When asked about offending the Palestinians with his remarks at a fundraiser about culture and prosperous societies, Romney says he didn’t address Palestinian culture or decisions they’ve made in their economy, but rather simply pointed out that “the choices a society makes have a profound impact on the economy and vitality of that society.” Of course that hasn’t stopped the media from rushing to label it a gaffe and he addressed that as well (h/t: The Hill):
“I realize that there will be some in the fourth estate or in whichever estate who are far more interested in finding something to write about that is unrelated to the economy, to geo-politics, to the threat of war, to the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today, to a nuclearization of Iran. They’ll instead try to find anything else to divert from the fact that these last four years have been tough years for our country.”
I’ll admit I had to look up “fourth estate” and that’s simply a reference to the news media. But I love the fact that he is calling them out.
Watch the full clip:
Be sure and read this fantastic article at the New York Post on why Romney’s comments about culture are on the money. It’s a great read and not something you’ll get from the MSM.
Also, this from me:
If Romney is 'offending' Palestinians, then he's doing it right.
— ✟ Right Scoop ✟ (@trscoop) July 31, 2012