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Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:38 AM

Romney Has Imploded



http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2012/7/26/23259/3719

Romney Has Imploded

by BooMan
Thu Jul 26th, 2012 at 11:02:59 PM EST


Even though some of the Olympic competitions have already started, the opening ceremony is scheduled for 6pm local time tomorrow. Mitt Romney's itinerary says he'll be there, but he'd probably like to be anywhere else. All anyone in the U.K. is talking about is how stupid and obnoxious Mitt Romney has been since his arrival in their country. By insulting their preparations for the games, Romney received direct and harsh rebukes from both the Prime Minister and the mayor of London. He also violated Britain's security protocols by revealing the whereabouts of the head of MI6, their equivalent of the CIA. He forgot the name of the Labor Party's leader. He questioned whether the country could unite to celebrate the Olympics. And this all came after his adviser said (essentially) that Romney was a better ally of the U.K. than the current occupant of the White House because he isn't a negro.

Romney will be jeered anywhere he goes in London. This is particularly true because it's now being reported in Britain that Romney wrote the following in his idiotic 2010 book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness:

England {sic} is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn't make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy. And if it hadn't been separated from the continent by water, it almost certainly would have been lost to Hitler's ambitions. Yet only two lifetimes ago, Britain ruled the largest and wealthiest empire in the history of humankind. Britain controlled a quarter of the earth's land and a quarter of the earth's population.

The British media are also reporting that Romney has insulted their health care system and has repeatedly denigrated Europe throughout the primaries and campaign. If all these things were not bad enough, 10 Downing Street has let it be known that they found Romney to be 'apparently devoid of charm, warmth, humour or sincerity,' and 'worse than Sarah Palin.'

And all this criticism is coming from members of the Conservative Party and their preferred newspaper outlets like the U.K. Telegraph and The Daily Mail.

If Romney wanted to make the case that he'd get along with the U.K. better than Obama, he's failed spectacularly. Tomorrow, he will be the least welcome person at the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. And the Olympics were supposed to be Romney's only remaining strength, since his record as governor is indefensible and his record at Bain Capital is appalling.

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babylonsister Jul 2012 OP
mucifer Jul 2012 #1
babylonsister Jul 2012 #3
mucifer Jul 2012 #5
HereSince1628 Jul 2012 #11
SDjack Jul 2012 #13
xtraxritical Jul 2012 #72
kardonb Jul 2012 #82
kimbutgar Jul 2012 #14
mahina Jul 2012 #112
CrispyQ Jul 2012 #28
klook Jul 2012 #50
Auggie Jul 2012 #35
whathehell Jul 2012 #58
magical thyme Jul 2012 #61
bluescribbler Jul 2012 #81
99th_Monkey Jul 2012 #87
elleng Jul 2012 #89
Control-Z Jul 2012 #90
Shankapotomus Jul 2012 #96
Eugenian Jul 2012 #110
ailsagirl Jul 2012 #113
Not Me Jul 2012 #2
CBGLuthier Jul 2012 #4
ljm2002 Jul 2012 #9
longship Jul 2012 #6
leveymg Jul 2012 #7
LiberalEsto Jul 2012 #8
C_U_L8R Jul 2012 #10
kimbutgar Jul 2012 #12
INdemo Jul 2012 #24
coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 #55
CrispyQ Jul 2012 #30
riverwalker Jul 2012 #15
BSUbluNorange Jul 2012 #16
14thColony Jul 2012 #17
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2012 #36
14thColony Jul 2012 #41
bayareaboy Jul 2012 #18
Lifelong Protester Jul 2012 #19
CanonRay Jul 2012 #20
Jessy169 Jul 2012 #21
Plucketeer Jul 2012 #27
DallasNE Jul 2012 #22
polichick Jul 2012 #23
caseymoz Jul 2012 #69
polichick Jul 2012 #106
heaven05 Jul 2012 #25
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brewens Jul 2012 #29
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liberal N proud Jul 2012 #31
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MissNostalgia Jul 2012 #34
Kablooie Jul 2012 #47
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Zambero Jul 2012 #66
firenewt Jul 2012 #38
TahitiNut Jul 2012 #84
vinny9698 Jul 2012 #39
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progressivebydesign Jul 2012 #42
magical thyme Jul 2012 #62
speedoo Jul 2012 #67
JEB Jul 2012 #43
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rocktivity Jul 2012 #54
whathehell Jul 2012 #60
INdemo Jul 2012 #79
whathehell Jul 2012 #98
sarcasmo Jul 2012 #45
agentS Jul 2012 #48
Kablooie Jul 2012 #46
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:40 AM

1. question is will Americans remember this or care about it

in November.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:44 AM

3. Just heard Romney; he's banking on everyone forgetting all

about his boneheadedness once the games begin. I think he's wrong...the British press can be merciless, and ours likes salacious stories, so I think this will hang around for awhile.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:47 AM

5. yeah but the Brits aren't voting in November

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Response to mucifer (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:16 AM

11. But with Citizen's United and anonymous giving he might want donations from them.

Can't say if the foreign corporateers would love knowing there is a chance to elect an idiot that has no respect for people anywhere.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:24 AM

13. But, Numbnutz can't claim to have superior diplomatic to that "non-anglo-saxon"

interloper in the White House.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 03:03 PM

72. It's summer vacation season and people are not tuned-in to the election yet.

 

It's going to be hard for the story to get traction here. Too bad.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 04:11 PM

82. yeah

 

the British won't vote , but WE WILL , and it will NOT be for this utter klutz , an embarrassment for our nation .

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:27 AM

14. And since murderock is now persona non grata in the UK it's as if the right wing spin has lifted and

the British press is really reporting the news. If murderock was still controlling the press this would have been extinguished.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 04:52 AM

112. I think you are right, and that he's also banking (ahem) on people forgetting about his taxes.

Have been away for a few days so e kala mai if that has already been said.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:25 AM

28. No. They won't remember.

This behavior may even elevate Mitt in some people's eyes. Unbelievable, huh? My husband works some guys who are OK with Mitt 'putting the Brits in their place.' I'm sure they are not the only ones.

In other words, it's OK to be a rude, obnoxious asshole when you are pointing out American exceptionalism.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #28)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:56 AM

50. Yeah, that was my thought

"We saved their Limey asses in WWII," etc.

The good thing is that the screw-ups do force the Rmoney campaign to scramble every time he steps in it, and these gaffes and revealing blunders do make him look less and less presidential all the time.

He'd have to do something blatantly offensive to the Obama haters and their Bagger values to lose their support. But for the small number of Undecideds and Independents, all this is tarnishing the Willard brand, big time.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:51 AM

35. +1

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 12:41 PM

58. Yes, because it adds to an already bad "profile" of a stumbling, gaffe-prone, "disconnected"

man and that is not at all "presidential". It's the cumulative effect.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 01:03 PM

61. has Romney given any reason to believe

 

he won't continue publicly insulting normal people time and again, from now until November?

Old habits die hard. Romney has been surrounded by sycophants and suck ups his entire life. Other than his father, he's probably never faced people he didn't somehow "own," whom he can't abuse and insult without meeting with their real reactions.

The simple fact is the guy doesn't have a clue how to relate to anybody he can't either order around or fire, or who isn't a jackass like he is.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #61)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 04:10 PM

81. au contraire

Other than his father, he's probably never faced people he didn't somehow "own," whom he can't abuse and insult without meeting with their real reactions.


When he was Governor, he met the leaders of the Massachusetts Great and General Court and the other Constitutional officers. When the SJC ruled that same sex couples had the right to marry, Rmoney asked then AG Tom Reilly to ask them for more time to implement it. Tom said, "I can't do that. You're asking me to make a political argument. They'll only listen to a constitutional argument." He then reminded the Mittster that he had been hired by the people of the Commonwealth, not by the Governor.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:41 PM

87. I'm imagining the Presidential debates

 

when the subject of Foreign Policy "rears it's ugly head" for
ex-Gov. Rmoney.

Mitt's little trip to Europe was supposed to create the impression
that he has some knowledge and skill with foreign policy and
interacting gracefully with "foreigners" SOMEwhere on the planet.

And he is FAILING spectacularly, even irreversible it would seem...
it most certainly sucks to be Mittens right now. ouch.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:57 PM

89. Not sure. Only important Americans, imo,

are 'Independents/Undecideds,' and they MAY be paying attention now. Don't know.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 06:35 PM

90. I'm hoping people will reminded

again and again and again, along with all of his lies, and the tax returns, and tax shelters, and Swiss bank accounts, and the multimillion dollar retirement account, and the off-shoring and outsourcing, and the businesses he bankrupted, and the bullying in HS, and the cookies he didn't like, and, well, pretty much everything about him.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 07:59 PM

96. I'm sure they will be reminded in the debates

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 02:13 AM

110. It won't affect most voters' decisions.

The likely voters who are still potential Romney voters don't care that he insulted those effete Europeans. Some of the mouth breathers probably see it as a plus.

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Response to Eugenian (Reply #110)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 10:25 PM

113. But for undecided voters, it may well put them firmly in Obama's camp

We don't need another laughingstock in the WH.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:40 AM

2. I was just thinking yesterday

if Rmoney were to fall ill while in England and be cared for by their health system...THAT would be priceless. (Literally)

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:45 AM

4. Romney is the guy on the right

I wonder where he boards his poodle?


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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:07 AM

9. I want a Waldorf Salad, dammit!

I'd say it's one of my favorite episodes, but every episode of Fawlty Towers is one of my favorites!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:50 AM

6. To say nothing about him "seeing the backside of 10 Downing Street"

How can anybody be so culturally out of touch?

Mitt was saying he could see the PM's press secretary's buttocks.

Sometimes these faux pas are just too delicious (please, no intent of allusion here).

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:56 AM

7. Once considered too cosmopolitan by some in the GOP, RMoney has firmed-up the key xenophobe vote.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:03 AM

8. Well, so much for the Anglo-Saxon vote.

 

Is there any other ethnic group that could possibly support this mittwit?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:10 AM

10. The Brits know something about Mitt...

the CEO has no clothes

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:24 AM

12. Yet he has a good chance of winning the Presidency

because of all those red states and the racial hatred the republican party/rove/fox/rush etc are ginning up against President Obama. It's hard to be hopeful because you really see how dumbed down the American people have become. They don't realize rmoney is the one of the guys who sent their good paying jobs overseas or loaded it up with debt which caused them to go into bankruptcy. The brainwashing is evident.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:22 AM

24. So what really happens to the middle class if Rmoney wins..

Our Social Security is history..If one draws a union pension thats done,finished..In fact whats left of organized labor will be in the history books..Is that a pretty good guess?
I know he is dumber than rocks,incompetent but remember the corporate mafia kept Bush propped up for 8 years and stole 2 elections to get him there and keep him there.And that was before Citizens United..
Yes I agree he could win and I'm worried....

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Response to INdemo (Reply #24)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 12:25 PM

55. Get ready for 25% unemployment also - n/t

 

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:31 AM

30. You are spot on. Anyone who thinks this election is in the bag is nuts.

See my post, #28.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:31 AM

15. thank you, Great Britain

for having an authentic press, for revealing the American press for the gutless lapdogs they are, pandering to the Prince of the Glorious Kingdom of Utah.
Not since Colbert's tongue lashing in '06 at the White House Correspondants Dinner, has our media been exposed for what they are, like the Brits have done this week.
It is breathtaking. Cheers!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:32 AM

16. Save yourself some time between now and November

Copy that headline to your clipboard

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:36 AM

17. Is he trying to sink his own chances?

Is this the worst-run campaign in recent times, backed by a shockingly inept staff of advisors trying to prop up the world's biggest clown, or is it a calculated effort by the GOP to offer up a sacrificial candidate just for the sake of running someone?

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Response to 14thColony (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:52 AM

36. OR..is it he knows the election is in the bag and does not have to care?

All of this voter ID push, and the fact there is such little opposition to using rigged vote machines....
I storngly suspect they will do their best to steal the election again, and that Romney figures it is a done deal.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #36)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:20 AM

41. Which means option C:

He's stupid AND lazy! Even if I knew the fix was in I'd still at least make a good show of it to not only cover up the fact I knew it was rigged, but also to hedge my bets in case the fix wasn't as 'in' as I was told and I really DID need some votes to make win.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:53 AM

18. Well folks ...


It all gets better every day. I know that the Puglican party will be farther down the tubes with the real citizens of the nation. Until then they are going down the tubes well with no real drain cleaner and perhaps soon we can be a real nation again.

So savor the next two months or so!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:53 AM

19. This is a good summary

He won't be able to point to his visit to the UK with any pride in his 'diplomatic prowess'.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:55 AM

20. "devoid of charm, warmth, humour or sincerity"

Yeah, they got that one right, that's the Mitt we know and don't love.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:04 AM

21. Give Romney a break! He's just warming up

for the new Olympic Event that will be debuted in London -- the "Stick Your Foot In Your Mouth" competition!

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Response to Jessy169 (Reply #21)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:24 AM

27. That and Bullshit Juggling! nt

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:09 AM

22. Not To Worry, Romney Will Shake The Etch-A-Sketch

Again just as soon as he lands back on American soil. The only problem is that every time he shakes that thing new problems surface.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:15 AM

23. His true colors are showing.

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Response to polichick (Reply #23)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 02:35 PM

69. Actually, he's unzipped . . .


. . . and the real Mitt has fallen out, according to his wife. Therefore, proving to everyone that he's not stiff.

Or, he just left his fly open that morning.

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Response to caseymoz (Reply #69)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:01 PM

106. I remember hearing her say that - lol!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:22 AM

25. ado

 

'much ado about nothing.' our media and right wing lapdog-cronies will spin and clean. It will be forgotten by the time of repug convention, Americans of all persuasions(except us, i hope) will have done with it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:23 AM

26. And this guy wants to be the top diplomat for the US?

Holy tap dancing raptor-jesus on a pogo stick, this guy can't even go on a "vacation" without causing an international diplomatic incident. What's next, he'll offer the leader of Israel a ham sandwich on white bread with mayo, and a shrimp cocktail? Maybe he'll just call Israel a "worthless stretch of sand" and he "doesn't understand what all the fighting is about."

All I have to say to the republican party is, "Is this REALLY the best you can do? Good Lord." He's only important because he's the "presumptive" nominee for the republican party and he's already causing people in the White House to OD on Rolaids and lose sleep. Can you imagine what kind of diplomatic damage he'd do as president?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:29 AM

29. Ever seen a big red tailed hawk get stuck in an area populated by a lot of smaller birds?

The little birds mercilessly hassle it. Everywhere it tries to go, attempting to drive it away. I'd like to see Robme get that treatment. Maybe even see him panic and run from a crowd taunting him!

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Response to brewens (Reply #29)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 03:37 PM

77. Red-tailed hawks are magnificent predators.

Romney is not magnificent.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:33 AM

31. This is from the Conservative Britons

And all this criticism is coming from members of the Conservative Party and their preferred newspaper outlets like the U.K. Telegraph and The Daily Mail.


The conservative of the conservatives don't even like this piilock.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:33 AM

32. I love it when the Brits say "appalling"

All of this is music to my ears!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:35 AM

33. Not Yet He Hasn't

No, Mitt-sie hasn't imploded yet. The 'Murrican Far Right doesn't pay a bit of attention to what those left-wing socialistic quiche-eating Yurpeean surrender-monkeys say, even if some pointy-headed far-left commie-loving socialist ree-porter sez that some RIGHT-wing Yurpeean newspaper said about G*d-loving Freedom-loving Republican leader. That those Yurpeean re-porters are all commies, socialists, and leftists are lying left-wingers is clear as daylight. They're in Yee-urope. That means they're left-wing, quiche-eating, g*d-hating lying socialist commies, not true 'murrican patriots. QED.

(Translation: Right-wingers don't pay much, if any attention, to what European media says about Mitt Romney or other Republican/"conservative" politicians, even if the sources are right-wing. After all, the reports come from Europe, they aren't filtered through Fox News, NewsMax, or Human Events, therefore they aren't considered credible.)

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:47 AM

34. I'll admit once more

I think the Mitt will quit

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Response to MissNostalgia (Reply #34)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:49 AM

47. I think his ego won't allow him to quit unless there's a face saving out.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:54 AM

37. More to come with Mittey

Mitt still has time to screw up again on the next leg of his trip. He's going to Israel and I understand he has called Netanyahu "his good friend" from when they both were at Bain back in the day. Netanyahu has denied that they were friends and that he hardly knew Romney. In other words, the Mittster has already screwed up his Israel trip and he hasn't even gotten there yet. I'm sure there will be more gaffe from the social awkward Republican candidate. Ahhhh . . . repugs, how do you feel about you nominee now? Not quite ready for prime time is he?

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Response to brush (Reply #37)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 02:21 PM

66. Walking on eggs, Mitt?

The shells tend to be thin, especially breakable and causing a huge mess while repeatedly falling flat onto one's already egg-covered face.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:06 AM

38. Great mental image - his head imploding and sinking into his shoulders is priceless.

 

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Response to firenewt (Reply #38)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 04:55 PM

84. Well, that would happen if he took a really healthy shit.

Jus' sayin'.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:11 AM

39. The more the people know about Romney, the more they dislike him.

He is an arrogant self-centered spoiled brat. He thinks that the presidency is his because of his heritage and has to put up with all this nonsense in order to get what is rightfully his.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:16 AM

40. I love the smell of vindication in the morning.

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...(T)he Olympics were supposed to be Romney's only remaining strength, since his record as governor is indefensible and his record at Bain Capital is appalling.

Which is precisely WHY Romney's campaign platform has been reduced to "he isn't a Negro."

Of course, I noticed that about two days ago:
Now that his business, government, and Olympics platforms have collapsed, Mitt's only recourse is to come up with ways of saying "Vote for me because I'm NOT the black guy."



rocktivity

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:23 AM

42. Problem for Mitt is that he went there to show that HE is the one to "repair" relations with allies.

If he hadn't touted publicly that HE and the republicans think the President has abandoned and dissed the "non foreign" allies like England, he might save some face. But the dude has been shouting and posturing that President Obama has caused America to lose standing the World, and that he's basically an embarrassment. His whole schtick was to show up the President, and appease the tea baggers who cling to their "anglo saxon" heritage.

So it's a massive fail all around. What Romney did is akin to saying "watch this!!" then riding your bike into a garage door face first, while attempting a stunt.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #42)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 01:10 PM

62. in an odd way, he is helping to accomplish that

 

he puts the contrast with the Obamas -- to wit, Michelle's brilliant success -- in very high relief.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #42)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 02:21 PM

67. GREAT analogy!

Really spot on.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:29 AM

43. Well, he'll get

 

the UGLY AMERICAN vote. Rude, insensitive, arrogant, narrow minded, bigot and proud of it. Freedoms on the march. Oh shit, here we go again, thanks to voter suppression. ARGH!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:31 AM

44. Nothing short of getting caught with a live goat or a dead baby will sink Romney

Most American voters have the attention span of a gnat. Add to that the media's gross negligence, and you have Romney skating right on through to the election. For President Obama to win, his campaign has to be mistake free and ultra disciplined. No worries there. However, funding, media, economy - all of them playing a role in deciding the election - are outside the Obama campaign's control.

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Response to Blaukraut (Reply #44)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 12:20 PM

54. Romney no longer has anything to run on but Obama's skin color

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and to win, all Obama has to do is keep pointing that out.

As the article suggests, Romney's records as both a public servant and a private entrepreneur either disqualify him or are figments of his imagination. And I don't believe there are enough moderates or independents who will back Romney if he doesn't produce his tax returns (link) -- particularly those from the Bain-Olympic era.


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Response to Blaukraut (Reply #44)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 12:57 PM

60. I disagree...and "most American voters" voted for Obama in '08.

and that was when he was a "newbie" and made plenty of "mistakes"

if you think about Rev. Wright, etc.

He's now Experienced, Accomplished, and has the advantage of being

the incumbent, not to mention his very high levels of "likability"

even among those who don't like his policies. Add to that Romney's TERRIBLE personal appeal*,

even among his own party, and I think you have a "win" for Obama.

*John McCain, despite his slight "grumpiness" had nothing like Romney's awkward,

insincere, and "disconnected" quality. In addition, he had the gravitas of being a POW.

Besides money, Romney has NOTHING...No warmth, personality, no war record,

NO consistency (Is there ANY issue he hasn't flipped on?) and beyond that,

He is severely lacking in "transparency" (those tax returns) and doesn't even

have an undisputed record of business success.

His is the picture that appears when looking up the phrase "empty suit".

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Response to whathehell (Reply #60)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 03:53 PM

79. Agreed.Agreed..but we didn't have Citizens United then .

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Response to INdemo (Reply #79)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:02 PM

98. I know. I know...but that's not really related to any "memory" problems, it it?

I'm not saying there are no challenges, or that we should

take winning for granted...The voter suppression efforts

worry me too.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:34 AM

45. I'M starting to think foreign relations would be worse under Romney than they were

under Bush .

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #45)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:50 AM

48. I know! At least Bush fuckin tried to be nice!

He even tried to give a shoulder massage to the German PM. Don't expect this from Mr. Rmoney.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:46 AM

46. I propose we allow the British to vote in our presidential election this time.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:51 AM

49. The guy born on third base can't even bunt at the next at-bat.

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Response to agentS (Reply #49)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 12:01 PM

51. 1++++++++++++ PRE!-CISE!-LY!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 12:05 PM

52. Now we know the real reason why President Obama has to "apologize" to the world

 

It's to repair the damage caused by "Bermuda Triangle" Mitt Romney.

It sounds to me that the Brits have awarded Romney their "Lead" medal or maybe they'd lilke to put an anchor around his neck and dump him in the "Pond."

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 12:09 PM

53. Getting Out of the Convention Alive

My own take is that Romney will not get out of the GOP Convention as the nominee. Tea Party support for him is at best tepid, the fundamental Christian vote isn't going to materialize just on the basis of his being a Mormon, and his class cluelessness has the 1%ers very nervous. Both the paleo- and neo- Cons have effectively repudiated him, and I suspect that if his trip to Israel is as inept as his trip to England has been, then he'll lose the Likud supporters in the states. I think there's a STRONG probability that there will be a dark-horse candidate come out of the convention, after Mitt will decide to step down as presumptive nominee "for health reasons".

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 12:32 PM

56. He's caught-up in a 1%er fantasy about being "ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE"

 


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Response to bobthedrummer (Reply #56)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:54 PM

88. But he acts and sounds more like that famous

 

Double-Nought spy, Jethro Bodine.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 12:34 PM

57. remember, George W. asked the queen if she was the black sheep...

...of the family. And his entourage ruined her rose garden.

Mitt hasn't stepped up to that level yet.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 12:45 PM

59. music to my ears

 

Now why can't the American press show Romney for what he really is - like the Brits did.

I really do like their biting, lovely snark in describing Willard - love it. Monty Pythonish almost.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 01:24 PM

63. Anytime someone wants to say Mittwit is good at foreign policy,

I will bring this up. How can he screw something like this up? Because that is who he is. What an ass. The American people will forget unless we bring up the endless string of crap he has done like this and more to come. Because that's who this man is.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #63)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:04 PM

99. I'm wondering if this is a kind of Brer Rabbit strategy

 

As noted earlier in the thread, those "stupid furriners" aren't going to vote for Rmnony. In fact, Romney's crazed supporters mostly hate foreigners, and from that perspective, I'm wondering if Romney is faking his mistakes, too. He lies so blatantly and with such obvious knowledge of the truth, that he could be playing some kind of 3D chess there...

You have to remember that Romney is smart and fundamentally Nixonian. He knows the truth quite well, and just has no respect or interest in it. It's not like Dubya, who didn't respect the truth, either, but who didn't have any idea what the truth was.

Actually, I'm always thinking about these things in terms of the most effective anti-Romney ads. Romney is the anti-Reagan, which might be the best advertising approach to reach the followers of so-called Sayn't Raygun. Reagan didn't know the truth, but he cared a LOT about what he wanted it to be. Romney knows the truth, but fsck it.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=37926 for the discussion of anti-Rmoney ads.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 01:40 PM

64. Wow what depressing responses, I'm no Pollyanna but this is great for us

How do some of you manage to get out of bed in the morning! Woe is us everythings broken.

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Response to demgrrrll (Reply #64)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:54 PM

102. Maybe I'm wrong

The right wing fishwrap here in Madison had this story on the front page. I hope I'm wrong in my post above.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 02:17 PM

65. Strike Three

He's outta there! It's time for the Mittster to throw in the towel, and for Karl Rove to consider spending his wad of secret right wing PAC money elsewhere.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 02:32 PM

68. Imploded? Britain's not a state.


Unfortunately, Repubs and Indys might like Mitt better just because Britain hates him. Remember, American Exceptionalism? They grinned and beared it with Dubya, they can do it with Mitt. Britain's a harder sell than France, but it can be done.

However, if he makes this kind of splash in Israel too, he might as well hang it up. He probably going to be spending his trip shutting up.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 02:35 PM

70. Willard Robme is lucky that only Americans can vote in our elections,

or else he'd already be up Shit Creek without a paddle. Clearly Obama is more popular than that guy is internationally. Other nations like the U.K., Canada, and Germany are hip to how messed up the GOP is, unlike some of our voters.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 02:36 PM

71. This will only help him with the RWBagger nut jobs /t

 

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Response to taught_me_patience (Reply #71)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:44 PM

105. He already had their vote...

the question is whether the Independents will care.

Europe's economy is a disaster, and Americans don't want to have Europe's problems. If Romney had distanced himself from Europe, he could have scored points on the economy. But what he's done is idiotic, and we just have to hope that the Swing Voters remember.

Ignore the right wing and the solid red states, their votes won't swing the election.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 03:08 PM

73. Wow.. about the only remaining dumb thing to do would be to barf on the Queen.

What an incredible wanker... and this guy wants to be the leader of free world.. I think not.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #73)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 03:19 PM

74. Or try to leave through a locked door....then awkwardly stand there.

Wanker indeed. Republicans are such an embarrassment and even more so when outside the states.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #73)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:16 PM

101. +!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 03:31 PM

75. And yet the polls will probabably continue to reflect a close race, at least on a national level.

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 03:37 PM

76. Mitt's obnoxious

and clueless behavior abroad can easily be used against him for the election

He has zero diplomatic skills and that can be dangerous for us and the world.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 03:45 PM

78. I read somewhere that his 50k-75k a seat fund raiser was doing so poorly that

they dropped the price to kiss Mitt ass- down to 1k.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 04:05 PM

80. Even if all of this is forgotten

it will most likely be because the next blunder will be even bigger.

And besides, Romney need s to be gaining ground and creating a positive image. If the best he can hope for is that his words and actions will be ignored, he is in really deep trouble.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 04:30 PM

83. We'll be lucky if he doesn't start World War III when he gets to Israel.

He's like Sarah Palin in an empty suit.

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #83)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:19 PM

86. +1

lol!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:17 PM

85. Keeping this kicked...

it's too good to miss.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 06:35 PM

91. Got to love Karma!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 06:38 PM

92. You know what makes a country (and it's leader) great - how they show respect to our allies

And yes Britian once controlled a quarter of the earth's land and in the process defranchised millions of people who had to bow to a foreign queen. Is Romney saying that countries like India should still be under British rule?

What an ass.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 07:09 PM

93. Thank G-D Willard couldn't buy UK Press off

I am so glad some are able to speak the truth & Willard can't fire them like he & Bain fired all Clear Channel Employees after Bain bought & gutted each station across the country. I have seen it happen. Maybe the GOP will pick another? They all have to eat this one. Wonder what he'll do in Poland...tell Polish jokes???

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 07:22 PM

94. The man sounds like a train wreck.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 07:27 PM

95. I'm surprised that fucker hasn't...

 

...given a female dignitary an unwelcome massage yet. Since he went to the Dubya school of international relations I'd be expecting that.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:01 PM

97. Papantonio filling in for Ed today:

"They were going to have Mitt light the torch but they were afraid that he would set himself on fire"

I couldn't stop laughing and neither could Papantonio. He was having a field day.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:07 PM

100. Yeah, what a master of international politics he is.

 

right.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:17 PM

103. Women of the world should take note...

His wife has qualified to compete in the Olympics...yanno not too many people can make that claim...and he blew it off like it was nothing.

HIS SOUL MATE, the LOVE OF HIS LIFE, blows her accomplishment off like nothing. This I find extremely odd. They don't act human. There is something really really HINKY about this.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:21 PM

104. He hasn't imploded. Britain can't vote in US elections and the teatards will try to spin this as

 

Mittens having superior values to the UK or that the US is exceptional and does need the rest of the world.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:29 PM

107. The official greeting for rMoney when he visits the UK...

"Pardon me.... Aren't you Mitt the TWIT?"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 12:47 AM

108. He is even a bigger embarrassment than could imagine.

Hated that our camera cut away to show him. What a selfish idiot.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 02:02 AM

109. Mitt aint Shit

Mitt HAD to show he's an Olympic expert, and put his foot way down his throat in the process. For that I am grateful.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 04:17 AM

111. Let's face it, anyone who is "independent or undecided" now

is a vote for robme. Hard to imagine since he's a bigger fool than W. We are being set up for another stolen election.

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