Courtesy of TPM, we learn that Mitt Romney’s ex-siste-in-law, Ronna Romney, who has a role in the campaign, posted a photo of US Ambassador Chris Stevens lifeless body on her Facebook page as a pitch for Mitt Romney’s foreign policy expertise. Which is interesting, since Mitt Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, cut embassy security last year by half a billion dollars.
(As Josh notes, she didn’t seem to realize that she also included a photo of Qaddafi’s body as well.)
I went to Facebook and could no longer find the photo, but TPM fortunately already has a copy, posted below.
We reported ten days ago that a Florida Republican group also used a photo of Stevens’ body in a pro-GOP election ad.
Remember that Mitt Romney sees American lives at risk as an “opportunity” to make him look better, even if its at the expense of American lives. Romney said so himself, as did his campaign. Things got so bad that Ambassador Stevens’ father had to call Romney out and tell him to leave his now-dead son alone. The mother of the Navy SEAL killed during the same attack as Stevens also had to tell Romney to stop politicizing her son’s death.
But that’s what Mitt Romney, and all Republicans, do. They politicize national security. They make it about them, not about the country.
And that’s why so many Romneys have been castigated by so many parents for the incredibly poor taste of trying to politicize a national security crisis, and for dishonoring America’s dead.