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Thu Jul 26, 2012, 01:23 PM

Mitt Romney's Olympics blunder stuns No 10 and hands gift to Obama

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US presidential hopeful backtracks on warning of 'disconcerting' signs for Games after light-hearted rebuke by David Cameron


Mitt Romney handed Barack Obama a priceless gift for the US presidential election campaign when the presumptive Republican nominee blundered on his first diplomatic outing by questioning whether London was capable of staging a successful Olympic Games.

In a move that astonished Downing Street, hours before it laid on a special reception for Romney at No 10 he told NBC there were "disconcerting" signs about the preparations for the Games.

One senior Whitehall source said: "What a total shocker. We are speechless."

David Cameron wasted no time in slapping down Romney hours after his remarks were broadcast. On a visit to the Olympic Park, the prime minister said: "We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it's easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere."

More:http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/26/mitt-romney-olympics-blunder?newsfeed=true

ETA:

Romney in England: "Worse than Sarah Palin!"
From Daily Kos, July 26, 2012

Romney's very bad london trip

The Daily Mail is a British tabloid. A conservative one, in fact. James Chapman is the paper's political editor and a self-proclaimed Tory, and has been tweeting Mitt Romney's visit to his country.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/26/1113940/-Romney-s-very-bad-London-trip

Hilarious!!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021026258

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Reply Mitt Romney's Olympics blunder stuns No 10 and hands gift to Obama (Original post)
maddezmom Jul 2012 OP
louis-t Jul 2012 #1
Angry Dragon Jul 2012 #2
Warren Stupidity Jul 2012 #3
Doctor_J Jul 2012 #4
FailureToCommunicate Jul 2012 #5
Rosa Luxemburg Jul 2012 #15
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2012 #26
patrice Jul 2012 #29
vlyons Jul 2012 #6
LynneSin Jul 2012 #8
truebrit71 Jul 2012 #7
kmla Jul 2012 #9
Rosa Luxemburg Jul 2012 #16
JHB Jul 2012 #10
aquart Jul 2012 #32
catbyte Jul 2012 #11
SleeplessinSoCal Jul 2012 #12
SleeplessinSoCal Jul 2012 #13
Mutiny In Heaven Jul 2012 #20
Kalidurga Jul 2012 #27
SleeplessinSoCal Jul 2012 #31
Rosa Luxemburg Jul 2012 #14
aquart Jul 2012 #21
Tomay Jul 2012 #24
Mutiny In Heaven Jul 2012 #30
Sherman A1 Jul 2012 #22
allan01 Jul 2012 #17
aquart Jul 2012 #18
Mutiny In Heaven Jul 2012 #19
SemperEadem Jul 2012 #23
Blue Owl Jul 2012 #25
patrice Jul 2012 #28
linux80386 Jul 2012 #33
Amonester Jul 2012 #37
RickFromMN Jul 2012 #34
IDemo Jul 2012 #35
Kalidurga Jul 2012 #36
Courtesy Flush Jul 2012 #38
Profco Jul 2012 #39
magical thyme Jul 2012 #40
Kablooie Jul 2012 #41
Resles Leggs Jul 2012 #42
Resles Leggs Jul 2012 #43
Resles Leggs Jul 2012 #44
Ruby the Liberal Jul 2012 #45

Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 01:27 PM

1. Another repug jackass pissing off the world while trying to get selected.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 01:27 PM

2. Willard slapped by the English ..............

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 02:20 PM

3. The thing about the British insult is that frequently the insultee

has no clue he has been insulted.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 02:46 PM

4. The Tories are still of te sane conservative ilk

they are probably aghast at what a bunch of oafs and psychopaths the Republicans are.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 02:58 PM

5. "Of course it's easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere."


except for the delays by, you know, sheep jams...

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:23 PM

15. Romney gets the sheep vote!

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 04:38 PM

26. Snap! Well played, sir.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 04:51 PM

29. Oh they've got those sheep -le fast-tracked into oblivion already: "no health care, no vote, no prob

lem, meet your very own sweet little hospice-angel-dolly! You're going on the buzzzzzzzzzzziest spiritual trip of your life!"

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:01 PM

6. The PM is right, SLCity is in the middle of nowhere!

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Response to vlyons (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:08 PM

8. And hosting an Olympics that is a quarter of the size. Winter is much smaller than Summer

No way that Salt Lake City could ever manage to host something like the Summer Olympics that host way more atheletes (11000 vs. 2500) over many more games (300 vs 80).

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:04 PM

7. Okay when "Just call me Dave" smacks a fellow con down you KNOW you are doing it wrong...

...Rmoney has the same tact as a porkchop in a synagogue...

Completely fucking clueless...

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:09 PM

9. Video of the conversation went something line this...

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Response to kmla (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:24 PM

16. I guess Cameron has the big fish!

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:12 PM

10. Not to cut Mittens any slack, but...

...there have been a few fiascos, like having to call in the army and draft police from around the country due to contracting security to a firm apparently run by baboons. Or swindlers. Or both.

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Response to JHB (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 07:00 PM

32. Absolutely true. But polite GUESTS don't mention it.

Those bitching privileges belong to the British and post-Olympics critics.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:13 PM

11. I'm sorry, but LOL



Diane
Anishinaabe in MI & mom to Taz, Nigel, and new baby brother Sammy, members of Dogs Against Romney, Cat Division
"Dogs Aren’t Luggage--HISS!”

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:15 PM

12. Vintage Romney, King of the put-downs. It's time for Rush & Co. to call the British Socialists.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:17 PM

13. Did he apologize? That's going to be priceless. "Walk back" is political speak for apologizing.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:34 PM

20. He didn't apologise, he performed a beautiful, 10.00 "Mitt-Flop" outside Number 10!

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Response to Mutiny In Heaven (Reply #20)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 04:42 PM

27. oh dear...

But hours later, in Downing Street, he said all Games were hit by "small" mistakes and he had seen "great progress" since arriving in the UK.

Mitt, be a good chap and do shut up.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #27)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 06:12 PM

31. Set up for taking credit for the London Games. That's vintage Mitt the Insult Comic.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:22 PM

14. Will republican voters know about his foreign blunders?

they still don't doubt him yet

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:45 PM

21. They'll admire his macho telling truth to power. Honest.

If Obama had done it, however....

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Response to aquart (Reply #21)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 04:05 PM

24. You are correct. Over at one right wing site I visited,

they were praising RMoney's "honesty" and commenters were dismissing Britain as a washed-up has been of a country; RMoney was tough and manly and pointed this out to the Brits, thereby proving he was not a wimp. Or something.

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Response to Tomay (Reply #24)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 05:33 PM

30. Bet if you do a search...

...you'll uncover outrage at Obama returning the Churchill bust, presenting the Queen with an iPod, and slurring a nation by giving Gordon Brown the inadequate gift of a DVD box-set.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:45 PM

22. Well,

realistically what is their choice? This is their guy and they are stuck with him. Sure they could vote Democratic, but we know that won't happen. So good, bad or indifferent this is what they got.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:25 PM

17. re:Mitt Romney's Olympics blunder stuns No 10 and hands gift to Obama

we spent four years trying to undo the damage that regan and the two bushes did to our alies that they did in 8. here we go again. obama , yes .

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:29 PM

18. Well done, Mr. Cameron!

The zinger insulting SLC is the first thing Cameron has done that I admire.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:31 PM

19. Boris Johnson has been mocking Romney in Hyde Park too!

Man, Romney has managed to convince the entire British Conservative Party, supposed natural allies, that he's a complete fucking cretin in less than a day! Cameron himself isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, but compared to this man?!

Ed Miliband's (Labour Party leader, for anyone who doesn't know) facial expression on meeting Mitt was priceless. Seemed to be trying very hard to conceal the sort of smirk you sometimes get when faced with someone completely ridiculous.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:56 PM

23. pride goes before destruction

and the haughty spirit before the fall....

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 04:35 PM

25. Because Willard's an expert in Olympic Preparedness

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 04:44 PM

28. Was Rmoney chiding his "anglo $axon" connection for not minding it's p'$ & q'$ el$ehow/el$ewhere in

his FOREIGN financial domain?

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 08:10 PM

33. can rmoney do ANYTHING right?

 

smh.

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Response to linux80386 (Reply #33)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 11:18 PM

37. Yes. Screw people.

Although that's not right, he sure does it well enough for his bank accounts.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 08:31 PM

34. How will Mittens insult the Russians and the Chinese and the Middle East and ....


Mittens needs a handler real bad.

Mittens needs to learn to speak softly before anyone should consider giving him the big stick of being U. S. President.

I'm worried. Mittens liked to bully people in school. Will he try to bully countries if elected?

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 08:42 PM

35. I guess it's time for Fish n' Freedom Fries n/t

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Response to IDemo (Reply #35)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 10:18 PM

36. So, that's what they will be serving in the pubs...

when Mittens packs up his bags and leaves.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 07:52 PM

38. Atheists say "read the bible, and you'll stop believing."

I say "let Romney talk all he wants. Don't interrupt him. The more you know, the less you'll believe."

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Response to Profco (Reply #39)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:39 AM

40. Not to worry! Romney's now using mnemonic techniques to learn leader's names.

"I can't wait to meet Benjamin Netangoogle!"

(stolen tweet)

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 10:52 AM

41. No. It may turn out to be a disaster for Obama.

Romney is so incompetent that the Republican leaders are tearing him down publically.
They are turning the base against him so they will be able to elect a different candidate next month at their convention.

A bright, new face will inject new energy into the GOP and suck votes away from Obama.

We'd better stop laughing at Romney and prepare for a serious battle that looms ahead.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 04:43 PM

42. Waiting for Godot

mormon 1: "What could be keeping him?"
mormon 2: "I don't know? How would I know? He's a god.
mormon 1: "A god? How do you know he's a god?"
mormon 2: "Well, I don't but he's a saint at least."
mormon 1: "How did that happen?"
mormon 2: "Well, he was missioning at Lourdes and sure enough when he stood up from praying at the first French church of the greasy dead and discount house of the virgin mary his knees were all bloody as if he'd been... working or something..."
mormon 1: "Well, that settles it then!"
mormon 2: "It," of course."
mormon 1: "What's, 'it?' Pray tell?"
mormon 2: ""It's" a mystery to me!"

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 04:56 PM

43. Waiting for Godot

mormon 1: "It's reasonable to ask how long this is going to take."
mormon 2: "Yes, I suppose, but what difference does it make?"
mormon 1: "That's absurd!"
mormon 2: "Perhaps, but what if the one time you go out into the field to take a leak the spaceship arrives?"
mormon 1: "I never thought of it that way, you mean the spaceship from Golub with jesus on board?"
mormon 2: "Yes, of course. Is there some other space ship that's coming?"
mormon 1" "How would I know that?"
mormon 2: "I was just asking, don't get so defensive."
mormon 1: "Do you imagine there really is a god? And, furthermore, that he'll come back and get us after two thousand years?"
mormon 2: "Well, it's more realistic than imagining we're going to be awarded a mansion in heaven somewhere."
mormon 1: "I suppose you're right... but, what if you're not? Do I get left behind because you lost your faith?"
mormon 2: "What faith? You don't actually think anyone's coming back for us do you? I mean when you were a child did you think you were going to grow up and be president?"
mormon 1: "No, of course not. But this is different; it's the very core of our belief system."
mormon 2: Yours, perhaps, but not mine. I believe that I'm going to heaven when I die and will get 72 virgins, but no house. I'll be living under a bridge with 72 virgins."
mormon 1: "Sounds... cold?"
mormon 2: "Yes, yes it does. And that's the way the cookies crumble."

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 05:04 PM

44. Still waiting...

mormon 1: "He's not coming."
mormon 2: "You don't know that, he might."
mormon 1: "Yes, and the tooth fairy might show up naked."
mormon 2: "If he does he's all yours."
mormon 1: "Be serious! Can't you be serious for once?"
mormon 2: "You want serious, huh? Ok, NO! He's not coming back and we'll be out here til the cows come home, no virgins, no mansions, no bridge, NOTHING!"
mormon 1: "Don't be so negative."

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Response to Resles Leggs (Reply #44)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 05:46 PM

45. WTF are you talking about?

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