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Saturday, October 05, 2019

No More Mr. Nice Guy

Remember Candy Crowley? She was a CNN political correspondent and a trained hamster for the Democrats who also happened to be named moderator of the 3rd 2012 presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Crowley protected her favorite candidate, Barack Obama, by using “fake information“ to “correct“ Mitt Romney during the debate. She inserted herself into the debate (an ethical no-no) and successfully made Romney look foolish even though her assertions were 100% incorrect. Romney, always a gentleman, said nothing and allowed her outrageous bias to stand. That single incident was part of the reason that Romney lost an election he should’ve won. He lost, but he was a gentleman. Woo hoo!

Now Mitt Romney, a well-known NeverTrumper, tweets the following:
By all appearances, the president's brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and the Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling.
It appears that Romney is perfectly okay with the Democrats vicious and dishonest tactics in their attempt to complete a coup against an elected American president. After all, Mitt capitulated to Crowley (and lost), shouldn't Trump do the gentlemanly thing and capitulate to the Dems?

Here's a rather pithy Twitter exchange following up on Romney's tweet:

Romney is a member of the old-school GOP. He is a gentleman, and I suspect he honestly believes that a stiff upper lip in the face of vicious attacks is the thing that gentleman do. Unfortunately, American politics has devolved to such an extent that stiff upper lips no longer cut it.

Nothing has changed on one side of the political aisle, but there's a stir on the other. The Democrats continue their vicious ad hominem attacks against any conservative who threatens their narrative, they trade in continuous hyperbole and sanctimony, they lie because they are never called on their dishonesty by a sympathetic media—all in the name of never-ending #Resistance.

If it were just about Trump, that would be one thing, but it's been going on for decades (think Bush (chimp-Hitler) or McCain ("Unstable") or Romney ("giving a woman cancer"). The old-school GOP absorbed the body blows and pulled their counterpunches like gentleman. But Donald Trump—whether you like his style or not—has single-handedly changed the rules. J.R. Dunn writes:
This is not your grandfather's — or even your uncle's — GOP. For generations, the GOP has accepted the role of the battered wife of American politics, cheated, beaten, and manipulated repeatedly with no response whatsoever. In fact, party officials — along with conservative spokesmen — have gone so far as to claim this as a virtue, in that being constantly humiliated in public was somehow keeping traditional values alive.

This, along with much else, has ended with Donald Trump. Trump has clearly demonstrated that the only way to answer a belligerent, hostile Left is to go blow for blow with leftists. He has continued this round after round and shows no sign whatsoever of backing off. (His current campaign commercial states flat out: "No more Mr. Nice Guy.")

It appears that the younger GOP pols have been paying close attention. So along with his other accomplishments, President Trump has presented us with a clean new deck of cards at the political table. It's about time.
Yes. It. Is.

UPDATE (10/6/2019):

The reason that the "No More Mister Nice Guy" meme will resonate, not only with Republicans, but with more than a few Independents, and yes, even a few Democrats, is the utter hypocrisy and dishonesty of this latest coup attempt by the Dems. Their candidate for President in 2016 didn't just make a phone call, she bought and paid for a phony dossier developed in collusion with Russian sources, but somehow, that was perfectly okay. She then worked with supporters inside the deep state to undermine Trump before he was elected and incredibly, after he was president, but somehow, the trained hamsters in the mainstream media (Democrat toady, and NBC "journalist," Chuck Todd, comes to mind) characterize it as 'tin foil hat' conspiracy stuff, despite hard evidence proving it's true (wait for the IG and Justice Department reports coming soon).

Jenna Ellis Rives writes:
The impeachment narrative pushed by House Democrats needs to be called exactly what it is, which is a political coup. Contrary to what Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chairman Adam Schiff, and progressive left wingers would have you believe, the United States still does have an objective rule of law, and the Constitution is not merely a guideline subject to interpretation and application at the whim of power grabs.

Regardless of whether you are a Republican, a Democrat, an independent, or anything else, it should concern all of us that the rule of law is being tossed out in favor of an open coup designed to undermine a free and fair election in the United States. Sheer partisan hatred toward an American president by the other party is not and has never been a sufficient legal or constitutional basis for impeachment. The Constitution specifically lays out “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Political leverage or the inability to win elections are not listed. Over the past few weeks, some commentators have suggested that the phrasing “high crimes and misdemeanors” is an intentionally vague term that has no specific articulable definition. Not only is that false, but a lack of brightline jurisprudence does not render a term in the Constitution so malleable that the Democrats can fashion a political weapon of it.
The only true crimes and misdemeanors that have occurred over the past 30-plus months have been perpetrated by the Democrats, who then project them onto a president they hate. This coup attempt is a travesty and is doing great harm to our country.