The Mittwit Abroad

Well no, Mitt Romney didn’t actually say to Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, “Ben, What’s it like living where our Lord Jesus Christ, was born?”

The Mittwit Abroad
But he did manage to insult buckets of people at the Olympics and, of course, there is still time!  What should have been an easy diplomatic romp in our best ally and friend’s country, Great Britain, was riddled with gaffes, blunders and faux pas.  Here are a few just in case you have been glued to the Olympics and haven’t been reading the paper or watching the news…

Mitt made a point of praising the Anglo Saxon Heritage of Americans to start off and then proceeded to misidentify the leader of the labor party. But that’s not all!  Mitt declared that the UK’s Olympic preparations were “disconcerting,” a statement which apparently angered the entire country. Before leaving for England, Romney vowed not to criticize President Obama on foreign soil, but did just that at a closed-door campaign fundraiser hosted by Barclay’s Bank. The British papers are referring to his trip as the “Romneyshambles.”  In Israel, he took time out to insult the Palestinians before moving on to claim that not only did he know Prime Minister Netanyahu but that they are old, close friends. Netanyahu, however, denies this, having simply met Romney when they worked together for a short time at Boston Consulting Group.

There will surely be more mistakes before this campaign is through. But Mr. Romney is running for the highest office in the land, and diplomacy is among the top ten necessities for the position. Do we really want to elect someone who not only makes all these mistakes, but rearranges and withholds facts, and denies his history simply to get elected?  It’s your vote.

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Art-itorial by Barbara Broido. Visit Barbara’s Doodle Blog for more of her art, design work and socio-political commentary.


Comments

  1. The Crazy Canucks says

    Britain is America’s “best friend and ally”????? Look north, friend – that funny partially white land mass that extends from the 7,000 km long undefended border is ….Canada, eh? …y’know, America’s largest trading partner (the Brits are 6th), your continental cousins, military allies, and general all around good guys?

  2. Heads up on the latest embarrassment..
    From http://www.politicususa.com/romney-spokesperson-tirade-kiss-ass-shove-it.html/comment-page-1/#comment-202648

    So, the Romney world tour of gaffes is complete, it seems. It ends in Poland with the Romney campaign blaming the press for the candidate’s horrific media coverage, from Mitt the Twit in London to Racist Romney in Israel. Romney’s press secretary told American journalists to “kiss my ass” and “shove it” today.

    Oh my. Even Greta Van Susteren was moaning about how Romney was treating the press corp touring with the campaign in Poland. They were kept under tight controls at all times, it seems. She went off an interviewed a spokesperson for Ron Paul!
    To spurn Fox News is something even Sarah Palin was not stupid enough to do. But now THIS??

    There must be some very nervous Republican elites at this moment wondering how the hell they got themselves into this Mitt mess.

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