View Full Version : The Romney smirk.It was the smirk that did it.

09-13-2012, 01:12 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>It was the smirk that did it.
We are used to the politicization of tragedies. It is unseemly, and it is often condemned, but it is also commonplace enough, so when Mitt Romney launched into a political attack against the president almost concurrent to the actual violence it was perhaps vile in timing, but otherwise not all that surprising. Likewise, Mitt Romney's bizarre assertion that the Obama administration "sympathized" with the attackers, based apparently on statements condemning religious intolerance issued from the U.S. diplomats in the middle of those attacks, is also not particularly out of character for him; he has premised his entire foreign policy on the notion that Obama engaged in an entirely fictional "apology tour", while his surrogates wonder aloud if the president is American enough—or "Anglo-Saxon" enough—to truly be devoted to American interests. (I mean that, by the way: if Mitt Romney has any actual foreign policy idea other than the declaration that Obama is too nice to other countries, and we need to be meaner to them, whether "them" refers to Russia, China, or anywhere else, I have yet to hear him competently elucidate it.)

So yes, Mr. Romney is a political panderer, an avid devotee of attack politics, and a fantastical liar. These are all known qualities. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>It was the smirk, though, that turned things. The smirk before, during and after discussing an attack in which American diplomats were killed, a rancid little twitch of a smirk that flickered in and out as he talked about murders, or rather not about murders, but how they would affect him, personally, and his own ambitions. The smirk seemed to make the inner thoughts of the man quite clear: Today was going to be a good day for Mitt Romney. </span>The murder of diplomats was not quite enough to prevent him from condemning the statements of their fellow diplomats before and during the attacks upon them; an attack on an American compound overseas was not in and of itself seen as reason to at least delay verbal abuse of those diplomats for even a scant day, if there was opportunity to be had in not doing so.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>One does not smirk when discussing a horrific act. No matter how much you feel the act may benefit you personally, presuming you are the sort of monster that thinks such things, one does not smirk when discussing acts of murder and violence. Even if you have the emotional capacity of a gnat, even if your own ambitions are so great that you cannot help it, one does not smirk.</span> Not, at the very least, when the event is fresh, and the repercussions of the act still unknown, and the possibility of further violence still unclear. Even if you are indeed an outright monster, there ought to be no inner glee visible on your face as you stand before the nation to discuss how a set of still-fresh murders proves your own worth. That was the part where <u>Mr. Romney turned from being a deplorable politician to being a repulsive human being.</u> It is not worth condemning him, or demanding apologies from him, or even making fun of him; that one damn smirk told too long a story. Here is someone whose ambition outshines their empathy. Here is a person who, in times of stress, is first to probe whether it is exploitable to his advantage. Here is a person who focuses on such things to such a degree that he cannot even fully pretend to hide it </div></div>

nailed it. (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/12/1131090/-Open-thread-for-night-owls-The-Romney-smirk)


Q........how low can he go....lets wait and see.



<span style='font-size: 14pt'>The ONLY one smiling is Mittens!!!!!!!!!! </span>

Gayle in MD
09-13-2012, 03:02 AM

09-13-2012, 04:53 AM
Yes it is but don't you think its a bit strange?

Romney is losing, suddenly out comes a very provocative film that sets the Muslim world on fire. Not 10 mins later up pops Mittens to condemn Obama!

How it went down.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">7:35 p.m. ET: Reuters confirms that an American consulate staffer has been killed in Benghazi. This staffer is later identified as Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>10:09 p.m. ET: The Romney campaign issue a statement from Mitt Romney himself condemning the Obama administration for the Cairo embassy’s repudiation of religiously insensitive speech</span>. It falsely suggests that the Cairo embassy’s condemnation came in response to the attacks in both Egypt and Lybia.

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. 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.

The statement is embargoed — meaning the press cannot report on it — until midnight, Sept. 12 — the moment the Obama and Romney campaigns’ Sept. 11 truce is scheduled to end.

10:10 p.m. ET: An Obama administration source disavows the U.S. embassy in Cairo’s statement of condemnation to Politico.

10:25 p.m. ET: Without explanation, the Romney campaign lifts its embargo on Romney’s statement and it becomes public. </div></div>

Then we have this.


Looks like he thinks its 'Mission Accomplished!'


Gayle in MD
09-13-2012, 06:53 AM
The faces in the audience are interesting as well. Look at the facial expression on all of them, paraticularly the young lady holding the flowers, lol. Wonder who she is.

Now it is being reported that it was an <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Israeli </span>movie maker, in California, in league with the nutjob fundamentalist "Christian" Terry Jones idiot reverend/racist in Florida, which together, it is being reporoted, raised five million dollars to have this movie made, clearly designed to provoke and incite Muslim outrage and violence around the world!

Was the Romney Campaign involved?

Was any of the Rove multi- billionaire secret money involved?

We don't know.

We don't even know if the three countries, now Yemen as well, where our Embassies have been threatened or attacked, were all incited by that movie, or if the shaky fledging democracies in Egypt and Libya, ad the8r elected governments in each country, are for or against these attacks, since two of them are currently in the process of building democratic principles, never an easy transition, in their respective countries, or if it is just another al Qaeda interference where governments are shaky.

What we do know for sure that it is the HOST government which is charged with protecting our people and our Embassies, and if they cannot do that, we don't have to stay there to try to help them, however it is in our interests to see these countries become democracies, and to aid them in that cause.

AND... we do know that Romney jumped on this like an opportunistic pig, and couldn't wait, after a bad few weeks of being accused of beng wishy-washy by his own irrational Republican pundits, AND Republican Reps, he To
TALLY BERZERKED and created an indelible picture of himself as a heartless person, who is a fake, AND a liar, who never admits to his lies, and who wasthinking only of himself, as out own were dying for their country! His only interest was in his own campaign, and he was clearly proven to be a pig, without empathy or concern for our people who were still in danger at the time he opened up his big fat mouth! He was actually criticizing our endangered people and making accusations against their responses and efforts to calm their threats, Americans who were in danger,and thoughtlessly doing it all from the comfort of his campaign bus!

I really don't know what could be more irrational and disgusting than that!

My thoughts about all of this at this point is that we don't know enough background, YET,... but IMO, these Muslim haters on the right in our country, responsible for contributing to this tragedy, should be held to account for their role in these deaths.

Just as I still beleve that people like 'Reilly and oters of the Fox idiot pundits, should have been held to account for inciting the murder of the abortion doctor.

I do not think Romney is a viable candidate at this point, and the polling data is increasingly reflecting that FACT.

I can only hope that Romney, and the hate and war mongering NEOCONS linked with him, are thrown onto the trash heap by the
Americn people, where they belong, and that the Republican Party of irrational hate spewing, misogyny, homophobia, racism, obstruction and deceit, will pay a very heavy price in the election booths for having played a continuing role in the Muslim Hate Mongering which we see on this forum, and elsewhere in our country.

The two men who were apparently responsible for inciting these unfortunate killings of several of our very best, should receive the same legal remedy that we would prosecute against someone who yelled fire in a crowded theater!

We need to take another look at how far we allow our "Freedom of Speech" in this country to go, and enforce some limits, IMO, particularly when we have so many citizens putting their lives on the line, working for peace across the globe.

The hate-speak and racism of the Republican Party, must be thoroughly condemned. Their racist disrespect for our President, based on racist attacks and obvious dog whistle references which Romney has been spewing throughout this campaign, should be thoroughly exposed, condemned and described by our media for exactly what they are, Un-american and dangerous to our country, and to our soldiers.