• E Tu, Romney? Mitt Gives Conservatives What Many Have Come to Expect from Him

    Surge Summary: Sen. Mitt Romney’s vote to convict president Trump in the recently concluded impeachment proceedings is what many have come to expect from him … cynical, turncoat maneuverings covered in a veneer of patrician dignity. Not everyone is buying it.

    After the debacle of Trump’s impeachment, whereby ‘Skippy’ Schiff, Nancy ‘the Grim Ripper’ Pelosi, and Jerrold ‘Jerrymander’ Nadler punched through a foregone, partisan verdict that would shame a kangaroo court, the whole political hit job was dumped onto the Senate, for a validation that was never coming. These same indignant hyperventilators and bedwetters who have been fabricating mud from the swamp bottom with which to besmirch the POTUS now expected the Senate to not only agree with their partisan conclusion of high crimes and misdemeanors, but to take this bucket of chum they considered a finished indictment and make corrections, amendments and otherwise properly do the job the House Dems had hammered through the lower house.

    The Senate properly took this half-baked concoction and put it out of its misery.  Listening to house Democrats have a tantrum about how the Senate wouldn’t finish their homework for them was embarrassing for all Americans, methinks.  Except one.  Willard Mitt Romney.

    Romney, who’s moral and political compass blows all over the landscape on any given day, got all unctuous one more time, and….stuck a knife between the President’s shoulder blades.  He voted to remove the President from office, based on the Democrats’ comic book impeachment…. that and the fact that Donald has played verbal sandbox bully with Mitt’s tender sensibilities a time or two.  This is the same Romney that prostrated himself before Trump twelve months before, once to garner political support for his own run for office in Utah, and again to beg for a job in Trump’s cabinet.  Romney has a better pivot than most NBA centers, and he bangs in the wind like the door on an abandoned Utah ranch house.  All noise, absolutely no substance.  Ask Massachusetts residents about then-Gov. Romney’s ‘Obamacare’ before there was Obamacare.  If ‘patrician’ is another term for ‘rich turncoat’, then Romney is Judas with a good haircut.

    Here are a few facts.  Americans rejected Romney for president TWICE, because deep down they don’t find him trustworthy.  He ran in 2008 and again in 2012, a two-time loser.  Had he not been craven in 2016 acting all coy, he would have been a three-time loser.  That field of candidates had sharp elbows, and might have mussed up little Mitt’s hair.  He presents himself as this deeply religious person, who wrestles interminably with his conscience over the ‘right’ thing to do…and then often chooses the ‘Left’ thing to do.  Nobody likes a person who drips sanctimony all over the place, but Romney would have us believe his is a very deep moral well from which profound convictions are laboriously drawn to the surface.  We wouldn’t understand…implication delivered.

    What we understand is this.  Mitt Romney is a political carpetbagger, on the order of Hilary Clinton.  He goes where he thinks he can get elected…to something.  He grooms his messages to his audience’s tastes.  He ingratiates himself to his ‘constituency’, then turns on them, then moves on.  He’s the Elmer Gantry of politics.  Mitt Romney couldn’t get elected to the US Senate from anywhere BUT Utah.  And how does he choose to wield his newly-acquired influence and status?  By stabbing the President of his own party in the back.  It’s a matter of conscience, you see.  Not payback.  Oh, no. That would be ‘unseemly’ for an aristocrat.

    It’s no wonder his first name is Willard, and not the trendy, Ivy-league ‘Mitt’.  Unlike Willard in the 1971 movie, this one plays the rat.

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    Image: Adapted from: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18688851

    Nathan Clark is a conservative commentator who resides with his wife in New Hampshire. He is passionate about preserving the vision of our nation’s Founders and advancing those tried and true principles deep into America’s future. His interests range broadly from flyfishing, cooking and shooting to pro sports, gardening, live music and fine-scale modeling.


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