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In what will become the underlying theme for the rest of the campaign, Mitt Romney announced that he is going to stop digging his political ditch once he reaches the Orient.

Beginning with his tax issue, seasoned with his personal stamp on his failed convention, battered with stale neoconservative global hege-maniacal plots, and topped with an aromatic sauce consisting of a misguided attack on the White House, Romney has managed a yoga-like feat of inserting both feet in to his mouth simultaneously.

Digging a ditch to China seems to be a natural for Romney. What better way to continue wholesale, what he began retail at Bain? Shipping jobs across the pacific is simply too costly, too time consuming.

If Romney really wants to personally take over the American economy in his own image, a direct pipeline of all remaining manufacturing and service jobs in the US will certainly speed up the process.

(it should be noted that the shovel Romney employs was made in the United States.)

So, how is his ditch digging going?  Pretty fucking deep, methinks.

“What I said was exactly the same conclusion the White House reached, which was that the statement was inappropriate. That’s why they backed away from it as well.”
Let's see if we can clear up this bubble-headed bullshit with a timeline:

a. Some raving lunatic, seeking to cause trouble throughout the muddle-east, creates a nasty video, with the sole purpose of angering Muslims throughout the world. To give it a touch of greater disaster and hatred, they claim that rich jews and Israelis underwrote the film.

b. Terry Jones, an effing, flaming asshole, who misuses the pulpit and the bible for self-aggrandizement, fame, and money, promotes clips from the video, leading to the obvious result. Riots.

c. In the meantime, several small groups of single minded zealots plotted a coordinated attack on US sites throughout the muddle east. The Jones promotion acted as cover as one paramilitary group managed to breach and destroy the US Consulate in Libya, killing the beloved and respected ambassador. Libyans came out in force to mourn his death.

d. Before the riots reached the stage of attack, the Embassy office issued a reasonable statement NOT APOLOGIZING, but explaining that we stand for freedom of all religions and expression.

e. Romney, after being goaded on by ultra-conservative newsies, and after talking to his entire neoConman group of foreign advisors, personally drafted a statement attacking the US for apologizing to the rioters. He did not even know of the death of the ambassador, nor did he read the actual tweet issued by the embassy.

f. The White House, learning of the tweet, asked that it be removed.

g. The domestic whirled erupts at Romney's lack of vision, ineffable stupidity, and the lameness of his attack on the White House, in the face of a terrorist attack.

h. The strength and depth of the reaction to Romney's bizarre statement shocks Team Romney. Internally, they decide to double down and continue down the path of perdition.

i. The rank stupidity, the utter foolishness, and the aroma of insanity that now pervades the Team Romney foreign policy approach continues to shock and awe people, so much so that a GOP Electoral College Delegate decides to resign, rather than vote for Romney.

j. Obama manages in one sentence to capture the foolishness and inexperience that is Mitt Romney - "He tends to shoot first, then aim."

k. Romney  is left with so much excrement on his hands, that all he can do is claim that the White House agrees with his attack on President Obama:
“What I said was exactly the same conclusion the White House reached, which was that the statement was inappropriate. That’s why they backed away from it as well.

That, in a shell of a huge nut, is how Romney is digging a hole to China.

On the sane side of the street, did you see how deftly, carefully, and strongly, Obama dealt with Egypt?

"I don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy. They're a new government that is trying to find its way. They were democratically elected. I think that we are going to have to see how they respond to this incident."
The result of his comments? The Muslim Brotherhood issued a statement, "Muslims do not attack diplomats or embassies. We Protect them."

The new prime minister? "We are a friend and ally of America and welcome their support and close relations. We sincerely apologize for the attack on their embassy."

Heh. talk about night and day.

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 09:19:55 AM PDT

  •  I see Sarah has some serious competition (1+ / 0-)
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    Tinfoil Hat

    for being the fucking stupidest politician ever to run for national office.

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 09:20:39 AM PDT

  •  Now, now, this diary is demonstrably false (1+ / 0-)
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    agnostic

    As Mitt will be staying in the continental US to campaign, his ditch digging will actually land him in the ocean.  You have to go to Argentina, Chile, Uruguay or Bolivia to dig to China.

    However, this is to be feared even more - he will dig through and empty the Pacific Ocean into the center of the earth, cooling its core and likely throwing the planet off its axis and rotation.  He will turn the earth into Kolub!

    Please Mitt, stop digging!

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

    by absdoggy on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 09:29:05 AM PDT

    •  Oh noes! if he hits the pacific, he could flood (0+ / 0-)

      the ditch and cause major water damage on the other side!

      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 09:34:43 AM PDT

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  •  In response to the poll question... (2+ / 0-)
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    agnostic, sparkysgal

    my guess is November 7, 2012.

  •  a quibble (2+ / 0-)
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    agnostic, elmo
    Before the riots reached the stage of attack, the consulate office issued a reasonable statement NOT APOLOGIZING, but explaining that we stand for freedom of all religions and expression.
    The statemnt was issued by the Egyptian Embassy, not the Libyan consulate.

    As my father used to say,"We have the best government money can buy."

    by BPARTR on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 09:57:56 AM PDT

  •  Another quibble (2+ / 0-)
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    agnostic, elmo

    Although I'm not a fan of the excessive use of "breaking" that we see here, it's probably better than '"braking" news', which = '"slowing down" news'

    A homo in a bi-national relationship - at 49, I had to give up my career, leave behind my dying father, my family & friends and move to Europe. And I'm one of the /lucky/ ones - http://www.immigrationequality.org

    by aggieric on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 10:10:35 AM PDT

  •  Thing about digging to China (2+ / 0-)
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    agnostic, elmo

    is that it is really easy for half the journey. It gets harder when you're digging your hole up. I mean, there is a metaphor in there somewhere, right?

    "There are two kinds of truth, small truth and great truth. You can recognize a small truth because its opposite is a falsehood. The opposite of a great truth is another truth." -- Niels Bohr

    by paxpi on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 10:43:32 AM PDT

    •  All I know is if he wins, (0+ / 0-)

      I will be holed up somewhere. Hopefully safe.

      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 11:10:34 AM PDT

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    •  You can't hit China unless you start (1+ / 0-)
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      Justus

      from a few places in Argentina or Chile.

      Very few places on earth have land on both ends of the antipodes. If I were to start digging in my back yard I would end up somewhere in the Indian Ocean (assuming I didn't blow myself up on a gas main first).

      Guns don't kill people; physics kills people. At least when chemistry doesn't get there first.

      by Pale Jenova on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 12:05:57 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

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