GREAT INSULTS OF OUR TIME  3:30 pm July 27, 2012

Mitt Romney So Angry About Bust Of Churchill Still Being In The White House Just Like Always, We Guess

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

These are Obama's and Cameron's buttsSo this is a thing that idiot bloggers love to write about, how Barack Obama insulted the Queen by hurling the bust of Winston Churchill right at her vagina, instead of keeping it forever, for ‘bating on. And Mitt Romney, who takes all his cues from Ghost Andrew Breitbart these days, tried to make it a thing too, yesterday, after Day One of his National Lampoon European Vacation. “Blah blah blah,” he said, flop-sweatily, “You live here, you see the sites day in and day out, but for me as I drive past the sculpture of Winston Churchill and see that great sculpture next to Westminster Abbey and Parliament and with him larger than life, enormous heft of that sculpture suggesting the scale of the the grandeur and the greatness of the man, it tugs at the heart strings to remember the kind of example that was led by Winston Churchill.” And he will return that bust to where it belongs! America! Except what? The bust of Winston Churchill is still in the White House, just like always? Because the entire thing is made up, again? How weird.

From the White House Fact Check blog:

Lately, there’s been a rumor swirling around about the current location of the bust of Winston Churchill. Some have claimed that President Obama removed the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office and sent it back to the British Embassy.

Now, normally we wouldn’t address a rumor that’s so patently false, but just this morning the Washington Post’s Charles Krauthammer repeated this ridiculous claim in his column. He said President Obama “started his Presidency by returning to the British Embassy the bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office.”

This is 100% false. The bust still in the White House. In the Residence. Outside the Treaty Room.

News outlets have debunked this claim time and again. First, back in 2010 the National Journal reported that “the Churchill bust was relocated to a prominent spot in the residence to make room for Abraham Lincoln, a figure from whom the first African-American occupant of the Oval Office might well draw inspiration in difficult times.” And just in case anyone forgot, just last year the AP reported that President Obama “replaced the Oval Office fixture with a bust of one of his American heroes, President Abraham Lincoln, and moved the Churchill bust to the White House residence.”

But he took it out of the Oval Office! And put it in the residence instead! Inpeach, etc., posthaste and at once. Verily, and forsooth.

 

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Madfall July 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Churchill's shade wouldn't give a flying toss about what Mittens or Breitbart thought of him.

Dr_pangloss July 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm

He'd have a puff of his cigar, take a swig of scotch ala Hitchens and tell those arseholes to take a flying leap from the cliffs of Dover.

Madfall July 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm

That sounds about right.

sullivanst July 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm

He'd probably nod approvingly of their unshakeable belief in their inherent superiority over blah people though. Colonialist motherfucker that he was.

kakotechnia July 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm

A Kenyan anti-colonialist no less!

sullivanst July 27, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I presume that "anti" snuck in by force of habit, since it was Churchill that sent in the troops to put down the Mau Mau rebellion. White supremacist bastard was of the opinion that being "civilized" by the British was the best thing that ever happened to the blahs.

worrytron July 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm

"I don't give a fuck." – Winston Churchill

actor212 July 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

"We shall fuck them on the beaches. We shall fuck them on the landing grounds. We shall fuck them in the fields and in the streets. We shall fuck them in the hills."

ChernobylSoup July 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

That is such a win.

Steverino247 July 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm

The "Blood, Sweat and Cum" speech?

GhostBuggy July 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

The new "Rum, Sodomy and the Lash," rather.

widestanceromance July 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Is that from Dr. Suess?

Dr_pangloss July 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

"America conservatives are such pussies." -Winston Churchill.

actor212 July 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I really wish Obama would brag more about what he does, instead of assuming that he's dealing with FUCKING ADULTS ON THE RIGHT.

The First Choom moved it closer to his bedroom. This is a problem…how?

JohnnyQuick July 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

It's now .000001 miles closer to Kenya?

Chet Kincaid July 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Emily Friedman, The Note and ABC should be pilloried for vomiting up that lie completely un-fact-checked. Fuck them.

bibliotequetress July 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Fuck them on the beaches! Fuck them on the landing grounds…

Chet Kincaid July 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Got me this close to throwing a "skull-fuck," even though I'm a conscientious objector!!

sullivanst July 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm

How about a bust-fuck?

vasty_derp July 27, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Is that like motorboating?

bibliotequetress July 28, 2012 at 10:42 am

Chet, darling, you don't conscientiously object to fucking, do you??

Chichikovovich July 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm

No, he objects to conscientiously fucking. He's a wild man.

starfanglednut July 28, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Ok, skull fuck them on the beaches…

weejee July 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Understand the Brits are going to add a roast to the opening of the games tonight. As their runners come into the facility, look inside the giant stadium torch and you'll see Mittens tied to a stake. Let the games begin, whoosh.

actor212 July 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

"Your magic panties mean bollocks here, mate!"

vasty_derp July 27, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Really? Magic panties supply bollocks where none had previously been?

rmjagg July 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

he'll be the coat rack for their jockstraps , after they cut his hair off and bikini wax his head ….

nounverb911 July 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

"Mitt Romney, who takes all his cues from Ghost Andrew Breitbart these days,"
Is Mitt planning to visit Breitbart anytime soon?

weejee July 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

After his torch song tonight (see above)

nounverb911 July 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Romney Flambe?

johnnymeatworth July 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm

No, but a baptism is in the offing.

FlownOver July 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm

With votes. Only with votes.

Grief_Lessons July 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

It's refreshing when Mitt's errors are due to mere ignorance, rather than ideologically blinkered hatred of the poors.

Blueb4sinrise July 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I did not know that.

worrytron July 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Wasn't Winston Churchill palling around with FDR and Stalin? Is Mitt Romney a communist sympathizer? I'm just asking questions, here.

HogeyeGrex July 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Wait.

Republicans parroting repeatedly debunked lies?

Unpossible!

kittensdontlie July 28, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I had just assumed that the NoBamas rummaged through the White House and scrapped any useless old metal for some easy cash. I am glad to know I was correct.

smokefilledroomba July 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Did they check Krauthammer's chair?

worrytron July 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I've seen a lot of spinals, dude, and this guy's a fake.

JohnnyQuick July 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Say what you will about the Tenets of National Socialism, Dude, but it's more of a philosophy than Krauthammer's ever had.

FlownOver July 27, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Guy Caballero 2.0

Tequila Mockingbird July 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm

"An empty taxi arrived at 10 Downing Street, and when the door was opened, Mitt Romney got out."

"I wish Mitt Romney no ill, but it would have been much better if he had never lived."

"Mitt Romney occasionally stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened."

"Mitt Romney looked at foreign affairs through the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe."

Hey, this Winston Churchill guy was pretty funny!

sullivanst July 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

When teetotaler Mitt complain of Churchill's drunkenness, he famously replied "I may be drunk, Mitt, but in the morning I will be sober, and you will still be stupid."

Charlie_Foxtrot July 27, 2012 at 6:55 pm

"The thing about the internet is, you can't be sure someone really said what is attributed to them."
– Winston Churchill

Charlie_Foxtrot July 27, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Mitt: "If I were PM of England, I would give you poison in your brandy."
Churchill: "Sir, if you were PM of England, I would drink it."

"I am confident that Mitt Romney will be remembered as one of the worst presidential candidates in history. I have this confidence because I intend to write that history."
– Winston Churchill

"The thing about the internet is, you can't be sure someone really said what is attributed to them."
– Winston Churchill

SorosBot July 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Why next we'll find out there's no Michelle Obama "I hate whitey" tape!

GunToting[Redacted] July 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Conventional wisdom libel!

SpeedoFart July 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm

But Ol' Abe isn't Angelo-Saxton enough! Or something.

kakotechnia July 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Mitt Romney: Sure, you're white, but are you white enough? (Seriously, I have always considered myself the queen of pasty, but apparently Celt-Normand is the new blah)

Tundra Grifter July 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Black folks move into The White House and the first thing they do is rearrange the furniture.

The only surprising thing about this story is that the right wing nutz didn't accuse the Obamas of stealing the color tv's.

Flat_Earther July 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm

They moved the bust to put up the big screen (purchased on credit).

chicken_thief July 27, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Yet.

Callyson July 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm

They're saving that for the end of his second term.

kakotechnia July 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm

To double up with "Since we don't have the REAL BIRFCERTIFICATE, that means no one knows who fathered Michelle's children!!1!! PRINCETON WELFARE MOM!

UnholyMoses July 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm

You're wrong.

They'd call them "colored" TVs.

For the lulz.

Tundra Grifter July 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm

FTW !1!

Boojum July 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Oh God, will it never end?

Just this morning, whilst on the telephone device with a shoppe in England, I felt obliged to extend America's heart-felt sorrow for inflicting this Romney chap on them.

CrunchyKnee July 27, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Wow, you didn't just send a letter to the Prussian Consulate in Siam by Aeromail. Too late for the 4:30 Auto-Gyro, eh?

Boojum July 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm

It was entirely Inconvenient to purchase a tikkut on the Autogyro. Perhaps, on the next Occasion of Mr. Romney's unfortunateocity, I shall have no Choice.

Chet Kincaid July 27, 2012 at 4:19 pm

What ho?

kakotechnia July 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Perhapf Perhapf

Willardbot9000_V2.5 July 28, 2012 at 1:02 am

Ye verily thou doth tooketh thine saccarine tyme betwixt thine pithy repostes? A pox on thee!

Joshua Norton July 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm

They’re so cute when they’re fucking stupid.

Maman July 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Mitt – day two, still full of poo!

smokefilledroomba July 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Mitt is always full of shit. Doesn't matter what day it is.

memzilla July 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Churchill said it about the Nazis; I'll quote it on behalf of us Wonketteers, and say it applies to the Rethuglicans:

“What kind of people do they think we are? Is it possible they do not realize that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson which they and the world will never forget?”

swordfis July 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm

!!!!!!!!!

OneYieldRegular July 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm

In the residence?!?!? I'm simply aghast. What's he done now with the bust of LENIN?

finallyhappy July 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm

That is on his nightstand

Chet Kincaid July 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Mitt Romney keeps a bust of his father in a storage closet, where he does not have to feel sharp stabs of shame and unworthiness at its reproachful gaze.

miss_grundy July 27, 2012 at 8:56 pm

After hearing his son yesterday, I have some real doubts about George Romney. Was his son raised by wolves…. or because they lived here in Michigan, wolverines???????????

coolhandnuke July 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
–Winston Churchill

AncienReggie July 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Yeah. And that was by telegraph.

Biel_ze_Bubba July 27, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Well hell, let's just go with the naked truth, then!

Rosie_Scenario July 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

That sentence is quite the word salad. Is Sarah Palin giving Mitt elocution lessons?

OneYieldRegular July 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm

He was joking, right? Because that is a dead-on Palin impersonation if I've ever read one.

b[redact]opple July 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm

It's just about as coherent as this thing he wrote when he was a 17 year old terrorist:
http://www.theawl.com/2012/05/mitt-romneys-shocki

He really is a very stupid man. People assume he's not, because of the money.

starfanglednut July 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Holy crap!

thebeatgoeson July 27, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Wouldn't electrocution lessons be better?

ChernobylSoup July 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

This is Mitt's Dardanelles Campaign, without the learning from the mistakes.

Flat_Earther July 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Romney has a crackerjack research staff!

smokefilledroomba July 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm

fulla whack-a-dos!

vasty_derp July 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

So that's the corn syrup talking?

Flat_Earther July 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

It might be the nuts.

FlownOver July 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm

And so far no one's found a prize.

Biel_ze_Bubba July 27, 2012 at 6:25 pm

A bunch of crackers who don't know jack.

le petit mort July 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm

What's the over/under to some Breitbart or Drudge link as to how the Obamas use said bust to hang their nickers or something? Or Bo the Dog giving it the ole yellow wash? A day? Two?

Jerri July 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm

"…larger than life, enormous heft of that sculpture suggesting the scale of the the grandeur and the greatness of the man, it tugs…"

Translation: Churchill was fat.

Also, Mittens is a secret chubby chaser.

DerrickWildcat July 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm

They had to make room for the Nat Turner statue.

weejee July 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Not Tina Turner?

SexySmurf July 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Mitt Romney is a douche wrapped in a dumb ass inside half a jar of hair gel.

weejee July 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Does Rmoney realize that a reasonable Churchill take on Mittens' (and the other 0.1%ers) missing tax returns could be:

Never was so much owed by so few to so many

DahBoner July 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Jollygoodoldchap!

cheetojeebus July 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Several things come to mind, but candied rat dicks baked into little macaroons bare mentioning as an amuse-bouche with tea.

memzilla July 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Something like this, perhaps?

Chet Kincaid July 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm

This is the first time I am not joking when I say I threw up in my mouth a little.

actor212 July 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm

OT: Free stream of Opening Ceremonies, if you're so inclined

ChernobylSoup July 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Thanks for that. I leaving for my hour-long commute now so will have to catch up on the DVR. The Brits really need to learn how to time things better.

Wilcoxyz July 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Romney is trying to recover assets his administration can sell in order for Bain, I mean his management team, I mean his administration can use to pay themselves exorbitant management fees. He already knows you can load the government with huge debt in a takeover.

Steverino247 July 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I suppose Mitt Romney would want us to return the USS Winston Churchill to the Bath Iron Works, too. What a maroon!

(Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Winston_S._Churc

Baconzgood July 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm

When's he going to Poland to fuck up over there?

kakotechnia July 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

We're gonna find out how many Romneys it takes to offend a Pole.

SpeedoFart July 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm

A picture of Bammerz leaning over? I CAN fap to that!

Terry July 27, 2012 at 3:48 pm

You could say that Krauthammer has been busted.

Boojum July 27, 2012 at 4:14 pm

This is not a mistake he will walk away from.

rickmaci July 27, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Breitfart, Krauthummer and Twitt Romoney; a lethal combination of mendacity, ignorance and greed.

Callyson July 27, 2012 at 3:48 pm

We must! We must! We must increase our bust!

-Mitt Romney

not that Dewey July 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm

JUDY BLUME LIBEL!

BoatOfVelociraptors July 29, 2012 at 11:46 pm

House of lords of acid libel!

SayItWithWookies July 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Well if there was any doubt that Mitt was the second coming of Dubya, this Churchill fetishism as well as his offensive behavior and inept speech (led an example? Really?) should set all of that aside. Romney is really ten pounds of pus in a five-pound boil.

TavariousChinaSmith July 27, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Romney = Dubya x Reagan / Palin. Oh sorry, I forgot you can't divide by zero.

viennawoods13 July 27, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Romney is really ten pounds of pus in a five-pound boil.

I so love this.

MissTaken July 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm

If we dug up the Ghost of Winston Churchill he would be quite pleased to have a permanent spot in the Residence with 4 fine ladies (can't forget our First Granny!) instead of stuck in the Oval Office listening to Barry order drone strikes day in and day out.

Guppy July 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm

The important question is whether the bust is now closer to the liquor cabinet.

JustPixelz July 27, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Winston Churchill:

I do not admit for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place.

BTW I found this on stormfront.org (where it was praised of course). Now I need Silkwood shower.

SorosBot July 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

But we're supposed to ignore the fact that Churchill was a racist and colonialist asshole and just praise him for his role in WWII.

savethispatient July 27, 2012 at 4:14 pm

And don't forget that he invented the concept of gassing the Kurds, many moons before a certain Mr Hussein did it.

DahBoner July 27, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I always get gas after eatting Kurds…

deanbooth July 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Remind me not to sit down beside you.

M. Bouffant July 28, 2012 at 1:53 am

No whey!

swordfis July 27, 2012 at 6:07 pm

History sucks.

bibliotequetress July 28, 2012 at 10:08 am

Yup, this is how he justified trying to retain Kenya and Malaya. Churchill was an effective wartime PM and a mediocre to poor and very bitter peacetime PM.

GuyClinch July 27, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Krauthammer apology and correction in 54,768,876, 54,768,875, 54,768,874…..

MissTaken July 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I am completely offended by that picture. Cameron's butt is taking up all the prime viewing space leaving Obama's fine ass just a profile. Horrible.

SorosBot July 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm

And one of those asses could use a Wonkette sticker.

kakotechnia July 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm

The backside I'd like to see out of is not 10 Downing.

docterry6973 July 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Yeah, Churchill was such a fragile flower that any bruise might have carried him off. Besides, the Brits loved him so much that they voted him out as soon as the war ended. So spare me.

Antispandex July 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Ok, we kicked the crap out of the royals and their army over two hundred years ago. Since then we have had to bail them out, twice, in the twentieth century. We have sacrificed millions of people so the Brits can say, "There will always be an England". So even IF, and I am saying IF, the statue were in the Lincoln outhouse, that should be fine with just about everyone.

unclejeems July 28, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I'm a day late with this, but that was well said.

Nostrildamus July 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Mittens = Mr. Burns + Mr. Bean

Blueb4sinrise July 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

BBC Olympic Update

Frank [Turner.....singer ????] is standing on a hillside with his band on higher brows of the hill.

A group of milkmaids ran down the side of the tor during his performance….

a 'tor' is … is a large, free-standing residual mass (rock outcrop) that rises abruptly from the surrounding smooth and gentle slopes of a rounded hill summit or ridge crest.

actor212 July 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Yes, and that's INSIDE the stadium

chicken_thief July 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Sounds sorta like a clit to me.

DahBoner July 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Were the milkmaids carrying pails or actual cows?

TribecaMike July 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I thought a tor was a made up word invented by crossword puzzle constructors to save their asses right before deadline.

Steverino247 July 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Just posted to the ABC News site:

"Why don’t you put a reporter and camera on that bust 24/7 with breathless updates at the top of every hour and newscast about how it’s still there? Republican operatives lying about this and nearly everything else about this President’s administration and ABC News is there to repeat these lies word-for-word. If you can’t do any better than this, you should just go off the air."

Steverino247 strikes again! Nyah, ha, ha!

Blueb4sinrise July 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm

+++++++++++++++++++++++++

Chet Kincaid July 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Thank you Sir!

Steverino247 July 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm

If you want to stop the Vietnam War, put it on ABC and it will be cancelled in 13 weeks.

bibliotequetress July 28, 2012 at 10:37 am

Kisses to you, steverino!

12X34X July 28, 2012 at 1:57 am

I'm sure Wolf Blitzer could handle that assignment!

chascates July 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

But where is the golden bust of Ronald Reagan? We DO have one don't we, as he is our 'Churchill'?

JohnnyQuick July 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Have you been to DC lately? In the last decade or so the GOP has gone crazy naming shit after that guy, trying to scare the blahs into thinking that his racist ass will rise from the grave.

bibliotequetress July 28, 2012 at 10:36 am

JohnnyQuick, meet the Reagan Legacy Project. For about 15 years, they have agitated to get Bonzodaddy's name slapped on anything that doesn't move out of the way first. They are the folks behind "The Reagan Sea" or "The Sea Of Reagan" (filled with brown hair dye and orange pancake makeup) or whatever the hell Issa's calling it. http://wonkette.com/479009/what-are-we-naming-aft
Anyhoo, they are a stealthy bunch and want to get Reagan's name on something in each state, particularly targeting states which have remained happily Reaganless.
A few years ago, they eyed Massachusetts. Would you like to spend a moment speculating on how popular Reagan was in Massachusetts? Good. Their timing was poor because it coincided with the Bush Jr presidency AND, serendipitously, the installation of new public toilets on the Boston Common and downtown. I mention Bush because the political climate in MA could be described at that time as "seethingly angry." So of course the petition started to christen the toilets Ron and Nancy and beat the Legacy folks to the punch. While nothing came of it, to the best of my knowledge eastern MA remains unreaganed. Don't know about western MA. Fun fact: Grover "Gaseous Pig" Norquist, child of uberwhite ultrarich Boston suburb Weston, started the Legacy Project. Which made the Legacy Toilet Project extra fun.

Nostrildamus July 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

In my office, we draw inspiration from the bust of Marilyn Monroe.

SorosBot July 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Wingnuts of course love Churchill, and try to give him sole credit for winning World War II, since they can't give credit to the Russians what with the communism, or to Roosevelt because he was a big-government liberal whose great triumphs in both the war and ending the Great Depression they like to lie about and claim he didn't do.

mwittier July 27, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Tea Partiers should love Roosevelt strictly for being the first Hoveround President.

Monsieur_Grumpe July 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Well it’s not like they drilled a few holes in Winston and moved him to the public restroom to be used as a toilet paper dispenser although that would be pretty cool.

elgin_pelican July 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Meh. If mittens wins, it will be replaced by a Scrooge McDuck bobblehead.

Chet Kincaid July 27, 2012 at 4:26 pm

The basketball court would be replaced by a money-wading pool.

Monsieur_Grumpe July 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Mr Mitten's wild ride.

Goonemeritus July 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm

OK but Obama did convert the bust of Reagan into a bong, right?

ChernobylSoup July 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Hold on. Is the center of the Olympic stadium set up as a putt-putt course?

timbo71351 July 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I love how the White House called out that shitbag Krauthammer by name. If I ever get the chance, I'm tipping him out of the wheelchair, kicking him in the ribs and pissing on him.

miss_grundy July 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Just use a remote control on his wheelchair and make it go into traffic. Some driver will take care of him, for sure.

kakotechnia July 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Hey British Wonkets? Could you do (or encourage a more enterprising to do) a quick headcount of your fellow Britishes that are worried about ol Winston, and the terrible afront to his actual moldering body represented in sculptural form? Is it a mau-mauing? Or is it a supercalafragalisticexpiali-mau mauing?

Nostrildamus July 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Why is Obama looking down on Churchill?

Mumbletypeg July 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Kraut to editorial staff, re the bustflap: "Well if I'd known where it wasn't, sure, I'd have have wasted less time and spent more effort on the stirring gift to lettres my writing isn't!

actor212 July 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm

OT: Holy fucking shit! This opening ceremony is about as depressing as a Bush third term!

Smoke stacks! Factory smoke stacks!

Schmegeg July 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm

When thinking of Winston at the White House, it is better to remember him knocking about the residence in 1942 and 1943, with a glass or four of his favorite beverage, reading the morning dispatches in extreme commando dress, and otherwise being one of the more interesting historical figures anywhere.

Or you can fuss about a cement head. Since most Republicans more resemble a cement head, you know where their interest is.

savethispatient July 27, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I'll use this as an excuse to air my favourite (probably made-up) Churchill story:
Two male soldiers have been caught together in flagrante in a park the previous night.
Churchill: It was cold last night, wasn't it?
Aide: Yes, well below freezing.
Churchill: Makes you proud to be British, doesn't it?

DahBoner July 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Snap!

Wait! Huh????

savethispatient July 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm

The joke being he was impressed that the British soldiers had the ability to perform in such cold weather.

CessnaDriver July 30, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Naval Tradition, according to Winnie:

It's all rum, buggery and the lash.

kakotechnia July 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm

His campaign themes seem to be running together: Mitt Romney–Plausible deniability is just another way of saying you could be persuaded that I don't know what the fuck is happening.

DahBoner July 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm

But does the bust of Churchill show any sideboob?

HistoriCat July 27, 2012 at 4:25 pm

OT – the DSCC "give us money" email I just got starts out with borderline hysteria.

"Mitt Romney has won the fundraising race for two consecutive months, and the last month of polling shows it has destroyed President Obama’s lead"

Sorry, Crystal King (DSCC Political Director), that may be the most idiotic sentence I've seen today – and I've read all of Willard's gaffe quotes. You should be embarrassed to have written that.

Guppy July 27, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Ask Mittens how Churchill felt about having to repay debts to the US after WWI.

Fiscal responsibility!

johnnyzhivago July 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Never have so many made so much about so little.

viennawoods13 July 27, 2012 at 6:50 pm

WIN

Chow Yun Flat July 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Everyone knows that Churchill was a Stalinist fellow traveler.

chascates July 27, 2012 at 4:40 pm

The Patriots at Free Republic discuss this claim:

Don’t discount that fact that the bust in the picture is a cheap replica or that the picture has been Photoshopped.

It doesn’t matter where he moved it to…what matters is he removed it from the Oval Office. Why did he do this? Maybe because his world view is forged from a deep seeded hatred of colonial Great Britain. Its a Kenyan point of view, born out of unrequited daddy worship, directed at an absentee father who was allegedly abused/imprisoned by Churchill’s subordinates.

It now appears that the Churchill bust was loaned to President Bush, not Obama and Obama is refusing to return the Churchill bust to England. The bust is essentially stolen property.

GunToting[Redacted] July 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm

"…because his world view is forged from a deep seeded hatred of colonial Great Britain."

Wait… I thought we were SUPPOSED to have disdain and hatred for GB. Isn't that what Mittens is over there demonstrating?

mwittier July 27, 2012 at 7:09 pm

He hated it because he's black. He got rid of it because he's black. He moved it because he's black. He photoshopped it because he's black. He stole it because he's so, so, very black.

Also, Michelle is black. Never forget.

fuflans July 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm

You live here, you see the sites day in and day out, but for me as I drive past the sculpture of Winston Churchill and see that great sculpture next to Westminster Abbey and Parliament and with him larger than life, enormous heft of that sculpture suggesting the scale of the the grandeur and the greatness of the man, it tugs at the heart strings to remember the kind of example that was led by Winston Churchill.

someone's been taking palin lessons!

qwerty42 July 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm

From one of the commenters at LGF

In the chess match of international diplomacy, Mitt is attempting to draw an X in the middle square.

kakotechnia July 27, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Whodah thunk that making American exceptionalism the guiding principle of your foreign policy would make it so hard to interact with foreigns?

mavenmaven July 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Romney didn't make that sculpture.

anniegetyerfun July 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Can Wonkette tweet at Krauthanammer or whatever his name is and ask why he loves lying so much? Also, why he looked like an aged Who down in Whoville? I don't think he would respond to me if I wrote him.

FlownOver July 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

He speaks not to the hoi-polloi, except in his occasional delivered wisdom through the Washington Past.

TribecaMike July 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Nobody ever talks about the bust of Clement Attlee in the Lincoln Bedroom loo. Nobody but Noam Chomsky, that is. He wrote a three volume tome about the damn thing.

CessnaDriver July 30, 2012 at 8:15 pm

It's so nice that someone remembers Atlee. "He seems a humble man", "Yes, he has much to be humble about."

Tequila Mockingbird July 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Oh my God.

ABC Nooz has posted an "update", by Jake Tapper, claiming… get ready…

… there are two Churchill busts, one still at the White House, one loaned to the poms.

Jesus Tapdancing Christ, these monkeys never stop spinning, do they?

FlownOver July 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm

From the above linky:

“But the decision to return the Churchill bust to the British – it had been presented by former Prime Minister Tony Blair to Bush on loan – had been made before Obama even arrived. ‘It was already scheduled to go back,’ Allman said.”

See? You can (and should) blame everything on Chimpy. Suck on that, Charles "Mein Fuhrer! I can walk!" Krauthammer!

Arken July 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Based on what I saw when watching the Olympics opening ceremonies, the angry living giant statue of Winston Churchill will not tolerate this.

TribecaMike July 27, 2012 at 6:03 pm

"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing; after they've tried everything else." — Winston Churchill

owhatever July 27, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Churchill's ghost was relieved to be out of the Oval Office after having to listen to George Bush repeatedly mangle the English language.

finette_ July 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Larger than life…enormous heft…

Wonkett, I give you the photo you must henceforth use for all Churchbustgate stories.

Veritas78 July 27, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Wake me when Obama installs a bas-relief of Joseph Smith in the tourists' urinal.

Then I'll give him another $100.

lulzmonger July 27, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Krauthammer laughs at your puny reality, & replaces it with his own!

Native_of_SL_UT July 28, 2012 at 12:16 am

OK, so I did something really dumb. I ventured over to Fox Nation and read some of the comments there. Fuck, these people are stupid. They are oh so concerned about the delicate sensitivities of those poor Brits. Aren't they like, "European?" Doesn't Mittens run around the country bitching about Obama wanting to create a European government here? I'm pretty sure those delicate Brits might find that a bit more offensive than the location of some damn bust.
And besides, what exactly is wrong with taking the bust of some damn foreigner out of the Oval Office and replacing it with a great American President?

Willardbot9000_V2.5 July 28, 2012 at 1:06 am

Jesus fucking Christ and they wonder why the world constantly mocks us from Reagan forward when a Republican is President? No sorry chaps, it's not because the world is composed of elitist Eurotrash socialists who hate the 'down home, can-do 'Merikan values!' of conservatives. No it's because you're so fucking ignorant and stupid as a collective that you add credence to the rumor that you all spawned out of the asses of baboons. Seriously you stupid fuckers…look in the mirror and for once instead of fantasizing about how you'd fuck yourselves…do some introspection you dumb trailer hitches.

12X34X July 28, 2012 at 1:57 am

Why this is bad: there is nothing the founding fathers put in the Constitution about moving the bust of Winston Churchill. Impeach!!!!

Walkinwiddaking July 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm

“You live here, you see the sites day in and day out, but for me as I drive past the sculpture of Winston Churchill and see that great sculpture next to Westminster Abbey and Parliament and with him larger than life, enormous heft of that sculpture suggesting the scale of the the grandeur and the greatness of the man, it tugs at the heart strings to remember the kind of example that was led by Winston Churchill.”

And so it came to past that Mitt Romney, so inspired by the writings of Churchill, made it a a point that hat he or none his sons would ever serve not even for a day in the service of their country.

ttommyunger July 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I drop a Bust of Dubya every morning after my coffee, so there's that…

BZ1 July 29, 2012 at 12:18 am

just give the dang thing back

MozakiBlocks July 29, 2012 at 1:27 am

Your average teabagger probably thinks Winston Churchill is the new running back signed by Auburn.

Halloween Jack July 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm

The real question is, where is Mamie Van Doren's bust? The Smithsonian's secret archives? The Grand Tetons? Lake Titicaca? WHAR?!?!?!?

CessnaDriver July 30, 2012 at 8:11 pm

The Brits loved Winnie so much that they voted him out of office after VE day and replaced him with the great statesman, Clement Atlee.

horsedreamer_1 July 29, 2012 at 7:04 pm

This adultery is rape ripe.

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