Obama’s Apology Tour

This was one place where Mitt Romney shined last night. For me, the only thing that is missing from Romney’s work here is the line:

And you bowed to other nations’ leaders.

I know I joke I’m miserable at foreign policy, but as an American, this is why I want Mitt Romney as my President. I will not apologize to countries when my forefathers dragged their asses out of foxholes to save their lives.


  1. AP — “Obama has not apologized for America.” http://www.theblaze.com/stories/fact-check-who-bent-the-truth-more-during-final-presidential-debate/

    CNN — “Romney\’s claim is false.” http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/23/politics/fact-check-apology-tour/index.html

    WaPo — “Four Pinocchios.” http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/2011/02/obamas_apology_tour.html

    Bloomberg — “Doesn’t pass the … test. http://www.bloomberg.com/video/fact-checking-the-debate-obama-apology-tour-p7KbnxzhQMy9z5JReMQ9yg.html (Skip to 1:50)

    Politifact — “we rate Romney’s statement False.” http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/mar/15/mitt-romney/obama-remarks-never-true-apology/

    FactCheck.org — “Nowhere did we see that the president “apologized” for America.” http://www.factcheck.org/2012/08/romneys-sorry-apology-tour-dig/

    The Blaze — “Romney has indeed repeatedly and wrongly accused the president of traveling the world early in his presidency and apologizing for U.S. behavior. Obama didn’t say “sorry” in those travels.” http://www.theblaze.com/stories/fact-check-who-bent-the-truth-more-during-final-presidential-debate/

    Yup. Even those hippies at the Blaze.

  2. Ooooh. Did we hit a nerve jimspice?

  3. Regarding “the bow”… hell… Bush kissed a Saudi prince once, and went trolloping through the tulips with another hand in hand. Isn’t that sweet?

  4. Randy in Richmond says:

    If there was just “a” bow, no big deal. Drudge highlighted them yeasterday–they showed 7 bows.

  5. Randy in Richmond says:

    No, not “those hippies” at the Blaze. They simply republished a fact check from the AP. Thems are not the words of the Blaze. So we have the AP, HuffPo, WaPo, CNN, Bloomberg, Fact Check, and PolitiFact saying no Apology Tour. How did you miss MSNBC?

    Here’s a few from the other side:







    After the first debate it was Big Bird and now the Dems are all afire over the “Apology Tour.” The apology tour will have less legs than Big Bird. What a victory for Romney that this is the left’s trump card–it’s all they have.

    This issue is like the line from Supreme Court Justice Stewart on pornography, “I know it when I see it”. Except here we know it when we hear it.

    I love having this discussion. It only helps Romney. It coulda been called the ‘concession tour’–same thing.

  6. RiR, I skimmed your links and didn’t find any apologies. But I do feel all itchy now; had to suffer both Rove AND Gohmert…yeeeeej. Thanks for that.

    Cindy, no, no nerves struck. I mean, beyond the normal ones that fire every time righties trot out the same-old soundly-debunked talking points. Not quite nails-on-chalkboard or chewing-tin-foil annoying. May knife-scraping-dinner-plate annoying though.

    Good comeback by the way.


    I could not resist this one. “mission accomplished”. This debate reminds me of Tiny Tim singing “tip toe through the tulips”.

  8. Randy in Richmond says:

    Let’s get specific.

    Obama told the French that America

    “has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive” toward Europe.

    In Prague: has “a moral responsibility to act” on arms control because only the U.S. had “used a nuclear weapon.”

    In London, he said that decisions about the world financial system were no longer made by “just Roosevelt and Churchill sitting in a room with a brandy” –

    And in Latin America, he said the U.S. had not “pursued and sustained engagement with our neighbors” because we “failed to see that our own progress is tied directly to progress throughout the Americas.”

    Here is the first definition from dictionary.com of apology:

    “a written or spoken expression of one’s regret, remorse, or sorrow for having insulted, failed, injured, or wronged another”.

    Every one of the Obama statements easily fit this definition and most reading the 2 in will conclude the same. If you don’t you’ll be voting for Obama. All we on Romney’s side of the issue need is most–and we’re happy with that.

  9. Did you ever think that maybe… just maybe… the United States has acted in a callous manner towards other countries, taking our own needs above those we were dealing with, and that maybe that’s wrong, and worth an apology?

  10. J. Strupp says:

    Oh exactly, Nick. But remember, if you take responsibility, you’re a coward.

    I’m sorry but this whole thread makes me want to gag. Bowing, not bowing. Guess what? We listened to George Bush’s idiots divide Europe into “new” and “old” everytime they didn’t get their way. Heck, you guys tell me how awful it is over there all the time. Throwing western Europe under the bus is a GOP tradition. Damn skippy we’ve been dismissive and arrogant towards Europe.

    Ignorant too.

  11. Yeah, Randy. I’m not seeing it. Do you disagree with those statements? Are THEY factually incorrect? Or are we just not supposed to speak them out loud, like U.S. fallibility is some Harry Potter villain.

  12. Randy in Richmond says:

    Oh, whether or not they’re true is not the issue.

    A United States President should not be out apologizing for our misdeeds or foibles. He failed to apologize that it was his own party that passed and enforced the Jim Crow laws, why didn’t he apologize that women could not vote until 1920, or that young children regularly worked 12 hour days in factories of northern states, or ask forgiveness of the awful conditions coal miners worked in, etc. You see, he left some things off his list.

    I wish my father were alive to explain to Mr. Obama that he spent 2 years of his life in Europe assuring that the mark wouldn’t become the universal monetary exchange there.

    How many countries apologize to America for the countless shortcomings and callousness of their governments or send monetary aid our way?

    We are the most giving country on this earth and I can assure you there is no country on this planet that will put our (the USA) needs above their own. I hope we always put our needs first. And no, we’re not perfect.

    And we don’t throw Western Europe under the bus more than Democrats, we just don’t want to adopt their economic system.

  13. “And no, we’re not perfect.”

    By your own standards, you’ve just apologized for America.

  14. Randy in Richmond says:

    Then using your standard, if it were true, would mean you agree with my comment. Thanks for that.

    But alas, I specifically referred to the President, not someone else.

    “A United States President should not be out apologizing for our misdeeds or foibles”

  15. That last comment makes absolutely no sense to me.

  16. “A United States President should not be out apologizing for our misdeeds or foibles.” – Randy

    You must be joking. The United States is capable of committing misdeeds? Hmm, and I thought we were perfect in every way. So much for American exceptionalism.

    Andrew Bacevich wrote a book about American exceptionalism entitled: The End of American Exceptionalism

    I highly recommend it.

  17. Randy in Richmond says:

    Those of you that equate American exceptionalism with apologizing are building a house of cards. Milton, please provide a link where someone, other than yourself, states America is perfect.

    America is surely an exceptional country.

  18. Randy! Please! STOP apologizing for America!