Poll: Republicans Prefer Mitt Romney Over Jeb Bush for 2016 Presidential Elections

Poll: Republicans Prefer Mitt Romney Over Jeb Bush for 2016 Presidential Elections

Poll: Republicans Prefer Mitt Romney Over Jeb Bush for 2016 Presidential Elections (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that most Republicans prefer Mitt Romney over Jeb Bush for the 2016 presidential elections.

“More than half (52%) of all Republicans still maintain a positive view of the party’s 2012 nominee, compared to just 37% who said the same about Mr. Bush, the former Florida governor. Mr. Romney does more than 20 percentage points better among self-identified tea party supporters and core Republican voters than does Mr. Bush, who last ran for office in 2002.”

Mitt Romney Playing Pin-Tail-On-Donkey to Find Message That Resonates with Voters

Mitt Romney Playing Pin-Tail-On-Donkey to Find Message for 2016 Presidential Elections

Mitt Romney Playing Pin-Tail-On-Donkey to Find Message for 2016 Presidential Elections (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Twice failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney is gearing up for a third run for the White House. His new platform is to eradicate poverty in the U.S. Um, one problem. The stench of his 47 percent insult, his offshore accounts and Bain Capital’s outsourcing activities are still very pungent. I might also add, the binders full of women PR blunder, plus picking on Big Bird, are still very fresh in the minds of many. Romney for president…that’s a joke!

“Under President Obama, the rich have gotten richer, income inequality has gotten worse and there are more people in poverty than ever before,” Romney said. “Under this president, his policies have not worked. Their liberal policies are good every four years for a campaign, but they don’t get the job done.”

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“It’s a tragedy — a human tragedy – that the middle class in this country by and large doesn’t believe the future won’t be better than the past or their kids will have a brighter future of their own,” Romney said. He added, “People want to see rising wages and they deserve them.” Source: Washington Post

Mitt Romney is playing pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey. He’s trying to find a message that will stick. So, this time around it’s poverty. I wonder how he proposes to eradicate poverty when the Republicans in the House and Senate want to kick the social services in place to help the poor out from under them. Like I said, Mitt Romney for president…that’s a joke!

No Mitt Romney, You aren’t Second Coming of Ronald Reagan

No Mitt Romney, You aren't Second Coming of Ronald Reagan

No Mitt Romney, You aren’t Second Coming of Ronald Reagan (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

(OPINION) – Mitt Romney and his family believe he would have been a better president than Barack Obama. The American people didn’t think so, that’s why he lost by a landslide in 2012 and didn’t even make it out of the primary stage in 2008. His tenure as Massachusetts governor was also very iffy, so I am not sure how a Romney presidency would have turned out. He claims ISIS wouldn’t exist had he been Commander-in-Chief. Well, if Barack Obama had his way, the Iraq invasion would have never happened and we wouldn’t be dealing is the Islamic State today.

To echo Rupert Murdoch’s sentiment (which is a once in a lifetime thing for me), Mitt Romney was a “terrible candidate” in 2012. He thinks three times is the charm but no way. He’s no Ronald Reagan. He’s thinking of joining a crowded GOP field and I don’t see how he can rise above Jeb Bush, was a wildly popular Florida governor. Quite the opposite of Mittens. The stench of the 47 percent insult and Bain Capital are still pungent. That includes the binders full of women PR blunder. How could I forget wannabe First Lady Ann Romney’s unbelievable account of how they lived in poverty during the early years of their marriage: “Our desk was a door propped up on sawhorses. Our dining room table was a fold down ironing board in the kitchen.” Um, that’s all the while having stock portfolios.

Say whatever you will about Ronald Reagan, he stood for something and built his following around those ideas — Reaganism. Romney, on the other hand, seems to want the presidency to fulfill a lifelong ambition. Nothing more. Has anyone ever thought Romneyism was more than a passing joke? Here’s a snippet from Peggy Noonan’s latest column:

There is no such thing as Romneyism and there never will be. Mr. Romney has never encompassed a philosophical world. He has never become the symbol of an attitude toward government, or an approach to freedom or fairness. “Romneyism” is just “Mitt should be president.”

Mitt Romney’s dream that he’s the second-coming of Ronald Reagan is just that, a dream. You will recall during the 2008 campaign he tried to paint himself as the heir to Ronald Reagan and during the 2012 presidential campaign he went all-out Ronald Reagan, painting Obama as Jimmy Carter. It didn’t work. President Obama won reelection by a landslide, leaving Mitt and Ann Romney (lady in red) stunned beyond words. Hey Mitt, to dream the impossible dream is what you are doing…..

Rupert Murdoch on 2016 Elections: Mitt Romney is a “Terrible Candidate”

Rupert Murdoch on 2016 Elections: Mitt Romney is a "Terrible Candidate"

Rupert Murdoch on 2016 Elections: Mitt Romney is a “Terrible Candidate” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch weighed in on the 2016 presidential hopefuls, calling Mitt Romney a “terrible candidate,” but said he liked “Jeb Bush very much.” I think most people would agree with him on Mitt Romney, who has been running a presidential campaign for the last eight years and losing both.

Here’s his take on the GOP presidential hopefuls:

Rand Paul: “”I personally like Rand Paul very much and I am very impressed by his brain,” he said. Though he was skeptical about Paul’s foreign policy platform, “which is frankly a major issue,” he commended the Kentucky Senator for “campaigning on the theory that Washington is too big.”

“I think he will do well enough to move the debate,” Murdoch said. He added, “I don’t think he will win… I would be very surprised if he won the nomination.”

Murdoch also hit Romney for winning the nomination “by destroying every other Republican with his own money” and for failing to deflect criticism that he was “super rich.”

On Chris Christie: “I wouldn’t write off Chris Christie at all…. We will just see how he handles himself.”

On Scott Walker: “He will be an interesting candidate” (though he questioned his charisma.)

On Paul Ryan, who has said he will not run: “He’s only 44… [he has] plenty of time.”

And finally, Ted Cruz: “I’ve met [him], quite an experience,” Murdoch said to laughter. “He’s smart… [but there’s] a record of very questionable political judgment, so we will see.” Source: Politico

Um, as for Ted Cruz, I would love to see how the birther crowd will view his presidential campaign, since he was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father. Er, doesn’t that mean he isn’t a natural born American? Of course, there are two standards…one for blacks and one for whites.

Conservative Windbag Ann Coulter Insults Latinos as “Lazy Underclass Looking for a Government Handout”

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on Februar...

Conservative Windbag Ann Coulter Insults Latinos as “Lazy Underclass Looking for a Government Handout”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I knew it was a matter of time before Ann Coulter resumed spewing her usual venom and stinking up the place like Pe Pe Le Pew. This time, she described Latinos as a “lazy underclass.” In a screed entitled “America Reaches El Tipping Pointo,” she ranted that Latinos were the cause for the nation’s plight and placed Mitt Romney’s loss to President Obama largely on their backs. As usual, her screed is devoid of any trace of reality. Hey Ann, President Obama is here to stay until 2017. You and Sean Hannity should get used to that.

That’s a lot of government dependents coming down the pike. No amount of “reaching out” to the Hispanic community, effective “messaging” or Reagan’s “optimism” is going to turn Mexico’s underclass into Republicans.  Any election analysis that doesn’t deal with the implacable fact of America’s changing demographics is bound to be wrong.

Perhaps the reason elections maven Michael Barone was so shockingly off in his election prediction this year was that, in the biggest mistake of his career, Barone has been assuring us for years that most of these Third World immigrants pouring into the country would go the way of Italian immigrants and become Republicans. They’re hardworking! They have family values!

Maybe at first, but not after coming here, having illegitimate children and going on welfare.

Charles Murray recently pointed out that — contrary to stereotype — Hispanics are less likely to be married, less likely to go to church, more supportive of gay marriage and less likely to call themselves “conservative” than other Americans.

Rather than being more hardworking than Americans, Hispanics actually work about the same as others, or, in the case of Hispanic women, less. Source

Of course, truth is never on Ann Coulter’s side. Just empty and insulting rhetoric sprinkled with a vile hatred of President Obama and the Democrats. Lost on Ann Coulter is the fact that non-Hispanic whites account for 64 percent of the U.S. population and received 69 percent of entitlement benefits, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. That’s compared to Hispanics, who make up 16 percent of the population in 2010, but received just 12 percent of entitlement benefits. Um, who is the lazy underclass? Lost on Ann Coulter is the fact that Mitt Romney won just 27 percent of the Latino vote, which was the lowest number of any presidential candidate since Bob Dole in 1996. His failure to attract Hispanic voters was largely due to his hardline stance on immigration, such as his suggestion that illegal immigrants “self-deport.” Clearly the Republican Party has a bigger problem than they care to admit. Demographics will continue to be their enemy if a flamethrower like Ann Coulter continues to insult the very groups they need to target to stop the bleeding at the polls.

 

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New Photo Shows President Obama Accepting Mitt Romney’s Concession Call Election Night

President Obama accepting Mitt Romney concession call

New Photo Shows President Obama Accepting Mitt Romney’s Concession Call Election Night (Photo Credit: White House/Souza)

The White House released a photo of President Obama accepting Mitt Romney’s concession phone call on November 6.  The photo was taken in the presidential suite of the Fairmont Millennium Park hotel in Chicago, where Obama and his team watched results come in on November 6.

Mitt Romney Rejoins Marriott International Board of Directors

Mitt Romney rejoins Marriott International’s Board of Directors, starting Monday. The company issued the following statement via a press release:

J.W. Marriott, Jr., the company’s executive chairman, said, “We are delighted that Gov. Romney has agreed to rejoin our board, on which he has served with distinction twice before.  We will benefit from his tremendous energy and capability to guide long-term success in an increasingly complex business environment.  We look forward to working closely with him again as a member of our strong, talented and diverse board.”

Arne Sorenson, Marriott’s president and chief executive officer, said, “Gov. Romney has proven to be an astute, independent director who is fluent in the demands and opportunities of our highly competitive industry.  We are fortunate to have him back on our board.”

Gov. Romney said, “It is an honor to once again be able to serve in the company of leaders like Bill Marriott and Arne Sorenson and to support the work of the tens of thousands of Marriott associates who make Marriott International the renowned success that it is.”

Gov. Romney served previously on the Marriott International board from 1993 to 2002, when he left the board en route to being elected governor of Massachusetts, and from January 2009 to January 2011, when he resigned prior to his campaign for the U.S. presidency.

Incestuous Bleeding of GOP Started at 66 Canal Center Plaza with Jeff Larson RNC Chief of Staff

The red "GOP" logo used by the party...

Incestuous Bleeding of GOP Started at 66 Canal Center Plaza with Jeff Larson RNC Chief of Staff (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Red State founder Erick Erickson is one conservative I can tolerate. He has a new column out that slams the Republican Party, saying the ” root of all evil, for the Republican Party evil is located on the fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314.”

This is like putting the fox in charge of the hen house. The fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza reveals a tangled web of incestuous relationships among Republican consultants who have made millions all while the GOP went down the tubes. Here the top party consultants waged war with conservative activists and here they waged war with the Democrats. On both fronts, they raked in millions along the way with a more fractured, minority party in their wake. And they show no signs of recognizing just how much a part of the problem they are.

According to a Lexis business search, the fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza houses the following groups:

  • Crossroads Media
  • Black Rock Group
  • WWP Strategies
  • Restore Our Future
  • Targeted Victory
  • DDC Advocacy/Blue Front Strategies
  • Target Point Consulting
  • Digital Franking
  • Americans for Job Security

The New York Times has a great graphic on these relationships.  Source:  Red State

We have written pretty extensively about the money that flowed in the presidential campaign in favor of Mitt Romney from some of the same organizations Erickson mentions, Restore Our Future, Crossroads Media and Americans for Job Security, in particular. They stopped at nothing to muddy up the waters on both sides. Karl Rove’s grimy fingers are all over this as well. It is a sad commentary that all these Republican consultants made millions pushing a vile and disturbing “Republican Party brand” that insulted women, blacks, gays and lesbians, and Latinos.

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President Obama to Host Mitt Romney for Private Lunch at White House Thursday

President Obama will host Mitt Romney for a private lunch on Thursday at the White House. Um, that’s the closest Mitt Romney will come to being in the White House.

On Thursday, Governor Romney will have a private lunch at the White House with President Obama in the Private Dining Room.  It will be the first opportunity they have had to visit since the election. There will be no press coverage of the meeting. Source

Poetic Justice: Mitt Romney to End Up with 47 Percent of the Popular Vote After 47 Percent Insult

Mitt Romney

Poetic Justice:  Mitt Romney to End Up with 47 Percent of the Popular Vote After 47 Percent Insult (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We called it last week when the popular vote percentages for the presidential election showed Mitt Romney hovering around 47%. Well, the final tally will show just that 47.56% rounded off to 47%. Poetic justice, right? The non-partisan Cook Political Report predicts with certainty that with all of New York and California counted, Romney will end up below 47.5 percent of the vote. The split will be 51-47 percent. How ironic since Mitt Romney dismissed 47 percent of Americans as deadbeats.

 

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