by liberal japonicus
This title is inspired by this lede from the Guardian,
Mitt Romney's campaign came close to hitting the self-destruct button when he stood by a secret video recording suggesting that 47% of Americans are government-dependent "victims" who do not pay taxes.
I don't know if anyone is a fan of Phineas and Ferb, but the second story concerns the evil schemes of Doctor Heinz Doofenshmirtz, who creates some machine to rule the Tri-State area and always designs a self-destruct button into his evil creations.
But Cartoon Network references aside, while everyone seems to have concentrated on the 'victims' crack from the first set of videos, the other video (here) from a 2nd article are, to my mind, even more jaw-dropping.
Romney is certain that there is no way to resolve the Israel and Palestine situation
One is the one which I've had for some time, which is that the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.
Romney talks about a former Sec of State who said
On the other hand, I got a call from a former secretary of state. I won't mention which one it was, but this individual said to me, you know, I think there's a prospect for a settlement between the Palestinians and the Israelis after the Palestinian elections. I said, "Really?" And, you know, his answer was, "Yes, I think there's some prospect." And I didn't delve into it.
One trope that was floated after the Egypt and Libya embassy attacks was that Obama was blowing off security briefings. Yet here is Romney, being told by presumably a Republican former Sec of State about differences between his world view and what may actually be out there, and he can't even take it on board.
If you haven't listened to the other videos, do.