Mitt Romney calls some GOP presidential candidates 'skunks'
Weighing in on the current state of the GOP presidential primary, Mitt Romney had predictable candidate preferences. And as an added bonus, he threw in a new insult to the ever growing list of insults hurled at conservatives. The Washington Post reports:
“I would have never predicted that the leader of my party at this stage would be Donald Trump and the leader in their party right now would be a socialist,”….
Romney had sharp words for Trump, a billionaire businessman and reality television star who endorsed Romney in 2012 and donated to his campaign. Explaining the Trump phenomenon, Romney said, “Frankly, when you light your hair on fire, you make the evening news, and some people have a lot of hair lit on fire.” (snip)
Romney said he is concerned that several candidates — he did not name names — have made statements “that some minority populations look at and say, ‘Wow, I guess they don’t like me very much.’ ” He said Republicans must communicate with heart and say, “We like legal immigration and we like helping people.”
Romney said he sees the Republican contest breaking into two brackets: “the more insurgent, outspoken, tea party perhaps bracket” and “the more mainstream conservative bracket.” In the former, he placed Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. In the latter, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, retired technology executive Carly Fiorina and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
…“Donald Trump will not be the nominee. Ultimately our nominee will come from the mainstream conservative bracket. I don’t know who that will be.” (snip)
But Romney said he believed the American people would “do the right thing.”
“I know there’s some skunks in any endeavor — business, politics — and they get most of the visibility, but there are also some really good people,” Romney said.
Mitt, Mitt, Mitt. Where to begin? Let me make note of a couple of things and leave it to AT readership to fill in the rest.
So hey, Mitt! You left out the word “conservative” when describing true conservatives. (Or at least one conservative. It’s not clear to me what category Trump falls into.) Yet “conservative” was used to describe establishment Republicans. You know, the ones we can assume are not outspoken.
Mr. Romney. You appear to be confused.
As for your concern that some minority populations think we “don’t like” them, just whom are you talking about? Hispanics? If they, or any other demographic group, are not in this country legally, then no, I don’t like them. Why should I? They broke the law.
Whom else are you referring to? Muslims? If so, I’m not interested in importing hundreds of thousands of Muslims from the Middle East (most of whom are young males) when we know that also means importing an ideology that is anti-American. And that with this influx of people will be terrorists and future terrorists.
And Mitt, your eagerness to “help people” is just so touching. (sarc off) How about we help ourselves first? Americans are hurting, yet we’re expected to help everyone else, including people who don’t like us very much, those who have a hefty dose of entitlement, as well as those who break the law.
But the cherry on the sundae, Mitt, was calling some of our candidates “skunks,” while implying that the folks you describe as a type of weasel are not “good people.” Really, Mitt? Skunks?
But hey, I have to hand it to you. You surely kept it above the fray, what with not naming names and all. But come on, Mitt, you made it perfectly clear whom you were talking about.
So I’m curious, Mitt. As long as you’re throwing insulting names around, do you have any thoughts about leftists who embrace death by aligning themselves with Islam, with abortion, and with saddling our children and grandchildren with a gargantuan debt? Any words for the 21st-century Nazis who seek to destroy us? What label would you slap on a president who has been dismantling this nation from his first day in office? Any animals come to mind when you consider people who are committing genocide against Christians in the Middle East and who hope to inflict a second Holocaust against the Jewish people? And if someone like Ted Cruz is a “skunk,” what name might you give to Hillary Clinton, a candidate who should be in jail?
Mitt, the possibilities are endless, and yet you chose to go after us. And yes, when you attacked some candidates, you attacked the people who support those candidates. You looked down your arrogant nose and cast your judgment. But I suppose I should not be surprised, though I’m no less disgusted. This is what the establishment GOP has become, isn’t it?
God bless the insurgents fighting to save America.
Hat tip: The Right Scoop