Bethea's Byte
Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act D5FRa
Welcome to Bethea's Byte. If you are a member, please sign in and participate. If you are not a member, please sign up and join the conversation. We'd love to hear from you.
Bethea's Byte
Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act D5FRa
Welcome to Bethea's Byte. If you are a member, please sign in and participate. If you are not a member, please sign up and join the conversation. We'd love to hear from you.
Bethea's Byte
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
WELCOME TO YOUR HOME FOR NEWS, OPINIONS, DEBATES & YOUR VOICE -- BETHEA'S BYTE
Welcome Guests and Members to Your Home for News, Opinions, Debates and of course Your Voice... Bethea's Byte. BYTE THIS!
Robert Durst Found Guilty of Murder After Decades of Suspicion [X]Dow Falls More Than 600 Points Amid Fed, Delta Variant Jitters [X]Congress Negotiators Fail To Reach Deal On Police Reforms [X]Body of Woman, 87, Found in Freezer of Her Southern California Home [X]OPINION: Trump-Supporting Lawyer's Memo Starts With a Lie, Then Descends Into Madness [X]
Log in

I forgot my password

Notifications
    Who is online?
    In total there are 2 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 2 Guests

    None

    [ View the whole list ]


    Most users ever online was 156 on Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:22 am
    Statistics
    We have 34 registered users
    The newest registered user is Luke The Lad

    Our users have posted a total of 4391 messages in 1794 subjects
    Latest topics
    » New Group of GOP Lawmakers File Articles of Impeachment Against Biden
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Yesterday at 4:32 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » U.S. Congress Negotiators Fail to Reach Deal on Police Reforms
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Yesterday at 1:38 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Body of Woman, 87, Found in Freezer of Her Southern California Garage
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Yesterday at 12:46 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Trump-Supporting Lawyer's Memo Begins With a Lie, Then Descends Into Madness
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:46 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » 2021-2022 NFL Schedule -- Week 3
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:21 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » How are you feeling right now?
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:17 am by Luke The Lad

    » U.S. Plans COVID-19 Booster Shots at Six Months Instead of Eight
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:12 am by Luke The Lad

    » Last thing you ate/drank
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:55 am by Luke The Lad

    » 2021-2022 NFL Schedule -- Week 2
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:12 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Robert Durst Found Guilty of Murder After Decades of Suspicion
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:55 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » What are your plans for the day
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:36 pm by toetapping

    » Twin Boys Left in an SUV for 9 Hours Died of Heatstroke, Coroner Says
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:03 am by Luke The Lad

    » Boy Charged With Capital Murder After 12-Year-Old Burned to Death
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:10 am by Luke The Lad

    » Greetings!
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:58 am by Luke The Lad

    » A Former Marine and Veteran of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars Shot and Killed 4 People, Including a Baby, in Florida, Sheriff Says
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:18 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Average Daily COVID Deaths Jumped 131% in the Last Month, CDC Says
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:06 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Donald Trump Takes a Swipe at Catholics And Jews Who Did Not Vote For Him
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:52 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » DC Shooting Leaves 3 Dead, 3 Wounded, Suspects On The Run
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:39 am by The Last Outlaw

    » 'I Can't Believe The Numbers': Mass Shootings, Homicide Rates, Gun Sales Hit Highest Levels Since 1990s
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:48 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Police Put Out Warrant for Louisiana 911 Operator Who Was Allegedly Hanging Up on Emergency Callers
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Clock-10Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:51 pm by The Last Outlaw

    September 2021
    SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
       1234
    567891011
    12131415161718
    19202122232425
    2627282930  

    Calendar Calendar

    CBOX
    Affiliate With Bethea’s Byte


    Bethea's Byte

    Anti-Spam Bots!

    Submit Your Site To The Web's Top 50 Search Engines for Free!






    The Coffee House


    Planet Nexus





    IconSkouliki
    2 posters

    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act

    View previous topic View next topic Go down

    The Last Outlaw
    The Last Outlaw
    Male Posts : 1811
    Age : 45
    Join date : 2018-05-25
    Location : Salem, Oregon
    Status :
    Online
    Offline

    http://betheasbyte.com/forum

    PostThe Last Outlaw Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:33 pm

    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act Qsc05

    The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of Bethea's Byte.

    From Brian Rosenwald to The Week Magazine

    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act BBZIN3v

    In the last two days we've seen starkly different approaches to politics and leadership from the Republican Party's last two presidential nominees. The catch: the one acting presidential is not the man who occupies the White House. Instead, what we should want — and in fact demand — from our president is the behavior modeled by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) in deciding to vote to convict President Trump, and not the style that animated Trump's State of the Union Address.

    On Tuesday, Trump delivered the most partisan, divisive, red-meat filled State of the Union address in recent memory. At the beginning, as he listed off the achievements of his administration, he made sure to do it by contrasting with the Obama administration. He also ripped Democratic-run states like California. Not surprisingly given Trump's track record, the speech included outright lies — like his claim that "we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions — that is a guarantee," even as his administration sues to have the Affordable Care Act ruled unconstitutional, which would eliminate the legal protection for Americans with pre-existing conditions.

    The speech also hit on a full panoply of hot button cultural issues, from gun rights to abortion to even school prayer, a topic that the last Republican President George W. Bush, does not appear to have mentioned in any of his eight State of the Union addresses. And Trump's speech included a dystopian segment on immigration and so-called sanctuary cities that included a graphic description of a "gruesome spree of deadly violence" purportedly carried out by an undocumented immigrant (an "illegal alien" in Trump's words, using the most inflammatory term possible).

    Maybe the capstone: awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to controversial, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh — a path blazer to be sure, but one considered to be a force for spreading bigotry, hatred, and division by most liberals, with ample evidence to support their contention.

    Yes, the speech included soaring lines touting the state of affairs like the invocation that, "America's future is blazing bright," or the claim that "our economy is the best it has ever been." And true, Trump also devoted time to touting gains in African-American communities — thanks to "Opportunity Zones"— and to things like combatting opioid addiction, criminal justice reform, fixing America's broken infrastructure, and tackling prescription drug prices that had appeal far beyond his conservative base.

    But the tone of the speech was harsh, and included far more barbs than the usual address, regardless of which party controlled the White House. While every president gets digs in at opponents and criticizes initiatives they dislike, Trump has used far more inflammatory language and frames that seemed designed to inflame and "trigger the libs." While it would have made for a perfectly fine campaign speech, one that might've hit all of the right notes for building the sort of coalition that Trump will need for re-election, it felt like a missed opportunity to rise above our deep divisions, and try to bring Americans together.

    The State of the Union, with all its pomp and pageantry, offers a unique opportunity to do so — and Trump missed it.

    Contrast that to the actions of Romney, the Republican presidential nominee in 2012. Knowing that all of his Republican colleagues would vote to acquit Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, and knowing therefore that regardless of how he voted, Trump would be acquitted, Romney chose the most politically painful path.

    While other Republicans like Lamar Alexander, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins all claimed that Trump's behavior was wrong or inappropriate, they asserted that it didn't rise to the high bar for removal from office. The president and his most ardent Senate supporters even continue to insist that he did nothing wrong.

    Yet, there was Romney, in "the most difficult decision" of his life, voting to convict Trump on one article of impeachment because, "really, corrupting an election process in a democratic republic is about as abusive and egregious an act against the Constitution—and one's oath—that I can imagine. It's what autocrats do." Nonetheless, he voted to acquit on the second article, ensuring that he'd please no one. In short, Romney put country and facts over party and self-interest.

    The reaction was swift, with the president's son, Donald Jr., calling for him to be expelled from the Republican Party, and other voices, like talk radio host Buck Sexton, saying that Romney cared so much about conservatism that he was "willing to backstab the most effective defender of [a list of conservative priorities] and hand the lunatic democrat-socialists a win." Another conservative pundit, Todd Starnes, was even harsher, charging, "Mitt Romney is a chicken-hearted coward who lacks the decency or the man-parts to stand with this president."

    As angry as Republican officials and conservatives were with him, it is Romney who Americans should be thankful for today. We desperately need leaders who inspire confidence even from those who disagree with them, and whose willingness to put our national needs and the integrity of our political system ahead of their own best interests or the interests of their parties restores faith in our institutions.

    In many ways, this is Trump's greatest flaw — among many — as president. After triumphing over both the Republican and Democratic establishments in the 2016 election, Trump had a unique freedom to blaze a new political path. He could have partnered with Democrats on issues where he agreed like prescription drugs and infrastructure, and Republicans on issues where he favored their positions like immigration, climate change, and taxes. He could have forged an appeal to Americans across ideological lines, and freed elected officials from demands that they conform to orthodoxy.

    Instead, his instinct is to always play to his base, while never letting a slight go. Even at moments when protocol and history call for presidents to salve a wound or bring Americans together, Trump takes pot shots at his enemies and sows discord.

    This is toxic. It fuels polarization, gridlock, and deep cynicism among Americans. As we enter a presidential primary and then a general election, we need a leader who can heal wounds, find common ground, and develop innovative solutions to the problems plaguing Americans of all races, creeds and ethnicities.

    We need someone more like Mitt Romney than Donald Trump.

    _________________
    Mitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act GO3ERMitt Romney Just Showed Trump How a President Should Act D5SsG


    UFC Fight Night 192: Smith vs. Spann
    Kyng
    Posts : 562
    Join date : 2018-05-30
    Status :
    Online
    Offline

    PostKyng Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:55 pm

    Indeed. I wouldn't have voted for him in 2012 (since he and I are pretty far apart on policy), but he earned my respect for this. Nice to see him putting country over party.

    View previous topic View next topic Back to top

    Create an account or log in to leave a reply

    You need to be a member in order to leave a reply.

    Create an account

    Join our community by creating a new account. It's easy!


    Create a new account

    Log in

    Already have an account? No problem, log in here.


    Log in

     
    Permissions in this forum:
    You cannot reply to topics in this forum