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  • Mitt Romney still a 'no' on 2016 though calls coming in

    11/15/2015 11:11:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 14, 2015 | Jeff Zeleny, Gloria Borger and Jedd Rosche
    (CNN)—Sorry Mitt Romney fans: He's just not that in to running for president. Fresh off a new Washington Post report that GOP establishment leaders are calling on Romney, who has run and lost twice before, to reconsider his decision to stay out of the 2016 race, associates of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee tell CNN there are a lot of "in bound" calls but that there are "no signs" he's changed his mind. One friend of Romney's said there were some calls to Romney confidant Beth Meyers and others in his circle asking him to consider being a lifeline to...
  • Mitt Romney Could Have Got An E (Leaked Freshman Year Grades)

    08/02/2012 7:28:32 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 63 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | Aug 2, 2012 2:16pm EDT | Andrew Kaczynski
    Mitt Romney has been mocked for suggesting he could have got an “E” letter grade. But according to a copy of his freshman year report card he could in fact have gotten an “E” letter grade.
  • 2004: Romney signs off on permanent assault weapons ban

    04/13/2012 4:44:10 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    TheRightScoop.com ^ | February 4th, 2012
    Andrew Kaczynski dug up this Romney press release today from the Web Archive, showing that he signed off on a permanent Assault Weapons ban in 2004: In a move that will help keep the streets and neighborhoods of Massachusetts safe, Governor Mitt Romney today signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that forever makes it harder for criminals to get their hands on these dangerous guns. “Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts,” Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony with legislators, sportsmen’s groups and gun safety advocates. “These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Why Republicans Hate Ted Cruz

    11/02/2015 4:53:41 PM PST · by Isara · 66 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | November 02, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Jeremy in the Wilds of East Texas. It's great to have you in the EIB Network. Hello, sir. CALLER: Hey, Rush. How are you doing? RUSH: Just fine. Thank you so much for calling, sir. CALLER: Listen I've got a lot to say so I'm just gonna launch right into it. RUSH: Do that. That's exactly what you should do, just launch, just get in, get it, and get out. Go for it. CALLER: I want to talk about Cruz electability. I've heard people talk and seen on social media where people say I'm not sure Cruz...
  • Romney: Without Romneycare there’d be no ObamaCare, and lots of people would be without insurance

    10/26/2015 6:07:35 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/26/15 | Robert Laurie
    Super. Thanks, Mitt. From the very beginning, Mitt Romney’s campaign was hit with two main lines of attack. The first was that he was a flip-flopper who’d tried to have it both ways on virtually every issue. The second was that he created RomneyCare - the blueprint for ObamaCare - and seemed pretty pleased with himself for doing so. Sane people everywhere asked “Why would you run a candidate like Romney, who can’t mount a successful attack against ObamaCare, when it’s your number one campaign issue.” Of course, we all know how things turned out. Romney continued to call for...
  • President Mitt Romney Lectures Frontrunner Donald Trump on How Republicans Win Elections

    10/16/2015 6:35:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 October 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Mitt Romney, the failed 2012 Republican presidential nominee who, alongside running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), lost the election to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, is lecturing 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump on how a Republican can win the White House. “I think Donald Trump has said a number of things which are hurtful, and he has said they were childish in some respects, and I think will be potentially problematic either in a primary or in a general election if he were to become the nominee,” Romney said in a rare interview granted to former Obama...
  • October Surprise? Obama secret Iran deal cut

    10/05/2012 9:20:05 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 70 replies
    WND ^ | 10/4/12 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran could announce a temporary halt to uranium enrichment before next month’s U.S. election in a move to save Barack Obama’s presidency, a source affiliated with high Iranian officials said today. The source, who remains anonymous for security reasons, said a three-person delegation of the Obama administration led by a woman engaged in secret negotiations yesterday with a representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The delegation urged the Iranian leader to announce a halt to enrichment, even if temporary, before the Nov. 6 election, promising removal of some sanctions. The source said the delegation warned that a Mitt...
  • Gay Boy Scout leader sentenced in child porn case

    10/15/2015 5:58:27 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 28 replies
    Church Miliant ^ | 10/9/2015 | Joseph Pelletiere
    An ex-Boy Scout leader has been sentenced to prison for possessing child pornography. Gerrett Conover, 50, of Gloucester County has received a sentence of 20 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for the online distribution of pornographic material involving minors. Following a fivemonth investigation, Conover was arrested in September 2012 after he was stopped attempting to enter the United States from Canada. He was found to be in possession of a computer containing more than 50 images of child pornography, most of which graphically depicted sexual acts involving young boys.

    10/05/2015 6:58:07 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    twitter comments via The Right Scoop ^ | 10-5-2015 | twitter comments copied by soopermexican
    El Trumpo was not too pleased with Romney advisor Stuart Stevens over his prediction about when the Donald’s campaign going down. So he did what he does – started a Twitter war: Political strategist Stuart Stevens,who led Romney down the tubes in what should have been an easy victory,has terrible political instincts! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2015
  • Top Romney strategist: Trump will be out by Iowa

    10/05/2015 5:41:02 PM PDT · by VinL · 66 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/5/15 | Theodore Schliefer
    The top strategist to 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney doesn't think 2016 front-runner Donald Trump will even be in the race when the first votes are cast. Stuart Stevens, an unaligned strategist who spearheaded Romney's successful bid for the GOP nomination, said Monday that Trump is likely scared of losing. "I don't think he's going to be on the ballot by February 1," Stevens told CNN's Jake Tapper..."The greatest sin in his value system is to be a loser, and most people who run for president lose. I don't think he'll risk it." Trump enjoys a solid, but shrinking,...
  • Milbank: Trump will lose, or I will eat this column

    10/04/2015 9:42:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | October 4, 2015 | Dana Milbank, The Washington Post
    I never expected to write these words, but I miss Mitt Romney. Last Wednesday, the day the front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination was in New Hampshire alleging that Syrian refugees fleeing for their lives may actually be clandestine terrorists, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee was in Washington, talking sense. "Donald Trump will not be the nominee," Romney told a group of business-school students at Georgetown University. And why won't Trump, who when he isn't besmirching Syrian refugees as terrorists is maligning Mexican immigrants as rapists, get the nod? Because, Romney said, "when all is said and done, the...
  • Ann Romney: People keep asking Mitt to jump into the race and “we are assessing”

    09/30/2015 1:06:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2015 | AllahPundit
    I know some of you guys worry that I’ll be trolling you with “Romney 2016?” posts right up until the hour the polls open next November, but I promise you this:You’re right. I will be.Skip to 9:30 below for a choice snippet from Ann’s interview with Brian Kilmeade this morning. The magic is back: “All I can say is, we are in New York City, Mitt’s been with me a lot today, over the last few days and we have been walking the streets and people are screaming out there windows, I mean people on the street, people stop...
  • Academia’s Binderful of Women

    09/28/2015 11:49:54 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 28, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In the last presidential election, the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, received much derision when he announced in a debate that as governor of Massachusetts, his team assembled “a binderful of women” as the top applicants for state jobs. (The barbs weren’t all from those who prize the politically correct either. Two memorable photo-shop takeoffs took dead aim at the Clintons. One featured the former first lady on the phone saying, “No I don’t have the binderful of women.” Another featured former President Clinton himself giving his infamous smirk at the camera with the “quote” “Where is that binderful of women?”)...
  • ‘It’s a F—ing Bitch, Man’ Why Republicans Hate Political Consultants

    09/25/2015 12:44:02 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 25, 2015 | Matthew Continetti
    One day after Scott Walker dropped out of the presidential race, the Politico headline read: “Walker’s campaign manager unloads.” The same day, the Washington Post had an article, “Inside the collapse of Scott Walker’s presidential bid,” which also drew heavily from Walker’s campaign manager, GOP consultant Rick Wiley. It’s almost as if Wiley had an agenda.
  • Who Coined 'Obamacare'?

    09/20/2015 6:05:30 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    OCT 26, 2011 | ELSPETH REEVE
    House Democrats are blocking their Republican colleagues from using Obamacare in letters mailed on the taxpayer's dime to voters, but who made up the term in the first place? Lots of people are asking this question, getting answers like "Certainly a republican, potentially Glenn Beck" and "I am about 80% sure it was Rush Limbaugh" and "Hillary Clinton's campaign coined Obamacare." Iowa Rep. Steve King claimed President Obama himself made it up. Free Republic posters want to claim credit. Lots of liberals suspect an insidious plot by Fox News. But the answer appears to be: a lobbyist.
  • It's Time for Romney

    09/16/2015 10:59:22 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 72 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/15/15 | Matt Latimer
    Could Mitt shake up the race? And, more importantly in their eyes, could he be the one to stop Donald Trump? The answers are yes, and maybe — if only he did the following: 1 Make them want you. Romney needs to pose as the reluctant candidate who only reluctantly would consider jumping into the race for king and country (and party). He needs people to come to him, to write op-eds asking him to run. In other words, to do what George W. Bush did successfully in 2000 and his brother tried — and failed — to do this...
  • GOP women rip Trump: He's a 'pig'

    09/12/2015 2:30:01 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 131 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/10/15 | Eli Stokols
    The front-runner has been rewarded for his insults but this time he's gone too far for conservative women. Donald Trump, in seemingly suggesting that Carly Fiorina isn’t attractive enough to be president, crossed the line of general decency. Again. Trump, of course, has proven thus far that, for him, there is no line at all. But the reactions of outraged conservative women show that the GOP's front-runner may have reached the outer boundaries of what even he can get away with. “Who the hell cares what she looks like? If you want to quibble with her on policy, or quibble...
  • Jeb struggles to recreate 'inevitability' of Romney run

    09/06/2015 8:56:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/6/15 | Scott Wong
    Jeb Bush is still the GOP establishment favorite, with loads of campaign cash and a top-notch political organization. But he certainly doesn’t have the same air of inevitability that Mitt Romney had in 2012. Even some of Bush’s biggest fans in the Beltway are privately wondering whether the former Florida governor has what it takes to out-muscle current frontrunner Donald Trump and emerge next summer with the GOP presidential nomination in hand. Bush is still grappling with the legacies of his brother and father, two former presidents, in a year where voters are rallying behind outsiders. The 17-candidate GOP field...
  • Why Mitt Romney should save the Republican Party and join the 2016 race

    09/05/2015 6:05:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies
    theweek.com ^ | Sep. 3, 2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    "Mitt wants to run. He never stopped wanting to run," an anonymous senior adviser of Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign recently told New York magazine. Other members of Romneyworld have denied the former governor is interested in another campaign. But at this stage in the 2016 race, Mitt Romney should start preparing to get back in the arena.Romney should be ready to enter the field to save his party from an awful reckoning between its leadership and its base, a reckoning that has been brought on by Donald Trump's campaign. Trump has proven that the "strongest GOP primary field in...
  • Nikki Haley aligns herself with Lindsey Graham wing of S.C. GOP

    09/03/2015 8:34:36 PM PDT · by upchuck · 46 replies
    american thinker ^ | 9/3/2015 | Newsmachete
    I first became suspicious of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley when Mitt Romney came to South Carolina and serenaded her with "Happy Birthday to You" while Nikki stood there blushing and preening, like a teenager on a first date. Not knowing very much about her politics, I didn't think anything more of it, until yesterday, when Haley attacked Donald Trump. I attack Donald Trump too, but in a good way, raising the inconsistencies of his record. Haley, on the other hand, attacks him from the left for being too tough on illegal aliens and falsely claiming that Trump is against...
  • Quebec begins mandatory sex ed teaching 5-year-olds about masturbation, genitalia, and homosexuality

    09/01/2015 6:18:15 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/31/15 | Pete Baklinski
    QUEBEC, August 31, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Quebec’s Ministry of Education is rolling out a new pilot program for mandatory sex education this year that teaches 5-year-old children about male and female genitalia, how conception happens, and “different types of families.” The Ministry is refusing to allow parents to opt children out. “For the moment, no exemptions are planned,” Ministry of Education spokesperson Pascal Ouellet told The Canadian Press. An information pamphlet created by the Ministry for parents details what the Ministry considers “appropriate” material for children based on “age and level of development.” But what the government thinks is appropriate...
  • Donors want Mitt to jump in again???? ~ Vanity

    08/31/2015 7:46:15 PM PDT · by GraceG · 46 replies
    I mean it sounds like Jeb has fizzled and the GOPe are looking to hedge their bets by trying to woo Mittens McRomomom the wonder kitten to take the Jebsters place as the establishment pick... Talk about "Throwing Good money after Bad"....
  • Will Mitt Romney Jump In?

    08/31/2015 3:46:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    Observer ^ | 08/31/15
    As Jeb Bush struggles to carry the establishment mantle, some wonder whether the time is right for Mitt There is on the edge of the spectrum a thought awakening that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who ran for President in 2008 and 2012, might get back in the race. It comes naturally to think so. Before the race got seriously underway Mr. Romney met with Jeb Bush to consider their fates. Mr. Romney’s wife Ann went so far back then as to suggest on Cavuto that If Jeb ran, Mitt would stay out, as they both represented a similar center...
  • A 25-Year-Old Documentary Donald Trump Tried To Ban Was Finally Released

    08/02/2015 11:53:36 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 113 replies
    Celeb Cafe ^ | 8/2/2015 | Jonatan Hoffman
    However, 25 years later the themes of this film still resonate with Trump's character. A quarter of a century later, here it is. In 1988, Leonard Stern commissioned the film as part of a celebrity businessman series. Here's a Huffington Post piece about the documentary by its original writer, and here's the press release announcing the online debut-it appears that the film covers some allegations... Trump grew wealthy during the 80's, the start of the "me generation" of moneymakers, and the "decade of greed". In it, he was revealed to be "the opposite of a small-government conservative" and someone who'd...
  • Ted Cruz drops the hammer on Mitt Romney

    08/01/2015 5:18:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 7/31/15 | Mark Wittington
    When Mitt Romney, the failed presidential candidate in the 2012 presidential election, pointed a scolding finger at Ted Cruz, the journal senator from Texas and current presidential candidate thought he must have died and gone to heaven. Romney is respected as a good man who might have made a pretty decent president had he not be such a bad politician. The main rap against Romney from the conservative base was that he was too gentlemanly and too timid, especially in the third debate, to have prevailed in an election that was very winnable. The National Journal reported on Friday that...
  • Ted Cruz Ridicules Mitt Romney in Private and Now in Public, Too

    08/01/2015 5:15:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 7/21/15 | Tim Alberta
    In conversations with his campaign staffers and allies, Cruz often points to Romney as the embodiment of a timid, weak Republican Party. And in a private speech in May to the Council for National Policy, a secretive group of top conservative donors and activists, Cruz colorfully described Romney as the worst possible candidate Republicans could have nominated in 2012. "We have had three elections since President Obama was elected. Two of them—2010 and 2014—were national referenda on Obamacare. It was the No. 1 issue, twice. Both elections were tsunami, tidal-waves for Republicans—historic victories," Cruz said, according to an audio recording...
  • Ted Cruz’s long war on Mitt Romney: Newly uncovered audio captures Texan unloading on 2012 nominee

    07/31/2015 11:08:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Salon ^ | July 31, 2015 | Sophia Tesfaye
    The Tea Partyer was secretly recorded bashing Romney as the worst GOP presidential candidate on Earth.When Tea Party firebrand and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz lashed out Mitt Romney yesterday for daring to condemn his over-the-top charge that the Obama administration had become the world’s leading state sponsor of terror by negotiating a nuclear nonproliferation deal with Iran, it was hardly the first time the Texas senator has attacked his party’s 2012 presidential nominee. According to a new report in the National Journal, during a private speech back in May to the Council for National Policy, a secretive group of...
  • Teamsters endorses Obama over 'vulture capitalist' Romney

    05/07/2012 12:17:02 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/7/12 | BYRON TAU
    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters endorsed President Obama Monday, calling his likely Republican opponent Mitt Romney a "vulture capitalist" whose election would amount to a "fox guarding the henhouse." "He represents everything that is wrong with our financial system. He made his money as CEO of Bain Capital by destroying U.S. businesses, sending good-paying American jobs overseas and filling his pockets with millions while putting workers out on the street," Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa said in a release. The organization's endorsement comes with a promise to put "boots on the ground" in all fifty states. "Working families know who is...
  • N.J. scoutmaster 'groomed' boy for sex, cops say

    07/30/2015 1:44:46 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 50 replies
    A scoutmaster with a Boy Scout troop in South Jersey was "grooming" a young boy for sexual purposes by buying him pricey gifts, officials said Thursday. The Cape May man, Frank Thomson, was arrested and charged Tuesday with luring an 11-year-old boy after a concerned citizen tipped off authorities earlier this month to suspicious activity between the two, Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor said in a release. During several interviews with 68-year-old man, authorities say they discovered a separate incident several years ago where Thomson sexually assaulted a young boy. Additional charges were brought against Thomson on Wednesday....
  • Mitt Romney rips Ted Cruz on Twitter for Obama terror comments

    07/30/2015 9:05:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/30/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, criticized Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday for his harsh rhetoric against the Iran nuclear deal. Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, has repeatedly warned in recent days that the agreement would mean President Barack Obama's administration is essentially sponsoring terrorism. "If this deal goes through, the Obama administration will become the leading financier of terrorism against America in the world," Cruz said in a July 15 Fox News interview, for example. He added: "I've heard this referred to before as the 'Jihadist Stimulus Bill.'" But Romney argued on Twitter that Cruz's comments undermine...
  • Planned Parenthood’s Harvest

    07/29/2015 7:29:56 PM PDT · by Morgana
    wsj.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | WSJ
    Abortion is legal, but taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for it. Democrats have been picking fight after fight in the culture wars, believing they have the upper hand with socially liberal younger votes. But that assumption is now being tested in the wake of videos of Planned Parenthood doctors blithely discussing the harvesting of fetal body parts. The videos, secretly recorded by anti-abortion activists, show the doctors discussing, among other things, the best way to ensure a “less crunchy” aborted fetus. It’s gruesome stuff, especially for anyone who has viewed the sonogram of an unborn child. Planned Parenthood’s defenders are...
  • New Boy Scout Policy Makes Host Church Liable?

    07/28/2015 1:01:00 PM PDT · by fwdude · 60 replies
    Family Policy Institute of Washington ^ | July 28, 2015 | Family Policy Institute of Washington
    Yesterday, the Nation Board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) ended their ban on gay leaders. This brings up concern for churches who host BSA meetings in their facilities. The Mormon Church voiced concern over the new policy and was able to come to an agreement with the BSA and the new membership policy. Under the new policy, any church who hosts BSA meetings and believe marriage is between a man and a woman will be able to choose the leaders for their local units. They can choose leaders who share their beliefs on marriage and can “[restrict]…positions to...
  • Boy Scouts of America Votes to Allow Gay Scout Leaders

    07/27/2015 5:02:42 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 75 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | JUL 27 2015, 7:25 PM ET | PETE WILLIAMS
    The governing body of the Boy Scouts of America voted Monday to end its decades-long ban on gay scout leaders. The organization's national executive board, meeting in Texas, concluded that the policy of excluding gay adults "was no longer legally defensible." The decision was approved by 79 percent of the board.

    07/27/2015 10:22:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/27/2015 | Pam Key
    On “Fox News Sunday,” former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina had a heated debate with the EMILY’s List Vice President Jess McIntosh about the recent undercover videos that exposed Planned Parenthood doctors discussing the price of fetal tissue. Fiorina said, “This has nothing to do with whether you’re pro-choice or pro-life. This has to do with the moral foundation of our nation. If a woman was sitting outside of Planned Parenthood in her OB-GYN’s office looking at this ultrasound at the same point in her pregnancy, her doctor would say to her look at your baby. Look...
  • Mitt Romney Piles On Trump For Savaging McCain, Trump Fires Back

    07/18/2015 2:37:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 213 replies
    TPM ^ | 7/18/15 | DAVID KURTZ
    As a wave of Republican scorn washed over Donald Trump Saturday for questioning John McCain's status as a war hero, Mitt Romney joined in with praise for McCain and derision for Trump. -snip- Both men lost to Barack Obama, a fact Trump was quick to tout in returning fire toward Romney: Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 49 minutes ago Why would anybody listen to @MittRomney? He lost an election that should have easily been won against Obama. By the way,so did John McCain!
  • Romney criticizes Trump

    07/04/2015 10:19:29 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 38 replies
    CNN | 04 JULY 2015 | CNN
    Just heard on CNN that Romney has joined in the fray...
  • Romney: Trump's immigration comments hurting GOP

    07/04/2015 10:22:15 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 193 replies
    KCCI ^ | 07.04.2015
    WOLFEBORO, New Hampshire (CNN) —Mitt Romney said Saturday that Donald Trump's comments on Mexico and undocumented immigrants have hurt the Republican Party, making the 2012 presidential nominee the latest Republican to slam the billionaire over his controversial remarks.
  • Donald Trump campaigns in New Hampshire (Trump Says Romney Nice Guy who Choked)

    07/16/2015 8:12:43 PM PDT · by theoldmarine · 51 replies
    WMUR ^ | July 16, 2015 | By Stephanie Woods
    I think we're going to win,” Trump said. “We're beating him in everything. We will win the Hispanic voters. They love Trump. I love them, and the fact is no one can create jobs like me. I have so many Hispanics, and they love me. I employ, they're tremendous people. They work hard. Mexicans, all over. I have thousands. I have thousands." Trump took time to talk about Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney. "Hillary breaks the law, and nothing happens. Nothing happens. Do they even talk about the emails anymore?" Trump asked. "We wanted Mitt to win, and unfortunately, Mitt...
  • Flashback 2012: Trump Criticized GOP for Being ‘Mean-Spirited’ on Immigration

    07/17/2015 10:45:05 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 33 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 7/9/15 | Josh Feldman
    There’s been an old Donald Trump interview getting some attention on Twitter today for what Trump had to say in 2012 about the GOP’s approach to immigration:That time Donald Trump blamed Mitt Romney's loss on alienating Latinos
  • Republican field divided on Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants

    07/05/2015 8:31:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 5, 2015 | David Lauter
    Initially, most Republican candidates tried to ignore him. But as major corporations cut ties with Trump over his declaration that some Mexican immigrants are rapists and drug-runners, and as the issue continues to fill the airwaves of Spanish-language media, more candidates have spoken out, separating into two camps. Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem' Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem' Those who hope to appeal to Latino voters, including the two Floridians in the race, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, as well as former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, have criticized Trump.
  • Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney Join Marco Rubio In Attacking Donald Trump

    07/04/2015 2:24:59 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-4-2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney attacked real estate mogul and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday, telling a CNN reporter he thinks Trump’s remarks on illegal immigrants were a “severe error.” “Do you think Donald Trump’s comments on Mexicans have hurt the Republican Party?” a reporter asked Romney in video carried on CNN on Saturday. “Yes, I think he made a severe error in saying what he did about Mexican-Americans,” Romney replied. “And it’s unfortunate.” “Do you think the candidates should speak up about that?” the reporter followed up. “I think a number of them have,” Romney replied.
  • [Getty Images] SHOCK: Mitt Romney Says Illegal Aliens Are “Mexican-Americans”

    07/04/2015 2:15:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Spencer Platt/Getty Images via PatDollard.com ^ | July 4, 2015 | Spencer Platt, Getty Images Darby Crash
    Donald Trump didn’t make any comments about “Mexican-Americans,” he made them about illegal aliens. Which makes it quite clear Romney believes Mexican illegal aliens have a right to be here and have a right to citizenship and voting, and indeed already are Americans, hyphenated in his speech as “Mexican-Americans,” like the term “African Americans.” The only other possibility is that Romney’s such a lowlife he’s knowingly and intentionally lying about what Trump said when he claims Trump was talking about “Mexican-Americans,” in order to make it look like Trump was criticizing ALL Mexicans in the U.S. In other words, Romney...
  • Rubio, Christie planning sleepover with the Romneys

    07/03/2015 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 3, 2015 3:48 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romney’s property in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, an aide to Romney confirmed. The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of what the aide called the private nature of the event, said the former governor and his wife opened their home to the Christie and Rubio families after hearing they would be in town for the holiday weekend. Both candidates are scheduled to march...
  • Movement Grows To Make June 27 ‘National Burn The Confederate Flag Day’

    06/21/2015 7:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    Reverb Press ^ | June 20, 2015 | Curtis F.
    The battle flag of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, which is the flag most commonly referred to as the Confederate flag, has long been a symbol that divides the country. While its display has always been contentious, renewed anger arose after Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old male who posed with the flag several times in his manifesto, went into Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and murdered nine innocent people over their race. The furor over the flag was more pronounced due to the fact that it still flew high over South Carolina’s capital, less than a two-hour...

    06/20/2015 11:20:07 AM PDT · by South40 · 226 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 JUN 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On June 20 former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for South Carolina to remove the Confederate flag from their state Capitol grounds in Columbia. His call comes in the wake of the heinous attack on Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. It follows a photo of the suspected gunman, Dylann Roof, in which Roof is seen leaning against his car with a Confederate flag license plate visible on the front of his vehicle being widely circulated. Here were Romney’s exact words: “Take down the Confederate Flag at the SC Capitol. To many, it is a symbol of racial hatred....
  • Jeb Bush Makes Surprise Pick for Political Director (Romney hack)

    06/19/2015 1:23:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/19/15 | BETH REINHARD
    For the second time in less than two weeks, Jeb Bush is shuffling the top tier of his 2016 campaign staff. The job of political director – expected to go to Kentucky-based consultant Scott Jennings – will instead be filled by David James, who served as a senior adviser to Mitt Romney’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. He has also worked at the Republican National Committee and helped lead the Pennsylvania Republican Party.
  • Social Cons Stiffed at Romney’s Rich Guy Yoga Session

    06/17/2015 7:04:53 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 7 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 17, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    Failed presidential candidate and putative GOP kingmaker Mitt Romney hosted a weekend getaway for his approved list of GOP hopefuls, complete with a dawn yoga session led by Romney’s wife Ann and political reporter Mark Halperin. The weekend offered Mitt’s chosen ones the opportunity to rub shoulders with GOP moneymen. Hardcore social conservatives, however, did not seem to be welcome. Among those missing from the event — sponsored by Romney’s son’s private equity firm Solamere — were Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Governor Mike Huckabee, Senator Rick Santorum, and Dr. Ben Carson.
  • Elbows flying, rhetorically, at Romney's 2016 retreat

    06/13/2015 12:54:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | June 12, 2015 | Steve Peoples and Julie Bykowicz.
    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Govs. Scott Walker and Chris Christie said presidential rivals in the Senate don't do anything. Sen. Marco Rubio denounced "old ways" in an indirect slap at older contenders. Sen. Lindsey Graham said his party may be going down a "death spiral" if it doesn't embrace minority and younger voters. In fighting for attention Friday at a luxury mountainside donor retreat convened by 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney, several 2016 contenders let loose some elbows at each other. Most did not name names, but Christie did. "If you want to know how little they know," he...
  • Mitt Romney on Jeb Bush: ‘A candidate makes mistakes — I’m proof of that’

    06/12/2015 5:46:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/12/15 | David Sherfinski
    Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said he thinks former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would probably like a mulligan on the recent question on the 2003 invasion of Iraq but said that Mr. Bush is a “very capable person” who could raise more money than all the other GOP presidential contenders put together. “Well, I’m sure he would have liked to have taken it back and get the answer out at the end that he gave and put that at the very beginning, and I think he did misunderstand the question,” Mr. Romney said in an...
  • Florida paper backs a Gingrich presidency

    01/29/2012 4:20:47 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 52 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 29, 2012 | CNN Political Producer Shawna Shepherd
    Jacksonville, Florida (CNN) - The Tampa Tribune endorsed Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who the newspaper said is an “innovative problem-solver with rock-hard conservative credentials,” over Mitt Romney, whom it called the “safer choice.” Sunday’s endorsement from the city’s second-largest newspaper that leans conservative comes two days before Florida’s primary election in which Romney is favored to win. Despite potential areas of weakness from the former House speaker, the editorial said Gingrich is the best Republican candidate to “take the fight” to President Barack Obama. “Sure, he can be grandiose. His personal life has been, to put it kindly, complicated....