the coming romnirvana

The Solution To Our Troubled World’s Ills: Mitt Romney

romney's presidency, minus the stupid blue shitAfter spending Tuesday and Wednesday feverishly blaming Obama for opening the doors of our embassies to al Qaeda and offering them lemonade and cookies with their jihad, Mitt Romney is now advancing his prescription for the world’s ills, which is a healthy dose of Vitamin Mitt.

“There’s a pretty compelling story that if you had a President Romney, you’d be in a different situation,” Romney adviser Richard Williamson told the Washington Post. “For the first time since Jimmy Carter, we’ve had an American ambassador assassinated.”

And what is that compelling case, Mr. Williamson?

He blamed the attack that killed Stevens on Obama’s handling of the region, arguing that the Muslim world would have held the hypothetical Romney administration of 2008-2012 in much greater esteem, which would have prevented violent protests over an anti-Muslim film like the one that led to Stevens’s death.

We think this is the clearest possible indication that the best  possible solution to our world’s problems is to elect Mitt Romney President of the World Forever. Peace through Romney. Strength through Romney. World class fucking through wearing Romney masks. It is all possible if we simply make the right choice this November.

Will you deny that opportunity to your children?

[Talking Points Memo]

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    1. Toomush_Infer

      Not trying to get banhammered, but in Mitt's case, that's ReTARDIS…..and, of course, it's in his magic underpants…

      1. BerkeleyBear

        Because one's a make believe character living in an alternate universe where he will rule his own planet, and the other is a charming TV show?

    2. lumpenprole

      I'd kinda enjoy watching an episode where the Dr. had to stop Mormon time travel mischief – giving Jesus a South American tour and snatching early hominids in order to drop them off in Missouri.

      1. BerkeleyBear

        Just like the old Chucks, then. I recall when they first brought back the "retro" edition lowtops, supposedly as actual basketball shoes, in the 80s (a few years after the skaters started wearing custom colored versions and popularizing them again). I looked at them and said who the fuck would willingly torture their feet like that if they could wear Jordans or anything with some arch support.

        How little I understood about fashion.

    1. Generation[redacted]

      When I see Mittens do his little song and dance, I have to wonder who dug up Michigan J. Frog after all these years.

    1. LibertyLover

      This world can only get better after the rapture, leaving only Wonketeers and cockroaches to rule the world!

  1. Terry

    "He blamed the attack that killed Stevens on Obama’s handling of the region, arguing that the Muslim world would have held the hypothetical Romney administration of 2008-2012 in much greater esteem, which would have prevented violent protests over an anti-Muslim film like the one that led to Stevens’s death."

    No, if Romney had been president from 2008-2012, we'd be at war with the United Kingdom.

        1. sullivanst

          Pshaw! Clotted cream should only be served with scones, heathen!

          Of course, there'd be a civil war to fight about whether you should spread the cream first, then the jam, or vice-versa.

  2. hagajim

    What a complete fucking asshat this guy is. He also said in an interview with Georgy boy Stephanopolis that middle income was between $200K and $250K…fucking clueless moron is fucking clueless.

    1. 1stNewtontheMoon

      In fairness, he understood Steph's question to be "middle man" income (banker speak for non-Wall St. financial services sorts). These guys are unaware of an American economy or jobs that exist outside the "financial services" industry.

      1. actor212

        No, that's not what he said at all. No way you can take that interpretation in context:

        MITT ROMNEY: Number one, reduce tax burdens on middle-income people. So no one can say my plan is going to raise taxes on middle-income people, because principle number one is keep the burden down on middle-income taxpayers.

        GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Is $100,000 middle income?

        MITT ROMNEY: No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less.

        Now, I linked to the transcript because there is absolutely no mention of "Middle Man", but a talk about the Feldstein study about charitable and mortgage interest deductions

        1. BornInATrailer

          Yeah, I'm getting irritated with this already. You can bark about 250k being the upper limit of middle class as perhaps high. But for fuck's sake do not claim he was saying 200k was the floor.

          That is some seriously dishonest shit. Leave that "you didn't build that" nonsense to Mitt's campaign.

        2. Callyson

          When I called Mittens out on that on HuffyPo, some troll came back at me with "So did Obama" (in an apparent reference to Obama's desire to maintain tax cuts for those with incomes below $250K.) Putting aside the question of whether he actually said people with this amount of money were middle class (I haven't seen a direct quote where he did so, unlike the one from Mittens that you've got), I pointed out one major difference: Obama does not want to raise taxes on this group, whereas Mittens does. Troll had nothing to counter that…

    2. Jus_Wonderin

      Woohoo. Who knew. I am middle class and I don't make anywhere near that. Is Romney giving me a big, fat raise?

        1. GunToting[Redacted]

          I thought it was only the "very poorz" who get the safety net. Us real poorz (making between $20k – $200k) are fucked.

        1. comrad_darkness

          Oh man. You remind me the mattress really needs to go. I don't even have that on my list. It does keep me exercising religiously because otherwise my back gives out. So there is that.

  3. KeepFnThatChicken

    So now Obama's not a Muslin? Next thing you know, there'll be a complaint about him not being black enough.

  4. 1stNewtontheMoon

    This man needs to focus on the middle eastern region of the Planet Kolob (where Mitt is already president).

  5. Oblios_Cap

    “There’s a pretty compelling story that if you had a President Romney, you’d be in a different situation,”

    Probably the only true statement to come out of Willard's campaign so far. But not for the reason they're citing.

  6. freakishlywrong

    I hope these jackholes realize that when they cheat, suppress votes and end up buying the election, the U.S. of A is going to look a lot like "Muslim world". (Do they mean the Middle East? Sheeesh!)

    1. sullivanst

      Yeah I know, I mean it's not like the country with the world's largest muslim population is Indonesia, or anything. Nor like the second largest is Pakistan.

    2. Self-Uploader

      I'm probably wrong, but I'm beginning to think that he's been such a fucktard that if the election was stolen, there might actually be rioting and people taking it the street instead of the supreme court like in 2000.

    1. C_R_Eature

      I knew there was another one! What a bunch of frightfully stupid, desperate people.

      A Seperate Reality , by Willard "Mitt" Romney.

      1. actor212

        See, I was prepared for that argument, and I'll counter by saying he was a diplomat and so the last *diplomat* (i.e. non-combatant American government official) to be killed overseas.

        1. GunToting[Redacted]

          Sure, but MittBot's language parser distinguishes between "ambassador" and "Diplomat." Logic circuits FTW.


      Foley wasn't an ambassador.

      That said, the last American Ambassador to be assassinated was Arnold Raphel, ambassador to Pakistan, under REAGAN. He died in the same "mysterious" plane crash as President Zia ul-Haq. However, this doesn't fit with Mitt's narrative because 25 years ago the Republicans were best buddies with Islamists like ul-Haq; much easier to blame Carter.

    3. BerkeleyBear

      I'll add this:…. That's a list of the 236 Foreign Service Officers to die in the line of duty up until this week.

      At least 30 were killed under Reagan, dying at the hands of terrorists or in attacks on US embassies (some descriptions aren't clear if they were attacks or accidents). Another 10 died from attacks under W, despite the fact that FSOs mainly kept to "secure" compounds in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, and at least a few more died in Iraq and Afghanistan under Obama that can be attributed to W's misadventures. That's on top of the numerous ones who have died because they are living in less developed parts of the world (plane crashes, disease, "lack of medical facilities" etc.)

      Making it about the status of any particular victim completely misses the point (which is hardly new for a Romney advisor) – the Foreign Service professionals who choose to serve in places that don't love the US have always been at risk. It is those professionals, not the political appointees that take most of the safe and symbolic ambassadorial posts, that are living in danger every day. They deserve to be honored for their sacrifice just as much as any member of the armed services. It is the price of engaging a hostile world in the service of America's interests and values, and we are all better for their efforts.

      1. sullivanst

        Making it about the status of any particular victim completely misses the point

        Seems especially salient in that there's a pretty good chance the attackers didn't even know the Ambassador was in Benghazi when they launched the attack.

    4. miss_grundy

      Why are the Republicans suffering from amnesia when it comes to Dubya? I hope that some earnest journalist actually brings this gentleman to Mittens' attention and let's him know that an assassination happened under a Repub watch…..

  7. Poindexter718

    I get a sad when I think about how many times in western history we could have used the bold leadership of this impeccably-coiffed colostomy bag:
    Hastings, Oct. 14, 1066
    Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941
    Beirut, Oct. 23, 1983
    New York, Sept. 11, 2011
    Benghazi, Sept. 11, 2012

      1. Poindexter718

        No, actually, I meant NY, Sept. 13, 2012, the Wonkette drink thing–Mitt coulda been the designated driver
        (jj–good catch)

  8. Beowoof

    So the guy that managed to piss off our bestest friend in the world on his first trip abroad and then shared how he met the head of MI-6, which the government does not admit exists. Yes I am sure the world holds him in high esteem. He is a steaming pile and should be avoided at all costs is what they should have said.

      1. sullivanst

        Yeah, but they don't have the guts to confront us about it, so they just complain to Australia when we're not in the room.

    1. shelwood46

      My jaw dropped when I saw conservatives slamming Obama by saying that if he had only kept Qaddafi and Mubarak in office, this never would have happened.

  9. Goonemeritus

    Yes the Muslim world is full of esteem for Republican administrations; just look how the Middle East became as placid as a napping kitten during the Reagan, Bush and Bush II terms.

  10. Mumbletypeg

    These blind, desperate stabs at injecting self-relevancy into newsworthy events is proving about as clean and dazzle-y for Mittens as his team's appropriating an Aqua-Fresh® logo into his campaign insignia. It's been all downhill since then, IMO.

  11. Lazy Media

    That's some real good campaignin', there, Mitt, beating on foreign policy for an entire week when 4 percent of the population thinks foreign policy is the key issue in the electio, and nearly everyone thinks Obama's better at it than you.

    Romney/Ryan = Dole/Kemp.

    1. UW8316154

      God I hope so, Lazy Media!

      I've seen our guys blow up a sure thing so many times, I won't feel about comfortable about this statement until January 21, 2013.

    2. zumpie

      Actually, that's an insult to Dole/Kemp (and I consider them to be complete losers, too). Dole was a war hero and, for most part, fairly upstanding. Kemp was jerky, but nowhere near the level of douchebag that Eddie is. Plus they both generally acted like grown ups. Something I have yet to see Thurston or Munster do

    3. BerkeleyBear

      I'm not sure Mittens' campaign is even as competent as the idiots who couldn't get Bob to stop talking in the third person. Plus, as we saw on SNL after he lost, Bob Dole actually can tell a joke when he isn't being controlled by handlers – Mitt, not so much.

  12. sullivanst

    Yeah, let's all join together in blatantly ignoring that the rate of attacks on US Embassies under Obama is about 1/6th of what it was under Bush, whose foreign policy Mitt would replicate in every way except for the names of the countries he'd invade under dubious pretenses, and also PEPFAR.

        1. sullivanst

          Hell no I don't want him having authority of any of my body, and nor do you I suspect.

          Maybe he can be president of Anoat. Maybe.

    1. oenspiek

      These are the laws
      Of my administration:

      No one’s allowed to smoke,
      Or tell a dirty joke

      And whistling is forbidden.

      (We’re not allowed to tell a dirty joke!)

      Hail, hail Freedonia!

      If chewing gum is chewed
      The chewer is pursued
      And in the hoosegow hidden.

      (If we choose to chew we’ll be pursued!)

      If any form of pleasure is exhibited,
      Report to me
      And it will be prohibited!

      I’ll put my foot down,
      So shall it be!

      This is the Land of the Free!

      The last man nearly ruined this place,
      He didn’t know what to do with it.

      If you think this country’s bad off now,
      Just wait ill I get through with it!

      This country’s taxes must be fixed
      And I know what to do with it!

      If you think you’re paying too much now,
      Just wait till I get through with it!


    1. BerkeleyBear

      But he would have bought it back in an LBO of the Marxist guerrillas, then used it as collateral to take out a loan to buy Cuba and run it into the ground. So win-win.

  13. Toomush_Infer

    Let's see – how would he have done different?….would he have growled at them: "Muslins? Grrr…grrrrrrr…..woof….get off my roof….."?

    1. BerkeleyBear

      King David? Julius Cesar? Hannibal? Faisal ibn Saud? Mustafa Kemal Ataturk? Bashir Assad? Anwar Sadat?

      The list goes on and on.

  14. FakaktaSouth

    I am actually not interested in providing world class fucking to anyone wearing Romney's stupid fucking smirk face. That would be a whole different kind of penetration if it were up to me.

    1. prommie

      I don't own any masks, not even one, I haven't borrowed or rented any masks, I hate masks and never wear a mask for any purpose ever. However I have it on goodd authority that all these other guys around here and really, all men everywhere, all are secret Romney-mask wearers, though they may deny it. Just thought you should know.

  15. EatsBabyDingos

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Tonto, errrr, Jenny Rubin, says "OK, Bernake committed the Fed to paying billions yesterday, but where are the jobs today? I blame Obama."

  16. zumpie

    Not only will I deny my children this wonderful opportunity, but I will gleefully take that "first step into 1,000 years of darkness". Bwa ha ha ha ha!

  17. AddHomonym


    1. zumpie

      What's funny is that Mann Coulter is actually pointing to Iraq as a success in bringing democracy to the mideast

  18. orygoon

    It's just exactly like Romney is George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, all unified into one corporate-merged entity.

  19. Lot_49

    Other events of the hypothetical 2008-12 Romney Administration:

    (1) The Great Food Riots of 2009, when thousands stormed Safeway to find bread

    (2) The Third Persian Gulf War, which began in 2011 after the Saudi ambassador referred to Ann Romney as "a woman indistinguishable from her mount."

    (3) The Homeless Migration of 2012, in which thousands of foreclosed homeowners, who lost their jobs after GM, Ford and Chrysler closed down, descended upon Florida, Alabama and South Carolina, hoping to escape a brutal winter and find non-union labor with no benefits.

    1. johnnyzhivago

      "Mitt's Folly" – when we gave Florida to Israel and then forced all hispanics living there to migrate to Palestine, where "they would fit in, being brown and all like that…"

    2. Geminisunmars

      (4) The Lysistrata Revolt of 2010, when hundreds of thousands of women marched on Washington when their rights to birth control were reversed, vowing to "unservice" their husbands until their rights are restored.

    3. Generation[redacted]

      The Great Senior Die-Off of 2011, after Ryan's voucher program goes into effect. This saves us a lot of money, allowing for a fifth round of tax cuts for the rich.

  20. chicken_thief

    Mittens is fluent in the cheese eating surrender monkey language of the French – no fucking way any tur-er-us is gonna fear him.

  21. Chichikovovich

    “For the first time since Jimmy Carter, we’ve had an American ambassador assassinated.”

    Actor212 mentioned Lawrence Foley above. Why not pile on. Even if we stick to diplomats who were ambassadors, Reagan's ambassador to Pakistan, Arnold Lewis Raphel died in an unexplained, and rather suspicious plane crash killing President Zia Al-Haq and a US General. Even under Saint Reagan!

    These guys can't even get right the most simple facts that anyone with an internet connection can check in five minutes.

  22. elviouslyqueer

    “It’s not an issue,” Romney adviser Stuart Stevens said in an interview [about Romney's boneheaded pre-emptive strike about Egypt and Libya]. “It was an issue with Barack Obama four years ago, given the fact that he was younger and had little experience, and given his answers in the debates. He had stumble after stumble with foreign policy. Mitt Romney hasn’t. He’s run for president twice now and it’s not been his problem.”

    Just so I'm clear, Mr. Stevens. You're saying that Mitt's two-time failed presidential campaigns makes him more experienced on foreign policy matters than the current sitting POTUS? Please, please share all your drugs and share your work. Kthx.

    1. Generation[redacted]

      All his business travel in first class jets and five star hotels gives him great insight into the plight of the poor around the world. As opposed to Obama's community organizing, which took place entirely in Bill Ayer's living room.

      Stupid is a helluva drug.

    2. chicken_thief

      Fuck his work, jes gimme the drugs. There is a weekend coming up and I want to at least look like I'm planning for the future.

  23. PuckStopsHere

    Why are these people still running against Jimmy Carter? Could it be that their base is the only demo bracket OLD enough to remember him?

    Also, has Mr. Romney been sufficiently disgusting and assholish this week that he is no longer deserving of the prohibition on our calling for his immediate skull-fucking? The man is, at his essence, gross.

    1. LibertyLover

      For the same reason that Mittens thinks that Russia is our prime geo-political foe… he's stuck in some weird time warp…

    2. zumpie

      What's most hilarious is that Carter should be a guy they approve of—he was elected originally by white, working class men, he's a former Naval Nuclear Engineer, a Christian Evangelist and has reinvented himself through possibly the most UNcontroversial (well, aside from helping teh poors) charity there is.

    3. GunToting[Redacted]

      I shoot a match Tuesday nights at a local indoor range. In their bathroom, they have the "Hanoi Jane" urinal targets. I've seen these at gun shows. The precipitating incident occurred in July 1972. Forty fucking years ago.

  24. johnnyzhivago

    Mooslims love dancing horses I hear, so I'd send Ann Romney on a dressage tour of the whole middle east. I imagine they would all convert from that cooky religion by the time it was over.

  25. Chichikovovich

    “It’s not an issue,” Romney adviser Stuart Stevens said in an interview [about Romney's boneheaded pre-emptive strike about Egypt and Libya]. “It was an issue with Barack Obama four years ago, given the fact that he was younger and had little experience, and given his answers in the debates. He had stumble after stumble with foreign policy

    Stumble after stumble? I don't remember that. I do remember him insisting that he would go after Bin Laden unilaterally if OBL were hiding in Pakistan and the government of Pakistan were not acting. McCain and RMoney were both pretty upset about that as I recall, and said that would be an awful thing to do. So I guess that's what you mean.

    That's a great point, Mr. Stevens. You should run with it.

    1. fuflans

      that's exactly what i was going to note.

      wtf stumbles is he talking about? the fact that wingtards have to blather on and on about '57 states' and teleprompters is a clue that they got nothing else.

  26. weejee

    If Mittenz were Prez, he would long ago have been spraying an aerosol of finely ground pork over the entire Muslim world just like Trickie Dick did with Agent Orange in Vietnam.

    1. Generation[redacted]

      That certainly would have lessened their desire for revenge, if all their leaders were un-assassinated. Then we could focus our energies in our new war with Russia and China. Brilliant!

      1. chicken_thief

        Lou Sarah for Sec of State 'cause she knows how to deal with that Putin fucker when he rears his ugly head.

  27. prommie

    The North-Korea-ness of this is very reassuring. Kim Jong Romney will prevail and create a world of peace and prosperity for the glorious Mormon States of America!

    1. Boojum

      Thank you. I knew there was someone of whom he was reminding me.

      Of course, Kim Jong Il is dead, so there is room for improvement for Romney.

  28. thefrontpage

    Of course, it's worth remembering that there were 12 terrorist attacks on overseas U.S. embassies during the Bush II administration–and the terrorist attacks of 9/11 occurred during the Bush II administration. But the reality is that attacks–domestic and foreign–will occur during any administration, whether it's FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II or Obama. That's the reality. It doesn't matter who is in office. And for anyone to politicize an attack, domestic or foreign, like Romney did–that's just amateurish, unprofessional, offensive, wrong, and just plain stupid. It shows why Romney should not be elected to any political office.

    1. pdiddycornchips

      Sergio De Mello died in the early days of the Iraq war when our Viceroy was too busy shoveling plane loads of hundred dollar bills to military contractors paid to protect him.
      But it doesn't matter. Their game plan is simply to lie and hope no one either notices or cares. If these fuckers win, I am forming a militia and moving into the woods behind Strawberry Fields to plot revolution.

      1. chicken_thief

        And he's got that fucking head so big it ought to be on another body. Like Wilt Chamberlain size. Every time I see Mittens I half expect to see "MetLife" on the side of his skull.

  29. Guppy

    Under a Romney presidency, instead of seeing worldwide riots over The Innocence of Muslims, there would instead be violent riots over The God Makers.

  30. Monsieur_Grumpe

    Oh yeah?
    If Monsieur Grumpe were president we’d all have personal jet packs, our farts would smell like roses and Mazak would be illegal.

  31. RRoccoco

    "compelling story"=fact-free, logic-free lie
    "much greater esteem"=muslins will bow down before a rich, white guy
    "hypothetical Romney administration"=white entitlment is right
    "would have prevented violent protests"=rich guy with retroactive money machine can buy anyone, anywhere, anytime

  32. pdiddycornchips

    Why do the talking heads on TV take this shit seriously? They nod their well groomed heads as if what was just said had any basis in reality. What's wrong with the occasional
    "Are you fucking nuts?" reply? We're supposed to believe than Romney, by dint of his regal gaze and stern finger pointing, would prevent any and all protests in the Muslim world? That's essentially their position isn't it? How is that not met with a swift kick in the nutz and advice to visit the nearest mental health facility?

  33. prommie

    The Mitt Romney Song will become the new national anthem:

    Our President, proudly hailed he is,
    Throughout this land, cheers loudly ring.
    The people he proudly leads,
    The Sun's cause he carries on.
    Long live, long live, President Romney!
    All the blossoms of this earth
    His wide and sweet love they tell,
    The East and West Seas' waters deep blue
    His actions they proudly sing.
    The Rose Garden he glorifies,
    for a joyful artist he truly is.
    Long live, long live, President Romney!
    With his strong courage and will,
    Capitalism he proudly defends.
    Our nation's great honor and pride,
    To all across the world's corners he truly brings.
    For freedom he truly stands,
    and he wins the justice for all.
    Long live, long live, President Romney!

  34. docterry6973

    Roanoke Colony? Romney conquers the Tidewater region.
    Valley Forge? Pheasant and champagne all around.
    War of 1812? US troops burn London.
    Mexican War? US annexes everything south to Panama, Romney hand-digs canal.
    War of Northern Aggression? Romney leads South to victory, then frees slaves.
    WWI? Kaiser abdicates in 1910 because Romney smirked at him.
    WWII? Romney destroys Japanese fleet in attack announced in advance.
    Korea? Communist China surrenders to US.
    Vietnam? Ho Chi Minh last seen escaping by helicopter.
    Middle East? Muslims and Jews convert to LDS without even dying first.

  35. owhatever

    Change horses in mid-stream? Well, Mitt actually HAS a horsie, and your kick-ass Kenyan leader doesn't.

    So you have one guy, the one who killed bin Laden, slowly wading across the stream and the other guy on a real dancing pony. Word spreads throughout the Muslim world that Rafalca is coming and the anger changes to laughter.

    Paul Ryan says he will cut funding for security at the Embassies abroad. Vote Mitt and save this poor ole world.

  36. BarackMyWorld

    President Mittens Willard Romulus's "peace through esteem" solution sounds airtight. After all, we know how high in esteem everyone held Taxachussettes in while he was governor back in 2004.

  37. carlgt1

    because Rmoney would control the xenophobic religious zealots in his party who screech about burning Korans and making bad movies just to infuriate people in the third-world?

  38. OneYieldRegular

    Mitt has a more active fantasy life than J. R. R. Tolkien. Wasn't there a James Thurber story entitled "The Secret Life of Mittens Romney"?

  39. FloydSlump

    I'm having a hard time understanding something. If Mitt is a living god, come to us from the future to show us the error of our ways, why couldn't he have set his time machine for 2008 instead of now so all this wouldn't be happening?

  40. savethispatient

    How can President Obama be offering them lemonade, when it's already been established that he hasn't seen the inside of a lemonade stand? Eh? We need a thorough investigation!

  41. smitallica

    So let me get right wing batshittery straight:

    Obama is a secret Muslim that the Muslim world hates because they would much prefer the Mormon.

    Got it.

  42. DocChaos

    Telling that the Romney hack used "story" instead of "case", as he is aware that what he is spinning is complete fiction.

  43. valthemus

    "…the Muslim world would have held the hypothetical Romney administration of 2008-2012 in much greater esteem, which would have prevented violent protests over an anti-Muslim film like the one that led to Stevens’s death."

    No, it just means the violent protests would have been over the Romney administration's latest extension of the middle finger to the Muslim community by having one of their many anti-Islam Republicans show up to an Egyptian state funeral in a mint-green parka.

  44. sullivanst

    I actually think his brain is incapable of functioning when his obvious lies are challenged. I consider it to be a disqualifying flaw – in fact, two disqualifying flaws – the constant telling of obvious lies, and the inability to function in the presence of dissent.

    In context, there's no coherent way to parse his sentence, it's self-contradictory. The "no" is probably a verbal tic, albeit a strange one. Even if you remove it, though, the answer is entirely nonresponsive, because within it is an admission Mitt desperately wants to avoid making explicit – that he will raise taxes on the middle class if elected.

    He certainly should be hammered for that answer.

  45. fawkedifiknow

    If only we had had a Republican president 11 years ago. Think of all the terrorism we would have avoided. Because Muslims love/fear America when the Republicans are in charge.

    Oh, wait. Did I say 11 years ago?

  46. clblabin

    The one thing that all the world's religions have in common: none of them associate Mitt Romney with the word "esteem."

  47. anniegetyerfun

    I don't want to have to do Frank Luntz's job or anything, but this entire weekend will be dominated by the Republican war machine discussing how Obama is too weak to effectively kill every brown person in the world. And as long as it is framed in terms of every single death of an American being Obama's fault, it will probably help Romney's numbers.

  48. kingofmeh

    did a republican really just claim that he's qualified to be president because muslims would like him more than president obama?

  49. lulzmonger

    “There’s a pretty compelling story that if you had a President Romney, you’d be in a different situation,”


    I knew that "Scavenging Thru Rubble 4 Fun & Prophet" workshop would pay off eventually!

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