Obama's Top Ten United Kingdom Gaffes
So what did Mitt Romney do that was so terrible? What was the supposed "gaffe" that launched a thousand news-cycles and will likely lead tomorrow's Sunday shows?
While in London, Romney was asked by NBC's Brian Williams about the security situation surrounding the London Olympics, something that has received a ton of media attention, and this is what he said:
Mr. Romney told NBC News he saw “a few things that were disconcerting” about London’s preparations. “The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, supposed strike of immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging,” he said.
Pause for … gasp.
Pause for … and egads.
That's right, Mitt Romney answered a question honestly.
I'm not saying Romney couldn't have been more diplomatic with his answer, but the perfect storm of horrible American news coverage that is now entering its third day is a punishment that does not fit the misdemeanor.
What we're really seeing, though, is our corrupt media at its worst -- a media so partisan and devoid of integrity that they look for any real or perceived mistake to keep the blistering spotlight as far away from Obama's failed record as possible and always on Mitt Romney.
That's not to say that the hysterical reaction from the notoriously hysterical British press shouldn't have been covered by our corrupt news media, but what our corrupt media's doing is much more than that.
Our media is choosing to make this the biggest story in the land; choosing to make this a bigger story than our collapsing economy; and most certainly choosing to attempt to make Romney's "gaffe" a defining moment -- something the corrupt media has never done to our gaffe-tastic president whose international mistakes frequently play like something out of an Inspector Clouseau movie.
In other words, what the media is doing to Romney has nothing to do with journalism and everything to do with partisan politics. Even as we learned our GDP had plummeted to 1.5% yesterday, Romney's London trip remained The Story. And you are damned right this is intentional.
This is all about the media OPENLY coordinating with the Obama campaign to win reelection for a failed president. And the only way to do that is to turn the failed president's opponent into an alternative that isn't acceptable. So as our economy burns and national security secrets fly out the White House window and guns are handed to Mexican drug lords -- the media enters day three of ensuring Romney remains beaten senseless by The Narrative.
This isn’t bias; it's corruption. And as proof, here are 10 examples of Obama's British gaffes, all of which the media has intentionally covered up or underplayed -- all of which are much more embarrassing than a candidate answering a question a little less diplomatically than he should have.
In no particular order:
1. The Toast:
President Inspector Clouseau completely bungles a toast to Queen Elizabeth:
The screwup: At this point, the band launched into “God Save the Queen” — but Obama continued speaking over the music: “. . . for the vitality of the special relationship between our peoples, and in the words of Shakespeare, ‘To this blessed plot, this Earth, this realm, this England.’ To the Queen.” She gave him a look, he set down his glass, and then stood motionless until the music stopped. Then everyone picked up their glasses. Oops.
Watch the video. The reaction around Captain Clueless is absolutely hysterical.
2. The iPod:
President Inspector Clouseau gifts Queen Elizabeth with an iPod loaded with videos and photos of…himself:
The bestowing of the Royal iPod brought a cringe from one top etiquette expert, who said it confirmed that Obama hasn’t figured out presidential gift-giving. Or that they shouldn’t all come from Best Buy[.]
Here's The Playlist of the Narcissist.
3. The Incompatible DVDs:
President Inspector Clouseau gifts Prime Minister Gordon Brown with a cheap box-set of DVDs incompatible with British DVD players:
As he headed back home from Washington, Gordon Brown must have rummaged through his party bag with disappointment.
Because all he got was a set of DVDs. Barack Obama, the leader of the world's richest country, gave the Prime Minister a box set of 25 classic American films - a gift about as exciting as a pair of socks.
Gordon Brown is a well-known movie fan, so I'm sure he not only appreciated the White House laying out a cool two-hundred bucks or so for a pile of DVDs he couldn't watch, but also gifting him with movies any movie fan would already own.
4. The Hug:
Touching the Queen is as big a no-no at Buckingham Palace as sincere patriotism is at the Obama White House:
Whoever briefed Michelle Obama on the things one does and doesn't do with one's hands when one meets the Queen must be wondering what went wrong.
Within minutes of their first encounter at Buckingham Palace yesterday, America's first lady broke royal protocol by doing the unthinkable: she gave the Queen a hug. The monarch, for her part, responded with equally flagrant disregard for convention by returning the gesture.
If only Michelle were so eager to embrace American liberty.
5. The Throwing of Churchill Out of the Oval Office:
Thanks to some dogged (and very entertaining) reporting from ABC's Jake Tapper, we've finally gotten to the bottom of the Obama White House's lies surrounding Churchill Bust-Gate. But the bottom line is that this remains 100% true:
But when British officials offered to let Mr. Obama to hang onto the bust for a further four years, the White House said: "Thanks, but no thanks."
Duzza yer dug bite?
6. The Kitchen Meeting:
"The Special Relationship" hits bottom as Obama makes the British Prime Minister chase him around America like a scorned school girl:
British officials made five attempts to secure official talks with the US President and even agreed to a policy change in an attempt to land a joint appearance between the two leaders, said diplomatic sources.
But the White House rebuffed the offers and Mr. Brown, who had hoped to increase his popularity by appearing on his own with Mr. Obama, had to settle instead for a snatched conversation with the President in a New York kitchen.
7. The, uhm, Special Relationship?
Special Relationship? What Special Relationship?
The gratuitous words of a State Department official in May 2009 were particularly harmful. “There’s nothing special about Britain,” the official said. “You’re just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn’t expect special treatment.”
I don't see any Special Relationship. Do you see a Special Relationship?
8. The, uhm Special Relationship? - Part Deux:
Why don’t you take a look, because I've looked all over and there's no Special Relationship anywhere:
The Obama administration is not known for its pro-British track record, but this is by far the strongest indication yet that the current White House has little regard for the Special Relationship and its unique role in modern American history. At a White House photo opportunity with French President Nicolas Sarkozy today … President Obama had this to say:
“We don’t have a stronger friend and stronger ally than Nicolas Sarkozy, and the French people.”
Quite what the French have done to merit this kind of high praise from the US president is difficult to fathom, and if the White House means what it says this represents an extraordinary sea change in US foreign policy.
Toldja there was no Special Relationship.
9. The Old Obama's-Too-Tired-To-Treat-The-British-PM-With-Respect Ploy:
It was March of 2009 and the President was exhausted from putting together the policies that would ensure our economy would never-ever-ever-ever recover.
Sources close to the White House say Mr. Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest.
British officials, meanwhile, admit that the White House and US State Department staff were utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a formal dinner, as has been customary. They concede that Obama aides seemed unfamiliar with the expectations that surround a major visit by a British prime minister.
But Washington figures with access to Mr. Obama's inner circle explained the slight by saying that those high up in the administration have had little time to deal with international matters, let alone the diplomatic niceties of the special relationship.
Hey, putting together an economy that produces more food stamp recipients and people on disability than jobs is exhausting.
10. The Compromising of British Intelligence:
The White House leaking national security secrets to make the President look good?
An alleged intelligence leak regarding a covert operation that thwarted an "underwear bomb" plot last week is now creating distrust and ill feelings within the U.S. intelligence community and has led to increased talk about intelligence leaks at the highest levels of government, according to terrorism experts on Friday.
Former Central Intelligence Agency officers are openly blaming President Barack Obama, his administration, and possibly his campaign committee for undermining national security and compromising the British domestic and foreign intelligence agencies, MI5 and MI6, for political reasons, according to a U.S. counterterrorism source who contacted the Law Enforcement Examiner on Friday and requested anonymity.
"When presidents are in trouble because of their failing domestic agenda, they attempt to look presidential by getting involved in military or intelligence operations. And Obama has taken that to a whole new level," said the source.
This White House leak security secrets for political gain?
Our White House?
Shut up, racists.
The list above is not only proof that Obama is frequently a downright fool who can't stop embarrassing himself and his own country (and this list only pertains to only a single country), but that the media covers for him.
Granted, mistakes happen. Ten mistakes, however, are defining. But the corrupt media refuses to portray this President as anything other than calm, cool, and competent, even as everything he touches turns to crap.
Moreover, on The Stupid Scale, compare even one item on the Obama list to Mitt Romney answering a question inelegantly. Nothing compares. Nothing.
But damn the truth. The media is determined to portray Romney as everything Obama truly is -- a clueless, dishonest, narcissistic boob.
And it's only July.
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