Well, that didn’t take long.
Two-time presidential loser Mitt Romney, the incoming “GOP” senator from the great state of Utah, hasn’t even been sworn in yet and already he’s proven why conservatives loathe the Republican establishment and are so enthusiastic in their support for POTUS Donald Trump.
Writing in The Washington Post, no less, RINO Romney betrayed the voters of his state — who won Utah with 45.5 percent of the vote (Hillary got 27 percent and #NeverTrump GOP candidate Evan McMullin got 21 percent as an “Independent) — and tens of millions of the president’s supporters by trashing POTUS’ “character.”
“The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December,” Romney opened his op-ed Tuesday.
While acknowledging his opposition to POTUS in the 2016 presidential election (meaning he preferred that Clinton, the most corrupt presidential nominee ever), claimed that he had early hope for Trump’s presidency, complained that “on balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions this month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”
Romney did praise the president for enacting “policies mainstream Republicans have promoted for years.” He agreed with aligning “U.S. corporate taxes with those of global competitors,” deregulation, cracking down on China’s “unfair” trade practices, criminal justice reform, and appointments of conservative judges.
But then he got personal. He attacked POTUS’ character, writing, “With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.”
“To reassume our leadership in world politics, we must repair failings in our politics at home,” Romney charged. “That project begins, of course, with the highest office once again acting to inspire and unite us. It includes political parties promoting policies that strengthen us rather than promote tribalism by exploiting fear and resentment.”
Is he serious?
While POTUS Trump certainly is unorthodox, if his mannerisms are all that Romney has to complain about, then he’s got nothing. What’s more, if he really believes that the Left would treat Trump better if Trump wasn’t so — Trump-like — he’s delusional. Democrats and their supporters don’t treat Republicans well, Mitt; remember when they accused accused you of killing an employee by taking away their health insurance? Remember when Democrats accused you of trying to kill your dog?
For the past two years, Trump has been subjected to unprecedented and relentless attacks — from the media, from Democrats, from academia, from the entertainment industry, from world leaders — as he fights daily to deliver on his promise to restore American greatness.
No one so instinctively understands what makes us Americans than Donald Trump. And certainly, no other Republican is better suited, in terms of temperament, to take on the destructive forces of liberal progressivism — in our country and throughout the West — that are wrecking our culture and resigning us to a future of poverty, authoritarianism, and hopelessness.
If being a polite political lackey, ever mindful of what the Left thinks and always over-anxious to accommodate the very factions that are leading to our demise, was what the majority of Republican voters wanted, President Mitt Romney would be in the Oval Office. Or another Bush.
Enough Americans — conservatives, Republicans, Independents, and some Democrats — were alarmed about the direction of our country and so enticed by Trump’s promise to restore our “greatest nation” status that we rejected the false promises and “go along to get along-ness” of the Romneys in the GOP establishment.
We wanted a fighter who would not relent to the Left, who would counterpunch and would give as good as he got.
We wanted Trump because he was Trump and not the ‘same old, same old’ we were getting from the GOP.
We rejected the McCain/Romney/Flake/Corker/Collins/Bush wing of the party. And in return, we got the greatest conservative president since Ronald Reagan — precisely the kind of president these RINOs always pretend to be.
No, Donald Trump isn’t traditional. No, he’s not accommodating. He’s not an easy person to work for. He’s not always polite. But it’s obvious he loves our country and will fight tooth and nail to deliver on the policies he knows will restore American greatness and make life better for all Americans, regardless of what party they belong to.
More importantly, he’s not Mitt Romney. — Jon Dougherty
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