Mitt Romney Shut The Fuck Up
We’re in the middle of a diplomatic crisis in the Middle East, and Mitt Romney sees it as just another opportunity to be a demagogue.
As you know, the American diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya were attacked. Four people were killed, including the United States ambassador to Libya.
Most people would see this as a tragedy; an urgent crisis. Mitt Romney sees it as another chance to jump in front of the cameras and score points against Obama. Right in the middle of a crisis — uh, not the best time for potshots and backseat driving.
If a fire department was desperately trying to put out a raging fire, Mitt Romney would come up behind them and start shouting “Don’t you have any more manpower? How come it took you so long to get here? You need three more people to go over to the other side of that building. Well, what are you waiting for?”
Or you’re stuck in the traffic jam from Hell and Mitt Romney is in the back seat: “I told you to take Exit 14-A, but you didn’t listen. And here we are. Just great. Now what are we gonna do? Look out, that red pickup is trying to cut in front of you. Don’t let him! See if you can get over to the right lane so we can take that next exit. Well, come on!”
While the Obama Administration was in the thick of this tragedy in the Middle East, Romney chimed in with:
“It's a terrible course for America to stand in apology for our values. It's never too early for the U.S. government to condemn attacks on Americans and defend our values. ... When our grounds are being attacked, being breached, the first response of the United States must be outrage. They clearly sent mixed messages to the world. The statement that came from the administration—and the embassy is the administration—the statement that came from the administration was a statement which is akin to apology. And I think was a severe miscalculation.”
[ahem] notice the boldface text above: “mixed messages.”
WTF??? “Mixed messages” — coming from the person who’s done more flipflops than all the world’s acrobats put together?!?
Mitt Romney shut the fuck up. Go back to your car elevator, or one of your vacation homes, or something. Just go.