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 everywhere. The extremism of the people who made and promoted the vile and despicable film that has spawned the outrage in the Mideast and the extremists who killed our ambassador and Glen among others is precisely what he stood against.

What sickens me is that both the RW perps in this country and the fundamentalists abroad are probably both high-fiving these deaths.

It’s what extremists do. Even extremists like Romney who saw the moment as political theater, not a human tragedy.

It is past time that we have candidates like Romney who promote war, extremism, and divisions, who make the intolerance worse instead of better. Romney promotes armed conflict in all quarters. In this case it already caused the death of someone whose work I admired. When our elected officials – or would-be elected officials – pound the drum for violence and do so without a breath of regard for the human consequences, then they are NO different from the slavering extremists on both sides who caused this to happen. Romney is a war monger without a shred of conviction about the issues, causes, consequences. And he’s the typical chickenhawk who does so without offering a single breath of engagement or sacrifice on his own or his family’s part.

Enough already.

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 him as someone who only cares about winning…since that’s exactly what the debates are about (you can’t display altruism in a national debate where you’re trying to grab the Presidency). And now there are more issues for a moderator and Obama to hammer Romney on. So no help there.

I simply don’t see anything, even bad news on the economy or continuing conflict in the ME that makes Romney look like a better choice for President.

The SuperPACs will finance hundreds of millions of propaganda ads, that’s true, but ads can’t convince people to vote for someone they’re already convinced against. Having seen that be the case here in CA where Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina lost despite their mega millions, I think that will be the case again.

If I was betting on this race, I would bet heavily right now on Obama, going into the debates and the final 7 weeks of the election, there just doesn’t seem to be the time and opportunities for Romney to gain enough momentum to reverse the negatives and become a desirable choice.

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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glenn

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 before the killing of the US Ambassador and staff in Libya and was not made by the Obama Admin).

It’s so true, if 9/11 happened under a Dem President, we would have seen a horrible and disgusting savaging like this by the extremists on the RW and instead of coming together, America would have been torn severely apart when it could least afford to be divided.

If a terrorist attack occurred under Obama, we see exactly what Romney, Palin and Priebus, who speaks for the entire GOP, would do. They would give aid and comfort to the murderers of innocent human life just for political gain, as they have in this case. These people are little reptilian creatures that need to be quarrantined from decent society.

Thank goodness that Repubs and Dems in the MSM and in the world of politics have come out almost in unison to condemn Romney for his unPresidential and unseemly behavior. Romney is getting pounded for his nakedly opportunistic, unpatriotic and heartless response and I would suggest that this will go on for days and be very resonant with Americans.

Can Americans imagine the nightmare that a President Romney would lead America into after this? Someone who anxiously pushes the “attack” button before the facts are in because trying to take political advantage of the murder of others comes first?

And being that Romney’s deaf to criticism and how he’s perceived, he’s continued to double down on his attacks today. I know he’s desperate and the Bush neocons and incompetent aides around him have created a bubble for him where he thinks he’s so clever for lying blatantly or making traitorous type verbal attacks on our nation and President, but I think this is one anti-American bridge too far for him.

Romney’s whole RNC was aimed at presenting him as a good American and a caring, nice man. I’d suggest that this mercenary use of murdered Americans to further his political ambitions, the day after 9/11 and a focus on how Americans need to come together after a tragedy, has fully undone any repairs made to his image and have decimated it even more.

I don’t see how Romney recovers from this exhibition of incompetence, heartlessness and self-centered greed. No matter how he does in debates, he can’t undo what he’s just done and how it exposes his inhumanity.

Voters are really paying attention now and I think he has just solidified his image and Obama’s lead over him with no recourse for reversing that.