Shorter @joanwalsh: What's wrong with Mitt Romney echoing same concerns England had, while Obama "handles" presidency with 1.5% GDP growth?—
Luke Londo (@llondo) July 27, 2012
Joan Walsh’s latest Salon column claims one of the candidates can’t “handle the presidency.”
No, silly, it’s not President “It Worked!” she’s targeting on a day when appallingly sluggish GDP growth is topping the news. It’s Mitt Romney and his “disastrous British visit” that has her all wee-weed up.
The concern trolling is strong with this one:
I have an idea for Mitt Romney: Release your tax returns today. Your coverage can’t get any worse than it’s been in the last 48 hours or so, and with any luck, your tax issues will distract the global media from your disastrous London anti-diplomacy.
Disastrous? Kinda like the state of our economy?
Note to Walsh:
As NRO contributor Greg Pollowitz points out, Walsh can’t even make her point without brazenly lying about Romney.
From her column:
Also on Thursday, unbelievably, our attention was called to an idiotic passage in Romney’s book, “No Apology,” in which he dismissed Britain as “a tiny island nobody wants.”
This is what a “real journalist” looks like?
Walsh is also a flaming hypocrite. She writes that “Romney’s many gaffes reflect his enormous sense of entitlement and lamentable lack of empathy.” This from the same woman who blew off President Obama’s decision to redecorate the Oval Office during an economic downturn.
Well played, RB. Well played.
Naturally, she didn’t take too kindly to conservative criticism.
Shut up, conservatives! Because … race card!
Oh, if that bust could talk:
After being called out, Joan Walsh issued an apology for misquoting Romney.
“This post has been corrected” now appears at the end of her piece, but there’s no indication of what she corrected.
As for her selective outrage, we don’t expect she’ll be willing or able to correct that anytime soon.