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Thu Jul 26, 2012, 07:49 PM

Oops! Mitt Calls Country He's Visiting by the Wrong Name

Oops! Mitt Calls Country He's Visiting by the Wrong Name

by Leaves on the Current

Mitt Romney is lucky he's had such a terrible trip to the U.K. so far.

Otherwise, it might be a big deal that he just called the country he's visiting by the wrong name:

I also feel, as Americans do across our nation, a special relationship with the nation of Great Britain and with the people here, and obviously our appreciation for the contribution of British soldiers fighting side by side with those of the coalition and those from our nation in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the last many years is something which is important to us.

Along with breaking the news to Mr. Romney that the Soviet Union he keeps referring to hasn't existed in more than two decades, someone might want to take him aside and gently point out that the nation called Great Britain hasn't existed for more than two centuries: it's been the United Kingdom since 1801. Great Britain is an island, rather like Mr. Romney's worldview--while England, another of Mr. Romney's unfortunate assertions notwithstanding, is not.

Good thing that Mr. Romney doesn't believe in apologizing, or at this rate he'd be obliged to prolong his trip by several hours to mop up his puddles of gaffe. One shudders to think what the Anglo-Saxons (not to mention the descendants of Normans, Trinidadians, Pakistanis, Manx, and all those other, er, Great Britainers) would think of him by then.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/26/1114012/-Oops-Mitt-Calls-Country-He-s-Visiting-by-the-Wrong-Name



http://www.dailykos.com/comments/1114012/46938967#c45



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Reply Oops! Mitt Calls Country He's Visiting by the Wrong Name (Original post)
ProSense Jul 2012 OP
bunnies Jul 2012 #1
tanyev Jul 2012 #2
roguevalley Jul 2012 #3
HooptieWagon Jul 2012 #6
longship Jul 2012 #4
aint_no_life_nowhere Jul 2012 #5
Snarkoleptic Jul 2012 #7
Snarkoleptic Jul 2012 #8
enlightenment Jul 2012 #9
ProSense Jul 2012 #11
Wolf Frankula Jul 2012 #10
treestar Jul 2012 #12

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 08:08 PM

1. This has to be a record...

 

for the most fuck-ups in one day. I love it!!!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 08:09 PM

2. "It's a pleasure to be in the fine city of Lundenwic here in the Kingdom of Mercia. Romney 1012!"

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Response to tanyev (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 08:17 PM

3. SNORT! :D I wish I could find the words that say how much I love London. :D

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Response to tanyev (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 08:24 PM

6. +1000!!

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 08:18 PM

4. OMFG! They are not going to like that either.

This is embarrassing to our country. How can anybody commit so many faux pas in so short a period of time.

This is a stunning illustration of why Romney is totally unsuitable as a candidate for President. Every time he opens his mouth nothing but ignorance spews forth.

How does a so-called major party put forth such idiocy for the most powerful position on the planet?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 08:20 PM

5. If Rick Perry is following this, I can just hear him saying "oops" with a mocking smile

at the fact that he's no longer the "oops" candidate.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 09:13 PM

7. He's weeping on the inside and I'm enjoying the tasty, tasty Romney tears!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 09:19 PM

8. The help treats me like royalty.

Why aren't these Brits smoking my pole?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 09:34 PM

9. Well, technically, it is still

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. So, technically, since he was in England when he made the comment, he wasn't 'wrong'.



Which is not to say that he isn't an idiot.

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Response to enlightenment (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:32 AM

11. He's still

"The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. So, technically, since he was in England when he made the comment, he wasn't 'wrong'. "

...wrong, technically.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland[nb 5] (commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom


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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 09:52 PM

10. Wait until he goes to Spain

and do like IIRC Jeb Bush did and say he is happy to be in the Republic of Spain.

Wolf

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 12:19 PM

12. He can't even spell his own country's name right

"Amercia"

this clown is making Palin look, well, smart.

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