There’s nothing wrong with saying “sorry.”
Mitt Romney today politicized his appearance during a speech at the Clinton Global Initiative, which was supposed to be a non-partisan affair. Ignatius Romney felt the need to break out one of his well-worn divisive “wink-wink” dog whistle lines, “I will not apologize for America.”
As much as the Right-Wing would like to think it a reality, President Obama is not going around sheepishly apologizing to foreign countries saying “our bad.” That being said, there is nothing wrong with saying you’re sorry when apologies are due, and our imperfect country has plenty of things to be repentant for.
With that being said, I WILL now apologize for America.
To our Non-American Earth neighbors, I would like to sincerely apologize on behalf of America for the following…
Trail of Tears, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Hasslehoff, Auto-Tune, The Drug War, Pop Country, civilian casualties in foreign wars, The Bush Administration, The McRib, Lil’ Wayne, FOX News, Ann Coulter, Fred Durst, Hank Jr., CGI Zombie Orville Redenbacher, imprisoning Marc Emery, Abu-Graihb, Jay Leno, The Hills, people who are “Old South”, John Edwards, Passions, Sarah Palin, For the Love of Ray-J, KFC’s Grilled Double Down, Backstreet Boys, Crystal Pepsi, Van Halen III, Rush Limbaugh, Sugarland, Honey Boo-Boo, Juggalos, Calista Gingrich, Lou Reed and Metallica, Enron, Ralph Reed, Dave Mustaine, Animal Practice, Chuck Norris, The Nuge, Kid Rock, Bath Salts, Madonna, Toby Keith, Bain Capital, Teen Mom 2, Hipsters, Chelsea Handler, the “Big Love” finale, Jay Leno (again), Innocence of Muslims…
and Mitt Romney.