Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Syria-Iran Gaffe Shows Scumney Too Stupid To Be President

By Manifesto Joe

Haven't we had enough stupid MFs as our presidents?

Monday night, Mitt Scumney repeated a gaffe that he'd committed several times before. Unfortunately, Obama chose not to drive a Mack truck through that one. I guess he didn't have time to get to all of them.

Syria, he said, is Iran's route to the sea. He gets an F in geography, and if his staff doesn't get a grade that low, he obviously hasn't been listening to them.

Here's a link explaining the problem.

For one thing, Syria and Iran don't even share a common border of any kind. Look at the map.

For another, both have access to the sea, but quite separately. Syria has Mediterranean shores. There are a couple of ports there. Iran, separately, has access to the Caspian Sea on the north, and to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman on the south.

And, this isn't the first time Scumney has said this moronic thing. And this time, he said it in a nationally televised debate with the president on the subject of foreign policy.

Yes, Obama has made a couple of geography gaffes, too, but never more than once. Scumney seems to consider this foolishness something that bears repeating, and so he has.

He's too damned stupid to be president. This shit should disqualify him. I know it's been said, with good reason, that nobody ever lost a dime underestimating the intelligence of the American people. And the voters have quite manifestly made some mistakes more than once.

Let's hope that this time, Nov. 6, that can come to an end.

Manifesto Joe Is An Underground Writer Living In Texas.


Anonymous said...

This demonstrates clearly why the "megaphone" effect of right-wing media is so powerful in today's America.
If Obama made a gaffe like this, it could well have sunk his election prospects. The right-wing megaphone would be hammering away this point over and over to great effect.
But since there's no progressive "megaphone," GOP figures can make all kinds of idiotic comments and it rarely dogs them beyond a 24-hour news cycle, if that.
Hence, Michele Bachmann can say that she'd close the U.S. embassy in Iran (an embassy that has been closed since 1980) and Herman Cain can say that China is working to build nukes (which in fact they've had since 1964).
Hell, even Akin still has a shot at beating McCaskill. The fact he has ANY chance whatsoever shows the insanity of our current political process.

Jack Jodell said...

Romney is the modern equivalent of the old snake oil salesman. Vague, boastful, lying, and not to be trusted.