Two days in Europe and Mitt Romney’s showing that Black President how to mix it up with them Anglo-Saxons!
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National Journal: Romney Trip Off to Inauspicious Start: http://bit.ly/MLlaL5
London Standard: London 2012 Olympics: David Cameron slaps down US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney over Games gaffe: http://bit.ly/Om9aBg
The Daily Mail: Who invited him? U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney questions British public’s appetite for the Games during visit to London: http://bit.ly/NwMfVK
The Daily Mail: That’s a good way to make new friends: Romney forced to backtrack after questioning Britain’s ability to host Olympics on his first foreign visit: http://bit.ly/NYj2BG
The Guardian: David Cameron hits back at Mitt Romney over London 2012 doubts: http://bit.ly/O1D1g0
New York Daily News: Mitt Romney walks back comments on Olympic troubles as he kicks off UK visit: http://nydn.us/LRL51h
CNN: Romney: Olympic SNAFUs ‘disconcerting’ http://bit.ly/MLV3pb
Politico: “The fine folks at NBC, who have had it up to here with the cutting-back of access to presidential candidates on both sides, have had it up to here with the Romney team:” http://politi.co/NYiL1C
Ed Kilgore: Will Mitt’s trip become his own apology tour? http://bit.ly/NwM6Bz
Political Wire: Romney Ignores Questions from American Press: http://bit.ly/SVVga9
Agonist: Only Mitt Romney Could Screw Up a Party: http://bit.ly/SVVe27
Blog for Arizona: Mitt Romney’s European Vacation Turning Into a Gaffe Fest: http://bit.ly/SVVbmM
Back on home soil,even the conservative New Hampshire Union Leader has joined the growing chorus of Republican and conservative voices demanding Mitt Romney release additional tax returns: Union Leader: Romney’s taxes: Why do they matter http://bit.ly/MZM9RI
“But there is no place for secrecy or, indeed, privacy in a Presidential campaign. If you want the job, you have to subject yourself to the scrutiny. You have to be prepared to stand and explain, indeed, justify, your actions. If they are legal, then so be it… Surely he could not have arrogantly believed that he could withstand any storm that developed by bluffing his way through it? If so, it hasn’t worked…If Romney intends to win, he is going to have to make the tax forms public.”
And the Progressive Pulse writes on a new report that “Yes, Obamacare will mean fewer people dying in our country” http://bit.ly/OdOvkC
Bob Cesca notes it will also save the elderly 4 billion in costs : http://bit.ly/MnXCLx
Check the rest of these blogs:
TPM: Mitt Romney’s Foreign Policy Attack Against Obama Unravels: http://bit.ly/O2cnqi
Mother Jones covers “Romney’s Pork Barrel Olympics” http://bit.ly/Mbp4AG
As well as Romney’s Olympic Cronyism: http://bit.ly/PFMSL8
Blogging Blue: Mitt Romney, the Not Quite Ready for Prime Time Presidential Candidate: http://bit.ly/LVbeMI
Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 06:27 AM PDT.
Relive the glory of Mitt Romney’s special trip
by by Jed Lewison
And to think, Romney’s crew carefully arranged Mitt’s trip so that he’d be able to skip out on his wife’s dressage competition because they thought that was going to be his biggest liability. Little did they realize … those fancy dancing horses ain’t got nothing on Mitt’s flapping lips.
Maddowblog: Romney Steps on His Own International Message: http://bit.ly/O5jCuS
AmericaBlog rounds up the UK newspaper headlines
PRESIDENT OBAMA & PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON DISCUSS HOW MITT ROMNEY DID TIN LONDON, ENGLAND TODAY…
entire Boris Johnson:
KARMA IS A MOFO, aint’ it, Mitt?
found this in the comments at Balloon Juice:
Mitt Romney is a lifelong bully who has never once had the table turned on him. It looks like the British people have collectively decided to surround the bully and give him a taste of his own medicine. We owe a big round of applause to our English friends whether they be Celts, Anglo-Saxons, Danes or Pakistanis
Romney is getting a ROYAL ASS WHOOPIN’ Loving it!
Someone dubbed it the ‘Mitt’s Comedy tour!!’ LOL
LMBAO Tweety Bird is having a field day with Romney on Hardball. Romney claims he isn’t going to watch “Rafalca, Ann’s dressage horse perform in London, not even on tee vee. He’s trying hard not to convey HOW RICH HE IS…. UMMM…. Mitt, everyone knows, dude!
How To Royally Piss Off The US Press Corps
Mitt’s really going gangbusters in London:
During his meeting with Miliband, according to the pool report, Romney answered questions from British reporters but did not take any questions from the American reporters, which isn’t protocol. In fact, it’s considered a bit of an insult to the U.S reporters who are following the presumptive GOP presidential nominee overseas. Even bringing this up will lead some to say, “There goes the media, whining again.” But folks, those of us that have traveled overseas and been involved in these VERY limited press avails have rarely seen heads of democracies TOTALLY ignore their own press corps but answer ANOTHER press corps’ questions. Sure, it would have looked REALLY bad had Romney ignored the U.K. questions. But is the campaign so intent on limiting media access that the candidate won’t call an audible when standing next to a leader from another country who DOES want to take questions?
Boris vs Mitt
“There’s a guy called Mitt Romney.” All of Britain (and certainly London) is now united in hatred of the Republican nominee. Fanfuckingtastic:
BWA HA HA HA
The Right And Romney’s Crash Landing Abroad
Crickets at NRO. Nothing at the Weekly Standard, except a note on his determination to bring the Churchill bust back to the Oval Office. Zilch at Malkin. Nothing at Insta. Drudge sees a huge story when it is in front of his nose. But it’s at times like these when you realize how so much on the online partisan right is simply propaganda. And if they have to comment, here’s Dan Riehl:
A Limp Wrist-ed David Cameron hits back at Mitt Romney over Olympic doubts
Get over it, Britain. You’re a second rate, semi-degenerate nation still on the way down because you went too far to the left too long ago for anyone to care about. Don’t expect us to wring our hands over what you losers did. We’re too busy fighting to make sure it doesn’t happen here.
I really give a flip about what David Cameron thinks. yawn … just be glad we continue to allow you to think you’re actually in the game on most things. Now, get out of our face and try to not screw up the Olympics more than you have already.
Mostly a bunch of feckless wankers if you ask me. Put a Gold Medal on that and aim it at the Queen’s arse.
Note the obligatory homophobia. This is a party that seeks to run a global super-power?
“The Nation Of Great Britain”
That was Romney’s phrase. No such nation exists. The nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are all nations under the United Kingdom (since 1800). It’s always a good idea when visiting a country to call it by its rightful name. Mitt’s total cluelessness abroad is as striking to me as the vacuousness of his foreign policy “ideas”. I bet you his Likudnik madness on Greater Israel didn’t go down well in Downing Street either.
The Anglo-Saxon connection doesn’t seem to be helping
By Steve Benen
Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:54 PM EDT.
How badly is Mitt Romney’s trip to the UK going? After this morning’s difficulties, which were bad enough, the Republican presidential hopeful caused more trouble by acknowledging a discussion he had about Syria with MI6 — which he really wasn’t supposed to talk about.
Actually, let me ask that initial question again: how badly is Mitt Romney’s trip to the UK going? This tweet comes by way of James Chapman, the political editor of the UK’s Daily Mail:
Chapman soon after quoted another British source that said, after meeting Romney, that he’s “devoid of charm, warmth, humour or sincerity.”
How badly is Mitt Romney’s trip to the UK going? London Mayor Boris Johnson, a conservative, openly mocked Romney today at a rally in Hyde Park in front of 60,000 people. (Update: here’s the video.) The same paper ran a report calling the start of Romney’s trip “humiliating.”
Romney hoped this trip would make him look like a leader ready for the global stage. So far, it’s making him look like he’s nowhere near ready to sit at the big kids’ table.
The next question, though, is whether any of this matters, at least in a domestic/electoral context.
There’s a reasonable case to be made that this apparent debacle won’t move a single American vote. Indeed, for many on the right, this might very well be a badge of honor — if Romney is being mocked in the UK, they assume, he’s probably doing something right.
But there’s just one angle to this that’s nagging me: I’ve long perceived Romney as a hapless minor leaguer who pretends to be ready for the big show, and a successful international trip is supposed to be one of the ways in which he can prove someone like me wrong. Ostensibly, Romney can travel abroad — taking advantage of his Anglo Saxon roots? — and prove to Americans that he commands respect. He can be an effective leader of the free world, the argument goes, because international audiences will take him seriously.
How’s that argument working out?
BWA HA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
London Mayor Boris Johnson whacks Mitt Romney in front of 60,000 people
Speaking in front of 60,000 assembled in Hyde Park at a concert to mark the end of the Olympic Torch relay, the London Mayor reaffirmed the city’s zeal for the historic event.
‘There are some people coming from around the world who don’t yet know if we are ready,’ the Mr Johnson roared.
‘There’s a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we are ready. Are we ready? Yes we are!’