Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Desperado Mittens

Whenever I wonder how low Mitt Romney can go, he seems to find a way to sink even lower. Yesterday in Reno, it looked like he would actually try to be civil during such a solemn day.

Well, that didn't last long. In the wake of the tragic turn of events in Libya, Mitt Romney is rushing to stoop as low as possible to sling mud at President Obama.

The foolishness of Romney’s reaction is glaring. Pretending that the statement from the U.S. embassy in Cairo was anything other than a completely understandable and reasonable attempt by its occupants to save their own lives borders on disgraceful. Romney’s implication that the statement was issued at the height of the attacks is also false; it was actually released earlier in the day, a preventive measure aimed at keeping the protests from turning violent.

But this hasn’t stopped other Republicans –including RNC chairman Reince Priebus and Sarah Palin –from echoing the Romney line. Again, it probably shouldn’t be surprising. This is the kind of nonsense you’ll get when one party spends four years convincing itself that a president is something he isn’t.

Right now, the State Department is working its hardest to properly handle what's happening in Libya and Egypt right now. As I'm writing this, President Obama is preparing to speak on the tragic loss of life in the Benghazi Consulate Attack. This is the time to console the families of the fallen Ambassadors, and to ensure the whole country that America will get this situation under control.

Frankly, I'm appalled by what Romney is doing now.

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