the video, evok­ing the fic­tion­al Pres­i­dent San­tos from the show “The West Wing.”  The “White Men Can’t Jump” star, with her famous Brook­lyn accent, didn’t stop there.  “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.” “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,” Perez added.