Friday, September 14, 2012

Romney smiles at his good fortune

OK, I had to see this to believe it. Look at the expression on Romney's face (you might have to click on the image to enlarge it) after he takes political advantage of American deaths.

I got this at Addicting Info, and Justin Rosario expresses my outrage, too:
This is Mitt Romney immediately after giving his poorly thought out statement to the press blaming the Obama administration for “sympathiz(ing) with those who waged the attacks.” Notice anything odd about him? Does that look like a man who just expressed disgust at the loss of American lives in Libya? Does he look disturbed that the President of the United States is supposedly taking the side of the Libyan rioters that killed them? Is that the face of a man who feels the weight of the responsibility of leadership in times of crises?

Not even a little.

This is the smile of a man who thinks he just landed a roundhouse in a political boxing match. This is the smile of a man who is using the death of Americans to score cheap political points. This is the smile of a man who couldn’t keep a smirk off his face long enough to be in private over his supposed “victory” that has turned into a debacle. This is the smile of a man who, literally, cares more about his campaign than the death of an American ambassador and several of his staff.

It’s one thing for the left to say that Mitt Romney is cold and indifferent to other people’s suffering. It’s quite another to see him smiling over how useful the deaths of others has been to him.

I commented about this yesterday (and posted the text of our embassy's original statement this morning). Romney used the occasion of an attack on America to advance his own ambition, lying about both the substance of that statement and its timing (since it took place before the criminal attack on our embassy staff, when diplomats were merely trying to calm the situation).

And this was his expression after doing such a foul, deceitful, unpatriotic deed. Does he look like a man who's unhappy at the loss of American lives? Or does he look like the cat who swallowed a canary, pleased at how well those deaths are working for him?

My thanks to Jeff for the link.


m1nks said...

Urgh - that made me feel sick. I know the man has the personal integrity of something I'd scrape off the bottom of my shoe but I thought there were some depths to which even he wouldn't sink. My (non existant) god - he was nearly rubbing his hand in glee! Sick!

WCG said...

No, m1nks, there's no bottom to Mitt Romney. He'll sink just as low as he needs to sink. If the slime at the bottom doesn't work, he'll just dig through it to find something even worse.

You know, I'm wondering if he was always like this, or if he's just been led to lose his integrity, step by step. After all, he had to disavow his earlier political life in order to appease the Republican base.

And maybe it just gets easier, each time you abandon your ethics, your dignity, your soul,... until you finally have nothing left to abandon.