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Mitt Romney Was ThisClose To Keeping His Promise Not To Launch Political Attacks For ONE FREAKING DAY

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both promised not to launch political attacks for one day: yesterday, September 11. It was a nice gesture.

Photo: Gage Skidmore

But then some random Israeli filmmaker in California decided to go trolling and made an inflammatory video criticizing Islam, which caused all hell to break loose Egypt and Libya yesterday, because people in the Middle East apparently have not yet learned that the most effective way to deal with trolls is just to ignore them.

As protestors were organizing — but before the compound was breached or anyone was hurt — the U.S. Embassy in Cairo tweeted their condemnation of the video, saying “We condemn the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims” (the Tweet was later deleted).

Whoa, whoa, whoa, someone vaguely related to the Obama administration tweeted something about “hurt feelings”? Someone basically apologized… to Muslims? ZOMG, Romney even wrote a book called “No Apology.” How could the Republicans possibly let this go???  Oh wait, 9/11.  Dammit!  Stupid national day of mourning.

As Buzzfeed notes,  at 10:09 p.m., campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul e-mailed a statement by Mitt Romney to the press but initially instructed news outlets not to release it until midnight:

I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi. It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.

Reporters initially refrained from making it public, but then 15 minutes later, the Romney campaign decided “ehhh, screw it, this is too good to wait.” Saul emailed back telling reporters the embargo was lifted and the statement could be published immediately.

Mitt! You made it until 10:24pm. You were so close!!!

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10 Responses to Mitt Romney Was ThisClose To Keeping His Promise Not To Launch Political Attacks For ONE FREAKING DAY

  1. barjack

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    He's such an ass. There's just no words to describe what an ass he is.

    • Linda (The Daily Dolt)

      Linda the Dolt

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      I wonder sometimes if there's such a things as the "Fog of the Campaign," similar to the Fog of War (good movie, btw). I like to think Romney's not a completely horrible guy, but running a political campaign just makes you into a complete asswipe. Or maybe he really is a jerk, I dunno.

      • Cayman Island Stimul

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        He's a jerk. He just doubled down on the crazy in his speech this morning.

  2. jaxon

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    Let him keep talking. Maybe he'll shoot himself in the other foot.

  3. Tracey

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    Well, I understand why the Romney campaign was so outraged. How dare Americans tweet appeasement. Just because there is an angry mob rioting outside your window, murdering diplomats, that's no reason to stray off-message.

  4. toosmarttovoteGOP

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    Everyone who's surprised Rmoney didn't keep another promise raise their hands. Anybody. Anybody? Hello? Nobody?

    • Linda (The Daily Dolt)

      Linda the Dolt

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      Buehler?

  5. toosmarttovoteGOP

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    Everyone who's surprised that Rmoney broke another promise raise their hands.

  6. The film was made by an Egyptian Copt in LA, NOT by an Israeli. Please get this straight – it is important that insane ignorant Muslim mobs lynch the right innocent people.

    • Linda (The Daily Dolt)

      Linda the Dolt

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      That's why Israeli is crossed out and there's a link