Democrats are beside themselves with laughter at presumptive Republican Nominee Mitt Romney's perceived "gaffs" on his trip overseas--problem is, they're the only ones laughing. Everyone else is applauding.
What the leftist, Euro-trash press can't abide is a candidate who says exactly what he is thinking. They laughed at and ridiculed President Bush for his lack of sophistication--his inability to artfully phrase his message in language intended to assuage fears and soothe the nerves of our enemies. Directness worries and offends liberals, honesty disturbs them, and bluntness sends them into paroxysms of terror.David LimbaughJul 31, 2012I am pumped up about Mitt Romney's speech in Israel -- for both political reasons and policy ones -- and believe it may represent a turning point in the campaign.Politically -- and this is important because it is critical that he win, or he won't be able to implement any policies and set America back on the road to recovery -- Romney has shown again he is going to take the gloves off, deal with the issues directly and draw a stark contrast between his policies and Obama's record. The significance of this cannot be overstated. Some of the reasons John McCain lost in 2008 were his lackluster campaign, his refusal to showcase Obama's extreme liberalism and, thus, his failure to demonstrate why he would make a better president than Obama. Romney's "gaff" in Britain was mostly him stating a simple fact and the British press leaping to attack the man they universally oppose in favor of Obama, about whom apparently they still have erotic dreams.
Romney did all the above, first by traveling to Poland and meeting with freedom fighter and leader Lech Walesa (something Obama couldn't and wouldn't do) then by recognizing Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel and again by comparing the tremendously successful, prosperous, and thriving culture of the people of Israel to the struggling, starving, primitive culture of the "Palestinians."
It will be good to have a president who sees our enemies as enemies and friends as friends. It will be good to have a president who won't bow down to foreign leaders and snub our closest allies. It will be nice to have a president who understands that an Ipod filled with his own speeches is not an appropriate gift for the Queen of our closest ally or that DVD's (whatever their zone) do not constitute an appropriate gift of state for the elected leader of our closest ally.
It will be nice to have a president whose "gaffs" consist of factual statements rather than ignorant or dishonest statements. Most of all it will be nice to have a president who loves America rather than hates it--who wants to see it excel rather than dismantled and replaced.
I'll take Romney's "gaffs" over Obama's obsequiousness towards "elected" dictators like Chavez and Ahmadinejad.
Long Live Our American Republic!!!!