NO USE EVEN HAVING A PULITZER CONTEST NOW  4:00 pm September 12, 2012

Mitt Romney Is the Greatest Statesman of All Time

by Jesse Berney

Great statesman, or GREATEST statesman?Before spending even a moment in his now-inevitable presidency, Mitt Romney today proved himself the greatest statesman of this age or any other.

In a statement rich in nuance and diplomatic elan, Mitt Romney deftly tied the death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya to the shortcomings of President Obama’s foreign policy. He stood by his assertion last night that Obama “sympathized” with those who attacked U.S. embassies.

A lesser politician might have shied away from throwing political bombs at such a time, but Romney knows that at a time of tragedy and loss, the right response is to gain whatever campaign advantage you can, no matter how slight.

Mystifyingly, some libtards have attacked Romney for his mature, thoughtful statement this morning criticizing President Obama’s foreign policy in the wake of the death of a United States ambassador. But the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, voted Most Likely to Win a Pulitzer by me right now, has documented that the response to Romney’s statement has been overwhelmingly positive:

Conservative foreign policy hawks, outraged at the media’s circle-the-wagons reaction to the attacks on two embassies, are speaking out in defense of Mitt Romney.

She quotes noted mustache John Bolton, who says the press are criticizing Romney at the “administration’s behest.” Which they are! Because they’re all liberal, and Mitt Romney is the greatest diplomat of all time. She also quotes Senator Jim Demint! And not one, but two people from the American Enterprise Institute!

All of them agree that it is President Obama who is terrible, not Mitt Romney! So it must be true.

[WaPo]

 

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littlebigdaddy September 12, 2012 at 4:02 pm

This election is over. All that is left is the Romney Apocalypse.

RedneckMuslin September 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm

turn out the lights, the party's over.

littlebigdaddy September 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Stick a fork in it…it's done.

Preferred Customer September 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Romnocalypse Now.

Spawn Paul September 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Godddammit And I spent all my money on Sarah Palin Apocalypse 2012 t-shirts!

OneDollarJuana September 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm

You forget about the voting machines.

GunToting[Redacted] September 12, 2012 at 5:28 pm

I have more faith in the suicide machines.

Negropolis September 13, 2012 at 1:35 am

The machines largely work for us, now. The problem is the human leadership that is putting up barriers for the Voter-Americans to get to said machines.

deanbooth September 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Time to celebrate by taking a boat ride out on the lake, with girls in panties.

HistoriCat September 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Never get out of the boat.

Jus_Wonderin September 12, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I seen those movies, when I am not covering my eyes in horror.

tihond September 12, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Carve a backwards B in it, because this elections be Barack'd

Guppy September 12, 2012 at 6:12 pm

That's the problem with the Book of Mormon: it's so dry and bland. If they didn't coopt King James', where John of Patmos smoked some wicked peyote, the Mormon Apocalypse would perhaps literally bore us to death!

jalehofaspen September 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm

One would think so, if you were a logical person?

One_who_wanders September 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Time to power cycle the Mitt-bot!

GeorgiaBurning September 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm

again? they just replaced the hard drive a few weeks ago.

One_who_wanders September 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I think it is power supply problem; electrical surges keep burning out the program sequence on the Foot in mouth preventer. I told them to use an APS but does anyone listen?

Juan_Oriley September 12, 2012 at 10:01 pm

It works! I fixed the copy machine at work today doing that.

widestanceromance September 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Is basic time-telling itself prohibited in Mormonism?

delaney_blom September 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Only permitted when God reveals the golden clock to you.

Which is weird, because the Mormons I've dealt with are very punctual (they always get there first).

littlebigdaddy September 12, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Yes, it is a form of witchcraft. And what do we do with witches?

OKthennext September 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Yes. And truth-telling verboten.

SmutBoffin September 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Obama has yet to kill all people, everywhere (he is not a "hawk"). Therefore, he is responsible whenever anyone kills someone else.

What don't you get?

sullivanst September 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Somehow Bender is more likeable in his human relations:

Hey, sexy mama, wanna kill all humans?

Antispandex September 12, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Could maybe be responsible for the Mountain Meadows massacre…retroactively?

BaldarTFlagass September 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm

You know, it's 100 years since Woodrow Wilson was elected. Coincidence? I think not.

TribecaMike September 12, 2012 at 6:33 pm

"I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something." — Woodrow Wilson

Pap Finn September 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Wow. They're just sitting naked on the floor of their dark, filthy padded cell, gibbering and smearing their own shit in their hair now, aren't they?

Preferred Customer September 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm

"Now?"

Dudleydidwrong September 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm

These monkeys have been throwing poo for a long time. It is just that now it has become a shit storm of absolute fucking stupidity.

CindynEncinitas September 12, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Soy perdido! I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you kill me???

Nowisallthereis September 13, 2012 at 6:19 am

What a beautiful, sweet sentiment. I hope it has hantavirus in it.

Tequila Mockingbird September 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm

We need to do something about our failing education system. We are graduating millions of people in this country who are so lacking in basic analytical skills, they are considering voting for Mitt Romney.

Boojum September 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm

You know, I fundamentally despise eugenecists (Planned Parenthood notwithstanding), but these guys I would weed from the gene pool without more than a momentary hesitation.

sullivanst September 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Nature or nurture? I'm pretty sure it's impossible to be this much of a total dick on just natural talent alone, you have to study and practice.

Boojum September 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Oh, I agree, but I'm also OK with weeding them from the meme pool.

sullivanst September 12, 2012 at 6:34 pm

The meme pool certainly looks like it could use a good chemical shock and the installation of UV treatment after the filter. That thing is sludged up real good.

doloras September 12, 2012 at 6:01 pm

My response to eugenics is thus: if morally degenerate idiots were prevented from breeding, I wouldn't be here, and I think I'm basically okay.

CapnFatback September 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm

I love Bill Maher too!

bobbert September 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I'm afraid it's not really about edumacation. Those millions are not considering voting for Rmoney; they're preparing to vote against Prez O, because, you know.

Negropolis September 13, 2012 at 1:37 am

Because they are fucking ignorant about American because they weren't properly educated about it. Someone needs to teach them that "America" isn't just a trailer park in exurban Mississippi.

DrunkIrishman September 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm

This guy isn't qualified to govern his own garage.

MonkeyMotion September 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Hey — elevators can be very tricky.

Exhausted66 September 12, 2012 at 5:40 pm

His garage is filled with "hardware stuff."

oenspiek September 12, 2012 at 6:26 pm

To be fair, he doesn't have to. That's what ordinary humans are for.

Lucidamente1 September 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I think it safe to say that the skullfucking of the corpse of the retarded Romney campaign has begun.

OzoneTom September 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I need to find out what the great minds over at Free Republic are saying.

prommie September 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

This here, this is an epic comment. Fortunately the Editrix is apparently in the midst of a Hunter Thompsonian road-trip booze and substances binge, so you will be allowed to live.

emmelemm September 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Agreed. That's a two thumbs up comment, if ever there was one.

FakaktaSouth September 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Seriously. I am wishing I had stayed with Ms Becs after Atlanta and just kept on going. I am a great road-trip companion. I would have totally carried her cases and cases of, you know, whatever.

Boojum September 12, 2012 at 4:45 pm

You and me both, sister. I would gladly have been in charge of boobies.

FakaktaSouth September 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm

You are so helpful and you know how we like to keep 'em UP UP UP and out…it IS a lot of work. Dang. I never thought to get a boobie wrangler before.

Preferred Customer September 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm

But can you point to the event that tr1ggered it?

Lucidamente1 September 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Speaking of triggers, the Kenyan impostor said a little while ago "There's a broader lesson to be learned here: Governor Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later."

prommie September 12, 2012 at 5:08 pm

No shit? Awesome!

GunToting[Redacted] September 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I have yet to see any evidence of this "aiming" the Kenyan speaks of.

sullivanst September 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Maybe he'll start aiming his campaign rhetoric after the election. After all, Our Bamz didn't say how much later the aiming would occur.

Arborista September 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm

"There's a broader lesson to be learned here. And I think — you know, Governor Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later. And as president, one of the things I've learned is you can't do that. That, you know, it's important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts. And that you've thought through the ramifications before you make them," Obama said. http://goo.gl/GR8gI

Willardbot9000_V2.5 September 12, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Hah! I posted the T-word and paid for it, damn you Stuef! Actually, I'm kind of torn…I could damn Stuef for making even the T$ig verboten…but then I also must remember because of him several Palinites and possibly the golden grifter herself wept tears of blood-rage, so he did it for a good cause. I could also be pissed at Rebecca for keeping up the weak capitulation to wingnuts…but she runs the site and has large…eyes. So instead, I will be mad at…Romney because he's a fucking car elevator owning, corporate rapist douchebag! Ah, rage redirection complete!

mrpuma2u September 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Never mind that Peggy Noonan threw him under the bus, it's all the lieberal media attacking our brave Willard for speaking truth to powerful negros.

I_P September 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Rubin's quoting John Bolton and Jim "Twatwaffle" Demint? Wow, that's really going the extra mile to justify the unjustifiable.

Lot_49 September 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Bolton and Demint are the intellectual leaders of the Republican Party. Ms Rubin is merely their stenographer, which suits her skill level.

Lincoln, Taft, Buckley, Eisenhower, Goldwater, Palin, Demint…is the pattern clear?

allpurposedream September 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Jennifer Rubin = David Brooks + a penis

fartknocker September 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Mitt: Running for President for 5 years and still doesn't get it.

widestanceromance September 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Willard: on this earth for many more years and still doesn't get it.

BaldarTFlagass September 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm

"Conservative foreign policy hawks, outraged at the media’s circle-the-wagons reaction to the attacks on two embassies, are speaking out in defense of Mitt Romney."

She must read a different internet than me. If only we could get her to say or spell her name backwards, then she would return to Bizarro World for 90 days, after which the election would be over anyway.

ChernobylSoup September 12, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Rubin backwards? Change the b to a g and you've got the totality of her thoughts regarding Obama.

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Rafalca is remaining notably silent.

Jus_Wonderin September 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Horses are notably noble.

Come here a minute September 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm

BREAKING comment from Rafalca, when asked if she agrees with Mitt: "Nay."

ElPinche September 12, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Rafalca is long gone. Many chinese laborers have already packaged her super glue and profits are already building interest in banks all over Cayman islands.

Graham Cracker September 12, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Rafalca's just dancing around the issues.

skmind September 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Going Full Birther would get more of the base fired, Mitt. This shit's weak, so weak that Alaska Palin thinks of a bigger Obama penis when commenting on it.

By the way why are conservative hawks speaking out in defense of Romney. Why are they apologizing for his statements rather than twittering them repeatedly?

Damn, Obama has spawned a whole new generation of apologists!

finallyhappy September 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm

and speaking of penis and Palin- did I miss a story here about Levi's new baby- Breeze Beretta – born today?

Chet Kincaid_ September 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Named after a soiled clothing freshener and a gun?

sullivanst September 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Alaska Palin

Why the fuck would anyone want to ask her?

Chet Kincaid_ September 12, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Palin is catnip, and compels our nastiest snark. That post could not have been more perfect for target practice.

bobbert September 12, 2012 at 8:01 pm

It's kind of refreshing to observe her self-parody tour, while being reasonably sure that she is, at long last, politically irrelevant.

reliefsinn September 13, 2012 at 9:37 am

You know who else was deemed politically irrelevant but came back later on to wreak havoc?

Gorillionaire September 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Rumsfeld, Bolton, hell why not ask Cheney what he thinks. These guys have been so right about absolutely everything all of the time forever.

gullywompr September 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Bolton is NOT going to let his upcoming Secretary of State appointment slip away!

HempDogbane September 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm

He's Newt's Sec. of State. Romney was probably just going to make him NSA head.

viennawoods13 September 12, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Wasn't Romney going to go with Herman Cain? at least, isn't that what Mr 999 suggested?

Nowisallthereis September 13, 2012 at 6:24 am

I thought he was giving it to the sTrumpette.

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 12, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I'm starting to think that Mitt Romney might release his tax returns just to give him something else to talk about.

GeorgiaBurning September 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

The Church might be interested in that, do you tithe on an IRA?

Guppy September 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Versus tithing to the IRA, a la Peter King?

Hera Sent Me September 12, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Everyone's out of step but Johnny.

BaldarTFlagass September 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm

"Mitt Romney Is the Greatest Statesman of All Time"

I won't believe it till I see him in a black and white photo wearing a funky old suit and one of those top hats, outside of the Versailles Palace.

viennawoods13 September 12, 2012 at 5:54 pm

BIG THREE LIBEL!!!

Negropolis September 13, 2012 at 1:41 am

Domestic auto industry libel!

oenspiek September 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Rmoney's masterful diplomatic performance has assured us peace for our time.

Arborista September 12, 2012 at 7:55 pm

chamberlain
came crawling from munich
with one piece of paper
he waved at the camera
peace in our time
oh thank you herr hitler
tell that to the polish
tell that to the jews http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcy5-0OemsI

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm

My favorite piece of Ms. Rubin's article: "Well, Rush Limbaugh hasn't called him a slut yet, so he must still be heavily favored to win the White House."

SigDeFlyinMonky September 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm

They pretend to know what they're talking about and some pretend to believe them. However anyone familiar with traumatic political moments of transformation know this paradigm will not hold. I'm reminded of the Park Service's video at the Yellowstone visitors center showing how to tell a buffalo is getting pissed. These guys are missing all the signals.

BlueStateLibel September 12, 2012 at 4:13 pm

The good news is that when Romney loses the election, he, like many other computer and electronic products, can be recycled so that he won't contribute to our landfills, as the nice EPA explains here: http://tinyurl.com/8lqm5rc

cheetojeebus September 12, 2012 at 5:21 pm

If there isn't already a thread on Maker Blog with neat geeky ideas there soon will be. I was thinking there might be a way to make a bot that smears dogshit all over your lawn.

BlueStateLibel September 12, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Actually, I'm surprised someone hasn't come up with a 3D printed Romney bot that shoots his pistol first and then aims.

Misty Malarky September 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm

And meanwhile, almost half of the country will still vote for Mitt.

chicken_thief September 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Misty, that may be true but it does ruin my buzz… now I'm going to have to start over from scratch.

Barrelhse September 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm

And yet only 1% will actually GET what they thought they voted for.

edgydrifter September 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm

If a giant scabrous wart grew a brain, and that brain was made of lint and puss, it would be functionally indistinguishable from Jennifer Rubin.

badseeds September 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Jennifer Rubin can just go and sit on a dick.

widestanceromance September 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm

We weep while the nation turtles in fear and loathing, but mostly loathing.

LesBontemps September 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

What do you have against dicks?

Boojum September 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm

You had me at scabrous.

Limeylizzie September 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm

The press loyal to John Bolton, Drudge, has a photo of the dead body of the Ambassador on its front page.

ph7 September 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Foxnews.com is running the same pic on their front page now. Got to get the juices flowing to rally a lynch mob for muslims, any muslims will do.

SigDeFlyinMonky September 12, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Or Sikhs.

BerkeleyBear September 12, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Or Hindus. Or Coptic Christians. Or Buddhists.

Or Mexicans, of course.

Fare la Volpe September 12, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Hey don't forget the gays and reverse vampires!

Texan_Bulldog September 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I don't know for sure but were the Libyans trying to get him to medical help (since I heard he was still alive when that was taken) or were they parading him in the streets?

Limeylizzie September 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Oh not sure.

BlueStateLibel September 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm

The NY Times reports that they were trying to get him to medical help.

Negropolis September 13, 2012 at 1:48 am

Trying to get him mto a hospital, which they eventually didi but it was too late. This was a terrorist attack from what it being reported, now.

reliefsinn September 13, 2012 at 9:44 am

Yes, it was Libyans who brought him to the hospital, and a Libyan doctor, of course, who tried to save him.
I also heard that twelve Libyans died trying to protect the Embassy, but that's not going to be mentioned on drudge anytime soon.

BaldarTFlagass September 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

The convenience store workers of America better arm themselves.

anniegetyerfun September 12, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Great. Like the Sikhs haven't been through enough this year.

Maman September 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Will Ms. Rubin be winning that Pulitzer Prize in fiction?

gullywompr September 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm

CONSERVATIVES DETERMINED TO ATTACK AMERICA

Guppy September 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm

17 years too late, I believe.

Rotundo_ September 12, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Try something more like 30 or 40 years.

jesse_berney September 13, 2012 at 5:18 am

Nice.

bumfug September 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Who do we call to get militants to attack little Jennie Rubin and that asshat Bolton?

Barrelhse September 12, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Who do you call? JERKBUSTERS!

thefrontpage September 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
ROMNEY-RYAN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
SEPT. 11, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 11, 2012, Washington, D.C.—Republican presidential candiate Mitt Romney today strongly condemned the plan by President Obama to acknowledge and congratulate at the White House the U.S. athletes who competed and won medals at the 2012 Olympics. "This is shameful–why is our president wasting time congratulating athletes at the White House?" Romney said in an official statement from his campaign office in Bellevue, New York. "I don't think that's the president's job. If I was president, I would never, ever, congratulate any athlete for anything at the White House, and that includes Olympics athletes. I don't understand why the president is congratulating athletes. I mean, the Olympics are clearly an operation supported by Democrats and liberals and lefties."

# # #

GunToting[Redacted] September 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I think you mean "Those who participate in 'sport.'"

SmutBoffin September 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Bill Kristol: "Romney is Right"

Ergo, Romney is wrong.

Troglodeity September 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Anything Bill Kristol says, you can take to the BANK!

(Which will then promptly fold and be taken over by regulators.)

sullivanst September 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Anything Bill Kristol says, you can take to the BANK!

Presumably as a precursor to throwing it in the river.

anniegetyerfun September 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm

"Will Romney follow up this moment with sober foreign policy statements and substantive speeches?"

Haha, no.

sullivanst September 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Your logic is flawless.

i_AM_ready September 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm

You know how Jennifer Rubin's column has that little caricature drawing that makes her look kind of homely? I saw her on MSNBC once and holy cow, she's the ugliest person in the world, the caricature was extremely kind! So the question is, did being physically ugly make her bitter and turn her personality ugly? Or is she a hateful person and the ugly face is just karma?

edgydrifter September 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Anima repulsiva in corpore repulsivo.

i_AM_ready September 12, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Is that latin for six of one, half-dozen of the other?

Also the Iraq such as, when Rubin was on MSNBC, I remember she was saying the stupidest shit, but she seemed so thrilled to be on TV and so smug and pleased with herself because she spoke very fast. But completely unaware that nothing she said made sense. Ugh, she's the worst person in the world.

Boojum September 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm

It means an animated ugly corpse is still ugly. It means that, of course, in some language other than Latin.

Incitefully_Joe September 12, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I'm pretty sure it means that several japanese cartoons feature corpses, and are therefore unpleasant.

Jus_Wonderin September 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I wonder what kind of dog she owns?

widestanceromance September 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

The only kind that would have her: blind.

Barrelhse September 12, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Wait- you mean she's NOT the dog?

BaldarTFlagass September 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Your move, Katherine Lopez.

DahBoner September 12, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Sure, she's as ugly as the day is long, but still she's not short enough and fat enough to even think about dating me, because I'm not a Doctor or Lawyer….

AddHomonym September 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Prince Mitternich!

Mahousu September 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Why are you still running the picture of Clint Eastwood and that empty chair?

Oh, there's an empty suit, too, I guess.

Tundra Grifter September 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm

(r)Money doesn't think the Administration response to the attacks in the Middle East have been strong enough. He critizied the statement from the US Embassy in Cairo.

Only that statement was issued before it was attacked, not after.

Guess he doesn't know the Monday Morning Quarterback is supposed to wait until the game is over.

Meanwhile, for some fun reading check out Jake Tapper's October 20, 2011, piece on (r)Money's five different positions on Libya. It's been almost a year, so he should have another half dozen or so by now…
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/10/wher

RRoccoco September 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I love the smell of desperation in the morning. Smells like victory.

Nostrildamus September 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm
SayItWithWookies September 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm

So what would Mitt and Bolton and noted pork rind Jim DeMint do differently, exactly? This brings to mind one of the Republican debates when Rick Santorum, talking of our involvement in Afghanistan, said essentially that he'd do either more or less than what President Obama was doing, but it wouldn't be the same thing. This is the type of strategic thinking these fuckin' geniuses are deploying right now. Can you imagine (or just remember) what they'd do if they were in charge?

sullivanst September 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm

They would direct their embassies to issue the following statement:

Hah, fuck you, towelheads. Burn!

And then the mob would burn. The entire embassy, with everyone in it.

Ruhe September 12, 2012 at 4:57 pm

The general public probably thinks of "Diplomacy" as a whimpy, servile discipline involving the practiced art of obsequiousness and ass-kissing. Probably an impression left by so many viewings of that "Trouble with Tribles" episode of Star Trek. But the reality is that Diplomacy is hard. It involves a lot of tongue-holding and a lot of keeping your eye on the long term goal. The fact that Mitt and Bolton seem to think it's easy and the right moves are obvious is probably an indicator that they don't know what they are talking about.

SigDeFlyinMonky September 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm

GOP – Not Up To The Task.

Tundra Grifter September 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Look at (r)Money's defense of the universal health care plan in Massachusetts. He just says it isn't the same thing as "ObamaCare" and that's that.

MonkeyMotion September 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm

You know, I think Obama did plant Mittens just to steal the election.

BaldarTFlagass September 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm

It's as good an explanation as any other I've heard.

emmelemm September 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm

He planted him RETROACTIVELY, since Mitt was "running" the last time around, too.

How's that for seven-level chess?

Boojum September 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm

He planted him in France, when the real Mitt Romney was declared dead at the scene, his corpse whisked away, and the only evidence of injury being surgery ON HIS FACE!!!*

Wake up, sheeple!

*This is all true.

DahBoner September 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm

History!

LesBontemps September 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Shorter Jennifer Rubin: Obama murders America's diplomats.

HogeyeGrex September 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

And true to form, the Romney campaign now says…

Questions & Answers:

Don’t you think it was appropriate for the embassy to condemn the controversial movie in question? Are you standing up for movies like this?

Governor Romney rejects the reported message of the movie. There is no room for religious hatred or intolerance.

Precisely what he was criticizing earlier.

Is there any issue he can't try to hold both sides of? Is apple pie bad for America, Mitt? Is mom a dirty whore? Feck.

BaldarTFlagass September 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

"Baseball, hotdogs, apple pie and Chevrolet."

Well, we know what he thinks about Chevrolet.

carlgt1 September 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm

apple pie is only OK for America if you eat the top off it – because the unhealthy butter sinks to the bottom….

gullywompr September 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Dammit Romney, make up your mind – is America's biggest enemy Obama, or the Russians?

Ruhe September 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm

John Bolton is itching for a fight. Weird.

GeorgiaBurning September 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Send him to Libya. He won't need to pack much.

anniegetyerfun September 12, 2012 at 4:45 pm

It's probably just mustache lice.

Boojum September 12, 2012 at 4:57 pm

I tried to thumb you up so much, Intensedebate had an orgasm.

YouBetcha September 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Someone hand him a firearm, a helmet, and drop him from a plane over Natanz. War with Iran? No, really, you first, Mr. Bolton. Go ahead. We'll be right behind you.

slowhansolo September 12, 2012 at 6:10 pm

For someone else to fight on his behalf, you mean? He doesn't look like he'd be very good at it.

Terry September 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm

There used to be this quaint notion of politics stopping at the border. I wonder what happened to that?

Boojum September 12, 2012 at 4:57 pm

The same thing that happened to everything good: Republicans.

Tundra Grifter September 12, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Terry:

The Vandenberg Doctrine – domestic politics stop at the water's edge.

In (r)Money's world, "domestic politics" means you aren't getting along with your maid.

qwerty42 September 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Clearly the Israeli Foreign Ministry is not as clued in as either the Mittster or Jennifer, what with statements like this:
Yigal Palmor, the spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, said in a telephoned statement: “Nobody knows who he is. He is totally unknown in filmmaking circles in Israel. And anything he did — he is not doing it for Israel, or with Israel, or through Israel in any way.” Mr. Palmor also called the filmmaker “a complete loose cannon and an unspeakable idiot.”
Also h/t to DougJ at Balloon Juice

emmelemm September 12, 2012 at 4:46 pm

"unspeakable idiot"

Unfortunately, we have a surfeit of those over in these United States.

FlownOver September 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm

More unfortunately, these unspeakable idiots appear to have no difficulty speaking a great deal.

prommie September 12, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Not like they are going to out one of their agents provacateurs. Hey, thats French, Morticia!

FakaktaSouth September 12, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Oui, Gomez, c'est vrai! Et tres chaud…tu es un provacateur aussi…

sullivanst September 12, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Not like they are going to out one of their agents provacateurs.

Yeah, I'd prefer that they keep what underwear they wear under wraps.

bobbert September 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Oh, now that's magic underwear.

Preferred Customer September 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm

"Unspeakable idiot?" Since when is John Bolton a filmmaker?

Arborista September 12, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Well, trailer trash- not a filmmaker…

smashedinhat September 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

The shrill whine of machinery over rotating and flying apart is normally not music to my ears. But this is just awesome!

Jus_Wonderin September 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I can even hear that time honored sound effect of springs being thrown "boing".

Tundra Grifter September 12, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Or a slide whistle slowly opening…

sullivanst September 12, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Sad trombone.

HogeyeGrex September 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

That's just David Axelrod's boner.

StealthMuslin September 12, 2012 at 4:30 pm

It's like someone accidentally loaded the Palin program into the Mittbot.

Jus_Wonderin September 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Oh my god. Everybody stand back!!!

ThankYouJeebus September 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Venkman warned us not to cross the streams.

viennawoods13 September 12, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Unless fighting the Staypuft Marshmallow Man, and Newt's no longer in the race.

widestanceromance September 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm

It is rather early for Willard to suspend his campaign to go save the Middle East, isn't it?

SayItWithWookies September 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm

No — in fact, that sounds like a fine idea.

GunToting[Redacted] September 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I'll help him pack!

Arborista September 12, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I'm absolutely in favor of him suspending his campaign, but if you thought McCain's rendition of "Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" was off-key, imagine Romney's version…

Estproph September 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Why isn't it illegal to be Jennifer Rubin?

rocktonsam September 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm

"Fuck it, I'm going back to practice for the debates. Send the widow some flowers with my condolences."

M. Rmoney

Veritas78 September 12, 2012 at 6:38 pm

"Unless he was gay, in which case pin his corpse to the ground and cut his hair."

BornInATrailer September 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Asking Bolton any question where the affirmative is more aggression in our stance towards a Muslim nation is like asking Wimpy if he wants a hamburger.

metamarcisf September 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Bolton is a no-talent ass-clown.

sullivanst September 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm

You're too kind. Far too kind.

Rotundo_ September 12, 2012 at 5:51 pm

At the pinnacle of his existence he didn't make it to "no talent ass-clown" levels of achievement. I suspect the mustachioed dunderfuck will never get there. He is everything wrong with the conservative mindset in one disgusting package.

Incitefully_Joe September 12, 2012 at 5:27 pm

"I would gladly pay you $1.4 trillion Tuesday for a war in the Middle-East today."

finallyhappy September 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Are there lots of people here who don't know who Wimpy is? I mean I do but I am so old

Chet Kincaid_ September 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Well, Incitefully_Joe is just a precocious 13 year old, and he knows Wimpy's shtick!

(Just horsin' around, as I hold Joe in high regard, in case he doesn't know.)

emmelemm September 12, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I'm not THAT old, and I know who Wimpy is.

HistoriCat September 12, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I'm not THAT old … the true Wonkette battle cry.

emmelemm September 13, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Hush, you.

Negropolis September 13, 2012 at 1:53 am

I'm a 20-something and know who Wimpy is. My dad even took me to that horrible live-action Popeye movie. Ugh. It was worse than Flintstones; Viva Rock Vegas.

sullivanst September 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Genius 9/11 by Romney.

Kicked it off by calling foreign policy, the theme of the day and the single policy area in which a President has most direct influence, a distraction and a shiny object, and ends it by deliberately violating recent norms of Presidential campaigning to launch a particularly vile slimeattack based on a fiction, in the area of foreign policy.

Perfection.

I want this man out of the news, stat. Just, quit already Mitt, OK? Fucking go home and shut the fuck up.

JohnnyQuick September 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I'm with you. I'm almost out of snark for this one.

I know that what Mitt and his admirers(?!) have done so many things, from layoffs to standing against women's rights, targeting gays, racist dog whistles to melt Seamus' ears… And those are as bad as this. But this novel campaign strategy from Boston of FUCKING TROLLING THE DEATHS OF US GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL in a foreign land… it's too fucking immediate this time.

littlebigdaddy September 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm

MITTENZ UR DOING IT RONG

Chet Kincaid_ September 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm

…Ann said, as his bumbling tongue slobbered laboriously on her kneecap.

OldWhiteLies September 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm

For some unfathomable reason, I feel the need to point out the cohabitation of the words elan and behest, in this story.

pdiddycornchips September 12, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I hooked up with a girl in college once named Elan. she was a behest in bed.

metamarcisf September 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Yes. While running an errand at work just now in the company car, I got to hear Newt Gingrich on Hannity explain how this event is a game changer in the campaign and that Obama has just handed the erection to Romney.

Jus_Wonderin September 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm

"that Obama has just handed the erection to Romney."

I wish. Ewwwww.

qwerty42 September 12, 2012 at 5:07 pm

"Obama just handed the e(l)ection to Romney" … wtf? Is Newt on drugs? Mitt just failed the "3 AM phone call" test. The President is already saying

…Gov. Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later

Geminisunmars September 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm

The Preznident continued with "It's important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts and that you've thought through the ramifications before you make them."

He is such an elitist.

qwerty42 September 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm

He is such an elitist.
Yeah. Following the remark with an appropriately presidential statement. Kinda twisting the knife.
Larrison devotes a column to "When Slogans are Not Enough", and that about captures it. Romney has no idea about foreign policy, has surrounded himself with the worst foreign policy advisers he could, and now he will suffer for it.

Geminisunmars September 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm

I just hope it is Romney that suffers

Tundra Grifter September 12, 2012 at 5:55 pm

That's good news for Mrs. Romney…

PinkoPopulist September 12, 2012 at 4:51 pm

John Bolton is still alive????

GunToting[Redacted] September 12, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Yes. Breitbart, however, is thankfully still fertilizer.

viennawoods13 September 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Always worth a thumbs up.

jakegittes September 12, 2012 at 4:51 pm

[Snark off] Anybody wanna bet me that the Israeli Mossad doesn't have something to do with all of this?

MosesInvests September 12, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I'll take that bet.

Rotundo_ September 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Kicking a giant turd with all one's might and then pausing to lament the stink it raises. Hardly original, I would think they could have done something far better and more to the point. This is too broad a swipe, had it been some false flag shit that pointed everyone's attention to Iran, I would buy the theory wholesale. This is just some asshole with an axe to grind and evidently a death wish (as almost every mullah this side of hell has called a fatwa on his ass). Too amateurish, much like Mitt's approach to it.

jakegittes September 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm

So why have we heard nothing in this country about this Prophet Mohammad bashing film up until this incident? Why did the embassy attacks happen on 9/11? Why did this shit happen with less than 2 months before the election? Unless somebody with "false flag" aspirations wanted to get the biggest bang for their buck for an "amateurish" operation like this one.

All Mossad had to do in this electronic age is position itself to circulate a bull shit rumor that they knew would inflame the populace in very unstable countries. Then when nobody was looking, somebody goes in and kills four people just to make it all that much worse.

sullivanst September 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

You're a bit behind on your conspiracy theorizing… the attack certainly seems like it might've been planned in advance. The Prophet-bashing film we probably never heard about because it was made by a total nobody.

jakegittes September 12, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Who was that "total nobody?" Do we know anything about him or her? And the fact that it was a "total nobody" means that it more easily can become the subject of a rumor that the operatives can launch upon the populace out of nowhere. The Libyan and Egyptian masses don't know what the hell is making the rounds in Merka on the internets. But if somebody tells them that it's a film in Merka with wide circulation that is blasphemous, boy, will that piss people off in a hurry.

I saw Joe Klein on Morning Joke this morning and he was livid with Netanyahu for immersing himself in the outcome of the November election, Netanyahu being one the neo-con of all neo-cons. I've never seen Klein that animated, exasperated and emotional about any issue.

I'm just tellin' y'all. There's something more here than meets the eye. And don't get me wrong. I'm not some wild-eyed anti-Semite if that's what you're thinking.

But after the events of the last decade, I don't trust the official story in the least.

bearperney September 13, 2012 at 12:26 am

…and why does it happen just after Netanyahu shows up to put pressure on President Obama to attack Iran? Too much coincidence here!

mavenmaven September 12, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Its pretty clear that it was made by and for Coptic Christians with the help of Steve Klein, an evangelical Christian.

jakegittes September 12, 2012 at 7:02 pm

With the help of whom? Or what?

mavenmaven September 12, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Other middle eastern expatriates. They aren't so helpless that they need the Jooz for everything: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/

jakegittes September 12, 2012 at 11:40 pm

So the film is made by Coptic Christians with the help of some other flavor of Christianity amply interspersed with nuts and candied fruit. Proof positive that the CIA and/or the Mossad had no hand in it.

MosesInvests September 12, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Confirmed by AP: the jackhole who made this film is a Coptic Christian and convicted felon (fraud) named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. Extensive ties to Fundie Christian anti-Islam hate groups.

jakegittes September 12, 2012 at 11:37 pm

With no ties whatsoever to the CIA or the Mossad or both. But even if not, still the producer of an obscure piece of shit youtube "gem" that the company boys get to to dust off and use just when they think it might have some utility.

Negropolis September 13, 2012 at 1:58 am

I doubt it. But, what is pretty clear is that a whole plethora of characters from Bibi to some crazy clerics clearly took advantage of 9/11 to get their point across in the most negative and dangerous of ways, and everyone who did it should be absolutely ashamed of themselves.

PinkoPopulist September 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Seriously though, who the fuck goes out seeking John Bolton for commentary on anything of relevance?!?! I mean that is sheer genius. Jennifer Rubin deserves all the plaudits coming her way.

Misty Malarky September 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm

"There's a broader lesson to be learned here: Governor Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later," Mr Obama told CBS.

"And as president, one of the things I've learned is you can't do that — it's important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts and that you've thought through the ramifications before you make them."

Flood of right wing whining and tearfully demanding an apology in 3 . . . 2 . . .

FlownOver September 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm

OK, here's just the right apology:

Go fuck yourselves. A whole lot.

carlgt1 September 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm

it's like his faux pas in London for the Olympics — only much more ghastly, cynical, venal, vapid, and un-Presidential!

Serfville September 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm

THAT was a disaster! How can a would be Prez go over in such a happy, friendly time as the summer Olympics & piss of the entire European Union? How can that even be done? Didn't the PM of Britain give a scathing speech about Mittens on the Parliment floor after that disaster "good will tour" ha ha of Europe? Mittens dropped in the polls after that nightmare. If a Prez can't handle a softball like the Olympics what would he do in a real Foreign emergency? Obama needs to nail him on above the way he nailed him on Bain relentlessly.

ManchuCandidate September 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Warrior, leader, diplomat, man of wisdom, deep thinker and fountain of compassion.

These are words that can never be used to describe Willard Mittens Money Badger Romboto unless you're Jennifer Rubin who seems to be paid shill or harbors a lust so great for the Mormoni Shegetz.

prommie September 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Who could have imagined the Israelis would try to provoke a war between the US and all Muslims and also influence the outcome of a presidential election so that a neocon (read that as "Likud") puppet would be elected and declare war on all muslims?

Doing it on the anniversary of 9-11, that takes a special amount of chutzpah.

MosesInvests September 12, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Umm, in case you haven't been keeping up, Netanyahu is alone on this sh*t. Everyone, and I mean *everyone* in the Israeli defense and intelligence community is saying that Bibi's being an idiot, the vast majority of Israelis are against a war, and I don't for a minute believe that Mossad would do something this foolish just on Bibi's say-so.
Also, too, Mossad presumably would've made a better movie if they were going to to something that stupid.

jakegittes September 13, 2012 at 9:26 am

Netanyahu isn't entirely "alone" on this shit. He has lots of other neocon support in this country, in Israel and probably in the Mossad and the CIA. The reality, however is that in all four of these communities, the neocon numbers are dwindling. But, they don't go down without a fight. They're a belligerent sort. And, just like the Right Wing in general in this country, the will of the majority just doesn't matter to them, because they are right. They are always right. And they will always try to get their way, whether it's through trick or device or voter suppression.

We can always be hopeful though that ultimately they will be exposed and their self-imposed messianic, apocalyptic vision of humanity will end up on the ash heaps of history.

pdiddycornchips September 12, 2012 at 6:09 pm

That's a bangin' conspiracy theory. I'm not too sure how having Egypt and Libya inflamed really helps Israel though. Then there's the whole problem of convincing the electorate that we should bomb (who? Iran? Didn't this happen in Libya?) them and the very best person to do that wouldn't be the guy who's been sending terrorists the gift of martyrdom as soon as they pop their toweled heads out of their caves. Other than that, it's a fine conspiracy theory.

anniegetyerfun September 12, 2012 at 6:52 pm

You assume that real Murkans know the difference between "Libya" and "Iran". It's time to bomb some Muzzies, and it doesn't matter where!

MosesInvests September 12, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Breaking: Per AP, "Sam Bacile" is actually a Coptic Christian named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who has extensive ties to fundie Christian hate groups. (Also, too, a convicted felon).

barto September 12, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Certainly we haven't exhausted the list of things he can fuck up yet, have we? Good times ahead!

Doktor Zoom September 12, 2012 at 5:07 pm

James Fallows at the Atlantic nails it: "Mitt Romney Drops His 3 AM Phone Call"

In short, when faced with a 3 a.m. test, he reacted immediately, rather than having the instinct to wait. And after he waited, he mistook this as a moment for partisanship rather than for at least the appearance of statesmanlike national unity. The irony, of course, is that resisting the partisan impulse today would have been the greatest possible boost to his horse-race prospects two months from now.

Think of this temperament and these instincts in a command role, and with stakes much higher than they were today.

RemyLeHeaux September 12, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Jon Kyl has gone and said something so stupid, only a White Male Republican could think to say it. Apparently the Embassy was told it asked to be "raped" er… by one of its inhabitants?: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/jon-k

Jus_Wonderin September 12, 2012 at 5:21 pm

The mind boggles. I am not sure my mind can take all this boggling.

bobbert September 12, 2012 at 7:14 pm

#notintendedtobeafactualstatement

Chet Kincaid_ September 12, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Fucking Christ, it's all about rape for them, isn't it???

thefrontpage September 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
ROMNEY-RYAN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
SEPT. 12, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 12, 2012, Washington, D.C.—Republican presidential candiate Mitt Romney said today that he is strongly criticizing President Obama and other administration officials for conducting what he deemed "inadequate" and "under-performing" and "disappointing" remembrance ceremonies on Patriot Day, Veterans Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Easter, Hannukah and Christmas during the last year. "These proclamations, statements, ceremonies, prayer services and speeches to mark these important American holidays, such as Christmas, are inadquate, under-performing and disappointing for a president," Romney said in speeches to supporters at two appearances in Sykesville, Md., and at St. Elizabeths in Washington, D.C. "These observances of these holidays were shameful. If I was president, I would give better proclamations, statements, ceremonies, prayer services and speeches, because I am a Republican."

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prommie September 12, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Gawker has a photo of that ratbastard prick fuckstick cocksucker fucktard walking from the podium immediately after these ratbastard fuckhead shitfuck remarks, and the fucking nervy motherfucker is smirking his fucking ass off, the cocksucking motherfucking fuckhead.

finallyhappy September 12, 2012 at 5:36 pm

so you still kind of like him, right?

viennawoods13 September 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Fuckin' poetry, man.

docterry6973 September 12, 2012 at 6:56 pm

That smirk tells me that Romney is a far worse human being than I thought he was. He looks like someone who just got his toadies to pin a kid down and shear off his hair.

mr bojangles September 12, 2012 at 7:03 pm

what she said.

prommie September 12, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I aint no she, thats my avatar

FakaktaSouth September 12, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Haha, I told you, you're a such a girl. A pretty girl.

prommie September 13, 2012 at 10:10 am

You are much much better at that than I am.

MissNancyPriss September 12, 2012 at 8:23 pm

They can give him one of those W Bush Cyrano de Bergerac backpacks for the debates but it's physically impossible to wipe that smirk off his face.

Weenus299 September 12, 2012 at 5:19 pm

But he's not a witch.

Mapmonger September 12, 2012 at 5:22 pm

>10 PRINT "CHRIST, WHAT AN ASSHOLE!";
>20 GOTO 10
RUN

christianmuslin September 12, 2012 at 5:24 pm

What, none of these republican foreign policy experts suggested the assult in Libya as a reason to bomb Iran?

HistoriCat September 12, 2012 at 5:46 pm

John Bolton will be out saying that just as soon as he takes care of a personal issue. Now can someone give him some lotion and a box of tissues?

Doktor Zoom September 12, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Maybe Mitt could enhance his credibility by taking a tank ride

MinAgain September 12, 2012 at 5:27 pm

You learn something new every day. For example, today I learned that "statesman" apparently means the same thing as "craven, opportunistic liar".

fuflans September 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm

well this is going well.

Chet Kincaid_ September 12, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Mitt's gaffes are as calming as yoga, aren't they? (Buddhist chimes)

fuflans September 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm

HA! i just got back from yoga – where i laughed at a mitt gaffe in a spectacular lack of focus

Arborista September 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Comments on Foreign Policy's story on this are overwhelmingly Drudge… http://bit.ly/RSAMA5

Serfville September 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm

What might a future historian think? That Bush, Cheney & the rest of the thieves & despots that ran this country into the ground for 8 years are at the core of this event. If we would have gone into and out of Afghanistan quickly in 2001 & done what we needed to do, the rest of the world & yes I believe the Middle East & even extremists in their heart of hearts would have seen the justification of such an action. But Iraq?????? A protracted insane war in Afghanistan???? Are you kidding? And who were the architects of those insane, worthless endless wars? Who? The core of all of this hatred that has exploded towards the US falls firmly in the laps of Bush, his owner Cheney & company.
I think this is going to get worse frankly.

Chet Kincaid_ September 12, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Barry tried to warn them, back then. Dumb wars, indeed.

Serfville September 12, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Correct! And he was practically the lone person to vote against the war. It was a very brave stance to take at the time.

bobbert September 12, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Well, he wasn't in the Senate at the time, so I'm not sure what vote you are thinking of.

fuflans September 12, 2012 at 5:46 pm

i'm not clicking on anything by 'jennifer rubin'

sck007 September 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I’m still waiting to see that ‘funny’ and still-makes-me-laugh side of Mitt Romney that his wife’s always talking about. So far I’m still under the impression he’s either a tax-evading jerkoff or he is laundering money through the Caymans to fund terrorists. Either way, they both come with jail terms.

Tundra Grifter September 12, 2012 at 5:50 pm

(r)Money has more positions than Jenna Jameson.

Jus_Wonderin September 12, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Though, it seems he has a favorite.

Tundra Grifter September 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Missionary?

Detesticle September 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Jennifer's boss editors at the WashPost are "the media" doing the "circle-the-wagons" dance. Awkward, or all in the family? http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-death-

viennawoods13 September 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Fuck you, Mitt. Just, fuck you.

Arborista September 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

With Jennifer Rubin's dick…

slowhansolo September 12, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Rubin might be most loathsome human being I've ever seen from afar, if it wasn't for Romney.

DahBoner September 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

the greatest statesman snakesman

WHITE ROBOT SPEAKS WITH FORKED INPUT TASTE RECEPTOR

T3rbo September 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Yeah, Mitt, about that
http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/09/report

The Romney camp will release a statement (before the bombs are launched) saying we didn't bomb them hard enough

Incitefully_Joe September 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Incidentally, Red State has apparently decided to get ahead of the curve and start writing pieces that just completely assume for no reason that not only is Sam Basile a real person, but he's a total librul.

Let's just recall that Redstate is edited by Ewick Ewickson, and Ewick is also employed by CNN. Because CNN does not believe in journalistic ethics (i.e, "don't make shit up out of whole cloth") either.

::Edited to add::
Also, too.

Arborista September 12, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Well, if he doesn't exist, he can't sue them for libel…

thefrontpage September 12, 2012 at 6:23 pm

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
CLINT EASTWOOD INSTITUTE FOR THE POLITICALLY INSANE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 12, 2012, Carmel, Calif.—Clint Eastwood, the president, chairman and chief executive officer of the lowly-regarded Clint Eastwood Institute for the Politically Insane, stated today that even he was surprised at the stupidity and ignorance of Mitt Romney's comments made on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, about the terrorist attacks on the American Consulate in Libya. "God, even my rambling, ranting and raving incoherent and non-sensical bit of improvisational performance art at the Republican Horrorfest wasn't as stupid, igorant and offensive as Romney's stupid, ignorant comment on the attack in Libya. What a moron! Maybe I'll vote for Obama after all. I mean, most of my political viewpoints are liberal, left and Democratic anyway." The Clint Eastwood Institute for the Politically Insane, or CEIPI, is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people who have gone insane in regards to their political viewpoints. CEIPI is funded by grants from the American Psychological Association, the American Medical Association and PETA.

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Chet Kincaid_ September 12, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Damnit, are you trolling us or aren't you?! Just out and say it!!

Barrelhse September 12, 2012 at 6:27 pm

And of course, re: Jennifer, "If my dog was that ugly I'd shave his ass and make him walk backwards!"

BlueStateLibel September 12, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Rmoney ought to consider firing his mouth or his entire staff, preferably both.

sullivanst September 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm

But he shoots his mouth of every day.

Chet Kincaid_ September 12, 2012 at 8:03 pm

With his small varmint gun.

bobbert September 12, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Wait, he's a walrus?

sullivanst September 12, 2012 at 8:13 pm

If you will.

viennawoods13 September 12, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Curse you. Beat me to it.

doloras September 12, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Imagine if some wise-ass Hindu made a video of Jesus fucking a sheep. Imagine how many riots there'd be in the US. These Christianists doth protest too much.

sullivanst September 12, 2012 at 6:51 pm

But that's totally different. Because, uh, Jesus.

mavenmaven September 12, 2012 at 6:58 pm

For the record, there are no shortage of those in the middle east. The three religions have been going at it for many centuries in those holy lands.

Negropolis September 13, 2012 at 2:01 am

Hell, imagine how many riots there'd be in India.

Living in Joy September 12, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I am reminded today that our foreign service diplomats work behind the scenes and in dangerous situations for our safety. Not everyone can get a posting to Paris.

iburl September 12, 2012 at 6:46 pm

John Bolton needs to be eaten by the Shaggy D.A.

BarackMyWorld September 12, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Neo-Cons: a Circle of Jerk of Jerks.

ttommyunger September 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm

So much for politics stopping at the water's edge. Nice work, Mittens, that circular firing squad idea is primo.

Aridzona September 12, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Romney/Ryan criticize White House Soup of the Day. Lobster bisque is too gay, gazpacho is too ethnic. In a Romney presidency, only real American soup will be served in the White House — minestrone.

4TheTurnstiles September 12, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Naw, that shit's vegetarian, and that means Lesbian. A Bain man's interested in a good masculine job-creating profit margin, not fuckin bulgur and carrots. Job creation like this:
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/romne

CindynEncinitas September 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm

And then Twatwaddle, who gets paid in baby's blood by the I Don't Give a Fuck About Anyone But Myself Institute, said blah, blah, blah. Whatever.

mrblifil September 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Did that **** Andrea Saul really criticize Obama for not taking questions (presumably of the "heated election season controversy" variety) at a formal reaction to the murder of a US diplomat. Who the fuck ARE these people? Is there a single social norm they see fit to apply to themselves? If her family died of smoke inhalation from being trapped in a burning building, would she hold a press conference and take questions? Because I have one in mind in particular: Andrea why are you such a fucking ****?

clblabin September 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Can't snark. Fuck this man for reveling in the deaths of four people who were serving their country. The Dems are now the party of patriotism and national security. Enjoy that new political landscape, Republicans, you'll be seeing it for a while.

mr bojangles September 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

next time just say 'i am deeply saddened by these events, my heart goes out the families of the deceased.'

go ahead, you can have it for free.

emmelemm September 12, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I'm sure you could find many volunteers who would work for free.

prommie September 12, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I am actually too fucking tired to hobble to the car and go home. I need someone to wrangle my crippled ass out of here.

bobbert September 12, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Boobie wrangler — now you've done it.

FakaktaSouth September 12, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Aight. Hop on. I am very strong, in spite of my work out hiatus, you will be fine.

Boojum September 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm

You wrangle Prommie; I got the boobies covered.

sullivanst September 12, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Cui bono?Dustups in Egypt and Libya distract attention from Iran, which seems at odds with what Netanyahu would like. A neocon wishing to boost Romney's chances would be very unlikely to want to stir up a foreign policy brouhaha on the very same day that a Romney foreign policy advisor was published saying foreign policy and national security were a “distraction” and just another “shiny object”, and in fact would quite likely be aware of Mr. Romney's profound weakness on the subject and be in agreement with his campaign that it should be kept out of the discussion to the greatest extent possible.

jakegittes September 12, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Cui bono? To the goal of getting Rmoney elected after which time, it's clear sailing to launching all sorts of attacks on Iran, without question.

sullivanst September 12, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Which is why I'm convinced he didn't do it. Romney fucking up the response completely was entirely predictable. Netanyahu may be many awful things (he is), but he's not stupid.

jakegittes September 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm

This is where I beg to differ. I think the neocons have gotten so desperate that their better judgment has been affected. I think that Netanyahu and the neocons are of the belief that an event like this will inflame enough of the American populace to swing the election. I think they've miscalculated. i think that enough Americans have become suspicious of the official story anymore so as to reduce the numbers of those fence-sitters that used to go along with the jingoistic line. Moreover, Americans are weary of war. All of the polls so indicate. What the miscalculating neocons are guilty of is thinking if they could get away with it once, they can get away with it again. The times they have changed.

Arborista September 12, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I dunno- sounds too much like boobie mangler…

redarmyzombie September 14, 2012 at 2:58 am

I believe he retroactively aimed it.

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