Tuesday, September 18, 2012


By: Fake R&B Thug

September 12th 2012 may be the day when we look back as the day Willard Romney lost the 2012 presidential race. 

Let me take you back two weeks ago to the start of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida. The republican convention was an awful convention for the Romney campaign. It was filled with speakers who talked about themselves and their accomplishments rather than their nominee, Mitt Romney. Some people were auditioning for the 2016 presidential race *coughs Chris Christie and Marco Rubio*.
People say --mainly me, that the highlight of the week was when someones grandpa wandered onstage and started yelling at a chair for ten minutes. The last two days of the RNC, the GOP presidential and vice presidential nominees spent 40 minutes each bashing what they called the failed policies of the Obama Administration, but never offered a clear vision of what a Romney administration would look like for the country. They never offered any specifics on what they would do to fix the economy and they also never once mentioned the Afghanistan war. A war we are currently fighting and have been fighting for 11 years.
The RNC also illustrated that the Republican Party does not love Mitt, but rather, hates Obama.
As a result, Mittens got NO convention bounce in the polls. He and his team were hoping for at least a 3-point bounce. A week later, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) took place in Charlotte, North Carolina and it was a Mark McGwire steroid-induced homerun. The First Lady, Governor Deval Patrick, former President Clinton, mayor Castro, Senator Kerry, and a whole host of other speakers praised President Barack Obama for his leadership and the hard work he has done the last 3 and half years --from deterring another Great Depression and passing healthcare reform to saving the American auto industry and putting a bullet in bin Laden’s eye and later ending the war in Iraq.

Unlike Willard the President got a bounce in the polls. President Obama’s lead against the phony Ken doll ranged from 4-6 points in the national polls and 2-3 points in the battleground state polls. The narrative after both conventions were that Romney is losing the race. You had conservative pundits, writers, and radio hosts complaining that Romney needs to do something now or it is over. So the desperate Romney campaign thought they had an opening with the tragedy in Libya. They were SO wrong. 

Here are the events that caused Mittens to look like an ass:   
July 2

 Sam Bacile (possibly a pseudonym), a 56-year-old (possible) Israeli living in California, posts the trailer to a two-hour movie he made criticizing Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. Bacile says he believes that “Islam is a cancer.”

Sept. 10 

Ali Gomaa, the grand mufti of Egypt, releases a statement to AllAfrica.com condemning the film. “Freedom of speech does not warrant desecrating sanctities,” he says.

Sept. 11 

4:53 a.m. — The U.S. Embassy in Cairo, apparently trying to head off violent reaction to the Bacile movie, tweets that “[r]espect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy.”

6:11 a.m. — the embassy tweets a link to an extended statement on its website headlined “U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Incitement.” It says, in part, “The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.”

11 a.m. — Roughly 2,000 protesters start demonstrating outside of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Al Ahram reports. Protests begin to turn violent after protesters set off fireworks, which sound like gunfire to observers. At one point, Egyptian military personnel intervene to contain demonstrations. A similar protests break out in Libya.
12:45 p.m. — Word is out at the State Department that protesters have breached the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, according to a department spokesman.

1:43 p.m. — CNN reports that protesters have scaled the walls and hung a black flag where the American flag once flew. Thousands of protesters are gathered outside the Embassy.

6:30 p.m. — The Embassy tweets that "[t]his morning's condemnation (issued before our protests began) still stands. As does our condemnation of unjustified breach of the Embassy." This tweet may be Romney's basis for saying the administration was wrong to "stand by" its initial statement after the breach. Buzzfeed reports that this tweet and others were later removed.

9:39 p.m. — The State Department announces on Twitter and on its website that a U.S. Foreign Service officer was killed in Libya. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declines to identify who was killed, but condemns the violence.

10:10 p.m. — The Romney campaign issues a statement, embargoed for midnight, criticizing the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for its reaction to the protests. “I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi,” Romney says. “It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

10:25 p.m. — The Romney campaign lifts the embargo on the statement by the Republican nominee, despite pledges by both campaigns not to invoke politics on the anniversary of 9/11.

Sept. 12 
12:09 a.m. — Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt accuses Romney of bringing politics into a tragedy. “We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Governor Romney would choose to launch a political attack,” LaBolt says in a statement.

6:18 a.m. — The Associated Press reports that Libyan officials confirmed the death of J. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

7:22 a.m. — In a statement, President Obama confirms that Stevens and three other embassy staff were killed by Libyan protesters.

7:39 a.m. — Clinton confirms that one of those killed was Sean Smith, a Foreign Service information-management officer.

9:58 a.m. — Clinton delivers remarks on Stevens’ death. “This was an attack by a small and savage group, not the people or government of Libya.…Let me be clear, there is no justification for this. None. Violence like this is no way to honor religion or faith.”

10:16 a.m. — Romney stands by his decision to criticize the President and his administration for making “an apology for American principles. “The Embassy in Cairo put out a statement after their grounds had been breached,” he says in Jacksonville, Fla. “When our grounds are being attacked and being breached,” he says, the first response of the United States “must be outrage.… ”

10:22 a.m. — The Obama campaign says in an e-mail that Romney misstated the timeline on the embassy statement: “[t]he Embassy had not yet been breached when they issued the statement he’s criticizing.”

10:42 a.m. — Obama, speaking at the White House, pledges to increase security for Embassy personnel across the globe and seek justice for the killers. “There's absolutely no justification for this senseless violence. None.” He did not address Romney’s criticism.

As you can see from the timeline that Mitt and his people thought the statement from the Cairo Embassy earlier in the day was about the tragedy that happened in Libya and that the White House wrote the statement. Mitt is the first Republican candidate to run for president in a LONG time who is losing to a Democrat on the issue of foreign policy…and Mitt is losing badly.  So he and his people thought yesterday was a great opportunity to paint the President as weak and not an American --see socialist post, but it backfired on Willard. 
Yesterday was Mitt's Lehman moment --the moment Sen. John McCain disregarded former President Bush's plea to hold off on calling a White House meeting regarding the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), and McCain decided to go on national TV and declare he was suspending his presidential campaign to work on the TARP bill, he appeared erratic, out of the loop and just plain non-presidential. As a result, he blew any chance he had at winning the 2008 presidential election.
So now instead of looking weak on foreign policy, Mitt looks stupid on foreign policy. 

It's so bad people are saying that he is on the same level as Sarah Palin...think about that for a moment, Sarah I can see Russia from my house Palin... 

* Timeline: Matt Vasilogambros of the nationaljournal.com

1 comment:

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