On Mitt Romney and a Heated Debate
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on http://americanpbn.com/
“Mitt Romney is a stiff...He got killed, he got decimated in the election.”
- Donald Trump on Mitt Romney's pre-debate speech
I will say upfront that I always have liked Mitt Romney. I liked him
when he was running for the nomination in 2008 and I liked him as the
nominee in 2012...so much so that I volunteered on his campaign
believing then as well as now that he would have made one terrific
president. And I was angry when he lost to Obama in 2012 by two to three
million votes, but my anger was not at Romney for losing but was at the
two to three million Evangelicals who would not vote for him just
because he is a Mormon...not their particular brand of Christian tea it
seems. And guess what, I am still angry at them for not only their not
voting...which is the direct cause of the Obama nightmares we face
today...but because they are posed to do it again by supporting of all
candidates, Donald Trump, the antithesis of all things they claim they
embrace...as in God, the Bible, family, and country.
And playing the American people for suckers is just a part of what
Romney spoke about as he added the truths about Trump's proposed tariffs
touching off a trade war and killing export jobs; about Trump's tax
plan ballooning the deficit and national debt; and about Trump's overall
plans being very bad for American workers and for American families.
And Romney also spoke truths about Trump's recent mocking of a disabled
reporter; of his attributing a reporter's questions to her menstrual
cycle; of his disparaging words about Carly Fiorina's appearance; of his
bravado about his many marital affairs; and of Trump's continuing
vulgar-laced and bullying public rally speeches.
See Mitt Romney's full speech at the University of Utah here: http://www.cbsnews.com/live/video/mitt-romney-addresses-2016-race-with-donald-trump/?linkId=21881772
Summing it up by saying that Trump's “...domestic policies would lead
to recession,” that “His foreign policies would make America and the
world less safe.” and that “He has neither the temperament nor the
judgment to be president,” Romney in no uncertain terms nailed it by
painting Donald Trump for what he truly is...a Democrat dressed in
thousand dollar 'Made in China' suits trying to pass himself off as a
Conservative...and the angry are buying into it no matter that their
anger is buying into nothing but lies and excuses.
Especially excuses for his lies.
And one case in point is that the man who claims that he will bring
jobs back to America actually in his own business dealings does anything
but. "When you have chances to help the American workers you're making
your clothes overseas and you're hiring your workers from overseas,”
were Marco Rubio's words when speaking that Trump's clothing line...The
Donald J. Trump Signature Collection...is being made in of all places,
China....the very country Trump continuously rails against. And the fact
is that Trump does indeed employ Chinese workers to make his clothing
line at wages far below what he would have to pay workers here in
America...basically bypassing the American worker in favor of making
more profit for his Trump empire by his outsourcing jobs overseas.
And Rubio's saying that, “You [Trump] argue that you’re here to fight
for the American worker, but when you have a chance to fight for the
American worker, you’re hiring workers from overseas and you’re making
your clothes overseas,” had Trump retorting with the excuse that
countries like China devalue their currencies (a deliberate downward
adjustment to the value of a country's currency, relative to another's
currency, making imports more expensive while protecting domestic
industries who may then become less efficient without the pressure of
competition) saying, "I will do that. And, by the way, I have been doing
it more and more.”
Adding that, “They devalue their currencies and they make it
impossible for clothing makers in this country to do clothing in this
country...if you look at what's happened on Seventh Avenue and you look
at what's happened in New York with the garment industry, so much of the
clothing comes out from Vietnam, China and other places. It's all
because of devaluation," words spoken by Trump that did nothing but make excuses for why he did not hire American workers. And Trump hoped that the public did not
hear the truth in Rubio words that, "The answer is he is not going to
do it...And you know why?...The reason he makes it in China or Mexico is
because he can make more money on it," but hopefully many viewers did.
And Trumps response, "This little guy has lied so much about my
record. He has lied so much about my record." But I ask what record as
Donald Trump has done nothing but pad his own bank account by building
luxury condos, hotels, casinos, and golf courses that middle-class
Americans...the very ones he is pandering to...could never afford. And
Rubio rightfully accused Trump of being incapable of having a substantive policy
debate saying, "You see what happens again when you challenge him on a
policy issue?...the first thing he does is launch an attack on some
little guy thing."
"Don't worry about it, little Marco," was Trump's retort proving Rubio's words true.
And Rubio is right about Trump's favoring Chinese workers over
American workers for while it might be somewhat about devaluation of
currency, the important thing...even if it means paying American
workers higher wages (which Trump can easily afford to do)...is that the
monies paid out would go to American workers...that the jobs created
would go to American companies...and that 'trumps' Trump's silent
whining and fretting about making a wee bit less profit off of every item sold.
And so Marco Rubio...whose campaign clothing sells on his official website and
is 100% 'Made in America'...showed Donald Trump to be first and
foremost a teller of tall tales as to the jobs he'll create, and that
his bottom line is and will always remain the almighty
dollar...the very hallmark of a true politician something Trump still
claims he is not. But if truth be told Donald Trump is the most consummate of politicians...and who like King Midas will have his supposed 'golden touch'
and his all consuming greed being his downfall in the end.
And that point was also driven home by Ted Cruz who reminded people
that Donald Trump gave none other than Hillary Clinton four large checks
supporting her 2008 presidential campaign. Saying that Trump supporters
desire for a political outsider to lead the country was misplaced...and
it surely is...Cruz said that, “For 40 years, Donald has been part of
the corruption in Washington that you’re angry about...And you’re not
going to stop the corruption in Washington by supporting someone who has
supported liberal Democrats for four decades, from Jimmy Carter to John
Kerry to Hillary Clinton,” also adding the infamous Harry Reid and
Nancy Pelosi to that list as he asked Donald Trump to explain these
contributions after being rudely interrupted time and again by Trump as he tried to
And Trump's excuse...“Actually, it was for business,”
adding that he also gave monies to Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush
during their time. But the truth is that no true conservative...no true
Republican...would ever give monies to those named, save of course for
Reagan and Bush, unless they expected something in return...as in a
favor...a political favor now coming due. And for the man who is all
about deals, what really is a political favor but an expeditious
self-serving political deal.
Trump's rudely interrupting Cruz's air time led Cruz to say “Count
to 10, Donald, count to 10,” as Trump was obviously in meltdown mode for
how dare the two junior senators tag-team against his royal Trumpness.
And when Cruz talked about the qualifications needed for the next
Supreme Court justice, Trump looked like he was ready to explode.
Saying, “Breathe, breathe, breathe...you can do it.” Rubio then jumped
in to joke that his two rivals were primed for yoga. "When they're done
with the yoga, can I answer a question?"
"You cannot. I really hope that we don't see yoga on that stage,"
Cruz smiled and said with Rubio tag-teaming with this joke about Trump:
"Well he's very flexible, so you never know," a jab directed at Trump’s
constant flip-flopping on the issues...issues being something Trump
refuses to discuss during the debates...or anywhere else for that
matter...instead throwing out 'soundbites' for the media to
spoon-feed the frenzy of the misinformed masses.
See 'Breathe, Breathe, Breathe' video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-FZbAiEWsM
And together both Rubio and Cruz demanded that Trump release the full
transcript of his recent meeting with The New York Times editorial
board, after it came out that Trump, in off-the-record remarks, told
the board that he was willing to soften his hard-line immigration stance...after immigration and his hard-line stance was what set in motion the
Trump push for the presidency. And Trump's excuse for what he said was,
I would “never release off-the-record conversations...I’ve given my
answer, lying Ted. I’ve given my answer,” completely ignoring the fact
that his inflammatory and vile rhetoric spewed out on immigration might very well halt efforts by the Republican party to reach out to
Hispanics and other minorities...and I do not mean the muslim minority for on that I happen to agree with Trump simply because of the art of taqiyya.
Also, Trump's words...his lies...said to both Marco Rubio ("little Marco") and to Ted
Cruz ("lying Ted")...comprise the entirety of the Trump campaign...a campaign based upon name
calling, mockery, and issues dodging...a campaign headed by the man who actually had the
gall to say on camera about our military that, “If I say do it they'll do it” (in reference to killing innocent members of terrorist families)...still doesn't get that America is not a dictatorship nor will it ever
And so we come full circle back to Mitt Romney's remarks
said earlier on debate day, words that sum up Donald Trump best, “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 members of the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride
to the White House, and all we get is a lousy hat."
And to that I'll add that it's a lousy hat that says our beloved America is
no longer great...but what's no longer great...what never was great....is
Donald J. Trump and his Presidential Reality Show. And by the way, the Donald Trump Presidential Reality Show will not be attending CPAC...making being scared of a little girl now paling in comparison...just saying.
Today, March 5th from 11am to
1pm EST, Right Side Patriots Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss Mitt
Romney's recent remarks about Donald Trump, Trump's blind following
'Trumpers,' and Thursday's debate circus.
Tune in at: americanpbn.com