Romney gives statement; Obama, media slam him harder than embassy attacks

http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/245882122743738370

As Twitchy reported, Obama’s State Department apologized for Muslim “hurt feelings” on September 11 and then doubled down by continuing to apologize, and condemn free speech, after the Cairo embassy was attacked. Then, the U.S. embassy in Libya was also attacked, resulting in the death of Ambassador Stevens and others. President Obama then had the gall to release a statement saying, “U.S. rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.” 

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney released a statement last night. President Obama didn’t answer that 3:00 a.m. call until today. His camp, however, had plenty of time to slam Romney after his statement last night.

Obama camp email (1/2): “We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death…

— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) September 12, 2012

Obama camp email 2/2: of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Governor Romney would choose to launch a political attack.”

— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) September 12, 2012

Today, the media’s Obama cheerleading squad picked up what Team Obama was laying down.

Clear sign @MittRomney right to slam Obama's reaction to Egyptian mob attack as "disgraceful"?AM Joe crowd deplores Romney response.

— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) September 12, 2012

These Twitter users, aware of the media’s lapdog status, called it late last night.

As I said last night. Media more outraged over Romney than by Obama's weakness. http://t.co/fHOnKD67

— RB (@RBPundit) September 12, 2012

Given the day's events, I fully expect the media to demand Mitt Romney explain his gaaaffes.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) September 11, 2012

By any reasonable standard, today was a complete disaster for the Obama foreign policy. We will see if media chooses to report it as such.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) September 11, 2012

The chaos escalating under Barack Obama proves, more than ever, that Mitt Romney is not qualified to take over for Barack Obama.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) September 11, 2012

Also this has to be the first US government response to an international incident that refers to "hurt feelings." Good lord.

— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) September 12, 2012

The absurdity of the press continues today.

Chuck Todd is outraged that in absence of any statement by Obama, Romney would dare to provide leadership. #tcot http://t.co/90dqBW9H

— Erick Brockway (@erickbrockway) September 12, 2012

Check DNC's @woodhouseb 's timeline for the pathetic "journalists" attacking the Romney statement instead of questioning the Obama policies.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) September 12, 2012

Tomorrow on @lawrence: This whole Cairo issue is really just a racist dogwhistle. (Or at least #slatepitches)

— David Freddoso (@freddoso) September 12, 2012

"mr. president, what about romneys gaffes???"

— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) September 12, 2012

RT @AntDeRosa This statement makes Romney seem small, not presidential

— Sarah Burris (@SarahBurris) September 12, 2012

That statement by Romney was one of the ugliest, most diplomatically incompetent moves I've ever witnessed.

— Rebecca Traister (@rtraister) September 12, 2012

Romney: US Embassy Statement 'Disgraceful': Mitt Romney isn't backing off his attack on the US r… http://t.co/H2HsDejF #TeamFollowBack

— Corrs (@Avryantii) September 12, 2012

.@ChuckTodd so eager to exploit tragedy to hit Romney he doesn't mention Obama condemning Romney before attacks.

— John Nolte (@NolteNC) September 12, 2012

MSNBC morons call for DOJ to prosecute Terry Jones for Muslim jihadists' murders of US diplomat, staff, Marines ==> http://t.co/ARVNeimr

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 12, 2012

Salon’s Joan Walsh waves her pom-poms madly.

https://twitter.com/writestuffla/status/245892452236546048

Romney was faced with an important leadership test last night. He failed spectacularly http://t.co/LBJntIy6

— Steve Benen (@stevebenen) September 12, 2012

The desperate Romney campaign sees one last political chance in capitalizing on the killing of an American ambassador. Shameful.

— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) September 12, 2012

She then retweeted these gems.

There's a word for Mitt Romney's response to the killing of Americans in Benghazi: "crass."

— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) September 12, 2012

RT @rtraister: That statement by Romney was one of the ugliest, most diplomatically incompetent moves I've ever witnessed.

— ProfB (@AntheaButler) September 12, 2012

Lip smacking asshole.

— Eat, Drink & Be Mary (@MWJ1231) September 12, 2012

Fucking Romney politicizes this horrid crime.

— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) September 12, 2012

Romney is an American embarassment.

— Dave Winer ☮ (@davewiner) September 12, 2012

New Yorker’s Ben Greenman joins in.

In Romney's press conference on Libya, he looks like a guy lost in an airport.

— Ben Greenman (@bengreenman) September 12, 2012

As does Media Matters’ Oliver Willis.

barack obama is president, hillary clinton's the secretary of state, mitt romney's an unemployed former governor

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) September 12, 2012

Tommy Lee and Star Jones let their idiocy show.

@LOLGOP: Mitt Romney is still looking for that "exploiting a tragedy" bump.” DOUCHE!

— T❍mmy L✮✮ (@MrTommyLand) September 12, 2012

Who does this? Foreign Policy Hands from BOTH GOP & DEM Voice Disbelief At #Romney Cairo Statement http://t.co/eGQLboDa #NotReady4Primetime

— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) September 12, 2012

John Kerry crawls out from under his irrelevant rock.

RT @kasie: John Kerry, in statement re: Libya: "It is exactly the wrong time to throw political punches."

— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) September 12, 2012

Um. What are you doing, sir?

And Peggy Noonan puts her cheerleading outfit back on.

Mitt Romney demonstrates Reaganesque commitment to American resolve in our might. Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan trashes Mitt. WTH?

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 12, 2012

RT @BooMan23: Peggy Noonan just politely told Fox News audience that she's old school and Romney did himself no favors and was indiscreet.

— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) September 12, 2012

Mitt Romney then gave a statement in person today, and took questions from the lapdogs. The contrast between him and President Obama was striking. To the sane, at least.

In making his statement today, Romney looked like a PRESIDENT.

— John Nolte (@NolteNC) September 12, 2012

Romney accuses WH of sending mixed signals to the world.

— David Freddoso (@freddoso) September 12, 2012

Romney: Arab spring presents an opportunity, but it also poses the potential for peril if the voices of extremism & violence control events

— David Freddoso (@freddoso) September 12, 2012

Romney: A terrible course to stand in apology for our values.

— David Freddoso (@freddoso) September 12, 2012

Romney blasts Obama for mixed signals, lack of clarity, says we need leadership that upholds American "resolve in our might."

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 12, 2012

Mitt Romney' s statement on our Embassy is clear, concise, unapologetic and on the mark….in contrast to Obama…he seems very presidential

— Ron_n_GA (@R_n_GA) September 12, 2012

Romney looks and sounds Presidential. THIS has the MSM outraged.

— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) September 12, 2012

Outraged, indeed. This does not suit! Spin. Spin like the wind! Distract STAT! Ever at the ready to embrace the deadly move of making appeasement a foreign policy, they do just that.

Obama's swooning fanboys and girls in the media are basically shouting at Romney during his presser.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) September 12, 2012

Shorter press questions for Romney: We question the timing (of your statement).

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) September 12, 2012

Obama's press lapdogs just asked Romney if his statement would have been different if he knew about something that happened later.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) September 12, 2012

Why is the press asking Romney if what he said was appropriate? Why not ask questions like, "What should America do now?"

— J.P. Freire (@JPFreire) September 12, 2012

Third damn stupid question about the TIMING of Romney's statement. How about some substance?

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) September 12, 2012

Jesus H. Christ, is no one going to ask about WHAT OUR POLICY MOVES SHOULD BE IN RESPONSE?

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) September 12, 2012

What?! No questions about font the Romney's statement was issued in?

— John Dickerson (@jdickerson) September 12, 2012

Amazing that the media is gonna turn a story about Obama's disastrous FP into a story about whether Romney is allowed to criticize him.

— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) September 12, 2012

MSM reveals its bias in its attitude just now. It's sole purpose in the Romney follow-up was to trip him up. No interest in underlying issue

— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) September 12, 2012

Breaking: Romney campaign's statement was released by Col. Mustard, in the Library, using the candlestick.

— J.P. Freire (@JPFreire) September 12, 2012

Contrast with Obama, who read a statement and bravely ran away. The most transparent administration ever can’t even take questions from a cheerleading squad!

For all the emotion he calls forth when campaigning, Obama appears disconnected from his words at tragic times like this.

— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) September 12, 2012

Obama ambles into Rose Garden 10 mins late to read a bloodless statement about the murders of American diplomatic staff in Libya.

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 12, 2012

Is this a eulogy or a statement!

— Michael Reagan (@ReaganWorld) September 12, 2012

https://twitter.com/darlafietsch/status/245896832717295616

Obama READING a statement. no gut reaction. totally scripted. cadence the same.

— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) September 12, 2012

Unbelievable. He ran away without taking questions.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) September 12, 2012

And these Twitter users sum it all up.

RT @MattCover Romney issues political statement, MSM condemns. Obama hosts political events, MSM crickets.

— Joe Schoffstall (@JoeSchoffstall) September 12, 2012

The state of journalism:Romney gets criticized for issuing a statement, and yet they remain silent when Obama keeps campaigning on this day.

— MauricioJiménezPhoto (@MJimenezPhoto) September 12, 2012

For shame, lapdogs.

Update: “Just a blogger” finds even more “real journalist” fail.

.@MattVas @nationaljournal You're really sticking with this crappy story? http://t.co/0c84Ag7F

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) September 12, 2012

National Journal tried to say that Romney had a faulty time-line regarding the U.S. Embassy in Cairo’s repugnant apologies and condemnations of free speech.

More from Drew Musings (emphasis his):

Not covered in the timeline National Journal produces? This Tweet that was eventuallydeleted by the embassy.

This morning’s condemnation (issued before protest began) still stands. As does our condemnation of unjustified breach of the Embassy

Contra National Journal, when Romney said the embassy apologized after the breach he was on solid ground because he was relying on the later tweet that reaffirmed the apology like language after the mob breached the embassy grounds, tore down our flag and flew the flag of our enemies in its place…on 9/11.

Huh. Fancy that. Drew later notes that National Journal tried to do a stealth edit.

.@MattVas How do you justify that story given that your stealth update undercuts the whole thesis? @nationaljournal

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) September 12, 2012

Too bad, sweethearts. The internet, and Twitchy, is forever!

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