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Mitt the Twit

© Jim Morin

That’s right, Britain’s largest selling newspaper, The Sun, called Mitt Romney “Mitt the Twit” in its headline. Ironically, The Sun is owned by conservative Rupert Murdoch. Other British newspapers were equally unkind. The hard-conservative Daily Telegraph called him a wazzock and said that while he was in Britain, Romney could learn “some manners”.

Romney continues to cause problems, even though he has moved on to Israel. I wonder what he will manage to do at his next stop, in Poland.

© Tom Toles

UPDATE: The Guardian has an interesting article about Romney’s comments about the Palestinians. While I agree that his comments were racist, I will defend Romney (in a backhanded way) by saying that I don’t think Romney actually believes what he was saying. He’s just absolutely willing to say whatever he thinks people want to hear. With Sheldon Adelson sitting by his side offering virtually unlimited amounts of money, maybe Romney just got giddy and carried away.



  1. Arthanyel wrote:

    All I have to say is that Romney took this trip to show America how he would handle diplomatic relations if he was President, and he has definitely suceeded in showing us that very thing.

    We need to keep him as far away from the White House as possible.

    Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:45 am | Permalink
  2. Madworld wrote:

    For the sake of absurdity, let Mitt be Obamas VP…

    Monday, July 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Permalink
  3. jonah wrote:

    He finally said something that makes sense.

    Monday, July 30, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Permalink
  4. Jeff wrote:

    Mitt is almost as quotable on this trip as Bush was during his tenure. It’s been sad and hilarious all at the same time.

    I have an honest question that I’m hoping someone can answer for me: why is US policy with Israel so murky? We are allied with them, give them all kinds of support, and ignore their violation of treaties and territory agreements with the Palestinians. We ignore their discrimination of the people of Palestine, and anybody who questions all of this gets attacked left and right. What’s the secret to this alliance?

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 8:52 am | Permalink
  5. NOLABill wrote:

    I’m not sure Jeff, but it’s one of my biggest problems with current U.S. foreign policy. I HATE that we are constantly worshiping Israel as if they can do no wrong, and they are constantly causing instability and violence in the area, partially because they know they’re unquestioningly backed by the U.S. It’s ridiculous.

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 10:44 am | Permalink
  6. Dan wrote:

    Thanks Jonah, I posted your link on Facebook, where it just so happens I’m having a “debate” where I was just called a “commie” by virtue of supporting a national health plan and having a college education (“everyone knows that most colleges are run by anti-capitalist communists”) Don’t drink the Kool-aid.

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 10:45 am | Permalink
  7. rk wrote:

    IIRC, the US-Israel relationship started when the US wanted to replace the Soviet Union as a partner to Israel. The US wanted to stop the Soviets from getting too much influence in the region. But that doesn’t answer the question as to why it lasts.

    I didn’t answer anything, did I?

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    Upon discovering this blog tonight, I had to make a comment thanking you for having common sense. It’s a trait I rarely encounter anymore.

    Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 12:01 am | Permalink