Spain's Deputy Prime Minister on Romney: "What I see is ignorance of what is reality."

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First we had Mitt Romney’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad British gaffe-athon.

Then a Jewish group said, hey Mitt Romney, 17,000 of us want you to apologize to the Palestinians for your “racist and ignorant” comments as Palestinians protested Romney statements as "racist".

And let's not forget this old chestnut: Russia is “without question, our No. 1 geopolitical foe.”

So there was that.

It's a new day, and with each new day, Willard M. Romney brings us a new hot mess. Today's involves his latest: managing to offend Spain. He's running out of countries to insult, but never you mind, he'll keep at it until he angers the entire world!

Romney is planning a big important foreign policy speech Monday at the Virginia Military Institute. Let's see if he addresses any of his many, many worldwide embarrassments, the most recent at the presidential debate during which he claimed Spain was a perfect example of government spending gone wild.

How endearing.

HuffPo:

That left Spaniards confused, and threatened to reinforce Romney's perceived handicap in international affairs [...] Spain's level of government spending is actually low by European standards, and significantly less than Germany and Scandinavian countries with far healthier economic prospects. Spain's woes were chiefly caused by the collapse of a property bubble that had fueled more than a decade of booming economic growth.

Spanish reaction to Romney was swift.

"What I see is ignorance of what is reality, but especially of the potential of the Spanish economy," said Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria.

Maria Dolores Cospedal, leader of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's Popular Party, noted that "Spain is not on fire from all sides like some on the outside have suggested." Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo called it "very unfortunate that other countries should be put up as examples" when the facts are skewed. [...]

By singling out Spain, Romney ruffled feathers in a country he will probably need to call on for assistance if he becomes president. Spain has almost 1,500 troops in Afghanistan. It contributed fighter jets, refueling planes and naval vessels to the U.S.-led NATO mission that ousted Libya's Moammar Gadhafi from power.

Ouch.

Sure, Mitt can confidently bounce onto a debate stage full of himself, his reinvention, and his lies, but raising international eyebrows-- again-- exposes him for the inferior, ignorant candidate that he is. Let him try to run from, laugh off, or Etch A Sketch that.

H/t: Bernie Andreu

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  • http://www.facebook.com/len.roessler Len Roessler

    As done with Santorum, a "Romney" should describe a person who has no regard for facts coupled with the absence of a moral center.

  • FEDUPAmerican1

    i hope not but just in case you better get some lube. 

  • FEDUPAmerican1

    so true sad but true. 

  • Me, Myself and I

    No way in hell.

  • Charles Jensen

    Doubt it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    And wild monkeys may fly out of my but . . .

  • Whitney Robinson

    This man may actually win the election.