Wednesday, March 30, 2016

World turned upside down

"Politicians and experts claim that ISIS is insane. It’s not insane. It’s evil. Its goals are clear and comprehensible. The objectives of the Islamic State are easy to intuitively grasp. Our leaders and experts are the ones who are out of their minds. They may or may not be evil, but they are utterly insane. And they have projected their madness on Islamic terrorists who are downright rational compared to them." - Daniel Greenfield, writing at Sultan Knish

Atlanta Fed cuts GDP forecast

Talking heads keep telling us we can grow our way out of things like our present and ever deepenng federal debt.

Won't happen with growth rates like .06 percent per quarter. 

Closeout lantern

Bright, but relatively speaking, perhaps a bit of an energy hog.

This Utilitech brand LED lantern is presently a closeout special available at many Lowe's stores.

With a posted top output of 300 lumens, and powered by three D Cells (not included), its packaging states it only has a 20 hour run time on high setting, while boasting "more than 30 hours" operation on low.

Still, for someone wanting a budget LED lantern, especially for someone using rechargeable batteries, it looked like a decent buy at under $7 at my local Lowe's. So I grabbed one.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

ICE raids

Via Homeland Security Today:
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents led nationwide busts that resulted in the arrests of 1,133, including more than 900 transnational criminal gang members and others associated with transnational criminal activity, during a five-week operation this month called Project Shadowfire.
More than 900 "transnational criminal gang members."

Ironically, only 239 of those arrested are said to be foreign nationals, mostly from Central America. The rest are reported to be U.S. citizens.

I take no comfort in this. Seems to me, it only shows how deeply foreign criminal influences have been allowed to embed themselves in our society as the result of long running laxness in immigration law enforcement.

Brussels holds great symbolism

"Brussels is not merely the capital of Belgium. It is also the capital of the European Union (EU), and houses the headquarters of the Western defense alliance NATO. It is therefore a symbolic target." - Fjordman, at Gates of Vienna

Monday, March 28, 2016

Tinkering with recharge options

Wife took my truck today because her van's down for service, so I'm sitting around tinkering at home.

Pulled out a woefully inadequate 5 watt solar charger I've had for years, and set it up to top off an Anker battery that we use to recharge cellphones while on the go.

Got to thinking. Why just use these backup batteries to charge cellphones?

Why not get a USB powered charger for rechargeable AA and AAA batteries, and use an Anker or similar bank to recharge AAs when they run low in an off-grid or on-the-go situation, or when you want to re-charge a couple batteries on the cheap by using sun power?

It's probably not the way to go if you have large numbers of batteries to recharge, but as a backup, I think the idea holds promise (At home, I power most my small battery charging using two 100 watt solar panels and a small bank of 12 volt batteries).

To test the functionality of my ideas, I've ordered an inexpensive USB powered AA charger from Amazon, as well as a 20 amp portable, folding solar charger. Some folks use the AA chargers right off the solar rig, so that too, is an off-grid option.

We already have a couple of Anker batteries that are larger than the gold cylinder shown in the photo, the gold cylinder in the photo's probably too small for what I have in mind.

I'm a fan of Anker products, we've used the battery packs and Anker brand Lightning cords for our iPhones for better than a year, and have never had one fail. Most other non-Apple made cords we tried failed in three to six months.

One last think to note before wrapping up this post. I've mostly given up buying D cell batteries. Alkaline D cells are expensive, are getting hard to find in bulk packaging. and not all battery makers make Ds in NiMh rechargeables.

What I'm using instead are adapters that hold three AA batteries in a holder that's the same size as a D. They work with either one, two or three batteries per holder, with the three battery configuration giving battery life on-par with a D. So far, they've worked in my radios, flashlights and LED lanterns without fail while delivering some seriously long run times.

Sunday, March 27, 2016


Saw this in a parking lot on the back of a minivan.

I am encouraged by those with a will to protect their kids from public school indoctrination.

And especially by those unafraid to hold themselves out as an example to others.

Compounding the absurdity in his final year...

Via Hope n' Change Cartoon:

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Have slowing economies helped to bring ammo bargains?

I've been trying to understand why ammo seller inventories are looking much like they did in early 2012, and selling at prices also comparable to inventories prior panic buying that kicked in at 2012 year end.

Part of it may simply be that supply caught up with civilian demand that went through the roof when would-be gun grabbing politicians made high-profiles pushes for tighter gun and ammo controls in late 2012 and into 2013.

On the other hand, sluggish international economies may also be contributing to present supply.

At SG Ammo, I noticed this as part of a description for a batch of M855 ammo listed on its site:
Original consignee was the government / military of Saudi Arabia, this is your chance to take advantage of the bust in oil prices to get real mil-spec Lake City M855 ammo in military packaging from a canceled military contract. 
Take it as a sign of dire times if a country in the Middle East lets an ammo contract lapse to save a few bucks. Especially a country like Saudi with ISIS pressuring its northern border, and Iranian-backed Houthis to the south.

I wonder if governments elsewhere are also backing off on ammo purchases, freeing up more production to focus on civilian markets.

Regardless, present prices and availability may signal a last call for those American gun owners who haven't sufficiently provisioned for what comes after presently stressed economies take a more obvious downward turn.

American civilian market ammo inventories became seriously stressed after the past two U.S. presidential election cycles.

Now may be the time to assess both your immediate and long term needs, and acquire accordingly.

Backup power in a localized blackout

Came home to a dark house last night. A passing thunderstorm downed some trees not far from our subdivision entrance, taking down power lines, cutting electrical service.

Life went on.

We had several battery powered lanterns staged around the house, ready for times like this. And there's a power outlet behind the TV that connects to an inverter and battery bank in the basement, so we had over the air TV. Using a splitter, the same outlet also allowed recharging of a couple of iPhones while we watched Seinfeld reruns.

Our Internet modem also has battery backup. We use an uninterruptible power supply (APC brand) there. With only the modem plugged into it, we get hours of service. We were still online when electricity was restored after about four hours.

Happy to say, it appears Comcast made some repairs or upgrades regarding battery backup on its end. Last time we had an extended neighborhood-wide power outage, better than a year ago, our modem stayed up, but the Comcast service didn't. This time, Internet and our Comcast phone line service continued uninterrupted. I didn't bother checking to see if cable TV stayed up, as I didn't want to unnecessarily drain the battery bank.

I used to be a big fan of keeping kerosene lamps around for use in power outages, and we will have the lamps and oil. But for convenience sake, and superior lighting, the new battery powered LED lanterns are the way to go. The LED lanterns are even more practical long term when coupled with rechargeable batteries, and the ability to recharge them using a small solar array.

That said, oil lamps will probably outperform anything battery powered in an EMP situation. ;-)

Thursday, March 24, 2016


Chalk is now apparently deemed to be a terrorist weapon.

And  among fragile-minded university students, it's said to be taking a terrible toll.
Emory University president says students are scared and 'in pain' after someone wrote 'Trump 2016' in chalk on campus
Can't make this stuff up.

With university campuses advertising themselves as such soft targets, what's the chance they attract the attention of real terrorists more traditional implements of the terror trade?

Opportunities have been squandered

"Our chances to avert what’s coming from Islam’s votaries have all expired. There will be bloodshed, probably bloodshed so massive that all that’s gone before will seem mere prologue, and it will come to our shores. Brace yourselves as best you can." - Francis W. Porretto, at Liberty's Torch

Coal has advantages

Ever hear of terrorists plotting to blow up a coal-fired power plant? What would be the long term damage even if they did manage to pull off an attack?
The Brussels terrorists were preparing an attack on a nuclear power plant and had recorded 12 hours of reconnaissance footage, it has been reported.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Appeasers talk of more appeasement

Europeans, at least most of those in leadership positions, would still rather make apologies that admit they have an Islamic enemy dwelling in their midst.

Via Mark Steyn:
"Belgian Cabinet Minister Says Tomorrow's Train Bombing Is All Our Fault".
Fact is, American leadership too has immersed into strategies of appeasement and paying tribute, though it is often dressed to appear as something else.

Daniel Greenfield writes:
Back when the Marines first saw action against the Barbary pirates, most nations found it easier to pay than fight. Jefferson's "Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute" set us apart. The Marines came into being because America decided to invest in defense instead of protection money. But defense today is so tangled with tribute that it's hard to tell the two apart.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Recent comments from Beck and Cruz

As if showy campaign displays of Ted Cruz's Christian faith hadn't generated enough talk of dominion theology and other controversies, it's reported that Glenn Beck now preaches Cruz as a fulfillment of Mormon prophecy.

Beck's assertion was reported in the Salt Lake Tribune, and from there picked up by Breitbart.

But there's something even more odd Cruz himself said that's quoted in the Tribune, a comment in reference to his political ally Sen. Mike Lee:
The first time Cruz and Lee met, they walked and talked about the Constitution for hours. Cruz asked the crowd if they remembered Gollum from "The Lord of the Rings," and added, "For Mike , the Constitution is 'my precious.'"
Cruz is the first "constitutional scholar" I've ever heard of who claims devotion to the Constitution brings on supernatural powers... and madness.

I'll take a shortcut here, and use Wikipedia to set the framework:
The Ring, which Gollum referred to as "my precious" or "precious", extended his life far beyond natural limits. Centuries of the Ring's influence twisted Gollum's body and mind, and by the timeline of the novels had "come to love and hate the Ring, just as he loved and hated himself." Throughout the story, Gollum was torn between his lust for the Ring and his desire to be free of it. Bilbo Baggins found the Ring and took it for his own, and Gollum afterwards pursued it for the rest of his life.
You'd think a Harvard trained lawyer touted as a constitutional scholar, said to be one of the best debaters in politics, would be able to steer clear of strangeness like this.

Is this weird, or what?

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hawaiian as camo

Ever notice many Hawaiian style shirts have camo-like visual qualities?

Two shirts from my closet alongside an ACU
shirt I picked up at Goodwill (for under six bucks). 

On the downside, Hawaiian shirts don't come in long sleeves, and you'd look just plain silly wearing a Hawaiian shirt with matching trousers (if there were such a thing).

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Mitt Romney hypocrisy

Mitt Romney dares say Trump's not Republican enough.

Here's Mitt in 2002:

And Mitt in 1994:

I've got to hand it to Romney, he continues to cheer me that he lost in 2012.

I continue to believe a Romney first term would have taken America farther from its constitutional roots than Obama's second term has. When Obama moves progressive agenda forward, people notice. Romney would have labeled his progressive agenda as "bipartisan", and American bobble heads would have nodded with approval.

Tuna recalls

Found a couple cans of recalled Chicken of the Sea tuna in my pantry.

Bumble Bee brand is also working a canned tuna recall.

Check your stash, folks.

Friday, March 18, 2016

"What Bill Whittle Loves About Donald Trump"

This video fascinates me not only for Bill Whittle's assessment, but also because Whittle seems to have accurately summed up our present situation six months ago.

The commentary was first posted by Whittle last September.

More smoke alleging another backroom deal

Hearing of potential for McConnell and GOPe to betray the Second Amendment as retaliation for loss of political clout does not surprise me.

Via Twitter:

H/T: War on Guns

Hostile take over, or just time to depose bad management?

"The Trump campaign is not a hostile takeover of the Republican Party. It is a rebellion of shareholders who are voting to throw out the corporate officers and board of directors that ran the company into the ground." - Patrick J. Buchanan

What they teach our children

"According to the Washington Post, record numbers of college students say that they plan to engage in protests. Our educational system may not teach students much math or science, but students learn from gutless academic administrators that mob rule is the way to get what you want -- and to silence those who disagree with you." - Thomas Sowell, writing at

Thursday, March 17, 2016

As Trump rises, Democrats panic

Forget the "strategists" who say Trump can't win.

The Democratic Party's present panic says they know he can.

Via Politico:
Leading liberals and progressive groups are turning their gaze away from the Democratic primary and toward efforts to unite the left against Donald Trump, framing him as a dangerous and unprecedented candidate who poses an existential threat to the progressive movement and the nation.  
Ad campaigns are in the works. There are calls for massive voter mobilizations and screeds from leading donors circulating within liberal circles. Major labor groups are organizing their members on the ground in swing states. Within the Democratic Party apparatus, top elected leaders are beginning to speak out both collectively and individually in ways that reach beyond standard presidential-year posturing. The sense of urgency in some corners of the left is high enough that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a progressive icon who has gone to great lengths to avoid being part of the Democratic presidential conversation in 2016, hinted on Monday that she might soon get involved with the effort to stop Trump. 

Thus far, every attempt to stop Trump has swelled his support.

Are Dems about to propel Trump support to even higher levels?

Is history going to repeat?

Attempting to allay fears of a potential brokered 2016 Republican convention,  radio talker Mark Levin cites the politics of 1860 as a success story. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A lasting campaign, or more Leftist flash and fizzle?

Republicans can preach civility all they want. But where does civility end, and appeasement begin. At what point does appeasement become surrender?

Remains to be seen what kind of mass protests and social disruptions the extreme political left can put pull off this year. It's tried before, long before Trump was a candidate, and its efforts soon or eventually faded.

Do we get another flash and fizzle this year? Or is there a pent up beast that's ready to pounce and stick with it? Will those who try to attend Republican (Trump or otherwise) events continue to get Republican blame for the rock or bottles, the pushing and shoving, they may encounter while trying to enter or exit?

How will Republicans react if the U.S. Capitol itself comes under siege?

With little fanfare and almost no news media attention, some of the same radical groups involved in shutting down Donald Trump’s Chicago rally last week are plotting a mass civil disobedience movement to begin next month.
From the Democracy Spring website:
When the march arrives in Washington on April 11th, we hope we will be able to rally to celebrate that Congress has come to its senses and passed at least one of the perfectly-viable reform bills now pending before it. But if they refuse to do anything, we will have no choice but to reclaim the People’s House in mass, dignified but determined, nonviolent sit-ins to force their hand.
Do you believe it when the Left's radicals pledge non-violence? How's that worked out in the past.

Sore losers, even before they've lost

Via Politico:
Three influential leaders of the conservative movement have summoned other top conservatives for a closed-door meeting Thursday in Washington, D.C., to talk about how to stop Donald Trump and, should he become the Republican nominee, how to run a third-party “true conservative” challenger in the fall.
BTW, I do get a kick at how loosely and freely Politico hands out the title "top conservatives (as used in the headline accompanying the story)"

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Truth stranger than fiction

John Boehner, who played a big part in wrecking the GOP, brags on how his lawn looks.

Cruz, Rubio skip vote as GOP again betrays us

Cowardly Republicans betray again.

Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stages a vote the day before a primary it will hardly rate mention with all media focused on campaign rallies. Then McConnell joins six other GOP turncoats in backing confirmation John King, Obama's new Secretary of Education.

Meanwhile, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, professed opponents of Common Core, stayed with conventional campaigning, missed the vote. So did Senators Jeff Sessions, John McCain and a few other cowardly GOPers.


I'm not surprised Rubio skipped the vote. That's just Marco. But Cruz was a let down.

I wonder if the Cruz campaign even bothered to consider sending Ted to vote.

Hard to imagine the Ted Cruz of 2013 missing such a thing.

Think about it. Not one Ted Cruz supporter would have held it against him if he'd bagged the rally in their town to rush to DC to fight Common Core.

Think of Cruz bringing the firepower of his campaign, and the media attention it now commands, to the senate floor to shame Republicans on the verge of caving. It would have dominated yesterday's news cycle, crushing even mentions of Trump.

Ted Cruz could have been in a position to change history. He chose not to be there.

Even if he failed, he would showcased the GOP's continued betrayal of its voters, the kind of message that propels the Trump campaign. Cruz would have been seen as a fighter who needs, and deserves, rank and file voter support.

But no. Cruz stuck to a campaign schedule.

This is the second major misstep for Cruz in four days. His attempt to smear Trump when Trump's campaign was attacked by Chicago Brown Shirts was the other.

Today's Ted Cruz appears not to be the Ted Cruz of 2013 who took on the entire GOP establishment.

Perhaps today's Ted Cruz thought it best to steer clear of Washington yesterday.

Voting against a Common Core advocate might upset those establishment donors who have befriended the Cruz campaign since Jeb imploded.

GOP orchestrates win for Common Core

Mitch McConnell and appeasing Republicans orchestrated another win for Obama and Common Core. Seven Republicans in the U.S. Senate voted with the Democrats to confirm Obama's pick for Sec. of Education, John King, a Common Core advocate.

Siding with the Dems: Alexander, Cassidy, Cochran, Collins, Cornyn, Hatch, and McConnell himself.

Eight other Republicans did not vote: Cruz. Flake, Kirk, McCain, Portman, Rubio, Sessions, and Toomey.

Additional details can be found at the Daily Signal.

Can you count on presidential leadership from no-shows in the Senate?


More I think about this, the more it bugs me.

McConnell probably put the vote where he did, knowing it would get lost and quickly forgotten in a news cycle dominated by campaign rallies and the next day's primaries.

Had Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio (Both would have been best) returned to DC, and taken a strong stand against Common Core, all eyes would have been on the senate, and yesterday's vote might have gone very differently.

The news value of standing up to King and Common Core would have likely done more for Cruz or Rubio's standing going into Tuesday primaries than any dozen rallies they could hold.

Cruz and Rubio, for all their talk against Common Core, let us down big time yesterday.

Monday, March 14, 2016


If I recall, Sen. David Perdue ran for office as a globalist and elitist, touting his background in international business, and putting down Karen Handel's lack of a college degree as proof she wasn't sophisticated enough to be part of the Washington DC set.

Writing at the Daily Signal, Perdue now says the political class is losing control.


We were never supposed to have a political class in the first place.

Perdue may be racing to get ahead of events.

Being relatively new to DC, can he re-brand fast enough to save himself?

#FeelTheBern post-Chicago

While MoveOn.Org received most the headlines and credit for disrupting and bringing cancellation of the Trump rally in Chicago last Friday, not to be overlooked is the role groups of Bernie Sanders supporters played in Friday night's anarchy.

Was interesting to watch 'em on Twitter. One minute, they were bragging about shutting down Trump's rally, the next they were talking about Saturday and Sunday phone banking in the Sanders effort to get out the vote. Sanders campaign branding was obvious in the social media posts.

Some of the more notorious Twitter posts have been deleted, but screen grabs survive.

Thus far, Sanders denies the disruptors were acting on his orders. But the agitators and activists weren't shy about invoking his name as they created chaos, shut stuff down. And Sanders himself places all the blame for what happened in Chicago on Donald Trump and Trump's supporters, placing no blame on his own people.

From the Sanders campaign:
Obviously, while I appreciate that we had supporters at Trump’s rally in Chicago, our campaign did not organize the protests. 
“What caused the protests at Trump’s rally is a candidate that has promoted hatred and division against Latinos, Muslims, women, and people with disabilities, and his birther attacks against the legitimacy of President Obama
Is Sanders as innocent as he claims? It's clear his supporters aren't, and he's not condemned their actions.

You might think Sanders a doddering old fool, being used as a figurehead as younger, hardcore socialist and anarchist mobs take to the streets. But the campaign statement shows he and his campaign make excuses for, thereby giving these supporters a free pass to the bring chaos to the streets.

Look out for a long hot Spring and Summer 2016.

Do you #FeelTheBern yet?

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Self inflicted damage

Had Ted Cruz come out unequivocally denouncing Friday's disruptive Chicago protests, and defended Donald Trump's right to expression (however objectionable some find it), and to hold an unmolested campaign rally, under the First Amendment, he would have clearly differentiated from Marco Rubio and John Kasich.

It might have cleared a path to the nomination, and opened a door for Trump supporters to later support Cruz.

Instead, Cruz chose to lock arms with weak-kneed status quo.

Cruz apparently isn't the constitutionalist he brands himself as. He's become indistinguishable from other establishment hacks.

Break out the arms and ammo, because there's something in the air

Based on reports thus far, Trump supporters, for the most part, kept their cool in Chicago under very adverse conditions.

At least some were apparently ready if they felt their lives were threatened.

ABC in Chicago reports folks fleeing the anti-Trump mob took up arms and waited out the trouble in a parking garage:
"The police, they don't seem to be doing anything to get anyone out of here, so everyone in the parking garage started to get weapons out of their car, they're ready to fight," said a caller named Cathy. "We're stuck in the garage. We haven't moved. We haven't been able to leave." 
One driver said someone in the swarm of counter-Trump protesters shot at his car then tossed a brick at the windshield. Cars began leaving the garage not too long after that, with police controlling the flow of vehicles.
Would violence have been worse had those taking refuge in the garage not had access to arms to defend themselves, and to deter further aggression?

Friday, March 11, 2016

ECB reassures

After cutting interest rates to zero, the European Central Bank's Mario Draghi sent "reassurance" to the markets concerning the Euro yesterday by suggesting further cuts won't be necessary.
His comments that “taking into account the support of our measures to growth and inflation, we don’t anticipate that it will be necessary to reduce rates further” sent dealers piling back into the single currency. It ended up gaining ground against the pound and the dollar. 
So who's crazier? Draghi for saying what he did, or those who find reassurance in ECB policies and Draghi comments?

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Update from Venezuela

Serenading those who suffer under socialism. 

Europe's decline continues

The last moves by European Central Bank looks more like desperation than a functional plan.

Arrests follow alleged threat over Trump yard sign

I suspect it's going to be a long, hot summer.

Heck, spring's not even here yet.

Chattanooga's WRCB reports on an incident in Dalton, Georgia:
Officials say three men were walking down Woodland Drive when one of them, Mauricio Rodriguez, 18, pulled up a Donald Trump for President campaign sign from the lawn of 605 West Woodland Drive and crumpled it up before throwing it into the street. 
Rodriguez then kept walking with Alexander Moreno, 17, and Hector Ayala, 20, when the residents of the home saw Rodriguez damage the sign. David Grant, 42, followed the three into the stree and demanded they stop and fix his sign. The three of them kept on walking and Grant continued to follow them, grabbing Rodriguez by his vest. At that point, Alexander Moreno lifted up his shirt to reveal a handgun in a holster. He pulled the gun out and pointed it at Grant, telling him to let Rodriguez go. The three then fled on foot. 
Officers who responded to the call were able to locate Moreno, Rodriguez, and Ayala nearby in the area of Avenue E and stopped them. All three were taken into custody. 
My, my. This certainly seems to go against the politically correct narratives of so-called mainstream media. How many MSM stories have you seen or heard that sought to frame Trump supporters as being the ones who are thuggish or bullies?

Climate Change fascists at DOJ

Those with an opinion differing from the government position on climate change may find themselves under persecution from Obama's DOJ. 

Via CNS News:
Attorney General Loretta Lynch acknowledged Wednesday that there have been discussions within the Department of Justice about possibly pursuing civil action against so-called climate change deniers. 
“This matter has been discussed. We have received information about it and have referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action on,” Lynch said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Justice Department operations. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Confused priorities

Mexico tries to stir panic and protest over the way Donald Trump talks?
"Mexican President: Trump language like that of Hitler"
There was silence from Mexico when it was learned Obama's DOJ, under Eric Holder, allowed guns to flow to Mexico's drug cartels.

Mexico's got some messed up priorities.

Monday, March 7, 2016


Is he Democrat or Republican?

As seen on Facebook

Truth be told...

"It’s not the illegals who are living in the shadows; it’s our own base, the guys and gals who got the short end of the globalization stick. The vast majority of Trump’s supporters are good people who we have let down, and as free agents in the political free market they have found someone who saw a need and is filling it." - Kurt Schlichter at

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Justice Roberts again tightens the noose around America's neck

When America's soon-to-be under-powered electrical grid collapses, be sure Chief Justice John Roberts is on your blame list.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts rejected a plea Thursday to block a contentious air pollution rule for power plants in a big victory for the Obama administration.
Roberts, the justice who previously tortured language to save Obamacare, doesn't seem to give a damn about America.

Once again he appears too wrapped up in protecting Barack Obama's legacy.

Romney. The guy with ZERO credibilty

Mitt Romney is now appears to be the guy the GOP establishment is turning to in its latest attempts to stop or stall the Trump train.

Ain't gonna work.

Romney may call Trump disingenuous now, but it only makes Romney look disingenuous. Four years ago, Romney relished the limelight that came with a Trump endorsement.

Romney's a guy who distanced himself from Reaganesque policy in making an unsuccessful run for the U.S. Senate in 1996. He's also a guy who self-labeled as progressive when running for Massachusetts governor in '02.

Romney's got zero credibility to attack Trump.

The two are more alike than different.

Update: Looks like someone yanked the video where Romney called himself a progressive. Here's alternative link to the same clip from another YouTube source.