dog whistling past the graveyard of europe

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

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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396 comments

    1. sullivanst

      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.

    2. sewollef

      "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.

      1. Veritas78

        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?

    1. Callyson

      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…

      1. sullivanst

        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.

        1. MittBorg

          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.

      2. MittBorg

        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.

    2. UnholyMoses

      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.

    3. tessiee

      "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.

      1. sullivanst

        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.

  1. sullivanst

    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.)

        1. sewollef

          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.

        2. MittBorg

          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.

      1. Dr. Nick Riviera

        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!

  2. Barb_

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

    ~some guy named Malcolm the Fifth, I think.

    1. nobodobodon

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

      - from Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

    1. Left_Leftie

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

  3. hagajim

    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.

    1. HistoriCat

      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?

      1. AbandonHope

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

          1. MosesInvests

            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.

          2. SorosBot

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

        1. MittBorg

          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.

    2. sewollef

      "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…?

      1. Chet Kincaid

        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!

        1. sewollef

          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".

      2. MittBorg

        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.

    3. belgium88

      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.

        1. MittBorg

          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.

      1. Redgyal

        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.

          1. Chichikovovich

            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".

      1. sewollef

        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.

        1. Veritas78

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

    1. WhatTheHeck

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

      1. Mumbletypeg

        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.

    2. rickmaci

      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.

      1. Generation[redacted]

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

  4. ChillBill

    “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.

    1. AbandonHope

      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.

        1. MittBorg

          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.

    2. Redgyal

      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

  5. SayItWithWookies

    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.

    1. superdave

      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!"

    2. JustPixelz

      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:

      1. CrankyLttlCamperette

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

  6. sullivanst

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

    Really?

    REALLY?!!

      1. sullivanst

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

        1. prommie

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

          1. FakaktaSouth

            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.

          2. prommie

            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.

          3. FakaktaSouth

            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.

          4. prommie

            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.

          5. sullivanst

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

          6. FakaktaSouth

            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.

          7. prommie

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

          8. Boojum

            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.

          9. Redgyal

            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…..

  7. SorosBot

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

      1. Nothingisamiss

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

  8. Mojopo

    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."

      1. JohnnyQuick

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

    1. The_Lucky_Wife

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

  9. LastGasp

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

  10. Self-Uploader

    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.

    1. tessiee

      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".

  11. SexySmurf

    “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.

  12. AbandonHope

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

  13. hagajim

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

  14. Come here a minute

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

    1. Generation[redacted]

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

  15. FakaktaSouth

    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.

    1. viennawoods13

      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.

      1. FakaktaSouth

        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.

        1. prommie

          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.

          1. FakaktaSouth

            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.

          2. jqheywood

            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.

          3. FakaktaSouth

            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

    2. prommie

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

      1. FakaktaSouth

        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.

        1. prommie

          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!

    3. tessiee

      "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.

  16. le petit mort

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

  17. RadioBowels

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

    1. Terry

      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.

      1. HistoriCat

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

        1. viennawoods13

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

        2. Terry

          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.

  18. el_donaldo

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

  19. Dr_Zoidberg

    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?

  20. UnholyMoses

    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.

  21. Hera Sent Me

    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.

    1. BaldarTFlagass

      "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!

  22. Terry

    "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

    1. sullivanst

      "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. "

      1. jqheywood

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

  23. user-of-towels

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

    1. Steverino247

      The royals are obviously not playing above the rim…

      But Mittens will say they are the right height.

    2. JackDempsey1

      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.

  24. UnholyMoses

    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.)

    1. AbandonHope

      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…

      1. UnholyMoses

        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.

        1. docterry6973

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

  25. BlueStateLibel

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

  26. LesBontemps

    “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.

  27. SorosBot

    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.

      1. va_real

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

  28. WhatTheHeck

    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.

  29. Katydid

    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…)

    1. AbandonHope

      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.

        1. Generation[redacted]

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

  30. Fraudulently_Joe

    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.

  31. Hammiepants

    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!

    1. Terry

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

  32. kissawookiee

    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.

  33. Wilcoxyz

    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!)

  34. Tundra Grifter

    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!

  35. Generation[redacted]

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

    1. prommie

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

    2. sullivanst

      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.

    3. MosesInvests

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

      1. superdave

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

  36. randcoolcatdaddy

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

  37. qwerty42

    “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.

    1. tessiee

      "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.

  38. djshay

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

  39. tessiee

    "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?

    1. prommie

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

      1. tessiee

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

        BEST.
        THING.
        EVAR!!!

  40. pdiddycornchips

    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.

  41. rickmaci

    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."

    1. tessiee

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

  42. TribecaMike

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

  43. vulpes82

    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.

      1. vulpes82

        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!

  44. owhatever

    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.

  45. docterry6973

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

  46. Steverino247

    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.

  47. rickmaci

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

  48. Fraudulently_Joe

    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.

  49. Smithboy

    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?

  50. rickmaci

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

  51. Chet Kincaid

    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!

  52. homotownrecords

    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.

  53. Chet Kincaid

    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.

  54. Redgyal

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

  55. ttommyunger

    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."

  56. Veritas78

    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.

  57. arihaya

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

  58. paulabflat

    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?

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