Skip to comments.Romney Told the Truth in London
Posted on 07/27/2012 2:09:42 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: I want to go to this Romney business. Romney went to the UK. He's over there for the obligatory foreign trip for presidential candidates. And here is supposedly Romney's big gaffe. This was Wednesday night on the NBC Nightly News with the anchor Brian Williams who said, "In the short time you've been here in London, do they look ready for the Olympics to your experienced eye?"
ROMNEY: You know, it's hard to know just how well it will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting, the stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials. That obviously is not something which is encouraging.
RUSH: Wait a minute. Apparently that kind of honesty is a, no, no. See, political correctness means you can't tell the truth. You get the question, "Are they ready here, Mitt?" and you're supposed to say, "Oh, yeah! I have never seen a more ready to go group of people, and I've got experience. I have run the Olympics, and let me tell you something, Brian. Not only are you a boring white guy, this bunch of people is probably better than anybody else to run an Olympics I've ever seen."
That's the politically correct answer.
Romney said, "You know, it's hard to know just how well it will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting, the stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials. That obviously is not something which is encouraging." I understand. It's widespread. Now, Romney coulda played dumb. He coulda played it safe. He coulda said everything is peachy and moved on. But he didn't. So here's David Cameron, who is the UK prime minister, and his response to what Romney said...
CAMERON: We are holding an Olympic games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. I mean, of course it's easier if you hold an Olympic games in the middle of nowhere. (snickering)
RUSH: (impression) (chortling) "Like Salt Lake City! Ha-ha-ha! By Jove, you hold an Olympics in the middle of nowhere amongst a bunch of boring people, well of course! Ha-ha-ha." Now, here's Boris Johnson, mayor of London.
JOHNSON: There's some people who are coming from around the world who don't know about all the preparations we've done to get London ready in the last seven years. I hear there's a guy... There's a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we're ready. He wants to know whether we're ready. Are we ready?
JOHNSON: Are we ready?
JOHNSON: Yes, we are!
Piers Morgan Defends Mitt Romneys Olympics Comments: He Was Just Speaking The Truth
RUSH: Okay. So that's Cameron and that's Johnson. Then yesterday, CNN's Newsroom. Anchor Brooke Baldwin spoke to Piers Morgan. Piers Morgan is now the new Larry King, and he's from the UK. She said, "I gotta ask you first. We played the Romney sound bite. I believe the word he used describing the Olympics and the preparation or lack thereof in terms security is 'disconcerted.' I'm just curious. How are the Brits feeling today over Romney's comments?"
MORGAN: I thought he was absolutely right, wasn't he? I mean, it's no secret over here that for the last three weeks the security around the Olympics has been a shambles. I thought he was perfectly entitled to be critical. Clearly (chuckling) he had to slightly change his rhetoric after the Brits pointed out, "Hang on a second, old boy. You know, you gotta talk us up a bit." But I thought it was a bit of a fuss about nothing. They have had some issues here, especially about security, and he was just speaking the truth, which sometimes can be rather unpalatable.
RUSH: I'll tell you, the most politically incorrect thing going today is the truth. You just don't get anywhere near it. Mitt's supposed to have said, "Hey, I've never seen anybody better. Yep." Now, the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is already walked his comments back. If Romney had sugarcoated everything and then something terrible had happened, who would have been attacked? Romney. "Ah, he comes over here, he looks around, and he thinks everything is cool. This guy, he's no good for security!" It's amazing. Truth is a hard thing to lose, folks. It just bothers me that truth is becoming a casualty of political correctness.
Well I’ll be damned. He told the truth and he’s not even President...........yet. Go figure.
“Romney Told the Truth”
Hahahahahahaha!!! You’re cracking me up! Surely it was an accident.
Meanwhile back home, the democrat-in republican-clothing endorses gun control.
Their Olympic show really rots.
It covers him if things go bad without making them look like idiots. That's how it's done.
You know what? I don’t like Romney and don’t support him. But he was right here. And you’re an idiot for attacking Romney and Rush when they are right.
Perhaps instead of posting your usual graphic response, you could tell us exactly what you thought was incorrect or wrong with what Romney said.
Obama, Romney or not vote? Those are the choices you have.
Please take the time to listen to these comments by Col. David Hunt. Some info on him:
His comments can be heard on this audio starting at 4:40.
Guess he simply was validating Romney's observations. Now, how many believe Costa will be criticized for what he said?
Zero, none, nada
I used to enjoy reading Diogenesis but his rant against Romney is way to much. Okay he doesn’t like the governor, I get it, but he won’t even say who he supports or leans toward
I used to enjoy reading Diogenesis but his rant against Romney is way to much. Okay he doesn’t like the governor, I get it, but he won’t even say who he supports or leans toward. the worst thing is he doesn’t realize that he is doing the work for the left
” England is a gloomy, cold unlighted sinking ship that will disappear with a spectral cough . “ ( William Burroughs in 1970 )
What did he say?
He expressed concerns about security at the Olympics.
It is Rush Limbaugh that is saying he actually told the truth which is a rare event for Romney.
Who cares if he was right—he is over there supposedly showing off how much more diplomatic he would be with the Brits than Obama has been.
And his statement was not very diplomatic.
How hard would it have been to say that he’s not been involved like he was when he was responsible for SLC, so he won’t pass judgment on that?
The story line was supposed to be how much smoother he was with our allies than Obama has been and he botched that needlessly.
Would you tell me what he said and in what context, was he asked a question or something off the cuff. I understand it was about security at the olympics. I have not followed any of it - so did something happen? I’d like a straight answer with no ‘+’ or ‘-’ for him. Thanks.