One has come to expect a degree of mendacity from both parties during election times; however, only the most cynical and hateful among us, steeped in the anti-Obama smears circulated by the radical right wing, will believe Mitt Romneys claim that our president and his diplomatic staff in Libya sympathized with and failed to condemn those who murdered four Americans at our consulate. He also claimed, once again, that our president has shown no resolve and goes around the world apologizing for America.
Spreading and doubling down on these smears, especially in this time of conflict and national tragedy, is reprehensible. To top off Romneys lies, a Romney adviser would have us believe that when Romney is president, we will no longer see any protests in the Arab world, presumably because the Arab world will fear Romneys resolve? And of course, as president, Romney will also walk on water.
Romney has demonstrated he will resort to the lowest common denominator in his effort to seek the office of president, a role of awesome responsibilities that requires thoughtful and intelligent sensitivity for the implications of spoken words in times of crises. Romney has now proven beyond doubt that he is totally unfit for the presidency.