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Romney Busted? No, Obama

Posted on | July 26, 2012 | 8 Comments

by Smitty (via JWF on Twitter)

Well, Romney is at least showing interest in being busted:

At an event in London, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said, “I’m looking forward to the bust of Winston Churchill being in the Oval Office again.”

Romney’s trip to Ol’ Blighty might help to explain the attempt to play an Anglo-Saxon race card. Breitbart, however, reports that the Anglo-Saxon kerfuffle was Rancid Pile of Hooey #8,442 from #OccupyResoluteDesk:

Obama’s desperate Media Palace Guards don’t want to talk about the flood of bad economic news we’ve been hit with this week, and they surely don’t want to talk about Obama’s revealing “you didn’t build that” comment for another day. So, ever in search of a new distraction-narrative, what we are now witnessing before our very eyes is the media ginning up a coordinated attack against Romney based on an unsourced quote that the Romney campaign has already denied.
In an email the Romney campaign just told me: “Flat out. Wasn’t our campaign.”
Won’t matter though; the media has a failed president to save.

Will not November come, so we can rid ourselves of this turbulent turdmonger?
More at The Corner:

Unfortunately, the alleged statement by the unnamed Romney adviser, if it actually happened as relayed, distracted attention from the underlying reality behind the sentiment expressed, and by the unfortunate choice of an outdated term, let the statement become the issue. To be fair, the adviser was probably somebody who followed the European financial press closely, where the term Anglo-Saxon is a standard and uncontroversial term for describing the English-speaking economies, especially in the French press. However, in a campaign, nobody is going to stop to be fair.

Update: linked at Hogewash


8 Responses to “Romney Busted? No, Obama”

  1. Don’t Know Much About History | hogewash
    July 26th, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

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  2. Adjoran
    July 26th, 2012 @ 11:48 pm

    If millions of dollars of attack ads on Bain haven’t moved the needle, using “Anglo-Saxon” or mentioning the Olympic problems which appear in stories every day in the UK papers doing the squawking aren’t going to have an effect. 

    Fact is that only FDR in 1936 won reelection with a worse economy after four years, and all of the one-term Presidents since had at least the public perception of a bad economy in their reelection year:  Truman ’52, LBJ ’68, Carter ’80, Bush ’92.   That is what it is about now, too. 

    But Stacy should have you flogged and cut your rum ration for linking a Rich Lowry post.   The most consequent thing that ninny has ever said was announcing the opening of the bar on an NR Cruise.

  3. Adjoran
    July 27th, 2012 @ 12:49 am

    Actually, the Olympics comments may even be safe.  If nothing happens and they go well, he didn’t say they wouldn’t, it will be forgotten.   But if the strikes or security problems do cause trouble, he looks prescient.

  4. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 27th, 2012 @ 2:42 am
  5. smitty
    July 27th, 2012 @ 6:14 am

    The NR link was substantially an email from someone else.

  6. smitty
    July 27th, 2012 @ 6:15 am

    Yes, but then the ‘conspiracy’ word gets tossed about. When you’re pure propaganda, all is possible.

  7. creeper00
    July 27th, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    Well, I’m thoroughly confused.  Why is what Romney supposedly said so scandalous? 

    Seriously.  How does this play to Obama’s benefit?

  8. Bob Belvedere
    July 27th, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    You’re the captain of this ship, Smitty, so you must take the blame.

    If you weren’t so beloved, you’d deserve a walk on the plank for linking old Twinkle Toes Lowry.