Get it up you Romney. What a fud. Bond and Her Maj = gold.
Arise, Sir Danny Boyle.
At US$42.5m, this was Danny Boyle’s most expensive production to date.
Romney was probably watching the three-cubs-in-a-dumpster video.
Am I missing something? How are clips from the opening ceremony indicative of Romney losing something?
Romney wins or Obama wins. Either way, we lose.
This is so far off the radar for most Americans, it won’t matter by the end of next week.
I don’t know how anyone in the USA could even bother watching the opening ceremonies with the constant chatter of the “commentators”. Really does anyone not wanna just enjoy the spectacle for what it is?
“Am I missing something? How are clips from the opening ceremony indicative of Romney losing something?”
Romney’s Olympics Blunder Stuns No 10 and Hands Gift to Obama
“Mitt Romney handed Barack Obama a potential gift for the US presidential election campaign when the presumptive Republican nominee blundered on his first diplomatic outing by questioning whether London was capable of staging a successful Olympic Games.”
Romney can’t win without the British vote. Dude fucked himself in the ass big time.
I like watching everyone do happy dances over Romney’s “monumental, foot-in-mouth, can’t-believe-he-said-that!” gaffe.
Of course…if anyone bothers to actually look at what he said, (as opposed to everyone’s over-the-top reaction to it), they’ll see that….well…. here you are:
“There are a few things that were disconcerting, the stories about the private security firm not having enough people, supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging. Because there are three parts that makes Games successful.
“Number one, of course, are the athletes. That’s what overwhelmingly the Games are about. Number two are the volunteers. And they’ll have great volunteers here. But number three are the people of the country. Do they come together and celebrate the Olympic moment? And that’s something which we only find out once the Games actually begin.”
OH MY GOD!!!!! Oh no he di’n't! That’s it. The election is over! You can’t come back from saying something like THAT! Welcome to Landslide City, President Obama! Nice knowin’ ya, Mittster.
Travis: it’s not that it was a “monumental gaffe,” as you’re spinning. It’s that for months now, Mitt has said that Obama doesn’t know how to deal with our allies. That he’s pissed upon our “Special Relationship” with the Brits (and others) because he’s not a true statesman like Mitt is. That HE knows how to be diplomatic and supportive of our friends, whereas Obama doesn’t care about them and is giving up on our allies.
So for Mitt to piss off pretty much everyone in England — on the VERY FIRST DAY of the trip that’s supposed to show that he can be respectful and charming to our allies, where Obama is not — well… you just have to laugh at that.
If you want to make fun of people making too much of a “gaffe”… make fun of Mitt for his incessant “I’ll take back the bust of Churchill!” talk. You know — the bust of Churchill that was a personal loan to W. that was returned when he left office.
“So for Mitt to piss off pretty much everyone in England….”
Oh, is that it? Everyone in England? According to….. The Guardian editorial page?… MSNBC?…. David Letterman?…. various, even-tempered Fleet Street rags?
Relationships across the pond haven’t been this icy since 1812!
Maybe he was speaking as someone who took a completely fucked in the arse Olympics and turned it around into one of the most successful ever? Something even the most ardent Mitt-haters can’t deny.
Meanwhile…. (Flash Forward) Election Day, 2012…. in the voting booth… “Hmmm. The economy is still in the crapper, sure…. I’m still out of a job…. but on the other hand, Romney DID hint at questioning whether the London games were 100% back in July…. Fuck that… it’s Obama all the way!”
Once again, Travis builds a straw man, then bores the shit out of all of us tearing it down.
Is the title to this post a straw man? Right.
No need to reply, just go back to work helping to repel the GOP’s “War on Women!” and worrying about Swiss bank accounts. As long as we’re above straw men, I mean.
“It’s that for months now, Mitt has said that Obama doesn’t know how to deal with our allies. That he’s pissed upon our “Special Relationship” with the Brits (and others) because he’s not a true statesman like Mitt is. That HE knows how to be diplomatic and supportive of our friends, whereas Obama doesn’t care about them and is giving up on our allies.”
Not to pick a fight, but when has Romney said any of this?
Yeah, Travis — NO ONE is saying this will matter come November. What the point of it is — which you refuse to acknowledge — is that Mitt himself is the one claiming that things are “icy,” in your words, between the U.S. and our allies. He is the one who says he’ll sweet-talk our allies and restore our partnerships.
As to your argument that “he was speaking as someone who took a completely fucked in the arse Olympics and turned it around into one of the most successful ever”… I think *conservative* P.M. David Cameron had the best response:
“We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.”
Yeah… way to go, Mitt! You’re absolutely right that you’re an expert statesman. Keep on winning hearts and minds, buddy!
Now, if you want to talk about offensive diplomatic errors: let’s talk Obama giving Region 1 DVDs. THAT is just as worthy of mockery.
Romney panders to his audience and says what they want to hear = the left calling him an idiot.
Romney doesn’t pander and instead tells the truth, albeit in a slightly, very slightly, inartful way = the left calling him an idiot.
And you wonder why no one takes wingnuts on the Left or Right seriously? You’re all full of shit.
If Obama had said what Romney did, the conservatives would be all over it and the left would say they took Obama out of context and defend the man.
It’s all noise. It’s all nonsense.
And Travis pretty much destroyed you Liberals in here, which isn’t hard with the likes of Buk94, a most odious little child.
Mr. F, at least you acknowledge Obama’s int’l gaffes as well.
Question, why is it bad for a candidate to question if London is ready, but it’s okay for the leader of the country where the games are being held to say Salt Lake City is in the middle of nowhere?
Not very statesman like.
Nor is this:
“Not to pick a fight, but when has Romney said any of this?”
Try reading Mitt’s speech to the VFW from earlier this week.
“The operating principle of American foreign policy has been to work with our allies so that we can deter aggression before it breaks out into open conflict. That policy depends on nurturing our alliances and standing up for our common values. Yet the President has moved in the opposite direction…”
“We can only guess what Vladimir Putin makes of the Obama administration. He regained the Russian presidency in a corrupt election, and for that, he got a congratulatory call from the Oval Office…”
“I will leave Reno this evening on a trip abroad that will take me to England, Poland, and Israel. And since I wouldn’t venture into another country to question American foreign policy, I will tell you right here — before I leave — what I think of this administration’s shabby treatment of one of our finest friends…”
You get the point. But that was just one speech from a mere four days ago. I’m not even including things his campaign spokesmen have said over the past six months. Feel free to Google.
It’s pretty typical campaigning: use an opponent’s strength against them and try to turn it into a weakness. However, if you’re going to do that… DON’T MAKE THE SAME CLUELESS MISTAKES YOU’RE ACCUSING THE PRESIDENT OF MAKING. And we can’t forget some other gems from Thursday: talking about meeting with John Sawers (head of MI-6), or forgetting the name of the leader of the Labour Party. It wasn’t just the Olympics gaffe.
Mitt should have realized that this trip — solely designed to make him appear like he had a grasp of foreign policy, and the only one on the books before the election — could only fail if he fucked up and did anything other than smile and nod his head. And yet, on day one… that’s exactly what happened. We’ll see how things go in Israel and Poland.
Is it fair to say that Romney knows a thing or two about the Olympics?
It’s a shame for Romney because before this incident, I know so many of you had decided to support him.
“All Romney has to do, say nothing,” Krauthammer said. “It’s like a guy in the 100-meter dash. All he has to do is to finish, he doesn’t have to win. And instead, he tackles the guy in the lane next to him and ends up disqualified. I don’t get it.”
Not all Republican Asshats don’t get it.
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