Like a bad case of hemorrhoids, failed 2012 Republican nominee for President Mittens Romney came out the woodwork to go after leading 2016 GOP contender Sideshow Bob, aka Donald Trump.
Mr. Trump is directing our anger for less than noble purposes. He creates scapegoats of Muslims and Mexican immigrants. He calls for the use of torture. He calls for killing the innocent children and family members of terrorists. He cheers assaults on protesters. He applauds the prospect of twisting the Constitution to limit First Amendment freedom of the press.
This is the very brand of anger that has led other nations into the abyss.
Here’s what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University.
He’s playing the members of the American public for suckers. He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat.
His domestic policies would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president and his personal qualities would mean that America would cease to be a shining city on a hill.Interesting that Mittens should end his speech like he started it, paraphrasing Ronald Reagan.
Back in 1964, just days before the presidential election — which, incidentally, we lost — Ronald Reagan went on national television and challenged America, saying that it was a time for choosing. He saw two paths for America, one that embraced conservative principles, dedicated to lifting people out of poverty and helping create opportunity for all. And the other, an oppressive government that would lead America down a darker, less free path.Well Mr. Romney, you sir are no Ronald Reagan. Not only that, if the 40th President were still alive you wouldn't even worthy of shining his shoes. It was over 20 years ago that "Flip Romney" did everything he could in liberal Massachusetts to distance himself from The Gipper.
“I share the concerns about Donald Trump that my friend and former Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, described in his speech today.”
Who's next? Bob Dole? Maybe after he takes a few Viagra.
Now tonight comes word that Romney is strategerizing how to stop Trump, even if it goes to the convention (CNN).
Mitt Romney has instructed his closest advisers to explore the possibility of stopping Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention, a source close to Romney's inner circle says.
The 2012 GOP nominee's advisers are examining what a fight at the convention might look like and what rules might need revising.
"It sounds like the plan is to lock the convention," said the source.
Romney is focused on suppressing Trump's delegate count to prevent him from accumulating the 1,237 delegates he needs to secure the nomination.
But implicit in Romney's request to his team to explore the possibility of a convention fight is his willingness to step in and carry the party's banner into the fall general election as the Republican nominee. Another name these sources mentioned was House Speaker Paul Ryan, Romney's running mate in 2012.Changing rules, just like the Romneybots did in 2012 when they changed the rules to shut out any non-establishment voices.
So, my question to all those who don't want Donald Trump as the nominee, is who do you want to endorse? Flipper Mitt didn't endorse today. Lindsey Grahamnesty went from joking about murdering Ted Cruz to saying they might have to get behind him. But Lindsey is a special case. Unless John McLame tells him what to do, Lindsey is so confused he doesn't know whether to stand up or sit down to go to the bathroom.
This past Tuesday was Super Tuesday where I live now, in the Commonwealth of Virginia. True to my endorsement back on November 24, 2015, I proudly cast my vote in the GOP primary for the most conservative candidate for President I've had the opportunity to vote for, Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Of all the remaining candidates, Ted Cruz is the closest and best opportunity to defeat Donald Trump and fundamentally restore the United States of America. I know a lot of people who have a close friendship with Marco Rubio and are supporting him. But this isn't about personalities. If it wasn't Cruz, and Rand Paul was on Trump's heels, I'd support Rand Paul (or Rick Perry).
If Marco Rubio had stayed true to how he campaigned in 2010, I'd have no problem voting for Rubio. However, Marco Rubio sided with Obama and McLame on the Libyan intervention that brought us Benghazi one year later, and joined the Brooklyn ambulance chaser UpChuck Schumer to push the Gang of Eight amnesty bill. Rubio can't even win his home state of Florida, even ticking off northern Floridians recently with comments he made. I could not support Rubio as a contender to Trump, but I would have no problem if he was Ted Cruz' running mate to create a unity ticket, a la Reagan/Bush in 1980.
So, my question to Mittens Romney, John McLame, and the rest of the anti-Trump chorus, is this. Is this opposition to Trump based on what's best for the country, or what's best for the GOP establishment? If not, then may I suggest if you're opposed to Trump, then endorse the only real outsider and conservative still in the race, Ted Cruz, or I kindly ask you to shut the hell up!
Because if you're not willing to endorse Cruz, you're just doing this for the GOP establishment to keep it's lock on power, and you're just as unpatriotic as liberal Democrats, because you don't put what is best for the country before your own designs on power.