If you want to know why Establishment Republicans engender contempt, here is one example why.
Mitt Romney, the new leader of Establishment Republicans, proved yet again why none of them are Conservative and none of them will win unless they change course with their weak-kneed responses to Barack Obama and his ilk.
While in Ethiopia, Barack Obama made some snide remarks about both former Governor Mike Huckabee and Senator Ted Cruz because of comments they made. The Ethiopians have serious economic problems and terrorists invading their country but Obama chose that forum anyway.
Obama was responding to Senator Cruz’s legitimate comments about the Iranian nuclear deal. Last week in an interview with The Washington Examiner, Senator Cruz said,
“”If this deal goes through, the Obama administration, President Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, will become the leading global financiers of radical Islamic terrorism.”
Cruz doubled down on The Sean Hannity Show.
What he said is absolutely accurate. Barack Obama might not be motivated to finance terror but he will be actually doing it if he gives $150 billion to the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism. There is no reason to believe Iran will stop their terror campaigns and every reason to believe they will continue.
What does Mitt Romney, the alleged conservative, the self-described “severely conservative” former governor say about all this? Does he support the conservatives? Does he point out that what was said by both Huckabee and Cruz were accurate statements?
No, he runs from the challenge and instead of taking on Barack Obama, he does what the establishment does all the time. He tries to distance himself from Cruz’s non-PC comments which ends up supporting Obama.
Mitt Romney tweeted that Senator Cruz is “hurting the cause”. Cruz, he said, went over the line with the terrorism charge. He might as well hug Barack Obama. What a jerk.
I am opposed to the Iran deal, but @SenTedCruz is way over the line on the Obama terrorism charge. Hurts the cause.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 30, 2015
Cruz didn’t call Barack Obama a terrorist. What he was saying is the big gift of $150 million will be used for terrorism which makes the donors the biggest indirect financiers of terrorism.
The $150 million can be used for any purpose whatsoever. They can give it to terrorists in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, anywhere they choose and they will.
Romney has for some unknown reason become the leading endorser for Republican candidates and he likes Chris Christie who is famous for his Hurricane Sandy hug-a-thon with Barack Obama immediately before the 2012 election.
That endorsement is pathetic. Christie wouldn’t even be seen with Mitt Romney right before the election and during the Hurricane Sandy kiss-up to Obama. Romney and his wife were alone in New Jersey attempting to have a photo-op with Christie who claimed he just couldn’t meet with him.
Cruz fired back at Romney in a Thursday radio interview with KFYO’s Chad Hasty. He had the same thought many of us had no doubt.
“So Mitt Romney’s tweet today said, ‘Gosh, this rhetoric is not helpful,'” Cruz said. “John Adams famously said, ‘Facts are stubborn things.’ Describing the actual facts is not using rhetoric; it is called speaking the truth,” Business Insider reported.
“Part of the reason that Mitt Romney got clobbered by Barack Obama is because we all remember that third debate where Barack Obama turned to Mitt and said, ‘I said the Benghazi attack was terrorism and no one is more upset by Benghazi than I am.’ And Mitt, I guess listening to his own advice, said, ‘Well gosh, I don’t want to use any rhetoric. So OK, never mind. I’ll just kind of rearrange the pencil on the podium here,'” Cruz said.
“We need to stand up and speak the truth with a smile,” he said. “The truth has power and every time we have Republicans who shy away — who don’t want to engage, who don’t want to speak the truth — we lose.”
Speaking the truth means not being overly PC or using the business as usual Washington speak. These people have to get out of their Ivory Towers. Romney is like the other so-called Conservatives who say one thing and do another, more liberal, reach-across-the-aisle thing.
Mitt Romney is a good person, but the Republicans will lose the election to yet another Socialist if they don’t speak out honestly and defend our Constitution.
Their current approach hasn’t gotten them very far and their weak tactics are the reason Donald Trump is popular.