Romney Camp Mau-Maued, Savaged Over Adviser’s Innocent ‘Black People Don’t Understand’ To Brit Paper

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Anticolonial is anticolonialHere is a question. Why doesn’t Bablack Obamblack understand the U.S.-Britain “Special Relationship is special”? Is it because he is black?

In remarks that may prompt accusations of racial insensitivity, one [anonymous Romney advisor] suggested that Mr Romney was better placed to understand the depth of ties between the two countries than Mr Obama, whose father was from Africa.

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”.

May it prompt accusations of racial insensitivity, The Telegraph? May it really?

Well that is a load of BALLS. Everybody knows the reason Barack Obama doesn’t understand the “Special Relationship is special” is because he keeps giving such shitty gifts to the Queen.

(If we may pour out a little of our drink on the ground for the so-canned social secretary Desiree Rogers, we do wonder: since they hired that awesome gay dude instead, can we surmise that our gifts to foreign leaders have stopped being really, truly, embarrassingly sucky? Someone in Washington please ‘splain us in the comments: was present picking part of the social secretary’s job, as per our assumption? Surely it wasn’t Michelle herself picking out passive-aggressive piles of sad?)

Anyway, we will be sure to remind Madeleine Albright and Henry Kissinger and, uh, other Jews and Poles and Mexicans and Cossacks and Chinamen that only Anglo-Saxon people understand why we have to lick the Queen’s dick every time she rolls over. Also, somebody should tell all those black dudes in Britain that unnamed Romney advisors don’t think they’re British. Soon we shall be as beloved throughout the world as we ever were under Bush II — THE BUSHENING. Can’t wait!

[Telegraph]

 

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nounverb911 July 25, 2012 at 11:31 am

I bet President Romney would tie Tony Blair to the roof of Air Force One.

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 11:34 am

Tony Blair would then explain how he couldn't ask not to be tied to the roof of Air Force One, because that might compromise his ability to ask not to be tied to the roof of Air Force One at some indeterminate point in the future.

actor212 July 25, 2012 at 11:36 am

It's part of that "special relationship" that sees Britain our poodle.

mavenmaven July 25, 2012 at 11:36 am

I thought it was Sarkozy that was the GOP's lapdog.

va_real July 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

Pretty sure that Blair was the poodle…

actor212 July 25, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Yea. Sarkozy was more the bitching freeze…

TribecaMike July 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I'll be only too happy to supply the bungee cords

sewollef July 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm

"I bet President Romney would tie Tony Blair to the roof of Air Force One."

Shit, I'm English and I'd tie that cocksucker Bliar to the roof too. Lying is second nature to that fucker.

Veritas78 July 25, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Anyone who converts to Catholicism is quite likely to believe his own lies (hence, they are no longer lies but beliefs). What a zealous narcissist. Has he brought peace to the Middle East yet?

actor212 July 25, 2012 at 11:32 am

And yet, conservatives all over Twitter are accusing liberals of being racist because we're reading stuff into it.

Ahem

joyinil July 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

Remember, conservatives ARE NOT racist because they know black people.

MittBorg July 25, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Even if they don't allow them into the house to use the terlet.

Callyson July 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

Someone on HuffyPo who claimed to be a British American (could be, but on HP you never know given how many crackpot commenters are there) got huffy about how we Americans don't understand the term Anglo Saxon, that he was proud to be an Anglo Saxon, blah blah blah. Yeah, well, we all know that using that particular term in American politics has a very different meaning, buddy…

ETA: that commenter is still trying to say "it's a British phrase, not an American one, and Romney used it quite correctly." Yeah, keep telling yourself that…the rest of us see straight through him…

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Yeah, well, it's not a term I heard much while living in England, but when it was deployed it was mostly used either by or in reference to overt racists.

MittBorg July 25, 2012 at 11:40 pm

I probably heard it a lot more than you did, growing up, being on one of those far-flung posts of Empire surrounded by topee-wearing louts. But by the time I was grown, the term had fallen out of favour.

MittBorg July 25, 2012 at 11:39 pm

You should see the comments sections over at the papers that carried the story. All those veddy nice British people laughing their arses off en masse. It's utterly … charming.

UnholyMoses July 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

GOP logic thinking belief ingrained by Fox News: Liberals are racist against racist conservatives, who are treated JUST LIKE they used to treat the blahs.

Q.E.MuthafuckingD.

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 12:39 pm

"we're reading stuff into it"

i.e., interpeting it correctly.
If my degree in English has done anything but guarantee I'd be permanently underemployed, it's taught me that words mean things.

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 12:47 pm

If my degree in English has done anything but guarantee I'd be permanently underemployed, it's taught me that words mean things.

Republicans deny this. Frank Luntz has taught them that words have no meaning, but instead are merely tools for winning elections.

KotBR July 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Everyone knows only racists get offended by racism.

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 11:33 am

Also, somebody should tell all those black dudes in Britain that unnamed Romney advisors don’t think they’re British.

NHS LIBEL!

(Admittedly, the wingers do that all the fucking time. Just another reason I hate them so.)

va_real July 25, 2012 at 11:54 am

Especially the black Olympians competing for Team GB….

actor212 July 25, 2012 at 12:02 pm
sewollef July 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Oh, racism is alive and well in the UK that 's for sure. I think the difference is, there is a statute on the books that makes it illegal to 'incite racial hatred'.

Shit like that can [and has] get you jail time.

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Shit like that can [and has] get you jail time.

Indeed.

MittBorg July 25, 2012 at 11:44 pm

That's *nothing.* When I was growing up, the exclusive clubs in town had GREAT BIG SIGNS on them saying "Natives and dogs not allowed."

Not that I'm bitter, or anything.

Oh, fuck it, I'm bitter. It just doesn't do any good to take it out on anyone.

Dr. Nick Riviera July 25, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Luol Deng, another one of those non-anglo Africans, scored 25 of the team's 78 points in their game against the US. Someone go tell him he can come home so we can start resting that wrist for the fall!

ChillBill July 25, 2012 at 11:33 am

“Special Relationship is special”?

And racist motherfucker is racist.

BoatOfVelociraptors July 25, 2012 at 11:34 am
deanbooth July 25, 2012 at 11:34 am

Wait, aren't Mormons descended from Native American Jews? Romney's advisor deserves a heap-big Oy!

actor212 July 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

Yes, the Iroquoisteins

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

They were the Lenny Lenapi.

actor212 July 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm

And cousins to the Mohonkowtiz's

Ruhe July 25, 2012 at 12:15 pm

"Native American Jews"!!! Did you coin that. That's brilliant.

deanbooth July 25, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Thanks. I pulled it out of my hat.

bobbert July 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Score!

But, they weren't native; they came over on submarines.

Thurman Munster IV July 25, 2012 at 11:34 am

Lick the Queen's dick? That would be Prince Phillip.

IncenseDebate July 25, 2012 at 11:36 am

It's spotted dick.

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

???
MIchael Jackson?

Beowoof July 25, 2012 at 11:37 am

No Prince Charles has an affinity for that.

Barb_ July 25, 2012 at 11:34 am

"We didn't land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us"

~some guy named Malcolm the Fifth, I think.

Rosie_Scenario July 25, 2012 at 11:38 am

Malcolm the tenth, I believe. But who's counting.

actor212 July 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

That's his porn name.

Barb_ July 25, 2012 at 11:42 am

Lol, Rosie. You are correct. My Mountain Dew hasn't kicked in yet, sorry.

AbandonHope July 25, 2012 at 11:46 am

Hey, I want to know what happened to the other nine.

SayItWithWookies July 25, 2012 at 11:52 am

Well, MacBeth killed one of 'em.

HistoriCat July 25, 2012 at 1:02 pm

With votes! Oh wait, never mind …

nobodobodon July 26, 2012 at 8:46 am

"We didn't land on Sherwood Forest, Sherwood Forest landed on us".

- from Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

subsum July 25, 2012 at 11:34 am

Romney… the gift that keeps on giving. Lovely.

Dildeaux July 25, 2012 at 11:34 am

mittbots trip is off to a rocky start and he isnt even in Eurpope yet.

eggsacklywright July 25, 2012 at 11:49 am

Hoping for a career-ending mega-gaffe. Is that even possible anymore?

va_real July 25, 2012 at 11:56 am

It seems that the bigger the screwup, the more the Red Team fans love him.

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm

"Eurpope"

Not sure whether this is intentional or a typo, but it made me smile.

MittBorg July 25, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Me too.

Left_Leftie July 25, 2012 at 11:23 pm

He hasn't even had his fundraiser -dinner party with the LIBOR dudes yet. Ooo this is gonna be a trans-continental disaster!

hagajim July 25, 2012 at 11:35 am

Why is the U.S.-Britain “Special Relationship special”?

Because we kicked their limey asses twice (and then left them alone) and then saved their limey asses twice. Seems like they ought to be giving us gifts for hell sake.

HistoriCat July 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

We have a lovely roster of Wonkette commenters who hail from the other side of the pond – isn't that enough of a gift for you?

AbandonHope July 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

Also, they gave us Doctor Who. That, alone, more than redeems things as far as I'm concerned.

eggsacklywright July 25, 2012 at 12:01 pm

And Little Britain. "Vexed Owls" indeed.

actor212 July 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm

And Patrick Stewart, without whom, there would be no "Kirk v. Picard" arguments.

MosesInvests July 25, 2012 at 12:22 pm

And LOTR.

SorosBot July 25, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Wait I thought that was the Kiwis?

Chet Kincaid July 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Or maybe it doesn't!

MittBorg July 25, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.
Peter Sellers
Peter O'Toole
Hammer Films
Richard Burton
Elizabeth Taylor
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones

I could go on, but then they introduced the Full English. Ugh.

MosesInvests July 25, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Python, Monty.

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm

The Beatles were very nice.

Limeylizzie July 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm

What would you like?

actor212 July 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I can think of at least two things….

SigDeFlyinMonky July 25, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Benny Hill and….

MosesInvests July 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm

And "Yackity Sax" plays in my head….

hagajim July 25, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Nothing really….well, now that I think about it…hmmm

Steverino247 July 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm

You landed safely. That's enough. Hope Mr. L enjoys the box you brought him.

Limeylizzie July 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm

He hasn't opened it yet….

Steverino247 July 25, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Well, get on the stick!

sewollef July 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm

"Because we kicked their limey asses twice (and then left them alone) and then saved their limey asses twice. Seems like they ought to be giving us gifts for hell sake."

Ouch…. almost true though. Except, the US was 2 years late to WWII and nearly 3 years late to WWI [kick off was 1914, not 1917].

By the end of which, the UK had suffered 2.5 million dead and wounded — or 3.5% of the population. France had 5.9 million dead and wounded — or over 10% of the population. (A huge loss of manpower that took more than a generation to recover from, so yes, we needed help midway through WWII.)

By comparison, the US suffered 320,000 dead and wounded… or 0.25% of the population.

By 1918, Europe had lost 16 million men, with over 21 million injured. Then came the Flu, which claimed another 50 million worldwide. I'm surprised there was anyone left by 1920.

'Saving our ass' seems a little cruel, no…?

Chet Kincaid July 25, 2012 at 2:48 pm

You see, that's the efficient way to win wars for other people: hide behind your oceans while they all kill each other, then sweep in to enjoy the spoils of hegemony for 40-50 years. U.S. of A. is practically the Bain of War!

sewollef July 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Ha… exactly right!

And as Joe Stalin allegedly said toward the end of WWII, "The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic".

MittBorg July 25, 2012 at 11:52 pm

It was an unwarranted remark. Even though your ancestors mistreated my ancestors something 'norrible, I hope you'll realize that you're a welcome and valued commenter. (I KNOW it was your fucking ancestors, you even LOOK like them.)

Just kidding! I have no idea WHOSE ancestors they were. It was in another country, and besides, the wench is dead.

belgium88 July 25, 2012 at 1:46 pm

By "kicked their limey asses" do you mean "were successful due to a number of fortunate incidents not least ongoing turmoil in Europe that prevented full British deployment to the American Colonies"? And by "twice" do you mean "once", since the War of 1812 ended in stalemate?

Also American intervention into WWI wasn't that big a deal, though their (incredibly late) intervention in WWII was greatly appreciated.

History is complicated I know, try having almost 2,000 years of it instead of a couple hundred.

viennawoods13 July 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm

War of 1812 a stalemate? US goal: annex Canada. They did not. Ergo, they lost.

MittBorg July 25, 2012 at 11:54 pm

I just want you to know that I KNOW that Alexander Cockburn's ancestors were responsible for burning down the WH.

And everybody thinks the Canadians are meek, mild, polite, gentle, and genial fellows.

Redgyal July 25, 2012 at 7:19 pm

When you say 200 years of history you are referring to the people who sailed here in the 1700's, right? Because someone was here before that and had a history of their own, you know.

RadioBowels July 25, 2012 at 11:35 am

You know who else appreciated a special Anglo-Saxon heritage?

nounverb911 July 25, 2012 at 11:36 am

Nelson Mandela?

Beowoof July 25, 2012 at 11:37 am

Oscar Wilde

actor212 July 25, 2012 at 11:37 am

Alfred the Great?

elviouslyqueer July 25, 2012 at 11:38 am

The Jutes and the Celts?

Doktor Zoom July 25, 2012 at 11:47 am

Excuse me, did you just say "joots"?

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Jutes under 21 are yutes.

elviouslyqueer July 25, 2012 at 1:23 pm

And what the hell is a "grit"?

IncenseDebate July 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

Led Zeppelin?

chicken_thief July 25, 2012 at 11:41 am

Nordic Jeebus?

BaldarTFlagass July 25, 2012 at 11:47 am

George Lincoln Rockwell?

eggsacklywright July 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

Hey, what's with all the Hitler-bashing?

Generation[redacted] July 25, 2012 at 11:51 am

The hosts of Top Gear?

HistoriCat July 25, 2012 at 11:51 am
va_real July 25, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Or mayhaps Cecil Beaton?

UnholyMoses July 25, 2012 at 11:52 am

Malcom The Tenth?

BlueStateLibel July 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

Gerry Adams? Michael Collins?

sewollef July 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Gerry Adams: Irish republican politician, allegedly, former leader of the Provos.

Michael Collins: socialist revolutionary, Minister for Finance in Ireland's First Dáil of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations.

They ain't no Brits.

Veritas78 July 25, 2012 at 7:47 pm

They just weren't asked nice. That one what blew up Mountbatten, he and Lizzie got along famously last week, now din't they?

BoatOfVelociraptors July 25, 2012 at 11:56 am

Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, and his shoes.

WhatTheHeck July 25, 2012 at 11:56 am

The Normans. They understood it so well, they had to bring French culture to ol Blighty..

va_real July 25, 2012 at 11:57 am

William the Conqueror?

Tundra Grifter July 25, 2012 at 11:57 am

Rudolf Hess?

RadioBowels July 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Obvsly.

jodyleek July 25, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Benedict Arnold?

Exhausted66 July 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Clarence Clemons?

Mumbletypeg July 25, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I'm fisting this and I have no idea why!

ETA: oh. I'd thought, instead of 'appreciate' as I see now, that the original question was "who else enjoyed an Anglo Saxon heritage?
Jeepers criminy, Mumblety. Learn to read, etc.

MittBorg July 26, 2012 at 12:25 am

Why? No one else in this benighted country seems to.

Sorry. Bad day dealing with Teh Stoopitz.

rickmaci July 25, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Wait, wait. This is a trick question.

It's either John Lennon or Paul McCartney.

OK. I'm going with John Lennon and that is my final answer.

Generation[redacted] July 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I don't care what Sir Paul does on his live album liner notes. It will always be Lennon/McCartney to me.

Native_of_SL_UT July 25, 2012 at 12:41 pm

The Johnson's of Rock Ridge?

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Henry Ford?

MosesInvests July 25, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Gaaah, beat me to it!

lunchbox360 July 25, 2012 at 1:46 pm

The Merry Wives of Saxecoburg-Gotha?

Chichikovovich July 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm

That's a Win, sir.

kingofmeh July 25, 2012 at 10:38 pm

arthur pendragon?

MosesInvests July 26, 2012 at 12:00 am

Arthur Pendragon handed the Anglo-Saxons their asses at the Battle of Badon Hill.

MittBorg July 25, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Hitler.

And I bet someone ELSE said it already, all selfish-like.

paulabflat July 26, 2012 at 8:06 am

winston churchill?

ImpureScience July 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Wesley Wyndham-Pryce, of course.

ChillBill July 25, 2012 at 11:35 am

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,”

Said the man with Mexican roots who spent years living in France.

mavenmaven July 25, 2012 at 11:35 am

Obama just won the Irish vote.

AbandonHope July 25, 2012 at 11:42 am

Red hair, awesome accents, and freckles… as much as I like the British, I'm afraid I'd have to prefer the Irish vote any day.

viennawoods13 July 25, 2012 at 11:46 am

Well, he is part Irish. You know, on the side that they never seem to mention.

Rosie_Scenario July 25, 2012 at 11:58 am

Barry O'Bama

MittBorg July 26, 2012 at 12:48 am

That's what my Irish friends call him. They called me up screaming drunk when he won so they could sing me that song about Barrack O'Bama, long distance. Fecking loons.

actor212 July 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Yea, in truth, Obama's about as Anglo-Saxon as Mitt. So I'm wondering WTF this moron meant.

As if I have to guess…

prommie July 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Celt, motherfucker, celt.

prommie July 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm
MacRaith July 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Not to mention a good bit of the Scottish vote. Kiss my kilted arse, "Anglo-Saxon"!

vulpes82 July 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Damned Sassenachs!

Redgyal July 25, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Not into bursting bubbles but I would almost guess that there are some USAmericans of Irish descent who would choose England over Obama….because of the blah ness

MarcelleMarceau July 25, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Another brilliant appeal to the Hispanic-American constituency.

SayItWithWookies July 25, 2012 at 11:35 am

What's worse is that President Obama's father was from Kenya, a colony that the British exploited for their own economic benefit. I mean, who from a former British colony could possibly understand our relationship with Britain? They'd have far too much of an undertone of resentment to treat a Brit equally.

docterry6973 July 25, 2012 at 1:03 pm

It's as if O'Bama is a Kenyan neo-colonialist usurper, you might say.

MittBorg July 26, 2012 at 12:49 am

I treat them just fine, thankyewverymuch.

tihond July 25, 2012 at 11:35 am

Romney watches "Downton Abbey" to see how the poors live.

nounverb911 July 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

They should be never seen, never heard.

Doktor Zoom July 25, 2012 at 11:43 am

Yeah, but OBONGO only watches "DOWNTOWN Abbey," Haw Haw!

deanbooth July 25, 2012 at 11:47 am

I started watching that last weekend. I can't give it 5 stars because it sorely lacks nudity.

BaldarTFlagass July 25, 2012 at 11:48 am

Whereas Obama relates to the "Downstairs" part of "Upstairs, Downstairs."

nounverb911 July 25, 2012 at 11:35 am

When does Prince Charles get elected Queen?

IncenseDebate July 25, 2012 at 11:35 am

I think this a subtle hint by Romney's people that Obama is black.

Doktor Zoom July 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

Playing the race card again, I see.

BoatOfVelociraptors July 25, 2012 at 11:59 am

More of a race trumpet. Perhaps a race tuba.

jqheywood July 25, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Race bagpipes?

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 12:41 pm

There certainly is a drone involved, so you must be right.

HateMachine July 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I've always been partial to the race theremin, myself.

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Why not? Every theremin I've ever seen has been black blah.

MittBorg July 26, 2012 at 12:50 am

Bassoon.

BoatOfVelociraptors July 26, 2012 at 2:33 am

Nothing like fingering some dark wood and giving it a good blow.Thanks

superdave July 25, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Romney's people wouldn't know a subtle hint if it painted itself purple and black and danced naked on top of a harpsichord, singing "Subtle hints are here again!"

MittBorg July 26, 2012 at 12:51 am

Try purple and magenta. More visible.

JustPixelz July 25, 2012 at 2:25 pm

It's a reference to Obama's DEPLORABLE INSULT to Britain by replacing the bust of Winston Churchill that Dubya kept in the Oval Office, with a bust of Martin Luther King (or Lex Luther, check WND on that).

Here's a calm, dispassionate discussion about the bust on freerepublic.com: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2793

Highlight:

MarcelleMarceau July 25, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Clacking the race coconuts.

MosesInvests July 26, 2012 at 12:02 am

From Mercia?

CrankyLttlCamperette July 26, 2012 at 8:47 am

From watching "Prime Suspect" last night, I learned that, in the UK, "coconut" is an insult akin to "Oreo" in the States. So…

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 11:36 am

Is Romney's flunky really trying to imply that an ex-colonial can't understand US-UK relationships?

Really?

REALLY?!!

prommie July 25, 2012 at 12:45 pm

No no no, he's trying to imply that Obama's a NIGGER!

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Oh. I didn't realize the Romney campaign had hired Michael Richards. I should've guessed.

prommie July 25, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Its not Michael Richards, but they are quoting him all the time: "look at the nigger." Pretty much the message Sununu was sending too.

FakaktaSouth July 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm

EW stop saying that word you are making me squidgy for real. Well, not for real, I am NOT UNPLEASANTLY ANYTHING you hear? But still. It makes my teeth hurt.

SorosBot July 25, 2012 at 11:36 am

How dare Romney's anonymous adviser ignore the contributions of the Celts, the Gauls, the Romans and the Normans!

nounverb911 July 25, 2012 at 11:40 am

Norman Bates?

chicken_thief July 25, 2012 at 11:43 am

Greg Norman?

actor212 July 25, 2012 at 11:49 am

Master Norman, may I introduce you to Master Bates…

AbandonHope July 25, 2012 at 11:51 am

Gregory Peck?

eggsacklywright July 25, 2012 at 11:51 am

No, Gregg Peccary.

bobbert July 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Norman Morman?

Doktor Zoom July 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

How Gauling.

viennawoods13 July 25, 2012 at 11:45 am

Oh come on. What have the Romans done for us?

bobbert July 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm

The aquaducts are just the right height?

Nothingisamiss July 25, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Ok, ok, except medicine, roads, irrigation…What have the Romans ever done for us?!

viennawoods13 July 25, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Don't forget the wine. Oh and education.

Limeylizzie July 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Hey, what about the Jutes?

MosesInvests July 25, 2012 at 12:25 pm

And the Vikings? Danelaw, anyone?

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 12:39 pm
Frisbeedawg July 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm

The Jute stays in the Picture.

MacRaith July 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

And the Picts, goddamn it! The Picts! Everybody always forgets the bleeding Picts!

vulpes82 July 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm

It's all that woad. It makes them blend in.

Boojum July 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Country woads, take me home…

MosesInvests July 26, 2012 at 12:03 am

Not to be an ethnology pedant or anything, but the Gauls were Celts.

Beowoof July 25, 2012 at 11:36 am

Damn Darky don't know nuttin.

Mojopo July 25, 2012 at 11:36 am

In a follow-up comment to save face, a Romney adviser was quoted as saying, "But boy can those people run. It's because they have extra bones in their feet."

UnholyMoses July 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

"And women can't play golf well because BOOBIES!"

Mojopo July 25, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Shut up and make me a pot pie!

JohnnyQuick July 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I don't like sexist statements, but that sounds like women are getting lucky twice. (maybe three times?)

Mojopo July 25, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I hate golf, but The Dinah is awesome.

Veritas78 July 25, 2012 at 7:56 pm

They can smell better, too, with all those extra bones in their noses!

Poindexter718 July 25, 2012 at 11:37 am

Bams ain't got the noblesse oblige; prolly can't even pronounce R-A-F-A-L-C-A.

actor212 July 25, 2012 at 11:40 am

I hear Gilbert Gottfried now: "RAFLAC! "

Dildeaux July 25, 2012 at 11:37 am

Hey Britain. This is how they roll over here. Get used to it.

sbj1964 July 25, 2012 at 11:37 am

Obama's Got a White Momma! A little cream in the coffee.

The_Lucky_Wife July 25, 2012 at 11:45 am

An Anglo-Saxon White Momma; Dunham is an Anglo-Saxon name. Maybe in Rmoneyland, the mother's ancestry doesn't count.

unclejeems July 25, 2012 at 11:37 am

What do I think of Romney? Take your pick: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSEYXWmEse8&fe… .

viennawoods13 July 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

Was that John Cleese or Rmoney that Kevin Kline was insulting?

LastGasp July 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

To borrow an old saying from our preppy, country club upper class, Barack Obama is NQOKD (Not Quite Our Kind, Dear).

Self-Uploader July 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

Would it matter at this point if one of Romney's advisors just called a spade a spade, so to speak? Or if Romney himself just came out and used the n-word? (Not that he would, too gauche, colored, maybe). Who among those that plan to vote for Romeny would give a shit? Hell, it would probably excite the base.

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Honestly, I think the last three and a half years of repressing That Word has fried their brains. They probably go home and beat off over the "up yours, nigger!" clip from "Blazing Saddles".

Puffperney July 25, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Romney: "That's not the language I would have used." "…if you will."

dennis1943 July 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

Only a WASP would understand….?

The_Lucky_Wife July 25, 2012 at 11:47 am

I'm a WASP and I don't understand.

chicken_thief July 25, 2012 at 11:47 am

Do Mormons count as "P"'s?

The_Lucky_Wife July 25, 2012 at 11:51 am

Only if they are running for president against Bablack Obamblack.

bobbert July 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Zombie Martin Luther says "BRAAAAINS".*

*trans — "fuck, no".

SexySmurf July 25, 2012 at 11:40 am

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,"

If by "special" he means retarded then, yes, he would be correct.

IncenseDebate July 25, 2012 at 11:41 am

You'll be spanked for that one by Editrix. Lucky.

AbandonHope July 25, 2012 at 11:40 am

Special relationship is special. He was obviously talking to the Ministerial Redundant Ministry of Redundancy Ministry.

hagajim July 25, 2012 at 11:40 am

Bablack Obamblack….way to go Wonkette. You just gave the GOP their next fucking commercial tag line, for the southern voter.

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm

"the guy's black, is what we're saying"

HistoriCat July 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF THESE DOGS HOWLING!

Come here a minute July 25, 2012 at 11:41 am

The anonymous Romney advisor's suggestion was meant for quiet rooms, say, in the Ministry of Silly Walks.

eggsacklywright July 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

Or silly wanks.

Generation[redacted] July 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I'm sorry, this is abuse. Arguments is down the hall, second door on your left.

MosesInvests July 25, 2012 at 12:28 pm

(in undertone-"Stupid tit".)

jqheywood July 25, 2012 at 12:33 pm

My brain hurts…..

MosesInvests July 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

To use AnnieGetYerFun's felicitous coinage, "Python Tourette's".

Doktor Zoom July 25, 2012 at 11:42 am

Oh, those Saxons! The knew all the Angles!

FakaktaSouth July 25, 2012 at 11:42 am

Yes, only Mitt Romney can understand how classy it is to tell your girlfriend you want to be her tampon when you are waiting for your mom to die so you can have her job. Do tell us Mitt, how much you know about all of that.

viennawoods13 July 25, 2012 at 11:47 am

Your married girlfriend while you are still married to the woman that your married girlfriend told you to marry so that you could keep fucking your married girlfriend.

FakaktaSouth July 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

It's all about saying that shit with the right accent, ya know? Makes allll the elite difference in the world. That's something PresO just won't ever understand, no matter how he pronounces Pakistan.

prommie July 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm

As a downtrodden celt, fuck the anglo-saxon fuckers anyway. And speaking of the royals, you know that even the Brits wish we'd gotten Phillip instead of Mountbatten.

FakaktaSouth July 25, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Yeah, fuck em like the Irish tart I am –
and what with their "little rubber things on the end of their cocks" much less the inability to bend their backs, I have often wondered how Phillip and the Queen had any kids at all.

prommie July 25, 2012 at 11:58 am

I'm gonna start calling you "Squidgy." Its such a high-class anglo-saxon nickname, you couldn't possibly object.

FakaktaSouth July 25, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Oh hell yeah i do. Unpleasantly damp? what the fuck is that? why would Diana's boyfriend call her that? That poor girl could NOT get a decent man to live off of to save her soul. Bless her heart.

prommie July 25, 2012 at 12:08 pm

You know the story of why she chose leprosy as her charity? You see, its pretty much only found on beautiful tropical islands, it was for the travel. Fuck the Queen! Now my family Republican (as in Irish Republic) roots are showing!

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm

"only Mitt Romney can understand how classy it is to tell your girlfriend you want to be her tampon"

Of course Romney understands what it's like to long to be a tampon. It would be a step up for him. He's a douche.

le petit mort July 25, 2012 at 11:42 am

“he feels that the special relationship is special” – Department of Redundancy Department, Honky Division.

chicken_thief July 25, 2012 at 11:45 am

Filed right next to "severely conservative".

RadioBowels July 25, 2012 at 11:42 am

Heretofore, I no longer want to be referred to as a white male or crackerhead. I prefer the term Anglo-Saxon American. Thank you.

Terry July 25, 2012 at 11:46 am

My Irish and Slavic ancestors have asked me to point out that many white people, in fact most of them probably, are not Anglo-Saxon.

RadioBowels July 25, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Since when do I let facts get in the way of a good snark?

HistoriCat July 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Irish and Slavic people were only let into the white people club 150-200 years ago, so you're still on probation.

viennawoods13 July 25, 2012 at 1:20 pm

And they made great maids for the white people who didn't want blacks folding their undies.

Terry July 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm

In the mid 1980's, a Texas A&M prof in the biological sciences told me that I'm not a Homo sapien because of my ethnic background. He felt that only northern Europeans, the English, and Germanic people were human and the rest of us were one or more other species. He thought the definition of species should be changed to accommodate his world view. It took me more than a year to get him off my grad committee. The other faculty couldn't believe a science prof would say something like that. He finally said it to one of the other profs and was forced to retire.

Chet Kincaid July 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm

So Nazi Hunters were scouring South America, but Mengele was at Texas A&M all along? If that don't beat all.

el_donaldo July 25, 2012 at 11:43 am

Well, no wonder he doesn't get along with the queen. She spent the whole time staring at Michelle's tits.

jqheywood July 25, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Wouldn't you?

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Who could blame her?

Chow Yun Flat July 25, 2012 at 11:43 am

This story is the height of racial enlightenment for The Telegraph.

BoatOfVelociraptors July 25, 2012 at 12:01 pm

It's just the right height.

Dr_Zoidberg July 25, 2012 at 11:43 am

Wait a minute….there's a BLACK man in the WHITE House?!! When the hell did this happen, and does Glen Beck know about it?

viennawoods13 July 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

Oh for fuck's sake.

UnholyMoses July 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

This isn't a dog whistle to all of the racists in the GOP base all of the GOP base reminding them that the other guy is Not Like Them.

It's a fucking bullhorn. Shouted into a microphone. That's plugged into half a million Marshall stacks. Turned up to 11.

Hera Sent Me July 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

Our real friends in Europe were and still are France and Germany. They cared about us enough not to go along with our irrational, ill-starred invasion of Iraq. The English volunteering to be our uncritical sidekicks in that self-inflicted catastrophe worked against our, their and the world's interests.

A friend is one who tries to talk you out of jumping off the bridge, not one who grabs your hand and jumps with you.

BaldarTFlagass July 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

"The English voluntarily being our witless sidekicks in that self-inflicted catastrophe worked against our, their and the world's interests."

Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into, Stanley!

Terry July 25, 2012 at 11:45 am

"Soon we shall be as beloved throughout the world as we ever were under Bush II — THE BUSHENING. Can’t wait!"

Technically, it would be Bush III: The Bushening, longer and harder

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Stephen King libel!

AbandonHope July 25, 2012 at 11:45 am

Boy, I can't wait to see what Romney's advisors say to the German press.

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 11:52 am

"So that's two egg mayonnaise, a prawn Goebbels, a Herman Goering and four Colditz salads….no, wait a minute…I got confused because everyone keeps mentioning the war. "

viennawoods13 July 25, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Hors d'oeuvres… vich must be obeyed at all times vitout qvestion!

va_real July 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Hey, is that a dressage reference?

eggsacklywright July 25, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Our Precedent is Werner von Brown, krautshammers!

jqheywood July 25, 2012 at 12:41 pm

♬Vance the rockets are up, who cares vhere they come down, that's not my department, says Werner von Braun….♪♫

SigDeFlyinMonky July 25, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Well, he aimed for the stars and just happened to hit London.

fuflans July 25, 2012 at 12:23 pm

and as i said earlier, to poland

rickmaci July 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Arbeit macht frei.

user-of-towels July 25, 2012 at 11:45 am

"Of course, we're afraid that, come four o'clock, the President will be running around England screaming, 'M-Fer, I want more tea.'"

weejee July 25, 2012 at 11:46 am
finallyhappy July 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I remember the jam or marmalade in England that had a golliwog on the label.

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Marmalade, mostly, but jam too. Robertson's marmalade. Until 2002.

Billmatic July 25, 2012 at 11:47 am

My god the royals are tiny? Or are the Obamas just gigantic? Or both?

SexySmurf July 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

My god the royals are tiny

A thousand years of inbreeding will do that.

Steverino247 July 25, 2012 at 1:41 pm

The royals are obviously not playing above the rim…

But Mittens will say they are the right height.

JackDempsey1 July 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm

The real royals are actually quite tall.
England only allows commoners to pose for photos with the wax royals, which are 70% actual size, quite life-like, and less likely to drool at the wrong moment.

UnholyMoses July 25, 2012 at 11:47 am

Also, too: Didn't we fight a war a few centuries ago so we would no longer have to give a flying fuck about the inbred tardises* that are the royal family?

So why in the holy hell do so many Americans give a shit about them?

(* Dr. Who reference, NOT a word that's banned here … even though that word would, by actual definition, probably fit.)

AbandonHope July 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

They're bigger on the inside? They transcend the bonds of time and space? They blend in with their surroundings unless their Chameleon Circuits get stuck in the form of a bright blue police box from the 1950's?

Or is this some sort of zen riddle, like "How is a Royal like a police box? Mu."

I'm seriously confused…

UnholyMoses July 25, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Well, I wanted to use a word that's similar, but couldn't, as I don't wanna get on Editrix shit list … again.

So I went with the flying phone booth instead.

va_real July 25, 2012 at 11:49 am

Anyone remember where the Other LimeyLizzie was when she learned she was Queen?

Limeylizzie July 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Kenya FTW

va_real July 25, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I always thought she was at Treetops when she learned of her father's death, but apparently, that's not true: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jan/08/queen-el

viennawoods13 July 25, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Coincidence???

va_real July 25, 2012 at 12:45 pm

There ARE no coincidences! (Cue the menacing soundtrack…)

docterry6973 July 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Just what is Obama's 'relationship' to the British royal family? Inquiring minds want to know.

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Sitting on the throne in the BM*?

*it's funny because BM is the British Museum.

chicken_thief July 25, 2012 at 11:49 am

Too bad Lennox Lewis wasn't in the room when the comment was made.

BlueStateLibel July 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

Actually, Hopey and Michelle look pretty comfortable with the two hobbits in that photo, I don't see what the problem is.

LesBontemps July 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

“The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have."

Hey, we're celebrating some of that "shared history" right now — the part where the lobsterbacks burned the White House to the ground. Good times.

Mittens Howell, III July 25, 2012 at 11:51 am

Queen: "Who put the Corgis on the roof!!"

va_real July 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Ooh, yeah- I'll bet the Queen were not amused by that lil' incident.

SorosBot July 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

So Romney's campaign is going back to the really old-fashioned racism where only WASPs were "real Americans"; no Mics, Guidos or Krauts allowed.

MissTaken July 25, 2012 at 11:56 am

I've missed the smell of 19th century racism. Really takes me back.

va_real July 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I was brought up not to ask a lady how old she is, but do you have an aversion to daylight & garlic perchance?

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm

No, but there's a portrait in my attic that looks like shit.

va_real July 25, 2012 at 1:58 pm

That is Wilde!

WhatTheHeck July 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

Hey, “anonymous Romney advisor,” Kenya just happened to be a British colony a while back. I think the father from Kenya understood the Anglo-Saxon relationship just as much as the white indentured colonists sent to the British colony in North America.

Redgyal July 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Amen.

Katydid July 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

The advisers spoke on the condition of anonymity because Mr Romney’s campaign requested that they not criticise the President to foreign media. After another adviser criticised Mr Obama in a German magazine last month, the President sharply instructed them that “America's political differences end at the water's edge”.

The President sharply instructed them to kiss his black ass. (there's no way Obama said that to them…)

AbandonHope July 25, 2012 at 11:57 am

The advisers spoke on the condition of anonymity because Mr Romney’s campaign requested that they not criticise the President to foreign media.

I love this. Hey, you fucking idiots, the President did not say "do not get caught badmouthing the President to foreign media," he said "do not badmouth the President to foreign media". Fucking seditious assholes.

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 12:25 pm

The candidate, not the President.

Generation[redacted] July 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Romney has a big lead among non-suppressed voters. I don't think it's premature.

Fraudulently_Joe July 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

Couldn't one argue that, as a British subject himself, Obama actually understands the English psyche better than Romney? Because he was born in Kenya, is what I'm getting at.

hagajim July 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Now you've done it. Orly Taint and Sherrif Joe will be calling you.

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm

This is already being turned into an article on WND proclaiming it as further proof.

Generation[redacted] July 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Would you get the door? I think it's Trump's top investigators.

Hammiepants July 25, 2012 at 11:55 am

People, we are THIS close to someone in Mitten's camp calling Obama a spearchucker, and I am SO looking forward to the ensuing damage control ("I did not say that word that I said on tape! YOU people are twisting my words!) Special Word for Blahs Is Special!

Serolf_Divad July 25, 2012 at 11:55 am

Aren't mormons from outer space, or something?

eggsacklywright July 25, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Yes, I get them mixed up with the Scientawfullists myself.

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm

"from outer space"

Are you trying to suggest that they're…
illegal aliens?

Terry July 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm

They're from Earth but will each inherit a planet. Sort of like Kirk being from Iowa but working in space.

kissawookiee July 25, 2012 at 11:57 am

I have a few drops of Angles and Saxons mixing it up with my otherwise Irish and Bohemian blood, but I must admit that my understanding of America's heritage came from reading history books rather than being genetically predetermined. Sorry to have failed you and the rest of the master race, Mittens.

Wilcoxyz July 25, 2012 at 11:59 am

Remember when the original Tea Party had that rally to tell the Brits to take their tea taxes and shove them up their limey bungholes? How did the special relationship work? (Also, screw big Tea!)

Tundra Grifter July 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm

The right wing nutz rant that Israel is our best friend in the world (and I'm sure the $3,000,000,000 we spend on their military each year has nothing to do with their love for the USA).

Until they see a chance to take a swing at Mr. Obama, of course. Like the Churchill Bust Bust, and other urban legends.

For those actually interested in learning more about the subject, I highly recommend "Fighting with Allies" by Sir Robin Renwick.

PS: Rebecca – Wonkette sure could use a Book Page!

prommie July 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Agree on the book page, again, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

SigDeFlyinMonky July 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm

The Paranoid Style in American Politics

Generation[redacted] July 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm

The adviser added, "And these people are allowed to vote! Now where's the VIP entrance?"

Jus_Wonderin July 25, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Ah, THIS is my Wonkette!

Limeylizzie July 25, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Umm, I would put my money on this fucking Brit, you Mormon Monster.
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/661141-the-top

prommie July 25, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Just don't you pay no attention to those Irish over on that other page and their royal-bashing.

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Lennox Lewis also too. If it wasn't for his glass jaw, he'd be considered one of the greatest of all time, awesome technical fighter.

Honorable mentions also to: Nigel Benn, Chrith Eubank, and of course the most loveable pugilist, Frank Bruno, 'Arry.

Limeylizzie July 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm

And our 'Enery Cooper, splash it on all over. Loved him.

Tundra Grifter July 25, 2012 at 3:09 pm

2L:

SIR 'Enery, if you please. (#17 on that roster.)

MosesInvests July 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Bit of boxing trivia-the first official champion boxer in Britain in the 18th century was a Sephardic Joo, Daniel Mendoza. Represent!

Limeylizzie July 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

He was also the Grandfather, or maybe great-grandfather of Peter Sellers!

jqheywood July 25, 2012 at 12:47 pm

And is that why they celebrate Boxing Day?

Tundra Grifter July 25, 2012 at 3:09 pm

At English football games, every day is Boxing Day.

va_real July 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm

The Brits also have a basketball team this year: http://www.gbbasketball.com/players/index.php

Their first Olympics squad since 1948, I believe…

superdave July 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Yeah, but they just got in because they're the host country. It's the Olympics version of affirmative action.

randcoolcatdaddy July 25, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Mitt Romney should know about special relationships with other countries. He outsourced enough jobs to them…

schvitzatura July 25, 2012 at 12:08 pm

cracka-ass nephite is cracka…

qwerty42 July 25, 2012 at 12:12 pm

“The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”.
Did Romney or his unnamed aide fight for King and Country? Did he later join in the insurgency against his colonial overlords:

… Onyango worked as a mission cook and as a local herbalist.[63] He joined the King's African Rifles[65] during World War I.

In 1949, Onyango spent at least 6 months in Kamiti Prison. He was probably tried in a magistrates' court on charges of political sedition or membership of a banned organisation, but the records do not survive, because all such documentation was routinely destroyed in British colonies after six years. He was tortured to extract information about the growing insurgency.

I don't get the impression Romney has any coherent foreign policy ideas whatsoever. Larrison consistently ridicules Romney and his neocon foreign policy advisers. At any point I expect to hear references to "Munich", "unconditional surrender" and something along the lines of how Iran is the greatest threat we have faced. Or maybe it is Syria. Or somewhere.

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm

"I don't get the impression Romney has any coherent foreign policy ideas whatsoever."

He sends other countries a buttload of American jobs; he probably figures that's good enough.

Guppy July 25, 2012 at 12:13 pm

There's nothing more anti-American than a possibly anti-colonial bent.

Nostrildamus July 25, 2012 at 12:14 pm

OK. Obama vs. Elizabeth, one on one hoops. Winner takes the N. Sea oil.

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Too soon late, most of that's already been extracted.

Nostrildamus July 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm

OK, Rhodesia then.

docterry6973 July 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm

And no corgis on the court!

Nostrildamus July 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I enjoy a good "bushening" every once in a while.

djshay July 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Is it just me or does anyone else think of the 70s actor John Saxon when you hear the term "Anglo Saxon"

docterry6973 July 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Who is a Brooklyn Italian, and so knows nothing about England either.

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 12:30 pm

"he keeps giving such shitty gifts to the Queen"

Which at least raises the question of what would be a good gift to give the Queen. I mean, she's probably already got a lot of books, right?

viennawoods13 July 25, 2012 at 12:47 pm

She'd probably appreciate a good bottle of gin.

prommie July 25, 2012 at 12:54 pm

She has a "piper" who wakes her up in the morning by playing outside her bedroom window. Maybe a harpist to accompany the piper?

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Are you seriously telling me that Queenie has…
A PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN???

BEST.
THING.
EVAR!!!

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Wow, Prince Philip couldn't possibly look any more like Mr. Burns, could he?

rickmaci July 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I guess he shot himself in the old dedo gordo as far as the Hispanic vote, again.

fuflans July 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm

mitt mitt mitt: the goal is 'to listen and learn' and look presidential.

FAIL.

pdiddycornchips July 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Why do the Brits want RMoney? Because the founding of The Church of latter Day Saints makes the founding of the Anglican Church look sane.

rickmaci July 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

The Reptards have absolutely f*ing mastered double speak. "I say what I mean and I mean what I say, except when I say something offensive/stupid and you call me on it, in which case I didn't say it and you're to blame for trying to quote me."

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm

"When *I* use a word, it means exactly what I want it to mean" — Alice in Wonderland

GeorgiaBurning July 25, 2012 at 12:52 pm

My Irish ancestors had a special relationship with Britain, too

tessiee July 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm

The Queen is TINY!! What a teeny tiny little Queen!

HistoriCat July 25, 2012 at 1:23 pm

(Looks at picture again)

Not all of her is tiny …

TribecaMike July 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Yep, pissing off Irish-Americans is always a sure-fire winner in presidential elections.

vulpes82 July 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm

What's funny is that Queen Lizzie II, Sovereign God-Empress of Albion, Immortal Iron-Fisted Tyrant of the British Isles, is more German and Scottish than Anglo-Saxon.

TribecaMike July 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm

My Cockney step-brother calls her "that nice German lady."

vulpes82 July 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm

To be fair, she's also half-Scottish/English aristocratic melange. Between the Queen Mum, Diana, and now Kate, we might actually get an ENGLISH(WO/MAN) on the throne by the end of the century!

bobbert July 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Saxe-Coburg und Gotha libel!!

Oh, wait.

SigDeFlyinMonky July 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm

The best German royalty money can buy.

arihaya July 25, 2012 at 8:28 pm

"i'm as British as Queen Victoriaaaaaa !!!"

owhatever July 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Liberals taking it out of context? Then would you 'splain to me what the fuck is the proper context? Cause from over here where I'm spitting in your soup, your comment is beyond insulting.

While you're at it, don't forget to have Mittbog preach American Exceptionalism to that Eurotrash throughout his visit.

Generation[redacted] July 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Yes, the real context is YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT.

didgen July 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Romney's cleaning service motto " Allow us to remove that annoying spot!"

docterry6973 July 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm

It's good that Romney reminds us of how the WASPs should run everything, by right.

Monsieur_Grumpe July 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I guess he's going for the Klan vote in England.

TribecaMike July 25, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Condi Rice needs to stop giving interviews whenever she hits the bottle.

Steverino247 July 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Seeing as how the Brits opposed the slave trade before it was fashonable in those states now labelled "leans Romney" I'd say Obama understands better than they think.

Assuming they think, of course.

Steverino247 July 25, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Probably shouldn't name Randy Newman Ambassador to the Court of St. James, though.
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Randy+Newman+

rickmaci July 25, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Does anybody in the Romoney campaign realize the Queen is part gerry (Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, House of Wettin)?

Fraudulently_Joe July 25, 2012 at 1:56 pm

In remarks that may prompt accusations of racial insensitivity,

Oh, those Brits, and their propensity for understatement.

Oh WAIT, they said that because this is a shitcakes Murdoch tabloid, and that phasing was more or less intended to blunt any criticisms by pre-emptively crying "RACE CARD!!!". Never mind, then.

PhilippePetain July 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm

It was a Blafair to Rememblack.

Smithboy July 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Dammit…..no one told me we had a special relationship with the Brits. Why am I always the last one to find these things out?

rickmaci July 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Didn't Romoney's family get run out of England after they converted and became polygamous Mormon's?

Chet Kincaid July 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Jonathan Singletary Dunham begs to differ.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Singletary_

Chet Kincaid July 25, 2012 at 3:38 pm

White descendants of former English colonies do the Special Relationship like this. But Black descendants of former English colonies do the Special Relationship like this!

slowhansolo July 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Upper Class Twit of the Year.

homotownrecords July 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm

i'd have given the queen a stack of real old, mint condition blues vinyl, totally american and totally cool. oh well, i'm not on staff over there.

Chet Kincaid July 25, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Only lithe and winsome RAF widows desperate for lost embraces, who meet trumpet-playing Negro Army Yanks enjoying the status of free men in Europe, both cautiously intrigued, then jitterbugging with abandon in the ballroom, dispatching a craven Nazi spy, and finally clinging to each other for safety from the London air-raid, his strong and swift vessel at last plowing her English Channel, understand the Special Relationship.

Redgyal July 25, 2012 at 7:26 pm

What part of an old empire wanting to hold on to it's influence wouldn't he understand?

ttommyunger July 25, 2012 at 7:54 pm

I know Dubya was looking at this pix and thinking: "Man, that old lady really looks tense, I bet she'd go for one of my neck massages."

Veritas78 July 25, 2012 at 8:02 pm

What's so great is that this trip is supposed to demonstrate Mitt's ease with foreign affairs.

Let's review: he meets with the soon-to-be-outgoing PM Cameron, he goes to fundraisers by ex-pat bankers and pro-Israelis, and he attends the opening ceremony of the Olympics. Whew! He'll need a vacation after all that heavy lifting. This foreign policy-making is hard!

Heaven help us if his dressage horse beats out the Queen's. Ann will be trying on tiaras at Harrods.

arihaya July 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Obama is very much Anglo-Saxon, his mother is a Dunham who surely could trace her ancestry back to Hengist and Horsa.

paulabflat July 26, 2012 at 8:13 am

anyone think mitt's going to get a high-falutin', sit down royal dinner with the queen and all of her lackeys?

will the queen be presenting ann romney with any family heirloom jewelry?

suck on it, mitt! your horse has a better chance.

the queen likes horses. more importantly, the queen likes dogs. think she don't know what you did to your dog?

DahBoner July 30, 2012 at 11:30 am

No sex please, we're White & Mormon….

jqheywood July 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Well, I can nip down to the chemist and ask him for a french tickler for my John Thomas any time I want…because I'm a Protestant.

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Kiwis = movie, but I've been to the pub in Oxford where Tolkien used to hang out.

FakaktaSouth July 25, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Yay! Meanwhile…

You don't have to be a six-footer.
You don't have to have a great brain.
You don't have to have any clothes on. You're
A Catholic the moment Dad came

MosesInvests July 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm

The Eagle and Child-there's a framed letter on the wall, praising the cook for an especially good roast, written by J.R.R. Tolkien and signed by him, his son Christopher, C.S. Lewis and others.

SorosBot July 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm

(Yeah, that was supposed to be the joke; too bad it's hard to exclaim sarcasm over the internet).

prommie July 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I hate to sugarcoat what they are doing. That is exactly the message they are sending, that crude and hateful and Lee Atwater-y nasty. Just exactly what Michael Richards said. It should make people's teeth hurt when they see it.

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Yes, that definitely looks exactly how I remember it.

FakaktaSouth July 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I understand, truly. Jarring literary devices are some of my favorite tools. It's just, I don't know, it is so much worse down here if you were a kid that was NOT of a fucking redneck, racist, backwater, trailer trash upbringing, that it's like touching fire. Makes me jumpy.

prommie July 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Believe it or not, "boy" makes me jumpier. The N-word (ok, no more) is naked hate, "boy" is just cold superiority, doesn't even confer the dignity of telling someone you hate them.

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I'm struggling to understand this word "jumpy" where I fully expected to see "stabby".

Steverino247 July 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Don't mention calendars…

prommie July 25, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Its southern for "skeevy."

FakaktaSouth July 25, 2012 at 1:41 pm

That's exactly what I am trying to say – it's not just a word that makes me really really murderously ragey, cause it does, it also scares me. It's reeeeeeeeally a Pavlovian reaction – it is "in your face" terrible when it is SUCH a big freaking deal around here. The "sayers" and the "don't sayers" and the divisions with white people and racists and black people and all the hatey gross stuff. It's just a gross under-current sometimes.

prommie July 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm

And then there are the compound words involving "-rigged," "-rich," "-chasers," and "-toes" which can slip out of even non-sayers. Its bad, yes.

Boojum July 25, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I completely know what you mean. Imagine, however, being in a line of work where, on occasion, you have to actually say it to someone. It takes some getting used to, I tell you.

Chichikovovich July 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Maybe not what you're looking for, but "Grits" is the nickname for Canada's Liberal party. Except when they do something cheap and hokey, in which instance we call them "Cheesy Grits".

MittBorg July 26, 2012 at 12:08 am

NOBODY expects … oh, wait.

Redgyal July 26, 2012 at 6:52 am

Unless you are Ana actor and it is in your script, I don't know of such a job.

Boojum July 26, 2012 at 7:09 am

Lawyer, cross examining the racist POS.

Redgyal July 26, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Oh, yes, well now I understand. But some lawyers are kind of like actors too, no? That's okay in my job I have to say the word discharge a lot and it's not what you think it is…..

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