Category Archives: 2012 presidential campaign

1980s Are Calling

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In a 2012 presidential debate Romney claimed Russia was the biggest threat to the United States. Obama mocked him saying, “The 1980s are calling and they want their foreign policy back.”

The Donald Still Feels The Judge Has it In For Him

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The federal government has sued Trump University for fraud. Donald Trump is taking heat for calling the judge in the case a Mexican. Judge Curiel was born in Indiana. The Donald still feels the judge has it in for him. Curiel is ethnically Hispanic and a member of La Raza.

Jim Geraghty in National Review says Curiel doesn’t appear to be an activist.

Ben Stein says judges aren’t above bias and that Trump is “totally right”.

Democrats and some Republicans are calling him racist.

Stuart Taylor thinks the really troubling thing is that Trump seemed to threaten the judge with the power of the presidency if he is elected.

In 2010 President Obama said Latinos should “punish our enemies and reward our friends.”  He also scolded Supreme Court justices during a State of the Union speech for the Citizens United ruling.

 

The Stop Trump Man

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Mitt Romney is leading the charge to stop Trump. He kinda sorta endorsed Ted Cruze in the hope of denying The Donald a win on the first ballot in Cleveland.

Trump endorsed Romney when he was the nominee in 2012. He lost anyway, or as The Donald says, “choked”.

Romney says he’s “repulsed” by Trumpism. Trump, campaigning in Utah, questioned whether Mitt is Morman.

Living Breathing Constitution

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Scalia once said, “The constitution is not an organism. It’s a legal text.” He didn’t believe in a living breathing constitution. Obama does.

Alive or dead, the constitution gives Obama the right to appoint a successor to Scalia. It also gives the Senate the right to ignore him or turn him down. Obama agreed with that back when he was opposed to executive overreach. As a senator, he called Alito un-American and filibustered Bush’s appointment of him.

At the time, Obama told ABC News that he supported the filibuster”because I think Judge Alito, in fact, is somebody who is contrary to core American values, not just liberal values.” Obama said the court needed to “provide some check on the executive branch, and he has not shown himself willing to do that repeatedly.”

Could be a campaign theme. Here’s Joe Biden with the 2012 campaign theme.

Hillary News Roundup

150708-news-roundupHillary told CNN she’s not running for president of the press. She’s running for president of the American People. Hopefully that means she won’t roundup the rest of us with ropes when she speaks.

She says people should and do trust me despite a June 2 CNN poll in which 57% said Hillary is not “honest and trustworthy”.