Friday, 4 March 2016

Mit Romney just pushed Donald Trump head first into the shredder

Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and politician who served as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007. Following his service as Governor, Romney was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election.                   

After he was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, Romney helped develop and enact into law the Massachusetts health care reform legislation, the first of its kind in the nation, which provided near-universal health insurance for those people living in his State.                                                         

He earned a Master`s degree in Business Administration at Harvard University. He certainly is no dummy, of that one can be sure. He is also someone you wouldn`t want to do a number done on you like he did on Donald Trump when he gave an incredible speech at Salt Lake City on March 4th 2016.

But first let me point out to you that being a loser doesn’t necessarily apply to people who run for office and lose the race. Great candidates for the presidency have lost the race and they certainly were not losers in the way that Donald Trump is. Even if this twit becomes the President of the United States, I would still think of him as a loser. A loser in my opinion is someone who says stupid statements and does stupid things and appears to the general public as a buffoon.       

I will type his speech using the font, Arial and the font in my commentary will be in Georgia so that you can differentiate between his speech and my commentary.

I am now going to quote Romney`s speech and expand it by referring to some of his remarks about Trump as he was pushing that loser head first into the shredder.

I am not here to announce my candidacy for office. I am not going to endorse a candidate today. Instead, I would like to offer my perspective on the nominating process of my party. In 1964, 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. I'm no Ronald Reagan and this is a different moment but I believe with all my heart and soul that we face another time for choosing, one that will have profound consequences for the Republican Party and more importantly, for the country.

That doesn't mean we don't have real problems and serious challenges. At home, poverty persists and wages are stagnant. The horrific massacres of Paris and San Bernardino, the nuclear ambitions of the Iranian mullahs, the aggressions of Putin, the growing assertiveness of China and the nuclear tests of North Korea confirm that we live in troubled and dangerous times.
But if we make the right choices, America's future will be even better than our past and better than our present.
On the other hand, if we make improvident choices, the bright horizon I foresee will never materialize. Let me put it plainly, if we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished.
I agree with that statement entirely.
Let me explain why.
First, the economy: If Donald Trump's plans were ever implemented, the country would sink into a prolonged recession.
A recession is a business cycle contraction which results in a general slowdown in economic activity. household income, business profits, while bankruptcies and unemployment rises.
A few examples: His proposed 35% tariff-like penalties would instigate a trade war that would raise prices for consumers, kill export jobs, and lead entrepreneurs and businesses to flee America.
His tax plan, in combination with his refusal to reform entitlements and to honestly address spending would balloon the deficit and the national debt. So even as Donald Trump has offered very few specific economic plans, what little he has said is enough to know that he would be very bad for American workers and for American families.
Again I am in total agreement with him.
But wait, you say, isn't he a huge business success that knows what he's talking about? No he isn't. 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.
A number of Trump's corporations had filed for bankruptcy; Trump personally had not. Hence, when his casino fell into about a billion dollars in debt, the corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Trump claimed that the properties were unable to make the improvements necessary for keeping up with its flashier competitors. These financial troubles led to Trump's second trip into filing bankruptcy. Donald Trump has filed for corporate bankruptcy four times, in 1991, 1992, 2004 and 2009. All of these bankruptcies were connected to over-leveraged casino and hotel properties in Atlantic City, all of which are now operated under the banner of Trump Entertainment Resorts.  It is estimated that he has $2.7 billion dollars. If he used some of that money to make the necessary improvements on his properties, they may not have gone into bankruptcy.
Now not every policy Donald Trump has floated is bad. He wants to repeal and replace Obamacare. He wants to bring jobs home from China and Japan. But his prescriptions to do these things are flimsy at best. At the last debate, all he could remember about his healthcare plan was to remove insurance boundaries between states. Successfully bringing jobs home requires serious policy and reforms that make America the place businesses want to plant and grow. You can't punish business into doing the things you want. Frankly, the only serious policy proposals that deal with the broad range of national challenges we confront, come today from Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich. One of these men should be our nominee.
I know that some people want the race to be over. They look at history and say a trend like Mr. Trump's isn't going to be stopped.
Perhaps. But the rules of political history have pretty much all been shredded during this campaign. If the other candidates can find common ground, I believe we can nominate a person who can win the general election and who will represent the values and policies of conservatism. Given the current delegate selection process, this means that I would vote for Marco Rubio in Florida, for John Kasich in Ohio, and for Ted Cruz or whichever one of the other two contenders has the best chance of beating Mr. Trump in a given state.
Let me turn to national security and the safety of our homes and loved ones. Trump's bombast is already alarming our allies and fueling the enmity of our enemies. Insulting all Muslims will keep many of them from fully engaging with us in the urgent fight against ISIS. And for what purpose? Muslim terrorists would only have to lie about their religion to enter the country.
What he said on "60 Minutes" about Syria and ISIS has to go down as the most ridiculous and dangerous idea of the campaign season: Let ISIS take out Assad, he said, and then we can pick up the remnants. Think about that: Let the most dangerous terror organization the world has ever known take over a country? This is recklessness in the extreme.
Donald Trump expanded on his ideas about how to defeat ISIS, suggesting the United States should let Russia take out the terror group while the US stands down. Considering the fact that Putin took over the Ukraine when that nation had a revolt, the same thing would happen to Syria if the US merely stood by and did nothing.
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.
I am far from the first to conclude that Donald Trump lacks the temperament of be president. After all, this is an individual who mocked a disabled reporter, who attributed a reporter's questions to her menstrual cycle, who mocked a brilliant rival who happened to be a woman due to her appearance, who bragged about his marital affairs, and who laces his public speeches with vulgarity.
On one occasion while Trump was giving a speech, he was shaking and waving his arms around, mimicking a reporter he doesn’t like who suffers from arthrogryposis. It’s a condition that can cause joints to get stuck in one position and victims are often born with weaker or missing muscles. When he was publically chastised for doing that, he said that is how he always talks.
After accusing another female reporter of being unprofessional and overrated, Trump went on to complain about her demeanor: He said, “She gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions. You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”  He was implying that she was menstruating without taking precautions to stop the flow running down her legs.

Trump insulted his Republican rival Carly Fiorina's physical appearance during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. He said, “Look at that face.  Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!" I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?"
When he was asked if he said something like that, he replied, “Probably I did say something like that about Carly," adding later that he said it in a jocular manner. He also said it wasn't about her appearance. That wasn’t funny to Carly and it certainly wasn't about her appearance.
Imagine if you will if this twerp was the next president of the US and he spoke of a female leader of a nation that is friendly with the US in the same way he spoke about those three women he insulted so shamelessly.  His Secretary of State wouldn’t be able to find the words that would sooth the feelings of that female leader.  
Donald Trump says he admires Vladimir Putin, while has called George W. Bush a liar. That is a twisted example of evil trumping good.
Putin is a dictator who has his eyes on other nations close to him, he is corrupt and he is as rich as Trump is from his ill-gotten gains.
I can’t faulty Trump for calling George W. Bush a liar. Plenty of Americans think he is is a liar. Bookshops are filled with titles about Mr. Bush like Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them and The Lies of George W. Bush.
There is dark irony in his boasts of his sexual exploits during the Vietnam War while John McCain, whom he has mocked, was imprisoned and tortured.
 Released documents suggest that a young Donald Trump received several deferments that could have allowed him to avoid service in Vietnam, contrasting his claims that he made that he missed the draft solely because he had a high lottery number. He spent those war years participating in his sexual exploits.
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. His imagination must not be married to real power.
He later said that he saw thousands and thousands of people in New Jersey cheering as the buildings in 9/11 came tumbling down. He later admitted that he didn’t say they were Muslims. The New Jersey police stated that it didn’t happen in any case. Besides, where would he be in New Jersey at those moments where he could actually see thousands and thousands of people at those precise moments standing on the shoreline cheering? I have told twerps kike him millions of times not to exaggerate.
The President of the United States has long been the leader of the free world. The president and yes the nominees of the country's great parties help define America to billions of people. All of them bear the responsibility of being an example for our children and grandchildren.
Think of Donald Trump's personal qualities, the bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third grade theatrics. We have long referred to him as "The Donald." He is the only person in America to whom we have added an article before his name. It wasn't because he had attributes we admired.
In grammatical terms, an ‘article’ is a word (or prefix or suffix) that is used with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Thus the word, ‘the’ is grammatical speaking,  an article.
Instead of referring to him as the Donald, they should remove the letter T and refer to him as the rump. I love stepping out of the realm of seriousness on occasion so that I can be facetious. This is one of those moments.
Now imagine your children and your grandchildren acting the way he does. Will you welcome that? Haven't we seen before what happens when people in prominent positions fail the basic responsibility of honorable conduct? We have, and it always injures our families and our country.
Watch how he responds to my speech today. Will he talk about our policy differences or will he attack me with every imaginable low road insult? This may tell you what you need to know about his temperament, his stability, and his suitability to be president.
Trump responded to Romney’s speech by saying, “I could have said, Mitt, drop to your knees, and he would have.”  Does anyone with a functioning brain actually believe that Romney would get on his knees  before Trump?

Trump relishes any poll that reflects what he thinks of himself. But polls are also saying that he will lose to Hillary Clinton.
On Hillary Clinton's watch at the State Department, America's interests were diminished in every corner of the world. She compromised our national secrets, dissembled to the families of the slain, and jettisoned her most profound beliefs to gain presidential power.
For the last three decades, the Clintons have lived at the intersection of money and politics, trading their political influence to enrich their personal finances. They embody the term "crony capitalism." It disgusts the American people and causes them to lose faith in our political process.
A person so untrustworthy and dishonest as Hillary Clinton must not become president. But a Trump nomination enables her victory. The audio and video of the infamous Tapper-Trump exchange on the Ku Klux Klan will play a hundred thousand times on cable and who knows how many million times on social media.
There are a number of people who claim that Mr. Trump is a con man, a fake. There is indeed evidence of that. Mr. Trump has changed his positions not just over the years, but over the course of the campaign, and on the Ku Klux Klan, daily for three days in a row.
During a GOP debate, Donald Trump said that he's got a big enough dick to be president. He then was questioned over how he has responded to the endorsement of a former Ku Klux Klan leader. Trump, who has been hit hard for taking his time to disavow the endorsement of a former KKK leader, was asked explicitly why he rejected the group. And while he repeated an earlier declaration that he totally disavows the endorsement. He said, “I totally disavow the Ku Klux Klan. I totally disavow David Duke.” He didn't explain why.
We will only really know if he is the real deal or a phony if he releases his tax returns and the tape of his interview with the New York Times. 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. I predict that he told the New York Times that his immigration talk is just that: talk. 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. Nor will he authorize the Times to release the tapes. If I'm right, you will have all the proof you need to know that Donald Trump is a phony.
It is conceivable that if his tax returns became public, there would be no record of him giving any money to disabled persons or US veterans?
Attacking me as he surely will won't prove him any less of a phony. It's entirely in his hands to prove me wrong. All he has to do is to release his back taxes like he promised he would, and let us hear what he said behind closed doors to the New York Times.
The paper couldn’t quote what Trump said to him if his statements were off the record.
Ronald Reagan used to quote a Scottish philosopher who predicted that democracies and civilizations couldn't last more than about 200 years. John Adams wrote this: "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." I believe that America has proven these dire predictions wrong for two reasons.
First, we have been blessed with great presidents, with giants among us. Men of character, integrity and selflessness have led our nation from its very beginning. None were perfect: each surely made mistakes. But in every case, they acted out of the desire to do what was right for America and for freedom.
The second reason is because we are blessed with a great people, people who at every critical moment of choosing have put the interests of the country above their own.
With respect to the American people, let’s face it, not all of them are willing to put the interests of the United States above their own interests.
These two things are related: our presidents time and again have called on us to rise to the occasion. John F. Kennedy asked us to consider what we could do for our country. Lincoln drew upon the better angels of our nature to save the union.
The statement Kennedy made was “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask instead what you can do for your country.”  That statement was used by a school as their maxim many years before Kennedy used it.
I understand the anger Americans feel today. In the past, our presidents have channeled that anger, and forged it into resolve, into endurance and high purpose, and into the will to defeat the enemies of freedom. Our anger was transformed into energy directed for good.
 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.
 Donald Trump did say that the United States should kill the family members  of terrorists. He said that on Fox on December. 2nd, 2015. According to  Common Article 3 of the Geneva Convention, people who are taking no active  part in the hostilities "shall in all circumstances be treated humanely. To this  end, the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any  place whatsoever. violence to life and person, in particular murder of all  kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture.” unquote
  After the Second World War ended, Nazis in Europe who murdered innocent   families were hanged as war criminals.
 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 American  public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a  lousy hat.
 Trump University was never a university. When the ‘school’ was established in  2005, the New York State Education Department warned Trump that his  ‘school’ was in violation of state law for operating without a NYSED license.  Trump ignored the warnings. The so-called University is currently the  defendant in three lawsuits — two class-action lawsuits filed in California, and   one filed in New York by then-attorney general Eric Schneiderman, who told  CNN’s New Day in 2013: “We started looking at Trump University and          discovered that it was a classic bait-and-switch scheme. It was a scam, starting   with the fact that it was not a university.”
 The hat that Romney was speaking about is one of many thousands of hats      that has Trump’s name on them.
 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.
 Actually after Trump as president had dissed many of the leaders of other  nations, and bankrupted millions of Americans,  the city on the hill would  look the same as Troy when it was finally discovered centuries after if fell to  the Greeks
 America has greatness ahead. This is a time for choosing. God bless us to  choose a nominee who will make that vision a reality.
That was the end of his speech. I will now give you my own observations about Donald Trump.
If Donald Trump is elected as president, many generations from now, children will ask their teachers, “Why did the people of the United States in 2016, choose a buffoon to be the president of our country? Their teachers may be as baffled as their students.
No one likes a bully and there is no doubt in my mind that Trump is a bully. Hitler was a bully. Putin is a bully. Anyone who has been bullied at school (I was not bullied) knows how harmful it can be to one’s physic. The American people will be bullied if Trump is elected as president.
He is also stupid. He wants millions of illegal Mexicans seized and sent back to Mexico. I realize that it is hard to have sympathy for anyone who sneaks into another country but imagine if you will, what will happen if Trump as president orders the immigration authorities and the police along with each State’s militia to go into the homes of these illegal immigrants and seize them. It would be similar as to what happened in Europe when the Nazis did that to millions of Jews. Germany is still reeling with the shame because of their ancestor’s cruel actions against the Jews.
And will Mexico accept these unfortunate deportees willingly? Not likely. The Pew Research Center indicates that there were 11.3 million illegal immigrants in the U.S in 2014. There are probably more now as more children are born.  How could Mexico suddenly house and feed that many people after they arrive in a matter of months? We have already seen that kind of problem when immigrants fleeing their own countries in Europe and Africa swarm into other countries in Europe.
If your parents were illegal immigrants and they managed to find work (and  great many have) and you are in high school, how would you like being dragged out of your school, placed in a detention centre and then deported to a country where you can hardly speak its language?
Do the vast majority of the people in the US really want that to happen to these people? I don’t think they would condone it at all. But if Trump was president, all they could do is watch their Mexican neighbours being dragged out of their homes and schools and companies they are working for while screaming that what is happening to them isn’t fair. 
That dolt actually believes that the taxpayers of the US will willingly pay for the building of a high triple-layered fence separating the US from Mexico. Such a fence would have to have its base at least 50 or more feet below the surface so as to prevent Mexicans from building a tunnel under it. And even that isn’t a guarantee that some enterprising Mexican drug smugglers won’t achieve that task.

The 1,954-mile(3,145 km) border between the United States and Mexico traverses a variety of terrains, including urban areas and deserts.  Since the fence would be made if steel, the cost of the material and labour would be a minimum of at least six billion dollars and that is no guarantee that it will keep Mexican aliens out of the US. He has decided that he won’t build a wall between the US and Canada. That would bankrupt the United States government.         

Trump’s support for the concept of a government database to track Muslims in the United States is deemed unconstitutional by legal experts. If he became the US president, it wouldn’t be long before he would also demand a database on legal immigrants who are living in the US and then later, a database on homosexuals and lesbians and finally, everyone in the US would be listed on some form of data base.  Adolph Hitler had that same idea and he put it into practice.

The Anti-Defamation League in New York called Trump’s proposal “deeply troubling and reminiscent of darker days in American history when others were singled out for scapegoating.”  I remember when the Japanese during the Second World War were singled out for scapegoating and the blacks and Jews were also scapegoated. Now such conduct on behalf of the US federal government was later and still is considered outrageous.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called the prospect of a registry “abhorrent.” Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said the idea was “unnecessary” and not something Americans would support. And Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who has largely avoided criticizing Trump throughout the 2016 campaign, said, “I’m not a fan of government registries of American citizens.” 

This twerp has promised that someday he is going to write a book about President Obama’s  non-legitimacy as president since he believes that Obama wasn’t born in the United Sates—a requirement to be the president of the United Sates. He was born in Hawaii and although Hawaii wasn’t a state when he was born, its citizens there were considered Americans nevertheless.

How is it possible that this buffoon has obtain such high voting ratings despite his rambling, threatening and being an insulting bully. I have a theory you may want to consider.

Keep in mind that right now, the only people who are currently voting for this buffoon to be the Republican nominee for the presidency are Republicans who want a Senate majority to be Republicans.

They want Trump in the race because many of them believe that the majority of the citizens of the United States think that Trump is right when he proposes deporting millions of illegal Mexican immigrants, building a fence separating the US from Mexico and putting Muslims on a data base.  They know that the Democrats won’t do these despicable things so  with their rhetorical right arms straight up and outward, yelling, Sieg Heil like the Germans did for Hitler, yhey want Donald Trump to be their leader. Well we all know where that got the Germans.

I honestly believe that the vast majority of America citizens are decent people and they won’t tolerate a buffoon who is a laughing stock everywhere around the world to be the leader of their nation and drag them into the abyss.  

UPDATE: March 4, 2016

Donald Trump on March 5th retreated from his previous promise that if elected president he would order the military to kill family members of militants who threaten the United States.
Trump’s campaign subsequently issued a statement quoting him as saying he would not order the military to take actions contrary to international or U.S. law.

But fewer than 24 hours earlier, in the GOP debate, Trump stuck to his position on targeting family members of militants and on an expansive use of torture against captured militants.
When a debate moderator asked him what he would do if the military refused to carry out such orders, Trump replied: “They’re not going to refuse me. Believe me.”
The use of torture and the killing of civilians are barred by the Geneva Conventions, to which the United States is a signatory. Congress outlawed waterboarding and any so-called enhanced interrogation techniques after the administration of George W. Bush carried out such acts against suspected Al Qaeda fighters. Members of the U.S. military are bound by duty and tradition to refuse orders they know to be illegal. This includes intentionally targeting civilian non-combatants.
Defining when aggressive interrogation techniques such as waterboarding amount to torture is a matter of debate, but Trump had made clear that as president he would not hesitate to go beyond waterboarding which has been denounced by President Obama and hasn’t been applied against terrorist suspects for some time now.   
Trump'a retreat from his previous position is positive proof that his advisers are more qualified to be president than he ever will be. 

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