Today, President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton condemned an attack on a U.S. consulate that occured Tuesday night in Libya, claiming the lives of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
Before Obama spoke, Mitt Romney slammed the President's administration, accusing them of sympathizing "with those who waged the attacks" instead of simply condemning them. He even went so far as to blame the attacks on the Obama administration, saying, "We have seen a foreign policy of weakness and decline in American influence and respect. Yesterday, we saw the consequences of this perceived weakness."
Hartford Courant cartoonist Bob Englehart didn't take too kindly to Romney's remarks, abandoning two previous cartoon ideas in favor of this one slamming the Republican Presidential nominee:
Englehart also had this to say about Romney's comments:
I was all set to do a Joe Ganim cartoon when I read about the Libyan Islamist extremists and their murderous deadly hysteria they like to wear on their sleeves. I was all set to draw a cartoon about the thickness of skin on the world’s great religions and how thin the skin is on Islam’s more deranged practioners. I was all set to do those things when I read Nitwit Mitt Romney’s statement using this opportunity to criticize the Obama Administration.
It fits Mitt. In fact, it fits all the people who think Mitt is not a twit, that Mitt’s It. It fits the modern Republican Party, perpetually in a snit, completely out of touch with the reality of working class people. But, hey, let Mitt be Mitt, I say. Mitt has all the charm of a zit.
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