Mitt Romney Accuses Obama of "Apology" for America After Attack in Libya

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See also: Allen West Blames Obama For Libya Attack

During his RNC speech, Mitt Romney mentioned Afghanistan like none times.

But today, following the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and at the embassy in Cairo, where U.S. diplomats were killed, Romney decided it was a good time to get all DON'TTREADONMETHESECOLORSDON'TRUN on us all in an impromptu presser in Jacksonville this morning by the magical use of hindsight.

"This attack on American individuals and our embassy, it's outrageous. It's disgusting," Romney said.

Empathy, yes! Nice job, RoboRomney.

"America will not tolerate attacks against our citizens and our embassies."

Ugh... yeah, yeah, yeah. USA-USA and all that, we guess.

"I also believe the administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in Egypt"

*record scratch*

Wha?

The original statement by the U.S. Embassy, which it says was released before things escalated and news of Ambassador Chris Stevens' death was confirmed, said that it "condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims -- as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions."

But instead of sending out sympathies and heartaches and the usual politician "I feel your pain" rabble, Romney decided to go on the OFFENSIVE and attack Obama's terrorist coddling/American apologetic ways.

A senior White House official told Politico that the initial statement was never cleared by Washington and disavowed its content.

Other media outlets reported that the statement came before the protests and rioting began.

But that didn't stop RoboRomney from going into ATTACK/HINDSIGHTISFUN.DOUCHE.EXE mode.

Said Romney on the initial statement following the attacks: "A disgraceful statement on the part of our administration to apologize for American values."

The State Department acknowledged the first statement could be misconstrued.

"I don't think we ever hesitate when we see something which is a violation of our principles," Romney said.

Principles violate, we do not hesitate. 

In a news conference with Hilary Clinton this morning, President Obama referred to the "outrageous and shocking attack" and pledged to pursue the killers. "Make no mistake, justice will be done," Obama said.

According to Talking Points Memo, Romney didn't answer when asked if he would have said the same thing on Tuesday had he known that Stevens had been killed in the attack.

"I'm not going to take hypothetical what would have been known when and so forth," he said. "We responded last night to the events that happened in Egypt."

Hey, look, we responded by shitting on a statement the president never actually made and by talking about principles and not hesitating and hindsight and values and 'MURICA! And yes I know Obama is better at foreign policy than I am and all that and he killed Bin Ladin and hey... look, is that Batman?

*runs away*





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drmutus
drmutus

Yeah, politicans say a lot of things without researching the facts. But, at the end of the day, has President Obama delivered on anything? We are still fighting wars in the Middle East, my medical cost have gone up, not down, the country's debt has continued to swell. I'm making less now than I did 4 years ago. I think we should help Obama with one of his campaign promisses, that is to not have him for president for another term if he didn't deliver on his campaign promisses. Wall Street (yeah the bad guys who are responsible for making money and giving us average Joe's a job to pay for our food and houses) don't trust him. Any CEO who didn't live up to the expectations he set would be fired, so let's fire President Obama and let someone who is more qualified at dealing with financial situations have a shot at doing the job. I'd rather have the guy who might be able to do the job than the guy who can empathize with me, but can't get the job done. The job of fixing the economy and the job market so people can have jobs.

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

How can any rational thinker even consider this putz (and others) for any office?  I would not trust them to run anything.

But thats the republican bubble.  Ignore those pesky facts, just shout out slogans and hope that no one is paying attention.

my2cents
my2cents

Keep up the great work, I'm enjoying your writing Chris.

riverrat69
riverrat69 topcommenter

 @drmutus

 Why do you teabaggers always post off topic bullshit. Do you think deflecting the conversation from the thread topic in some way helps you?  I'll remind you. Mittens attacked Obama with shoot from the hip bullshit without even considering the facts of the statements that were made. Nothing in this thread has to do with the economy. And four deferment Romney was scared shitless of going to Nam. He talks tough and has a pair of balls now, because he'll send some one else if he's elected. But it won't be any of his five sons. No one in the Romney clan has ever served in the military. You baggers are all hypocrites.

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

 @drmutus So you want a corporate raider, one of the bunch that sent all those jobs overseas, in charge?  Your insane.  The republicans block everything that would help this country, all in an effort to make President Obama a one term president, and then have the gall to blame him for everything.

drmutus
drmutus

I want someone who can get the job done. In my view, the number one job is turning around the economy so that we can get the debt down. Without doing this, we can't move forward on any of the long term things that an idealist such as President Obama would like to do. Romney's job was to take failing companies and make the most out of them financially. His job wasn't to drag out a process of downsizing, but making people feel good because they had someplace to show up to work for a few more months. Something has to change, the easiest thing to change is who is President. At least Romney seems to have a record of working with Democrats. The Republican party could have done worse (see 2008). I think President Obama is an honorable person and will be an excellent ex-president and a force for good in the world. But the job of president takes more than what President Obama has been able to deliver.

drmutus
drmutus

Yes, he shipped jobs overseas, because it was in the best interest of the company. This is what someone who is responsible for the financial state of a company does. I buy my gas over the state line because its 15 cents less a gallon. Do you think I'm a bad person for this? I eat at the McDonald's across the street from where I work instead of my company cafeteria, because it costs less. Am I evil for not supporting my company's cafeteria? Romney did a job and was awarded for it. I just hope he can do a good job as president. BTW, President Obama has cost jobs in our area of the country (but our industries are not very environment friendly). I don't take any politician at face value. I'm voting out my Republican representative for not taking a stance about congress going on break when they have a financial cliff coming up in January. After all, would you have a job when you came back from a 5 week vacation if you left things in such a mess?

chrisjoseph13
chrisjoseph13 writer

 @drmutus Obama also has a record of working with Republicans. Anyone who says otherwise is lying. Romney has put forth zero plans, even though he swears he has one. Obama  has his faults, as any President would. And things are still bad for a lot of people. But to kick him over for a guy who stands for something one day, then changes his mind the next, then comes out and plays politics when a tragedy occurs with American deaths -- that's pretty shady. Romney's record in creating jobs is as shaky as his stance on things. Just a dangerous thing to take him at face value. Just trying to point those things out about him like the above post. In the end, you're free to vote for whom you choose -- and that's cool. But be careful on what those decisions are truly based on. My two cents. Thanks for commenting here, drmutus. 

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

 @drmutus After his latest rantings about things the President never said and the fact that he DID draw out downsizing in order to make massive profits at the expense of the workers, I am sorry to tell you but Romney and Ryan are two horrible people for office.  He SHIPPED JOBS OVERSEAS!  All in order to line his pockets.  And yes, years ago he would work with others, but now he has gone so far to the right there is no chance he would do it again.  Plus his VP will throw even more wrenches in the works.

Sorry, but President Obama HAS added jobs and would have added more if not for people like Ryan making sure he couldnt. 

drmutus
drmutus

The line "downsizing, but making people feel " should read "downsizing, by making people feel"

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