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Romney attacks Trump, saying he causes dismay around the wor

Postby shoriftng on Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:48 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential candidate and incoming U.S. senator from Utah , :arrow: vanguard sports Sharply criticized President Donald Trump and suggested the U.S. leader had caused dismay around the world. In a Washington Post essay published on Tuesday evening, Romney criticized a number of Trump’s actions in December. “The appointment of senior persons of lesser experience Read More
 
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Re: Romney attacks Trump, saying he causes dismay around the

Postby The Ghost of Jack Cust on Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:00 am

well, Romney is not wrong
 
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Postby beenthereanddonethat on Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:37 pm

I never ever thought I'd say this but Romney seems to now show backbone to what is wrong in this country. If more Senators stepped up and actually honored their oaths of office, trump wouldn't ever have the power he has. If Mitch McConnell was actually doing his job instead of acting the turtle and doing nothing, this country would be far better off. McConnell abdicated his duties in over site by not allowing votes to come to the Senate floor his boss doesn't like.
 
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Postby Melvin Bradford on Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:51 pm

Backbone........like a guy looking for pleasure in the red light district. Romney, newly elected to 6 years, is a never-trumper opportunist.....and he knows the Press will carry his water as long as he talks their language,
But such men bring disease and a weak mind back to their family and spoil the whole lot.
 
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Re: Romney attacks Trump, saying he causes dismay around the

Postby beenthereanddonethat on Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:08 pm

Melvin Bradford wrote:Backbone........like a guy looking for pleasure in the red light district. Romney, newly elected to 6 years, is a never-trumper opportunist.....and he knows the Press will carry his water as long as he talks their language,
But such men bring disease and a weak mind back to their family and spoil the whole lot.

Well actually I look to Romney and trump two years ago and their little dinner meeting. The fact that a now Senator objects to the child in power is not negative unless, of course you truly
believe trump is the 2nd coming of Christ like falwell does.
 
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Re: Romney attacks Trump, saying he causes dismay around the

Postby Melvin Bradford on Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:01 am

Romneys a windbag. His WP OP ED is an editorial indictment of the President for essentially not following in the 43 style of WIMP-in-chief....and for using his bully pulpit. You see Romney could never have a candid moment. He, like all the other stuffed shirts of the establishment, bob and weave with polling numbers and focus groups. It probably took his entire staff to write the editorial.
And I especially like his appeal to the high cultural standard he expects from the office and the man who is supposed to 'rise to the occasion' and 'shape the public character of the Nation'.............Whatever the hell that means. Geesh

It's the pitiful game of God-like-expectations, glass half empty......I don't like Trump because he does not have the countenance of the Queen of England........BS.

2020 spoiler alert.
 
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Postby Moe Gibbs on Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:33 pm

The main reason why the undeveloped Third World is in dismay and disarray is because of overpopulation.
50 years worth of UNICEF and Save The Children has made it possible for people who can't even feed themselves to stupidly poop out more babies than they could ever hope to support on their own.
This has made a bad situation much worse than if we left Darwin and Mother Nature totally in charge of maintaining these Gene Pools in balance with their natural survival skills, talents, wits and other inbred behaviors.

Some people in some societies are clever enough and resourceful enough to do quite well where overpopulation should otherwise be a major concern. For example, take the Japanese. Problem is, they have a definite Do Not Exceed Number that they can accommodate before their aging population has more Takers than it has Providers.
 
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Re: Romney attacks Trump, saying he causes dismay around the

Postby HawkBowler on Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:02 pm

beenthereanddonethat wrote:
Melvin Bradford wrote:Backbone........like a guy looking for pleasure in the red light district. Romney, newly elected to 6 years, is a never-trumper opportunist.....and he knows the Press will carry his water as long as he talks their language,
But such men bring disease and a weak mind back to their family and spoil the whole lot.

Well actually I look to Romney and trump two years ago and their little dinner meeting. The fact that a now Senator objects to the child in power is not negative unless, of course you truly
believe trump is the 2nd coming of Christ like falwell does.


BTDT, is there a happy medium for Trump where he's not the messiah and he's not a spoiled child either?

They say the moral high ground in Washington DC can be measured in millimeters. In other words, we don't have saints vs demons to choose from. We have fallible humans with fallible ideas and policies and we need to choose the right person. And yet what do we hear from politicians? They are the good that does good while their opponent and his followers are deplorable. It's that sort of rhetoric that has the country so divided.

Our politicians are not baptist preachers. We don't need to peer into their souls and determine whether their going to hell or not. That's none of our business. All we need to be concerned with is what the politician says they're going to do and what they actually accomplish. Questions about character are handled during the election. After the election the politician should be judged by results. Objective results at that.... not just spin.... like claiming they completed the first ever scandal free presidency that was a success by every measure... not a smidgen of corruption. Do you really believe Obama's characterization of his administration? Why didn't the media do their job and challenge those assertions?
 
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Postby HawkBowler on Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:38 pm

Melvin Bradford wrote:Romneys a windbag. His WP OP ED is an editorial indictment of the President for essentially not following in the 43 style of WIMP-in-chief....and for using his bully pulpit. You see Romney could never have a candid moment. He, like all the other stuffed shirts of the establishment, bob and weave with polling numbers and focus groups. It probably took his entire staff to write the editorial.


Right... that editorial must have been highly calculated. Romney is like the Al Gore of the right.

Romney's opportunity for greatness happened on October 2, 2012 during the presidential debate with Obama:

He [Romney] accused the administration of hiding behind a false claim that the assault was born out of popular demonstrations against an anti-Muslim video. The president and his officials, Romney said, were either incompetent or involved in a coverup in taking two weeks to acknowledge there had been a terrorist attack.

"It's very clear. This was not a demonstration. This was an attack by terrorists," said Romney, clearly believing he had his man.

But Obama landed a bombshell.

"The day after the attack, governor, I stood in the rose garden and I told the American people and the world that we were going to find out exactly what happened, that this was an act of terror, and also said that we're going to hunt down those that committed this crime," he said.

"You said in the rose garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror?" Romney asked. "I want to make sure we get that for the record because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror."

Romney appeared to scent blood and pushed Obama to repeat the claim.
The president responded: "Get the transcript".

At that point the CNN moderator, Candy Crowley, waded in to say that Obama was right, leaving Romney fumbling for a response. The president chimed in with: "Can you say that a little louder, Candy?". It drew one of the few bursts of applause during the debate.

Romney attempted to rescue the moment.

"It took them a long time to say this was a terrorist act by a terrorist group," he said.

But the Republican presidential candidate had been made to look ill informed and foolish as his attempt to discredit Obama backfired and the president walked away from a potentially damaging encounter largely unscathed.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/ ... ted-debate


Keep in mind that this was only two weeks after the attack on Benghazi. Obama had the choice of telling the truth or making up a lie to help his reelection efforts. Obama chose to lie. Moreover, he had the maker of the video tape arrested just to add weight to his lie.

So Romney has this big opportunity on the national stage with all of America watching. A chance to call Obama out for his lies, and maybe if he had the balls, question why we were in Libya to begin with which is the true scandal. After Qaddafi was taken out with the help of US air power, ISIS flags were raised in Tripoli.

Remember, Obama won his first term mostly on the strength of his judgment. He had no experience to speak off, but he had a speech he gave in front of about 30 people in which he said it was wrong to preemptively invade other countries like Iraq and engage in nation building. Four years later Obama is doing the same thing.

People on the left like to say that Trump has told thousands of lies since becoming POTUS. Most of those are hyperbole of course, very few confirmed lies. But it's not just the quantity of lies... all politicians lie... there are degrees to lying... payments to a porn star are not equivalent to lying about terrorist attacks. There's no equivalency to lying about a foreign nation interfering in our election either.
 
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Re: Romney attacks Trump, saying he causes dismay around the

Postby Bo Riley on Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:28 pm

Moe Gibbs wrote:The main reason why the undeveloped Third World is in dismay and disarray is because of overpopulation.
50 years worth of UNICEF and Save The Children has made it possible for people who can't even feed themselves to stupidly poop out more babies than they could ever hope to support on their own.
This has made a bad situation much worse than if we left Darwin and Mother Nature totally in charge of maintaining these Gene Pools in balance with their natural survival skills, talents, wits and other inbred behaviors.

Some people in some societies are clever enough and resourceful enough to do quite well where overpopulation should otherwise be a major concern. For example, take the Japanese. Problem is, they have a definite Do Not Exceed Number that they can accommodate before their aging population has more Takers than it has Providers.


Sub Saharan Negroes, eh Moe?
 
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