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Romney Tries to Score Political Points in Presser on Libya Attack: VIDEO

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Here's the video of Romney's digraceful press conference this morning. As Andrew Sullivan notes, Romney is lying and he knows it.

And check out here for how his campaign is trying to manage the fall-out.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Mitt Romney got the capital of Libya wrong in his opportunistic statement this morning criticizing the President about his handling of the attacks against the US embassy in Cairo and the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

    Romney referred in his statement to the "embassies" and particularly to "our embassy at Benghazi, Libya." He made the mistake three times, so it wasn't just a slip of the lip.

    Any first year international relations student knows that our diplomatic offices in the capital are "embassies," and our offices in cities that are not the capital are "consulates."

    This means that Romney either had no idea what the capital of Libya was when he said it was Benghazi (it's Tripoli, obviously), or he had no idea what the difference was between "embassies" and "consulates," which is so basic Diplomacy 101 that it's frightening that Mitt Romney wants to be commander in chief in four months and had no idea about the difference.

    Posted by: megamike | Sep 12, 2012 1:35:52 PM


  2. He is not qualified to be president...PERIOD!

    Posted by: Guest | Sep 12, 2012 1:43:27 PM


  3. Will Rogers made these statements (apparently)-- out of 10, over half of them apply to Romney and I think Romney should take note:

    4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
    6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
    8. There are three kinds of men:
    The ones that learn by reading.The few who learn by observation.The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
    9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
    10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.

    11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.

    12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring.
    He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.
    The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.


    Posted by: woodroad34 | Sep 12, 2012 1:47:49 PM


  4. that should be "out of 12, over half of them apply to Romney"

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Sep 12, 2012 1:48:39 PM


  5. Go away, boring Romneybot.

    Posted by: Demian | Sep 12, 2012 1:54:17 PM


  6. @ Markus,

    Your idiot candidate, Romney, is not just evil but stupid. This was an easily disproved lie. If Romney's candidacy wasn't quite a lost cause, it is now. Take a look at the Intrade odds on Obama being reelected. 62% and still rising:

    http://www.intrade.com/v4/markets/contract/?contractId=743474

    Tell your Republican mommy and daddy that you tried to trick those stupid queers into voting for Romney or third party, but it didn't work, just like it didn't work for the majority of Americans. I'm sorry that your Republican parents always bar you from their house on holidays, but maybe it's time to give up.

    Posted by: Artie_in_Lauderdale | Sep 12, 2012 1:55:13 PM


  7. Is it just me or Romney's face really tempts you to slap him right across his face as if it's requesting you to slap some brain in him. Poor face might have a hard time being on that man.

    Posted by: Pommie | Sep 12, 2012 1:58:21 PM


  8. He has some real problems with grammar and sentence structure too. In sensitive situations like this one, a leader NEEDS to get these things right:

    He said four diplomats lost their "life". Were they sharing one life, or did they lose their lives?

    He also said, "...the grieving loved ones who left behind..." What the hell does that even mean?

    Posted by: StarGem | Sep 12, 2012 2:06:09 PM


  9. Presidents hold press conferences.
    Romney holds fox conferences.

    Posted by: Malaysian Ho | Sep 12, 2012 2:14:11 PM


  10. @StarGem - LOL! Too funny!

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Sep 12, 2012 2:14:33 PM


  11. 1) Romney needs to TONE IT DOWN

    2) Israel needs to stay the phuk out of American politics and elections. Not that that's going to happen.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 12, 2012 2:23:46 PM


  12. stop using regards dumbo Romney it's regard! Such as in in regard to..... NOT regards!

    Posted by: megamike | Sep 12, 2012 2:25:04 PM


  13. The worst, tackiest miscalculation by a major party nominee in decades. He is unfit for any office, let alone president.

    Posted by: Javier | Sep 12, 2012 2:25:57 PM


  14. Someone sure has his hand up Romney's a$$; I swear I could see his lips move.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Sep 12, 2012 2:31:15 PM


  15. @ POMMIE: it's not just you.

    This man is so disgusting and R's have become so in love with themselves that their not afraid to show their true and oh so ugly colors. Toast.

    Posted by: David R. | Sep 12, 2012 2:32:37 PM


  16. Why is he smiling?

    Posted by: Bob | Sep 12, 2012 2:39:21 PM


  17. Another act of desperation. They know they look foolish because of Romney's misadventures in the UK and Poland and Israel. Romney clearly looks nervous, he knows he's out on a limb. He's playing a weak hand.

    Bluffing often works in business deals, but it's not so easy to bluff an entire nation.

    Posted by: i could go on, but I won't | Sep 12, 2012 2:43:43 PM


  18. With any luck Romney will bury the Republican party for at least a generation. What. a. Scumbag.

    Posted by: Mark Alexander | Sep 12, 2012 2:45:01 PM


  19. @Bob: I agree - his words are bad enough but his smirk is beyond outrageous.

    Posted by: BABH | Sep 12, 2012 2:57:00 PM


  20. Romney obviously has been coached to smile, smile,smile. He comes across as the psychopathic CEO who just fired 5000 people when he doesn't smile.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 12, 2012 2:59:53 PM


  21. The Embassy issued a statement in order to calm down the public before the attacks, but now Romney claims that it was an apology to the terrorists made by Obama after the attacks.

    Looks like Ryan's knack for outrageous lies has rubbed off on Mittens.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Sep 12, 2012 3:01:53 PM


  22. I'm tired of pretending this is an honorable human being. He's held every position imaginable on every issue imaginable, he's willing to do or say anything to get elected... George Romney would be ashamed.

    Posted by: JD | Sep 12, 2012 3:06:08 PM


  23. He is trying to score political points on this and that is just tacky. Shows his empathy!

    Posted by: MATT | Sep 12, 2012 3:46:11 PM


  24. Truly, the most disingenuous man ever to have run for higher office in this country. He is absolutely sickening. He even makes Bush the II look like a class act, and if elected he will finish the job of running the country into the ground that the shrub started.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Sep 12, 2012 4:39:34 PM


  25. Mitt Romney is the north end of a southbound horse.

    Posted by: Dearcomrade | Sep 12, 2012 5:05:52 PM


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