“Sometimes it helps to laugh. But Romney’s smirk is disturbing. It betrays a preternatural sense of entitlement and self-satisfaction that comes out, often inappropriately, in all sorts of ways, from his odd remark that “I like to be able to fire people that provide services to me” to insulting the cookies supporters served him or the rain gear fans wore to a NASCAR event. It seems related to the calm self-importance with which he belittled British planning for the Olympics, insulting our closest ally. The smirk is a cousin to another odd Romney tic – his tendency to chuckle at the wrong time, like when he was trying to deny cutting the hair of a gay high school classmate. Who chuckles when they’re trying to project compassion?”
Romney’s true feelings are leaking.
destroythegop: A picture’s worth a thousand words… Mitt Romney’s reaction to the deaths of American Embassy personnel in Libya.
In the video below, watch Romney’s face after he claims the US embassy in Cairo apologized for the right of free speech. The video begins at the 6:51 mark, at the end of his claim:
Look at his face:
Elspeth Reeve at the The Atlantic Wire says it best: “Mitt Romney’s Comments on Embassy Attacks Backfire Badly“:
… But if you watched Romney’s press conference Wednesday in which he doubled down on his statement, the candidate seemed to think he was nailing it. After he finished responding to each question, he smiled, looking very satisfied. (“The statement that came from the administration was a statement which is akin to apology and i think was a severe miscalculation.” Smile. “It’s also important for me just as it was for the white house last night by the way to say that the statements were inappropriate, and in my view a disgraceful statement on the part of our administration to apologize for american values.” Smile.) Maybe that’s because he knew the kids would love it. The kids being the base, as reflected by conservative bloggers loving Romney’s response and calling the murder an act of war by the Libyan government. As he has through out much of his campaign, Romney is defying expectations that he would “tack to the center” after winning the GOP primary. On Wednesday, he played to the same crowd that was so outraged over the “Ground Zero mosque.”… (via: Anne Laurie)
In case you’re keeping score, later in the day Romney handed out talking points for those who might want to defend him (!) which stated almost the exact same thing as the initial statement from the US embassy in Cairo which Romney critiqued so harshly.
Limbaugh Blames the Left for Calling Sandra Fluke a ‘Slut’ - ”I don’t expect morality intellectual honestly from the left. They’ve demonstrated over and over a willingness to do anything… It’s what we fight against every day. In fighting them in this issue last week i became like them… Against my own instincts against, my own knowledge… I descended to their level when I used those two words to describe Sandra Fluke, I descended to their level and I feel very badly about that.”
This complete lack of personal responsibility saddens me (ha!), coming from the man who’s constantly claiming that everyone he disagrees with needs to get some. It doesn’t surprise me though, because this is the same guy who was popping illegal street Vicodin and godknowswhatelse while simultaneously braying to have drug users locked up for life.
And you used just TWO WORDS to describe Sandra Fluke, old man?
Let’s roll the tape:
The funny thing? I’ll bet most of Limbaugh’s worshipers consider themselves to be “Christians.” What they fail to accept is that they can’t have it both ways.
Photo illustration by Driftglass
So, Romney has Secret Service people now. Apparently they were trying to decide on a “Code Name” for him.
The Young Turks asked their viewers to make suggestions…
I still think “Patrick Bateman” would be a good code name for Romney.