Mitt seems to be morphing into Triumph the Insult Dog. Someone needs to lock him in a kennel, strap the kennel to the roof of a plane, and fly him home.
It’s one think to insult the British, who won’t stop being BFF’s with us. I can imagine President Obama and David Cameron having a good laugh about Mitt “Middle of Nowhere” Romney.
But now Mitt has insulted the Palestinians, and they’re not going to laugh it off. In a speech in Israel, he basically called them lazy and stupid because they lag Israel economically and said the Israelis were “culturally” superior. Cause we don’t already have enough problems in the Arab world.
And once again, Mitt’s crack staff got their facts wrong. In his speech, Mitt said that per capita GDP is $21,000 in Israel, compared to $10,000 in the West Bank and Gaza. He got that hugely wrong. Israel has a per capita GDP of $31,000, while it’s $1,500 for the Palestinians.
Mitt runs around saying this offensive stuff, but the Obama Administration, which actually has to govern and not just cram their mouths full of feet, has to clean up his mess.