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Thu Jul 26, 2012, 11:25 AM

The gaffe-tastic Mr. Romney

He tells the British their Olympics planning isn't up to snuff, the latest in a string of bizarre, entitled insults

Maybe he was just trying to make up for his adviser hyping his “Anglo Saxon heritage.” On Thursday, rather than displaying his affinity for the British, Mitt Romney insulted them by questioning the professionalism of their Olympics planning.

“It’s hard to know just how well it will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting,” he told NBC’s Brian Williams. “The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging.” The British press was unamused. The Telegraph’s Web site screamed: “Olympics: David Cameron rejects Mitt Romney’s suggestion Britain is not ready,” while The Times of London headlined the story “PM rebuffs Romney over readiness for Olympics.”

Cameron himself told reporters: “This is a time of some economic difficulty for the UK, but look at what we are capable of achieving as nation even at a difficult economic time,” he said. “I think we will show the whole world not just that we come together as a United Kingdom but also we’re extremely good at welcoming people from across the world.”

Clearly, the same can’t be said for Romney.

“I will obviously make those points to Mitt Romney,” Cameron added. “I look forward to meeting him.”

I bet. Way to keep that “special relationship” special, Mitt.

more; http://www.salon.com/2012/07/26/the_gaffe_tastic_mr_romney/singleton/

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Bluerthanblue Jul 2012 #5
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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 11:29 AM

1. "And what's the deal with your teeth?"

 

"and this food! You don't have boil everything, my friend. Luckily I always travel with my own chef. Did I mention I was anglo-saxon?"

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 11:37 AM

4. "Food"? Are you saying he doesn't like their cookies either? (aka: Biscuits)

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 11:36 AM

2. Hey, Mittens is just trying to prove he's got experience in foreign relationships....

...the sort of experience that most repukes expect a president to have: the ability to tell other nations what they're doing wrong and what we expect them to change and do our way Not that "foreign" method Obama employs by being all complimentary and nice to other nations....

(Repeat after me: "Same as it ever was..."

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 11:37 AM

3. an unscripted Romney in the

presidential debates ought to be interesting!!!!

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 11:39 AM

5. Ah yes... the DiplowMitt at work-

just what this country needs.



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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 11:53 AM

6. For the Republicans, it just doesn't get better.

They're stuck with pushing out-of-touch, corporate Reaganite jerks who value stack ranking, competition, divide-and-conquer social strategy and ruthless Darwinist Corporatism in an age where a majority of the working people are desperate and far more in need of cooperation and progression. Nobody wants war. People want long-term fairness over an instant and unlikely lottery. Only the bitter, paranoid and hateful care what or who someone is, worships or loves. Only the idiotic and stubborn consider it a weakness to ask or seek help of any kind.

Until the modern Republican can come to grips with 21st century reality, they're not going to have much luck with hateful rhetoric and laissez-fail disguised as world-solving hope.

2010 was a dying gasp.

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