In light of Mitt Romney’s overseas tour the media has taken to pointing out the ‘gaffe-tastic’ nature of Romney’s trip, while reminding us that whenever President Obama goes overseas he is ‘gaffe-free’ and ‘picture-perfect.’
“Let’s move on to our 1984 world where two plus two equals five kind of ‑‑ kind of, you know, media formula, where nothing makes sense anymore,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Let's go to Mitt Romney, his overseas trip, has been described by the press as gaffe‑tastic, gaffe‑filled, and his mouth runneth over. Hmmm. Of course, when Barack Obama went overseas and really ever since, he was gaffe‑free and picture‑perfect.”
So let’s take a look at some of the horrors that show just how embarrassing Romney’s trip was.
For starters, he had the nerve to suggest that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
“Hey, Jeffy, according to the map, according to the location of the capital according to the location of the prime minister's office, according to the location of all political offices, where would the capital of Israel be,” Glenn asked. “It’s like saying, ‘I'm not going to tell you where the capital of the United States is.’”
And we can’t forget about how embarrassing it was when Romney explained how cultural differences between Israel and Palestine could be a factor in why Israel’s economy is so much stronger than Palestine.
“He mentioned their respective GDPs as an example. Romney cited Israel's per capita GDP at $21,000, Palestine's at 10,000. It's actually more like 31,000 to 1500. So it's not two times the GDP. It's closer to 30 times, far more dramatic than even he indicated. If you were talking about that's his gaffe, okay, I'd be with you. But that's not what they were doing,” Glenn said.
Let us not forget how President Obama and his administration have handled questions about Israel situation as of late. No one with half a brain would call it picture-perfect. One day the President comes out in front of the AIPAC and says that Israel’s security is “sacrosanct,” and Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel. The next day he says:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: This was an example where we had some poor phrasing in the speech and we immediately tried to correct the interpretation that was given. The point we were simply making was is that we don't want barbed wire running through Jerusalem similar to the way it was prior to the '67 war. We believe the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps. So that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.
“What? You don't think you is... was... make any sense. But don't worry, none of that is gaffe‑tastic, gaffe‑filled, gaffe‑alicious. It's sheer unadulterated perfection personified,” Glenn joked.
The bias is bordering on laughable at this point and further proves that the media is becoming more and more obsolete.
“The media is irritating but irrelevant. It's like a little gnat. After a while that's really irritating. But here's what happens. Welcome to GBTV. Welcome to talk radio. Welcome to the Internet. Welcome to the 9/12 project. Welcome to the Tea Party. Welcome to Freedom Works. Welcome to America,” Glenn concluded.
“We are the ultimate flyswatter. They're irrelevant. Let them rant and rave. Let them dig their own grave. This November Americans will pick the man who best represents American principles and values.”