Thursday, September 13, 2012

Romney just lost the election, again

You all know about the storm that has erupted after Mitt Romney's attack on the President after American diplomats were killed in Libya. He got the timing wrong about the Egyptian embassy statement and couldn't wait until  after midnight of 9/11 to make a political point while the violence was going on and the whereabouts of the Ambassador to Libya was unknown. The President was dealing with a crises and Romney tries to score political points repeating the imaginary apology nonsense.  

Many Republicans disagree with Romney including former PA Governor Tom Ridge.

TP: “I don’t think President Obama sympathizes with those who attacked us,” Ridge said. “I don’t think any American does.”

After ignoring foreign policy it's surprising they decided to attack. 

Romney foreign policy advisor Robert O’Brien called the Obama campaign's tactic a transparent ploy to distract from the sagging economy, including a recent jobs report that was "a disaster for them."
"It doesn't surprise me that they're raising foreign policy because it's another distraction from the Administration’s terrible economic record,” O’Brien told BuzzFeed. “They're going from one shiny object to the next." 

Romney didn't even mention the the war in Afghanistan at the GOP convention. 

Steve Benen:  it's true that Obama doesn't have other foreign policy successes outside the bin Laden mission, just so long as you overlook ending the war in Iraq, the ratification of the New START treaty, assembling an international coalition to bring down the Gadhafi regime in Libya, decimating al Qaeda's network and senior leadership, and imposing a very aggressive new embargo on Iran.

And finally, there's the Romney's campaign pitch: the Republican candidate has credibility on foreign affairs because
he speaks French; spent time as a missionary; he's well-traveled; he's 65; and he helped oversee an athletic competition.

 Romney also lost the election when Clint Eastwood yelled at an empty chair that upstaged his acceptance speech and when Paul Ryan seemed shady and incompetent.

 More than this blowup is his 4 positions on Obamacare.

Mitt Romney Takes Four Different Positions On Pre-Existing Conditions In Twelve Hours


Pope George Ringo said...

It all depends on whether the people buy the bullshit Romney is spouting from his silver spoon fed mouth.
Remember, the GOP fiction writers can be very effective. They were effective in convincing a majority of swing voters that John Kerry a genuine war hero, shot himself in battle and was a phony on his war record overall.
Also, remember that nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.
I would not be surprised to see an easily manipulated media questioning the President's credentials in foreign policy and the people buying it. Case in point, most of the legit media is NOT pressing the fact that Romney out and out lied in his statements of the past 24 hours. I hope I am wrong.
Bless You.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reminding everybody that Pres Obama ousted Qadhafi. So by extension, allowing the nuts to run free in Libya and attack our embassy (something the old dictator would never have allowed to happen) is his fault.

Anonymous said...

Yes, our president is wonderful and should be elected; even if he doesn't know who our allies are. The empty chair for Obama was right on the money.
I don't like Romney, but the fact that he isn't Obama is good enough for me.

Big Dan said...

#2: aren't those "nuts" citizens in their OWN country? "Nuts" running loose? And aren't WE in THEIR country? Or am I missing something? So citizens in their OWN COUNTRY protesting a country that bombed the shit out of them are "nuts" and shouldn't be in their OWN COUNTRY. Hmmm...interesting.