Hard to imagine Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee who folded his hand when the topic of Benghazi came up in his last debate with Obama, is back now warning explicitly about Donald Trump. He has morphed into the conservative establishment’s spokesman decrying a Trump candidacy and even suggesting if Trump gets the nomination, he’ll be sure to “write-in someone with conservative values.”
Romney hardly has the credibility to do that. Has he forgotten that he ran an out-of-touch presidential campaign that led to four more years of Obama? This reinforces why he did not win the presidency and his words now demean him further. Romney is the quintessential oblivious politician who unknowingly cements the resolve of Trump supporters who keep supporting their man.
In 2012, Romney praised Trump after receiving his endorsement. At the time, he made clear he admired Trump’s business acumen and ability to create jobs. He even claimed Trump’s business success was more substantial than his own. Was that bluster or well meaning banter that has now become inconvenient given his current views? Either way, he flip-flopped and it feels inauthentic.
Marco Rubio, a talented politician, is Romney’s pick for president. Rubio has fallen on hard times as evidenced by his poor showings in Michigan and Mississippi. Trump won 37% of MIchigan to Rubio’s 9% and 49.5% of Mississippi to Rubio’s 4.8%. These aren’t good odds for Rubio’s success. His considerable promise has spiraled down. His numbers reflect both Romney’s endorsement and Rubio’s unfortunate decision to personally attack Trump with gutter antics that diminished his boy wonder demeanor and turned off supporters. It was the wrong strategy for the young senator.
The more pounding Trump sustains the more his support grows. It attests to the state of our nation and it tells us Trump has become a proxy for many people who reject the establishment because it hasn’t improved their lives.
The conservative establishment’s response to all this is to disrespect the people. That is, to try to stop many American voters from deciding who they want to choose for president. The DC power brokers will lose their power if Trump wins.
What’s left of the splintered Republican party deserves new leadership. Those in power will keep fighting in concert with the Democrats and the mainstream media to denigrate their own nominee should Trump prevail. It reveals the degradation of a party that once upheld conservative principles and has succumb to corruption and disregard. And it tells us their behavior helped create this Trump phenomenon and they have themselves to blame.
The current level of desperation has intensified in such a way that Trump is now seriously compared to Hitler as if the two could be comparable in any way. Politics have never been morally edifying but these kinds of destabilizing insults feel monstrous. Are the Trump haters suggesting Trump could kill six million Jews? It’s relevant because Israel has six million now and Iran has been empowered to threaten their existence thanks to our current administration. That’s the real threat though Obama isn’t compared to Hitler but could be, given the facts.
Trump’s plan to ‘temporarily’ halt Muslim immigration until we can effectively vet immigrants (which we don’t do now) elicited a profusion of hostile responses. Among them was former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman’s who stated that this kind of rhetoric allowed Hitler to move forward.
Let’s be clear! Hitler went after the Jews solely based on hate. Anti-Semitism was and still remains virulent in Europe. Jews posed no threat before the holocaust and in fact contributed to European prosperity. The Muslim picture today is considerably different. The radicalized elements among them presents a well identified danger to any country they inhabit. We see the chaos now in Europe along with politically correct dogma that forbids the expression of truth. Is that where we’re headed?
Acknowledging this kind of truth is anathema in our politically correct culture and Todd Whitman contributes to that deception. This must-see video reveals the real threat to western civilization that Trump dares to express boldly, and spells it out in numbers.
Trump’s unabashed tabling of issues appeals to many Americans who are sick of duplicity and lies. Many believe he is less beholden to big business, top-down endorsements from lobbyists, CAIR or any Muslim organizations purporting to be moderate when they are not. He supports immigration with the caveat that it must proceed legally and he believes in securing our border for real. He deplores unfair trade with China and our trillions in debt which must be confronted. These issues have gone unaddressed by presidents from both parties.
This explains why Joe Arpaio endorsed Trump. Dr Ben Carson, a dignified and brilliant man and fellow nominee, has also signed on to a Trump presidency along with Jeff Sessions, all credible advocates for Trump.
An interesting e-mail was posted on November 14, 2015 when Trump’s candidacy seemed increasingly viable. Here are three paragraphs from this diatribe called “Interesting Take on Trump” that quickly went viral. It may shed some light on why the hate Trump movement has momentum. It went viral for a reason though some may disagree.
It’s no coincidence that everyone has gotten together to destroy The Donald. It’s because most of the other politicians are part of the a good old boys club. They talk big, but they won’t change a thing. They are all beholden to big-money donors. They are all owned by lobbyists, unions, lawyers, gigantic environmental organizations, and multinational corporations – like Big Pharmacy or Big Oil. Or they are owned lock, stock, and barrel by foreigners like George Soros owns Obama or foreign governments own Hillary and their Clinton Foundation donations.
……….But there’s one man who isn’t beholden to anyone. There’s one man who doesn’t need foreigners, or foreign governments, or George Soros, or the United Auto Workers, or the teacher’s union, or the Service Employees International Union, or the Bar Association to fund his campaign.
Billionaire tycoon and maverick Donald Trump doesn’t need anyone’s help. That means he doesn’t care what the media says. He doesn’t care what the corporate elites think. That makes him very dangerous to the entrenched interests. That makes Trump a huge threat to those people.
No matter where we stand and there are plenty who oppose a Trump nomination, the climate of discontent we see now cannot be dismissed.
Americans are tired of polarizing politics of party, race and class. They believe Trump can relate to the long ignored common man by giving him a hand-up not a hand-out. Many are stalwart Americans who love their country and want to see strong coalitions rebuilt among our strategic partners inclusive of our strongest ally Israel, to reaffirm a balance of power that makes clear America is back. They want to restore sanity to their country and then to a world that feels increasingly dangerous and perilously unhinged.