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Team Romney’s “No-Good, Very Bad 2012 London Olympics” Results in Dubious Medals

Posted on July 28, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

Well, Team Romney continues to medal in the Upper Class Twit events over in Jolly Olde England- shall we check out the latest?

(ALMOST) BRONZE: Apparently Mitt is no judge of ability, as his horse- er- winning choice Michael Phelps in the 400m Men’s Individual Medley ended up with a dismal fourth place finish and Ryan Lochte took the gold for Team USA:

For nearly a decade Ryan Lochte chased Michael Phelps in the pool, picking up bronzes to Phelps’s golds. But all the while, Lochte has been closing the gap, second by precious second. On Saturday night, he raced past him on the stage Phelps has dominated since 2004. Lochte crushed Phelps and the rest of the field to win the 400-meter individual medley at the London Aquatics Centre, finishing in 4 minutes 5.18 seconds. Phelps finished fourth, more than four seconds behind Lochte.

SILVER (SPOON): This medal easily goes to the rider of Ann Romney’s dressage horse (you know, their sweet lil $77,000 “tax deduction”?), who really came through for Team Romney with this gem:

Jan Ebeling, who will be riding Ann’s horse Rafalca, resents the idea that dressage is considered elitist — especially given his own modest background. In an interview at the Olympic Park, he explained that there’s not as much money involved as people might think.

“If you look at our team, there’s nobody who’s a millionaire. When I grew up we had no money. I worked my butt off. I cleaned stalls. People saw the talent and would let me ride their horses. Money is not something that defines dressage. It’s something you can do with a normal budget.”

Apparently Jan heard about Mitt’s 2011 sit-down with unemployed Floridians, in which Romney infamously admitted that “he is unemployed, too.”

GOLD (STAR): This one actually doesn’t go to Team Romney, but to FLOTUS Michelle Obama.

From The Standard: “London 2012 Olympics: Are you watching Mitt? Michelle Obama gives a fun masterclass in diplomacy”

As a lesson in good natured statesmanship – if not to say simple manners – it was a masterclass.

For Michelle Obama cast aside stuffy protocol to join in the fun and games to celebrate today’s opening of the Olympic games with more than 1,000 children.

The First Lady met the children – most of them from U.S. military families – in the grounds of Winfield House, the official residence of the U.S. ambassador in London. She was joined by David Beckham and Olympic gold-medal sprinter Carl Lewis who signed autographs.

She said: “I’m so excited,” after jogging to the stage as a marching band played the University of Florida fight song. “I am thrilled to be here on London for the 2012 Olympic games. I am proud to be leading the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremony.”

Mrs Obama, who later tried out sports including tug-of-war and football alongside the children, offered a tribute to military families who had been invited to take part in the event.

“The military families who are joining us from U.S. bases that are stationed here in the U.K., we are so grateful for your service because you all sacrifice so much – you as kids, your mums, your dads,” said the First Lady. “You sacrifice so much for this country and we are so very proud of you.”

Not to disagree with The Standard, but imo Mitt wasn’t the only Romney being schooled by Michelle- Ann could take a lesson here on how to talk TO people and not DOWN to people.

NOTE: An “Honorable Mention” must be awarded to host city London for this moment celebrating universal healthcare during last night’s opening ceremony:

Via The Guardian:

“Perhaps not surprisingly in a country where healthcare reform is so controversial, it was the high-profile presence of the NHS that stunned many American writers.

After all, the idea of state-control of healthcare is demonised as “socialised medicine” with scare stories of “death panels” touted by top – usually Republican – political leaders.

Certainly the US equivalent, which would be dancing health insurance corporate executives, was hard to imagine.”

Well, that’s a wrap on Romney’s Bombing of London! One wonders what missteps Mitt will make, as he arrives in Israel later today.

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