Gibbs: Romney’s London gaffe was “embarrassing for our country”

posted at 2:41 pm on July 30, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Yes, Gibbs would want us to seize on any gaffe of Mitt Romney’s as a campaign issue of unrivaled importance, since any available distractions are the only thing standing between President Obama and the public’s undivided attention on his horrendous economic record.

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“Mitt Romney wondered aloud whether London was ready for the Olympics, and I think it’s clear that voters in this country wonder aloud whether Mitt Romney is ready for the world,” former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said on ABC’s “This Week” today. “And I think the world is not yet ready for Mitt Romney.”

“To go overseas, stand in the country of our strongest ally, and the Olympics that they’ve been preparing years for, and question whether or not they’re ready, does make you wonder whether or not he’s ready to be commander in chief,” he added.

“I’m happy David Cameron had the last word, because I thought it was embarrassing for our country,” Gibbs also said.

Oh, good grief. I haven’t put my two cents in on Romney’s Olympics gaffe yet, and I’ll just say that when I first saw the clip, I was a little nonplussed about all of the fuss. Yes, it did come off as kind of pompous and he really could have said it differently, but should he really have just been happy-go-lucky and delivered a thoughtless double thumbs-up? (Especially in the unfolding knowledge that perhaps their planning wasn’t perfect, yikes!)

I mean, do we really want to talk about embarrassing ourselves overseas? ‘Cause…

…I’m pretty sure that will forever and always take the cake, and I don’t think you really want to go down that road, Mr. Gibbs. (By the way, according to President Obama — who’s our ‘strongest ally,’ again?)


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Gibbs: Romney’s London gaffe was “embarrassing for our country”

Almost as embarrassing as returning the Churchill bust, right?

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 30, 2012 at 3:36 PM

O has -humiliated- America with his bowing and apologies, and efforts to outsource our very governance to the United Nations. Make a big deal about this in ads!

anotherJoe on July 30, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Almost as embarrassing as giving the Queen an iPod..

And why be embarrassed when it’s the truth.. look at the empty seats, lost keys to Wembley, uninvited guest in the parade of Olympians .. need I say more.. Oh OK one more.. articles for weeks in UK papers, on the BBC etc., about the lack of security personnel to the tune of 30k..

theblacksheepwasright on July 30, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Apparently Ronmey was correct in saying the Olympics were having some security problems.They had to bring in military troops and one of them was not appreciated by the civilian guard he was paired with.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/olympics/4461658/G4S-guard-faces-sack-after-he-spits-at-Afghanistan-hero-and-brands-himBABY-KILLER.html

keioki on July 30, 2012 at 3:42 PM

They sorted it all out :)…they bused in military and students and distribute them throughout the OLympic venues as fillers :)…directly from the soviet era event organizing book :)

jimver on July 30, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Potemkin Olympics

Lost in Jersey on July 30, 2012 at 3:42 PM

What a liar. If he truly believed this was embarrassing for the U.S., he wouldn’t even talk about it. No, he brings it up because he think people value what he has to say, and that he can do damage to Romney’s image by distracting with this lame meme.

You know what I find embarrassing for the U.S.? That we elected someone wholly unqualified to run our country 4 years ago, solely because he’s LIKEABLE or something. I find it embarrassing that our narcissistic ‘leader’ does nothing but blame other people for his shortcomings.

It’s absolutely embarrassing to me that people are actually going to vote for this whiny, petulant child in November because.. something something ROMNEY IS OUT OF TOUCH. AND EVIL. AND RICH. HE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT IT’S LIIIIKE FOR THE LITTLE MAN.

Gah. What a bunch of whiners. THAT’S what’s embarrassing, Mr. Gibbs. Imbecile.

ames on July 30, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Gibbs: Romney’s London gaffe was “embarrassing for our country”
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Speaking of living in an Alternate Universe,heres
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz comments as well!!

Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz criticized Mitt Romney over the several gaffes

he made in the first few days of his overseas tour. She argued that the gaffes show that

Romney lacks the “diplomatic skills” to be president, and went so far as to say he made an “intelligence gaffe” by publicly stating he had a meeting with British intelligence.

Wasserman-Schultz went down a list of gaffes Romney has made on his overseas tour, criticizing him for each and every one of them.

“Starting out in Great Britain, in England, where he insults, on the eve of a significant event for one of our strongest allies, makes a huge intelligence gaffe by revealing the existence and saying out loud the existence of their biggest intelligence agency, appearing not to know the name of the opposition leader…”

Video(More..)

12:13 pm, July 29th, 2012
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/dnc%E2%80%99s-debbie-wasserman-schultz-romney-made-%E2%80%98intelligence-gaffe%E2%80%99-in-england/

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 3:42 PM

How was this a gaffe?

The Dems, in lockstep as usual after getting their journolist marching orders, are seizing upon this non-gaffe like it’s manna-from-wherever-manna-comes-from-to-atheists. As if any voter is going to give a damn about what Romney said about the London Olympics when November comes.

Right Mover on July 30, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Sure it was Gibbsy, 0 is a stain on this Nations history. Now that my friends is truly embarrassing. Think white trousers or skirt with a brown wet streak. Add a nice soggy piece of TP to the shoe and you have the winning look of 0 . When I reference TP. It’s isn’t Tea Party I refer to. ; )

Bmore on July 30, 2012 at 3:50 PM

I`ll tell what`s embarrasing to our country. There has only been 3 times in the last 68 years that a President has missed the D-Day 1945 celebration remembering those that lost their lives etc, and guess who they were? Obama in 2009, Obama in 2010, and Obama in 2011. He also missed the Memeorial Day celebration this year because he was fund raising. That is some sorry ass record for the supposed Commander-in-Chief of the US military

Gibbs should shove it where the sun doesn`t shine

HAGGS99 on July 30, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Wasserman-Schultz went down a list of gaffes Romney has made on his overseas tour, criticizing him for each and every one of them.

“Starting out in Great Britain, in England, where he insults, on the eve of a significant event for one of our strongest allies, makes a huge intelligence gaffe by revealing the existence and saying out loud the existence of their biggest intelligence agency, appearing not to know the name of the opposition leader…”

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 3:42 PM

heh. Speaking of gaffes

Why is England or the UK sometimes called Britain?

“England” is sometimes, wrongly, used in reference to the whole United Kingdom, the entire island of Great Britain (or simply Britain), or indeed the British Isles. This is not only incorrect but can cause offence to people from other parts of the UK.

Lost in Jersey on July 30, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Just thank God Oblamer isn’t in London, or they would have to stretch out the Olympics for a couple more days so every athlete could be given a ribbon.

hillsoftx on July 30, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Mmmmmm mmmmmm mmmmmm.

The stench of liberal desperation and flop sweat.

LOL! Add Baghdad Bob Jr to try to spin it and double LOL.

kim roy on July 30, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Who ever would have thought that as dumb and obnoxious as Gibbs, he would look good compared to his successor?

bw222 on July 30, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Gibbs: Romney’s London gaffe was “embarrassing for our country”
==============================================================

“Starting out in Great Britain, in England, where he insults, on the eve of a significant event for one of our strongest allies, makes a huge intelligence gaffe by revealing the existence and saying out loud the existence of their biggest intelligence agency, appearing not to know the name of the opposition leader…”

Video(More..)

12:13 pm, July 29th, 2012
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/dnc%E2%80%99s-debbie-wasserman-schultz-romney-made-%E2%80%98intelligence-gaffe%E2%80%99-in-england/

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Methinks Blabbermouth Schukgz is channeling her inner James Bond with er comment :)…yeah, so ‘the existence of their biggest intelligence agency’ is England’s best kept secret or somethin’ :), according to Dembie….we never refer to CIA publicly” or they to Mi6 :)….besides, and on a more serious note, media followed him everyhwere, if he didn’t mention his Mi6 visit himself, you bet they would have accused him him of ‘secrecy’ , I can visualize the titles in the joirnolists on both sides of the pond: ‘neocon Romney on secret visit to MI6 to coordinate an attack on Iran’ :)…

jimver on July 30, 2012 at 4:04 PM

My wife asked me the other day about the “embarrassing gaffe” that Romney made. I told her. She asked what was supposed to be the embarrassing part. Couldn’t tell her. She just rolled her eyes. She has family in England and knows it’s a socialist crap hole. They should be embarrassed for themselves.

SKYFOX on July 30, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Heh

Schadenfreude on July 30, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Am I on the wrong site?

Is this a Democratic site?

I mean seriously are we just like the Democrats. Blame our own gaffs on the other party by saying well they also did that or even did it worse?

Yes there is no doubt about it. Obama is the biggest joke on earth. There has never been a man (save Biden) to make more mistakes in dealings with other Governments.

But that does not excuse Mitt. The cardinal rule is you do not rain on somebody eases parade. Mitt did.

All he needed to say is I have heard reports of problems but I have confidence they will be solved. There were problems and they have been solved now. This would have offended no one.

But this was only one of his gaffs.

He also bragged about his briefing by MI6. MI6 does not even acknowledge they exist. They will be very reluctant in the future to give Americans briefings because of this. MI6′s asset in Syria could also be targeted. This was a big deal.

Thirdly he was in artful at best in his denial of knowledge about his wife’s event with her horse. It is now clear he lied and does know about it as he should to support his wife.

Steveangell on July 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I can visualize the titles in the joirnolists on both sides of the pond: ‘neocon Romney on secret visit to MI6 to coordinate an attack on Iran’ :)…

jimver on July 30, 2012 at 4:04 PM

jimver:Good memory,yup,it smacks of Journ0Lister(s) Operation!:)

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 4:22 PM

He also bragged about his briefing by MI6. MI6 does not even acknowledge they exist. They will be very reluctant in the future to give Americans briefings because of this. MI6′s asset in Syria could also be targeted. This was a big deal.

Thirdly he was in artful at best in his denial of knowledge about his wife’s event with her horse. It is now clear he lied and does know about it as he should to support his wife.

Steveangell on July 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM

The do exist…hell they have their own website.

You are a horrible liar, liar.

tom daschle concerned on July 30, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Why is England or the UK sometimes called Britain?

BRITAIN is the short for Great Britain and it refers to England, Scotland and Wales, not to Northern Ireland though..the more comprehensive term to cover Northern Ireland too is United KIngdom (UK) – ‘The United KIngdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’….when people use ‘England’ generally, I don’t think they use it incorrectly necessarily (not talking about blabbermouth schultz here, she’s just dumb and uninformed) they use it to refer specifically to a geographic area that covers just that, England….I for one lived in England for a long time (in Oxfordshire, East Anglia and North Yorkshire) and I refer to it as England in purpose, because most of my direct experience with the British Isles was actually England…I visited all the other parts of the UK, but didn’t live extensively in any of them, reason why I rarely refer to UK, or Britain,and prefer England, because in my case it describes my experience more accurately…

jimver on July 30, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Baghdad Bob Gibbs is more annoying than Obama.

micmac on July 30, 2012 at 4:27 PM

tom daschle concerned on July 30, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Ouch!

a capella on July 30, 2012 at 4:31 PM

“I’m happy David Cameron had the last word, because I thought it was embarrassing for our country,” Gibbs also said.

So,I take it that Gibbs agrees with Cameron’s assertion that Salt Lake City is the middle of nowhere? And it is not surprising that someone from the Obama administration would take the side of the foreigner.

Terrye on July 30, 2012 at 4:31 PM

He also bragged about his briefing by MI6. MI6 does not even acknowledge they exist. They will be very reluctant in the future to give Americans briefings because of this. MI6′s asset in Syria could also be targeted. This was a big deal.

Thirdly he was in artful at best in his denial of knowledge about his wife’s event with her horse. It is now clear he lied and does know about it as he should to support his wife.

Steveangell on July 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Oh come on…the Obama administration blew the cover of a mole sent in to infiltrate AlQaida…that man was working with M16…and then the Obama people leaked the story about the mole so that they could brag about stopping a terrorist attack. If the UK can over look that then I think they can live with Romney talking about {not bragging about} a meeting with an agency that everyone already knows exists.

Terrye on July 30, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Thirdly he was in artful at best in his denial of knowledge about his wife’s event with her horse. It is now clear he lied and does know about it as he should to support his wife.

Steveangell on July 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM

You are so full of it..My husband loves Nascar…I know nothing about it and could care less…so what. Romney obviously knows about his wife’s horses, but she is the expert not him.

It is funny to hear you pretend that you are a conservative and not a Democrat,but really…when I look at your list of concerns I know you are an imposter.No honest to God Republican or Democrat would worry about half of that stuff.

And btw,Romney told the truth in that interview..it is interesting to note how many people seem to think he should have lied.

Terrye on July 30, 2012 at 4:38 PM

But that does not excuse Mitt. The cardinal rule is you do not rain on somebody eases parade. Mitt did.

All he needed to say is I have heard reports of problems but I have confidence they will be solved. There were problems and they have been solved now. This would have offended no one.

But this was only one of his gaffs.

He also bragged about his briefing by MI6. MI6 does not even acknowledge they exist. They will be very reluctant in the future to give Americans briefings because of this. MI6′s asset in Syria could also be targeted. This was a big

Steveangell on July 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Hahaa, if MI6 doesn’t exist why do they have a website, here:

https://www.sis.gov.uk/

If he didn’t ‘brag’ about it , meaning mention it, the media would have accused him of secretive and conpiratorial neocon meeting with MI6 to thwart the Iranina regime, or god knows what…darned if he does, darned if he doesn’t…

Secondly, you are competely wrong, there’s no cardinal rule that you don’t rain on somebody else’s parade. You darn well rain on their stupid parade if your country has athletes participating in, hundreds or thousands of them and you have concerns about their security…I don’t give a damn about the British faux sensitivities, especially that their own media rained on their own parade way before Mitt got there…all that matters is that our athletes are safe, and this is the only thing Romney, as an American potential president should care about…judgimg by the reports in the media, they were utterly unpepared and the Olympic security – total shambles…so, he had every right to express concern….and rained on their parade in ghe process :)…

jimver on July 30, 2012 at 4:40 PM

You wanna talk embarrassing for our country Bob?

profitsbeard on July 30, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Am I on the wrong site?

Is this a Democratic site?

I mean seriously are we just like the Democrats. Blame our own gaffs on the other party by saying well they also did that or even did it worse?

Steveangell on July 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Concern troll is concerned….

Tomblvd on July 30, 2012 at 4:57 PM

I think Romney scored in the UK. He got the press to carry water for him

I am geting more Reagan flashbacks everyday as the MSM gets thier knickers in a twist and pass along the horrific words of the evil Romney

As they repeat the horrors, the average Joe is given a wonderful contrast between common sense and hysteria

Image building for free

Similar to the way the theater shooting anti-gun hysteria back fired

The best part is, the MSM cant help it because they are in a state of hysterical fear

entagor on July 30, 2012 at 5:00 PM

I was wondering what Peter Griffin had been up to since stepping down as White House Press Secretary. I guess team desperate are going to trot out everyone they can think of to slam Mitt. Yawn…

ghostwalker1 on July 30, 2012 at 5:02 PM

If anyone should know about being an embarrassment, it would be this tool.

microfiction on July 30, 2012 at 5:03 PM

And btw,Romney told the truth in that interview..it is interesting to note how many people seem to think he should have lied.

Terrye on July 30, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Pandering to your audience is not lying – it’s called “smart power”! (TM) s/

CycloneCDB on July 30, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I read this British site called the Tudor Tutor and I have it on facebook. The lady who runs the joint is upset because Costas made some crack about the Brits removing the guillotine from the Tower…apparently the doofus does not know the difference between France and Britain…but she makes the point that NBC is being crucified on twitter for their Olympic coverage..so it seems the Brits have moved on from trashing to Romney to trashing Costas and the NBC. The important thing is that they are all American, as far as the Brits are concerned that is all that is needed.

Terrye on July 30, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Am I on the wrong site?

Steveangell on July 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Why yes, yes you are. You should be here.
NAMI

.

JPeterman on July 30, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Almost as embarrassing as giving the Queen an iPod..

How about giving her a set of US-encoded DVDs that she could not play on an EMEA-manufactured player? Gibbsy wouldn’t know a gaffe if it bit him on the behind.

jclittlep on July 30, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Thirdly he was in artful at best in his denial of knowledge about his wife’s event with her horse. It is now clear he lied and does know about it as he should to support his wife.

Steveangell on July 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Poor Dear. You really should vote for O’bama now because of this.

Oh, that’s right. You already are voting for O’bama.

FAIL

Del Dolemonte on July 30, 2012 at 5:35 PM

“I think it’s clear that voters in this country wonder aloud whether Mitt Romney is ready for the world”
So if this is true why are at least half the voters polled saying they will vote for Romney then and he has barely started campaigning?

ObamatheMessiah on July 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Am I on the wrong site?

Steveangell on July 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM

No, I believe you wanted to be here

right2bright on July 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Think about this.

According to Gibbs, telling the TRUTH on the international stage is “embarrassing”. If Romney had said the games were perfect the MSM would be streaming pictures of the empty seats with the tagline – “this is Romney’s idea of perfect?”

mitchellvii on July 30, 2012 at 5:40 PM

You are a horrible liar, liar.

tom daschle concerned on July 30, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Yup. There was a BBC series called “Spy” in which one of the “trainers” was a former MI6 Agent.

“There’s a bit of a spy in everyone”
ex-MI5 officer

I totally wanted to be a contestant on that show. It was addicting to watch. Now, I don’t know the exact difference between an MI5 and an MI6 and one of the links could be wrong, but they are definitely identified.

Fallon on July 30, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Edit: Insert a random “agent” in where it best fits.

Fallon on July 30, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Evidently people really don’t want leaders who use their direct experience in a particular situation to assess what they see and speak straight.

Platitudes and a “thumbs up” are more important than honesty and real understanding of an issue.

All Mr. Cameron or anyone else had to say was, “We appreciate Gov. Romney’s experience with the 2002 Olympics and his advice given us here in London. We’ll take any advice he can give to help make this Olympics even more successful, but we feel that we’ve put together a fantasic and safe games and look forward to the world coming to England to enjoy it with us.”

Simple. Gracious. Thanks for the advice but no thanks. Everyone is too caught up in political rage these days.

thomashton on July 30, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Take a hike Gibbs . . . the only embarrassing thing in this post is you.

rplat on July 30, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I think it’s embarrassing Ted Kennedy wanted to meet with the Soviets, the enemy, when he was going to run against Reagan.
In fact, it’s downright f^&*ing treasonous.

I think Fast & Furious is embarrassing as hell.
And yet, you do nothing, Democrats, regarding it.
These people are nothing but treasonous ba$tard$. And I’m sick of them.

Badger40 on July 30, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Note to Gibbs: Obama is a global fiasco… just so you know…

Khun Joe on July 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM

The Democratic Party is an embarrassment to our country. How could such a glorious ideal as America spawn something so filthy and depraved?

Immolate on July 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Speaking of embarassments, what’ve you been up to, Bob?

ConservativeLA on July 30, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Attack the messenger.

Really Obama outed an MI6 man so OK for Romney to.

Fine I got that a bit off. Perhaps it was just they do not admit to briefings. Regardless they were very upset with Romney and in the end that is all that matters.

I am sorry if some do not care about their spouces interest. Explains why I am married 35 years and many get divorced. You should care. Besides the problem was Mitt did know but lied about it. It is the cover up by Mitt that bothers me. He did not want to talk about the Horse so he lied he did not know about it. The lie was exposed making Mitt look bad. Mitt picked the music so he knew and cared. Good for him. It confirmed to me he was a good husband as I thought he was. But lying to the press is just plain dumb for a Republican.

Romney handled this trip worse than Obama did according to all Press reports. Unfortunately for far too many that is all they will know about what the press lies about.

One thing for sure Mitt did not help himself in London and that is what most will remember about this trip.

Loved his speech in Israel plus he seemed authentic. I worry a bit less about him with the jews but it does not make up for forcing the Jews to stop serving the poor in Mass.

Steveangell on July 30, 2012 at 6:20 PM

The do exist…hell they have their own website.

You are a horrible liar, liar.

tom daschle concerned on July 30, 2012 at 4:24 PM

No that’s not “really” their website. That’s a website designed to make you think they exist. But they don’t. Catch my drift? Say no more! Say no more! Know what I mean? Nudge! Nudge!

Hill60 on July 30, 2012 at 6:22 PM

almost as embarrassing as bowing to foreign heads of state, sending CDs (or whatever) to the Queen, and well, the list goes on and on… Absolutely anything Obama does is embarrassing, and how about those traffic jams in NYC and LA at rush hour for his must-have fundraisers. Jerk.

chai on July 30, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Sounds like Romney was correct, as disaster after disaster, complaint after complaint, empty seat after empty seat, etc. keeps being reported. They should’ve hired Romney to run it for them…

Karmi on July 30, 2012 at 6:24 PM

nonplussed about all of the fuss

Heh.

davidk on July 30, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Just thank God Oblamer isn’t in London, or they would have to stretch out the Olympics for a couple more days so every athlete could be given a ribbon.

hillsoftx on July 30, 2012 at 3:55 PM

No. Only the black and muslim athletes.

By the way, I woldnt wish this on my Brit friends, but what is there is a serious security incident? If ther would be any up-side to that it would be obama and gibbs crawling under the bus.

Old Country Boy on July 30, 2012 at 6:26 PM

By the way, I wouldn’t wish this on my Brit friends, but what if there is a serious security incident?

Old Country Boy on July 30, 2012 at 6:26 PM

While not serious in the outcome, this seemed like a pretty big deal:

A woman who gatecrashed India’s parade at the Olympic opening ceremony was a member of the cast from the extravaganza but should not have been with the athletes, London 2012 chief Sebastian Coe said on Sunday. Indian officials were incensed by her unauthorised presence alongside flag-bearing wrestler Sushil Kumar on Friday, wearing red and blue in complete contrast to female members of the contingent who were sporting yellow saris and blue blazers.

Fallon on July 30, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Hey Fibbs, I think you’re one of the embarrassments to our country. Besides, from the way things seem to be playing out in London, it’s beginning to look like Romney was right, if not perfectly politically correct diplomatic.

stukinIL4now on July 30, 2012 at 6:41 PM

In honor of Obama they are giving gold medals to all Olympians.

CW on July 30, 2012 at 6:42 PM

You would think that after having to bend over and be O’s water carrier for several years losing any credibility you would run from this type of BS.

CW on July 30, 2012 at 6:43 PM

What good does lying to yourselves about Mitts performance in England do?

It changes nothing.

Even if they did have a serious security problem or customs had gone on strike. Mitt still rained on their event. You simply do not do that period. No excuses.

Mitt would have gone ballistic had the PM from London done that in Salt Lake City I have no doubt.

Steveangell on July 30, 2012 at 6:45 PM

By the way, I woldnt wish this on my Brit friends, but what is there is a serious security incident? If ther would be any up-side to that it would be obama and gibbs crawling under the bus.

Old Country Boy on July 30, 2012 at 6:26 PM

I can’t believe I typed that poorly! Here, ouse guys can fix it: u ‘ s f e

Now, all those who confuse typos with lack of spelling ability can have a ball.

Old Country Boy on July 30, 2012 at 6:57 PM

I’ve voted republican my entire life and am conservative, but I can’t vote for Mitt Romney.

We have to reelect Barack Obama
-Steveangell

tom daschle concerned on July 30, 2012 at 6:58 PM

What good does lying to yourselves complaining about Mitts performance in England do?

It changes nothing.

FIFY

Even if they did have a serious security problem or customs had gone on strike. Mitt still rained on their event. You simply do not do that period. No excuses.

Have you bothered looking at the British press the past few days? Lord Coe is having another butthole drilled into him for all the empty corporate and VIP seats in all the venues, while normal Brits are shut out. There’s also new “security concerns” (gee, where have we heard that before???) I don’t see anybody complaining about “raining on their event” now. What the hell is the difference?

Mitt would have gone ballistic had the PM from London done that in Salt Lake City I have no doubt.

Steveangell on July 30, 2012 at 6:45 PM

The SLC Olympics was one of the biggest messes when he took it over, he heard much worse on a daily basis, from many people.

That is, until his FIXED it.

BTW, London doesn’t have a PM. Britain does.

Nice going.

Tomblvd on July 30, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Romney was forming his view based on reading the British newspapers.
It’s like Cameron going to the U.S claiming’I have read that Americans eat their young’
We would hope that his insight came from some depth.

Following his meeting with Cameron and dashing Boris he told everybody that he had a ‘top secret’ meeting with mi6.They don’t really announce these hense the word’top secret’
Poster’s are saying his views are insightful ,honest and valid and truthful.
The problem with that is,he spent all day backtracking.

So if everyone agrees with him and support ‘s his knowledge you should listen to what he said,
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mitt-romney-meets-british-officials-in-london/2012/07/26/gJQAfqixAX_story.html

Maybe he should of delayed his thoughts until he had talked to people who actually
know more then the British tabloids.

He also didn’t seem to know Ed Miliband’s name calling him Mr Leader..However we have sympathy because we understand hope you could forget him.

Romney informed us that he enjoyed looking out of the backside of Downing ST
Translated- Cameron enjoyed looking out of the ass of the Whitehouse.

On behalf of the whole country,what is Romneys view of the Olympics?

mags on July 30, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Romney handled this trip worse than Obama did according to all Press reports.

Steveangell on July 30, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Is this the same Press that wants Romney to lose?

Why, yes it is.

FAIL-

Del Dolemonte on July 30, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Is this the same Press that wants Romney to lose?

Why, yes it is.

FAIL-

Del Dolemonte on July 30, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Del, earlier today this concern troll linked an article published by Maureen Dowd to make an anti-mitt point. He said it was published on the first page(making an emphasis) of the venerable NYT.

You can’t make this stuff up.

tom daschle concerned on July 30, 2012 at 7:17 PM

mags on July 30, 2012 at 7:12 PM

You’re quoting a biased “news” story that comes from a “newspaper” that endorsed Romney’s opponent in 2008 and will happily do so again this year. That’s why they are desperately trying to keep this non-story alive several days after its Expiration Date. The fact that they have 5000+ comments already from low IQ Democrats shows it might work with them, but I doubt it will work in the Real World.

Speaking of Expiration Dates, your link is to a story from 4 days ago. Shouldn’t you use fresher material?

Del Dolemonte on July 30, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Del Dolemonte on July 30, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Del, earlier today this concern troll linked an article published by Maureen Dowd to make an anti-mitt point. He said it was published on the first page(making an emphasis) of the venerable NYT.

You can’t make this stuff up.

tom daschle concerned on July 30, 2012 at 7:17 PM

As I said this is another angryed clone. Bases all opinion of Romney on what his defeated opponents claim, even if it is totally false.

Del Dolemonte on July 30, 2012 at 7:23 PM

mags on July 30, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Are we supposed to respond to your post, mock it, or pity it?

‘Cause if you want a response, you’ll have to translate it from its original gibberish.

Tomblvd on July 30, 2012 at 7:25 PM

I’ve voted republican my entire life and am conservative, but I can’t vote for Mitt Romney.

We have to reelect Barack Obama
-Steveangell

Steve: you can’t be serious! Please, oh, no, God forbid….

chai on July 30, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Mitt would have gone ballistic had the PM from London done that in Salt Lake City I have no doubt.

Steveangell on July 30, 2012 at 6:45 PM

I don’t recall the Salt Lake City Olympics having the types of problems the London Olympics seem to be having-empty seats, inadequate security, etc. My recollection is that at the Olympics Romney organized, they were ready, so the British PM, or a candidate for PM, or a former head of the Olympics could not have truthfully made the same criticism of Mitt’s Olympics. Romney doesn’t seem like the type to go ballistic anyway.

Maybe Mitt’s just more competent than the people who planned this Olympics. Nothing wrong with that. I don’t see why telling the truth is a bad thing.

I for one would be very happy to see someone as competent at Romney running the country and I saw nothing wrong with giving an honest and accurate assessment of the situation, even if he could have been more tactful.

talkingpoints on July 30, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Uhhhhh, what happened to that loaned bust of Churchill again?

FerdtheMoonCat on July 30, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Mitt should compliment Israel for “punching above its weight” in the Middle East.

slickwillie2001 on July 30, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Was Mitt’s London Olympics gaffe anything like Obama’s Chicago Olympics gaffe? Or was it a whiff?

toenail on July 30, 2012 at 8:54 PM

I’ve voted republican my entire life and am conservative, but I can’t vote for Mitt Romney.

We have to reelect Barack Obama
-Steveangell

tom daschle concerned on July 30, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Well a new low.

Now tom daschle has become Barack Obama himself.

He now feels free to put words in other peoples mouths.

I will not vote for any one for President the rest of the ticket will be for all Republicans including my favorite Andy Harris.

Steveangell on July 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Well a new low.

Now tom daschle has become Barack Obama himself.

He now feels free to put words in other peoples mouths.

I will not vote for any one for President the rest of the ticket will be for all Republicans including my favorite Andy Harris.

Steveangell on July 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

You are the new low. The anonymous internet concern troll.

You said yesterday that Obama must be reelected so we can try to impeach him.

You aren’t very bright. Certainly not honest.

tom daschle concerned on July 30, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Gibbs wants to say “embarrassment”?

Look in the mirror, moon-face.

Gordy on July 30, 2012 at 9:11 PM

I for one would be very happy to see someone as competent at Romney running the country and I saw nothing wrong with giving an honest and accurate assessment of the situation, even if he could have been more tactful.

talkingpoints on July 30, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Well then you know nothing about getting along with others.

To compare Winter Olympics in the middle of nowhere to Summer in one of the biggest and most populous cities in the world is dishonest. You can really spread out Olympics in the Winter that is expected not the Summer Games furthermore SLC has one of the best freeway systems in the world. I realize it has over 2 million but that is far less in about the same area as London. With none of the city planing problems London has. Salt Lake is a fairly new city but well planned about the best planned in America. It had wide streets 100 years ago. Also very straight streets. London is a nightmare.

But sure the SLC Olympics had no problems. Why Mitt never went there.

Give me a break. The British PM could have talked about the disaster they were before Mitt. Not cool.

Neither was it cool for Mitt to talk about the problems in London. Not without assuring people that they would be taken care of. He took care of problems does he think the Brits are too stupid to do the same. Really.

Steveangell on July 30, 2012 at 9:11 PM

gibb’s forehead is an embarrassment to this country. The least that ass could do is put some American advertising on it, or tattoo a butt crack up the middle of it since he’s such a butthead.

Wolfmoon on July 30, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Oh dear. They’ll hauling out the Big Guns. … Robert Gibbs. I don’t see how we can win now.

minnesoter on July 30, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Yeah, this is another failed attempt to go after Romney with a meme that can just be too easily turned back around on them. Not gonna work….

Heftyjo on July 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Heftyjo on July 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Yeah, all Romney has to do is put up an ad of Obama bowing to Saudi royalty. Now THAT is how you embarrass the nation.

minnesoter on July 30, 2012 at 10:26 PM

I’ve never bullied or wanted to bully anyone in my life.

But Gibbs makes me want to take his lunch money and give him a wedgie.

V-rod on July 30, 2012 at 10:56 PM

So Romney embarrased the USA? Hmm.

Remember Obama, as others have noted, giving the Queen an Ipod containing his speeches? I know he’s a clinical narcissist but what can we think of someone who would do that?

Remember Obama giving the Prime Minister of the UK a set of DVDs of old movies that were inoperative using the UK system?

Oh, and remember Obama standing and offering a toast to the Queen and babbling on (and on) as the guests stood, silently, while a band played the UK national anthem? How’s that for awareness of the British national anthem, and for correct behavior during it – ie, to shut up?

Oh, and what about Obama’s open denigration of the UK’s control over the Falkland Islands by deliberately calling it the Argentinian name, of Malvinas. How’s that for insulting the British?

Never mind his informing us that in Austria they speak Austrian. Or his infamous ‘corpse-man’; or his many other twitches. I won’t bother with the lies and misinformation. Yet, Gibbs isn’t bothered by them. Why not?

ETAB on July 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Mitt should compliment Israel for “punching above its weight” in the Middle East.

slickwillie2001 on July 30, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Well, that would be an understatement :)…

jimver on July 31, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Romney was forming his view based on reading the British newspapers.
It’s like Cameron going to the U.S claiming’I have read that Americans eat their young’
We would hope that his insight came from some depth.

Following his meeting with Cameron and dashing Boris he told everybody that he had a ‘top secret’ meeting with mi6.They don’t really announce these hense the word’top secret’
Poster’s are saying his views are insightful ,honest and valid and truthful.
The problem with that is,he spent all day backtracking.

So if everyone agrees with him and support ‘s his knowledge you should listen to what he said,
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mitt-romney-meets-british-officials-in-london/2012/07/26/gJQAfqixAX_story.html

Maybe he should of delayed his thoughts until he had talked to people who actually
know more then the British tabloids.

He also didn’t seem to know Ed Miliband’s name calling him Mr Leader..However we have sympathy because we understand hope you could forget him.

Romney informed us that he enjoyed looking out of the backside of Downing ST
Translated- Cameron enjoyed looking out of the ass of the Whitehouse.

On behalf of the whole country,what is Romneys view of the Olympics?

mags on July 30, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Oh, pls, you sound ridiculously childish with your whining and all, and who the heck cares about your big time messed up Olympics (organization-wise) anyways. If they are so ‘successful’ why do they need to bus in the military and students to fill in the massive numbers of empty seats in the Olympic venues. Wow, such a success that they couldn’t even fill a stadium, despite the fact that the organizers lied that the tickets ‘sold out’…like seriously?? And you call this a huge success :) well, by British standards why am I not surprised ..
As for Milliband, who the heck cares, both him and his brother are stupendously incompetent fools, besides calling him Mr Leader is just as appropdiate as calling John Boehner Mr Speaker here, in the US, or Kelly Ayotte Madame Senator, it’s the way we address people who hold political offices here….nobody addresses a political official by Mr or Mrs followed by their name here, but pretty much by the name of their political office…Governor, or Senator, or Madame Senator, or Congresswoman…the world does not revolve around Mr Nobody MIlliband and addressing him with Mr Leader was just fine, that’s what he is, the leader of a (failed) party……get over this faux outrage already…As for equattimg the ‘backside’ of Downing str with the ‘ass of the White House, however nonsensical your phrase/expression is, it’s beyond silly and stupid and childish…grow up, where’s that famous English stiff upper lip when you need it (but then you’re probaly not English, some implant by means of immigratiion or something)…all you do here is whine, whine, whine…

jimver on July 31, 2012 at 1:29 AM

You are a horrible liar, liar.

tom daschle concerned on July 30, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Yup. There was a BBC series called “Spy” in which one of the “trainers” was a former MI6 Agent.

“There’s a bit of a spy in everyone”
– ex-MI5 officer

I totally wanted to be a contestant on that show. It was addicting to watch. Now, I don’t know the exact difference between an MI5 and an MI6 and one of the links could be wrong, but they are definitely identified.

Fallon on July 30, 2012 at 5:45 PM

MI5 deals with military intelligence – they are a security agency and their main focus is counter intelligence. MI6 (or SIS officially) is the secret intelligence service and is focused on foreign threats, like CIA here. and Scotland Yard would be the equivalent of FBI.

jimver on July 31, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Romney’s so called “gaff,” isn’t one. He gave his analysis of what he had researched about England’s olympics. As it turns out, his analysis was correct. Poor security, they had to use their military. Poor transportation preparation; taxi strike has been disastrous. And their has been low attendance. ….

Now, imagine if Romney had given a softball answer and said something like, “the British are doing a great job and its going to be a fantastic Olympics.” What would the Main Stream Media now be saying bout the great US Olympic savior regarding his analytical skills given how the Olympics are turning out?

He gave an honest, educated answer and he is getting lambasted. As usual with our media. Damned if you do; damned if you don’t.

JeffVader on July 31, 2012 at 2:08 AM

I would’ve thought the Obama ‘Apology-palooza party’ of 2008 would be pretty tough to beat.

LizardLips on July 31, 2012 at 2:54 AM

Romney stated the obvious. Being here in London, I can say that.

Visitors to London are down from a normal year- chased away by often the doubling of accommodation prices and forecasted crowd issues. Greedy doesn’t even quite describe it. Prices have been egregiously raised and people that have been here before know it. Why subject yourself to sanctioned pilfering? The simple answer is most regular visitors will not and have avoided London. FAIL.

There are empty seats at many events, yet tickets are not available. Seems a bit curious. Scalpers or “touts” as they sometimes are called here are selling tickets at a significant mark-up. Nobody’s really buying because both buying and selling are illegal. People blame a corrupt Olympic Committee and unchecked ticket distribution process. FAIL.

Opening ceremonies with NHS? Really? That was probably the most bizarre thing ever presented at an opening ceremony. There is probably an article a week here which talks about how terrible the NHS is, how it selectively euthanizes people, rations or outlaws useful medications due to cost. I would expect that type of behavior from Russia or another authoritarian communist state. THe UK? You must be kidding. Fail.

And the list goes on…

It’s too bad really. The people here are some of the most gracious, well-mannered, helpful folks on the planet. There reputation as such is deserved. But this entire Olympics event is a poorly thought out and badly executed joke.

Marcus Traianus on July 31, 2012 at 4:31 AM

You are so full of it..My husband loves Nascar…I know nothing about it and could care less…so what. Romney obviously knows about his wife’s horses, but she is the expert not him.

It is funny to hear you pretend that you are a conservative and not a Democrat,but really…when I look at your list of concerns I know you are an imposter.No honest to God Republican or Democrat would worry about half of that stuff.

And btw,Romney told the truth in that interview..it is interesting to note how many people seem to think he should have lied.

Terrye on July 30, 2012 at 4:38 PM

It’s hysterical that libs think that they can fool people with this kind of nonsense. Have you ever listened to CSPAN call-in show in the morning? It’s astonishing how many “Republicans” seem to be Black, dislike their fellow Republicans, and strongly support the major aspects of the redistributionist agenda. About the only ones fooled by this seem to be the CSPAN call screeners. It’s pathetic, really.

ghostwriter on July 31, 2012 at 6:22 AM

Every time I watch the news or read anything related to it, my blood pressure goes up 20 points. I’m no Mitt fan, but the WIMP article by Newsweek and now this — I mean really, how can Gibbs seriously defend the Teleprompter Administration? the gaffes of which have been, as OOTD demonstrates, literally unrelenting.

bobcalco on July 31, 2012 at 7:06 AM

jimver on July 31, 2012 at 1:56 AM

So the Atlantic Olympics went really well.They included a large pipe bombing,killing
and injuring people
.I would prefer empty seats to missing limbs.

calling him Mr Leader is just as appropriate as calling John Boehner Mr Speaker here

It is not appropriate to call him Mr Leader that’s why he was laughed at.We do have a Speaker of the House.
Romney knew who he was going to meet and that the press would be there because he wanted to show he would be a better allie then Obama .
The leader of the opposition is never called Mr Leader and he said it because he couldn’t remember his name.
Romney looked ill-informed,ill-advised and an absence of basic manners evident.

It doesn’t matter what you call people in the U.S and what you believe appriopriate
When visiting other countries it’s usual practice to show respect and adhere to practices’ and protocols of that country.

Romney chose to come here, asked to meet Ed Miliband with a photo call,

As for Milliband, who the heck cares, both him and his brother are stupendously incompetent fools

So if that’s the case ,what does that say about Romneys judgement to travel great distance to meet him and get his photo taken with him.

Romney behaviour was greeted with amusement and bemusement,he was not that well known here,he is now.
As an incompetent fool.

He made his initial concerns about the Olympics on the eve of the games,when he got here he contradicted his own statements made less then 24hrs before .

He said he now believes London is prepared,,that,all Olympics has some problems and mistakes including mistakes he made,he was impressed with the whole countrys enthusiasm and was confident
with it’s success..
Hilarious.

mags on July 31, 2012 at 8:07 AM

When is Gibsie getting a real job instead of feeding off the teat of the O?

Fuquay Steve on July 31, 2012 at 8:32 AM

As I recall one of the first actions by Obama was to insult the Brits by returning the bust of Winston Churchill. Smart power indeed.

diogenes on July 31, 2012 at 9:05 AM

America’s Obama gaffe is an embarrassment to our country!

shooter561 on July 31, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Romney behaviour was greeted with amusement and bemusement,he was not that well known here,he is now.
As an incompetent fool.

mags on July 31, 2012 at 8:07 AM

mags comes out from under his rock and ignores all the responses made in order to hit what must seem the easiest one.

Only to have it hit him back in the face:

Romney goes global: He may have made a few gaffes, but over all his world tour was a success

DOH!

Tomblvd on July 31, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Mitt would have gone ballistic had the PM from London done that in Salt Lake City I have no doubt.

Steveangell on July 30, 2012 at 6:45 PM
I don’t recall the Salt Lake City Olympics having the types of problems the London Olympics seem to be having-empty seats, inadequate security, etc.

There were very few empty seats anywhere in any event the 2002 Games..and these events were spread out over 60 to 70 miles..in the dead of a Utah winter. The security was sufficient..however, if you will remember, September 11, 2001 was a few short months before the 2002 Winter Games. The security was beefed 4 times what they had set up originally and all this was done in about 90 days. Mitt pulled this off to the point of almost a miracle…and to this day, these venues are still being used and making good money for my beautiful state. Mitt did nothing wrong with what he said in London it is refreshing to hear the truth rather than wishy washy bullsh’iite. And anyone who has been to Israel can physically see the difference a free country can do for themselves compared to a theocracy who oppresses their people. Mitt was dead on correct in this and for the lefties to call that racism is intellectual dishonesty at best and boneheaded stupidity at worse.

norm1111 on July 31, 2012 at 11:16 AM

To compare Winter Olympics in the middle of nowhere to Summer in one of the biggest and most populous cities in the world is dishonest.

you cand bite me….from a native Utahn

norm1111 on July 31, 2012 at 11:20 AM

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