Romney’s Olympic Non-Gaffe
Posted by cann0nba11 on July 31, 2012
I’ve heard lots about Mitt Romney making some sort of gaffe while in London prior to the start of the Olympics. Liberal blogs and news sites tried to make a huge deal about it. If you search for it you will find hundreds of articles and videos making a much ado about nothing. And you will rarely find an article that includes the entire text. The vast majority of posts, comments and videos refer to Romney saying “there are a few things that were disconcerting.” Context, people. Context. No wait, that takes energy, time and intelligence. Why read the whole quote when it is so much easier just to mock someone in a massive display of ignorant group think? Because talking about the issues hurts too much to those that still blindly follow our failing president.
I’ve been trying to avoid politics lately, bur Peter Griffin, er, Robert Gibbs had to open his partisan arrogant and greasy face once again. Yesterday Gibbs felt compelled to say that Romney’s comments were “embarrassing for our country.”
Really? Obama returned the Winston Churchill bust that was a gift to America. Obama gave Gordon Brown a DVD box set (in the wrong format, no less). Our president has bowed to world leaders, claimed Austrians speak Austrian, mocked the Special Olympics and tried to toast the Queen during the ceremonial opening music.
Obama is the only president to skip out on the annual D-Day memorial event. He has submitted four budgets that are each a trillion over budget (none have been passed by Congress). His policies are stifling the greatest economy on Earth. And he is at the top of the chain of command of an organization that sold guns to Mexican drug cartels, resulting in the death of hundreds of Mexicans and a US border patrol agent. Polish death camps. Flying to Europe to try and secure the Olympics in Chicago and failing miserably. Shovel ready. Golf after Gulf oil spill. Complaining about Republican campaigning while at a fundraiser. You’ve made enough money. ATM machines. Burdened with a baby. Corpse-men. I could go on. And on.
But Gibbs thinks that Romney has embarrassed America? Let’s take a look at the words that very few web sites or television shows are willing to share. After all, we don’t need context, we just want sound bites, right?
Brian Williams: “In the short time you’ve been here in London are they ready to your experienced eye?”
Mitt Romney: “You know, it’s hard to know just how well it will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting, the stories about the private security firm not having enough people, supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging. Because in the Games, there are three parts that makes Games successful. Number one, of course, are the athletes. That’s what overwhelmingly the Games are about. Number two are the volunteers. And they’ll have great volunteers here. But number three are the people of the country. Do they come together and celebrate the Olympic moment? And that’s something which we only find out once the Games actually begin.”
Where is the gaffe in this paragraph? Romney was asked if he felt the Brits were ready. He responded by mentioning stories that he read about while there. He first mentioned concerns over a private security firm being understaffed, and then the potential for a serious union strike that would have crippled the Olympics. These stories were already in the news, and like any good politician or public speaker, Romney was aware of current events so that he could address questions that might come up.
But what happens in our upside down world? He is ripped by the Obama loving media and his fan base over a made up, completely concocted faux gaffe. Liberals are simply that desperate. Don’t make me crack open the list of Biden gaffes. You know, the guy that Obama selected as his running mate due to his 30 year track record and vast international experience? Where’s Joe lately anyway? Oh, he’s busy pandering to teacher’s unions and trashing Romney. Exactly what he was hired for, right?
Stop the presses. I suddenly find myself agreeing with Piers Morgan?
Breitbart nails it yet again. The Top Ten Obama UK gaffes.Romney’s