Thursday, September 13, 2012

On Romney, Egypt and Libya

Well, it seems that the Bought and Paid For Media's coordinated attack on Governor Romney is in full swing, as the coverage of his press conference yesterday demonstrates.  It is becoming laughable, the extent to which Romney is running against both President Obama and his sycophants in the Press.

Romney was spot on in his criticism of the Administration; in fact, he did not go far enough.

Anyone here remember the extent to which the Democrats and their toadies in the Press blamed the abuses at Abu Gharaib on Bush Administration policies?  One wonders then why they cannot make the same connection between Mr. Obama's worldview and ideology, and the feckless, ridiculous statement from Cairo as their walls were about to be breached:  ""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," the statement read in part. It went on to say that the U.S. "firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others."

Wonderful.  American free speech is the culprit, not the rioters at the gate.  Classic apolgia, classic Obama.  Yes--he didn't write it.  But can anyone look at those words and not understand the mind from which they emanate?

Romney should have gone further.  He should have said, "I will not apologize for Western Democracy and I will not apologize for Freedom of Speech.  We have two civilizations on display here, one in which free speech has been protected as a matter of course for nearly a quarter of a millenium, and the other in which cartoons, or Youtube videos are seen as the pretext for terrorism and murder.  We will defend our path, we will not apologize for it, and we will ensure there is no rest for those who seek to destroy it."


Sally said...

They really did make a collective ass of themselves. And those appalled by Romney making his statements on 'yesterday of all days-gasp!' weren't remotely fazed by Obama attending a campaign rally yesterday.

For their next act, I suspect they'll come up with some version of 'this is a result of the damage Bush wrought in the Middle East.'

And this is on top of the Bibi diss!

"The Hammer" said...

Damn son, I might even vote for your ass.

Tom de Plume said...

What did the administration know and when did they know it?

Anonymous said...

MITT ROMNEY: Well, I haven’t seen the film. I don’t intend to see it. I you know, I think it’s dispiriting sometimes to see some of the awful things people say. And the idea of using something that some people consider sacred and then parading that out a negative way is simply inappropriate and wrong. And I wish people wouldn’t do it. Of course, we have a First Amendment. And under the First Amendment, people are allowed to do what they feel they want to do. They have the right to do that, but it’s not right to do things that are of the nature of what was done by, apparently this film.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: We’ve seen General Martin Dempsey call Pastor Jones to say, “Please don’t promote this film.” You think that’s a good idea?
MITT ROMNEY: I think the whole film is a terrible idea. I think him making it, promoting it showing it is disrespectful to people of other faiths. I don’t think that should happen. I think people should have the common courtesy and judgment– the good judgment– not to be– not to offend other peoples’ faiths. It’s a very bad thing, I think, this guy’s doing.

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