Mitt Romney Finds The Line You Shouldn't Cross And Dives Under It
Mitt, this isn't the time to use a national tragedy as a political talking point. Go buy a sense of shame at the Billionaire Store, and come back when you've learned a sense of decorum.
A series of tragic events unfolded in the Middle East yesterday. An anti-Islamic YouTube video posted by a Coptic Christian filmmaker sparked a wave of violent protests in Egypt, which then spilled over to Libya and led to an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Upon hearing that his staff was under attack, U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens rushed to the scene with three other staff members to assist with the evacuation. All four were killed in the ensuing mayhem.
Evidently, Mitt Romney decided that a tragic international crisis would be the perfect time to inject himself into the national conversation and accuse President Obama of sympathizing with the psychos who killed his own Ambassador. The reasoning behind this outrageous claim? At the beginning of the protests in Egypt, the U.S. embassy in Cairo released a statement condemning the movie in an attempt to head off the violence. In Mitt Romney's eyes, an American embassy's efforts to quell a coming riot by criticizing a religiously insensitive YouTube video was somehow an example of the Obama administration "apologizing for our values." At the end of the press conference, he grinned.