Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mitt's Epic Fail Over Foreign Policy


A picture really is worth a thousand words. This pic from AP photographer Charles Dharapak probably deserves a Pulitzer Prize for capturing the self-satisfied smirk of a candidate who just made a complete fool of himself but has so little self-awareness that he thinks he has won a huge victory. It's Mitt Romney believing he is Ronald Reagan when really he is Ted Baxter from the Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Romney grabbed a hornet's nest when he tried to use a volatile situation in Libya for political purchase last night right at the time that our Ambassador to that country was being murdered. Yes, Romney and his minions are that craven. His weird idea that Obama is "apologizing for America" makes no sense anyway, but to layer it on top of an American death on foreign soil is simply a jerkface thing to do.

That Romney decided it was wise to throw down on foreign policy when 9/11 was barely over is unforgivable. That he decided to do it at all has probably put the nail in the coffin for his chances at the Presidency, mainly because his own party is so disgusted with him now that they probably won't vote for him.

My quote collection: Romney's Desperate Grab for Attention

The New Yorker: Timeline of Romney's "Libya Surprise"

Talking Points Memo: The Sequence of Events

Mitt's Smirking Disaster by Jed Lewison

BuzzFeed: Foreign Policy Experts Voice Disbelief

Politico: Hillary Clinton's Remarks

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