Romney criticizes White House foreign policy
Anyone who is so strident in saying they aren't running obviously is. Mitt
is foaming at the mouth just waiting to come in riding the white horse saving
the party after the Republican primary season turns into a combination of the
Keystone Cops meet the Three Stooges with a lot of hate speech thrown in. I say
let him run again. Run again and lose again. Works for me.
He can do what he wants. As for me, am writing his name in on primary ballots
and most likely again in Nov '16 should his name not appear on the ballot.
I'm guessing he's running!Another classic flip-flop!
@Liberal Ted...Sir. Yet another highly intellectual and extremely eloquent post.
You're absolutely correct. What a highly intelligent idea you mentioned.
Apparently, I misread your post. Those on the left are the "nut jobs"?
The ones that believe in equality for all! How sane to you believe one come
across with ideas such as actually physically dividing up our country? Very good
thing for the true "nut jobs" in our country that "we the
people" do not employ your idea. After all, where would the Flat-Earthers,
those that deny climate change, those against health insurance for all citizens,
those against separation of church and state, those that believe man and
dinosaur co-existed, those against equality for all live? Right here in Utah,
Texas or the deep South! Apparently these are the places that highly
intellectual thoughts and ideas flourish.
Mitt Romney would be a fantastic President but I don't blame him for not
having the stomach for another run. With all the vitriol I have read in this rag
the American public does not deserve a man of his intelligence, wisdom and
correct principals. I recently attended a scout camp where several scouts were
touting how wonderful it was that they get free school breakfast along with
their free school lunch. They said that it was awesome because they didn't
have to pay for it. They had no clue that it was indeed others who paid for
their lunch. One boy said after the discussion that he could make is own
breakfast but because it was free at school had chosen to wake up late, run to
school and eat his sausage corn dog instead. We are building a society of people
dependent upon the Government. A man like Mitt, who did it himself, has no place
in a socialist society. Like it or not, this is what we are becoming. Too bad.
America was a truly great nation.
"...Romney says it again: 'I'm not running...'’.Which Romney?
Romney wanted to only reduce taxes slightly for the wealthy, but cut out the tax
loopholes which would have in fact caused the wealthy that take advantage of
those loopholes to significantly pay more in taxes. Mental midgets have
difficulty comprehending such things. Our current President ran on the same
thing his first go round, and did nothing about it, but attacked Romney for
wanting to actually do something about it when he ran for his second term. Could
it be because he too would have to pay more? After all, he made around $450,000+
dollars himself, but only paid the same as those in the lowest tax bracket.
Lots of hate here for Mitt.When taxing rich people, handing out
health care, housing, food and money to half the nation, and making small
business more and more difficult finally comes to a conclusion, let's have
a discussion about whether liberal/policy really works.I remind you
of a simple truth, when has socialism EVER worked?
The overall position of presumed conservatives on this blog is this: if things
go bad it is the fault of INDIVIDUAL behavior. And why not, that is the view of
the dominant faith in our area.But Piketty in "Capital in the
21st Century" and Marx in "Capital" demonstrate that the SYSTEM is
important too. The system can create undesirable outcomes. As Marx might say
"it's not the people it's the system."
If Mitt were President we would be signifcantly involved in civil wars in both
Syria and Ukraine. In addition to that we would have had a sustained military
residual presence in both Iraq and Afghanistan. More US soldiers would be
denying to maintain occupation forces. Iran would have had a field day stirring
up anti-American sentiment in the region. The US debt to sustain these hawkish
endeaveors would have bankrupt our economy. Interest rates would have soared.
Not to mention the social issues he would have rolled back to the 20th century
(i.e. a woman's right to choose and marriage equality). Thank god for
The whole group are lost in their self-deceptions. One subject, one problem that
is never discussed. Our Broken Equality Under All Laws.You can't have
Bribery and Slavery based drug laws in a Democracy. It can't be allowed to
continue no matter how much we trust how things are working. Driven like
sheep to the slaughter, where we could correct our mistakes and be moral
creatures.Hi Mr. Schieffer(face the nation), some thoughts worth
sharing. Whether you are Christian, Muslim, Atheist or what ever your beliefs
support. Equality under all laws are broken and must be restored to follow
the civilized path and treat one another fairly.A message to our Public
Officials and Citizens. Open your mouths..Only in Satan's eyes not in
followers of Christ. We are not teaching our children the true principles
of democracy. Not at home or in schools. The single most important principle is
Citizen Equality under all laws. That single rule protects freedom and liberty
with justice for all. my brothers and sisters....Satan-instinct program blocks
our choices and moral behaviors for the good of the group..........Only in
Satan's eyes not in followers of Christ.
Romney is slightly less relevant than John McCain!
Oh Please Mitt Run Again!Hillary will eat you for breakfast!
Perhaps a break from drinking cool-aide would be helpful for some folks. Please
remember the reason that B.O. Obama is our President is because McCann and
Romney both ran terrible campaigns. They lost. Romney lost 2 senate bids, 2
presidential bids and by all indications would have lost a run for a second term
as Governor had he run. We need to run winners
I am for free enterprise, people being rich and wealthy and above the power of
lobbyist and PAC's and threats from developers and war lords. But Romney is
not the man for the job as president who must be a non corporate self centered
egotist. FYI, Romney is the father and creator of the ACA and the
fraudulent health care exchange programs which forces people whether they are
entitled or not to medicaid repay Utah by confiscation with covert undisclosed
tax debt to Utah government. After paying into the Medicaid program for 50-60
years the health care exchange revokes Medicaid as a paid entitlement. Romney is
definitely for socialized government controlled health care which is double
profiting state revenue fraud.Romney is a trained crook with the
mentality of a common criminal using covert plans outside the rights of
individuals skirting laws with deceptions to shield fraudulent and extreme
profiteering taxation on the dead and dying in the medicaid cost recovery fraud.
Since the defeat of Cantor and Romney the movement (tea party) is
taking control of the GOP, its SOP policies, and old corp Republicans are scared
that business are losing control of the government.
If Mitt Romney were not a Mormon, would the DN and it's LDS commenters
still be so utterly enamored with the guy?Just saying...
The article really doesn't capture how mean-spirited Romney's comments
regarding President Obama and Hillary Clinton were. Nor does it reflect the
vagueness of his policy prescriptions. Romney says everything - domestic and
foreign policy - should be "fixed." He offers no solutions, though.
And, he still hasn't gotten it through his head that it is not the
U.S.' role to run the Mideast.
I am glad he isn't running again. He didn't want his last election bad
Mitt is all about himself and his money. He should go work with Jimmy Carter
and build homes to house economic disadvantaged families, it would do good for
his education and soul.
Disappointed Dr Ben Carson wasn't invited
@CopaceticHow is it being critical of Romney to say he would of have
of faced a divided congress? All the democrats would of done is stone wall him
like the republicans in the house stone wall Obama.Politics are
toxic now and to pretend that Romney would have achieved more is pure
I like mitt. But I can't stand politicians. So I'm perplexed.
Dear Sharp Hooks,He would have been better than what we have now by a long
OK, Mitt, so if you're not running, why are you always pontificating? Go,
I wish Mitt would run again! I'd vote for him in a heartbeat!
The last two GOP candidates should go on a nostalgia tour of all the States they
won and spell out their "plan for tomorrow"! The "Mitt and McCain
Show" would be a big hit in red America (the 53%ers). Sarah Palin and Paul
Ryan could show up as surprise guests and harbingers of the future of the party.
The grand finale would be an arm wrestle between the stars of the show on
Immigration to determine if the future platform should be "amnesty" or
@Furry1993"(almost all of his income is classified as long term
capital gains and he wants to remove all of the tax from that category of
income) "Romney merely wanted to lower capital gains taxes. It
was Gingrich who wanted to eliminate it completely. It was funny during the
primary debates when Gingrich attacked Romney for paying little in taxes and
Romney countered with 'under your plan I'd be paying zero'.@Copacetic"Romney's worst critics are obviously
low-information voters who have formed their opinions without any research into
facts"Sounds like Obama's worst critics. Technically, one
could argue anyone's 'worst' critics are the uninformed ones. The
best critics know what they're talking about. "he was
forced to work with a Democrat state Congress in Massachusetts, and was able to
accomplish a great deal. "Unlike the current Tea Party infused
Republicans in Congress, Democrats actually believe that governing is part of
their job description. Republicans have this tendency to think that gov't
is the problem and not the solution, so it makes sense that one party is much
more willing to compromise than the other if that's their ideologies.
to Numinous"Undoubtedly, Romney would've been much
better"War w/ Iran would have been just swell?Seriously (?), lets hear it hindsight & confirmation bias.
@CopaseticOK lets discuss freedom. Because freedom seems to mean something
different to me than you. You seem to think freedom means that people are free
to make the choice you want them to make. In my mind freedom is letting people
do what they want, as long as it doesn't infringe on someone else's
freedom. So to use drinking as an example, a place with laws that reflect
freedom would allow the market to sell alchol(not be controlled 100% by the
state) you would be allowed to drink as much as you wanted in bars, and
you'd be able to purchase booze when you want to. If you then choose to
drunk drive, well that is infringing on everyone elses freedom to have safe
roads, and you should loose your freedom. Marijuana is a very similar argument.
When it comes to abortion and gay marriage, again, just because it isn't a
choice you would make, does that mean you have the right to tell everyone else
they have to follow what you believe? It seems like that is your view, and that
seems like authoritarianism, not freedom.
Shaun,If you knew even half as much about Mitt Romney as you seem to
think you do (most of his critics actually know almost nothing factual of him),
you'd know that as a Republican governor, he was forced to work with a
Democrat state Congress in Massachusetts, and was able to accomplish a great
deal. He proved time and time again that he knew how to compromise
in order to get things done. That is a concept totally foreign to the current
political administration in America that has Washington DC more stagnated and in
gridlock than ever before.
@ Hank Pym:Actually, you couldn't be more wrong. I stand by
exactly what I wrote. Who else but modern day liberals could call a
group that stands for going back to the original Constitution and following
it's dictates and principles exactly as they were written, an extremist
political group? It's very ironic.That simply goes to show how far
out of touch with what made America great that modern politics has become. For
having so much information available, it's surprising what an overall
low-information society we currently are. I'm certain the
signers of the U.S. Constitution would nearly cry if they could see how far
we've strayed from what they intended for it to mean. To rationalize our
falling away from it by claiming it's a living document that should be
continually modified is a total farce. Do yourself a favor and
actually spend some time reading and studying about what the Tea Party actually
stands for, rather than just assuming you do. If you are honest with yourself,
you will be very surprised how far off-base your current assumptions are.
I don't care if Mitt says he's not running... but he should. And
anyone who has a thought process should press him to run.He's
the only guy out there who has run a successful enterprise. If you don't
like him because he's successful and rich, then you have Hillary who is
rich but NOT successful. He's the only guy out there with
ethics and was right about Iraq, Russia, Afghanistan, and on and on. If you
don't like him you could replace him with Hillary, or Biden or ??? who
botched all of these.Simple. Choose someone who knows how to lead,
knows how to run an economy or chose a clueless Democrat.
@ Noodlekaboodle:Unfortunately, almost everything you itemized has a
history of hurting America and negating it's greatness. In case you
haven't noticed, America has become a lot weaker in multiple ways over this
past decade. More people are becoming disillusioned than ever before, and
America has lost much clout and respect worldwide. We're obviously headed
in the wrong direction overall.Abortion has killed and ruined
millions of lives and left personal psychological trauma in it's wake.
It's totally barbaric to destroy one's own offspring.Making drugs and alcohol more available is certainly nothing to brag about.
It's hard to believe you would even list them in support of your argument.
Both cause more DUI's, job losses and broken families. I've never
known or seen a happy alcoholic or drug addict. I can't say
anything about gay marriage since that entire concept still seems very weird to
me. I simply can't relate to it at all. If your list is the
best that liberals have to offer, you'd better go back and try again.
Because that list wasn't impressive at all. In fact, it was just the
to NuminousActually, The analogy in your 1st paragraph aptly
describes the Tea Party.
& what will Mitt's advice be tomorrow?
The trivial little sound-bite comments by detractors taking cheap shots at Mitt
Romney remind me of chained up noisy little dogs trying to convince everyone
walking by that they actually know what's going in the outer world, when in
truth, they are actually only familiar with their little fenced in political
yards... so truthfully know very little of what they think they know.I wish I could open up such judgmental and closed minds. It's so obvious
to those of us who know much more of Romney than they do, that he could've
and would've been so much better for our country than what we now have and
what they are assuming. It's both a little bit sad and somewhat
funny to watch someone whose been in the dark for a long time to finally light a
candle and think they are fully illuminated. Their world could be so much
brighter, but there is no way to convince such people. They refuse
to listen to what could be, as they walk away smirking and bragging about the
little candle they found. I can only hope that Mitt detractors someday become
Things that this RINO didn't stand up for when he stole the nomination from
Ron Paul so he can lose the election to Obama, which was the plan all along.
If Romney had won, he would have to still worked with a divided congress. To say
the economy would of been better is just pure speculation. It might have and it
might have not been better.The fundamental problem is our
politicians do not work for us. They work for special interest. Case in point,
how come I can not easily find the fees being charged on my retirement 401k
account? It should be listed in the prospectus clear as day but it is not. Why?
Because Wall Street doesn't want you to see all their hidden fees. A bill
was introduced to have a clear disclosure of these fees, but of course it was
defeated by Wall Street lobbyist.
Surprise!! The Deseret News did a Mitt Romney story!! Utterly shocked!!
@Furry1993Romney has no interest in reducing his own tax bill to
zero. That is just silly. The goal is to eliminate disincentives to do business,
create jobs, and lift the overall economy. Liberal policies, on the other
hand, kill jobs. Romney has no interest in adding taxes to the middle class.
I'm speaking for myself here, but I believe that everyone should have some
skin in the game, albeit only a percent or two. It makes no sense to have a
perpetual underclass who pays no taxes yet continues to vote themselves
entitlements from the public treasury. Just my opinion... Regarding Bain and
his business career, you really have no understanding of capitalism. Capital
follows the opportunity to make a profit. Romney never invested in a company
with the goal of killing it. But when a company fails to make profit, market
forces dictate that the business must close and the capital then flow to more
profitable uses. It is a rough and sometimes heartless system, but it is
efficient and far superior to whatever is in second place. Just ask a North
Korean about how that other deal is working out for them.
@patriot"Give me one example where your Democrats have stood for
freedom or prosperity."I'll give you three.1. Gay marriage,
conservatives want to restrict the right to marry, democrats want to allow it.
Which one is giving people more freedom?2. Marijuana legalization,
democrats are pro legalization, conservatives are anti legalization. Who wants
to let people have more freedom, who is trying to restrict it?3. Abortion
rights, democrats want to let people choose to have an abortion or not.
Conservatives want to ban it.And a local bonus who wants to give people
more freedom answer,Which side puts anti free market laws on the sale of
alcohol in Utah, including license caps, over the top government regulations,
and a socialist system of liquor distribution, the democrats or republicans?
Romney is like a realtor trying to sell the White House to the highest
bidder.Money rules America. Not the people.
Ya republicans, listen to Mitt's advice. I mean, look at how well he did in
the last election he ran in....
re:GaryOGive me one example where your Democrats have stood for
freedom or prosperity. The exact opposite it the case my friend. It is because
of the welfare state - victim - mentality that your guy in the White House has
created that has reduced this nation to it's lowest GDP in years and
allowed China to bypass the US economically for the first time in history. As
far as freedom goes...a dependent people are not a free people....anyone
understands that basic principle. Your idea of America as a European socialist
like state is not what our founders created or invisioned. You couldn't be
Maybe Mitt will run again after Hillary's 2 terms...
@ Furry1993:Actually, it's AZKID's assessment of Romney
that is much closer to the truth than your's is. You present opinion only
and with nothing factual to back it up. As such, that's all it is and
nothing more. You obviously know very little about who Romney really is and what
he actually stands for.I wholeheartedly agree with the comments of
Numinous and Cletus.@ Irony Guy:Sadly, your comment is
reminiscent of a liberal socialist standing on a soapbox spouting generalized
ideological rhetoric. Unfortunately, you presented nothing of substance at all
that adds to this dialog. Didn't even mention Romney's name once.
Hey Nouminous –“Romney is an economic genius??”
You mean . . . Because he was born rich and he’s still rich?Well
good for him. That doesn’t help America though does it?“Undoubtedly, Romney would've been much better” Better at
what? Acting like a Republican? Well yeah but Jeez . . . We just
had one of those. Remember GW? . . . The Republican who took a prosperous
nation at peace, with a history of balanced budgets, strong international
allies, and a strong economy . . . And totally screwed everything up?We don’t need another one of those . . . Ever. I hope Mitt
Romney runs again for POTUS though. I’ve grown fond of seeing him waste
millions of his own dollars in campaign after campaign . . . And LOSE every
time.All the flip flopping is pretty entertaining too. That guy
absolutely cannot stand still and commit on any issue.If the breeze
of public opinion wavers just a little bit, then so does ol’ Mitt.And I really wish I could have heard Mitt talk to those other
Republicans. It's so interesting how they can all make up great big lies to
tell to each other, and act so sincere about it.
"I am convinced America is not destined to decline."I'm
convinced of that to . . . Just as long as we can keep "Conservative"
Republicans far, far, far AWAY from the reins of power.
Yes . . . "Stand for freedom, strength, prosperity" . . . just like the
It's both entertaining and somewhat sad to read the liberals start coming
out of the woodwork to put in their two-cents worth whenever Romney or other
certain Conservative narratives are presented. And to say such blather is worth
even 2 cents is actually overstating it. Romney's worst critics
are obviously low-information voters who have formed their opinions without any
research into facts and have no understanding of what he stands for or who he
really is. Their rhetoric makes that very obvious.I spent a lot of
time reading and researching before each of the last 2 presidential elections.
There is no longer any doubt in my mind that Romney would've been one of
the best presidents this country has ever had. No doubt whatsoever. He has
scruples, is principled and has economic savvy. He is the exact type of
Conservative that liberals love to hate because he has the ability to actually
succeed. The greater a Conservative is (or would be), the more
liberals will try to tear him (or her) down with idealogical blather. Many of
the nasty posts to this article is total proof of that.
Standing for those principles is great and all but how many Americans even value
freedom and prosperity anymore? I would say less that 50% of this country. More
than 50% could care less about freedom and as far as prosperity goes - what ever
the government can give you for free is all that matters. We have become a
welfare state like it or not and there are dire consequences for that choice. A
dependent people are the exact opposite of the self reliant strong Americans
that built this country. Seeing yourself as a victim that is owed something is
not the sort of people that created the American Dream. It is hard to NOT absorb
this toxic victim mentality when you have a president that preaches continually
"ask not what you can do for your country but ask instead what your country
can give you for free". We see thousands of children being dumped on our
borders now simply because that same president told the parents of these kids to
just dump em here and we will take care of them. A leadership change is
obviously required in this county.
The Federal government must meet its obligation to secure its borders. Allow
those here already WOP to work legally to provide for their families so they
will receive no government welfare, and become better contributing members of
our communities BUT without establishing a path to citizenshop or granting
amnesty. My family are immigrants from Poland and Germany. We waiting in
line. We took a sponsor until we stood on our own two feet without government
welfare, we learned English and took the Naturalization Citizenship tests and
oaths. We served our country in uniform and have been working hard 40-80 hours
per week. That is the American Dream Act we know because we live it every day.
Obama:"Stand for huge tax hikes on prosperity, full federal
assistance to those not needing medical insurance, guns away from citizens and
into the hands of every criminal. I want you to demonize the wealthy, and kick
those who succeed to the curb. I want you to stand for exclusion, and utter
disdain for anyone who isn't a member of the liberal thought police or who
believes the government owes them at least 2 vacation homes. Increase the
minimum wage regardless of qualifications or experience, tax the heck out of
what's left of the middle class, and grant amnesty to every illegal alien
in order to increase Democrat voters.”Kind of silly to make
overgeneralizations isn't it? Of course, that's what liberals like
SharpHooks seem to do best when they attack conservatives. It's
this kind of thoughtless rhetoric that polarizes our country.
To those who have the ability to look at the world in an unbiased and objective
way, it has become more than apparent that the United States, and by extension
the world, would've been much better off at this point in time had Romney
won the last presidential election. There is no longer any no doubt. Romney is an economic genius who would've actually had this country
headed out of the stagnation it's still mired in. As far as
foreign policy goes, it would nearly impossible to do any worse than we we
currently have... which is a complete disaster. Syria is getting
it's way over America's objections, Putin is getting his way over
America's objections. Iran is on the verge of obtaining nuclear weapons
over America's objections. Israel and the Palestinians are still nearly at
war. Our southern border is currently being flooded with illegals of
which a vast number of youth are creating a humanitarian crisis for America.
Also, Iraq has now almost been taken over by extremists since Obama refused to
leave a small American military contingency group to prevent it.Undoubtedly, Romney would've been much better.
The Romney rhetoric sounds nice. Unfortunately the policy implementations are
not so nice.Freedom and opportunity for all. Unless you are a gay
couple. Or the child of an immigrant (the recent ones, not like his dad.)Stand for a strong America! Who wants a weak one? His plans seem to
infer we continue our occupation of the world with American troops. Just who is
going to pay for that and how?Nice words, not so nice policy.
Republican freedom is the freedom of capitalists to oppress people in their
wages and to pollute and pillage without restraint. Republican strength is
dissipated by elective wars fought to keep defense contractors rich. And
Republican prosperity is inevitably wrecked by short-term profiteering. Two
@AZKID 11:19 a.m. June 13, 2014Unfortunately your description of
Romney is totally inaccurate. His "tax reform" would reduce his own tax
rate to almost zero (almost all of his income is classified as long term capital
gains and he wants to remove all of the tax from that category of income) while
increasing taxes on paople who have a hard time eating while putting a roof over
their heads. He made his fortune as a vulture capitalist -- driving companies
into bankruptcy while raking in obscene "fees" from them and,
ultimately, sending the company's assets and jobs overseas while putting
the workers out of work. He even profited from that exact scenario days before
the last presidential election and wouldn't even meet with the workers who
were losing their jobs because they wanted him to intervene with Bain Capital so
they could keep their jobs (google Sensata for the full particulars). At the
time he was profiting from the workers losing their jobs, he was talking about
how he would bring jobs bck to the country. Yeah, sure! And if you believe
THAt one . . . and that's just a start.
Romney should read Piketty's "Capital in the 21st Century" and tell
us what he thinks of it. As a matter of fact Piketty should have been invited
to Romney's retreat. It would have demonstrated an openness to ideas
outside of the Republican silo. Sadly none of such is evident.
If you listen to Romney you can also lose the election by 10:00 EST!
All of the obamas czars and all of libs intellectuals couldn't put Iraq
together again. But, at least they freed murderers from gitmo right? Now
they're flooding this country with illegals, thinking they'll push
amnesty through.It won't be much longer before people in this
country have had enough of each other. We'll divide ourselves up, and set
up new governments to rule over us. Which probably is the best way to go.
I'm tired of being forced to do what left wing nut jobs think is best for
me, while they do just the opposite. So on and so forth.So
let's part our ways. Liberals and democrats to one part of the country.
The rest of us to the other part. They can have all the government oversight
they want and illegals. We'll continue to do what made this country great.
They can have Southern Cal, AZ, NM, We'll take the rest.
@SharpHooks, you are mistaken. Here is the truth on all your points:Mitt: "Stands for tax reform to generate prosperity for all, not
tax and spend, free market healthcare reforms and tort reform, right to defend
ourselves against violence and tyranny. I want you to champion personal freedom
and responsibility, and lift everyone from the curb to which they have been
kicked by government dependency and the victim mentality. I want you to stand
for the freedom to pursue the American dream, to work hard, and enjoy the fruits
of your labors, and to lift and prosper others through your efforts. Create high
paying jobs and lift people's vision to work towards obtaining them, lower
taxes by reducing the bloat and waste in government, and have a compassionate,
yet lawful and orderly immigration policy".
Run Mitt! Run!
Mitt:"Stand for tax breaks for the rich, no federal assistance to
those needing medical insurance, guns in every house. I want you to champion the
wealthy, and kick everyone else to the curb. I want you to stand for exclusion,
and utter disdain for everybody who isn't a member of a country club or
doesn't own at least 2 vacation homes. Lower the minimum wage, tax the heck
out of what's left of he middle class, and have lots of undocumented
workers employed as your servants".