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7/30/2012

NEWSWEEK: Romney is a Wimp

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:09 am

I thought Mitt Romney was supposed to be a bully. Now we learn he is apparently a wimp instead. NEWSWEEK has a cover story out with a big picture of Romney next to giant print that screams: “The Wimp Factor.”

NEWSWEEK said the same thing about war hero George H.W. Bush back in the day. I guess they’re looking for a true tough guy — like Barack Obama.

43 Responses to “NEWSWEEK: Romney is a Wimp”

  1. Calling him tough is RACIST

    JD (dfa70c)

  2. I can honestly say that the only place I ever see Newsweek content is on the websites of the right. When was the last time you actually saw a Newsweek magazine?

    The right-leaning sites are better at getting their content in front of people than they are.

    crosspatch (6adcc9)

  3. ______________________________________________

    Romney was asked about that cover in an interview yesterday. I kind of wanted him to snort about how Newsweek, because of reports it may no longer be produced in a hard-copy version in the near future, probably eventually won’t even have covers for anyone to talk about. Either that or he could have mentioned about that magazine (meaning the business itself) selling for $1 to its current owner, who recently passed away—because that’s pretty much all it’s worth.

    Mark (7b2cc7)

  4. I thought he was a bully? Libs are just throwing stuff at the wall now—pathetic!

    ∅ (721840)

  5. Newsweak’s cover a few months ago depicted Romney as a gladiator:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/312607/inewsweeki-romney-wimpy-spartacus-type

    Newsweak is pathetic.

    Steve57 (d382ec)

  6. Whether in 1988 or in 2012, it’s hilarious to think of THE DEMOCRAT WHO WAS RUNNING against the leftist newsmagazine’s “wimp.”

    Michael Dukakis and Barack Obama aren’t exactly smoking with testosterone vapors.

    And to rehash just a bit: How do you call GHW Bush a “wimp” with his record? WW2 fighter pilot who left Yale to fly? A bunch of great kids (plus Neil)? Sky-diving at 85?

    And Romney a wimp? Five sons, that’s some YANG, buckeroo. Obama could cross-dress and PASS.

    Mitch (341ca0)

  7. I tell ya–Obama is a brave war hero. He rode a bicycle through the streets of Chicago—a sort of North American Fallujah–with no more protection than a wimply litle bicycle helmet. He’s a hero for the Ages! Gutsy call there Barack.

    Comanche Voter (29e1a6)

  8. Obama parachuted into Pakistan with a knife clenched between his many molars, scaled the compound wall and personally cut bin Laden’s throat while fighting of an army of body guards (all of whom went to Allah). Then he scratched a kitchen match against his whiskery jaw, lit a $10 Cuban cigar and climbed aboard a Harley Softail Fatboy, singing “God Bless America” all the way home.

    And then Michelle woke up, screaming.

    Pious Agnostic (7c3d5b)

  9. I looked up “f*g-a*s in my Thesaurus and the first synonym was “Newsweek editor”.

    nk (875f57)

  10. Greetings:

    If Romney is a wimp, he must be one of those baseball-throwing, sons-creating ones.

    11B40 (a9da74)

  11. Valerie Jarrett vetoes 3 prior raids on OBL and Romney is a wimp?

    JD (318f81)

  12. President Mom Jeans vs. The Wimp

    Great marketing Newsweak.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  13. What Romney should have said:

    “You know I was going to buy Newsweek when it was for sale, but I didn’t have change for a ten.”

    TomB (4a72e4)

  14. Seriously, Romney should have just shook his head, and said “Can’t you just let me eat my waffle?”

    Then smiled.

    Simon Jester (903208)

  15. This is the same kind of coordinated media meme push that resulted in the outing of the JournoList in 2008.

    When are you media types going to realize that this stuff is transparent and ineffective, and only ends up making you look bad? Because that was the result last time, when they had to fold up shop and find a new secret home. You know, it’s only a matter of time before this stuff becomes public once again.

    CausticConservative (b29599)

  16. Silly season.

    Pious Agnostic (7c3d5b)

  17. Even back in the mid-70s Newsweek wasn’t worth the subscription price, same with Time, so as an undergrad on a short string, I cut ‘em both loose. Since then I only see either one waiting around in doctor or dentist offices.

    Last one I actually read had Rush Limbaugh on the cover with a headline asking if he was good for America. They didn’t think so.

    ropelight (7f3e5b)

  18. 10. If Romney is a wimp, he must be one of those baseball-throwing, sons-creating ones.

    Comment by 11B40 — 7/30/2012 @ 9:17 am

    Anyone want to bet that the beauty queen in the tiara came closer to getting the ball to the plate than President Gusty Call?

    Steve57 (d382ec)

  19. Damn, I need to run to my dentist’s office ASAP in order to read this. Only place I can think of that would have it.

    the bhead (a31060)

  20. Ronnie vs Barry in a snapshot.
    http://totalfratmove.com/349472

    Gazzer (c0b49d)

  21. I guess they’re looking for a true tough guy — like Barack Obama.

    Nothing the Left likes more than a towering mound of quivering jello.

    Look at Kerry. He’s their ideal of a War Hero. He flips, he flops, baboom-badaboom.

    IGotBupkis, Legally Defined Cyberbully in All 57 States (8e2a3d)

  22. Michael Dukakis and Barack Obama aren’t exactly smoking with testosterone vapors.

    Hey, hey, hey…. metrosexual is more than butch enough for the purply-rainbow-wearing Newsweek types.

    IGotBupkis, Legally Defined Cyberbully in All 57 States (8e2a3d)

  23. One would think that Eleanor Clift would admire (or at least want to be around) Wimps, as they are about the only type of man that she could dominate.

    AD-RtR/OS! (b8ab92)

  24. Nice hair for a wimp.

    mg (44de53)

  25. I’ll take a “wimp” over the gimp who currently occupies the office.

    Colonel Haiku (d7c537)

  26. Newsweek is usually spot on, if not a bit right of center. I guess they nailed it here. ;-)

    tye (ba133c)

  27. George H.W. Bush, wimp:

    After Bush’s promotion to Lieutenant (junior grade) on August 1, the San Jacinto commenced operations against the Japanese in the Bonin Islands. Bush piloted one of four Grumman TBM Avenger aircraft from VT-51 that attacked the Japanese installations on Chichijima.[6] His crew for the mission, which occurred on September 2, 1944, included Radioman Second Class John Delaney and Lieutenant Junior Grade William White.[1] During their attack, the Avengers encountered intense anti-aircraft fire; Bush’s aircraft was hit by flak[7] and his engine caught on fire.[1] Despite his plane being on fire, Bush completed his attack and released bombs over his target, scoring several damaging hits.[1] With his engine afire, Bush flew several miles from the island, where he and one other crew member on the TBM Avenger bailed out of the aircraft;[7] the other man’s parachute did not open.[1] It has not been determined which man bailed out with Bush[1] as both Delaney and White were killed as a result of the battle.[7] Bush waited for four hours in an inflated raft, while several fighters circled protectively overhead until he was rescued by the lifeguard submarine USS Finback.[1] For the next month he remained on the Finback, and participated in the rescue of other pilots.

    Only a moron would give them any credibility.

    Dana (292dcf)

  28. Bush piloted one of four Grumman TBM Avenger aircraft from VT-51 that attacked the Japanese installations on Chichijima.

    Just so you know, Dana, other pilots and flight crew who weren’t able to keep their planes in the air until they got several miles from that island were captured and beheaded.

    Some wimp, knowing that’s what will happen to you if you’re captured and still flying the mission.

    Steve57 (d382ec)

  29. Yes, Steve, you are correct. However, even more than knowing what would happen if you’re captured was the impressive fact that he *voluntarily* enlisted after Pearl Harbor. Like many young men of his generation, honor, duty to their country, and courage were the example they left for those that came after.

    Newsweek should be ashamed. Except we know they cannot be shamed.

    Dana (292dcf)

  30. Wasn’t Mitt a noted bully (per Daily Beast, Newsweek, etc) just a few months ago? And now, he’s a wimp? Can’t have it both ways, libs. At the least, choose one narrative and stick to it, otherwise you just look ridiculous.

    Dana (292dcf)

  31. I’m guessing that “tye” is under 25 years of age. No offense to some of the younger posters who are young and yet are thoughtful and insightful when they post.

    But this character? He is just trying to be a troll. And the reason is pretty clear.

    Simon Jester (903208)

  32. But more to the point: I keep hearing progressives lament awful evil Fox News for supposedly slanting the news. Because slanting the news is a bad thing.

    Yet it’s okay when Rachel Maddow or Ed Schultz or frankly, the rest of them, do their cheerleading for the Left.

    I could understand saying that journalists always slant the news, so pick and choose what you watch. Fair enough.

    And I could understand pushing hard that journalists should always be fairminded and nonpartisan. That’s what I would like to see, for example.

    What I have trouble with is the flexible yardstick in play. It’s sheer hypocrisy. Apart from silly trolls.

    Simon Jester (903208)

  33. 31- what reason is that jester? Because I like to share my opinions backed up by facts? Or are you going to tell me that I’ve got another reason?

    tye (ba133c)

  34. Because I like to share my opinions backed up by facts?

    ROTFLMFAO

    JD (79d10d)

  35. Who uses those acronyms besides high school girls and biff?

    tye (ba133c)

  36. When Newsweek was for sale, they didn’t take my bid of $.02. I was going to shut that rag down.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  37. Oh, I think tye is very, very concerned with the term “wimp.” And we know why.

    He is just here to stir the pot, and I say make fun of him or ignore him. He has no facts, just trollishness.

    Simon Jester (903208)

  38. Simon, you’re right. And we’ll see many more trolls as the election heats up.

    They actually seem to want to destroy dialogue and discussion. That’s the impact they want to have on the world. And that’s the impact Newsweek seems to want to have with its juvenile attack. Could Newsweek be more scared of Romney?

    Dustin (73fead)

  39. Because I like to share my opinions backed up by facts?

    You’ve really missed your calling, tye. That was the funniest thing I’ve read online all year. Thanks for the laugh.

    Chuck Bartowski (3bccbd)

  40. Reminds of the Sullivan piece, some months back, when he said Obama’s opponents were all stupid,
    echoing Bela Lugosi in Plan 9,

    narciso (ee31f1)

  41. Given how often I’ve shown troll tye’s “facts” to be lies, its not even funny any longer.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  42. Comment by crosspatch — 7/30/2012 @ 8:36 am

    I can honestly say that the only place I ever see Newsweek content is on the websites of the right. When was the last time you actually saw a Newsweek magazine?

    It came in the mail yesterday.

    But Newsweek, I read, is going to follow in the footsteps of U.S. News and World Report, PC Magazine and Smart Money (as of September) and go all-digital.

    For a weekly newsmagazine, I reommend “The Week”

    It is *exactly* like the Literary Digest – not the literary Digest of the 1930s, when it became a kind iof inferior TIME magazine, but the Literary Diogest of the 1920s. It’s got excerpts from many places.

    Meanwhile the most interesting article in the current Newsweek is the story of how a reporter got taken in by the Assad family.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/07/29/joan-juliet-buck-my-vogue-interview-with-syria-s-first-lady.html

    This article has itself been criticized:

    http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/31/defense-of-ridiculed-vogue-profile-of-assad-leads-to-more-ridicule/

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

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