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Stay classy, Team Mittens: foreign policy adviser John Bolton calls Obama’s Libya response ‘Limp Wristed’

Lacking any imagination (and letting its homobigot slip show), Team Mittens goes there… (Think Progress):

Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton employed the term, usually used as a slur against or allusion to gay men, to describe the Obama administration’s response to the attacks in Libya earlier this month:

The US is viewed under Obama as weak, as Sen. McCain said, as declining in influence dramatically in the Middle East, pulling out of Iraq, intending to pull out of Aghanistan, having a limp wristed reaction to the assassination of four American diplomats.

They really can’t help themselves. The contempt, the bigotry — it’s not surprising that Bolton earns high praise from Mittens himself.

“John has been a staunch defender of U.S. interests and values, both while he was in and out of government … I look forward to consulting with him as we campaign to restore America’s standing abroad and ensure that this century is an American Century.”

And of course, juvenile homophobic references by an insecure Bolton pale in comparison to Mitt’s history of outright cruelty:

Many of today’s principals would be likely to throw the book at a student who pinned down a classmate and clipped his hair, as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney did as a high school senior in 1965.

Romney was not disciplined at the time. If such an attack happened in the public schools of 2012, it would probably lead to suspension and might also be referred for expulsion, a number of local school leaders said following a Washington Post report of the incident involving Romney.

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