Where the hell was this Romney fire four years ago?

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Mitt Romney made a splash in the media recently by attacking Donald Trump, and he was pretty hyped up about it.

Mitt Romney Lays Out Scathing Critique of Donald Trump

  • On his businesses: “His bankruptcies have crushed small businesses and the men and women who worked for them. He inherited his business, he didn’t create it. And what ever happened to Trump Airlines? How about Trump University? And then there’s Trump Magazine and Trump Vodka and Trump Steaks, and Trump Mortgage? A business genius he is not.”
  • On foreign policy: “Donald Trump tells us that he is very, very smart. I’m afraid that when it comes to foreign policy he is very, very not smart.”
  • On his character: “Dishonesty is Trump’s hallmark: He claimed that he had spoken clearly and boldly against going into Iraq. Wrong, he spoke in favor of invading Iraq. He said he saw thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating 9/11. Wrong, he saw no such thing. He imagined it. His is not the temperament of a stable, thoughtful leader.”
  • On his wealth: “I predict that there are more bombshells in his tax returns. I predict that he doesn’t give much if anything to the disabled and to our veterans. … And I predict that despite his promise to do so, first made over a year ago, he will never ever release his tax returns. Never. Not the returns under audit, not even the returns that are no longer being audited. He has too much to hide.”
  • On his morality: “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 and 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.”
  • And then there was this: “Donald Trump says he admires Vladimir Putin, while has called George W. Bush a liar. That is a twisted example of evil trumping good.”

 

Over at CNN: Romney implores: Bring down Trump

(CNN)Mitt Romney delivered a sweeping broadside against Donald Trump on Thursday, laying into the Republican presidential front-runner with a sharper attack than any of the party’s 2016 contenders have made against the billionaire business mogul.

“Here’s what I know: Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud,” Romney said. “His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing members of the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House, and all we get is a lousy hat.”

Romney said that “dishonesty is Donald Trump’s hallmark,” pointing to his “bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third-grade theatrics.”

Where the hell was this four years ago? Four years ago Romney went into sleep mode when obama was most vulnerable.

Chris Wallace:

Wallace: Let me first give you my general opinion. I felt that in the middle of the debate, if I had been on a desert island for the last four years, and I had just parachuted into this debate, I would have thought the guy that turned out to be Mitt Romney was the President protecting a lead, and that Barack Obama was the challenger trying somewhat desperately to catch up. Obama was slashing, was personal, was cutting. I thought that Romney was big-picture, seemed to have much more of an agenda for the future than the President did. And I emailed one of his top aides in the course of the debate, and said what’s behind this strategy? And clearly he was not taking the bait, not getting into fights with Barack Obama. And this official said that it was all Mitt Romney’s idea. This is how he wants to conduct the debate.

Glenn Beck:

“I think I know why Mitt did not punch back last night,” Glenn said on the radio show this morning. “On Libya he gave him a total and complete pass.  I don’t begin to understand it.  On Afghanistan the same thing.  He could have hit him with the actual numbers of the war.” Glenn said Romney could have also brought the Muslim Brotherhood and his failure to pass a budget. Romney could have (again) talked about Obama’s personal investments in overseas countries like China. He could have brought up G.M.’s outsourcing jobs to China even though Obama and his administration dumped taxpayer money into the company. But he didn’t

 

The Week:

Romney’s notably soft tack on foreign policy stood in stark contrast to the aggressive posture he took in the first two debates, as well as his comments on the campaign trail.

Romney gave it up. He emailed it in.

Four years ago Romney basically surrendered to obama. Had he struck out at obama as fervently as he does Trump Romney might be President today and saved us from four more years of obamanation.

 

 

 

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10 Responses to “Where the hell was this Romney fire four years ago?”

  1. 1

    john

    Obama won 332 electoral votes Romney got 206. It wasn’t even close.
    Dr J did you volunteer to work as a volunteer for Romney in any battleground state ?

  2. 3

    Nanny G

    Let’s get this straight: Romney, the man who led to 17 of the 77 business Bain invested in closing down in bankruptcy, and another 4 going Chapter 11 after Bain extracted all the possible value, is criticizing Trump for engaging in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection?
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970204331304577140850713493694

    When you go to a Trump owned building you find Trump Vodka, Trump Steaks, even the Trump Magazine!
    Oh, and Trump Water.
    These are in-house products, like the Trump Shampoo, Trump Soap, Trump Conditioner stocked in each room’s bath.

    One other thing:
    Putin first expressed admiration of Trump, not the other way around.
    Every other Republican candidate was ready and willing to set up ”no-fly zones,” in the Middle East which would precipitate an incident when a Russian fighter jet, going against Islamic terrorists, would inevitably fly through it.

  3. 4

    old guy

    Romney lost me at Candy Crowley. He showed he had no fire for the job as President. Putin would have eaten him alive. Now he bitches about Trump. I think Trump would have been more aggressive with Candy, which needed to happen at that time. Go Home Mitt.

  4. 5

    kitt

    I don’t like these attacks, the infighting, the regression into grade-school. Mitt had his shot he is now firing blanks, it will result in Dons poll numbers going up for the free airtime AGAIN.

  5. 6

    AdrianS

    @john:

    Like a fraudulent politician, Romney threw the fight in the election between himself and Obama. It should have been a slam-dunk for Romney, Obama was a failure. However, it seems that the Mormon chicken-shit was paid to lose the election. He didn’t even attack Obama.

    Are we suppose to believe Romney lied about his endorsement from Trump back then? His praises for Trump seemed honest. Or is he lying now because again someone is pulling Romney’s strings telling him what the establishment GOP wants him to do. Is Romney ling now? I think he is. He’s as much a sour-grapes guy as ever because he could have run in the 2016 cycle but his advisers probably told him that he’s a loser and couldn’t win.

    Romney is the same kind of chickens-shit Mormon slick cheating Democrat Harry Reid is. Most of all that came our of Romney’s mouth is a lie. He mentioned Trump’s failures but forgot to mention his successes and that Trump is an approximately 10 billion dollar success.

    Romney is a losing dog. Romney stinks and has garnered for himself the wrath of most fair and honest people in America. Trump is a great choice for America; something Romney could never be again.

    For bearing false witness, Romney gets nothing at all; so he can go back to the rotten pit from whence he came from.

  6. 7

    Nanny G

    @AdrianS: I agree with so much of what you wrote.
    All except this:

    He’s as much a sour-grapes guy as ever because he could have run in the 2016 cycle but his advisers probably told him that he’s a loser and couldn’t win.

    Now, to be fair to you, that might be true, too, but I have inside info on the Romney’s.
    Their ”stake” (Sunday meeting building) is in my neighborhood.
    Some of my neighbors are very good friends with them.
    Ann Romney is QUITE ill. She no longer has good days.
    She might have A good day then back to the symptoms of her disease.
    She is far more debilitated than she was when he ran.
    In good conscience, he could not run this time around.

  7. 8

    Robert What?

    I used to have a lot of respect for Romney until this. Not because he is attacking Trump, but because he should have had one quarter of the animation going after Obama. Oops. I forgot. Criticising Obama or his record in any way is racist.

  8. 9

    Ditto

    Mitt Romney’s Attack On Donald Trump HELPED TRUMP!

    Well, that was a big mistake.

    (Snip)

    The Morning Consult survey found that 31 percent of registered Republican voters are now more likely to vote for Trump after hearing Romney’s speech, while only 20 percent are less likely. Another 43 percent said they didn’t care either way, USA Today is reporting.

    “The poll, which was conducted March 4 through March 6, also finds that only 5% of Trump supporters said they are now less likely to vote for Trump,” the pollster said in a release. “And, of those who voted for Romney in 2012, 30% said they were more likely to vote for Trump, compared to 20% who said less likely.”
    Well, that was a big mistake.

    It turns out hat Mitt Romney’s speech last week blasting Donald Trump as a “fraud,” a “phony” and a “con artist.” has actually helped Trump in the polls.

    The Morning Consult survey found that 31 percent of registered Republican voters are now more likely to vote for Trump after hearing Romney’s speech, while only 20 percent are less likely. Another 43 percent said they didn’t care either way, USA Today is reporting.

    “The poll, which was conducted March 4 through March 6, also finds that only 5% of Trump supporters said they are now less likely to vote for Trump,” the pollster said in a release. “And, of those who voted for Romney in 2012, 30% said they were more likely to vote for Trump, compared to 20% who said less likely.”

  9. 10

    Lesl

    This is the same Romney who only had the fire to go after Conservatives in the 2012 primary season, and then choked when he had Obama on the mat in the general election.

    For all his whining about Trump starting with an inherited fortune, I don’t get that Romney ever fought for his.

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