According to Bloomberg Political News: The rapidly intensifying effort by the Republican establishment to dislodge Donald Trump from the top of the party's presidential nominating race will star 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, who is preparing a speech for Thursday when he'll lay out his case against the front-runner.
On February 29, 2016 via Twitter, Romney wrote: "A disqualifying & disgusting response by @realDonaldTrump to the KKK. His coddling of repugnant bigotry is not in the character of America."
However, the same Mitt Romney who is accusing Donald Trump of his bigotry, is the same Mitt Romney who conceded to Kris Kobach (featured speaker at a “writers' workshop” put on by the white nationalist The Social Contract Press) to being one of his advisers. Furthermore, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump argued that 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s self-deportation policy is “mean-spirited” on a “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.
So what is Mitt Romney's real beef with Trump?
Well, it could have something to do with Mitt Romney's Mormon religion and the not so nice views Trump has about them.
On February 29, 2016, www.lds.net wrote:
Trump’s attempts to paint the [Mormon / LDS] Church as alien and marginal also has effects on his policies. For most candidates their ignorance about or hostility toward our faith would be incidental because of first amendment protections.
Christopher D. Cunningham should join the Chicano / Latino club with regard to attacks by Trump on our community. Trump has managed to offend every demographic under the sun from calling Mexicans rapists and murderers ... to attacking the Roman Catholic Pope.
Understandably, former 2012 Republican Presidential candidate and leader of the Mormon faith Mitt Romney could be lashing out at Trump for his anti-Mormon views, but Romney shouldn't do so under the guise of "KKK" and "bigotry." Romney will be throwing stones while living in a glass house in light of his own bigotry.
CNN and a trip back to memory lane reminds us of the immigration attack ads by the Romney campaign against Senator John McCain:
"McCain pushed to let every illegal immigrant stay here permanently..." the announcer charges. "Even voted to allow illegals to collect Social Security." Watch Romney's ad attacking McCain »
But the ad distorts the position of the Arizona Republican, who has narrowed Romney's lead in New Hampshire. McCain's compromise legislation introduced last summer, which was backed by President Bush, would have required illegal immigrants to return to their home countries and pay a fine for breaking the law before applying for legal status.
McCain also voted to allow illegals to receive past Social Security benefits only after obtaining legal status.
Romney, for his part, ordered a police crackdown on illegal immigrants two weeks before he left the job of governor of Massachusetts. Read More>>>
"There are people in this room who are informed and who care about this election, who recognize that this is a defining time for America," he said. "We have on one side a president who wants to transform America into a European-style nation, and you have on other hand someone like myself that wants to turn around America and keep America American with the principals that made us the greatest nation on Earth."
While the Romney campaign did not use "Keep America American" as a continuous slogan, a United States Presidential candidate should avoid using that phrase all together considering the KKK used a similar phrase. The 2002 book Jewish Polity and American Civil Society reports, for example:
The rise and growth of the Klan in the 1920s as well as other manifestations of hate afforded these [anti-Jewish] agencies an early opportunity to collectively mobilize their resources. Organized around the theme "Keep America American," Klan activists murdered blacks and boycotted and destroyed Jewish businesses, while leaving their trademark, the burning cross, outside synagogues.