Monday, October 22, 2012

Misinformed Mitt

Today's column for the Daily Banter takes a look at what could very well be the cause of Mitt Romney's screw-up on Libya during last week's debate.

If this really is the case, it's definitely cause for concern and the best example yet of how media outlets that cater only to conservative biases are poisoning our politics.

Here's the opening shot:

"Last week on the Bob & Chez Show podcast that I do with him, Bob Cesca brought up a fantastic point about the second presidential debate that I have to admit I’m ashamed I hadn’t considered myself. It had to do with Mitt Romney’s epic blunder on Libya, wherein he tried to call Barack Obama out for supposedly lying about how long it took to label the deadly attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi an act of terror. Romney really thought Obama had walked into a bear trap by bringing the whole thing up, since as far as Romney was concerned it took 14 days for the president to call the attack terrorism, but in short order he found that it was he himself who’d carelessly stumbled into the trap, since his attempted 'gotcha' moment was debunked on the spot by debate moderator Candy Crowley; the truth was that Obama had called the incident an 'act of terror' almost immediately after it happened.

The question is, why was Romney so sure he was right? Why was he 100% confident that Obama hadn’t, in fact, mentioned terrorism following the Libya attack until two weeks after the fact?"

Read the Rest Here


countryjoe said...

Wouldn't it be sweet if its found down the road that Romney lost the election because of Fox? Romney made an utter ass of himself in front of 65 million people trying to score a bullshit point anyway. If Obama does go on to win, and I believe he will, he won't have just defeated Romney. He will have defeated Fox, Limbaugh, Drudge, Trump, Gingrich, Bohner and his bunch, McConnell and his bunch, and a whole host of others. He will have defeated STUPID and that can make us all proud.

VOTAR said...

Don't get your hopes up, Countryjoe. I felt exactly the same way just before the last election, where 60 million people voted to put Sarah Palin a heartbeat away from the White House.

I felt the same way just before the 2004 election, where 62 million people RE-ELECTED George W. Bush.

I felt the same way just before the 2000 election, which saw the ascendancy of this new reign of STUPID.

Bottom line -- as cynical and depressing as it is to accept -- there is just too much STUPID to defeat. It will live on.

Matt said...

For quite a while, I thought Mitt was pulling off the greatest internal sabotage of the neocons in history. I didn't think that anyone could suck so bad as a candidate without knowing what they were doing. Turns out, maybe he is that clueless and divorced from reality.