Under President Romney, Mideast would be calm? Really?

From The Washington Post:

Advisers to Mitt Romney on Thursday defended his sharp criticism of President Obama and said that the deadly protests sweeping the Middle East would not have happened if the Republican nominee were president.

“There’s a pretty compelling story that if you had a President Romney, you’d be in a different situation,” Richard Williamson, a top Romney foreign policy adviser, said in an interview. “For the first time since Jimmy Carter, we’ve had an American ambassador assassinated.”

Williamson added, “In Egypt and Libya and Yemen, again demonstrations — the respect for America has gone down, there’s not a sense of American resolve and we can’t even protect sovereign American property.”

I’m sorry: That has to be one of the more ridiculous statements I have seen in a long time. Who’s running this campaign, Honey Boo-Boo?

So we are to believe that Mitt Romney, by the sheer Mitt-normity of his Mitt-strength, would square his Mitt-jaw and single-handedly suppress not just decades, not just centuries, but millenia of seething anger and frustration among hundreds of millions of people in the Islamic world. Their anger and insecurities would all vanish, and the roiling seas would be made calm?

It’s a feat that Ronald Reagan couldn’t perform — the death of 241 Marines in their barracks in Lebanon and the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, with another 63 killed, bear clear testimony to his inadequacy. George W. Bush, the hard-bitten Texan, was such a wimp that Islamic terrorists dared to murder thousands of our fellow Americans here on our own soil and launch a dozen attacks against our embassies.

And Barack Obama? As Rush Limbaugh suggested yesterday, Obama is so weak that al Qaida offered up Osama bin Laden as a sacrifice to us, just to ensure that Obama would be re-elected.

Oh, but under the fearsome glare and resolve of the Mitt-y One, all would quake. Because all would know that if they dared to cross the line, His RomniPOTUS would … do what exactly? Smite them with a simple arch of his eyebrow?

P.T. Barnum once claimed that no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people. The Romney campaign is putting that observation to a very stern test.

– Jay Bookman

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Brosephus™

September 14th, 2012
7:36 am

Advisers to Mitt Romney on Thursday defended his sharp criticism of President Obama and said that the deadly protests sweeping the Middle East would not have happened if the Republican nominee were president.

Yeah right….

ITS ALL BUSHS FAULT

September 14th, 2012
7:40 am

Flip Robme makes Gerald Ford look presidential.

F Brancher

September 14th, 2012
7:41 am

Perhaps Mitt would send his 5 sons on mission trips to middle eastern Muslim countries to convert the throngs to Mormonism. They could live in their 7 room apartments and have full time chefs. That would solve the problems of the world.

stands for decibels

September 14th, 2012
7:41 am

As Rush Limbaugh suggested yesterday, Obama is so weak that al Qaida offered up Osama bin Laden as a sacrifice to us, just to ensure that Obama would be re-elected.

…there’s little coming from the right that surprises me these days, but–really?

I’d missed that one.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 14th, 2012
7:41 am

Romney advisors appear to be

Full of Mitt.

stands for decibels

September 14th, 2012
7:45 am

The last thing I ever wanted to have happen in this general-election season was for some overseas tragedy to occur and become an campaign issue. And I almost feel like I’m cheapening it by joining in a conversation about the political blowback, myself.

That said, if I were playing for Team Mittens, I’d tell the brass that they really need to have a nice hot cup of STFU for a day or three and seriously consider having their candidate appear, you know, somewhat Presidential on these matters, rather than like some Gold Bond Medicated Powder-selling AM radio talk-show huckster.

massachusetts refugee

September 14th, 2012
7:46 am

i’m sure what the rominee camp meant to say was a rominee administration would have, bill of rights be dammed, prevented the basill (or whatever his name is) video from ever surfacing. that’s what we have to look forward too. unfit to lead.

Truth-O-Meter

September 14th, 2012
7:47 am

There is no justification for this violence but I have to say that this video that allegedly desecrated the Islam religion ought to remind all of us that just because we value freedom of speech in this country, it comes with responsibility. It is exactly Mitt Romney’s party that has made Islam a political object by saying that the President is a Muslim (as Colin Powell said, “so what if he is?”). People abroad get CNN, also. If they wanted to believe that many Americans are intolerant, they only have to look at Mitt Romney and his party for proof.

What Romney should have done was condemned the film. Oh, but that’s too much like an apology.

stands for decibels

September 14th, 2012
7:49 am

What Romney should have done was condemned the film. Oh, but that’s too much like an apology.

and I gotta say, it’s pre-zacktly this sort of behavior that reminds people of the Bush Administration and its abstinence, and its inability to acknowledge any error of any kind on their part.

gotta run. Have an excellent morning, all.

FrankLeeDarling

September 14th, 2012
7:49 am

Wow the Kamchak corollary in full effect

TaxPayer

September 14th, 2012
7:49 am

We’d be in a different situation all right. We’d be trying to get the Republicans to release the math they used to arrive at the tax cuts needed for the wealthiest in order to fund four more wars off the books.

stands for decibels

September 14th, 2012
7:50 am

Abstinence? I wish. “obstinance,” I meant, but my browser doesn’t seem to think that is an English word.

/drive-by

Verbal Kint

September 14th, 2012
7:54 am

Taxpayer – You mean lower tax rates for everyone with the removal of exemptions for higher earners?

Verbal Kint

September 14th, 2012
7:55 am

Meanwhile, we learn that the State Dept and Intelligence had advance warning of these attacks on the consulates and the adminstration did…..what for it………nothing.

Verbal Kint

September 14th, 2012
7:55 am

I guess this is some of that ‘Smart Diplomacy’ Obama was talking about..

ByteMe - Got ilk?

September 14th, 2012
7:56 am

bear clear testimony to his inadequacy

bear?

Brosephus™

September 14th, 2012
7:56 am

As Rush Limbaugh suggested yesterday, Obama is so weak that al Qaida offered up Osama bin Laden as a sacrifice to us, just to ensure that Obama would be re-elected.

:lol: :lol:

Rush made a funny. That reminds me of the old joke that was made when Jesse Jackson went over to Hussein when he was holding hostages. The joke goes somewhat like Jesse telling him, “if you really wanna make them mad, give me the hostages.”

TaxPayer

September 14th, 2012
7:56 am

If Mitt were the Man, he would make those people pay for what they did. I’m thinkin’ he’d impose a tax on the poorest amongst the rioters first. That’ll teach them. Then, he would force them to borrow large sums of money from the US and he would take most of it as his management fee and then advise them to pay down their debt, for another nominal advisement fee.

Cherokee

September 14th, 2012
7:56 am

“Romney advisors appear to be

Full of Mitt.”

Hahahaha…. Too funny.

But listen, that’s been the thrust of his campaign on the economy too – never mind the details, if he’s elected, the sheer wonder of his Mitt-ness will thrill the markets and calm the waters and everything will be peachy again….

I can’t believe this guy is doing as well as he is in the polls…

ByteMe - Got ilk?

September 14th, 2012
7:56 am

we learn that the State Dept and Intelligence had advance warning of these attacks on the consulates

gotta link to that?

Verbal Kint

September 14th, 2012
7:57 am

This adminstration doesn’t even know if Egypt is an ally or an enemy. ‘Smart Diplomacy’ in action!

ByteMe - Got ilk?

September 14th, 2012
7:57 am

The joke goes somewhat like Jesse telling him, “if you really wanna make them mad, give me the hostages.”

You sure that was a joke? If I was Jesse, that would be my closing argument.

Jay

September 14th, 2012
7:58 am

Verbal, I don’t want to cast judgment on the validity of that point regarding warnings, etc., because I don’t know the details yet. But that’s at least a credible basis on which to criticize.

This, on the other hand, is foolishness.

ByteMe - Got ilk?

September 14th, 2012
7:58 am

This adminstration doesn’t even know if Egypt is an ally or an enemy.

I’ll bet you don’t either. I sure as heck can’t be sure.

TaxPayer

September 14th, 2012
7:59 am

You mean lower tax rates for everyone with the removal of exemptions for higher earners?

Do you have documented proof of this from the Mitt camp, verbal.

Patrick

September 14th, 2012
7:59 am

You laugh, Jay, but you’ll be singing a different tune once President Romney unleashes the full power of his super-secret magic underwear!

“Underpants powers–ACTIVATE!!!”

Verbal Kint

September 14th, 2012
7:59 am

Mick

September 14th, 2012
7:59 am

I said it from day one but this whole episode and the timing of it all smells of a setup. Height of the political season, international incident, someone or group lit a fire and now it might just be burning out of control…

bullwinkle

September 14th, 2012
8:00 am

Well said Jay. The Repubs/Fox News airheads keep blabbing about how Obama is “weak” and we need to be “tough” and draw “red lines” all over the place (and, oh yes, do whatever Ben Netanyahoo tells us to do) without ever explaining exactly what they would do differently or how they would enforce all these ultimatums. It seems that their definition of US “toughness” is simply putting a Republican in the white house.

Goldie

September 14th, 2012
8:01 am

Of course, Jay — we all know that Mitt favors waging war over diplomacy. War-mongering is always the Cons’ jobs program, and just look how successful they’ve been!

:)

Verbal Kint

September 14th, 2012
8:01 am

Tax – here’s an analysis of the proposed Romney tax plan. It talks about the TPC’s opinion that Jay linked a month or so back:

http://www.princeton.edu/ceps/workingpapers/228rosen.pdf

JohnnyReb

September 14th, 2012
8:01 am

Jay, I knew you were a liberal, but really? I think you and most of your suppporters know, down deep inside, that the only thing the radicals understand is strength.

Would Romney being POTUS stop the protests and occasional attacks? No. But there is no doubt things would be better than under Obama.

Countless threads here of the past record conservatives stating that Obama’s “lets just talk to them” policies would not work. You now have at least some evidence of that.

Obama’s whole being and philosphy leans toward sypmpathy to very people who will not stop until we are dead.

Jay

September 14th, 2012
8:01 am

The Egypt as ally or enemy point is less valid, I think. Under its current government, it truly is neither, and Obama’s formulation is an accurate way to describe it.

Those feigning outrage over the question should answer it themselves: Do they consider this government a U.S. ally? Are they ready to publicly proclaim it an enemy?

TaxPayer

September 14th, 2012
8:02 am

This adminstration doesn’t even know if Egypt is an ally or an enemy.

What is your source for that claim, verbal?

Citizen of the World

September 14th, 2012
8:02 am

Romney was mistaken to say that the Obama Administration had apologized, when it had clearly done no such thing. And Romney made a mistake in using this incident as an excuse to criticize President Obama. But the Romney/Republican team cannot admit to any mistakes.

And you know what you call a team that cannot admit it made a mistake? A losing team.

Don't Tread

September 14th, 2012
8:02 am

Under President Obama, we would have world peace? Really? (He even got a Nobel Peace Prize just for being elected and not being a Republican.) We see how that turned out.

JohnnyReb

September 14th, 2012
8:03 am

BTW – I like Ann Coulter’s remark which was something along the line that anyone with two grey cells to rub together knows you don’t let Democrats near foreign policy !

Verbal Kint

September 14th, 2012
8:03 am

“I’ll bet you don’t either. I sure as heck can’t be sure.”

Fine, byte me. But do you go on national TV and say that??? Really? That was pretty stupid of Obama, don’t you think?

Jay

September 14th, 2012
8:04 am

“Fine, byte me. But do you go on national TV and say that??? Really? That was pretty stupid of Obama, don’t you think?

Why? Honest question. Why?

TaxPayer

September 14th, 2012
8:05 am

Verbal,

Just cut and paste from your link the written evidence supporting your claim regarding tax cuts for all to be funded by reduced exemptions for the “high earners.” Please include your definition of a high earner along with the specific exemptions that will only affect said high earners. Thanks ever so much in advance.

Peadawg

September 14th, 2012
8:05 am

“According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and “lockdown”, under which movement is severely restricted.”

Uh oh….

Li'l Aynie

September 14th, 2012
8:06 am

Romney’s naivety in domestic and world affairs is genuine: it comes from a lifetime of being shielding from reality. He truly believes that the cause of poverty is poor investment advice, and that American arrogance and bluster can calm the unrest among several billion hungry, ignorant people in the world.

Romney’s naivety islikely to be mistaken for profundity by Americans who are ignorant of arithmetic, geography, and history.

Jack

September 14th, 2012
8:07 am

Whoa, wait a minute, wasn’t it President Barack Hubris Obama who indicated he would calm the waters, turn Iran from their woeful ways & bring peace for our time through the sheer force of his personality by “talking and listening” to them? Maybe the “long time” you’re thinking of for ridiculous statements was your president’s prideful overreach with those statements several years ago.

Peadawg

September 14th, 2012
8:07 am

“What is your source for that claim, verbal?”

“Asked about Egypt in general, Obama replied: “I don’t think that we would consider them an ally, but we don’t consider them an enemy.”

Jay

September 14th, 2012
8:08 am

You have a quote to that effect, Jack? Or is that just something that you made up?

ByteMe - Got ilk?

September 14th, 2012
8:08 am

Verbal, thank you for the link. It’s not entirely clear how a lockdown would have ended up with different results. You have a “credible” threat, but no specific target, so they couldn’t just ring every embassy in the world with guards. There were 30+ local guards, but a crowd of several hundred that also included the use of RPGs. The ambassador got away to a safe house, but when they were being led there by the local army, the house was ambushed (can you say “inside job?”). So what would a lockdown have changed? They got out of the embassy to a safe house, which is the way it’s supposed to work, but security there was breached as well. You just want us to abandon all embassies when there’s a non-specific target?

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barking frog

September 14th, 2012
8:11 am

“Here he comes to save the
day. This means that Mitty
Mouse is on the way.”
- sung to the tune of
Mighty Mouse

King Selassie

September 14th, 2012
8:12 am

I thought Rush was already off in the deep end, but apparently he just went off. I wonder if he top that one.

GT

September 14th, 2012
8:13 am

If this country is weak it is weak in the trash it puts out to reflex American values. We have turned into a bunch of intellectual and physical slobs. The mere mention of Rush Limbaugh as a voice of anything above a three inch pool of water is a sobering moment of assessment to where this country has lowered its foundations. Entertainment ,as in the circus, that Murdock and Limbaugh, among the gang, have created in a country soft from false economic entitlement of a leisure life living off credit cards and now in their low brow state of boredom find mindless entertainment , the can’t leave home without, ingredient of this ugly American we can’t apologize for.

We need maturity, but like most immature states, the patient builds an immunity to communication and logic. Anything that smells of substance is trumped by pleasures of believing lies and living in a fantasy world of super heroes and clear shades of right and wrong, a simple life if it were only true. We have been lead by cowboys for too long, as Peter Pan found out you can’t stay a child forever.

jbm

September 14th, 2012
8:13 am

I totally agree. What has this little boy in the oval office done right so far.

Fred ™

September 14th, 2012
8:14 am

Nice tongue in cheek blog Jay. Got a laugh out of it. This was cute:

by the sheer Mitt-normity of his Mitt-strength, would square his Mitt-jaw and…….

But this one was a great play on words:

His RomniPOTUS would …

Too funny, yet sad all at the same time because as a whole the article was so correct.

Verbal Kint

September 14th, 2012
8:14 am

Why go on national TV and say that Jay? Is that what you are asking? If so, I have no clue why Obama would do that. It makes the US look indecisive for the whole world to see…for starters.

It is the economy, stupid!

September 14th, 2012
8:14 am

I certainly hope that Rom-Rom thoroughly airs his foreign policy positions throughout this election. Of course, if he is such a tough, no nonsense guy , why did he initially indicate that it was not cost effective to pursue and kill OBL? Inquiring minds want to know.

ByteMe - Got ilk?

September 14th, 2012
8:15 am

Oh, I’ve seen Romney, I’ve seen Bain… I’ve seen Clinton speeches that I thought would never end…”

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/09/jimmy-fallon-james-taylor-sings-romney-bain/

Sorry for the interruption. Back to foreign policy. :)

skydog

September 14th, 2012
8:15 am

Do they have a magic underwear color coded warning system in Utah?

Green = Good to go

Yellow = Only 20 miles on the bikes today (I`ve seen the church. These folks CAN afford to get these kids at least one of those Smart 1/2 cars. If I`m 20ish and you tell me I have to bicycle around Albany or Houston for 2 years, I`m out. The south of France? Maybe.)

Red = Gold Bond Medicated Powder day

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 14th, 2012
8:16 am

barking frog

now if we could just dig up Andy Kaufman to sing it…

Jay

September 14th, 2012
8:17 am

No, Verbal, I’m asking why it was a mistake to say that.

ByteMe - Got ilk?

September 14th, 2012
8:17 am

It makes the US look indecisive for the whole world to see…for starters.

That’s your take. I thought it was an honest view of our ambivalence toward their new government that may or may not be anti-american. so… are they an ally or an enemy? If you can’t pick one, why would you expect the US Government to pick one?

Lar 5

September 14th, 2012
8:17 am

What an idiotic statement. The lack of foreign relations talent in Romney’s staff is becoming a legend. Now it’s a “back to the future” plan for Romney. Crazy talk!

Verbal Kint

September 14th, 2012
8:17 am

Taxpayer – Why don’t you just save the link and read it in it’s entirety when you have the time? I provided you with a source examining Romney’s plan after you asked the question. I’m not going to take my time to cut and paste from a PDF file. Thanks.

Doesn't matter which side you are on

September 14th, 2012
8:18 am

There are radicals throughout the Islam. Unless their own governments can control them, who thinks we can (of course, the ‘governments’ in many of those areas are helping them or are the real enemy). We can forget about our politics in this country having any effect-all they want us to do is leave and if we did that, they’d still protest. So stop wasting time with them. When they do something to attack us, just repay them 100-1000x until they are all gone. It is all they understand. You are trying to compare people who stopped advancing as a sociey circa 632 AD with the US. Apples and Oranges

Proud American

September 14th, 2012
8:18 am

Was President Obama weak when he gave the order to take down the worse person beside Hitler in the world history, and I am talking about Osama bin Laden. Was he weak then when we went after Bin Laden. No, and he is not weak now.

Jay

September 14th, 2012
8:19 am

And no, it’s not indecisive. It’s quite accurate. It puts the Egyptian government on notice that its status depends on how it behaves. I honestly don’t see the problem, and would like to have it explained to me.

Verbal Kint

September 14th, 2012
8:19 am

Jay – I’m in disagreement over the forum that Obama choose to use to say that. You don’t conduct policy matters with foreign countries in the press do you?

Patrick

September 14th, 2012
8:20 am

Skydog–LOL!

Brown Stripe = Time to change magic underwear.

King Selassie

September 14th, 2012
8:21 am

Republicans sacrificed Mittens to ensure a weak President would get re-elected.

Alseifus

September 14th, 2012
8:22 am

Thank you, merciful Obama, for gracing America with your foreign policy skills. We hoped and believed in you, even though you had ZERO foreign policy experience (or any solid experience) when we elected you. The world was overwhelmed with joy when you became our president. Democracy and human rights have been strengthened throughout the world due to your strong will and courage.
Your Nobel Prize is proof of all the good you have done throughout the world (in your first year in office.) We can sleep better at night knowing that YOU captured Osama Bin Laden.
Our country is once again respected and loved throughout the world.

TaxPayer

September 14th, 2012
8:22 am

By attacking every word and action from Obama, Mitt’s Mutts are narrowing down their underdog’s number of yet to be released–like his tax returns and economic solutions and debt reduction and job creation and healthcare fix, etc.–perfect solutions to said issues. Share with us what Mitt the Romnificant would have done so perfectly.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 14th, 2012
8:22 am

Verbal Kint

“You don’t conduct policy matters with foreign countries in the press do you?”

I don’t think you take any options off the table.

TaxPayer

September 14th, 2012
8:23 am

You don’t conduct policy matters with foreign countries in the press do you?

Is that a Netanyahoo quote.

skydog

September 14th, 2012
8:24 am

Here you go Granny, after all it is a small world.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37C-BudYnzw

ByteMe - Got ilk?

September 14th, 2012
8:24 am

You don’t conduct policy matters with foreign countries in the press do you?

Actually, yes. Didn’t Bibi just do the same thing a few days ago with the USA?

Fred ™

September 14th, 2012
8:24 am

Verbal Kint

September 14th, 2012
8:14 am

I have no clue why Obama would do that. It makes the US look indecisive for the whole world to see…for starters.
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It does? How so? While I realize that telling the truth has gone out of style for talk radio hosts and listeners, the rest of the World still respects those who are not liars. As the President, if he says that the Egyptians ARE our *friends* then he implies a whole lot of benefits to them that we aren’t willing to give at this point in time. if he calls them our *enemies* the situation imediately escalates out of control.

Now I know you FOX junkies and talk radio addicts love to live on bumper sticker phrases, hyperbole, and half truths uttered by morons who have no consequences to suffer for the stupidity of their words and actions, but the President is free of responsibility. The lunacy the Romney uttered when this first started (and that he took back today with George Stephanopolis) takes on a whole new meaning if he had been President rather than some half baked wannabe shooting off at the mouth. As President he would set and IS US Policy, as a loud mouthed wannabe he’s……. well a loud mouth wannabe performing to an increasingly insipid fan base.

Jack

September 14th, 2012
8:25 am

Americans are intolerant? You can’t be serious…can you? I’m afraid he is. Take your liberal little behind over there and see how tolerant those building-burning miscreants are.

TaxPayer

September 14th, 2012
8:25 am

Verbal Kint,

Why don’t you prove your own claim instead of weaseling out of it? Never mind. You obviously cannot back up your claim.

Fred ™

September 14th, 2012
8:26 am

LOL what one left out word does………

Should be “the President is NOT free from responsibility.

Bet I get nit picked to death on that one……… :lol:

Common Sense

September 14th, 2012
8:26 am

Seems as if the recurring theme is Vote Obama because it would not be different under anyone else.

And that has to be the poorest of reason to keep someone in the White House possible.

policitallyincorrect

September 14th, 2012
8:26 am

I dont know which would be better, obamagod or Romney but I do know this. obamagod has already proven he is a do nothing, spineless “leader”. He waits for something to happen and then either takes credit if it goes well or condems a scapegoat if it does not sometimes even evoking executive privilege to hide disasters. I’d rather have a leader like Romney than this Carter reincarnation. obamagod has to have a major conflict to avoid having to justify the last 4 miserable years under his rule so look for another conflict or things to escalate

Proud American

September 14th, 2012
8:27 am

It is sad and I must say that Mitt did not check with his advisor, Russ Limbaugh before he opened up his mouth and made that statement. Wait, what was I saying, maybe he did.

Common Sense

September 14th, 2012
8:27 am

“And no, it’s not indecisive. It’s quite accurate. It puts the Egyptian government on notice that its status depends on how it behaves. I honestly don’t see the problem, and would like to have it explained to me.”

Check in with Jimmy Carter. He can help explain it to you.

But that is some serious spin you are trying on this one…..

East Lake Ira

September 14th, 2012
8:28 am

Next move is to pivot to Russia, right?

Seriously though, Egypt dropped the ball here as did Libya and there needs to be some sort of consequence.

Capturing the militants in Libya is a start.

Morsi needs to say or do something or our aid money needs to be withheld or redirected directly to their military via back channels.

JDW

September 14th, 2012
8:28 am

@Verbal Kint…”This adminstration doesn’t even know if Egypt is an ally or an enemy. ‘Smart Diplomacy’ in action!”

This Adminstration is sending Egypt a message…psssst if you want to get their attention having the President make a public comment is the equvilant of smacking them in the head.

ByteMe - Got ilk?

September 14th, 2012
8:29 am

Check in with Jimmy Carter. He can help explain it to you.

Which is to say that you can’t articulate a clear reason either, so you have to go with the “liberal boogieman” fallback position. got it.

L. Guariglia

September 14th, 2012
8:29 am

Surely, you don’t believe that the Mideast Policy of Romney would be the same as the current administration’s. It is the current US policy that has fostered a climate in Northern Africa to Eurasia that has given birth to this new Arab Spring or should I now say pre- Arab Winter that brings us an emboldened Iran completing its nuclear program; the de-facto disregard our only ally in the region Israel and inability to defend our own constitution by apologizing for freedom of speech.

Joseph

September 14th, 2012
8:30 am

Would it be any worse? At least with a President Romney we won’t have a leader running around apologizing every time something bad happens…

Fred ™

September 14th, 2012
8:30 am

ByteMe – Got ilk?

September 14th, 2012
8:24 am

You don’t conduct policy matters with foreign countries in the press do you?

Actually, yes. Didn’t Bibi just do the same thing a few days ago with the USA?
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Who is BiBi? I know you folks are so hilarious with all the *clever* little names you can come up with for the people of the party you hate, (left and right), but as an Independent I don’t get the newsletters with all these clever little names and it’s hard to keep track.

Why can’t we just call folks by their names? Why does it have to be Bibi and Snowbilly Snooki, and the messiah, or Obumbo or any damn thing else. Well at least Odumbo has some resemblance of the Presidents name and can be figured out but Bibi? Wo IS that? How do we “get there” from any real name?

Goldie

September 14th, 2012
8:30 am

I love it — the Cons today are ready to call Egypt “an ally” of the U.S., knowing that the new Egyptian president is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood… way to go, Cons! Once again you’re shaking up that Etch-A-Sketch!

:)

Cherokee

September 14th, 2012
8:31 am

“I honestly don’t see the problem.”

There is no problem of course, other than that the comment was made by the socialist Kenyan rather than by His Mittness.

Jay

September 14th, 2012
8:31 am

Fred, Bibi is a pretty standard nickname for Netanyahu. It’s pretty widely used by friend and foe alike.

Thomas Heyward Jr.

September 14th, 2012
8:32 am

Meanwhile———-A bill in the House introduced by Republicans to fund the government at obscene levels for the next six months includes funding for foreign aid, including to Libya and Egypt. What fiscal conservatives those Republicans are!

Update: The House just passed the bill by a vote of 329-91. The Republican vote was 165-70. Ron Paul voted against it. Paul Ryan voted for it. What more needs to be said?
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It’s only money………the Bernack is printing tons of it.

Jm

September 14th, 2012
8:32 am

No. But you can count on Romney to stand up for American values. Like freedom of speech.

Fred ™

September 14th, 2012
8:32 am

Common Sense

September 14th, 2012
8:26 am

Seems as if the recurring theme is Vote Obama because it would not be different under anyone else.

And that has to be the poorest of reason to keep someone in the White House possible.
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I see it as vote for Obama because Mitt Romney is a totally clueless asshat with no goals other than to increase his wealth and the wealth of his super rich *peers* while continuing to weaken our Country while strengthening the Chinese. Just like I voted for President Bush becasue John scary was such an elitist clueless jack ass.

But you spin things any way you want I reckon……….

Patrick

September 14th, 2012
8:33 am

Fair warning–this link is NOT family friendly. Also, if you are extremely religious, don’t look because you will probably be offended.

That said, I think it makes a VERY good point in a very funny way.

REMEMBER–I WARNED YOU!

http://www.theonion.com/articles/no-one-murdered-because-of-this-image,29553/

ByteMe - Got ilk?

September 14th, 2012
8:33 am

Fred: I recommend either increasing or decreasing the coffee intake. You’re either hyper or missing stuff, so adjust accordingly. Bibi is the prime minister of Israel.

Jm

September 14th, 2012
8:34 am

Wasn’t “Hey Bibi” a Tom Petty song?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 14th, 2012
8:34 am

Mitt is one of those great products of “As Seen on TV”. Vote once for Mitt and we’ll throw in this mini-Paul Ryan and a ShamWOW. If you see it on TV, it’s got to be true.

Fred ™

September 14th, 2012
8:34 am

Thanks Jay. I guess I’m just stupid. I racked by brains trying to get Mitt Romney out of “Bibi” lol.

Goldie

September 14th, 2012
8:34 am

“Vote Obama because it would not be different under anyone else.”

Common Nonsense — the Dems and the Cons offer two very different viewpoints of the world and how it functions… that is, very clear choices for any voter who is paying attention!

:)