What a clown. Is there any group of people to whom Mitt Romney can't or won't condescend?
He puts lies into the mouths of Australian diplomats:
Was something lost in translation?
Mitt Romney told a group of California donors that the foreign minister of Australia warned him there is talk abroad that America is “in decline” - but the Aussie official says that’s not what he meant.
Romney met with Foreign Minister Bob Carr at the same San Francisco hotel where 250 donors paid up to $50,000 to rub elbows with the Republican candidate Sunday night.
“[Carr] said 'America is just one budget deal away from ending all talk of America being in decline,’” Romney told the donors, according to a pool report. ”What he meant by that is that if we get serious about taking steps to make sure that America will finally get to a balanced budget, and if we make sure these unfunded liabilities don't crush us … then world will recognize America's going to come roaring back.”
Romney was avoiding his usual harsh critiques of President Obama in the wake of the mass shooting in Colorado, so he only said it was “interesting” that a foreign leader would comment on a weakened United States.
“See that's not talk we hear about here as much as they're hearing there,” Romney told the donors.
But after Romney’s remarks made headlines, Carr’s spokesman suggested that the foreign minister did not intend to wade into a major ally’s presidential debate.
He said Carr had only meant to express his confidence in the U.S. economy and not undermine it.
“That interpretation is not correct,” the spokesman said of Romney’s comments to the National Times of Australia.
He insults the British on the eve of their Olympics:
Mitt Romney is off to a spectacularly bad start in London, at least according to the British press ridiculing the Republican candidate on his first major foreign trip.
British officials — and the newspapers that cover them — took offense to Romney questioning whether London is well-prepared to handle the security issues ahead of the summer games. Romney called the situation “disconcerting.” British Prime Minister David Cameron hit back, saying there is no doubt “Britain can deliver.”
Boris Johnson, mayor of London, is the latest British official to take offense with Mitt Romney’s comments about security preparedness at the Olympic Games.
“There’s guy [sic] called Mitt Romney who wants to know if we are ready,” Johnson told a London crowd Thursday. “Are we ready? Yes we are!”
Also, on SkyNews talking about his city’s preparedness in the wake of Romney’s comments, Johnson added: “London is as ready as any city in the history of the Olympic Games.”
Uh-oh, Boris, you better watch out. With a name like "Boris", you better be aware of Romney's grave suspicion of all things "Soviet", as illustrated by Romney redecorating the theater of foreign relations by resurrecting the "Iron Curtain":
A foreign policy adviser to Mitt Romney’s campaign warned against policies that would aid “the Soviet Union” Wednesday, making him at least the third person from Team Romney — including Romney himself — to refer to a country that hasn’t existed since 1991 in the course of attacking President Obama’s foreign policy.
The Obama campaign has already accused Romney of having a “Cold War mindset” on foreign policy, so it naturally seized on a clip of longtime Republican diplomat Rich Williamson, a Romney adviser, speaking at the Brookings Institution Wednesday. Williamson was condemning the Obama approach to Syria.
He called the country “strategically important to the Soviet Union.”
The longer this capitalist stooge stays abroad, the more necessary it will become for President Obama to perform one of his amazing personal feats of reconciliation.