Romney, Axelrod and the Republican candidates….SOME of the Republican candidates, that is…

I’d heard something recently and decided it might be true, hoping it wasn’t….so I did some research:

http://joemiller.us/2013/04/mitt-romney-invites-axelrod-former-chair-of-dnc-chris-christie-others-to-his-summer-retreat/

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/david-axelrod-mitt-romney-114789

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2015/06/05/mitt-romney-to-host-gop-white-house-hopefuls-at-utah-conclave/

This is very upsetting to me……….what’s  your thinking?  I don’t automatically think Rubio or Carly are in Romney’s pocket, or that there is even a Romney pocket..?
But I do think it’s curious that Romney suddenly found a warm, engaging personality only after he lost the election.  I think it’s odd he’d ask Axelrod to speak at a Republican event…. and I think it’s commendable to Cruz and Carson that they weren’t invited………if that’s the truth.

Axelrod, Romney, Republicans??   And sure, the hungry-for-money candidates aren’t going to miss a chance to hobnob with big donors, but what IS THIS??

Then there’s the little Selfie with Paul Ryan (who I have always liked) yesterday after Ryan got sworn in; he’d invited the Romneys, their good friends…hmmm

romney ryan selfie

I thought our country would have been FAAAAR better off had Romney won so I’m curious about these get-togethers and got to wondering;  why is Romney cozying up to a rat like Axelrod?  Did Romney lose on purpose?   Remember the Romney folks weren’t letting Ryan speak much on the trail?  I wish we better knew the character of the politicians in whose hands we are..

Thoughts?!

z

Off Topic, it just blows my mind that as much news as I watch, I have not seen anyone remind America that CNBC’s people totally lied about “The debate was never slated for 3 hours”…TOTAL LIE.

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24 Responses to Romney, Axelrod and the Republican candidates….SOME of the Republican candidates, that is…

  1. bocopro says:

    Axelrod has always personified for me the ultimate slope-face, no-neck, mouth-breathing, sleazeball, left-wing apologist for whom I have as much use as I have for a protracted case of advanced shingles.

    As for Romney, I still believe he would have been by several powers of 10 superior as PotUS to the fraud who’s been squatting in the White House for the past 6 ½ years.

    Politics – and wealth – DO make for some stuh-RANGE relationships, tho.

  2. Kid says:

    Well, no idea what is up with the group, though I consider the vast majority of repubs as RINO’s.

    I have no problem believing the repubs would intentionally lose an election when the country is in such a state that they don’t want to be associated with it.. I think this is highly probable for the Mccain/Palin attempt. Speculating, I’d say they could have been able to see that the Iraq/Afghanistan wars would end up as they have – meaning there was not going to be any successful nation building so both would go to hell like they have, plus the economic situation which is still a disaster. It’s clear the rebubs have not had any intention of fixing anything. No one has turned anything back or fixed anything since Reagan. It’s a game for them, generally speaking.

  3. John M. Berger says:

    I don’t know what to say other than this is old news.

  4. Silverfiddle says:

    Regardless of party, they all belong to the same class of ruling elites, so at the end of the day, they are all on the same side and guess what, it ain’t our side. Unfortunately, as the press has gone upscale, attending the same universities, cocktail parties and other tony clubs and gatherings as the political elites, the press is now a confirmed member of the ruling elites as well.

  5. geeez2014 says:

    John, I look at a LOT (a LOT) of news and had never known about this…’old news’….oops.

    I’ll apologize now to my readers…..I think it’s rare for me to do that, but thanks.

    Still, I’d sure like to know what was up.

    Maybe it’s not as strange and wrong as I think it is…..I’d also heard that Romney invited only those who’d welcome amnesty and the only person who didn’t answer that call for this shindig was Cruz.

  6. Mustang says:

    A successful candidate for public office must use every resource to achieve his or her goals. The Clintons worked with Soros to establish the Clinton Foundation; my guess is that the Clintons are dipping into the interest earned from these substantial “donations.” Obama also tapped into Soros. I believe Axelrod is apolitical; he’d sell his own mother if the price was right. So now we have Romney doing for the GOP what Soros did for the DNC. American politics. I seriously doubt that Ted Cruz can ever make it into the White House; he is too principled. Neither would he be able to work with a Congress opposed to him.

  7. -FJ says:

    Axelrod apolitical? Please….

  8. Mal says:

    I guess in politics, you make strange bedfellows. Look at Trump who said he is friendly with and has contributed to both sides for business’s sake. That’s another reason I feel he can reach across the aisle to get things done if he gets nominated. I still take him as a serious contender. He has already said he knows and can use a lot of very smart people as advisers to get things done right.
    I realize you can’t stand him, Z, and can understand why, but sometimes you have to deal with folks
    you would prefer not deal with, but find its still the best option to get the desired results. He is also the only candidate who hates Lobbyists and wants to eliminate the practice. He gets my vote on that point alone because EVERYBODY from both parties despise Lobbyists.

  9. bocopro says:

    Yeah, Mal . . . that’s the best feature Trump has IMO. First, he’s not a political idealogue; he’s an egotist. And I believe that among all the candidates, he would be the best at selecting consiglieri and then at least listening to their advice. I don’t get that vibe from Carson. At least Trump has openly and repeatedly admitted that he doesn’t know all there is to know about everything and that he’d have to come up to speed on lotsa stuff.

    I do believe I heard a rookie senator say once that in HIS administration, there’d BE no lobbyists, and all new policy legislation would appear on C-SPAN in plenty of time for people to digest it and relay their feelings to their representatives and senators.

    Seems I also remember a guy sayin once that a new sucker is born every minute.

  10. John M. Berger says:

    Mal & bocorpo,
    As repugnant as Trump may seem to some, I found a couple of surgical procedures that I had to endure not to my liking, either. Nevertheless things had reached a point where there were no other alternatives. One of my surgeons had the most awful ‘bedside manner’ one could imagine but he did a magnificent job and I appreciated him in the end. We have a long way to go so let’s see how things continue. I’m not endorsing Trump or any one else at this time but I will NOT count him out.

  11. bocopro says:

    A part of the Trump appeal is that people are fully aware of the fact that “bidness as us’yal” ain’t cuttin it.

    In many regards, he’d be a T-Rex in a curio shop, but I’m not entirely certain that would be any worse than what we have now, which is a non-American rookie who’s more interested in foto-ops and fundraisers than governance. He likes to reign, but virtually everything he knows about management is wrong.

  12. Kid says:

    Bocopro. I don’t consider him a non-American, rather Anti-American with extreme prejudice.

    I also think he’s helping the moslems with their caliphate. I think he’s as nuts as osama. Literally.

  13. geeez2014 says:

    Mustang, I’m more curious that Romney would invite Axelrod than I am that he’d accept.

    FJ’s right….all politics, all the time!

    Mal and JMB, I’ve said many times at this blog that one of the things I DO NOT disdain Trump for is his hobnobbing with lefties; it’s his BUSINESS, I TOTALLY get that and always have.
    Now if he could get some of that Wharton vocabulary and actually stop using “HUUUGE” and “NICE” and “MEAN” and also give us some sane details, I’ll be happier….Every time I start to inch toward the very idea of voting for him, he says something so childish I’d worry what he’d say to N Korea or Putin.

    Boco and Kid; my comeback now, if some lefty slams Trump hard (with the inference that he’s “such a Republican:” not) is this:

    “What worries me more than Trump himself is that people are THAT ANGRY THAT WORRIED about our country’s future that they’d even consider voting for him….but THEY ARE. That there are SO many that upset because of what Obama’s done is waaaay worse than Trump!”
    That shuts people down, I swear.

  14. Kid says:

    Well, all I can say is I’m not taking much very seriously at this point. The election is a long way off and my excitement meter couldn’t even stir a gnat off the back porch..

    It’s all academic until we get a lot closer. Or maybe until they announce the tally results they’ve already decided upon.

  15. bocopro says:

    Reason I call Soetoro (and that’s his legal name as far as I’ve been able to determine) a non-American is that his alleged biofather was African (not African-American), his mother was a socialist flower child, his grandparents were socialists, his stepfather was SouthEAst Asian, he attended schools in Indonesia and was a teenager in Hawaii, which is just about as distant from mainstream America as is Japan in most ways.

    For 20 years he attended a church with the primary tenet of “All Things African First” (until he became a PotUS candidate and the website was shut down) and led by a rabble-rouser who is famous for saying “God Damn America.”

    He bows to foreign potentates, says the evening call to Muslim prayer is the most beautiful sound he’s ever heard, and apologized to the entire world for America’s prior greatness. He also believes that the US is the greatest threat to peace and harmony on the planet and that Islam was a significant contributor to the growth of the country. His wife declared to the world that she was never proud to be an American until her husband was elected president.

    Hey . . . if that ain’t non-American, please ‘splain to me what the hell is.

  16. Imp says:

    “RNC DUMPS NBC FROM DEBATE: NETWORK TRIED TO ‘EMBARRASS OUR CANDIDATES’’

    Geez…I wonder why, even if it is too late.

    “GOP TURNS ON MCCONNELL AS CRUZ BLASTS HIM FROM SENATE FLOOR”

    Geez…I wonder why, even of it is too late.

    “STATE DEPT: 268 MORE HILLARY CLINTON EMAILS WITH CLASSIFIED INFORMATION”

    Geez…I wonder why…didn’t she tell Trey Gowdy she never did that?

    “JEB BUSH’S CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER QUITS CAMPAIGN JOB”

    Geez..buh bye Jeb.

  17. Kid says:

    Boco. I’ve got your point. I use Anti-American because he is in a position of power to do great harm to America and he has been very active about doing it. If he was some druggie on the beach, then -To Me- non-American would fit better. For me.

  18. bocopro says:

    No reason we can’t use both: Un and Anti

  19. Kid says:

    IMP. Why when Scooter Libby paid 250k in fines and maybe some consequences I’m unaware of – does the beast skate around freely ?
    The dems are evil and the repubs are Useless, now bordering on evil themselves.

  20. Kid says:

    Boco. Ok, I’m not That stubborn. Can we use both on a regular basis tho ? 😉

  21. John M. Berger says:

    @ bocopro ,

    Yes, what more is there to say?

  22. Imp says:

    It just keeps getting better and better…Killary never lets us down.

    “BEN AFFLECK HAD HILLARY’S PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS–AND AMBASSADOR CHRIS STEVENS DIDN’T”

    ““I do not believe that he had my personal email,” Clinton said in her testimony, adding: “He was in constant contact with people on my staff, other officials in the State Department, and I did have an opportunity to talk with him about the substance of the policy. But with respect to security, he took those requests where they belonged, he took them to security professionals.”

    The liar sure knows how to punt and pass the buck…or kick that can down the road…doesn’t she?

  23. I’ve recently come to the conclusion that both Parties are slimy. The managers at the top pull the strings. We know the names of some of those managers, but only some, IMO.

    We haven’t had elected public servants for a very long time. Furthermore, we the electorate no longer have any real power.

  24. bocopro says:

    AOW — if you’re lookin for an argument from me, you’ll need to bring up another topic. We are NEVER told what the hell’s going on in D.C., and virtually nobody in that foetid swamp knows the meaning of “public servant”: most of them believe that the public are THEIR servants.

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