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(Talking Points Memo)   Brits respond to Romney's international charm offensive: "Devoid of charm and mildly offensive"   (2012.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 530
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2012-07-26 12:59:39 PM
They're just angry because Romney's pandering app hasn't been fine-tuned yet.
 
2012-07-26 01:01:44 PM
This is bad news....for our tenuous Anglo-Saxon alliance. I hear Khruschev is emboldened by this.
 
2012-07-26 01:03:36 PM
"We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world," Cameron said. "Of course it's easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere."

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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2012-07-26 01:08:22 PM

BunkoSquad: This is bad news....for our tenuous Anglo-Saxon alliance. I hear Khruschev is emboldened by this.


Yeah, this is really hilarious after that aide of Rmoney was dogwhistling about how Romney's "Anglo-Saxon heritage" lets him understand US-UK relations better than Pres. Obama, who is a blah person.
 
2012-07-26 01:09:53 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: "We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world," Cameron said. "Of course it's easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere."

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Yeah, that's going to sting for awhile.
 
2012-07-26 01:11:25 PM
"Mildly" offensive? Really? That's British understatement for you.
 
2012-07-26 01:15:55 PM
Romney has the Olympic Gold for Upper Class Twit of the Year locked up for sure
 
2012-07-26 01:20:25 PM
I was positively sure Romney said all those things intentionally and brazenly, on purpose -- much like his little stint in front of the NAACP -- so he could come across as the big American dickhead who doesn't take any crap from those pasty English.

But then he spent the next day walking back his comments and apologizing. Which means he wasn't trying to be rude to them, and yet he nevertheless rolled all up into London like a big American dickhead.
 
2012-07-26 01:22:14 PM
Hey Romney... you've taken your gaffe show on the road? Nice job picking a country which will not only snicker at you for putting your foot in your mouth, but for putting the left foot in when etiquette clearly indicates it should be the right one.
 
2012-07-26 01:28:09 PM
Jesus, what a farking moron. I guess someone told Mittbot that he couldn't insult Obama while overseas, so he concluded that is was okay to insult the countries he is visiting.

Mittbot is capable of causing international incidents without even holding office.
 
2012-07-26 01:31:02 PM
Lead story on BBC evening news.
 
2012-07-26 01:32:46 PM
Remember, Mitt Romney is visiting England so he can press the point that Obama is inexperienced and incompetent at foreign policy.
 
2012-07-26 01:36:36 PM
Mitt should have worn this shirt to remind England of history.

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2012-07-26 01:37:24 PM
From the BBC:

"Mr Romney, who will also visit Israel and Poland during a week long trip to boost his foreign policy credentials, earlier met former prime minister Tony Blair, Labour leader Ed Miliband and other senior figures.

The presidential candidate, who at one point addressed Mr Miliband as "Mr leader", said he recognised "the unique relationship that exists between our nations, our commitment to common values, our commitment to peace in the world and our desire to see a stronger and growing economy"."
 
2012-07-26 01:38:50 PM
Now you see what we have to deal with Brits. The guy baptizes dead people against their family's wishes, bullies people with long hair, ties dogs to roofs on long road trips, belittles people poorer than him (nice raincoats you have there, trash bags) and lies constantly.
 
2012-07-26 01:39:32 PM
From a redlit Daily Beast link:
"Mr Romney later made a second gaffe when he referred to Mr Miliband as "Mr Leader". "Like you Mr Leader I look forward to our conversations this morning and I have had a number of conversations with leaders both present and past and recognise of course the unique relationship that exists between our nations," he said."

His program failed to load leader_name and defaulted to Mr. Leader.
 
2012-07-26 01:39:58 PM

DeltaPunch: I was positively sure Romney said all those things intentionally and brazenly, on purpose -- much like his little stint in front of the NAACP -- so he could come across as the big American dickhead who doesn't take any crap from those pasty English.

But then he spent the next day walking back his comments and apologizing. Which means he wasn't trying to be rude to them, and yet he nevertheless rolled all up into London like a big American dickhead.


I don't think it's him intentionally being rude, I think that's just how he is. He's the guy that did something that one time that somewhat related to what you're doing, so now he feels he has the right to give advice when he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about, and you haven't asked. It's kinda like the guy that looks over your shoulder and starts trying to correct your code without knowing what it even does.

/yes, I checked my brackets
//yes, I checked my cases
///goddammit, yes, I checked all the variable names
 
2012-07-26 01:45:05 PM
"We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world," Cameron said. "Of course it's easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere."

OH SNAP! Salt Lake City just got hit with shrapnel.
 
2012-07-26 01:47:46 PM
I can't wait to see what he says in Israel.
 
2012-07-26 01:48:48 PM

MrBallou: From a redlit Daily Beast link:
"Mr Romney later made a second gaffe when he referred to Mr Miliband as "Mr Leader".


You think he thought "Labour" was his first name?
 
2012-07-26 01:51:19 PM

BunkoSquad: I can't wait to see what he says in Israel.


"It's hot as an oven out here in this desert? How do you people keep yourselves from getting cooked when you go outside?"
 
2012-07-26 01:53:31 PM

BunkoSquad: I can't wait to see what he says in Israel.


"Some of my best after death baptisms were Jews"
 
2012-07-26 01:57:29 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: BunkoSquad: I can't wait to see what he says in Israel.

"Some of my best after death baptisms were Jews"


You win everything!
 
2012-07-26 01:57:50 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: BunkoSquad: I can't wait to see what he says in Israel.

"Some of my best after death baptisms were Jews"


Excellent!
 
2012-07-26 01:59:30 PM

MrBallou: From a redlit Daily Beast link:
"Mr Romney later made a second gaffe when he referred to Mr Miliband as "Mr Leader". "Like you Mr Leader I look forward to our conversations this morning and I have had a number of conversations with leaders both present and past and recognise of course the unique relationship that exists between our nations," he said."

His program failed to load leader_name and defaulted to Mr. Leader.


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Mr. Leader?
 
2012-07-26 02:00:15 PM
Tea. Wet. Bad.
 
2012-07-26 02:02:02 PM

Vodka Zombie: BunkoSquad: I can't wait to see what he says in Israel.

"It's hot as an oven out here in this desert? How do you people keep yourselves from getting cooked when you go outside?"


snerfl.
 
2012-07-26 02:12:01 PM

Vodka Zombie: BunkoSquad: I can't wait to see what he says in Israel.

"It's hot as an oven out here in this desert? How do you people keep yourselves from getting cooked when you go outside?"


No no no.

"So this is the place our missionaries are going to die right before you are all converted? It sure is beautiful. Hot. Dry. I thought there were lakes and things around here."
 
2012-07-26 02:12:14 PM

BunkoSquad: I can't wait to see what he says in Israel.


"Man, I have no idea why everyone thinks you guys control the money! Heck, maybe I'll ousource my next jobs here, it's cheap!"
 
2012-07-26 02:12:29 PM
When he goes to Warsaw he'll commemorate the Polish hockey team that drowned during spring training.
 
2012-07-26 02:13:21 PM

Vodka Zombie: BunkoSquad: I can't wait to see what he says in Israel.

"It's hot as an oven out here in this desert? How do you people keep yourselves from getting cooked when you go outside?"


But seriously, folks, I'm schvitzin' out here!
 
2012-07-26 02:13:50 PM
Obama went overseas in 2008 and that went pretty darn well for him.

Romney went overseas in 2012 and...uh...well...no one has declared war on us, so...that's not too bad.
 
2012-07-26 02:15:13 PM

propasaurus: When he goes to Warsaw he'll commemorate the Polish hockey team that drowned during spring training.


"What do you think of the kielbasa, Governor?"

"Long. Firm. Arousing."
 
2012-07-26 02:15:39 PM
The only thing worse than an offensive buffoon is an offensive buffoon who's unaware he's an offensive buffoon.

Offensive Buffoon 2012
 
2012-07-26 02:17:09 PM

Coolfusis: BunkoSquad: I can't wait to see what he says in Israel.

"Man, I have no idea why everyone thinks you guys control the money! Heck, maybe I'll ousource my next jobs here, it's cheap!"


Wait, wait, better:

"I knew I'd have a great time in Isreal, after all, I love money and you people control all of it!"
 
2012-07-26 02:17:51 PM

Lando Lincoln: Obama went overseas in 2008 and that went pretty darn well for him.

Romney went overseas in 2012 and...uh...well...no one has declared war on us, so...that's not too bad.


I suspect we are seeing why Obama won the Nobel Peace prize ...
 
2012-07-26 02:19:34 PM
 
2012-07-26 02:21:58 PM

JerseyTim: He has somehow set off an international incident with London and Salt Lake City sniping at each other.


Huh.

Becker added: "He can stop by any time. We'd love to have him and are happy to send a map so he doesn't run into any trouble locating the middle of nowhere."

You aren't helping your cause, dipshiat. Now you sound ignorant of your own geography.

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2012-07-26 02:22:38 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: BunkoSquad: I can't wait to see what he says in Israel.

"Some of my best after death baptisms were Jews"


And then on to Poland for his "ich bin ein Berliner" speech.
 
2012-07-26 02:23:36 PM
England [sic] is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn't make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy. And if it hadn't been separated from the continent by water, it almost certainly would have been lost to Hitler's ambitions. Yet only two lifetimes ago, Britain ruled the largest and wealthiest empire in the history of humankind. Britain controlled a quarter of the earth's land and a quarter of the earth's population. Mitt Romney, No Apology
 
2012-07-26 02:25:34 PM

Doubuful that Romney will carry Hertfordshire after this Olympics gaffe. That makes his electoral math very challenging.

- Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight) July 26, 2012


teehee
 
2012-07-26 02:31:32 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: England [sic] is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn't make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy. And if it hadn't been separated from the continent by water, it almost certainly would have been lost to Hitler's ambitions. Yet only two lifetimes ago, Britain ruled the largest and wealthiest empire in the history of humankind. Britain controlled a quarter of the earth's land and a quarter of the earth's population. Mitt Romney, No Apology


But thanks to the GOP the British empire will have lasted longer than the American empire which has ten years left in it at the outside.
 
2012-07-26 02:32:38 PM
Maybe he should have just given the queen an iPod and left it at that.
 
2012-07-26 02:34:20 PM
 
2012-07-26 02:35:18 PM

Can this get any worse for Romney? Boris is now mocking him in front of 60,000 people in Hyde Park #romneyshambles

- James Chapman (Mail) (@jameschappers) July 26, 2012
 
2012-07-26 02:35:33 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: England [sic] is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn't make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy. And if it hadn't been separated from the continent by water, it almost certainly would have been lost to Hitler's ambitions. Yet only two lifetimes ago, Britain ruled the largest and wealthiest empire in the history of humankind. Britain controlled a quarter of the earth's land and a quarter of the earth's population. Mitt Romney, No Apology


2 things.

1. Mitt wrote a book?
2. London was founded around 100AD or so by the Romans. It rose to become the capitol one of the largest empires the world has ever seen. It survived Hitler's attempt at stamping out its existence. It's impact on Western Civilization cannot be understated. The US owes everything to England and it's capitol city.
 
2012-07-26 02:39:44 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Link


Some great stuff in there.

Romney: "Fish should neither be fried nor served with chips" #romneyshambles

- Sam Boykin (@samboykin) July 26, 2012
 
2012-07-26 02:40:02 PM
 
2012-07-26 02:43:05 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Roundup.


Wow. Utter trainwreck.

Remember when the GOP was the party of foreign policy?
 
2012-07-26 02:44:25 PM
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