#Romneyshambles: More patronizing of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Mitt Romney now says the U.S. embassy should be in Jerusalem, not Tel Aviv.
Romney says, he doesn’t endorse an immediate move from Tel Aviv, but it’s a decision “I would want to take in consultation with the leadership of the government which exists at the time,” Buzzfeed reports. Excuse me while I barf from the nauseating hypocrisy emanating from Mitt Romney’s lips. This man is acting as though Israel is the super-power and the U.S. isn’t its largest donor of foreign aid. The goal would be to prevent a war with Iran, but Mitt Romney is encouraging one, that will include the U.S., for sure. Can we afford to engage in another war? He’s talking tough on Iran to score browning points with Bibi Netanyahu and his cronies.
This comes as Newsweek magazine calls Mitt Romney a “wimp.”
Here’s an excerpt from the Daily Beast:
It was an astonishing faux pas—one of many packed into his brief visit. And it makes one wonder: if elected, Romney is going to have to work hand-in-glove with Prime Minister David Cameron and other world leaders on the ongoing global financial crisis and other issues. What unintended offenses are going to tumble out of his mouth then, when he’s representing our nation on the world stage?
The episode highlights what’s really wrong with Romney. He’s kind of lame, and he’s really … annoying. He keeps saying these … things, these incredibly off-key things. Then he apologizes immediately—with all the sincerity of a hostage. Or maybe he doesn’t: sometimes he whines about the subsequent attacks on him. But the one thing he never does? Man up, double down, take his lumps.
Mitt Romney’s response to the cover was that he doesn’t take stuff said about him in the media seriously. Um, my guess is that he does. He’s an egomaniac, albeit a weak one. Surely he must be embarrassed by the derision he suffered at the hands of both the British and American press over his train wreck of a visit.
Update#1: Robert O’Brien, a foreign policy adviser for Romney, responded to the Newsweek cover:
…The fact is that Mitt Romney is a steely-nerved businessman, who has turned around failed companies, the corruption-plagued 2002 Olympic Winter Games and an almost-bankrupt Massachusetts – against all odds in each case. Moreover, he has raised a great family with his wife, Ann.
Steely-nerved businessman? Is that the characteristic of one who has records destroyed and won’t tell the truth about his business activities? Wow, I don’t believe I’ve ever seen Mittens’ questionable practices described in that way.
Watch Mitt Romney sucking up to Israel: