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WP: Romney Had Worst Week In Washington

From the laughable Chris Cillizza at the laughable Washington Post:

Protesters use their shoes to strike an effigy of President Obama during a protest in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh near Sidon, Lebanon, on Friday.

Who had the worst week in Washington? Mitt Romney.

By Chris Cillizza, Published: September 14

With less than eight weeks before voters do their thing, you can’t waste a day — much less a week. Yet, that’s exactly what former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney did with a series of head-scratching campaign moves that had people talking about everything but President Obama and his handling of the economy.

It began on Monday when the Romney campaign issued a memo from its pollster Neil Newhouse — who, by the way, is among the most respected numbers guys in either party — that sought to beat back the idea that Obama’s convention bounce was anything more than ephemeral. The memo felt thin and defensive, an attempt to push back against a story line that the campaign was insisting didn’t exist.

You see, according to Mr. Cillizza, no one in the media claimed that Obama got a convention bounce. Except everyone did.

And, by the way, it turns out that Mr. Newhouse was exactly right. Even before the Arab Spring hit the fan.

That was nothing, of course, next to what happened Wednesday morning, when Romney blasted the Obama administration for a statement issued by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo that, the Republican nominee argued, amounted to America apologizing to the rest of the world. The statement, which condemned “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims,” was issued before protesters stormed the embassy, not afterward. The Obama administration distanced itself from the statement, insisting it didn’t approve of its release.

In other words, the Obama administration proved Romney was right.

Events — as they so often do — outran Romney’s comments as it came to light that the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans had been killed during protests in Benghazi that broke out after the Cairo demonstrations.

Romney was left looking like he was trying to score political points rather than mourn those who died.

Unlike Obama and Hillary speaking at the return of the bodies to the US at Andrews Air Force Base.

And Obama pounced, telling CBS News that his opponent has a tendency to “shoot first and aim later.”

Unlike Obama’s comments about Egypt. Unlike Obama’s and Hillary’s claims that these attacks were caused by a video clip on YouTube.

Unlike the embassy and Hillary statements which condemned Americans for exercising their freedom of speech.

Putting aside the back and forth about why Romney said what he did when he did, his best strategy in this election is to talk about the still-struggling economy every day between now and Nov. 6. To purposefully divert from that strategy to engage in a battle on foreign policy — a topic few outside Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor care about — is baffling at best and wrongheaded at worst.

Hilarious. You see, none of the hicks "outside Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor" care about what is going on in the Middle East right now. Nobody cares that Obamas Arab Spring chickens are coming home to roost.

Mitt Romney, for frittering away a full campaign week when you could least afford it, you had the worst week in Washington. Congrats, or something.

Mr. Cillizza has just won the ‘Josef Goebbels Big Lie Prize.’ (Again.) Congrats, or something.

By the way, the Washington Post kindly links some related articles for its readers:

More from The Washington Post

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Luckily, the Washington Post isn’t biased.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, September 17th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “WP: Romney Had Worst Week In Washington”

  1. Reality Bytes says:



  2. Reality Bytes says:

    While Obama is reeling, MSM pushes the inept Romney. Reminds me of Monty Python’s Black Knight.


    “It’s Only a Flesh Wound!”

    Uncanny…get it? Can? Knight in armor? Never mind..just check out the clip & pass it on.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Not only is the media guilty of gross negligence but also of extreme hyperbole as well as the psychological attribute of projection. They are assigning to Romney the exact symptoms that are plaguing the Zero campaign. People are abandoning Captain Know-It-All for more logical, pro-US positions and attitudes.

    The whole socialist regime has sorely misjudged the notion that the US would embrace the cult known as “islam” as legitimate. Every time they kill Americans, they undermine their own cause. But the socialists running the government seem not to notice. They are still schlocking that beat-up deathtrap of a used car like a plaid-clad slob of a hack of a salesman.


    They know how bad last week looks for captain clown. For 3.75 years now, this administration and especially the man who sits in the president’s chair, from time-to-time, have praised the violent factions of the world-of-sand, as if saying they are peaceful will make it so. As if saying they want democracy will imbue them all with the desire to be “just like us”, or, at least how the socialists think what “just like us” means.

    The tarp not only has been blown off of their lies, it’s been shattered, beaten and ripped to shreds. They cannot hide their agenda anymore.

    They had the arrogance to think they could stick it to the republicans by showing them the “better way to deal with the muslims” by being oh-so-very-nice and acknowledging their hierarchy and “structure” (such as it is) as legitimate.

    “Oops” is too trite a word to describe the monumental miscalculation that the entire foreign policy and architects thereof are responsible for.

    But, no, somehow it’s Romney’s fault.



    You really want to go there?

    You want to blame a movie that eleven people have seen?

    Even the most drug-addled moon-bat left-wing twit can see that that boat don’t float.

    The administration has done the equivalent of of what Weiner did some time ago, only the entire world is watching and taking note.

    There is violence in Egypt, Yemen, Libya. Iran is shrieking even louder, knowing that the ships out there are for show. Since Barry the wunderkinder has no idea what protecting a nation means, he is ignorant of Netenyahu’s resolve to protect the people of Israel. Barry doesn’t get it and of course will think Israel the aggressor. I wouldn’t be surprised if Barry even commanded US ships to fire on Israeli targets should they launch an offensive against Iran.

    I always knew that the middle east would explode in violence but I never thought it would be due to the US president’s actions and neglect and failure.

    But here we are. And it’s going to continue to get ugly and the US will have Romney engaged in a war across all of North Africa, keeping him from trying to help the US economy. Talk about having to inherit a mess. These people have done sh*t on everything in the house and then will set fire to it before they leave.

    This is what happens when petulant, angry children are put in charge.

  4. Petronius says:

    Perhaps the Romney campaign is faltering precisely because of his obsessive focus on jobs, the economy, and deficit spending.

    Perhaps he profoundly misreads the attitude of the New America.

    Perhaps the voters care less about jobs than they do about freebies, handouts, taxing the rich, and feeding off the bloated corpse of the Old America.

    Thus the more Romney stays on message, the more he slips in the polls.

  5. Right of the People says:

    Let’s hope he has some more “worst” weeks like this. Even the blind and stupid are beginning to see the difference between the teleprompter in chief and Mitt.

    I can’t wait for the debates. I normally don’t watch them but I’m going to be glued to the set this year.

    I was going to make a comment about the emperor’s new clothes but the image of it popped into my head and I almost threw up.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Don’t hold your breath over the debates. Questions to Romney will be of the “have you stopped beating your wife?” variety while Obama’s questions will be of the “Do you find Romney’s beating of his wife to be offensive? If so, why? How offensive? How would you, as president, get him to stop it?” variety.

      The media schills have shown themselves to be incredibly in the tank for the socialist and I don’t know if Romney is smart enough to counter their tactics with, “I’m glad you mentioned that because it’s garbage like that that is so off-putting to the American people. When you should be focusing on Obama’s horrendous unemployment numbers, the price of gas or the economy, like you did when George Bush was president, you would retain the credibility you might’ve once had. Instead, you continue to flail at strawman arguments, create fables out of whole cloth just so you can hopefully skew the masses into thinking I’m the most evil man who ever walked the face of the earth. Who has damaged the economy more? Me or Obama? Who has put into place thousands of regulations that prevent small businesses from growing, me or Obama? Why is gas four dollars a gallon? Why is the middle east erupting into chaos? Why did Rahm Emmanuel state that the teachers’ strike in Chicago was illegal while saying exactly the opposite for the teachers in Wisconsin? These are the questions you should be asking because this is what the American people deserve from the free press. A press that was envisioned in the 18th century to be free from bias, accurate and objective. You have gone off the rails in the hopes of attaining socialism but I caution you, it’s the media that suffers first and the hardest under despotic rule.”

      If he did that, I’d camp out at the polling center and be the first one in line to cast my vote. But if he instead uses the “Obama the nice but misguided schmoe” routine..I’ll still have to vote for him but with less enthusiasm. He’s already backpedaling on the repeal of the healthcare law and who knows what else he’ll schlep on? Ryan may be able to keep him on the straight-and-narrow but I fear he chose Ryan in order to keep him quiet. It may be the type of presidency where you never see the vice-president as in Gerald Ford.

      I submit that if Romney does a poor job, he’ll be running against Ryan in 2016.

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