So he thinks he’s more important than America? He doesn’t know jack about flag etiquette. That’s a no-no no matter who you think you are.
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This man is unstable. He cannot seriously assert with a straight face that he didn’t denigrate Palestinian culture unless he’s a pathological liar who doesn’t realize he’s said what he’s said or he’s just evil, wavering, wishy-washy and unbelievable (as in not worthy of being believed).
Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney (MA) is trying to walk back remarks he made yesterday in Israel, according to Talking Points Memo. In an interview with Fox News’s Carl Cameron, Romney insisted that his remarks were misunderstood, that he “did not speak about the Palestinian culture or about the decisions made in their economy” and that any negative judgments against the Palestinians people were being fabricated by his listeners.
Go ahead, see what he in fact did say. Check it out.
On an international tour that has been plagued by missteps and dogged by an increasingly restive press contingent, Romney made remarks yesterday to a group of donors at a $25,000-a-plate fundraiser regarding the disparity between the “economic vitality” of Israel and Palestine. Disregarding the crippling effects that heavy embargos and economic sanctions have had on the Palestinian economy, Romney blithely attributed the fact that Israelis generally make several times the average annual wages of Palestinians to the “power of culture and a few other things,” including “the hand of Providence.”
Now that he’s out of Israel and headed back to the States he’s decided to change his mind and pretend he didn’t say what he did in fact say.
Christians can’t vote for such a man. Not and remain capable of sleeping without a guilty conscience.
- Romney in Israel: Palestinian Culture Is Inferior (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Romney Made Same Argument About Palestinians in Book (politicalwire.com)
- Romney explains ‘culture’ remark, blames media for bad press (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Romney: I didn’t talk about Palestinian culture (cbsnews.com)
From the twitter-
@JamesPMorrison Romney declares Jerusalem “capital of Israel” proving he has no grasp of diplomacy beyond posthumously baptizing Jews & goading Muslims.
In Jerusalem speech, it was Romney’s voice but Netanyahu’s words.
Apparently if Romney is elected the US will be only the latest land annexed into Israeli territory, joining Palestine as another place where Israel’s will is law and the ‘President’ nothing more than a slavish toady of Israel.
Romney read his speech from two teleprompters that were placed opposite the stage, but compared to Obama, Romney seemed gray and uncharismatic. Even from this hand-picked, extremely friendly audience, he wasn’t able to extract thunderous applause. The speech itself sounded as if it could have been written by Netanyahu’s bureau. So it’s no surprise that when the two met later for dinner, Netanyahu thanked him for his “support for Israel and Jerusalem.”
And then Bibi went to his house and laughed and laughed and thought to himself, ‘this guy is so lame and easy to control. He will do our will without hesitating. We finally have the perfect slave of our masterful will to occupy the White House’.
In general, Netanyahu embraced Romney as no Israeli prime minister has ever before embraced a candidate running against an incumbent U.S. president: Aside from their working meeting in the morning, Netanyahu also hosted Romney and his wife and sons for dinner at his official residence.
Fatten him up for the metaphorical slaughter and he’s told to do what Bibi rather than the American people wish him to do. He should adopt this as his campaign poster:
Mitt Romney – the Mormon Zionist: Israel’s choice for America’s President.
- REPORT: Bibi Asked Mitt to be in J’lem on T”B; Invited him to Breaking of Fast (gestetnerupdates.com)
- Netanyahu Urges Romney Tisha B’Av Visit (commentarymagazine.com)
First, a disclaimer- I am not voting for Romney. Nor for Obama. Nor for anyone you’ve ever heard of for President. That said, the state of politics in America today is simply stomach turning and disgusting. How has it come to be that Americans are so blind and foolish as to support major party candidates when each and every such person is a deceptive self serving big money toady?
And how has it come to be that Americans are happy to sit back and let the media focus on idiotic issues that just don’t matter? For example, who cares what Romney’s tax returns look like? We all know he’s rich. Get over it. Politicians are always richer than the people they ‘represent’ (what a joke that is). What does it matter if he earned $400,000 or $4,000,000,000? Either way, it’s more than most of us will earn in a 10 year period.
And who cares what he did at Bain Capital? So he closed businesses and outsourced jobs. How many? A tiny fraction of nothing. Meanwhile hardly anyone, ANYONE, complains that American tax dollars are outsourced every single day in the billions to foreign governments who, like lazy American welfareites simply live with their hands out whilst secretly laughing at those who are stupid enough to throw money that doesn’t belong to them at the beggars.
Romney’s money doesn’t matter. Our tax dollars do. How they are spent matters. When Americans are more concerned about the ridiculous misuse of their money maybe politicians will act right. Don’t hold your breath, though. Americans, like ancient Romans, are satisfied with any political situation so long as they can go to ballgames and ride their atv’s.
Which Republican can I not vote for now besides Gingrich and Romney? I wonder who the ‘fringe nut’ party will be, since I can’t, and won’t, vote for any incumbent. (I’m morally opposed to returning politicians to office. I believe in one term per).
Because Romney doesn’t care about the poor. There’s plenty of government help for them already…
GOP front-runner Mitt Romney said this morning that he’s not concerned about the plight of the country’s very poor because there are social safety nets that take care of them. “I’m in this race because I care about Americans,” Romney told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien this morning after his resounding victory in Florida on Monday. “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it.”
“I’m not concerned about the very rich, they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of the America, the 90, 95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling and I’ll continue to take that message across the nation.” The CNN anchor pressed Romney: “You just said I’m not concerned about the very poor because they have a safety net. And I think there are lots of very poor Americans who are struggling who would say that sounds odd. Can you explain that?”
“Well, you had to finish the sentence, Soledad,” said Romney. “I said I’m not concerned about the very poor that have the safety net, but if it has holes in it, I will repair them…The – the challenge right now – we will hear from the Democrat Party, the plight of the poor, and – and there’s no question, it’s not good being poor and we have a safety net to help those that are very poor. But my campaign is focused on middle income Americans. My campaign – you can choose where to focus. You can focus on the rich. That’s not my focus. You can focus on the very poor. That’s not my focus. My focus is on middle income Americans, retirees living on social security, people who cannot find work, folks who have kids that are getting ready to go to college. That – these are the people who’ve been most badly hurt during the Obama years.”
No- the people most badly hurt are… well actually it’s just the poor. The middle class has been hurt by Congress. The rich, on the other hand, have been blessed by both the Congress and the White House.
Mitt, I’m not sure if you Mormons read the real Bible, but you might want to borrow a copy and open it, say, to Ezekiel 16:49-50.
49 This was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. 50 They were haughty, and did abominable things before me; therefore I removed them when I saw it.
Mitt, did you see that? Sodom was destroyed because it had excess, you know, kind of like you and the rest of the politicians ruining this country, and because Sodom didn’t aid the poor and needy and, like you, Mitt, were haughty.
- Mitt Romney: ‘I’m not concerned with the very poor’ (dailykos.com)
- Mitt Romney: ‘I’m Not Concerned About the Very Poor’ [Election 2012] (gawker.com)
- Mitt Romney is “not concerned with the very poor” (americablog.com)
The GOP race is between a man who wants a colony on the moon and one who thinks God will give him his own planet. – Andy Borowitz
And I’m no Romney fan. But these folk just look and sound absurd.
Anything, though, for the sake of greed I suppose. With thanks to Michael Barber on FB for mentioning it.