Obama Campaign Overplays Hand on Romney's Olympics Gaffe

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    ...CNN in particular seems not to have received the memo--what with Piers Morgan defending Romney (!), and the network recounting five "Olympic-sized gaffes"--none of which have to do with Romney, but all of which support Romney's contention that Britain had not done the best job preparing for the games:
    1. Security contractor thousands of guards short
    2. Snubbed by a long-lost rock star (the late drummer for The Who, Keith Moon)
    3. Tickets, please (distribution problems)
    4. That’s not our flag (North Korean team introduced with South Korean flag)
    5. Disaster survivors, advocates protest Dow sponsorship
    So the Obama campaign, lacking the usual preparations with friendly Stateside journalists, has gone into overdrive to get the word out about Romney's gaffes. The "tell" is that they are using the Huffington Post to get the word out--a source that comes with a virtual left-wing bias warning on the label--rather than their usual mainstream media outlets....


    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/...gn-Overplays-its-Hand-on-Romney-Olympic-Gaffe
     
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    You do not understand. The problems may all be true. But that does not matter. What matters for Romney is that he looks anything but presidential. He comes across as arrogant. He could not remember the name of the leader of the opposition. He refused to answer questions about foreigh relations, he insulted his host country. These are not things you want your candidate or president to do. He comes across as a bumbling, arrogant American. This trip was touted as his moment to shine and impress Europeans ... and thus Americans. So far he has done just the opposite.
     
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    President Obama’s top ten insults against Britain – 2011 edition.

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/n...top-ten-insults-against-britain-2011-edition/

    With sincere apologies to "targus" for stealing some of his info! I copied much of the info because I doubted that CrabTownBoy would go there and I know that he is vitally interested in everything Qbama does!

    1. Siding with Argentina over the Falklands

    For sheer offensiveness it’s hard to beat the Obama administration’s brazen support for Argentina’s call for UN-brokered negotiations over the sovereignty of the Falklands, despite the fact that 255 British servicemen laid down their lives to restore British rule over the Islands after they were brutally invaded in 1982. In a March 2010 press conference in Buenos Aires with President Cristina Kirchner, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave Argentina a huge propaganda coup by emphatically backing the position of the Péronist regime.

    2. Calling France America’s strongest ally

    In January this year, President Obama held a joint press conference at the White House with his French counterpart, literally gushing with praise for Washington’s new-found Gallic friends, declaring: “We don’t have a stronger friend and stronger ally than Nicolas Sarkozy, and the French people.”

    3. Downgrading the Special Relationship

    Barack Obama very rarely refers to the Special Relationship, and has hardly even mentioned Britain in a major policy speech, either before or since taking office. The Anglo-American alliance is barely a blip on Obama’s teleprompter screen, and he acts as though it simply does not exist. The Special Relationship has also been largely erased from the official lexicon of the State Department, and is barely used by US officials in London. Despite being America’s only major reliable ally when the chips are down, London is now treated in Washington as though it were the same as any other European power, albeit less charitably than either Paris or Berlin.

    4. Supporting a federal Europe and undercutting British sovereignty

    The Obama administration’s relentless and wrongheaded support for the creation of a federal Europe, from backing the Treaty of Lisbon to the European Security and Defence Policy, is a slap in the face for the principle of national sovereignty in Europe. British sovereignty is non-negotiable, and Obama’s willingness to undermine it is both insulting to Britain and self-defeating for the United States.

    While the Bush Administration was divided over Europe, the Obama team is ardently euro-federalist. Hillary Clinton described the Lisbon Treaty as “a major milestone in our world’s history”, and in an interview with The Irish Times in 2009 stated: “I believe [political integration is] in Europe’s interest and I believe that is in the United States’ interest because we want a strong Europe.” And in May last year, Vice President Joe Biden described Brussels as the “capital of the free world.”

    And the US Ambassador to London, Louis Susman, has warned Britain that “all key issues must run through Europe.”

    5. Betraying Britain to appease Moscow over the New START Treaty

    In February, The Daily Telegraph broke a major story with damaging implications for the Special Relationship, revealing that Washington “secretly agreed to give the Russians sensitive information on Britain’s nuclear deterrent to persuade them to sign a key treaty.”

    According to The Telegraph report:
    Information about every Trident missile the US supplies to Britain will be given to Russia as part of an arms control deal signed by President Barack Obama next week. Defence analysts claim the agreement risks undermining Britain’s policy of refusing to confirm the exact size of its nuclear arsenal.
    A series of classified messages sent to Washington by US negotiators show how information on Britain’s nuclear capability was crucial to securing Russia’s support for the “New START” deal. Although the treaty was not supposed to have any impact on Britain, the leaked cables show that Russia used the talks to demand more information about the UK’s Trident missiles, which are manufactured and maintained in the US.
    Washington lobbied London in 2009 for permission to supply Moscow with detailed data about the performance of UK missiles. The UK refused, but the US agreed to hand over the serial numbers of Trident missiles it transfers to Britain.​

    6. Placing a “boot on the throat” of BP

    The Obama administration’s relentless campaign against Britain’s largest company in the wake of Gulf oil spill was one of the most damaging episodes in US-UK relations in recent years, with 64 percent of Britons agreeing that the president’s handling of the issue had harmed the partnership between the two countries according to a YouGov poll. The White House’s aggressive trashing of BP, including a threat to put a “boot on the throat” of the oil giant, helped wipe out about half its share value, directly impacting the pensions of 18 million Britons. This led to a furious backlash in the British press, with even London mayor and long-time Obama admirer Boris Johnson demanding an end to “anti-British rhetoric, buck-passing and name-calling”.

    7. Throwing Churchill out of the Oval Office

    It is hard to think of a more derogatory message to send to the British people within days of taking office than to fling a bust of Winston Churchill out of the Oval Office and send it packing back to the British Embassy – not least as it was a loaned gift from Britain to the United States as a powerful display of solidarity in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Obviously, public diplomacy is not a concept that carries much weight in the current White House, and nor apparently is common sense.

    8. DVDs for the Prime Minister

    Readers of this blog will know I’m no fan of Gordon Brown, but whatever one thinks of his third-rate premiership, Brown traveled abroad not as a private individual but as the leader of America’s closest ally. He represented 61 million Britons including the Armed Forces, as well as a huge amount of British trade and investment with the United States. He was however treated shabbily when he visited the White House in March 2009, and denied a Rose Garden press conference as well as a dinner. To cap it all, the decision to send him home with an assortment of 25 DVDs ranging from Toy Story to The Wizard of Oz – which couldn’t even be played in the UK – was a breathtaking display of diplomatic ineptitude that would have shamed the protocol office of an impoverished Third World country.

    9. Insulting words from the State Department

    The mocking views of a senior State Department official following Gordon Brown's embarrassing reception at the White House in March last year says it all:
    There’s nothing special about Britain. You’re just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn’t expect special treatment.
    One would have thought that this kind of monumentally shallow insult would have resulted in at least a formal apology and a reprimand for the official involved, but unfortunately Obama administration apologies are strictly reserved for the French and assorted enemies of the United States.​

    10. Undermining British influence in NATO

    Despite Nicolas Sarkozy’s distinctly unflattering opinion of Barack Obama, the US president has gone to great lengths to appease French interests, even going as far as apologising to the French people in Strasbourg for hurting their feelings over the war in Iraq. The Obama administration has also done its best to give Paris a lead role in the NATO alliance at Britain’s expense, granting it one of two supreme NATO command positions – Allied Command Transformation (ACT). This, despite the fact that France has for decades been ambivalent and obstructionist over NATO, and is failing to carry its weight in Afghanistan.
     
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    Obama promised he would recognize the Armenian genocide, then refused to do so.

    He is a rat.
     
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    Why is Crabby yelling "FONT" at everyone ?
     
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    Trolling again I see. :laugh:
     
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    Hypocrtite coward, I see. Got anything on-topic ?
     
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    I dunno - he has always done that.

    Maybe he is hard of hearing. :laugh:
     
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    He just accused me of trolling in my own thread.


    :laugh:

     
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    Yep, exactly what you did. But you have talent in being inane and when you are not being inane you are attempting to insult ... typical tactics of a bully who has nothing of importance to say.
     
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    Well - STOP IT ! :laugh:
     
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    If you answered questions you would be more respected around here, if that's what you want.

    You do self-pity quite well, though. Best to play to yer strengths.
     
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    I may be wrong, but I do not remember you ever answering one of my questions ... pot calling the kettle black.

    More inanity on your part ... troll.
     
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    I believe you ARE wrong.

    But, to be fair, you could always show us some of your questions I have left unanswered.
     
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    Actually CrabTownBoy is just pulling all our chains. I suggested a way to combat his stragedy but I don't even follow my own advice.
     
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    Ah you caught me OldR.

    BroC has promised numerous times to never respond to me again ... but he breaks his promise.
     
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    You gonna show me any unanswered questions, or can I call that post a lie ?
     
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    It is not worth my time to go back and search them. But there are many. Often I would ask them over and over and never receive an answer. Your tactic has been to not answer but to ask a question and insist I answer it before you would answer mine. I would answer and then you would ask another question and insist I answer it before you would reply, etc., etc., etc. So, there is no point in looking them up as you would not answer them.

    You can call the post anything you like. You are rude and crude enough to do so regardless ... like most bullies ..... and trolls.
     
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    If it's worth your words to accuse, yet not worth your time to back it up, then you can only be called a coward.

    The truth is, your hateful posts are easy to tear apart. I quite enjoy it.
     
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    Is that why you never answer a question? Bullies and cowards do only insult and call others liars. You are good at that.

    I am not so sure of that as you never have. You only throw out insults, as Bullies do and make inane comments. Why not try being rational and discussing like a man and stop hiding behind insults and senseless comments? Grow up fellow. Put on your big-boy pants and discuss like a man and stop hiding like a kid in training pants.

     

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