When Al Gore was running for president he ‘spooked’ me. I never could explain why, but the idea of him leading the country was, well, it gave me the willies. But you know what, Romney ‘spooks’ me even more!
How can anyone hoping to lead a nation say such stupid things!?
WASHINGTON, DC — In an interview with ThinkProgress today, former Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge criticized the charge, made by Mitt Romney, that President Obama “sympathizes” with those who attacked and killed four Americans in Libya.
Romney said in a press release last night that “It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.” (When the U.S. Embassy in Cairo first addressed the situation, no attacks had yet occurred. The first comment from the embassy on the issue was to condemn religious incitement.)
Romney is finding few defenders for his charge, even among fellow Republicans. Buzzfeed spoke with a senior Republican foreign policy hand who said that Romney was “just trying to score a cheap news cycle hit” and now it’s become an “utter disaster.” Top Republicans in Congress are also refusing to echo their presidential candidate’s in press releases. (source)
In case you don’t get it, the statement issued by the US Embassy in Cairo (not from the White House) was issued HOURS before the Embassy was attacked in hopes of preventing things escalating into violence. But according to Romney it was issued afterwards in RESPONSE to the attack!
Jimmeny Christmas, what a nut! Al Gore ain’t looking so bad today….