July 27th, 2012

Obama Campaign Seizes On #RomneyShambles


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    To be fair, Mitt does come across as an idiot.

    • 4
      Andrew Efiong says:

      Romney sounds like a right plonker, a gaff-prone Yankee version of Ed Miliband.

      • 68
        erm... says:

        …did they say that about Bush the Last……but then times have moved on. all the very best.

        • 79
          What a coincidence says:

          Anyone notice something coincidental about all these wankers?


          Clinton vs Bush Snr.

          Clinton vs Dole

          Bush vs Gore

          Bush vs Kerry

          Obama vs McCain

          Obama vs Romney


          Blair vs Major

          Blair vs Hague

          Blair vs Howard

          Brown vs Cameron

          Cameron vs Miliband?

          One might be tempted to say, whoever won or wins, any of these “contests” could and can be relied on, to change nothing.
          There is and was, nothing of substance between any of the named “opponents” bar a few soundbites and the odd posturing positioning.

          To all intents and purposes, putting tribalism aside, there is nothing between any of them.

          • Goblin Girl says:

            that why we here , ain’t it ??

          • Shmuel says:

            The twart is a loon and a real danger to the whole world!
            He’s even more of a warmongering crackepot than Bush and chum$!

          • erm... says:

            probably the cynical individualistic folks have stopped casting their vote the traditional way.
            the conscientious family oriented folks continue….to vote.
            ……..is tradition dead?

    • 6
      Shock Horror Headline! says:

      “Man who worships invisible sky fairy turns out to be a bit of a prat.”

      • 8
        SP4BS says:

        How dull to waste such basic memes on Mormonism.

        How’s about “the word of god came from a stone in the bottom of a top hat”.
        “Yes we have the word of god, he gave us a golden book and thats got it all in”. “lets have a look then!” “errr. a mountain ate it”

        • 12
          the Swedes are coming says:

          Why you pull earlier post?

        • 19
          jgm2 says:

          A couple of summers ago we dropped into Salt Lake City on our big US trip. Naturally enough we went to see the Mormon Temple. I was vaguely aware that Joseph Smith had allegedly been contacted directly by God and founded the Mormon religion. Golden books that disappeared. Stuff like that.

          What I hadn’t realised was that, even today, successive heads of the Mormon church claim to speak directly with God on a regular basis. So they have a video of some cheesy slip-on-plastic-shoed Jimmy-Carter-lookalike, the present head of the church, personally claiming that God speaks to him directly. Not ‘guides’ him. Or ‘appears’ to him dreams but fucking well manifests himself directly and they chat over the important issues of the day. Abortion. Gun control. Stuff like that.

          Even the pope isn’t that audacious. Even he doesn’t claim that God actually materialises and fucking well talks to him.

          But the Mormon leaders do.

          • the Swedes are coming says:

            So you pulled the post because Elsie, accidently, called them the Morons?

          • Guido says:


          • Amanita Phalloides says:

            Too much wacky baccy, I’d say.

          • Guido says:

            Jesus. I could murder a joint right now.

          • Their teeth are so white, they don't need a bedside lamp says:

            Well, look what Mormonism’s given the world: The Osmonds. Fucking evil.

          • Only 16 days 07 hours 18 minutes until the Olympics are over! Yay! says:

            Why does God stop and chat with weirdos like them, but hide from the rest of us?

          • Forkbender says:

            Probably if God did really speak direct to the rest of there would be blind panic, there are a very few folks that God has actually spoken to directly all those died nearly 2,000 years ago, the guy probably means he thinks he hears God but convinced himself that it has actually happened, to say I think God spoke to me is not very convincing.

          • Midas says:

            I too visited Salt Lake city, and found the people amongst the most warm relaxed and welcoming I have ever encountered. The culture is about family straight dealing and hard work: what’s not to like?

            Democratic Leader Harry Read has been a major political player for years and his Mormonism has never been an issue. Why should Romney’s?

            Aren’t we supposed to celebrate diversity?

            As (Democrat) pundit Bob Beckel said ” “I’ve never met a Mormon I didn’t like”.

        • 71
          erm... says:

          in the world of darkness….intuition is king.
          in the world of light…..evil hides………but there is no respite from that damn shadow……..the shadow one gets when there is sunshine.  the end is near….the end of evil and the end of freedom…..for they are one.
          let there be harmony…for in harmony there is peace.
          so says the …
          one eyed Olympic mascot.
          The newThirdEye.
          The newThirdWay.
          and in other news….Obama strikes….Queen opens Guweedo island.

    • 27
      Anonymous says:

      You know what KT? He isn’t acting the idiot;he is one.
      To think he could be a future President of the USA if the yanks vote for him in their desperation to oust Ob*ma.That would be even more of a calamity than we having
      militwit as our PM.

      • 33
        jgm2 says:

        Obama is the bl*ack Blair. Romney would just be Dubya II.

        The yank’s choice of Idiot-in-Chief is entirely their business.

        • 40
          Anonymous says:

          Can’t we just ignore this wanker?

          • Forkbender says:

            Unfortunately not, if he decides to go to war he will want Cammers/Millipede dragged into it. Strangely if it wasn’t for one Harold Wilson saying, no, we would have been dragged into the Vietnam war, I might not be here now and a lot of folks on this blog would never have been born, Johnson was non too happy about it.

    • 83
      Anonymous says:

      So Mitt repeats what every MSM outlet (including the Beeb) has been harping on about for the last two weeks ie that security arrangements have been amateurish and G4S are shite, and he’s pilloried for it.

      • 111
        Anonymous says:

        I don’t get it either. He is only repeating what the British media has been moaning about for the past couple of weeks or so anyway.

        • 140
          Anonymous says:

          Yes, but its something you dont do 1) when you are in a foreign country, 2) when you want to be President of the United states, in both situations it helps if you dont sound rude and stupid !

      • 132
        Forkbender says:

        Actually 4 weeks it should have been notice LOCOG suddenly wanted an extra 8,000 extra security bods, how on earth can you recruit so many, train them , acreditations issued and CRB checks done, a finally the extra uniforms obtained.

      • 137

        G4S might be shite but they’re OUR shite,and no Mr nearly POTUS in his own mind is going to insult our shite.

    • 139
      Anonymous says:

      It amazes me that out of all the people in USA they come up with such fools for leaders.I do like Obama though, he seems genuine.

  2. 2
    Kebab Time says:

    Opps !!!

    • 9
      Only 16 days 07 hours 47 minutes until the Olympics are over! Yay! says:

      Well, at least at long last they’ve started making an effort to use a spell-checker. Now they just have to learn a spell-checker’s foibles.

      • 17
        Nicola Clubb says:

        The sooner the better, no more hype about the damn games and i bet the hoped for economic boost lasts 1 quarter and it goes back down the following quarter

    • 18
      These days, I only snort pure unobtainium says:

      I can’t see any spelling mishaps.

  3. 3
    keredybretsa says:

    Melt Romney.

  4. 5
    Very funny says:

    Looks like Obama has got the overseas vote sewn up.

  5. 7
    Sun headline writer says:

    Not Romneyshambles but omnishambles!

  6. 9
    SP4BS says:

    I note that the BBC says it was $25,000 dollars and not $2,500 for his gig.

    • 13
      Only 16 days 07 hours 44 minutes until the Olympics are over! Yay! says:

      For $2,500 I think I’ll pass, but for $25K I think I should be able to make an effort. Are they paying cash?

    • 37
      Mitt is a Moron Mormon says:

      It originally WAS $25 grand but, as Guido reported yesterday, lack of interest led to them slashing the price in a bid to get more people to come.

  7. 15
    Engineer says:

    Will Mr Romney be visiting his marsh whilst he’s among us?

    • 23
      jgm2 says:

      Poor old Romney. Even Omaha Beach claimed to have Irish ancestry to try and secure a few votes from the plastic p*add*ies of the US but I seem to recall reading a report that Romney’s descendent was one of the first Mormon converts in England.

      Bang goes the NYPD vote.

      • 26
        Only 16 days 07 hours 32 minutes until the Olympics are over! Yay! says:

        Please don’t say “bang” this close to the Olympics.

        • 29
          jgm2 says:

          Surely only a matter of time. The religion of peace managed to cobble together an ad-hoc son-et-lumiere performance the very next day after the Olympics were awarded to London. With a failed repeat performance only a week or two later.

          Imagine what they’ll have planned with a full seven years notice.

          • Only 16 days 07 hours 26 minutes until the Olympics are over! Yay! says:

            This is a prototype change of monikor, for tomorrow onwards:

            0 days 06 hours 26 minutes since the games opened and still no explosions! Yay!

          • Ahmed says:

            Please backdate my benefits to the year 0! Allahu shatbar!

          • SP4BS says:

            you said that this morning. But buying the flour, concentrating the H2O2 and getting the fuse must have taken months of planning.

          • jgm2 says:

            Let’s suppose it did take months of planning. Imagine what they’ll have been planning with a seven year lead time.

          • erm... says:

            we need to keep an eye on an innocent child wandering. if he can get as far as italy….ultimately what will be…and we will pick ourselves up.

        • 53
          Tay King-dePisse says:

          Then how will the athletics events runners know when to go, if no “bang”?

  8. 21
    shaw says:

    UK / USA. Seperated by a common language.
    Who gives a chuck what Spleen Romney has to say.

  9. 22
    Grollace says:

    With adversaries like Rom you simply don’t need a campaign. What does Dave Cam want Omaha to do for him after stitching up his rival?

  10. 30
    Mr Leader says:

    Mitt Romney is no better than a bell end.

  11. 31
    Moussa Koussa says:

    This is simply prices less

    Does this mean that Guido is backing Obama.

  12. 34
    Mitt is a Moron Mormon says:

    I liked the Telegraph’s comment – utterly devoid of charm and offensive. :-D

  13. 44
    UKIP.i.am says:

    Ah the Obama-loving US media speaks. Why should anybody be surprised at the spin the US broadcasters are putting out about this particular visit? They (apart from Fox) are nearly all blatantly anti-Republican. Of course you wont get the hypocritical Guardianistas saying there is anything wrong with such US bias, unlike they do with the right-wing bias of the majority of the British press.

    • 80
      Toner Cartridge says:

      If Mitt Romney decides to come here and behave like a wally, it is not biased to report that. I think Obama is a poor president, but Romney is not the answer to him.

      • 141
        Anonymous says:

        He behaved as though communication between UK and US was by carrier pigeon, and we would never hear what he was saying to a home audience, he also had a funny expression on his face as though we were all village idiots, there again he had just met Mr Leader.

  14. 46
    charming and offensive says:

    you read it?

  15. 50
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    There’s just no pleasing some people. Everybody moans and groans about how politicians are a class unto themselves and have never had real world experience in any thing. Along comes Mitt Romney, hot on the heels of Obama telling the American small business class that “they didn’t do it without the government” (a gaffe of major proportion that had been covered all over the US media), telling people an unvarnished version of the fact that London 2012 is more trouble than it’s worth, and forgetting to call a man, whom he does not know personally, “Ed,” instead opting for giving the man an honorific. He’s a bit on the plain-spoken side when he’s not dealing with the usual American political landscape– and that’s a bad thing in a pol? That’s the businessman cut-the-crap side of him emerging, just as Obama’s Socialist leanings came out in his speech. Mitt might believe some weird religious shit, and he may be a less-than-optimal conservative, although he polls neck-and-neck with Barry the Magic Ne*gro and is the best chance Americans have to defeat that fraudulent piece of work. OK– he’s Cameron going up against Brown– there, I’ve said it, and I’m not ashamed! But at least he did something for a living besides be a career politician, and that has to count for something!

    • 54
      Only 16 days 07 hours 07 minutes until the Olympics are over! Yay! says:

      There’s also the fair chance that he’ll be able to say, “I told you so” if the Olympics do actually go pear-shaped. As JGM2 pointed out this morning, the farmyard spectacular in front of a crowd of thousands has many of the ingredients (farmyard animals, mainly) of a major cock-up.

      • 142
        Anonymous says:

        With all due respect it is not up to Mitt to be giving an opinion on the Olympics, 24 hours before they start.Surely the success or failure cant be judged for months. Long after Obama gets a second term.

    • 56
      jgm2 says:

      Fair enough.

      And even Omaha Beach has to pretend to believe in God as – it seems – do all US presidential wannabees since if they came out with the truth. ‘No actually, God doesn’t speak to me’ then the US voters will just go looking for somebody that God does speak to.

      Because to many of them it is entirely rational that God would want to speak to the man who was going to be president of the US. And, if God were to exist at all, it makes sense that he would speak to the most powerful man on earth, the US president, rather than (say) some shepherdess in Fatima or some bedouin in the Rub Al Khali.

      • 62
        Only 16 days 06 hours 58 minutes until the Olympics are over! Yay! says:

        When God talks to the President of the USA, does He do so in human form, or in the form of a burning bush? And if it’s the latter, does He set off the White House fire alarm?

        (It’s sooo difficult to not add a wise-crack to the words “burning bush” when writing about American presidents..)

      • 128
        erm... says:

        has the world moved on…even in the eyes of the americans?
        the americans can hardly use their might. The chinese look formidable. The indians get ever younger and with the soon to be the most populated country status coming there way.
        this is the new Bermuda triangle. The faith of the world is with the chinese….so God must speak to them first. Our freedom loving souls are with the americans….but it is only the Indians who know the truth. They understand their lives.

  16. 58
    BBC NEWS says:

    We’re only interviewing dusky enrichers at the Olympics today, if you’re a London pale face you can fuck off!

    • 147
      Peter Carter-Fuck says:

      80% of Britain is black. It must be true, Danny Boyle wouldn’t lie.

  17. 61
    brown out and pay me damages says:

    Obama is miles better than Romney.

  18. 65
    Aunty Matter says:

    Good thing we don’t vote as the mongs here would probably have elected a war criminal like Bliar…oh hang on the yanks just did that, his best buddy George.

  19. 67
    Aunty Matter says:

    Most yanks think they are Irish yet none of them could point to Ireland on a map of the world (even if US schools actually had maps of the world) and those who do think they know where Ireland is, think it’s part of Alaska.

    • 70
      jgm2 says:

      It’s worse than that. Romney, as a Mormon, had to do (I think) two years ‘missionary’ work. Which he did. In Europe. In France. With the result that he speaks pretty good French. Now, if he were a British politician this would be held up as proof of how educated he is. However, because he’s a yank this hardly gets mentioned because yanks have a deep suspicion of ‘pointy-heads’ or any kind of intellectual ability at all.

      Plus of course, the French, without whom they’d still be saluting the union jack and have Queen Elizabeth as head of state, have somehow since become as much use as an accordian on a hunting trip.

      • 86
        SP4BS says:

        A bit of research before he bought the plane tickets to france could have saved him a bit of time: french people like wine and cigs.

    • 117
      Your Friendly Neighbourhood In All Fairness Service says:

      Now we know Jezza was looking to take the piss out of the Yanks, and chose a rather atypical location, Las Vegas, full of drunken people looking for somewhere to gamble away their pay cheques, who really can’t be arsed to talk to a rather menacing looking man spe*aking in what, to them, is a foreign accent, in a tone guaranteed to spark, even in their stupor, the feeling that they’re being had in some way. Of course Jezza never showed the Americans who were sober and answered him correctly, as this was not the point of his segment; the same for that CNN video downthread. It will probably come as no surprise that the late-night talk shows on American TV pull the same sort of trick on their fellow Yanks all the time, as well as Bill O’Reilly’s producer going after the kind of goofballs Bill likes to give a little stick to; one tends not to see the bright knowledgeable people who were filmed there, either. What is amusing in short segments such as these, showing truly ignorant people, is of course completely out of order when done by filmmakers working in a long form like Michael Moore, where there is no attempt made to show that anyone of a differing viewpoint might be intelligent and well-spoken. As well, it will be interesting to see the American TV man-on-the-street interviews conducted in London during the Olympic Games, to see whether the same stereotypical idiot sorts are used to show just how little that certain segments of the British public know about anything.

      • 124
        jgm2 says:

        True that. I was in Las Vegas 20 or so years ago and ended up blind dr*unk, ricocheting off the walls of the hotel corridors. If Jeremy Clarkson had asked me my own name I wouldn’t have been able to tell him – let alone the capital of France.

      • 125
        Your Friendly Neighbourhood Paragraph Service says:

        Want some like breaks to go with that?

      • 127
        Aunty Matter says:

        I doubt if Clarkson had to stand there long to find an idiot.

  20. 69
    Anonymous says:

    Not a natural poster on here, but by sheer anger at the incompetence of this guy, somebody who I should have sympathy for, forces me to express my opinions. If this is the best the Repulican party can come up with – and whilst there were some valiant tries, the field itself was woeful (remember Cain, Bachmann?) – then he deserves to lose in November. I sincerely hope that he repeats the outcome of Walter Mondale.

  21. 74
    Freedom Fries. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaw! says:

    • 76
      Freedom Fries. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaw! says:

      Well, that guy who said Tony Blair is an actor wasn’t wrong.

  22. 75
    I really, really can't be arsed to..... says:

    I think the utterly gorgeous Sarah Palin should be US pres.

    • 110
      anon says:

      Ha ha, mate. She can test her pelvic floor on my boat race any time, sunshine.

      *assumes the position under Corsair’s gearbox*

  23. 77
    Sir Roger Bannister says:

    Do the bastards really expect me to light the Olympic Flame at my age ffs ?

    Anyway I’ve had a flutter on myself the the bookies.

  24. 85
    tinky moron says:

    Still can’t believe it!!

    • 88
      For You says:

      Did they get there?

      • 91
        tinky moron says:

        Yep. I told her on the phone it was a shame they didn’t arrive at Gatwick yesterday, when it was 30 degrees.

        • 92
          air-con says:

          did she she the “funny” side of that?

        • 100
          blank says:

          Did she see the funny side of that?

          • percy-thrower says:

            Who cares? I did. These are the largest three swedes you’ll ever set eyes on.

            If I was you, I wouldn’t believe the tourist board propaganda that they’re all bronzed, nubile naturists with well-groomed bushes.

          • Stew says:

            *Upon*, dear boy. I don’t care but some do.

          • Genevieve says:

            If I had to spend nine months of the year in total darkness, I’d probably want to rip off all my clothes at the first opportunity.

            Come to think of it: If I had to spend nine months of the year in total daylight, I’d probably want to rip off all my clothes at the first opportunity.

          • Kenneth Moron says:

            Where are you now, Genevieve, and what are you wearing?

          • Genevieve says:

            Hello, Kenneth. *stiffens*

            Croydon, England. A dribble of baked bean juice.

    • 112
      Stew says:

      Don’t bang on about it. It was risque and they can’t afford proper lawyers.
      How long did you fend the Swedes off for?

      • 116
        Ur E Ahhh says:

        lol . You’d be proud of me Rubber Band Airlines/Gatwick!! They were ‘detained’ for nearly two hours before even getting to passport control!

        • 120
          Stew says:

          Good. Did you leave them any of my Timothy Taylors?

          • E says:

            Yep. Strong stuff , bro !! I locked the garage an took the key wiv me , tho .

          • Stew says:

            Good work. You’re not as stupid as you seem, sis. I’ll bung you another oner on Sunday if those leeching Swedes haven’t buggered the house up. It wasn’t designed for that degree of loading. Later.

  25. 97
    *drums fingers* says:

    Either there’s a new post coming or ModBot’s dropped off.

  26. 101
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    if there is no God just who invented chocolate ?

  27. 106
    the Prick Posing as PM says:

    I thought Mr Romany rather helpful – he even makes me look good!

  28. 129
    UKIP.i.am says:

    The Republican’s most damaging blunder came when he questioned whether his hosts would be able to make a success of the Games, saying: ‘It’s hard to know just how well it will turn out.’

    Bloody hell, a politician talking honestly. He has no future, has he?

  29. 135
    Mailman says:

    Dunno lads but unlike Barry “Big Bwain” Obama, Romney has delivered an Olympic games. Actually unlike Barry “The Boy Wonder” Obama, Romney has actually worked in a real job during his lifetime.

    Anyways come November Barry “The Messaiah” Obama will become nothing but a fond memory and finally America will have a proper leader :)



  30. 136
    Mary says:

    So, what exactly was idiotic about what Romney said, because you’ll need to inform the UK journalists who wrote the articles for the past month complaining about the lack of security for the games, over and over again. Romney didn’t bash the UK Olympics, he mentioned the general concern anyone who’s read the British press, has seen in the UK news media, and he went on to state that things would turn out alright, that the main point was the athletes and the games themselves. What has been apparent from the get go, is that the leftist media, and your self serving politicians have their lips affixed to Obama’s backside and are wanking away at his other bits a mile a minute, in order to show what good little glove puppets they are. David Cameron, who views the British people as something to disdain and exploit made it even more apparent that he’s the globalist’s cheap toyboy, and Boris Johnson made it clear that all that peroxide he uses to lighten his hair has gone to his brain. It also revealed the air of desperation of the UK media to whore themselves to what serves the EU’s bottom line, that the US is just something to fleece. I pity the lot of you, and honestly have to say, I wish my grandfather hadn’t risked his life serving in WWI and my father in WWII to save your worthless, foolish, easily deluded country. You all lack any sense of history, and keep making the same mistakes again and again.

  31. 144
    Mailman says:

    Boom! Take that you ignorant Barry lovers!

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