There's an old saying, "When you find yourself in a hole, first - Stop digging".
Mitt Romney was wrong to claim that the Egyptian Embassy had "apologized" for an attack that hadn't happened yet. Instead of backing slowly away, Mitt Romney and his campaign have deployed a backhoe.
Rather than admitting that he was wrong, he and his campaign have come up with excuse after excuse for why they were right after all.
The Embassy "re-iterated" their statement. The White House "disavowed" it (actually, they only said they didn't pre-approve it). The Republican Reality Distortion Field keeps growing - it can't be depolarized - the Lies just keep coming and keep becoming more and more brazen. Now in pre-emptive defense of those lies, Romney is called President Obama a "Liar".
I think he’s going to say a lot of things that aren’t accurate,” Romney told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos...Romney thinks the President Will What?. Oh, no he didn't!
“But the challenge I’ll have is that the president tends to, how shall I say it, say things that aren’t true in attacking his opponents.”How would this man know what is "not accurate"?
“I’ve looked at prior debates and in that kind of case, it’s difficult to say, well, am I going to spend my time correcting things that aren’t quite accurate or am I going spend my time talking about the things I want to talk about? And that’s the challenge.”
He doesn't seem to know that the $716 Billions from Medicare extends the life of the trust fund instead of reducing benefits.
He doesn't seem to know that the Welfare Waivers increased the work requirement instead of reduced them.
He doesn't seem to know that President Obama never apologized for America.
He doesn't seem to know his tax plan doesn't make any damn sense.
Members of his campaign are claiming there would be "no unrest" in the Middle East right now because of #RomneyStrength. That Ambassador Chris Stevens would still be alive, if only Sir Mittance the Powerful had been President. It's tantamount to claiming Romney would have stopped 9-11 and the Challenger explosion, if only he'd been President at the time.
“There’s a pretty compelling story that if you had a President Romney, you’d be in a different situation,” Richard Williamson, a former U.S. ambassador who advises Republican presidential candidate, said during an interview published The Washignton Post. “For the first time since Jimmy Carter, we’ve had an American ambassador assassinated.”Romney, Ryan and his campaign have followed this argument with their refrain for American "Leadership".
“The president can’t even keep track of who’s our ally or not,” he added. “This is amateur hour — it’s amateur hour.”
“The world needs American leadership,” Rommey said at a campaign event Thursday. “The Middle East needs American leadership and I intend to be a president that provides the leadership that America respects and will keep us admired throughout the world.”And just where would the O-Fearless Leaderly One Lead them to exactly?
Seems to me Romney is headed only one place - Straight Down.
But here's the thing: What Romney's doing here isn't all that different from the standard Republican modis operandi for the last few years. They've all been arguing with an empty chair from their own imagination. Obama doesn't "Like America". Obama is some kind of "socialist, marxist, kenyan, anti-colonial".
Wasn't it Sarah Palin who told Romney to "Go on the attack!"?
Isn't that exactly what he's doing?
And we've already seen Romney surrogate Rob Portman get poned on the air while trying to back up their assertions when he didn't know the timeline of events.
Just as Einstein said, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result" - then this party, and it's Leader, are unequivocally proving itself to be utterly, totally, Insane.
And what happens on November 7th and their false reality comes crashing down around their ears yet again and the President is re-elected? Just how far down the rabbit hole into the Mad Hatter's Tea Party Lunacy will the be by then?
Some Republicans are still to smell the burning flesh, and they don't like it.
A Barack Obama win in November will lead to a meltdown within the Republican Party, said Bryan Fischer, an influential official at the American Family Association. And he isn’t too optimistic about Mitt Romney’s chances.At a certain point, like an Addict For Self-Aggrandizing Bullshit - they have to finally hit bottom. They may be ideologically bent, but they can still read numbers like these.
“If Barack Obama wins this election the Republican Party as we know it is finished, it is dead, it is toast — you can stick a fork in it,” he told TPM Friday at the Values Voter Summit in Washington. “And conservatives, grassroots conservatives, are either going to start a third party or they are going to launch a hostile takeover of the Republican Party.”
Just look at the light... you're growing very drowsy... zzzzzzz
But it's not going to WORK. They're going to FAIL. We're going to WIN.
And when that happens will that cold sobering splash of hard fresh reality finally begin to wake them of from their self-deluded aggrandizations, or simply drive them further into the nutty?
Will the party wake up, or will it fall further and further into the loving death-embrace of the Ingrahams, Limbaughs, D'Souzas and Priebi who will literally SAY ANYTHING and DO ANYTHING for partisan gain no matter what it does to the country and the world?
Will they stop only when they hit China and there's no more digging they can do?