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Romney Told the Truth in London
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 07/27/2012 2:09:42 PM PDT by Kaslin

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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?

CROWD: (roaring)

JOHNSON: Are we ready?

CROWD: (roaring)

JOHNSON: Yes, we are!

Piers Morgan Defends Mitt Romney’s 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.

BALDWIN: Mmmm.

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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 2012olympics; jihadineurope; rinoromney; romney; romneyvisit; rush4rinoromney; rushtranscript; thechosenrino

1 posted on 07/27/2012 2:09:45 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Well I’ll be damned. He told the truth and he’s not even President...........yet. Go figure.


2 posted on 07/27/2012 2:12:18 PM PDT by RC2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDMeDmV0ufU)
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To: Kaslin

3 posted on 07/27/2012 2:12:53 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kaslin

“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.


4 posted on 07/27/2012 2:14:28 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: RC2
OK .. I just turned on TV (opened computer to FreeRepublic homepage) .. and .. what time does the Olympics TV coverage kick off ... or am I already late ?

(as usual)

5 posted on 07/27/2012 2:16:10 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Kaslin

Their Olympic show really rots.


6 posted on 07/27/2012 2:20:10 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri: USA - ALL THE WAY!)
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To: Kaslin
My first thought : Johnson better pray that no attack occurs and it appears in any way that he ignored Romney's comment.
7 posted on 07/27/2012 2:31:14 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: RC2
He could have said, 'Well, it's my understanding that they've had some security challenges. It is a dangerous world after all and the Olympics stand for all that is good about the influence of Western culture on the world. That makes it a prime target for terrorism. So although we must always remain vigilant, I have reasonable confidence that our British friends will get those challenges worked out.'

It covers him if things go bad without making them look like idiots. That's how it's done.

8 posted on 07/27/2012 2:35:43 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: Kaslin
I guess there was a big gaffe by the organizers today. They ended up turning away hundreds of fans from an archery event. It had been billed as an "unticketed," event, but are now saying that actually meant it was a private event. Yeah, they're ready.

Mail Online

9 posted on 07/27/2012 2:41:10 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Diogenesis

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.


10 posted on 07/27/2012 4:48:40 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Diogenesis

Perhaps instead of posting your usual graphic response, you could tell us exactly what you thought was incorrect or wrong with what Romney said.


11 posted on 07/27/2012 4:50:06 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Kaslin
After reading these posts it seems that the majority do not support Romney. So let me ask, who will you be voting for in November?

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:
http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/personalities/colonel-david-hunt/bio/#s=h-l

His comments can be heard on this audio starting at 4:40.
http://audio.wrko.com/a/59949936/colonel-david-hunt-calls-in-on-romney-and-the-olympics.htm

12 posted on 07/27/2012 5:10:48 PM PDT by bigships (Don't need NObama to save my soul)
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To: Kaslin
Bob Costa's comments on NBC's coverage of the Opening Ceremony began with a direct reference to concerns about security.

Guess he simply was validating Romney's observations. Now, how many believe Costa will be criticized for what he said?

13 posted on 07/27/2012 5:50:41 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: loveliberty2

Zero, none, nada


14 posted on 07/27/2012 6:00:15 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: dirtboy

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


15 posted on 07/27/2012 6:04:30 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: dirtboy

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


16 posted on 07/27/2012 6:06:04 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

” England is a gloomy, cold unlighted sinking ship that will disappear with a spectral cough . “ ( William Burroughs in 1970 )


17 posted on 07/27/2012 6:10:44 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Hostage

What did he say?

LLS


18 posted on 07/27/2012 6:52:59 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin.
19 posted on 07/27/2012 7:25:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: LibLieSlayer

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.


20 posted on 07/27/2012 8:24:24 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: Hostage
Oh yes... I understand. That is why I gave romney kudos. I do not like the guy in the least but I will give him credit where it is due. I will not vote for him but I will speak up for him when he does the right thing... and in London... he did.

LLS

21 posted on 07/28/2012 4:23:15 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Kaslin
When did Major Garrett move to CBS, and when did he turn? He criticized Romney this morning for the same thing.
22 posted on 07/28/2012 4:29:57 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: dirtboy

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.


23 posted on 07/28/2012 4:32:17 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Kaslin

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.


24 posted on 07/28/2012 11:27:37 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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