No this is not hyperbole.  Like all Republicans, Romney hates America when we have a Democratic president.  His recent shameless politicizing responding to the deaths of American ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and some of his staff starkly illustrates this hatred.  Despite not even knowing the facts the Romney campaign gleefully lied and said that President Obama supported and apologized to the attackers.

So does Romney have the good sense to just tone down his attacks in a press conference today so he can at least seem a bit presidential?  Of course not because everything is fair game when you hate the country under President Obama.  He showed absolutely no respect for the fallen diplomats.  Instead Romney glibly extended his attacks.  Romney could not even contain his giddiness with the thought that this tragedy could help his candidacy.  Here is a freeze frame of Romney showing his glee at the end of his news conference.

While Democrats after 911 showed President Bush massive support we all know if that same disaster happened with a Democratic President Republicans would immediately start playing the blame game.  They blamed President Clinton for Al Qaeda attacks that were far less preventable because they were on foreign soil.  In fact they blamed Clinton for the 911 attacks when he was not even president.

There is no question literally from day one the GOP has been conspiring against Obama to make him a one term president.  The country be damned!  In the eyes of the GOP not doing what is best for the citizens of this country is just collateral damage.  We all know the troupe of men behaving badly including Paul Ryan met on the night of Obama’s inaguration to put party before country. They see America through a distorted prism that if the GOP is not in charge they are against America succeeding while a Democrat is in office.

The GOP argument is they still love the country but they just do not like the direction that Democrats are taking the country.  This is another outright GOP lie.  When Bush was in office people like Paul Ryan put their principles aside when they voted for two unfunded wars and even an unfunded expansion of a social program in Medicare Part D.  Under Bush the GOP EXPANDED government by over 1.2 million government employees while claiming Obama is the statist even though he generally lessened the size of government.  The GOP even goes against it’s really leader Grover Nordquist and is all of a sudden is against cutting taxes on the middle class only because Obama is for them.

As I have said before we are in a Cold Civil War in this country and like the Civil War under Lincoln there is a just and righteous side and a side that wants to tear America apart for the selfish and immoral ambitions.

 

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choicelady
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Hi everybody. Just back from Spain where we followed the debacle of both the deaths of the four Americans and the reaction. The Spanish press was measured about Romney’s reaction but clearly they thought him disgusting. As soon as we got home last night I found another dimension to this story I had not learned while overseas. One of the people who died at the Embassy was Glen Doherty, former Navy SEAL stationed at the Embassy in Libya. Glen was one of my colleagues with the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, on the Advisory Board, and a presence for religious freedom… Read more »

kesmarn
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A well-written commentary by Gail Collins in the NYT.

The one big advantage to being a boring candidate is that you give the appearance of calm and stability. But, suddenly, Romney seemed to want to go for a piquant mélange of dull and hotheaded.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/13/opinion/collins-mitts-major-meltdown.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

AdLib
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What can Romney do at this point to change the image he’s just cemented for himself? I think he just lost the Presidency…as long as Obama supporters keep donating and working as hard as they can! Already 7% behind Obama nationally, this obscenity by Romney can only push his numbers down farther. The jobs report this month had no effect on the polls and I doubt it will in October unless it’s amazingly good. So no help for Romney there. The debates won’t allow Romney to undo this damage, no way in a debate to really change the perception of… Read more »

Nirek
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Romney is clueless about foreign policy, women’s rights, gay rights, and our President. He is so out of touch with reality. Americans are struggling to survive and he wants to give more tax breaks to the richest.
He is a “chickenhawk” but never served in the military himself. I bet his sons haven’t either. I call him “chickenhawk”because he would send others sons and daughters to WAR but NOT himself.

While he was living it up in France recruiting people for his cult “religion” I was in Vietnam getting shot at as an infantryman. (1969)

kesmarn
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You’ve got it, Nirek. He would be Bush’s third term. You’ve got more credibility in your little finger than he has in his whole cowardly body.

Nirek
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Thank you for the kind words,Kesmam.

I never thought Romney had a chance to become president . Now I know he wont be. What a blunder he made yesterday!

glenn
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To make ANY kind of statement before all the facts are known, especially regarding a situation in the Middle East, shows such a lack of leadership, a lack of understanding of foreign policy, a lack of understanding of the job of Commander-in-Chief, and a lack of being able to frame a response in a diplomatic manner, how unqualified Romney is to be President.

I truly believe that all this talk from the right wing, of President Obama “apologizing” for America, is indicative of their complete misunderstanding of what an apology is.

SueInCa
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KQ you said in a short post what would have taken me a long time to write because I would have rehashed too many grievances. Kudos to you for getting the point across so expertly. With that said, I have to say once again, some factions of the Republican party are traitorous(sp?). If Dems were acting in this manner our candidate would be beat so bad we would be crying in our soup. Not so on the right, they follow their pied piper right over the cliff. Wonder what their landing is going to finally feel like?

Kalima
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Unfit for Government by Andrew Sullivan

http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/09/unfit-for-government.html

Btw, one of those promoting this film is the Koran burning creep,Terry Jones. Causing riots that led to deaths in Afghanistan last year, wasn’t enough for this pos. He should be arrested.

http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/09/is-sam-bacile-even-a-real-person.html

SueInCa
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The man is dispicable, just dispicable

Kalima
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Hi Sue. He has blood on his hands, that’s for sure.

AdLib
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Thanks for this article, KQ, you really nailed it. I mentioned in a comment yesterday that I found many Republicans in office to be definitively traitorous. I don’t see how this attack by Romney on America and its President after a terrible tragedy like this can be defined as anything else. I can’t remember every in our recent history where an attack on America was immediately embraced by a political opponent of the President. Romney’s disgusting glee at the attack is exactly the kind of unAmericanism he purports to be offended by in the Egypt embassy’s initial response (which occurred… Read more »