Mitt and the Brits

At one time I thought that I was OK with Mitt Romney becoming the next president of the US — if that is what the people wanted.  It wouldn’t have been what I wanted.  The more I see and hear of him, the more frightened I become.

For those of you who saw Evita, do you remember when Evita made a trip to Italy — right after World War II — and faced the wrath of the Italian public?  She thought that she would be treated as some sort of royalty.  After all, she was the wife of Juan Peron, the dictator of Argentina.  She was treated as something less than that!  This reminds me of the fate of Mitt Romney.  He probably thought that by virtue of his soon-to-be crowning as head of the Republican Party he would be treated as royalty.  Well, by virtue of his stupid comments he has fallen a few notches (or maybe A LOT of notches).  It seems that he doesn’t know how to say the right thing.  Even his support staff doesn’t.  I was amused by one of the staff members alluding to the fact that an Anglo-Saxon (such as Mitt, I presume) would better understand the “special relationship” between England and the US — as opposed to a Kansan born in Hawaii (or was that  Kenya).

Really now.  Who does that “advisor” think that we fought in 1776?  What about the burning of the White House in the War of 1812, and let us not forget the attack on Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor.  The British sided with the South during the Civil War (though they did not commit troops).  In World War I, during the years before we committed troops, most Americans were reluctant to trust anything that the British said because of their past history with us.  In the years between World War I, and World War II, whenever the US Navy did military exercises they practiced against an “Enemy” who was using Royal Navy tactics.  What does that tell you?

During World War II, thanks to the great leadership and personal friendship of President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill, we overcame our differences  and formed a great alliance.  The trust that we have developed between England and the US (as well as the other English-speaking nations) have served us well during World War II as well as during the Cold War.  This alliance may have had something to do with the fact that we are all English-speakers.  There is certainly no indication that we all needed to be Anglo-Saxons.  The only requirement is that we and the Brits have a knowledge and appreciation of our own history.  Obama has it, Mitt doesn’t.

Who would have thought that a visit to England by Mitt Romney would have been compared with the visit of Sarah Palin four years ago — but that is exactly what the Brits are doing.  If my memory serves me correctly, Sarah was treated as a very slow person with no real interest in anything (fair enough).  Mitt, on the other hand is being ridiculed and laughed at.  Mitt was even mocked by the British prime minister – a fellow conservative.

One of the British commentators described Romney as, “Apparently devoid of charm, warmth, humor, or sincerity.”  Another described him as, “A total car wreck.”  Well, OK, we all knew that.  I personally can live with that, but what I am scared of is the possibility of another George W Bush running our government.

Nine-time US Gold Medalist Carl Lewis was interviewed by “The Independent” regarding the comments by Mitt Romney.  Lewis’ comment was, “I swear, sometimes I think some Americans shouldn’t leave the country. Are you kidding me, stay home if you don’t know what to say.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself, Carl.  Please, Mitt, come home NOW.  Not tomorrow, NOW!


Tribune of the People ,  The Daily Beast


7 comments on “Mitt and the Brits

  1. A really great article, as it speaks truth to power. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Half of America is made out of rednecks and hicks and they are known as the GOP. When they open their mouth they embarrass the rest of us whether here or overseas.

  3. Hmmmm…. how timely… 10 documented gaffes that have all been documented and zero coverage by the corrupt Main Stream Media. Mitt Romney gives an honest answer to a question and is crucified by the press for days after. Facts are annoying when they don’t line up with the view you on the left live and breathe by I guess?
    by John Nolte 28 Jul 2012, 8:00 AM PDT from Breitbart.com

    So what did Mitt Romney do that was so terrible? What was the supposed “gaffe” that launched a thousand news-cycles and will likely lead tomorrow’s Sunday shows?

    While in London, Romney was asked by NBC’s Brian Williams about the security situation surrounding the London Olympics, something that has received a ton of media attention, and this is what he said:

    Mr. Romney told NBC News he saw “a few things that were disconcerting” about London’s preparations. “The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, supposed strike of immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging,” he said.

    Pause for … gasp.

    Pause for … and egads.

    That’s right, Mitt Romney answered a question honestly.

    I’m not saying Romney couldn’t have been more diplomatic with his answer, but the perfect storm of horrible American news coverage that is now entering its third day is a punishment that does not fit the misdemeanor.

    What we’re really seeing, though, is our corrupt media at its worst — a media so partisan and devoid of integrity that they look for any real or perceived mistake to keep the blistering spotlight as far away from Obama’s failed record as possible and always on Mitt Romney.

    That’s not to say that the hysterical reaction from the notoriously hysterical British press shouldn’t have been covered by our corrupt news media, but what our corrupt media’s doing is much more than that.

    Our media is choosing to make this the biggest story in the land; choosing to make this a bigger story than our collapsing economy; and most certainly choosing to attempt to make Romney’s “gaffe” a defining moment — something the corrupt media has never done to our gaffe-tastic president whose international mistakes frequently play like something out of an Inspector Clouseau movie.

    In other words, what the media is doing to Romney has nothing to do with journalism and everything to do with partisan politics. Even as we learned our GDP had plummeted to 1.5% yesterday, Romney’s London trip remained The Story. And you are damned right this is intentional.

    This is all about the media OPENLY coordinating with the Obama campaign to win reelection for a failed president. And the only way to do that is to turn the failed president’s opponent into an alternative that isn’t acceptable. So as our economy burns and national security secrets fly out the White House window and guns are handed to Mexican drug lords — the media enters day three of ensuring Romney remains beaten senseless by The Narrative.

    This isn’t bias; it’s corruption. And as proof, here are 10 examples of Obama’s British gaffes, all of which the media has intentionally covered up or underplayed — all of which are much more embarrassing than a candidate answering a question a little less diplomatically than he should have.

    In no particular order:

    1. The Toast:

    President Inspector Clouseau completely bungles a toast to Queen Elizabeth:

    The screwup: At this point, the band launched into “God Save the Queen” — but Obama continued speaking over the music: “. . . for the vitality of the special relationship between our peoples, and in the words of Shakespeare, ‘To this blessed plot, this Earth, this realm, this England.’ To the Queen.” She gave him a look, he set down his glass, and then stood motionless until the music stopped. Then everyone picked up their glasses. Oops.

    Watch the video. The reaction around Captain Clueless is absolutely hysterical.

    2. The iPod:

    President Inspector Clouseau gifts Queen Elizabeth with an iPod loaded with videos and photos of…himself:

    The bestowing of the Royal iPod brought a cringe from one top etiquette expert, who said it confirmed that Obama hasn’t figured out presidential gift-giving. Or that they shouldn’t all come from Best Buy[.]

    Here’s The Playlist of the Narcissist.

    3. The Incompatible DVDs:

    President Inspector Clouseau gifts Prime Minister Gordon Brown with a cheap box-set of DVDs incompatible with British DVD players:

    As he headed back home from Washington, Gordon Brown must have rummaged through his party bag with disappointment.

    Because all he got was a set of DVDs. Barack Obama, the leader of the world’s richest country, gave the Prime Minister a box set of 25 classic American films – a gift about as exciting as a pair of socks.

    Gordon Brown is a well-known movie fan, so I’m sure he not only appreciated the White House laying out a cool two-hundred bucks or so for a pile of DVDs he couldn’t watch, but also gifting him with movies any movie fan would already own.

    4. The Hug:

    Touching the Queen is as big a no-no at Buckingham Palace as sincere patriotism is at the Obama White House:

    Whoever briefed Michelle Obama on the things one does and doesn’t do with one’s hands when one meets the Queen must be wondering what went wrong.

    Within minutes of their first encounter at Buckingham Palace yesterday, America’s first lady broke royal protocol by doing the unthinkable: she gave the Queen a hug. The monarch, for her part, responded with equally flagrant disregard for convention by returning the gesture.

    If only Michelle were so eager to embrace American liberty.

    5. The Throwing of Churchill Out of the Oval Office:

    Thanks to some dogged (and very entertaining) reporting from ABC’s Jake Tapper, we’ve finally gotten to the bottom of the Obama White House’s lies surrounding Churchill Bust-Gate. But the bottom line is that this remains 100% true:

    But when British officials offered to let Mr. Obama to hang onto the bust for a further four years, the White House said: “Thanks, but no thanks.”

    Duzza yer dug bite?

    6. The Kitchen Meeting:

    “The Special Relationship” hits bottom as Obama makes the British Prime Minister chase him around America like a scorned school girl:

    British officials made five attempts to secure official talks with the US President and even agreed to a policy change in an attempt to land a joint appearance between the two leaders, said diplomatic sources.

    But the White House rebuffed the offers and Mr. Brown, who had hoped to increase his popularity by appearing on his own with Mr. Obama, had to settle instead for a snatched conversation with the President in a New York kitchen.

    7. The, uhm, Special Relationship?

    Special Relationship? What Special Relationship?

    The gratuitous words of a State Department official in May 2009 were particularly harmful. “There’s nothing special about Britain,” the official said. “You’re just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn’t expect special treatment.”

    I don’t see any Special Relationship. Do you see a Special Relationship?

    8. The, uhm Special Relationship? – Part Deux:

    Why don’t you take a look, because I’ve looked all over and there’s no Special Relationship anywhere:

    The Obama administration is not known for its pro-British track record, but this is by far the strongest indication yet that the current White House has little regard for the Special Relationship and its unique role in modern American history. At a White House photo opportunity with French President Nicolas Sarkozy today … President Obama had this to say:

    “We don’t have a stronger friend and stronger ally than Nicolas Sarkozy, and the French people.”

    Quite what the French have done to merit this kind of high praise from the US president is difficult to fathom, and if the White House means what it says this represents an extraordinary sea change in US foreign policy.

    Toldja there was no Special Relationship.

    9. The Old Obama’s-Too-Tired-To-Treat-The-British-PM-With-Respect Ploy:

    It was March of 2009 and the President was exhausted from putting together the policies that would ensure our economy would never-ever-ever-ever recover.

    Sources close to the White House say Mr. Obama and his staff have been “overwhelmed” by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest.

    British officials, meanwhile, admit that the White House and US State Department staff were utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a formal dinner, as has been customary. They concede that Obama aides seemed unfamiliar with the expectations that surround a major visit by a British prime minister.

    But Washington figures with access to Mr. Obama’s inner circle explained the slight by saying that those high up in the administration have had little time to deal with international matters, let alone the diplomatic niceties of the special relationship.

    Hey, putting together an economy that produces more food stamp recipients and people on disability than jobs is exhausting.

    10. The Compromising of British Intelligence:

    The White House leaking national security secrets to make the President look good?

    Go on!

    An alleged intelligence leak regarding a covert operation that thwarted an “underwear bomb” plot last week is now creating distrust and ill feelings within the U.S. intelligence community and has led to increased talk about intelligence leaks at the highest levels of government, according to terrorism experts on Friday.

    Former Central Intelligence Agency officers are openly blaming President Barack Obama, his administration, and possibly his campaign committee for undermining national security and compromising the British domestic and foreign intelligence agencies, MI5 and MI6, for political reasons, according to a U.S. counterterrorism source who contacted the Law Enforcement Examiner on Friday and requested anonymity.

    “When presidents are in trouble because of their failing domestic agenda, they attempt to look presidential by getting involved in military or intelligence operations. And Obama has taken that to a whole new level,” said the source.

    This White House leak security secrets for political gain?

    Our White House?

    Shut up, racists.


    The list above is not only proof that Obama is frequently a downright fool who can’t stop embarrassing himself and his own country (and this list only pertains to only a single country), but that the media covers for him.

    Granted, mistakes happen. Ten mistakes, however, are defining. But the corrupt media refuses to portray this President as anything other than calm, cool, and competent, even as everything he touches turns to crap.

    Moreover, on The Stupid Scale, compare even one item on the Obama list to Mitt Romney answering a question inelegantly. Nothing compares. Nothing.

    But damn the truth. The media is determined to portray Romney as everything Obama truly is — a clueless, dishonest, narcissistic boob.

    And it’s only July.

    • The media that accompanied Romney on Romney’s plane was chosen by the Romney camp. That is not to say that they were in Romney’s pocket but one would guess that they were reporters that might have said some nice things about Mitt Romney in the past. Most of what we have been reading in the press for the past few days were quotes from British papers. The Brits — including the usual “man in the street” — were furious with Romney. He insulted their country!

      In the United States, conservative writers were furious with Romney. Look at some of the stuff written by Charles Krautheimer of the New York Times. He is a writer who spends all of his waking hours thinking up nasty things to say about Obama, yet he was furious with Romney.

      The Breitbart writer tried to equate insulting a country with one person (the President) making a fool of himself. Sorry, it just isn’t the same. Nowhere near!

      The writer then goes on to criticize the gift of the iPod. There are specific American laws as to what can be given to the head of a foreign state — including price. It is customary to give a “small personal gift”. The iPod with the pictures was quite appropriate. President Bush did the same thing with small gifts. He was also criticized (he gave things like cowboy hats, cowboy boots, etc.). He was within the law. This stuff is all prearranged. By the way, the Queen’s gift was a framed picture of herself and Prince Phillip.

      Same story with the DVDs. Region-free DVD players are very common in Europe. I have personal experience with bringing American DVDs to Europe and playing them with no problem. The incompatibility issue is well known to more than the Breitbart writer! In fact, if anything, the Breitbart writer does not understand it.

      The hug: Maybe Michelle Obama shouldn’t have done it but The Queen seemed OK with it. Again, at most, it is some American making a fool of herself — not an insult to the country. On the other hand it may have been pre-arranged as well, after all, that is a typically American gesture.

      “Throwing Churchill out”. Since Winston Churchill is one of my heroes, I wish that the president hadn’t done that, but he is entitled. Every president redecorates the White House. That certainly is not cause for an “incident”.

      Kitchen Meeting and Special Relationship: Bad move by the Obama administration (if that is really what happened).

      “We don’t have a stronger friend and stronger ally than Nicolas Sarkozy, and the French people.” That is simply flowery diplomatic-speak. It is done all the time, everywhere. Even during the cold war, American presidents, when visiting the USSR went out of their way to stress the “love” of the American people for the Soviet people.

      By the way, hopefully you remember that the Brits were more than happy to follow us into Iraq while the French strongly advised President Bush not to do it! Who was the better friend? In the case of Afghanistan, the French were the first to commit troops to catch Ben Laden.

      Too tired to treat the british PM…. Bad move.

      If you really want to see dumb moves by presidents, go on You Tube and look at the video of President Bush deciding to give a back rub to the Prime Minister of Germany while she is having a discussion with another world leader. I don’t think that ANYTHING would compare with that! It puts things in their proper perspective, doesn’t it?

      Compromising of British Intelligence: We don’t know what happened. How does that compare with a previous administration INTENTIONALLY compromising CIA agent Valery Plame? Sort of puts things in their proper perspective, doesn’t it?

      Obama and the State Department have made mistakes. However, in comparison to previous administrations, they haven’t done bad. Historians claim that Obama did a magnificent job of patching up relations that the previous administration left in shambles.

      When Andrew Breitbart passed away, the people running the site had a golden opportunity to clean up their site from all the sleaze and outright dishonesty and start again. Breitbart, as you remember, had a well-known reputation of taking video and audio recordings, editing them, and then smearing people that he didn’t like.

      The writer had a wonderful time contrasting President Obama with Inspector Clouseau. I might suggest that if he really wants to see DUMB, he ought to be looking in the mirror.

      Thanks for bringing his site to my attention.

  4. Ronald Reagan said it best. There is just so much that liberals know that just isn’t so.

    and speaking of Breitbart, Krauthammer, gaffes and such, see the article below for what the Right sees as truth, and what the Left sees as just another inconvenience.

    For those of us who dig beyond the mainstream media’s constant lying, yes outright lying, additional lies and smoke screens from the White House, cover-ups, and yes, this IS a cover up from the White House, there are all kinds of sources where you can get a look at just how corrupt this administration has been. That is, if you care. And don’t choose to follow news sites that are corrupt and only report as directed to do by the White House.
    Breitbart, who you accuse of editing his video and audio to cast members or actions of the left in a bad light, has been responsible for some actual vetting of this mysterious president, which the left follows blindly, apparently due to their hatred for George W. Bush, and has outted several of Obama’s prized propaganda outlets, including Planned Parenthood (as abortion mills) and ACORN, which is fraudulent in nearly every way as a tool of the left, and the list goes on and on.
    Accusing Breitbart and his site as being dishonest is totally disingenuous. If your allegations were true there would be countless expose’s from the many left leaning groups that follow such sites with the sole purpose of exposing such lies. Instead, there are veiled references to these articles, typically without naming the sources, that define the articles as false or “selectively edited”, as you allege. In fact, there have been several such selective edits by your beloved MSM, portraying falsehoods totally ignored by everyone who only follows left leaning news sources.
    And lastly, a site that shows the some of the incivility of many of the “respected” or “well know” left leaning personalities in action, advancing their cause, without respectable filters in place. It also covers several other newsworthy topics which you won’t hear of on the MSM.
    Barack Obama was going to run the most transparent administration in history. OMG! Seriously? The ram rodding of the health care act through before it could be read and understood by even the congressional representatives who make law in our land? Even after a promise it would be aired by CNN during the debate, later allowed 1 hour of coverage? Slipping executive orders into the mix that are questionable as to their constitutionality, and border on tyranny.
    The conservative population of this country are pretty much fed up with being called names by the left when our opinions and views for the future of this country differ. The left’s constant insinuations that because our opinion is different somehow infers we are intellectually inferior is offensive and demeaning. The fact that some are non-believers does not entitle speech regarding believers as stupid, dumb, ill informed, uneducated or worse. America was founded on freedom to have opinions, both religious or otherwise, and be protected from oppression. The left behaves in an oppressive manner towards anyone who doesn’t support their ideology.
    Take the flap over Chic Filet. Gays and lefties all over the country are staging protests, issuing threats, and in general behaving badly over the owner’s statement that he believes only in marriage between a man and a woman. Lefties and celebrities are making stupid statements and acting out in a bizarre way over such a statement. It’s America. He owns the business. He is entitled to his own view. Most have not explored the issue to the point they understand that he does not discriminate against gays. He hires them, serves them and accepts them without issue. Not so the other way around.
    And while I’m on this rant, let me continue. We are so sick of conservatives being portrayed as racists by the party who lied and said Obama would close the racial divide in the country. Nothing could be further from the truth. Remember the police who “acted badly” in Boston when they arrested an unruly college professor for breaking in a house, which did happen to be his, but Obama took the stance without knowing any of the facts that the cops acted in a racial manner? Remember Travon “if I had a son he would look like Travon Martin” Martin who just may have been the aggressor when he was shot by George Zimmerman. That, too, was an instance that NBC edited the tape to make it sound like Zimmerman called Martin the “N” word, which they later had to walk back, because it was an outright LIE!
    Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are the most racially motivated blacks in this country. Without racial divide, they have no purpose. Both of them were instant and vocal in the same incidences the our president “acted poorly” in as listed above. Our president is a racist. You on the left conveniently disregarded Obama’s 20 YEAR stint in Jeremiah Wright’s church…married by the man, their two daughters were baptized by the man. He is one of the most racist, polarizing figures in Obama’s life, and how conveniently this was not part of the vetting by the MSM.
    You can add Attorney General Holder to the racist mix, too. He’s the one who wouldn’t seek legal action against the blacks who blocked voting sites in 2010, and prefers to see none of the black on white mob crimes as anyone’s business. He, too, was jumping the gun in the Travon Martin incident.
    So you wish to be a world class blogger? Fine…in fact, great. Figure out a way to break away from the pack and do it in a way that is more respectful and less demeaning of those that don’t agree with you. We may be considered rubes or hillbillies. People from the midwest and conservatives in general are viewed by those on the left as silly, stupid, uninformed, and a hundred other unsavory adjectives, but if your car breaks down on the side of the road, it is far more likely that a midwesterner will stop and render aid than someone from either coast. Or to push your dead car from the roadway, or to help a neighbor save their belongings after a severe storm. We don’t have to be rescued like the folks on the dole in New Orleans. We are like the folks from Joplin who just see the need and take care of business, and, prefer to minimize the governments need to help. So if it suits your needs, go ahead, write your blogs and continue to demean those who don’t represent or share your views. Just remember that we may feel as strongly that we are right (pun intended) in what we believe as you do. But, like the tea party gatherings, we manage to stay civil, take care of our own, and leave the place as clean or cleaner than we found it. We share our opinions without the name calling and insinuations. We are the complete opposite of your Occupy Wall Streeters. And we’re not racist. And we’re not stupid. And we are not ill informed. We are Americans with a different point of view and proud of it.

    • You said, “We are the complete opposite of your Occupy Wall Streeters. And we’re not racist. And we’re not stupid. And we are not ill informed. We are Americans with a different point of view and proud of it.”

      Complete opposite of OWS? Indeed you are.

      Not Racists? Well, I can’t say what is in your hearts but it would seem that every time that I read a right wing blog, there is some reference to black ghetto dialect or some sly reference to Obamas race or the usage of his middle name, Hussain, which he never uses. It was rare that anyone ever referred to George HERBERT WALKER Bush. It was rare that anyone referred to William JEFFERSON Clinton. It was rare that anyone referred to George WALKER Bush. Why do right-wingers feel that they have to refer to Barrack HUSSEIN Obama? That is not how he refers to himself.

      Stupid and ill-informed? We had a Republican woman running for president (and supported by lots of Republicans) who think that when this country was founded it eliminated slavery. This same idiot encouraged mothers to not get immunity shots for their kids. Another popular Republican thought that the ride of Paul Revere had something to do with the gun control issue. There was no “gun control” issue. There was no constitution. The Republicans had a man running who wasn’t aware that China had nuclear weapons. A number of Republicans seem to think that the intent was to have the US be a Christian nation when the constitution is very clear about separation of church and state. Roughly half of the “founding fathers” wouldn’t sign until that “separation” clause was inserted. Obviously you can’t stop them from running but it is sad to recognize that so many Republicans respected them as a potential president of the US. They were not worthy of that kind of respect. OK, I give up, if they are not stupid and not ill-informed and not willfully ignorant, what would you call them?

      By the way, today Representative Steve King (Republican, Iowa) suggested today that maybe Obama was born in Kenya and the parents announced it in Hawaii by telegram! Don’t worry, I will keep reminding myself that Republicans leaders are NOT stupid and ill-informed.

      You said, “Accusing Breitbart and his site as being dishonest is totally disingenuous. If your allegations were true there would be countless expose’s from the many left leaning groups that follow such sites with the sole purpose of exposing such lies.”

      I am familiar with left wing (as well as many right-wing) blogs. Certainly the majority (or all) of those that I know about are more interested in spreading their opinion then trying to smear someone else. For the most part, Left Wing bloggers might pay attention to Romney’s web site — just as the Right Wing would go after Obama. It really doesn’t matter what Breitbart says anymore. Personally, I have no interest in looking at the Breitbart site. The slime that he was spreading was common knowledge when he was alive. When I go looking for a subject to write about, I am willing to look anywhere, at differences of opinion but Breitbart contributed nothing to human knowledge.

      The only right wing site that I look at for entertainment is WorldNetDaily. They are very right wing and are full of lots of conspiracy theories. I don’t take them seriously and I don’t remember ever having written about them. They don’t intend this, but I think they are rather funny.

      You wrote of Chick-Fil-A; I agree that the owner is entitled to any opinion that he wants as long as his hiring and employment practice is legal. As far as I know, it is. In Columbia, MD, this hotbed of Liberalism, I can assure you that Chick-Fil-A is always crowded (except on Sundays, of course) and I have yet to hear of any protests happening here. But if there are some protests in the next few days, well, that is legal unless it gets unruly.

      For the most part, believers in the US practice a “Buffet Religion”. Christians, Jews, Muslims they are similar in that respect. Take a little of this, reject that, believe this, pretend that THAT isn’t there. So many people who call themselves “Christian” say they hate gays “because these believers are Christian” yet Jesus says NOTHING about gays or gay relationships.

      I suppose that it would be blasphemy if someone suggested that it did look a bit strange that Jesus, a single guy, was running around with 12 other single guys. None of them seemed to have any interest in women. Odd, don’t you think?

      If a believer wants to tell me that Christians believe in both the New and Old Testament. And the Old Testament criticizes homosexual behavior that is why he (the believer) hates gays, I think that the believer would have to tell me why his holy day isn’t on Saturday, why he eats pork products and shell fish, why he doesn’t try to kill anyone who does not believe in the God of the Jews, or disobeys any of the Ten Commandments. If he can’t give some awfully good answers, then, in my view he has created his own religion for the sole purpose of hating a group of people who has done nothing to him!

      How about those believers in Aurora, Colorado? Certainly I am sorry that incident happened but for the ones that survived and said that, “God was protecting them”, I would point out that the same god that protected them allowed 12 to get killed and 50 to be wounded. What did God have against that 6-year old that was killed, as well as the other 11. What kind of God is that? Is that one that WE should be following. I would hope not!

      • In response, I’d like to point out that I was not defending religion. I was pointing out that a large number of high profile Democrats are going out of their way to treat Christians in a hostile, tyrannical and demeaning way. I just think the left is becoming increasingly hostile in the treatment of people who do choose to Believe in a county founded on the concept of personal freedoms, including religion and its wrong to do so.

        Based on your own criteria about “stupidity”, allow me to post a few instances where our president and vice president have produced utterances that would qualify them as no less intellectually challenged that the republican leaders you pointed out.

        Gaffes by our president
        “I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.”
        At a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon

        “Hold on one second, sweetie, we’re going to do — we’ll do a press avail.”
        To a female reporter for ABC’s Detroit affiliate who asked about his plan to help American autoworkers

        “I’m here with the Girardo family here in St. Louis.”
        Speaking via satellite to the Democratic National Convention, while in Kansas City, Missouri, Aug. 25, 2008

        “It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of — I don’t know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing.”
        Confusing German for “Austrian,” a language which does not exist, Strasbourg, France, April 6, 2009

        “In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.”
        On a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people

        “Just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee — which is my committee — a bill to call for divestment from Iran as way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don’t obtain a nuclear weapon.”
        Referring to a committee he is not on, Sderot, Israel, July 23, 2008

        “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.”

        “UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.”
        Attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009

        “What I was suggesting — you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith…”
        In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, who jumped in to correct Obama by saying “your Christian faith,” which Obama quickly clarified

        And our vice-president

        “My mother believed and my father believed that if I wanted to be president of the United States, I could be, I could be Vice President!” –Joe Biden, campaigning in Youngstown, Ohio, May 16, 2012

        “I promise you, the president has a big stick. I promise you.” –Joe Biden, citing Theodore Roosevelt’s famous quote, “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” (April 26, 2012)

        “This is a big fucking deal!” –Joe Biden, caught on an open mic congratulating President Barack Obama during the health care signing ceremony, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2010

        “His mom lived in Long Island for ten years or so. God rest her soul. And- although, she’s- wait- your mom’s still- your mom’s still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul.” –Joe Biden, on the mother of Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, who is very much alive, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2010

        “I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places now. … When one person sneezes it goes all the way through the aircraft. That’s me. I would not be, at this point, if they had another way of transportation, suggesting they ride the subway.” –Joe Biden, providing handy tips to protect against the swine flu and freaking us out, “Today Show” interview, April 30, 2009

        “You know, I’m embarrassed. Do you know the Web site number? I should have it in front of me and I don’t. I’m actually embarrassed.” –Joe Biden, speaking to an aide standing out of view during an interview on CBS’ “Early Show,” in the midst of encouraging viewers to visit a government-run Web site that tracks stimulus spending, Feb. 25, 2009

        “If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still a 30% chance we’re going to get it wrong.” –Joe Biden, speaking to members of the House Democratic caucus who were gathered in Williamsburg, Va., for their annual retreat, Feb. 6, 2009

        “Jill and I had the great honor of standing on that stage, looking across at one of the great justices, Justice Stewart.” –Joe Biden, mistakenly referring to Justice John Paul Stevens, who swore him in as vice president, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009 (Watch video clip)

        “Look, John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs.” –Joe Biden, Athens, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2008 (Source)

        “When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.” –Joe Biden, apparently unaware that FDR wasn’t president when the stock market crashed in 1929 and that only experimental TV sets were in use at that time, interview with Katie Couric, Sept. 22, 2008 (Watch video clip)

        “Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see ya.” –-Joe Biden, to Missouri state Sen. Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair, Columbia, Missouri, Sept. 12, 2008 (Watch video clip)

        “Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me.” –Joe Biden, speaking at a town hall meeting in Nashua, New Hampshire, Sept. 10, 2008 (Source)

        “A man I’m proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States — Barack America!” –Joe Biden, at his first campaign rally with Barack Obama after being announced as his running mate, Springfield, Ill., Aug. 23, 2008 (Watch video clip)

        “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” –Joe Biden, referring to Barack Obama at the beginning of the 2008 Democratic primary campaign, Jan. 31, 2007 (Source)

        “You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent…. I’m not joking.” –Joe Biden, in a private remark to an Indian-American man caught on C-SPAN, June, 2006 (Watch video clip)

        Food for thought!

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