Video: London mayor swipes at Romney at Olympics rally for criticizing UK’s preparation

posted at 5:21 pm on July 26, 2012 by Allahpundit

If you’d asked me last week how I saw Mitt’s big foreign policy trip playing out, having him name-checked as a naysaying stooge before a huge crowd at the start of the Olympics — by a Tory, no less — would not have popped to mind. It’s like a scene from a lost “Naked Gun” movie in which Frank Drebin runs for president.

Watch the quickie clip below from last night’s NBC interview to see what caused the kerfuffle. The word that got the British press hopping today is “disconcerting.” Said a pissy David Cameron about Romney’s Olympics stint at Salt Lake City, “It’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.” (Upon hearing that, SLC’s mayor offered to get Cameron a map.) The hard-left Guardian quotes one senior British source as saying, “What a total shocker. We are speechless.” The Telegraph’s beating him up too:

Mitt Romney is perhaps the only politician who could start a trip that was supposed to be a charm offensive by being utterly devoid of charm and mildly offensive…

Not once have I heard him [in his stump speech] praise Britain or extol the special relationship he now belatedly trumpets. He even reprised his dislike of the NHS shortly before leaving for these shores of benighted, yellow-toothed natives who spend half their lives waiting in hospital, having tried as governor of Massachusetts to ensure that everyone in his state, as in Britain, had access to health care.

His current pledge to “revive” ties between the US and Britain sounds suspiciously like a talking point drummed up in a policy meeting and designed to differentiate himself from President Barack Obama for domestic purposes.

Romney’s since walked back his comments but the wet cement of this narrative is already turning dry. You’ll see three reactions on the right to all of this, I suspect. One: Who cares? It won’t cost Romney a single vote. As lefty Nate Silver put it, “[Doubtful] that Romney will carry Hertfordshire after this Olympics gaffe.” Two: Romney was right. Watch his comments again. He’s clearly been paying attention to British preparations from the unique perspective of a guy who’s had to deal with all of it before. Even Piers Morgan felt obliged to concede his points on CNN this afternoon. Fleet Street’s shooting the messenger here. Three: Why, Mitt, why? The point of the trip is to draw a contrast with The One’s oafish insistence on insulting the British after he took office, from removing the bust of Churchill in the Oval Office to this immortal moment of narcissistic idiocy. Romney’s going to restore the “special relationship” and his first step in doing so is by gladhanding every Brit in sight. (He even mentioned the Churchill bust today.) It’s the easiest diplomatic task imaginable. And yet, somehow, when Brian Williams tossed him a softball about whether British preparations looked okay, the executive/consultant within couldn’t resist a few criticisms. Baffling. This week is nothing but a big photo op, yet somehow it already involves Boris Johnson sneering at “a guy called Mitt Romney” at an Olympics rally. Good lord.

This wasn’t his only gaffe today either, but thanks to Johnson, this is the one that’ll end up in rotation on CNN and MSNBC.

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In trying to gain some clarity on what it is we are talking about here. I decided having been so lat to the thread, to go back to page one of the comments and start from there. Boy am I glad I did.

Thanks for highlighting this. Now explain to us how Obama was taken out of context with his “you didn’t build it” speech. And while you’re at it, how about a bunch of BuzzFeed clips and some insight from Daily Kos.

Make me a list of news stories you want/need to be sheltered from, cicerone.

Allahpundit on July 26, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Allah, that friend is a priceless and rightous smack down. Thank you!

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 7:01 PM

All I remember about Boris is that he was banging women in London taxis while married. Too cheap to get a room, I suppose…

Blake on July 26, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Simple, team Obama is using British politicians to criticize Romney abroad.

jjnco73 on July 26, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Might want to adjust your tinfoil hat there pard … the tightness seems to be restricting bloodflow to your brain.

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:02 PM

The thing that amazes me is that I have been listening to reports from all sorts of media people about how the Brits are having problems with the security over there. For months I have been hearing negative reports about the Olympics in London..and now all of a sudden these same journalists are just amazed that Romney would say something that someone might construe as critical in anyway.

They made nice later and hopefully when Romney goes to Israel and Poland he will have a better reception.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 7:02 PM

If anyone thinks this will have ANY impact on our election in November, they are both clueless, and willfully so.

blatantblue on July 26, 2012 at 7:02 PM

One: Who cares? It won’t cost Romney a single vote.

It could, however, lead to a lot of Britons donating to Obama’s camapign treasury.

malclave on July 26, 2012 at 7:03 PM

LMFAO!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:01 PM

..he’s back! Crawling out of the barrel on the poop deck of the S. S. Bunghole!

The War Planner on July 26, 2012 at 7:03 PM

All I remember about Boris is that he was banging women in London taxis while married. Too cheap to get a room, I suppose…

Blake on July 26, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Well you can bang more than one chick a night in a taxi – without having to clean it up like you would a room.

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:04 PM

No, you’re not. The way C-BS “News” flogged this Fake Scandal tonight as their lead “news” story speaks volumes of how scared they are.

Del Dolemonte on July 26, 2012 at 6:59 PM

once we make the turn after convs, in mid Sept, things are going to get worse…when ronmey is consistently exceeding 50% in LV polls….

t8stlikchkn on July 26, 2012 at 7:04 PM

This is terrible actually. Mitt is undermining our relationship with one of this country’s most valuable allies.

bayam on July 26, 2012 at 6:25 PM

No, your Child President did that when he sent back Churchill’s bust 3 years ago.

BUST-

Del Dolemonte on July 26, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Even worse than that, Obama flipped on our support for the British claim to the Falkland Islands.

TarheelBen on July 26, 2012 at 7:05 PM

No need to be sheltered. Just like there’s no need to take every opportunity to wallow in some perceived screw-up by the GOP nominee.

cicerone on July 26, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Dude, you just got your arse handed to ya! Wait there’s more! You should have just kept your mouth shut. Funny!

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Make me a list of news stories you want/need to be sheltered from, cicerone.

Allahpundit on July 26, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I accept the challenge!

Yes, we know that you secretly harbor the dream to walk down the aisle dressed in white (and you will make a beautiful bride, AP) someday, but enough with the freaking gay marriage stories. We get it. You support gay marriage.

Blake on July 26, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Do we have to remind them Brits they would be speaking German every bloody time? Just saying.

AllahsNippleHair on July 26, 2012 at 7:07 PM

No, you’re not. The way C-BS “News” flogged this Fake Scandal tonight as their lead “news” story speaks volumes of how scared they are.

Del Dolemonte on July 26, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Take a look at Memorandum; it’s wall-to-wall lefty coverage of the “gaffe.” They think they’ve got a “you didn’t build that” moment. Small problem, though. The whole world has been watching news stories for two weeks now about…security screw-ups and national strikes ahead of the Londonistan Olympics. Viewers are gonna go, “Uh…um…weren’t we just talking about this around the water cooler yesterday?”

Jeez, when Piers Morgan is telling you Romney was right, you’re strayed so far out into desperation-ville you may never find your way back.

Rational Thought on July 26, 2012 at 7:07 PM

1. The UK can’t afford air conditioning for Olympic athletes. FAIL.

2. The UK can’t even get the flags of the different countries right. FAIL.

tetriskid on July 26, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I don’t think it’s a major gaffe or anything – but it IS pretty stupid that he his Mom didn’t teach him (a) when to keep his mouth shut and (b) not to say anything if he couldn’t say something positive.

And – I’m really not surprised he said this – Willard ain’t the sharpest knife in the drawer.

But what is REALLY cool is watching HotAir Conservative Slaves “rationalize” and “dismiss” this error using the exact same terms that Dkos guys have excused Obama for years.

That’s given me the best laugh I’ve had ALL DAY! LOL!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Why would Salt Lake get upset? Oh yeah, some foreign guy just made a cheap dig at the city. Now you were asking why is London upset?

sharrukin on July 26, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Sorry, no. Here’s the quote:

BRIAN WILLIAMS:
And in the short time you’ve been here in London, do they look ready to your experienced eye?

MITT ROMNEY:
You know, it’s hard to know just how well it were turn out– will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting, the stories about the– private security firm not having enough people– the sup– supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging. Because in the games, there– there are three parts that makes games successful.

Number one, of course, are the athletes. That’s what overwhelmingly the games are about. Number two are the volunteers. And they’ll have great volunteers here. But number three are the people of the– of the country. Do they come together and celebrate the Olympic moment? And that’s something which we only find out once the games actually begin.

Romney was specifically asked about their readiness and answered truthfully, simply pointing out some issues along the way that are matter of fact. Could he have worded the above even better? Of course.

Saying a city is “in the middle of nowhere” is a cheap dig.

Chuck Schick on July 26, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Oh please. It’s not like Romney didn’t provide them with plenty of ammo. The Left is having a field day with this, and I can’t say I blame them.

This was supposed to one of Romney’s strengths. The Olympics. Yet, here we are, with Mittens being ridiculed by a slew of Brits on the eve of the games.

Romney is supposed to attend the opening sermonies tomorrow. I would not be surprised if he gets booed in front of a global audience. Just the perfect ending of this clusterfark of a foreign visit.

Norwegian on July 26, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Oh please yourself….how do you think the British would have reacted to Herman Cain or Sarah Palin..on one hand you complain that Romney is a Rino or something and on the other hand you complain that he is not better at being squishy.

My point is that this is all overblown. What a silly thing to get upset about.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 6:52 PM

You can huff and puff, but this now being covered on every single news channel (including Fox News). It is front page on the Times of London, the UK Telegraph and every single british broadsheet. By the time the opening ceronomies rolls around tomorrow; every single Briton will know of Romney’s perceived diss of their Olympics.

And it was all perfectly preventable. Again, this was supposed to be Romney’s strong suit with his overseas visit to the Olympics. Instead, Mittens just had to step in it and make it a negative.

Norwegian on July 26, 2012 at 7:10 PM

It would be an interesting exercise to count the number of times you criticize Romney as compared with Obama and how many times you give Obama a pass as compared with Romney.

Did Obama do nothing stupid today? Or did he spend the day in bed?

Basilsbest on July 26, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Then the smart guy decides to join in the Allah bash fest. You sir are obviously blinded by the fact that your head is so far up Romneys arse. Funny! Child!

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 7:11 PM

And it was all perfectly preventable. Again, this was supposed to be Romney’s strong suit with his overseas visit to the Olympics. Instead, Mittens just had to step in it and make it a negative.

Norwegian on July 26, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Of course it was preventable. And – if Palin had done it these Willardbots would be all up in arms.

Funny as hell to watch them sputter and spit when it happens to their boy!

Get used to it dudes – Willard has a lot more incompetence to put on display before November comes!

LMFAO!!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:12 PM

odds on condi as veep just jumped on intrade from bazillion:1…to, lets see, ‘when pigs fly’……

t8stlikchkn on July 26, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Even worse than that, Obama flipped on our support for the British claim to the Falkland Islands.

TarheelBen on July 26, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Let’s be honest – the Brits have not been able to defend those islands for at least 2 decades.

The Argentinians could literally take over the Falklands tomorrow and the UK lacks the military force to take them back.

It was incredibly touch and go back in 82 when they still had something like a viable armed forces…

CorporatePiggy on July 26, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I don’t think it’s a major gaffe or anything – but it IS pretty stupid that he his Mom didn’t teach him (a) when to keep his mouth shut and (b) not to say anything if he couldn’t say something positive.

And – I’m really not surprised he said this – Willard ain’t the sharpest knife in the drawer.

But what is REALLY cool is watching HotAir Conservative Slaves “rationalize” and “dismiss” this error using the exact same terms that Dkos guys have excused Obama for years.

That’s given me the best laugh I’ve had ALL DAY! LOL!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:08 PM

So, STFU and go campaign for Obama. I’m sure he can find room for you in his left cheek.

AllahsNippleHair on July 26, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I had no idea this thread produced so many delightful idiocies. Good times and I haven’t made it off page two. Funny!

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 7:13 PM

But what is REALLY cool is watching HotAir Conservative Slaves “rationalize” and “dismiss” this error using the exact same terms that Dkos guys have excused Obama for years.

That’s given me the best laugh I’ve had ALL DAY! LOL!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:08 PM

You are such an ass.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Could he have worded the above even better?

Chuck Schick on July 26, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Who Willard? No he could not have – not with the tiny mind he possesses! LOL!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Interesting. All AP was doing was presenting the story.

kingsjester on July 26, 2012 at 7:13 PM

You can huff and puff, but this now being covered on every single news channel (including Fox News). It is front page on the Times of London, the UK Telegraph and every single british broadsheet. By the time the opening ceronomies rolls around tomorrow; every single Briton will know of Romney’s perceived diss of their Olympics.

And it was all perfectly preventable.

Norwegian on July 26, 2012 at 7:10 PM

..in a desperate attempt to bury “You didn’t build it” stuff. We are sincerely grateful for your concern.

The War Planner on July 26, 2012 at 7:13 PM

You are such an ass.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Tilt the screen on your laptop down – that’s a reflection of your face you’re looking at!

LMFAO!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:14 PM

every single Briton will know of Romney’s perceived diss of their Olympics.

I read quite a few British twitter feeds and all they do is B&M about the Olympics. They can suck it up. And if something bad does happen, i.e., the place is wall to wall home grown islamo terrorists, are they all going to say, Hey, Mitt was right!

London is expensive as hell in non Olympic times and congested. It had to be one of the worse picks. But, who am I to complain — at least it wasn’t in the US. :)

Blake on July 26, 2012 at 7:14 PM

The Brits: a wee bit sensitive.
Mitt: a wee insensitive and dumb. You say, “Hey the Olympics are a big show and I’m looking forward to cheering for our athletes.” End of comments.

AshleyTKing on July 26, 2012 at 7:15 PM

The Brits are farther left than a lot of the libs. It’s not like Mitt was saying anything new about their problems with the Olympic preparations. We all read about it in the news last week. Seems as if our allies have developed a pouty lip instead of the stiff upper lip.

Kissmygrits on July 26, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Romney was specifically asked about their readiness and answered truthfully, simply pointing out some issues along the way that are matter of fact. Could he have worded the above even better? Of course.

Saying a city is “in the middle of nowhere” is a cheap dig.

Chuck Schick on July 26, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Well its great that Romney is out there repairing the damage done by Obama to the special relationship. Wait, Romney made a mess of it? Stupid gap-toothed Brits, who needs them anyway! Special relationship? What special relationship?

Now on to Poland and Israel to work his diplomatic magic.

sharrukin on July 26, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Romney is right.

The UK is already running this Olympics like a grade school summer camp.

There is no air conditioning for the athletes.

The UK has also botched two flag presentations.

Weak.

tetriskid on July 26, 2012 at 7:15 PM

That’s given me the best laugh I’ve had ALL DAY! LOL!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:08 PM

You are such an ass.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 7:13 PM

..and he’s easily amused as well. You ought to see what he does with some string, paper clips, library paste, blunt scissors, and crayons.

The War Planner on July 26, 2012 at 7:16 PM

You can huff and puff, but this now being covered on every single news channel (including Fox News). It is front page on the Times of London, the UK Telegraph and every single british broadsheet. By the time the opening ceronomies rolls around tomorrow; every single Briton will know of Romney’s perceived diss of their Olympics.

And it was all perfectly preventable. Again, this was supposed to be Romney’s strong suit with his overseas visit to the Olympics. Instead, Mittens just had to step in it and make it a negative.

Norwegian on July 26, 2012 at 7:10 PM

You know what is funny? The same sort of people who had a cow every time the press said something unkind about Herman Cain or Sarah Palin are more than happy to cheer that same media on when they are going after Mitt Romney.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 7:16 PM

..in a desperate attempt to bury “You didn’t build it” stuff. We are sincerely grateful for your concern.

The War Planner on July 26, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Why are crying because the LSM is butchering your boy over this? You knew this would happen – you even told us that Willard was the ONLY ONE who could navigate the harrowing waters of unfavorable media – because, of course – Palin, Newt, and Rick couldn’t!

LMAO!

LOVE THIS!!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Tilt the screen on your laptop down – that’s a reflection of your face you’re looking at!

LMFAO!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:14 PM

IS that all you got? You’re how old?

CW on July 26, 2012 at 7:17 PM

stiff pouty lip vs. stiff upper lip….hey, I like that!

Blake on July 26, 2012 at 7:17 PM

..and he’s easily amused as well. You ought to see what he does with some string, paper clips, library paste, blunt scissors, and crayons.

The War Planner on July 26, 2012 at 7:16 PM

lol

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 7:18 PM

You know what is funny? The same sort of people who had a cow every time the press said something unkind about Herman Cain or Sarah Palin are more than happy to cheer that same media on when they are going after Mitt Romney.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Maybe because guys like you went after Palin and Cain when they said stupid stuff.

Man – when is your pair gonna drop? Get tough dude! This is life.

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:18 PM

LMAO!

LOVE THIS!!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Somebody’s excited….like a child at the candy shop.

CW on July 26, 2012 at 7:18 PM

I can’t believe some people still haven’t gotten over the fact that Romney is going to be the GOP candidate. Seriously, get over it. No one wants to hear your whining for the next 3-4 months. We get it. You don’t like him.

Blake on July 26, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Man – when is your pair gonna drop? Get tough dude! This is life.

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:18 PM

The irony at this site is hilarious.

The Nistas have never had enough kleenex and I mean that in more ways than one.

CW on July 26, 2012 at 7:19 PM

IS that all you got? You’re how old?

CW on July 26, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Oh … the old “Is that all you got” comeback.

Okay … I’ll see that with another “classic” …

“NO YOU”

LMFAO!

I can tell you guys are pi$$ed – and I love it!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:19 PM

I can’t believe some people still haven’t gotten over the fact that Romney is going to be the GOP candidate. Seriously, get over it. No one wants to hear your whining for the next 3-4 months. We get it. You don’t like him.

Blake on July 26, 2012 at 7:18 PM

People like Honda are certifiable.

CW on July 26, 2012 at 7:20 PM

It’s international gaffe watch for Romney. The world is ready to help the White House marxist get re-elected. Anything that can remotely be made a gaffe by Romney will be, and yes his gaffes will be taken out of coontext.

bgibbs1000 on July 26, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Okay … I’ll see that with another “classic” …

“NO YOU”

LMFAO!

I can tell you guys are pi$$ed – and I love it!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:19 PM

No not really pissed. I just cannot believe you think your posts are all that.

Your age ?

CW on July 26, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Governor Romney is on a goodwill mission to the British Isles, hopefully to rectify the insult of Obama returning the bust of Winston Churchill, and he gets into a pissing contest with them? What is his goal? Does he want to take over managing the Olympics or the Presidency of the United States? Don’t get me wrong, I’m an avid supporter of his, but someone please get him up to speed on diplomacy! I would have thought only Obama could make such a bone-headed, amateurish error! Come on, Mitt, get your game on!

Oracleforhire on July 26, 2012 at 7:20 PM

It could, however, lead to a lot of Britons donating to Obama’s camapign treasury.

They already do that. Bunch of wankers.

Moesart on July 26, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Do they really not have AC for the atheletes? It’s suppose to be extremely hot over there.

Blake on July 26, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Now on to Poland and Israel to work his diplomatic magic.

sharrukin on July 26, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Well, there is no British press in Poland or Israel. I am not saying that Romney could not have worded this better…but please, the reaction of the British was just hysterical. Totally over the top. They were obviously looking for something to get silly about.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 7:21 PM

So, if the worst scenario unfolds and there is a terrorist event in London during the Games due to poor security, or massive transportation problems due to strikes…??

a capella on July 26, 2012 at 7:21 PM

it IS pretty stupid that he his Mom didn’t teach him (a) when to keep his mouth shut and (b) not to say anything if he couldn’t say something positive.

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:08 PM

That’s given me the best laugh I’ve had ALL DAY! LOL!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Flora Duh on July 26, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Well its great that Romney is out there repairing the damage done by Obama to the special relationship. Wait, Romney made a mess of it? Stupid gap-toothed Brits, who needs them anyway! Special relationship? What special relationship?

Now on to Poland and Israel to work his diplomatic magic.

sharrukin on July 26, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Hahaha. Yeah, I’m sure we’ll be at war with them soon!

Chuck Schick on July 26, 2012 at 7:21 PM

The Brits are suffering from the battered wife syndrome, and support a Barry who loathes and despises them.

bayview on July 26, 2012 at 7:21 PM

The irony at this site is hilarious.

The Nistas have never had enough kleenex and I mean that in more ways than one.

CW on July 26, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Except that …

I’m not ‘nista.

YOU FAIL!

LMFAO!!

You’re so flustered you’re just launching anything against the wall to see if it sticks.

Here – here’s a molecule of Willard’s brain – actually it’s half his brain – I’m sure it’ll stick to anything you throw it at!

LMFAO!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:21 PM

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Somebody’s excited…like a child at the candy shop.

CW on July 26, 2012 at 7:18 PM

..careful, CW. Don’t stand too close. He gets all cross-eyed and spurts and it’s areal mess to clean up!

The War Planner on July 26, 2012 at 7:22 PM

..in a desperate attempt to bury “You didn’t build it” stuff. We are sincerely grateful for your concern.

The War Planner on July 26, 2012 at 7:13 PM

LOL…Oh yes, I forgot: If you are critical of Romney in any way, you are a paid Obama stooge. Never mind that I will vote for the guy this November.

Seriously, you Mittbots are more conspiratorial than the Paultards. I guess it’s just a matter of time before Allah is put on the enemies list as well for daring to post this story.

But yeah, let’s cover our ears and eyes and pretend everything is just fine and dandy with the Romney Campaign today.

Norwegian on July 26, 2012 at 7:22 PM

People like Honda are certifiable.

CW on July 26, 2012 at 7:20 PM

You’re not any better with your kleenex comment.

Blake on July 26, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Okay … I’ll see that with another “classic” …

“NO YOU”

LMFAO!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:19 PM

You think you were joking but that is pretty much what you bring.
You rank up there with the most pathetic posters along with AngusMC and MJBrutus though you cannot match ipalin for extreme stupidity.

CW on July 26, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Flora Duh on July 26, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Except that, unlike Willard – I MEAN to offend!

Especially conservative slaves and mittbots. :D

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Well, there is no British press in Poland or Israel.

No, I imagine it would primarily be Polish and Israeli.

I am not saying that Romney could not have worded this better…but please, the reaction of the British was just hysterical. Totally over the top. They were obviously looking for something to get silly about.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 7:21 PM

What was the point of this trip?

sharrukin on July 26, 2012 at 7:23 PM

You’re so flustered you’re just launching anything against the wall to see if it sticks.

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:21 PM

..what’d I tell you, CW?

The War Planner on July 26, 2012 at 7:23 PM

You think you were joking but that is pretty much what you bring.
You rank up there with the most pathetic posters along with AngusMC and MJBrutus though you cannot match ipalin for extreme stupidity.

CW on July 26, 2012 at 7:22 PM

LMFAO!!

NO YOU!!

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Maybe because guys like you went after Palin and Cain when they said stupid stuff.

Man – when is your pair gonna drop? Get tough dude! This is life.

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:18 PM

I hope they never drop..since I am a woman.

Listen you idiot, there was a time when I loved Sarah Palin. I was happy that McCain picked her..but after awhile, I got tired of the eternal victim thing..however, I do think the media was awful to her…and I think the media was hard on Cain…my point is that you are cheering the same media when they go after Romney. Now, they are on target..now it is okay…back then when the target was Palin they were just awful.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 7:25 PM

What was the point of this trip?

sharrukin on July 26, 2012 at 7:23 PM

I’m not sure even Willy McDole and his kiddies know! :P

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:25 PM

It’s not like Mitt Romney has any expertise about the Olympics. Oh, wait…

What happened here is Cameron thought he’d throw a sweet air kiss to barack, and now it’s blowing up in his face, with everyone climbing on board to say…Romney was right! Now the world media is taking a second look at London’s security problems, revisiting all of that, and Cameron comes off like just another pathetic European Obama butt boy. What a loser.

There is more at play here, too. All of these European socialist leaders want barack staying right where he is, crashing the American economy day in and day out so THEY don’t look quite as bad to their bankrupt nations. They know damn well Mitt Romney isn’t going to keep the nation running headlong into bankruptcy, and he’ll have the political capital to change things — something none of them will ever have in their nanny states. Two years from now, it’s going to be a roaring America and Europe on the brink, like it always is.

Rational Thought on July 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Great comment. Sadly it was buried at the end of page one. This deserves a repost.

Kataklysmic on July 26, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Let’s repost it to page 4 also.

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 7:25 PM

LMFAO!!

NO YOU!!

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Come on Honda, they’re right. You’re a bit of an imbecile.

Chuck Schick on July 26, 2012 at 7:25 PM

You’re not any better with your kleenex comment.

Blake on July 26, 2012 at 7:22 PM

The reality is this:

The nistas have a truly strange obsession with SP. It is to the point of total weirdness . Other than Obama and the Dems I have never seen this with other candidates. They have screws loose .

They then they whined all the time about her treatment while they go on to do to others what they previously said was wrong.

CW on July 26, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Blake on July 26, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Two US Olympians have already tweeted as much (Lolo Jones-track, and Alex Morgan-soccer). Haven’t heard anything else. Maybe it’s only out in US athletes’ housing.

Christien on July 26, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Governor Romney is on a goodwill mission to the British Isles, hopefully to rectify the insult of Obama returning the bust of Winston Churchill, and he gets into a pissing contest with them? What is his goal? Does he want to take over managing the Olympics or the Presidency of the United States? Don’t get me wrong, I’m an avid supporter of his, but someone please get him up to speed on diplomacy! I would have thought only Obama could make such a bone-headed, amateurish error! Come on, Mitt, get your game on!

Oracleforhire on July 26, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Careful, you are dangerously close to committing treason against our esteemed GOP nominee. No negativity allowed.

Prepare to be called out as an Obama shill or worse.

Norwegian on July 26, 2012 at 7:26 PM

What was the point of this trip?

sharrukin on July 26, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Oh wait – I figured it out – the point of the trip was to give John Stewart new material! LMFAO!!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I hope the Brits will accept the Etch-A-Sketch gift next year (if Romney becomes President) to help smooth over relations between our two countries.

Memo to Mitt for the rest of your overseas trip: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

RedRobin145 on July 26, 2012 at 7:26 PM

They were obviously looking for something to get silly about.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 7:21 PM

and with a government grant, they could make it a LOT sillier!

t8stlikchkn on July 26, 2012 at 7:27 PM

What was the point of this trip?

sharrukin on July 26, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Apparently as far as the British press is concerned, the point of the trip is to get totally bent out of shape over nothing in the hopes that they can rag on the American Republican.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Has anyone stopped and thought, maybe Mitt is right. No, its a gaffe because some jerkwater reporter says it is or for that fact some idiot leader from England declares it to be. Really, do they have a single vote in the U.S.? I could give a rats A$$ about their opinion, sooner or later they will be begging Romney (President) for more bailout money.

DDay on July 26, 2012 at 7:28 PM

..what’d I tell you, CW?

The War Planner on July 26, 2012 at 7:23 PM

I am telling you that the extreme SP fans have a common trait and it is evidenced by signs of a mental disorder. It makes no sense to get that uppity. None.

CW on July 26, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I sure enjoy politians that I dont care about make blunders, this episode sure gave a few laughs.
i cruised by dkos and as they ofcourse have this story there with the typical over the top conclusions like “no one likes mitt”. but the best way to access this a a serious blunder is the lack of defense of mitts actions in the politico forum pages.
oh well, how many point this will cost mitt in the polls?

nathor on July 26, 2012 at 7:28 PM

! LMFAO!!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Still in high school I see.

CW on July 26, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Careful, you are dangerously close to committing treason against our esteemed GOP nominee. No negativity allowed.

Prepare to be called out as an Obama shill or worse.

Norwegian on July 26, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Would actually voting for Obama so that this idiotic GOP establishment hack doesn’t get elected and embarrass the whole conservative movement be considered traitorous?

LMFAO!!

Cuz I can’t think of a better way to laugh at the GOP Ayatollahs than to vote for Choot!!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Careful, you are dangerously close to committing treason against our esteemed GOP nominee. No negativity allowed.

Prepare to be called out as an Obama shill or worse.

Norwegian on July 26, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I don’t think you are an Obama shill, but I do think you have a double standard.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 7:29 PM

how many point this will cost mitt in the polls?

nathor on July 26, 2012 at 7:28 PM

In Britain 5. In the USA none.

CW on July 26, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Still in high school I see.

CW on July 26, 2012 at 7:28 PM

LMFAO!

NO YOU!!!!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:30 PM

LOL….Oh yes, I forgot: If you are critical of Romney in any way, you are a paid Obama stooge. Never mind that I will vote for the guy this November.

But yeah, let’s cover our ears and eyes and pretend everything is just fine and dandy with the Romney Campaign today.

Norwegian on July 26, 2012 at 7:22 PM

..bite me. You are just an unrelenting Dem shill. You basically thrive on any perceived faux paus by Romney. Perhaps if you were a little more grounded or thoughtful in your criticism folks would take you more seriously. But, like The Cabin Boy, Dr Rin Tin Tin, UpperYeastInfection, A.D.D.-renalin, and Phlegmatic you are just a joke and a negative crapsack hack.

Get outta your mom’s basement; you’ll enjoy the sun, you Morlock.

The War Planner on July 26, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Interesting. All AP was doing was presenting the story.

kingsjester on July 26, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Lol! Sorry but I just now got to page three. Some funny stuff. Attack Allah, great strategy, no wonder folks call them Mittler Youth. Funny!

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 7:30 PM

oh well, how many point this will cost mitt in the polls?

nathor on July 26, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Probably none. Regular human beings know that stuff like this is just bs.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 7:30 PM

In Britain 5. In the USA none.

CW on July 26, 2012 at 7:29 PM

So you’re calling the race now for Willard? LMFAO!!

Yeah – I think this really put him over the top – he should put his campaign on cruise control now! It’s all in the bag!!

LOL!!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Romnet said nothing overtly wrong. What a bunch of thin skinned ninnies. I thought the Brits were made of sterner stuff. Stiff upper lip and all that rot…

Yakko77 on July 26, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Two US Olympians have already tweeted as much (Lolo Jones-track, and Alex Morgan-soccer). Haven’t heard anything else. Maybe it’s only out in US athletes’ housing.

Christien on July 26, 2012 at 7:26 PM

The UK is a joke country.

If you can’t properly house the athletes during the games you shouldn’t host the Olympics.

But what do you expect from a country that hasn’t heard of the tooth brush?

tetriskid on July 26, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Probably none. Regular human beings know that stuff like this is just bs.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Hmmm – you mean the same human beings that put ogabe over 50% in 2008.

Then again … this time you guys DO have WILLY MCDOLE – a unique candidate with a special talent for charm and charisma.

Oh … wait…

LMAO!!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Norwegian on July 26, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Cuz I can’t think of a better way to laugh at the GOP Ayatollahs than to vote for Choot!!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:29 PM

..cozy pair. why don’t you invite him over to your yacht, Miles? You could take turns in the barrel.

The War Planner on July 26, 2012 at 7:33 PM

oh well, how many point this will cost mitt in the polls?

nathor on July 26, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Being on the bad side of Euro-weenies may actually get votes.

bayview on July 26, 2012 at 7:34 PM

But what do you expect from a country that hasn’t heard of the tooth brush?

tetriskid on July 26, 2012 at 7:32 PM

LMAO! Same thing MiTTb0TTs said about Louisiana when they went for Santorum!

You guys need new material!!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Olympic Air Conditioning Controversy: Only British Dorms Have AC, Aquatics Centre is Too Hot

No air conditioners. Its HOT in the rooms. No need to practice, just lay in ur bed & sweat. Where r the applications for Winter Olympics??

— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) July 26, 2012

tetriskid on July 26, 2012 at 7:35 PM

blink on July 26, 2012 at 7:25 PM

ding ding ding

cmsinaz on July 26, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Next outrage: Mitt Romney criticizes Spotted Dick as a dessert name!

profitsbeard on July 26, 2012 at 7:35 PM

..cozy pair. why don’t you invite him over to your yacht, Miles? You could take turns in the barrel.

The War Planner on July 26, 2012 at 7:33 PM

You have a yacht? WOW! Sooooo impressed. This means you must be smart! LMFAO!!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:35 PM

LMAO! Same thing MiTTb0TTs said about Louisiana when they went for Santorum!

You guys need new material!!

HondaV65 on July 26, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Not interested you anti-American prick.

tetriskid on July 26, 2012 at 7:35 PM

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