GOP ESTABLISHMENT TROTS OUT NEW WEAPON IN ITS “WAR AGAINST THE DONALD”
More than a year after ending his flirtation with a third presidential bid, 2012 “Republican” presidential nominee Mitt Romney is back in the news – bashing his party’s frontrunner for the 2016 presidential nomination.
After deciding last January “to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” the fiscally liberal flip-flopper apparently doesn’t like the fact that billionaire businessman Donald Trump is running away with the GOP race.
So Romney – like the rest of the “Republican” establishment – is doing his best to torpedo Trump.
“We have good reason to believe that there’s a bombshell in Donald Trump’s taxes,” Romney told Fox News, a network which has done everything within its power to sink Trump’s candidacy – while simultaneously promoting the bid of the “Republican” establishment’s chosen candidate, Marco Rubio.
“Either he’s not anywhere near as wealthy as he says he is, or he hasn’t been paying taxes we would expect him to pay or perhaps he hasn’t been giving money to vets or to the disabled like he’s been telling us he’s been doing,” Romney added.
Trump rebuked Romney’s charge.
“There is no bombshell at all other than I pay a lot of tax and the government wastes the money,” he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper, referring to the former Massachusetts governor as “yesterday’s news.”
Romney was an odd selection by the GOP in launching its latest broadside against “The Donald.”
After all, issues with his tax returns occupied a front-and-center role during the 2012 election – most notably when then-U.S. Senate leader Harry Reid alleged Romney hadn’t paid any taxes in more than a decade at the time he sought the presidency.
That claim turned out to be untrue, but there was considerable backlash against Romney when it was revealed that he paid roughly 14 percent of his income on taxes in 2010 – well below what most middle class Americans paid. Romney paid less because a huge percentage of the wealthy investor’s income came from dividends and capital gains.
The first thing that used to come to people’s mind when they hear Mitt Romney’s name after the 2012 GOP run:
What people will now think after his latest round of statements:
Used to think he was a gawky, misguided, but nice fellow. Turns out he is a total tool.
Endorsed by Haley. Biggest Loser.
Is that a Secret Service flag? It kind of clashes with the pin.
The “Establishment” may be helping The Donald more than hurting him.
He did run at our behest. It’s working perfectly.
The more the establishment acts like the establishment the more support Trump gets. Please keep it up. LOL
Let me see if I get this straight. The guy that the Religious Right stayed away from the polls because he was Morman, thus re-electing Obama, is supposed to convince them to not vote for the Donald. The Donald that dominated the holy roller vote in this State? The RNC just needs to put the barrel in their mouth and pull the trigger.
It’s fitting. Romeny handed the election to the Democrats in 2012 and Trump will hand the election to the Democrats this year….with the help of the GOP establishment.
People in both parties are supporting Trump. Can’t say the same for Romney. I voted for him as a logical step back towards the middle but the all or nothing hardheads would rather bitch about Obama another 4 years.
They are? LoL.
Sigh…….Google is your friend. Not unheard of to be sure.
Wow. You’re right. Google has all kinds of great things to say about Trump supporters.
Oh man. Google isn’t your friend. LoL
Ha, Google IS my friend!
Hello? Still there?
You stated that no Democrats would support Trump, which was demonstrably false. Anything you have posted since is just juvenile dumbassery on your part. Where did I state that you can’t Google something anti-Trump?
It’s cool. Being a Trump supporter must be embarrassing and frustrating at the same time. Being under-educated and low-intelligence probably doesn’t help you much either.
Mother Jones?! Seriously? Wow…
If anyone is going to do a hand job this election, it will be Hillary not Trump
Agreed regarding the mass suicide of the Republican Party – they’ve actually been sucking the muzzle for years…just do it for crying out loud.
They are trying to figure out how to make a complete circle before bringing out the big guns. LOL
Mitt Who? Is that the guy who refused to turn over more than one year of his tax returns because people might not understand why he was paying an effective 10% tax rate. So he just gave us averages for the other years.
You know, I have figured out why the rich people don’t want to release their tax returns. It undercuts their BS argument about taxes being too high when billionaires are paying less than 15%.
I was rolling when Romney called on Trump to disclose his tax returns. Romney has some nerve doing that considering Obama called for him to do the same in 2012! LMAO!!!
Some gop wonk probably has figured out that how much Trump is really worth is a touchy subject for him. Really gets under his skin when that is called into question.
Another Haley endorsed loser.
I would like the name of Mitt’s C.P.A please.
Romney shut the fuck up you are and will always be a loser!