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Ah, the London Olympics. What could possibly go wrong? Brits love us Yanks, and Mitt has an "in" to talk about the Olympics. The English didn't put up a fuss when the Monkees out-sold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and they quickly got over the only time a real King of England ever abdicated his throne because of another American.    

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Mitt Romney accomplished the impossible by pissing off our greatest ally. All those chits we'd built up over the years in World War I and World War II? Gone, thanks to Mitt. While the UK was worried about presenting their Olympics, Romney piled on, questioning their preparedness. He forgot their "Leader's" name, inappropriately acknowledged the existence of Britain's Secretest Service and impugned the "backside" of #10 Downing Street.

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On a short stop in Israel, Romney managed to heighten Israeli/Palestinian tensions, calling into question the frugalness of one party, while stereotyping another. "Poitical assistance" he's more recently received from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the American election has raised additional questions.

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Before those who had died in Libya could be buried, Mitt Romney appeared on national television to smirk and gloat about the deaths of these Americans on foreign soil.

Working on the Salt Lake City Olympics, Romney got to meet a lot of white foreign dignitaries and say, "Hello. Welcome to Salt Lake City." He may have negotiated a bobsled treaty. We do know that the Salt Lake Olympics out-sourced the manufacture of uniforms and other Olympic clothing to Burma (now Myanmar) and Canada. So, he probably knows how to greet someone from Myanmar ("r*Fvmyg") and Canada ("Hello").  

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Of course, foreign dignitaries at Cayman National and Credit Suisse are familiar and comfortable with Romney. Also, a lot of Chinese businessmen are fond of his money. With shell corporations in Luxembourg and Bermuda -- that we know about -- it is quite obvious that Mitt Romney's money has 1000x more foreign experience than Romney himself. In fact, formerly American jobs that belonged to his prize investment Bain Capital now have more foreign policy experience than The Outsourcer-in-Chief.

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Romney used to dress up like a policeman and harrass individuals. He even had a cherry to put on top of his vehicle. As Governor of Massachusetts, did he continue those pranks? We do know that he was frequently called upon to deal aggressively with unfriendly foreign states like New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

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As a Mormon missionary in France, the future GOP candidate was called upon, on a nearly daily basis, to negotiate with sharp-witted foreign citizens for croissants and fromage. Before shipping off for his mission in France, Romney protested the protests of the Vietnam War -- the war that he missed while negotiating for croissants in Paris. Here he is protesting those war protests alongside Dean Vernon Wormer and Greg Marmalard of Faber College:

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With Russia within sight of the Sarah Palin living room, and those dangerous Canadians bordering her state, Romney and Ryan must look up to the former Alaskan Governor as a regular Henry Kissinger. Newt Gingrich is the GOP Winston Churchill.

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But the greatest experience Mitt Romney has had in the area of foreign policy and foreign relations has come from sitting on the knees of his foreign policy team, a team that he gathered from George W. Bush. Not only does Romney want to emulate Bush's "trickle-down economy" and "de-regulation" policies on the domestic front, he's also signed up the same Bush Boys who brought us two unpaid-for and inexplicable wars. Here's a group photo of the fraternity:

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  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

    I would tip you, but the man took away my tips.

    by Tortmaster on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 06:14:08 AM PDT

  •  And finally, there was the whole, "kiss my ... (3+ / 0-)
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    Glen The Plumber, JoanMar, nomandates

    ... this is a holy site," while in Poland:




    I would tip you, but the man took away my tips.

    by Tortmaster on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 06:26:41 AM PDT

  •  The final graphic (Alpha Sigma Sigma) (3+ / 0-)
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    Glen The Plumber, sofia, nomandates

    reminds me of the New Press' deck of playing-cards entitled "Regime Change Begins at Home." Might have to go dig that out...

    Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. (Terry Pratchett)

    by angry marmot on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 06:31:49 AM PDT

  •  Romney will hold his Foreign Policy Speech in (0+ / 0-)

    20 minutes. May want to watch.

  •  Some vigorous shaking of the etch-a-sketch (1+ / 0-)
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    nomandates

    going on, Tortmaster.
    Lest we forget, here is the real Mitt Romney:

    On the other hand, I got a call from a former secretary of state—and I won't mention which one it was—but this individual said to me, "You know, I think there's a prospect for a settlement between the Palestinians and the Israelis after the Palestinian elections."
    I said, "Really?" And his answer was, "Yes, I think there's some prospect." And I didn't delve into it but you know,
    I always keep open the idea of, I have to tell ya, the idea of pushing on the Israelis?—to give something up, to get the Palestinians to act, is the worst idea in the world.
    That is Mitt Romney. That is how he really feels -or doesn't feel -  about the region. Callously indifferent. I do hope that our sychophantic punditocracy will remind their audiences of this even as they treat this pretend-presidential speech as if it were the SOTU address.
  •  From the Romney speech today: (2+ / 0-)
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    The candidate for liar in chief jumped into CT. Romney needs to tie, with evidence, the radicals who attacked in Benghazi with the airplane hijackers from 9/11 or he's just another CTer. That's gutter slime politics at its worst.

    Romney claims that President Obama wants to "lead from behind." Yet, it was Romney who said he would not "move heaven and earth" and "spend a billion dollars" to get bin Laden.

    Romney wants to send troops back to Iraq! Weeee! (There was no other way to obtain the results that Romney wants now in Iraq). And he wants to do something -- unspecified of course -- about Syria.

    Risk for conflict higher now than when the President took office? WTF? We were in a war against Iraq at that time. CBS News reported this for 2009:

    "Overall, there are about 146,000 forces in Iraq, and that number is expected to dip to about 142,000 by mid-July when that last unit is all out. That total is at least 7,000 more than the number of troops in Iraq before the buildup began early last year."

    Romney wants to call on our allies to spend 2% of their GDP on their military. The US spent 4.7% of its GDP on the military in 2010, and Romney wants to add $2 trillion to that!

    Romney unequivocally said that President Obama has never signed a Free Trade Agreement. That's a lie. The President signed three in 2011 alone, agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama.  

    Even Bloomberg BusinessWeek called Condi Rice out on this lie -- a long time ago -- back at the Republican National Convention. Moreover, Bloomberg noted:

    "But it’s hard to accuse Obama of taking the China trade threat lightly. The administration is in the midst of negotiating what could be the most ambitious free-trade deal ever. The Trans-Pacific Partnership involves nine countries, including Singapore, Australia, and Vietnam. If it goes through, the treaty will pave the way for a lot more U.S. investment in the region, challenging China’s dominance there. Hardly, as Rice said in her convention speech, 'abandoning the playing field of free trade.' ”

    I would tip you, but the man took away my tips.

    by Tortmaster on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 09:03:17 AM PDT

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