Romney Politicking to be Secretary of State — Trump Should Send Him Packing

Donald Trump wasted no time in beginning to select his team to replace the Obama-bots heading departments, agencies, and the White House.  Amidst all of this, the Democrats are seeking an election recount with the electoral college vote still outstanding until December 19th.  In the biggest surprise of an individual for a department head, Mitt Romney is politicking Trump in order to secure the Secretary of State position.  Trump should send Romney packing after the massive Trump bashing Romney did during the campaign.  In fact, Breitbart compiled thirteen undiplomatic statements made by Romney about Trump.

From 2015 and 2016, Romney’s Trump bashing should garner plenty of scrutiny from Trump and his team, especially these thirteen identified by Breitbart.

One — Last June, Romney stated at the “Experts and Enthusiasts Summit” or “E2” meeting in Utah that he would “never” serve in a Trump administration. Romney stated, “Had there been a President Bush or a President Rubio or a President Scott Walker, I might’ve been happy to be a part of their administration.”

Obviously, Romney is not flip-flopping to serve in a Trump administration because he “would be happy” to be a part of the Trump administration.  On the contrary, Romney would be able to work from within to undermine foreign policy as Secretary of State.  Moreover, Romney, like Clinton, does not have the “diplomacy” to serve as a competent Secretary of State.

Two — At the University of Utah, Romney’s infamous “March 3 Trump-bashing speech” included a stream of “NeverTrumper” comments.

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 … He inherited his business, he didn’t create it … A business genius he is not … 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 … I’m afraid that when it comes to foreign policy he is very, very not smart …

Dishonesty is Donald Trump’s hallmark … His is not the temperament of a stable, thoughtful leader. His imagination must not be married to real power … 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 … a Trump nomination enables [Hillary Clinton’s] victory …

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…If I’m right, you will have all the proof you need to know that Donald Trump is a phony … Mr. Trump is directing our anger for less than noble purposes …

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. 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.

Third — Romney joined NeverTrumpers in an attempt to run a third party challenger against Donald Trump.

When asked at the American Friends of The Hebrew University awards ceremony on May 5 if he would run as an independent in the presidential race, according to the Washington Examiner, Romney replied: “No, I’m certainly going to be hoping that we find someone who I have my confidence in who becomes nominee. I don’t intend on supporting either of the major-party candidates at this point.”

Fourth — In June, CNN reported Romney, the 2012 Republican Party Candidate loser to Obama, had not ruled out voting for Gary Johnson, the libertarian candidate, and if Bill Weld had been in the president position, Romney claimed, “… it would be very easy for me to vote for Bill Weld for president.”

Fifth — On location at the “E2 summit,” which hosted many NeverTrumpers, Romney gave an exclusive interview to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.  Romney had this to say in response to Blitzer’s question on whether Trump could change.

I believe he can hide who he is, but I believe who he is has been revealed by his lifetime and by the words in the campaign that he has spoken to this point …

I don’t think there’s anything I’m looking for from Mr. Trump to give him my support. He’s demonstrated who he is and I’ve decided that a person of that nature should not be the one who, um, if you will, becomes the example for coming generations or the example of America to the world … Look, I don’t want to see trickle down racism. I don’t want to see a President of the United States saying things which change the character of the generations of Americans that are following …

Trickle down racism, trickle down bigotry, trickle down misogyny, all these things are extraordinarily dangerous to the heart and character of America and and and so I’m not, I’m not looking for Mr. Trump to change a policy that more aligns with my own, this is not a matter of just policy, it’s more a matter of character and integrity …  I think his comments time and again appeal to the racist tendency that exists in some people and I think that’s very dangerous.

Excuse me Mr. Romney, but, did you get amnesia for the last eight years, suffer a cardiovascular accident that impaired your memory, or choose to ignore the racism, bigotry, misogyny, and disdain for the united States exhibited by Hussein Soetoro?  What about all the criminal, treasonous activities by both Soetoro and Hillary Clinton?  When you speak of “character and integrity,” a pile of pus has more than those two.

Sixth — Romney, as of two days before the election, remained one of the last hold-outs of the NeverTrump crowd.  And, as stated previously, Romney stated he would write in his vote but would not vote for Trump and would not vote for Hillary.

Seven — In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Romney explained his “strong convictions against Trump, despite” the chance Hillary could possibly win the election.  Romney stated:

I wanted my grandkids to see that I simply couldn’t ignore what Mr. Trump was saying and doing, which revealed a character and temperament unfit for the leader of the free world … others, including myself, believe our first priority should be to stand by our principles and if those are in conflict with the nominee, the principles come first … When the grandkids ask “What did you do to stop Donald Trump?’” what are you going to say?

Excuse me, Mr. Romney, but how hard and firm did you stand on your principles and values when running against Soetoro, the illegitimate occupier of the Oval Office?  What did you do to stop Hussein Soetoro?  There was plenty of opportunity but you slinked away like a scared child, almost refusing to confront the usurper traitor.  Did you suddenly get a testicle transplant?

Eight — Romney posted on Facebook, “Trumpism has become associated with racism, misogyny, bigotry, xenophobia, vulgarity and, most recently, threats and violence. I am repulsed by each and every one of these.”

Nine — After that Facebook post, Romney became the defacto leader of the NeverTrump movement formed to deny Trump the White House.

Ten — After the March anti-Trump rant, Romney told Neil Cavuto he would vote for a conservative that ran or write the name in of a conservative … “I cannot in good conscience vote for a person who has been as degrading, disruptive and unhinged as I’ve seen Donald Trump be.”

Mr. Romney, in case you haven’t heard, Hillary Clinton is worse.  And, it is obvious you have not gotten your facts straight but parrot what the lamestream enemedia has stated about Trump’s grassroots supporters.  FYI, Mitt, it was paid Clinton cultists and supporters who were engaging in violence, bigotry, vulgarity, issuing threats and “deplorable” behavior while Clinton and her news slaves blamed Trump and his supporters.

Eleven — Romney did not attend the 2016 Republican National Convention held in Columbus, Ohio.  In fact, Bob Dole was the only former presidential nominee of the Republican Party to attend.

Twelve — Rick Wilson, spokesman for independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin, told the Washington Examiner in October that the McMullin campaign used an email list purchased from Romney to fundraise for their candidate. McMullin pitched himself as a Trump alternative. The bottom of the fundraising email read, “Romney for President Inc.” according to the Examiner. Former 2016 candidate Jeb Bush’s superPAC Right to Rise had also previously purchased the list, but prior to the former Florida governor’s 2016 bid for the Republican presidential nomination was announced. A former Romney spokesman is on record as saying the list is available for rent to anyone.

Thirteen — Romney posted a plethora of anti-Trump “tweets.”

Here is a failed two time Republican Party presidential candidate talking trash about a Republican Party presidential candidate.  Does that ring of someone who holds character and integrity in high regard?  And, after all the “smack,” Romney is politicking for the Secretary of State position in a Trump administration.

Then, if all of this isn’t bad enough, Romney jumped on the “show your tax return, Trump” bandwagon with Democrats and the lamestream enemedia.  After that, he has the gall to talk about constitutional conservatism.  No where in the Constitution is it required for a presidential candidate to produce their tax return records — period, end of story.  The appropriate responses of all presidential candidates when the parties unconstitutionally demand tax returns is “up yours.”  No one in their right mind would release any type of documents of that nature, containing private personal identification data to any employee as a condition of employment.  Why would an individual seeking the office of the president release tax returns?

While Romney trashed Trump as a “child,” Romney behaved no better when he tweeted, “Mr. Trump, tear down that tax wall.”  It was a display of passive aggressive behavior directed at someone who had nothing to do with calling for his tax returns when he ran for president.  Someone who acts like this is competent and of even temperament to be Secretary of State?

Mr. President-elect Trump, if you have anyone else to consider, throw Romney out with the bath water.  Likewise, with Rudy Guiliani.  There’s nothing against Guiliani but the Secretary of State has to command a silent registerable strength, character and integrity in order to deal with leaders of various nations.  The candidate has to stand strong on America first, with world leaders knowing the candidate can sift and see through the bull manure especially in trade, arms and other agreements.  A softly spoken “no” with the appropriate body language and eye contact can signal a powerful force moreso than a loud blustering response.  As my Dad is fond of saying, “Still waters run deep and hide treacherous currents.”

 

 

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