Make sure you put a s on the end of the asshat. Making history the bad way. .
Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), and John Cornyn (R-TX) all voted against cloture, despite their pleas during the Bush administration that a president’s Cabinet nominees should receive an up-or-down vote.
Four Republicans, Sens. Thad Cochran (R-MI), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Mike Johanns (R-NE), voted to break the filibuster. The final vote was 58-40, with Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) voting present and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) voting “no” as a procedural move so that he can bring another vote to the floor at a later date.
After being subjected to this video of Romney’s foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute, including his newest major reversal on foreign aid, let’s respond with this quote:
“We’re not going to be lectured by someone who has been an unmitigated disaster on foreign policy every time he’s dipped his toe in the foreign policy waters,” said Obama campaign traveling spokeswoman Jen Psaki. “Just as a refresher, this is the same guy who, when he went overseas on his trip, the only person who has offended Europe more is probably Chevy Chase.”
Team Obama takes it from there:
Mitt Romney has insulted our closest allies, rushed to judgement without facts while Americans were under attack, called Russia—not al Qaeda, our greatest threat, called the Iraq withdrawal “tragic”, and didn’t even mention Afghanistan in his convention speech.
“Reckless, amateurish—that’s what news media and fellow Republicans called Mitt Romney’s gaffe-filled July tour of England, Israel and Poland. When our U.S. diplomats were attacked in Libya. The New York Times said Romney’s knee-jerk response ‘showed an extraordinary lack of presidential character.’ And even Republican experts said Romney’s remarks were ‘the worst possible reaction to what happened.’ If this is how he handles the world now just think what Mitt Romney might do as president.”
Indeed, let’s not forget what Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister said about Romney: “What I see is ignorance of what is reality.”
Nor should we forget Mitt Romney’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad British gaffe-athon.
Romney is not qualified to be Commander In Chief.
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.
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.
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
All hail the mighty David Corn and Mother Jones for the scoop of the year!!
Remember during Willard. M. Romney’s recent trip, the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad British gaffe-athon, he made some rather unfortunate remarks about “cultural differences” that infuriated the Palestinians, insulted Jews, and… well, let’s just say he stepped in some deep political poop.
Mitt sure is good at diplomacy, isn’t he? And don’t even start me on “Romney Persona Non Grata in Italy for Bain’s Deal Skirting Taxes.“
Now The Hill is reporting that a Jewish group is demanding an apology for the comments he made in Israel which they called ” inaccurate and misleading, racist and ignorant”:
A liberal Jewish organization is set to deliver 17,000 signatures to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s headquarters Monday afternoon urging him to apologize for remarks many have deemed insulting to the Palestinians.
Jewish Voice for Peace has called Romney’s comments at a Jerusalem fundraiser last Monday “racist and ignorant.” Romney says he did not mean to denigrate Palestinians when he credited “the power of at least culture” and the “hand of providence” for Israel’s superior economy.
The petition reads, in part:
“Israel’s Occupation of Palestinian land makes it impossible for the Palestinian economy to succeed, not ‘cultural differences’… Your comments were not a reflection of the values Jews, Americans, and our allies hold dear. We call on you to apologize to the Palestinian people for your willful lack of understanding of the facts on the ground and the racist assumptions behind them.”
There’s your foreign policy expert, the perfect world leader.
Yes, this is exactly who we want representing our country, isn’t it? And by “we” I mean mentally deficient, Obamaphobic Republicans.
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