Tag: Mitt Romney

Clueless GOP Establishment Fueling Hurricane Trump
April 11, 2016

Clueless GOP Establishment Fueling Hurricane Trump

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Elites tend to be … well, elite. As in, “clueless” about what your everyday working stiff is thinking. This is not a problem for most hoity-toities, for they don’t deal with the great unwashed. But cluelessness about the masses can become a major occupational hazard for political elites – including campaign operatives,…

Republican ‘Takers’ Take Down The Establishment
March 4, 2016

Republican ‘Takers’ Take Down The Establishment

BY FROMA HARROP Just as Donald Trump did a Super Tuesday stomp on the Republican establishment, the establishment showed why it deserved the rough treatment. The Republican Senate leadership yet again announced its refusal to consider anyone President Obama nominates for the Supreme Court until after the presidential election. It is the job of the…

President Trump?
August 28, 2015

President Trump?

BY SUSAN ESTRICH The new polls showing Donald Trump in a strong lead for the Republican nomination tell you just how much trouble the Republican Party is in right now. I’m not saying that the Republican Party will nominate him, but it’s hard to dismiss the new frontrunner as “not serious,” which is what most…

President Bernie?
August 26, 2015

President Bernie?

BY SUSAN ESTRICH No. For Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with surprise hit of the summer season Donald Trump, some people are really beginning to ask: could it happen? Could Bernie Sanders win Iowa? He could. Mike Huckabee, who had launched his campaign on a weight-loss platform [I was a fan], won Iowa, and everyone spent…

Why A New Jersey Puffer Fish Should Not Be President
July 8, 2015

Why A New Jersey Puffer Fish Should Not Be President

BY JIM HIGHTOWER When Mitt Romney’s campaign was investigating potential choices to be his 2012 running mate, they gave each prospect a fish-themed code name, such as Lake Fish, Filet-O-Fish, etc. Their name for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a tireless self-promoter known for his bloated ego, was Puffer Fish. The Romneyites determined that the…

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