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Mon Sep 17, 2012, 03:01 PM

Pew: Americans React Negatively To Romney’s MidEast Response

Americans had a negative reation to Mitt Romney's response to the attacks on U.S. embassies in the Middle East, according to a Pew Research poll released Monday.

Romney falsely claimed that President Obama's "first response" to a violent attack in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was to "apologize for American values.” Romney backed up his claim by citing a statement released by the U.S. embassy in Cairo that was issued before Stevens was killed.

The administration said the initial statement from Cairo was not approved by Washington, and condemned the violence.

Nearly half of the Americans polled by Pew, 48 percent, view Romney's statements negtively, while 26 percent saw them in a positive light. Fifty-eight percent of Republicans saw Romney's reaction positively, as did 23 percent of indpendents and 5 percent of Democrats.


http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/pew-romney-comments-on-embassy-attacks-in-middle

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FACT CHECK: ROMNEY MISSTATES FACTS ON ATTACKS
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_EMBASSY_ATTACKS_FACT_CHECK?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-09-12-19-31-31&utm_source=buffer&buffer_share=05d64

The Romney campaign’s repeated errors on the Cairo embassy statement
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/the-romney-campaigns-repeated-errors-on-the-cairo-embassy-statement/2012/09/13/978a6be6-fdf0-11e1-b153-218509a954e1_blog.html




Take a look at the smirk on Mitt Romney's face at the conclusion of his disastrous press conference basically accusing the president of sympathizing with the people who attacked and killed American embassy personnel in Libya:



That's the smirk of a very self-impressed man. He has no clue how deeply he's hurt himself.

Meanwhile, check out what a real president (or two?) looks like:



http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/12/1130743/-Mitt-s-smirking-disaster#20120912081130

WTF is there to smile about Romney? Really?


Mitt's smirking disaster, continued

by Jed Lewison

Here's another look at the self-satisfied smirk on Mitt Romney's face after he attacked (President Obama for sympathizing with America's attackers) explained to America why he wasn't ready to be president:



Romney is getting skewered across the political spectrum, from the media and from politicians. Even conservatives, who probably feel free to unload now that they know he's going to lose, are slamming him.

"They were just trying to score a cheap news cycle hit based on the embassy statement and now it’s just completely blown up," said a very senior Republican foreign policy hand, who called the statement an "utter disaster" and a "Lehman moment" — a parallel to the moment when John McCain, amid the 2008 financial crisis, failed to come across as a steady leader.


There's a lot more in Ben Smith's report about how Romney's gambit is backfiring even among his allies. It's really a remarkable event in this campaign—easily the most spectacular political blunder of the 2012 cycle so far.

Also, check out Josh Marshall's tick-tock detailing how this episode makes it clear that Mitt Romney doesn't have what it takes to be president.

- more -

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/12/1130766/-Mitt-s-smirking-disaster-continued


Still Smirking as he leaves the podium. So proud of himself and absolutely giddy over American deaths for some perceived political gain! DISGUSTING!

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SunsetDreams Sep 2012 OP
ProSense Sep 2012 #1
SunsetDreams Sep 2012 #4
ProSense Sep 2012 #7
lpbk2713 Sep 2012 #2
SunsetDreams Sep 2012 #5
abolugi Sep 2012 #3
Spazito Sep 2012 #6
rbrnmw Sep 2012 #8
chuckstevens Sep 2012 #9

Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 03:05 PM

1. Negatively by a 22 percent margin.

Mitt sucks. He proved it, and those approving correspond exactly with his likeability numbers.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 03:24 PM

4. Did you see this chart?

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 04:19 PM

7. Yes, and

Mitt's disapproval almost reached the 50 percent mark. That's horrific.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 03:08 PM

2. Mittens will just retroactively reverse his position.








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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 03:42 PM

5. ha ha no kidding! nt

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 03:22 PM

3. Well if the repubs thought

everyone would get scared and run to the protection of the neo-cons they have, again FAILED!!

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 03:47 PM

6. Independents chose President Obama's response over Romney's...

2 to 1 - 44% vs 23%

Very bad news for Romney and his campaign.

All age groups chose President Obama's response over Romney's, very bad news again for Romney.

Wow!

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 04:35 PM

8. I am glad that a large percentage of Americans

saw Mitt Romney's I'm the Pretend President act as a sleazy self serving act to get votes

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:02 PM

9. The Anti-Statesman

To attack the president so quickly without even knowing the situation on the ground reeks of of pathetic desperation. Be wary of anyone who wants to be president that badly!

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